Following her recent No. 1 hit, “I Could Use a Love Song,” Maren Morris is getting ready to ship a “Rich” new song to country radio on Feb. 12.
The twangy tune, which was co-penned by Maren, Laura Veltz and Jessie Jo Dillon, will be the fourth—and feistiest—single from Maren’s award-winning 2016 album, Hero.
“I wrote this song, basically, as a kiss-off to any guy that tries to pull a fast one on you,” says Maren. “And it’s happened so many times that if you had a dollar for every time it happened, you’d be rolling in it.”
Listen to “Rich” below.
photo by Jason Simanek
Miranda Lambert kicked off her 20-plus-date Livin’ Like Hippies Tour on Jan. 18, and she brought some serious swagger to Bon Secours Arena in Greenville, SC, for the sold-out show.
But as Miranda recently told American Country Countdown, even she struggles with onstage confidence, despite a career in which she has headlined multiple tours and won more than 30 collective Grammys, CMA Awards and ACM Awards.
“I’m still looking for [confidence],” said Miranda with a laugh to American Country Countdown. “I’m still like every other girl. I also have a slogan I say to myself: ‘Fake it till you make it.’ If I’m not confident and I need to walk out there and be confident, I just pretend to be, and then somehow it just shifts in my mind. Like, it changes me to get confident, you know? But, I have struggles like every other girl. You know, we all go through the same stuff, it’s just a matter of if you’re willing to, like, say it. Even on my records, you know, I just try to be like good, bad and ugly—here it all is! [laughing]. You know? ’Cause I think that’s what people can relate to because it’s real life.”
After 39 weeks at country radio, Russell Dickerson’s “Yours” is the No. 1 song on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.
The tune, which was co-penned by Russell, Casey Brown and Parker Welling, was inspired by Russell’s relationship with his wife, Kailey.
“People just connected to ‘Yours,’ and shared it and it became this wedding song,” says Russell to Nash Country Daily. “We didn’t write it for that. We weren’t like, ‘Hey, what would couples love to hear for their first dance?’ But it’s turned into the perfect first-dance song. It was just writing an honest love song. I wrote it with two people that had seen my relationship with my wife from day one and so it was just this super honest love song and I think that’s what connects with people. It is an honest love song because when you meet that one person, it changes you.”
“Yours” is the lead single from Russell’s self-titled debut album.
photo by Jason Simanek
This One's for You
October 7, 2016
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Following last week’s release of lead single, “Woman, Amen,” from his upcoming ninth studio album, The Mountain, Dierks Bentley has announcement a new tour.
The 2018 Mountain High Tour will kick off on May 17 and make stops in more than 40 cities, including Philadelphia, Indianapolis, New York City, Austin, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angles and more.
Brothers Osborne and LANCO will serve as openers.
“I needed the time off to devote all my attention to the new music and making The Mounain album . . . but now I can’t wait to fire up the buses and get back out there,” said Dierks. “I’ve been friends with TJ and John [Osborne] for a long time and I have loved watching their career explode. I’m just getting to know the boys in LANCO, but I love their music and the energy they bring to the stage.”
To help spread the word about the upcoming tour, a new video depicts the tour’s free-spirited openers taking a hallucination-fueled vision quest courtesy of a mysterious shaman.
Take a look at the clip below.
2018 Mountain High Tour (more cities and dates will be announced soon)
St. Louis, MO
Kansas City, MO
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Nashville, Season 6: Episode 3 (Music from the Original TV Series) - EP
January 18, 2018
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Jim Casey talks with Montgomery Gentry’s Eddie Montgomery about:
the death of his longtime friend and duo partner Troy Gentry
the little things that remind him of Troy
the good times he and Troy shared during their early days onstage
the first time he met Troy
putting the Montgomery Gentry duo together
MG’s new album, Here’s to You, which drops on Feb. 2
playing “Better Me” at Troy’s celebration of life at the Grand Ole Opry
Troy’s vocals on the new album
recording his first love song, “All Hell Broke Loose”
quintessential MG song, “Needling a Beer”
his working-class mentality
some of the great songwriters featured on the album
going through thousands of songs to pick the album’s 12 songs
kicking off his Here’s to You Tour in February
performing onstage without Troy
carrying on the Montgomery Gentry name
Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry
Jim Casey, NCD editor in chief