The Essential John Denver
January 1, 1971
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September 9, 2016
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Yesterday (Aug. 17), news broke that Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott and husband Chris Tyrell are expecting their second child in February 2018. It turns out the couple is expecting their second . . . and third child.
Hillary announced today (Aug. 18) via an Instagram video and post that she is expecting twins: “God has answered our family’s countless prayers! Our family is growing…Chris, Eisele, and I wanted to share our DOUBLE portion of joy with you all! We appreciate all the love and prayers in the coming weeks as we wait (somewhat patiently if you’re Chris and I, and impatiently if you’re Eisele 😂) for these precious BABIES to arrive. Yep, babies! We are having TWINS! It’s truly a miracle. Because we’ve been so open about our last pregnancy loss and journey, I want to be fully transparent with you that this happened naturally. Chris nor I have any family history of twins that we can find and are just resting in the profound gift this truly is. My heart still grieves for our loss and all who are struggling with pregnancy and infant loss and infertility. God hears every prayer and I will continue to share our story to [...]
If you don’t have time to comb through social media all day, here’s what you’ve been missing over the last 24 hours or so in the country music world:
Chase Rice visits the Korean Demilitarized Zone.
Billy Currington gets a gift.
John Rich is ready to go swimming.
Dave Haywood and family have some news.
Keith Urban appears to be in the studio.
William Michael Morgan sucks at skipping rocks.
Frankie Ballard remembers his father-in-law.
Kacey Musgraves likes to sparkle.
Chris Young gets a #truckstopfind.
Tim McGraw is a fan of Cleveland and Spinal Tap.
Brantley Gilbert fills the house in Detroit.
Trisha Yearwood has donuts.
Well this is nuts. Standing in North Korea with a North Korean soldier staring at me with all sorts of pissed off in his eyes. I told him to go download my song 3 Chords & The Truth, he didn't like that either.
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Bout to fill this bad boy up!! (With Beer!)
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Yes we are beyond excited for a baby girl this Dec!!! Really can't [...]
New albums dropping today (Aug. 18) include Josh Abbott Band’s Until My Voice Goes Out, Brandy Clark’s Live From Los Angeles and Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer’s Not Dark Yet, and more.
Josh Abbott Band – Until My Voice Goes Out
Prelude: An Appreciation of Life
Until My Voice Goes Out
Texas Women, Tennessee Whiskey
I’m Your Only Flaw
Prelude: Hope & Hesitance
Girl Down in Texas
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Kinda Missing You
Heartbeat and a Melody
The Night Is Ours
Dance with You All Night Long
Ain’t My Daddy’s Town
Epilogue: Farewell Father
Brandy Clark – Live From Los Angeles
Drinkin’ Smokin’ Cheatin’
Big Day in a Small Town
Hold My Hand
Love Can Go To Hell
Girl Next Door
When I Get to Drinkin’
Since You’ve Gone To Heaven
Pray To Jesus
Shelby Lynn & Allison Moorer – Not Dark Yet
Every Time You Leave
Not Dark Yet
I’m Looking for Blue Eyes
The Color of a Cloudy Day
Into My Arms
Is It Too Much
Ray Wylie Hubbard – Tell the Devil I’m Gettin’ There as Fast as I Can
God Looked Around
Dead Thumb King
Spider, Snaker and Little Sun
Lucifer and the Fallen Angels
House of the White Rose Bouquet
Tell the Devil I’m Gettin’ There as Fast as I Can
The Rebellious Songs (with Bright Lights Social Hour)
In Times of Cold (with Patty Griffin)
Ryan Follese – Ryan [...]
Luke Bryan has not released new music since his single, “Fast,” in November 2016, which became the sixth song from his 2015 album, Kill the Lights, to reach No. 1.
Luke’s fans have been waiting for new music since “Fast” reached No. 1 in April—and it sounds like they won’t be waiting much longer.
Here’s what we know:
There is an ad in the country music trades this week that features a photo of Luke with the caption “Luke Bryan August 23rd.”
Luke told ABC News in July: “Certainly, I’m in the studio. [I’ve] recorded some stuff, [and am] probably halfway through my project. [I’m] really getting geared up.”
Last week at an event to talk about his new album, Current Mood, Dustin Lynch—a recent tourmate of Luke’s—revealed he’d heard Luke’s new album.
Here’s what we heard:
According to a source close to Nash Country Daily, Luke will be releasing a new single on Aug. 23.
Stay tuned for more info.
After recently revealing the cover art and track list for their upcoming album, On the Rocks, Texas trio Midland stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform their current single, “Drinkin’ Problem.”
The new tune, which was co-penned by the trio’s Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Jess Carson as well as Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, is currently No. 7 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
“I think ‘Drinkin’ Problem’ is just a song that we feel really represents what Midland is about, as far as the sound goes, as far as the songwriting goes,” said Mark to Nash Country Daily. “I think it’s just a great peek into what our influences are. But essentially, it’s a song about an archetype—about a guy or a girl—that we’ve all known, and I am assuming that all of us are of the age and have spent a lot of time in bars. We all know this person, and maybe it has been us at a certain time, but it’s kind of a beautiful song about a dark place.”
Watch Midland’s performance below.
Little Big Town headed to NYC last night (Aug. 17) to perform their current single, “When Someone Stops Loving You,” on Late Night With Seth Meyers.
The tune, which was penned by Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Chase McGill, features Jimi Westbrook out front on vocals. The breakup ballad is the third single from LBT’s eighth studio album, The Breaker, which dropped in February.
Watch LBT’s performance below.
Dierks Bentley, Darryl Worley, T. Graham Brown and more will pay tribute to the late bluegrass icon Ralph Stanley at a special concert at the Grand Ole Opry on Oct. 19. Billed as Dr. Ralph Stanley Forever: A Tribute Concert, additional performers will include Nathan Stanley, Heidi Newfield, Cody McCarver, Shayne Owens, Ralph Stanley II, T. Bone Burnett, Doug Supernaw, Smith & Wesley and more to be announced.
Tickets are on sale now.
Ralph Stanley, one of the stalwarts of bluegrass music and an important figure on the scene since starting the Clinch Mountain Boys band in 1946, died June 23, 2016, at the age of 89.
Born in southwest Virginia in 1927, Ralph gained his earliest fame in the Stanley Brothers duo, which he formed with his brother Carter. The Stanley Brothers were one of the first bluegrass acts to earn national acclaim.
Ralph forged his own popularity when he went solo in 1966, following Carter’s death from complications of cirrhosis. He re-formed the Clinch Mountain Boys, which at one time included a pair of young prodigies, Ricky Skaggs and Keith Whitley, both of whom cite Ralph as their main influence.
A consistent figure on the bluegrass concert circuit, Ralph gained an entirely new [...]
California native Brett Young will headline more than a dozen dates on his upcoming Caliville Tour with special guest Carly Pearce. Kicking off on Oct. 14 in Charlottesville, Va., the tour will make stops in Charleston, Detroit, Cincinnati and more before capping in Milwaukee on Dec. 16.
“I am so excited to get to go out on my first ever headlining tour this year. It’s a pretty surreal feeling,” Brett said. “I can’t wait to see all my amazing fans out on the road, and I’m honored to have the incredible Carly Pearce along as well.”
Tickets go on sale Aug. 25.
Kansas City, MO
White Buffalo Saloon
Rams Head Live
Cotton Eyed Joe’s
Brick Street Bar-Miami U
Baton Rouge, LA
Lady Antebellum dropped some big baby news on Instagram today—both Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott are expecting babies.
Dave and wife Kelli are expecting their second child, a baby girl, in December.
Hillary and husband Chris Tyrell are expecting their second child in February 2018.
Lady A’s Instagram post stated: “Well, #BabyBellum round 2 is on the way! We’re thrilled to announce the Haywoods are welcoming a girl this December, AND the Tyrrells are expecting in February 2018!! 👶🏼❤️”
Hillary and Chris have a daughter, Eisele (4), while Dave and Kelli have a son, Cash (almost 3).
Lady A’s third member, Charles Kelley, and wife Cassie also have one child, a son named Ward (1).
Congrats to the happy couples.
Well, #BabyBellum round 2 is on the way! We're thrilled to announce the Haywoods are welcoming a girl this December, AND the Tyrrells are expecting in February 2018!! 👶🏼❤️🤰🏻
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photo by Jason Simanek
Jim Casey talks with Josh Abbott about the recent death of his father, walking the ACM Awards red carpet with his mom, collaborating with artists like Kacey Musgraves and Carly Pearce, the Texas songwriters who influenced him, the exciting musical direction of his new album, Until My Voice Goes Out, and more.
Josh Abbott Band members
Preston “P-Tone” Wait
Jim Casey, NCD director of editorial
Show Notes & Links
Josh Abbott Band website
The Writers Room, Ep. 110, 37 minutesphoto by Jason Simanek
The Academy of Country Music announced that Alan Jackson and Chris Stapleton will perform at the 11th annual ACM Honors ceremony on Aug. 23.
Alan and Chris will join previously announced performers George Strait, Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett and Hillary Scott.
In addition, award presenters will include Jason Aldean, Bobby Bones, Ross Copperman, Lady Antebellum, Jimmy Webb, Vince Gill, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley and Hillary Scott
The 11th annual ACM Honors is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd ACM Awards.
Special Award recipients include Kelsea Ballerini (Gene Weed Milestone Award), Toby Keith (Poet’s Award), Bob Kingsley (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Reba McEntire (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Nashville (Tex Ritter Film Award), Dolly Parton (Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Shel Silverstein (Poet’s Award) and George Strait (Cliffie Stone Icon Award).
The evening will also honor winners of the Industry and Studio Recording Awards, along with Songwriter of the Year, Lori McKenna.
The 11th annual ACM Honors will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and will be broadcast on CBS at a later date.
Tickets are on [...]
Dustin Lynch stopped by the Nash campus on Aug. 14 to talk with morning show Ty, Kelly & Chuck about his upcoming third studio album, Current Mood, which is slated to drop on Sept. 8.
The 13-track offering features Dustin’s recent No. 1 single, “Seein’ Red,” as well as his current No. 5 single, “Small Town Boy.”
“This album is a glimpse into the last three years of my life . . . the travel, the adventures, the relationships and the personal growth,” says Dustin. “I think this is the most personal release I have done and I’m really excited to share with everyone my Current Mood.”
Watch below as Dustin and his band treat the studio audience to an intimate performance of “Small Town Boy.”
The bromance between Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys will continue on an upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads on August 30 at 10 p.m. ET.
After FGL and BSB joined forces to record No. 1 hit, “God, Your Mama, and Me,” in 2016, the two boy bands embarked on 2017’s Smooth Tour for select stadium dates.
Now Brian Kelley, Tyler Hubbard, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell, Howie D and AJ McLean will take the CMT Crossroads stage for an hour-long show to collaborate on a number of tunes, including “Everybody,” “I Want It That Way,” “As Long As You Want Me,” “Cruise,” “H.O.L.Y.,” “God, Your Mama, and Me” and more.
Watch a sneak peek of the upcoming show in the video below, which features a #SleevesOptional (we made that part up) performance of “Everybody,” a Top 5 hit for BSB in 1998.
On behalf of the Johnny Cash family, daughter Rosanne Cash released a passionate statement on Facebook yesterday (Aug. 16) denouncing the association of her father to neo-Nazism after a video surfaced that depicted a “self-proclaimed neo-Nazi” wearing a Johnny Cash t-shirt in Charlottesville, Va.
“We were alerted to a video of a young man in Charlottesville, a self-proclaimed neo-Nazi, spewing hatred and bile. He was wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the name of Johnny Cash, our father. We were sickened by the association,” wrote Rosanne, in part, on behalf of her siblings Kathy, Cindy, Tara and John Carter.
Rosanne concluded the post with: “To any who claim supremacy over other human beings, to any who believe in racial or religious hierarchy: we are not you. Our father, as a person, icon, or symbol, is not you. We ask that the Cash name be kept far away from destructive and hateful ideology. We choose love.”
You can read Rosanne’s entire Facebook post below.
photo courtesy Sony Music Entertainment