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Luke Combs will be the musical guest on an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live. Luke will take the stage on Feb. 1, as NFL player JJ Watt tackles the hosting duties. In the past five years, a handful of country stars have performed on SNL, including Blake Shelton (January 2015), Zac Brown Band (March 2015), Chris Stapleton (January 2016, January 2018), Maren Morris (December 2016), Margo Price (April 2016), Sturgill Simpson (January 2017, January 2018), Kacey Musgraves (May 2018) and Thomas Rhett (March 2019). [...]
Tue, Jan 21, 2020, Continue reading at the source
The guys from Old Dominion—Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi and Whit Sellers—will try to score their ninth No. 1 single with the release of “Some People Do.” Penned by Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally and Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey, “Some People Do,” which is featured on OD’s 2019 self-titled album, will impact country radio on March 2. “It’s a breaking-point song,” says Matthew. “I don’t care who you are, if you’re in this business . . . you wind up hurting people that you love. Whether that be with your travel or maybe you are drinking too much. So, the want to change is there. Inherently we’re all good people and wanna be good people, and it’s about that want to be the best person for the people that you love.” Listen to “Some People Do” below. [...]
Tue, Jan 21, 2020, Continue reading at the source
The Gift of Music charity concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Jan. 30 will feature a lineup that includes Dolly Parton, Lee Greenwood, Lonestar, Collin Raye, T.G. Sheppard, Drew Baldridge, Abby Anderson, Artimus Pyle Band, Eric Lee Beddingfield, Red Mountain Bluegrass Band, Brad and Maisy Stella, Taylon Hope and Scott Bass. The Gift of Music concert, which has been hosted by the Dustin J. Wells Foundation since 2008, will benefit the local W.O. Smith Music School and Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation. The Dustin J. Wells Foundation honors the memory of of Dustin Jack Wells, who died in a car accident in 2005. Tickets for the concert will go on sale on Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. CT. [...]
Tue, Jan 21, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay scored their seventh No. 1 single as “10,000 Hours,” which features Justin Bieber, ascended to the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Co-penned by Dan, Shay, Justin, Jessie Jo Dillon, Jordan Reynolds and Jason Boyd, “10,000 Hours” features Shay and Justin trading vocals alongside Dan’s production. The tune is the first new music from Dan + Shay since the release of their 2018 self-titled album, which spawned three No. 1 singles: “All to Myself,” “Tequila” and “Speechless.” The duo thanked fans and country radio via Twitter: “country radio, you are so good to us. thank you for taking #10KHOURS to #1 this week. we appreciate you like crazy. and as always, thank you to our fans for continuing to write this story. please help us say thanks by tagging your local country radio station(s).” [...]
Tue, Jan 21, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Blake Shelton released a tender new video for his duet with Gwen Stefani, “Nobody But You.” Penned by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Tommy Lee James, “Nobody But You” is one of four new tracks on Blake’s recently released album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country. “I was at The Voice compound and Shane McAnally is on Songland, so they were there doing some cross-promotion,” says Blake. “Shane came to my trailer and said, ‘Man, I got a song for you.’ I knew he had Gwen’s number from a write, so I told him to send it to her as I was being called to set. I actually got the song twice because my producer Scott Hendricks emailed it to me right after. Then one day I was driving with Gwen and I said, ‘Hey, let’s listen to that song from Shane, because Scott sent it to me too—it must be pretty incredible.’ When I heard it, I was just floored. I realized how important that song was for me and where I am in my life right now. I just think it’s magical. I literally think it’s important of a song as I’ve ever recorded.â€� The new single will impact country radio [...]
Tue, Jan 21, 2020, Continue reading at the source
George Strait will be keeping busy in 2020 with a handful of tour dates, including a newly announced stadium performance with Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town. George will be performing at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., on Aug. 22 with LBT and Stapleton, followed by two new dates in Las Vegas with Caitlyn Smith as part of his 5-year Strait to Vegas residency. Tickets for the show in Minneapolis go on sale on Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets for the new Vegas dates go on sale on Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. PT. George Strait 2020 Tour Dates Jan. 24 | Intrust Bank Arena | Wichita, Kan. Jan. 25 | Sprint Center | Kansas City, Mo. Jan. 26 | Sprint Center | Kansas City, Mo. Jan. 31 | T-Mobile Arena | Las Vegas Feb. 1 | T-Mobile Arena | Las Vegas Aug. 22 | U.S. Bank Stadium | Minneapolis, Minn. Aug. 28 | T-Mobile Arena | Las Vegas Aug. 29 | T-Mobile Arena | Las Vegas [...]
Tue, Jan 21, 2020, Continue reading at the source
From nominations and notes to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26. The Notes Date: Jan. 26 Location: Staples Center in L.A. Time: 8 p.m ET Channel: CBS Live Stream: CBS All Access Host: Alicia Keys Non-Televised Awards: Grammy.com at 3:30 p.m. ET with host Imogen Heap and presenters Esperanza Spalding and Jimmy Jam Red Carpet: Grammy.com at 5 p.m. ET and E! at 6 p.m. ET Performers Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Tanya Tucker, Brandi Carlile, Bonnie Raitt, Aerosmith, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Lizzo, Demi Lovato, Charlie Wilson, Run-D.M.C., Camila Cabello, H.E.R., Jonas Brothers, Tyler the Creator, Presenters Bebe Rexha, TBA Nominations (country-centric) Best Country Solo Performance “All Your’n” | Tyler Childers “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” | Ashley McBryde “Ride Me Back Home” | Willie Nelson “God’s Country” | Blake Shelton “Bring My Flowers Now” | Tanya Tucker Best Country Duo/Group Performance “Brand New Man” | Brooks & Dunn With Luke Combs “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)” | Brothers Osborne “Speechless” | Dan + Shay “The Daughters” | Little Big Town “Common” | Maren Morris feat. Brandi Carlile Best Country Song (awarded to songwriters) “Bring My Flowers Now” | Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker | (Tanya Tucker) “Girl Goin’ Nowhere | Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde | (Ashley McBryde) “It [...]
Tue, Jan 21, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Singer/songwriter David Olney, 71, died onstage during the 30-A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., on Jan. 18. David collapsed onstage after an “apparent heart attack” during a showcase alongside Amy Rigby and Scott Miller. Amy shared details of the tragedy via Facebook, saying: “David Olney, a beautiful man, a legend, a songwriting poet died last night. I was sitting next to him in the round, had been so honored and looking forward to getting to trade songs with him and Scott Miller. Olney was in the middle of his third song when he stopped, apologized and shut his eyes. He was very still, sitting upright with his guitar on, wearing the coolest hat and a beautiful rust suede jacket we laughed about because it was raining like hell outside the boathouse where we were playing- I just want the picture to be as graceful and dignified as it was, because it at first looked like he was just taking a moment. Scott Miller had the presence of mind to say we needed to revive him. Doctors in the audience and 30A folks were all working so hard to get him to come to. It’s hard to post about this because [...]
Mon, Jan 20, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Following in the esteemed footsteps of Randy Owen, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, John Rich, Darius Rucker and more, Lady Antebellum was honored with the 2020 Angels Among Us Award by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Lady A was recognized at the 31st annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids on Jan. 18 in Memphis. The award recognizes individuals who have made exceptional and lasting contributions to St. Jude. Over the years, Lady A has supported St. Jude by raising funds and awareness through their own philanthropic organization LadyAID, performing benefit concerts, participating in the This Shirt Saves Lives campaign, spending time with patients and more. “As parents ourselves, being an ambassador for St. Jude over the years has been one of the most gratifying experiences we’ve had in our career,” said Lady A’s Hillary Scott. “We’ve been all around the country and have seen firsthand the important impact St. Jude has on children and families and the heartfelt community they’ve created. This is one of the highest honors we could receive and we are so thankful to contribute even a tiny part in the amazing efforts made by St. Jude.” [...]
Mon, Jan 20, 2020, Continue reading at the source
During his set on the Grand Ole Opry on Jan. 17, Gene Watson was surprised by Vince Gill with an invitation to join the esteemed club. “He’s one of the greatest country singers that’s walked the earth,â€� said Vince during Gene’s introduction. After Gene performed “Sometimes I Get Lucky and Forgetâ€� and “Nothing Sure Looked Good On You,â€� Vince asked, “Would you mind singing ‘Farewell Party’? The Opry told me if you would, you could be the next member of the Grand Ole Opry.â€� Gene replied, “I’m not sure I have anything left after that kind of surprise.” Gene performed the tune as the sold-out crowd gave him a standing ovation. Gene, who made his Opry debut 55 years ago at the age of 21, scored a number of Top 10 hits in the 1970s and ’80s, including “Love in the Hot Afternoon,” “Paper Rosie,” “Fourteen Carat Mind,” “You’re Out Doing What I’m Here Doing Without” and more. Gene’s invitation to join the Opry follows recent inductees Luke Combs (July 2019), Kelsea Ballerini (April 2019), Mark Wills (January 2019), Dustin Lynch (September 2018) and Chris Janson (March 2018). Gene will be formally inducted into the Opry later this year. [...]
Mon, Jan 20, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Sam Hunt is scheduled to appear in a Nashville court on March 17 at 9 a.m. to face misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and having an open container. The new case details were released after Sam’s initially scheduled court date on Jan. 17. Sam was arrested in Nashville on Nov. 21. According to the arrest warrant, police were notified that a driver was traveling the wrong way on a Nashville road. Officers located the vehicle going the wrong way and pulled the car over. The driver, identified as Sam Hunt, had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol. A field sobriety test was administered. Sam had a blood alcohol content of .173. The legal limit in Tennessee is below .08. The day after being charge with driving under the influence, Sam released a statement via Twitter, saying: “Wednesday night I decided to drive myself home after drinking at a friend’s show in downtown Nashville. It was a poor and selfish decision and I apologize to everyone who was unknowingly put at risk and let down by it. It won’t happen again.â€� [...]
Mon, Jan 20, 2020, Continue reading at the source
After breaking out in 2018 with her Grammy-nominated debut album, Girl Going Nowhere, Ashley McBryde announced she will drop her sophomore album, Never Will, on April 3. The 11-song offering, which was produced by Jay Joyce, features lead single “One Night Standards” and newly released track “Martha Divine.” Ashley co-penned nine of the 11 tracks. “The significance behind the album title comes from the lyrics in the title track: ‘I Didn’t, I Don’t and I Never Will,’â€� says Ashley. “Before we recorded it with Jay [Joyce] in the studio, I said to my bandmates, ‘If we’re going to cut this and put it on the record, you’re promising anyone who ever listens to our music, we don’t listen to the noise in the background. We didn’t, we don’t and we never will. Don’t cut it unless you’re willing to promise it.’ And we cut it right then.â€� Never Will Track Listing & Songwriters Hang In There Girl (Ashley McBryde, Jeremy Bussey) One Night Standards (Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally) Shut Up Sheila (Nicolette Hayford, Charles Chisholm) First Thing I Reach For (Ashley McBryde, Randall Clay, Mick Holland) Voodoo Doll (Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford, Brandy Clark, Connie Harrington, Jake Mitchell, Aaron Raitiere) Sparrow (Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford, Brandy Clark, [...]
Fri, Jan 17, 2020, Continue reading at the source
It started with a tweet. It ended with, well, we don’t yet. But here’s the middle, so far. On Jan. 14, Chris Willman, a features editor for Variety, tweeted: “I turned on the 105.1 country station in L.A. just now, and they were playing the new song by Gabby Barrett, and then, without any pause or interruption at all, they went into a Kelsea Ballerini song. Can’t they get fined for that?” In a since-deleted tweet, Michigan radio station 98 KCQ, which is owned by MacDonald Broadcasting, replied via Twitter: “We cannot play two females back to back. Not even Lady Antebellum or Little Big Town against another female. I applaud their courage.” KCQ’s response—whether serious or sarcastic—was enough to open the floodgates of condemnation as the Twittersphere chimed in, including Kacey Musgraves and Kelsea Ballerini. Check out Kacey and Kelsea’s responses below: Kacey Musgraves via Twitter: “Smells like white male bullshit and why LONG ago I decided they cannot stop me.” Kacey via Twitter: “And yet, they can play 18 dudes who sound exactly the same back to back. Makes total sense.” Kelsea Ballerini via Twitter: “To all the ladies that bust their asses to have half the opportunities that men do, I’m really sorry that [...]
Fri, Jan 17, 2020, Continue reading at the source
The Gatlin Brothers will celebrate their 65th Anniversary Tour in 2020, marked by the first time Larry, Steve and Rudy began singing together as children in Abilene, Texas, in 1955 when they were six, four and two years old, respectively. The Gatlin Brothers will perform more than 60 lives dates in 2020. The first leg of the tour includes stops in Kansas City, St. Louis, Deadwood and more. Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks. “The man who loves his job is always on vacation,” says Larry. “Well, I’ve been on vacation with my two best friends, brother Steve and brother Rudy, for 65 years, singing our music for millions of wonderful people. I am greatly blessed!” Gatlin Brothers 65th Anniversary Tour Jan. 17 | Green Bay, WI | Meyer Theatre Jan. 18 | Kansas City, MO | Muriel Kauffman Theatre Jan. 19 | St. Charles, IL | Arcada Theatre Jan. 21 | The Villages, FL | Savannah Center Jan. 25|28 | The Country Music Cruise Feb. 4 | Palmetto, FL | Bradenton Area Convention Center Feb. 13/14 | Wickenburg, AZ | Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts Feb. 15 | Bellingham, WA | Mount Baker Theatre Feb. 21 | Arlington, TX | Arlington Music Hall Feb. 22 | [...]
Fri, Jan 17, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Aaron Watson was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame on Jan. 16 at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth. The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame—which includes members such as George Strait, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson and more—was created to honor individuals who show excellence in competition, business and support of rodeo and the western lifestyle in Texas. Aaron, a native of Amarillo, Texas, has released more than a dozen albums over his 20-plus-year career, including his 2015 No. 1 album, The Underdog. “Getting inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is a huge honor,” says Aaron. “Many legends and a lot of my heroes are on that list. I am humbled by their recognition and it was a wonderful evening getting to celebrate it with my wife, kids and parents attending. Texas and cowboys have had a huge impact on making me the man, artist, and businessman that I am today.” [...]
Fri, Jan 17, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Luke Bryan announced he will release his seventh studio album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here, on April 24. The new offering follows Luke’s 2017 No. 1 album, What Makes You Country. In addition, Luke announced he will hit the road for his Proud to Be Right Here Tour, which kicks off on May 28 in Cincinnati. Additional stops include St. Louis, San Diego, Nashville, L.A. and more. Morgan Wallen, Runaway June and Caylee Hammack will serve as support. “‘Proud to be right here’ is a phrase from my new album’s title track,” said Luke. “From the moment I first heard it, I loved that this song related so closely to how I grew up and how I still have so many ties to my hometown. It’s a connection I feel is so important in country music. I am truly so thankful to have the opportunity to make music for my fans and to look out into the crowds each night from stage and be proud of what we’ve created. And I’m excited to get on the road with these guest artists too. I’ve been watching what Morgan is building with his fans and it has been so fun to watch! I [...]
Thu, Jan 16, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Super Bowl LIV (54) on Feb. 2 will feature a halftime performance by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, with Demi Lovato (pictured) singing the national anthem during the pre-game festivities. A country artist has not headlined the Super Bowl halftime show since Shania Twain pumped “Up!â€� the crowd in 2003 with Sting and No Doubt. That’s 17 years of twang-less performances for the more than 100 millions U.S. viewers that tune in each year. If you go back to 1994, the halftime show—which was themed Rockin’ Country Sunday—featured Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt and the Judds. If you want a really fun fact, Doug Kershaw was one of the performers during the 1990 Super Bowl. Doug had a handful of Top 20 hits on the country charts in the 1950s and ’60s with his brother Rusty as the duo Rusty & Doug. Luke Bryan performed the national anthem at Super Bowl LI in 2017. In case you were wondering, past anthem performers with a country connection include Charley Pride (1974), Garth Brooks (1993), Faith Hill (2000), Dixie Chicks (2003) and Carrie Underwood (2010). [...]
Thu, Jan 16, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Running from March 3 to March 22—yes, 20 days—Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is one of the largest rodeo and livestock exhibitions in the world. Rodeo Houston features a carnival, a bar-b-que contest, 10K race and some of the best live entertainment in the country. The event pulled in more than 2.5 million attendees during last year’s festivities and more than 1.3 million showed up just for the concerts. And why wouldn’t they? Country music dominates the week’s lineup at NRG Stadium, and this year is no exception with a star-studded cast that includes Midland, Willie Nelson, Maren Morris, Chris Young, Kane Brown, Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan and more. Tickets for the event are on sale now. 2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Lineup March 3 – Midland March 4 – Willie Nelson March 5 – Becky G March 6 – TBA March 7 – Maren Morris March 8 – Ramon Ayala March 9 – Chris Young March 10 – NCT 127 March 11 – Kane Brown March 12 – Cody Johnson March 13 – TBA March 14 – Jon Pardi March 15 – Dierks Bentley March 16 – Keith Urban March 17 – Gwen Stefani March 18 – Khalid March 19 – Chris Stapleton March 20 – TBA March 21 – [...]
Thu, Jan 16, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town will drop their ninth studio album, Nightfall, on Jan. 17. In the lead-up to the album’s release this week, the quartet has been making the media rounds with appearances on the Today show and The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. In both instances, LBT performed new song, “Sugar Coat,” which was penned by Lori McKenna, Jordyn Shellhart and Josh Kerr. “The new album has 13 tracks—we cut so many songs,” says Karen to Nash Country Daily. “We self-produced this record, so a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into this one. I love all of the different vocal moments on the record. Lots of new adventures on this record with co-writing. We’re really proud of it.” LBT will embark on a 34-date tour—dubbed The Nightfall Tour—which kicks off on Jan. 16 in New York at Carnegie Hall, followed by back-to-back shows at Apollo Theater, before making additional stops in Philadelphia, Boston, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Chicago, L.A. Denver and more. “This will be our first time playing Carnegie Hall on the 16th, then the album will come out on midnight, and then we’re doing two nights at the Apollo,” says Jimi to [...]
Thu, Jan 16, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Reba McEntire is adding another acting credit to her résumé with a guest appearance on the third season of Young Sheldon in February. Reba will play June, the “fun and fiery” ex-wife of Coach Ballard (Craig T. Nelson), who is dating Meemaw (Annie Potts). June and Meemaw form an unlikely friendship, according to the press release. The episode will air in February on Thursday at 8 p.m. on CBS (official date hasn’t been announced yet). Young Sheldon, which is a spin-off of The Big Bang Theory, follows the exploits of 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper and his family in East Texas. In addition to her Hall of Fame country music career, Reba has carved out a successful career in TV and film, including starring in sitcoms Reba and Malibu Country. Reba will hit the road in March for a dozen tour dates. Reba McEntire 2020 Tour March 20 | Evansville, Ind. | Ford Center March 21 | Huntsville, Ala. | Von Braun Center Arena March 26 | Pittsburgh, Pa. | PPG Paints Arena March 28 | Toledo, Ohio | Huntington Center April 24 | Rosemont, Ill. | Allstate Arena April 25 | Green Bay, Wisc. | Resch Center April 26 | Sioux Falls, S.D. | Denny Sanford Premier Center May 1 | Biloxi, Miss. [...]
Thu, Jan 16, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Dates and cities have been announced for Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett's shows for the 14th annual CMT on Tour. Danielle Bradbery, season four winner of The Voice, will be the special guest during CMT on Tour: Brett Eldredge & Thomas Rhett — Suits & Boots which kicks off Oct. 29 in New York City…. » Powered by WPeMatico [...]
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, Continue reading at the source
BBR Music Group, label home to Jason Aldean, Thompson Square and others, is launching Wheelhouse Records as the company's fourth label imprint. Trace Adkins and Texas singer-songwriter Granger Smith are the first artists signed to the new label. Broken Bow Records was established as an independent label in 1999 by businessman Benny Brown, the company's… » Powered by WPeMatico [...]
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, Continue reading at the source
It's already been two and a half years since the Boston Marathon bombing. But if it's up to Kenny Chesney, it's always going to feel like it just happened yesterday. When his Big Revival tour brought him to the Boston area last week, he attended a luncheon with several of the survivors, according to the… » Powered by WPeMatico [...]
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, Continue reading at the source
He plays a mean fiddle, but Charlie Daniels himself is anything but mean. In fact, the “Devil Went Down to Georgia” singer and master fiddler is more like an angel in disguise. Daniels' Volunteer Jam is a massive night of music that benefits charities. And this year, he had a lot to donate when the… » Powered by WPeMatico [...]
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, Continue reading at the source
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Sat, Aug 29, 2015, Continue reading at the source
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has opened its latest exhibit, Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll: The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips, and several key figures in the history of rockabilly music will gather Saturday (Aug. 29) to discuss the visionary producer's legacy. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in… » Powered by WPeMatico [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015, Continue reading at the source
When Waylon Jennings sang “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)” back in the late ‘70s, it wasn't about dogs at all. But now that Miranda Lambert is building her two-day rescue dog charity event around the classic country tune, it all makes perfect sense. Her MuttNation Foundation is hosting the eighth Cause for… » Powered by WPeMatico [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015, Continue reading at the source