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The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) announced its Songwriter of the Year and Songwriter/Artist of the Year as part of its annual Nashville Songwriter Awards. Songwriter/Artist of the Year: Luke Combs Songwriter of the Year: Ashley Gorley This marks the second year in a row Luke has been named Songwriter/Artist of the Year, while Ashley picked up his fifth NSAI Songwriter of the Year award. Luke’s first nine singles, all of which he co-wrote, have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, including three—“Does to Me,” “Even Though I’m Leaving” and “Beer Never Broke My Heart”—that factored into this year’s eligibility period (May 2019 to April 2020). Ashley scored his 50th No. 1 single as a songwriter when Locash’s “One Big Country Song” reached No. 1 on the Mediabase chart in August. Additional recent No. 1 hits co-penned by Ashley include Sam Hunt’s “Hard to Forget,” Brett Young’s “Catch” and Dustin Lynch’s “Ridin’ Roads.” The Nashville Songwriter Awards are presented by the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization that was established in 1967. [...]
Tue, Sep 29, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Luke Combs will perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards on Oct. 14. Luke, who is nominated for four awards, joins Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny and Post Malone as announced performers. Kelly Clarkson will host the 2020 Billboard Music Awards for the third year in a row. The show will broadcast live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. As previously announced, Garth Brooks will receive the Billboard Icon Award, joining only eight other artists to ever receive the honor. Garth will also take the stage to perform. This year’s awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2019, through March 14, 2020 (set for the originally scheduled April 29, 2020 show, which was postponed due to the pandemic). The original eligibility period will remain intact to recognize and honor the chart-topping artists and musical successes achieved and to maintain consistent tracking periods for future shows. Luke Combs, Maren Morris and Dan + Shay picked up four nominations, while Kane Brown and Thomas Rhett netted three nominations apiece. Crossover star Lil Nas X received 13 nominations, with Billy Ray Cyrus copping five nominations for “Old Town Road.” Check out all of the country-centric nominations below, as well as [...]
Tue, Sep 29, 2020, Continue reading at the source
The Journey Home Project, a nonprofit founded by the late Charlie Daniels that supports veterans in their return, rehabilitation and reintegration back into civilian life, will forge ahead as The Charlie Daniels Journey Home Project (TCDJHP). Charlie, who passed away on July 6, 2020, at age 83, co-founded The Journey Home Project in 2014 with his longtime manager David Corlew and served as its chairman. Charlie’s wife of 55 years, Hazel, has joined TCDJHP as its newest board member. “Even though Charlie has passed, we will continue his legacy and stay on mission,â€� says Corlew. “As we all know, the men and women that have and continue to serve our country were so important to him. Our goals are to always support the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Center at MTSU [Middle Tennessee State University], as well as our suicide prevention programs and the process of reintegrating and transitioning these great Americans back to a productive and rewarding life.â€� In the coming weeks, the organization is planning to announce this year’s Charlie Daniels Patriot Award recipient. Past recipients include Chris Young, William Horton and Judy Seale. Over the course of his 60-plus-year career, Charlie received numerous accolades, including induction into the Country Music Hall of [...]
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Carrie Underwood released her first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, on Sept. 25. The 11-song album features a combination of beloved traditional favorites, such as “Mary, Did You Know?” “Silent Night” and “Away in the Manger,” as well as original material, including “Sweet Baby Jesus” and “Let There Be Peace.” Penned by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene, “Mary, Did You Know?” has been covered by a who’s who of cross-genre talents over the years, including Kenny Rogers and Wynonna, Pentatonix, Cee Lo Green, Dolly Parton and more. Listen to Carrie sing “Mary, Did You Know?” below. My Gift Track List “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” “O Come All Ye Faithful” “Let There Be Peace” “Little Drummer Boy” feat. Isaiah Fisher “Sweet Baby Jesus” “Hallelujah” with John Legend “O Holy Night” “Mary, Did You Know?” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” “Away in a Manger” “Silent Night” [...]
Tue, Sep 29, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Lee Brice scored his eighth No. 1 single as “One of Them Girls” ascended to the top spot on both the Mediabase chart and the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. “One of Them Girls” follows Lee’s previous No. 1 single, “Rumors,” which topped the charts in July 2019, and his collaboration with Carly Pearce, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,â€� which peaked at No. 1 earlier this year. Lee was inspired to write “One of Them Girlsâ€� on Father’s Day in 2019 after a moment of reflection with his family. He penned the song the following morning with Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson and Ben Johnson. “This song was embraced by both fans and radio from the get-go . . . it has flown,â€� says Lee. “We felt there was something special about it on the night we wrote it and to see how it has resonated is such a blessing and humbling. We are over the moon!â€� “One of Them Girlsâ€� is the lead single to Lee’s upcoming sixth studio album, Hey World, which drops on Nov. 20. [...]
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Singer/songwriter Mac Davis, 78, is “critically ill” following heart surgery, according to a statement on his Instagram page on Sept. 28. “We are sorry to report that legendary singer/songwriter Mac Davis is critically ill following heart surgery in Nashville. Your love and prayers will be deeply appreciated at this time. #PrayForMacDavis. Thank you, The Davis Family.” In addition to penning Elvis Presley’s “In the Ghetto,” “Don’t Cry Daddy,” “A Little Less Conversation” and more, Mac charted dozens of his own country tunes in the ’70s and ’80s, including the No. 1 pop hit, “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me.” With good looks and a charming manner, Mac was a natural for TV and landed his own variety show, The Mac Davis Show, which ran from 1974 to 1976. He also starred as an actor in a number of films and television shows, including North Dallas Forty and on Broadway’s The Will Rogers Follies. In 1974, Mac earned the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year award. Mac was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000. In 2015, Broadcast Music Inc. honored Mac’s prolific songwriting career with the BMI Icon Award. [...]
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Luke Combs will try to score his unprecedented 10th consecutive No. 1 single—to start a career—with the release of “Better Together.” The new tune, which was penned by Luke, Dan Isbell and Randy Montana, will impact country radio on Oct .12. “I wrote ‘Better Together’ in the mountains of North Carolina about three years ago,” says Luke. “I wrote it with Dan Isbell and Randy Montana. We started it there. I put a little clip of it on my Instagram, maybe a year and a half or two years ago, I’m not exactly sure, but people had always loved it. We ended up recording it and going with, you know, kind of a very stripped-down production of just me and piano. And I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.” The sentimental single finds Luke crooning about complementary classics, “like a cup of coffee and a sunrise,” as references for how he and wife Nicole “just go better together.” “Better Together” will be the fifth single from Luke’s 2019 No. 1 album, What You See Is What You Get. Luke is the first country artist in history whose nine singles have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart: “Hurricane,” [...]
Mon, Sep 28, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Kane Brown released a new video for his uplifting song, “Worldwide Beautiful,” on Sept. 27. Directed by Alex Alvga, the new clip features Kane beckoning listeners to open their eyes and hearts as he croons the chorus: “You’re missing every color / If you’re only seeing black and white / Tell me how you’re gonna change your mind if your heart’s unmovable / We ain’t that different from each other / From one to another, I look around / And see worldwide beautiful.â€� The video includes a cast of children, who, according to a press release, represent both “the childlike ability to envision a more beautiful world” and the fact that they “will inherit that new world.” The clip includes Kane holding his infant daughter, Kingsley Rose, at the end of the video. Proceeds from the new song benefit the Boys and Girls Club of America to advocate for justice and equality for America’s youth. Watch Kane’s new video for “Worldwide Beautiful” below. [...]
Mon, Sep 28, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Keith Urban’s new studio album, The Speed of Now: Part 1, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The new album moved 39,646 equivalent units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, which was also good enough for the No. 7 spot on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. “In October 2019, this album title came to me,” says Keith. “I liked it because I felt like life was flying by so fast. But music—for me—has always been the place where it slows down and doesn’t even exist. I would never have imagined that, in 2020, this album title would take on a whole new meaning.” Keith’s new album includes his current Top 10 single, “God Whispered Your Name,” as well as a few collaborations, including “Out of the Cage” with Breland and guitarist Nile Rodgers, and “One Too Many” with pop star Pink. The album also includes Keith’s 2019 single, “We Were,” which features vocals from one of the tune’s songwriters, Eric Church. The Speed of Now: Part I follows Keith’s 2018 album, Graffiti U, which also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The Speed of Now: Part I Track List “Out of the Cage” feat. Breland and Nile Rodgers “One [...]
Mon, Sep 28, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Dolly Parton’s Harvest Festival at her Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., opened on Sept. 25. The fourth annual festival, which runs through Oct. 31, features the Great Pumpkin LumiNights light display, vivid seasonal foliage, pumpkin artwork and sculptures, colossal pumpkins that weight more than 1,000 pounds, and more than 800 concerts. “We know folks are ready to get out and enjoy the colors of fall and the fresh, crisp Smoky Mountain air,â€� Dolly said in a release. “This year has been challenging for everyone, but we hope the comfort they feel from coming and visiting us gives them that warm, familiar feeling they’ve shared with their friends and loved ones for so many years here at Dollywood. We have a few surprises planned this year, and I think everyone will agree this is that special escape ‘back home’ we all need right now.â€� Dollywood is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day of operation (Sept. 25- Oct. 31) during the Harvest Festival. The park is closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the festival. For more information and a park operating calendar, visit www.dollywood.com. Dollywood is one of the Top 10 best amusement parks in the world, according to Travels’ Choice [...]
Mon, Sep 28, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Dolly Parton will release a new holiday album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, on Oct. 2. The new release will be Dolly’s first holiday album since 1990’s Home for Christmas. The 12-song collection features several holiday standards, including “Mary, Did You Know,” “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” “Holly Jolly Christmas” and more, as well as six original tunes that Dolly penned. The album also features duets with some of Dolly’s friends, including Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon and Willie Nelson, plus a special song with her brother, Randy Parton. “I am so excited to announce my new Christmas album, A Holly Dolly Christmas,” says Dolly. “I have recorded several Christmas classics like ‘Holly Jolly Christmas,’ as well as some new material that I hope might become Christmas classics. I’ve recorded five duets with five very special artists as you can see. I figured since everybody probably wouldn’t get to celebrate Christmas as usual this year, I wanted to be creative instead of sitting around at the house this summer. So I put on my mask, gloves and practiced social distancing, as well as all of the wonderful musicians and singers, and we proceeded to put together what I think is some [...]
Mon, Sep 28, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Dolly Parton will release a new holiday album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, on Oct. 2. The new release will be Dolly’s first holiday album since 1990’s Home for Christmas. The 12-song collection features several holiday standards, including “Mary, Did You Know,” “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” “Holly Jolly Christmas” and more, as well as six original tunes that Dolly penned. The album also features duets with some of Dolly’s friends, including Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon and Willie Nelson, plus a special song with her brother, Randy Parton. “I am so excited to announce my new Christmas album, A Holly Dolly Christmas,” says Dolly. “I have recorded several Christmas classics like ‘Holly Jolly Christmas,’ as well as some new material that I hope might become Christmas classics. I’ve recorded five duets with five very special artists as you can see. I figured since everybody probably wouldn’t get to celebrate Christmas as usual this year, I wanted to be creative instead of sitting around at the house this summer. So I put on my mask, gloves and practiced social distancing, as well as all of the wonderful musicians and singers, and we proceeded to put together what I think is some [...]
Mon, Sep 28, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and wife Hayley welcomed their third child—a baby boy named Atlas Roy Hubbard—on Sept. 24, according to People. Atlas weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz., and measured 21 inches long. Atlas joins big sister, Olivia, 2, and big brother, Luca, 13 months, in the Hubbard household. Tyler and Hayley were married in July 2015. Congrats to the happy family. [...]
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Carrie Underwood released her first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, on Sept. 25. The 11-song album features a combination of beloved traditional favorites, such as “Silent Night” and “Away in the Manger,” as well as original material, including “Sweet Baby Jesus” and “Let There Be Peace.” There are also two special guests on the new album. Carrie’s son, Isaiah, is featured on “Little Drummer Boy,” while John Legend lends his vocal talents to “Hallelujah,” a song he co-penned with Toby Gad. My Gift was produced by Greg Wells and mixed by Serban Ghenea. The album features a world-class orchestra led by conductor David Campbell. My Gift follows the release of Carrie’s sixth studio album, Cry Pretty, which dropped in September 2018. My Gift will also be released on vinyl on Oct. 30. Listen to Carrie and John Legend sing “Hallelujah” below. My Gift Track List “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” “O Come All Ye Faithful” “Let There Be Peace” “Little Drummer Boy” feat. Isaiah Fisher “Sweet Baby Jesus” “Hallelujah” with John Legend “O Holy Night” “Mary, Did You Know?” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” “Away in a Manger” “Silent Night” [...]
Fri, Sep 25, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Chris Stapleton shared the second song, “Cold,” from his upcoming studio album, Starting Over, which drops on Nov. 13. Co-penned by Chris, Dave Cobb, J.T. Cure and Derek Mixon, “Cold” follows the release of the album’s title track in August. Starting Over features 11 songs that Chris co-penned, as well as three covers: John Fogerty’s “Joy Of My Lifeâ€� and Guy Clark’s “Worry B Goneâ€� and “Old Friends.” The new album was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, with additional work completed at Muscle Shoals Sound and Compass Sound Studio. Produced by Dave Cobb, who also plays acoustic guitar, the record features wife Morgane Stapleton (vocals, tambourine), with longtime bandmates J.T. Cure (bass) and Derek Mixon (drums). Special guests include musicians Mike Campbell (electric guitar), Benmont Tench (Hammond B3 organ) and Paul Franklin (pedal steel), as well as the All Voices Choir who are featured on “Watch You Burn.” The upcoming album follows the release of Chris’ two No. 1 albums in 2017: From A Room: Volume 1 and From A Room: Volume 2, which reference the legendary RCA Studio A where they were recorded with Dave Cobb. Listen to “Cold” below. Starting Over Track List Starting Over Devil Always Made Me Think Twice Cold When I’m With You Arkansas Joy [...]
Fri, Sep 25, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Brantley Gilbert will release a deluxe version of his fifth album, Fire & Brimstone, on Oct. 2. Fire & Brimstone Deluxe will feature the 15 tracks on Brantley’s 2019 album with two additional tunes: “Old Friends” and current single, “Hard Days.” “‘Old Friends’ is about treasuring friendships with those folks who always have your back through thick and thin, the ones you make memories with that last a lifetime,â€� says Brantley about the song he co-penned regarding his late friend/crew member Al Ditch. “Al was that kind of friend, and he had that kind of impact on the entire crew. He made sure we’d have plenty of good memories to look back on, and we’re so blessed to have had him with us for eight years.â€� Brantley shared a new acoustic video of “Hard Days,” which you can watch below. Fire & Brimstone (Deluxe Edition) 1. Fire’t Up (Brantley Gilbert, Brandon Day, Justin Weaver) 2. Not Like Us (Brantley Gilbert, Rhett Akins, Brock Berryhill, Amy Wadge) 3. Welcome to Hazeville (Brantley Gilbert, Rodney Clawson, Andrew DeRoberts, Colt Ford) featuring Colt Ford, Lukas Nelson and Willie Nelson 4. What Happens in a Small Town (Brantley Gilbert, Rhett Akins, Brock Berryhill, Josh Dunne) featuring Lindsay Ell 5. She Ain’t Home (Brantley [...]
Fri, Sep 25, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Shenandoah will release a new album, Every Road, on Nov. 13. The 10-song collection of brand-new tunes features an A-list cast of collaborators, including Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Ashley McBryde, Dierks Bentley, Lady A, Zac Brown Band, Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson and Brad Paisley. Shenandoah topped the charts in the late ’80s and early ’90s with a string of hits, including “The Church on Cumberland Road,” “Sunday in the South,” “Two Dozen Roses” and more. Listen to the album’s lead single, “I’d Take Another One of Those,” featuring  Zac Brown Band, below. Every Road Track List & Songwriters “I’d Take Another One Of Those” with Zac Brown Band (Brett Beavers, Stephen Robson, Brett James) “Make It Til Summertime” with Luke Bryan (Dallas Davidson, Marty Raybon, Mike McGuire) “If Only” with Ashley McBryde (Lori McKenna, Phil Barton, Jaron Boyer) “Every Road” with Dierks Bentley (Brett Beavers, Jamie Moore, Kevin Griffin) “Then A Girl Walks In” with Blake Shelton (Adam Sanders, Lance Miller, Brad Warren, Brett Warren) “High Class Hillbillies” with Cody Johnson (Marty Raybon, Mike McGuire, Wade Kirby, Jim Collins) “Every Time I Look At You” with Lady A (Dallas Davidson, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood) “Life Would Be Perfect” with Brad Paisley (Wade Kirby, Phil O’Donnell, Bill Luther) “I’ll Be Your Everything” with Carly [...]
Fri, Sep 25, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Michael Ray will ship a new single, “Whiskey and Rain,” to country radio on Oct. 26. Penned by Josh Thompson and Jesse Frasure, “Whiskey and Rainâ€� is the first taste of new music from Michael’s upcoming third studio album. The tune finds Michael crooning: “Yeah, whiskey and rain coming down, coming down / Splash of bourbon in a glass / Yeah pouring something on the pain / Let it drown, let it drown / Trying to wash away the past.” “I miss story songs that you have to listen to all the way through to understand,” says Michael. “This song is everything I love about country music—traditional country music, like Tim McGraw and Earl Thomas Conley, and I want to bring that back. This is the music I originally came to Nashville to make, and I’m grateful to have this opportunity for fans to get to know me better as an artist.â€� Listen to “Whiskey and Rain” below. [...]
Fri, Sep 25, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Travis Tritt dropped a fiery new single, “Ghost Town Nation,” on Sept. 25. Penned by Aaron Raitiere and JB Strauss, “Ghost Town Nation” is the lead single from Travis’ forthcoming album, which was produced by Dave Cobb. “I loved the overall groove of the song when I first heard the demo, but what really hooked me was the lyrics,” says Travis. “At a time when so much of the country was on pandemic lockdown, I think the idea of escaping to a secluded spot in the woods was very appealing for a lot of folks. It reminded me of a ‘country folks can survive’ theme. I personally know a lot of folks that still do this regularly.â€� Listen to “Ghost Town Nation” below. [...]
Fri, Sep 25, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Carrie Underwood released her first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, on Sept. 25. The 11-song album features a combination of beloved traditional favorites, such as “Silent Night” and “Away in the Manger,” as well as original material, including “Sweet Baby Jesus” and “Let There Be Peace.” There are also two special guests on the new album. John Legend lends his vocal talents to “Hallelujah,” while Carrie’s son, Isaiah, is featured on “Little Drummer Boy.” “I was in the booth with him, and trying to get him to access all his little 5-year-old emotions, which he can totally do on his own,” said Carrie on NBC News’ Today. “When I heard the song back with his sweet little voice on it, I was laughing and crying. Just so many emotions. I’m so proud of him.â€� My Gift was produced by Greg Wells and mixed by Serban Ghenea. The album features a world-class orchestra led by conductor David Campbell. My Gift follows the release of Carrie’s sixth studio album, Cry Pretty, which dropped in September 2018. My Gift will also be released on vinyl on Oct. 30. Listen to Carrie and Isaiah sing “Little Drummer Boy” below. My Gift Track List “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” “O Come All Ye Faithful” “Let There Be [...]
Fri, Sep 25, 2020, Continue reading at the source
The Grand Ole Opry will welcome patrons back to its iconic venue on Oct. 3 with a showcase featuring Dierks Bentley, Terri Clark, Vince Gill and Lorrie Morgan. The Grand Ole Opry has aired without an audience present since March 19 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The in-venue audience will be capped at 500 guests for the 95th anniversary celebration on Oct. 3. The limited audience will be made up of fans who had previously held tickets for each night’s show. The one-hour show will air live on Circle Television at 7 p.m. CT. The show will also stream live on Circle’s YouTube. Operating plans include: Exclusive to 500 ticketed guests Physically distanced seating, allowing those in the same group to sit together but distanced from others Mandatory masks for all guests, Opry House operations and production staff Designated restrooms, entry and exit points No food or beverage service Temperature checks for all staff Enhanced cleaning practices A number of stars have helped keep the Opry’s Saturday night shows rolling along through the pandemic, including Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Darius Rucker, Clint Black, Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Luke Combs, Dustin Lynch, Craig Morgan, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Ricky Skaggs, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood and more. [...]
Thu, Sep 24, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Brad Paisley and wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley teamed up with Belmont University and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to create The Store—a free grocery store in Nashville that serves individuals and families experiencing food insecurities and financial hardship. The nonprofit was slated to open in mid-April, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and tornado devastation in Middle Tennessee earlier this year, the grocery store opened one month early in mid-March. Since that time, The Store has focused on delivering meals and curbside pick-up, as opposed to its original plan of having individuals visits its brick-and-mortar location. Brad made a virtual appearance on Watch Watch Happens Live on Sept. 23 and told host Andy Cohen that The Store has already provided 500,000 meals in Nashville. “Our original model was to have this great model of a grocery store, which has dignity for people,” says Brad. “They can come through—and it’s different than something like a soup kitchen . . . they have a choice, and there’s dignity in choice, they just don’t pay. It was working for a week before the pandemic hit, and then we switched to deliveries, and eventually we will go back to what we intended to be, but right [...]
Thu, Sep 24, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Tim McGraw made a virtual appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Sept. 23. In addition to chatting with the titular host, Tim shared a performance clip of his current Top 10 single, “I Called Mama.” The tune is featured on Tim’s new album, Here On Earth, which was released on Aug. 21. Penned by Lance Miller, Marv Green and Jimmy Yeary, “I Called Mama” is about the special connection mothers share with their children, especially when times are tough. “My mom worked hard,” said Tim, when the song was released in May. “She was a go-getter. She always tried to do her best to provide for us. And there were times where it was almost impossible, but the thing my mom always taught us that I really remember—my sisters and I—always have dreams and always dream bigger than your circumstances. And then always treat people nicely, treat people kind.” Watch Tim’s performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. [...]
Thu, Sep 24, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Rascal Flatts will continue to celebrate their 20th anniversary this year with the release of a new album, Twenty Years of Rascal Flatts The Greatest Hits, on Oct. 2. The 20-song collection features a number of fan-favorite hits. [...]
Thu, Sep 24, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Carrie Underwood will release her first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, on Sept. 25. To help spread the Christmas spirit, Carrie has teamed with HBO Max for a holiday special that will be streamed across the platform. Carrie will appear with a live orchestra and choir during the Playtone-produced special, performing a combination of traditional holiday favorites as well as original material from her new album. “The journey of writing and recording this album started last year when I finished my tour and we could have never anticipated the circumstances we would be in this year,â€� says Carrie. “Creating this album has been good for my heart, and I’m thrilled to get to share it with the world and to bring it to life with Playtone and HBO Max.â€� The special is schedule to shoot this fall, with a release date to be announced soon. Carrie’s new album will feature a combination of beloved traditional favorites and original material that celebrate Carrie’s faith and the spiritual nature of Christmas. My Gift was produced by Greg Wells and mixed by Serban Ghenea. The album features a world-class orchestra led by conductor David Campbell. My Gift will also be released on vinyl on Oct. 30. Listen to Carrie’s new version of [...]
Thu, Sep 24, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Lee Brice’s “One of Them Girls” is No. 2 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart for the second straight week as Luke Combs’ “Lovin’ On You” continues its four-week reign atop the chart. The tune follows Lee’s No. 1 single, “Rumors,” which topped the charts in July 2019, and his collaboration with Carly Pearce, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,â€� which peaked at No. 1 earlier this year. Penned by Lee, Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson and Ben Johnson, “One of Them Girlsâ€� is the lead single to Lee’s upcoming sixth studio album, Hey World, which drops on Nov. 20. Lee was inspired to write “One of Them Girlsâ€� after a moment of reflection with his family on Father’s Day in 2019. Lee penned the song the following morning with Ashley, Dallas and Ben, but he wasn’t sure the song would be well received due to the possible negative connotation of the title. As Lee told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, he presented the song to the judge—his wife of seven years, Sara. “I mean, as I wrote it, I was like, ‘Okay, I think this is really good, but I’ve gotta check,’ because it’s one of those things, like, as a guy, you could say [...]
Thu, Sep 24, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Country Music Hall of Fame member Ray Stevens will reopen his CabaRay Showroom in Nashville on Oct. 1. After a six-month shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ray’s 35,000-square-foot music venue will resume hosting concerts every Thursday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. CT. “We’re excited to be able to get back to playing music, singing, laughing and having fun, all at a CDC-approved social distance of course,” says Ray. CabaRay will reopen with a limited capacity of 125 concertgoers with socially-distanced tables setup throughout the venue. During the initial reopening phase, dinner will not be available but Ray plans to offer guests snacks, drinks and desserts. Ray cut a lighthearted promo to announce his reopening, which you can watch below. [...]
Thu, Sep 24, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Scotty McCreery shared a behind-the-scenes video that showcases the making of his new single, “You Time,” on Sept. 23. The new track is the lead single to Scotty’s upcoming fifth studio album, which will be announced soon. Penned by Scotty, Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis, “You Time” serves as a love letter to Scotty’s wife, Gabi. The uptempo tune finds Scotty crooning: “I need a little you time, you time / Red wine sippin’ in moonlight / Your touch, your skin / Your lips kissin’ on me all night / I ain’t tryin’ to monopolize / Your 24/7, 365 / But sometimes I need / Just a little bit of me and / You time, you time, you time.” â€�I am so excited to have new music out,â€� says Scotty. “I wrote this with Frank and Aaron at a time when I was on the road more than I’d ever been before, and I’d get home just in time to see Gabi heading out to start her shift as a nurse. I was craving some ‘You Time’ with her and that inspired this song. Of course, now during the pandemic, we’re having a lot of ‘You Time’ which I love.â€� “You Timeâ€� follows [...]
Wed, Sep 23, 2020, Continue reading at the source
CMT revealed the nominations for the 2020 CMT Music Awards, which will take place on October 21. Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett lead the honorees with three nominations apiece. The fan-voted CMT Awards hand out annual awards in a number of categories, including Video of the Year, Collaborative Video of the Year, Breakthrough Video of the Year and more. The show will air on CMT, with a six-network simulcast across MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land. Fan voting is open now and continues until 11 a.m. CT on Oct. 12. The Top 5 Video of the Year finalists will be revealed on Oct. 12, with extended voting continuing through Oct. 16 to determine the winner in that category. The show will celebrate country music’s biggest stars with outdoor performances in and around Music City. Tune in to CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop or TV Land on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. CT. Nominations: 2020 CMT Music Awards Video of the Year Best video of the year; awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration) and the video director. Final nominees announced on 10/12, with final voting held until 10/16 and announced in-show. Ashley McBryde [...]
Wed, Sep 23, 2020, Continue reading at the source
CMT revealed the nominations for the 2020 CMT Music Awards, which will take place on October 21. Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett lead the honorees with three nominations apiece. The fan-voted CMT Awards hand out annual awards in a number of categories, including Video of the Year, Collaborative Video of the Year, Breakthrough Video of the Year and more. The show will air on CMT, with a six-network simulcast across MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land. Fan voting is open now and continues until 11 a.m. CT on Oct. 12. The Top 5 Video of the Year finalists will be revealed on Oct. 12, with extended voting continuing through Oct. 16 to determine the winner in that category. The show will celebrate country music’s biggest stars with outdoor performances in and around Music City. Tune in to CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop or TV Land on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. CT. Nominations: 2020 CMT Music Awards Video of the Year Best video of the year; awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration) and the video director. Final nominees announced on 10/12, with final voting held until 10/16 and announced in-show. Ashley McBryde [...]
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