• KIP MOORE’S “ROOM TO SPARE: THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS” EP IS AVAILABLE NOW.

    Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Kip Moore’s anticipated Room To Spare: The Acoustic Sessions EP is available everywhere today. The seven-song release makes good on a promise by Moore to deliver an acoustic collection to his diehard fans. Moore has given a glimpse of what to expect leading up to the release by sharing a selection of the songs taken from the EP, that fans and critics alike have been quick to applaud.

    Fans will be able to experience the new unfiltered songs this fall on Moore’s limited Room to Spare: Acoustic Tour with special guests Charlie Worsham and Jillian Jacqueline. Tickets and date information is available at kipmoore.net.

    Kip Moore’s Room to Spare Dates:
    11/29   Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
    11/30   Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman
    12/1     Emporia, KS – Granada Theater
    12/8     Akron, OH – Goodyear Theatre

    **Physical EP only available at roomtospare.kipmoore.net and at Moore’s Room To Spare shows.

    Order Link:  http://strm.to/roomtospare

    Spotify link to Kip’s “ACOUSTICS” playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/12WO6tPEBZjeu71HGGd4iX

    Youtube EP Playlist : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlUYLj_MHt5rtsKcXk-FlsiPNXCGARYJS&disable_polymer=true

    Tennessee Boy

    Had a blast writing this one with Dan Couch. We’ve been thick as thieves since the early days.Pre-order #RoomToSpare and get 'Tennessee Boy' instantly! http://strm.to/RoomToSpare

    Posted by Kip Moore on Friday, October 19, 2018

    Kip Moore’s current Top 10 single “Last Shot” is the second taken from his revered third studio album SLOWHEART and follows his fourth No. One hit “More Girls Like You.” Moore’s third studio album SLOWHEART garnered instant praise from critics as his “most complete, cohesive declaration of his artistic sensibilities yet” (NPR,) as well landing on multiple “Best Of” lists including Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, UpRoxx, Bobby Bones Show, Taste Of Country, Sounds Like Nashville, The Boot, PopMatters and Whiskey Riff. SLOWHEART follows the acclaim that surrounded Moore’s sophomore album WILD ONES and his PLATINUM debut album UP ALL NIGHT that spawned three No. One hit singles, including GOLD certified “Beer Money,” PLATINUM certified “Hey Pretty Girl,” and the DOUBLE PLATINUM breakout hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck.” For more information, visit kipmoore.net.

  • THANKSGIVING 2018: LINERS

    Audio / LINER Adam Hambrick (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey I’m Adam Hambrick, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.”

     

    Audio / LINER AJ (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hi! This is Alan Jackson. I hope y’all have a very happy Thanksgiving out there.”

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey Guys, I’m Billy Currington. Have a great Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Brandon Lay (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey y’all! This is Brandon Lay. Happy Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey! This is TJ, and this is John, and we’re wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!”

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hi! I’m Carrie Underwood, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey! This is Clare Dunn, wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!”

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey y’all! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey! It’s Dierks Bentley! Happy Thanksgiving!”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey folks! It’s Eric Church, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey guys! Gary Allan here. I just want to wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving, and have a Happy Holidays and make sure you’re safe out there. Drive safe. Party your butts off, but do it safe.”

    Audio / LINER George Strait (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hi! This is George Strait, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (Thanksgiving)

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    Hey y’all, I’m Jon Langston, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey! It’s Jon Pardi, wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey I’m Jordan Davis. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody.”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey y’all I’m Josh Turner, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Thanksgiving)

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    “Happy Thanksgiving everybody. It’s Keith Urban here. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all of you listening for your incredible love and support that I’ve received over the last year, and to wish you and all of your family all the very best for this holiday.”

    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey what’s up guys, this is Kip Moore wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Lauren Alaina (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey! This is Lauren Alaina, wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey, we’re Little Big Town. Happy Thanksgiving!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey! It’s Luke Bryan, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!”

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Maddie, and I’m Tae, and we’re Maddie & Tae, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Mickey Guyton (Happy Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey! It’s Mickey Guyton here, and I want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Thanksgiving)

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    “Hey everybody! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.”

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (Thanksgiving)

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    Hey y’all! It’s Travis Denning, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.”

  • CHRIS STAPLETON WINS MALE VOCALIST, SINGLE AND SONG OF THE YEAR AT THIS YEAR’S CMA AWARDS.

    Chris Stapleton was the night’s big winner. He took home three trophies, including the hardware for Male Vocalist of the Year (for the third year in a row) and for Single and Song of the Year for “Broken Halos,” which he co-wrote with his friend Mike Henderson.

    He says he’s always surprised to hear his name called when it comes to awards. “These things are always fantastic to win, but when you get nominated or invited to these parties, in my estimation, you’ve already won and you’ve already gotten to be far beyond anything, you know, anybody who’s a musician could ever dream of getting to do, and we get to do that every day, we get to live it every day. As far as thinking about going into anything, I’m always genuinely surprised to win anything, and I’m always grateful for it.”

    Chris is making his way up the country charts with his latest song, “Millionaire,” which is from his current album, From A Room: Volume 2.

    Audio / Chris Stapleton says he's always surprised when he wins awards.

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    Chris Stapleton (CMA 2018) OC: …grateful for it. :30
    “These things are always fantastic to win, but when you get nominated or invited to these parties, in my estimation, you’ve already won and you’ve already gotten to be far beyond anything, you know, anybody who’s a musician could ever dream of getting to do, and we get to do that every day, we get to live it every day. As far as thinking about going into anything, I’m always genuinely surprised to win anything, and I’m always grateful for it.”

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD WINS FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR.

    Carrie Underwood pulled triple-duty during this year’s CMA Awards as host, performer and winner. She picked up the award for Female Vocalist of the Year this year, an award she previously won four times (2006-2008, 2016).

    She said backstage that this award means a lot to her. “I would be lying if I said I didn’t want awards because I’m a competitive person and I love these,” says Carrie. “I love these shows. I love the CMAs. I have such respect for this show and this organization, but when you’re making an album, you want it to be better. You want to push yourself as an artist. For me, with all the ups and downs we’ve been through, plus making an album on top of all of that, I mean this one definitely means a lot.”

     

    Carrie performed her current single, “Love Wins,” on the CMAs and it earned the first standing ovation of the night.

    Audio / Carrie Underwood says winning the CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Award this year means so much to her.

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    Carrie Underwood (CMA Female win) OC: …means a lot. :38
    “I think I’m still in shock to be honest. When we were making this album, I would be lying if I said I didn’t want awards because I’m a competitive person and I love these. I love these shows. I love the CMAs. I have such respect for this show and this organization, but when you’re making an album, you want it to be better. You want to push yourself as an artist. For me, with all the ups and downs we’ve been through, plus making an album on top of all of that, I mean this one definitely means a lot.”

  • KACEY, DIERKS, BROTHERS O, JON AND LAUREN ARE THE SUBJECTS OF SOME PRETTY “MEAN TWEETS.”

    The fourth edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Mean Tweets aired after the 52nd Annual CMA Awards, and several of your favorite country artists read some pretty twisted tweets about themselves, including Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves, Brothers Osborne, Jon Pardi and Lauren Alaina, among others.

  • KACEY MUSGRAVES WINS CMA ALBUM OF THE YEAR FOR “GOLDEN HOUR.”

    Kacey Musgraves earned her first CMA Album of the Year award for her latest offering Golden Hour. During her acceptance speech, she explained it was a very special anniversary. “I just realized this morning…it sounds like a lie, 10 years ago today, I moved to Nashville. That’s so crazy.Ian FitchukDaniel Tashian, my two co-pilots and co-producers, made this record with me. We poured everything we have into this, and I’m so proud of it. It’s inspired by, just this beautiful…this beautiful universe, all of you, and just most of all…love.”

    Golden Hour, which was released earlier this year, is a very special album to the artist who crafted it. “It was really important for me to kind of give people a little bit of a hiding place with this record,” says Kacey. “We live in such a tumultuous and chaotic time, and I think a lot of people may have expected some social commentary out of me, and not that there isn’t in some ways on this record, but I wanted to turn away from that because I was really inspired to write about just like this beautiful world we live in, all these wonderful people, my husband, getting married, leaving my 20s, looking ahead to my 30s and just this really open-hearted, really positive time and the music is directly inspired by that.”

    Audio / Kacey Musgraves wanted her CMA Album of the Year Golden Hour to provide some escapism for fans.

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    Kacey Musgraves (CMA Album) OC: …by that. :37
    “It was really important for me to kind of give people a little bit of a hiding place with this record. I mean, we live in such a tumultuous and chaotic time, and I think a lot of people may have expected some social commentary out of me, and not that there isn’t in some ways on this record, but I wanted to turn away from that because I was really inspired to write about just like this beautiful world we live in, all these wonderful people, my husband, getting married, leaving my 20s, looking ahead to my 30s and just this really open-hearted, really positive time and the music is directly inspired by that.”

     

  • BROTHERS OSBORNE WINS CMA DUO OF THE YEAR FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW.

    Brothers Osborne picked up their third consecutive CMA Award for Duo of the Year. The two are completely humbled by the support they’ve received from their peers and the music industry. “I am genuinely just as shocked as I was the first year we won one of these,” says TJ Osborne. “I’m humbled. I’m very grateful.”

    “I don’t know why we keep winning this,” said John Osborne after their name was called. “If this was in Florida, there would definitely be a recount,” TJ added.

    During their acceptance and backstage in the pressroom, the two gave props to another duo in the category, Dan + Shay, who have had a huge year on the charts. “The Duo category can go any which way. I mean, you look at us, comparatively speaking, we’re kind of maybe somewhere in the middle in terms of the numbers and I don’t know (laughs) what it is. I don’t really know why we’re holding these up here and it’s super rad and I’m definitely going to be putting this on my mantle, but you look at somebody like Dan+ Shay and I just love to see good people win and succeed and people that work really hard at what they do and they’re kind to people along the way and they’re immensely talented,” says John. “I think one of the most amazing pieces of advice I was ever given was to work hard and be nice to people, and I think that’s why we have these. We work really hard and we try to be respectful to everyone around us. Dan + Shay are the same way, and also they have HUGE songs out on the radio too. They actually have a step above us on that, and we just love those guys. They’re very sweet. They’re very supportive. One of the things that I love about the country music genre is that it’s a family and we’re all really, really close. We’re all a bunch of misfits thrown together. We’re all a little different, but we love one another and respect one another. I’m just honored for the both of us to be a part of this awesome family.”

    The two tweeted their fans, “The immense amount of gratitude and overwhelming feeling of love and support is something that will stick with us for the rest of our lives. We’re eternally grateful to be part of the country music community and can’t thank our fans enough for the gift they keep giving us.”

    The guys have hit the country charts with their new song, “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You), and recently announced an extension of their headlining world tour. The guys kick off 2019 in Chicago January 10th and will hit more than 40 additional markets including New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville.

    Audio / Brothers Osborne’s TJ Osborne says he’s very humbled by their third consecutive CMA Duo of the Year award.

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    Brothers Osborne (humbled by third CMA) OC: …tonight. :11
    TJ: “I am genuinely just as shocked as I was the first year we won one of these. I’m humbled. I’m very grateful. I am gonna celebrate. I will definitely see tomorrow tonight.” (laughs)

    Audio / Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne talks about their third CMA Award for Duo of the Year and gives props to fellow Duo nominees, Dan + Shay.

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    Brothers Osborne (CMA Duo 2018) OC: …awesome family. 1:12
    JOHN: “The Duo category can go any which way. I mean, you look at us, comparatively speaking, we’re kind of maybe somewhere in the middle in terms of the numbers and I don’t know (laughs) what it is. I don’t really know why we’re holding these up here and it’s super rad and I’m definitely going to be putting this on my mantle, but you look at somebody like Dan+ Shay and I just love to see good people win and succeed and people that work really hard at what they do and they’re kind to people along the way and they’re immensely talented. I think one of the most amazing pieces of advice I was ever given was to work hard and be nice to people, and I think that’s why we have these. We work really hard and we try to be respectful to everyone around us. Dan + Shay are the same way, and also they have HUGE songs out on the radio too. They actually have a step above us on that, and we just love those guys. They’re very sweet. They’re very supportive. One of the things that I love about the country music genre is that it’s a family and we’re all really, really close. We’re all a bunch of misfits thrown together. We’re all a little different, but we love one another and respect one another. I’m just honored for the both of us to be a part of this awesome family.”

     

  • KEITH URBAN WINS THE CMA ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR.

    Keith Urban picked up the night’s top honor for CMA Entertainer of the Year, an award he’s only won one other time – in 2005 when the show left Nashville for the bright lights of New York City. Keith gave an emotional speech, in which he thanked his family, fans, country radio and team, as well as his late father who passed away a few years ago. “I wish my dad was alive to see this because I think he’s watching over me tonight.”

    Backstage, Keith, who was surprised he won, told the press being an entertainer is pretty extraordinary. “It’s an indescribable feeling to get that tonight, because I love playing, I love entertaining, I love putting on shows. I started playing guitar when I was six, so playing, and I came up playing in the clubs – four hours a night, five hours a night, five nights a week. I wasn’t writing songs. I was just schlepping my gear and playing cover tunes and learning my craft. To get to play three or four hours a night of original material is the most extraordinary feeling.”

    Keith performed his latest song, “Never Coming Down,” on the show last night, is off the road for the rest of the year, but you can catch him (if you’re Down Under) hosting the ARIA Awards (Australia’s equivalent of the Grammy Awards) November 28th before he returns home to headline Music City’s New Year’s Eve show on December 31st.

    Audio / Keith Urban said he wished his father could’ve seen him win Entertainer of the Year at this year’s CMA Awards.

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    Keith Urban (father’s influence) OC: …for that. :21
    “I mentioned my father and because he’s such a huge influence in my life – my mom and dad both are. I wish he could’ve seen this tonight, you know, he set me on the path that I’m on, but I feel his presence, so I’m very, very grateful for that.”

    Audio / Backstage at this year’s CMA Awards, Keith Urban was overwhelmed with his win for Entertainer of the Year, an award he’s been nominated for numerous times, but hasn’t won since 2005.

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    Keith Urban (Entertainer win 2018) OC: …feeling. :28
    “It’s an indescribable feeling to get that tonight, because I love playing, I love entertaining, I love putting on shows. I started playing guitar when I was six, so playing, and I came up playing in the clubs – four hours a night, five hours a night, five nights a week. I wasn’t writing songs. I was just schlepping my gear and playing cover tunes and learning my craft. To get to play three or four hours a night of original material is the most extraordinary feeling.”

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  • CLARE DUNN JOINS CMT’S NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY TOUR.

    Following a powerful performance of her new single “More” during today’s CMT’s Next Women of Country luncheon, CMT announced that Clare Dunn would be part of its 2019 Next Women of Country Tour alongside Cassadee Pope and Hannah Ellis. (Tour dates and routing forthcoming.)  “I’m blown away by this honor and can’t wait to get out on the road with Cassadee and Hannah!” said Clare.

    Known for her transfixing live shows, unparalleled guitar artistry, and clean, powerful vocals — as demonstrated on her current single “More” — Clare spent the last several weeks traveling the U.S. visiting radio stations, fans and performing her first show at Madison Square Garden, opening for Kane Brown before a sold-out crowd.

    “Playing the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden was hard to put into words. Growing up in rural America, this milestone show was a reminder that your dreams can take you anywhere!” said Clare.

    Prior to her visit to the Big Apple, Clare spent time at this year’s Future Farmers of America convention in Iowa.  “These kids remind me of how I grew up; close to the land and close to family,” she shared. “I loved encouraging them to chase their dreams.”

    On Sunday, November 11 Clare performed as part of Budweiser’s CMA “Country Club” showcase at Exit/In, delivering her signature Adele-meets-Martina vocals and a hefty dose of Stevie Ray Vaughan guitar licks to a packed venue.

    The 5’10” beauty stunned as she walked the ASCAP Awards red carpet (11.12) in a black gown by Alexandre Vauthier, shoes by ZARA and clutch by Judith Leiber.

    On Wednesday Clare will attend the CMA Awards then dive back into touring mode and promotion of her latest single, “More.” (Purchase/Stream – http://strm.to/claredunnmore ).

    An artist on the ascent, Clare is a “masterful guitar player who can do it all” (CMT) with “big, soaring vocals and serious guitar prowess,” (Rolling Stone).  Clare caught the attention of rock legend Bob Seger who, after hearing her sound check only once, invited her to be his opener for his Ride Out Tour.

  • ERIC CHURCH ADDED TO LIST OF PERFORMERS AT THE 52nd ANNUAL CMA AWARDS.

    Eric Church has just been added to the list of performers at Wednesday night’s CMA Awards. He joins previously announced performers Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina, Chris Stapleton with Maren Morris and Mavis Staples, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, Midland, Old Dominion, Pistol Annies, Thomas Rhett, Brett Young and Brad Paisley with special appearances by Jon Pardi, Vince Gill, Ashley McBryde, David Lee Murphy, Lindsay Ell, Chris Janson, Marty Stuart and Cole Swindell, among others.

    Eric is currently making his way up the country chart with “Desperate Man.”

    The 52nd Annual CMA Awards will broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena November 14th at 8pm ET/PT on ABC.