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JORDAN DAVIS PERFORMS LATEST SONG, “SLOW DANCE IN A PARKING LOT,” ON STRAHAN AND SARA.

Jordan Davis made his debut on ABC’s Strahan and Sara on Thursday (April 25th). He performed his latest song, “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot.” Check it out below.

 

Jordan will be in Reno on Friday (April 26th), followed by shows in San Jose on Saturday (April 27th) and at Stagecoach in Indio, California on Sunday (April 28th).

MADDIE & TAE “ONE HEART TO ANOTHER” EP AUDIO TOOLKIT.

MADDIE & TAE ONE HEART TO ANOTHER EP AUDIO TOOLKIT

 

We have compiled an array of content — liners and a few soundbites – from MADDIE & TAE to equip you with some tools that we hope will come in handy and help you roll out tracks leading up to – and following – the release of the duo’s new ONE HEART TO ANOTHER EP. Check out the content below (including the cuts and transcriptions).

 Maddie & Tae are set to release new music from their upcoming EP, titled One Heart to Another The five-song collection will be released on April 26th. All but one of the songs were co-written by Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye, including their recent hit “Friends Don’t,” as well as “Die From a Broken Heart” and “Tourist in this Town,” as well as the title track and the song “New Dog Old Tricks.”

The highly-anticipated project represents stories of love, loss and redemption and is a snapshot of more music to come from the award-winning duo later this year. “This is much more than just a new project for us. It has been our light at the end of tunnel for the past two years. It is about two best friends experiencing this highest of highs, the lowest of lows, and everything in between together. We hope our fans hear the vulnerability, heart break, strength, truth and passion we’ve poured into this. This is only the beginning,” said Marlow.

“The journey to create this project was long, but beautiful,” added Dye. “We put our heads down and tried to be the best artists we could be. And to us that looked like writing lyrics from a very honest place and sharing them with the hopes that someone out in the world feels less alone. So here is One Heart to Another. From our hearts to yours.”

Click here to download the One Heart to Another EP Audio Toolkit.

ADAM HAMBRICK HAS A NEW INSTALLMENT OF “1 MIC, 1 TAKE” OF HIS SONG, “BROKEN LADDER.”

Adam Hambrick has released the new installment of his “1 Mic, 1 Take” of his song, “Broken Ladder,” live from Capitol Studios in Hollywood.

 

Adam is currently rockiin’ his way up the country charts with “Rockin’ All Night Long.”

 

GEORGE STRAIT BRINGS HIS CODIGO TO ALL 50 STATES.

George Strait didn’t just write and record a song called “Código,” he’s also one of the investors in the company producing Código 1530 tequila. He didn’t mean to get into the liquor business, but when he was playing golf down in Mexico with a couple of friends, one brought a bottle of it to the course, where they sipped it. George said it was the best tequila he has ever tasted.

“The tequila itself, we started thinking about doing something – or at least I did – probably 10 years ago when I first tasted it down in Mexico,” recalls George. “My friend Feddy and Ron, those two guys that are involved in Código now. We were all out playing golf and Feddy brought this tequila out, well, it didn’t even have a name. Nobody had ever tried it. He said, ‘You guys gotta try this. It’s the best tequila that there is.’ So, we did, and then we started taking bottles home that weren’t marked or anything, and we were going, ‘How are we gonna get this into the States?’ ‘Cause I would get some of my friends to try it, and they loved it and we just thought it would be a great thing to have it in the States.”

He adds, “None of us were really looking to try to get in to a new business, honestly. I do what I do. Feddy was a very successful real estate guy in Cabo, and Ron was formerly the CEO, the guy at Crocs. And so, we just decided we wanted to do it, and here we are two-and-a-half years into the deal and we’re in all 50 states. So, I think that’s pretty good. It’s doing really well.”

George is making his way up the country charts with his latest song, “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar,” from his Billboard No. 1 album, Honky Tonk Time Machine.

You can catch George performing at Ohio Stadium in Columbus (Ohio) June 8th and Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass August 17th. For more information, visit www.GeorgeStrait.com.

Audio / George Strait explains how he got into the tequila business.

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George Strait (Código tequila) OC: …really well. 1:18
“The tequila itself, we started thinking about doing something – or at least I did – probably 10 years ago when I first tasted it down in Mexico. My friend Feddy and Ron, those two guys that are involved in Código now. We were all out playing golf and Feddy brought this tequila out, well, it didn’t even have a name. Nobody had ever tried it. He said, ‘You guys gotta try this. It’s the best tequila that there is.’ So, we did, and then we started taking bottles home that weren’t marked or anything, and we were going, ‘How are we gonna get this into the States?’ ‘Cause I would get some of my friends to try it, and they loved it and we just thought it would be a great thing to have it in the States. And finally after so many years of talking, we finally just did it. None of us were really looking to try to get in to a new business, honestly. I do what I do. Feddy was a very successful real estate guy in Cabo, and Ron was formerly the CEO, the guy at Crocs. And so, we just decided we wanted to do it, and here we are two-and-a-half years into the deal and we’re in all 50 states. So, I think that’s pretty good. It’s doing really well.”

 

CARRIE UNDERWOOD RELEASES HER NEW SONG, “SOUTHBOUND.”

Carrie Underwood has released “Southbound” as her new single, just in time for her summer tour. She co-wrote the song, the latest from her No. 1 debuting album Cry Pretty, with her producer David Garcia, as well as collaborator Josh Miller.

“We get in a room, and I had the title. I was like this sounds like fun, I think. We can do something fun with this,” says Carrie. “So, Katie, we wanted to make her like have a little too much fun, but for every line we came out with, it was like well we don’t want her to be like – we don’t want it to be sad. We still had to make Katie have a little respect but wanted to just get it out there that some people were having too much fun. It surprisingly took us a while to write it but by the end of it, it was like, ‘Well, this is a lot of fun.’ I feel like everybody kind of gravitated towards that one when we were all done with it.”

The Cry Pretty Tour 360, which also features Maddie & Tae and Runaway June, launches May 1st in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about the song “Southbound,” which she co-wrote with David Garcia and Josh Miller and was one of the last songs recorded for her new album, Cry Pretty.

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Carrie Underwood (Southbound) OC: …done with it. 1:00
“We get in a room, and I had the title. I was like this sounds like fun, I think. We can do something fun with this. But then you realize how tricky for some reason it is to be a woman and write like kind of a drinking party boat song. It’s strange. You wouldn’t think it would be any different, but I’m like for some reason I feel like a guy could get away with saying this line that we just threw out there, but I can’t for some reason. And I used Katie in the song as an example. So, Katie, we wanted to make her like have a little too much fun, but for every line we came out with, it was like well we don’t want her to be like – we don’t want it to be sad. We still had to make Katie have a little respect but wanted to just get it out there that some people were having too much fun. It surprisingly took us a while to write it but by the end of it, it was like, ‘Well, this is a lot of fun.’ I feel like everybody kind of gravitated towards that one when we were all done with it.”

Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Southbound) 1

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DRAFT DAY IN NASHVILLE BEGINS TODAY WITH LUKE BRYAN, DIERKS BENTLEY, KEITH URBAN, DARIUS, VINCE, LBT AND MORE.

The NFL Draft has taken over downtown Nashville, and the entire city, including the country music industry is celebrating the Draft coming to Music City USA.

 

You can catch Luke Bryan tonight (April 25th) for ABC’s first time prime-time coverage of the NFL Draft, live coast-to-coast from Nashville, Tennessee, on “2019 NFL Draft on ABC,” beginning at 8pm ET on ABC and via streaming.  

“Good Morning America’s” Robin Roberts and ESPN’s Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit and the entire College GameDay Built by The Home Depot eight-time Emmy® Award-winning crew will headline night one of ABC’s coverage of the NFL Draft. Actor Jeremy Renner (The Avengers: End Game) will also join the crew.  Luke’s NFL Draft appearance will be a reunion for Bryan and College GameDay, as Bryan served as the show’s guest picker during the show’s 2018 season-opening episode.

Dierks Bentley will headline a free outdoor concert on Saturday (April 27th) as part of the 2019 NFL Draft and St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon and ½ Marathon at the Draft Main Stage in downtown Nashville.

 

Also, more than 20 Nashville-based acts representing diverse genres of music will perform during the three days of activities on the Draft Main Stage and at the NFL Draft Experience, a free admission football festival held outside Nissan Stadium.

Tim McGraw will be the headline for the NFL Draft on Friday (April 26th) and GRAMMY-winning gospel music great CeCe Winans will sing the National Anthem to help open NFL Draft activities today.

Darius Rucker is a well-known football fan, having said there are two times of the year — “Football season and waiting for Football season.” He’s been a Miami Dolphins fan since he was five years old, and when his band decided to make a video for “Only Wanna Be With You,” he wanted former Dolphins QB Dan Marino in the video, just so he could meet him.

 

The NFL Draft is scheduled for April 25-27 and is expected to bring in more than 300,000 people to downtown over three days, which would be an NFL Draft record.

For a schedule of the NFL Draft, go to ABC.com  and ESPN.com. For a list of fun events and performances, go to titansonline.com.

Audio / Darius Rucker, a professed Miami Dolphins fan since he was five, talks about how much he loves football.

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Darius Rucker (football) OC: …football season. :20
“Ever since I was five years old, I’ve loved football, and I love how physical it is. I love the chess match of the game. I love the speed of the game. I love college football, but for me watching pro football is better because the speed is so much more. For me, there’s two times a year, man — football season and waiting for football season.”

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Video / Jason Fitz goes one-on-one with Nashville Legacies, as ABC/ESPN bring you an exclusive NFL Draft 2019 All Access Pass.

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CAYLEE HAMMACK GIVES SOME BEHIND-THE-SCENES DETAILS OF THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “FAMILY TREE.”

Caylee Hammack follows the debut music video for “Family Tree” with a behind-the-scenes look at how its autobiographical lyrics were brought to life. With “one of the wildest life stories of any rising artist” (CMT), “Behind the Family Tree” shares an inside peek of personal tokens throughout each scene and reveals real-life family and friends who make special appearances. Following the release of the music video last week, Hammack’s new single introducing her “soulful vocals and descriptive lyrics” (Billboard) was the most added debut at Country radio by a female artist in over three years.

“I actually brought in a bunch of family and friends for my first video,” shared Hammack. “You’ll meet my mama who really is a Tupperware addict and my sister Mollie, the whole reason this song was written. She was sneaking out to smoke cigarettes, so I started writing about it. I don’t think I’d ever seen my dad’s legs before this video, but he loved being in it. He broke that lawn chair afterwards dancing in it! My friends, my sound-wizard producer Mikey, my dog and my grandma’s quilt that survived my house fire all reveal a little bit more about me. Welcome to our ‘family tree.’”

To learn more about Hammack’s “Family Tree” watch below.

Hammack’s ferociously fun debut video was directed by Dano Cerny (Elle King, The Chainsmokers, The Roots) as the “high-spirited, pleased-to-meet-you” (Varietysinger/songwriter proves “there is no doubt she’s born for a life in music” (CMT). “Family Tree” was co-written and co-produced by Hammack. Notching spots on upcoming tour slots, fans can catch Hammack on the road with Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Brothers Osborne and can be seen at country music’s biggest festivals including CMA Music Festival, Country LakeShakeiHeartCountry Festival, Faster Horses Festival and more. Hammack has also been the noted as an “Artist To Watch” by outlets such as The Bobby Bones ShowRolling Stone and HITS Magazine for her “voice to move mountains” alongside her “clever story telling that keeps it all in motion” (Rolling Stone).

Background On Caylee Hammack
Caylee Hammack constantly felt like a self-described “hippie in a hillbilly town.” “I used to pray every night as a kid, ‘God, just please make me different. Don’t make me like everyone else,’” she remembers. Hammack is indeed refreshingly different. She’s a country expressionist, a grungy firebrand and a spiritual seeker. And at only 24, she has already packed a full life into just a few years, using fake IDs to get gigs around South Georgia, turning down a college scholarship for a love that burned out just a few months later, sleeping in her car when she arrived in Nashville and then losing her home in an electrical fire. “My dad has always said that the most beautiful and strongest things are forged in the fire,” she says. “Iron is nothing until you work it in a fire. Glass cannot be blown without intense heat. You can’t make anything beautiful or strong without a little heat.” Tested by the fire, Caylee Hammack has been molded into an artist with incredible depth and a powerhouse voice that can effortlessly veer from fiery and demanding to quiet and vulnerable. Her life experience and relentless curiosity have coalesced into a country cocktail that’s rooted in tradition but expands with shards of modern pop and rock. Her self-penned songs tug on her own life story – bad decisions, secret affairs, broken hearts, a quirky family lineage – as she invariably turns the lemons of her daring life into sonic lemonade. For additional information, visit cayleehammack.com.

Audio / Caylee Hammack talks about having some of her family members and friends featured in the music video for “Family Tree.”

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Caylee Hammack (Family Tree video) OC: …world to me. :37
“If you’ve ever wrangled monkeys, that’s pretty much the gist of getting ‘Family Tree’ together because I brought in a bunch of my family members, I brought a bunch of my friends, I brought my dog in, we had a little cast because some of the people couldn’t come in to play the roles. It was a wild day on set, but I think it all came together. Being able to bring my family in that video means the world to me, because ‘Family Tree’ is the introductory course into my music, you know? It’s the appetizer of my tunes, and being able to start that off very strong with all of my family surrounding me, means the world to me.”

Audio / Caylee Hammack talks about the role her mother had in the video for “Family Tree,” and the fact she brought her own props to the set.

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Caylee Hammack (Family Tree video – Mom) OC: …my mother. :36
“It was really funny, ‘cause we got there (to the set) and my mom walked up and the crew was starting to build this very big, giant mountain of Tupperware that she knocks over in the chorus in the video. And she walked up to it and she’s looking around at it and she goes, ‘I hope you all know this is not real Tupperware, but don’t worry, I brought my own.’ And she went back to her Suburban and she drove up with a buttload of Tupperware for this video, because she said, ‘I just didn’t know if they’d have it.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they didn’t, so you thought ahead.’ I get my overprepping from my mother.”

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BROTHERS OSBORNE TAKES FANS BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF THEIR THREE-NIGHT STAND AT NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM.

Brothers Osborne recently spent three nights performing at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and cameras were there to capture the behind-the-scenes magic.

The guys are currently climbing the country charts with their latest hit, “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You).”

TRAVIS DENNING HAS THE “WORLD” AT HIS FINGERTIPS.

Travis Denning co-wrote Michael Ray’s new single, “Her World or Mine,” with pals Brett Beavers (Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw) and Jamie Paulin (Tim McGraw, Jack Ingram, Jon Pardi).

Travis posted on his socials, “Me, Jamie Paulin and Brett Beavers wrote this song on my birthday in 2016. I’ll never forget Jamie throwin out the title and just thinkin how great it was. Michael, you sang the HELL out of it, and gave it every ounce of emotion it needed. Can’t wait to hear this on the radio!!”

 

Travis is making his way up the country charts with his own “After a Few.” You can catch Travis on the road performing at fairs and festivals, including Stagecoach on Saturday (April 27th). For more information and tour dates, go to travisdenning.com.

JON PARDI’S STEAMY SINGLE “NIGHT SHIFT” IS TOP 10 AND CLIMBING THE COUNTRY RADIO CHARTS.

Jon Pardi’s steamy single “Night Shift” is currently Top 10-and-climbing the Country Radio charts, and is gaining momentum across streaming platforms. “Night Shift” is among the most streamed songs across all genres on Pandora’s Top Spins chart and one of the two current best performing country singles in the Top 20. Deemed a song on a ‘hot streak,’ the song is out-performing Pardi’s multi-platinum, multi-week #1 breakthrough smash and 2018’s most streamed country song of the year “Dirt On My Boots,” at its peak.

“Night Shift” is Pardi’s current single and the latest from his RIAA Platinum-certified album California Sunrise. The song follows the success of three back-to-back, chart-topping #1 songs; “Dirt On My Boots,” “Head Over Boots,” and “Heartache On The Dancefloor” and his Top 25 hit “She Ain’t In It.” Co-written by Tofer Brown, Phillip LaRue and Billy Montana, “Night Shift” was named in Rolling Stone’s 10 Best Country and Americana Songs list and was featured by People.com and ESPN.  Watch the music video for “Night Shift,” here: https://es.pn/2DpUIsg.

Pardi is currently featured on Brooks & Dunn’s Reboot album with “My Next Broken Heart” and Thomas Rhett’s Center Point Road with “Beer Can’t Fix.” He is touring nationwide with Dierks Bentley’s Burning Man Tour and has previously toured with country music forerunners; Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Zac Brown Band and Dwight Yoakam. For a list of tour dates and more information, visit http://www.jonpardi.com/.

 

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  • Alan Jackson with WUSN/Chicago’s Jeff Kapugi and Marci Braun, as well as UMG Nashville’s Mike Dungan and Steve Hodges.