• Darius Rucker Beers and Sunshine
  • Little Big Town Wine, Beer, Whiskey
  • Gary Allan Waste of a Whiskey Drink
  • Dierks Bentley Gone
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Bryan Down to One
  • Brothers Osborne All Night
  • Mickey Guyton Heaven Down Here
  • Taylor Swift no body, no crime
  • Jon Pardi Tequila Little Time

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KIP MOORE RELEASES PULSING NEW TRACK “HOW HIGH” TAKEN FROM HIS FORTHCOMING EXTENDED ALBUM WILD WORLD DELUXE -AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 12TH AND TO PRE-ORDER NOW.

Multi-PLATINUM singer/ songwriter Kip Moore is kicking off 2021 by offering fans another song from his upcoming extended record WILD WORLD DELUXE, releasing the thumping while trippy new track “How High” today, available to listen here. Moore also shared a new video for the song produced and co-written by Moore (Bobby Terry, Luke Dick, Westin Davis). Directed by longtime collaborator PJ Brown, the eccentric focal character reels the viewer in and takes them on a spirited journey, available to watch here.

“How High” is taken from Moore’s 17-track collection, WILD WORLD DELUXE, which will be available on February 12 and is available to pre-order now here. To celebrate the release Moore also announced a special concert event, WILD WORLD DELUXE: LIVE AT THE RYMAN set for release day (2/12). Taking place at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN at 8pm CT, fans can purchase a limited number of in-person tickets for the socially-distanced show, or tickets to the global livestream event, available beginning Tuesday, Jan 19 at ryman.com/event/kip-moore/. The show will also benefit ACM Lifting Lives, with $1 from every ticket sold being donated to the cause.

Moore’s “especially vital” (Esquire) fourth studio album, WILD WORLD has garnered mass critical acclaim and has racked up over 193 million streams worldwide. Critics have praised Moore as he “probes growth and honesty” (American Songwriter) and offers a “much needed escape” (Forbes) with his “mature yet fresh blend of soaring 80’s heartland and contemporary country depth” (Classic Rock). Moore also recently released the first new track from the Deluxe version“Don’t Go Changing,” with an impactful music video. The video served as a call to action to fans to help support and donate to Music Venue Alliance Nashville, whose aim is to help independent music venues working to survive during the pandemic.

Multi-PLATINUM singer/ songwriter Kip Moore has toured the world headlining his own shows, earning acclaim and a rabid fanbase as an all-in performer in each setting, wrapping 40 sold-out headlining shows in The U.S, The U.K. and Canada at the beginning of 2020. Praised by Noisey as “an uncompromising, genre-defying artist firing on all cylinders” Moore has blazed his own trail. Moore’s revered fourth studio album WILD WORLD spawned his recent Top 15 single “She’s Mine.” The current CMA “International Artist Achievement Award” nominee first splashed into the mainstream with the double-PLATINUM No.One “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” in 2012, then followed up with three more best selling No. Ones (“Hey Pretty Girl,” “Beer Money” and “More Girls Like You”), a trio of ambitious, critically-praised albums and two gritty EPs that landed Moore on multiple “Best Of” lists. For more information visit kipmoore.net.

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PARKER McCOLLUM RELEASES THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, “TO BE LOVED BY YOU.”

Parker McCollum just released the music video for his latest single, “To Be Loved By You.”  Directed by Peter Zavadil, the video showcases an energetic performance from Parker as he moves on from a relationship.

 

 

“To Be Loved By You,” which he co-wrote with Rhett Akins, is the follow-up to Parker’s debut No.1 hit single “Pretty Heart” which was recently certified Gold by the RIAA. “Pretty Heart” has consistently stayed in the Top 10 on the country streaming chart for several weeks averaging almost 7M streams a week.  “Pretty Heart” is featured on Parker’s recent EP, Hollywood Gold, which debuted Top 10 on the Billboard country chart and marked the highest-selling debut EP for 2020. Critics praised Hollywood Gold with Billboard noting, “McCollum’s voice is twangy and strong and the Texan’s songwriting really stands out. There’s nothing cookie-cutter about these songs.” American Songwriter added, “Parker McCollum shines bright on his new EP Hollywood Gold.”

A singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and dedicated road warrior, Parker McCollum began building a following in his native Texas with 2015’s The Limestone Kid. The album track “Meet You in The Middle” became a hit on Texas’ regional radio chart — no small feat for an independent, 22-year-old musician — but it was the album’s widely-acclaimed follow-up, Probably Wrong, that helped Parker find national success. Compared to John Mayer and Jason Isbell by Rolling Stone, Parker supported the album with a string of sold-out shows, bringing record-breaking crowds to venues like San Angelo’s RiverStage and two sold-out Billy Bob’s along the way. Born in Conroe, TX, and currently based in Austin, the 28-year-old entrepreneurially-spirited artist bridges the gap between Texas’ homegrown music scene and Nashville’s country-industry headquarters. For a full list of tour dates, news and more, visit www.parkermccollum.com

The Texas native is set to make his Grand Ole Opry debut on February 6th.

 

For a highlight reel of Parker’s accomplishments, watch the clip below.

 

 

DIERKS BENTLEY IS ENJOYING FAMILY AND LIFE IN TELLURIDE.

Dierks Bentley has developed a real love for Telluride, Colorado. He first went out to the majestic location for a Bluegrass Music Festival several years ago. Then, he vacationed out there, and subsequently brought out several songwriter friends for a writers retreat. Inspired by the location, the mountains and the serenity, they wrote songs that would make up his 2018 album, The Mountain. He also recorded the album in Telluride, which is also the place he has held his own music festival a couple of times.

So, when the pandemic hit the U.S. and he and his family had to quarantine, they were already hanging out in Telluride, and so he and his wife made the decision to stay right there, especially since his three children were already remote learning.

“I’ve been out there in Colorado, we went out there in March, I guess it was, for a family trip and then COVID hit and we never left. I kind of used it as an opportunity to sneak out there and then we just stayed,” says Dierks. “I was worried about the fall and schools and being in person and being in big cities, and there’s a little school out there they can go to, so they’re doing that. So, it’s allowed me – if I’m gonna be unemployed and if I’m gonna have this time,  I just wanna be somewhere where I can make up for lost time on the road as far as like mountains and rivers and hiking and biking and family time and riding bikes with my kids to school and so much to do with them and outdoors all the time, which I kind of needed after this many years on the bus and on the road. So, I’m trying to stay inspired and knowing when it does go green again, I’ll probably be gone a lot, trying to make up for the deficit of these last few years…of this last year.”

Dierks is making his way up the country charts with his latest single, “Gone.”

Audio / Dierks Bentley says he and his family are enjoying living out in Telluride, while riding out the pandemic.

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Dierks Bentley (enjoying Telluride) OC: …song says – a lot. 1:04
“I’ve been out there in Colorado, we went out there in March, I guess it was, for a family trip and then COVID hit and we never left. I kind of used it as an opportunity to sneak out there and then we just stayed. I was worried about the fall and schools and being in person and being in big cities, and there’s a little school out there they can go to, so they’re doing that. So, it’s allowed me – if I’m gonna be unemployed and if I’m gonna have this time,  I just wanna be somewhere where I can make up for lost time on the road as far as like mountains and rivers and hiking and biking and family time and riding bikes with my kids to school and so much to do with them and outdoors all the time, which I kind of needed after this many years on the bus and on the road. So I’m trying to stay inspired and knowing when it does go green again, I’ll probably be gone a lot, trying to make up for the deficit of these last few years…of this last year. Hopefully, it’s just the one year, right? I’m already thinking ahead to 2022. Yikes! Hopefully, we’re out there in 2021.  So, yeah, I’m trying to make the most of the time and it’s definitely been good in that regard, because I’ve been gone – like the song says – a lot.”

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TRAVIS DENNING AND PARKER McCOLLUM NAMED TO THE R.I.A.A. CLASS OF 2020.

Travis Denning and Parker McCollum have been named to the R.I.A.A. (Recording Industry Association of America) Class of 2020. Every year, the RIAA recognizes artists who have achieved Gold and Platinum status for the very first time.

Travis earned a gold certification for his No. 1 hit, “After a Few,” while Parker’s recent chart-topper, “Pretty Heart,” was certified gold, as well.

 

This distinctive honor also recognizes the hard work of their record labels and teams behind each artist.

“We are thrilled to induct 53 artists into RIAA’s Gold & Platinum Class of 2020,” said Chairman/CEO MITCH GLAZIER. “Earning your first Gold or Platinum Award is a sign of true success and limitless possibilities. Congratulations to this year’s artists, their labels and teams!”

 

Audio / Parker McCollum talks about his recent No. 1 song, "Pretty Heart."

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Parker McCollum (Pretty Heart) OC: …chase this dream. :43
“‘Pretty Heart’ was a song, er hook that I had had and a melody I’d had for a long time that I had forgotten about. I was scrolling back through my Instagram one night, looking for something one night and I had found a video of me singing it that I had posted forever ago. I was like, ‘Man, how did I forget about that?’ I think that was the day before I was flying up here (Nashville) to write with my buddy Randy Montana. I was like, ‘Maybe he’d like that idea.’ I took it to him, and he just fell in love with it and that was like two or three hours that we just cranked it out. We were like, ‘Man! That was it.’ All those songs come from very real-life experiences – good and bad choices and decisions that I’ve made on my own. But they’re all just about past relationships and giving those up to chase this dream.”

Audio / Travis Denning says everyone can relate to his No. 1 song, "After a Few."

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Travis Denning (After A Few) OC: …it’s real. :17
“I think this song really is just about that story that a lot of people can relate to – being attracted to someone that probably logically in your head is not real, but something in your heart keeps taking you back. I mean I know that’s a subject we talk about all the time, but we do it because it’s real.”

JON PARDI CELEBRATES THE 7TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELEASE OF HIS DEBUT ALBUM.

Jon Pardi released his debut album, Write You a Song, seven years ago this week (January 14th, 2014). He has since exploded on the country charts with four No. 1 songs.

Write You A Song contains both of Pardi’s breakthrough hits—“Missin’ You Crazy” and “Up All Night”–as well as tracks that veer from pure honky-tonk and party songs to tales of love and romance. The bottom line, though, is pure, stage-worthy high energy.

“All I ever wanted to do coming to Nashville,” says Jon, “was to write rowdy, in-your-face, straight country music, and that’s what this album is.”

The album’s title track packs the kind of punch that marks Pardi as heir to a honky-tonk line that runs through Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam, and its spare instrumentation brings a purist’s grit to heartfelt tales of road life. “What I Can’t Put Down” is an ode to the addictive nature of cigarettes, alcohol, love and, above all, music. “Trash A Hotel Room” is not, as might be expected, a tale of road excess, but rather a tale of two lovers getting back to basics, and “Happens All The Time” makes a terrific song out of a pick-up line. If there is a bit of autobiographical philosophy here, it’s in the fan-favorite “Chasin’ Them Better Days,” an infectious look at hope and dreams in the worlds of music and love.

Jon has recently released his latest song, “Tequila Little Time,” from his third studio album, Heartache Medication. He released a deluxe version of the record with two new songs late last year, as well as Rancho Fiesta Sessions, a collection of cover songs that he recorded in his shop during the earlier days of the pandemic.

Audio / JON PARDI TALKS ABOUT THE TITLE TRACK OF HIS DEBUT ALBUM, WRITE YOU A SONG.

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Jon Pardi (Write You a Song) OC: …a Song. :51
“Well, ‘Write You a Song’ was the second song I’d ever co-written in Nashville, and it was like 2010, maybe in 2009, and it just stuck for so long. That’s a long time to just stick around, but once you hear it, it’s just so in your face and it’s fun. It’s talking about this guy that tours around the country in a van, and he’d always meet girls at shows, and he’s just having fun and they’re having fun. It doesn’t sound like me at all, you know, it doesn’t sound like me at all. But, this song has brought that guy to life, who’s not me, I’m just saying. It’s about writing chicks songs, and as I listen to the 11 songs, ‘Write You a Song,’ sticks out, and that’s why it’s the title track. It’s like you want to have a title for your essay you turned in in high school, or you have a title for your track list. Boom – ‘Write You a Song.’”

 

ADAM HAMBRICK RELEASES ACOUSTIC VIDEO FOR HIS SONG, “DO THE MATH.”

CAYLEE HAMMACK USED A FAKE ID TO GET INTO BARS WHEN SHE WAS A TEENAGER JUST SO SHE COULD PERFORM.

Caylee Hammack is a natural born singer, songwriter and performer. She started playing live wherever she could when she was only 13-years-old. It proved a bit tough when she was playing in bars, though, but she eventually got a fake ID…with her dad’s approval.

“From 13 to 19, I played all over the Southeast, whether it was in a church, a honkytonk, a bike rally, a coffee shop – anywhere that I could be singing, I was,” says Caylee. “So, at 13, I started playing in a bar in my hometown where my dad would have to come in. I nicknamed my dad ‘Big Daddy Security,’ cause he’d have to come in to all my shows if I was to play until I got a fake ID saying I was 18 in the state of Georgia, so I could play all these gigs and my dad didn’t have to go. He knows I got it, because I was hell-bent on getting some of these gigs and in the state of Georgia, you have to be 18 years of age or older. And at that age when I got the fake ID I was 16. And I told him, I said, ‘Well, what about this—what if I get a fake ID that says I’m only 19 or 20 years old, so you know I’m not drinking, but at least I’m getting to do my job.’ And he was like, ‘Okay.’”

Caylee is currently making her way up the country charts with “Just Friends.”

Audio / Caylee Hammack talks about performing everywhere she could when she was a teen growing up in Georgia.

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Caylee Hammack (started playing live at 13) OC: …don’t hide much. :48
“From 13 to 19, I played all over the Southeast, whether it was in a church, a honkytonk, a bike rally, a coffee shop – anywhere I could be singing, I was. So, at 13, I started playing in a bar in my hometown where my dad would have to come in. I nicknamed my dad ‘Big Daddy Security,’ cause he’d have to come in to all my shows if I was to play until I got a fake ID saying I was 18 in the state of Georgia, so I could play all these gigs and my dad didn’t have to go. He knows I got it, because I was hell-bent on getting some of these gigs and in the state of Georgia, you have to be 18 years of age or older. And at that age when I got the fake ID I was 16. And I told him, I said, ‘Well, what about this—what if I get a fake ID that says I’m only 19 or 20 years old, so you know I’m not drinking, but at least I’m getting to do my job.’ And he was like, ‘Okay.’ I’m very honest with my family. I don’t hide much.”

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NEWS AND NOTES: Parker, Carrie, Brandon

Parker McCollum will release the official music video for his new single, “To Be Loved By You” on Thursday (January 14th) at Noon on VEVO.

Carrie Underwood appeared on the Drew Barrymore Show on Tuesday (January 12th) and talked about her Christmas album, My Gift, organization, her book Find Your Path and much more.

Brandon Lay has released an acoustic video for his song, “Startin’ Young.” Check it out below.

 

GARY ALLAN TAKES FANS BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF HIS NEW VIDEO FOR “WASTE OF A WHISKEY DRINK.”

Gary Allan is taking fans behind-the-scenes of his latest music video for “Waste of a Whiskey Drink.” Check it out below.

 

 

PARKER McCOLLUM RELEASES NEW SINGLE, “TO BE LOVED BY YOU.”

 

Parker McCollum has released his new single, “To Be Loved By You,” the follow-up to his recent No. 1 gold-certified hit “Pretty Heart.”

The song, which was released to fans on New Year’s, was written by Parker and hit singer-songwriter Rhett Akins. The Texas native says the tempo of the song changed once he hit the studio with producer Jon Randall (Dierks Bentley).

“Recording ‘To Be Loved By You” was really a unique kind of experience,” says Parker. “It was a song I think that when I wrote it with my buddy Rhett Akins, we kind of, we didn’t put a lot of energy into it. It was more of a kind of slow, balled-y song, and we got in the studio, I was with Jon Randall, and I said, ‘Man, what if we just push the limits on this one and kinda just see how far we can push the envelope here?’ It’s crazy to see how well it turned out, and it’s such a rockin’ tune and we’re stoked about it.”

Parker is set to make his Grand Ole Opry debut February 6th.

 

Audio / Parker McCollum talks about writing and recording his new single, "To Be Loved By You."

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Parker McCollum (To Be Loved By You) OC: …stoked about it. :28
“Recording ‘To Be Loved By You” was really a unique kind of experience. It was a song I think that when I wrote it with my buddy Rhett Akins, we kind of, we didn’t put a lot of energy into it. It was more of a kind of slow, balled-y song, and we got in the studio, I was with Jon Randall, and I said, ‘Man, what if we just push the limits on this one and kinda just see how far we can push the envelope here?’ It’s crazy to see how well it turned out, and it’s such a rockin’ tune and we’re stoked about it.”

Audio / LINER Parker McCollum (To Be Loved By You) 1

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