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LUKE BRYAN PREMIERES BRAND NEW SINGLE, “COUNTRY ON,” AT COUNTRY RADIO.

Five-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan is premiering a brand-new single at country radio today, “Country On.” The song, written by Mark Nesler, David Frasier, Mitch Oglesby, and Styles Haury, produced by Jeff Stevens and co-produced by Jody Stevens and featuring Sarah Buxton on background vocals, lands just in time for America’s Independence Day. Luke teases this is the first of more new music he is currently working on. “Country On” is available at all digital retailers HERE.

“I love that the song uplifts the hardworking American people out there, and it brings a lot of unity,” shared Luke. “It just has feel-good vibes all the way around it and anytime you can reference country music fans in a song, and you can really make it feel natural, it’s great. And this song does just that.”

Being the son of an American farmer and growing a few crops of his own, the five-time Entertainer of the Year understands the hard work, blood, sweat and tears it takes, and he says the first line of “Country On” drew him to the song right away.

“When you hear, ‘Hey Farm Boy…’ I mean that certainly spoke to me right off the bat, and the fact that we were able to put so many different aspects of the way, the country American way of life out there, and I felt like this song really, really nailed it,” says Luke. “It was something that really spoke to my heart and being able to put it out in the heart of summer, right against the Fourth of July, I feel it’s gonna talk to, speak to a lot of people out there.”

You can find audio of the song below, as well as audio and liners here on “Country On.”

The release of “Country On” follows Luke’s stellar track record at country radio with 29 career #1 singles and 17.2 Billion worldwide streams.

Earlier this week, he shot the music video for “Country On” in downtown Nashville and featured Metro Nashville Police Officers and other first responders.

 

Next week, Luke will continue his RAISED UP RIGHT TOUR after the July 4th holiday with shows in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Raleigh, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia with 30+ cities before wrapping in late October with Riley Green and Mitchell Tenpenny.

Raised Up Right Tour Schedule HERE.

“My favorite place to be is on stage performing to country music fans,” Bryan said. “So thankful every night when I walk out on that stage and know you are there to have a blast along beside me. It never gets old.”

Fans can also make plans to see his headline residency at the new Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas:

  • August 2022: 31
  • September 2022: 3, 4
  • November 2022: 30
  • December 2022: 2, 3, 7, 9, 10

 

 

Audio / Luke Bryan talks about his new single, "Country On."

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Luke Bryan (Country On) OC: …people out there. :29
“When you hear, ‘Hey Farm Boy…’ I mean that certainly spoke to me right off the bat, and the fact that we were able to put so many different aspects of the way, the country American way of life out there, and I felt like this song really, really nailed it. It was something that really spoke to my heart and being able to put it out in the heart of summer, right against the Fourth of July, I feel it’s gonna talk to, speak to a lot of people out there.”

MADDIE & TAE HAVE A CLOSE CONNECTION TO THIS SEASON OF STRANGER THINGS.

If you’re a fan of the Upside Down, it might interest you to know Maddie & Tae‘s Taylor Kerr has a very close connection to this season (Season 4) of the popular Netflix series, Stranger Things. Her brother, Mason Dye, stars as basketball jock Jason Carver.

You can find out what Maddie & Tae have to say about Mason on this weekend’s edition of CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown.

The pair recently released the song “Every Night Every Morning” to digital partners everywhere.

 

LITTLE BIG TOWN RELEASES NEW SONG “ALL SUMMER” FROM UPCOMING NEW ALBUM.

ACM, CMA and GRAMMY-winning band Little Big Town is releasing their latest song, “All Summer,” from their forthcoming 10th studio album.  The song is the follow-up to their most recent single, “Hell Yeah,” which has amassed more than 10 million streams since its April release.

Written by Karen Fairchild, Sara Buxton, Madi Diaz, Ashley Ray, Savana Santos and Alyssa Vanderheym, “All Summer” is a bonafide, summer ready anthem.

 

LISTEN TO “ALL SUMMER” HERE | VIEW LYRIC VIDEO HERE

 

Little Big Town continues to bring their exceptional live shows to fans worldwide this summer – they recently wrapped up The Bandwagon Tour with Miranda Lambert and joined The Eagles on all dates of their European stadium tour this summer. This fall, Little Big Town will join Wynonna Judd on select dates of The Judds: The Final Tour.

 

Little Big Town – Upcoming 2022 Tour Dates:

July 22 Eau Claire, WI Country Jam USA 2022
July 23 Sioux City, IA Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
July 28 Lincoln, NE Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater
July 29 Camdenton, MO Ozarks Amphitheater
July 30 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap
August 5 Salamanca, NY Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino
August 6 Verona, NY Wolf Trap
August 27 Nassau, Bahamas Atlantis Paradise Island
September 3 Taos, NM Kit Carson Park
September 4 Aspen, CO Jazz Aspen Snowmass 2022

 

For more news, tour dates, and information, please visit www.LittleBigTown.com.

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KYLIE MORGAN HAS RELEASED HER DEBUT SINGLE, “IF HE WANTED TO HE WOULD.”

Kylie Morgan has released her debut radio single, “If He Wanted To He Would,” which she co-wrote with Zandi Holup and Ben Johnson. An upbeat anthem with in-your-face honesty, “If He Wanted To He Would” shipped today, hitting airwaves with an official add date of July 25th.

“’If He Wanted To He Would’ is a very, very special song to me for many reasons,” she says. “But I really believe that in today’s world, dating is so different than it used to be first of all, and I just miss the remember when you had to walk up to someone and actually start a conversation rather than like being able to swipe left and right, and I just feel like everyone in the dating world, especially in 2022 now is just doing the bare minimum. Do you remember when you had to buy a girl flowers to even go on the first date? Remember that was a thing? I feel like everyone is treating dating and loving in general as such a convenience rather than an effort, and I feel like ‘If He Wanted To He Would’ is that reminder for, especially girls, set your standards high and don’t lower them just because it’s convenient for someone else. Know what you’re worth and continue to just love yourself through that and rock that.”

Kylie serves it up straight with lyrics including: If he loved you he would tell you, If he missed you he would call, If he wants you to meet his momma, Then he would bring you home. 

 

Just ‘cause he liked your old picture

Don’t mean he’s stuck on the past

Just ‘cause he talks to your brother

Don’t mean he’s still attached

Just ‘cause he’s drunk at 2 a.m.

Texts, “Hey what’s up girl, how you been?”

Don’t read too much into that

Don’t mean he wants you back

 

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If he loved you, he would tell you

If he missed you, he would call

If he wants you to meet his momma

Then he would bring you home

Oh, there ain’t no excuse

He ain’t mister misunderstood

Quit lying to yourself

If he wanted to, he would

If he wanted to, he would

 

Just ‘cause he said, happy birthday

Don’t waste a wish on him

Don’t psychoanalyze him

Make it more than what it is

He won’t suddenly be the somebody

You wish he always was

If he didn’t, then he doesn’t

If he wouldn’t, then he wasn’t

 

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He might’ve set the bar low

But might keep your standards high

Ain’t telling you nothing you don’t know

You know he ain’t worth your time

 

Repeat Chorus

 

If he wanted to, he would

If he wanted to, he would

If he wanted to, he would

 

Kylie also just released her brand new EP, P.S., the follow-up to her previous EP, Love, Kylie. With each track telling a chapter of her story, Kylie co-penned all seven songs, produced by Shane McAnally and Ben Johnson.

 

Audio / Kylie Morgan talks about her debut radio single, "If He Wanted To He Would."

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Kylie Morgan (If He Wanted To He Would) OC: …rock that. 1:02
“’If He Wanted To He Would’ is a very, very special song to me for many reasons. But I really believe that in today’s world, dating is so different than it used to be first of all, and I just miss the remember when you had to walk up to someone and actually start a conversation rather than like being able to swipe left and right, and I just feel like everyone in the dating world, especially in 2022 now is just doing the bare minimum. Do you remember when you had to buy a girl flowers to even go on the first date? Remember that was a thing? I feel like everyone is treating dating and loving in general as such a convenience rather than an effort, and I feel like ‘If He Wanted To He Would’ is that reminder for, especially girls, set your standards high and don’t lower them just because it’s convenient for someone else. Know what you’re worth and continue to just love yourself through that and rock that.”

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KYLIE MORGAN’S P.S. EP AVAILABLE NOW.

EMI Records Nashville singer/songwriter Kylie Morgan is sharing her anticipated EP, P.S., out everywhere today. With each track telling a chapter of her story, Kylie co-penned all seven songs, produced by Shane McAnally and Ben Johnson. She opens up about the new project – a continuation of her debut EP Love, Kylie – in the official trailer, available here.

“If you’ve ever been in love, dared to dream, been told you’re not good enough, gotten your heart broken or just want to let your hair down and let it all go – I wrote this record for you,” Kylie shares in the clip.

“The message I hope to send to fans with these new songs is that life is such a journey – there are ups, there are downs, there are good moments, there are bad moments, but each moment has made you who you are,” she says. “Each moment that you have felt like the world is ending has honestly made you a stronger person and made your world stronger.”

Showcasing her signature vulnerability across the collection of tracks including fan-favorite “Independent With You,” she brings carefree fun with “Love Like We’re Drunk” and a clever kiss-off on “Country Anyway,” teaming up with her longtime co-writer Walker Hayes.

An upbeat anthem with in-your-face honesty, her debut single to country radio “If He Wanted To He Would” ships today, hitting airwaves with an official add date of July 25. Kylie serves it up straight with lyrics including: If he loved you he would tell you, If he missed you he would call, If he wants you to meet his momma, Then he would bring you home. Watch the “If He Wanted To He Would” lyric video here.

 

P.S. Track List:

  1. “Independent With You” (Kylie Morgan, Erik Belz, Palmer Lee)*
  2. “If He Wanted To He Would” (Kylie Morgan, Zandi Holup, Ben Johnson)
  3. “Love Like We’re Drunk” (Kylie Morgan, Jeff Garrison, Brian White)
  4. “Gucci” (Kylie Morgan, Nicolette Hayford, Pete Good)
  5. “Country Anyway” (feat. Walker Hayes) (Kylie Morgan, Elaina Jones, Walker Hayes)
  6. “Over A Redneck” (Kylie Morgan, Nate Kenyon, Blake Bollinger)
  7. “Mean Girls” (Kylie Morgan, Shane Stevens, Nash Overstreet)

 

* = “Independent With You” produced by Shane McAnally, Ben Johnson and Erik Belz

Kylie is on the road this summer with upcoming shows across the country, after recently making her high-profile Nissan Stadium debut at this year’s CMA Fest. For a full list of upcoming tour dates and to purchase tickets, visit kyliemorgan.com/tour.

 

Audio / Kylie Morgan talks about her new EP, P.S., and what message she hopes to send to people.

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Kylie Morgan (P.S. EP message) OC: …those journeys. :41
“The message I hope to send to fans with these new songs is that life is such a journey – there are ups, there are downs, there are good moments, there are bad moments, but each moment has made you who you are. Each moment that you have felt like the world is ending has honestly made you a stronger person and made your world stronger. And I just hope this project you can come back to no matter what you’re going through in life no matter what phase of your journey you’re in, you can have a song that you can listen to and just remind yourself that you are completely not alone. We are all going through our own journeys at different timelines, and this is just a project to remind you that you should enjoy each part of those journeys.”

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LUKE BRYAN RELEASES NEW SINGLE, “COUNTRY ON.”

Luke Bryan has released his new single, “Country On.” The tune, written by David Frasier, Styles Haury, Mark Nesler and Mitch Oglesby, is an anthemic tribute to hardworking men and women.

Luke says one of the biggest inspirations behind recording the song is one of the songwriters, Mark Nesler. “One of the biggest inspirations behind the song, ‘Country On,’ is one of the songwriters, a guy named Mark Nesler who sang the demo,” says Luke. “I’ve always loved his voice. He’s just got one of my favorite artist voices, songwriter voices I’ve ever heard, and when I heard him perform ‘Country On,’ and the way he sold it in the demo, to me, it just spoke to me. And all I wanted to do was capture what Mark Nesler was able to capture when he recorded the demo. It spoke to me, and I think it’s gonna speak to a lot of people out there.”

 

Hey, farm boy, keep dropping that plow
Bailing that hay, feeding them cows
From the rooster crow ’til another long day is gone
Country on

Hey, big rig, keep clocking them miles
Pulling that horn, making us smile
Rolling that load down the road all night long
Country on

Hey, cowboy, keep slinging that rope
Eating that dirt, wearing that gold
Break a leg, rodeo, but just don’t break no bones
Country on

Hey, barkeep, how ’bout another round
Keep the neon lit in this crazy town
Just pour a little more
Country on
Country on, yeah, country on

Hey fireman, boys and girls in blue
We could sure use a lot more like you
You come running in anytime anything goes wrong
Country on

Hey soldier, wherever you might be
Hats off to keeping us free
All our thoughts and prayers ’til you get back home
Country on

Hey, hometown, keep throwing that ball
Raise ‘em outside, hang a fish on the wall
They only stay little so long, so love ‘em up strong
Country on

I say hey, hey, USA
We ain’t seen our better days
Hell naw, hey y’all
Country on
Country on

Hey, Nashville, keep bending them strings
Digging for gold, chasing them dreams
Keep on with your songs ’til the whole world’s singing along
Country on

I say hey, hey, USA
We ain’t seen our better days
Hell naw, hey y’all
Country on

Country on and on and on and on and on
Country on and on and on, country on
Keep keeping on and on and on and on and on
Country on and on and on, country on
Yeah, country on
Yeah, country on and on and on, on and on
Country on

 

Luke recently launched his Raised Up Right Tour, which he takes to Virginia Beach July 7th, followed by dates in Raleigh, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Audio / Luke Bryan talks about the inspiration behind recording his new single, "Country On."

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Luke Bryan (Country On Inspiration) OC: …people out there. :35
“One of the biggest inspirations behind the song, ‘Country On,’ is one of the songwriters, a guy named Mark Nesler who sang the demo. I’ve always loved his voice. He’s just got one of my favorite artist voices, songwriter voices I’ve ever heard, and when I heard him perform ‘Country On,’ and the way he sold it in the demo, to me, it just spoke to me. And all I wanted to do was capture what Mark Nesler was able to capture when he recorded the demo. It spoke to me, and I think it’s gonna speak to a lot of people out there.”

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MICKEY GUYTON READY TO HOST A CAPITOL FOURTH.

Mickey Guyton is preparing to host the 42nd edition of A CAPITOL FOURTH, America’s national Independence Day celebration on PBS.

Mickey will lead an all-star cast in a patriotic evening of unrivaled musical performances by top stars from pop, country, R&B, classical and Broadway featuring the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of premiere pops conductor Jack Everly.

She is most excited about taking her family — husband Grant and son Grayson — to the nation’s capitol and watch the fireworks. “I am most looking forward to being able to share this experience with my son,” says Mickey. “He is 16 months now and it’s just been so cool to watch him grow up and see the world for the first time, and I’m really excited about him seeing fireworks and really being able to to take it all in. I think that’s going to be my favorite part of Fourth of July.”

A CAPITOL FOURTH airs Monday, July 4th, 2022 from 8pm to 9:30pm ET, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.  The program can also be heard in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide and will be streaming on YouTube and www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth and available as Video on Demand for a limited time only, July 4th to July 18th, 2022.

 

Audio / Mickey Guyton, who is hosting A Capitol Fourth on PBS this year, is most excited for her son Grayson to experience the fireworks.

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Mickey Guyton (Fourth of July 2022) OC: …of July. :22
“I am most looking forward to being able to share this experience with my son. He is 16 months now and it’s just been so cool to watch him grow up and see the world for the first time, and I’m really excited about him seeing fireworks and really being able to to take it all in. I think that’s going to be my favorite part of Fourth of July.”

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KEITH URBAN PERFORMS ON NBC’S TODAY SHOW.

Keith Urban stopped by NBC’s Today Show on Thursday to perform several songs, such as “Days Go By,” “Wasted Time,” “Blue Ain’t Your Color” and “One Too Many,” as well as to debut his new single “Brown Eyes Baby,” which will be released to radio and the world on July 8th.

He also took time to chat with the hosts of the popular morning show about touring (The Speed Of Now Tour), his recent 16th anniversary with wife Nicole Kidman and his brand new single.

 

 

 

KYLIE MORGAN IS SET TO RELEASE HER NEW EP, P.S., ON FRIDAY (JULY 1ST).

Kylie Morgan will release her new EP, P.S., on Friday (July 1st). The project will feature her recent tracks including fan favorite “Independent With You” and good-time anthem “Love Like We’re Drunk,” plus her forthcoming debut single “If He Wanted To He Would,” shipping to country radio on the EP’s release day.

P.S. is the follow-up to Kylie’s 2021 EP Love, Kylie, praised by American Songwriter for its “infectious arrangements, irresistibly clever lyrics and a vibrant, empowering energy.” Helping “solidify her place as one to watch” (Billboard), the debut scored Kylie a spot as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country and VEVO’s 2021 DSCVR Artists to Watch, while also being selected for CMA’s coveted KixStart program.

“It’s like the next chapter. I’ve had my whole life to think about the first EP, Love, Kylie, and I had so much to say, but I only had six songs to say it,” says Kylie. “And so, with this next EP, it’s all the things and subject matters and feelings and situations and stories that I didn’t get to say on the first EP. And so, it’s just kind of like more of those feelings that some people can’t explain, and I hope that I can be the voice that can help you explain those.”

About Kylie Morgan:
An Oklahoma native, Kylie Morgan started writing songs at the age of 12, gaining national attention from music producers and television executives after releasing her music independently. This early success led to her making regular trips to Nashville, crafting her voice, and polishing her songwriting. At 19, she made the decision to officially call Music City home. Recognizing Kylie’s unique talent, the SMACKSongs team signed her to their roster under the guidance of GRAMMY Award-winning songwriters, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne.

Audio / Kylie Morgan says her new EP, P.S., is the next chapter of her life.

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Kylie Morgan (P.S. EP) OC: …explain those. :24
“It’s like the next chapter. I’ve had my whole life to think about the first EP, Love, Kylie, and I had so much to say, but I only had six songs to say it. And so, with this next EP, it’s all the things and subject matters and feelings and situations and stories that I didn’t get to say on the first EP. And so, it’s just kind of like more of those feelings that some people can’t explain, and I hope that I can be the voice that can help you explain those.”

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JON PARDI RELEASES UNOFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “FILL’ER UP.”

Jon Pardi is trending Top 10 with his latest single, “Last Night Lonely,” and he’s gearing up for the release of his new album, Mr. Saturday Night, September 2nd. He’s released one of the tracks of the upcoming album, “Fill’Er Up,” and then he just dropped an unofficial music video for the new tune.

 

Jon is getting ready to kick of his his Ain’t Always The Cowboy Tour named after his critically acclaimed song of the same name. The trek, presented by CASE Construction Equipment, will launch July 14th in Irving, Texas and running through October 1st with a headlining show at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater.

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