• Sam Hunt Outskirts
  • Jordan Davis Tucson Too Late
  • Tyler Hubbard Back Then Right Now
  • Anne Wilson Rain in the Rearview
  • Chris Stapleton Think I'm In Love With You
  • Priscilla Block Good On You
  • Brothers Osborne Break Mine

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SAM HUNT SCORES HIS 10TH NO. 1 SINGLE WITH “OUTSKIRTS.”

Sam Hunt‘s “Outskirts” has topped both the Billboard and Country Aircheck country charts this week. Sam co-wrote “Outskirts” with Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne, and co-produced it with Crowell and Chris LaCorte. It’s from his new EP Locked Up, which came out earlier this month.

A couple of weeks ago, Sam was hoping he’d have his tenth No. 1 song as an artist. “It is always as special, because you’ll have one, and then immediately you’ll think can I, could I have another one? This will be, as an artist, number 10 for me. So, when Outskirts had a slow start, I thought, ‘Well, maybe I’ll never hit 10.’ Well, I was already coming to terms with not reaching that number,” says the Georgia native. “If it does, it will be 10, so that will make this one even more special, because I always heard, I remember folks told me back in the day, ‘You really haven’t solidified a career that you can tour with longevity until you have 10 number-ones.’ And I remember thinking, gol’, that seems like an impossible task, and now sitting at nine, one away. In the back of my mind, I still hear that and think maybe I’ll be on sturdy ground if I can get number 10 and I can tour for the next several years, if that’s what I end up doing. So, yeah, this one’ll be a special one, a milestone.”

He’s got a couple of festival dates in May before he kicks off his Locked Up Tour in Bend, Oregon on June 28th.

 

Audio / A couple of weeks ago, Sam Hunt said he hoped "Outskirts" would go to the top of the charts, which would be his 10th No. 1 as an artist.

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“It is always as special, because you’ll have one, and then immediately you’ll think can I, could I have another one? This will be, as an artist, number 10 for me. So, when Outskirts had a slow start, I thought, ‘Well, maybe I’ll never hit 10.’ Well, I was already coming to terms with not reaching that number. If it does, it will be 10, so that will make this one even more special, because I always heard, I remember folks told me back in the day, ‘You really haven’t solidified a career that you can tour with longevity until you have 10 number-ones.’ And I remember thinking, gol’, that seems like an impossible task, and now sitting at nine, one away. In the back of my mind, I still hear that and think maybe I’ll be on sturdy ground if I can get number 10 and I can tour for the next several years, if that’s what I end up doing. So, yeah, this one’ll be a special one, a milestone.”

 

PRESS RELEASE: Sam Hunt scores his 10th No. 1 with “Outskirts.”

Diamond-selling country star Sam Hunt celebrates his 10th radio chart-topper with “Outskirts” reaching No. 1 on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck / MediaBase charts. The RIAA Gold-certified tune written by Hunt with Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers, and Josh Osborne, displays “regret, nostalgia, reflection, and mourning for the love he threw away,” according to MusicRow which commended the song’s craftmanship and predicted it is “totally a winner.” “Outskirts” is featured on Hunt’s Locked Up EP released April 5th.

Hunt recently wrapped his arena-headlining Outskirts Tour, crossing the U.S. and Canada with country music’s Brett Young and Lily Rose. With good news for fans, he also announced his headlining summer amphitheater Locked Up Tour kicking off June 28 in Bend, Ore. On sale now, the 20-city Locked Up Tour runs through September with dates across the U.S. and Canada, and features support artists Russell Dickerson, George Birge (U.S.), and Dalton Dover (Canada). Fans can purchase VIP Packages, which may include premium tickets, VIP Lounge access, exclusive VIP gift item, specially designed tour poster & more. VIP package contents vary based on offer selected. For more information, visit vipnation.com and SamHunt.com.

About Sam Hunt:
Sam Hunt is a five-time GRAMMY-nominated, Diamond-selling, award-winning hitmaker. He recently scored his 10th No. 1 chart-topping hit with “Outskirts” featured on his latest four-track EP, LOCKED UP. LOCKED UP is the follow-up to Hunt’s sophomore album SOUTHSIDE, which debuted to critical acclaim and was one of the top country albums of 2020 landing at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Named one of the Best Albums of the Year by The New York Times and US Weekly, the Platinum-selling project features 12 songs all written by Hunt including his No. 1 hits “Kinfolks,” “Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90’s,” one of NPR’s Best Songs of 2020 “Hard To Forget,” and his three-week No. 1, Diamond-selling, GRAMMY-nominated smash, “Body Like A Back Road.”

SOUTHSIDE follows Hunt’s GRAMMY-nominated, Triple-Platinum-selling debut album, MONTEVALLO, which also topped the Billboard Country Albums chart and produced four No. 1 singles. All ten tracks on MONTEVALLO are RIAA certified with seven achieving Platinum or Multi-Platinum status including “Leave the Night On,” “House Party,” “Take Your Time,” “Break Up In A Small Town,” “Speakers,” and “Make You Miss Me.”

Called “stylistically provocative” by The New York Times and “deceptively phenomenal” by The Washington Post, Hunt has received accolades from Associated Press, Billboard, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, Village Voice, The New York Times, The Washington Post and more. Since MONTEVALLO’s 2014 release, Hunt has accumulated over 14.5 billion global streams and has earned 50 million RIAA certified units.

For information on Sam Hunt, visit www.SamHunt.com.

 

UMG NASHVILLE ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL MUSIC IS UNIVERSAL AT SKYDECK ON BROADWAY JUNE 6-9, 2024.

UMG Nashville’s Music Is Universal returns to downtown Nashville’s Skydeck on Broadway June 6-9, 2024. The second annual four-day event is free to the public and features some of country music’s biggest artists and rising stars for live performances, fan club parties and signings, listening events, and more.

UMG Nashville’s inaugural Music Is Universal event in 2023 featured artists including Kassi Ashton, Priscilla Block, Luke Bryan, Jordan Davis, Dalton Dover, Luke Grimes, Caylee Hammack, Sam Williams, Maddie & Tae, and many more, welcoming thousands of fans from all over the world to see over 20 artist performances, meet & greets, DJs, and exclusive listening events, reaching capacity crowds several times across the weekend.

A full schedule of events and additional information to follow in the coming weeks with all updates available at UMGNLive.com.

Universal Music Group Nashville consists of Capitol Records Nashville, Capitol Comedy Nashville, EMI Records Nashville, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Silver Wings Records, and Sing Me Back Home Productions. Reading like a “who’s who” of Music Row, the combined rosters include Alan Jackson, Anne Wilson, Billy Currington, Brad Paisley, Brothers Osborne, Bryce Leatherwood, Carrie Underwood, Catie Offerman, Caylee Hammack, CB30, Chris Stapleton, Dalton Dover, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Dillon James, Eric Church, George Strait, Hootie & The Blowfish, Hueston, Jon Langston, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Josh Turner, Kacey Musgraves, Kassi Ashton, Keith Urban, Kylie Morgan, Little Big Town, Louie TheSinger, Luke Bryan, Luke Grimes, Maddie & Tae, Mickey Guyton, Parker McCollum, Priscilla Block, Reba McEntire, Sam Hunt, Sam Williams, The War And Treaty, Timothy Wayne, Travis Denning, Tyler Hubbard, Vince Gill, and comedian Nate Bargatze. For additional information, visit www.umgnashville.com.

 

NEWS AND NOTES: Luke Bryan, Brothers Osborne, Chris Stapleton, Nate Bargatze, Eric Church

Luke Bryan performed a John Mellencamp classic, “Small Town,” on Sunday night’s (April 21st) ’70s-’80s theme night episode of ABC’s American Idol.

 

Brothers Osborne will be featured in the new Beyoncé documentary, Call Me Country, which is scheduled to premiere on MAX on Friday (April 26th).


Chris Stapleton
‘s “Weight Of Your World” from his latest album, Higher, was featured at the end of the CBS show, Fire Country.

Comedian Nate Bargatze will perform a pair of special shows with Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan and Sebastian Maniscalco at the Hollywood Bowl in L.A. on May 1st and May 2nd as part of Netflix is a Joke Fest, which showcases hundreds of comics at different venues for the first half of the month.

Eric Church will appear on CBS Mornings on Tuesday (April 23rd) in a sitdown with the network’s Jan Crawford. The segment was filmed at his new Nashville venue, Chiefs, to discuss his residency at the Broadway Bar.

Eric Church will healine the Sugar Bowl Country Kickoff on August 31st at the Caesar’s Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jon Pardi, Thomas Rhett and Ashley McBryde will also perform. Church Choir members will be able to participate in a special presale beginning Monday (April 22nd) at 1pm ET/Noon CT. General on-sale begins Thursday (April 25th) at 11am ET/10am CT.

 

 

 

ANNE WILSON IS A MODERN DAY REBEL; HER NEW 16-TRACK ALBUM IS AVAILABLE NOW!

Anne Wilson proudly unveils her new 16-song album REBEL, available everywhere today. A co-writer on each of the 16 tracks, Wilson boldly stamps her love of Jesus, Country music and family into one cohesive record.

The Kentucky native commemorated the groundbreaking release this morning with a performance of her loud-and-proud title track REBEL” on The 3rd Hour of TODAY, where she also announced her headlining REBEL Tour with special guest Jordan Rowe, kicking off on September 12th. Tickets for the 28-stop tour will be available for presale at 10am local on Tuesday, April 23rd, and general on-sale will begin on Friday, April 26th at 10am local on www.annewilsonofficial.com.

“I have worked so hard on this record. I poured my heart and soul into every single song,” she says. “I’m so thankful for my co-writers diving deep with me on this project and partnering with me to create these songs. This writing process was the most freeing experience I’ve ever had. I enjoyed every moment so much and will never forget that season of my life. When I think about this new album and this set of songs, all I see is the faithfulness of God. He called this little 15 year old girl from Kentucky out of the tragic loss of her brother and has brought me on the most incredible journey. I would be nowhere without Jesus. My hope is that you all absolutely love these songs and that you feel Jesus in all of them. I pray this record impacts your life for the glory and honor of Jesus. That it brings you JOY and peace. That it inspires you to be a REBEL.

Charging onto the scene three years ago with her debut single “My Jesus,” Wilson made the powerful declaration to cling firmly to her faith after finding God’s healing following the tragic loss of her brother. Now, as she remains steadfast and unwavering in her commitment to her faith-filled message, Wilson delivers an album in REBEL that “hits the bullseye between contemporary Christian and Country twang” (GRAMMY) in an ode to Wilson’s Lexington, Ky. roots that honors two genres who share a deep rooted history.

REBEL acts as a page turning autobiography into who Wilson is at her core, “a genre-blender in the truest, most artistically satisfying meaning of the word” (Holler). People.com further praises it “as entertaining as it is nourishing,” filled with “lively, often sassy melodies delivered by one of contemporary music’s freshest new voices, regardless of genre.” Wilson combines much-needed encouragement, vulnerability and transparency into a perfect balance that footholds the space between the dead-end road paved in dirt and the church pew of redemption on Sunday morning. Produced by Jeff Pardo and Jonathan Smith, REBEL emerges as a powerful message of faith.

Highlighted on today’s record is “the upbeat banger” (GRAMMY) “Songs About Whiskey,” released with an all-new music video. Wilson unashamedly walks the line of her strong faith and Country roots, resulting in a lyrical redemption that swerves typical vices of whiskey, nicotine and one-night stands to place exclamation on her heavenly fix. Wilson also joined forces with some of Christian and Country music’s biggest names on REBEL, tapping reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Lainey Wilson for “Praying Woman,” GRAMMY-Award winner Chris Tomlin for “The Cross” and the previously released “breezy ode to the riches found in the simplicity” (Billboard) with Jordan Davis titled “Country Gold.”

Last month, Wilson landed her first CMT Music Award nomination for Breakthrough Female Video of the Year for her Country radio single “Rain In The Rearview.” Meanwhile, her Christian radio single “Strong” has climbed to No. 2 across multiple Christian radio charts. Despite only being three years into her burgeoning career, Wilson has already amassed an impressive list of accolades, including winning a Billboard Music Award, multiple DOVE and K-LOVE Fan Awards, in addition to being a GRAMMY and American Music Award nominee. Recognized as Apple Music’s Country Riser for April, an artist to watch by Spotify, Pandora, the Grand Ole Opry, CMT and more, and over 900M career streams, Wilson’s trajectory knows no bounds.

Wilson’s new album will take her back to her roots as she prepares for her sold-out hometown album release show this Sunday (April 21st) at the Lexington Opera House (available to stream here) followed by a performance on Tuesday (April 23rd) at the Grand Ole Opry. The album events continue as she hosts an in-store signing event on Wednesday (April 24th) at the Walmart in Cool Springs-Franklin, Tennessee.

With her first Country tour as direct support on Scotty McCreery’s Cab In A Solo Tour under her belt, she will grace the stages of both Country and Christian music’s most sought-after festivals this summer before taking her new album on the road for the REBEL Tour. Stay up to date with Wilson at www.annewilsonofficial.com and keep up with her on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

 

REBEL Track List:

  1. “REBEL” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West)
  2. “Rain In The Rearview” (Anne Wilson, Matthew West, Zach Kale, Jaren Johnston)
  3. Strong” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West)
  4. “God & Country” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West, Trannie Anderson)
  5. “Praying Woman” (with Lainey Wilson) (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West, Lainey Wilson, Trannie Anderson)
  6. “Songs About Whiskey” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West, Lauren Hungate)
  7. “Sinner’s Prayer” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West, Lauren Hungate)
  8. “The Cross” (with Chris Tomlin) (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West, Jonathan Smith)
  9. “My Father’s Daughter” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West, Emily Weisband)
  10. “Red Flag” (Anne Wilson, Jonathan Smith, Casey Beathard)
  11. “Country Gold” (with Jordan Davis) (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West)
  12. “Southern Gospel” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West, Lauren Hungate)
  13. “Dirt Roads In Heaven” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Nicolle Galyon, Matthew West)
  14. “3:16” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West)
  15. “Milestones” (Anne Wilson, Nicolle Galyon, Lauren Hungate)
  16. “Out of the Bluegrass” (Anne Wilson, Nicolle Galyon, Emily Weisband)

 

REBEL Tour dates with Jordan Rowe:

Sept. 12, 2024 in Tulsa, Okla. at Mabee Center

Sept. 13, 2024 in Fort Worth, Texas at Will Rogers Auditorium

Sept. 14, 2024 *TBA

Sept. 19, 2024 *TBA

Sept. 21, 2024 in North Charleston, S.C. at North Charleston Performing Arts Center

Sept. 25, 2024 in Nashville, Tenn. at Ryman Auditorium

Sept. 26, 2024 in Charlotte, N.C. at Ovens Auditorium

Sept. 27, 2024 in Birmingham, Ala. at BJCC Concert Hall

Oct. 3, 2024 in Melbourne, Fla. at King Center for the Performing Arts

Oct. 4, 2024 in Jacksonville, Fla. at Florida Theatre

Oct. 5, 2024 in Tampa, Fla. at Straz Center

Oct. 10, 2024 in Newark, N.J. at Calvary Temple International

Oct. 11, 2024 in Reading, Pa. at Santander Performing Arts Center

Oct. 12, 2024 in Washington, D.C. at Warner Theatre

Oct. 17, 2024 in Minneapolis, Minn. at State Theatre

Oct. 18, 2024 in Chicago, Ill. at Willow Creek – South Barrington – Lakeside

Oct. 19, 2024 in Indianapolis, Ind. at Reardon Auditorium

Nov. 1, 2024 in Phoenix, Ariz. at Orpheum Theatre

Nov. 2, 2024 in San Diego, Calif. at Faith Chapel

Nov. 3, 2024 *TBA

Nov. 8, 2024 in Boise, Idaho at Morrison Center

Nov. 9, 2024 in Sacramento, Calif. at SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center

Nov. 10, 2024 in Bakersfield, Calif. at The Historic Bakersfield Fox Theater

Nov. 12, 2024 in Salt Lake City, Utah at Kingsbury Hall

Nov. 13, 2024 in Denver, Colo. at Paramount Theater

Nov. 15, 2024 in Tacoma, Wash. at Pantages Theatre

Nov. 16, 2024 in Spokane, Wash. at Fox Theater

Nov. 17, 2024 in Salem, Ore. at Elsinore Theatre

 

Audio / Anne Wilson talks about what her new album, REBEL, is all about.

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“I feel like it kind of showcases like different seasons of life, like some party songs, joyful and then you go down to some more emotional songs. There’s a song about my Dad that I wrote. I love writing emotional songs. I love writing songs that bring people joy and happiness and all different emotions, so I feel like we definitely kind of tried to encompass all of that together.”

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BRAD PAISLEY NAMED ‘TENNESSEAN OF THE YEAR – MUSIC’ BY TENNESSEE GOVERNOR BILL LEE DURING CEO ROUNDTABLE SERIES 2024.

Governor Bill Lee & Brad Paisley; John Snorten photo

Brad Paisley was honored with ‘Tennessean of the Year- Music’ by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee during Thursday’s (April 18th) CEO Roundtable Series 2024 held at the Governor’s Residence. The private event honored Tennessee’s brightest in business and innovation poised to spotlight the accomplishments of Tennessee’s most innovative and influential leaders.

“What a privilege it is to be among this great group of people who all believed that with community, ideas could prosper,” shared Brad.

Featuring Governor Lee and facilitated by Worthington Advisory, the CEO Roundtable 2024 stands as a testament to the leadership and vision propelling the Volunteer State forward. This premier event serves as a hub for meaningful conversation and connection, offering attendees the opportunity to mingle with industry leaders and visionaries. It’s a space to celebrate hard-earned successes, spark collaborative ventures, and get a glimpse of the innovative strides shaping Tennessee’s vibrant business sector.

Additional honorees include ‘Innovator of the Year’ Bob Higgins, ‘CEO of the Year’ John Ingram. ‘Changemaker Award’ to Dr. Adrienne Battle, ‘Tennessean of the Year – Business’ FedEx/The Fred Smith Family, and ‘2024 Tri Star Award’ Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, celebrated by Ron Harris and April Lomax. An independent selection committee selected / named the awards.

Brad’s philanthropic endeavors in the state of Tennessee are endless including the 2021 nationwide campaign to promote Tennessee tourism with Governor Lee, “Tennessee on Me.” In 2020, Brad and his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley, alongside Belmont University, co-founded the nonprofit organization The Store, a free-referral based grocery store which aims to empower low-income individuals and families in the Nashville area. The Paisleys have also been recognized by Belmont for their endowed scholarship fund and the strong example Brad sets for students. In 2021, Belmont dedicated the “Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley Ballroom” in the University’s Fisher Center.

Additionally, Brad has also stepped up to help the ‘1 for All Campaign for the First Amendment’ in conjunction with MTSU, Band Against Cancer with Sarah Cannon, the Boys & Girls Club of Tennessee, Nashville’s annual ‘Dance Party to End Alzheimer’s’, the Nashville Film Festival, St. Jude’s Country Cares, the Tennessee Comedy Festival, Vanderbilt University’s ‘Gratitunes’ program to recognize nurses on the frontlines during the pandemic as well as their ‘Take The Shot’ PSA and the capital campaign for the Monroe Carrol Jr. Children’s Hospital at Williamson Medical Center. Brad headlined Nashville’s ‘Let Freedom Sing’ concert in 2021 and 2023 and is the only artist the city of Nashville asked back to perform.

LUKE GRIMES RELEASES “ALL APOLOGIES” A COVER OF THE CLASSIC NIRVANA CLASSIC .

Luke Grimes has released the new track “All Apologies.”  The cover of the iconic Nirvana song was recorded at one of Grimes’ fall tour stops in Boston at The Roadrunner.

 

Grimes released his debut full-length album Luke Grimes earlier this year. Produced by Dave Cobb, Grimes wrote/co-wrote 10 of the album’s 13 songs. Grimes is returning for a second year to perform at this year’s Stagecoach Festival on April 27th and will be playing at various festivals throughout the summer.

About Luke Grimes
Luke Grimes is a natural-born creative: an actor, musician, singer, and songwriter who releases his self-titled debut album on March 8. Luke Grimes, produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton) arrives on the heels of Grimes’ gritty, acclaimed 2023 EP, Pain Pills or Pews, and features 13 tracks. Ten songs were co-written by Grimes, including “No Horse to Ride,” which debuted at No. 7 on the Country Songs sales chart in 2022 and accumulated 43.3M release-to-date global on-demand streams. Spotify highlighted the song on the cover of its Country Hits 2023 playlist, with the song in the No. 1 position. Grimes’ recording of “Hold On,” a highlight of Pain Pills or Pews that also appears on Luke Grimes, has amassed 27.4M global streams, adding to Grimes’ nearly 105M total global streams to date of all his music.

Known for his role as Kayce Dutton on the hit TV drama Yellowstone, Grimes grew up in Ohio playing music in the church and listening to the Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings records his father played him. Later, he moved to L.A. and joined an Americana band as its drummer before relocating to Montana, where Yellowstone films. Now writing in Nashville with hit songwriters like Rodney Clawson, Nicolle Galyon, the Love Junkies, Aaron Raitiere, and Brent Cobb, Grimes is sharing his personal story — of the loss of his father and meeting his wife — with country fans.

In 2023 he played upwards of 20 festivals, including Stagecoach, Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival, and Under the Big Sky Festival, and headlined his own sold-out tour. Grimes will make a return to Stagecoach in April 2024 with his highly anticipated full-length album under his belt.

ANNE WILSON REBEL ALBUM AUDIO TOOLKIT

We have compiled an array of content — a variety of liners and soundbites – from ANNE WILSON to equip you with everything you might need to put together your own radio special; roll-out tracks leading up to –and following — the release of her new REBEL album to use in news feeds, specials and much more. Check out all of details below (including audio liners and soundbites, as well as transcriptions) to create your own content surrounding Anne’s new release.

 

One of Nashville’s most inspiring young trailblazers, Anne Wilson is a true “rebel” in modern music. The Lexington, Kentucky native, known for her transcendent vocal and down-to-earth storytelling, is set to release her new album, REBEL, a collection of songs fusing the heart of Contemporary Christian Music with the sound of Country, and allowing the emerging powerhouse to innovate as her career builds momentum.

Co-produced by Jeff Pardo and Jonathan Smith, the project kicks off with two singles bridging Wilson’s sonic influences. The hurricane force encouragement of “Rain In The Rearview” stands as Wilson’s debut Country single, while the soaring ballad “Strong” will simultaneously aim to continue the success she has earned in Contemporary Christian.

CLICK HERE to download the audio toolkit.

NEWS AND NOTES: Brothers Osborne, Tyler Hubbard, Jordan Davis, Vince Gill, Mickey Guyton

Brothers Osborne‘s John Osborne is featured in Apple Music’s Nashville Guitar Greats series, available now.

Tyler Hubbard appeared on the Kelly Clarkson Show on Thursday (April 18th) and talked about his new album, Strong, his three children, getting caught parking in a church parking lot and more. He also performed the song, “Take Me Back” from the new project. Check out the interview HERE and the performance HERE.

 

Jordan Davis will be featured on CMT Hot 20 Countdown this weekend. Watch it Saturday and Sunday mornings beginning at 9am ET/8am CT.

 

Vince Gill will be featured in the new Chet Atkins‘ documentary, “Chet We Still Can’t Say Goodbye,” which will premiere on CMT on Friday (April 19th) at 10pm ET/9pm CT.

 

Mickey Guyton will take part in honoring the music of the late Patsy Cline on Monday (April 22nd) at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. WALKIN’ AFTER MIDNIGHT: AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE TO PATSY CLINE will also feature appearances from Wynonna, Ashley McBryde, Crystal Gayle, Beverly D’Angelo, Hailey Whitters, Kristin Chenoweth, Mandy Barnett, Natalie Grant, Rita Wilson, Pam Tillis and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, among others.

 

CHRIS STAPLETON STOPS BY JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! TO PERFORM, CHAT AND SING A SONG ABOUT JOHN STAMOS.

Chris Stapleton appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday night (April 17th). He chatted with Jimmy, performed “It Takes A Woman” on the outdoor stage — the first performance on that stage in four years — and he participated in a skit called “Wing It & Sing It,” in which Jimmy and his staff wrote a song and putting the lyrics (which Chris had never seen) on cue cards and having him sing it on the fly. There’s also a special appearance from actor/drummer John Stamos!

 

 

During the interview portion, Chris talked about playing “It Takes a Woman” live for the first time on the show at Jimmy’s request, the birthday present he got from his wife, having his own whiskey brand now “Traveller Whiskey,” being Valedictorian and getting voted most stylish in high school in Kentucky, and what he’s planning to do with his beard in the future.

 

Chris is currently making his way up the country charts with his latest single, “Think I’m In Love With You.”

 

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