• NEWS AND NOTES: Toby Keith, Dierks Bentley, Tyler Hubbard, Luke Grimes

    Toby Keith will be posthumously awarded an honorary degree at the University of Oklahoma’s Commencement ceremony next moth. The country star, who passed away in February of this year, was a huge OU sports fan and a longtime donor to the university.

     

    Dierks Bentley will headline the Big As Texas Festival, taking place at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds near Houston May 10th-12th. Thomas Rhett and Billy Strings will also headline. Maddie & Tae, Anne Wilson, Tracy Byrd, Clay Walker, Dwight Yoakam, Corey Kent, Los Lobos and others will also perform.

    Tyler Hubbard threw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the White Sox vs. Reds game at the Guaranteed Rate Field earlier this month. Watch as he gears up for his perfect pitch and interacts with the newest member of the Chicago Bears, Jonathan Owens, and Olympian Simone Biles, as well as pitcher Tanner Banks.

     

    Last weekend, Luke Grimes appeared on CMT Hot 20 Countdown to talk about his new music, his musical influences, his television show Yellowstone and much more.

    https://twitter.com/cmtHot20/status/1782545068970115321

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 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.

  • LUKE GRIMES’ DEBUT ALBUM LUKE GRIMES OUT TODAY (March 8th).

    Mercury Nashville / Range Music recording artist Luke Grimes released his debut full-length album, Luke Grimes. Produced by Dave Cobb, of the album’s 13 songs, ten were co-written by Grimes who “has repeatedly proved that he’s a for-real country artist” according to MusicRow. A vinyl edition of the album will be available on May 17th, but fans can pre-order it HERE. 

    LISTEN TO LUKE GRIMES | HERE

    “…Grimes demonstrates a kind of creative range associated with artists in their veterancy.” – Associated Press

    “Grimes embodies the late 80s new-traditionalists as much as the 70s outlaw greats” – Holler

     “His gritty voice a superb vessel for songs including ‘Oh Ohio’ and his debut single

    ‘No Horse to Ride.’” – Billboard

     “Turns out Kayce Dutton [“Yellowstone”] really can sing, without any hint of put-on twang.” – Rolling Stone

     “It is a heartfelt neo-traditional country ballad, where Grimes showcases his rich,

    rumbling voice.” – Digital Journal

    “Grime’s raspy, but versatile, voice that truly marked him as one to watch…” – Desert Sun

     

    Luke Grimes Album Track List:

    1. Burn (Luke Grimes, Randy Montana, Josh Thompson)
    2. Playin’ On The Tracks (Luke Grimes, Brent Cobb)
    3. Hold On (Foy Vance, Ilsey Juber)
    4. Black Powder (Luke Grimes, Brian Allen, Dave Cobb, Chris Powell)
    5. Ghost Of Who We Were (Luke Grimes, Rodney Clawson, Nicolle Galyon)
    6. Oh Ohio (Luke Grimes, Jessi Alexander, Jon Randall)
    7. God And A Girl (Tucker Beathard, Dillon James, Jason Nix)
    8. What Angels Do (Luke Grimes, Ryan Beaver, Bart Butler)
    9. No Horse To Ride (Luke Grimes, Tony Lane, Jonathan Singleton)
    10. Wait For The Rain To Die Down (Luke Grimes, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose)
    11. Ain’t Dead Yet (Luke Grimes, Aaron Raitiere)
    12. South On 75 (Luke Grimes, Brent Cobb, Dave Cobb, Aaron Raitiere)
    13. Worst Of Me (Hayes Carll)

    Click here to check out an article with the Associated Press.

    Luke will make a return to Stagecoach in April 2024 with his highly anticipated full-length album under his belt.

     

    Audio / Luke Grimes talks about the difference between his two jobs -- acting and music.

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    Luke Grimes (difference between acting and music) OC: …someone else’s. 1:16

    “The one big way that they’re different is that, you know, there’s nothing to hide behind with the music.  I feel like, you know, with the other job getting to know me was never part of the job.  The point was that you didn’t get to know me, that you could believe me as something else and the more you get to know me maybe the less believable that is.  So I think a lot of – you know a lot of mystery is a good thing for people who play characters versus the music is way more personal and it’s my words coming out of my mouth most of the time versus someone else’s.  And the job here really is to let people in to the point where maybe they can relate and realize that it’s not – you know it’s not just them.  We’re all human and we all go through things.  And that’s the kind of music that I’ve always liked and the stuff that has always been important to me has been stuff that made me feel like we’re all kind of in this together and music is such a human thing and a shared experience.  And any kind of story can be that but the actual, the voice is my own rather than someone else’s.”

  • LUKE GRIMES READY TO RELEASE HIS DEBUT FULL-LENGTH SELF-TITLED ALBUM.

    Luke Grimes will release his debut full-length album, Luke Grimes, on Friday (March 8th). Produced by Dave Cobb, of the album’s 13 songs, ten were co-written by Grimes. The album follows the fall 2023 release of Grimes’ EP Pain Pills Or Pews, which has amassed 105M Total Global streams to date. Out today is one of the album’s new tracks, “God And A Girl.”  Listen to the new song HERE.

    “I’ve spent the last couple of years trying my best to make something that I would be proud to put into the world. Now, all I can hope for is that it finds a few people to connect to and it makes them feel like they aren’t going through all of this alone. That’s what my favorite music has always done for me.”– Luke Grimes

    Luke Grimes Album Track List:

    1. Burn (Luke Grimes, Randy Montana, Josh Thompson)
    2. Playin’ On The Tracks (Luke Grimes, Brent Cobb)
    3. Hold On (Foy Vance, Ilsey Juber)
    4. Black Powder (Luke Grimes, Brian Allen, Dave Cobb, Chris Powell)
    5. Ghost Of Who We Were (Luke Grimes, Rodney Clawson, Nicolle Galyon)
    6. Oh Ohio (Luke Grimes, Jessi Alexander, Jon Randall)
    7. God And A Girl (Tucker Beathard, Dillon James, Jason Nix)
    8. What Angels Do (Luke Grimes, Ryan Beaver, Bart Butler)
    9. No Horse To Ride (Luke Grimes, Tony Lane, Jonathan Singleton)
    10. Wait For The Rain To Die Down (Luke Grimes, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose)
    11. Ain’t Dead Yet (Luke Grimes, Aaron Raitiere)
    12. South On 75 (Luke Grimes, Brent Cobb, Dave Cobb, Aaron Raitiere)
    13. Worst Of Me (Hayes Carll)

    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.

     

    Audio / Luke Grimes talks about growing up with country music and church hymns.

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    Luke Grimes (music growing up) OC: …liked about it too. 1:06
    “My parents are from the Appalachian Mountains, country music was a very big deal for them growing up. My dad became a pastor and music is also a big deal in church and these old hymns – in a lot of ways, they’re related. You know, Hank Williams wrote ‘I Saw The Light,’ which I thought was just some old church song. I didn’t realize he wrote that. Religion and church and music and sort of country life, all these things kind of went hand-in-hand and my dad also liked the old Outlaw guys, that was sort of a secret that people in church didn’t know as much, because he didn’t really want to offend anybody. You know, some people really don’t listen to secular music, but he played me all of that stuff too. What was cool about it was how honest those guys were being, and they can be these really masculine guys, but tell you about their feelings, you know, which is rare. It’s rare for grown men that are like that to be vulnerable, and I really liked that about that music, and I think that’s what my dad liked about it too.”

  • LUKE GRIMES ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM COMING MARCH 8th.

    Mercury Nashville / Range Music recording artist Luke Grimes today announced that he will release his debut full-length album, Luke Grimes, on March 8th. Produced by Dave Cobb, of the album’s 13 songs, ten were co-written by Grimes. The album follows the fall 2023 release of Grimes’ EP Pain Pills Or Pews, which has amassed 105M Total Global streams to date. Out today is one of the album’s new tracks, “God And A Girl.”  Listen to the new song HERE.

    PRE-ORDER LUKE GRIMES | HERE

    “I’ve spent the last couple of years trying my best to make something that I would be proud to put into the world. Now, all I can hope for is that it finds a few people to connect to and it makes them feel like they aren’t going through all of this alone. That’s what my favorite music has always done for me.”– Luke Grimes

    Luke Grimes Album Track List:

    1. Burn (Luke Grimes, Randy Montana, Josh Thompson)
    2. Playin’ On The Tracks (Luke Grimes, Brent Cobb)
    3. Hold On (Foy Vance, Ilsey Juber)
    4. Black Powder (Luke Grimes, Brian Allen, Dave Cobb, Chris Powell)
    5. Ghost Of Who We Were (Luke Grimes, Rodney Clawson, Nicolle Galyon)
    6. Oh Ohio (Luke Grimes, Jessi Alexander, Jon Randall)
    7. God And A Girl (Tucker Beathard, Dillon James, Jason Nix)
    8. What Angels Do (Luke Grimes, Ryan Beaver, Bart Butler)
    9. No Horse To Ride (Luke Grimes, Tony Lane, Jonathan Singleton)
    10. Wait For The Rain To Die Down (Luke Grimes, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose)
    11. Ain’t Dead Yet (Luke Grimes, Aaron Raitiere)
    12. South On 75 (Luke Grimes, Brent Cobb, Dave Cobb, Aaron Raitiere)
    13. Worst Of Me (Hayes Carll)

    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.

  • LUKE GRIMES RELEASES “BURN (SPOTIFY OUTSIDE VERSION) – LIVE FROM NASHVILLE”

    Mercury Nashville / Range Music recording artist Luke Grimes today released “Burn (Spotify OUTSIDE Version) – Live from Nashville.” From the team that created Spotify Singles and Green Screen, OUTSIDE is Spotify’s newest video-first original music series, featuring artists performing original music outside in the location of their choice. Grimes performed his song “Burn” in Nashville and fans will be able to see the new video on the Spotify Global YouTube channel. Audio is now available on Spotify.

     

    Says Grimes, “I’m really grateful to the good folks at Spotify and the OUTSIDE team for allowing us to bring a new perspective to “Burn” and giving fans a unique way to experience the song.”

     

    About Luke Grimes
    Grimes’ debut track, “No Horse To Ride,” debuted inside the Top 10 of the Country Songs sales chart at No. 7. Spotify placed the song on the cover of its Country Hits 2023 playlist, with the song in the No. 1 position, and the song has been on eight Spotify Viral Charts.

    Known for his role as Kayce Dutton on the hit television series, “Yellowstone,” Grimes has been making music for years and his first full-length album will be out this spring. He closed out 2023 with a sold-out tour after playing fairs and festivals around the country, including Stagecoach, Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival, Under the Big Sky Festival and more. Grimes will make a return to Stagecoach in April, 2024.

    When not on set, Grimes can be found spinning his favorite country albums and songwriting at home in Montana or in Nashville writing with some of Music Row’s elite including Jonathan Singleton, Tony Lane, Randy Montana, Brent Cobb, Jamey Johnson, Love Junkies, Josh Osborne, Jon Randall and Jessie Alexander.

    Grimes grew up playing music in the church as the son of a Pentecostal pastor. His father also laid the foundation for the music he loves, introducing him to the works of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings. The Ohio native is now finding his own voice and style as an artist, inspired by the likes of Colter Wall, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, and the late Townes Van Zandt.

  • LUKE GRIMES RELEASES COVER OF BLAZE FOLEY’S “CLAY PIGEONS.”

    Mercury Nashville / Range Music recording artist Luke Grimes today released the song “Clay Pigeons,” a cover of famed Texas artist, Blaze Foley’s song “Clay Pigeons,” which originally was released in February of 1989.

    LISTEN TO “CLAY PIGEONS” | HERE

    “In my opinion, Blaze Foley is one of the more underrated singer songwriters in the history books of country music,” said Grimes. “He truly was outlaw country in every sense, and he practiced what he preached. Clay Pigeons is not only my favorite song from Blaze, but one of my favorite songs of all time. The structure, melody, and lyrics are all so simple, yet they come together to say something so profound. The songwriting is masterful. There has always been something so comforting to me about the melancholy feel of this song.”

    Grimes is currently on tour and has more dates throughout the end of the year.

     

    Upcoming Show Dates:

    12/1 Rosemont, IL Joe’s Live
    12/7 Dallas, TX The Factory in Deep Ellum
    12/9 Austin, TX Emo’s
    12/15 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
    12/16 Boston, MA Royale

    Tickets Available HERE

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan, Luke Grimes, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Parker McCollum

    Backstage at her Grand Ole Opry appearance, Reba McEntire was presented with a plaque for her song “Fancy.” It has been certified double-platinum and has more than 400 Million Streams.

    Luke Bryan was hosts the new special, DOLLY PARTON – FROM RHINESTONES TO ROCK & ROLL, on Tuesday (November 7th) at 10:01pm ET/9:01pm CT. The one-hour special , which features an in-depth interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, features appearances by Sting, Pat Benatar and husband Neil Giraldo, Keith Urban, Darius Rucker, Jordan Davis, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, Jelly Roll, Carly Pearce, Luke Combs and Cody Johnson, among others.

     

    Luke Grimes is scheduled to perform on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live (check local listings) on Wednesday (November 8th).

    Carrie Underwood is offering fans a special limited edition green vinyl of her Christmas album, My Gift. The new special edition version will include all 11 tracks from the 2020 version of the album, as well as three additional songs including “Favorite Time of Year,” “All Is Well” and “Let There Be Peace/Something In The Water” that she performed on her HBO MAX special, My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood. Click here for more information.

    https://twitter.com/carrieunderwood/status/1720467097833062830

     

    If you are looking to purchase a vinyl copy of Chris Stapleton‘s new album, Higher, you’ll be able to choose from SIX different color variants: translucent milky clear, cola bottle clear, opaque baby pink, opaque bone, opaque brown and standard black. Higher, featuring the superstar’s latest single “White Horse,” is available on Friday (November 10th).

     

    Parker McCollum showed CMT his tour bus, complete with recliners, bunks, drinks, Halloween candy and a humidifier, which has been a game changer for him. Check it out below.

     

     

     

     

  • LUKE GRIMES GETS PERSONAL ON DEBUT EP PAIN PILLS OR PEWS OUT NOW.

    Mercury Nashville / Range Music recording artist Luke Grimes released his debut EP, Pain Pills Or Pews, today (October 20th). Grimes serves as co-writer on six of the eight songs in the collection that was produced by Dave Cobb. The EP features tracks that are highly personal to the country artist, including the fan favorite “No Horse to Ride,” the recently released “Burn” and one of Grimes’ personal favorites, “Ain’t Dead Yet,” amongst others.

    “To me Pain Pills or Pews should feel like the very beginning of a story. The songs were chosen because they felt the most personal and even the outside songs felt almost biographical,” said Grimes. “This is my first time putting music into the world in such a significant way and the most important thing with this collection of songs was that it established a relationship with me and anyone who might want to listen. I want to ‘let people in’ so to speak, so that hopefully the story can continue.”

    LISTEN TO PAIN PILLS OR PEWS | HERE

    This fall, Grimes will be heading out on the road to bring fans live performances of his songs. Tickets are available at www.lukegrimesmusic.com. Grimes recently performed at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO he will be returning to Stagecoach in Indio, CA in April 2024.

    Track Listing Pain Pills Or Pews:

    1. No Horse To Ride (Luke Grimes, Tony Lane, Jonathan Singleton)
    2. Hold On (Foy Vance & Ilsey Juber)
    3. Ghost Of Who We Were (Luke Grimes, Nicolle Gaylon, Rodney Clawson)
    4. Where It’s Blue (Colton Venner)
    5. Burn (Luke Grimes, Randy Montana, Josh Thompson)
    6. Playing On The Tracks (Luke Grimes & Brent Cobb)
    7. Oh Ohio (Luke Grimes, Jessi Alexander, Jon Randall)
    8. Ain’t Dead Yet (Luke Grimes & Aaron Raitiere)

     Upcoming Show Dates: 

    11/9 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
    11/10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
    11/30 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
    12/1 Rosemont, IL Joe’s Live
    12/7 Dallas, TX The Factory in Deep Ellum
    12/9 Austin, TX Emo’s
    12/15 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
    12/16 Boston, MA The Roadrunner

    Tickets Available HERE

     

    Audio / Luke Grimes talks about recording outside songs for his EP.

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    Luke Grimes (cutting outside songs) OC: …the context. :50
    “One of my favorite things about Nashville and country music and Music Row is that the song is the star.  And people can sing songs for generations and pass them down and you have different versions, and a really good song is a really good song. There was no part of me that needed like this percentage of this album to be things that I wrote. It was never like that. It was just kind of honestly going through the process and when we had enough songs we were going to go in and make something. And the whole time that I was writing they were sending me outside stuff and with those two it was as simple as like I understand what they’re saying. I could sing that, and I could mean it and it makes me feel something and I could mean that just as much as something that I wrote down on a piece of paper. I understood the content and the context.”

     

     

  • LUKE GRIMES SET TO RELEASE HIS DEBUT EP THIS FRIDAY.

    Luke Grimes will release his debut eight-song EP Pain Pills Or Pews on Friday (October 20th). He wrote six of the songs on the Dave Cobb produced project.

    Being the son of a pastor, Luke says the title of the new album came from a song idea and felt like it was how he grew up.

    “Really it was a song idea.  I mean it still is, but it was a song title I had, and when I was thinking about what to name the album I was like there’s a lot of – there’s a lot of kind of honestly on this album that isn’t fun,” he says. “Some of the themes aren’t so fun and that’s okay.  And where I grew up and how I grew up and my dad being a pastor, I just felt like the religious aspect and my upbringing needed to be tied into this album somehow because it’s such a big part of especially this first outing, you know. The idea behind that song was that where certain people are from are sort of your options.  So, it felt like where I come from.”

    Track List Pain Pills Or Pews: 

    1. No Horse To Ride
    2. Hold On
    3. Ghost Of Who We Were
    4. Where It’s Blue
    5. Burn
    6. Playing On The Tracks 
    7. Oh Ohio
    8. Ain’t Dead Yet

    After the release of his debut EP, Grimes will be heading out on the road to bring fans live performances of his songs this fall. he will be returning to Stagecoach in Indio, California in April 2024.

     Upcoming Show Dates: 

    11/9 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
    11/10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
    11/30 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
    12/1 Rosemont, IL Joe’s Live
    12/7 Dallas, TX The Factory in Deep Ellum
    12/9 Austin, TX Emo’s
    12/15 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
    12/16 Boston, MA The Roadrunner

     

    Audio / Luke Grimes talks about the title of his EP, "Pain Pills Or Pews."

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    Luke Grimes (Pain Pills Or Pews) OC: …I come from. :45

    “Really it was a song idea.  I mean it still is, but it was a song title I had, and when I was thinking about what to name the album I was like there’s a lot of – there’s a lot of kind of honestly on this album that isn’t fun.  Some of the themes aren’t so fun and that’s okay.  And where I grew up and how I grew up and my dad being a pastor, I just felt like the religious aspect and my upbringing needed to be tied into this album somehow because it’s such a big part of especially this first outing, you know. The idea behind that song was that where certain people are from are sort of your options.  So, it felt like where I come from.”

     

  • LUKE GRIMES RELEASES NEW TRACK, “BURN,” FROM EP PAIN PILLS OR PEWS OUT OCTOBER 20th.

    Mercury Nashville / Range Music recording artist Luke Grimes today released the song, “Burn,” from his forthcoming eight-song EP, Pain Pills Or Pews, which comes out October 20th.  Written by Grimes, Randy Montana (Luke Combs, Parker McCollum) and Josh Thompson (Morgan Wallen, Blake Shelton), the song was produced by Dave Cobb.

    “‘Burn’ came from a simple classic rock style melody and the idea of running headfirst into a heartbreak, almost asking for it,” said Grimes. “The song always had a bit of Tom Petty vibe as he’s always been a big influence for me. Getting in the room with Randy Montana and Josh Thompson showed me what seasoned songwriters can do with a simple idea; I love how this track turned out.”

     

    PRE-SAVE PAIN PILLS OR PEWS | HERE

    After the release of his debut EP, Grimes will be heading out on the road to bring fans live performances of his songs this fall. Tickets go on sale today at 10am local time at www.lukegrimesmusic.com. Grimes will also perform for the first time at the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural festival this weekend in Franklin, Tennessee and he will be returning to Stagecoach in Indio, California in April 2024.

    Track List Pain Pills Or Pews: 

    1. No Horse To Ride (Luke Grimes)
    2. Hold On (Foy Vance)
    3. Ghost Of Who We Were (Luke Grimes)
    4. Where It’s Blue (Colton Venner)
    5. Burn (Luke Grimes)
    6. Playing On The Tracks (Luke Grimes)
    7. Oh Ohio (Luke Grimes)
    8. Ain’t Dead Yet (Luke Grimes)

     Upcoming Show Dates: 

    11/9 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
    11/10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
    11/30 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
    12/1 Rosemont, IL Joe’s Live
    12/7 Dallas, TX The Factory in Deep Ellum
    12/9 Austin, TX Emo’s
    12/15 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
    12/16 Boston, MA The Roadrunner

    Tickets Available HERE

     

    About Luke Grimes:
    Grimes’ debut track, “No Horse To Ride,” debuted inside the Top 10 of the Country Songs sales chart at No. 7. In its second week of release, “No Horse To Ride” racked up 95K Shazams, placing it No. 2 on the Shazam Country chart, No. 2 on the Shazam Top 200 USA chart and No. 37 on the Shazam Global chart, a rarity for a country artist. Spotify placed the song on the cover of its Country Hits 2023 playlist, with the song in the No. 1 position, and the song has been on eight Spotify Viral Charts.

    Known for his role as Kayce Dutton on the hit television series, “Yellowstone,” Grimes has been making music for years and is prepping his first major label project. When not on set, Grimes can be found spinning his favorite country albums and songwriting at home in Montana or in Nashville writing with some of Music Row’s elite including Jonathan Singleton, Tony Lane, Randy Montana, Brent Cobb, Jamey Johnson, Love Junkies, Josh Osborne, Jon Randall, and Jessie Alexander.

    Grimes grew up playing music in the church as the son of a Pentecostal pastor. His father also laid the foundation for the music he loves, introducing him to the works of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings. The Ohio native is now finding his own voice and style as an artist, inspired by the likes of Colter Wall, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, and the late Townes Van Zandt. Grimes continues to tour this summer at fairs and festivals across the country.

  • LUKE GRIMES TO RELEASE PAIN PILLS OR PEWS OCTOBER 20th.

    Mercury Nashville / Range Music recording artist Luke Grimes has announced he will be releasing an eight-song EP on October 20th, Pain Pills Or Pews. He wrote six of the songs on the Dave Cobb produced project. Fans can now pre-save Pain Pills Or Pews, and on Friday (September 22nd), they’ll be able to download the next track to be released titled “Burn.”

    PRE-SAVE PAIN PILLS OR PEWS | HERE

    After the release of his debut EP, Grimes will be heading out on the road to bring fans live performances of his songs this fall. Tickets will be on sale at www.lukegrimesmusic.com on Friday (September 22nd) at 10 am local time. Grimes will also be perform for the first time at the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural festival on September 24th in Franklin, Tennessee and he will be returning to Stagecoach in Indio, California in April 2024.

    Fans can see a just-released acoustic performance of the EP’s “No Horse To Ride” exclusively on the Western AF YouTube channel HERE.

    Track Listing Pain Pills Or Pews: 

    1. No Horse To Ride (Luke Grimes)
    2. Hold On (Foy Vance)
    3. Ghost Of Who We Were (Luke Grimes)
    4. Where It’s Blue (Colton Venner)
    5. Burn (Luke Grimes)
    6. Playing On The Tracks (Luke Grimes)
    7. Oh Ohio (Luke Grimes)
    8. Ain’t Dead Yet (Luke Grimes)

     

    11/9 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
    11/10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
    11/30 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
    12/1 Rosemont, IL Joe’s Live
    12/7 Dallas, TX The Factory in Deep Ellum
    12/9 Austin, TX Emo’s
    12/15 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
    12/16 Boston, MA Royale

    Tickets Available HERE on Sept. 22

    Audio / Luke Grimes says his eight-song EP felt complete and reveals he will release more new music at a later date.

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    Luke Grimes (8 song EP) OC: …out with now. :27
    “Out of the ones that we have cut so far, those eight just felt, it felt complete as a thing on its own, and it touched on a lot of the bases of the kinds of things that I wanted to say on this first outing. And there was enough sort of different tempos and different feels, and I think, it just felt kind of complete. We just felt like there are some more songs, and we’ll figure those out later, but this felt like the right thing to sort of come out with now.”

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  • LUKE GRIMES RELEASES NEW VERSION OF “HOLD ON” FEATURING FOY VANCE.

    Mercury Nashville / Range Music recording artist Luke Grimes today released a new version of, “Hold On,” which also features Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance, a co-writer on the track. Produced by Dave Cobb, the song was written by Vance and Ilsey Juber.

    LISTEN TO “HOLD ON” FEATURING FOY VANCE | HERE

    When Grimes began having discussions with his management team about his musical inspirations, Foy Vance, a singer-songwriter from Northern Ireland, was on that list. After a writing session with Vance in Scotland fell through, “Hold On,”, was pitched to the team and it was immediately put on hold for Grimes. He recorded it with Cobb, and it is one of only two songs that Grimes didn’t write for his forthcoming album. After the original “Hold On” came out earlier this year, Grimes reached out to Vance again to see if he would record a duet and though the two have still not yet met in person, the beautiful new version is now available.

    “‘Hold On’ has become one of my favorite songs on the (upcoming) album,” said Grimes. “Foy Vance is one of my favorite current songwriters and although he and I couldn’t get together in person, I knew I wanted him to be a part of this album. He had this song that had not been cut and I immediately fell in love with the words; I felt so connected to it. It’s a familiar feeling, the fear of falling too deeply for someone because you could ultimately get hurt. I think it’s a universal feeling for anyone who has had their heart broken.”

    Adds Vance, “I was so happy to hear that Luke had cut ‘Hold On’ for his debut album and then equally honoured to be asked to duet it with him.”

    About Luke Grimes
    Grimes’ debut track, “No Horse To Ride,” debuted inside the Top 10 of the Country Songs sales chart at No. 7. In its second week of release, “No Horse To Ride” racked up 95K Shazams, placing it No. 2 on the Shazam Country chart, No. 2 on the Shazam Top 200 USA chart and No. 37 on the Shazam Global chart, a rarity for a country artist. Spotify placed the song on the cover of its Country Hits 2023 playlist, with the song in the No. 1 position, and the song has been on eight Spotify Viral Charts.

    Known for his role as Kayce Dutton on the hit television series, “Yellowstone,” Grimes has been making music for years and is prepping his first major label project. When not on set, Grimes can be found spinning his favorite country albums and songwriting at home in Montana or in Nashville writing with some of Music Row’s elite including Jonathan Singleton, Tony Lane, Randy Montana, Brent Cobb, Jamey Johnson, Love Junkies, Josh Osborne, Jon Randall, and Jessie Alexander.

    Grimes grew up playing music in the church as the son of a Pentecostal pastor. His father also laid the foundation for the music he loves, introducing him to the works of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings. The Ohio native is now finding his own voice and style as an artist, inspired by the likes of Colter Wall, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, and the late Townes Van Zandt. Grimes is touring this summer at fairs and festivals across the country.

     

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  • LUKE GRIMES DROPS NEW TRACK “HOLD ON.”

    Mercury Nashville / Range Music recording artist Luke Grimes today released a new track, “Hold On.” Written by Foy Vance and Ilsey Juber, the song is produced by Dave Cobb.

    When Grimes began having discussions with his management team about his musical inspirations, Foy Vance, a singer-songwriter from Northern Ireland, was on that list. After a writing session with Vance in Scotland fell through, “Hold On,”, was pitched to the team and it was immediately put on hold for Grimes. He recorded it with Cobb, and it is one of only two songs that Grimes didn’t write for his forthcoming album.

    LISTEN TO “HOLD ON” | HERE

    “‘Hold On’ has become one of my favorite songs on the (upcoming) album,” said Grimes. “Foy Vance is one of my favorite current songwriters and although he and I couldn’t get together in person, I knew I wanted him to be a part of this album. He had this song that had not been cut and I immediately fell in love with the words; I felt so connected to it. It’s a familiar feeling, the fear of falling too deeply for someone because you could ultimately get hurt. I think it’s a universal feeling for anyone who has had their heart broken.”

    Grimes is making his debut Stagecoach Festival debut on Sunday, April 30. His performance will be included in the Stagecoach livestream which will be available to stream on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch and Prime Video at 2:35 p.m. PT.

    About Luke Grimes

    Grimes’ debut track, “No Horse To Ride,” debuted inside the Top 10 of the Country Songs sales chart at No. 7. In its second week of release, “No Horse To Ride” racked up 95K Shazams, placing it No. 2 on the Shazam Country chart, No. 2 on the Shazam Top 200 USA chart and No. 37 on the Shazam Global chart, a rarity for a country artist. Spotify placed the song on the cover of its Country Hits 2023 playlist, with the song in the No. 1 position, and the song has been on eight Spotify Viral Charts.

    Known for his role as Kayce Dutton on the hit television series, “Yellowstone,” Grimes has been making music for years and is prepping his first major label project. When not on set, Grimes can be found spinning his favorite country albums and songwriting at home in Montana or in Nashville writing with some of Music Row’s elite including Jonathan Singleton, Tony Lane, Randy Montana, Brent Cobb, Jamey Johnson, Love Junkies, Josh Osborne, Jon Randall, and Jessie Alexander.

    Grimes grew up playing music in the church as the son of a Pentecostal pastor. His father also laid the foundation for the music he loves, introducing him to the works of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings. The Ohio native is now finding his own voice and style as an artist, inspired by the likes of Colter Wall, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, and the late Townes Van Zandt.

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Eric Church, Jon Pardi, Kip Moore, Brothers Osborne, The War and Treaty, Luke Grimes, Boy Named Banjo, Jordan Davis, The War and Treaty, Boy Named Banjo

    Eric Church, Jon Pardi and Kip Moore are among the artists performing during the 2023 Frontier Nights during the Cheyenne Frontier Days. The week+-long event kicks off July 21st and will also feature performances by Old Dominion, Zach Bryan, Five Finger Death Punch, Tim McGraw, Carly Pearce and wrapping up with a show by Cody Johnson on July 29th. Tickets go on sale March 15th. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

    Brothers Osborne will perform at a benefit concert, “Love Rising,” to support Tennessee equal rights organizations on March 20th at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The show will also feature performances by Maren Morris, Jason Isbell, Sheryl Crow, Hayley Williams, Hozier, Amanda Shires, Joy Oladokun.

    Brothers Osborne’s TJ Osborne is being honored by the Human Rights Campaign with the Visibility Award at their 2023 Nashville Dinner on Saturday (March 11th). The award recognizes LBGTQ+ individuals who are living open and honest lives at home, at work and in their community.

    The War and Treaty, Luke Grimes and Boy Named Banjo have been tapped to perform at this year’s Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, taking place September 23rd-24th in Franklin, Tennessee. Zach Bryan and The Lumineers will headline the two-day event, with additional performances by Ashley McBryde, Hailey Whitters, Yola, The Black Crowes, Charlie Worsham, James Bay, Madeline Edwards, Margo Price, Tigirlily Gold and more. Tickets go on sale Thursday (March 9th) at 10am CT. For more information on tickets, click here.

     

     

    Jordan Davis performed his latest single, “Next Thing You Know,” on ABC’s Live With Kelly and Ryan last week.

     

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Reba McEntire, Sam Hunt, Dalton Dover, Luke Grimes

    Reba McEntire is set to appear on The Talk on Friday (January 6th) on CBS. She will talk about her new Lifetime movie, The Hammer, which premieres on Saturday (January 7th) at 8pm ET/7pm CT.

    Sam Hunt kicked off the New Year by appearing on The Kelly Clarkson Show to perform “Wishful Drinking” with Ingrid Andress earlier this week.

    Dalton Dover has been named one of Amazon Music’s 2023 “Breakthrough Artists to Watch: Country Class.” Jackson Dean, Nate Smith, Madeline Edwards and Megan Moroney, among others. These artists will be featured on Amazon Music “Breakthrough” playlists and on the “Country Heat Weekly” podcast (hosted by Kelly Sutton and Amber Anderson) .

    Luke Grimes‘ debut song, “No Horse To Ride,” was featured in the mid-season finale of the hit Paramount Television show, Yellowstone, this past Sunday (January 1st). Luke, who plays Kayce Dutton on the show, was just signed to Universal Music Group/Mercury Nashville. He co-wrote the song with hit tunesmiths Jonathan Singleton and Tony Lane.
  • LUKE GRIMES RELEASES DEBUT COUNTRY SONG “NO HORSE TO RIDE.”

    photo credit: Taylor Sheridan

    Mercury Nashville / Range Music recording artist Luke Grimes releases his debut country song “No Horse To Ride” today, Dec. 16. Grimes, who wrote the new tune with Jonathan Singleton and Tony Lane, is also credited with percussion and acoustic guitar on the Dave Cobb produced track.

    “I think of music as sort of a first love; it was my first creative outlet,” shares Grimes. “To be at the start of this journey, putting my own music out into the world, is beyond a dream come true. I’m grateful to the people who helped make this happen and to anyone who connects with these songs, I will do my best to keep them honest.”

    Listen to Luke Grimes’ “No Horse To Ride” HERE

    Grimes, widely known for his role as Kayce Dutton on TV’s #1 show Yellowstone, has made no secret of his love of music and now, his own song “No Horse To Ride” is set to be featured on the show’s mid-season finale on Jan. 1 (Paramount Network).

    When not on set, Grimes can be found spinning his favorite country albums and songwriting at home in Montana or in Nashville writing with some of Music Row’s elite including Jonathan Singleton, Tony Lane, Randy Montana, Brent Cobb, Jamey Johnson, Love Junkies, Josh Osborne, Jon Randall, and Jessi Alexander.

    Grimes grew up playing music in the church as the son of a Pentecostal pastor. His father also laid the foundation for the music he loves, introducing him to the works of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings. The Ohio native is now finding his own voice and style as an artist, inspired by the likes of Colter Wall, Ruston Kelly, Paul Cauthen, and the late Townes Van Zandt.

    “No Horse To Ride” is the first song on Grimes’ forthcoming project with Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter Dave Cobb.

     

    “No Horse To Ride” Lyrics

    I’d be spinning my wheels going nowhere fast

    Pocket full of sorries and an empty glass

    All hat and no cattle and some tumbleweed boots

    I’d be blowing in the wind if I didn’t have you

     

    I’d be a drunk without a drink to drink

    A guitar with a broken string

    Without you, I’d be a falling star without a midnight sky

    A cowboy with no horse to ride

     

    I’d be driving in the dark with no headlights on

    On a one way highway that didn’t go home

    I’d have to borrow from the devil just to pay my dues

    I’d have nothing worth having if I didn’t have you

     

    I’d be a drunk without a drink to drink

    A guitar with a broken string

    Without you, I’d be a falling star without a midnight sky

    I’d be a train running out of tracks

    Missing pages in a paperback

    Without you, I’d be the kind of lost that’s hard to find

    Walking through this world alive

    A cowboy with no horse to ride

     

     

  • LUKE GRIMES INKS MAJOR LABEL RECORD DEAL WITH UMG NASHVILLE.

    UMGN EVP & COO Mike Harris, UMGN President Cindy Mabe, Luke Grimes, UMGN EVP A&R Brian Wright, UMGN SVP Business & Legal Affairs Rob Femia
    Photo Credit: Chris Hollo

    Universal Music Group Nashville announces the signing of Luke Grimes in association with Range Music. Grimes, widely known for his role as Kayce Dutton on hit show Yellowstone, has made no secret of his love of music speaking of it often in interviews over the years. The Ohio native grew up the son of a Pentecostal pastor and playing music in church, learning drums at church camp then next picking up guitar and piano. He later became a drummer and songwriter for a country band based in Los Angeles, however, acting pushed its way to forefront of his career. While finding success as an actor in films including The Magnificent Seven and American Sniper, Grimes always held onto his passion for creating music.

    “As an actor, Luke Grimes has effortlessly brought the cowboy lifestyle to the forefront of American culture,” says UMGN President Cindy Mabe. “As a country music artist, Luke has tapped into that same honesty and authenticity to capture a raw grit and pure depth of artistry that will expand the sound and reach of country music.  We are so excited and proud to welcome Luke Grimes to Universal Music Group Nashville.”

    “Luke is a special spirit who puts honesty above all else in his art,” says Range Music Managing Partner Matt Graham. “We at Range are excited to partner with Brian, Cindy and the rest of the UMG team to help him fulfill his dreams of sharing his songs with country music fans.”

    Growing up with the music of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson, and being inspired now by artists like Colter Wall, Ruston Kelly, Paul Cauthen, and the late Townes Van Zandt, Grimes is finding his own artist voice and style. Grimes spends his time away from set spinning his favorite country albums and songwriting at home in Montana. He has also spent many months living in Nashville to write with some of Music Row’s best including Jonathan Singleton, Tony Lane, Randy Montana, Brent Cobb, Jamey Johnson, Love Junkies, Josh Osborne, Jon Randall, and Jessie Alexander, and he is working with Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter Dave Cobb on his debut album for Range Music/Mercury Nashville.

    Grimes first solo release, “No Horse To Ride,” written by Grimes with Singleton and Lane, comes out this Friday, Dec. 16. Listen to a teaser of “No Horse To Ride” HERE.

  • LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR UMG NASHVILLE TAKEOVER AT SKYDECK ON BROADWAY JUNE 6-9, 2024.

    The second annual UMG Nashville Takeover returns to Skydeck on Broadway June 6-9, 2024. This year’s star-studded lineup at the rooftop event at Fifth + Broadway includes Anne Wilson, Bryce Leatherwood, Catie Offerman, Caylee Hammack, Dalton Dover, Josh Ross, Josh Turner, Kassi Ashton, Kylie Morgan, Lee Greenwood, Louie TheSinger, Maddie & Tae, Mark Wills, Mickey Guyton, Sam Williams, Terri Clark, The War And Treaty, Travis Denning, Tyler Hubbard, Vincent Mason, and more to be announced. Fans can enjoy performances, artist photo & signing opportunities, fan club parties, listening events, plus a special performance by Cirque du Soleil. Rising talents Dillon James, Hueston, Timothy Wayne, Belle Frantz, Owen Riegling and Colt Graves are also set to perform as part of a new artist showcase, presented by Whiskey Jam. The four-day event is free to the public, open to fans of all ages, and is ADA accessible. A new canopy roof and cooling fans allow this event to proceed rain or shine.

    A full schedule of events and additional information to follow. Please visit UMGNLive.com for updates.

    UMG Nash Takeover is made possible with thanks to sponsors including Cornerstone Building Brands, hi Seltzer, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jockey Outdoors, and Justin Boots.

    Please note, the Skydeck on Broadway will implement a bag policy for the extent of the event. Approved bags include medical bags, parenting bags, CLEAR 12” x 12” bags, and NON-CLEAR 6.5” x 4.5” bags will be permitted following screening. Backpacks of any kind are NOT permitted. Registration and queuing for all UMG Nashville events will occur on street level at Fifth + Broadway prior to Skydeck entry.

    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, 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.

  • 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.

     

  • ERIC CHURCH, MIRANDA LAMBERT AND MORGAN WALLEN WILL HEADLINE STAGECOACH 2024.

    Eric Church is one of the headliners for next year’s Stagecoach Festival, and he’ll be joined by Miranda Lambert and Morgan Wallen. Taking place on April 26th – April 28th, 2024, the annual country music festival will again be held at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

    Luke Grimes, Maddie & Tae, Josh Ross, Kylie Morgan and The War And Treaty will perform, as well as Jelly Roll, Elle King, Dwight Yoakam, Post Malone, Willie Nelson & Family, Hardy, Ernest, Bailey Zimmerman, Clint Black, Megan Moroney, Pam Tillis, The Beach Boys and Nickelback, among others.

    Tickets go on sale next Friday (September 15th) at 11am PT.

     

  • CMA FEST 2023

    It’s that time of the year again! The 2023 CMA Fest is kicking off this week in Nashville, and the stars are coming out to perform and hangout with their fans. You can find out where your favorite artists are playing, if go to cmafest.com here.

    Darius Rucker unofficially kicks off his Darius & Friends concert on Monday (June 5th) with proceeds going to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

    https://twitter.com/dariusrucker/status/1665801859372572674

    The Grand Ole Opry will celebrate CMA Fest in a huge way with performances by Carrie Underwood, Josh Turner, Bill Anderson and Lainey Wilson beginning Tuesday (June 6th). On Thursday (June 8th), Sam Hunt and Terri Clark will perform. On Friday (June 9th) and Saturday (June 10th), Vince Gill, Trace Adkins and more are set to perform.

    The CMA Closeup Stage will feature interviews and more with the Artists of the Day — Thursday (Dierks Bentley); Friday (Reba McEntire); Saturday (Brothers Osborne); Sunday (Wynonna Judd).

    Spotify is featuring performances from tons of country artists, including Jordan Davis, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Brad Paisley, Brothers Osborne, Dalton Dover, Josh Ross, Luke Grimes, Mickey Guyton and many more, at their fourth annual Spotify House located at Ole Red on Broadway in downtown Nashville beginning Thursday (June 8th).

    https://twitter.com/OleRed/status/1661010487704973315

    Universal Music Group Nashville will be putting on a ton of performances, as well, at the Skydeck at 5th and Broadway for more than 20 hours of live music featuring Brothers Osborne, Jordan Davis, Maddie & Tae, Luke Grimes, Priscilla Block, Travis Denning, Kylie Morgan, Caylee Hammack, Catie Offerman, Josh Ross, Kassi Ashton, Dalton Dover, Boy Named Banjo, Sam Williams and many more beginning Thursday (June 8th).

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    On Wednesday (June 7th), the annual Concert for Love and Acceptance will take place at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon. The show will feature performances by Maddie & Tae, Terri Clark, Pam Tillis, Desmond Child and more. More information can be found at nashvillepride.org.On Wednesday (June 7th), the annual Concert for Love and Acceptance will take place at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon. The show will feature performances by Maddie & Tae, Terri Clark, Pam Tillis, Desmond Child and more. More information can be found at nashvillepride.org.

    Whiskey Jam will take over with performances by Kassi Ashton, the Hot Country Knights, Dylan Scott and many more. They start at Losers through Wednesday (June 7th) and then move downtown from Thursday (June 8th) to Sunday (June 11th).

    Maddie & Tae are throwing their fans a party on Saturday (June 10th) from 11a – 1pm. This is their first-ever fan club party at 5th & Broadway’s Skydeck.

    Audio / Darius Rucker returns to the historic Ryman Auditorium on Monday (June 5th) for his annual Darius and Friends concert benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He says there’s nothing like CMA Fest.

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    Darius Rucker (CMA Music Fest) OC: …awesome. :48
    “Music Fest is like nothing else. I say all the time that country music is the only genre that could have something like that. It’s truly amazing, when I come that weekend, people are everywhere and they want to be your best friend. It’s always cool and I love coming here. The thing that always gets me is the show. The fact that you can get that many superstars at one show all playing for free, for the same goal, to entertain those people that are in that stadium that come here for the whole week from all over the world. They come here for one week to see country music, and it’s amazing that those artists say on Friday and Saturday night, this is country music come on out. That’s awesome.”

    Audio / DIERKS BENTLEY, WHO WILL PERFORM AT NISSAN STADIUM ON SUNDAY (JUNE 11TH AND IS CO-HOSTING THE TELEVISED VERSION OF CMA FEST) RECALLS THE WORST THING HE'S BEEN ASKED TO SIGN.

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    Dierks Bentley (signing a baby’s head) OC: …child’s brain. :13
    “A baby’s head with a sharpie. Yeah, like a two-week old baby. I didn’t want to do it. I didn’t want to do it. The woman was like, ‘Please.’ I was like, ‘Alright.’ The head at that point is so vulnerable, transparent, so I’m just hoping they didn’t get any ink in the child’s brain.”

    Audio / Jordan Davis, who has multiple performances this week including on stage at Nissan Stadium Thursday night (June 8th), says he’s grateful to be a part of CMA Fest (what he calls the best music festival around).

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    Jordan Davis (CMA Fest) OC: …this one. :56
    “The role reversal of who’s traveling. Now everybody gets to come to, not just my hometown, but all the artists. We’re all pretty much based in Nashville now, and it really is the best week of the year – from fan club parties to where we can go to and either play new music or just get a chance to say thank you. The fans are why we get to do this, so any chance we get to get one-on-one time with them or take a photo, play a song, say thank you, not just me, but we all love it. And also, to be able to be home, you know Broadway has such a special place in country music, so to bring country music to that street for a week and then end it every night at the stadium with the biggest names in country music. It’s the best music festival out there, and I’m truly blessed that I get to be a part of it. So, I’m grateful for it and looking forward to this one.”

    Audio / Josh Turner, who will perform at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest on Sunday night (June 11th), talks about the weirdest thing he's signed for a fan.

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    Josh Turner (weirdest things he’s signed) OC: …Sharpie, though. :10
    “A toothpick; an unused toothpick, let me throw that out there, an unused toothpick. It was quite challenging, actually, and it didn’t look anything like my autograph. It took a really small Sharpie, though.”

    Audio / KEITH URBAN, WHO PERFORMS AT NISSAN STADIUM (HOME OF THE TENNESSEE TITANS) ON FRIDAY (JUNE 9TH), SAYS CMA MUSIC FEST IS LIKE SUMMER CAMP.

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    Keith Urban (CMA Music Fest) OC: …love it. :25
    “I love it! It’s like summer camp. I mean, it is! It’s a chance to obviously see a lot of people I don’t normally see. I don’t know. It’s just palpable. Since Fan Fair, it’s just been that sort of week-plus of energy; the town just explodes, and what it is we love about this genre and the community aspect of it. I always love it.”

    Audio / LUKE BRYAN, WHO IS SET TO PERFORM AT NISSAN STADIUM ON SUNDAY (JUNE 11TH), ENJOYS CMA MUSIC FEST WEEK.

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    Luke Bryan (CMA Music Fest) OC: …for this week. :33
    “It’s a great week. I truly love this week for hundreds of reasons. I always remember my first ones and starting out and doing River Stages and always dreaming of coming over here and performing at LP Field (now Nissan Stadium) and all of the stuff building the fan base early in the week. It’s an amazing week for Nashville, and it’s a great week for me. And then I get to be home and do all this stuff. It’s always been a fun week for me. A lot of my family always comes in for this week.”

    Audio / Sam Hunt talks about his first time at CMA Music Fest.

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    Sam Hunt (CMA Music Fest-move to Nashville) OC: …good week for Nashville. :38
    “You know, I was here several years ago for the first time for CMA Fest as a fan. I came out to the show, did the full experience, and it really was one of the big reasons I decided to move to Nashville. It kind of made the idea of being a songwriter more tangible and realistic, and also I fell in love with the city, Nashville, so I knew it’d be a place I’d be happy living, and also because of the music. So, yeah, that week here really inspired my move here, and it was a significant part of my life. But since then, I’ve been to every CMA Fest since, I think, and it’s a good week for Nashville.”

    Audio / Tyler Hubbard, who is set to perform at Nissan Stadium on Thursday (June 8th), talks about his first time at CMA Music Fest.

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    Tyler Hubbard (1st CMA Fest) OC: …a special week. :55
    “The first CMA Music Fest that I remember was we were not performing. We were not invited. It was BK and I were actually working as promotional guys for Coke Zero, so we were passing out free Coke Zero in the middle of summer in downtown Nashville, burning hot, and dreaming of the year that we would be able to play a show there. Looking back, it’s been such an awesome progression to go from that to playing small stages and then playing Riverfront and then getting to play Nissan Stadium multiple times was just a dream come true. Every year we’d go back, and we’d say remember where we started over there with the Coke Zero tent? So just a lot of great memories of that week, what a special week in Nashville and a special week for not only us as artists, but for the fans too to just connect, so it’s always a special week.”

  • PARKER McCOLLUM NAMED ACM NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR!

    Parker McCollum has been named the ACM New Male Artist of the Year! He’s set to perform at this year’s ceremony, taking place on Monday (March 7th) at 8pm ET/7pm CT/5pm PT on Amazon Prime. Parker has been named an “Artist to Watch” by Billboard, HITS magazine, Rolling Stone, CMT, Opry NextStage, SiriusXM, RIAA, and more. He released his major label debut album, Gold Chain Cowboy, last year, expanding on the success of his widely praised Hollywood Gold EP, which became the top-selling debut country EP of 2020.

    Miranda Lambert surprised him with the announcement. Watch below.

     

    As previously announced, additional confirmed performers include Dolly Parton with Kelsea Ballerini, Jason Aldean, Breakthrough Artist for Amazon Music, BRELAND featuring Thomas Rhett (“Praise The Lord”), Kane Brown (“Leave You Alone”), Luke Bryan (“Up”), Eric Church, Jordan Davis (“Buy Dirt,” feat. Luke Bryan), Walker Hayes (“AA” and “Fancy Like”), Maren Morris (“Circles Around This Town”), Brothers Osborne (“Skeletons”) and Brittney Spencer (“These Boots Are Made for Walkin’”), Parmalee and Blanco Brown featuring Brooke Eden (“Just the Way”), Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde (“Never Wanted to Be That Girl”), Thomas Rhett (“Slow Down Summer”), Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and Chris Young (“Raised on Country”) featuring Mitchell Tenpenny (“At the End of a Bar”).

    The Academy of Country Music has also confirmed an illustrious group of presenters rounding out the star-studded lineup set to take the stage. Presenters include Alan Ritchson (actor, Reacher), Derek Carr (quarterback, Las Vegas Raiders), Guy Torry (comedian, Phat Tuesdays), James Patterson (author, Run Rose Run), Jason Aldean (singer, “Dirt Road Anthem”), Kelsey Asbille (actor, Yellowstone), Luke Grimes (actor, Yellowstone), Mickey Guyton (singer, “Black Like Me”), and Tom Pelphrey (actor, Ozark, Outer Range).

    Lainey Wilson was named ACM New Female Artist of the Year.

    Parker is currently poised to hit the top of the country charts with his latest song, “To Be Loved By You,” which follows his previous No. 1 single, “Pretty Heart.”