Dierks Bentley was joined by family and friends yesterday (4/15) to celebrate his 18th career No. One single “Burning Man” feat. Brothers Osborne as it serves as the second consecutive chart-topper off of his ninth studio album THE MOUNTAIN. Teaming up with BMI at Martin’s BBQ in downtown Nashville, Bentley and Brothers Osborne celebrated the ACM award-winning hit alongside co-writers Bobby Pinson (BMI) and Luke Dick (BMI), as it serves as Dick’s first No. One celebration.

    “When you release songs to radio it’s like the cliff notes of your album and ‘Burning Man’ is one of the most important pieces of THE MOUNTAIN,” said Bentley. “When you do a collaboration it’s a leap of faith but there is no one else that could have done what these guys did on this song. We were in direct communication with no one else involved you know…John walks in with his guitar and amp…I’ve just been really lucky to work with people like these guys where it’s all about the music and friendship. It’s rare to find that outside of Nashville and a really unique thing that is happening in Country music right now.”

    “When he sent us the song it was done and already sounded awesome,” added TJ Osborne, “I’m such a fan of Dierks and when I listened to the demo, it already sounded like a Dierks hit and it took me a minute to really make it mine. To take that risk on us with something that already sounded great was all on Dierks.”

    Pegged as “one of Country music’s most enviable brands, equal parts affability and authenticity” (Forbes),Bentley continues to be a dominant voice for the genre with over 8.6 billion overall digital streams. Reaching a new creative high while “making music designed to challenge” (New York Times), Bentley co-wrote 10 of 13 tracks on THE MOUNTAIN, which earned him the highest debut sales of his career and became his seventh chart-topping album. Known to deliver “the most thoughtful, complete collections in Country music” (USA Today) Bentley has amassed countless nominations from the ACMs, CMAs, Billboard Music Awards and more while also earning 14 GRAMMY  nominations. “Fans get an all-night sing-along party” (Fresno Bee) during Bentley’s 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR as his “stage presence is something to marvel at” (Spokesman Review). The second leg featuring special guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and the Hot Country Knights kicks off in Noblesville, IN on May 31st. For more information visit www.dierks.com.

    Photo (L-R): TJ Osborne, John Osborne, Dierks Bentley, Luke Dick (BMI/Little Louder Publishing), Bobby Pinson (BMI/Sea Gayle Music)

    Photo Credit: Steve Lowry

    Audio / At a celebration on Monday (April 15th), Brothers Osborne's John Osborne, along with Dierks Bentley, talk about joining forces for their recent No. 1, "Burning Man."


    Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne picked up the ACM Award for Music Event of the Year for their collaboration on the No. 1 hit, “Burning Man,” from Dierks’ latest album, The Mountain.



    Video /

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Kacey, Lauren, Maddie & Tae, Josh and more

    Kacey Musgraves appears on the cover of the new issue of Glamour magazine on newsstands now. Check out the cover story here.


    Lauren Alaina, Maddie & Tae and Josh Turner are among the artists performing at CMT’s Sweetest Summer Celebration presented by DQ on Sunday (March 31st) at Nashville’s Cumberland Park.

    Don’t forget to tune in to the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday. Brothers Osborne are set to perform their latest song, “I Don’t Remember Me [Before You]” on the show.

    Lauren Alaina will perform at this year’s Nashville Meets London Music Festival July 27th.Nashville Meets London is an international entertainment brand providing opportunities and supporting the globalization of Americana and Country music. The brand’s mission is to expand on the cultural and economic exchange of music while driving more synergy between the recording and live performance industries in the United States and the United Kingdom. It takes place at Canary Wharf in London.


    The Academy of Country Music just announced new all-star collaborations for this year’s ACM Awards. The show will once again feature “ACM Flashbacks,” a fan favorite moment honoring classic country music hits and/or the artists whose music continues to influence musicians and fans alike. This year’s “ACM Flashbacks” will feature the King of Country Music and 24-time ACM Award winner George Strait performing with Miranda Lambert, as well as new Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Brooks & Dunn performing with Luke Combs.

    Additional collaborations include Dierks Bentley & Brandi CarlileEric Church & Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris with Brothers Osborne, Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson Dan + Shay with Kelly ClarksonFlorida Georgia Line & Jason Aldean, and global superstar Khalid with Kane Brown.

    Other previously announced performers include Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Thomas Rhett and LANCO. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming week.

    The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas April 7th at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.


    Brothers Osborne, the now five-time GRAMMY-nominees, will make their daytime TV debut on the Ellen DeGeneres Show April 2nd. The band will perform their new single “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)” on the program.

    Brothers Osborne were also recently nominated for four Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards in three categories, “Duo of The Year,” “Video of the Year,” for their song “Shoot Me Straight,” as well as their feature in Dierks Bentley’s “Burning Man,” and “Music Event of The Year.” The pair garnered 2018’s ACM awards for “Duo of the Year” and “Video of the Year.” The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas April 7th at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

    Brothers Osborne’s sophomore album, Port Saint Joe, garnered the band two Grammy nominations, and was included in several Best Country Albums of 2018 lists, including Rolling Stone, NPR, American Songwriter and more. American Songwriter notes, “of all the roots-rock inspired acts to arise in prominence in the wake of Chris Stapleton, Port Saint Joe proved that Brothers Osborne is not only the most talented, but will likely be the most enduring.”

    The band is currently on tour and will perform shows in cities including New Orleans, Seattle, and Los Angeles. Tickets for all dates are currently on sale here.

    For a full list of tour dates, news, images and more, visit www.BrothersOsborne.com


    Nordstrom and Karen Fairchild (of the Grammy-winning band Little Big Town) hosted world-renowned designer Christian Louboutin at Karen and Jimi’s private home in Nashville for an exclusive and intimate cocktail event on Tuesday night. Karen, an icon in both country music and the Nashville fashion scene, feted the designer’s inaugural visit with the city’s biggest country music stars, music industry executives and fashion influencers. James “JC” Curleigh, CEO of Gibson guitars, presented Mr. Louboutin with a custom Gibson guitar in signature Louboutin red. The party concluded with a musical performance by Nashville rising stars The Brummies, Fancy and Lucie Silvas. Some of the famous faces who attended the party included Martina McBride, Jesse James Decker, Kellie Pickler, the Brothers Osborne John Osborne, Old Dominion’s Brad Tursi, Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler, among others.

    The party celebrates the Christian Louboutin Optical Illusions Spring/Summer 2019 collection at Nordstrom. Nashville is Mr. Louboutin’s second stop in a three-city Nordstrom personal appearance tour, including Nordstrom Topanga, Nordstrom The Mall at Green Hills, and Nordstrom Michigan Avenue.

  • ACM AWARDS 2019: Brothers Osborne

    Reigning Duo of the Year and Video of the Year winners, Brothers Osborne earned four nominations in three categories at this year’s ACM Awards, including a nod for Duo of the Year, which they’ve won three consecutive times.

    The guys are thrilled just to be in the running with other such talented pairs. They’re nominated alongside Dan + Shay, Maddie & Tae, Florida Georgia Line and Locash.

    “One of the things I love about the country music genre is that it’s a family,” says John Osborne. “We’re all really, really close. We’re all a bunch of misfits thrown together. We’re all a little different, but we love one another and respect one another, and I’m just honored for the both of us to be a part of this awesome family.”

    TJ agrees. “I will say to add on that, it sounds cliché to say it’s an honor to be nominated, but it really is.”

    The guys, who are making their way up the country charts with “I Don’t Remember Me [Before You],” are also nominated for Music Event of the Year for “Burning Man” with Dierks Bentley. Additionally, John and TJ are nominated twice in the Video of the Year category for songs “Shoot Me Straight” and “Burning Man.”

    The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas April 7th at 8pm ET on CBS.

    Audio / Brothers Osborne says it's an honor to be nominated at this year's ACM Awards.


    Brothers Osborne (being nominated) OC: (TJ) …but it really is. :26
    JOHN: “One of the things I love about the country music genre is “It sounds cliché to say it’s an honor, but it really is that it’s a family. We’re all really, really close. We’re all a bunch of misfits thrown together. We’re all a little different, but we love one another and respect one another, and I’m just honored for the both of us to be a part of this awesome family.” TJ: “I will say to add on that, it sounds cliché to say it’s an honor to be nominated, but it really is.”


    The initial list of performers for this year’s ACM Awards have been announced and some of your favorite country artists will take to the stage, including Brothers Osborne, Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Little Big Town. Reba McEntire, Maren Moris, Thomas Rhett, Miranda Lambert and Kane Brown will also perform, as well as previously announced Jason Aldean.

    The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba, will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas April 7th at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.




    The track list has just been announced for the new edition of Now That’s What I Call Country, Volume 12. The collection includes 10 No. 1 songs, as well as several of today’s hottest country hits from some of your favorite country artists, including Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs and many more.

    The latest installment in the popular NOW series will be available March 29th and can be preordered here.

    Now That’s What I Call Country Vol. 12 Track Listing:

    1. Kacey Musgraves                               Space Cowboy
    2. Luke Bryan                                         What Makes You Country
    3. Luke Combs                                        She Got The Best Of Me
    4. Kane Brown                                        Lose It
    5. Keith Urban                                        Never Comin’ Down
    6. Carrie Underwood                              Love Wins
    7. Tim McGraw                                      Neon Church
    8. Pistol Annies                                       Best Years Of My Life
    9. Old Dominion                                     Hotel Key
    10. Dierks Bentley f/Brothers Osborne    Burning Man
    11. Jordan Davis                                       Take It From Me
    12. Russell Dickerson                               Blue Tacoma
    13. Thomas Rhett                                     Sixteen
    14. Chris Young                                       Hangin’ On
    15. Dustin Lynch                                      Good Girl
    16. Jon Pardi                                             Night Shift
    17. Scotty McCreery                                 This Is It
    18. Midland                                              Burn Out


    NOW That’s What I Call Music is a joint venture from Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. The multi-platinum NOW That’s What I Call Music! compilation series is the world’s best-selling multi-artist recorded music brand with sales topping 103 million in the U.S.  Now That’s What I Call Country Vol. 12 is distributed by Universal Music Group.

    Audio / Kacey Musgraves, who is making her way up the country charts with "Rainbow," talks about the story behind her song “Space Cowboy.”


    Kacey Musgraves (Space Cowboy inspiration) OC: …include that. 1:20
    “The inspiration for ‘Space Cowboy’ was actually triggered by something that my horseback riding teacher, Lori, said to me one day. We were out at the arena and we were watching this stallion go totally crazy in the arena just galloping from one end to the other, just kind of losing its mind and being really reckless and really powerful. I watched it come charging toward me, and I was standing on the other side of the gate, and Lori was screaming at me, ‘Back up, back up! Move out of the way!’ And I really didn’t think anything of it. I said, ‘I’m on the other side of the gate. The gate’s closed. It doesn’t matter.’ She said, ‘Girl-when they wanna go, they’re gonna go. There ain’t no sense in closing the gate.’ That made a big impression on me and I wrote it down, and then ‘Space Cowboy’ came a couple of days later when I wrote it with Shane McAnally and Luke Laird. It just seemed to kind of apply itself in a metaphorical sense to a narrative that I’ve found myself in many times in my life. It’s a narrative that a lot of people I know can relate to. So, this song was very important song for me to include on the album, because though I am in a really happy place now, it’s not always been that way and it was important for me to include that.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan describes what makes him country.


    Luke Bryan (what makes him country) OC: …small town. :37
    “I think that what makes me country is where I was raised — Leesburg, Georgia — how I was brought up saying ‘Yes sir,’ ‘No sir,’ ‘Yes, ma’am,’ ‘No, ma’am,’ hopefully with manners and raised with a work ethic and raised in the outdoors fishing and hunting and playing sports. But yeah, I would say definitely it starts with my small-town upbringing and how we were raised; church on Sundays as much as we could. But just enjoying life and living life in a small town.”


    Brothers Osborne, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Little Big Town and Luke Bryan are among the initial artists announced for Nissan Stadium at this year’s CMA Fest, taking place in downtown Nashville June 6th – 9th. Kelsea Ballerini, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Rascal Flatts, Old Dominion, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Combs, Kane Brown and the Pistol Annies will also perform on the stage at Nissan Stadium.

    The Chevy Riverfront Stage returns once again with a fantastic lineup that will keep crowds rocking from 10:00 AM-5:15 PM each day including performances by A Thousand Horses, Lauren Alaina, Jimmie Allen, Danielle Bradbery, Lee Brice, Easton Corbin, Jordan Davis, Devin Dawson, Jessie James Decker, Gavin DeGraw, Russell Dickerson, Eli Young Band, Lindsay Ell, Tyler Farr, Gone West, Riley Green, Hunter Hayes, Walker Hayes, High Valley, Home Free, Ryan Hurd, LOCASH, Maddie & Tae, Ashley McBryde, Scotty McCreery, Eric Paslay, Carly Pearce, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Mason Ramsey, Michael Ray, Tyler Rich, Runaway June, Dylan Scott, Granger Smith, Mitchell Tenpenny, Morgan Wallen and Aaron Watson.

    Returning for a third year, the Budweiser Forever Country Stage will take place from 11:00 AM-4:45 PM daily. Featuring some of the biggest names in Country Music from recent decades, this year’s lineup includes Keith Anderson, Deana Carter, John Carter Cash, Joe Diffie, George Ducas, Charles Esten, Andy Griggs, Halfway to Hazard, Ty Herndon, Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence, Little Texas, Lonestar, The Marshall Tucker Band, Kendell Marvel, Neal McCoy, Montgomery Gentry, Lorrie Morgan, The Nelsons, Jerrod Niemann, Jamie O’Neal, The Road Hammers, Ray Scott, Shenandoah, Sister Hazel, Ricky Skaggs, Kiefer Sutherland, Thompson Square, Uncle Kracker, Mark Wills, Rita Wilson and Darryl Worley.


    CMA Fest is a one-of-a-kind festival with artists donating their time to perform so a portion of ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music programs across the country through the CMA Foundation. A limited number of four-day passes for the nightly performances at Nissan Stadium are still available at CMAfest.com or through the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST.

    Outdoor daytime stages including Chevy Riverfront and Budweiser Forever Country are free and open to the public. All artist lineups are subject to change.

    CMA Fest will once again be filmed for a national television special to air on the ABC Television Network this summer.