Carrie Underwood’s induction into the Hollywood Walk of Fame last year will be featured during a television special on Friday (January 4th). The special, The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors, will air on The CW Network beginning at 9pm ET. Ceremonies honoring Jennifer Garner, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, N’Sync, Zoe Saldana, Gillian Anderson, Mary J. Blige, Jack Black and Simon Cowell will also be included.
Keith Urban will headline the Allstate Championship Tailgate party prior to the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship between Clemson and Alabama on Monday (January 7th) at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The game will kick off at 8pm ET.
Kacey Musgraves will perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 12th and 19th. She’ll join headliner Childish Gambino, plus Diplo, Janelle Monae, Jaden Smith and many more. The festival runs over two weekends — April 12th – 14th and April 19th – 21st. For more information on the event, lineup and accommodations, click here.
Jordan Davis takes a look back at 2018 and counts down his Top 5 moments of the past year, which includes getting a bus, his first headlining tour, his first country radio No. 1 hit (“Singles You Up”), watching his current single, “Take It From Me,” which he co-wrote with his brother Jacob Davis, climb the charts and the release of his debut album, Home State. He’s also looking forward to heading out with Old Dominion on the Make It Sweet Tour kicking off January 18th in Chicago, Illinois. Check out his Home State story below:
Some of UMG Nashville’s talented artists have recited the age-old holiday poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” This year, we have Alan Jackson, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, TJ and John Osborne (Brothers Osborne), Jordan Davis and Brandon Lay doing the honors.
For your convenience, we’re offering a produced and a dry version of the holiday classic.
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter’s nap.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash. John Osborne The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his reindeer they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!
“Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! On Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”
So up to the house-top the reindeer they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.
Darius Rucker And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack. Carrie Underwood His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight,
“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”
Audio / Twas the Night Before Christmas (produced)
MCA Nashville’s hot newcomer Jordan Davis has been named Billboard’s Top New Country Artist of 2018. Spurred by the massive success of Jordan’s No.1 Platinum-Certified debut single, “Singles You Up,” Billboard cites impressive streaming numbers along with radio chart success as the criteria for the top honor. Jordan was also recently named the Country Aircheck/Mediabase Most Heard New Artist of 2018 at country radio.
Since its release, “Singles You Up” has accumulated almost 300 Million streams worldwide after sitting on the Spotify US Viral chart for over a month (peaking at No.2) in addition to hitting the Spotify Global Viral chart. “Singles You Up” is featured on the Louisiana native’s debut albumHome State which also includes his current infectious Top 15 single “Take It From Me.”
2018 has been a whirlwind year for the singer/songwriter with highlights including national TV appearances on TODAY as well as Late Night With Seth Meyers, making his Grand Ole Opry debut, charting his first No.1 hit on country radio and embarking on his first headlining “White Wine and Whiskey Tour”.
Critics and audiences alike continue to praise Jordan’s unique blend of classic lyric-writing melded with tech-tinged production. All Accessnotes, “Davis is one of those artists that has a distinctive voice that pairs perfectly with his ability to say things in a new, fashionable way.”Rolling Stone praises Jordan for “melding the songcraft of artists like John Prine and Jim Croce with the genre’s pop progressiveness.”
Jordan recently wrapped touring with Kip Moore as part of the “After The Sunburn Tour” and will next hit the road with Old Dominion on the “Make It Sweet Tour” kicking off in Chicago on January 18. For additional information please visit, www.jordandavisofficial.com
Jordan Davis started a Christmas tradition when he moved to Nashville a few years ago. He goes to the historic Belcourt Theatre to catch a viewing of the classic It’s a Wonderful Life. “They play it at a theater here in town, and it’s something that I really look forward to going and seeing that movie,” he says.
As a young man, he and his brother Jacob asked for a specific present together. “Me and my brother asked for go-karts together, and I was actually worried that we weren’t going to get ‘em, because I knew my mom probably thought we were going to kill ourselves,” says the Louisiana native. “We woke up Christmas morning and me and Jacob, we run into the living room and don’t see a go-kart. I remember being like sad opening presents, and then my dad tells me he thought he heard some reindeer in the backyard. So, we jet to the back of the house and there’s two blue-and-white go-karts in the backyard. So, that’s the one I always remember. That was a great present.”
Jordan says the music that signals the Christmas season is anything by Nat King Cole. “My favorite Christmas song is Nat King Cole’s ‘Buon Natale.’ I don’t know the record it’s on it, [but] we would just play that song over and over and over. So, that’s by far my favorite, but anything by Nat King Cole. I mean Nat King Cole is Christmas to me, always playing, always having some type of Christmas music on. I remember growing up, my mom, she would start on Thanksgiving. We would start listening to Christmas music and anytime you’d walk into the house if Mom was home, there was Christmas music playing.”
Jordan is closing in on the Top 15 with his latest hit, “Take It From Me.”
Audio / JORDAN DAVIS REVEALS HIS FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MOVIE.
Jordan Davis (favorite Christmas movie) OC: …a great movie. :19 “The one Christmas movie I have to watch, which Elf has slowly taken over that spot, but I would have to say It’s a Wonderful Life. Then moving to Nashville, they play it at a theater here in town, and it’s something that I really look forward to going and seeing that movie. Man, it’s just a great movie.”
Audio / JORDAN DAVIS TALKS ABOUT HIS FAVORITE CHRISTMAS GIFT AS A CHILD.
Jordan Davis (favorite Christmas gift) OC: …great present. :41
“The one Christmas present that stands out to me – I can remember I asked for go-karts. Me and my brother asked for go-karts together. And I was actually worried that we weren’t going to get ‘em, because I knew my mom probably thought we were going to kill ourselves, but we woke up Christmas morning and me and Jacob, we run into the living room and don’t see a go-kart. I remember being like sad opening presents, and then my dad tells me he thought he heard some reindeer in the backyard. So, we jet to the back of the house and there’s two blue-and-white go-karts in the backyard. So, that’s the one I always remember. That was a great present.”
Audio / JORDAN DAVIS TALKS ABOUT HIS FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SONG.
Jordan Davis (Christmas music) OC: …music on. :41
“My favorite Christmas song is Nat King Cole’s ‘Buon Natale.’ I don’t know the record it’s on it, [but] we would just play that song over and over and over. So, that’s by far my favorite, but anything by Nat King Cole. I mean Nat King Cole is Christmas to me, always playing, always having some type of Christmas music on. I remember growing up, my mom, she would start on Thanksgiving. We would start listening to Christmas music and anytime you’d walk into the house if Mom was home, there was Christmas music playing. It was just background music, and it’s something I’ve carried over like there’s Christmas music that is played all the time. If we’re home, there’s Christmas music on.”
Here are some holiday liners from UMG Nashville artists, including Adam Hambrick, Alan Jackson, Billy Currington, Brandon Lay, Brothers Osborne, Carrie Underwood, Clare Dunn, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Gary Allan, George Strait, Jon Langston, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Josh Turner, Keith Urban, Kip Moore, Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Travis Denning and more!
“Happy Thanksgiving everybody. It’s Keith Urban here. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all of you listening for your incredible love and support that I’ve received over the last year, and to wish you and all of your family all the very best for this holiday.”
MCA Nashville’s hot newcomer Jordan Davis performed during halftime of the Minnesota Vikings-New Orleans Saints NFL Football game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as part of NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.” Jordan performed several songs from his debut album Home State including his current infectious single “Take It From Me” which is nearing Top 20 at country radio. Jordan also performed his No.1 Platinum-Certified smash hit “Singles You Up” which continues to accumulate impressive streaming numbers after staying on the Spotify US Viral chart for over a month in addition to hitting the Spotify Global Viral chart.
Jordan Davis performed at half-time during Sunday Night Football’s match-up yesterday (October 28th) between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings. New Orleans came from behind to win the game 30-20.
Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton and Lady Antebellum will headline next year’s C2C: Country to Country music festival. The three-day event, which runs March 8th-10th in London, Glasgow and Dublin, will also feature performances by Lyle Lovett, Brett Eldredge, Dustin Lynch and many more.
Josh Turner was able to take a couple of days to spend with his family (which includes his wife and four sons) at Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida for the boys fall break. His first gospel album, I Serve a Savior, is available now.
Very grateful to sneak in a quick family vacay for the boys’ fall break. Not sure who had more fun… me or them. pic.twitter.com/WIt2sYXkrm
Jordan Davis is closing in on the Top 20 with “Take It From Me,” which he co-wrote with his brother Jacob Davis and songwriter Jason Gantt, and he says the lyrics of the song represent him very well.
“I think that ‘Take It From Me’ is a little more me lyrically as far as like the delivery of it,” says the Louisiana native. “I think you can kind of see a few more of my influences on some of those lyrics.”
“Take It From Me” is the follow-up to his recent No. 1 smash, “Singles You Up,” which has been certified platinum for more than 1 million copies sold.
Jordan will hit the road early next year on Old Dominion’s Make It Sweet Tour 2019, which kicks off January 18th in Chicago. In the meantime, you can catch him with Kip Moore on his After the Sunburn Tour. Their next stop is Thursday (October 25th) in Denver, Colorado at The Fillmore Auditorium.
Audio / Jordan Davis talks about his latest single, “Take It From Me.”
Jordan Davis (Take It From Me) 3 OC: …it too. :34 “‘Take It From Me’ and ‘Singles You Up’ were, I feel like neck-and-neck, for the first single. I feel like if we would’ve gone the other way, ‘Singles You Up’ would’ve been right behind it. I think that ‘Take It From me’ is a little more me lyrically as far as like the delivery of it. I think you can kind of see a few more of my influences on some of those lyrics. When you have something like that, even as a songwriter and for us that write songs a lot, you still don’t get a ton of those that you just can’t stop listening to. If we fall in love with something that quick, I think we think that our fans would gravitate towards it too.”