• KASSI ASHTON IS SET FOR HER GRAND OLE OPRY DEBUT IN MARCH.

    MCA Nashville singer/songwriter Kassi Ashton announces her debut on the Grand Ole Opry. The widely acclaimed Missouri-native known for her free spirit and her rich, soulful voice, is set to take the famed Opry stage on March 15th.

    “I can’t begin to tell you what this means to me,” shared Kassi. “I grew up on voices and songs that are long past gone, but still echo in that room. I told myself at a young age that if I made it to the Opry stage, I’d sing those songs again. I am honored to get the chance.”

     

    Kassi also joins Old Dominion for the upcoming U.S. tour dates of the No Bad Vibes Tour kicking off January 19th in Evansville, Indiana. She will bring her songs including “I Don’t Go Back,” “Dates In Pickup Trucks,” “Pretty Shiny Things,” and more, to stages from Green Bay to Boise and Lake Tahoe to Key West. For more information, visit www.KassiAshton.com.

     

  • CHRISTMAS 2022: Kassi Ashton

    Kassi Ashton grew up in a rural town called California, Missouri, and she took ballet and other dance classes for many years. So, one of her favorite Christmas memories include being in The Nutcracker every year. “One of my favorite Christmas traditions growing up was always being a part of The Nutcracker,” says Kassi. “[I took] ballet my entire life, and now that I’ve graduated and moved on, I go see The Nutcracker at the Nashville Ballet every year. I can’t wait to have a little girl some day and put her in ballet class.”

    Kassi loves Christmas music, especially the holiday classics. “My favorite thing about Christmas hands down is Christmas music. I start playing eh, the day after Thanksgiving usually, if not a little sooner. I love the classics – Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, anything that you know by heart and you don’t have to really think about. Christmas songs are the best,” she says. “My favorite Christmas song is ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ by Judy Garland in the key of G, because that’s my key [laughs], and I can sing along perfectly.” [laughs]

    In 2020, Kassi mixed melancholy and hope beautifully to deliver a stirring rendition of the Dolly Parton classic “Hard Candy Christmas.” Written by Carol Hall for the Broadway musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, which later became a movie starring Parton, “Hard Candy Christmas” serves as testimony that while things may be tough right now, it will get better.

    Audio / KASSI ASHTON ALWAYS HAD A ROLE IN THE NUTCRACKER GROWING UP AND SHE SAYS TO THIS DAY, IT’S STILL ONE OF HER FAVORITE CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS.

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    Kassi Ashton (Christmas traditions) OC: …ballet class. :21
    “Hey, it’s Kassi Ashton. One of my favorite Christmas traditions growing up was always being a part of The Nutcracker. [I took] ballet my entire life, and now that I’ve graduated and moved on, I go see The Nutcracker at the Nashville Ballet every year. I can’t wait to have a little girl some day and put her in ballet class.”

    Audio / KASSI ASHTON SAYS SHE LOVES LISTENING TO CHRISTMAS MUSIC.

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    Kassi Ashton (Christmas music) OC: …the best. :23
    “Hey, it’s Kassi Ashton. My favorite thing about Christmas hands down is Christmas music. I start playing eh, the day after Thanksgiving usually, if not a little sooner. I love the classics – Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, anything that you know by heart and you don’t have to really think about. Christmas songs are the best.”

    Audio / KASSI ASHTON SAYS HER FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SONG IS “HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS.”

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    Kassi Ashton (Christmas song) OC: …along perfectly. [laughs] :11
    “My favorite Christmas song is ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ by Judy Garland in the key of G, because that’s my key [laughs], and I can sing along perfectly.” [laughs]

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  • CHRISTMAS 2022 LINERS

    Audio / LINER AJ (Christmas)

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    “Hi! This is Alan Jackson, and I’m wishing y’all a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Happy Holiday Season)

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    “Hi! Billy Currington here, wishing you and your family a safe and Happy Holiday Season.”

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Christmas)

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    “Hey! This is T.J., and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Christmas)

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    “Hi! I’m Carrie Underwood, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Christmas) 2

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    “Hey, it’s Carrie Underwood. From our house to yours – Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Catie Offerman (Christmas)

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    “Hey everybody, this is Catie Offerman, wishing you a very Merry Christmas, y’all.”

    Audio / LINER Catie Offerman (Christmas) 2

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    “Hey everybody, this is Catie Offerman. Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Catie Offerman (Happy Holidays)

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    “Hey everybody, this is Catie Offerman. Happy Holidays.”

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Christmas) 1

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    “Hey y’all, this is Caylee Hammack, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Christmas) 2

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    “Hey y’all, this is Caylee Hammack. Merry Christmas!”

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Happy Holidays)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Caylee Hammack. Happy Holidays, everybody!”

    Audio / LINER Chrissy Metz (Happy Holidays)

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    “Hey! This is Chrissy Metz, wishing you Happy Holidays.”

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Christmas)

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    “Hey y’all! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Christmas)

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    “Hey! This is Dierks Bentley, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Happy Holidays)

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    “Hey everybody! It’s Dierks Bentley, wishing you a very Happy Holiday season.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley

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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I’m Dierks Bentley, wishing you and yours a joyous holiday season.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Christmas)

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    “Hey everybody! It’s Eric Church, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER George Strait (Happy Holidays)

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    “Hey everybody! This is George Strait, wishing you and your family a Happy Holiday season.”

    Audio / LINER Hootie & The Blowfish (Christmas)

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    “Hey Everybody, we’re Hootie & The Blowfish, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (Christmas)

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    “Hey y’all this is Jon Langston, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (Happy Holidays)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Jon Langston. Happy Holidays.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Merry Christmas)

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    “Hey! This is Jon Pardi, wishing you a Merry Christmas!”

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Christmas)

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    “Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Happy Holidays)

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    “Hey! I’m Josh Turner, wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season.”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Christmas)

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    “Hey! This is Kacey Musgraves, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Christmas)

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    “Hi folks, this is Keith Urban, wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Holiday season)

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    “Hi everyone, this is Keith Urban, wishing you and all your family the very best this holiday season.”

    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (Christmas)

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    “Hey guys, this is Kip Moore, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (Happy Holidays)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Kip Moore. Happy Holidays!”

    Audio / LINER Kylie Morgan (Christmas)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Kylie Morgan, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Christmas)

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    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Very Merry Christmas)

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    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town, and we just want to say Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Happy Holidays)

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    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy Holidays!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Christmas)

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    “Hey! It’s Luke Bryan, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Happy Holidays)

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    “Hey! It’s Luke Bryan. Happy Holidays!”

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Christmas)

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    “Hi! We’re Maddie & Tae, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Happy Holidays)

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    “Hi! We’re Maddie & Tae. Happy Holidays.”

    Audio / LINER Mickey Guyton (Christmas)

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    “Hey! It’s Mickey Guyton, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Parker McCollum (Christmas)

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    “Hey, I’m Parker McCollum, and I’m wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Priscilla Block (Christmas)

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    “Hi! This is Priscilla Block wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

     

    Audio / LINER Reba McEntire (Christmas)

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    “Hey-Reba here-hoping you have a very Merry Christmas. Ho, Ho, Ho.”

     

    Audio / LINER Reba McEntire (Happy Holidays)

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    “Hey, this is Reba, wishing you a Happy Holiday Season.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Christmas)

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    “Hey everybody! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Happy Holidays)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Sam Hunt. Happy Holidays!”

    Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Christmas)

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    “Hi! This is Shania Twain, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Taylor Swift (Happy Holiday Season)

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    “Hey, this is Taylor Swift, wishing you a very Happy Holiday Season.”

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (Happy Holidays)

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    “Hey! I’m Travis Denning. Happy Holidays.”

    Audio / LINER Tyler Hubbard (Christmas)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Tyler Hubbard. Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Tyler Hubbard (Christmas) 2

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Tyler Hubbard, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”

    Audio / LINER Tyler Hubbard (Happy Holidays)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Tyler Hubbard. Happy Holidays.”

  • KASSI ASHTON RECEIVED AN EDUCATION IN PERFORMING AT AN EARLY AGE.

    Kassi Ashton is currently on the country radio airwaves with her single, “Dates In Pickup Trucks,” which she co-wrote and produced with Luke Laird and David Garcia. The California native singer/songwriter, who also competed in many pageants when she was young, says she’s been singing since she was a tiny tot.

    “I always say I’ve been singing since before I could read, because my mom would sneak me into karaoke bars, literally sneak me, because you know the high-top cocktail tables? She’d put me under the tablecloth, and I’d do scratch off tickets under the tablecloth,” she recalls. “But she would stand behind me, because I couldn’t read the prompter and tell me the words before they came up on the screen, and I was so little that if people clapped too loud, I would cry. So, I’ve literally been singing since I was tiny.”

    Click here to find more information on Kassi and where you can see her perform live.

    Audio / Kassi Ashton talks about hitting the karaoke bars when she was just a tiny girl.

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    Kassi Ashton (been singing since she was tiny) OC: …I was tiny. :27
    “I always say I’ve been singing since before I could read, because my mom would sneak me into karaoke bars, literally sneak me, because you know the high-top cocktail tables, she’d put me under the tablecloth, and I’d do scratch off tickets under the tablecloth. But she would stand behind me, she would stand behind me because I couldn’t read the prompter and tell me the words before they came up on the screen, and I was so little that if people clapped too loud, I would cry. So, I’ve literally been singing since I was tiny.”

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  • KASSI ASHTON RELEASES NEW TRACK “I DON’T GO BACK” TODAY.

    MCA Nashville and Interscope Records artist Kassi Ashton releases new song “I Don’t Go Back,” today. Written by Ashton with Luke Laird and Hillary Lindsey, “I Don’t Go Back” is a slow, introspective track shows off Kassi’s soulful voice as the lyrics allow her to reminisce over good parts of that past while being exactly where she wants to be in the present, “I’m a moving on, straight ahead. Eyes on the road always does me best.  I’m out with the old, in with the new.  Yeah, I don’t go back but if I did, it’d be to you,” and “I don’t miss who I was, I’m exactly where I wanna be now.  These ain’t tears, this ain’t no flood.  It’s just a song that I can’t turn down.”

    “My favorite part of songwriting is giving someone a real piece of myself from a certain time in my life,” shares Kassi. “It’s more than sharing a picture and it’s more than sharing a story; it’s sharing a feeling. When I wrote this song in 2017 with Luke and Hillary, we all put a piece of ourselves in it. I hope you listen and feel and find a piece of yourself too.”

    Listen to “I Don’t Go Back” HERE

    Along with the new song, Kassi brings two live performance videos to light today from a recent trip to VEVO Studio in Brooklyn, N.Y.  Watch “I Don’t Go Back” HERE and “Dates In Pickup Trucks” HERE.

    Kassi’s debut radio single, “Dates In Pickup Trucks,” is playing now on country radio. She also makes several appearances at next week’s CMA Fest in Nashville including a performance on the Chevy Vibes Stage on Saturday, June 11.

    “I Don’t Go Back” Lyrics:

    I don’t cry

    But if I did, there’d be an Eric Church song playing

    In my car

    Driving past the blue school doors that are faded

     

    I’m not sad

    But if I was, there’d be a ’97 F-250

    Driving away

    In my head while I’m in Nashville feeling guilty

     

    I’m a moving on, straight ahead

    Eyes on the road always does me best

    I’m out with the old, in with the new

    Yeah, I don’t go back but if I did, it’d be to you, you, you

     

    I don’t go reminiscing

    But when I do, it’s usually when I’ve been drinking

    Like tonight

    Start thinking about you playing pool in your mama’s basement

     

    I don’t wanna be 17 again

    I don’t go chasing around could-have-been’s

    And I don’t regret

    That ain’t me but if I did I know where I’d be ‘cause

     

    I’m a moving on, straight ahead

    Eyes on the road always does me best

    I’m out with the old, in with the new

    Yeah, I don’t go back but if I did, it’d be to you, you, you

     

    I don’t miss who I was, I’m exactly where I wanna be now

    These ain’t tears, this ain’t no flood

    It’s just a song that I can’t turn down’

     

    I don’t cry

    But if I did there’d be an Eric Church song playing, playing

     

    I’m a moving on, straight ahead

    Eyes on the road always does me best

    I’m out with the old, in with the new

    Yeah, I don’t go back but if I did, it’d be to you, you, you

    It’d be to you, you, you

     

    About Kassi Ashton
    With a little bit of rock, a hell of a lot of soul, and a throwback R&B groove, Kassi Ashton has crash landed on country radio with her latest song and radio debut, “Dates In Pickup Trucks.”

    “Kassi Ashton is in line for Nashville domination, and she’ll do it her way – unapologetically,” proclaims PEOPLE Magazine. Kassi brings a whole new attitude to country music. The California, Missouri singer/songwriter touched down with a string of critically acclaimed tracks released by UMG Nashville in conjunction with Interscope Records. Her introductory release “California, Missouri” stirred widespread critical acclaim from Taste of Country, CMT, The Boot, and many more. Named “Who to Watch” by Huffington Post, The Tennessean, and radio personality Bobby Bones. Rolling Stone lauds her as “a devilish songwriter who isn’t afraid to flip convention on its head,” while Refinery29 claims, “she blends pop aesthetics with a presence doused in no-fucks-left-to-give authenticity,” PAPER Magazine calls her “the next big country superstar,” and American Songwriter notes, “Ashton brings powerful storytelling and a sense of poetry in every release.”

    Kassi defies convention and defines her signature style with confessional, catchy storytelling and dynamic delivery on songs including “Dates In Pickup Trucks,” on country radio now, and critically acclaimed releases “Heavyweight,” “California, Missouri,” “Hopeless,” “Violins,” and more.

    Audio / LINER Kassi Ashton (IDGB)

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  • KASSI ASHTON RELEASES THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “DATES IN PICKUP TRUCKS.”

    Kassi Ashton has released the music video for her single, “Dates In Pickup Trucks.” Check it out below.

     

     

    The California, Missouri singer/songwriter wrote and produced the song with Luke Laird and David Garcia.

  • KASSI ASHTON SHOWS A DIFFERENT SIDE TO HER ARTISTRY WITH “DATES IN PICKUP TRUCKS.”

    Kassi Ashton is definitely a renaissance woman, as she has a wide range of abilities and interests. Her parents made sure she had a very diverse childhood comprised of assorted interests and hobbies. At her mom’s it was beauty pageants, dance class six days a week , speech contest, theatre, etc., while at her Dad’s she grew up on a farm shooting muzzleloaders with her grandpa competitively her entire life. She also grew up on dirt bikes and literally strapped to the back of her father’s Harley.

    Kassi’s artistry is also varied, evoking different feelings and different experiences. Her critically-acclaimed songs “Heavyweight,” “California, Missouri,” “Hopeless,” “Violins” and more join her debut radio single “Dates In Pickup Trucks,” which is climbing the country charts and says it’s a song that hopefully takes people on a happy, stress-free journey. “All the songs I previously put out all show a different side of who I am as an artist, and ‘Dates In Pickup Trucks’ is just another side,” says Kassi. “If I was in a mini-van with three screaming kids in the back talking about tiktok, my boss has pissed me off and I have to go home and make dinner, what do I want to hear? One, I want to hear something nostalgic. Everybody loves nostalgia. I want to be taken back, but also maybe live in it again, and I want something fresh enough, light enough that makes me forget about what’s holding me down and stressing me out and feel a little better.”

    Kassi wrapped up a handful of dates with Caitlyn Smith recently, and you can catch her next at CMA Music Festival in Nashville in a few weeks.

     

    Audio / Kassi Ashton says "Dates In Pickup Trucks" shows a different side of who she is as an artist.

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    Kassi Ashton (songs show different sides) OC: …little better. :33
    “All the songs I previously put out all show a different side of who I am as an artist, and ‘Dates In Pickup Trucks’ is just another side. If I was in a mini-van with three screaming kids in the back talking about tiktok, my boss has pissed me off and I have to go home and make dinner, what do I want to hear? One, I want to hear something nostalgic. Everybody loves nostalgia. I want to be taken back, but also maybe live in it again, and I want something fresh enough, light enough that makes me forget about what’s holding me down and stressing me out and feel a little better.”

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Jordan Davis, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Brothers Osborne, Kassi Ashton

    Jordan Davis will perform his recent two-week No. 1 song, “Buy Dirt,” on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday (April 22nd).

    Chris Stapleton has been announced as one of the headliners at this year’s Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin, Tennessee. The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will return for its eighth year on September 24th and 25th at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm. Artists, including Brandi Carlile, The Avett Brothers, Jon Batiste, Elle King, Marty Stuart, Brittney Spencer and more, are scheduled to perform across five stages during the two-day festival.

    Keith Urban joined wife Nicole Kidman at the L.A. premiere of The Northman at the TCL Chinese Theatre earlier this week. Nicole, who appears in the film, will also appear on ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday (April 22nd).

    Brothers Osborne‘s TJ Osborne will serve as a Grand Marshal of this year’s Nashville Pride Parade. The parade kicks of June 25th at 10am on Broadway and 8th Ave. Other Grand Marshals include Leslie Jordan, Greg Cason and Alberta Hardison.

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    Brothers Osborne
    were among those recognized at the seventh annual AIMP (Association of Independent Music Publishers) Awards in Nashville earlier this week. Also honored were HARDY, Lee Brice, Tenille Arts and Morgan Wallen. Jordan Davis, Kassi Ashton, Jimmie Allen, Callista Clark, Lee Brice, Matt Stell and HARDY performed during the event.

     

  • KASSI ASHTON RELEASES LYRIC VIDEO FOR HER SINGLE, “DATES IN PICKUP TRUCKS.”

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Little Big Town, Vince Gill, Sam Hunt, Kassi Ashton

    Little Big Town will be featured in a new episode of CMT’s Campfire Sessions in which they’ll strip down their biggest hits, share new music and swap stories. The band’s episode will air April 12th beginning at 8pm ET/7pm CT on CMT.

    Vince Gill has added more dates to his summer tour. Tickets go on sale April 1st at vincegill.com. It’s the first time Gill has toured with his band since 2019. Featured on the tour will be vocalist Wendy Moten, who has most recently become known for her breathtaking performances on NBC’s The Voice.

    Sam Hunt will help kick off the Delaware State Fair with a performance on opening night July 21st. Nelly, Trace Adkins, Hank Williams, Jr., Halestorm and ZZ Top will also perform.

    Kassi Ashton has been added to the lineup at Live In the Vineyard Goes Country, taking place in Napa Valley April 26th-28th. She joins other performers, including Lee Brice, Joe Nichols, Mitchell Tenpenny, Chase Rice, BRELAND and Charles Esten, among others.