• PRESENTERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED FOR THE INAUGURAL PEOPLE’S CHOICE COUNTRY AWARDS.

    Presenters have been announced for the first-ever People’s Choice Country Awards, taking place tonight (September 28TH). Brothers Osborne will present the Country Champion Award to Wynonna, while Blake Shelton will present the Country Icon Award to Toby Keith. Additional presenters include The War And Treaty, Mickey Guyton, Josh Ross, Carly Pearce, Dustin Lynch, Scotty McCreery, Leanne Morgan, Lady A  and others.

    The People’s Choice Country Awards, hosted by Little Big Town, will air live from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House beginning at 8pm ET/7pm CT on NBC and Peacock.

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Chris Stapleton, George Strait, Luke Bryan, Josh Ross

    The Music Industry paid tribute to several artists including Chris Stapleton at the ACM Honors, which were filmed at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on August 23rd. Performers include Keith Urban, Jordan Davis, Priscilla Block, The War And Treaty, Anne Wilson, Trisha Yearwood, Nelly, Lady A, Bailey Zimmerman, Lee Brice, Hailey Whitters and many more.

    Honorees include Chris Stapleton for the ACM Triple Crown Award, Tim McGraw for the ACM Icon Award, Kane Brown for the ACM International Award, and HARDY for the ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Year Award. Other honorees include Clint Black, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Charlie Daniels, K.T. Oslin, BRELAND, Ashley Gorley, Mike Dungan, Bill Mayne, Charlie Cook and Troy Vollhoffer. The ACM Honors will air Monday (September 18th) at 8pm ET/7pm CT on FOX.

    https://twitter.com/ACMawards/status/1701651197076058437

    George Strait worked with artist Tim Wakefield and Soundwaves Art for a new round of limited-edition art pieces made from his music. Proceeds from the sale of the artworks will go to Sweet Relief, which assists those struggling in the music industry.

     

     

    Luke Bryan‘s Boldly Grown Peanuts sold out so fast, so the superstar and Fendt created a limited-time fourth flavor — Backroads Bourbon, on sale now at boldlygrowngoods.com.

     

    Josh Ross, who is making his way up the U.S. Country Charts with “Trouble,” won Breakthrough Artist or Group of the Year Award at the Canadian Country Music Awards on Saturday (September 16th).

     

     

     

  • 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.

     

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Sam Hunt, Josh Ross, Jordan Davis

    Sam Hunt has joined the list of performers at this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards. He is joined by Dallas Smith, James Barker Band, Jade Eagleson, Tenille Townes and Train. Previously announced performers for the show include Carly Pearce, Dean Brody and Josh Ross. The CCMAs will air live from Hamilton, Ontario’s First Ontario Centre September 16th on CTV, CTV.ca and the CTV App beginning at 8pm ET/PT.

     

    Jordan Davis is featured in CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown this weekend, along with Taylor Swift and others. Check out all the action beginning at 9am ET/8am CT on both Saturday (July 15th) and Sunday (July 16th).

     

    https://twitter.com/cmtHot20/status/1679264807692763139

     

  • FATHER’S DAY 2023 LINERS

    Audio / LINER Alan Jackson (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey, I’m Alan Jackson, wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Billy Currington, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Brad Paisley (Father’s Day)

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    Hi! This is Brad Paisley, wishing all the dads out there a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne, wishing all you fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey, I’m Carrie Underwood, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Catie Offerman (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody! This is Catie Offerman. For all you fathers out there, Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all! This is Caylee Hammack. For all you Dads out there, Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Chrissy Metz (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey, this is Chrissy Metz, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Dalton Dover (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Dalton Dover, wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Eric Church, wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Jon Langston, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Happy Father’s Day)

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    “Jon Pardi here. Happy Father’s Day to all you father’s out there.”

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    “Hey! It’s Jon Pardi, wishing all the fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day. Here’s to you,  Senior.  Insert beer can opening sample (sound effect). (laughs)

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you all a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Josh Ross (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Josh Ross. To all the dads out there, wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all! This is Josh Turner, and I just want to wish all you father’s out there a Happy Father’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves. Happy Father’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey everyone! It’s Keith Urban, wishing all you Dads out there a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Kylie Morgan (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Kylie Morgan. Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Father’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Little Big Town, wishing all you father’s a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Luke Bryan, wishing all the Fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day. Here’s to you, Dad.”

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Maddie and I’m Tae, wishing all you fathers out there a Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Mickey Guyton (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody, this is Mickey Guyton, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Parker McCollum (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey Everybody, I’m Parker McCollum, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Priscilla Block (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! It’s Priscilla Block. For all you fathers – Happy Father’s Day!”

     

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Sam Hunt. To all you fathers out there, Happy Father’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Father’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Shania Twain. Happy Father’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER The War And Treaty (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody! We are The War And Treaty, and to all the fathers out there all around the world – Happy Father’s Day to you.”

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Travis Denning, wishing all you fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day, Diamond Dave.”

    Audio / LINER Vince Gill (Father’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody! It’s Vince, and I just wanted to wish you a Happy Father’s Day. Wish mine was still around.”

  • JOSH ROSS RELEASES HIS SINGLE, “TROUBLE,” TO COUNTRY RADIO.

    Ontario native Josh Ross has released his new song, “Trouble,” to country radio, his first in the U.S. (going for adds June 12th). Co-writing the song with Matt Thornley, Josh says the tune is inspired by his own life after moving to Music City a few years ago.

    “The inspiration behind the song ‘Trouble’ is a true story,” says Josh. “I moved to Nashville, Tennessee, it’ll be coming up on five years this fall. I was just going through a lot of adjustments in my life – my personal life, my career life – and kind of found myself in trouble maybe going out a little too much. At the time, I had lost a girlfriend that I was with and ‘Trouble’ kind of came from the idea of reaching out to her, getting her to try to help save me.”

    Josh is already an established hitmaker in his home country with back-to-back Top 5 singles on Canadian country radio. Now turning heads in Nashville and beyond, Ross was recently named one of Spotify’s Hot Country Artists To Watch,  and he’s set to join Nickelback and Brantley Gilbert on a North American tour beginning next month in Quebec City June 12th.

     

    Audio / Josh Ross talks about the inspiration behind his single, "Trouble."

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    “The inspiration behind the song ‘Trouble’ is a true story. I moved to Nashville, Tennessee, it’ll be coming up on five years this fall. I was just going through a lot of adjustments in my life – my personal life, my career life – and kind of found myself in trouble maybe going out a little too much. At the time, I had lost a girlfriend that I was with and ‘Trouble’ kind of came from the idea of reaching out to her, getting her to try to help save me.”

    Audio / LINER Josh Ross (Trouble) 1

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  • Listen Now: Josh Ross Releases Spotify Singles Cover of “Girl from the North Country” with Jackson Dean.

    Emerging country hitmaker Josh Ross has released a Spotify Singles collaboration with Jackson Dean, out today. The two Hot Country Artists to Watch teamed up to cover Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash’s iconic “Girl from the North Country.” Ross and Dean infuse their soulful sound into this story of lost love, resulting in a heartfelt and modern take on the classic.

    “I’m excited for this song to be out,” shares Ross. “When Jackson brought the song ‘Girl from the North Country’ to me, I immediately felt connected to it and hadn’t heard it in so long. I’m a huge Johnny Cash fan and always think of my roots in the North. I love that I got the chance to lean into a different vibe than what I normally record through this song.”

    “It’s a damn good tune,” adds Dean. “I hope we did it justice for Dylan and Cash. This song has been a long time favorite of mine and it was a cool shot to interpret it with Josh.”

    The track follows previous releases from Ross including “Red Flags,” a pair of Top 5 Canadian country radio hits – “On A Different Night” and “First Taste of Gone” – and his debut US single, “Trouble,” hitting country radio this summer. Recently sharing the bill with Chase Rice and Lee Brice, he will join Nickelback and Brantley Gilbert on the GET ROLLIN’ TOUR across North America this summer. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.joshrossmusic.com.

     

    ABOUT JOSH ROSS:
    Echoing the primary themes of country infused with a fresh, modern sound, Josh Ross’s take on love, work, and play is often documented through his whirlwind experiences. Developing an ever-evolving career amidst the drawbacks of injuries, lockdowns, and conflicting relationships, Josh Ross is a country artist bound by the act of forging past and overcoming restraints. Josh Ross debuted with his independently released cathartic ballad on romantic losses, “First Taste Of Gone,” which garnered stellar traction across North America for the Nashville-based singer. Capturing attention across the US with placement on Spotify’s top country playlists like Hot Country, New Boots, and more, “First Taste of Gone” proved the rising Nashville star’s emerging presence in the genre.

    Recently, Josh Ross has pushed even further in his career with his major label signing to Universal Music Canada, teaming up with Universal Music Group Nashville, and management by The Core Entertainment. Often writing from personal experiences, Josh Ross has tallied nearly 90 million streams across his collection of songs. In addition to “On A Different Night” and “First Taste of Gone,” his catalog includes summertime anthem “Tall Boys,” and the latest too-close-to-home emotional track “Red Flags.” This year, Josh Ross was announced as one of Spotify’s Hot Country Artists To Watch 2023 and already garnered his second Top 5 Canadian radio hit with “On A Different Night.” His debut US single, “Trouble,” is hitting country radio airwaves this summer, as he joins Nickelback and Brantley Gilbert on the GET ROLLIN’ TOUR. Stay tuned for more from Josh Ross as he continues to anchor himself as one of country’s most promising new artists.

  • RISING COUNTRY STAR JOSH ROSS RELEASES NEW TRACK “RED FLAGS.”

    Today, breakout country hitmaker Josh Ross shares his latest track, “Red Flags.” Listen HERE.

    The song taps into an emotional battle of wanting to stay with someone but knowing that leaving may be the best option for both. “What if I’m bad for you? What if you’re worse for me? How many times do we have to go back and forth for one of us to see… What if we’re both Red Flags?” The singer/songwriter’s honest approach, introspective storylines, and acoustic progressions combine on the latest addition to his bustling repertoire of original music.

    To celebrate the track’s release, Josh Ross performed for a wall-to-wall crowd last night at Ole Red in downtown Nashville. Near the end of his performance, his upcoming tour mate Lee Brice appeared via FaceTime to share the news with Josh that he would be making his Grand Ole Opry debut later this year.

    “Red Flags” arrives following the recent news of Josh Ross, Universal Music Canada, and The Core Entertainment teaming up with Universal Music Group Nashville. Read the official press release here. Backed by this joint team of innovative industry leaders with deep roots in Canada, Nashville, and beyond, Josh Ross continues to anchor himself as one of this generation’s most promising Country artists.

    His second taste of new music in 2023, “Red Flags,” brings forward great anticipation for what’s next for Josh Ross. In addition to building out a team on both sides of the border, within the first few months of the new year, his latest breakout track, “Trouble,” received the #1 spot on Spotify’s New Boots Playlist and was featured in Fox’s hit TV series “Welcome To Flatch.” He was announced as one of Spotify’s Hot Country Artists To Watch 2023, garnered his second Top 5 Canadian radio hit with his song “On A Different Night,” and notched more than 64 million global streams and counting.

    With a foundation built on live and personal performances, Josh Ross has won hearts on North and South of the border with his appearance at the 109th Grey Cup on the Twisted Tea Grey Cup Halftime alongside Jordan Davis and Tyler Hubbard (watch his performance HERE), and with Bailey Zimmerman as the highly-anticipated opener for three sold-out shows in January 2023. This year, fans can catch him across North America on the Lee Brice Beer Drinking Opportunity Tour in April, Chase Rice’s Way Down Yonder Tour in May and joining Nickelback and Brantley Gilbert on the extensive Get Rollin’ Tour kicking off in June 2023. See below for full tour dates.

    Already an established hitmaker in his home country with back-to-back Top 5 singles on Canadian country radio and now turning heads in Nashville and beyond, Josh Ross molds his firsthand experiences into engaging, hit-making storylines while impacting an international music stage. Stay tuned for more from Josh Ross at JoshRossMusic.com.

     

    Josh Ross 2023 Tour Dates:

    Apr 11 – Lee Brice Beer Drinking Opportunity Tour @ Abbotsford, BC

    Apr 12 – Lee Brice Beer Drinking Opportunity Tour @ Kelowna, BC

    Apr 14 – Country Thunder Festival @ Arizona

    Apr 15 – Lee Brice Beer Drinking Opportunity Tour @ Lethbridge, AB

    Apr 19 – Lee Brice Beer Drinking Opportunity Tour @ Regina, SK

    Apr 20 – Lee Brice Beer Drinking Opportunity Tour @ Winnipeg, MB

    Apr 25 – Lee Brice Beer Drinking Opportunity Tour @ Ottawa, ON

    Apr 26 – Lee Brice Beer Drinking Opportunity Tour @ Kingston, ON

    Apr 28 – Lee Brice Beer Drinking Opportunity Tour @ Oshawa, ON

    Apr 29 – Lee Brice Beer Drinking Opportunity Tour @ London, ON

    May 18 – Chase Rice Way Down Yonder Tour @ Richmond, VA

    May 19 – Chase Rice Way Down Yonder Tour @ Wilkesboro, NC

    May 20 – Chase Rice Way Down Yonder Tour @ Morgantown, WV

    Jun 12 – Nickelback Tour @ Quebec City

    Jun 14 – Nickelback Tour @ Montreal

    Jun 16 – Nickelback Tour @ Grand Rapids, MI

    Jun 20 – Nickelback Tour @ Winnipeg, MB

    Jun 22 – Nickelback Tour @ Saskatoon, SK

    Jun 24 – Nickelback Tour @ Edmonton, AB

    Jun 25 – Nickelback Tour @ Calgary, AB

    Jun 28 – Nickelback Tour @ Vancouver, BC

    Jun 30 – Nickelback Tour @ Auburn, WA (Seattle)

    Jul 1– Nickelback Tour @ Ridgefield, WA (Portland)

    Jul 6 – Nickelback Tour @ Salt Lake City, UT

    Jul 8 – Nickelback Tour @ Wheatland, CA

    Jul 9 – Nickelback Tour @ Mountain View, CA

    Jul 12 – Nickelback Tour @ Phoenix, AZ

    Jul 14 – Nickelback Tour @ Los Angeles, CA

    Jul 15 – Nickelback Tour @ Las Vegas, NV

    Jul 18 – Nickelback Tour @ Denver, CO

    Jul 22 – Nickelback Tour @ Rogers, AR

    Jul 23 – Nickelback Tour @ The Woodlands, TX (Houston)

    Jul 29 – Nickelback Tour @ Tampa, FL

    Jul 30 – Nickelback Tour @ Alpharetta, GA

    Aug 1 – Nickelback Tour @ Nashville, TN

    Aug 3 – Nickelback Tour @ Maryland Heights, MO

    Aug 5 – Nickelback Tour @ Milwaukee, WI

    Aug 7 – Nickelback Tour @ St. Paul, MN

    Aug 9 – Nickelback Tour @ Cuyahoga Falls, OH

    Aug 10 – Boots & Hearts Music Festival @ Oro-Medonte

    Aug 13 – Nickelback Tour @ Clarkson, MI

    Aug 16 – Nickelback Tour @ Darien Lake, NY

    Aug 18 – Nickelback Tour @ Tinley Park, IL

    Aug 19 – Nickelback Tour @ Noblesville, IN

    Aug 22 – Nickelback Tour @Mansfield, MA

    Aug 24 – Nickelback Tour @ Bangor, ME

    Aug 26 – Nickelback Tour @ Bristow, VA

    Aug 27 – Nickelback Tour @ Hershey, PA

    Aug 30 – Nickelback Tour @ Belmont Park, NY

  • Universal Music Group Nashville Teams with Universal Music Canada on Country Newcomer Josh Ross.

    Universal Music Group Nashville is teaming up with Universal Music Canada on country newcomer Josh Ross. Ross, a Waterdown, Ontario-native, is already an established hitmaker in his home country with back-to-back Top 5 singles on Canadian country radio. Now turning heads in Nashville and beyond, Ross was recently named one of Spotify’s Hot Country Artists To Watch, has shared the bill with Bailey Zimmerman, and will join Nickelback and Brantley Gilbert on a North American tour this year.

    “Josh is such a gifted songwriter with so much depth,” shared Cindy Mabe, President, UMG Nashville. “He’s made Nashville his home so he could hone his songwriting skills and has elevated his art and his fan base in a short period of time. Josh found country music through Steve Earle, and songwriting has followed him throughout his life. We are honored to get to work with Josh Ross, The Core and Universal Music Canada to take Josh’s music around the world.”

    “For a long time, we’ve wanted to partner with Cindy and the world class team at UMG Nashville – but it needed to be with the right artist. That artist is Josh Ross – one of the most promising voices in country music today,” said Jeffrey Remedios, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Canada. “Josh is at once a phenomenal songwriter and magnetic performer who captures the hearts of fans with every song and every performance.”

    With a first-rate team already in place stateside, Josh Ross is managed by The Core Entertainment and booked by The Neal Agency.