• NEWS AND NOTES: Tyler Hubbard, Mickey Guyton, The War And Treaty, Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church

    Tyler Hubbard released the official music video for his latest single, “Back Then Right Now,” on Wednesday (November 15th).

     

    Mickey Guyton performed “Simply The Best” in honor of Tina Turner during CMT’s Smashing Glass inaugural special, honoring such female musical icons, Tanya Tucker, Patti LaBelle and Tina Turner, among others.

    The 90-minute show, planned as an annual event, is the network’s salute to iconic female artists who have contributed to shattering the glass ceiling for current and future musical artists. The War And Treaty performed Patti LaBelle’s “On My Own.”

    Clint Black, Chris Janson, Ledisi, Luci Silvas and more also performed.

    Chris Stapleton received new RIAA certifications this month. “Tennessee Whiskey,” from his Traveller album, has been certified 15-times Platinum, while “Starting Over” was certified 4-times Platinum.

    Kacey Musgraves and The War And Treaty will perform during the Christmas At Graceland television special, along with Post Malone, John Legend, Alainis Morissette, Lana Del Ray, Lainey Wilson and Kane Brown. Elvis’ granddaughter and Daisy Jones And The Six star Riley Keough, who is among the executive producers of the special, will also appear. Christmas At Graceland, the first televised concert from the estate featuring never-before-broadcast footage of Elvis, will air November 29th at 10pm ET/9pm CT on NBC.

    Eric Church, along with Lainey Wilson, Nickelback and Koe Wetzel, will headline Country Thunder Wisconsin July 18th-21st in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. Kip Moore, Josh Ross, Randy Houser, Bailey Zimmerman and Ernest, among others, will also perform.

  • JON PARDI, JORDAN DAVIS AND THE WAR AND TREATY ARE AMONG THE ARTISTS PERFORMING DURING A “CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS.”

    Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis and The War And Treaty (Michael and Tanya Trotter) are among the artists spreading holiday cheer during the Country Music Association’s 14th annual special, “CMA Country Christmas.” The television special, hosted by Trisha Yearwood and Amy Grant, will also feature performances by Lainey Wilson, Ashley McBryde, Lady A, Lindsey Stirling and Zach Williams, as well as Trisha and Amy.

    Filmed in Nashville in front of a live audience, the holiday event will air December 14th at 8pm ET on ABC; next day on Hulu and Disney+.

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  • CHRIS STAPLETON, BROTHERS OSBORNE, DIERKS BENTLEY, KACEY MUSGRAVES, THE WAR AND TREATY AND VINCE GILL & PAUL FRANKLIN ARE NOMINATED FOR GRAMMYS.

    The nominations for the 66th annual GRAMMY Awards were announced, and Chris Stapleton earned three nominations, including Best Country Song (“White Horse”), Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Duo/Group Performance as a featured performer on Carly Pearce’s “We Don’t Fight Anymore.”

    Brothers Osborne nabbed a pair of noms, including Best Country Album for their self-titled fourth record and Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their current single, “Nobody’s Nobody.”

    Kacey Musgraves picked up two nominations for her featured performance on Zach Bryan’s “I Remember Everything” for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

    The War And Treaty are nominated for two GRAMMY Awards, including the overall Best New Artist and for Best American Roots Song for “Blank Page.”

    Dierks Bentley is nominated in Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “High Note,” featuring Billy Strings. Dierks posted a heartfelt message of gratitude on his Instagram, writing, “Thank you Billy for lending your talents. Been fun to watch your career explode dude since we recorded this. It must have been the collab!! Haha. The song actually started off pretty grassy with Billy, @sambushband @bryansuttond28 @jerrydouglas on it (and my band). And then we went back in a year later and gave it a little more of a country vibe. Thanks to my friends @jimbeavers and my pal @charlieworsham for writing it and letting me make it my own. This song is why Charlie has been in our band the last two years. After he recorded the acoustic lick at the top, I remember asking him how in the hell are we gonna play this live on the road. @bhelson is on electric and there’s no way I can play it. He said, ‘Well I could come out and do it.’ And he did!! And he still is haha.”

    Vince Gill and Paul Franklin are nominated in Best Country Duo/Group for “Kissing Your Picture (Is So Cold).”

     

    The 2024 Grammy Awards will air live from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 4th on CBS and streaming live on Paramount+.

    Best Country Album
    Kelsea Ballerini, Rolling Up the Welcome Mat
    Brothers Osborne, Brothers Osborne
    Zach Bryan, Zach Bryan
    Tyler Childers, Rustin’ In The Rain
    Lainey Wilson, Bell Bottom Country

    Best Country Song
    Brandy Clark, “Buried” (Brandy Clark & Jessie Jo Dillon)
    Zach Bryan featuring Kacey Musgraves, “I Remember Everything” (Zach Bryan & Kacey Musgraves)
    Tyler Childers, “In Your Love” (Tyler Childers & Geno Seale)
    Morgan Wallen, “Last Night” (John Byron, Ashley Gorley, Jacob Kasher Hindlin & Ryan Vojtesak)
    Chris Stapleton, “White Horse” (Chris Stapleton & Dan Wilson)

    Best Country Solo Performance
    Tyler Childers, “In Your Love”
    Brandy Clark, “Buried”
    Luke Combs, “Fast Car”
    Dolly Parton, “The Last Thing On My Mind”
    Chris Stapleton, “White Horse”

    Best Country Duo/Group Performance
    Dierks Bentley featuring Billy Strings, “High Note”
    Brothers Osborne, “Nobody’s Nobody”
    Zach Bryan featuring Kacey Musgraves, “I Remember Everything”
    Vince Gill & Paul Franklin, “Kissing Your Picture (Is So Cold)”
    Jelly Roll With Lainey Wilson, “Save Me”
    Carly Pearce featuring Chris Stapleton, “We Don’t Fight Anymore”

    Best New Artist
    Gracie Abrams
    Fred again..
    Ice Spice
    Jelly Roll
    Coco Jones
    Noah Kahan
    Victoria Monét
    The War and Treaty

    Best American Roots Song
    “Blank Page” — Michael Trotter Jr. & Tanya Trotter, songwriters (The War And Treaty) 
    “California Sober” – Aaron Allen, William Apostol & Jon Weisberger, songwriters (Billy Strings Featuring Willie Nelson)
    “Cast Iron Skillet” – Jason Isbell, songwriter (Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit)
    “Dear Insecurity” – Brandy Clark & Michael Pollack, songwriters (Brandy Clark Featuring Brandi Carlile)
    “The Returner” – Drew Lindsay, JT Nero & Allison Russell, songwriters (Allison Russell)

    Best Immersive Audio Album
    Blue Clear Sky — Chuck Ainlay, immersive mix engineer; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Chuck Ainlay, immersive producer (George Strait)
    Act 3 (Immersive Edition) – Ryan Ulyate, immersive mix engineer; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Ryan Ulyate, immersive producer (Ryan Ulyate)
    The Diary Of Alicia Keys – George Massenburg & Eric Schilling, immersive mix engineers; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Alicia Keys & Ann Mincieli, immersive producers (Alicia Keys)
    God Of War Ragnarök (Original Soundtrack) – Eric Schilling, immersive mix engineer; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Kellogg Boynton, Peter Scaturro & Herbert Waltl, immersive producers (Bear McCreary)
    Silence Between Songs – Aaron Short, immersive mastering engineer (Madison Beer)

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Priscilla Block, Mickey Guyton, The War And Treaty

    Priscilla Block has a new song “Hey Jack” dropping on Friday (November 10th). She even wore a gorgeous chocolate brown outfit with a long flowing cape featuring the title of the song on the back to the BMI Awards on Tuesday night (November 7th).

    Mickey Guyton appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon performing “The Tree” with Maren Morris and Brittney Spencer.

     

    The War And Treaty performed at the 17th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit, spearheaded by ABC Correspondent Bob Woodruff, who was severely injured by a roadside bomb several years ago. The event helps shed a light on PTSD and other conditions caused by war. ABC’s David Muir spotlighted Michael and Tanya (pr. Tonya) prior to the event. Michael is an Iraq War veteran who suffers from PTSD after losing so many friends. He taught himself to play piano in Iraq in one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces. Check out the profile from World News Tonight below.

     

     

     

     

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  • JORDAN DAVIS, ALAN JACKSON AND THE WAR AND TREATY ADDED TO THE LIST OF PERFORMERS AT THIS YEAR’S CMA AWARDS.

    Jordan Davis, Alan Jackson and The War And Treaty have been added to the list of performers at next week’s CMA Awards. Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, HARDY, Cody Johnson, Post Malone, Mac McAnally, Ashley McBryde, Morgan Wallen and Zac Brown Band will also perform.

    Jordan, who is nominated for Single, Song and Music Video of the Year for “Next Thing You Know,” will perform the multi-week No. 1 smash. The song, produced by Paul DiGiovanni, was written by Jordan, Greylan James, Chase McGill and Josh Osborne.

    16-time CMA Award winner Alan Jackson will perform during a tribute to recently passed singer-songwriter icon Jimmy Buffett. The tribute will also feature Kenny Chesney, longtime Coral Reefer Band member Mac McAnally and the Zac Brown Band.

    The War And Treaty, first-time nominee this year for Vocal Duo of the Year, will perform their song “That’s How Love Is Made.”

    Previously announced performers include Luke Bryan, who will perform a medley of his hits, including “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day,” “One Margarita,” “That’s My Kind Of Night,” “Play It Again” and “Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” Chris Stapleton (performing his latest single “White Horse”), Little Big Town will join newly-minted Country Music Hall of Famer Tanya Tucker on her iconic hit “Delta Dawn.” Other previously announced performers include Jelly Roll, Old Dominion, Lainey Wilson, Megan Moroney, Carly Pearce, Tanya Tucker and K. Michelle.

    Presenters for “The 57th Annual CMA Awards” will be announced in the coming days.

    The 57th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and NFL great Peyton Manning, will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena November 8th at 8pm ET/7pm CT on ABC and the next day on HULU.

     

    Audio / Jordan Davis talks about “Next Thing You Know.”

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    “You know, there’s no chorus to this song. And I think it’s really cool that all we do is repeat ‘Next Thing You Know’ throughout it, but when you’re trying to write songs for a, a job, not putting a chorus on it is a fast way to get it thrown into the garbage can, and I think that makes me more proud of this song in that this is what we wanted to do with it and we just wanted to be as honest as possible in how fast life goes. I remember leaving, telling somebody like when they were like, ‘Did you write today?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah.’ They said, ‘Did you get anything good?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, we wrote a song that doesn’t even have a chorus.’ And I got the look of like, ‘Well, we’ll probably never hear that one,’ and little did I know it would connect with a whole lotta people.”

     

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Jordan Davis, Chris Stapleton, Anne Wilson, The War And Treaty, Eric Church

    In addition to performing on next week’s CMA Awards, Jordan Davis is scheduled to perform his latest smash “Tucson Too Late” on ABC’s Live With Kelly & Mark on Monday (November 6th), as well as his multi-week No. 1 “Next Thing You Know” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

    Chris Stapleton is featured in a cover story for GQ Hype, and the article is also featured inside GQ. He talks about his upcoming album, Higher, which comes out next Friday (November 10th), as well as myriad of other things, including songwriting, his meteoric rise to normally unattainable heights, his office/rehearsal space, collecting instruments and more. He also filmed the GQ Essentials 10 video, which are 10 Things Chris Stapleton Can’t Live Without. A few of those things are a kitchen table chair he took from his parents’ house when he left for Nashville years ago, the 1979 Jeep Cherokee his wife Morgane bought him in Phoenix (and the same Jeep he wrote “Traveller” in on the way home), his late father’s knife collection, his vintage Charlie 1 Horse straw hat and much more.

     

    Anne Wilson is featured in the new K-Love Live from Red Rocks concert event, which can only be seen in movie theaters nationwide on November 6th and 7th. Filmed at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado, the special concert film features live performances, behind-the-scenes content, plus exclusive interviews with Anne, as well as some of today’s top-charting Christian artists, including MercyMe, Zach Williams, Jeremy Camp, We the Kingdom, CAIN, Blessing Offor and Hope Darst. Anne is currently making her way up the country charts with “Rain In The Rearview.”

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    The War And Treaty will sing the national anthem prior to the Detroit Lions 84th annual Thanksgiving Day Classic matchup against the Green Bay Packers on November 23rd. The traditional Thanksgiving Day game and festivities will air on FOX at 12:30pm ET.

    Eric Church is set to headline the Pepsi Rock the South music festival in Cullman, Alabama next year. Jelly Roll and Hardy will also headline different nights. The three-day event, which will take place July 18th-20th, 2024, will also feature performances by Parker McCollum, Priscilla Block, Nelly, Oliver Anthony and more.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • HALLOWEEN LINERS 2023

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Halloween)

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    “Trick or Treat, baby.”

    Audio / LINER Brad Paisley (Halloween)

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    “Hey everybody, it’s Brad Paisley. Happy Halloween!”

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Halloween)

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    “Hey! This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne. Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Halloween)

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    “Hi! I’m Carrie Underwood, wishing you a Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Catie Offerman (Halloween)

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    “Hey everybody, this is Catie Offerman, wishing you a very Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Halloween) 1

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    “Hey y’all, I’m Caylee Hammack, wishing all of y’all a Happy Halloween. Boo!”

     

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Halloween) 2

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    “Hey y’all! I’m Caylee Hammack, wishing all you goblins and gremlins out there a Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Dalton Dover (Halloween)

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    Hey, y’all, this is Dalton Dover. Happy Halloween!

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Halloween)

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

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Halloween)

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    “Hey! It’s Dierks Bentley, wishing you a Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Halloween)

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    “Hey! This is Eric Church, wishing you a very Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER JON LANGSTON (HALLOWEEN)

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    “Hey y’all! I’m Jon Langston. Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Halloween)

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    “Hey it’s Jon Pardi. Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Halloween)

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    “Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you a Happy Halloween.”

     

     

    Audio / LINER Josh Ross (Halloween)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Josh Ross. Happy Halloween!”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Halloween)

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    “Hey Y’all, I’m Josh Turner, wishing you a Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Halloween)

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    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, and I hope you have a Happy Halloween.”

     

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Halloween)

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    “Hey everyone, this is Keith Urban, wishing you a very spooky, happy Halloween. Boo!”

    Audio / LINER Kylie Morgan (Halloween)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Kylie Morgan, wishing you a Happy Halloween. BOO!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Halloween

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    “Hey! What’s up, y’all? I’m Luke Bryan, wishing you a very Happy Halloween. Boo!”

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Halloween)

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

    Audio / LINER Parker McCollum (Halloween)

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    “Hey everybody, I’m Parker McCollum. Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Priscilla Block (Halloween)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Priscilla Block, wishing you a Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Reba McEntire (Halloween)

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    “Hey everybody, this is Reba McEntire. Happy Halloween. Ooooooh”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Halloween)

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    “Hey everybody! This is Sam Hunt. Happy Halloween!”

    Audio / LINER The War And Treaty (Halloween)

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    Hey everybody. The War And Treaty here. Happy Halloween!

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (Halloween)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Travis Denning. Happy Halloween.”

    Audio / LINER Tyler Hubbard (Halloween)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Tyler Hubbard, wishing you a Happy Halloween.”

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, The War And Treaty, Anne Wilson

    Reba McEntire will appear on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers and Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live! on Wednesday (October 11th) to talk about her new book Not That Fancy: Lessons in Living, Loving, Eating and Dusting Off Your Boots, as well as her companion album and being a coach on NBC’s The Voice.

    Reba McEntire stopped by NBC’s TODAY Show for all three hours on Tuesday (October 10th). She talked about her new book, Not That Fancy: Lessons in Living, Loving, Eating and Dusting Off Your Boots, starting her music career, her mother and how she almost stopped singing after her mother passed in 2020.

     

    Darius Rucker will perform on CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Thursday (October 12th).

    The War And Treaty are among the rotating opening acts for Zach Bryan on The Quittin’ Time 2024 Tour. They’ll open five shows in Los Angeles (2 nights), Boston, Orlando and Sunrise. The husband-wife duo, Michael and Tanya (pr. Tonya) Trotter also appear on “Hey Driver” from his recent self-titled album, which also features the No. 1 duet with Kacey Musgraves, “I Remember Everything.”

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    Anne Wilson, who just released her debut country single “Rain In The Rearview,” will join Scotty McCreery as direct support on his Cab In A Solo Tour early next year. The trek will kick-off at Hobart Arena in Troy, Ohio on January 26th, 2024 with stops in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston and more. Tickets go on sale this Friday (October 13th).

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Tyler Hubbard, Mickey Guyton, The War And Treaty, Dierks Bentley

    Tyler Hubbard will appear on NBC’s TODAY Show on Tuesday (October 3rd) during the third hour of the show.

     

    Mickey Guyton performed at the Global Music Diplomacy Initiative launched by U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on Wednesday night (September 27th). According to the U.S. State Department website, the Initiative is “a worldwide effort to elevate music as a diplomatic tool to promote peace and democracy and support the United States’ broader foreign policy goals.  The Initiative aims to leverage public-private partnerships to create a music ecosystem that expands economic equity and the creative economy, ensures societal opportunity and inclusion and increases access to education.” Other performers included Dave Grohl, Herbie Hancock, Christopher Jackson, Aimee Mann & Paul Bryan, with a special video message from U-2‘s BonoQuincy Jones was presented with the first-ever Peace through Music Award

    https://twitter.com/MickeyGuyton/status/1707522660815553014

     

    The War And Treaty have released their cover of Chris Stapleton’s “Cold,” which they performed at the recent ACM Honors in Nashville. It’s available to stream on your favorite platform.

    https://twitter.com/warandtreaty/status/1707851922143666359

     

    Dierks Bentley attended a recent fundraiser, “Gateway to the West,” the U.S. Ski Team puts on every year in St. Louis, Missouri. While performing, he brought up Mikaela Shiffrin, Olympic Gold Medalist (twice) skier who also holds the record in alpine skiing for most World Cup wins in the history of the sport, to join him on his song “I’ll Be The Moon.” The event raised over $1 Million to benefit all sports.

     

     

     

     

  • 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.