• TYLER HUBBARD TAKES PROPS FROM SHANIA TWAIN FOR HIS SELF-TITLED DEBUT SOLO ALBUM.

    For an artist, the title of an album takes a lot of thought and encompasses the full collection of songs. For Tyler Hubbard, he thought about different song titles that would make sense, but it wasn’t until he saw a documentary on Shania Twain that he came up with the perfect title for his debut solo album — Tyler Hubbard.

    “So for my debut solo album, I went around and around trying to figure out what to call it,” recalls Tyler. “I thought ‘Small Town Me.’ I thought about ‘Me For Me.” I thought about a lot of the song titles, and then it hit me. I was watching a Netflix documentary about Shania Twain, and her debut album was self-titled and I thought, ‘You know what? What better way to connect the name with the face with the story and with the songs then a self-titled album.’ So, I decided you know what? That’s what I’m gonna do – debut solo album, we’re gonna call it Tyler Hubbard, and it’s gonna be my story to connect with the fans on a personal, individual level.”

    Tyler heads to New York this week and next to promote his new album. The Georgia native makes his solo late-night television debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday performing his current hit single, “Dancin’ In The Country.”

    On Tuesday, he’ll make an appearance on “Good Morning America,” also performing his current single, “Dancin’ In The Country.”

    Tyler’s self-titled album is available Friday (January 27th).

     

    Audio / Tyler Hubbard explains why he self-titled his debut solo album.

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    Tyler Hubbard (album title) OC: …to this album. :40
    “So for my debut solo album, I went around and around trying to figure out what to call it. I thought ‘Small Town Me.’ I thought about ‘Me For Me.” I thought about a lot of the song titles, and then it hit me. I was watching a Netflix documentary about Shania Twain, and her debut album was self-titled and I thought, ‘You know what? What better way to connect the name with the face with the story and with the songs then a self-titled album.’ So, I decided you know what? That’s what I’m gonna do – debut solo album, we’re gonna call it Tyler Hubbard, and it’s gonna be my story to connect with the fans on a personal, individual level. I hope you guys love it, and I hope you get to know me a lot deeper and a lot better by listening to this album.”

    Audio / LINER Tyler Hubbard (available this week)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Tyler Hubbard. My new album is available this week.

  • TYLER HUBBARD TO MAKE MULPTIPLE APPEARANCES IN PROMOTION OF HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM, TYLER HUBBARD, COMING OUT THIS FRIDAY.

    Tyler Hubbard’s debut solo album, Tyler Hubbard, is out Friday. In anticipation of the release, Hubbard is making several appearances in New York to promote the 18-track album.

    Thursday, January 26 at 9 pm ET/8 pm CT/6 pm PT – Hubbard gives an exclusive performance from his debut album, along with a Q & A, live from New York on Amazon Music’s City Sessions on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel and Amazon Music Unlimited App. Watch HERE.

    Friday, January 27 at 12 Noon ET/11 am CT/9 am PT – Hubbard performs on SiriusXM’s The Highway in front of a live studio audience, hosted by The Highway’s Storme Warren. The special airs on SiriusXM’s The Highway (ch. 56) and streams on the SXM App.  Replays on Saturday, January 28 at 12 Noon and 8:00 pm ET, and Sunday, January 29 at 3:00 AM, 9:00 am and 4:00 pm ET.

    Monday, January 30 – Hubbard makes his solo late-night television debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” performing his current hit single, “Dancin’ In The Country.”

    Tuesday, January 31 – Hubbard makes an appearance on “Good Morning America,” also performing his current single, “Dancin’ In The Country.”

    Tuesday, January 31 – Hubbard headlines a special sold-out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom with special guest Catie Offerman.

    With 20 No.1 singles on country radio, countless awards, and sold-out tours, Tyler Hubbard has already had a remarkable career as a songwriter and as one half of multi-platinum duo Florida Georgia Line. Now, on January 27, Hubbard is releasing his debut solo album, Tyler Hubbard, featuring his hit debut solo single “5 Foot 9,” which already reached No.1 at radio, was certified Gold by the RIAA, and has almost 289M global streams. It also features Hubbard’s current single, “Dancin’ In The Country,” which already has over 38M global streams and is within the Top 40 at country radio. In anticipation of his debut solo album, this past summer Hubbard released a six-song project, Dancin’ In The Country, which debuted with over 10,000 SPS units (sales plus streaming) making it the second best-selling country EP debut of the year. It also debuted at No.1 on the Heatseekers Albums chart, No. 6 on the Current Country Albums sales chart, and No. 107 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Since releasing his debut single, Hubbard has released nice unofficial music videos, as well as an official video for “Dancin’ In The Country” starring Terry Crews. Watch all the videos HERE.

  • TYLER HUBBARD RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “DANCIN’ IN THE COUNTRY” STARRING TERRY CREWS.

    Tyler Hubbard released the official video for his current single, “Dancin’ In The Country,” which is already in the Top 40 at radio and has over 35M global streams. The video stars Terry Crews (“America’s Got Talent,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), was directed by Stephen Kinigopoulos and Alexa Stone and choreographed by Maya Taylor.

     

     

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    Set in a bar while Hubbard performs “Dancin’ In The Country,” Crews and his group of biker friends walk in and immediately the unexpected occurs on the dance floor in an extraordinary “bar fight.”

    “This video is unlike any video that I’ve ever been a part of,” says Hubbard. “We had the ultimate heavy hitter with Terry Crews on set – he was made for a video like this. One minute, he looked like he was ready to punch a hole in the wall, and the next, he’s got the entire room laughing, just being himself. Terry is one of those guys that everyone wants to be around, and he was just perfect for this video.” Adds Hubbard, “Terry and the dancers brought the choreography to life and were able to tell the story through their amazing dancing.”

    “I was so excited to be asked to do this video with Tyler and when I saw the concept, I thought there was no one else that could pull this off,” says Crews. “This video is like a three-minute touchdown celebration, and it was so great to be a part of. For Tyler to allow me to represent something he wrote from his heart means a lot and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”

    “Dancin’ In The Country” is featured on Tyler’s self-titled solo debut album, Tyler Hubbard, which will be available next Friday (January 27th).

    For more audio from Tyler on his “Dancin’ In The Country” video and co-star, click here.

    Audio / Tyler Hubbard talks about the video for his latest single, "Dancin' In The Country."

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    Tyler Hubbard (DITC video) OC: …special day overall. :36
    “My reaction to the whole thing was just amazement. You know, I have such an infatuation with dancers and watching them be able to move like the way they move and so fluid and again, bring the song to life and to add that extra element and the dynamic of dancing and the whole concept of the bad biker gang coming in. You think there’s gonna be this brawl and then they’re all of a sudden turning into a big dance battle, it’s a good time. I just sat there and watched in amazement most of the day at the talent that was in front of the camera and behind the camera. So, it was just a special day overall.”

    Audio / Actor Terry Crews talks about being a part of Tyler Hubbard's music video for "Dancin' In The Country."

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    Terry Crews (Tyler DITC) 1 OC: …Thank you. :33
    “Working with Tyler has been such a pleasure. You know, representing a song is a very important thing, because for him to let me represent something he wrote from his heart means a lot, because people will always tie you into it. And I feel so welcome, I feel so just at ease being here. I feel like a part of the family, and I’ve got to thank Tyler. He’s a superstar, and it’s so, so good to be here in Nashville doing it for real. This is how it’s done, and I love it! Thank you.”

    Audio / Terry Crews talks about getting the call to do the music video for Tyler Hubbard's "Dancin' In The Country."

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    Terry Crews (Tyler DITC) 2 OC: …it was. (2x) :53
    “This is the thing. I love music. I love country. I love rock. I love blues. I love it all, and this is one reason I host AGT because all different styles come through there and I support talent. And when I got asked to be in a country music video with Tyler Hubbard, I was sitting there like, and what was funny is that everybody that when I told them, they were like, ‘Tyler? Really? Do it! Do it!’ I was like, ‘Oh yeah, I know I’m gonna do it!’ And it was so surprising because you wonder what they want you to do and then when I saw the concept, I was like there’s nobody else I felt that could really pull this off, but me. You know what I mean? (TYLER: “He was made for this.”) I already knew. I knew it. I felt the pull, and they did a great job convincing me that it was gonna be done really well, and it was. It was.”

  • TYLER HUBBARD’S OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR HIS LATEST SINGLE, “DANCIN’ IN THE COUNTRY,” FEATURES A VERY SPECIAL GUEST.

    Tyler Hubbard premiered the music video for “Dancin’ In The Country” exclusively on Facebook today (January 18th) and it will go wide on Friday (January 20th). The clip features former pro football player, actor, TV host Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Everybody Hates Chris, The Expendables) as the leader of a motorcycle gang who enters a bar and finds himself in a dance-off.

    Tyler tells us he wanted the video to be pretty epic, so it had to feature someone pretty recognizable. “We knew we kind of wanted to kind of go big on this ‘Dancin’ In The Country’ video, and we had a really cool treatment, a cool concept that sort of required an iconic actor, if you will, an iconic face – somebody that would stand out and bring this story to life and really do it justice,” he says. “So, we started a list, me and the team, sort of dream people and at the top of the list was Terry Crews.”

    The Georgia native had been a fan of Crews, but became an even bigger fan after spending time with him on the set of the video. “He’s one of the coolest dudes in the world, super laid-back and down-to-earth and funny and humble and just everything you hoped he would be,” says Tyler. “He came in and crushed it. He actually came in a day prior and learned a bunch of choreography and was just really super talented, learned really quickly and really did a great job on set, and the energy was just amazing. Not only Terry, but all the dancers did such a great job. So, the video is really probably one of my favorite videos I’ve ever been a part of and really brought this song to life in a perfect way.”

    “Dancin’ In The Country” is the follow-up to his No. 1 single, “5 Foot 9,” and both songs will be included on Tyler’s upcoming self-titled debut solo album, which will be available January 27th.

     

    Audio / Tyler Hubbard says they had actor Terry Crews at the top of the list for his new "Dancin' In The Country" music video.

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    Tyler Hubbard (DITC Terry) 1 OC: …Terry Crews. :24
    “So we knew we kind of wanted to kind of go big on this ‘Dancin’ In The Country’ video, and we had a really cool treatment, a cool concept that sort of required an iconic actor, if you will, an iconic face – somebody that would stand out and bring this story to life and really do it justice. So, we started a list, me and the team, sort of dream people and at the top of the list was Terry Crews.”

    Audio / Tyler Hubbard talks about Terry Crews who stars in his new music video for "Dancin' In The Country."

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    Tyler Hubbard (DITC Terry) 2 OC: …in a perfect way. :38
    “The stuff he’s done and then getting to meet him in person, now I’m even a bigger fan. He’s one of the coolest dudes in the world, super laid-back and down-to-earth and funny and humble and just everything you hoped he would be. He came in and crushed it. He actually came in a day prior and learned a bunch of choreography and was just really super talented, learned really quickly and really did a great job on set, and the energy was just amazing. Not only Terry, but all the dancers did such a great job. So, the video is really probably one of my favorite videos I’ve ever been a part of and really brought this song to life in a perfect way.”

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Kip Moore, Brothers Osborne, Keith Urban, Tyler Hubbard

    Kip Moore has been tapped to perform during this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, taking place June 15th-18th in Manchester, Tennessee. He’s scheduled to perform on Sunday, June 18th. The four-day event will include headliners Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, Odesza, Paramore and L’il Nas X, among others. Early Access ticket sales will begin Thursday (January 12th) at 10am, but if you cannot get there, then you can watch the festival stream on HULU.

    Several famous faces are set to honor the late Leslie Jordan. Reportin’ for Duty: A Tribute to Leslie Jordan will be held February 19th at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris, Eddie Vedder, and others, in addition to special appearances by Jim Parsons, Anthony Mason, Mayim Bialik, Cheyenne Jackson, Max Greenfield and Margaret Cho. Tickets go on sale Friday (January 13th) and all proceeds from the event will benefit the EB Research Partnership, an organization that funds research to treat and cure Epidermolysis Bullosa.

    John Osborne from Brothers Osborne plays guitar on Elle King’s song, “Tulsa,” which she just released from her upcoming album, Come Get Your Wife. The track also features Ashley McBryde on backing vocals.

    Guitar virtuoso and legend Jeff Beck passed away on Tuesday (January 10th) after contracting bacterial meningitis. The music world mourned the loss of the icon, including one of country music’s best guitar players — Keith Urban. On Wednesday (January 11th), he posted a heartfelt tribute to him, saying, “I was shocked and saddened to hear that Jeff Beck had ‘portaled into the next realm.’ It’s impossible to label or frame his gift, his music, his ART, or to try and quantify his impact on not only guitarists, but all kinds of musicians, singers, and music lovers all over the world. He’s absolutely one of the few faces on the Mt. Rushmore of guitar players.” Keith was able to stand side stage, along with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, last year and was mesmerized by his talent firsthand.

    Tyler Hubbard will be featured on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown this weekend. Catch him on Saturday (January 14th) beginning at 9am ET/8am CT and Sunday (January 15th) beginning at 8am ET/7am CT.

     

  • TYLER HUBBARD RELEASES NEW TRACK AND UNOFFICIAL VIDEO “ME FOR ME.”

    EMI Records Nashville recording artist Tyler Hubbard is gearing up for the January 27th release of his debut solo album, Tyler Hubbard, and today released a new track, “Me For Me,” which also has an accompanying unofficial music video. The song was written by Hubbard and fellow artists and friends, Russell Dickerson and Thomas Rhett, and was produced by Hubbard and Jordan Schmidt. The song highlights the beautiful parts of a relationship and loving people for who they are.

     

     

    LISTEN TO “ME FOR ME” | HERE

    PRE-ORDER TYLER HUBBARD DIGITAL ALBUM | HERE

    “‘Me For Me’” was written with my good buddies, Russell Dickerson and Thomas Rhett. We set aside a few hours and just thought we’d see what happens. We ended up writing ‘Me For Me,’ which quickly became one of my favorites because it really felt personal and real. I love when an unexpected song falls out of thin air, especially with two of your best buds. I couldn’t wait to get into the studio with (producer) Jordan and bring the song to life.”

     

    With 20 No.1 singles on country radio, countless awards, and sold-out tours, Tyler Hubbard has already had a remarkable career as a songwriter and as one half of multi-platinum duo Florida Georgia Line. Now Hubbard is embarking on a solo career. Hubbard’s debut solo album, Tyler Hubbard, features his hit debut solo single “5 Foot 9,” which already hit No. 1 at radio, was certified Gold by the RIAA, and has nearly 270M global streams. It also features Hubbard’s current single, “Dancin’ In The Country,” which already has over 30M global streams and is now climbing the Top 40 at country radio. In anticipation of his debut solo album, this past summer Hubbard released a six-song project, Dancin’ In The Country, which debuted with over 10,000 SPS units (sales plus streaming) making it the second best-selling country EP debut of the year. It also debuted at No.1 on the Heatseekers Albums chart, No. 6 on the Current Country Albums sales chart, and No. 107 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Since releasing his debut single, Hubbard has released nine unofficial music videos. Watch all of Hubbard’s videos HERE.

     

     

    Audio / Tyler Hubbard hopes fans get to know him more through his song, "Me For Me"

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    Tyler Hubbard (Me For Me) OC: …take away. :43
    “So, what I want fans to take away from ‘Me For Me’ is ultimately, I hope they get to know me a little bit more. It’s very literal (ha). It’s very much who I am and who I was, and also the beauty of finding the right person who loves you for you, and I remember finding that with my wife Hayley, and just almost being surprised and shocked that she didn’t expect me to change this, change that and I had had previous relationships that were kind of that way. So, I met her, and I just thought I’m just gonna keep doing what I’m doing and eventually she’s gonna ask me to change and tweak some things, if you will, but she never did. And I just thought that was really special, and I always felt like she really just loved me for me and so that’s kind of the heart behind the song and I hope that’s what the fans take away.”

  • NEW YEARS 2022

    What are some of your favorite stars doing to welcome in the New Year? A few of them are working to help fans celebrate. Several artists have taken the time off around the holidays and will hit it hard when they return to the road in 2023. Some artists have resolutions, some artists look ahead to the new year and some are very helpful with their own hangover cures for those who imbibe too much on New Year’s Eve.

    For several country stars, they’ll be ringing in the new year with Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Brooks & Dunn and Zac Brown Band in Nashville on New Year’s Eve as CBS presents NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE: NASHVILLE’S BIG BASH on Saturday (December 31st) at 8-11pm ET/PT and 11:30pm-1:30am ET/PT. The special programming will air on CBS and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Originating from downtown Nashville across multiple locations, the star-studded special will be packed with high-energy performances celebrating the excitement and anticipation of a new year. In addition to Dierks, Little Big Town and Luke, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean, Elle King, Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Sheryl Crow, Ashley McBryde, Jimmie Allen and Lainey Wilson, among others will perform. The broadcast will cross multiple time zones, with the traditional countdown at midnight ET, culminating with the renowned Nashville music note drop and fireworks at midnight CT.

    Maddie & Tae will perform “Bathroom Floor” and “Every Night Every Morning” from Disneyland on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest,” which kicks off at 8pm ET/7pm CT on ABC.

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    Audio / Brothers Osborne talk about how people spend the last moments of the year, and the first moments of the new year.

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    Brothers Osborne (New Year) OC: (TJ) …next month. :44
    JOHN: “I think it’s kind of funny how we spend literally the last moment and the very first moment of every year being extremely intoxicated, extremely, because you don’t want to wait until like 12:30 to get your buzz on. You’ve got to do it before midnight, and then once midnight happens, you’re like, ‘Omigod! Now it’s time to celebrate even more.’ Debauchery is the literally bookending your entire year.” TJ: “I love how everyone starts the year off with diets and then we end the year with like excessive amounts of food. And then you get to the end of the year, you’re like, ‘Oh, I’m going to start a diet on the 1st, so I’m going to eat everything that’s in front of me.’ I love it.” JOHN: “And come February 1st, ‘what diet?’” [laughs] TJ: “What diet? I’ll start it next month.” [laughs]

    Audio / John Osborne of Brothers Osborne says a little hair of the dog is definitely the cure for a hangover.

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    Brothers Osborne (hangover cure) OC: …of the year. :07
    “Usually drinking more. I mean, a little hair of the dog never hurt anybody. Plus, it’s the first of the year.”

    Audio / Last year was the first year CBS broadcast live from Nashville on New Year's Eve , and Dierks Bentley, who hosted last year's event, said it would be an exciting time for people watching.

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    Dierks Bentley (NYE From Nashville) OC: …watching it. :52
    “Nashville’s just, people just can’t get enough of it. I mean they’re just crazy about this city. They’re crazy about the music. You can feel it from the, well, you can feel it from the real estate housing market to Lower Broadway, and it’s just unbelievable. So, I think, I just know people across the country if they had a choice to watch – nothing against New York – but that or actually see their favorite city on TV with all of their favorite artists performing from the big, Bicentennial Mall stage to Miranda’s bar, my bar, Luke’s bar, Aldean’s bar, I mean it’s unbelievable. I can’t imagine it won’t be the most exciting thing to see on TV for all of the country fans out there. It’s long overdue to have, for our city to have a New Year’s Eve show. And again, nothing against the other cities or whatnot, but it’s just they’re not Nashville. And Nashville, it’s hot. It’s hot right now, and it has been for a long time. So, this is gonna be a lot of fun to be a part of, and I think people across the country are gonna love watching it.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley says there’s not really a cure for a hangover.

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    Dierks (NYE) OC: …for that. :10
    “I think January first is universally accepted as a dog. So I mean, a little hair of the dog, I guess. But just…water and stay on the couch, I guess. There’s no real sure-fire cure for that.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley talks about his low-key New Year's Eve traditions as a kid.

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    Dierks Bentley (New Year’s traditions as a kid) OC: …So fun. :30
    “I don’t really have any great New Year’s Eve traditions. As a kid growing up, we would watch the ball drop in Times Square on TV. We were usually up in a little cabin up in the mountains, and we had a black and white TV and we’d watch the ball drop. I would’ve rather been back home in Phoenix with all my friends going to a lot of parties, but my parents kind of sequestered us in the mountains. So, not a lot of fun traditions growing up. Now, I love watching the Nashville New Year’s Eve show. So fun.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley has just one resolution for 2023.

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    Dierks Bentley (New Year’s resolution 2023) OC: …have more fun! :12
    “I don’t really have any New Year’s Eve resolutions this year. I’ve got a lot of stuff going on with the new album coming out and a new tour happening, but I guess if I had one resolution this year, it’d be to have more fun!”

    Audio / Eric Church has a couple of hangover cures for those times (especially on New Year’s Eve) when you might imbibe a little too much.

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    Eric Church (hangover cure) OC: …every time. :17
    “The best hangover cure – I’ve got two. One is 5-hour Energy [bottles], because of all the B-vitamins that are in it. You can start pounding those, and it’s either gonna work, or it’s gonna keep you up and prolong your misery. But the other one I have is just take two Advil and a beer in the morning. Hair of the dog, man – that works every time.”

    Audio / Jon Pardi's go-to hangover cure is a bloody mary or two.

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    Jon Pardi (hangover cure) OC: …deal with it. :20
    “My hangover cure is Bloody Marys, but be careful – because once you have a couple, don’t go to beer, because if you go to beer, you’re gonna start drinking again and you’ll end up a morning drunk. OR if you want to go the non-alcoholic route, there’s nothing you can do for hangovers. [laughs] You just go deal with it.”

    Audio / Kip Moore gives advice on how to avoid a hangover on New Year’s Eve.

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    Kip Moore (avoiding hangovers on NYE) OC: …yourself. :03
    “Pace yourself on New Year’s – that’s the remedy. Pace yourself.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan’s favorite New Year’s Eve has to be when he and his now wife Caroline reunited.

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    Luke Bryan (New Years-best) OC: …great night. :17
    “My best New Year’s Eve is definitely when my wife and I started back dating. We started back dating right before Christmas, and we went on a trip down to Florida and met some friends. And her birthday is New Year’s Eve. We celebrated it that night. It was just a great night.”

    Audio / Travis Denning recalls his favorite New Year’s Eve party.

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    Travis Denning (favorite New Year’s Eve party) OC: …it was good. :41
    “I think my favorite New Year’s Eve party ever was when my sister got married, and my sister’s party got done at 10:30, 10:45 and she got married right behind a little club that I played a lot in Macon, Georgia called the Crazy Bull and love the owner. We’re boys, you know? So, we just literally walked right over and burned the house down. That was one of my favorite New Year’s Eve memories, ‘cause I got to see my sister and brother-in-law get married and that was such a great, great time, and then me and my older cousin and best friend, we ended up at Waffle House that night, so it was good.”

    Audio / Travis Denning talks about his hangover cures.

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    Travis Denning (hangover cure) OC: …me better. :17
    “You know, I think my hangover cure is just sitting on my butt, [laughs] not doing anything. Drink some water, a cup of coffee, but usually anything greasy or just some big ole Mexican food that’ll get me at least to a nap, which will get me better.”

    Audio / Tyler Hubbard recalls probably his most "epic" New Year's Eve.

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    Tyler Hubbard (New Year’s memory) OC: …comes to mind. :24
    “Well, this is probably a classic answer, but we did play New Year’s in New York and watched the ball drop and it was a big, special moment, one of those kind of check it off the bucket list type of moments, and we did that. And it is incredible. The energy’s amazing, and it’s super cold, but we had a great time. When I think of epic New Year’s, that’s definitely, it’s probably the first memory that comes to mind.”

     

  • COUNTRY MUSIC STAR TYLER HUBBARD JOINS FORCES WITH FIRST RESPONDERS CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION TO DELIVER 2,000 TOYS TO CHILDREN AT NASHVILLE’S MONROE CARELL JR. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT VANDERBILT.

    Tyler Hubbard, First Responders Children’s Foundation, and leading global toy company Mattel teamed up this week to deliver 2,000 toys to children undergoing treatment at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital®.

     

     

    The toys arrived at the hospital via fire truck, police car, and ambulance — in true first responder style — and were personally delivered to children by Hubbard. The EMI Records recording artist was joined by Jillian Crane, President and CEO of First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF), a national organization that assists the children and families of first responders across America. FRCF delivers hundreds of thousands of holiday toys to children around the nation each year as part of its “Toy Express” initiative.

    “First Responders Children’s Foundation is enormously grateful to Tyler Hubbard, Mattel, Universal Music Group Nashville, the Vanderbilt University Police Department, Nashville Fire Department and everyone at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for joining together for this truly special day,” Ms. Crane said. “Working hand-in-hand with Nashville’s first responder community to see a sparkle in the eyes of these brave young children is the greatest holiday gift imaginable; their laughter and smiles will long be remembered by everyone lucky enough to be at this event.”

    Hubbard volunteered to participate in  the toy delivery in the spirit of expanding his role with the wildly popular Parade of Trees charitable holiday initiative which is a collaboration with his record label, Universal Music Group Nashville and Gaylord Opryland Resort, to benefit the First Responders Children’s Foundation. In addition to Hubbard, the initiative features country artists including Grand Ole Opry members Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Little Big Town and Reba McEntire, along with George Strait, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Kacey Musgraves, Luke Bryan, Maddie & Tae and Sam Hunt. Each artist has decorated a tree specifically to their style or album, with the trees on display at Gaylord Opryland Resort now through January 5, 2023, as a self-guided tour. Along with their trees, country music’s biggest stars have each donated “Once in a Lifetime” VIP experiences (fly-aways, VIP concert experiences, exclusive merchandise and more) all to benefit First Responders Children’s Foundation, which are available now through January 10, 2023 at www.CharityStars.com/ParadeOfTrees. Proceeds raised will provide scholarships and mental health services to children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.

    “We are thrilled to welcome local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, to the Parade of Trees family,” said Dawn Gates, Senior Vice President at Universal Music Group Nashville. “And we are especially grateful to Tyler, First Responders Children’s Foundation and Mattel for generously making this toy-delivery happen for the children. Their smiling faces when they received their toys are what the holiday season is all about.”

    Following the Hospital toy delivery, the caravan moved on to the hospital’s Seacrest Studio where Hubbard played several songs for children and their families who also received holiday toys.

    “It’s always an honor to visit the kids at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt,” says Hubbard. “Thanks to Mattel and First Responders Children’s Foundation for making this happen for the kids. Spending time with the kids was so special, and I hope we brought some joy to these families this holiday season. This is truly what the holidays are all about.”

    “The Mattel Children’s Foundation is thrilled to once again partner with the First Responders Children’s Foundation for their amazing holiday Toy Express as part of our Play it Forward holiday giving,” remarked Nancy Molenda, Executive Director of Mattel Children’s Foundation. “Even more so, we’re excited that they asked us to donate over 2,000 toys to the incredible Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to bring the gift of play to these deserving children this holiday season.”

    “We are incredibly appreciative of Tyler Hubbard, First Responders Children’s Foundation, Universal Music Group Nashville and Gaylord Opryland Resort for their generosity and support of Monroe Carell during the holiday season,” said Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, President of Monroe Carell. “The giving spirit of all involved is what makes our Nashville community such a special place and will go a long way to brighten a hospital stay for many children and families.”

  • CHRISTMAS 2022: Tyler Hubbard

    Tyler Hubbard is planning on a low-key holiday this year with his wife Hayley and three children — Olivia, Luka and Atlas. They usually head out to Idaho to go play in the snow, but this year, he says, they’ll be sticking around their Nashville home for Christmas.

    “I love Christmas as well,” says Tyler. “You know, I think it’s taking time away from work and just kind of getting grounded again, spending good quality time with family and friends, and just the spirit around that time of year just feels great. It feels that people are just kind and happy and for the most part, in a great spirit. So, for me, it is one of my favorite times of year. We usually go out to Idaho and spend it in the mountains and watch the kids play in the snow and all that, but this year, we’re gonna stick around Nashville, and I’m actually really excited just to be home and just really relax, spend some time with family and remember what we’re all here for, you know?”

    Tyler’s been working hard getting ready to release his self-titled solo debut album at the end of January, so he’s looking forward to taking a few weeks off and have some much needed down-time and relaxation over the holidays.

    “We’re gonna try to lay low and kind of have a low-key Christmas with the family,” he says. “It’s been a really kind of a hectic last six months in a great way, but I’ve really been just pushing hard, working hard knowing that when the holidays hit, I’m gonna relax for a few weeks and then really prepare for end of January and getting ready to rock hard next year.”

    His favorite holiday movie to watch is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. “Ohhh, I still love Chevy Chase – Christmas Vacation. I mean, I know it’s a classic, but it gets me every time. It’s one of my faves.”

    Audio / Tyler Hubbard talks about his plans for Christmas this year.

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    Tyler Hubbard (Christmas) OC: …here for, you know? :36
    “I love Christmas as well. You know, I think it’s taking time away from work and just kind of getting grounded again, spending good quality time with family and friends, and just the spirit around that time of year just feels great. It feels that people are just kind and happy and for the most part, in a great spirit. So, for me, it is one of my favorite times of year. We usually go out to Idaho and spend it in the mountains and watch the kids play in the snow and all that, but this year, we’re gonna stick around Nashville, and I’m actually really excited just to be home and just really relax, spend some time with family and remember what we’re all here for, you know?”

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    Tyler Hubbard (Christmas 2022) OC: …next year. :24
    “We’re gonna try to lay low and kind of have a low-key Christmas with the family. It’s been a really kind of a hectic last six months in a great way, but I’ve really been just pushing hard, working hard knowing that when the holidays hit, I’m gonna relax for a few weeks and then really prepare for end of January and getting ready to rock hard next year.”

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    Tyler Hubbard (Christmas movie) OC: …of my faves. :08
    “Ohhh, I still love Chevy Chase – Christmas Vacation. I mean, I know it’s a classic, but it gets me every time. It’s one of my faves.”

  • TYLER HUBBARD RELEASES NEW SINGLE, “DANCIN’ IN THE COUNTRY.”

    Tyler Hubbard has released his new single, “Dancin’ In The Country,” which is the follow-up to his recent No. 1 smash “5 Foot 9” and was the most added song at country radio this week.

    He co-wrote “Dancin’ In The Country” with Keith Urban, Ross Copperman and Jon Nite, and Tyler says it was inspired by the dance parties he and his family have just about every night.

    “I was fortunate enough to get to write this with Ross Copperman, Jon Nite and Keith Urban, who’s just incredible as a writer and a guitarist, and he and Ross Copperman really helped capture the feel and emotion of this song sonically and also me and Jon Nite really tried to dial in the lyrics and they were also very helpful with that,” he says. “But just an incredible day of songwriting and a really cool song that came from it and a song that sounds like nothing else on the project, and honestly, a song that was inspired by these nightly dance parties we’ve been having in my house after dinner. Me and the three kids and my wife we go in the playroom, turn the party lights on just about every night and have a dance party. So, this is one of those songs that always worked in the dance parties  and feels like something that’ll be really fun to take on tour and play live and hopefully get the crowd moving the way the kids do during the dance parties. So, ‘Dancin’ In The Country’ is just a fun one.”

    The song is from his upcoming self-titled album, which will be available January 27th.

    Audio / Tyler Hubbard talks about writing his new single, "Dancin' In The Country."

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    Tyler Hubbard (Dancin’ In The Country) OC: …a fun one. :59
    “’Dancin’ In The Country’ is just a really fun, uptempo country song that I’m super excited to play live. I was fortunate enough to get to write this with Ross Copperman, Jon Nite and Keith Urban, who’s just incredible as a writer and a guitarist, and he and Ross Copperman really helped capture the feel and emotion of this song sonically and also me and Jon Nite really tried to dial in the lyrics and they were also very helpful with that. But just an incredible day of songwriting and a really cool song that came from it and a song that sounds like nothing else on the project, and honestly, a song that was inspired by these nightly dance parties we’ve been having in my house after dinner. Me and the three kids and my wife we go in the playroom, turn the party lights on just about every night and have a dance party. So, this is one of those songs that always worked in the dance parties  and feels like something that’ll be really fun to take on tour and play live and hopefully get the crowd moving the way the kids do during the dance parties. So, ‘Dancin’ In The Country’ is just a fun one.”

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