• HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH MAKE LONG-AWAITED RETURN TO RADIO AIRWAVES WITH “HOLD ON.”

    After thrilling nearly three-quarters of a million fans on this summer’s critically-acclaimed Group Therapy TourHootie & the Blowfish are keeping the celebration going with the release of “Hold On,” the first single off forthcoming album Imperfect Circle.

    Penned by Chris Stapleton and Jim Beavers, “Hold On” serves as the forthcoming album’s only outside cut – an uplifting track the band felt compelled to record as the perfect message for today’s society.

               People say, let it go 
               That’s just the way it is, don’t you know 
               But I don’t see how it can do any harm
               To keep reaching out with open arms, yeah

               We gotta hold on, we gotta hold on 
               There ain’t nothing that a little love can’t get us through 
               We gotta hold on, when it feels like hope is gone
               There is a remedy for you and me 
               We gotta hold on to each other, yeah

    The song was the last the band recorded for the project, but frontman Darius Rucker notes that they had no doubts about it being the perfect choice to complete the album; “When I heard it, I was like ‘this is the song.’” Adds bassist Dean Felber, “I remember listening to it in the back of the bus and it was just perfect – what it meant to me and what it would mean in today’s world.”

    From there, the band made it their own. “Our producer, Frank Rogers on that track, did a really nice job taking the guitar lick and pepping it up,” explains lead guitarist Mark Bryan, “and therefore we ended up kind of Hootie-izing it, which was fun.” Adds drummer Jim “Soni” Sonefeld, “I don’t think there was a song that summed up more of a vibe that we’ve had within our band, going back to the early nineties and sort of lifting each other up and looking out for one another.”

    The single follows “Rollin’,” “Miss California” and “Lonely On A Saturday Night” as a preview of what’s to come on Imperfect Circle. Set for release November 1 on Universal Music Group’s Capitol Nashville imprint, the album is now available for pre-order HERE.

    Imperfect Circle Track Listing:

    1. New Year’s Day (Hootie & the Blowfish, Tofer Brown, Eric Paslay and Jeff Trott)
    2. Miss California* (Hootie & the Blowfish, Andrew DeRoberts and David Ryan Harris)
    3. Wildfire Love (Featuring Lucie Silvas) (Hootie & the Blowfish, Joel Crouse, Kyle Rife and Ed Sheeran)
    4. Hold On* (Jim Beavers and Chris Stapleton)
    5. Turn It Up (Hootie & the Blowfish and Jeff Trott)
    6. Not Tonight (Hootie & the Blowfish, Andrew DeRoberts and David Ryan Harris)
    7. We Are One (Hootie & the Blowfish)
    8. Everybody But You* (Hootie & the Blowfish and Frank Rogers)
    9. Lonely On A Saturday Night (Hootie & the Blowfish, Eric Paslay and Jeff Trott)
    10. Why (Hootie & the Blowfish, Chris August and James Slater)
    11. Rollin’ (Hootie & the Blowfish, Adam Doleac, Zach Kale and John King)
    12. Half A Day Ahead (Hootie & the Blowfish)
    13. Change (Hootie & the Blowfish)

                 Album Produced by Jeff Trott
                *Produced by Frank Rogers

     

    Audio / Jim “Soni” Sonefeld of Hootie & the Blowfish talks about the band's new single, "Hold On," which was just released to country radio.

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    Hootie & the Blowfish (Hold On) 1 OC: …your heart. :23
    ” ‘Hold On’ came very late in our recording sessions, but I don’t think there was a song that summed up more of a vibe of our band going back to the early ’90s of sort of lifting each other up and looking out for one another and a spirit of sort of helping each other as a way of therapy and just a way of rebuilding your heart.”

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  • MADDIE & TAE RELEASE THEIR NEW EP, EVERYWHERE I’M GOIN’, THIS WEEK.

    Maddie & Tae unveil Part Two of their album, Everywhere I’m Goin’, on Friday (October 18th). The five tracks are the second installment of the new music they’ve been working on for the past few years. The new music produced by Jimmy Robbins and Derek Wells is anchored by the swaggering stomper “Bathroom Floor,” available now. Written Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye along with Josh Kerr, the fiery new track is a resilient response to the award-winning duo’s current single “Die From A Broken Heart,” which continues to strike a deep connection, tallying over 75 MILLION global streams, helping to propel the pair as the Best Streaming Country Female Duo of ALL TIME with 686 MILLION streams worldwide. Meanwhile, “Die From A Broken Heart’s” videos have mounted nearly 18 million views total, catapulting Maddie & Tae as the top video streaming female artist(s) on Billboard’s Top 200 Streaming Chart for current tracks for multiple weeks.

    The EP follows widespread praise for the album’s first part shared earlier this year, propelling critics to note, “a more sophisticated side” (Associated Press) and “their finest moment yet” (Esquire), and is a continuation of stories of love, loss and redemption. The project features the effervescent title track and “Trying On Rings,” which is a true-to-life reflection for Marlow and her fiancé. Later, the award-winning duo reunite with former tour-mate and multi-PLATINUM entertainer Dierks Bentley on a vocal firepower duet, “Lay Here With Me.” Rounding out the project, “Ain’t There Yet,” offers an honest interpretation of healing after heartbreak.

    “We are so excited to keep telling our story through this next collection of songs,” shared Marlow. “We are so proud to have co-written all of these songs as well. This project as a whole is super personal, but these five songs in particular take you on an even deeper dive into our lives.”

    “We were absolutely blown away by the reaction to the first part of the album,” added Dye. “Hearing our fans relate to our stories is something that will never get old. We can’t wait to continue to show more of our hearts and journey through this next chapter of music.”

     

    Everywhere I’m Goin’ Tracklist 

    1) “Everywhere I’m Goin’” Maddie Marlow/Taylor Dye/Josh Thompson/Jimmy Robbins

    2) “Trying On Rings” Maddie Marlow/Taylor Dye/Laura Veltz/Jimmy Robbins

    3) “Lay Here With Me” (feat. Dierks Bentley) Maddie Marlow/Taylor Dye/Josh Kerr/Dave Barnes

    4) “Ain’t There Yet” Maddie Marlow/Taylor Dye/Dave Barnes/Ben West

    5) “Bathroom Floor” Maddie Marlow/Taylor Dye/ Josh Kerr

    Audio / Maddie & Tae talk about "Everywhere I'm Goin'," the title of their new EP.

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    Maddie & Tae (Everywhere I’m Goin’ title) OC: …literally everywhere. :44
    MADDIE: “I thought it was a cool way, we were thinking about what would we name, if there was a track, that we would name this second part, what would be most appropriate or would represent this whole thing. And I felt like ‘Everywhere I’m Goin’ was kind of a nod back to start here, and kind of a cool way to tie in where we’ve been but also where we’re going. So, I just think that title and that song represents a lot of our journey and I think it’s a great way to kind of hear the new musical realm that we’ve gotten into with this new project. I’m really proud of that song and it was just so fun to write too, it just feels so airy and fresh and new. ‘Everywhere I’m Goin’, Everywhere We’re Goin’.” (laughs) TAE: Which is everywhere! Literally everywhere.”

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  • JOSH TURNER EARNS HIS FIRST GMA DOVE AWARD FOR “I SAW THE LIGHT” FEATURING SONYA ISAACS.

    Josh Turner took home his first ever Gospel Music Association Dove Award for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year with “I Saw The Light” featuring Sonya Isaacs. This song comes off his critically-acclaimed album, I Serve A Savior. The awards ceremony took place Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Nashville, Tenn. where Turner was also nominated for Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year with “How Great Thou Art” featuring Sonya Isaacs, and Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year for I Serve A Savior.

    I Serve A Savior debuted at No. 1 on Nielsen’s Top Current Country Albums Chart and No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart. The “musically brilliant” (Worship Magazine) album remained Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart for 17 consecutive weeks and it currently sits Top 10 on the Top Current Contemporary Christian Albums chart, as it has for nearly a year since its Oct. 2018 release.

    About Josh Turner:
    With his rich, deep voice and distinctive style, MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. From his 2003 Platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his 2017 Billboard No. 1 release, Deep South, Turner has scored multiple GRAMMY®, CMA, ACM and GMA Dove Award nominations and received six Inspirational Country Music Awards. As one of the youngest members inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, Turner has sold more than 8.5 million units, topped more than 2 billion in global streaming and populated radio with such memorable hits as “Hometown Girl,” “Would You Go With Me,” “Your Man,” “Time Is Love,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance” and “Long Black Train.”

    With his latest, I Serve A Savior, Turner adds an exciting new dimension to his already acclaimed career. I Serve A Savior is a thoughtful gospel collection that finds Turner’s rich, distinctive baritone paired with timeless classics including “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Great Is Your Faithfulness,” as well as introducing originals including the title track, “I Serve A Savior,” and “The River (of Happiness),” written by his wife, Jennifer, and their eldest son, Hampton.

    Turner is a disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to up-and-coming artists, and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry.  Turner has been an Opry member for over 10 years and he recently reveled in his 150th performance on the famed Opry circle.

    The Hannah, S.C. native has been songwriting and performing since he was a child, and in support of music education, he created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music. As a high school student, Turner had very little access to music education, therefore realizes first-hand the importance of arts education in schools. For more information on Josh Turner including a list of his upcoming tour dates, visit www.JoshTurner.com.

  • LAUREN ALAINA GOES “UNDER THE SEA” FOR SAMBA ROUTINE.

    Lauren Alaina and her partner Gleb Savchenko quick-stepped their way to a score of 23 out of 30 points for their quick-stepping Samba during Monday night’s (October 14th) episode of Dancing with the Stars. It was Disney Week, and Lauren encapsulated Ariel from The Little Mermaid, even donning a gorgeous flowing red wig, while Gleb portrayed Ariel’s love, Eric. The show even showed a video of her as a little girl singing “Part of Your World,” with which she won her first talent show.

    Make sure to tune in to Dancing With the Stars on Monday (October 21st) at 8pm ET/7pm CT on ABC to watch Lauren dance to a very special song that she wrote…AND don’t forget to ADD her new single, “Getting Good.”

     

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    CUT 1: LINER Lauren Alaina (Tune Into DWTS)
    “Hey y’all, it’s Lauren Alaina. Don’t forget to tune in to Dancing With the Stars on ABC on Monday.”

    CUT 2: Lauren Alaina (Hello, Hello)
    “Hello, Hello.”

    CUT 3: Lauren Alaina (giggle How Are You)
    “(giggle) How are you?”

    CUT 4: Monday night, Lauren Alaina earned 2 8s and 1 7 from each of the three judges (Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli). You portrayed Ariel from The Little Mermaid, and you talked about identifying with her character. How do you identify with Ariel?

    Lauren Alaina (identifying with Ariel)
    OC: …so much fun. :53

    CUT 5: You danced the Samba on Monday night’s show. How hard was it learning this difficult dance?

    Lauren Alaina (performing the Samba)
    OC: …on the show. :41

    CUT 6: What can we expect from next week’s show?

    Lauren Alaina (next week’s show)
    OC: …my own song. :22

    CUT 7: Lauren Alaina (Thank you guys)
    “Thank you, guys. Have a good day.”

     

     

     

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  • BRANDON LAY RELEASES INFECTIOUS NEW SONG, “STILL ROCK & ROLL.”

    Brandon Lay recently released a new song, “Still Rock & Roll,” that he’s been playing during his live shows and getting a great response from fans, especially with the infectious sing-along aspect of the tune. He co-wrote “Still Rock & Roll” with J.T. Harding and Shane McAnally, and the Tennessee native is excited to perform it when he hits the road with Brantley Gilbert in January on the Fire’T Up Tour.

    “There’s a very passionate kind of spark that happens, I think it’s just a quick moment in time, when you run into someone you haven’t seen in a long time, it’s almost like looking in a mirror for a second,” says Brandon. “So, that’s kind of what the song embodies in a rock and roll sort of way, and those were always my favorite kind of songs, and I just hope people can relate to ‘em. The whole vibe of the song, the nostalgia and the sound of it, definitely fits that big impact arena song that I’ve been going for.”

     

    The Fire’T Up Tour 2020 kicks off January 23rd north of the border in London, Canada.

    In other news, Brandon also recently found out his anthemic song “Speakers, Bleachers, Preachers” was just certified gold in Canada.

    Audio / Brandon Lay talks about his new song, "Still Rock & Roll."

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    Brandon Lay (Still Rock and Roll) OC: …with it. :59
    “‘Still Rock & Roll’ was a song I wrote with J.T. Harding and Shane McAnally, and it’s a song that we have actually played live in my live show for quite some time. We wrote it quite a while back but recording it in the studio, it just never seemed to pay off the way it did live. So, it actually took 3 or 4, I think it took 4 tries in the studio to get it where we wanted it and where we felt like it was matching the energy we had in our live show. There’s a very passionate kind of spark that happens, I think it’s just a quick moment in time, when you run into someone you haven’t seen in a long time, it’s almost like looking in a mirror for a second. So, that’s kind of what the song embodies in a rock and roll sort of way, and those were always my favorite kind of songs, and I just hope people can relate to ‘em. The whole vibe of the song, the nostalgia and the sound of it, definitely fits that big impact arena song that I’ve been going for. And so, I’m just glad to have it out and hope people can identify with it.”

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  • THE STAGECOACH LINEUP FOR 2020 HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED.

    The lineup for next year’s Stagecoach Festival has been announced, and Carrie Underwood, Eric Church and Thomas Rhett will headline the three-night festival taking place April 24th – 26th in Indio, California. The 14th annual Stagecoach Festival will also feature performances by Alan Jackson, Jon Pardi, Caylee Hammack, Brett Young, Dustin Lynch, Dan + Shay, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X and Bryan Adams, among others.

    Tickets go on sale Friday (October 18th).

     

     

  • MADDIE AND TAE’S MADDIE MARLOW RECEIVING A LOT OF WEDDING PLANNING ASSISTANCE FROM HER HUSBAND-TO-BE.

    Maddie and Tae‘s Maddie Marlow has been getting help from her husband-to-be on planning their upcoming nuptials, and says Jonah (Font) has been a huge help to her, along with her wedding planner, which she says has made the process much easier and less stressful.

    “He, like overall, he just takes it. He’ll be like, ‘I’ll take care of it. Don’t worry.’ But we did this together. We did a lot of the (planning). We really had a blast, like everyone says, ‘It’s gonna be so stressful,’ and it was before we had a wedding planner. So, my suggestion to all brides is to get a wedding planner, ‘cause we had fun, right? (Jonah agrees off-mic) Like the catering thing was so awesome, and they sent us a gigantic to-go box of food, all of the food that we didn’t eat, so we had leftovers for like three days and it was delicious. So, yeah, it’s been really, really good.”

    Maddie & Tae, who are on the road with Carrie Underwood, are making their way up the country charts with “Die From a Broken Heart.” The ladies are also releasing their new EP, Everywhere I’m Goin’, on Friday (October 18th).

    Audio / Maddie & Tae’s Maddie Marlow gives us a wedding update.

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    Maddie & Tae (wedding plans update) OC: …really, really good. :34
    “Jonah is actually a really, really big help. He, like overall, he just takes it. He’ll be like, ‘I’ll take care of it. Don’t worry.’ But we did this together. We did a lot of the (planning). We really had a blast, like everyone says, ‘It’s gonna be so stressful,’ and it was before we had a wedding planner. So, my suggestion to all brides is to get a wedding planner, ‘cause we had fun, right? (Jonah agrees off-mic) Like the catering thing was so awesome, and they sent us a gigantic to-go box of food, all of the food that we didn’t eat, so we had leftovers for like three days and it was delicious. So, yeah, it’s been really, really good.”

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  • ERIC CHURCH GIVES FANS MEMORABLE MOMENTS.

    Eric Church, as you know by now, is all about giving his fans something memorable in concert and also about challenging himself. He’s proven it over and over, especially with his last two tours – Holdin’ My Own Tour a few years ago and this year’s Double Down Tour, performing over three-and-a-half hours (sometimes four) without an opening act.

    When it came time to perform at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium for this year’s CMA Music Fest in June, he wanted to give fans something different and special than what he did just a couple of weeks earlier after setting an attendance record at the sold-out stadium show with no opening act. He returned to the venue with just him and his acoustic guitar and launched into an extended medley of 17 songs. He took the popular medley of hit songs and covers, under the opus of his song “Mistress Named Music,” during his regular Double Down Tour shows and decided to cover himself with a nearly half-hour medley…and it ended up being one of his favorite performances of his entire career.

    “I never go into a show thinking about anything other than what will make this something for the people that are here they won’t forget it and they’ll never get to see it again,” says Eric. “I think the Nissan Stadium show was that; I think the CMA Fest show was that. One of my favorite performances of my career was that CMA Fest show.”

    Some of the songs he covered included his most recent No. 1 “Some of It,” as well as “Pledge Allegiance to the Hag,” “Sinners Like Me,” “Smoke a Little Smoke,” “Record Year,” “Homeboy,” “Talladega,” “My Hometown,” “Cold One,” “Desperate Man,” “Creepin’,” “Springsteen” and “Mistress Named Music,” among others.

    “I was having a bit of a brain thing where we just played Nissan and set the record, and in my opinion, the best show of our career, and then I’m back three weeks later, and I’ve got to figure out how to do something that’s gonna be memorable again,” says the North Carolina native. “That was the hardest thing earlier in the day. I started working on it – I could do this. I could do that. I thought about doing all covers. I thought about just changing it up completely. I went through all these things in my head, and finally decided that probably the best avenue, the best path was me just to go out and play ‘Mistress (Named Music)’ like I was gonna play a bunch of the stuff – that had taken on its own form during the tour, people knew about it, it’d become popular, they probably thought I was gonna do ‘Piano Man.’ And then to go in and cover myself for those 17 songs, I thought, as it grew and as I kept going, it’d be a really neat thing. The fun thing for me was during the day was figuring out, ‘How can I play for 30 minutes and not stop’ – and that was my set time – ‘…can I pull all that off and then get back to Mistress at the end?’  So, I had a lot of fun just trying to figure that out. That was a challenge, and I love stuff like that.”

    He worked on it, with a stopwatch, that whole afternoon. He even sent his band home so he wouldn’t fall back on them.

    ” I was by myself. I didn’t let anybody know. At this point in time, nobody knew. And I was working on it, working on it, and I wasn’t sure it could happen. I’d think, ‘Eh,’ and I’d go back up and think about it for a minute, and go, ‘Eh.’ My fallback is I’m just gonna play five songs, and I’d go ba ck and work on it again. Finally I thought, ‘I can do this. This is gonna be, it’s gonna be something. It’s gonna be ballsy.’ (laughs) I went and told the band, ‘The best thing that can happen is you guys leave, because if you’re still here, there’s a chance I’ll go back and do the other. I need you to go home and then I’m on my own.’ And then I told ‘em what I was doing, and they thought it was cool. I think that’ll be neat. So, they all grabbed their bags and got in their cars and they left. So, at that point in time, we’re about an hour before the show and the band’s gone. The bus is empty.”

    Eric, who is making his mark on the country charts again with his latest “Monsters,” is nominated for three CMA Awards this year. He’s up for Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year for Desperate Man and Music Video of the Year. The 52nd annual CMA Awards will broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena November 13th at 8pm ET.

    Audio / Eric Church says two of his most memorable shows this year were his sold-out Nissan Stadium show and his performance during CMA Music Fest.

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    Eric Church (CMA Fest performance) OC: …CMA Fest show. :21
    “I never go into a show thinking about anything other than what will make this something for the people that are here they won’t forget it and they’ll never get to see it again. I think the Nissan Stadium show was that; I think the CMA Fest show was that. One of my favorite performances of my career was that CMA Fest show.”

    Audio / Eric Church explains how his epic 30-minute medley at CMA Music Fest came about.

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    Eric Church (CMA Fest show) OC: …bus is empty. 2:08
    “I started doing this myself sometime in the afternoon. Our show was about 10 o’clock that night. I was having a bit of a brain thing where we just played Nissan and set the record, and in my opinion, the best show of our career, and then I’m back three weeks later, and I’ve got to figure out how to do something that’s gonna be memorable again. That was the hardest thing earlier in the day. I started working on it – I could do this. I could do that. I thought about doing all covers. I thought about just changing it up completely. I went through all these things in my head, and finally decided that probably the best avenue, the best path was me just to go out and play ‘Mistress (Named Music)’ like I was gonna play a bunch of the stuff – that had taken on its own form during the tour, people knew about it, it’d become popular, they probably thought I was gonna do ‘Piano Man.’ And then to go in and cover myself for those 17 songs, I thought, as it grew and as I kept going, it’d be a really neat thing. The fun thing for me was during the day was figuring out, ‘How can I play for 30 minutes and not stop’ – and that was my set time – ‘…can I pull all that off and then get back to Mistress at the end?’  So, I had a lot of fun just trying to figure that out. That was a challenge, and I love stuff like that…and I was by myself. I didn’t let anybody know. At this point in time, nobody knew. And I was working on it, working on it, and I wasn’t sure  it could happen. I’d think, ‘Eh,’ and I’d go back up and think about it for a minute, and go, ‘Eh.’ My fallback is I’m just gonna play five songs, and I’d go ba ck and work on it again. Finally I thought, ‘I can do this. This is gonna be, it’s gonna be something. It’s gonna be ballsy.’ (laughs) I went and told the band, ‘The best thing that can happen is you guys leave, because if you’re still here, there’s a chance I’ll go back and do the other. I need you to go home and then I’m on my own.’ And then I told ‘em what I was doing, and they thought it was cool. I think that’ll be neat. So, they all grabbed their bags and got in their cars and they left. So, at that point in time, we’re about an hour before the show and the band’s gone. The bus is empty.”

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Sam, Carrie, Vince, Maddie & Tae, Luke, Jon, Billy, Gary, Eric, Brothers Osborne, Kylie

    Several artists have been added to this year’s CMT Artists of the Year show, including performances by Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood (live-streamed from her Cry Pretty Tour 360 show in Cleveland, Ohio), Dan + Shay, Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Ashley McBryde and more. Presenters include Vince Gill and Maddie & Tae. This year’s special celebrates the network’s five Artists of the Year – Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Kane Brown – in addition to Reba McEntire (Artist of a Lifetime) and Ashley McBryde (Breakout Artist of the Year). The 90-minute show will air Wednesday (October 16th) at 8pm ET.

    Luke Bryan’s hit “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” was just certified double platinum by the R.I.A.A., while his “Someone Else Calling You Baby” was just declared platinum. Jon Pardi’s “Up All Night” and Billy Currington’s “Don’t It” were also certified platinum, while Gary Allan’s “It Ain’t the Whiskey,” Eric Church’s “Some of It,” Luke’s “Drinkin’ Beer & Wasting Bullet” and Sam Hunt’s “Downtown’s Dead” were all certified gold.

    Jon Pardi will perform on ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday (October 18th).

    Brothers Osborne will perform at the Troy Gentry Foundation’s C’Ya on the Flip Side II February 5th at the Grand Ole Opry House, along with Trace Adkins, Rhett Akins, Tracy Lawrence, Justin Moore, Mark Wills and Eddie Montgomery. The benefit will raise funds for the Foundation, the Opry Trust Fund, T.J. Martell Foundation, Make-A-Wish, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and many others.

    New EMI Nashville Recording Artist Kylie Morgan is one of three recipients of the second annual CMA KixStart Artist Scholarship. Over the next year, the CMA will provide support, connections with top industry professionals, participation in CMA-related events and a stipend to assist with their developing careers. She is currently opening several shows for Kip Moore and released a song “Boys Girl” to all digital partners.

  • KEITH URBAN MAKES SPECIAL APPEARANCES AT NOT ONE, BUT TWO COUNTRY SHOWS ON THE SAME NIGHT.

    Keith Urban has been touring London and the U.K., and a few of his good buddies are across the pond doing the same thing. He ended up making special appearances at a Hootie & the Blowfish show, as well as a Brad Paisley concert…the same night!

     

    Keith is making his way back to the States and will make a stop in Durant, Oklahoma on Friday (October 18th). Keith is now sitting inside the Top 10 (on his way to the top) on the country charts with his latest “We Were.”