• ALAN JACKSON CONTRIBUTES SONG TO DAUGHTER’S NEW BOOK.

    Alan Jackson has collaborated with daughter Mattie Jackson Selecman on a new song – available for a limited time – that’s being released in conjunction with her first book.

    “Racing the Dark,” co-written by the father and daughter and recorded by the Country Music Hall of Famer, is available as a download now for a limited time with pre-orders of Lemons on Friday (Thomas Nelson/W Publishing Group). In the humble and inspiring book, Selecman shares her journey of facing the most heartbreaking loss of her life – the sudden and tragic passing of her husband Ben from a traumatic brain injury just 11 months into their marriage.

    Lemons on Friday will be published November 16rh, 2021 – the book is available for pre-order now here. In addition to the companion song, Lemons on Friday features a foreword by Alan and wife Denise Jackson, a New York Times best-selling author herself. The couple details their perspective of Mattie’s love story, the pain she faced, and the renewed hope they see in her.

    In Lemons on Friday, Selecman carries readers through the early weeks of her grief and the many questions that followed. She also touches on how, through her pain, she found new purpose in NaSHEville, a company she co-founded that benefits orphans, human trafficking victims and widows.

    “Racing the Dark” marks the first songwriting collaboration by Jackson and his oldest daughter, but she – and her sisters – have been the inspiration behind several of his songs. His most recent album, Where Have You Gone (released in May) featured two songs written for his daughters’ weddings – “You’ll Always Be My Baby” and “I Do.” Mattie and her siblings also came to life in such classics as “Drive (for Daddy Gene),” “Remember When” and the fan-favorite “Job Description.”

    ABOUT ALAN JACKSON:
    A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and an inductee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Alan Jackson’s membership among music’s all-time greats is part of a long line of career-defining accolades that include three CMA Entertainer of the Year honors, 30 years of membership in the Grand Ole Opry, a Billboard ranking as one of the Top 10 Country Artists of All-Time, induction to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Heritage Award as the most-performed country songwriter-artist of ASCAP’s first 100 years.

    The man from rural Newnan, GA has sold nearly 60-million albums worldwide, ranks as one of the 10 best-selling male vocalists of all-time (rock, pop and country). He has released more than 60 singles – registering 50 Top Ten hits and 35 #1s (including 26 Billboard chart-toppers). He has earned more than 150 major music industry awards – including 19 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, a pair of Grammys and ASCAP’s Founders and Golden Note Awards.

    Jackson – one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music – just released his latest album, Where Have You Gone, in May. The 21-track collection, which topped the country album chart, features 15 songs penned solely by the music icon. He’s also the man behind one of Nashville’s most-popular tourist stops, AJ’s Good Time Bar, a four-story honky-tonk in the heart of downtown featuring daily live music and a rooftop view of Music City.

     

    ABOUT MATTIE JACKSON SELECMAN:
    Mattie Jackson Selecman is a certified sommelier and previously owned a wine bar in Nashville. She also has a degree in creative writing from the University of Tennessee. Tragically, she lost her husband of less than a year, Ben Selecman, in September 2018 after he suffered a traumatic brain injury while on vacation in Florida. Despite her grief, Mattie is pushing forward and has dedicated herself to helping others. Mattie and her business partner, Brooke Tometich, started a philanthropic merchandise brand dubbed “NaSHEville” in order to help women and children in need—specifically orphans, widows, and trafficked women.

     

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD HONORED TO SING WITH DAN + SHAY ON “ONLY US” FROM THE DEAR EVAN HANSEN SOUNDTRACK.

    Carrie Underwood and Dan + Shay perform the collaboration “Only Us” on the Dear Evan Hansen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), which comes out September 24th (next Friday).

    Carrie says she was honored to sing with Dan + Shay on “Only Us.” “I did get the privilege and honor to get to sing with Dan + Shay on the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack, singing a song called ‘Only Us,’” says Carrie. “I knew Dan + Shay, they were a huge fan of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway. I had not seen it on Broadway. I only got to watch the movie kind of in secret. I got to screen it, and I loved the movie and loved the music in it. Obviously, music is what I do. I love it when I get to go watch a movie or go see a theater production and people are just crushing it musically. It was just such a great song and I could immediately hear us singing on it together, and I’m just honored to be a part of this really cool project.”

    The soundtrack also features performances by Sam Smith with Summer Walker, SZA,   FINNEAS and Tori Kelly. Plus, the 16-track album features new recordings by the film cast of these beloved songs with music and lyrics by the Oscar®, Grammy®, and Tony® winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La LandThe Greatest Showman). Among the new songs, the Soundtrack also includes “A Little Closer” performed by Colton Ryan and “The Anonymous Ones” performed by Amandla Stenberg, who co-wrote the lyrics and music with Pasek and Paul. FINNEAS and SZA add their renditions of these originals to the soundtrack.

    Dear Evan Hansen opened on Broadway in December 2016 and became a generation-defining phenomenon, winning six Tony Awards, including for Best Musical and for Ben Platt as Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. The show’s cast album would go on to earn a Grammy®.

    Now, in the film, Ben Platt returns as Evan Hansen, an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age.

    Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being A WallflowerWonder), the film is written for the screen by the show’s Tony® winner Steven Levenson with music and lyrics by Pasek & Paul. Dear Evan Hansen stars six-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams, Oscar® winner Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart), Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give), Colton Ryan (Little Voice), Nik Dodani (Atypical) and Danny Pino (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit).

    The film is produced by Marc Platt (La La LandInto the Woods, Mary Poppins Returns) and Adam Siegel (2 GunsDrive), and is executive produced by Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Michael Bederman and Stacey Mindich.

    Tracklist:

    1. Waving Through A Window – Ben Platt & Dear Evan Hansen Choir
    2. For Forever – Ben Platt
    3. Sincerely Me – Colton Ryan, Ben Platt & Nik Dodani
    4. Requiem – Kaitlyn Dever, Danny Pino & Amy Adams
    5. If I Could Tell Her – Ben Platt & Kaitlyn Dever
    6. The Anonymous Ones – Amandla Stenberg
    7. You Will Be Found – Ben Platt, Amandla Stenberg, Liz Kate, DeMarius Copes, Isaac Powell, Hadiya Eshe’, Kaitlyn Dever & Dear Evan Hansen Choir
    8. Only Us – Kaitlyn Dever & Ben Platt
    9. Words Fail – Ben Platt
    10. So Big / So Small – Julianne Moore
    11. A Little Closer – Colton Ryan
    12. You Will Be Found – Sam Smith feat. Summer Walker
    13. The Anonymous Ones – SZA
    14. Only Us – Carrie Underwood & Dan + Shay
    15. A Little Closer – FINNEAS
    16. Waving Through A Window – Tori Kelly

     

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack and singing “Only Us” with Dan + Shay.

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    “I did get the privilege and honor to get to sing with Dan + Shay on the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack, singing a song called ‘Only Us.’ I knew Dan + Shay, they were a huge fan of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway. I had not seen it on Broadway. I only got to watch the movie kind of in secret. I got to screen it, and I loved the movie and loved the music in it. Obviously, music is what I do. I love it when I get to go watch a movie or go see a theater production and people are just crushing it musically. It was just such a great song and I could immediately hear us singing on it together, and I’m just honored to be a part of this really cool project.”

  • LAUREN ALAIN WRITES ABOUT HER JOURNEY OF SELF-LOVE AND FAITH IN HER BOOK, GETTING GOOD AT BEING YOU, OUT IN NOVEMBER.

    Lauren Alaina is gearing up to release her first-ever book, Getting Good At Being You, on November 2nd. The new scribe says the faith-based book, is about her path to loving herself again.

    “I’ve been doing a lot of stuff, faith-based stuff over the last couple of years. It was really laid on my heart to do that and I think this opportunity probably came to me from doing those other things. I hosted a Jesus Calling show. I did the Jesus Calling podcast. I started really talking – speaking out about my faith. And Harper Collins actually came to me to write the book and asked if I would be interested in writing a gift book. They sent me a couple of examples that I read, and I was excited because it really felt like it lined up with kind of what I do already. And it’s a faith-based book called Getting Good At Being You and it’s all about my journey of self-love and my faith and getting into the place that I’m in now and all of the things that happened. It’s not really a memoire but a lot of my life is woven through the book to share with people how I got through different situations and how different things shaped my faith, and I’m really proud of it.”

    Trisha Yearwood, who debuts with her on the song “Getting Good” from her album Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World, wrote the foreword to the book.

    Lauren is currently making her way up the country charts with “Getting Over Him,” which features her pal Jon Pardi.

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Darius, Kip, Chrissy, Travis

    Darius Rucker, Miranda Lambert and Luke Combs will headline the C2C Festival next year. The three-day event on March 11th – March 13th, 2022, will take place in Dublin, Ireland; London, England and Glasgow, Scotland, and will also feature performances by Kip Moore, Ashley McBryde, Brett Young, Scotty McCreery, Russell Dickerson, Tenille Townes, Runaway June, Calista Clark, Hailey Whitters and Flatland Cavalry.

     

    Chrissy Metz will make a special appearance in The Muppets first-ever Halloween special, Muppets Haunted Mansion, October 8th on Disney+. Alfonso Ribeiro, Danny Trejo, Sasheer Zamata and Jeannie Mai will also appear.

     

    Travis Denning has released an acoustic version of his single, “ABBY,” from The Outdoor Channel. Check it out below.

     

  • ERIC CHURCH READIES FIRST-EVER IN-THE-ROUND TOUR AS HE INVITES FANS TO GATHER AGAIN.

    For reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Eric Church, each tour is an opportunity to re-imagine the limits of what’s possible; to bring something new to the fans. For his most recent outing, 2019’s Double Down Tour, that meant playing back-to-back nights in each market with completely different set lists and setting a concert attendance record at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium – sans opening act – with 56,521 fans singing at the top of their lungs well past midnight.

    Now, just days away from the launch of The Gather Again Tour where he will perform a full tour from an in-the-round stage for the first time ever, Church carries with him five nominations for the upcoming CMA Awards, including an opportunity to retain the top honor of Entertainer of the Year. With four additional nominations, for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year (Heart), Single of the Year and Song of the Year (both for “Hell Of A View”), Church is tied for the most nods this year and brings his all-time count to 35 total nominations.

    For the man Billboard celebrates as “a touring juggernaut” and Pollstar regards as “one of the most successful touring country artists,” this return to the road – especially after nearly 700 days away from full-time touring – means going all in. Just as Church and his band hunkered down in rural North Carolina to create his chart-topping and critically-acclaimed triple album, Heart & Soul, the core group once again tucked away in a musical bootcamp, setting up shop in Lititz, Pennsylvania for two weeks to rehearse for the upcoming tour.

    “The hardest thing I’ve done thus far in my career is this setlist,” Church shares of the extensive preparations in a rare behind-the-scenes look at the inner makings of a live show. “It’s not a normal record; it’s three. So, you add 28 songs to what we already had going, which is a pretty stacked and packed setlist, and when you start to try to get rid of stuff and change it every night – which I’m committed to; we’re still going to play the different set, we’re going to give people different experiences – it has been maddening.

    “It’s the most musical we’ve ever been,” he continues. “To see the way the new music happens in the show is something that I’m excited just to see and, also, we’re trying to reimagine songs that we’ve played 100 times, playing them different, and that’s just fun. It’s fun for us to do. There’s going to be a lot of songs that fans aren’t gonna recognize at first, that we’re gonna start singing and they’re going to go ‘oh yeah, that’s that song.’ So, I think it’s just fun after this many years to change it up and make it about music; make it musical. I’m just excited to see the reaction.”

    After such thorough rehearsals, the 10-time GRAMMY nominee has now made himself at home on the 2,400 square foot multi-level stage – which will be positioned in the center of each arena floor and accompanied by 11 busses, 20 trucks, a 127,000-pound lighting rig and four 836 square foot video walls – and he is primed to deliver a brand-new version of the high-octane live show his Church Choir fans have come to love.

    “I’ve never played a stage like this in my career… I’ve never seen anybody play one like this,” notes Church of his first-ever in-the-round setup. “There’s really no front… It’s kind of like a cage match. I mean once we get out there the crowd is everywhere. They’re behind you, they’re on the sides, and I love that…. The reason it’s called The Gather Again Tour is we want people on top of us, and they will be.”

    Now, with two weeks of rehearsals and detailed planning under their belt, Church and company get the cage match underway this Friday, September 17, at Lexington, Ky.’s Rupp Arena with 56 dates throughout the U.S. and Canada to follow. Tickets to all dates, including the grand finale at New York City’s iconic Madison Square Garden, are on sale now at EricChurch.com.

    All tour dates will enforce local venue and/or city guidelines regarding COVID-19 precautions. Church will be touring with a fully vaccinated band and crew.

    For more information, visit www.ericchurch.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter @ericchurch and Instagram @ericchurchmusic. Fans can also download the Eric Church Official App for exclusive offers only available on tour – including seat upgrades, contests and special merchandise – all while connecting with fellow fans from around the world!

    The Gather Again Tour
    Sept. 17, 2021                   Rupp Arena                                            Lexington, Ky.
    Sept. 18, 2021                   Nationwide Arena                                  Columbus, Ohio
    Sept. 24, 2021                   Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse                Cleveland, Ohio
    Sept. 25, 2021                   KeyBank Center                                    Buffalo, N.Y.
    Oct. 1, 2021                      Alerus Center                                         Grand Forks, N.D.
    Oct. 2, 2021                      Canada Life Centre                                Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Oct. 8, 2021                      PPG Paints Arena                                  Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Oct. 9, 2021                      Wells Fargo Center                                Philadelphia, Pa.
    Oct. 15, 2021                    Ball Arena                                              Denver, Colo.
    Oct. 22, 2021                    Scotiabank Saddledome                        Calgary, Alberta
    Oct. 23, 2021                    SaskTel Centre                                      Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    Oct. 29, 2021                    Rogers Arena                                         Vancouver, British Columbia
    Oct. 30, 2021                    Climate Pledge Arena                            Seattle, Wash.
    Nov. 12, 2021                   Thompson-Boling Arena                       Knoxville, Tenn.
    Nov. 13, 2021                   Ford Center                                            Evansville, Ind.
    Dec. 3, 2021                      SNHU Arena                                         Manchester, N.H.
    Dec. 4, 2021                      UBS Arena                                            Belmont Park, N.Y.
    Dec. 10, 2021                    The Anthem                                           Washington, D.C.
    Dec. 11, 2021                    The Anthem                                           Washington, D.C.
    Dec. 17, 2021                    Bon Secours Wellness Arena                Greenville, S.C.
    Dec. 18, 2021                    Greensboro Coliseum                            Greensboro, N.C.
    Jan. 7, 2022                       Pinnacle Bank Arena                             Lincoln, Neb.
    Jan. 8, 2022                       Denny Sanford PREMIER Center         Sioux Falls, S.D.
    Jan. 14, 2022                     Scotiabank Arena                                  Toronto, Ontario
    Jan. 15, 2022                     Canadian Tire Centre                            Ottawa, Ontario
    Jan. 21, 2022                     Van Andel Arena                                   Grand Rapids, Mich.
    Jan. 22, 2022                     Little Caesars Arena                              Detroit, Mich.
    Feb. 4, 2022                      KFC Yum! Center                                 Louisville, Ky.
    Feb. 5, 2022                      Bankers Life Fieldhouse                        Indianapolis, Ind.
    Feb. 11, 2022                    CHI Health Center Omaha                    Omaha, Neb.
    Feb. 12, 2022                    Wells Fargo Arena                                 Des Moines, Iowa
    Feb. 18, 2022                    T-Mobile Center                                    Kansas City, Mo.
    Feb 19, 2022                     BOK Center                                           Tulsa, Okla.
    Feb. 25, 2022                    Hampton Coliseum                                Hampton, Va.
    Feb. 26, 2022                    Spectrum Center                                    Charlotte, N.C.
    March 4, 2022                   Amway Center                                       Orlando, Fla.
    March 5, 2022                   Amalie Arena                                        Tampa, Fla.
    March 11, 2022                 United Center                                        Chicago, Ill.
    March 12, 2022                 Enterprise Center                                   St. Louis, Mo.
    March 18, 2022                 Resch Center                                          Green Bay, Wis.
    March 19, 2022                 Resch Center                                          Green Bay, Wis.
    March 25, 2022                 Legacy Arena at the BJCC                    Birmingham, Ala.
    March 26, 2022                 Simmons Bank Arena                            Little Rock, Ark.
    April 1, 2022                     Dickies Arena                                        Fort Worth, Texas
    April 2, 2022                     AT&T Center                                        San Antonio, Texas
    April 8, 2022                     Toyota Center                                        Houston, Texas
    April 9, 2022                     Smoothie King Center                           New Orleans, La.
    April 15, 2022                   Moda Center                                          Portland, Ore.
    April 16, 2022                   Spokane Arena                                      Spokane, Wash.
    April 29, 2022                   ExtraMile Arena                                    Boise, Idaho
    April 30, 2022                   Vivint Arena                                          Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 6, 2022                      Pechanga Arena                                     San Diego, Calif.
    May 7, 2022                      STAPLES Center                                  Los Angeles, Calif.
    May 11, 2022                    Golden 1 Center                                     Sacramento, Calif.
    May 13, 2022                    T-Mobile Arena                                     Las Vegas, Nev.
    May 14, 2022                    Gila River Arena                                   Glendale, Ariz.
    May 20, 2022                    Madison Square Garden                        New York, N.Y.

    About Eric Church
    Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and 10-time GRAMMY nominee Eric Church has spent the past year releasing new music at a relentless pace; providing a glimpse into the results of a marathon writing session during which he spent nearly a month writing and recording a song per day – including his latest Gold-certified No. 1 single “Hell of a View” and current single “Heart On Fire” – while sequestered in rural North Carolina, and fueling speculation around his critically acclaimed, chart-topping new three-part project, Heart & Soul, available everywhere now.

    Just as unique as Church’s approach to recording and releasing music is his tenacity on the road. During his most recent outing, 2019’s Double Down Tour, Church played back-to-back nights of two unique shows in each market sans opening act, giving every city’s fans six-plus hours of his iconic music. The tour also featured a massive stop at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, where he broke the venue’s concert attendance record with more than 56,000 fans in attendance and became the first artist to sell out the venue with a solo lineup. Church also took to the field at Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium in February of this year to perform the National Anthem with R&B star Jazmine Sullivan ahead of Super Bowl LV and will return to the road for his 55-city The Gather Again Tour this month, visiting full-capacity arenas for an in-the-round show in addition to a headlining spot alongside George Strait and Metallica during the ATLive festival at Mercedes-Benz Stadium this November.

    A seven-time ACM Award winner, four-time CMA Award winner and 10-time GRAMMY nominee, Church has amassed a passionate fanbase around the globe known as the Church Choir as well as a critically acclaimed catalog of music. His previous album, the Gold-certified Desperate Man, earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album (his third nod in the category). Previous releases include the Platinum-certified Sinners Like Me (“How ’Bout You,” “Guys Like Me”), Carolina (“Smoke a Little Smoke,” “Love Your Love the Most”) and Mr. Misunderstood (“Record Year,” “Round Here Buzz”), the Double-Platinum certified The Outsiders (“Like a Wrecking Ball,” “Talladega”) and the 3x Platinum-certified Chief (“Springsteen,” “Drink In My Hand”), as well as 29 Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum certified singles.

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  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD BRINGS THE HYPE FOR A NEW SEASON OF SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.

    Carrie Underwood kicked off NBC’s Sunday Night Football last night (September 12th) with a new opening sequence. She says as she enters her ninth season of performing the opening song, “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night” — based on Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself For Loving You” – says it’s great to be back to help get fans excited for the game.

    “It is always a pleasure to get to do the Sunday Night Football open. We are back this year. It’s always interesting and a challenge to try and figure out what we’re gonna do with things year after year and how we’re gonna keep it new and fresh. This year they came up with being on this super high-tech set. It was just such a cool environment to get to be in. I felt like I was in a stadium being on a set in L.A. It was super cool, and I feel like it turned out that way as well. But we’re all about bringing the hype and energy and getting people ready for a great game. So, it’s fun to be back!”

    Carrie, who can be heard with Dan + Shay for the song “Only Us” on the soundtrack for the film, Dear Evan Hansen, can also be heard singing the soaring duet “If I Didn’t Love You” with Jason Aldean.

     

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about being back as the voice of the opening for NBC's Sunday Night Football.

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    Carrie Underwood (SNF 2021) OC: …it’s fun to be back! :38
    “It is always a pleasure to get to do the Sunday Night Football open. We are back this year. It’s always interesting and a challenge to try and figure out what we’re gonna do with things year after year and how we’re gonna keep it new and fresh. This year they came up with being on this super high-tech set. It was just such a cool environment to get to be in. I felt like I was in a stadium being on a set in L.A. It was super cool, and I feel like it turned out that way as well. But we’re all about bringing the hype and energy and getting people ready for a great game. So, it’s fun to be back!”

  • KACEY MUSGRAVES PERFORMS FIERY “star-crossed” AT SUNDAY NIGHT’S VMAS.

    Kacey Musgraves made her MTV Video Music Awards debut on Sunday (September 12th) with a world premiere performance of “star-crossed,” the title track of her brand new album.

     

     

    Kacey will also announce a special North American headlining tour dates in support of her new record and film. The limited 15-city tour titled, “star-crossed: unveiled”  kicks off January 19th, 2022 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The tour concludes on February 20th, 2022 in Los Angeles, California at STAPLES Center

  • LAUREN ALAINA GETS ADVICE FROM DAD WHILE FILMING NEW HALLMARK MOVIE.

    Lauren Alaina will star in the Hallmark Channel’s “Roadhouse Romance,” the first movie of their 2021 “Fall Harvest” programming event. She will star as Lt. Callie Jackson, who returns home after a military tour, expecting everything to pick up right where she left it. To her dismay, her late Grandfather’s BBQ joint is struggling, and her high school sweetheart has moved on. She has a run-in with Luke (Tyler Hynes), a TV director passing through town, who teaches her that sometimes it’s best to look forward instead of looking back.

    Her father, JJ, gave her some pointers for her character’s uniform. “My character’s name is Callie Jackson. Do I look like a Callie? Um, and she’s a lieutenant in the Army. Do I look like a lieutenant in the Army? (laughs) No, I don’t but they made me look like one so that’s all that matters, which was a really nice nod to my father because my dad is an Army vet, so I was really excited about that. And while I was on set, I facetimed my daddy in my uniform and he cried and then he told me to fix my hat. That he didn’t like the way it was sitting on my head and I didn’t actually look like I was in the Army. So, we had to spend ten minutes on the phone addressing the hat, which is a classic JJ move. If you ever meet my father, you’ll understand.”

    Lauren performs her songs “Run” and “What Do You Think Of,” in the movie which also appear on her new album, Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World. She also sings a cover of Keith Whitley’s “When You Say Nothing At All,” the first song she performed at Tootsies in Nashville when she was just twelve years old.

    Lauren is making her way up the country charts with her latest song, “Getting Over Him,” which features her pal, Jon Pardi.

    Audio / Lauren Alaina talks about her role in the new Hallmark movie, "Roadhouse Romance."

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    Lauren Alaina (Hallmark movie) 1 OC: …excited about. 1:21
    “I made a movie with Hallmark. It’s called Roadhouse Romance. I’m so excited for y’all to see it. I’m really proud of it. My character’s name is Callie Jackson. Do I look like a Callie? Um, and she’s a lieutenant in the Army. Do I look like a lieutenant in the Army? (laughs) No, I don’t but they made me look like one so that’s all that matters. Um, which was a really nice nod to my father because my dad is an Army vet, so I was really excited about that. And while I was on set I Facetimed my daddy in my uniform and he cried and then he told me to fix my hat. That he didn’t like the way it was sitting on my head and I didn’t actually look like I was in the Army. So, we had to spend ten minutes on the phone addressing the hat, which is a classic JJ move. If you ever meet my father, you’ll understand. But the character is really sweet. She’s really family oriented. She comes home from being deployed for two years and is trying to get back into her life and there are a couple of things that happened. It feels very much like the Lauren Alaina world, just a little different. Um, so the character is pretty – personality-wise — pretty close to me naturally, so that was exciting. And I get to sing in the movie. They made that work and I got to put a couple of songs from the album in there, which I’m excited about.”

  • RISING COUNTRY MUSIC STAR PRISCILLA BLOCK LANDS ON VARIETY’S COVETED 2021 POWER OF YOUNG HOLLYWOOD IMPACT LIST.

    Mercury Nashville recording artist and rising Country music star, Priscilla Block, has landed the #4 spot on Variety‘s coveted 2021 Power of Young Hollywood Impact List, on stands now, making her the only Country artist featured in the lineup. Since releasing her debut single, “Just About Over You,” in 2020, the 25 year old has quickly amassed a devoted fanbase, landed in CMT’s Next Women of Country class of 2021, and made her Grand Ole Opry debut.

    Just About Over You” quickly shot to the top of iTunes all-genre chart within 12 hours of its release and recently was the featured artist of the week on Billboard Magazine’s all-genre Chartbreaker. The song was also named one of The New York Times Best Songs of 2020. Her honest approach to life, songwriting, and her music, has resonated with fans and critics alike. Block hopes to use her platform and music to promote self-love, empowerment, and acceptance through her blend of Country Pop and Southern Rock influences.

    Stay tuned for even more music from Priscilla Block as her debut album, set for release in early 2022.

  • MICKEY GUYTON RELEASES NEW SONG “LOVE MY HAIR.”

    Capitol Nashville’s Mickey Guyton releases new song, “Love My Hair” today from her forthcoming debut album Remember Her Name out September 24th. Written by Mickey with Anna Krantz, the personal “Love My Hair” continues the theme of self-acceptance and embracing differences that is a thread throughout Remember Her Name.

    If I could go back to twelve

    I would tell myself

    That straight up or down

    Baby, that’s your crown

    Whoever made up those rules

    They don’t apply to you

    Straight up or down

    Turn the world around

    “I wrote ‘Love My Hair’ after seeing a video of a little Black girl who was sent home from school because she was told that her hair was too distracting,” shares Mickey.  “Seeing this young girl’s embarrassment and agony brought me back to my own struggles with self-love and I wanted to write a song to this little girl facing adversity because of what God gave her. I want her and anyone facing similar struggles to feel seen.”

     

    Listen to “Love My Hair” HERE

     

    Mickey earned her first ever CMA nomination yesterday for New Artist of the Year, adding to the incredible year that has seen her co-hosting the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards in April with labelmate Keith Urban, a historic performance and nomination for “Black Like Me” on the 63rd GRAMMY Awards in March and “Black Like Me” being named a Top 5 song of 2020 (all genre) by NPR and The Associated Press.

    Billboard recently featured Mickey on their cover and The New Yorker also profiled her in a recent issue.  Over the last year she has been featured in American Songwriter, BBC News, CBS This Morning, Disney+ Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts, Ebony, Elle, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, HITS, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine’s Vulture, New York Times, PEOPLE, Pollstar, Rolling Stone, Today Show, USA Today, Variety, VIBE, Vogue, Washington Post and many more.

    Today, Mickey also has her rendition of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” available as part of The Metallica Blacklist celebrating the band’s 30th anniversary celebration reissue of The Black Album. Listen HERE

     

    Mickey Guyton’s Remember Her Name Track List:

    1. Remember Her Name (Mickey Guyton, Parker Welling, Blake Hubbard, Jarrod Ingram)
    2. All American (Mickey Guyton, Victoria Banks, Emma-Lee, Karen Kosowski) Different (Mickey Guyton, Emma-Lee, Karen Kosowski)
    3. Love My Hair (Mickey Guyton, Anna Krantz)
    4. Lay It On Me (Mickey Guyton, Jaden Michaels, Gavin Slate)
    5. Higher (Mickey Guyton, Nathan Chapman, Fraser Churchill, Preston Glass, Narada Walden)
    6. Dancing In The Living Room (Mickey Guyton, Karen Kosowski, Victoria Banks, Emma-Lee)
    7. Do You Really Wanna Know (Mickey Guyton, Melissa Fuller, Andy Skib)
    8. Black Like Me (Mickey Guyton, Emma Davidson-Dillon, Fraser Churchill, Nathan Chapman)
    9. Words (Mickey Guyton, Abbey Cone, David Kalmusky)
    10. What Are You Gonna Tell Her? (Mickey Guyton, Karen Kosowski, Victoria Banks, Emma-Lee)
    11. Smoke (Mickey Guyton, Nathan Chapman, Balewa Muhammad)
    12. Rosé (Mickey Guyton, Karen Kosowski, Victoria Banks)
    13. Indigo (Mickey Guyton, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz, Mozella)
    14. If I Were A Boy (Toby Gad, Brittany Jean Carlson)
    15. Better Than You Left Me (Fly Higher Version) (Mickey Guyton, Nathan Chapman, Jennifer Hanson, Jenn Schott)