• NEWS AND NOTES: Tyler Hubbard, Maddie & Tae

    Tyler Hubbard has released an unofficial video for his song, “Inside and Out.”

    Maddie & Tae will premiere a new video for “Watching Love Leave,” from their new Through The Madness Vol. 2 at Noon ET Friday (September 23rd) on YouTube and will go live right after to answer questions about their new EP.

     

     

  • MADDIE & TAE READY THE RELEASE OF THEIR NEW EP, THROUGH THE MADNESS VOL. 2.

    Maddie & Tae are set to release their new EP, Through the Madness Vol. 2, on Friday (September 23rd). Including their recent releases, “Every Night Every Morning” and “Spring Cleaning,” the project will feature eight new tracks, each penned by Maddie & Tae alongside some of Nashville’s most esteemed songwriters. Through The Madness Vol. 2 is the follow up to Maddie & Tae’s acclaimed Through The Madness Vol. 1, released earlier this year.

    “All of these songs were written – no pun intended – through the madness of the past couple of years,” says Maddie Font. “And I feel like all of these songs are kind of little beacons of hope that even in the hard times and just through it all, that there is still hope and there’s still good things to look forward to. So, yeah, I love that all of these songs belong together.”

    The pair, who are nominated for CMA Duo of the Year, say they hope the songs on the new volume give fans hope. “I hope that fans feel seen and loved and encouraged on whatever walk they are walking through,” says the duo’s Taylor Kerr.  “I think this volume has a song for everybody, hopefully to get them through their days.”

    The two recently launched their CMT Next Women of Country Tour Presents: All Song No Static Tour. Click here for more information on tour dates.

    Audio / Maddie & Tae's Taylor Kerr explains her hopes for fans listening to their new EP.

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    Maddie & Tae (Hopes for fans) OC: …their days. :12
    TAE: “I hope that fans feel seen and loved and encouraged on whatever walk they are walking through. I think this volume has a song for everybody, hopefully to get them through their days.”

    Audio / Maddie & Tae's Maddie Font talks about how all of the songs on their new EP have a theme of hope.

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    Maddie & Tae (songs fit together-hope) OC: …belong together. :22
    MADDIE: “All of these songs were written – no pun intended – through the madness of the past couple of years, and I feel like all of these songs are kind of little beacons of hope that even in the hard times and just through it all, that there is still hope and there’s still good things to look forward to. So, yeah, I love that all of these songs belong together.”

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  • JON PARDI AND HIS WIFE ARE EXPECTING THEIR FIRST BABY IN EARLY 2023

    Jon Pardi and his wife Summer will welcome their first child in early 2023.

    “I’m ready to start a new adventure with my wonderful wife Summer and our new little one — Pardi of three!,” Jon tells People in an exclusive article. “I’m really excited to meet our baby and to have someone to ride around the ranch with.”

    The pair wed in November 2020 after meeting in 2016.

    Jon recently hit the top of the country charts with “Last Night Lonely,” which is from his latest album Mr. Saturday Night.

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Reba McEntire, Jon Pardi, Maddie & Tae

    Reba McEntire talked about her new role in ABC’s Big Sky, her cameo as a water spirit in Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, her tour and Dolly Parton’s surprise appearance at her Grand Ole Opry debut when she stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers earlier this week.

     

     

     

    Jon Pardi and Maddie & Tae will be featured on CMT’s Hot Top 20 Countdown this weekend. Tune in Saturday (September 24th) at 9am ET/8am CT or Sunday (September 25th) at 8am ET/7am CT.

     

    Maddie and Tae performed “Every Night Every Morning” off their EP “Through the Madness: Vol. 2″ as part of the Citi Music Series on NBC’s TODAY Show on Wednesday (September 21st).

     

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  • CHRIS AND MORGANE STAPLETON, KEITH URBAN AND VINCE GILL ARE AMONG THE ARTISTS WHO HAVE SIGNED ON FOR HEAL THE MUSIC DAY.

    The fifth annual “Heal The Music Day” will be October 21st, 2022 and music makers across all genres are invited to join Chris & Morgan Stapleton, Lauren Daigle, Keith Urban, Rodney Crowell, Ronnie Dunn, Tina Parol, Vince Gill, Wiatr & Associates, and many more to raise awareness and funding to support Music Health Alliance (MHA). In just nine years, MHA has provided free healthcare advocacy and access to life-saving health and financial resources to more than 18,000 working music professionals nationwide and is entirely funded through individual and corporate donations and grants.

    Launched in 2017, Heal The Music Day is the brainchild of Grammy-winning musician Rodney Crowell who is championing this year’s campaign with MHA in an effort to raise awareness and support for the emergency and ongoing medical needs of our country’s creative community, 76% of whom are self- employed or part of a small business, many with limited and unpredictable resources, and often uninsured or under-insured for healthcare. To participate, members of the music community — including artists, songwriters, producers, publishers, publicists, promoters, business managers, record label executives, booking agents, attorneys, venues, stylists and more — can pledge a percentage of a single day earnings or event to support MHA’s life-saving services and help their fellow music makers who are in need.

    “In the world of the working musician, good health is something most of us take for granted – that is, until something goes wrong,” says Crowell. “The healthcare advocates at MHA ensure that no music professional must face a healthcare crisis alone. It is crucial to support MHA’s work to heal the music and the best part is that music makers don’t have to do anything that they are not already doing. Pledges can be as simple as a percent of a concert, event, creative work, or single donation made for Heal The Music Day October 21.”

    Through personal and compassionate healthcare advocates, Music Health Alliance’s free services range from access to doctors, specialists, diagnostic testing, hospitals, medicine, health insurance, Medicare and senior care, mental health support, dental and vision resources, end of life care, and financial assistance resources during times of illness. For every $1 donated, MHA can provide $30 in healthcare support and services.

    “Heal The Music Day is not only our largest fundraiser, but also an opportunity for the music industry to step up and support their fellow musicians in need. The need for our services has increased more than 65% this year over last, with mental health support growing more than 300% over the past two years. Our goal is to raise more than $300,000 this year to meet the continued increase in critical need and ensure that nobody working in the music industry will ever have to walk a health crisis alone. Heal The Music Day is a great investment into the long-term health and wellness of the music industry as a whole,” says Tatum Allsep, MHA Founder and CEO.

    Pledges made for Heal The Music Day will continue the impact of MHA’s services on our country’s working musicians since 2013.

    • Healthcare support for 18,000 music industry professionals served in 49 states
    • 2,380 families saved from bankruptcy due to medical bills
    • 28 music professionals assisted with life-saving heart, liver, kidney, and lung transplants
    • More than 912,000 meals, medicine, health insurance premiums, and doctor visits provided for the most vulnerable music industry professionals during Covid relief
    • $85 million in healthcare costs saved for working musicians and their families

    Become a Heal The Music Day partner and make a pledge at https://www.healthemusic.com/. Through an anonymous matching donor, all donations made October 1-21 will be matched up to $25,000, doubling the impact of donations by music makers and music supporters alike.

    As advocates, Music Health Alliance fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis. Thanks to the direct efforts of Music Health Alliance, members of the music community across the country have gained access to lifesaving cancer treatment, transplants, medications to treat Parkinson’s, end of life care, and many other crucial services. Its services are free to any person who has worked in the music industry for three or more years, or who has credited contributions to 4 commercially released recordings or videos. Spouses, partners, and children of qualifying individuals may also receive access to the non-profit’s services from birth to end of life.

    To learn more about Music Health Alliance’s free services and how you can take part in “Heal The Music Day,” contact MHA at 615-200-6896 or info@musichealthalliance.com and learn more at MusicHealthAlliance.com.

    MUSIC HEALTH ALLIANCE
    Founded in 2013 and based in Nashville, Music Health Alliance (MHA) has provided free healthcare advocacy and lifesaving support and resources to more than 18,000 music industry members across 49 states in the non-profit’s first nine years. MHA has supported songwriters, musicians, performers, producers, engineers, venue operators, artist managers, agents, publishers, business managers, and more by providing access to medicine, mental health resources, COVID-19 relief, diagnostic tests, lifesaving transplants, end of life care, and many other necessary services, saving more than $85,000,000 in healthcare costs for the nationwide music community in less than a decade. Entirely funded through grants and individual and corporate donations, financial support from the music community is critical to continue MHA’s advocacy and free services. For every $1 donation, MHA is able to provide $30 in life-saving healthcare resources to Heal The Music. MHA fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis and removes obstacles so patients can receive lifesaving care. All MHA services are free to any person who has worked in the music industry for three or more years or who has credited contributions to 4 commercially released recordings or videos. Spouses, partners, and children of qualifying individuals may also receive access to the non-profit’s services from birth to end of life. More info at www.musichealthalliance.com.

  • TUNE IN: MADDIE & TAE TO APPEAR ON NBC’S TODAY WITH HODA & JENNA ON WEDNESDAY (9/21).

    Award-winning Mercury Nashville duo Maddie & Tae will hit the stage tomorrow (9/21) on NBC’s TODAY with Hoda & Jenna, performing their recent release “Every Night Every Morning.”

    Penned by Maddie & Tae with Jonathan Singleton and Brock Berryhill, “Every Night Every Morning” is the lead track from their upcoming eight song collection, Through The Madness Vol. 2, out this Friday (9/23) and available for pre-order now. With a harmony-drenched song cycle and a clear-eyed measure of two young women coming into their own, the eight-time CMA Vocal Duo of the Year nominees embrace the best of everything life hands them on the second half of their 1-2 punch, following their acclaimed Through The Madness Vol. 1, released earlier this year.

    Maddie & Tae kicked off their headlining CMT Next Women of Country Tour Presents: All Song No Static Tour last weekend (9/15), bringing their hit songs and new music to their home states of Texas and Oklahoma. See photos from opening weekend of the CMT Next Women of Country Tour Presents: All Song No Static Tour HERE. Next up, the pair will hit the East Coast for back-to-back shows in Boston, MA (9/21), New York, NY (9/22), Warrendale, PA (9/23) and Baltimore, MD (9/24). To purchase tickets, visit https://www.maddieandtae.com/tour.

    2022 “CMT Next Women of Country Tour Presents: All Song No Static Tour” Dates:

    Sept 21 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA

    Sept 22 – The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

    Sept 23 – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille – Warrendale, PA

    Sept 24 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

    Sept 28 – Moonshine Beach – San Diego, CA

    Sept 29 – The Roxy – West Hollywood, CA

    Sept 30 – Club Rodeo Rio – San Jose, CA

    Oct 1 – Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA

    Oct 5 – Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville, TN

    Oct 6 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA

    Oct 7 – Von Braun Center – Mars Music Hall – Huntsville, AL

    Oct 13 – The Castle Theater – Bloomington, IL

    Oct 14 – The Bluestone – Columbus, OH

    Oct 15 – Elevation at The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI

     

  • REBA MCENTIRE GEARS UP FOR ‘BIG SKY’ DEBUT WITH NATIONAL TV APPEARANCES.

    Reba McEntire is making multiple national TV appearances this week as she prepares for her debut on ABC’s Big Sky: Deadly Trails, which airs Wednesday (September 21st) at 10p ET/9p CT.

    Reba kicked things off Tuesday (September 20th) with an appearance on Good Morning America; watch the interview HERE.

    Fans can also catch the global superstar on Late Night with Seth Meyers Tuesday (September 20th) at 12:35a ET/11:35p CT and on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Thursday, (September 22nd).

    Follow along for live content from Reba on Instagram and Twitter during tomorrow night’s Big Sky: Deadly Trails premiere.

    In addition to her role on Big Sky this fall, Reba is kicking off a tour run October 13th in Lafayette, LA. For tickets and additional information, visit ​​reba.com/events.

    Reba: The Ultimate Christmas Collection releases October 14th and is available for pre-order now.

    Reba recently announced “Reba McEntire’s The Hammer,” a Lifetime movie starring, and executive produced by the superstar, set to release in 2023.

  • DARIUS RUCKER TO RELEASE “OL’ CHURCH HYMN” FEATURING CHAPEL HART ON SEPTEMBER 30th.

    Darius Rucker continues to unveil new music as he puts the finishing touches on a forthcoming album, with “Ol’ Church Hymn” featuring rising trio Chapel Hart set for release Friday, Sept. 30. The song comes on the heels of another collaboration from Rucker and the trio, who joined forces for a performance of Bonnie Raitt’s “Something to Talk About” during last week’s “America’s Got Talent” season finale on NBC. Watch the electrifying performance HERE and pre-order / pre-save “Ol’ Church Hymn” HERE.

    Written by Rucker together with Ben Hayslip, Josh Miller and Greylan James, the gospel-inspired love song features Rucker’s rich baritone vocals, praised by Billboard as “one of the most distinctive voices of country’s modern era,” joined by the three-part harmony of Chapel Hart to profess a born-again love in the joyful chorus:

            You soothe my soul like an ol’ church hymn
            Found in a book in the back of a pew
            Born again love I’m a new person
            Hand in the air hallelujah
            Amen, Amen, Amen
            Amen, Amen, Amen
            You soothe my soul like an ol’ church hymn

    “Like so many people, I was blown away when I saw Chapel Hart’s original response to ‘Jolene,’” notes Rucker. “I was recording ‘Ol’ Church Hymn’ at the time and instantly had this vision of it becoming a duet once I heard their voices. I’m so thankful they said yes to singing on it with me, and I can’t wait to see the huge career they’re going to have.”

    “He really took a chance on us… He saw some of our stuff online and he was like ‘I love what you ladies are doing. I have an idea and I want to hear you guys on this song,’” Chapel Hart’s Devynn Hart shared recently.

    The new duet will be featured on Rucker’s forthcoming album – his first solo project since 2017’s critically acclaimed When Was the Last Time. Fans can also see Rucker perform live as he brings the inaugural Riverfront Revival festival to his hometown of Charleston, S.C. on October 8th and 9th, with Brothers Osborne, SUSTO, Jimmie Allen, Charley Crockett and more joining him on the lineup. Limited tickets remain available for purchase at RiverfrontRevival.com.

    For more information on upcoming shows and new music, visit DariusRucker.com and follow on social media @DariusRucker.

    About Darius Rucker
    Rucker first achieved multi-Platinum status in the music industry as lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish, who have sold more than 25 million albums worldwide including their Diamond-certified debut Cracked Rear View, which remains among the Top 10 best-selling studio albums of all time. Since releasing his first Country album in 2008, Rucker has earned a whole new legion of fans with four No. 1 albums on the Billboard Country chart, including RIAA Platinum-certified Learn to Live and True Believers, plus 10 No. 1 singles at Country radio and 11 Gold, Platinum or multi-Platinum certified hits. Rucker was inducted as a Grand Ole Opry member in 2012 and in 2014 he won his third career GRAMMY Award for Best Solo Country Performance with his 9x Platinum version of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” one of the Top 5 best-selling Country songs of all time. He co-hosted the 54th annual CMA Awards in 2020 and topped the charts at Country radio once again with “Beers And Sunshine” in 2021. New songs “My Masterpiece” and “Same Beer Different Problem” are available everywhere now as Rucker puts the finishing touches on a forthcoming album, with “Ol’ Church Hymn” featuring Chapel Hart set for release September 30.

    As a lifelong philanthropist, Rucker co-chaired the capital campaign that generated $150 million to help build the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital in his hometown of Charleston, S.C. and has raised over $3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through his annual Darius & Friends benefit concert and golf tournament. In addition, Rucker has advocated for over 200 charitable causes supporting public education and junior golf programs in South Carolina through the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation and serves as a National Chair for the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville, Tenn. Rucker is also an avid sports fan, with his NFL x Darius Rucker Collection by Fanatics apparel line available at NFLshop.com, and he is part of the Music City Baseball investment group working to bring an MLB team to Tennessee in addition to serving as a partner at the MGC Sports & Entertainment agency.

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Reba McEntire

    Reba McEntire will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America to chat about her role as “Sunny Barnes” on the third season of Big Sky on Tuesday (September 2oth).

     

    Reba McEntire is scheduled to appear on ABC’s Live With Kelly and Ryan on Thursday (September 22nd).

  • PARKER MCCOLLUM COMES BACK TO THE ASCEND AMPHITHEATER TO GIVE FANS A HIGH CALIBUR SHOW FOLLOWING STORMED OUT PERFORMANCE.

    Parker McCollum is a road-warrior artist that leaves it all on the stage each night for the fans who have supported him and his career from the start. It is McCollum’s sole mission when up on that stage – show up and give everyone all he’s got. So when his first show at the Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville back in May hit a string of unforeseen hurtles – unfriendly weather, delays for fans and tough decisions – McCollum knew he had to come back to the open-air venue for a performance he could be proud of and one that his fans deserve. This weekend, in an effort to make-up for that evening, McCollum provided free tickets for those fans who attended his May performance and put on a night he can be proud of and certainly won’t forget.

     

    “I wanted to redo this show for the fans. Our first time headlining at Ascend – it stormed until 11:00 PM that night, we go on late, there’s miscommunication between the venue and the fans, and between us and the fans. I just wanted to take responsibility for not delivering on such a big night here in Nashville and wanted to come and make it right and give everybody the opportunity to see the show for everything that it is. I’m just glad to be back and glad it worked out to give Nashville and the fans our best and that’s what it’s all about.” – Parker McCollum

    Recently, Parker snagged his first CMA Awards nomination for “Best New Artist” for this year’s upcoming awards show. The nomination follows a string of honors for the breakout artist including – 2022 ACM Award for “New Male Artist of the Year,” and 2022 CMT Award for “Breakthrough Video of the Year.”

    Parker, who is making his way up the country charts with “Handle On You,” is out on the road throughout the Fall. For a list of McCollum’s upcoming tour dates, visit HERE.