• BROTHERS OSBORNE LIVE AT THE RYMAN ALBUM AUDIO TOOLKIT

    To download Brothers Osborne’s Live at the Ryman Album Audio Toolkit, click here.

  • SAM HUNT DROPS NEW SINGLE, “KINFOLKS.”

    Sam Hunt just dropped his new song, “Kinfolks,” which he co-wrote with longtime collaborators Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne.

    “When I think of ‘kinfolks,’ when I think of that phrase, I think of my family, but also I think about just, my people back home – even beyond my family, just buddies and people who’ve been a part of my story from the beginning,” says Sam. “I’ve made a lot of new friends and met a lot of new people who are important to me as I’ve moved away from my hometown, but that core group is still that core group and always will be. It’s like that old saying, ‘you can’t make new old friends’.”

    Fans have eagerly awaited new music from the record-breaking star since last year’s “Downtown’s Dead,” the follow-up to Hunt’s 6x Platinum “Body Like A Back Road,” and his GRAMMY-nominated, Triple-Platinum-selling debut album, Montevallo. 

    Audio / Sam Hunt talks about his new single, “Kinfolks.”

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    “When I think of ‘kinfolks,’ when I think of that phrase, I think of my family, but also I think about just, my people back home – even beyond my family, just buddies and people who’ve been a part of my story from the beginning. I’ve made a lot of new friends and met a lot of new people who are important to me as I’ve moved away from my hometown, but that core group is still that core group and always will be. It’s like that old saying, ‘you can’t make new old friends’ or whatever.”

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  • BROTHERS OSBORNE’S NEW ALBUM LIVE AT THE RYMAN AVAILABLE TODAY.

    EMI Nashville’s Brothers Osborne releases their new album, Live At The Ryman, today. Recorded during their incredible three-night, sold-out run at the famed auditorium earlier this year, the album features the band’s Platinum-certified hits such as “Stay A Little Longer” and “It Ain’t My Fault” from their Gold-certified debut album, Pawn Shop, as well as fan favorites from their critically-acclaimed sophomore album Port Saint Joe like “Weed, Whiskey And Willie” and “Tequila Again.” Special album packages including unique merch items are available at www.brothersosborne.com.

    “The fact that we recorded at the Ryman is incredible in a lot of ways,” says TJ. “Every time we play there it’s just a special experience and something that we don’t take for granted. Especially with all the history that’s happened in that room and all of the people who have been on that stage.”

    “This place never loses its charm and its luster,” says John. “To play this place one night is a gift and an accomplishment and the fact we did three, I still can’t wrap my mind around it.”

    Brothers Osborne now reigns as three-time CMA Vocal Duo of the Year and are nominated again at the upcoming “53rd Annual CMA Awards” set to air on ABC Wednesday, November 13. In addition, they are nominated for Single of the Year and Music Video of the Year for their collaboration with Dierks Bentley on the reflective rocker “Burning Man” as well as Musical Event of the Year for “All My Favorite People” with Maren Morris. Overall, Brothers Osborne have collected four CMA, five ACM trophies and stand as five-time GRAMMY nominees.

    Live At The Ryman Track Listing:

    1. “Drank Like Hank”
    2. “Shoot Me Straight”
    3. “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)”
    4. “Weed, Whiskey And Willie”
    5. “Down Home”
    6. “Rum”
    7. “Pushing Up Daisies (Love Alive)”
    8. “Tequila Again”
    9. “21 Summer”
    10. “Love The Lonely Out Of You”
    11. “Stay A Little Longer”
    12. “It Ain’t My Fault”

    John and TJ Osborne recently performed on PBS’ “Bluegrass Underground,” watch HERE, recorded live at The Caverns in Pelham, TN. They were also just announced as the next recipients of the ASCAP Vanguard Award set to be presented at the upcoming ASCAP Country Music Awards on November 11. The Maryland natives are currently on the road with Chris Stapleton as part of the “All American Road Show” with upcoming stops including Charleston, SC, Virginia Beach, VA and Greensboro, NC.

    Fans can click HERE for an inside look behind Live At The Ryman and HERE to listen to the album.

    For a full list of tour dates, news, images and more, visit www.BrothersOsborne.com

    Audio / John Osborne from Brothers Osborne thought it was unbelievable when someone suggested the duo do a show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, much less three nights.

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    Brothers Osborne (performing at The Ryman) OC: … around it. :50
    “To be frank, two years ago someone had mentioned playing in the Ryman Auditorium and personally I was like, ‘No, that’s crazy! That’s the mother church, we’ll never get to that state,’ and then eventually it was like… you know I think we might be able to do this. Fast forward a couple years later, and it’s like, ‘Well, they want you to do two nights.’ And I’m like, that’s unbelievable. And they sold out pretty much instantaneously, and then we sold out a third night much quicker than that, and it kind of blew my mind because it really showed the progression of our career and what we’ve been doing the last couple of years. You kind of forget how far you’ve come, and then when you look at this place and you’re like wow, to play this place one night is a gift, it’s an accomplishment that everyone should remember, but the fact that we did it three, it’s still, I can’t even wrap my mind around it.”

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  • TUNE-IN: MADDIE & TAE ON NBC’S THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW TODAY.

    As current CMA Awards Vocal Duo of the Year nominees Maddie & Tae prepare to release Everywhere I’m Goin’, the second part of their three-part album this Friday, October 18 (Mercury Nashville), the pair will make an appearance on NBC’s The Kelly Clarkson Show today, 10/14 (check local listings). Discussing their highly-anticipated new music, praised for showing a “more sophisticated side” (Associated Press) with “powerhouse vocals” (Billboard), the five-song collection entirely co-written by Maddie & Tae is produced by Jimmy Robbins and Derek Wells and is continued stories of love, loss and redemption. Throughout the week, the award-winning duo will make several other national appearances on E! and Entertainment Tonight.

    The PLATINUM-selling duo, recognized for taking “their live show to the next level” (The Washington Post) and to have a “crowd smoldering with their sassy set” (The Oklahoman), will perform on The Cry Pretty Tour 360 this week in Toronto (10/14), Cleveland (10/16), and Louisville (10/17).

    Award-winning duo Maddie & Tae are drawing praise for their new music “anchored around their stellar vocal pairings and some of the tightest harmonies on Music Row” (Rolling Stone). Following the first part of their new album in April which features current single “Die From A Broken Heart,” the next installment will be released on October 18, while “the sound is identifiable while still representing a distinct step forward” (Billboard). Maddie & Tae first broke out in 2013 with their brilliant take down of bro-country, “Girl In A Country Song,” which took Country radio by storm, skyrocketing to the top of the charts and quickly going PLATINUM. The duo became only the third female duo in 70 years to top the Country Airplay charts, also earning trophies from the Country Music Academy and Radio Disney Music Awards along with multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Award nominations. Receiving widespread praise from NPR, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, Glamour and others, country music’s hottest stars including Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice and Brad Paisley have welcomed Maddie & Tae on the road, with Carrie Underwood recently inviting the duo out as direct support on her 2019 The Cry Pretty Tour 360. For additional information, visit www.maddieandtae.com.

  • JORDAN DAVIS, AKA STICK FIGURE, STOCKS UP ON TACO BELL IN LATEST EDITION OF HIS “HOMESTATE STORIES.”

    Jordan Davis just released the latest installment of his “Home State Stories” video series on Tuesday (October 8th). Titled “Taco Bell,” we find out Jordan’s high school nickname was “Stick Figure,” and he also bought out the local Taco Bell.

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    Jordan is making his way up the country charts with his latest hit, “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot.”

  • SAM HUNT INTRODUCES NEW SONG “KINFOLKS.”

    Multi-Platinum-selling, award-winning hitmaker Sam Hunt introduces fans to his brand-new song, “Kinfolks,” written by Hunt with longtime collaborators Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne. The world premiere of “Kinfolks,” including its release on all digital and streaming platforms, takes place tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. CT with the song officially impacting country radio on October 14th.

    “When I think of ‘kinfolks,’ when I think of that phrase,” says Hunt, “I think of my family, but also I think of my people back home – beyond family. It’s my buddies who’ve been a part of my story from the beginning. I’ve made a lot of new friends and met a lot of new people who are important to me since I’ve moved away, but that core group is still my core group. It’s like that old saying, ‘you can’t make old friends.’” Hunt leans on that sentiment, exemplifying the importance of bringing a new relationship into the mix and comfortability of home.

    Hunt has been dropping hints for “Kinfolks” all week with images and lyrics on his socials teeing up the highly-anticipated new release. Currently in the studio finishing up the project expected in the new year, Hunt gave a taste of new music to a packed Bud Light House Party event in Calgary last month, performing the reflective “Sinning With You” with an ecstatic crowd.

    Fans have eagerly awaited new music from the record-breaking star since last year’s “Downtown’s Dead,” the follow-up to Hunt’s 6x Platinum “Body Like A Back Road,” and his GRAMMY-nominated, Triple-Platinum-selling debut album, Montevallo. 

    About Sam Hunt:
    Sam Hunt’s GRAMMY-nominated, Triple-Platinum-selling debut album, Montevallo (MCA Nashville), topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart in its first week and remains the best-selling debut album for a country artist since 2011. Called “stylistically provocative” by The New York Times and “deceptively phenomenal” by The Washington Post, Hunt has received accolades from Associated Press, Billboard, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, Village Voice, The New York Times, The Washington Post and more. Since the Montevallo’s 2014 release, Hunt has accumulated over 6.85 billion global streams and has earned 22 million RIAA certified units. The album produced four No. 1 singles and five Platinum and Multi-Platinum-selling hits including “Leave the Night On,” “House Party,” “Take Your Time,” “Break Up In A Small Town” and “Make You Miss Me.” Hunt’s three-week No. 1, 6x Platinum-selling, GRAMMY-nominated smash, “Body Like A Back Road” shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart where it remained for an unprecedented 27 consecutive weeks, shattering the record for most weeks atop the nearly 59-year-old chart. Written by Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, “Body Like A Back Road” was the No. 1 most-streamed and No. 1 most-downloaded country song of 2017, and the No. 4 most-downloaded and Top 10 most-streamed all genre song of 2017.

     

    For information on Sam Hunt, visit www.SamHunt.com.

  • KEITH URBAN CELEBRATES HIS 50TH TOP 10 SINGLE WITH “WE WERE.”

    Four-time GRAMMY® Award winner and reigning CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban celebrates his 40th Top 10 single on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart, with his latest “We Were.” The song, co-written by Eric Church, Ryan Tyndell and Jeff Hyde, marks another in a long line of Top 10s that includes a record setting streak of 38, the longest by any artist on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart.

    In addition, Urban just this week, announced Keith Urban Live his first official European tour in more than a decade.  The tour gets underway in Amsterdam on May 2nd and includes stops in Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway, as well as four stops in the UK.

    Keith Urban Live Tour European dates

    May 2nd:         Amsterdam

    May 5th:          London

    May 8th:          Manchester

    May 12th:       Glasgow

    May 14th:       Birmingham

    May 20th:       Munich

    May 22nd:      Frankfurt

    May 23rd:       Cologne

    May 25th:       Hamburg

    May 26th:       Berlin

    May 29th:       Copenhagen

    May 30th:       Stockholm

    May 31st:        Oslo

  • ERIC CHURCH TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CRS 2020.

    Country Radio Seminar has announced EMI Nashville’s Eric Church as the keynote speaker during a rare and exclusive Q&A session, set for 4pm CT on Thursday, February 20that Nashville’s Omni Hotel during Country Radio Seminar (CRS 2020).

    CRB/CRS President of the Board, Kurt Johnson, comments, “As if CRS 2020 wasn’t already star-studded—Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood—the addition of Eric Church ups the ante for sure. You can bet I’ll be front and center to take in this amazing, intimate conversation with a modern Country music legend.”

    Registration for Country Radio Seminar (CRS 2020) will increase from $599 to $649 starting Thursday, Oct. 17.  Registrations are available for purchase at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com.

    There are only 20 weeks left until the 3-day event, and more talent, panels, and events will be released over the coming weeks.  Already released agenda highlights include: A Conversation With Miranda Lambert; the “CRS Artist Interview” with Capitol Nashville’s Carrie Underwood; Rascal Flatts appearing at Rascal Flatts: 20 Years Of Country Radio Success; and Kenny Chesney headlining this year’s Warner Music Nashville Kickoff Luncheon, where he will be joined by several artists from the Warner Music Nashville (WMN) family.

    Country Radio Seminar is the premier educational and networking event for Country radio and music industry professionals, offering attendees access to informative panels, countless valuable networking opportunities, prominent speakers, research presentations and intimate performances from some of today’s biggest stars and emerging artists.  Panels at CRS 2020 will cover a broad range of topics relevant to today’s Country radio industry, including social media and digital innovations, PPM, brand strategies, leadership skills, consumer research studies, the relationships and economics of the radio and record industries and much more.

     

    About Eric Church: The three-time Country Music Association and six-time Academy of Country Music Award winner released his highly-anticipated album Desperate Man atop the Billboard Country Albums chart in late 2018, earning praise as one of the year’s top albums by American Songwriter, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Stereogum, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, USA Today and Vulture, among others. The album, featuring his most recent No. 1 hit “Some Of It,” also debuted at No. 5 on the all-genre Billboard 200. Rolling Stone describes it as “classic Church: expertly crafted and country-radio-friendly, while also pushing boundaries in a way that sounds natural and unforced” and American Songwriter notes that it “sublimates the pain of a tumultuous year into his most adventuresome album yet.” Church also returned to the road this year for his critically-acclaimed Double Down Tour, with back-to-back nights of two unique shows sans-opening act giving fans 6+ hours of his iconic music in each city. The tour recently featured a massive stop at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, where he broke the venue’s concert attendance record with more than 56,000 fans just two weeks before awing the same stadium’s audience with a 30-minute, solo acoustic CMA Fest set featuring a medley of 17 hits. For more information visit www.ericchurch.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter @ericchurch and on Instagram @ericchurchmusic.

  • LAUREN ALAINA DANCES THE FOXTROT INTO THE HEARTS OF MILLIONS ON DANCING WITH THE STARS (brown bag interview).

    Lauren Alaina and her partner Gleb Savchenko twirled their way to a score of 32 out of 40 points for their dreamy, floating Foxtrot during Monday night’s (October 7th) episode of Dancing with the Stars. Former NBA star, Lamar Odom came in last place last night and was eliminated from the competition.

    Lauren had an emotional week after flying to Nashville with Gleb and performing at the legendary Tootsies on the famous Broadway. She learned her cousin Holly, who she describes as more like a sister to her, was in a coma following surgery for a brain bleed. While she still hasn’t “woken up” from the coma, she is responding in subtle ways to the doctors.

    Next week is Disney Week, so we’re sure Lauren will dazzle as one of the beautiful princesses. In the meantime, make sure to tune in to Dancing With the Stars on Monday (October 7th) at 8pm ET/7pm CT on ABC…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: Last night, Lauren Alaina earned a score of 8 from each of the four judges (Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and guest judge actress Leah Remini). Did picking the song “Jolene” by her hero Dolly Parton help earn her top scores?

    Lauren Alaina (dancing to Jolene)
    OC: …so much fun. 1:06

    CUT 5: Lauren Alaina (taking Gleb and DWTS to Tootsies)
    OC: …sing for him. :49

    CUT 6: Lauren Alaina (cousin Holly)
    OC: …ever done. 3:03

    CUT 7: Lauren Alaina (dedicated dance to Holly)

    OC: …did it for her. :29

    CUT 8: Lauren Alaina (Disney and Dolly)
    OC: …what I’m gonna get. :16

    CUT 9: Lauren Alaina (Thank you guys)
    “Thank you, guys. Have a good day.”

     

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Lauren Alaina. Don’t forget to tune in to Dancing With the Stars on ABC on Monday.”

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    “Hello, Hello.”

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    “(giggle) How are you?”

    Audio / CUT 4: Last night, Lauren Alaina earned a score of 8 from each of the four judges (Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and guest judge actress Leah Remini). Did picking the song “Jolene” by her hero Dolly Parton help earn her top scores?

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    Lauren Alaina (dancing to Jolene)
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    OC: …sing for him. :49

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    OC: …ever done. 3:03

    Audio / CUT 7: Lauren Alaina (dedicated dance to Holly)

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    OC: …did it for her. :29

    Audio / CUT 8: Lauren Alaina (Disney and Dolly)

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    OC: …what I’m gonna get. :16

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    “Thank you, guys. Have a good day.”

     

     

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD SCORES HER 27TH NO. 1 SINGLE WITH “SOUTHBOUND.”

    Carrie Underwood just hit the top of the Mediabase/Country Aircheck country chart with “Southbound,” which is her 27th career No. 1, and her 14th chart-topper she hand a hand in writing. She co-wrote the song, the latest from her No. 1 debuting album Cry Pretty, with her producer David Garcia, as well as collaborator Josh Miller.

    “’Southbound’ started out late in the game. I actually already had a lot of the album already music was done. I was putting my vocals on it. We were kind of tweaking stuff and doing all of our producer stuff on it, trying to put some extra magic on it. And at the end of making an album you start thinking what are we lacking? What do we need? So, we get in a room and I had the title. I was like this sounds like fun, I think. We can do something fun with this,” says Carrie. ”It surprisingly took us a while to write it but by the end of it, it was like, ‘Well, this is a lot of fun.’ I feel like everybody kind of gravitated towards that one when we were all done with it.”

    Carrie continues The Cry Pretty Tour 360 with Maddie & Tae and Runaway June on Wednesday (October 9th) at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about the song “Southbound,” which she co-wrote with David Garcia and Josh Miller and was one of the last songs recorded for her new album, Cry Pretty.

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    Carrie Underwood (Southbound) OC: …done with it. 1:19
    Well, ‘Southbound’ started out late in the game. I actually already had a lot of the album already music was done. I was putting my vocals on it. We were kind of tweaking stuff and doing all of our producer stuff on it, trying to put some extra magic on it. And at the end of making an album you start thinking what are we lacking? What do we need? So, we get in a room and I had the title. I was like this sounds like fun, I think. We can do something fun with this. But then you realize how tricky for some reason it is to be a woman and write like kind of a drinking party boat song. It’s strange. You wouldn’t think it would be any different, but I’m like for some reason I feel like a guy could get away with saying this line that we just threw out there, but I can’t for some reason. And I used Katie in the song as an example. So, Katie, we wanted to make her like have a little too much fun, but for every line we came out with it was like well we don’t want her to be like – we don’t want it to be sad. We still had to make Katie have a little respect but wanted to just get it out there that some people were having too much fun. It surprisingly took us a while to write it but by the end of it, it was like, ‘Well, this is a lot of fun.’ I feel like everybody kind of gravitated towards that one when we were all done with it.”

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