• MADDIE & TAE: REFRAMED DOCUMENTARY, EPISODE 4.

    While “Girl In A Country Song” was climbing the charts for Maddie & Tae, it was also ruffling some feathers around Music City. Who says girls can’t have a little fun writing a song? Watch what happens next in episode 4 of Reframed: The Documentary.

    Maddie & Tae are closing in on the Top 5 with their latest song, “Die From a Broken Heart.”

  • BROTHERS OSBORNE BRING THEIR “BAND IN A BOX” TO THE ELLEN DeGENERES SHOW.

    If you missed it last week, check out Brothers Osborne performing their latest single, “All Night,” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

     

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  • ALAN JACKSON FEATURED ON CBS SUNDAY MORNING.

    Alan Jackson was featured on CBS Sunday Morning yesterday (July 5th) about the future of fun in a pandemic world.  Check it out here.

  • LUKE BRYAN POURS HIMSELF A NO. 1 HIT – HIS 25TH – WITH “ONE MARGARITA.”

    Luke Bryan has just scored his 25th No. 1 single on both the Country Aircheck and Billboard country charts with his latest single, “One Margarita.” The summer smash, written by Michael Carter, Matt Dragstrem and Josh Thompson, is the follow-up to his previous chart-toppers, “What She Wants Tonight” and “Knockin’ Boots,” all from his upcoming studio album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here, due out August 7th.

    The four-time Entertainer of the Year is set to headline the GMA Summer Concert Series on August 7th.

     

    Luke’s TWENTY-FIVE #1 singles

    “One Margarita”- written by Michael Carter, Matt Dragstrem and Josh Thompson

    “What She Wants Tonight”- written by Luke Bryan, Ross Copperman, Hillary Lindsey and Jon Nite

    “Knockin’ Boots”- written by Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson and Jon Nite

    “What Makes You Country”- written by Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson and Ashley Gorley

    “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset”- written by Zach Crowell, Ryan Hurd and Chase McGill

    “Most People Are Good”- written by David Frasier, Ed Hill and Josh Kear

    “Light It Up”- written by Luke Bryan, Brad Tursi

    “Fast”-written by Luke Bryan, Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird

    “Move”-written by Luke Bryan, Michael Carter, Jay Clementi

    “Huntin’, Fishin’, And Lovin’ Every Day”- written by Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip

    “Home Alone Tonight”-written by Jody Stevens, Cole Taylor, Jaida Dreyer, Tommy Cecil

    “Strip It Down”- written by Luke Bryan, Jon Nite, Ross Copperman

    “Kick The Dust Up”- written by Dallas Davidson, Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley

    “I See You”- written by Luke Bryan, Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird

    “Roller Coaster”- written by Michael Carter, Cole Swindell

    “Play It Again”- written by Dallas Davidson, Ashley Gorley

    “Drink A Beer”- written by Jim Beavers, Chris Stapleton

    “That’s My Kind of Night”- written by Dallas Davidson, Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley

    “Crash My Party”- written by Rodney Clawson, Ashley Gorley

    “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”- written by Luke Bryan, Jeff Stevens, Shane McAnally

    “Drunk On You”- written by Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Josh Kear

    “I Don’t Want This Night To End”- written by Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip

    “Someone Else Calling You Baby”- written by Luke Bryan, Jeff Stevens

    “Rain Is A Good Thing”- written by Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson

    “Do I”- written by Luke Bryan, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelly

    About Luke Bryan
    In 2019, Luke was named as the first-ever recipient of the ACM Album of the Decade Award for CRASH MY PARTY and wrapped the last ten years as the Most Heard Artist of the Decade by Country Aircheck. Since his debut in 2009, Luke has released 25 #1 hits and has more RIAA certified digital singles than any other country artist with 54 million. Luke has also tallied nearly 13 Billion streams, 12.5 million albums sold, plus four Platinum albums, two 4x-Platinum albums, seven RIAA certified albums, 22 Platinum singles and 12 Multi-Platinum singles.

    Luke’s headline concert tours have played for over one million fans every year for the last six years with four of those reaching 1.5 million. In total, Luke has performed for nearly 12 million fans in the last ten years with seven headline tours including 36 stadium concerts, 11 Farm Tours, six years of Spring Break shows and six sold-out Crash My Playa concert events. He was recognized as a CMT Artist of the Year six consecutive times, was twice named the Entertainer of the Year by BOTH the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association and was honored as a NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year. In total Luke has won over 40 music awards including six ACM awards, six CMT Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, two CMA awards, an iHeart and a Teen Choice award and more.

    Visit www.LukeBryan.com or follow Luke on Twitter @LukeBryanOnline, Instagram and Facebook

  • ERIC CHURCH’S 30-MINUTE MEDLEY AT LAST YEAR’S CMA FEST AIRS ON CMA STAY-CAY SPECIAL.

    Exclusive never-before-seen video of Eric Church’s 30-minute acoustic medley set, performed at CMA Fest 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee, features hits from each of his six studio albums, including: “Mistress Named Music,” “Put a Drink In My Hand,” “Mr. Misunderstood,” “Talladega,” “Desperate Man,” “Some Of It,” “Smoke a Little Smoke,” “Pledge Allegiance to the Hag,” “Round Here Buzz,” “Cold One,” “Like a Wrecking Ball,” “Homeboy,” “Record Year,” “Give Me Back My Hometown,” “Sinners Like Me,” “Creepin’” and “Springsteen.”

     

     

     

    He explains how he came up with the idea on the day of is performance, “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 back 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.”

     

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    “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 back 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.”

  • BILLY CURRINGTON UNVEILS NEW SONG “SEASIDE.”

    Billy Currington unveiled his new song “Seaside” today. Written by Billy, Jordan Schmidt and Steven Lee Olson, the laid-back song highlights the singer’s gift for writing a summertime anthem. The talented Georgia native shines as his smooth vocals bounce effortlessly atop a scintillating acoustic guitar, the lyrics painting a picture of the ocean. Listen HERE.

    “One morning we were just hanging out at the house in Tybee Island looking out at the blue skies, there was light winds that morning and there were some waves rolling in, and we were just thinking about how amazing it is and how amazing it would be to share all of this with someone,” says Billy. “And after talking about it for a while, I’d say by the end of the afternoon, we had written and recorded ‘Seaside.’”

     

     

    Currington celebrated the five-year anniversary of his Gold-certified album, Summer Forever, last month. The critically acclaimed album earned three Platinum-certified No. 1 singles and debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Currington has spent more than a decade in the spotlight proving he’s truly a man for all seasons. Currington has earned 12 No.1 singles to his name, including the double-platinum hits “People Are Crazy,” “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right,” and most recent multi-week No. 1 hits, “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To” and “Do I Make You Wanna.”

     

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    Billy Currington (Seaside) OC: …recorded ‘Seaside.’ :27
    “’Seaside’ – a song written by Steven Lee Olsen, Jordan Schmidt and myself. One morning we were just hanging out at the house in Tybee Island looking out at the blue skies, there was light winds that morning and there were some waves rolling in and we were just thinking about how amazing it is and how amazing it would be to share all of this with someone. And after talking about it for a while, I’d say by the end of the afternoon, we had written and recorded ‘Seaside.’”

  • BROTHERS OSBORNE SET TO PERFORM ON ELLEN TOMORROW.

    Six-time GRAMMY nominees Brothers Osborne are set to perform their new single “All Night” on ELLEN tomorrow, July 3rd, check local listings HERE. “All Night” has been hailed by critics and fans alike with All Access noting, “it’s an instant ear worm that has hooks for days and an immediately catchy chorus.”  “All Night” was the No.1 most added song at country radio upon its debut and the duo also performed the track as part of “CMA Summer Stay-Cay” last night, watch HERE.

     

    The past few weeks have been busy for the singer/songwriter siblings as they recently performed a “Tunes & Teas” livestream for Pandora in partnership with Twisted Tea and will host a July 4th special for ABC Radio this weekend. They also released an “Off The Road” digital franchise for CMT, watch HERE, and performed as part of “CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: An Artists of the Year Special” along with Brandi Carlile, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town and more, watch HERE.

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

    Fans can click HERE to listen to a special “All Night” playlist

  • LUKE BRYAN AND HIS WIFE CAROLINE ARE HELPING CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES WITH HOPE, LOVE…AND ANIMALS.

    Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline have given joy to so many children and their families over the past few years with their involvement in the Brett Boyer Foundation and Brett’s Barn.

    The mission of the Foundation, named after their niece Sadie Brett Boyer, who passed away from CHD (Congenital Heart Disease) a few years ago, is to raise awareness for Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) and fund research to advance treatment options. It is also their mission to spread the love and awareness that Brett filled the entire family with for the wonderful, capable people living with Down Syndrome.

    Brett’s Barn, which is home to rescued horses, pigs, kangaroos, dogs, llamas, goats and more, was borne of a promise Caroline made to then one-month-old Brett.

    “Brett’s Barn is a product of grief. Oh, how I hate that word. Even more, the fear and darkness that loom all around. It’s the kind of pain you feel in every part, every inch, of your whole body. As much as you want the world to just stop turning, it doesn’t. Life goes on…with or without the ones we love,” Caroline wrote on the foundation’s website. “Unfortunately, our family knows the feelings of grief all too well. We also know that we can choose 2 paths in life. One of bitterness/anger, or one of happiness and hope. We choose happiness over hurt. We choose to honor Brett, just as she continues to honor our family every day. We choose to help children, families, and precious animals. After Brett passed away, I decided to keep a promise I made to her when she was about a month old…a white pony! We found the pony at a local animal rescue facility. Along with the white pony, we adopted another pony, goat and pig. Over the next few months, the barn continued to grow. The promise I made to Brett, for one white pony, quickly turned into a full-blown miniature animal farm! Brett’s Barn now has over 20 animals! We are discussing various ways of expanding and, hopefully, be open to the public someday. We love these animals and the amazing children that come visit. It’s truly a special place and we can feel Brett’s spirit there every single day.”

    The Bryans have raised a lot of money and awareness through benefits and donations, and Luke is excited about what’s to come for the organization. “When we lost our niece Brett, Caroline had the idea to, yeah, let’s do a barn in her memory. We wanted to make it about, we lost Brett to Congenital Heart Defect and so many kids out there have this condition and so we partnered up with some folks at Vandy and we get a lot of Vanderbilt kids to come to the barn and see the animals. But it’s not just about one hospital or one organization. We’ve had St. Jude, we’ve had kids come out, if it’s something that touches our hearts, Caroline and our Foundation – The Brett Boyer Foundation – it gets to us and we try to make a really special moment for the kids and the families. It’s been something that is very, very important to us and we’re excited about the years to come and what we will be able to do.”

    Find out more about the Brett Boyer Foundation and Brett’s Barn at thebrettboyerfoundation.org.

    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about The Brett Boyer Foundation and Brett's Barn.

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    “When we lost our niece Brett, Caroline had the idea to, yeah, let’s do a barn in her memory. We wanted to make it about, we lost Brett to Congenital Heart Defect and so many kids out there have this condition and so we partnered up with some folks at Vandy and we get a lot of Vanderbilt kids to come to the barn and see the animals. But it’s not just about one hospital or one organization. We’ve had St. Jude, we’ve had kids come out, if it’s something that touches our hearts, Caroline and our Foundation – The Brett Boyer Foundation – it gets to us and we try to make a really special moment for the kids and the families. It’s been something that is very, very important to us and we’re excited about the years to come and what we will be able to do.”

  • MADDIE & TAE REFRAMED: EPISODE 3

    Maddie & Tae knew things were getting real once “Girl In A Country Song” was released and climbing the charts. Hear more about it in Episode 3 of the #Reframed documentary!

     

     

  • ERIC CHURCH IS MOST ADDED WITH NEW SINGLE: “STICK THAT IN YOUR COUNTRY SONG.”

    Over six albums and 15+ years in Nashville, Eric Church has never been shy about releasing defiant music that carries an important message. Offering what he describes as “the tip of the spear” for what’s to come, Church once again leads with an emphasis on truth and emotion, as “Stick That In Your Country Song” earns most-added distinction at Country radio.

    Already, the Jay Joyce-produced track has earned widespread critical acclaim:

    “Church never plays by the rules or stands on formality, but he takes it to new levels on this defiant track that looks at an America that is broken, despite the everyday heroes doing herculean work… it’s a trenchant social commentary about the mindless tunes that radio sometimes favors over weighty material [and] the song builds over a screaming electric guitar and wailing backing vocals. Will radio be brave enough to play this essential cut?
    – Billboard“Eric Church is not holding back in the lyrics of his new single ‘Stick That In Your Country Song’… [Church] outlines numerous real-life issues in the song that he says should be addressed more in country music, such as diversity, poverty, violence in cities, and underpaying school teachers.”
    – People

    “Eric Church demands substance in furious ‘Stick That In Your Country Song’… Church turns in a dynamic vocal performance throughout, ranging from a tense whisper in his early verses to a full-blooded scream in the second verse… offering up a criticism of feel-good material on country radio as his band churns out some pummeling rock & roll.”
    – Rolling Stone

    “For the past decade-plus, the country superstar Eric Church has carved out a niche for himself as a sort of outsider’s Nashville insider, a rebel who fills arenas while operating within the pop-country system… [With] a seething, explosive rocker… a slow-build stomper with drive and purpose… Church has come out with a new country song that challenges the ways that country songs tend to work.”
    – Stereogum

    “[Church] addresses a number of social issues in ‘Stick That in Your Country Song,’ a rousing and foot-stomping new tune written by Jeffrey Steele and Davis Nash. If the first single is a preview of what’s to come… it sounds like he’s got a lot to get off his chest.”
    – USA Today

    “What makes ‘Stick That in Your Country Song’ so potent isn’t just the track, which slices and strikes, but the seething indictment of a genre that would rather sidestep inconvenient truths for field parties and sweet honeys… [Church] has thrown down a gauntlet there’s no way to ignore. On this stark, visceral song, the tension burns and holds you in place… Church doesn’t make any judgments—he doesn’t have to. [The song] demonstrates how music can foment the wrongs that go unspoken and reveal the ugly truths that have been willfully overlooked.”
    – HITS

    “Any time The Chief releases a new single, the rest of the field might as well pack it in… Eric brings country music back to what it does best, describing the reality of its listeners. It’s gritty, snarling and a little uncomfortable. But man, is it ever powerful. The Chief tells it like it is.”
    – MusicRow

    “Stick That In Your Country Song” is one of many songs Church wrote in a rural North Carolina cabin earlier this year, which he has teased throughout recent performances on ACM Presents: Our Country (“Never Break Heart”), Stagecouch (“Jenny”) and in a defiant spoken-word recording (“Through My Ray Bans”). The new music follows Church’s most recent critically acclaimed project, 2018’s Desperate Man, his sixth studio album which was named one of the year’s best by American SongwriterBillboardEntertainment WeeklyLos Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling StoneVariety and Vulture, among others, also earning a GRAMMY nod for Best Country Album (his third nomination in the category).

    Renowned just as much for his high-energy live performances as he is for his unapologetic records, Church will appear on the Country Music Association’s “Best of Fest” television special Monday, July 13, to relive his epic mega-medley performance during CMA Fest 2019, where he performed a 30-minute, solo acoustic set for the Nissan Stadium crowd – just weeks after setting the venue’s concert attendance record with more than 56,000 fans as part of his chart-topping Double Down Tour.

    For more information, visit www.ericchurch.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter @ericchurch and Instagram @ericchurchmusic.

    About Eric Church
    The three-time Country Music Association and seven-time Academy of Country Music Award winner released his most recent critically acclaimed album, Desperate Man, atop the Billboard Country Albums chart in late 2018. The album, featuring his most recent No. 1 hit “Some Of It,” also debuted at No. 5 on the all-genre Billboard 200. Church returned to the road in 2019 for his chart-topping 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 also featured a massive stop at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, where Church broke the venue’s concert attendance record with 56,521 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. “Stick That In Your Country Song,” released on June 25, is the lead single off a forthcoming project born from a sequestered session in rural North Carolina where he wrote and recorded a song per day for nearly a month.