• NEWS AND NOTES: Chris Stapleton, Brothers Osborne

    Chris Stapleton is set to perform at the first Jimmy Kimmel Live! outdoor stage concert in four years on Wednesday night (April 17th). The stage hasn’t been in use since February 2020, right before the COVID-19 pandemic. The show airs at 11:35pm ET weeknights on ABC (and streaming next day on Hulu).

    Brothers Osborne just dropped an acoustic version of their song “Back Home” on their Youtube Channel.

     

  • UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP NASHVILLE SIGNS TIMOTHY WAYNE.

    Country newcomer Timothy Wayne inks a major label record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville with new music expected next month. The Franklin, Tennessee native is currently a sophomore at LSU who spends his free time in the recording studio working on his first project and playing live around the southeast. Upcoming dates include a show in Baton Rouge, performances at Nashville’s famed CMA Fest, and several tour dates as support on Tim McGraw’s Standing Room Only Tour.

    “Timothy Wayne has been honing his craft, his songs, and his sound around the students and college scene of LSU,” says UMG Nashville Chair & CEO, Cindy Mabe. “He’s bringing a new generation of core country music fans to his experiences of growing up around Nashville and country music as well as the country boy lifestyle he is living. He’s such a charismatic, outgoing, genuine artist and it’s exciting to watch Timothy build his era of country music and bring in a rabid fan base of youth culture into country music.”

    “I’m so excited to have this opportunity to make and record music with UMG Nashville. This has been a dream of mine and I am working hard on music that I can’t wait to share with everyone.”  – Timothy Wayne

    About Timothy Wayne:
    Timothy Wayne, a rising country artist from Franklin, Tennessee, has a journey deeply rooted in a home that nurtured his profound love for country music. Influenced by a spectrum of country legends, from the traditional sounds of Waylon Jennings, George Strait, and Randy Travis to the contemporary flair of Dierks Bentley and his greatest inspiration, Tim McGraw, he has honed a unique style that bridges the classic and the modern. Wayne’s journey is more than a path to musical success; it’s a heartfelt mission to share the stories that have shaped him. Collaborating with Nashville’s esteemed talents like The Warren Brothers, Lance Miller, Jerrod Neiman, Marv Green, and Brice Long, he has not only worked hard to polish his skills as a songwriter but also embraced the nuances of storytelling through music. Wayne’s songs, woven with authenticity and emotion, mirror his personal journey and the universal truths of life. Currently a sophomore in college, he is working on his first studio album. Recently, Wayne was announced as an opener for the Tim McGraw Standing Room Only Tour ‘24, a dream opportunity to share the stage with one of his biggest musical inspirations.

     

  • BROTHERS OSBORNE RELEASE THEIR BRAND NEW SINGLE, “BREAK MINE.”

    Brothers Osborne have released their brand new single, “Break Mine,” which is from their recently released four-song EP of the same name. John and TJ Osborne co-wrote the song with Pete Good and Shane McAnally.

    “Break Mine” almost was forgotten about until one of their collaborators brought it to the duo’s attention again, even though they hadn’t finished writing the song.

    “‘Break Mine’ was a song we wrote with Shane McAnally and Pete Good, and we initially didn’t finish the song,” says TJ. “It was about half done, and then months went by and Shane McAnally, or shoot maybe even a year, Shane McAnally texted us and said, ‘Man, I just listened to this work tape, and I think this song is really good. We should finish it.’ So, a couple months went by and we got in the room and finished the song up, and we kind of just felt like immediately there that it was something really special. So, it’s always cool when you have those moments and the song can see the light of day, especially after going through several revisions and almost getting lost at one point. It almost got forgotten about, and then to dive back into it and do the work and get it back out there is just, for me anyways, it’s really an encouraging thing.”

    The reigning ACM Duo Of The Year are once again nominated for Duo at this year’s awards show, which will take place May 16th on Amazon Prime.

    Brothers Osborne’s “Might As Well Be Us Tour” will be making stops in the Northeast this weekend beginning Thursday (April 18th) in Boston, followed by shows on Friday (April 19th) in Philadelphia and Saturday (April 20th) in Wallingford, Connecticut.

    Audio / Brothers Osborne's TJ Osborne talks about how the duo almost forgot about the song, "Break Mine."

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    Brothers Osborne (Break Mine) OC: …encouraging thing. :47
    “So, ‘Break Mine’ was a song we wrote with Shane McAnally and Pete Good, and we initially didn’t finish the song. It was about half done, and then months went by and Shane McAnally, or shoot maybe even a year, Shane McAnally texted us and said, ‘Man, I just listened to this work tape, and I think this song is really good. We should finish it.’ So, a couple months went by and we got in the room and finished the song up, and we kind of just felt like immediately there that it was something really special. So, it’s always cool when you have those moments and the song can see the light of day, especially after going through several revisions and almost getting lost at one point. It almost got forgotten about, and then to dive back into it and do the work and get it back out there is just, for me anyways, it’s really an encouraging thing.”

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Tyler Hubbard, Darius Rucker, Sam Hunt

    Eric Church led an all-star singalong to the late Jimmy Buffett with “Margaritaville” at a recent tribute to the iconic Parrothead at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Other big names included Paul McCartney (holding and sipping a margarita), Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Don Henley, Jon Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown, Pitbull, Dave Grohl, Jack Johnson, Judd Apatow, Harrison Ford and others.

    Chris Stapleton teamed up with Slash, guitarist for Guns N’ Roses, on “Oh Well,” a Fleetwood Mac cover for the rocker’s upcoming album, Orgy of the Damned. “His singing cadence and that drawl that he has for this particular song, in my mind’s eye, it sounded perfect,” Slash tells Rolling Stone. “I had to get his number and cold call him. And he was really gracious about it and really bent over backwards to help me get it done.”

     

    Tyler Hubbard performed the song “Wish You Would” from his brand new album, Strong, on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday (April 15th). Watch HERE.

    Darius Rucker, who is a huge golfer, will host the 2024 World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony airing live June 10th at 7pm ET live on the Golf Channel.

     

     

     

    Sam Hunt has been announced as one of the artists taking place in the Folds of Honor Celebrity Softball Game in Nashville on June 3rd during CMA Music Fest Week. Jelly Roll, Brett Young, Mitchell Tenpenny, Riley Green, Chris Lane and Charles Esten will also play in the event, with proceeds going to scholarship funds for America’s fallen and disabled service members and first responder families.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • CHRIS STAPLETON PERFORMS ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.

    Chris Stapleton was the musical guest on NBC’s Saturday Night Live this past weekend (April 13th). He performed a pair of songs from his latest album, Higher. First up with his most recent chart-topper, “White Horse,” which he co-wrote with Dan Wilson.

    His second performance of the night, he showcased his incredible vocals and songwriting on “Mountains of My Mind.”

    Chris also participated in a sketch song “Get That Boy Back.”

     

    Chris is currently making his way up the country charts with his single, “Think I’m In Love With You.”

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • PARKER MCCOLLUM ADDS THREE MORE DATES TO EXPLOSIVE BURN IT DOWN TOUR.

    Parker McCollum has been bringing the heat to fans across the country with his exhilarating Burn It Down Tour. After recently announcing a 13-date extension, he is now giving fans even more by announcing three new tour stops with special guests Randy Rogers Band.

    Newly added dates:

    10.17.24 Prescott Valley, AZ Findlay Toyota Center
    10.18.24 Tucson, AZ Tucson Arena
    10.19.24 Las Vegas, NV Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino

    Tickets for these additional dates go on-sale on Friday, April 19th at 10:00am PDT.

    This week it was announced that Parker has received two ACM Award nominations – Single of the Year and Visual Media of the Year for his fourth #1 hit single, “Burn It Down.” These nominations follow his 2022 ACM Awards win for New Male Artist of the Year. The 59th ACM Awards returns exclusively to Prime Video and the Amazon Music channel on Twitch Live from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX on Thursday, May 16th.

    Ahead of the ACM Awards, Parker will be hosting the upcoming Parker McCollum and Friends: ACM Lifting Lives LIVE, presented by Choctaw Casinos & Resorts on May 15th at TopGolf at The Colony, TX. The all-star event will raise money and awareness for ACM Lifting Lives, which works to improve lives through the power of music.

    Tickets for Parker McCollum and Friends: ACM Lifting Lives LIVE are available here.

    For a full list of Parker’s tour dates and tickets, please visit ParkerMcCollum.com 

  • TYLER HUBBARD STRONG ALBUM AUDIO TOOLKIT

    We have compiled an array of content — a variety of liners and soundbites – from TYLER HUBBARD to equip you with everything you might need to put together your own radio special; roll-out tracks leading up to –and following — the release of his new STRONG album to use in news feeds, specials and much more. Check out his STRONG ALBUM AUDIO TOOLKIT here to create your own content surrounding Tyler’s new release.

    Tyler Hubbard is set to release his second solo album, Strong, on April 12th. Co-produced by Hubbard alongside Jordan Schmidt, the Georgia native’s 13-track album is a reflection of Hubbard’s unique ability to epitomize his passion for life and love.

    The 21x No. 1 hitmaker wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on Strong. Constructed both lyrically and sonically to emote a sense of thrill and fun, the tracks range from his current Top 5 smash, “Back Then Right Now,” as well as previously released songs “Turn” and “Wish You Would.”

  • TYLER HUBBARD RELEASES SOPHOMORE SOLO ALBUM, STRONG.

    Tyler Hubbard continues to build on his touring and streaming success since the release of his self-titled solo debut last January. Today via EMI Nashville, Hubbard continues forging his path as a solo artist with his sophomore album Strong, further cementing his position as a staple in country music. 

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    Hubbard co-produced the album alongside Jordan Schmidt, and he wrote or co-wrote each of the 13 tracks. The result is a dynamic and vibrant collection of songs that showcase Hubbard’s free-spirited energy and his ability to craft songs that highlight life’s most memorable moments.

    On Strong, the 21-time No. 1 hitmaker finds magic in young love on spirited tracks including “Park” and “BNA,” embraces the good times on “American Mellencamp” and “Night Like That,” and displays his passion for family and fatherhood on songs such as “‘73 Beetle” and the title track.

    Album track and Hubbard’s current radio single “Back Then Right Now” is currently top 5 and climbing at Country radio.

    Since releasing his RIAA Gold-certified self-titled debut album last January (1.2 billion+ global streams), Hubbard’s first single “5 Foot 9” has earned more than 553M streams and is certified RIAA 2x Platinum. His follow-up single “Dancin’ In The Country” has amassed more than 402M streams and is certified RIAA Platinum.

    Hubbard will throw the first pitch at the Chicago White Sox game on Saturday (4.13), and he will perform songs from ‘Strong’ on Good Morning America on Monday (4.15) and on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Thursday (4.18). Check local listings for tune-in information.

    Hubbard is currently on Kane Brown’s In The Air Tour, which kicked off last month and includes stops in Houston, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Los Angeles and more. He’ll also perform at multiple festivals including Boots In The Park in Tempe, AZ and Faster Horses in Brooklyn, MI.

    For more information, visit tylerhubbardofficial.com.

     

    ‘Strong’ Tracklist:

    1. Wish You Would

    (Tyler Hubbard, Corey Crowder and Chris LaCorte)

     

    1. Park

    (Tyler Hubbard, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley and Canaan Smith)

     

    1. A Lot With A Little

    (Tyler Hubbard, Casey Brown and Parker Welling)

     

    1. Night Like That

    (Tyler Hubbard, Andy Albert and Jordan Schmidt)

     

    1. Take Me Back

    (Tyler Hubbard, Corey Crowder and Chris LaCorte)

     

    1. Back Then Right Now

    (Tyler Hubbard, Jessie Jo Dillon, David Garcia and Geoff Warburton)

     

    1. Vegas

    (Tyler Hubbard, Andy Albert and Jordan Schmidt)

     

    1. Turn

    (Tyler Hubbard, Casey Brown and Josh Miller)

     

    1. American Mellencamp

    (Tyler Hubbard, Jaren Johnston and Jordan Schmidt)

     

    1. BNA

    (Tyler Hubbard, Chase McGill and Jordan Schmidt)

     

    1. Summer Talkin’

    (Tyler Hubbard, Jessie Jo Dillon, Jesse Frasure and Ashley Gorley)

     

    1. ‘73 Beetle

    (Tyler Hubbard)

     

    1. Strong

    (Tyler Hubbard, Matt Dragstrem and Josh Miller)

     

    Tyler Hubbard On Tour:

    Fri., Apr. 12 | Allstate Arena | Rosemont, IL^

    Thurs., Apr. 18 | Wells Fargo Arena | Des Moines, IA^

    Fri., Apr. 19 | Target Center | Minneapolis, MN^

    Sat., Apr. 20 | Alerus Center | Grand Forks, ND^

    Fri., Apr. 26 | United Supermarkets Arena | Lubbock, TX^

    Sat., Apr. 27 | Toyota Center | Houston, TX^

    Sun., Apr. 28 | Moody Center | Austin, TX^

    Thurs., May 9 | Matthew Knight Arena | Eugene, OR^

    Fri., May 10 | Golden 1 Center | Sacramento, CA^

    Sat., May 11 | Golden 1 Center | Sacramento, CA^

    Fri., May 17 | Delta Center | Salt Lake City, UT^

    Sat., May 18 | T-Mobile Arena | Las Vegas, NV^

    Sun., May 19 | Boots In The Park | Tempe, AZ

    Thurs., May 30 | Amway Center | Orlando, FL^

    Fri., May 31 | Amalie Arena | Tampa, FL^

    Sat., Jun. 1 | Amalie Arena | Tampa, FL^

    Fri., Jun. 7 | PNC Arena | Raleigh, NC^

    Sat., Jun. 8 | State Farm Arena | Atlanta, GA^

    Fri., Jun. 14 | Ozarks Amphitheater | Camdenton, MO

    Sat., Jun. 15 | Boots In The Street | Sidney, OH

    Sat., Jun. 29 | Lakes Jam 2024 | Brainerd, MN

    Fri., Jul. 19 | Faster Horses Festival | Brooklyn, MI

    Fri., Jul. 26 | Kingsport Fun Fest | Kingsport, TN

    Sat., Jul. 27 | Jam At The Dam | Monroe, CT

    Tues., Jul. 30 | Cattaraugus County Fair | Little Valley, NY

    Fri., Aug. 2 | County Line Country Fest | Prairie Du Chien, WI

    Thurs., Aug. 15 | CMAC Performing Arts Center | Canandaigua, NY

    Fri., Aug. 16 | Lasso Festival de Musique Country | Montréal, QC, CA

    Sun., Aug. 18 | Indian Ranch | Webster, MA

    Sat., Aug. 24 | BMO Stadium | Los Angeles, CA^

    Fri., Aug. 30 | Denim On The Diamond | Kelowna, BC, CA

    Thurs., Sept. 5 | Tri-State Rodeo | Fort Madison, IA

    Fri., Oct. 4 | Deni Ute Muster | Deniliquin, NSW, AUS

     

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    Audio / Tyler Hubbard explains what he hopes fans go away with after listening to his new album Strong.

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    Tyler Hubbard (hopes for fans listening to Strong) OC: …take with them. 1:03
    “I think with any album, I think my hope is that they get to know me a better through the songs, but also get to know theirselves a bit better. You know, a lot of these songs for me were very self-discovery, if you will. A lot of self-discovery going on when you’re opening yourself up and you’re being vulnerable. And yes, some of these songs are fun and some of these songs are less vulnerable and just sort of like lighthearted and not anything we need to overthink, but then some of these songs are super real, super vulnerable, super authentic, and I think that’s a fun place to kind of go as a creative and I think it’s fun to challenge my fans to kind of do the same thing and look a little deeper into who they are and explore what makes ‘em tick a little bit, what makes ‘em go. So, I hope it does that for them. I also just hope brings people joy. I think there’s a lot of fun on this album. I think there’s a lot of joy in my heart, in my spirit, for my life and for my family, and I hope that it overflows into my music and I hope people hear the album or come to a live show, I hope they leave feeling kind of filled up with joy and just made a good memory that they can take with them.”

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  • GEORGE STRAIT’S ‘THE KING AT KYLE FIELD’ ON TRACK TO SURPASS 2014 AT&T ATTENDANCE RECORD.

    The demand for George Strait‘s only show in Texas in 2024, ‘The King at Kyle Field’ on June 15th, is so great that he is on track to best his own all-time indoor attendance record of 104,793 set in 2014 at his final Cowboy Rides Away finale at AT&T Stadium. The San Antonio Express-News reported the news earlier this week.

    “George has always said he has the best fans, and there’s nothing like a Texas crowd,” shares longtime promoter and founder of Messina Touring Group, Louis Messina. “We knew the show at Kyle Field would be exciting as it’s the first-ever one of its size to be held in the stadium, but even I didn’t expect we’d sell over 100,000 tickets in just a few days. He’ll play to more people in one night than we did at AT&T in 2014! It’s a testament to George’s reputation as an entertainer and performer that here we are, still setting records and personal bests years later.”

    Announced on March 19, it’s the shortest time in Strait’s career that a single show has moved over 100,000 tickets. On June 15th, the King of Country Music will be joined by special guests Parker McCollum and Catie Offerman.  Just fyi–it’s a great present for Parker to perform with the King since it’s also his birthday on June 15th.

    The news follows the recent announcement that Strait will once again team up with Chris Stapleton to perform one-off stadium dates this year with stops at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, Chicago’s Soldier Field, Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium and more. Joining Strait and Stapleton for those nine dates are special guests Little Big Town.

    Strait’s 2024 Concert Calendar:
    5/4  Lucas Oil Stadium  Indianapolis, IN
    5/11 EverBank Stadium  Jacksonville, FL
    5/25 Jack Trice Stadium  Ames, IA
    6/1  Bank of America Stadium  Charlotte, NC
    6/8  MetLife Stadium  East Rutherford, NJ
    6/15 Kyle Field  College Station, TX
    6/29 Rice-Eccles Stadium  Salt Lake City, UT
    7/13 Ford Field   Detroit, MI
    7/20 Soldier Field   Chicago, IL
    12/7 Allegiant Stadium  Las Vegas, NV

    For more information and to purchase tickets to all upcoming dates, visit GeorgeStrait.com.

  • TYLER HUBBARD FEELS VERY STRONG ABOUT HIS NEW ALBUM.

    Tyler Hubbard’s new album, Strong, drops on Friday (April 12th), and one word kept popping up while writing and recording the project.

    “It kind of came organically in a funny way where we kept referring to everything, well, that’s a strong take or that’s a strong mix or man, that’s a really strong song for this next album, or that’s a strong photo or whatever,” says the Georgia native. “And as we were trying to title this project, we just kept saying that and finally, I’m just like, ‘Guys, why don’t we just call it Strong? You know, it feels like it’s overall pretty strong project. I would confidently say that I’m proud of it, and I love the heart behind the actual song and I love the depth of the word strong, so let’s just roll with that and see where it goes.’ So, it felt right.”

    Tyler co-produced the project alongside Jordan Schmidt and wrote or co-wrote all 13 songs on the album, including his Top 5 hit, “Back Then Right Now.”

    Strong Tracklist:

    1. Wish You Would (Tyler Hubbard, Corey Crowder and Chris LaCorte)
    2. Park (Tyler Hubbard, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley and Canaan Smith)
    3. A Lot With A Little (Tyler Hubbard, Casey Brown and Parker Welling)
    4. Night Like That (Tyler Hubbard, Andy Albert and Jordan Schmidt)
    5. Take Me Back (Tyler Hubbard, Corey Crowder and Chris LaCorte)
    6. Back Then Right Now (Tyler Hubbard, Jessie Jo Dillon, David Garcia and Geoff Warburton)
    7. Vegas (Tyler Hubbard, Andy Albert and Jordan Schmidt)
    8. Turn (Tyler Hubbard, Casey Brown and Josh Miller)
    9. American Mellencamp (Tyler Hubbard, Jaren Johnston and Jordan Schmidt)
    10. BNA (Tyler Hubbard, Chase McGill and Jordan Schmidt)
    11. Summer Talkin’ (Tyler Hubbard, Jessie Jo Dillon, Jesse Frasure and Ashley Gorley)
    12. ‘73 Beetle (Tyler Hubbard)
    13. Strong (Tyler Hubbard, Matt Dragstrem and Josh Miller)

    Tyler is back on the road with Kane Brown on his In The Air Tour on Thursday (April 11th) in Kansas City, Missouri and on Friday (April 12th) in Rosemont, Illinois.

     

    Audio / Tyler Hubbard talks about titling his new album, Strong.

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    Tyler Hubbard (Strong title) OC: …it felt right. :31
    “As far as naming the album this, you know, it kind of came organically in a funny way where we kept referring to everything, well, that’s a strong take or that’s a strong mix or man, that’s a really strong song for this next album, or that’s a strong photo or whatever. And as we were trying to title this project, we just kept saying that and finally, I’m just like, ‘Guys, why don’t we just call it Strong? You know, it feels like it’s overall pretty strong project. I would confidently say that I’m proud of it, and I love the heart behind the actual song and I love the depth of the word strong, so let’s just roll with that and see where it goes.’ So, it felt right.”

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