Kip Moore had a blast on the set of the music video for his latest single, “Good Life.” Check out all of the behind-the-scenes action below.
Kylie Morgan is set to release her debut EP Love, Kylie tomorrow (June 11th). Kylie co-wrote all six songs on her new EP, and the collection reveals a transparency and vulnerability that compels listeners to peel back the layers of her story.
Produced by Shane McAnally and Ben Johnson, Kylie details her journey through relationships, life as an artist, and life experiences and see the EP trailer right here:
When it came time to name the EP, Kylie reached back to her early publishing pitches for inspiration. She named the EP Love, Kylie, which was the way she ended each pitch email. She found the sign-off made people feel like they were friends, and that’s how she hopes they feel listening to the EP. “It’s a pretty vulnerable state,” she said of releasing her first collection of songs. “I realized that every song that I’ve been writing has been either about me, about my family, about a friend, about someone I know. I wanted the whole EP to feel like a cohesive story and for every song to feel like a chapter.”
Kylie, a vivacious, auburn-haired spitfire with a powerful voice, a sharp songwriting pen and a keen sense of her artistry, released her new song “I Only Date Cowboys” a couple of weeks ago. The fiery new track is vintage Kylie, giving listeners a glimpse into her personality – listen HERE. Additionally, Kylie released her official music video for the lead track on the EP, “Shoulda,” a heavy up-tempo with a sassy, rapid-fire vocal about the should’ve known betters when dabbling with an ex – watch HERE.
Love, Kylie Track Listing
1. Shoulda (Kylie Morgan, Shane McAnally, Ben Johnson)
2. I Only Date Cowboys (Kylie Morgan, Nate Kenyon, Jay Allen)
3. Outdoor Voices (Kylie Morgan, Emily Falvey, Benjamin Joel Johnson)
4. Break Things (Kylie Morgan, Aaron Eshuis, James McNair, Nicolette Hayford)
5. Cheating On You (Kylie Morgan, Benjamin Joel Johnson, Geoffrey Warburton, Jeffrey Garrison)
6. Mad I Need You (Kylie Morgan, Nicholas Oliver Ruth, Emily Weisband)
The Oklahoma native starting writing songs at the age of 12 and gained national attention from music producers and television executives after releasing her music independently. This early success led Kylie to begin making regular trips to Nashville, crafting her voice and polishing her songwriting. When she turned 19, she made the decision to call Music City home. Recognizing Kylie’s unique talent, the SMACKSongs team signed her to their roster under the guidance of GRAMMY Award-winning songwriters, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. To give fans a glimpse into her upbringing and passion to pursue music, Kylie returned to her hometown of Newcastle, OK to film her “Hometown Heartland” series. Fans can watch all six episodes HERE. An avid yoga enthusiast, Kylie has earned her official Yoga Alliance Certification and participates in yoga daily. While stuck at home and unable to tour, Kylie created the #namasteathome series where fans can participate in short yoga flows/light workouts, watch HERE. Kylie was previously selected as one of three artists for the CMA KixStart program and was named as one of VEVO’s 2021 DSCVR Artists to Watch. The only country artist to make the list, the program highlights 19 of the world’s top emerging artists poised to break out over the next year. As part of the program, Kylie recorded acoustic performances of “Shoulda” as well as “Cuss A Little” which can be viewed HERE. Kylie has been named to several Artists to Watch lists including CMT, SiriusXM On The Horizon, Taste of Country and Pandora. Kylie has previously toured with artists including Dan + Shay, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Kip Moore Gavin DeGraw, Brett Eldredge and Billy Currington.
For a full list of tour dates, news, images and more, visit www.KylieMorgan.com
On the season finale of “Travis Denning and Friends Do Stuff,” Travis heads on over to Jordan Davis’ house to grill up some ribs and gets a little “ribbing” about his precious Georgia Bulldogs in the process. Check out all the action below.
Travis is currently making his way up the country charts with “ABBY.”
Several of Universal Music Group Nashville artists have earned gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications recently. See the most recent list below:
Brothers Osborne’s “Stay a Little Longer” certified double platinum; while “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)” and “21 Summer” were certified gold.
Chris Stapleton’s “More of You” “I Was Wrong,” “Either Way” and “Might As Well Get Stoned” went gold, while “Whiskey and You,” “Starting Over” were certified platinum. “Parachute” went double platinum and “Broken Halos” is triple platinum.
Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” is 9x platinum, while “Come Back Song,” “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” “For the First Time,” “This,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” are platinum; His recent No. 1 song, “Beers and Sunshine,” and “History in the Making” are gold.
David Lee Murphy’s “Dust on the Bottle” and “Out With a Bang” are platinum.
Deana Carter’s “Strawberry Wine” has been certified double platinum.
Dierks Bentley’s “What Was I Thinking,” “I Hold On” and “Somewhere On a Beach” are now 2x platinum; “Woman, Amen,” “Am I The Only One,” “Black,” “Sideways” and “Come a Little Closer” are certified platinum, while “Riser,” “Tip It On Back,” “Settle For a Slowdown,” “Every Mile a Memory” and “I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes” have gone gold.
Eric Church’s “Springsteen” has been certified 6x platinum; “Homeboy” and “Give Me Back My Hometown” are now double-platinum; “Desperate Man,” “Some Of It” and “Hell on the Heart” are platinum; “Hell of a View” (Eric’s recent No. 1 hit), “Monsters” and “How ‘Bout You” are gold.
Gary Allan’s “Right Where I Need to Be” has been certified platinum.
George Strait’s “Amarillo By Morning” and “I Cross My Heart” have been certified double platinum, while “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” “Here for a Good Time” and “You Look So Good in Love” are now platinum. “Blue Clear Sky,” “The Cowboy Rides Away,” “She Let Herself Go,” “Heartland” and “I Just Want to Dance With You” have been certified gold.
Jon Pardi’s “Ain’t Always the Cowboy” is platinum, while “What I Can’t Put Down” and “When I’ve Been Drinkin’” are gold.
Jordan Davis’ “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot” has been certified platinum, while his latest “Almost Maybes” has gone gold.
Kacey Musgraves’ album, Golden Hour, was recently certified platinum.
Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” is 5x platinum; “The Fighter” is 3x platinum; “Cop Car” is double platinum; “Wasted Time” has gone platinum, while “We Were,” “God Whispered Your Name” and his latest smash, “One Too Many” with P!nk have been certified gold.
Kip Moore’s “Somethin’ Bout a Truck” is 3x platinum, “Beer Money” has been certified platinum, while “I’m To Blame,” “She’s Mine” and “More Girls Like You” are gold.
Lauren Alaina has picked up some gold with “Road Less Traveled,” “Like My Mother Does,” “Getting Good” and “Doin’ Fine” have all been certified gold.
Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” is 4x platinum, while “Better Man” and “Boondocks” are double platinum. The band’s “Your Side of the Bed” and “When Someone Stops Loving You” have been certified gold.
Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” has been certified 7x platinum; “Huntin’, Fishin’, Lovin’ Every Day” and “Strip It Down” are 3x platinum, while “Knockin’ Boots” is double platinum; “Fast” and “What Makes You Country” are platinum; while “Down To One,” “Country Man,” “Buzzkill” and “Muckalee Creek Water” are gold.
Reba McEntire’s “Consider Me Gone” has been certified platinum.
Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” is now 8x platinum; “House Party” and “Break Up In a Small Town” are now 4x platinum, while “Make You Miss Me” and “Leave The Night On” are 3x platinum; “Hard to Forget” is platinum and “Breaking Up Was Easy in the ‘90s” is now gold.
Shania Twain’s “Forever and For Always” is platinum, while “I’m Gonna Getcha Good” has now been certified gold.
LBT (Pontoon summer fun) OC: …summertime fun. :13
“It’s just fun. [Jimi laughs] It really is. It feels like summer, and it feels exactly what it sounds like. I grew up on pontoon boats in the summer on the lakes and just having a blast, so it’s good ole clean summertime fun.”
Luke Bryan (Country Girl) OC: …It shows. :59
“That’s the most amazing part out of the business is to get a song idea and to write it and dream it up to become this big fun thing that you pray it’s gonna be. For it to happen that way is such a pleasure. Me and one of my best friends, Dallas Davison, wrote it and we kind of felt like it was going to be what it is. I think that the song, I kind of compare it to ‘I Like It, I Love It.’ It’s not going to change the world, but people are never going to get tired of hearing it and getting up and dancing and having a big old time to it. And that’s what the song’s about, I felt like when we recorded it, I felt like it was always going to need to be the first single. And it’s fun to have it go this way and to be a big old fun up tempo song that people are wanting to go dance and make up dance routines and party down and have fun with it, it shows.”
Eric Church (Springsteen) OC: …my favorites. :44
“The interesting thing about this song is it has probably less to do with [Bruce] Springsteen than it is about what’s happening at this amphitheater up on the lawn. I had this experience. If you’ve had this experience, no matter whether you stay together or don’t stay together, when you hear that person’s music whether it’s Springsteen or anybody else, you always think of the person you were with at that show. And I have that. I just thought it was an interesting story about two people falling in love at a concert, and for the rest of their life that’s the soundtrack. That artist is the soundtrack to their love, to that time. I just love that. It makes me feel 17 again every time I hear it, and I think that other people feel the same way. It’s just a track that I’m very, very proud of. It might be my favorite on the record. I mean, I go back and forth between a couple, but that’s one of my favorites.”
“Hey Everybody! I’m Adam Hambrick, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”
“Hey, I’m Alan Jackson, wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.”
“Hey everybody! I’m Billy Currington, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day!”
“Hey everybody! I’m Brandon Lay, wishing all you Fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day.”
“Hey! This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne, wishing all you fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day.”
“Hey! I’m Carrie Underwood, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”
“Hey y’all! This is Caylee Hammack. For all you Dads out there, Happy Father’s Day.”
“Hey, this is Chrissy Metz, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”
“Hey! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.”
“Hey! This is Eric Church, wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.”
“Hey! This is Gary Allan, and I want to wish all the dads out there a Happy Father’s Day.”
“Hey y’all, this is Jon Langston, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”
“Jon Pardi here. Happy Father’s Day to all you father’s out there.”
“Hey! It’s Jon Pardi, wishing all the fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day. Here’s to you, Senior. Insert beer can opening sample (sound effect). (laughs)
“Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you all a Happy Father’s Day.”
“Hey y’all! This is Josh Turner, and I just want to wish all you father’s out there a Happy Father’s Day!”
“Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves. Happy Father’s Day!”
“Hey everyone! It’s Keith Urban, wishing all you Dads out there a Happy Father’s Day.”
“Hey y’all, this is Kylie Morgan. Happy Father’s Day.”
“Hey! It’s Lauren Alaina. Happy Father’s Day!”
“Hi! This is Little Big Town, wishing all you father’s a Happy Father’s Day.”
“Hey! This is Luke Bryan, wishing all the Fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day. Here’s to you, Dad.”
“Hey everybody! I’m Maddie and I’m Tae, wishing all you fathers out there a Happy Father’s Day.”
“Hey Everybody, I’m Parker McCollum, wishing you a very Happy Father’s Day.”
“Hey! It’s Priscilla Block. For all you fathers – Happy Father’s Day!”
“Hey! This is Sam Hunt. To all you fathers out there, Happy Father’s Day!”
“Hi! This is Shania Twain. Happy Father’s Day.”
“Hey y’all, it’s Travis Denning, wishing all you fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day, Diamond Dave.”
“Hey everybody! It’s Vince, and I just wanted to wish you a Happy Father’s Day. Wish mine was still around.”
Carrie Underwood continues her reign as most awarded artist in the history of the CMT Music Awards with 23 wins. On Wednesday (June 9th), she took home the Video of the Year for “Hallelujah” with John Legend. During her acceptance speech she thanked him, “John Legend, thank you for sending me this incredible song and agreeing to sing with me on it and making this incredible video that I am so proud of.” However, first, she thanked the fans. “Fans, thank you so much, fans. You guys, you are the reason we are all here doing what we do, doing what we love, making music videos.”
Hallelujah, Hallelujah! 🙌 Congratulations from @CMT and @SeeHerOfficial to @carrieunderwood and @johnlegend for winning Video of the Year at the 2021 #CMTAwards! #SeeHer Hear Her pic.twitter.com/UYveiFWfup
— CMT (@CMT) June 10, 2021
“Hallelujah” appears on Carrie’s holiday album, My Gift.
Carrie also turned in a gorgeous performance with NEEDTOBREATHE on the song “I Wanna Remember,” which was shot at the Bonnaroo Farm.
At Wednesday night’s (June 9th) CMT Music Awards, Little Big Town increased their total career wins to four, with a win this year for “Duo/Group Video of the Year” for “Wine, Beer, Whiskey.”
— CMT (@CMT) June 10, 2021
— Little Big Town (@littlebigtown) June 10, 2021
Mickey Guyton hosted a tribute to country pioneer Linda Martell, the only black female country artist who scored a Top 20 single, “Color Him Father,” on country radio in 1969 and the first black woman to perform on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Martell was awarded with the CMT Equal Play Award, which promotes diversity.
We honored Linda Martell this year at the 2021 #CMTawards with the CMT Equal Play Award for being a trailblazer for artists of color in country music. Congrats from CMT and @seeherofficial! #SeeHer Hear Her pic.twitter.com/nMcvpNfaPh
— CMT (@CMT) June 10, 2021
Mickey, along with Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, 2020 CMT Equal Play recipient Jennifer Nettles, Rissi Palmer and Rhiannon Giddens, highlighted Martell’s contributions via video. Martell wasn’t able to be in Nashville to accept the award in person.
Mickey also performed with Breland followed by an electric performance with the legendary Gladys Knight.
The effort to help his tornado-ravaged hometown that’s at the center of this month’s Where I Come From: Tornado Benefit Concert Featuring Alan Jackson continues to expand as organizers announce an exclusive partnership with Facebook to livestream Jackson’s performance at the sold-out event on June 26th.
Jackson is headlining the event in his hometown of Newnan, Georgia to assist those impacted by an EF-4 tornado that ripped through the town in March. Proceeds from Where I Come From: Tornado Benefit Featuring Alan Jackson will benefit the Coweta Community Foundation’s Tornado Relief Fund. The event at the Coweta County Fairgrounds in Newnan sold out within hours of going on sale, but organizers continue to encourage donations to the fund via the Foundation’s website.
The livestream of the concert will be exclusively available on Facebook Live, and will not only allow anyone who missed out on a ticket to virtually attend, but will create nationwide and global awareness of the event and opportunities for people all over the world to offer support. Watch the livestream Saturday, June 26 on Jackson’s Facebook page here. (RSVP here).
The June 26th concert headlined by Jackson finds the Country Music Hall of Fame member joined by multi-platinum entertainer Chris Young, singer-songwriter-producer Caylee Hammack, singer-songwriter Adam Wright and country artist “Big City” Brian Wright, the latter two both – like Jackson – Newnan natives.
Cornerstone Building Brands is the presenting sponsor of Where I Come From: Tornado Benefit Featuring Alan Jackson. The event is driven by Southtowne Chevrolet. Additional details are available at AlanJacksonBenefit.com.
Jackson – one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music – just released his latest album, Where Have You Gone, May 14. The 21-track collection 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.
Multi-platinum-selling country star Josh Turner celebrates 15 years of Your Man with a special deluxe edition of the iconic album releasing June 25th. Leading into the deluxe release, Turner is hosting a virtual album release event at 7pm CT on June 24 including performances of some of his most memorable hits from Your Man.
RSVP for the Your Man Deluxe Edition Album Release Event HERE
The Your Man Deluxe Edition features all 11 original tracks including collaborations with country icons John Anderson, Dr. Ralph Stanley, and Diamond Rio’s Marty Roe, Gene Johnson, and Dana Williams, plus live versions of the Triple-Platinum-selling title track “Your Man,” fan favorite and often celebrated “Me and God,” and multi-week No. 1 hit “Would You Go With Me.”
The Double-Platinum-selling “Would You Go With Me” recently experienced a viral surge across TikTok leading to a jump in streaming which landed the classic country tune on Spotify’s US Viral 50 along with Spotify Viral charts in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland. Posting more than 3.7M weekly streams, “Would You Go With Me” moved inside the Top 35 on the Country streaming chart and ranked HOT on Amazon Music’s Voice Index.
Pre-order is available now including limited edition packages, merchandise and autographed memorabilia exclusively at YourMan.JoshTurner.com. This deluxe edition also marks the first time the signature album has been pressed on vinyl which will be available exclusively at Walmart.
YOUR MAN Deluxe Edition CD/Digital Track List:
- Would You Go With Me
- Baby’s Gone Home To Mama
- No Rush
- Your Man
- Loretta Lynn’s Lincoln
- White Noise (featuring John Anderson)
- Angels Fall Sometimes
- Lord Have Mercy On A Country Boy
- Me And God (featuring Dr. Ralph Stanley and Marty Roe, Gene Johnson, and Dana Williams of Diamond Rio)
- Way Down South
- Your Man (Live from Kansas City, MO)
- Would You Go With Me (Live from Plant City, FL)
- Me And God (Live from Key Largo, FL)
For more information, visit www.JoshTurner.com.