• JORDAN DAVIS NO.1 MOST ADDED AT COUNTRY RADIO WITH NEW SINGLE “SLOW DANCE IN A PARKING LOT.”

    Jordan Davis earns the No.1 most added song at country radio this week with his new single “Slow Dance In A Parking Lot,” listen HERE. The sentimental track was written by Jordan along with Lonnie Lee Fowler and follows Jordan’s back-to-back No.1 hit singles “Singles You Up” as well as “Take It From Me.” Jordan co-wrote all three tracks included on his debut album, Home State, which continues to accumulate impressive sales and streaming numbers, nearing 500M total streams, since its release last March.

    Jordan is set to perform “Slow Dance In A Parking Lot” on ABC’s Strahan and Sara this Thursday, April 25 as critics and fans continue to praise the song. MusicRow notes, “the result is dreamy thanks to his extraordinary vocal warmth and an ultra romantic lyric.”

    “‘Slow Dance In A Parking Lot’ is a really special song on my album,” says Jordan. “Getting to relive Lonnie’s first date with his wife in the writing room that day was pretty cool. We’ve been getting a great reaction when we play it during our live show so I’m really excited for fans to hear it on the road this summer.”

    The Louisiana native just won Best New Country Artist at the iHeart Radio Music Awards after previously being named Billboard’s Top New Country Artist of 2018 in addition to Country Aircheck/Mediabase’s Most Heard New Artist of 2018. Jordan was recently nominated for ACM New Male Artist of the Year after winning MusicRow’s Breakout Artist of the Year. In addition, he is currently nominated for Nashville Artist-Writer of the Year at the upcoming AIMP Awards.

    Jordan is now on the road with Old Dominion as part of the “Make It Sweet Tour” with upcoming stops in Boise, ID, Reno, NV and San Jose, CA. The singer/songwriter will perform at Stagecoach Festival this Sunday (April 28th) and will next join Rascal Flatts on the “Summer Playlist Tour” starting this June. For a full list of tour dates, news, images and more, visit www.jordandavisofficial.com

    Audio / Jordan Davis talks about his new single, “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot.”

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    Jordan Davis (Slow Dance in a Parking Lot) OC: …in there. 1:12
    “We kind of relieved Lonnie’s [Fowler] first date with his wife. He started talking about how I think they went to a movie, and then on the way home Garth Brooks came on the radio, they pulled over into a parking lot and started slow dancing. You read the title and that’s it, like where do you go other than the fact that these people are eventually gonna end up be slow dancing in a parking lot? So, I think for me one of the reasons why that title just jumped out to me is alright we’re giving them what this song is about from jump street. You read the track listing — ‘Slow Dance In A Parking Lot,’ that’s whats gonna happen. How do we bring in the real-life end of this and make people wanna listen to it again? The only way to do it was we got Lonnie talking and we kind of put that night into a song, and I know it means a lot to him. That’s another one too that I feel like the phrasing on that song is something that is unique to who I am, you know? I almost kind of ramble on it, but I still feel like through the rambling you get the feeling of… and the verses and you set it up right. One of my favorite parts about that song is the fact we got a rent-a-cop in it, I don’t even know if they like being called rent-a-cops but [laughs] we definitely got that in there.”

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  • MADDIE & TAE ARE EXCITED TO RELEASE THEIR NEW EP, ONE HEART TO ANOTHER, THIS WEEK.

    Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye, known as Maddie & Tae, are gearing up to release their new EP, One Heart to Another, this Friday (April 26th). The five-song collection features “Friends Don’t,” “Tourist in This Town,” “New Dogs Old Tricks,” the title track and their brand new single, “Die From a Broken Heart.” The highly-anticipated project, mainly co-written by the two, represents stories of love, loss and redemption and is more than just a new offering from the duo.

    “This is much more than just a new project for us. It has been our light at the end of tunnel for the past two years. It is about two best friends experiencing this highest of highs, the lowest of lows, and everything in between together. We hope our fans hear the vulnerability, heart break, strength, truth and passion we’ve poured into this. This is only the beginning,” said Maddie.

    Adding, “Just going through what all we’ve been through to make all this music and to get here and to finally have it all coming together is surreal and we’ve waited for this for so long. But, just telling on myself, I started getting teary-eyed when I saw the cover of the One Heart to Another EP, because I was like, ‘Omigosh! It’s actually happening. This is not a false alarm! This is the real thing!’”

    The duo is gearing up to hit the road as part of Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty Tour 360, kicking off May 1st in Greensboro, N.C.

    One Heart To Another Track List 

    1.  Friends Don’t (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Jon Nite, Justin Ebach)
      2.  Die From A Broken Heart (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Jonathan Singleton, Deric Ruttan)
      3.  Tourist In This Town (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Barry Dean, Jimmy Robbins)
      4.  One Heart To Another (Maddie Marlow, Taylor Dye, Jonathan Singleton, Deric Ruttan)
      5.  New Dog Old Tricks (Laura Veltz, Jesse Frasure, Emily Weisband)

    The two are also featured on the soundtrack for the new film, Breakthrough, with a song called “People Need People,” which they co-wrote with songwriter Jimmy Robbins. The soundtrack is available now!

    Audio / Maddie & Tae talk about how excited they are to release their new EP, One Heart to Another.

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    Maddie & Tae (new EP) OC: …tangible. Yes. :42
    MADDIE: “We are so excited about releasing this new project, this EP specifically, because this has been…how many years?” BOTH: “Four years…” MADDIE: “…since we put out new music.” TAE: “An album, yeah.” MADDIE: “It’s been that long because of things that were out of our control, and so now just going through what all we’ve been through to make all this music and to get here and to finally have it all coming together is surreal and we’ve waited for this for so long. But, just telling on myself, I started getting teary-eyed when I saw the cover of the One Heart to Another EP, because I was like, ‘Omigosh! It’s actually happening. This is not a false alarm! This is the real thing!’” TAE: “It’s tangible. All our work is tangible. Yes.”

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  • KIP MOORE CONTINUES INTERNATIONAL TOUR WITH SOLD-OUT SHOWS IN CANADA.

    Kip Moore wrapped a highly-charged weekend in Canada on Saturday (4/20) with three back-to-back sold-out shows. The unique spin of  Moore’s headlining ROOM TO SPARE: ACOUSTIC TOUR has seen audiences “swallow up every ounce of a mouth-watering set that includes deep album cuts” (PEOPLE) as well as his new single “The Bull” sparking audience sing-a-longs with its “brilliant bucking bull metaphor” chorus (Billboard).

    Aiming for another weekend of sell-outs, Moore will perform next weekend in Atlanta, GA (4/25), Macon, GA (4/26) and McMinnville, TN (4/27) and will continue his international stint through the end of May, setting his sights next on the U.K, where all four shows sold-out in minutes after going on sale.

    Moore recently unleashed his “galloping” (NPR) new single “The Bull,” taken from his revered third studio album SLOWHEART, that garnered instant praise from critics as the “sound of an uncompromising, genre-defying artist firing on all cylinders,” (NOISEY), as well as spawning his fourth No. One hit “More Girls Like You.” SLOWHEART also landed on multiple “Best Of” lists including Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, UpRoxx, Bobby Bones Show and many more. SLOWHEART follows the acclaim that surrounded Moore’s sophomore album WILD ONES and his PLATINUM debut album UP ALL NIGHT that spawned three No. One hit singles, including GOLD certified “Beer Money,” PLATINUM certified “Hey Pretty Girl,” and the DOUBLE PLATINUM breakout hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck.” Moore is currently on his extended ROOM TO SPARE: ACOUSTIC TOUR following a sold-out run last Fall. The stacked tour has shows scheduled in the U.S., Canada and The U.K. where tickets to all four dates of his upcoming U.K. shows in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, and Manchester sold out within minutes of going on sale.

  • KIP MOORE TAKES FANS BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF SOUNDCHECK FOR HIS “ROOM TO SPARE” TOUR.

    Kip Moore takes fans behind-the-scenes of his acoustic Room to Spare Tour with a new video showcasing what goes into soundcheck for the shows. It showcases how the artist really wants to give his fans the best possible experience when they come to see him live.

     

    Catch Kip in Atlanta on Thursday (April 25th), Macon on Friday (April 26th) and McMinnville, Tennessee on Saturday (April 27th).

    Kip is currently making his way up the country charts with his latest song, “The Bull.”

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Josh Turner, Jordan Davis, Caylee Hammack

    If you missed Josh Turner‘s performance of “I Saw the Light” on NBC’s Today Show, click here.

    Jordan Davis will appear on ABC’s Strahan and Sara on Thursday (April 25th).

    Caylee Hammack is the latest subject of The Boot’s “5 Things You Need to Know” feature. Learn more about the newcomer here.

  • LAUREN ALAINA WILL BE HONORED BY MUSICIANS ON CALL.

    Lauren Alaina will receive the Music Heals Award at the 20th Anniversary celebration of Musicians On Call May 31st in Nashville. She is being honored for her commitment to volunteering at the MOC’s Bedside Performance Program. Blake Shelton will headline the event. A limited number of tickets will be available to the public starting on sale April 26th at 10am (CT). Pre-sale will begin April 24th for existing Musicians On Call volunteers and supporters. Tickets can be found at www.musiciansoncall.org/MOC20.

    Lauren is making her way up the country chart with “Ladies in the ’90s.”

  • JOSH TURNER FILMS A SECOND EDITION OF I AM SECOND.

    Josh Turner returns for a new installment of the “I Am Second” video series. He describes the battle he’s been fighting since before his breakthrough song, “Long Black Train,” launched his country music career. In his original film, Josh told the inspirational story of the song that won him an encore performance at the famed Grand Ole Opry and a nomination for “Song of the Year” from the Country Music Association.

     
    But as he looks back over nearly two decades of country music success since then, he also sees a stream of injuries, surgeries, and other physical challenges. They all sum up to a fight for the very survival of his dream to sing and perform. In this film, he shares the challenges he’s facing and the dream that inspires him to carry on.
  • CHRISSY METZ RELEASES FIRST EVER MUSIC VIDEO FOR ORIGINAL SONG “I’M STANDING WITH YOU.”

    Chrissy Metz, star of 20th Century Fox’s BREAKTHROUGH in theaters now, has released her first ever music video for “I’m Standing With You.” The original song written by 10-time Oscar nominated songwriter Diane Warren, is featured in the film and the BREAKTHROUGH movie soundtrack. The video illustrates a vivid story of keeping faith even when moments in life seem to be at their darkest.

     

    Also featured on the soundtrack are original music and recordings from Adam Hambrick, Carrie Underwood, Chrissy Metz, Darius Rucker, Jukebox the Ghost, Lauren Alaina, Maddie & Tae, Mickey Guyton, Phil Wickham, Pigeon John, and Taylor Mosby plus special featured guests Kirk Franklin and Lecrae. Chrissy Metz recently performed “I’m Standing With You” alongside Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina, Maddie & Tae & Mickey Guyton at the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards.

     

    BREAKTHROUGH is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. From producer DeVon Franklin (Miracles from Heaven) and adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (Seven Pounds) from Joyce Smith’s own book, BREAKTHROUGH, directed by Roxann Dawson, is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle. View the official trailer HERE.

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  • JOSH TURNER WILL APPEAR ON NBC’S TODAY SHOW ON FRIDAY TO PERFORM “I SAW THE LIGHT.”

    Multi-platinum-selling star Josh Turner joins NBC’s TODAY Show Third Hour this morning, Friday, April 19th, to perform “I Saw the Light” off his No. 1-debuting album, I Serve A Savior. Going into the weekend, fans can also find Turner performing on TBN’s Huckabee Saturday and Sunday evenings at 8/7pm CT.

    I Serve A Savior earned debut placements across multiple charts, including No. 1 on Nielsen’s Country Albums Chart and No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart. The “musically brilliant” (Worship Magazine) album remained Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart for 17 consecutive weeks. I Serve A Savior marks Turner’s first appearance on Billboard’s Christian charts and it is his eighth top ten appearance on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.

    Adding a new dimension to the GRAMMY® nominee’s acclaimed career, the faith-based collection produced by Kenny Greenburg includes hand-picked hymns, alongside brand-new originals and live recordings of some of Turner’s most memorable hits including “Me and God” and “Long Black Train.”

    Check out Turner’s Gospel Greats playlist here and to hear more music from I Serve A Savior, click here.

    About Josh Turner:
    With his rich, deep voice and distinctive style, MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. From his 2003 Platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his 2017 Billboard No. 1 release, Deep South, Turner has scored multiple GRAMMY®, CMA and ACM Awards nominations and received six Inspirational Country Music Awards. As one of the youngest members inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, Turner has sold more than 8 million units, topped more than 1.7 billion in global streaming and populated radio with such memorable hits as “Hometown Girl,” “Would You Go With Me,” “Your Man,” “Time Is Love,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance” and “Long Black Train.”

    With his latest, I Serve A Savior, Turner adds an exciting new dimension to his already acclaimed career. I Serve A Savior is a thoughtful gospel collection that finds Turner’s rich, distinctive baritone paired with timeless classics including “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Great Is Your Faithfulness,” as well as introducing originals including the title track, “I Serve A Savior,” and “The River (of Happiness),” written by his wife, Jennifer, and their eldest son, Hampton.

    Turner is a disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to up-and-coming artists, and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry.  Turner has been an Opry member for over 10 years and he recently reveled in his 150th performance on the famed Opry circle.

    The Hannah, S.C. native has been songwriting and performing since he was a child, and in support of music education, he created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music. As a high school student, Turner had very little access to music education, therefore realizes first-hand the importance of arts education in schools. For more information on Josh Turner including a list of his upcoming tour dates, visit www.JoshTurner.com.

     

    Get Connected with Josh Turner:
    Website: http://joshturner.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joshturner/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshturnermusic/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/joshturnermusic

  • DIERKS BENTLEY CELEBRATES 18TH NO. ONE AND AWARD-WINNING “BURNING MAN.”

    Dierks Bentley was joined by family and friends yesterday (4/15) to celebrate his 18th career No. One single “Burning Man” feat. Brothers Osborne as it serves as the second consecutive chart-topper off of his ninth studio album THE MOUNTAIN. Teaming up with BMI at Martin’s BBQ in downtown Nashville, Bentley and Brothers Osborne celebrated the ACM award-winning hit alongside co-writers Bobby Pinson (BMI) and Luke Dick (BMI), as it serves as Dick’s first No. One celebration.

    “When you release songs to radio it’s like the cliff notes of your album and ‘Burning Man’ is one of the most important pieces of THE MOUNTAIN,” said Bentley. “When you do a collaboration it’s a leap of faith but there is no one else that could have done what these guys did on this song. We were in direct communication with no one else involved you know…John walks in with his guitar and amp…I’ve just been really lucky to work with people like these guys where it’s all about the music and friendship. It’s rare to find that outside of Nashville and a really unique thing that is happening in Country music right now.”

    “When he sent us the song it was done and already sounded awesome,” added TJ Osborne, “I’m such a fan of Dierks and when I listened to the demo, it already sounded like a Dierks hit and it took me a minute to really make it mine. To take that risk on us with something that already sounded great was all on Dierks.”

    Pegged as “one of Country music’s most enviable brands, equal parts affability and authenticity” (Forbes),Bentley continues to be a dominant voice for the genre with over 8.6 billion overall digital streams. Reaching a new creative high while “making music designed to challenge” (New York Times), Bentley co-wrote 10 of 13 tracks on THE MOUNTAIN, which earned him the highest debut sales of his career and became his seventh chart-topping album. Known to deliver “the most thoughtful, complete collections in Country music” (USA Today) Bentley has amassed countless nominations from the ACMs, CMAs, Billboard Music Awards and more while also earning 14 GRAMMY  nominations. “Fans get an all-night sing-along party” (Fresno Bee) during Bentley’s 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR as his “stage presence is something to marvel at” (Spokesman Review). The second leg featuring special guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and the Hot Country Knights kicks off in Noblesville, IN on May 31st. For more information visit www.dierks.com.

    Photo (L-R): TJ Osborne, John Osborne, Dierks Bentley, Luke Dick (BMI/Little Louder Publishing), Bobby Pinson (BMI/Sea Gayle Music)

    Photo Credit: Steve Lowry

    Audio / At a celebration on Monday (April 15th), Brothers Osborne's John Osborne, along with Dierks Bentley, talk about joining forces for their recent No. 1, "Burning Man."

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