HOT COUNTRY KNIGHTS

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Some said this moment would never happen. But in spite of 30 wasted years
and countless bad decisions, the ’90s influenced country band Hot Country Knights has
come riding in to save Country music from itself, after signing a worldwide recording deal
with Universal Music Group Nashville (UMGN). The Knights promise to bring real ’90s
Country music back to a format that’s been drowning in male sensitivity, cashmere
cardigan sweaters.

Famous for never giving up on the dream of the ‘90s, the Knights spent the last few
decades watching as country morphed from a proudly vigorous genre into something
almost unrecognizable. But lead singer Douglas (“Doug”) Douglason, lead bass player
Trevor Travis, lead guitarist Marty Ray (“Rayro”) Roburn, keytar/fiddle player Terotej
(“Terry”) Dvoraczekynski, steel guitarist Barry Van Ricky and percussionist Monte
Montgomery have the antidote as The K Is Silent puts the “T” back in country.

“Some artists out there tried to put the ‘O’ back in country, that was a thing for a while….
but what it’s really missing is the ‘T,’” band leader Douglas (“Doug”) Douglason said.
“Country music has Low-T right now…it could use a pick me up, if you know what I mean.
Those record label people over at Universal finally realized that only the Knights could be
up to a task this big and hard.”

With a forthcoming project built on the bounding rhythms and bright, organic euphoria of
live Country music – with truly gratifying lyrics. The Knights are adamant about the fact
they could have done it themselves. Instead, they allowed longtime admirer Dierks
Bentley to produce – a partnership born from a deep sense of man-to-man pity.

“Boy he sucks, basically,” says lead guitarist Rayro. “I didn’t want to have to be the one
to say it, but we’re helping him out, let’s just be clear there.”

“When [Dierks] first moved to town he was struggling, and he saw us crushing a big
venue,” Douglason adds, although he can’t recall which Hooters’ parking lot it was. “We
inspired him, so he thinks he’s paying us back in some way by offering to produce us –
but we all know what’s really going on here. He’s trying to grab onto the old mullet and
ride it as hard as he can.”

Despite Bentley’s involvement, the Knights emerged with a collection they predict will
have fans lined up around their local Tower Records and Sam Goody locations, with the
first single “Pick Her Up” featuring Travis Tritt to get the action started.

A classic barnstormer featuring rollicking guitar solos and a freewheeling guest
appearance by ‘90s icon Travis Tritt, it’s a sound the band has dubbed “Hot Country
Knights 101.” “We wanted to introduce our fans to what actual, real country music is,”
Douglason explains. “None of that snap-track shit that’s out there now. So this is just
straight ahead, balls-to-the-wall slapping out that tempo.”

Other unforgettable moments include the modern-day drifter’s lament, “Asphalt,” a
touching ballad about the band’s curve-hugging motivation. As dedicated road warriors,
they’ve basically lived out of a van their entire existence – even when they weren’t
touring.

“The road calls and you answer,” says the Russian born Terry. “You go town to town, you
meet pretty lady, share boiled-rabbit soup, glass of wine, and then you must move on to
next town. It’s just the way it is.”

“It’s really well rounded,” Douglason says of the track’s ample emotional cushion. “It’s a
tender song, and my mom loves it.”

“We’re just keeping it ‘90s, the way it’s supposed to be,” says Travis, the band’s lead bass
player and sometimes co-lead singer.

After all this time, some may ask “Why now?” It comes down to something much more …
substance. According to the band, they couldn’t just sit back and watch Country let its
proud heritage droop and sag.

“See, we were out on the road singing a lot of other people’s hits, and we called
them Greatest Hits because by us singing them, it made them great,” Douglason
explains. “But this is a step beyond our Greatest Hits. This is all original material, and it’s
the best stuff to come out of Nashville since like, 1999. I’m excited for the fans to hear it.”
“And I’m excited for them to buy it,” Rayro adds.

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MICKEY GUYTON RELEASES ALBUM TITLE TRACK REMEMBER HER NAME.

Capitol Nashville’s Mickey Guyton released the title track today from her album, Remember Her Name.  The song written by Guyton, Parker Welling, Black Hubbard and Jarrod Ingram and produced by Karen Kosowski is an anthem about finding strength through hard times.

The vocal powerhouse posted the news on her socials, writing, “It almost doesn’t feel real yet, but my new song ‘Remember Her Name’ is officially out everywhere now! This song means so, so much to me. Not only does this song represent my journey, but I hope the message reflects yours as well. This is our story.”

The vocal powerhouse posted the news on her socials, writing, “It almost doesn’t feel real yet, but my new song ‘Remember Her Name’ is officially out everywhere now! This song means so, so much to me. Not only does this song represent my journey, but I hope the message reflects yours as well. This is our story.”

 

Remember the fire

Remember her face

She felt the storm and danced out in the pouring a rain

Remember her laughing

Through all the pain

Remember the girl that didn’t let anything get in her way

Remember her name

“‘Remember Her Name’ is a song for anyone who has ever felt less than, forgotten or up against impossible obstacles,” shares Guyton. “I hope this song is a reminder of the importance of self-worth and the power of persistence and perseverance.”

Mickey Guyton’s Remember Her Name Track List

  1. Remember Her Name (Mickey Guyton, Parker Welling, Blake Hubbard, Jarrod Ingram)
  2. All American (Mickey Guyton, Victoria Banks, Emma-Lee, Karen Kosowski) Different (Mickey Guyton, Emma-Lee, Karen Kosowski)
  3. Love My Hair (Mickey Guyton, Anna Krantz)
  4. Lay It On Me (Mickey Guyton, Jaden Michaels, Gavin Slate)
  5. Higher (Mickey Guyton, Nathan Chapman, Fraser Churchill, Preston Glass, Narada Walden)
  6. Dancing In The Living Room (Mickey Guyton, Karen Kosowski, Victoria Banks, Emma-Lee)
  7. Do You Really Wanna Know (Mickey Guyton, Melissa Fuller, Andy Skib)
  8. Black Like Me (Mickey Guyton, Emma Davidson-Dillon, Fraser Churchill, Nathan Chapman)
  9. Words (Mickey Guyton, Abbey Cone, David Kalmusky)
  10. What Are You Gonna Tell Her? (Mickey Guyton, Karen Kosowski, Victoria Banks, Emma-Lee)
  11. Smoke (Mickey Guyton, Nathan Chapman, Balewa Muhammad)
  12. Rosé (Mickey Guyton, Karen Kosowski, Victoria Banks)
  13. Indigo (Mickey Guyton, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz, Mozella)
  14. If I Were A Boy (Toby Gad, Brittany Jean Carlson)
  15. Better Than You Left Me (Fly Higher Version) (Mickey Guyton, Nathan Chapman, Jennifer Hanson, Jenn Schott)

Mickey is coming off an incredible year that saw her co-hosting the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards in April with labelmate Keith Urban, a historic performance and nomination for “Black Like Me” on the 63rd GRAMMY Awards in March and “Black Like Me” being named a Top 5 song of 2020 (all genre) by NPR and Associated Press.

On July 28th, Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts premiered on Disney+ including an episode featuring Mickey, Jamie Lee Curtis and Billie Jean King. Mickey was also recently featured on the cover of Billboard and profiled in The New Yorker.  Over the last year she has been featured in American Songwriter, BBC News, CBS This Morning, Ebony, Elle, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, HITS, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine’s Vulture, The New York Times, PEOPLE, Pollstar, Rolling Stone, Today Show, USA Today, Variety, VIBE, Vogue, Washington Post and many more.

Remember Her Name available HERE

 

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PARKER McCOLLUM GOLD CHAIN COWBOY ALBUM AUDIO TOOLKIT.

We have compiled an array of content — a variety of liners and soundbites – from PARKER McCOLLUM to equip you with everything you might need to put together your own album radio special; roll-out tracks leading up to –and following — the release of his new record, GOLD CHAIN COWBOY, to use in news feeds, radio specials and much more. Check out all of details below (including audio liners and soundbites, as well as transcriptions) to create your own content surrounding Parker’s new album release.

Parker McCollum wants it both ways. Restless soul who can slam dunk a major venue. Texas spirit who can exist on mainstream country radio. Songwriter with a sense of turpentine and truth singing for people whose life isn’t quite the truckbed/field party revel much of country music would have you believe.

Coming up in Texas, selling out Stubbs, Billy Bobs and Nutty Browns, the brash young man with a taste for Rodney Crowell, Todd Snider and James McMurtry had just enough Houston gangster rap in the water to develop a swagger that’s miles from the good ole boy patina so many of his peers embody. But don’t let that bravado fool you, his passion for songwriting runs deep.
“I want to have Luke Bryan success, singing Chris Knight-caliber songs,” he declares. “To have longevity, you can’t sacrifice integrity to get on the radio. People know the difference, look at Willie, look at Strait. I knew I could do Texas and never leave, or come to Nashville and do the pop-country thing. My goal is to ride the middle.”

He exhales as he says this, takes in the landscape. He’s already notched a platinum-certified #1 with the banged-up declaration of love and betrayal “Pretty Heart.”

 

 

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LAUREN ALAINA ANNOUNCES HER TRACK LIST FOR HER NEW ALBUM, SITTING PRETTY ON TOP OF THE WORLD.

Lauren Alaina announced on her socials the track list for her new album, Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World, as well as the release dateThe collection features 15 tracks and will be released September 3rd. She also released one of the new tracks and her favorite song she’s ever written, “It Was Me.”

 

Sitting Pretty on Top of the World is available for preorder beginning today at all digital retailers or by clicking HERE. Those who preorder the album will instantly get a download of the album’s lead off song “It Was Me.” The song is available now on all DSPs and for digital download HERE.

Alongside award-winning songwriters Liz Rose, Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey, Emily Weisband, David Garcia, Ben Johnson, and more, Alaina co-wrote 14 of the 15 songs on Sitting Pretty On Top of the World, including her “Getting Over Him” featuring Jon Pardi, which is currently climbing the country charts.

Alaina describes how personal this album is saying, “It’s about a dreamer becoming an achiever. It’s being broken and ending up healed. It’s all of me. The early chapters. The new beginnings. The hope for the future and total appreciation for the past. Taking the Road Less Traveled and ending up Sitting Pretty on Top of the World.”

In addition to the 12 brand new songs included on Sitting Pretty on Top of the World, Alaina included the two duets she recorded for her Getting Over Him EP- “What Do You Think Of?” featuring international pop sensation Lukas Graham and “Getting Over Him” featuring Jon Pardi. Additionally, the Georgia native also reached out to her friend/mentor Trisha Yearwood to remix the just recently GOLDâ certified “Getting Good” from her Getting Good EP to include as a duet on this new album.

Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World Track List:

  1. It Was Me
  2. If The World Was A Small Town
  3. Getting Good (Duet with Trisha Yearwood)
  4. Same Story, Different Saturday Night
  5. On Top Of The World
  6. Run
  7. I’m Not Sad Anymore
  8. What Do You Think Of? (With Lukas Graham)
  9. Getting Over Him (With Jon Pardi)
  10. Good Ole Boy
  11. When The Party’s Over
  12. You Ain’t A Cowboy
  13. Goodbye Street
  14. Written In The Bar
  15. Change My Mind

In more Lauren Alaina news, the Georgia native will star in an upcoming episode of CBS Television’s Secret Celebrity Renovation. She will join Florida Georgia Line’s I Love My Country Tour in September and will star in a Hallmark Channel movie “Roadhouse Romance” premiering on September 11. On November 2, her book, Getting Good At Being You will be released. The book is available for presale wherever books are sold.

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