Award-winning duo Maddie & Tae are drawing praise for their new music “anchored around their stellar vocal pairings and some of the tightest harmonies on Music Row” (Rolling Stone). Recently releasing their eagerly-awaited EP One Heart To Another, serving as a snapshot of more music to come from the duo later this year, “the sound is identifiable while still representing a distinct step forward” (Billboard). Maddie & Tae first broke out in 2013 with their brilliant take down of bro-country, “Girl In A Country Song,” which took Country radio by storm, skyrocketing to the top of the charts and quickly going PLATINUM. The duo became only the third female duo in 70 years to top the Country Airplay charts, also earning trophies from the Country Music Academy and Radio Disney Music Awards along with multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Award nominations. Receiving widespread praise from NPR, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, Glamour and others, country music’s hottest stars including Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice and Brad Paisley have welcomed Maddie & Tae on the road, with Carrie Underwood recently inviting the duo out as direct support on her 2019 The Cry Pretty Tour 360. For additional information, visit www.maddieandtae.com.
Priscilla Block has announced dates for her Welcome to the Block Party World Tour, which follows her first headlining U.S. dates where she sold out 11 of 14 shows during the tour’s initial run. Priscilla is one of Country music’s most exciting new artists who has been taking the music world by storm since her RIAA Gold-certified “Just About Over You” captured audiences via TikTok. Since then, her undeniable voice and candid lyrics have cultivated a loyal fanbase and her debut album, Welcome to the Block Party (Mercury Nashville), has garnered her an ACM Award nomination for New Female Artist of the Year, quickly followed by another nomination for Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2022 CMT Awards.
“I’m beyond blown away at the success of my first headlining tour!” says Block. “I’m still such a new Artist and it’s a little scary to go out and play on your own, but the fans have shown up all Spring, and I couldn’t be more grateful! I love being able to play my full album and bring all the deep cuts to life on stage. We got sassy with it, we got trashy with it, baby! I absolutely loved being able to elaborate on my own stories and where I’ve come from to my fans.”
Since hitting the road, Priscilla has been meeting countless fans who keep showing up to the Block party! Her hit songs like “Just About Over You,” “Wish You Were the Whiskey,” the body-positive anthem, “Thick Thighs,” and current radio single, “My Bar,” have fans singing every word in packed venues from Atlanta, GA to Columbia, MO.
Now, the rising singer-songwriter is gearing up for her first-ever headlining dates overseas.
“The US Tour was such a success, we’ve decided to take this thing overseas!” says Block. “I had the opportunity to play C2C this year and it was unreal. I can’t wait to get back to Europe and show everyone what the full Block Party is all about!”
Tickets for the Welcome to the Block Party World Tour will be available for purchase on Friday, May 20th at 10:00am BST / 4:00am CST.
Welcome to the Block Party World Tour Dates:
8.22.22 Glasgow, UK King Tuts Tickets Here
8.24.22 London, UK Lexington Tickets Here
8.26.22 Leicestershire, UK The Long Road Festival Tickets Here
8.27.22 Leicestershire, UK The Long Road Festival Tickets Here
8.29.22 Dublin, IRE Workman’s Tickets Here
This summer, Priscilla will make her debut performing during Nashville’s famed CMA Music Fest and will also appear as a special guest on select dates with Country star, Jon Pardi. Fans can also see Priscilla at the upcoming Boots & Hearts Festival in Ontario, Canada on August 7th as she joins the all-star line-up including Shania Twain, Lindsey Ell, Tyler Rich, among many others. Tickets for the Boots & Hearts Festival can be found here.
Keith Urban appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, marking his 20th appearance on her wildly popular daytime talk show, his first being in 2004. He also gave an intimate performance of his No. 1 song, “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” Following his performance, his gave her the guitar on which he wrote a long note thanking her for her friendship and support over the years. Keith’s wife Nicole Kidman also signed the guitar, as well.
Keith is making his way to the top of the country charts with his latest song, “Wild Hearts.”
The Design Network has announced a brand new show featuring multi-Platinum music star, Darius Rucker. “Rucker’s Reno” follows the three-time GRAMMY winner as he revives a historic mansion in the heart of his Charleston, S.C. hometown, turning a vacant city landmark into a modern treasure for his family to enjoy.
“Rucker’s Reno” stares history in the face, exploring how the American South has evolved since the days of slavery, and has since offered a more equitable and inspiring narrative for locals – through the creative lens of home design. The entire new six-part series from The Design Network is available early to viewers now on Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s free video streaming platform, before rolling out to other services on May 30th.
With an eye for design and innate love of Charleston, Darius and his team tackle the restoration of this home one room at a time, while also stopping by some of the city’s finest establishments. Together with the series’ Title Sponsor, South Carolina Tourism, Rucker showcases the best parts of Charleston’s vibrant culture, meeting up with local chefs, entrepreneurs, fishermen and friends as he highlights some of the top attractions in the area, from generations of tea growers to the many outdoor activities this city by the sea has to offer.
“We are thrilled to have been entrusted to tell this story and work with Darius and his amazing design team,” said Jason Harris, founder and CEO of The Design Network. “It’s a big moment for our burgeoning network. It’s the perfect project, with the perfect person at the perfect time.’
“It’s always an honor when I get to showcase my hometown of Charleston to the world, and I’m thankful to The Design Network for such a great platform to do just that,” Darius Rucker said. “The team on this project was so talented and made it such a fun, creative process from start to finish. I can’t wait for everyone to see the transformation!”
“We know our viewers love all things design and culture, which makes Samsung TV Plus the perfect place for ‘Rucker’s Reno’ to arrive first,” said Takashi Nakano, senior director of content acquisitions and business development for Samsung TV Plus. “We are excited to partner with The Design Network and bring Darius’ inspirational story set in the beautiful city of Charleston to our viewers.”
Join Darius Rucker as he transforms his home from the inside out and becomes your private guide to Charleston, S.C. “Rucker’s Reno” premieres on all platforms Monday, May 30th at 8/7 p.m. CT on The Design Network, with an exclusive series run on Samsung TV Plus beginning today, May 16th.
Click here to read an interview with Darius about the project with Architectural Digest.