The War And Treaty
Trailblazing husband-and-wife duo The War And Treaty expand on their sound that cuts through the whole of Southern music tradition with their forthcoming milestone album, LOVER’S GAME, available March 10. The 10-song collection produced by Dave Cobb, marks their first major-label release under Mercury Nashville as it finds Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter offering a unique perspective on shifting cultural and musical tides while pulling back the layers of a maturing relationship.
“There is no greater or higher calling in life than to be conduits of love and that’s exactly what LOVER’S GAME is to us,” says Tanya Trotter. “From the opening guitar riff to the last piano note on this record…love is the intention and love is the subject that can’t be ignored. We’ve been through every facet of it together and we could not be more excited to share another layer of our story.”
The previously released BLANK PAGE EP offered an introduction to the full LOVER’S GAME sonic landscape with songs like the title track “showcasing their genre-crossing essence” (NPR) while “That’s How Love Is Made” echoes “the sound of pure love that shatters and defies every musical category,” (MusicRow). The spirit-lifting “Angel” soars on wings of gratitude, while “Have You a Heart” aches for real partnership. “Ain’t No Harmin’ Me” offers fire-and-brimstone harmony, while “Yesterday’s Burn” is a devoted partner pledge to soothe all scars, no matter how deep they go. The War And Treaty dug deep into the lessons their love has laid bare, with more than 100 songs written over the last two years before completing LOVER’S GAME.
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PARKER MCCOLLUM MAKES HIS THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON DEBUT ON MARCH 30TH PERFORMING HIS HIT SINGLE “HANDLE ON YOU.”
Parker McCollum, will be making his The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon debut on Thursday, March 30th where he will perform his latest hit single, “Handle On You.” To date, the track is Parker’s fastest growing single (both in streams and on the radio chart) surpassing 119 million global streams and currently Top 5 and climbing at Country Radio.
“…this tightly-crafted song that finds the Texas native retaining an effortless swagger, even as he turns to the biggest bottle of liquid painkiller he can find to help squelch a heartbreak. The song, which the reigning ACM new male artist of the year penned with Monty Criswell, stands sturdy alongside McCollum’s recent Country Airplay No. 1, “To Be Loved By You,” as another milestone cementing this neo-traditionalist’s rising star status.”
“Handle On You” is the lead single from Parker’s upcoming album, Never Enough, out on May 12th.
Check your local listings to tune-in to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on NBC.
For upcoming show dates and tickets, please visit ParkerMcCollum.com.
About Parker McCollum:
Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Parker McCollum is following up his breakout major label debut, Gold Chain Cowboy, with his forthcoming studio album, Never Enough, out May 12 (MCA Nashville). McCollum earned his first-ever No. 1 hit with his double-Platinum certified debut single, “Pretty Heart,” and his follow-up Platinum certified single, “To Be Loved By You,” also hit No. 1 on the charts. “To Be Loved By You” was the only debut single to ship to radio and peak at No. 1 in 2020.
McCollum has been named an ‘Artist to Watch’ by Rolling Stone, Billboard, SiriusXM, CMT, RIAA, and more with American Songwriter noting, “The Texas native teeters on the edge of next-level superstardom.” MusicRow listed McCollum as their 2021 Breakout Artist of the Year and Apple also included him as one of their all-genre “Up Next Artists” Class of 2021. A dedicated road warrior, McCollum made his debut at the famed Grand Ole Opry in 2021 and he already sells out venues across the country (over 40 sold out shows nationwide in 2021) including record-breaking crowds in Dallas (20,000), The Woodlands (16,500), Austin (7500+), Lubbock (7700+), Jackson, MS (5000+), Kearney, NE (3000+), Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, and three nights at Fort Worth’s iconic Billy Bob’s Texas. In March 2022, McCollum made his debut at RODEOHOUSTON to a sold-out crowd with over 73,000 tickets sold, returning to perform at the Opening Day celebration in 2023. He recently made a dream come true with his first-ever Austin City Limits performance, kicking off their 2023 season. In 2022, McCollum earned his first ACM Award for New Male Artist of the Year, took home “Breakthrough Video of the Year” (a fully fan-voted honor) at the 2022 CMT Music Awards, and scored his first-ever nomination in the New Artist of the Year category at the 56th CMA Awards.
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NEWS AND NOTES: Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Vince Gill, Little Big Town
Carrie Underwood‘s “Hate My Heart” video has been chosen as one of the final Video of the Year nominees at this year’s CMT Music Awards. Blake Shelton’s “No Body,” Cody Johnson’s “Human,” HARDY and Lainey Wilson’s “Wait in the Truck,” Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown’s “Thank God” and Morgan Wallen’s “You Proof” are also in the running. The 2023 CMT Music Awards will air live from Austin, Texas on Sunday (April 2nd) at 8pm ET. You can also livestream the awards and catch it on demand on Paramount+.
Luke Bryan appears on ABC’s Live With Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday (March 28th).
Vince Gill and his wife Amy Grant return to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in December for their annual “Christmas at the Ryman” residency. The dates are December 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22 and 23. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am CT. For more information, go to https://www.ryman.com/events/detail/amy-grant-vince-gill-christmas.
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Little Big Town helped Ronnie Milsap celebrate his 80th birthday with a special show, Ronnie Milsap & Friends, at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night (March 25th). Trace Adkins, Mark Wills, Don Schlitz, Jeannie Seely and Mandy Barnett also performed. Portions of te show will air as a Saturday night Opry Live later this year on the Circle Network.
POWERHOUSE VOCAL DUO THE WAR AND TREATY TO PERFORM “AIN’T NO HARMIN’ ME” TONIGHT ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
Genre-bending duo” (Paste) known as The War And Treaty will make the television debut of their fiery new single “Ain’t No Harmin’ Me” tonight (March 27th) on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 10:35pm CT on ABC. Named as one of Vulture‘s “2023 Best Songs of the Year So Far,” the track co-written by Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter is the latest release from their new milestone album LOVER’S GAME (Mercury Nashville) and pulls back another layer of The War And Treaty’s maturing relationship. The 10-song collection produced by Dave Cobb has already been named one of the best albums of the year so far by No Depression as well as Holler and is available here.
On the heels of LOVER’S GAME release, the husband and wife duo made their mark at SXSW by “turning the outdoor stage into a barnstorming Southern rock and soul revue” (Rolling Stone) before launching their 35-city LOVERS GAME TOUR with special guest Kat & Alex. Known for their “exhilarating live shows” (NPR) last night’s capacity crowd at Los Angeles’ Troubadour experienced how the recent CMT Music Awards nominated duo bring “the devotional fervour of a revival meeting,” (The Guardian). Limited tickets are still available for select dates as a portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association and Vet Tix.
Founded in 2014 by the husband-and-wife duo Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter, The War And Treaty have emerged as one of the most electrifying new acts in American music. With a lionhearted sonic blend – both roaring with passion and tender to the touch, they “are making soul moves that are captivating everyone who sees them,” (Hits Magazine). Earning respect, they’ve gone on to appear as top-flight collaborators, and have been recognized by the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry and the Americana Music Association as “2022 Duo/Group of the Year.” With more than 100 shows last year, the duo have dominated stages across the globe including North America, Europe, Italy, Australia, and Ireland, while headlining their own shows and opening for a diverse group of living legends; Al Green, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, John Legend, Lauren Daigle and Van Morrison among them. As they have created vastly diverse tour opportunities across multiple genres, The War And Treaty will join Chris Stapleton on the All American Road Show Tour this summer. For more information visit www.thewarandtreaty.com.