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JOSH TURNER EARNS MULTI-PLATINUM ON CHART-TOPPERS.

Multi-platinum-selling country music artist Josh Turner received an unexpected surprise this week when his wife Jennifer presented him with a two-time Platinum Certification plaque for his multi-week #1 singles Why Don’t We Just Dance” (from the album HAYWIRE) and “Would You Go With Me (from the album YOUR MAN). Turner was given the plaque during a special livestream event he performed at AJ’s Good Time Bar in Nashville this week to celebrate his critically acclaimed new album COUNTRY STATE OF MIND (MCA Nashville).  Fans can watch the livestream event here: https://umgn.us/JTCSOMLivestream

 

COUNTRY STATE OF MIND finds Turner paying homage to a cross-section of classic country music icons, including five legends whom he has called his “Mount Rushmore of Country Music”- Randy Travis, John Anderson, Johnny Cash, Vern Gosdin, and Hank Williams. Turner also invited a stellar group of guest artists to join him, from legends such as Randy Travis and Kris Kristofferson, to newer contemporary voices such as Chris Janson, Maddie & Tae and Runaway June.

BROTHERS OSBORNE PERFORM THEIR LATEST SINGLE, “ALL NIGHT,” ON THE TONIGHT SHOW.

Brothers Osborne perform their latest single, “All Night,” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Check out the performance below.

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ERIC CHURCH FANS SEEN “THROUGH MY RAY-BANS.”

The man celebrated by the L.A. Times as “one of Nashville’s most forthright truth tellers” offers the latest in a series of new music releases with today’s Through My Ray-Bans dedicated to the fans he played for at Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival and delivering an especially poignant message in the absence of live shows.

Written together with Luke Laird and Barry Dean, Eric Church had those fans in mind on the day this song was born, as the trio of cowriters reflected on the event he had headlined just two nights before tragedy struck.

“I looked out there, at that crowd, in that place … I was so moved by it,” he said onstage at the Grand Ole Opry just days later, where he famously performed his reflective “Why Not Me.” “I saw them with their hands in the air. I saw them with boots in the air. And what I saw, that moment in time was frozen.”

That moment of camaraderie and passion that was preserved in Church’s memory now comes to life in the chorus of “Through My Ray Bans”: “Everybody’s got their arms around everybody else’s shoulders / Guarding against the world outside like an army of Friday night soldiers / The battle wages tomorrow but tonight you don’t give a damn / Wish you could stay the way I see you through my Ray-Bans.”

In addition to its powerful source of inspiration, the song also takes on new meaning as live shows have come to a halt. Church shared an initial sneak peek of “Through My Ray-Bans” earlier this year, as he offered a defiant spoken-word performance which proclaimed “I don’t believe in fear. I don’t believe in panic. I don’t believe, in all of its complexity, this damn virus has any idea what it’s up against: the American resolve, steeled by the world, steadied by faith, calmed by song, healed by prayer. Oh I believe; damn right I believe. I believe these halls will roar again. These stadiums will be deafening in the answer to this enemy. The silence of now will cower at the noise of soon … And I believe, I believe our best is yet to come. We shall rage. We shall roar. I cannot wait to see you again, through my Ray-Bans.”

“Through My Ray Bans” is the latest in a series of new music releases from Church, including single “Stick That In Your Country Song,” Bad Mother Trucker,” Crazyland and “Hell Of A View,” which the Male Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year nominee will perform on the upcoming CMA Awards, broadcasting Wednesday, Nov. 11 on ABC.

In addition to the official releases, Church has also shared previews of unreleased music with performances on ACM Presents: Our Country (“Never Break Heart”) and Stagecouch (“Jenny”).

The new music follows Church’s most recent critically acclaimed project, 2018’s Desperate Man, his sixth studio album which was named one of the year’s best by Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, Variety and Vulture, also earning a GRAMMY nod for Best Country Album (his third nomination in the category).

For more information, visit www.ericchurch.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter @ericchurch and Instagram @ericchurchmusic.

About Eric Church:
The three-time Country Music Association and seven-time Academy of Country Music Award winner released his most recent critically acclaimed and GRAMMY nominated album, Desperate Man, atop the Billboard Country Albums chart in late 2018. The album, featuring his latest No. 1 hit “Some Of It,” also debuted at No. 5 on the all-genre Billboard 200. Church returned to the road in 2019 for his chart-topping Double Down Tour, with back-to-back nights of two unique shows sans-opening act giving fans 6+ hours of his iconic music in each city. The tour also featured a massive stop at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, where Church broke the venue’s concert attendance record with 56,521 fans just two weeks before awing the same stadium’s audience with a 30-minute, solo acoustic CMA Fest set featuring a medley of 17 hits. “Stick That In Your Country Song,” released on June 25, is the lead single off a forthcoming project born from a sequestered session in rural North Carolina where he wrote and recorded a song per day for nearly a month.

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JON LANGSTON RELEASES NEW SONG “HAPPY EVER AFTER.”

32 Bridge Entertainment/EMI Records Nashville’s Jon Langston released his latest song “Happy Ever After” today, listen HERE. Written by Blake Bollinger, Jon Langston, and Brent Anderson, Langston’s signature sound is on full display as he effortlessly blends the new with the old. With steel guitar woven throughout, the song has a classic country feel and lyrics illustrating the realization of a care-free lifestyle following a breakup. Additionally, Langston released the official lyric video for “Happy Ever After” exclusively to his Bird Dog Club Wednesday night. Earlier this year, Jon unveiled his song, “Drinks,” a ballad which captures the feelings of heartbreak and longing following the end of a relationship. The song has long been a fan favorite in his live show.

Jon Langston grew up in Loganville, GA, listening to music by his heroes Alan Jackson and the Eagles. He played football, eventually earning a Division 1 college football scholarship. Jon always thought football would a part of his life, but after his sixth concussion left him blind for fifteen minutes, his football career ended abruptly. So, he picked up his guitar which he hadn’t touched since the eighth grade and re-taught himself how to play. Playing open mic nights and working on his songwriting eventually lead to the 2013 release of self-penned, “Forever Girl,” the first song he ever wrote. That release kicked off his music career which has culminated in sold out shows across the country and over 500 million career streams. Jon opened for Luke Bryan on his Farm Tour in 2017, which was a full circle moment having attended as a spectator of the Farm Tour only a few years before in Athens, GA. He was invited to perform on the tour again in 2018 and joined Luke in support of his Sunset Repeat Tour in 2019. Jon signed a publishing deal with Sony ATV, management with KP Entertainment, and is the first artist signed under Luke Bryan’s new Label 32 Bridge Entertainment with EMI Records Nashville. Jon’s debut major label single, “When It Comes To Loving You” reached No. 1 on the all-genre iTunes Chart. His most recent single, “Now You Know”, reached the Top 30 on the radio charts.

KIP MOORE READIES WILD WORLD DELUXE OFFERING AN EXTENDED VERSION OF HIS “VITAL” FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM – AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 12, 2021.

Multi-PLATINUM singer/ songwriter Kip Moore will release WILD WORLD DELUXE on February 12th, 2021. Offering four new tracks, the extended release of Moore’s fourth studio album follows the critical response and fervent fan demand following the release of WILD WORLD earlier this year. Upon its release critics were quick to note how “especially vital; occasionally, even rare” (Esquire) the collection is, as well as praise Moore for “digging deeper than ever before… his most honest music yet” (Entertainment Tonight), as the record has garnered over 165 million streams worldwide. Fans can preorder WILD WORLD DELUXE here

Moore also dropped the first new track on WILD WORLD DELUXE today, “Don’t Go Changing,” and shared the impactful new music video for the song, available to watch here.  Moore shot the gritty video directed by Alex Ferrari at independent music venues across Nashville, TN including The 5 Spot, The End, The Basement, Mercy Lounge and Exit/In as a thought-provoking call to action to fans to help support and donate to Music Venue Alliance Nashville. The organization’s key goal is currently to help independent music venues working to survive during the pandemic, as well as retaining and nurturing the eco-system of Nashville, TN’s beloved music scene. For more information and to donate visit: mvan.org and to join the conversation #Keep615Live.

WILD WORLD DELUXE Official Track List:

1.              “Janie Blu”
(Dan Couch, Kip Moore)

2.              “Southpaw”
(Westin Davis, Kip Moore)

3.              “Fire And Flame”
(Cary Barlowe, Brett James, Kip Moore, Will Weatherly)

4.              “Wild World”
(Josh Miller, Kip Moore)

5.              “Red White Blue Jean American Dream”
(Jimi Bell, Barton Davies, Luke Dick, Philip Lammonds)

6.              “She’s Mine”
(Dan Couch, Kip Moore, Scott Stepakoff)

7.              “Hey Old Lover”
(Dan Couch, Kip Moore)

8.              “Grow On You”
(Blair Daly, Westin Davis, Kip Moore)

9.              “More Than Enough”
(David Garcia, Josh Miller, Kip Moore)

10.            “Sweet Virginia”
(Kip Moore, Manny Medina, Erich Wigdahl)

11.            “South”
(Adam Browder, Dan Couch, Manny Medina, Kip Moore, Dave Nassie, Erich Wigdahl)

12.            “Crazy For You Tonight”
(Blair Daly, Westin Davis, Kip Moore)

13.            “Payin’ Hard”
(Blair Daly, Westin Davis, Kip Moore, Dave Nassie)

14.        “Don’t Go Changing”
(Blair Daly, Westin Davis, Kip Moore )

15.          Midnight Slow Dance
(Dan Couch, Mike Elizondo, Kip Moore)

16.              How High
(Bobby Terry, Luke Dick, Westin Davis, Kip Moore)

17.             Man’s Gotta Do
(Dan Couch, Westin Davis, Kip Moore)

Multi-PLATINUM singer/ songwriter Kip Moore has toured the world headlining his own shows, earning acclaim and a rabid fanbase as an all-in performer in each setting and most recently wrapping 40 sold-out headlining shows in The U.S, The U.K. and Canada. Praised by Noisey as “an uncompromising, genre-defying artist firing on all cylinders” Moore has blazed his own trail. Moore just released his revered fourth studio album with PEOPLE declaring “Wild World is filled with bold signposts about the enigmatic artist, his rebel appetite and his “reckless heart” and spawning his current Top 15 single “She’s Mine.” The current CMA “International Artist Achievement Award” nominee first splashed into the mainstream with the double-PLATINUM “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” in 2012, then followed up with three more best selling No. Ones (“Hey Pretty Girl,” “Beer Money” and “More Girls Like You”), a trio of ambitious, critically-praised albums and two gritty EPs that landed Moore on multiple “Best Of” lists. For more information visit kipmoore.net.
Left photo on 2nd row ID (L-R): Chris Cobb (owner of Exit/In & co-founder of MVAN), Kip Moore

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SAM HUNT PERFORMED HIS NEW SINGLE ON THE TONIGHT SHOW.

Sam Hunt performed “Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90s” for NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week. Check out the performance below.

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BROTHERS OSBORNE SET TO PERFORM ON THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON TONIGHT.

– In support of their new album Skeletons being released on vinyl, EMI Nashville’s Brothers Osborne are set to perform their current Top 25 single “All Night” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight, Thursday October 29.

 

Skeletons features 12 songs all co-written by Brothers Osborne and continues to receive critical acclaim.

 

“Incredible musicianship across this whole record.” – NPR

 

“Brothers Osborne can expect more GRAMMY nominations, and maybe even a win, with the release of their third album.” – Associated Press

 

“A sonic jolt of an album, Skeletons, and its 12 luscious tracks have been custom-built for what the Osbornes do best: blow-the-roof-off-the-joint live performance” – People

 

“an album that could very well turn TJ and John Osborne into unquestionable headliners in the Nashville scene” – Billboard

 

“a fearless country duo that keeps putting it all out there” – The Tennessean

 

Skeletons, is a remarkably engaging country-leaning rock record that shows off what the duo does best” ­- Rolling Stone

 

Skeletons delivers booming vocals on anthemic songs, face-melting guitar licks, and a rowdy good time” – Nashville Lifestyles

 

“a collection of country jams” – Entertainment Tonight

 

 

Earlier this month, John and TJ performed a special album concert experience on a one-of-a-kind LED stage. Fans can re-watch the performance HERE. The singer/songwriter siblings also recently performed the swampy and groovy “Hatin’ Somebody” on ABC’s Good Morning America, watch HERE, and just released a special animated music video for the title track, “Skeletons,” which can be viewed HERE.

 

About Brothers Osborne

Two sons from a working-class family, John and TJ Osborne grew up in a small, Maryland water town writing and playing songs for friends and family in their father’s shed. John moved to Nashville first to play in other bands and two years later, TJ joined him. It was then they formed Brothers Osborne as a duo that blends equal parts country and rock into one of the freshest, most identifiable sounds to come out of Nashville in recent years. The singer/songwriter siblings are three-time CMA Duo of the Year winners in addition to being named ACM Duo of the Year twice. Overall Brothers Osborne have collected four CMA, five ACM trophies and stand as six-time GRAMMY nominees.

 

Brothers Osborne’s debut Gold Certified album PAWN SHOP features three GRAMMY-nominated tracks including the Platinum Certified No. 1 smash hit “Stay A Little Longer,” Top 10 Platinum Certified hit “It Ain’t My Fault,” as well as Top 25 hit “21 Summer.” Their sophomore album, PORT SAINT JOE, was nominated for Best Country Album at the 61st GRAMMY Awards and includes the Top 40 GRAMMY-nominated singles “Shoot Me Straight” as well as “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You).” Brothers Osborne has previously toured with Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and more. In 2019 the duo embarked on a Headlining World Tour which hit over 40 markets including London, Toronto, New York and Los Angeles. The tour also included three sold-out nights at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville which were recorded for their album, Live At The Ryman.

 

Last fall, Brothers Osborne received the ASCAP Vanguard Award which recognizes artists whose innovative work is helping to shape the future of music.

 

Fans can order vinyl copies of Skeletons HERE

 

NEWS AND NOTES: Carrie, Brothers Osborne and more

Carrie Underwood announced three pop-up shops for Calia by Carrie, her activewear line, in Nashville, Santa Monica and Austin. They’ll be open through December 31st.

 

Brothers Osborne are set to perform on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, October 28th.

A Night at the Museum benefitting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum takes place Wednesday night (October 28th) live on youtube.

 

BROTHERS OSBORNE RELEASE AN OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE TITLE TRACK OF THEIR NEW ALBUM, “SKELETONS.”

Brothers Osborne just released the music video for the title track of their new album, Skeletons. The animated video feature John and TJ as…you guessed it — skeletons.

 

 

The guys are flying up the country charts with their latest single, “All Night.”

JON PARDI RELEASES THE FOURTH EPISODE OF HIS “PARDI TIME” SERIES, JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN.

Jon Pardi gets into the Halloween spirit for the new installment of his “Pardi Time” online show. He dons his famous white Elvis Presley jumpsuit and gets into character.

Also in the show, his pal JEremiah goes ghost-hunting, there’s an epic costume party and a date-night with his soon-to-be-bride Summer.

 

 

 

 

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