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JORDAN DAVIS PERFORMS LATEST SINGLE, “WHAT MY WORLD SPINS AROUND,” ON TODAY SHOW.

Jordan Davis performs “What My World Spins Around,” on NBC’s TODAY Show, which he says is a love letter to his wife. Check it out below!

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DIERKS BENTLEY HITS “GOLD” AT COUNTRY RADIO WITH MOST ADDED SONG THIS WEEK.

Dierks Bentley has the most added song at Country Radio today, with more than 80 stations on-board at add date for “Gold.”  Focusing on gratitude, presence and the treasures to be found in the moment that you are in, “Gold” sets the tone for Dierks’ 10th LP, arriving early next year. The song has already become a standout during his current BEERS ON ME TOUR and is available here.

Bentley’s new single showcases why he “is indeed one of Country music’s biggest stars” (TODAY). While he’s long been a Music Row standout for devotion to his roots in classic Country and bluegrass, Bentley has never been so free to infuse his passions into music destined for the competitive commercial Country arena. As part of TODAY’s Hitmaker Series, watch Bentley share the deeper meaning of the track and his chart-topping career here.

“Dierks Bentley returns with a jam session vibe on his latest release, and his raspy vocal gives grit to these lyrics that find the sunshine even amid life’s darkest storms.” – Billboard

“Cranks up the energy in a way that’s calibrated to get beers raised at summer concerts.” – Rolling Stone

“Incorporates familiar Country electric guitar tones with driving riffs, acoustic guitars and a happy, infectious melody for a track that feels like a relatable and readymade hit for Country music audiences.” – CMT

“A life anthem that perfectly melds heart-on-sleeve lyrical candor with an infectiously jaunty melody.” – Taste of Country

“Bentley always releases music that is authentic to him, and ‘Gold’ is no exception…it’s refreshing to hear that someone of Bentley’s stature sings about finding the deeper meaning to life.” – The Nash News

That 10th album landmark speaks to how time has flown in Bentley’s unique, 21st-century career. He landed his first publishing deal in 2001 and released his debut album in 2003, producing an instant No. One single. The years since have revealed a rare consistency that’s fueled longevity – eight more albums that reached the top of the Country sales charts, resulting in 21 No. One songs, 6.4 billion streams, three CMA Awards, 14 GRAMMY® nominations and membership into the Grand Ole Opry. Trendy sounds have ebbed and flowed around him over these two decades, but fans have relied on Bentley for something more nourishing and individual. The new single “Gold” promises a landmark album that will build on that enviable legacy. Fans can currently find Bentley out on his BEERS ON ME TOUR leading into his SEVEN PEAKS MUSIC FESTIVAL over Labor Day Weekend (Sept 2-4) in Villa Grove, CO. He also has created professional endeavors outside of the music with his Flag & Anthem lifestyle collection Desert Son, along with his “Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row” franchise hosting four locations. For more information, visit www.Dierks.com.

PRISCILLA BLOCK GOES “OFF THE DEEP END” WITH NEW SONG – AVAILABLE NOW.

One of Nashville’s brightest new stars, Priscilla Block, is keeping the Block Party going all summer long and she shows no signs of slowing down with the release of her new song, “Off The Deep End,” available now. The upbeat track, written by Block, Martin Johnson and Brandon Paddock, is a call for everyone to embrace their wild side and jump “off the deep end” from time to time.

Listen to “Off The Deep End” HERE

“We had such a blast creating ‘Off the Deep End.’ Hope this one gets you feeling a little wild whether it’s at the bar, at the pool, or you found your Boat Daddy for the summer! Life’s short – sometimes you gotta let your crazy side show!  I’ll be right there with y’all, Off the Deep End!” says Block.

In addition to the track, Block has also released the official lyric video for the single, out now.

 

Priscilla is currently making her way up the country charts with “My Bar.”

Welcome to the Block Party Tour Dates:

8.07     Boots And Hearts Music Festival                  Oro-Medonte, Ontario, CAN

8.19     Parkersburg Homecoming Fest                      Parkersburg, WV

8.22     King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut                              Glasgow, UK

8.24     The Lexington                                                London, UK

8.25     Nashville Meets London Fest                         London, UK

8.26     The Long Road Festival                                 Leicestershire, UK

8.27     The Long Road Festival                                 Leicestershire, UK

8.29    The Workman’s Club                                      Dublin, IRE

9.2       Colorado State Fair                                         Pueblo, CO

9.3       Nebraska State Fair                                        Grand Island, NE

9.4       South Dakota State Fair                                 Huron, SD

9.8       Fantasy Springs Casino                                   Palm Springs, CA

9.10     Kansas State Fair                                            Hutchinson, KS

9.12     Washington County Fair                                Abingdon, VA

9.17     Minnesota State Fair                                       Mankato, MN

9.24     OC Adventure Fest                                         Ocean City, MD

9.25     State Fair of Virginia                                      Doswell, VA

9.29     Landers Center                                               Southaven, MS*

9.30     Von Braun Center                                           Huntsville, AL*

10.1     Ascend Amphitheater                                     Nashville, TN*

10.2     Merriweather Post Pavilion                            Columbia, MD

10.13   Lori’s Roadhouse                                           West Chester Township, OH

10.14   Jergel’s Rhythm Grille                                   Warrendale, PA

10.15   8 Seconds Saloon                                            Indianapolis, IN

10.20   Wooly’s                                                          Des Moines, IA

10.21   Joe’s on Weed St.                                           Chicago, IL

10.22   Elevation at the Intersection                           Grand Rapids, MI

10.26  Rick’s Cafe                                                     Starkville, MS

10.27  Cotton Eyed Joe                                              Knoxville, TN

10.28  Silverados                                                       Black Mountain, NC

10.29   Rome River Jam                                             Rome, GA

11.3     Nashville Palace                                            Nashville, TN

11.11   The Bluestone                                                 Columbus, OH

11.12  Boondocks                                                     Springfield, IL

11.17   The Blue Room                                              Statesboro, GA

11.18   The Blind Horse Saloon                                 Greenville, SC

11.19   Music Farm                                                    Charleston, SC

 

*Supporting Jon Pardi Tour

Tickets for the Welcome to the Block Party World Tour can be found here.

 

Audio / Priscilla Block talks about the song "Off The Deep End."

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Priscilla Block (Off The Deep End) OC: …summer up. :10

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NEWS AND NOTES: Jordan Davis, Jon Pardi

Jordan Davis will perform his latest song “What My World Spins Around” on NBC’s The TODAY Show on Tuesday (August 9th).

Jon Pardi will perform his latest smash “Last Night Lonely” on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (August 9th).

VINCE GILL WILL BE HONORED WITH “CMT GIANTS: VINCE GILL” NEXT MONTH.

CMT announced “CMT GIANTS: Vince Gill,” an all-new 90-minute special celebrating the extraordinary career and music of country music titan Vince Gill. The star-packed event premieres Friday, September 16th at 9p/8c exclusively on CMT.

“CMT GIANTS: Vince Gill” brings together Gill’s superstar friends, collaborators and some of the biggest names in music to honor him with performances of his most legendary hits, including Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Cody Johnson, Luke Combs, Maren Morris and Ricky Skaggs, with more to be announced. Emmylou Harris, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Rodney Crowell and Sting will also appear as special guests to share personal stories, reflect on their time working with Gill and speak to his forever impact on country music. The special will additionally feature an all-new sit down interview with Gill as he reflects personally on his career, his classic songwriting, musical influences and his future plans, all blended alongside rare photos, performance footage and interviews from the vault.

CMT’s new music special will mark the first-ever televised performance from Belmont University’s new Fisher Center for the Performing Arts in Nashville.

TRAVIS DENNING NEW EP, “MIGHT AS WELL BE ME”, OUT NOW!

Travis Denning today releases his six-song EP, MIGHT AS WELL BE ME, available HERE. The project is crafted for the stage with all of Denning’s hard-charging energy and mischief-making signatures intact, but it also captures an artist maturing.

Travis will be celebrating the release of his brand new EP Might As Well Be Me at Ole Red in Nashville on Monday Night (August 8th) at 6pm. Fans can attend in person or join the party through the livestream here.

The EP will also feature Denning’s new song,“Buy A Girl A Drink,” available HERE. Co-written by Denning with Jeremy Stover, Paul DiGiovanni and Chase McGill, the candlelit confession features Denning’s most tender lyricism to date.

Denning shared his excitement, explaining,“I’m really proud of each and every song on the EP. It’s exciting to have the project out in the world and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

IT MIGHT AS WELL BE ME will also include the previously released track “She’s On It,” a thoughtful track that contemplates a mistake that can’t be fixed. On “Don’t Give a Truck,” Denning’s playful personality doesn’t just lead the party, it helps drop some heartfelt wisdom with a pure country turn of phrase. With the nostalgia-tinged “River Named Mississippi,” Denning is in all new territory. “Red Round Here,” is a rollicking roadhouse banger and the serene “If You Need Anything Down Here” finds Denning pledging undying support to a fallen friend.
MIGHT AS WELL BE ME Official Tracklist:

1. Red Round Here
2. River Named Mississippi
3. Buy A Girl A Drink
4. Don’t Give A Truck
5. She’s On It
6. If You Need Anything Down Here

A native of Warner Robins, Georgia, singer/songwriter and Mercury Nashville recording artist Travis Denning celebrated his first No. One and recently certified PLATINUM single with the “shadowy” (Rolling Stone) “After A Few.” Accelerating his ascend from a chart-topping single, the song was taken from his debut EP BEER’S BETTER COLD that debuted in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Country Albums chart. Denning first made waves with the release of his Top 40 debut single “David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs.” Denning has previously headlined his own “Heartbeat Of A Small Town Tour,” toured with Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Alan Jackson, Riley Green and is currently out on the road this summer with Dierks Bentley and will join Jake Owen this fall. With over 500 million streams worldwide, Denning has been spotlighted for his head-turning sound and was previously selected as one of CRS New Faces, an Opry NextStage recipient and a CMA KixStart Artist, as he makes his mark within the industry. For more information, visit travisdenning.com.

 

Audio / Travis Denning talks about the song "Buy A Girl A Drink," which is on his new EP, Might As Well Be Me.

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Travis Denning (Buy A Girl A Drink) 1 OC: …we did. :37
“We wrote this song and ‘Buy a Girl a Drink’ and obviously it was easy to spill out on a
page because it’s my life with my fiancee and Chase McGill with his wife and Paul and Jeremy
the co-writers, we were all able to tap into that. I think we did it in the most guy-way possible.
Sometimes it’s really tough to sit there and spill it out, but when you start talking about buying a
girl a drink and where it can take you, we can all look back on our relationships and see every
little spot and every little cornerstone that got us to where we are and that’s what we did.”

Audio / LINER Travis Denning (available now)

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PARKER McCOLLUM RELEASES HIS NEW SINGLE, “HANDLE ON YOU.”

One of Nashville’s brightest new stars, Parker McCollum, has released his latest single, “Handle On You,” available now. Written by Parker and Monty Criswell, the woeful track about reeling from a doomed relationship captures the all-too relatable emotions of grappling with trying to let go of someone you loved.

“‘Handle On You’ is a song I wrote with my buddy Monty Criswell before Hallie and I were back together, and I was really going through it and I was drinking quite a bit and staying up all night trying to write sad country songs,” says Parker. “I wasn’t really writing anything at the time and woke up real late one day and Monty came over and he had this title called ‘Handle On You,’ and I said, ‘Man, I’ve kind of been trying to get a handle on her,’ and I was really kind of living that at the time. It’s a super honest song, and it really means a lot to me when I listen to it and think back on that time on what I was going through. You know, I was drinking to try to get out of a bad spot which is never gonna work, but I don’t regret it at all because we wrote ‘Handle On You’ from literally living exactly what that song’s about.”

The song is the follow-up to his two chart-topping hits, “Pretty Heart” and “To Be Loved By You.”

Recently, McCollum made another childhood dream come true by opening for Country music legend, George Strait, at his show in Kansas City, MO on July 30th. Alongside Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town, McCollum fired up the crowd for one unforgettable show with “The King” of Country.

Since exploding onto the Country music scene in 2020 with his critically acclaimed and top-selling debut Country EP of the year, Hollywood Gold EP, McCollum has achieved two #1 singles (the Double-Platinum selling, “Pretty Heart,” and its follow-up single, “To Be Loved By You,”) made his Grand Ole Opry debut, broke records at the iconic Texas venue Whitewater Amphitheater – selling out a three-night engagement, performed for a sold-out crowd for his debut at RODEOHOUSTON and earned his first ACM Award for New Male Artist of the Year and his first CMT Award for “Breakthrough Video of the Year.”

Audio / Parker McCollum talks about his new single, "Handle On You."

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Parker McCollum (Handle On You) OC: …song’s about. :53
“‘Handle On You’ is a song I wrote with my buddy Monty Criswell before Hallie and I were back together, and I was really going through it and I was drinking quite a bit and staying up all night trying to write sad country songs. I wasn’t really writing anything at the time and woke up real late one day and Monty came over and he had this title called ‘Handle On You,’ and I said, ‘Man, I’ve kind of been trying to get a handle on her,’ and I was really kind of living that at the time. It’s a super honest song, and it really means a lot to me when I listen to it and think back on that time on what I was going through. You know, I was drinking to try to get out of a bad spot which is never gonna work, but I don’t regret it at all because we wrote ‘Handle On You’ from literally living exactly what that song’s about.”

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD IS BACK AS THE VOICE FOR THE OPENING FOR SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.

Carrie Underwood will mark 10 consecutive years of starring in the Sunday Night Football open.

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“I love being the voice of Sunday Night Football because I grew up watching football…from birth,” says Carrie. “I’m from Oklahoma – we’re a football state. It’s just a part of the country that everybody has their teams and there’s such an energy about it. We would drive down to Dallas and watch the Cowboys play whenever we could. There’s just something about being at a live sporting event or watching it on TV. You have your favorites. They have their rivals. There’s an excitement to it that really, it’s unlike anything else, so being a small part of that is absolutely amazing. It’s been so wonderful working with everybody at SNF, and I count myself very lucky and very blessed that I get to be a small part of something that I’ve loved my whole life.”

 

Audio / CARRIE UNDERWOOD TALKS ABOUT BEING A PART OF SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.

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Carrie Underwood (loves being a part of SNF) OC: …my whole life. :54
“I love being the voice of Sunday Night Football because I grew up watching football…from birth. I’m from Oklahoma – we’re a football state. It’s just a part of the country that everybody has their teams and there’s such an energy about it. We would drive down to Dallas and watch the Cowboys play whenever we could. There’s just something about being at a live sporting event or watching it on TV. You have your favorites. They have their rivals. There’s an excitement to it that really, it’s unlike anything else, so being a small part of that is absolutely amazing. It’s been so wonderful working with everybody at SNF, and I count myself very lucky and very blessed that I get to be a small part of something that I’ve loved my whole life.”

KEITH URBAN DROPS IN ON HARDY TO PERFORM DURING WHISKEY JAM.

Keith Urban stopped by Whiskey Jam in Nashville to perform with Hardy and Hillary Lindsey on their song, “No Place Like Hometown,” which is featured on Hardy’s 2019 Hixtape.

 

 

Keith is making his way up the country charts with his latest single, “Brown Eyes Baby.”

CARRIE UNDERWOOD PREPS FOR HER UPCOMING TOUR.

Carrie Underwood will return to the road this fall with The Denim and Rhinestones Tour. She’s set to kick off the trek, featuring Jimmie Allen, October 15th in Greenville, South Carolina, making stops in 43 U.S. cities including New York’s Madison Square Garden, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, and L.A.’s Crypto.com Arena before concluding in Seattle, Washington March 17th.

The global superstar is already preparing for the upcoming tour. “There’s so much work that goes into putting on a tour,” says Carrie. “Obviously, putting the stage design, set design, all the production, lighting, all of that stuff. There’s tons of things to look through, videos to look through, and approving things and making sure each song will be looking like how they sound. And then for me, I want to make sure I’m at the top of my game, so definitely want to up the cardio and workouts and things like that, wardrobe, all of those things. There’s a lot that goes into putting it all together, and we are well on our way.”

Carrie is climbing the country charts with her latest single, “Ghost Story,” from her new album, Denim & Rhinestones.

 

Audio / Carrie Underwood is already making preparations for her upcoming tour.

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Carrie Underwood (prepping for tour) OC: …on our way. :35
“There’s so much work that goes into putting on a tour. Obviously, putting the stage design, set design, all the production, lighting, all of that stuff. There’s tons of things to look through, videos to look through, and approving things and making sure each song will be looking like how they sound. And then for me, I want to make sure I’m at the top of my game, so definitely want to up the cardio and workouts and things like that, wardrobe, all of those things. There’s a lot that goes into putting it all together, and we are well on our way.”

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