• Darius Rucker Beers and Sunshine
  • Little Big Town Wine, Beer, Whiskey
  • Gary Allan Waste of a Whiskey Drink
  • Dierks Bentley Gone
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Bryan Down to One
  • Brothers Osborne All Night
  • Mickey Guyton Heaven Down Here
  • Taylor Swift no body, no crime
  • Jon Pardi Tequila Little Time

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ADAM HAMBRICK RELEASES ACOUSTIC VIDEO FOR HIS SONG, “DO THE MATH.”

CAYLEE HAMMACK USED A FAKE ID TO GET INTO BARS WHEN SHE WAS A TEENAGER JUST SO SHE COULD PERFORM.

Caylee Hammack is a natural born singer, songwriter and performer. She started playing live wherever she could when she was only 13-years-old. It proved a bit tough when she was playing in bars, though, but she eventually got a fake ID…with her dad’s approval.

“From 13 to 19, I played all over the Southeast, whether it was in a church, a honkytonk, a bike rally, a coffee shop – anywhere that I could be singing, I was,” says Caylee. “So, at 13, I started playing in a bar in my hometown where my dad would have to come in. I nicknamed my dad ‘Big Daddy Security,’ cause he’d have to come in to all my shows if I was to play until I got a fake ID saying I was 18 in the state of Georgia, so I could play all these gigs and my dad didn’t have to go. He knows I got it, because I was hell-bent on getting some of these gigs and in the state of Georgia, you have to be 18 years of age or older. And at that age when I got the fake ID I was 16. And I told him, I said, ‘Well, what about this—what if I get a fake ID that says I’m only 19 or 20 years old, so you know I’m not drinking, but at least I’m getting to do my job.’ And he was like, ‘Okay.’”

Caylee is currently making her way up the country charts with “Just Friends.”

Audio / Caylee Hammack talks about performing everywhere she could when she was a teen growing up in Georgia.

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Caylee Hammack (started playing live at 13) OC: …don’t hide much. :48
“From 13 to 19, I played all over the Southeast, whether it was in a church, a honkytonk, a bike rally, a coffee shop – anywhere I could be singing, I was. So, at 13, I started playing in a bar in my hometown where my dad would have to come in. I nicknamed my dad ‘Big Daddy Security,’ cause he’d have to come in to all my shows if I was to play until I got a fake ID saying I was 18 in the state of Georgia, so I could play all these gigs and my dad didn’t have to go. He knows I got it, because I was hell-bent on getting some of these gigs and in the state of Georgia, you have to be 18 years of age or older. And at that age when I got the fake ID I was 16. And I told him, I said, ‘Well, what about this—what if I get a fake ID that says I’m only 19 or 20 years old, so you know I’m not drinking, but at least I’m getting to do my job.’ And he was like, ‘Okay.’ I’m very honest with my family. I don’t hide much.”

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NEWS AND NOTES: Parker, Carrie, Brandon

Parker McCollum will release the official music video for his new single, “To Be Loved By You” on Thursday (January 14th) at Noon on VEVO.

Carrie Underwood appeared on the Drew Barrymore Show on Tuesday (January 12th) and talked about her Christmas album, My Gift, organization, her book Find Your Path and much more.

Brandon Lay has released an acoustic video for his song, “Startin’ Young.” Check it out below.

 

GARY ALLAN TAKES FANS BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF HIS NEW VIDEO FOR “WASTE OF A WHISKEY DRINK.”

Gary Allan is taking fans behind-the-scenes of his latest music video for “Waste of a Whiskey Drink.” Check it out below.

 

 

PARKER McCOLLUM RELEASES NEW SINGLE, “TO BE LOVED BY YOU.”

 

Parker McCollum has released his new single, “To Be Loved By You,” the follow-up to his recent No. 1 gold-certified hit “Pretty Heart.”

The song, which was released to fans on New Year’s, was written by Parker and hit singer-songwriter Rhett Akins. The Texas native says the tempo of the song changed once he hit the studio with producer Jon Randall (Dierks Bentley).

“Recording ‘To Be Loved By You” was really a unique kind of experience,” says Parker. “It was a song I think that when I wrote it with my buddy Rhett Akins, we kind of, we didn’t put a lot of energy into it. It was more of a kind of slow, balled-y song, and we got in the studio, I was with Jon Randall, and I said, ‘Man, what if we just push the limits on this one and kinda just see how far we can push the envelope here?’ It’s crazy to see how well it turned out, and it’s such a rockin’ tune and we’re stoked about it.”

Parker is set to make his Grand Ole Opry debut February 6th.

 

Audio / Parker McCollum talks about writing and recording his new single, "To Be Loved By You."

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Parker McCollum (To Be Loved By You) OC: …stoked about it. :28
“Recording ‘To Be Loved By You” was really a unique kind of experience. It was a song I think that when I wrote it with my buddy Rhett Akins, we kind of, we didn’t put a lot of energy into it. It was more of a kind of slow, balled-y song, and we got in the studio, I was with Jon Randall, and I said, ‘Man, what if we just push the limits on this one and kinda just see how far we can push the envelope here?’ It’s crazy to see how well it turned out, and it’s such a rockin’ tune and we’re stoked about it.”

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TAYLOR SWIFT’S LATEST, “no body, no crime,” IS BASED ON HER FASCINATION OF TRUE CRIME DRAMAS.

Taylor Swift has released her new single, “no body, no crime,” to country radio. She solely wrote the song, which appears on her new multi-week No. 1 album, evermore. The tune follows the story of “Este,” who confronts her cheating husband. She then goes missing and it is presumed by the narrator that she was murdered by her husband. Without a body, the husband cannot be tried for murder, however, Este’s friend (narrator) takes it upon herself to kill the husband, ultimately framing the mistress.

Taylor says the song is based on her fascination of true crime dramas. “Writing ‘no body, no crime’ I think was directly based on my love of true crime podcasts and Dateline type programs,” says Taylor. “Also, I just kind of got this melody in my head and I thought about my friend, Este. I’ve always thought her name was so cool, and so it all kind of came together as this sort of murder mystery type revenge plot. I asked my friend if I could use her name as the lead character, and she agreed, and then it hit me that it would be so cool if HAIM would sing on the song – Este’s band that she’s in with her sisters, Danielle and Alana. And so, it just turned into this very fun mission to create a true crime revenge song.”

Taylor’s evermore is enjoying its third nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Album Chart. A deluxe edition of the collection was released last week and features two bonus tracks, “right where you left me” and “it’s time to go.”

Audio / TAYLOR SWIFT'S NEW COUNTRY SINGLE, "no body, no crime," IS BASED ON HER LOVE OF TRUE CRIME PROGRAMS.

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Taylor Swift (no body, no crime) OC: …true crime revenge song. :46
“Writing ‘no body, no crime’ I think was directly based on my love of true crime podcasts and Dateline type programs. Also, I just kind of got this melody in my head and I thought about my friend, Este. I’ve always thought her name was so cool, and so it all kind of came together as this sort of murder mystery type revenge plot. I asked my friend if I could use her name as the lead character, and she agreed, and then it hit me that it would be so cool if HAIM would sing on the song – Este’s band that she’s in with her sisters, Danielle and Alana. And so, it just turned into this very fun mission to create a true crime revenge song.”

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD EXPANDS HER GROWING HEALTH AND WELLNESS PORTFOLIO WITH A NEW EQUITY PARTNERSHIP WITH BODYARMOR LYTE SPORTS DRINK.

BODYARMOR LYTE Sports Drink announced a new equity partnership with 7-time Grammy Award-winning superstar, Carrie Underwood. Best known for relationships with top athletes including Naomi Osaka, Megan Rapinoe and Dustin Johnson, the fastest-growing sports drink brand has now added a world-class musical artist to its roster by welcoming Underwood and her expanding fitness and lifestyle portfolio to the BODYARMOR team.

The decision to team up with Underwood was strategic in nature, as the brand comes off an unprecedented milestone year. An extension of BODYARMOR Sports Drink, BODYARMOR LYTE offers a low calorie, no sugar added premium sports drink option with potassium-packed electrolytes, antioxidants and coconut water. The brand knows that consumers, beyond athletes, are looking for better-for-you options when it comes to sports drinks, as health and wellness trends continue to rise. And if you know anything about Carrie Underwood, you know that the better-for-you mindset matters to her, too.

As an entrepreneur, Underwood will celebrate the 6th anniversary this year as founder and lead designer of her fitness and lifestyle brand, CALIA by Carrie Underwood, which is the second-highest selling women’s brand within Dick’s Sporting Goods.  In 2020, she continued to turn her passion for health and wellness into a growing business empire with the launch of her fitness app, fit52, and publication of her New York Times bestselling book, FIND YOUR PATH: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life, in which she shares her belief that fitness is a lifelong journey, providing a common-sense approach to staying active, eating well, and looking as beautiful as you feel, 52 weeks a year.  Her partnership with BODYARMOR LYTE, aligns perfectly with her personal mission to ensure that health and wellness is at the forefront of everything she does.

“Partnering with BODYARMOR LYTE was a natural evolution for me, from a personal and professional standpoint,” said Underwood.  “I’m a firm believer that what you put into your body matters, so the fact BODYARMOR LYTE is made with no artificial flavors, sweeteners and no colors from artificial sources, is important to me.  BODYARMOR LYTE has everything that my body needs to recharge and keep me hydrated throughout my day and everything I do.  While music will always be my first love and priority, I’m so fortunate to have been able to build my passion for health and fitness into a business model and personal brand I can stand behind and be proud of. This partnership is an important next step for me and the community I am building, which goes far beyond endorsing a brand.”

To kick off the partnership, Underwood stars in a national television campaign, another first for the BODYARMOR LYTE brand. Underwood will also appear in advertising for BODYARMOR SportWater, a premium water with a performance pH9+. In the BODYARMOR LYTE campaign, Underwood is positioned alongside basketball superstar and veteran brand partner, James Harden. The spot can be viewed in full here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePqew7J4Euk&feature=youtu.be

“BODYARMOR Sports Drink continues to resonate with consumers who are looking for healthier hydration,” said Mike Repole, Co-Founder and Chairman, BODYARMOR. “Carrie Underwood is an incredible artist and entrepreneur and hydration plays an important role in her daily lifestyle, which is why BODYARMOR LYTE works so well for her. We couldn’t be more excited to have Carrie as part of the team to help us continue to build BODYARMOR’s awareness and momentum.”

BODYARMOR is a premium sports drink with potassium-packed electrolytes, vitamins and coconut water and is made with no artificial flavors, sweeteners and no colors from artificial sources. BODYARMOR LYTE is the low-calorie, low sugar and naturally sweetened offering from BODYARMOR Sports Drink, and is available in five flavors. Consumer demand for a better-for-you sports drink has made BODYARMOR the number three sports drink in the U.S. and it has been the hydration option of choice for many professional athletes and millions of high school and college athletes since its launch in 2011.

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PRISCILLA BLOCK FEELS EVERY EMOTION LISTENING TO COUNTRY MUSIC.

Priscilla Block is as real as it gets, and that realness slices right through when listening to her songs of life, love, lost love, heartbreak, body parts (“Thick Thighs”) and her everyday experiences (“PMS”). The newcomer was discovered when she hit No. 1 on iTunes with her now country single, “Just About Over You,” which she originally posted on Tik Tok. The tune, which is based on a true story of running into her ex at a local Nashville watering hole, was really championed by her followers and fans on the social platform. You can also catch her on Tik Tok singing country songs from some of her favorite country artists.

She says listening to country music makes her feel ALL the emotions. ““Listening to country music makes me feel every emotion in the world, whether I’m sad or happy. I remember the first time I heard ‘Stupid Boy,’ and there was just something about that song that moved me completely. This is why I write country music.”

“Just About Over You” is currently climbing the country charts.

Audio / Priscilla Block talks about what she feels when listening to country music.

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“Listening to country music makes me feel every emotion in the world, whether I’m sad or happy. I remember the first time I heard ‘Stupid Boy,’ and there was just something about that song that moved me completely. This is why I write country music.”

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TAYLOR SWIFT WANTED TO CONTINUE MAKING MUSIC WITH NEW ALBUM, evermore.

Taylor Swift has been in such a creative and prolific mode, dropping not one, but two albums (folklore, evermore) in 2020, surprising her legion of fans with new music.

She says of the reason she released her second album, evermore (which she calls the sister to folklore) so close to the release of the first was because she didn’t want to stop writing and recording songs.

“To put some context behind why this album has come out so quickly – we just never really stopped writing songs. I mean folklore came out, but Aaron (Dessner) and Jack (Attonoff) and William Bowrey and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and I just kept on writing. We never really paused. I think we did that because it was so much fun to create, and this time is such a wild, ridiculous year, and I think we needed to create things. We didn’t really know what for,” says Taylor. “Pretty soon it became evident that this was another album, and it came together in almost the same amount of time that folklore did. So, yeah, I’ve never put out an album this quickly in succession after a brand new album, but then again I’ve never had a concept like this come to me before where I wanted to continue exploring even after an album was released. I didn’t want to move on to something else, I just wanted to keep on digging. So, evermore is out, I think it’s four-and-a-half months after folklore came out, but this is a year where I threw out a lot of rules that I used to have in my head – ‘Oh, you only put out an album once every so often’ – whatever, like I think we need music. I think I want to connect to my fans. This is stuff that I’ve written, and I’m so, so proud of it. So, I figured I’d just put it out.”

Taylor has released “no body, no crime” from her multi-week No. 1 album, evermore, to country radio.

Audio / Taylor Swift explains why she released her new album, evermore, just four-and-a-half months after releasing folklore.

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Taylor Swift (concept behind context) OC: … put it out, you know? 1:13
“So, to put some context behind why this album has come out so quickly – we just never really stopped writing songs. I mean folklore came out, but Aaron (Dessner) and Jack (Attonoff) and William Bowrey and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and I just kept on writing. We never really paused. I think we did that because it was so much fun to create, and this time is such a wild, ridiculous year, and I think we needed to create things. We didn’t really know what for. Pretty soon it became evident that this was another album, and it came together in almost the same amount of time that folklore did. So, yeah, I’ve never put out an album this quickly in succession after a brand new album, but then again I’ve never had a concept like this come to me before where I wanted to continue exploring even after an album was released. I didn’t want to move on to something else, I just wanted to keep on digging. So, evermore is out, I think it’s four-and-a-half months after folklore came out, but this is a year where I threw out a lot of rules that I used to have in my head – ‘Oh, you only put out an album once every so often’ – whatever, like I think we need music. I think I want to connect to my fans. This is stuff that I’ve written, and I’m so, so proud of it. So, I figured I’d just put it out, you know?”

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KEITH URBAN AND LITTLE BIG TOWN JOIN BARRY GIBB ON HIS NEW ALBUM, GREENFIELDS, OUT FRIDAY.

Barry Gibb will release his anticipated new album, GREENFIELDS: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1 on Friday (January 8th) on Capitol Records. The 12-song collection, produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton), features collaborations with Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Dolly Parton, Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Alison Krauss, Jason Isbell, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Brandi Carlile, Olivia Newton-John, Tommy Emmanuel and many more.

“From the first day we stepped into RCA Studios in Nashville (the very place where Elvis, Willie, Waylon, Roy, the Everly Brothers and so many other legends made their magic) the album took on a life of its own,” says Barry of GREENFIELDS. “I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to work with Dave and all the artists who stopped by. They were all incredibly generous with their time and talent. They inspired me more than words can express. I feel deep down that Maurice and Robin would have loved this album for different reasons. I wish we could have all been together to do it…but I think we were.”

Keith joined Sir Barry Gibb on the Bee Gees’ 1968 hit “I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You,” while the members of Little Big Town lend their voices to “Lonely Days,” as well as to the iconic “How Deep Is Your Love,” along with guitarist Tommy Emmanuel.

In addition to the new album, Gibb is the subject of an acclaimed new documentary, The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, directed by Frank Marshall and out now on HBO Max.

GREENFIELDS: THE GIBB BROTHERS SONGBOOK, VOL. 1 TRACK LIST

  1. “I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You” with Keith Urban
    2. “Words of a Fool” with Jason Isbell
    3. “Run to Me” with Brandi Carlile
    4. “Too Much Heaven” with Alison Krauss
    5. “Lonely Days” with Little Big Town
    6. “Words” with Dolly Parton
    7. “Jive Talkin’” with Miranda Lambert, Jay Buchanan
    8. “How Deep Is Your Love” with Tommy Emanuel, Little Big Town
    9. “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” with Sheryl Crow
    10. “To Love Somebody” with Jay Buchanan
    11. “Rest Your Love On Me” with Olivia Newton-John
    12. “Butterfly” with Gillian Welch, David Rawlings

 

Audio / Barry Gibb intros Greenfields, his new album featuring several country collaborators.

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Audio / Barry Gibb says he's a collaborator, singer, songwriter, country artist, etc.

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Audio / Barry Gibb says the Bee Gees songs always had some country music influence, among other influences.

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