• Brothers Osborne Nobody's Nobody
  • Chris Stapleton White Horse
  • Josh Ross Trouble
  • Dierks Bentley Something Real
  • Dalton Dover Giving Up On That
  • Parker McCollum Burn It Down
  • Kassi Ashton Drive You Out Of My Mind


NEWS AND NOTES: Chris Stapleton, Brothers Osborne, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Josh Ross

Chris Stapleton is ready for some football — Monday Night Football, to be exact. He reimagines Phil Collins’ iconic song, “In The Air Tonight,” along with rapper/entertainment mogul Snoop Dogg and world-renowned drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, as the new opening song and music video for ESPN’s Monday Night Football. The new song and video will premiere tonight (September 18th) prior to Monday Night Football’s “Two Games, One Night” special presentation for both games (Saints at Panthers, 7:15pm ET on ESPN) and (Browns at Steelers, 8:15pm on ABC) and will continue to lead into all Monday Night Football games, ESPN’s Week 18 Saturday Doubleheader, Super Wild Card and its first Divisional playoff game.



Brothers Osborne have released the official music video for their latest Top 25 single, “Nobody’s Nobody.” The song, which they co-wrote with producer Mike Elizondo and Kendell Marvel, is on their new self-titled album.


We are just one week away from the premiere of Season 24 of NBC’s The Voice with Reba McEntire taking over the coach’s red chair from Blake Shelton. A new promo was just released for the new season, featuring all four coaches — Reba, Gwen Stefani, John Legend and Niall Horan. Season 24 has a two-night premiere on Monday (September 25th) and Tuesday (September 26th) at 8pm ET/7pm CT.

Monday, September 25 at 8/7c and Tuesday September 26 at 8/7c


Carrie Underwood‘s Carrie’s Country on SiriusXM (Channel 60) is showcasing a special episode of Carrie’s Countdown to celebrate the release of Denim & Rhinestones Deluxe Edition, which comes out Friday. The episode premiere’s Monday (September 18th) at 3pm ET and will repeat every day this week through Saturday (September 23rd) and include Monday, September 25th).


After picking up the CCMA Award for Breakthrough Artist or Group of the Year, Josh Ross has announced his first headlining tour, The Trouble Tour, kicking off early next year. He’s still on the road with Nickelback through October 5th.




In case you missed it, Carrie Underwood took over NBC’s TODAY with live performances on September 14, to celebrate her Denim & Rhinestones (Deluxe Edition) release on September 22.  Carrie thrilled the audience on the Plaza, filled with fans from across the country, with performances of a mix of classic hits and tracks from the new album:

Carrie Underwood TODAY Show performances – WATCH HERE

Carrie and the TODAY anchors also announced a donation to Tunnel To Towers of over $420,000 raised by her fans who her recent 43-city arena tour, THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR. Representing $1 from each ticket sold on the tour, the donation will go directly towards supporting America’s heroes and their families. Born from the tragedy of 9/11, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation carries out its mission to “do good,” by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building specially adapted smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders. Tunnel to Towers is also committed to eradicating veteran homelessness and helping America Never Forget September 11, 2001.

She also recently shared a new trailer for the deluxe release, which includes some never-before-seen footage of the creation of Denim & Rhinestones.


Maddie & Tae are sharing the brand-new track, “Heart They Didn’t Break,” which goes for adds on Monday (September 18th). The song’s lyrics tell a story of true friendship in times of heartbreak, as the pair take turns on lead vocals and weave in their signature harmonies. Written by Benjy Davis, Anna Vaus and Ryan Beaver, the song is produced by Corey Crowder.

After hearing “Heart They Didn’t Break” for the first time, Tae knew the song fit them perfectly. “It did smack us right in the face the first time we heard it,” she recalls. “We were in like a pitch-meeting kind of style room, and they played it, and as soon as the hook hit – ‘friends that are there to fix the heart they didn’t break’ – Maddie and I looked at each other like, ‘Ohhhhh, that’s us! That’s you for me and that’s me for you! How have we not thought of this before?’ But at that time, we weren’t actively cutting. So, it was something that hit home for us, but didn’t go in the studio right away to cut it. But whenever we had started talking about songs for this next project and kind of what we were lacking, I texted our publisher and I was like, ‘What is that friendship song? I can’t remember the name. I just know it’s a friendship song and we need it.’ And then we went in the studio, and I was like, ‘How about I take the second verse?’ And it just kind of all happened so organically and meant to be, for sure.”

Tae has been doing the media rounds herself, as her duo partner, Maddie Font, gave birth to son Forrest Henry on September 9th.

The pair have notched another CMA Duo of the Year nomination, and they are set to perform at Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California in April 2024.

Audio / Taylor Kerr of Maddie & Tae talks about hearing "the friendship song," "Heart They Didn't Break," for the first time.


Maddie & Tae (HTDB friendship song) OC: …to be, for sure. :
TAE: “It did smack us right in the face the first time we heard it. We were in like a pitch-meeting kind of style room, and they played it, and as soon as the hook hit – ‘friends that are there to fix the heart they didn’t break’ – Maddie and I looked at each other like, ‘Ohhhhh, that’s us! That’s you for me and that’s me for you! How have we not thought of this before?’ But at that time, we weren’t actively cutting. So, it was something that hit home for us, but didn’t go in the studio right away to cut it. But whenever we had started talking about songs for this next project and kind of what we were lacking, I texted our publisher and I was like, ‘What is that friendship song? I can’t remember the name. I just know it’s a friendship song and we need it.’ And then we went in the studio, and I was like, ‘How about I take the second verse?’ And it just kind of all happened so organically and meant to be, for sure.”

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Three-time GRAMMY Award-winner Darius Rucker is once again captivating audiences with what Billboard praises as “one of the most distinctive voices of country’s modern era” as he further previews his highly anticipated new album, Carolyn’s Boy, with today’s release of feel-good song “Southern Comfort.” Listen HERE and preorder the album out Oct. 6 HERE.

Written by Chris LaCorte (“Ain’t That Some,” “Blue Tacoma”), Matt Rogers (“‘Til You Can’t,” “Freedom Was a Highway”) and Josh Osborne (“Never Wanted to Be That Girl,” “Body Like a Back Road”), the heartfelt homage to the South captures the essence of a region deeply rooted in tradition, hospitality and the joy of shared moments:


        That gentle breeze makes me think I’m three sheets to the wind 

        When the fireflies light me up right makes the whole world spin 

        If sunsets were like whiskey, man, I’d be seeing double 

        Ain’t nothing in this bottle gets me drunk as Southern Comfort


Today’s release joins current single “Fires Don’t Start Themselves” as well as No. 1 hit “Beers And Sunshine,” recent release “Have A Good Time” in previewing his first solo project in six years, Carolyn’s Boy, named for his late mother as an “homage to the greatest woman I’ve ever known.”

Having shared the new music with fans across the country all summer on his Starting Fires Tour, Rucker is gearing up to take his wide-ranging catalog of hits across the pond with a recently announced run of U.K. and Ireland tour dates in early 2024. Tickets to the following shows are on sale now via DariusRucker.com:


        April 27, 2024                 Manchester  ||  O2 Apollo

        April 28, 2024                 Newcastle  ||  O2 City Hall

        April 30, 2024                 Birmingham  ||  O2 Academy

        May 1, 2024                    Bristol  ||  Beacon

        May 3, 2024                    London  ||  Eventim Apollo

        May 5, 2024                    Leeds  ||  O2 Academy

        May 6, 2024                    Glasgow  ||  O2 Academy

        May 9, 2024                    Dublin  ||  Olympia Theatre

        May 11, 2024                  Belfast  ||  Waterfront Hall

Rucker will also celebrate the release of his new album during the second year of his personally curated Riverfront Revival Music Festival set for Oct. 7-8 in his hometown of Charleston, S.C. In addition to Rucker himself, fans will be treated to performances by Turnpike Troubadours, Lainey Wilson, Band of Horses and more. View the full lineup and daily schedule HERE. Limited tickets remain at RiverfrontRevival.com.


For more information on all things Darius Rucker, visit DariusRucker.com and follow on social media @DariusRucker.


Carolyn’s Boy Track List:

Lyrics & label copy available HERE (songwriters in parentheses)

  1. Beers And Sunshine (Darius Rucker, JT Harding, Josh Osborne, Ross Copperman)
  2. In This Together (Darius Rucker, Derek George, Bobby Hamrick, Joy Williams)
  3. Never Been Over (Darius Rucker, Lee Thomas Miller, John Osborne)
  4. Fires Don’t Start Themselves (Ben Hayslip, Jacob Rice, Dan Isbell)
  5. Ol’ Church Hymn feat. Chapel Hart (Darius Rucker, Greylan James, Ben Hayslip, Josh Miller)
  6. 7 Days (Darius Rucker, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, Charles Kelley)
  7. Same Beer Different Problem (Darius Rucker, Tofer Brown, Sarah Buxton, Brad Tursi)
  8. Sara (Darius Rucker, Joel Crouse, Kyle Rife, Ed Sheeran)
  9. Have A Good Time (Darius Rucker, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Bobby Hamrick)
  10. Sure Would Have Loved Her (Darius Rucker, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey)
  11. Southern Comfort (Chris LaCorte, Matt Rogers, Josh Osborne)
  12. 3am in Carolina (Darius Rucker, Ross Copperman, Michael Hardy)
  13. Lift Me Up (Temilade Openiyi, Robyn Fenty, Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Goransson)
  14. Stargazing (Darius Rucker, Brinley Addington, Jess Cayne, Matt Morrisey)

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MCA Nashville artist Kassi Ashton releases a sultry Dark Room Edition of her Top 40 tune “Drive You Out Of My Mind.” Written by Ashton with Travis Wood and Todd Clark, “Drive You Out of My Mind” has made waves as MusicRow notes, “Ashton rocks out on this hit-the-road, tempestuous tempo tune,” and Country Now says, “The Missouri native strikes a match with her hard-hitting vocals and mood-boosting melody.” Ashton is now more magnetic than ever with vulnerability rolling through “Drive You Out Of My Mind” Dark Room Edition.

Listen to “Drive You Out of My Mind” Dark Room Edition HERE

The widely acclaimed singer/songwriter known for her free spirit and her rich, soulful voice, is currently on the No Bad Vibes Tour with Old Dominion with upcoming dates in Boston and New York. For more information, visit www.KassiAshton.com.


About Kassi Ashton:
With a little bit of rock, a hell of a lot of soul, and a throwback R&B groove, MCA Nashville’s Kassi Ashton is set to take the music world by storm. “Kassi Ashton is in line for Nashville domination, and she’ll do it her way – unapologetically,” proclaims PEOPLE Magazine. Kassi brings a whole new attitude to country music. The California, Missouri singer/songwriter touched down with a string of critically acclaimed tracks released by UMG Nashville in conjunction with Interscope Records. Her introductory release “California, Missouri” stirred widespread critical acclaim from Taste of Country, CMT, The Boot, and many more. Named “Who to Watch” by Huffington Post, The Tennessean, and radio personality Bobby Bones. Rolling Stone lauds her as “a devilish songwriter who isn’t afraid to flip convention on its head,” while Refinery29 claims, “she blends pop aesthetics with a presence doused in no-fucks-left-to-give authenticity,” PAPER Magazine calls her “the next big country superstar,” and American Songwriter notes, “Ashton brings powerful storytelling and a sense of poetry in every release.”

Kassi defies convention and defines her signature style with confessional, catchy storytelling and dynamic delivery on songs including her latest, “Drive You Out of My Mind,” and critically acclaimed releases “Dates In Pickup Trucks,” “Heavyweight,” “California, Missouri,” “Hopeless,” “Violins,” and more.


Today (September 15th), GRAMMY-winning duo Brothers Osborne release Brothers Osborne, their self-titled fourth studio album via EMI Records Nashville. The album was named one of the most anticipated albums of the year by the Los Angeles Times who call it “a lively self-titled” album which adds “fresh sounds and textures to the Osbornes’ solidly built songs.” The duo is currently on the cover of American Songwriter who say a “sense of comfortable confidence echoes through all eleven tracks on Brothers Osborne, which builds off the duo’s trademark meld of classic Southern rock and polished modern country.” Brothers Osborne is available in all formats here.

At 12:00 p.m. CT, Brothers Osborne will share their music video for “Nobody’s Nobody,” directed by Wes Edwards and Ryan “Flash” Silver. Watch the music video here.

Last week, Brothers Osborne, the reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year, were nominated again in this category. They are five-time winners of this award and have six CMA awards in total. John Osborne of the band was additionally nominated in the Album of the Year category for his work as producer on Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville.

For their self-titled release, the brothers enlisted Mike Elizondo (Sheryl Crow, Turnstile, Dr. Dre, Twenty One Pilots, Lin-Manuel Miranda) to produce, entrusting him with curating his own band of studio musicians, including Paul McCartney’s drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. behind the kit. Miranda Lambert provides the LP’s sole guest vocals on “We Ain’t Good At Breaking Up,” after co-writing the song with Brothers Osborne and Jesse Frasure.

The brothers co-wrote every song on the album, including their chart-climbing current single “Nobody’s Nobody,” penned with Elizondo and Kendell Marvel, capturing a message of inclusion and acceptance.

Brothers Osborne will celebrate the release with four newly-announced tour dates in October, performing in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Nashville. The duo shares, “these four shows will be very special and all will be different, showcasing music from our new album, and of course some of your old favorites.” Tickets for all dates on sale now here. Members of the band’s The Family Fan Club can unlock exclusive pre-sale access to shows by logging into the official website at www.brothersosborne.com.

Brothers Osborne are one of music’s most consistently adventurous bands, a duo connected by not just blood, but also a lifetime of performing together, and a shared working-class upbringing in Deale, Maryland. The reigning CMA and ACM Duo of the Year winners are leaders of a progressive and still classic school of country music, and the faces of the new generation of Nashville. Anchored by TJ’s baritone and John’s guitar, every one of the album’s 11 tracks are distinctly Brothers Osborne songs – the album is also their most musically diverse yet, along with a new producer’s direction, it features synthesizers, and a piano ballad.

“We are always pushing ourselves, always evolving and not afraid to change,” John says. “But at the end of the day, we are also who we are.”

“This is a defining record at this point in our career, where we needed to put it all on our shoulders,” TJ says. “And we did. Like it was when we were growing up, it’s just John and me.”

Brothers Osborne Track Listing:

  1. “Who Says You Can’t Have Everything” (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Casey Beathard)
  2. “Nobody’s Nobody” (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Mike Elizondo, Kendell Marvel)
  3. “Might As Well Be Me” (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Corey Crowder, Julian Bunetta)
  4. “Sun Ain’t Even Gone Down Yet” (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Corey Crowder)
  5. “Goodbye’s Kickin’ In” (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Lee Miller, Mike Elizondo)
  6. “Love You Too” (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Jessie Jo Dillon, Jesse Frasure)
  7. “New Bad Habit” (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Lee Miller)
  8. “We Ain’t Good At Breaking Up” (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Jesse Frasure, Miranda Lambert)
  9. “Back Home” (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Lee Miller)
  10. “Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That” (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Jaren Johnston, Lee Miller)
  11. “Rollercoaster (Forever And A Day)” (John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Jamie Hartman)

Brothers Osborne Tour Dates

Sep. 15, 2023                Napa, CA                     Fortinet Championship

Sep. 20, 2023                Lexington, KY              Lexington Opera House

Sep. 22, 2023                Live Oak, FL                Suwannee River Jam 2023

Sep. 30, 2023                Minot, ND                    Norsk Hostfest

Oct. 5, 2023                  New York, NY              The Rooftop At Pier 17

Oct. 7, 2023                  Nashville, TN               Ascend Amphitheater

Oct. 14, 2023                Washington, DC           The Anthem

Oct. 19, 2023                Fort Worth, TX             Gordy’s HWY30 Texas Edition 2023

Oct. 21, 2023                Phoenix, AZ                 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Oct. 22, 2023                Los Angeles, CA           The Greek Theatre


Audio / Brothers Osborne's John Osborne talks about making sure they gave fans a great album. and the best listening experience as possible with their self-titled collection.


Brothers Osborne (shaping the album) OC: …perfect for us. :43
JOHN: “We recorded quite a few songs for this project. I think we recorded, what, 16? I think we started with about 25 that we were whittling it down to, and you know at the end of the day, you think you have an idea of what your album is until you get in there, in the studio where the rubber meets the road and the songs will tell you how they want to be recorded and what order they want to go in, if they should stay on the album or not. We whittled it down, all the way down, to 11. We left a few on the cutting (room) floor, unfortunately, that we loved very much, but we wanted to give y’all the best listening experience as possible. I mean, hell, you waited three years for this album. We wanted to make it as concise, but full of energy as we can, and it just felt perfect for us.”

Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (available now)




Today, Nashville singer/songwriter Sam Williams celebrates country pioneer and grandfather Hank Williams’ legacy and 100th birthday with a soothing rendition of “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” In true Sam Williams fashion, his beautiful voice is laced with hints of sorrow, vulnerability, and acceptance.

Listen to “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” HERE

Over soft acoustic guitar chords, Williams sings, “Hear that lonesome whippoorwill / He sounds too blue to fly / The midnight train is whining low / I’m so lonesome, I could cry.”

“This song is special to me in many ways. I have always been hesitant to touch recording my grandfather’s songs, as there’s a sacredness to them. I wouldn’t want to do them injustice. ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’ has always been one of my favorites of his catalog,” Sam shares. “The release coinciding with his centennial birthday is a bittersweet happy birthday gift to the man I never knew that everyone seems to know. It is a reclamation of my name, my destiny in my family’s legacy, and a statement to country music. History and homage, respect, and reinvention, tattered and stolen coattails; I am a most honorable mention.”

In 2021, Williams released his debut LP Glasshouse Children, which received rave reviews from Rolling Stone, Music Row, and more. Holler Country hailed, “This almost faultless debut from 22-year-old Sam Williams has so many fine collaborations and great songs that it’s certainly been worth the wait,” while Associated Press added, “the handful of slow-paced reflective songs fit [Sam’s] own voice and vision nicely.”

Following incredible performances at CMA Fest this summer, the third-generation country music star is currently working on his next album expected in 2024.

Tomorrow, Sam returns to the Grand Ole Opry for a special performance. Gary Mule Deer, Logan Ledger, NEEDTOBREATHE, and more are set to perform. Tickets are available HERE.

Hosted by the Country Music Hall of Fame, Williams will also perform at Hank’s 100th: A Concert in Celebration of Hank Williams, presented by Spotify, on September 21. In celebration of what would’ve been his 100th birthday, this concert will feature a diverse representation of the Americana community— Suzy Bogguss, Laura Cantrell, Della Mae, Rodney Crowell, Brennen Leigh, Delbert McClinton, Charlie McCoy, Chuck Mead, Wendy Moten, Sam Williams, and more to be announced—performing interpretations of Williams classics in various styles, from honky-tonk to bluegrass to rock to R&B. For more information on the program, go HERE.

The grandson of country pioneer Hank Williams and the son of outlaw legend Hank Jr., Sam Williams is the latest in a long line of American originals. He sings with his own singular voice, and he writes in his own singular style, fusing gut-wrenching honesty with plainspoken poetics and raw vulnerability with deep empathy. With another album on the way, Sam Williams continues to prove that he is making a legacy for himself that is completely his own.

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Reba McEntire is partnering with more than 40 farms across the country as they host Reba-themed corn mazes in celebration of her upcoming lifestyle book Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating, and Dusting Off Your Boots. 

While navigating the mazes, guests will look for clues and play an interactive game quizzing them on how much they know about the country music legend. Participants will enjoy photo opps, music and prizes along the way. The farms, which are designed by The MAiZE Inc. in 23 states across the U.S., will reach more than a million visitors during the fall season.

For more information, visit https://themaize.com/pages/reba.

“While l admit being in a corn maze is one of the more unique things I’ve ever been invited to be a part of, I couldn’t be more excited to be involved with some of the things that matter most to me – farming, family, and friends,” said McEntire. “Growing up on a ranch in Oklahoma, I know how important agriculture is and I love being involved with something that brings more people out to farms across the country for good wholesome fun!”

Along with getting lost in the maze, guests will have the opportunity to enter to win a grand prize trip to Nashville for a one-night-only special event, “Not That Fancy: An Evening with Reba & Friends” set for November 5 at Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium. The prize will also include a two-night stay at Hotel Fraye.

Additionally, one winner from each farm will receive an autographed copy of Reba’s upcoming book Not That Fancy. Officially being released on Tuesday, October 10, the book is a collection of funny, poignant, and deeply personal stories, photos, tips, and recipes. On October 6, Reba will also release a corresponding album Not That Fancy with stripped-down versions of some of her most iconic songs as well as a brand-new track.

NEWS AND NOTES: Chris Stapleton, George Strait, Luke Bryan, Josh Ross

The Music Industry paid tribute to several artists including Chris Stapleton at the ACM Honors, which were filmed at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on August 23rd. Performers include Keith Urban, Jordan Davis, Priscilla Block, The War And Treaty, Anne Wilson, Trisha Yearwood, Nelly, Lady A, Bailey Zimmerman, Lee Brice, Hailey Whitters and many more.

Honorees include Chris Stapleton for the ACM Triple Crown Award, Tim McGraw for the ACM Icon Award, Kane Brown for the ACM International Award, and HARDY for the ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Year Award. Other honorees include Clint Black, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Charlie Daniels, K.T. Oslin, BRELAND, Ashley Gorley, Mike Dungan, Bill Mayne, Charlie Cook and Troy Vollhoffer. The ACM Honors will air Monday (September 18th) at 8pm ET/7pm CT on FOX.


George Strait worked with artist Tim Wakefield and Soundwaves Art for a new round of limited-edition art pieces made from his music. Proceeds from the sale of the artworks will go to Sweet Relief, which assists those struggling in the music industry.



Luke Bryan‘s Boldly Grown Peanuts sold out so fast, so the superstar and Fendt created a limited-time fourth flavor — Backroads Bourbon, on sale now at boldlygrowngoods.com.


Josh Ross, who is making his way up the U.S. Country Charts with “Trouble,” won Breakthrough Artist or Group of the Year Award at the Canadian Country Music Awards on Saturday (September 16th).






Capitol Comedy Nashville launches with Grammy-nominated comedian Nate Bargatze.
Photo ID: UMGN’s Cindy Mabe, Nate Bargatze, UMGN’s Rob Femia, UMGN’s Chelsea Blythe
Photo Credit: Chris Hollo

Universal Music Group Nashville announces the launch of new label Capitol Comedy Nashville with flagship comedian Nate Bargatze. Capitol Comedy Nashville, a new comedy-centered imprint for the label group, brings Bargatze’s Hello, World! audio album to the masses on September 15th. Pre-Save HERE

“Country music and comedy have always had a throughline connecting lifestyle and culture, sharing stories and character habits through humor,” says UMG Nashville Chair & CEO Cindy Mabe. “We’ve been forever linked going back to the early days of the Grand Ole Opry and classic country shows like Hee Haw where comedians shared billings with musical acts and helped us laugh at ourselves.  As we are looking for further ways to reach audiences through storytelling, I feel there is no better time to re-link our comedy history together with the start of our new label, Capitol Comedy Nashville.”

“It is a great honor to announce Nate Bargatze as our first comedian signed to Capitol Comedy Nashville,” Mabe continues. “Nate is an amazing storyteller who uses his own hysterical anecdotes from his life to connect with audiences everywhere. Through his unassuming, self-deprecating humor, Nate has built an incredible fanbase with his stand-up comedy and he most recently broke attendance records in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena. We are so excited to welcome Nate to our label, and we can’t wait to grow the next era of storytelling through comedy.”

“I have wanted to expand not only my comedy but also build a world with the many talented comedians I know,” shares Bargatze. “This partnership is one of the first steps and I’m very thankful to have a guide and platform with Universal Music Group Nashville.”

Bargatze is a Grammy-nominated stand-up comedian with over twenty years of stand-up comedy success including Netflix specials “The Tennessee Kid”, “Greatest Average American,” and “The Stand-ups.” His latest special “Hello, World,” broke the record as Amazon’s most-streamed original comedy special and earned critical praise from The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Decider, Deadline, Vulture, and more. Bargatze also recently set a new attendance record at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville with nearly 20,000 tickets sold. He has been hailed as “The Nicest Man in Stand-Up,” by The Atlantic Magazine and a “Rising Star,” by CBS Morning, and now his Hello, World! special releases on all DSPs Sept. 15 and serves as the first release for Capitol Comedy Nashville.

Hello, World! Track List:

  1. Scheels
  2. Old Hickory
  3. Turtles Cold Blooded
  4. Left & Right Part Of Brain
  5. Being The First Born
  6. No Happy Meal
  7. Waitress Quitting
  8. Nates Christian Parents
  9. S*CKS
  10. Middle Brother
  11. Buying Ice
  12. Being 40
  13. Dr. Visits
  14. Having Only Child
  15. Eagles
  16. Walking Dog
  17. Nate Stays Up Late
  18. Golfing With Wife
  19.  Nate Doesn’t Listen
  20. Front Door Refinished



  • Alan Jackson with WUSN/Chicago’s Jeff Kapugi and Marci Braun, as well as UMG Nashville’s Mike Dungan and Steve Hodges.