• Parker McCollum Handle On You
  • Kylie Morgan If He Wanted To He Would
  • Jon Pardi Your Heart Or Mine
  • Sam Hunt Water Under The Bridge
  • Carrie Underwood Hate My Heart
  • Eric Church Doing Life With Me
  • Tyler Hubbard Dancin' In The Country

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PARKER McCOLLUM REFLECTS ON A YEAR OF GROWTH.

Parker McCollum‘s star continues to rise with awards, chart-topping singles, sold-out shows and getting ready to headline the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo for the second time. Last year was an incredible year, but according to the Texas native it was also a year of growth.

“Well, I grew as a performer certainly, I felt like I improved in that area,” says Parker. “Professionally, just learning how to run a business and still be creative and be an artist and having that nice balance is something that I feel like I’m kind of learning as I go all the time, but always getting better and hopefully showing improvement.”

Parker, who is closing in on Top 10 on the country charts with his latest single, “Handle On You,” kicks off his tour February 2nd in Columbus, Ohio.

Audio / Parker McCollum reflects back on 2022.

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Parker McCollum (looking back at 2022) OC: …showing improvement. :21
“Well, I grew as a performer certainly, I felt like I improved in that area. Professionally, just learning how to run a business and still be creative and be an artist and having that nice balance is something that I feel like I’m kind of learning as I go all the time, but always getting better and hopefully showing improvement.”

TYLER HUBBARD TAKES PROPS FROM SHANIA TWAIN FOR HIS SELF-TITLED DEBUT SOLO ALBUM.

For an artist, the title of an album takes a lot of thought and encompasses the full collection of songs. For Tyler Hubbard, he thought about different song titles that would make sense, but it wasn’t until he saw a documentary on Shania Twain that he came up with the perfect title for his debut solo album — Tyler Hubbard.

“So for my debut solo album, I went around and around trying to figure out what to call it,” recalls Tyler. “I thought ‘Small Town Me.’ I thought about ‘Me For Me.” I thought about a lot of the song titles, and then it hit me. I was watching a Netflix documentary about Shania Twain, and her debut album was self-titled and I thought, ‘You know what? What better way to connect the name with the face with the story and with the songs then a self-titled album.’ So, I decided you know what? That’s what I’m gonna do – debut solo album, we’re gonna call it Tyler Hubbard, and it’s gonna be my story to connect with the fans on a personal, individual level.”

Tyler heads to New York this week and next to promote his new album. The Georgia native makes his solo late-night television debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday performing his current hit single, “Dancin’ In The Country.”

On Tuesday, he’ll make an appearance on “Good Morning America,” also performing his current single, “Dancin’ In The Country.”

Tyler’s self-titled album is available Friday (January 27th).

 

Audio / Tyler Hubbard explains why he self-titled his debut solo album.

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Tyler Hubbard (album title) OC: …to this album. :40
“So for my debut solo album, I went around and around trying to figure out what to call it. I thought ‘Small Town Me.’ I thought about ‘Me For Me.” I thought about a lot of the song titles, and then it hit me. I was watching a Netflix documentary about Shania Twain, and her debut album was self-titled and I thought, ‘You know what? What better way to connect the name with the face with the story and with the songs then a self-titled album.’ So, I decided you know what? That’s what I’m gonna do – debut solo album, we’re gonna call it Tyler Hubbard, and it’s gonna be my story to connect with the fans on a personal, individual level. I hope you guys love it, and I hope you get to know me a lot deeper and a lot better by listening to this album.”

Audio / LINER Tyler Hubbard (available this week)

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“Hey y’all, it’s Tyler Hubbard. My new album is available this week.

REBA MCENTIRE TO PERFORM LIVE FROM REBA’S PLACE GRAND OPENING, THURSDAY, JANUARY 26TH.

Reba McEntire is set to perform live from the grand opening of Reba’s Place in Atoka, Oklahoma Thursday, January 26th. The event is closed to the public, but fans across the country can join in via a live stream from Reba’s socials at 6:45p CT at Facebook.com/Reba.

Reba’s Place is a combination restaurant, bar, live music venue and retail store. Constructed in an old Masonic Temple, the venue features two stories of dining space and a stage for regular live music. The menu includes popular dishes from the region and beyond, all made from scratch. Highlights include the “Fancy” steak dinner, street tacos, chicken fried steak and Reba’s personal favorite, pinto beans and corn bread.

The main floor also showcases a restored antique bar that offers a broad range of beer, wine and spirits. The venue will feature a curated rotating collection of memorabilia from Reba’s personal archives, and visitors can purchase a wide selection of Reba merch at the retail space.

To learn more, visit rebasplace.com.

CHRIS STAPLETON HAS BEEN TAPPED TO PERFORM THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THIS YEAR’S SUPER BOWL.

Chris Stapleton will perform the National Anthem at this year’s Super Bowl (or “Big Game”). Super Bowl LVII takes place Sunday, February 12th at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Big Game will air on FOX with the kickoff scheduled at 6:30pm ET/5:30pm CT.

Babyface will perform “America The Beautiful,” and Abbott Elementary star Sheryl Lee Ralph will sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” The U.S. Navy will conduct a flyover during the National Anthem to celebrate 50 years of women being admitted in the military branch. As previously announced, Rihanna will be the half-time performer this year.

 

 

 

CHRIS STAPLETON AND KACEY MUSGRAVES ARE SLATED FOR LONG STORY SHORT: WILLIE NELSON 90, A STAR-STUDDED CONCERT CELEBRATING WILLIE’S 90TH BIRTHDAY.

Chris Stapleton and Kacey Musgraves are set to perform during a two-day concert honoring a generational icon – Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90, A Star-Studded Concert Celebrating Willie’s 90th Birthday. The shows will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 29th and 30th, 2023, at the legendary Hollywood Bowl and is being billed as one of the biggest music events of the year. Each night will be a unique experience, featuring once-in-a-lifetime performances and unforgettable collaborations to be revealed at the show.

“I can’t think of a better way to spend my 90th birthday than being surrounded by family, friends and of course the fans who made this all possible,” says Willie Nelson. “It’s an honor to perform with such an incredible group of artists at such an iconic venue.”

Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90, A Star-Studded Concert Celebrating Willie’s 90th Birthday includes performances by Willie Nelson, Chris and Kacey, along with Allison Russell, Beck, Billy Strings, Bobby Weir, Charley Crockett, Edie Brickell, Leon Bridges, Lukas Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Margo Price, Miranda Lambert, Nathaniel Rateliff, Neil Young, Norah Jones, Orville Peck, Particle Kid, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Snoop Dogg, Sturgill Simpson, The Avett Brothers, The Chicks, The Lumineers, Tom Jones, Tyler Childers, Warren Haynes and Ziggy Marley. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

Two-day packages for the general public go on sale Saturday, Jan. 28, at 10 AM PT at http://ticketmaster.com. All eligible Capital One Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cardholders will have access to exclusive presale tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 10 AM PT. For complete show details, including information on travel packages, go to willienelson90.com.

TYLER HUBBARD TO MAKE MULPTIPLE APPEARANCES IN PROMOTION OF HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM, TYLER HUBBARD, COMING OUT THIS FRIDAY.

Tyler Hubbard’s debut solo album, Tyler Hubbard, is out Friday. In anticipation of the release, Hubbard is making several appearances in New York to promote the 18-track album.

Thursday, January 26 at 9 pm ET/8 pm CT/6 pm PT – Hubbard gives an exclusive performance from his debut album, along with a Q & A, live from New York on Amazon Music’s City Sessions on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel and Amazon Music Unlimited App. Watch HERE.

Friday, January 27 at 12 Noon ET/11 am CT/9 am PT – Hubbard performs on SiriusXM’s The Highway in front of a live studio audience, hosted by The Highway’s Storme Warren. The special airs on SiriusXM’s The Highway (ch. 56) and streams on the SXM App.  Replays on Saturday, January 28 at 12 Noon and 8:00 pm ET, and Sunday, January 29 at 3:00 AM, 9:00 am and 4:00 pm ET.

Monday, January 30 – Hubbard makes his solo late-night television debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” performing his current hit single, “Dancin’ In The Country.”

Tuesday, January 31 – Hubbard makes an appearance on “Good Morning America,” also performing his current single, “Dancin’ In The Country.”

Tuesday, January 31 – Hubbard headlines a special sold-out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom with special guest Catie Offerman.

With 20 No.1 singles on country radio, countless awards, and sold-out tours, Tyler Hubbard has already had a remarkable career as a songwriter and as one half of multi-platinum duo Florida Georgia Line. Now, on January 27, Hubbard is releasing his debut solo album, Tyler Hubbard, featuring his hit debut solo single “5 Foot 9,” which already reached No.1 at radio, was certified Gold by the RIAA, and has almost 289M global streams. It also features Hubbard’s current single, “Dancin’ In The Country,” which already has over 38M global streams and is within the Top 40 at country radio. In anticipation of his debut solo album, this past summer Hubbard released a six-song project, Dancin’ In The Country, which debuted with over 10,000 SPS units (sales plus streaming) making it the second best-selling country EP debut of the year. It also debuted at No.1 on the Heatseekers Albums chart, No. 6 on the Current Country Albums sales chart, and No. 107 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Since releasing his debut single, Hubbard has released nice unofficial music videos, as well as an official video for “Dancin’ In The Country” starring Terry Crews. Watch all the videos HERE.

KYLIE MORGAN REVEALS ONE OF HER SECRET TALENTS.

As you know, Kylie Morgan is a very talented individual. She writes meaningful songs, she sings like a melody-driven bird, she does yoga, she is a former gymnast and she’s an all-around creative and cool person. Well, another talent of hers we recently found out is she can out-whistle just about anyone and get your attention in a crowded room.

“I can whistle really loud,” she laughs. “My eighth-grade teacher taught me how to whistle really loudly because my dad always did it growing up and I always wanted to do it, and my eighth-grade teacher was the one who taught me. I locked myself in my room and just forced myself to teach myself how to whistle and now I can, and it’s like such a cool feeling for when we’re trying to get everyone’s attention and I just wail a whistle. I’m like yeah, I did that.”

Kylie is making her way up the country charts with her single, “If He Wanted To He Would.”

 

Audio / Kylie Morgan reveals her secret talent.

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Kylie Morgan (secret talent-whistling) OC: …I did that. (laughs) :29
“I can whistle really loud. (laughs) My eighth-grade teacher taught me how to whistle really loudly because my dad always did it growing up and I always wanted to do it, and my eighth-grade teacher was the one who taught me. I locked myself in my room and just forced myself to teach myself how to whistle and now I can, and it’s like such a cool feeling for when we’re trying to get everyone’s attention and I just wail a whistle. I’m like yeah, I did that.” (laughs)

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JORDAN DAVIS SCORES MULTIPLE WEEK NO. 1 WITH “WHAT MY WORLD SPINS AROUND.”

Jordan Davis is sitting at the top of both the Country Aircheck and Billboard country charts for a second consecutive week with his latest smash, “What My World Spins Around.” Written by Jordan, Ryan Hurd and Matt Dragstrem, “What My World Spins Around” is the follow-up to the Louisiana native’s two-times platinum, multi-week No. 1 “Buy Dirt.”

“Anytime I go in to write with Ryan (Hurd), like he’s just a beast, like that guy is an incredible songwriter and knows how to pull out, like truly pull out what you do real well,” says Jordan. “And I think even with Ryan, my first inclination with that chorus was to drop it a little bit, ‘cause it’s kind of up there for a long time, but Ryan was like, ‘Naw, you got it. Just sing it.’ But obviously super-talented, and Matt has become one of my favorite writers. So, I think we left that day realizing that we had something that felt really, really good, and when (producer) Paul (DiGiovanni) brought it to life, I was like oh man, that might be a hit. We’re onto something.”

For more audio on Jordan talking about “What My World Spins Around” here and here.

“What My World Spins Around” and “Buy Dirt” are just two of the amazing songs on Jordan’s upcoming album, Bluebird Days, which will be available February 17th.

 

Audio / Jordan Davis talks about writing "What My World Spins Around" with Ryan Hurd and Matt Dragstrem.

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Jordan Davis (WMWSA writing) OC: …onto something. :39
“Anytime I go in to write with Ryan (Hurd), like he’s just a beast, like that guy is an incredible songwriter and knows how to pull out, like truly pull out what you do real well. And I think even with Ryan, my first inclination with that chorus was to drop it a little bit, ‘cause it’s kind of up there for a long time, but Ryan was like, ‘Naw, you got it. Just sing it.’ But obviously super-talented, and Matt has become one of my favorite writers. So, I think we left that day realizing that we had something that felt really, really good, and when (producer) Paul (Digiovanni) brought it to life, I was like oh man, that might be a hit. We’re onto something.”

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JORDAN DAVIS CELEBRATES BLUEBIRD DAYS AT THE BLUEBIRD.

Last week (1/19), Jordan Davis, who is celebrating his multi-week No. 1 single “What My World Spins Around,” hosted an intimate album preview event for his highly anticipated, second full-length album, Bluebird Days, at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. With not an empty seat in the house, the Louisiana native performed several new songs and gave insight into his new album ahead of its February 17 release. Following an intro by UMG Nashville Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan, Davis was joined on the stage by his bandmates and producer, Paul DiGiovanni, and shared personal stories about recording the album before performing several new tracks for the first time including “Damn Good Time,” “Money Isn’t Real,” “Tucson Too Late,” “Fishing Spot,” “One Beer In Front Of The Other,” “Bluebird Days,” “Short Fuse,” “No Time Soon,” and “What I Wouldn’t Do,” as well as his CMA song of the year award-winning song, “Buy Dirt,” fan favorite track  “Next Thing You Know,” and the current No. 1 song of the week, “What My World Spins Around.”

On Friday, Davis also released “No Time Soon” in anticipation of Bluebird Days’ arrival next month, with Billboard featuring its release and MusicRow naming it the “Disc of the Day” noting, “this one’s going straight to the top with no stops.” Written by Davis with Jacob Davis, Josh Jenkins, and Matt Jenkins, the song reunites the same pairing responsible for this year’s CMA Song of the Year “Buy Dirt.”

 

Listen to “No Time Soon” HERE

 

With more than 4 Billion career streams to date, Davis has solidified himself in the industry as one of the most in-demand artists and songwriters. Last year, Davis celebrated several touring milestones including back-to-back sold out nights headlining the Ryman Auditorium, which Music Row noted Davis “rises to stardom, shines on Ryman Stage” along with multiple national sold-out headlining dates, plus Davis joined Luke Combs for the Middle of Somewhere Tour. Breakout song “Buy Dirt” featuring Luke Bryan, garnered numerous accolades including wins for NSAI and CMA Song of the Year in addition to Billboard, AMA, iHeart and ACM award nominations and was one of the most streamed songs of the year in 2021 and 2022 with more than 780M global streams to date.

ERIC CHURCH ADDS EIGHT DATES TO THE OUTSIDERS REVIVAL TOUR DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND.

With more than 10 dates selling out during the first day of public on sales, the man praised by POLLSTAR for “having already long established himself as one of the most successful touring country artists” has responded to the overwhelming demand by adding eight new shows to his eagerly-anticipated The Outsiders Revival Tour spanning the U.S. and Canada this summer.

In addition to the originally announced slate of 27 dates, Eric Church will also bring the outdoor experience – his first open-air trek in more than a decade – to newly added dates in Charleston, Toronto, Rogers, Orange Beach, Saratoga Springs, George, Atlanta and Charlotte.

 

Joining “The Chief” across varying dates are Whiskey Myers, Cody Jinks, Jelly Roll, Ashley McBryde, Koe Wetzel, Lainey Wilson, Midland, Parker McCollum, Travis Tritt, Elle King and Paul Cauthen, plus Jackson Dean, Morgan Wade, Muscadine Bloodline, Shane Smith & The Saints, Hailey Whitters, Ray Wylie Hubbard and The Red Clay Strays.

“When I approach touring, I’m always inspired by a new experience, a new way to gather, to express ourselves sonically and visually. Whether it’s solo, in the round, double down; being able to bring a different perspective has always brought out our best creatively,” Church shared when initially announcing the tour. “Well, we have never done an outdoor summer tour. Never headlined amphitheaters. Never brought a summer experience to your town that featured artists we want to share the summer with. Until now. See you in the season of sunshine with some fellow outsiders that shine brightest when the sun goes down.”

Kicking off June 22nd, the tour will take the North Carolina native to 26 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Tickets to all originally announced dates are on sale now, with added dates on sale next Friday, January 27th at 10am local time (Rogers, Ark. at 9am local time) via Ticketmaster.com and presale access available to Church Choir members starting Tuesday, January 24th at 10am local time (Rogers, Ark. at 9am local time).

For more information and to learn how to join the Church Choir, visit EricChurch.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter @ericchurch and Instagram @ericchurchmusic.

Eric Church 2023 Tour Dates
* denotes festival dates
Sold out dates in italics
Newly added dates in bold

April 14*   Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / Fort Lauderdale Beach Park                        Tortuga Music Festival
June 16*    Central Point, Ore. / Jackson County Expo                                      Rogue Music Festival
June 17*    Santa Rosa, Calif. / Sonoma County Fairgrounds                            Country Summer Music Festival
June 22     Milwaukee, Wisc. / American Family Insurance Amphitheater        Elle King
June 23     Detroit, Mich. / Pine Knob Music Theatre                                        Ashley McBryde, The Red Clay Strays
June 24     Cleveland, Ohio / Blossom Music Center                                         Ashley McBryde, The Red Clay Strays
June 29     Charleston, S.C. / Credit One Stadium                                        Ashley McBryde, The Red Clay Strays
June 30     Charleston, S.C. / Credit One Stadium                                             Parker McCollum, Morgan Wade
July 1        Virginia Beach, Va. / Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater  Parker McCollum, Morgan Wade
July 6       Toronto, Ontario / Budweiser Stage                                              Koe Wetzel, Shane Smith & The Saints
July 7        Toronto, Ontario / Budweiser Stage                                                 Koe Wetzel, Shane Smith & The Saints
July 8        Pittsburgh, Pa. / The Pavilion at Star Lake                                       Koe Wetzel, Shane Smith & The Saints
July 14      Cincinnati, Ohio / Riverbend Music Center                                     Travis Tritt, Muscadine Bloodline
July 15      St. Louis, Mo. / Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre                           Travis Tritt, Muscadine Bloodline
July 23*    Minot, N.D. / North Dakota State Fairgrounds                                 North Dakota State Fair
July 27     Rogers, Ark. / Walmart AMP                                                        Midland, Ray Wylie Hubbard
July 28      Dallas, Texas / Dos Equis Pavilion                                                   Midland, Ray Wylie Hubbard
July 29      Austin, Texas / Germania Insurance Amphitheater                          Midland, Ray Wylie Hubbard
Aug. 4       Raleigh, N.C. / Coastal Credit Union Music Park                           Cody Jinks
Aug. 5       Bristow, Va. / Jiffy Lube Live                                                          Cody Jinks
Aug. 11     Indianapolis, Ind. / Ruoff Music Center                                           Cody Jinks
Aug. 12     Chicago, Ill. / Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre                             Cody Jinks
Aug. 13*   Des Moines, Iowa / Iowa State Fairgrounds                                    Iowa State Fair
Aug. 17     Orange Beach, Ala. / The Wharf Amphitheater                         Lainey Wilson, Jackson Dean
Aug. 18     Orange Beach, Ala. / The Wharf Amphitheater                                Lainey Wilson, Jackson Dean
Aug. 19     Orange Beach, Ala. / The Wharf Amphitheater                                Lainey Wilson, Jackson Dean
Aug. 24     Sarasota Springs, N.Y. / Saratoga Performing Arts Center       Lainey Wilson, The Red Clay Strays
Aug. 25     Holmdel, N.J. / PNC Bank Arts Center                                            Whiskey Myers
Aug. 26     Philadelphia, Pa. / Freedom Mortgage Pavilion                               Whiskey Myers
Sept. 8      Portland, Ore. / RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater                         Jelly Roll, Hailey Whitters
Sept. 9       George, Wash. / Gorge Amphitheatre                                               Jelly Roll, Hailey Whitters
Sept. 10    George, Wash. / Gorge Amphitheatre                                          Jelly Roll, Hailey Whitters
Sept. 15     Albuquerque, N.M. / Isleta Amphitheater                                       Paul Cauthen, Hailey Whitters
Sept. 16     Phoenix, Ariz. / Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre                       Jelly Roll, Paul Cauthen
Sept. 21    Atlanta, Ga. / Ameris Bank Amphitheatre                                  Whiskey Myers
Sept. 22     Atlanta, Ga. / Ameris Bank Amphitheatre                                       Whiskey Myers
Sept. 23     Charlotte, N.C. / PNC Music Pavilion                                            Whiskey Myers
Sept. 24    Charlotte, N.C. / PNC Music Pavilion                                          Whiskey Myers
Sept. 29     West Palm Beach, Fla. / iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre              Whiskey Myers
Sept. 30     Tampa, Fla. / MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre              Whiskey Myers
Oct. 7*      Bristol, Tenn. / Bristol Motor Speedway                                          Country Thunder Bristol
Oct. 15*    Sacramento, Calif. / Discovery Park                                                GoldenSky Festival

 

Eric is currently making his way up the country charts with his latest single, “Doing Life With Me.”

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