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PRISCILLA BLOCK RELEASES HER NEW SINGLE, “MY BAR.”

Priscilla Block has released her brand-new song “My Bar,” a defiantly independent track written by Block, Stone Aielli and Lexie Hayden.

“’My Bar’ is a song we wrote probably two or three years ago, and it’s funny because I’ve always loved this song and when I wrote it, I could kind of hear potentially a guy cutting this song. And I thought it’s kinda cool hearing a girl say ‘This is my bar.’ Like, everyone knows a guy loves a good bar, but why can’t a girl love a good bar, and this song just kind of feels like my anthem.”

Illustrating her firm-footed approach as she embarks on this next chapter of her life, Block’s empowered stance in “My Bar” is a glimpse into the overall feeling of her debut album Welcome To The Block Party – an unapologetic recapturing of one’s own self-worth and unwavering confidence.

Welcome To The Block Party follows last year’s six-song self-titled Priscilla Block EP, the highest-performing country female debut EP of 2021. Bringing a lyrically driven blend of Country-Pop and Southern Rock – a.k.a. the “Block Party” sound – to Nashville’s evolving musical landscape, Welcome To The Block Party features 12 songs, all written by the newcomer, including “Just About Over You,” the Top 15 smash and highest peaking debut single from a female country artist in 2021.

Audio / Priscilla Block talks about her new single, "My Bar."

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“’My Bar’ is a song we wrote probably two or three years ago, and it’s funny because I’ve always loved this song and when I wrote it, I could kind of hear potentially a guy cutting this song. And I thought it’s kinda cool hearing a girl say ‘This is my bar.’ Like, everyone knows a guy loves a good bar, but why can’t a girl love a good bar, and this song just kind of feels like my anthem.”

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REBA MCENTIRE LAUNCHES HIT-STACKED REBA: LIVE IN CONCERT TOUR WITH THREE BACK-TO-BACK SOLD-OUT ARENA SHOWS.

Reba McEntire kicked off her anticipated REBA: LIVE IN CONCERT tour this past weekend with three back-to-back sold-out shows.  Playing to packed houses in Evansville, IN, Huntsville, AL and Duluth, GA, Reba treated the crowds to a stacked set of her most celebrated hits. Known for her witty personality, iconic wardrobe changes and her trademark vocals, fans enjoyed songs including “I’m A Survivor,” “Consider Me Gone,” “Fancy,” “Little Rock” and many more.

Reba invited red-hot newcomer Caylee Hammack to join her as opening act this weekend, and special guests still to come across various dates include Brandy Clark, Hannah Dasher, Reyna Roberts, Cailtyn Smith, Brittney Spencer and Tenille Townes. Reba will pick back up on the road this weekend with shows in Toledo, OH (1/20), Green Bay, WI (1/21) and Sioux Falls, SD (1/22). Live Nation is the official tour promoter and tickets for upcoming REBA: LIVE IN CONCERT dates are on sale now at reba.com and livenation.com.

REBA: LIVE IN CONCERT Official Tour Dates:
1/20 Toledo, OH – Huntington Center *with Hannah Dasher
1/21 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center *with Hannah Dasher
1/22 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center *with Hannah Dasher
1/27 Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena *with Caitlyn Smith
1/28 Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena *with Caitlyn Smith
1/29 Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena *with Caitlyn Smith
2/3 Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Omaha *with Brandy Clark
2/4 Springfield, MO – JQH Arena *with Brandy Clark
2/5 North Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena *with Brandy Clark
2/17 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena *with Brittney Spencer
2/18 Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Event Center *with Brittney Spencer
2/19 Bethlehem, PA – Wind Creek Event Center *with Brittney Spencer
2/24 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC *with Tenille Townes
2/25 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum *with Tenille Townes
2/26 Bossier City, LA – Brookshire Grocery Arena *with Tenille Townes
3/4 Mashantucket, CT – Premier Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
3/5 Mashantucket, CT – Premier Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
3/17 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena *with Reyna Roberts
3/18 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center *with Reyna Roberts
3/19 Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena *with Reyna Roberts

Reba just released her three-part box set REVIVED REMIXED REVISITED at the end of last year. REVIVED includes some of Reba’s biggest hits as they’ve evolved in her live show, REMIXED puts a whole new spin on some of her most beloved tracks and on REVISITED, Reba works with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb to strip things back. Fans can purchase the new spin on some of Reba’s most beloved tracks here.

CHRIS STAPLETON ON 60 MINUTES: “I’M GOOD AT BEING ME ON GUITAR.”

Chris Stapleton was profiled on CBS’ 60 Minutes on Sunday (February 16th), and the cameras went behind the scenes with the Kentucky native both on the road and in Nashville. He showed off part of his guitar and musical instrument collection, as well as Nashville’s Broadway where he busked at one time.

On his distinct guitar playing, “I think I have a good sense of doing what I do. I’m probably more of a stylist than I am– somebody who can do anything.   I’m good at being me on guitar.”

The show revealed he graduated valedictorian from his high school and landed at Vanderbilt University, transferred to Kentucky and then, dropped out. Eventually, discovering his dream job: writing music. He started going to school to be a Biomedical Engineer, but quickly realized it wasn’t for him. He ran into a songwriter and really discovered that was the path he wanted to follow.

Journalist Sharyn Alfonsi asked him what he thought was a “win” for a song. He replied, “I don’t think I ever know that. The win is finishing the song. And there are a lot of songwriters who will claim that they know. “Yeah, I knew this– when we wrote this one that it was a six-week number one. And– and I was gonna get a big giant check in the mail.” I really just think those guys are full of s***. I don’t think anybody knows that. Like, you can’t–  possibly know how everybody’s gonna feel about a song that you write. That’s impossible to know. I don’t trust computer research or phone surveys or anything like that. You have to take it to the people. I trust people. And I trust people who have taste.”

Chris is currently making his way to the top of the country charts with “You Should Probably Leave” from his latest album, Starting Over.

Check out the rest of the interview below.

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JORDAN DAVIS MAKES HIS TONIGHT SHOW DEBUT AND PERFORMS AT A WEDDING.

Jordan Davis performed his latest hit “Buy Dirt” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday night (January 14th).

 

Following the taping of the popular late night talk show, he made his way to New Jersey to perform an acoustic version of the song at a wedding for the couple’s first dance. Check out the video below.

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COUNTRY MUSIC BREAKOUT STAR PRISCILLA BLOCK ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM WELCOME TO THE BLOCK PARTY.

Mercury Nashville recording artist Priscilla Block has announced the release of her debut album, Welcome To The Block Party, available everywhere on February 11. Listed as a MusicRow 2021 Next Big Thing Artist and a 2021 CMT Next Women of Country inductee, Block is undoubtedly the breakout female country star of the past year and is poised to become one of Nashville’s acclaimed truth-tellers with a voice for her generation.

Welcome To The Block Party follows last year’s six-song self-titled Priscilla Block EP, the highest-performing country female debut EP of 2021. Bringing a lyrically driven blend of Country-Pop and Southern Rock – a.k.a. the “Block Party” sound – to Nashville’s evolving musical landscape, Welcome To The Block Party features 12 songs, all written by the newcomer, including “Just About Over You,” the Top 15 smash and highest peaking debut single from a female country artist in 2021. Pre-Order / Pre-Save Welcome To The Block Party HERE; Limited signed CDs available HERE.

“Priscilla’s songs emanate authenticity, making others feel they have a place at the table, and someone new to relate to” – MusicRow

Additionally, Block releases today her brand-new song and lyric video, “My Bar,” a defiantly independent track written by Block, Stone Aielli, and Lexie Hayden. Illustrating her firm-footed approach as she embarks on this next chapter of her life, Block’s empowered stance in “My Bar” is a glimpse into the overall feeling of Welcome To The Block Party – an unapologetic recapturing of one’s own self-worth and unwavering confidence.

LISTEN:    “My Bar”

“I cannot believe that my debut album is almost here. It has all the trash, all the sass, and all the sad.  But hey, that’s my life, and I’m so excited for the world to finally hear this. I wrote all of these songs from a real and raw place, and I am grateful that I have the opportunity to show various aspects of where I’ve been and who I am.

Everyone knows that I love a good bar, so ‘My Bar’ felt a perfect place to kick off the new record!!

Welcome to the Block Party Baby!!!!” – Priscilla Block

 

Welcome To The Block Party Track Listing:

  1. Welcome To The Block Party (Priscilla Block, Mark Mulch)
  2. My Bar (Priscilla Block, Stone Aielli, Lexie Hayden)
  3. Heels In Hand (Priscilla Block, Robbie Artress, Josh Beale, Sarah Jones, Kate Hasting)
  4. Like A Boy (Priscilla Block, Sarah Jones, Emily Kroll)
  5. I Know A Girl (Featuring Hillary Lindsey) (Priscilla Block, David Garcia, Hillary Lindsey)
  6. Ever Since You Left (Priscilla Block, Sarah Jones, Josh Kerr)
  7. Thick Thighs (Block Party Version) (Priscilla Block, Emily Kroll, Sarah Jones)
  8. I Bet You Wanna Know (Priscilla Block, Stone Aielli, Sarah Jones)
  9. I’ve Gotten Good (Priscilla Block, Liz Rose, Phil Barton)
  10. Wish You Were The Whiskey (Priscilla Block, Sarah Jones, Josh Beale, Kate Hasting)
  11. Just About Over You (Radio Edit) (Priscilla Block, Emily Kroll, Sarah Jones)
  12. Peaked In High School (Priscilla Block, Josh Beale, Sarah Jones, Kate Hasting)

Welcome To The Block Party was produced by Robbie Artress, Jake Curry, and Justin Johnson.

“With her layered necklaces, colorful scrunchies, and plainspoken, relatable lyrics, Block is the best friend country music fans wish they had. She’s vulnerable, funny and fierce with a story to tell – and people are finally listening.” – PEOPLE

For more information on Priscilla Block, including upcoming show dates, please visit:

Instagram | Twitter | TikTok | Facebook | Website

 

About Priscilla Block:
Country artist Priscilla Block draws listeners in with her unfiltered, relatable songwriting and catchy melodies. Pegged as an Artist to Watch by Amazon Music, PANDORA, Spotify, CMT, The Boot, MusicRow, HITS, Sounds Like Nashville, Country Now, Music Mayhem and more, Priscilla’s honest and upfront approach promotes self-love, empowerment, and acceptance through her own blend of country pop and southern rock, dubbed the Block Party sound.

Early in the pandemic, Priscilla was struggling to make ends meet after losing her job and her apartment. Unable to get out and play in person due to Covid-19, Priscilla began experimenting on TikTok and quickly developed a rabid fanbase with songs like “Thick Thighs,” “PMS” and “Just About Over You.” Fans rallied together to independently fund Priscilla’s recording and since its release, “Just About Over You” peaked both the iTunes Country and All-Genre song charts, the song was named one of The New York Times Best Songs of 2020, and it recently reached Top 15 on country radio. “Just About Over You” along with “Wish You Were the Whiskey,” “I Bet You Wanna Know” and more expected on Priscilla’s upcoming debut album.

Originally from Raleigh, NC, Priscilla moved to Nashville to pursue music shortly after high school. In Nashville, the affable, hardworking, student of life worked multiple jobs to make ends meet, then a chance encounter with her idol – Taylor Swift – was the sign she needed to dive all the way in on her music. Priscilla is a seasoned performer sharing the stage and opening for artists including Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley McBryde, Rodney Atkins and more.

CHRIS STAPLETON WILL BE FEATURED ON “60 MINUTES” THIS WEEKEND.

Country music star Chris Stapleton gets candid with 60 Minutes about songwriting. 

“You can’t possibly know how everybody’s gonna feel about a song that you write. That’s impossible to know… You have to take it to the people. I trust people.” 

 

Chris is currently making his way to the top of the country charts with “You Should Probably Leave” from his latest album, Starting Over.

See the interview this Sunday (January 16th) on CBS.

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JORDAN DAVIS TO MAKE DEBUT ON NBC’S THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON ON FRIDAY (1/14).

Country star, Jordan Davis, will make his debut appearance on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this Friday (January 14th). Davis will mark his official debut with a performance of his Platinum-Certified hit single, “Buy Dirt.” Check local listings for air dates and times.

Jordan is excited about playing the show for the first time. “You know, that’s one of those calls that you want, I mean…you know what Fallon has done for so many musicians, the spotlight that he’s able to shine on songs and up-and-coming talent,” he says. “So, just to really be honest with you, to have my name in that running is pretty crazy, much less to get the call to come and do it. So, you know I’m excited. My band’s excited. I’m grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to getting up and playing.”

Featuring country superstar Luke Bryan, “Buy Dirt” is the vulnerable title track and centerpiece of Davis’ powerful Buy Dirt EP. “Buy Dirt” is Davis’ fastest moving single to date, currently No. 4 and climbing on the country radio charts. Amassing more than 250 million streams worldwide, the song has been inside the Top 200 country streaming chart all 32 weeks since release and inside the Top 5 for 14 weeks. “Buy Dirt” received a nomination for Musical Event of the Year on the 55th Annual CMA Awards, Davis’ first CMA nomination of his career.

About Jordan Davis
MCA Nashville’s Jordan Davis has been named an “Artist to Watch” by Billboard, Rolling Stone, CMT, Pandora, Shazam, Amazon Music, Sounds Like Nashville, The Tennessean, SiriusXM, Whiskey Riff, and more. A Native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Davis graduated from LSU and briefly pursued the path of his degree working as an environmental consultant; however, his passion for music and songwriting eventually compelled him to move to Nashville in the summer of 2012. In 2018, Davis released his Gold-certified debut album, Home State, which features his three consecutive No. 1 hits: Platinum-Certified “Slow Dance In A Parking Lot,” the Double Platinum-Certified “Singles You Up” and Platinum-Certified “Take It From Me.” In 2019 Davis won Best New Country Artist at the iHeart Radio Music Awards and was a two-time nominee for ACM New Male Artist of the Year. He was also named Billboard’s Top New Country Artist of 2018 as well as Country Aircheck/Mediabase’s Most Heard New Artist of 2018. Davis has since accumulated over 2 billion streams worldwide. The hitmaker released a six-song, self-titled EP featuring a collaboration with pop superstar Julia Michaels titled, “Cool Anymore.” In May 2021, Davis released his new eight song EP, Buy Dirt. Davis co-wrote every song on the EP except for the John Prine inspired “Blow Up Your TV,” who Davis cites as one of his most important influences on his life and music. Davis has previously toured with the likes of Kane Brown, Rascal Flatts, Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Brett Young and Old Dominion.

Audio / Jordan Davis talks about making his debut on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday.

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Jordan Davis (Jimmy Fallon) OC: …and playing. :29
“You know, that’s one of those calls that you want, I mean that’s a major, you know what Fallon has done for so many musicians, the spotlight that he’s able to shine on songs and up and coming talent. So, just to really be honest with you, to have my name in that running is pretty crazy, much less to get the call to come and do it. So, you know I’m excited. My band’s excited. I’m grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to getting up and playing.”

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LUKE BRYAN PREMIERES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “UP” ON FACEBOOK TODAY.

Five-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan exclusively premiered the new music video for his smash hit “Up” with Facebook today. The video was shot by Shaun Silva, a director whom Luke has worked with multiple times in the past including videos for “All My Friends Say,” “Country Girl Shake It For Me,” “I Don’t Want This Night To End,” “Crash My Party” and more. Written by Jeremy Bussey, Taylor Phillips, and Bobby Pinson “Up” is the sixth single from Luke’s #1 debuting BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE album that already contains five consecutive #1 singles.   Watch the “Up” video HERE.

The video is set in a barn where a small-town gathering is taking place. The crowd is watching film footage, scenes of weddings, homecomings, and football games. In in the same barn at a different time, Luke performs the song and is watching his own movie. Shaun (director) captured Luke viewing his film for the first time, so his reactions are real and authentic. His footage includes personal videos of his family while he was growing up as well as new footage shot in recent months, fishing with his dad, hunting with his two sons, holding his kids for the very first time. At the close of the video the people of the town are seen lighting lanterns to be lifted-up and released to the heavens.

“When I saw the footage of my boys with both their grandfathers and then the closeup clip of my brother basically looking at me it was so overwhelming,” said Luke. “I could not be prouder, not only of the message of this song, but also how this video turned out.  I hope everyone enjoys watching it as much as I have.”

Music Row claims “Up” is “Beautifully produced, with airy, echoey space around Luke’s vocal. The melodic song holds snapshots of simple country living. Faith is the key. An endearing single with a new sonic direction for this superstar.” “Up” made its debut on the charts as the ‘most added’ song at country radio and is one of Luke’s fastest rising singles.

About Luke Bryan
Since his debut, Bryan has garnered 27 No. 1 hits and has more RIAA certified digital singles than any other Country artist with 68.5 million. His worldwide global streams are 17.2 billion and he has sold nearly 13 million albums. His headline concert tours have played sold-out shows for 12 million fans inclusive of 36 stadium concerts, Farm Tours, Spring Break shows, and seven sold-out ‘Crash My Playa’ destination concert events. Bryan has won over 50 major music awards including five wins as Entertainer of the Year. His third and most recent Entertainer win was awarded by the Academy of Country Music in 2021. Additional awards include six recognitions as a CMT Artist of the Year, NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year, the first-ever recipient of the ACM Album of the Decade Award for Crash My Party, seven CMT Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, and four American Music Awards—as well as being named Billboard’s Top Country Artist of the 2010s, the Most Heard Artist of the Decade by Country Aircheck, and the Artist Humanitarian Recipient by the Country Radio Broadcasters last year. Also in 2021, IMDbTV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service, began airing his original five-part docuseries “Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary.”

This February, Bryan is set to return as a celebrity judge for a fifth season, alongside Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, on ABC’s “American Idol.”

Visit www.LukeBryan.com or follow Luke on Twitter @LukeBryanOnline, Instagram and Facebook.

THE BEST PART OF CHRISTMAS FOR JORDAN DAVIS WAS WATCHING HIS DAUGHTER, ELOISE.

As a father of two young children — two-year-old Eloise and four-month-old Locklan — Jordan Davis had the best time this past Christmas.

“This was Locklan’s first Christmas. Eloise is a little more tuned-in to it, so it really is, there’s no better day of the year than that,” says Jordan. “I think she loves to open presents, and so she opened everybody’s presents, whether it was for her, for my mother-in-law, for mom, it didn’t matter. Eloise was going to help open it. She didn’t care what was in it. She just wanted to rip the paper off. And to be honest with you, that was the coolest thing of, that was my favorite part of this holiday season was just seeing the joy she had for ripping off wrapping paper.”

He said after the second half of 2021, it was good just to spend some downtime with family. “Running so wide open as we did towards the tail-end of 2021 – we played a lot of shows in a small amount of time – so being able to have that time just with family and to slow down, we needed it and I hated to see it go, but I’m glad to know that they had fun.”

Jordan is currently making his way to the top of the country charts with his smash hit, “Buy Dirt,” featuring Luke Bryan.

Audio / Jordan Davis talks about this past Christmas with his kids.

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Jordan Davis (looking back at Christmas 2021) OC: …they had fun. :52
“This was Locklan’s first Christmas. Eloise is a little more tuned-in to it, so it really is, there’s no better day of the year than that. I think she loves to open presents, and so she opened everybody’s presents, whether it was for her, for my mother-in-law, for mom, it didn’t matter. Eloise was going to help open it. She didn’t care what was in it. She just wanted to rip the paper off. And to be honest with you, that was the coolest thing of, that was my favorite part of this holiday season was just seeing the joy she had for ripping off wrapping paper. Running so wide open as we did towards the tail-end of 2021 – we played a lot of shows in a small amount of time – so being able to have that time just with family and to slow down, we needed it and I hated to see it go, but I’m glad to know that they had fun.”

NEWS AND NOTES: Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Jordan Davis

Luke Bryan will release the official music video for his latest single, “Up,” on Thursday (January 13th) at noon CT on Facebook.


The 20th season of American Idol, featuring judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, as well as host Ryan Seacrest, is set to premiere February 27th at 8pm ET/7pm CT on ABC.

 

 

Keith Urban returns to The Voice Australia for a first for the show — a one-week special. The Voice Generations will air from January 31st for a blockbuster one-week airing and feature coaches Keith, Rita Ora, Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy for the show which has representatives from each generation performing together.

 

 

Jordan Davis joins his buddies Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker on the Beach Stage at the annual Crash My Playa event on January 22nd.  I’m pretty darn sure Jordan will get Luke to help him sing his latest smash hit and their duet, “Buy Dirt.”

 

 

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