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TRAVIS DENNING IS CLOSING IN AT THE TOP OF THE COUNTRY CHARTS WITH “AFTER A FEW.”

Travis Denning is on the cusp of having his FIRST No. 1 song, and while he is hesitant to start celebrating until it’s official, the Georgia native is certainly grateful.

“Honestly this week I’m just grateful,” says Travis. “I’m obviously nervous. I’m excited. I’m super pumped, but I’m just kind of grateful for the opportunity that we’re making this push to No. 1. Whether it hits it or not, this song has been on such a journey – a record-breaking journey – and just to see people dig into a song and fall in love with it and hold onto it is more than enough than I’ll ever need to be happy, but I do think that No. 1spot would be a nice little cherry on top.”

Travis recently released his first EP, Beer’s Better Cold.

Audio / Travis Denning talks about nearing the top of the country charts with "After a Few."

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Travis Denning (AAF nearing top of the charts) OC: …cherry on top. :37
“Honestly this week I’m just grateful. I’m obviously nervous. I’m excited. I’m super pumped, but I’m just kind of grateful for the opportunity that we’re making this push to No. 1. Whether it hits it or not, this song has been on such a journey – a record-breaking journey – and just to see people dig into a song, fall in love with it and hold onto it is more than enough than I’ll ever need to be happy, but I do think that No. 1spot would be a nice little cherry on top.”

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ALAN JACKSON’S “SMALL TOWN DRIVE-IN” CONCERT EVENTS RESCHEDULED.

Alan Jackson’s “Small Town Drive-In” concerts – planned for this week in Cullman, AL and Fairhope, AL – are being rescheduled for next week due to the weekend threat of tropical weather on the Gulf Coast.

Jackson’s June 5 performance in Cullman will now take place next Friday, June 12. His Fairhope (Mobile area) concert will be held Saturday, June 13.

With potential tropical storm conditions in the forecast for the Alabama coast on Saturday, organizers determined it’s in the best interest of safety for fans and event staff that the Fairhope show be rescheduled. Given the unique nature of the staging and set up for these events, the Cullman concert is being rescheduled in conjunction with this decision.

All purchased tickets will be honored at the rescheduled dates. Additional info about tickets and about Alan Jackson’s “Small Town Drive-In” concerts can be found at alanjacksondrivein.com.

 

MICKEY GUYTON RELEASES “BLACK LIKE ME.”

 

 

BROTHERS OSBORNE DIVE INTO THEIR NORMAL CMT’S “OFF THE ROAD.”

Join Brothers Osborne in CMT’s “Off The Road” as John and TJ share the new normal that is quarantine life. Between drive-in movies, painting, Zoom parties, and rehearsals for CMT Celebrates Our Heroes, the brothers are always having fun—even if it’s just at home!

 

 

The guys have just released their new single, “All Night.”

 

NEWS AND NOTES: Brandon, Jordan, Caylee, Little Big Town, Brothers Osborne, Keith, Reba

Brandon Lay will be performing on Country Outdoors Live on the Outdoor Channel on Friday (May 29TH) beginning at 7pm ET/6pm CT.

Jordan Davis will be answering your questions about his new self-titled EP tonight (May 29th) on Instagram beginning at 7pm ET/6pm CT.

Caylee Hammack is joining fellow Georgian Trisha Yearwood this weekend as a guest on “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.” Airing tomorrow (May 30th) on Food Network at Noon ET/11am CT, Hammack and Yearwood share stories of their roots and indulge in a menu that takes them back to their days in Georgia. Hammack was a guest on Yearwood’s tour late last year and the two bonded over small town life in Georgia.

Little Big Town will perform their new single, “Wine, Beer, Whiskey” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: At Home Edition on Monday (June 1st).

Brothers Osborne will be holding their 2020 Family Reunion fan club party virtually. The party will be on http://BrothersOsborne.com, exclusively for all members of The Family. The guys will also be doing a virtual m&g with a few lucky premium members.

Keith Urban and Reba McEntire have been added to the list of artists taking part in CMT CELEBRATES OUR HEROES: AN ARTISTS OF THE YEAR SPECIAL, premiering Wednesday (June 3rd) at 8pm ET/PT on CMT and will simulcast on Paramount Network, Pop TV and TV Land. The two-hour special will also include appearances by Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Sean Penn, Gary Sinise, Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Munn and Zac Brown. Previously announced artists include Brothers Osborne, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker,

KIP MOORE’S “WILD WORLD” IS AVAILABLE TODAY.

Kip Moore’s much-anticipated fourth studio album WILD WORLD is available now. To mark the release Moore shifted gears in the midst of the current landscape and invited an intimate group of industry and fans to a unique Drive-In album release event at the Stardust Drive-In in Watertown, TN last night. Attendees enjoyed a screening of Moore’s just-released documentary 7 DAYS AT THE ROCK available to watch here, followed by a compelling conversation with Moore and host Storme Warren, who were also joined by director and longtime collaborator PJ Brown.

Continuing the celebrations tonight, Moore will perform songs taken from the record as part of a special livestream event from Analog in Nashville, TN where Moore will also be joined by some of his band for a power acoustic performance. The first time Moore will play some of the songs from WILD WORLD live, fans can tune in tonight (5/29) at 8pm CT to Moore’s Facebook and Youtube pages to watch the livestream benefiting MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. Spotify will match donations to MusiCares via their COVID-19 Music Relief project

This week, Moore will delve deeper into WILD WORLD with a stacked schedule of interviews and virtual live performances including Paste’s “The Happiest Hour” on Monday 6/1 at 4pm CT on Youtube, Amazon Music’s “Live Q+A” on Tuesday 6/2 at 11am CT on Facebook, an interview with GRAMMY Museum’s “Programs at Home” and a Facebook Live performance for American Songwriter “Behind The Mic” on Wednesday 6/3 at 7pm CT, as well as a Billboard Session on Facebook Live on 6/4 at 12pm CT.

Critics have already been quick to praise and highlight many songs on Moore’s WILD WORLD, with Rolling Stone applauding “Red White Blue Jean American Dream” declaring “in a throaty rasp…[the song] takes on a lean, Gaslight Anthem punk-Americana sound,” as Billboard shared “another highlight on the project is “Southpaw,” a guitar heavy arena rocker celebrating the underdog,” and Esquire spotlighted “Payin’ Hard” as “the heftiest emotional wallop of his career.” Moore co-wrote all but one of the tracks on WILD WORLD even self-producing the set, with help from David Garcia, Luke Dick and Blair Daly on respective tracks.

“I truly hope the fans are able to enjoy this body of work,” shared Moore. “A lot of people put countless hours and heart into this project. Cheers to all the fans that have been with us every step of the way.”

Kip Moore has toured the world headlining his own shows, earning acclaim and a rabid fanbase as an all-in performer in each setting and most recently wrapping 40 sold-out headlining shows in The U.S, The U.K. and Canada. Praised by Noisey as “an uncompromising, genre-defying artist firing on all cylinders” Moore has blazed his own trail. The current CMA “International Artist Achievement Award” nominee first splashed into the mainstream with the double-PLATINUM “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” in 2012, then followed up with three more best selling No. Ones (“Hey Pretty Girl,” “Beer Money” and “More Girls Like You”), a trio of ambitious, critically-praised albums and two gritty EPs that landed Moore on multiple “Best Of” lists. For more information visit kipmoore.net.

Audio / Kip Moore talks about the inspiration behind the music on his new album, Wild World.

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Kip Moore (inspiration behind the music) OC: …this record. :40
“Most of the songs that came about from this record were during a round of touring around 2018 when I found myself really broken down in a lot of ways – physically, spiritually, emotionally. There was a constant search for simplicity. I found myself departed from my faith; I was searching. You sense that with so much of this record, you sense that search for peace. It’s an elusive thing, but I’m trying to grab a hold of it all throughout this record.”

KIP MOORE PREVIEWS WILD WORLD WITH WORLD PREMIERE OF “FIRE AND FLAME.”

Kip Moore marked the eve of his record release with the world premiere of “arena rock” (Esquire) driven track “Fire And Flame” exclusively with BBC Radio 2. Co-written by Moore with Cary Barlowe, Brett James and Will Weatherly, the track is a blowtorch anthem that pours gasoline on the quest for greater meaning and fans heard the track first on “The Country Show with Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2” (The UK’s most listened to radio station) at 5pm CST/ 11pm BST Thursday (5/28) here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000jhb5.

Moore’s timely and vulnerable new documentary “7 DAYS AT THE ROCK” will also premiered last night (5/28) on Outside TV. The short film follows Moore through some of his experiences in isolation at his remote rock climbing facility, BedRock, located in Red River Gorge, Kentucky, as well as the weeks leading up to the release of his fourth studio album WILD WORLD, available tomorrow  May 29. “7 DAYS AT THE ROCK” will be available on all major streaming platforms and devices including The Roku Channel and Samsung TV Plus.

Co-writing all but one of WILD WORLD’S insightful tracks, Kip Moore navigates the search to find a place and purpose. Throughout the 13-song collection that search is revealed in deeply personal terms, with Moore even self-producing the set, with help from David Garcia, Luke Dick and Blair Daly on respective tracks. The weathered heartland-rock sound Moore has embraced on previous efforts gets its emotional volume pumped up, recorded live with a full band, as substance trumped style and the timeless prevailed over the trendy.

Kip Moore has toured the world headlining his own shows, earning acclaim and a rabid fanbase as an all-in performer in each setting and most recently wrapping 40 sold-out headlining shows in The U.S, The U.K. and Canada. Praised by Noisey as “an uncompromising, genre-defying artist firing on all cylinders” Moore has blazed his own trail. The current CMA “International Artist Achievement Award” nominee first splashed into the mainstream with the double-PLATINUM “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” in 2012, then followed up with three more best selling No. Ones (“Hey Pretty Girl,” “Beer Money” and “More Girls Like You”), a trio of ambitious, critically-praised albums and two gritty EPs that landed Moore on multiple “Best Of” lists. For more information visit kipmoore.net.

Audio / Kip Moore talks about the inspiration behind “Fire and Flame.”

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Kip Moore (Fire and Flame) OC: …intact. 1:44
“I grew up in the Bible Belt in southern Georgia, and I grew up going to the Baptist church. Once I got done with high school, I always kinda wanted to go on my own spiritual journey and try to figure out what God looked like to me, where I fit in in this whole thing, and what is this whole thing that’s happening all around us all the time, trying to process the feelings that I feel and some of the maybe resentment I had with the things that maybe I was taught that I wasn’t quite in compliance with and in agreement with. And once I turned 18, I kind of always have been on that journey. I’ve read a lot myself. I read a lot of scripture, I’ve studied different religions, I always want to understand where people are coming from. I’ve always had my own faith, and I still have that about me, and I slip and I slide a lot. The faith is always inside me but no matter how much I know that I need it, no matter how much I know I need to read and stay centered, I still neglect that part of my life a lot. Whenever I start doing that is when I feel disconnected and lost. Knowing that, I still do that. Fire and the Flame is just a song speaking of my journey and the things that I feel inside about everything that I just said. I just know I’m not the only one that feels this way and has those questions and has those questions about myself. But regardless of the questions that I do have, my faith always remains intact.”

KIP MOORE WILD WORLD ALBUM AUDIO TOOLKIT.

We have compiled an array of content — liners and a few soundbites – from KIP MOORE to equip you with some tools that we hope will come in handy and help you roll out tracks leading up to – and following – the release of his new album, WILD WORLD. Check out the toolkit here.

Kip Moore is ready to release his highly-anticipated fourth studio album WILD WORLD on Friday (May 29th). Co-writing all but one of the tracks, Kip reveals an honest and insightful look at his own vulnerabilities and how he found joy navigating the search to find a place and purpose. Throughout the 13-song collection that search is revealed in deeply personal terms with Moore even self-producing the set, with help from David Garcia, Luke Dick and Blair Daly on respective tracks.

He’s currently making his way up the country charts with “She’s Mine.”

JORDAN DAVIS’ BINGEWORTHY SHOW? OZARK.

As everyone has experienced over the past two months during this quarantine, there hasn’t been a lot to do other than take walks and binge watch some good shows. For Jordan Davis, who just released his self-titled EP last week, has been busy doing virtual acoustic performances, taking care of his wife and six-month old daughter and binge-watching shows. His favorite pick is Amazon Prime’s Ozark starring Jason Bateman and Lauren Linney. The show centers around Martin “Marty” Byrde, a self-employed financial advisor based in Chicago , when he and his business partner begin to launder money for a Mexican drug cartel. His partner is killed and Marty relocates his family in the Ozarks in Missouri.

“Due to quarantine, I have found my new obsession, which is Jason Bateman and Ozark,” says Jordan. “I’ve always been a Jason Bateman fan, but, man, it’s up there with Breaking Bad for me. I think that Ozark is one of my favorite shows out. Not a spoiler alert, but the end of Season 3, y’all are in for it, if y’all haven’t seen it yet.”

He adds, “That’s like an ideal setting for me. We grew up going to Lake Hamilton in Arkansas, you know so boat riding and that kind of setting just kind of brings me back to my middle school, high school years of family vacations. Actually, we have a vacation to Lake Lanier in Georgia, where they shot Ozark coming up soon. I look forward to getting over there and channeling my inner Marty Byrd, if you will.”

Jordan recently hit the airwaves with his new single, “Almost Maybes.”

Audio / Jordan Davis says his latest TV show obsession is Ozark.

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Jordan Davis (Ozark) OC: …inner Marty Byrd, if you will. (laughs) :55
“Due to quarantine, I have found my new obsession, which is Jason Bateman and Ozark. I’ve always been a Jason Bateman fan, but, man, it’s up there with Breaking Bad for me. I think that Ozark is one of my favorite shows out. Not a spoiler alert, but the end of Season 3, y’all are in for it, if y’all haven’t seen it yet. That’s like an ideal setting for me. We grew up going to Lake Hamilton in Arkansas, you know so boat riding and that kind of setting just kind of brings me back to my middle school, high school years of family vacations. Actually, we have a vacation to Lake Lanier in Georgia, where they shot Ozark coming up soon. I look forward to getting over there and channeling my inner Marty Byrd, if you will.” (laughs)

KIP MOORE SAYS FANS CAN EXPECT HONESTY AND JOY IN HIS NEW RECORD, WILD WORLD.

Kip Moore is ready to release his highly-anticipated fourth studio album WILD WORLD on Friday (May 29th). Co-writing all but one of the tracks, Kip reveals an honest and insightful look at his own vulnerabilities and how he found joy navigating the search to find a place and purpose. Throughout the 13-song collection that search is revealed in deeply personal terms with Moore even self-producing the set, with help from David Garcia, Luke Dick and Blair Daly on respective tracks.

“Fans can expect honesty with this new record, WILD WORLD, says Kip. “And I think they’re gonna find themselves wanting to dig up some of their owns bones that they’ve buried, some of those regrets from their past that have been weighing them down, and I think it’s gonna make them feel safe in their own vulnerabilities to face those regrets and try to find peace in ‘em.”

Kip is also hoping fans experience joy when listening to his new album. “I hope that they find joy in this record the way I found joy searching for simplicities in life,” he says. “I hope that it means something to them the same way it did for me. I think there’s a search for faith throughout this record and how that looks to all of us. It might take on different shapes and forms for each of us, but it definitely probes the questions and makes you search.”

Wild World Track List:

  1. “Janie Blu” (Dan Couch, Kip Moore)
    2. “Southpaw” (Westin Davis, Mooer)
    3. “Fire and Flame” (Cary Barlowe, Brett James, Moore, Will Weatherly)
    4. “Wild World” (Josh Miller, Moore)
    5. “Red White Blue Jean American Dream” (Jimi Beil, Barton Davies, Luke Dick, Phillip Lammonds)
    6. “She’s Mine” (Couch, Moore, Scott Stepakoff)
    7. “Hey Old Lover” (Couch, Moore)
    8. “Grow On You” (Blair Daly, Davis, Moore)
    9. “More Than Enough” (David Garcia, Josh Miller, Moore)
    10. “Sweet Virginia” (Moore, Manny Medina, Erich Wigdahl)
    11. “South” (Adam Browder, Couch, Medina, Moore, Dave Nassie, Erich Wigdahl)
    12. “Crazy For You Tonight” (Daly, Davis, Moore)
    13. “Payin’ Hard” (Daly, Davis, Moore)

Since the pandemic began forcing shutdowns in March, he has been hunkered down in East Kentucky, just being quiet and contemplative — writing songs, reading, and exploring the outdoors. Kip has documented some of his quarantine experience and breaks down the recording of his fourth album, Wild World, in the upcoming documentary 7 Days at the Rock, which premieres tonight (May 28th) at 9pm ET/8pm CT on Outside TV. Filmed by Moore’s friend PJ Brown, the documentary is set at the “BedRock,” a lodge that Moore built with another friend, Jeremy Salyers, to accommodate weary hikers and rock climbers at Red River Gorge at budget-friendly prices.

Audio / Kip Moore explains that fans should expect honesty, freedom, vulnerability and faith in his new album, Wild World.

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Kip Moore (what fans can expect from Wild World) OC: …makes you search. :47
“Fans can expect honesty with this new record, Wild World. And I think they’re gonna find themselves wanting to dig up some of their owns bones that they’ve buried, some of those regrets from their past that have been weighing them down, and I think it’s gonna make them feel safe in their own vulnerabilities to face those regrets and try to find peace in ‘em. I hope that they find joy in this record the way I found joy searching for simplicities in life. I hope that it means something to them the same way it did for me. I think there’s a search for faith throughout this record and how that looks to all of us. It might take on different shapes and forms for each of us, but it definitely probes the questions and makes you search.”

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