• Jordan Davis Slow Dance in a Parking Lot

News

LAUREN ALAINA PERFORMED THE CHA-CHA FOR HER FIRST DANCE ON ABC’S “DANCING WITH THE STARS.”

Lauren Alaina and her pro partner Gleb Savchenko danced the Cha Cha to Shania Twain‘s “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” on the season premiere of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars on Monday (September 16th). They scored 19 out of 30 points, which landed them in third place on the leaderboard behind actor James Van Der Beek, who scored 21, and The Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown, who scored 20.

 

Lauren just released her new song, “Getting Good,” with an ADD date to radio on October 7th.

 

Catch Lauren next on Dancing With the Stars on Monday (September 17th) at 8pm ET.

 

JON LANGSTON RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE “NOW YOU KNOW.”

Singer/songwriter Jon Langston dropped the official music video for his single, “Now You Know,” which premiered yesterday evening on Outdoor Channel.  Directed by Chris Hicky, the video takes place on a Kentucky lake where Jon and his friends are enjoying a perfect Summer day on the water. The video perfectly matches the song, which entails imagery that describes who Jon Langston is as a person and illustrates a lifestyle that many people find relatable.

 

Additionally, Langston kicked off co-hosting #DeerWeek alongside Jeff Danker on Monday (September 16th), airing on Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel this week through September 22nd. The Georgia native recently began his headlining “Bird Dog Tour,” and will be wrapping up his dates on the road with Luke Bryan as part of the Sunset Repeat Tour through October. Langston, who is signed to Luke’s 32 Bridge Entertainment and EMI Nashville, will release his highly anticipated new EP titled, Now You Know, October 25th.

 

2019 Bird Dog Tour:

SEP 20             Texas Club                                           Baton Rouge, LA

SEP 26             Front Street Grill                                   Dardanelle, AR

SEP 27             PBR Big Sky: A Coors Banquet Bar      Kansas City, MO

SEP 28             Boondocks                                           Springfield, IL

OCT 03            The Blue Room                                    Statesboro, GA

OCT 04            Coyote Joe’s                                         Charlotte, NC

OCT 05            The Blind Horse Saloon                        Greenville, SC

OCT 10            The Signal                                            Chattanooga, TN

OCT 17            The Senate                                           Columbia, SC

OCT 18            The Barn in Sanford                             Sanford, FL

OCT 19            Joyland Country Music Night Club        Bradenton, FL

OCT 24            Elevation at the Intersection                  Grand Rapids, MI

NOV 15           The Tarheel Concert Lounge                 Jacksonville, NC

NOV 16           Cone Denim Entertainment Center        Greensboro, NC

NOV 21           Georgia Theatre                                    Athens, GA

NOV 22           Georgia Theatre                                    Athens, GA

NOV 29           Chameleon Club                                   Lancaster, PA

NOV 30           The Dusty Armadillo                            Rootstown, OH

* For a full list of Langston’s tour dates, click HERE

NEWS AND NOTES: Lauren, Eric, Dierks, Darius, Chris and more

Lauren Alaina kicks up her heels for the premiere of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars on Monday (September 16th). Make sure to check her out on the dance competition show beginning at 8pm ET.

Eric Church has become a staple as a celebrity picker on ESPN’s College GameDay show. He picked up the mantle and the picks this past Saturday (September 15th) as the crew made their picks for Week 3 of the 2019 college football season.

 

Dierks Bentley and Darius Rucker are among the stars coming out to help raise money for areas of the Bahamas hit by Hurricane Dorian on Monday (September 16th). The Hope 4 Hope Town benefit, taking place at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, will also feature performances by Florida Georgia Line, Ryan Hurd, Riley Green, LOCASH and many more.

Chris Stapleton joins Sheryl Crow on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday (September 20th).

The first installment of Ken Burns’ documentary Country Music premiered on Sunday (September 15th) on PBS. The eight-part series will continue through September 25th.

 

 

Video /

DIERKS BENTLEY GETS SEAL OF APPROVAL FROM THE GOLDEN BEAR.

Dierks Bentley recently hit the links with none other than golf legend Jack Nicklaus. He even got the seal of approval from the retired pro golfer, who is known around the world as The Golden Bear.

 

Dierks is closing in on the top of the country charts with his latest smash, “Living.”

 

KEITH URBAN WILL APPEAR ON JAY LENO’S GARAGE THIS WEEK.

Keith Urban has become a car enthusiast over the last several years, and the reigning CMA and ACM Entertainer of the year is a well-known guitarist, who can play just about any stringed instrument he gets his hands on. He combines both of his loves when he appears on Jay Leno’s Garage on Wednesday (September 18th) at 10pm ET on CNBC. Check out a sneak peek below.

In other news, Keith joined Irish singer-songwrite Foy Vance on stage at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom on Friday (September 13th). They collaborated on Foy’s song, “Burden,” which Keith performed at this year’s ACM Awards because he was moved by the song. They later hooked up in the recording studio to write and record. Prior to Keith’s appearance, Foy told the crowd, “I’m just gonna say it: I didn’t know I needed this guy in my life until I met him, and now that I met him, I can’t fuckin’ do without him. Please welcome Keith Urban.”

Keith, who just released the acoustic video for his hit “We Were,” heads to the Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin, Tennessee September 21st.

ERIC CHURCH DOUBLES DOWN FOR HIS DOUBLE DOWN TOUR RESUMING FRIDAY.

Eric Church returns to the road with the Double Down Tour resuming in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Friday (September 13th), and the trek continues throughout the fall. The uniquely-structured tour featuring back-to-back nights with distinct set lists in most cities has seen numerous sell-out crowds thus far, landing Church at the top of Pollstar’s LIVE75 and Global Concert Pulse charts for ticket sales averages while routinely earning praise from fans and critics alike.

He’ll play two nights in most cities and perform six albums worth of material. Unlike his Holdin’ My Own Tour in 2017 where he would sometimes play four different cities in less than a week, he has spaced out his shows to a city a week. You might want to catch both nights on tour, since he’s planning on changing his set list between Friday and Saturday.

“Some people may be surprised to learn that there’s only about five songs from our back catalog that are gonna be both nights. I’m going to play most of the Desperate Man over the two nights; probably six a night for those, but they’re not gonna be what they think. So, we’ll play ‘Smoke a Little Smoke’ one night, but you won’t get it the next. You’ll get ‘Drink in My Hand’ the next, but you won’t get it the first one,” says Eric. “So, we’re gonna make this a little bit where they’ll be those songs in there, but they won’t be both nights unless you go to both nights. It’s just the way we’re gonna do it. I think we can do it. I think our catalog will let us do it. If you come, you’re gonna hear ‘Sinners Like Me’ one night, but not both nights. And I think that it’ll make it interesting for the people that are coming, and it’ll make the show fun for us.”

Eric is nominated for a handful of CMA Awards this year, including Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year for Desperate Man and Music Video of the Year for “Some of It.” Carrie Underwood hosts The 53rd Annual CMA Awards with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton. The ceremony will broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena November 13th at 8pm ET on ABC.

Audio / ERIC CHURCH EXPLAINS HOW HE’S GOING TO MIX UP THE SET LIST ON HIS DOUBLE DOWN TOUR.

Download

Eric Church (Double Down Tour) 2 OC: …fun for us. :45
“Some people may be surprised to learn that there’s only about five songs from our back catalog that are gonna be both nights. I’m going to play most of the Desperate Man over the two nights; probably six a night for those, but they’re not gonna be what they think. So, we’ll play ‘Smoke a Little Smoke’ one night, but you won’t get it the next. You’ll get ‘Drink in My Hand’ the next, but you won’t get it the first one. So, we’re gonna make this a little bit where they’ll be those songs in there, but they won’t be both nights unless you go to both nights. It’s just the way we’re gonna do it. I think we can do it. I think our catalog will let us do it. If you come, you’re gonna hear ‘Sinners Like Me’ one night, but not both nights. And I think that it’ll make it interesting for the people that are coming, and it’ll make the show fun for us.”

KIP MOORE SHARES ANOTHER SIDE TO HIS CHARACTER IN PLAYFUL OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEWEST SINGLE “SHE’S MINE.”

Kip Moore dropped the official music video for his new single “She’s Mine,” today on VEVO, available to watch here. The song that has been praised by Billboard as a “pulsing” track that “leans on the heartland rock influences that earned him [Moore] frequent comparisons to Bruce Springsteen” compliments the new video that shows a more lighthearted side of Moore while searching for love. Directed by PJ Brown, the video for “She’s Mine” has Moore cutting up with a wide cast of potential love interests, as he navigates the search for the one throughout the “high octane looking-for-love song” (Tennessean). “She’s Mine” is the first taken from Moore’s upcoming fourth studio album and was one of the most-added singles at country radio upon its debut.

“Filming the video for this single is some of the most fun I’ve had shooting a music video in a long time,” shared Moore. “We just got to let loose and riff-off of the incredible cast we were working with. I can’t wait for the fans to see it.”

 

Moore just returned from his second noteworthy headlining stint in The U.K. this year where he was praised as “without a doubt the best live performer on the Country circuit right now” (Entertainment Focus). Moore is currently gearing up to continue his “wildly successful” (Chicago Tribune) ROOM TO SPARE: ACOUSTIC TOUR for a third leg this fall, following two previously sold-out runs meeting capacity crowds at every stop in the U.S., Canada and The U.K.. The anticipated run will kick off in Grand Rapids, MI on 10/10 and Moore has invited special guests Tucker Beathard, Devin Dawson and Kylie Morgan along for select dates. For a full list of tour dates, visit kipmoore.net.

Moore’s new single “She’s Mine” is taken from his upcoming fourth studio album, of which more details will be revealed in the coming weeks. The forthcoming project follows his ROOM TO SPARE: THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS EP which sparked his acoustic tour and his third studio album SLOWHEART, which garnered instant praise from critics as his “most complete, cohesive declaration of his artistic sensibilities yet” (NPR), as well landing on multiple “Best Of” lists including Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, UpRoxx, Bobby Bones Show and many more. SLOWHEART included Moore’s fourth No. One single and follows the critical acclaim that surrounded Moore’s sophomore album WILD ONES and his PLATINUM debut album UP ALL NIGHT that spawned three No. One hit singles. For more information, visit kipmoore.net.

LITTLE BIG TOWN RECORDED MOST OF THEIR BRAND NEW SINGLE, “OVER DRINKING,” ON THE ROAD.

Little Big Town has released their new single, “Over Drinking,” which was written by Jesse Frasure, Cary Barlowe, Hillary Lindsey, Ashley Gorley and Steph Jones. It’s the first official single from their upcoming album Nightfall, set for release January 17th.The band will perform the song for the first time on television on NBC’s Today Show on Thursday (September 12th).

“We started recording ‘Over Drinking’ on the road, and it was a little crazy because we didn’t have a place to record and you have to have a quiet place when you’re recording,” says LBT’s Karen Fairchild. So, we basically built a makeshift studio backstage and cut drums and bass and guitars, and it was really fun and spontaneous, and it was all driven from our love of the song. And (we) got back home and finished the recording of the song.”

The band recently announced their forthcoming headline tour, The Nightfall Tour, which will find them with a once-in-a-lifetime performance at the historic Carnegie Hall in New York City on January 16th, 2020, the day before their new album drops.

Audio / Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild says they started recording their new single, “Over Drinking,” on the road.

Download

Little Big Town (Over Drinking) OC: …here’s ‘Over Drinking.’” :31
“We started recording ‘Over Drinking’ on the road, and it was a little crazy because we didn’t have a place to record and you have to have a quiet place when you’re recording. So, we basically built a makeshift studio backstage and cut drums and bass and guitars, and it was really fun and spontaneous, and it was all driven from our love of the song. And (we) got back home and finished the recording of the song and wanted to get it to you guys as soon as we could, so here’s ‘Over Drinking.’”

Audio / LINER LBT (Over Drinking) 1

Download

Audio / LINER LBT (Over Drinking) 2

Download

Audio / LINER LBT (Over Drinking) 3

Download

Audio / LINER LBT (Over Drinking) 4

Download

GEORGE STRAIT READIES REISSUE OF HIS MULTI-PLATINUM STRAIT OUT OF THE BOX: PART 1.

George Strait is set to reissue his Strait Out of the Box: Part 1 on Friday (September 13th), available exclusively at Walmart.

The 72-track collection takes a delightful trip through Strait’s early recording career, specifically 1981 to 1995, and features 31 No. 1 singles such as “You Look So Good in Love,” “All My Ex’s Live in Texas” and “Check Yes or No.” What makes the collection even more special is the fact that each track was personally selected by the Texan himself. The RIAA has certified Strait Out of the Box as 8X Platinum for sales of  more than 8 million units.

In addition to the physical box set, a revamped Strait Out of the Box: Part 1 & 2 playlist is available to stream HERE, and fans can watch George Strait’s full collection of music videos HERE, newly remastered in HD.

Also on September 13th, Strait celebrates the release of the official soundtrack for Country Music – A Film By Ken Burns, an eight part PBS documentary spanning the history of country music. Strait will join artists such as Randy Travis and The Judds on the soundtrack via his signature hit “Amarillo By Morning.”

With an unparalleled 60 singles hitting the top of the charts – more than any other artist in any genre – during the span of his 30+ year career, Strait is the undeniable “King of Country Music.” He has collected 33 Platinum or multi-Platinum-selling albums, more than any country artist and ranking third across all genres behind only The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Strait is the only act in history to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades and has sold nearly 70 million albums and earned more than 60 major entertainment industry awards.

Strait Out Of The Box: Part 1

Disc 1 (1976-1983)

  1. I Just Can’t Go On Dying Like This
  2. (That Don’t Change) The Way I Feel About You
  3. I Don’t Want To Talk It Over Anymore
  4. Unwound
  5. Blame It On Mexico
  6. Her Goodbye Hit Me In The Heart
  7. If You’re Thinking You Want A Stranger (There’s One Coming Home)
  8. Any Old Love Won’t Do
  9. Fool Hearted Memory
  10. Marina Del Rey
  11. I Can’t See Texas From Here
  12. Heartbroke
  13. What Would Your Memories Do
  14. Amarillo By Morning
  15. I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name
  16. A Fire I Can’t Put Out
  17. You Look So Good In Love
  18. 80 Proof Bottle Of Tear Stopper

Disc 2 (1983-1987)

  1. Right Or Wrong
  2. Let’s Fall To Pieces Together
  3. Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
  4. The Cowboy Rides Away
  5. The Fireman
  6. The Chair
  7. You’re Something Special To Me
  8. Haven’t You Heard
  9. In Too Deep
  10. Lefty’s Gone
  11. Nobody In His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her
  12. It Ain’t Cool To Be Crazy About You
  13. Ocean Front Property
  14. Rhythm Of The Road
  15. Six Pack To Go (Duet With Hank Thompson)
  16. All My Ex’s Live In Texas
  17. Am I Blue
  18. Famous Last Words Of A Fool

Disc 3 (1987-1991)

  1. Baby Blue
  2. If You Ain’t Lovin’ (You Ain’t Livin’)
  3. Baby’s Gotten Good At Goodbye
  4. Bigger Man Than Me
  5. Hollywood Squares
  6. What’s Going On In Your World
  7. Ace In The Hole
  8. Love Without End, Amen
  9. Drinking Champagne
  10. I’ve Come To Expect It From You
  11. If I Know Me
  12. You Know Me Better Than That
  13. The Chill Of An Early Fall
  14. Lovesick Blues
  15. Milk Cow Blues
  16. Gone As A Girl Can Get
  17. So Much Like My Dad
  18. Trains Make Me Lonesome

Disc 4 (1991-1995)

  1. Wonderland Of Love
  2. I Cross My Heart
  3. Heartland
  4. When Did You Stop Loving Me
  5. Overnight Male
  6. The King Of Broken Hearts
  7. Where The Sidewalk Ends
  8. Easy Come, Easy Go
  9. I’d Like To Have That One Back
  10. Lovebug
  11. The Man In Love With You
  12. Just Look At Me
  13. Stay Out Of My Arms
  14. Big Ball’s In Cowtown (With Asleep At The Wheel)
  15. The Big One
  16. Fly Me To The Moon (Duet With Frank Sinatra)
  17. Check Yes Or No
  18. I Know She Still Loves Me

    Audio / George Strait talks about a few highlights of his career beginning with his song, "Unwound."

    Download

    George Strait (great things in his career) OC: …happen to me. :36
    “It seems like just a year or two ago that I cut ‘Unwound’ and started this whole deal with MCA Records and everything. I had a lot of highlights in my career. You know, winning Entertainer of the Year was certainly a big highlight of my career and just being able to continue on with the same record label for this long is also, when you stop and think about it, that’s a long time to be with one record label, but I’ve had a lot of good things happen to me.”

BILLY CURRINGTON TO HOLD A BENEFIT FOR THE BAHAMAS.

Billy Currington just announced a benefit concert for The Bahamas taking place this Saturday (September 14th) in Key West. Posting the information on his socials, the Billy Currington & Co will play a free concert (with donations and proceeds to go to Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas) on Sunset Pier beginning at 6pm.

The surfing enthusiast wrote, “Headed south as south gets to Key West Florida.  After seeing the impact Hurricane Dorian had on the Bahamas ,  I feel I gotta do something.  So I looked online for organizations already in motion, helping out the island of Green Turtle Cay, which I came to know when we shot the video for the song People Are Crazy.  I saw that my friend Paul Menta is heading up fundraising efforts with Key West Cares and putting on a show at the Key West Theatre. I want to be a part of what they’re  doing so headed down to play a few songs at the theater this Saturday night Sept 14, 7 pm.  If you wanna come down and check out the show or be a part in some way,  look up Key West Cares online for more info.  Also I feel like we can raise even more money at the full band after party at the Sunset Pier starting round sunset on. If you have something to auction, hit up Paul Menta at Key West Cares.  Paul runs Key West Legal Rum distillery and has just put in the first super sweet auction item.  Most of all, can’t wait to hang and see people gather up for the love of the Bahamas.

View this post on Instagram

Headed south as south gets to Key West Florida.  After seeing the impact Hurricane Dorian had on the Bahamas ,  I feel I gotta do something.  So I looked online for organizations already in motion, helping out the island of Green Turtle Cay, which I came to know when we shot the video for the song People Are Crazy.  I saw that my friend Paul Menta is heading up fundraising efforts with Key West Cares and putting on a show at the Key West Theatre.  I want to be a part of what they’re  doing so headed down to play a few songs at the theater this Saturday night Sept 14, 7 pm.  If you wanna come down and check out the show or be a part in some way,  look up Key West Cares online for more info.  Also I feel like we can raise even more money at the full band after party at the Sunset Pier starting round sunset on.  If you have something to auction, hit up Paul Menta at Key West Cares.  Paul runs Key West Legal Rum distillery and has just put in the first super sweet auction item.  Most of all, can’t wait to hang and see people gather up for the love of the Bahamas.

A post shared by Billy Currington (@bccoconutman) on

Billy is currently making his way up the country charts with “Details.”

Social

Photos

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