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“Have you ever been on a date, and the whole time you’re worried that your date isn’t having a good time,” Garth Brooks asked CMT’s Alison Bonaguro before he took the stage on the fifty-yard line in Notre Dame Stadium. “Even though they might be having the best time on the planet? That’s how I feel right now.”
On Monday past (1st October) the country music community joined Route 91 survivors including Jason Aldean in honoring the 58 victims who lost their lives in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history a year ago in Las Vegas. Thousands gathered at the Clark County Government Amphitheater for a Sunrise Remembrance Ceremony that hosted a 58-second moment of silence and the release of 58 doves.
CMT recently caught up with Ashley McBryde where she spoke of an encounter with Miranda Lambert. The two singers have a lot in common and seem to have a mutual respect for each other. Read more below to see how they got on..
Today Mon 1st October) the country music community will pause for a moment of silence to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting at the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. Radio stations, record labels and other organizations will be participating.
Carrie Underwood‘s new album, Cry Pretty, has debuted at the top of Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart yesterday. The collection is the biggest all-genre debut by a female in 2018, topping Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy(April 6, 2018). The album debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Album Charts with 265,654 equivalent album units, making Underwood the only woman in history to land four country albums at the top of the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. The critically-acclaimed album is the best-selling Country album debut of 2018, as well as the biggest Country album debut since August 7, 2015 (Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights) and the biggest female Country album debut since October 22, 2012 (Taylor Swift’s 2012 Red).
Following a packed summer of festivals including Cambridge Folk, Buckle & Boots, and Black Deer; tour dates and radio airplay across the UK including multiple BBC radio appearances, London-based Americana duo O&O have announced the Sept 21st release of their long-awaited debut EP ‘Truth Comes Out’, and revealed the lead single of the same name, available to stream now (listen here) and to download immediately for fans who pre-order the EP. Along with the title track, this new release features a total of four brand new songs including previous single ‘Tears In The Rain‘, the video for which premiered last month on The Bluegrass Situation.
As a nominee in five categories including entertainer of the year, Chris Stapleton leads the list of nominees at the 52nd annual CMA Awards. Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert, Midland, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban follow close behind with three nominations each.
Early on Wednesday morning, Carrie Underwood tweeted a video sharing the news about her Cry Pretty 360 tour. But first, the baby.
With around three weeks until Steve Earle rolls his tour bus into Belfast, we take a look at whats inspired him, where he has come from and take a look at his most recent work. If you ever had any doubt about where Steve Earle’s musical roots are planted, his new collection, So You Wannabe an Outlaw, makes it perfectly plain. “There’s nothing ‘retro’ about this record,” he states, “I’m just acknowledging where I’m coming from.” So You Wannabe an Outlaw is the first recording he has made in Austin, Texas. Earle has lived in New York City for the past decade but he acknowledges, “Look, I’m always gonna be a Texan, no matter what I do. And I’m always going to be somebody who learned their craft in Nashville. It’s who I am.”