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BLANCO BROWN RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED EP ‘HEARTACHE & LEMONADE’ TODAY (APRIL 5TH)

Release Day Focus Track ‘Good As It Gets’ Comes On The Heels Of His Lead EP Smash ‘Sunshine Shine’

GRAMMY® nominated vocalist, producer, songwriter & global sensation, Blanco Brown, releases his new EP, HEARTACHE & LEMONADE, today, April 5th. Download, stream and purchase HEARTACHE & LEMONADE, via BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records HERE.

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MULTI-PLATINUM ARTIST DYLAN SCOTT DELIVERS FAN-FRENZIED 26-SONG DELUXE ALBUM, ‘LIVIN’ MY BEST LIFE (STILL)’

Curb Records recording artist Dylan Scott has delivered the deluxe edition of his latest album Livin’ My Best Life (Still). In addition to five highly-anticipated unreleased tracks, beloved fan-favourites ‘This Town’s Been Too Good To Us’, ‘I’ll Be A Bartender’ and ‘Boys Back Home’ are seen on the expanded 26-song collection. Scott heads into the 2024 CMT Music Awards with a nomination recently received for Digital-First Performance of the Year with ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes (Keith Whitley Cover)‘, following his CMT Award win for ‘Nobody’ in 2021 for Breakthrough Video of the Year. 

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SCOTTY McCREERY RELEASES SPIRITUAL NEW TRACK ‘RED LETTER BLUEPRINT’

FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM: RISE AND FALL ARRIVES MAY 10

Grand Ole Opry Member Induction Set for April 20

Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery has never been one to shy away from sharing his faith, even expressing the duality of his spirituality on his No. 1 hit song ‘In Between’ where he sang “I ain’t all Holy water and I ain’t all Jim Beam…I’m somewhere in between.” 

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CHAYCE BECKHAM SETS DEBUT ALBUM, BAD FOR ME, FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 5

First Track “Waylon In ’75” Available Now

Following Nomination For Breakthrough Male Video of the Year At The 2024 CMT Music Awards

Nominated at this year’s CMT Music Awards for Breakthrough Male Video of the Year for his PLATINUM hit single “23” that’s surging toward #1 on US country radio, Amazon Music’s “Breakthrough Artist to Watch” Chayce Beckham has released the first track from his highly anticipated debut album Bad For Me, coming Friday, April 5, with the rowdy anthem “Waylon in ’75“. Listen to “Waylon in ’75” HERE and pre-order/pre-save/pre-add Bad For Me HERE

“Once I finished recording this album and had time to live with it, I felt the title Bad For Me fit perfectly. It sums up a lot of my own faults,” says Beckham. “I like a lot of stuff that’s bad for me, even though it ends up being kryptonite but that’s all a part of being human. I am so proud of this record. I just hope there’s a song on this album that makes somebody feel something.” Produced by Bart Butler (Jon Pardi, Midland, Warren Zeiders), apart from “23” (Ross Copperman), Bad for Me puts Beckham’s wild card under a microscope as his soul-searching songwriting takes centerstage.

Carefully crafting a series of deeply personal stories, his true-to-Beckham mix of dusky Western sonics and smouldering rock energy come to the forefront, as fiddle, steel and loping rhythms stand beside a rebellious, untamed spirit and his rustic vocal.  Continuing to open his soul like most would never dare, Bad For Me‘s themes like substance abuse, guilt and romantic remorse are in plain view, joined by the inner struggle of a man wishing he was more. Battling the bottomless pit of wondering how things got the way they are, this album also shows an appreciation for life itself, and a promise to keep up the fight. 

 Featuring the 19 Recordings/Wheelhouse Records/BMG artist’s solo-written, PLATINUM hit song “23” that’s streaming over 4.6M per week and surging toward #1 at US country radio, the former fork-lift driver’s debut features 13 tracks, including several he wrote entirely by himself before he won American Idol, including the poignant fan-favourite “Mama” that he actually performed on the show, along with the propulsive barroom rocker “Drink You Off My Mind.” Bad For Me 

Tracklisting: 1. Devil I’ve Been(Chayce Beckham, John Pierce, Lindsay Rimes)2. Addicted And Clean(Chayce Beckham, Emily Landis, Justin Morgan)3. Waylon In ’75(Jon Randall, Brett James, Parker McCollum, Lee Thomas Miller)4. Bad For Me (Joe Fox, Randy Montana, Tyler Chambers)5. Drink You Off My Mind(Chayce Beckham)6. Everything I Need (Chayce Beckham, John Pierce, Lindsay Rimes)7. Whiskey Country(Chayce Beckham, John Pierce, Lindsay Rimes)8. Glitter(Joey Hendricks, Mark Trussell, Natalie Hemby)9. Smokin’ Weed and Drinkin’ Whiskey(Chayce Beckham, Andy Albert, Mark Trussell)10. Something Worth Holding On To (John Pierce, Brandon Kinney, Micah Wilshire)11. Mama(Chayce Beckham)12. If I Had A Week (Chayce Beckham, Scooter Carusoe)13. 23 (Chayce Beckham)* Produced by Bart Butler* Produced by Ross Copperman 

ABOUT CHAYCE BECKHAM: Three years after becoming the only artist to win American Idol singing his own songs, 19 Recordings/Wheelhouse Records/BMG country artist Chayce Beckham is living proof of his belief that “You can’t tell someone how to write a song.” Currently nominated at this year’s CMT Music Awards for Breakthrough Male Video of the Year for his PLATINUM hit single “23” surging toward #1 on country radio, the fiery singer-songwriter laid out a course only he could follow, and today remains even more dedicated to his unique creative compass.

A California native schooled on tough times and a mix of country, rock, hip hop and beyond, Beckham started a habit of heart-on-his-sleeve songwriting after some hard times when he felt he had nothing left – and when combined with his warm vocal rasp on “23,” that drive helped him charm the nation on Idol‘s 19th season in 2021. With more than 358 million streams and counting, the bluesy and brutally honest anthem debuted at #1 on both iTunes’ Country and All Genre singles charts, and now leads Beckham’s first album, Bad for Me, as the emerging star finds his stride. Co-writing nine of 13 songs (three solo), the project shows Beckham opening his soul like most would never dare and embracing a timeless country-rock sound defined by fiddles, steel guitar, and plenty of against-the-grain attitude.

With dusky shades of heroes like Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson, the set aims to reinforce next-big-thing predictions from CMT, Amazon Music, MusicRow and more, while Beckham hits the road this summer on Luke Bryan’s “Mind Of A Country Boy” Tour and his own headlining 2024 “Bad for Me” Tour.

Tenille Arts Announces Brand New Album ‘to be honest,’ Set For Release On May 3

TENILLE ARTS ANNOUNCES BRAND NEW ALBUM TO BE HONEST, SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 3

Tenille Arts has built an enviable career releasing music that is as authentic as her beautiful voice and as heartfelt and direct as the songs she writes and records. The multi-award-winning entertainer and weaver of stories has set May 3rd, 2024 as the release date for her fourth full-length album, to be honest. The 14-song collection will be available on Dreamcatcher Artists and distributed through STEM. Pre-Order/Save/Add HERE.

“‘to be honest’ is the most important album of my musical journey so far, and I couldn’t be prouder of it,” said Tenille. “After celebrating the highest highs of my career, I ended up in a difficult place in my life. As always, I went to music to process what I was going through. These 14 songs share a truly honest take of where I’ve been in the past couple of years. I hope that when people listen they know that it’s okay to not be okay sometimes… and that there’s still so much happy and beautiful even in the hard times. I owe my fans something deeply real and I owe myself something deeply real. Thank you for taking the time to listen!”

Tenille co-wrote 12 of the songs on to be honest. “So Do I,” the final song recorded for the album, was written by King Henry, Demi Lovato, Sasha Sloan, and Laura Veltz and Arts’ hit single “Jealous of Myself” was written by Emily Weisband, Trevor Rosen, and John Byron. The title cut “To Be Honest” sets the tone for the entire record – “Love ain’t supposed to be easy. It’s supposed to be honest.”

The history-making team of Tenille, Alison Veltz Cruz and Alex Kline, who became the first all-female cast to write, record and produce a #1 country hit single with “Somebody Like That,” reconnected on this album with the insightful love story “Wonder Woman.”

This album includes both Tenille’s stunning “Jealous of Myself” duet with LeAnn Rimes, which Billboard called a “moody masterpiece with a classic misdirection,” and her streaming smash “Last Time Last” featuring award-winning duo Maddie & Tae.

On the touring front, Tenille has hit the road with many of her musical inspirations like Lady A, Luke Combs, Scotty McCreery, Lee Brice, and Jordan Davis, and this year will be returning to the UK to headline Almondsbury Creative’s Small Town, Big Music Festival in September. Ahead of this, she will be opening for the Canadian leg of Luke Bryan’s “Mind of a Country Boy Tour 2024”

to be honest Track Listing

1. “To Be Honest” (Ross Copperman, Emily Weisband, James McNair, Tenille Arts, produced by Ross Copperman)

2. “So Do I” (King Henry, Demi Lovato, Sasha Sloan, Laura Veltz, produced by King Henry)

3. “Wonder Woman” (Alex Kline, Tenille Arts, Allison Veltz Cruz, produced by Alex Kline)

4. “Dying To Be Pretty” (Jesse Frasure, Jessi Jo Dillon, Tenille Arts, produced by Jesse Frasure)

5. “Something I Can Cry To”(Jesse Frasure, Jessi Jo Dillon, Tenille Arts, produced by Jesse Frasure)

6. How Do You Sleep”(Sasha Sloan, Henry Agincourt Allen, Tenille Arts, produced by King Henry)

7. “People Change” (Chris Lacorte, Emily Weisband, Tenille Arts, produced by Ross Copperman)

8. “Want Her Back” (Tenille Arts, Scott Stepakoff, Aaron Eshuis, produced by Ross Copperman)

9. “Next Best Thing” (Emily Weisband, Ross Copperman, Tenille Arts, produced by Ross Copperman)

10. “Call Me When You Get Home Friends” (Tenille Arts, Alex Kline, Trannie Anderson, produced by Alex Kline)

11. “Mama’s Eyes”(Tenille Arts, Alex Kline, Trannie Anderson, produced by Alex Kline)

12. “Summer Don’t Go”(Allison Veltz Cruz, Jordan Reynolds, Tenille Arts, produced by Ross Copperman)

13. “Jealous of Myself” (feat. LeAnn Rimes) (Emily Weisband, Trevor Rosen, John Byron, produced by Nathan Chapman)

14. “Last Time Last” (feat. Maddie & Tae) (Tenille Arts, Alex Kline, Allison Veltz Cruz, Trannie Anderson, produced by Alex Kline)

ABOUT TENILLE ARTS:
Born and raised in the small prairie town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Tenille Arts picked up the guitar and penned her first song at age 13 and has been performing nonstop ever since. Her critically-acclaimed Love, Heartbreak, & Everything In Between album yielded her first #1 single, “Somebody Like That,” which was also certified platinum. The single made history as the first #1 Country song written, produced and performed by all females and was the first Country song by a Canadian artist to reach #1 in the U.S. since 2007 and first Canadian female to hit #1 since Terri Clark in 2004. Her Girl To Girl album was released October 22, 2021, and her “Back Then, Right Now” single was her first to be released simultaneously in Canada and the U.S. In 2022, Tenille was nominated by the ACM Awards for New Female Artist of the Year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards for Best New Country Artist, the CMT Music Awards for Female Video and Breakthrough Video of the Year, and she won the MusicRow Award for “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” and the AIMP 2022 “Rising Artist-Writer of the Year Award.”

In Canada, she won the Canadian Country Music Association’s “Rising Star Award,” she has taken home three SASK Music Awards and 11 trophies from the Saskatchewan Country Music Association including the “Female Artist Achievement Award.”

She has made an unprecedented three appearances performing original songs on the top-rated ABC TV show The Bachelor and has performed on the TODAY Show, Kelly Clarkson Show and more. She opened Lady A’s nationwide “What A Song Can Do Tour,” Scotty McCreery’s Same Truck Tour in the U.S. and Europe, opened for Luke Combs as part of C2C in London and Glasgow and opened tours for Jordan Davis and Lee Brice.

Tonight We Make History Publishing (TWMH) has acquired the entire back catalog and executed a futures co-publishing deal with Tenille Arts. TWMH has also signed an agreement with Sony Music Publishing to administer the company’s catalog including the #1 hit “Somebody Like That,” which is nearly certified double Platinum, as well as “I Hate This” and “Back Then Right Now,” both approaching Gold certification.

Drake Milligan Announces First-Ever UK Headline Tour and Scandinavian Shows in July

Drake Milligan Announces First-Ever UK Headline Tour and Scandinavian Shows in July.

Breakout Country star and actor, Drake Milligan, has announced his return to the UK & Europe for a run of headline shows and festival appearances this summer, following his upcoming appearances over the next two weeks at C2C Festival in Berlin (2/3), Rotterdam (3/3), Belfast (8/3), Glasgow (9/3) and London (10/3), along with a headline date in Zürich (5/3).

“We’ve been dreaming of doing a European tour since we stepped foot across the pond for the first time last year, and you guys have been asking… so we made it happen!” shared Milligan.

Full July dates below – tickets for all shows are on sale now via DrakeMilligan.com:

Fri, Jul 19 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall

Sat, Jul 20 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy

Mon, Jul 22 – Glasgow, UK – St Luke’s

Wed, Jul 24 – Stockholm, Sweden – Grona Lund

Thu, Jul 25 – Helsinki, Finland – On The Rocks

Sat, Jul 27 – Seljord, Norway – Countryfestivalen

This news comes on the heels of his acclaimed EP, Jukebox Songs. A nostalgic and one-of-a-kind record rooted in timelessness, Jukebox Songs features the Texas native’s ‘Don’t Leave Me Loving You’ and ‘I Got A Problem’ – listen HERE.

Holler described the release as “another layer to what’s becoming a striking catalog,” while Entertainment Focuspraised “its timeless sound and irresistible charm,” and Country Music People lauded the EP as continued proof Milligan is “one of the most exciting things to happen to country music.”

Milligan also released a short film (above) titled Drake Milligan – Girl Problems, featuring influencers Gabi Butler and Piper Lee, which premiered on Tuesday, February 20 via YouTube followed by a livestream afterparty. Most recently, he appeared on the finale of America’s Got Talent: Fantasy League  to perform his new song, ‘What I Couldn’t Forget’ – watch here.

In addition to his previously announced appearances on the main stage of C2C Festival in each city this month, he was just revealed as the featured artist for the official Aftershow Party at the O2 Arena on Sunday March 10, meaning he’ll be the artist responsible for closing out the entire festival.

ABOUT DRAKE MILLIGAN:
Drake Milligan burst onto the national music stage entering the Billboard Emerging Artists Chart at #5 after dominating iTunes with his debut album, Dallas/Fort Worth, charting back-to-back #1 hits on the iTunes Country Songs Chart, #1 on iTunes All-Genre Chart and reclaimed the #1 spot on iTunes Country Albums Chart, all while simultaneously holding positions #1, #2, #3 and #5 on iTunes Country Video Chart. In the UK, Milligan’s debut album spent 11 consecutive weeks in the Top 20 of the Official Country Artists Albums Chart. A student of classic Country music with the swagger of early Rock ‘n’ Roll, the Fort Worth, Texas native is an electrifying entertainer who cites George Strait and Elvis Presley – the King of Country and the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll – as musical heroes, and his unique twist of traditional Country has been embraced by fans, peers and the media alike. Milligan has performed on The Kelly Clarkson ShowThe Grand Ole Opry, Stagecoach and CMA Music Festival, and earned high praise from People, BBC, USA TodayParadeAmerican Songwriter, CMT.com, BillboardETAccess HollywoodCosmopolitanCowgirl Magazine and Taste of Country. Following his Dallas/Fort Worth debut – named “One of the Best Country Albums of 2022” by Billboard and others – Milligan uncorked a Canadian Country Radio #1 in 2023 (“Honky Tonkin’ About” with The Reklaws), garnered 5 million views in just a few months with “Cowgirl For Christmas,” and headlined the massive New Year’s Eve celebration at the famed “World’s Largest Honky Tonk,” Billy Bob’s Texas, where he had also delivered two sold-out homecoming shows in the previous year. Looking ahead, the Stoney Creek Records phenom has dropped “Don’t Leave Me Loving You” – a timeless heartbreak ballad with a modern edge. His latest EP release titled, Jukebox Songs, features four all new tracks and was released on Friday, February 16. The acclaimed “Artist to Watch” (CMT, Pandora, etc.) also returned to his primetime TV roots for the America’s Got Talent spin-off show, America’s Got Talent: Fantasy League and hits the road alongside Cody Johnson on his 2024 U.S. arena tour.

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