Praised by the Los Angeles Times as a “forthright truth-teller” in Country music, Eric Church shared earlier this year that new music was coming. Writing and recording in a rural cabin in North Carolina, the current ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee has had his eagerly-anticipated new single hinted and speculated at throughout recent performances on ACM Presents:Our Country (“Never Break Heart”), Stagecouch (“Jenny”) and in a defiant spoken-word recording, “Through My Ray Bans.” Set for a world premiere with iHeart, Cox and Country radio nationwide locked for this Thursday, June 25, at 6 a.m. ET ahead of its release Today, Monday June 29 add date at Country radio, the new single is “Stick That In Your Country Song.”
Chart topping musician, vocalist and songwriter Lindsay Ell has announced her highly anticipated sophomore album heart theory, out August 14th 2020 via BMG/BBR Music Group. Lindsay premiered new single “Want me back”, which was co-written with Kane Brown, Matt McGinn & Lindsay Rimes, on BBC Radio 2 last Thursday (25/6).
Emerging singer, songwriter and musician Tenille Townes’ highly anticipated debut album, The Lemonade Stand, is out now on Columbia Nashville in partnership with RCA Records. Chec out the official video for new single “Come As You Are”, recorded remotely with her band during lockdown below!
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The most successful country album of 2014, ‘The Outsiders’ is a true
statement of intent, defining the North Carolina story-teller’s view that song-writing shouldn’t be restrained by convention or by style.
There’s a lot of current talk about the crossover between country and rock, which makes now the perfect time for this ground-breaking outing to be getting an official June 12th re-issue via Snakefarm Records across CD, double gatefold vinyl & digital, complete with special packaging and extra tracks – including a bonus CD of live material with the LP.
Simply, ‘The Outsiders’ was boldly blurring those rock / country lines back in 2014, with tracks such as ‘That’s Damn Rock & Roll’ and the title song showing that Eric and his band needed no encouragement to move into the rock ‘n’ roll fast lane; elsewhere, numbers such as ‘A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young’ and ‘Talladega’ show the artist in a more vulnerable, retrospective light, but every number is bound together by the same consuming desire to follow the natural flow of the music and to keep things real.
These recordings, over-seen as usual by producer Jay Joyce, weren’t going to be judged on how perfect they were; the litmus test was simply ‘how does it feel?’, both for listener and performer – which is why the aforementioned ‘A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young’ is essentially a microphone check that turned into a spontaneous performance. and why the spoken word intro to ‘Devil, Devil’ (‘Princess Of Darkness’) was recorded on Eric‘s phone in the Opry Mills mall parking lot in Nashville!
Now at double platinum status in the US, ‘The Outsiders’ stands for all of those values most closely associated with Eric Church – creativity over commerce, “front row over Music Row”, remembering earlier, tougher times, and thinking well outside of the box… in fact, reducing that box to matchwood.
In those earlier times, Eric saw something in the crowd that struck a chord. He felt they needed a voice – a cause, not just to rally behind but to be a key part of; and with ‘The Outsiders’, studio album Number 4, artist and audience came together to make a collective fist.
Curb Records recording artist Dylan Scott hits the RIAA Double Platinum certification with his US #1 single, “My Girl.” The track, which was the #6 most played country song of 2017, as well as the #40 song of the decade according to Mediabase, hit #1 on the Mediabase and Billboard charts in July 2017.
Nashville duo Haley & Michaels have today announced that they will be hosting a Netflix Party with Amberley Snyder, to join fans for an online viewing of the 2019 film inspired by her inspirational story, ‘Walk, Ride, Rodeo’, on Thursday June 25th at 7pm BST / 1pm CST. To get involved, download the Netflix Party extension for Chrome and follow the duo on social media (Instagram / Facebook / Twitter) to get the link on the day.
BBR Music Group’s chart-topping Tyler Farr brand new EP,Only Truck in Town has been released digitally as of Friday June 5th. His first body of work since 2015, the EP features four songs, including his current single “Only Truck in Town.” The music video for the EP title track and current single premiered on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown on Saturday. Continue reading
Eric Paslay, who wrapped the last decade with the #1 song on Country Aircheck’s decade chart with his penned hit “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” for Jake Owen, debuted a new song and music video last Friday, May 8th with the release of “Heartbeat Higher.” The song, written by Eric, Zach Crowell and Sarah Buxton, and features Sarah, is the first of more material anticipated through this summer by the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter. The music video was shot by director Timothy Hiele in Stockholm, Sweden during Eric’s “Nice Guy Tour” late last year.
Curb Records recording artist Mo Pitney announces his sophomore album, Ain’t Lookin’ Back, which will release on August 14th, 2020. Pre-order/Pre-save for the 13-song project begins this Friday, May 15th 2020. Also today, Pitney unveils the cover art and official track listing (see below) for Ain’t Lookin’ Back. In advance of the album release, a fourth instant grat track, “Mattress On The Floor,” will release on Friday, 15/5, with its official music video exclusively premiering on Taste of Country on Thursday (14/5).
This Friday (15/5), RIAA Diamond and Multi-Platinum selling songwriter & artist Chase Rice will release the follow up to January’s chart-topping surprise release ‘The Album Part I‘ – released during his sold-out UK & European tour dates – with ‘The Album Part II‘, via BMG/BBR Music Group, comprising four brand new songs.
Johnny Cash made his last ever live performance when he appeared at the Carter Ranch. Before singing "Ring of Fire", Cash read a statement about his late wife that he had written shortly before taking the stage: "The spirit of June Carter overshadows me tonight with the love she had for me and the love […]