The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards were held last night in Nashville, Tennessee. Hosted by Keith Urban, the show was originally planned to air on April 5 of the same year in Las Vegas, Nevada, but was postponed and relocated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Nashville it ran over three locations, Grand Ole Opry House, The Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.
“One Big Country Song,” the unifying hit by the acclaimed duo LOCASH, is now the No.1 song on Country Radio in the US. Elated to return to the coveted No. 1 chart position, LOCASH put together a video thanking Country radio— view it here. This song also makes history as it marks Ashley Gorley’s 50th No. 1 record, making him the first songwriter of any genre with 50 No. 1 hits and LOCASH’s first No. 1 in Canada.
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.
Born on this day, was Jerry Lee Lewis, rock and roll and country music singer-songwriter and pianist, known by the nickname "The Killer". Lewis is the last surviving pioneers of '50s rock 'n' roll music and the last surviving member of Sun Records' Million Dollar Quartet and the Class of '55 album, which altogether included […]