Eric Church has announced the dates of his arena tour in the fall, making him one of the first artists to return to a full concert circuit since the COVID-19 pandemic brought touring to a crashing stop in March 2020. Church’s aptly named “The Gather Again Tour” kicks off Sept. 17 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., and will stop in 55 cities through North America before finishing at New York’s Madison Square Garden on May 20, 2022. Stay tuned to CountryMusicOnTour.com for setlists and updates!
It’s not often that a company sends us a product that we absolutely rave about here at CMNB headquarters, but the Ambush Mosquito Trap has won our endorsement and adoration! As many of our readers already know, we’ve been slowly working on turning our headquarters into a Tiny Cabin Country Music Compound, and with that comes a LOT of outdoor work. We’re digging trenches, plotting gardens, raising chickens, and of course, working all day in open buildings that aren’t quite sealed against the elements. Last summer we were swarmed by all manner of biting bugs, and it made the work almost unbearable, so when we got a surprise package from AmbushMosquitoTraps.com a couple months ago, we were thrilled, but skeptical.
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Instead of giving Mr Mullet anymore press, let’s take all these beautiful clicks and turn them towards some real talent… like Mae Estes who has been making a HUGE impact on TikTok with her raw talent, approachable personality, and of course her amazing ability to capture real life in a song. Continue reading Instead Of Reading ANOTHER Morgan Wallen Apology…
Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Jimmie Allen is back with his latest single “Freedom Was A Highway” with his friend – and Country music superstar – Brad Paisley. The breezy, windows down tune impacts U.S. Country radio on February 1. LISTEN HERE. Continue reading Listen Now: Jimmie Allen and Brad Paisley “Freedom Was A Highway”
Oklahoma’s Jeremy Studdard Releases Debut Album ‘On My Own’ Today, Studdard, who hails from Tishomingo, Oklahoma (Blake Shelton’s native turf), built a name for himself as the lead singer of the Jackson Tillman Band, which he fronted for five years before going solo. Continue reading Oklahoma’s Jeremy Studdard Releases Debut Album ‘On My Own’ Today
In This Exclusive First Look, Travis Reflects on His Powerful Performance of “Amazing Grace” at the 2016 Country Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, Three Years After Enduring a Debilitating Stroke—Watch It Here AXS TV presents an all-new episode of the popular celebrity profile series The Big Interview With Dan Rather, as the veteran newsman joins Country music icon Randy Travis and his wife Mary for a rare sit-down airing Wednesday, January 27 at 8pmEST/5pmPST. During the conversation—filmed remotely utilizing both Zoom and in-person camera teams—Travis, through his wife, explains his road to recovery and the fight to regain his mobility, speech, and singing seven years after enduring a debilitating stroke; and the couple share their incredible love story and the pivotal moment Mary knew her husband was ready to keep fighting for his life. In this exclusive first look, Travis—with the aid of his wife, who is on hand to serve as his voice due to the results of his stroke—reflects on his powerful rendition of “Amazing Grace” at the 2016 Country Music Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, an unforgettable performance he had unwittingly begun laying the groundwork for two years prior while in physical therapy. “That’s where a little girl named Tracy, who had a music degree, would come in on her lunch hour, bring her keyboard and started teaching Randy melody and song again,” Mary explains. “She started teaching him ‘Amazing Grace’… and the words all came back to him.” After two months of solely working on forming the letter ‘A,’ Travis was able to regain the following letters at an exponential pace. “We spent probably six hours a day running through that song,” she recalls, “trying to get through all four verses and learning the words.” Travis’ time and dedication, and Mary’s unwavering love and support, were ultimately rewarded with an incredible moment that brought the world of Country music to its feet. Mary continues, “I think when I put that microphone in his hand, he became Randy Travis again. It was absolutely beautiful.” Watch it here. In July 2020 Randy Travis released “Fool’s Love Affair,” a never before heard single, on the anniversary of his first release “On The Other Hand.” “Fool’s Love Affair” has introduced a new generation of country music fans to a true icon of the genre. Still racking up 20,000 streams a day and climbing the Texas Regional Radio Chart, Travis is still a force to be reckoned with. The Big Interview With Dan Rather airs every Wednesday at 8pE/5pP, only on AXS TV. Follow the social conversation on Twitter @axstv and @danrather as well as the hashtag #TheBigInterview. About Randy Travis With lifetime sales in excess of 25 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest multi-genre record sellers of all time and a recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 11 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, Continue reading Randy and Mary Travis Sit Down with Dan Rather on AXS TV’s “The Big Interview”
Big Loud Records, Back Blocks Music and Republic Records announced today, exclusively with Variety, the signing of Lily Rose to a joint-venture record deal. These power-house partners come to the table just weeks after Rose’s reactive debut single “Villain” shows impressive numbers across all social, streaming and sales platforms. Today, her music video for the powerful single “Villain” is available everywhere. Continue reading Emerging Artist Lily Rose Signs to Big Loud Records Team
2021 May be off to a slow start, but it’s quickly gaining steam as we find out more details about Loretta Lynn’s March 19th album release! With guest appearances from Reba, Tanya Tucker, Margo Price and many more, “Still Woman Enough” promises to be a powerhouse of feminine strength! “I am just so thankful to have some of my friends join me on my new album. We girl singers gotta stick together,” Lynn says in the news release. “It’s amazing how much has happened in the 50 years since ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ first came out and I’m extremely grateful to be given a part to play in the history of American music.”
Lively McCabe Entertainment and CuzBro Productions, the production company founded by Brian Kelley – of the multi-platinum, award-winning duo Florida Georgia Line – and partners Stephen Snedden and Justin Halliwell, have teamed with filmmaker Andy Fickman to direct the upcoming musical feature, “MAY WE ALL.” The previously announced stage musical with eyes on a commercial residency in Nashville, TN, was to have held a developmental production in November 2020 at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN, but has had that production delayed to later in 2021 due to the pandemic. Lively McCabe Entertainment and CuzBro Productions also produce the stage musical, along with music giant BMG.