Ned LeDoux has stayed busy performing numerous live stream concerts and promoting music from his Next In Line album during the COVID-19 lockdown. His upbeat “Dance With Your Spurs On” single was made available two weeks ago, and today the lyric video for the song was released. Ned co-wrote the song with Corb Lund, who joins him on the vocal track and in the video. The clip can be viewed HERE.
THE DIXIE CHICKS are now officially “THE CHICKS” after changing their name across all of their social media pages and web site this morning (6/25). The band’s publicist confirmed the name change to ALL ACCESS. The band has not commented on the change other than adding the message “We want to meet this moment” under the new name on their web site.
Warner Music Nashville’s Gabby Barrett will release her debut album, “Goldmine,” on Friday, June 19th. The project will feature 13 tracks, 12 of which Barrett had a hand in writing. Continue reading New Music from Gabby Barrett
Buddy Jewell has set June 26, 2020 as the release for his most ambitious album to date, the 15-song Bluebonnet Highway on Diamond Dust Records.The collection spans Country, Americana and Bluegrass and includes several originals, re-records of Buddy’s hits and covers of some of his favorite and most influential songs. Continue reading New Album From Buddy Jewell To Release June 26th!
While music listening has fallen “by about 550 million streams a week (3.4%) for the last 10 weeks” as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, BLOOMBERG reports that two genres, Country and Children’s music, have not been impacted as hard as other genres have been, especially Dance, Latin, and Hip-Hop/R&B. Continue reading Country Music Thriving During Pandemic: A Special Report from Bloomberg
In a strong showing for female artists, THE HIGHWOMEN, TANYA TUCKER and BRITTANY HOWARD top the nominations for the 19th annual AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS with nods in three categories apiece, while THE HIGHWOMEN’s BRANDI CARLILE earned an additional nomination as a solo artist, in addition to recognition as a producer and songwriter in several categories. JOHN PRINE, who passed away from COVID-19 earlier this year, earned a posthumous nomination in the Artist Of The Year category.
Brad Paisley will be featured in this week’s episode of the Amazon series, Regular Heroes. The series highlights the contributions and personal sacrifices of generous individuals who are going above and beyond to support their communities during the COVID-19 crisis
Episode 6 titled “The Farmer, the Mechanic, and the Bus Driver” will air Friday, June 19. In the episode, Brad Paisley will surprise these heroes with special donations so that they can continue to pay it forward in their communities. You can find out more about the episode below.
Continue reading Brad Paisley Gives Back on Amazon’s “Regular Heroes”