NASHVILLE—The CMA Foundation, a national music education nonprofit and the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association, is honoring 30 music teachers from across the country as Music Teachers of Excellence. Now in its fifth year, the annual program was created in an effort to recognize those educators who are having the greatest impact on their students, using music as a vehicle for change.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — FOX’s Rent: Live Actor and singer-songwriter Brennin Hunt will host the Tennessee Tornado Relief Concert at VZD’s in Oklahoma City Wednesday, March 11. Seven artists will perform in an intimate Nashville style writer’s round concert, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Restore the Dream Fund, a fund supported by the efforts of United Way of Greater Nashville.
(Brooklyn, NY) – Lauren Jaimes will be releasing her debut music video and accompanying single “Home Is Where You Are” on Friday April 3, 2020. Filmed in Brooklyn, NY and directed by Forrest Weber, the video is an exciting one-shot performance that complements the song’s playful melody and that just might make you start shufflin’ your boots.
GONE WEST featuring Colbie Caillat announced the June 12 release of their debut album Canyons during their performance this week on the Today Show. The album is available for pre-save with an instant grat track, “Slow Down”. Additionally they stopped by Yahoo Build Series to discuss the album, songwriting process, and band origin. Their debut EP “Tides”, and single “What Could’ve Been” shot up the iTunes country charts immediately following their performance. WATCH THEIR “TODAY” PERFORMANCE Gone West is comprised of Multi Grammy-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Colbie Caillat, multiplatinum songwriter, Grammy winning songwriter & Caillat collaborator Jason Reeves, Hawaiian recording artist Justin Kawika Young (11 #1s in Hawaii) and Academy of Country Music and CMT Award nominee Nelly Joy.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As Miranda Lambert wraps the initial U.S. leg of her Wildcard Tour, she is pausing to recognize the heroic first responders this tour has brought to her attention. Having been inspired by Kelly Ford of WNSH New York, who routinely honors first responders on her morning show, Lambert invited radio listeners to nominate local heroes in each tour market. Selected honorees in turn received a pair of show tickets as well as the opportunity to meet Lambert ahead of her performance. “It was an honor to meet some of the incredible first responders, the men and women across the country who have dedicated their lives to service and bravery to keep their communities safe,” shared Lambert. “Hearing each one of their unique stories was such an inspiration to me and my team.” Recently nominated in three categories for the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards (Female Artist, Album and Music Event of the Year), Lambert has wowed fans and critics alike with the first leg of the Wildcard Tour. Billboard celebrated the tour’s Nashville stop for its “engaging set that spanned her massive catalog… and proved exactly why she’s one of the genre’s powerhouse acts,” while the Kansas City Star noted in Missouri that “Lambert still holds her status as queen of country music… [her] carefree nature and admirable expansive sound make her one of the most compelling country stars of the past 20 years” and the Dallas Observer praised her hometown show as “utterly transcendent.” Lambert next travels to Australia to headline the CMC Rocks Festival in Queensland in addition to her own shows in Sydney and Melbourne, before returning to the U.S. for the Tortuga Music Festival and the continuation of her Wildcard Tour in April. Australia Dates: Sunday, March 22 CMC Rocks || Willowbank, Queensland Tuesday, March 24 Hordern Pavilion || Sydney, New South Wales Thursday, March 26 Margaret Court Arena || Melbourne, Victoria Spring Festival Dates: Friday, April 17 Tortuga Music Festival || Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Sunday, April 19 Ilani Casino Resort || Ridgefield, Wash. Remaining Wildcard Tour Dates, featuring LANCO & Cody Johnson: Thursday, April 23 Ford Idaho Center Arena || Boise, Idaho Friday, April 24 Spokane Arena || Spokane, Wash. Saturday, April 25 Rogers Arena || Vancouver, British Columbia Thursday, April 30 Rogers Place || Edmonton, Alberta Friday, May 1 Brandt Centre || Regina, Saskatchewan Saturday, May 2 Bell MTS Place || Winnipeg, Manitoba Tuesday, May 5 Budweiser Gardens || London, Ontario Thursday, May 7 Tribute Communities Centre || Oshawa, Ontario Friday, May 8 Canadian Continue reading Miranda Lambert Thanks First Responders with WILDCARD Tour
Today (March 4th, 2020), the Dixie Chicks released their first song in 14 years, titled “Gaslighter”. The catchy tune sends the listener back in time with the familiar vocals and rhythm of the Dixie Chicks, but with an extra flare of female strength and resilience. Gaslighter is just a taste of what the Dixie Chicks have in store for us and on May 1st, they will release their new album of the same name. While we anxiously await for the album we will have Gaslighter on repeat and turned up to eleven!
BLUEGRASS NOW! To Premiere Nationally On PBS Through March 2020 Hosted by Rhonda Vincent and Jim Lauderdale, the all-star lineup features Alison Brown, Becky Buller, Dan Tyminski, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Larry Sparks, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Missy Raines, and Molly Tuttle in a grand celebration of bluegrass music February 27, 2020 – Owensboro, KY – Ever since Bill Monroe stormed out of Kentucky 75 years ago with a hot new take on traditional tunes, bluegrass music’s metric drive and high lonesome sound has thrilled and inspired audiences around the world. That bluegrass high energy and soulfulness was captured live in December of 2019 at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky for BLUEGRASS NOW!, a nationally televised PBS special premiered Saturday, February 29.
After receiving praise from David Byrne for their modern day protest songs, Nashville sextet Delta Rae is calling out America’s corrupt systems in their new single “Only In America,” which is the latest release off their upcoming album ‘The Light,’ out March 20th. The lyrics unapologetically sear the current administration — “Conman in the highest office in the land, goddamn, says make America great again” — showing that these Southern progressives aren’t planning to shut up and sing this election cycle.
ENCINO, CA (February 27, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the nominations for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry. Reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award®-winner Keith Urban will host the show for the first time. The 55th ACM Awards® will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 5 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on-demand across digital platforms on the CBS All Access subscription service.