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Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena is a freelance writer for bothCountry Music News and Country Music On Tour. You can reach Shauna on Twitter or Facebook.

Skip Ewing To Release Wyoming Album August 21, 2020

Award-winning singer/songwriter Skip Ewing built a music career envied by many. His songs have appeared on over 80 million records and been recorded by a veritable who’s who of Country Music. After a detour that took him to new territory, geographically, professionally, and spiritually, Skip has completed his highly anticipated new album, Wyoming, …and it was worth the wait! The unparalleled 12 song collection, co-produced with Kyle Lehning, is slated for release August 21, 2020, on Write! Records.

New Music From NEEDTOBREATH: Out of Body

NeedToBreathe - Out of Body

NEEDTOBREATHE have announced they will welcome their new album with Celebrating Out of Body, a fully immersive concert experience directed by acclaimed filmmaker Elizabeth Olmstead (Brandi Carlile, The Highwomen) that will see the band perform their new songs live for the very first time. Streamed from the studio in Nashville, TN, this high definition audio and video experience will put fans right in the middle of a live performance to celebrate the album’s release. Celebrating Out of Body will take place on Friday, August 28th at 9:00pm ET. Fans can purchase tickets starting today HERE. 

New Music From Ned LeDoux – Dance With your Spurs On

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.

Dixie Chicks Drop ‘Dixie’ From Their Name – Release “March March”

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.

New Album From Buddy Jewell To Release June 26th!

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!

Country Music Thriving During Pandemic: A Special Report from Bloomberg

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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

Brandi Carlile, The Highwomen, Brittany Howard, Tanya Tucker Top Americans Honors & Awards Nominations

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.