In an unprecedented broadcast, the 2020 ACM Awards managed to convey the loneliness and hopeful spirit we’ve all shared as a nation as we wait out this pandemic. Empty seats in venues all across Nashville represented the vast array of spaces that seem to be holding their breath just waiting for fans to be allowed back in.
Australian philosopher Rudolf Steiner had a popular theory that every person life can be broken down into 7-year cycles, based on their astrology. That we tend to change jobs, locations, and even relationships based around that 7-year itch to start anew. Whether there is any truth in that is up to the big heads of the room to debate, but it sure seems that way when you look at country music’s big news today. Taylor Swift is set to make her return to tonight’s ACM Awards broadcast for the first time in SEVEN Years which leads us to question… are country fans having it?
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/OW1iHv12eZc Proceeds to (Royal College Of Nursing) RCN Foundation “I am beyond grateful for absolutely everything the NHS workers have done. They are warriors. But being a warrior comes with its own challenges. It’s scary, it’s tiring, it’s heart-breaking, it’s lonely, it’s the rawest and strongest of what humanity is” Jessie Buckley
Building tiny: Tiny cabin country music compound construction in the Ozark foothills of northeastern Oklahoma Continue reading Going Tiny: Doing More With Less
2020 ACM Awards. Academy ofCountry Music Award winners, performances and live stream Continue reading Breaking: ACM Awards Name Winners In Songwriter, Video And Music Event Categories
‘Living & Learning with Reba McEntire’ trailer out now! Today, Spotify unveiled its latest podcast series debut with the announcement of Living & Learning with Reba McEntire. Co-hosted by the beloved country music icon, Reba McEntire, the series is inspired and informed by the way Reba approaches life: with an insatiable curiosity, dedication to expanding her knowledge, and reliance on her own lived experience. The trailer for the series is available now, while the release of the first episode, exclusively on Spotify, will be available next Monday, 9/21.
Featuring long-awaited studio recordings of fan favorites, including “Who I Am” Country star and Red Dirt hero Wade Bowen just pulled off a huge surprise, releasing a brand new (and previously unannounced) EP featuring studio recordings of some of his biggest live-only favorites. THE WAITING features six tracks, including several that have become Bowen staples at live shows, like his runaway hit “Who I Am.”
Country artists are known for building especially close connections with fans, and few of the genre’s new stars have done it better than Luke Combs. Since emerging in 2016 with his breakout single “Hurricane,” the down-to-earth, good-humored North Carolina native has consistently topped the charts with radio-ready power ballads and sold-out arena tours thanks to his passionate Bootleggers fan club. On Bootleggers Radio, he gets up close and personal with club members who call in to swap stories, pick tunes, and have a laugh. In the series premiere, Luke shares music he loves, artists who have inspired him, and stories behind hits he has written for both himself and others. Superfan Kayla Shockley also interviews Luke about breaking into the business and why he calls his fans ‘The Bootleggers.’