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

New Music From Morgan Wallen: Dangerous Double Album

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If nothing else, this is already setting up to be a phenomenal year for album releases as all of our favorite artists have had plenty of isolated time to work out their creative ideas. Morgan Wallen certainly lives up to this as we prepare for the release of not just one album, but a DOUBLE ALBUM set titled “Dangerous” this Friday, January 8th, 2021. Continue reading New Music From Morgan Wallen: Dangerous Double Album

A HUGE Thank You from CountryMusicNewsBlog

First off, I want to thank Slickdeals for helping us get through such a financially difficult year by sponsoring so many of our posts (including this one) in the absence of live entertainment to promote. Not only are they helping us stay afloat, they’re actually SAVING us money as well with the number of discounts we’ve found through their site at stores like Home Depot, Lowe’s, Amazon, and Hobby Lobby.

What We Know About the Christmas Day Bombing in Nashville:

Christmas Day Explosion as Bomb detonates in Downtown Nashville

While the Nashville bombing that rocked music city early Christmas morning has been clearly labeled as intentional by local authorities, details are still flowing in about the explosion that injured at least three and forced the evacuation of hundreds from the heart of Music City. Here is what we know so far: Around 5:30am residents in the area of 2nd Ave N and Broadway reported hearing gunshots fired and called local police. Upon arrival police found no suspects or injured victims.

Listen Now: Pryor & Lee “Y’ALLSOME”

Pryor & Lee Debut Single "Y'ALLSOME"

Thanks to the wondrous time I’ve spent killing over at TikTok, I’ve managed to stumble across quite a few country artists that I may never have heard of otherwise. Now I’m even starting to get bombarded by country music fans on that platform with THEIR favorite artists and let me tell you I * AM * HERE * FOR * IT! The latest tune to flood my ForYou page is this catchy little number from up and comers Pryor & Lee called “Y’ALLSOME”. It turns out this is the pair’s debut single, and if this is how they’re starting off, I can’t wait to hear what’s next! It’s a fun party vibe track that brings some sweet smooth baritone and a hell of a ripping guitar lick in which all hits in the right places, especially if you were raised on line-dancing, late-drinkin dance hall weekends. If you want to find out more about Pryor & Lee you can check out their official site, find them on Facebook, or even stalk them on TikTok!

Listen Now: “Hate To See you Go” By Jim Bachmann, Feat. Kayla Ray

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It’s not often I fall for a classic Americana crooner, but this new track from Jim Bachmann has got me playing it on repeat all day long. “Hate To See you Go” is a classic storytelling tune from the Arizona balladeer and he’s called in the sweet smooth vocal assist from Miss Kayla Ray to help share the lament of a love that just didn’t work out. Continue reading Listen Now: “Hate To See you Go” By Jim Bachmann, Feat. Kayla Ray

CMT Premieres “Off the Road” With Lauren Alaina

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CMT has announced the next installment of its beloved digital franchise, “Off The Road,” with Multi-Platinum-selling No. 1 singer-songwriter Lauren Alaina will premiere tonight, December 17th at 6p/5c. Watch the trailer here.

A twist on CMT’s original “On the Road” concept capturing real-life moments on the road with country’s top talent, “Off the Road” is a candid mini-documentary style series that offers an authentic look at the new normal for artists as the pandemic caused their touring schedules, album launches and career plans to shift.

From Lauren’s standout performance at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to virtual cooking lessons with her sassy Nana, a Christmas performance at the Opryland Hotel and so much more, take a peek at quarantine life off-the-road with the rising superstar — her famous onesie collection included. Continue reading CMT Premieres “Off the Road” With Lauren Alaina

Russell Dickerson Releases “Southern Symphony” Album

Multi-platinum recording artist Russell Dickerson released his highly anticipated sophomore studio album, SOUTHERN SYMPHONY, viaTriple Tigers Records.  The 10-track record was co-produced alongside friend and frequent collaborator Casey Brown and a first-time collaboration with legendary producer Dann Huff. Recorded in Nashville, Southern Symphony is packed with humble and heartfelt ballads about love and nostalgia matched with his signature “RD party” anthems, including one of Russell’s biggest collaborations to date, “It’s About Time,” featuring multi-platinum recording artists, Florida Georgia Line.  Last night, Russell premiered The Southern Symphony Experience, giving fans an exclusive track-by-track album preview through one, captivating, comprehensive video. Watch here.

Tim McGraw Releases “It Wasn’t His Child”

Tim McGraw on Country Music News Blog!

GRAMMY® Award-winner Tim McGraw is ushering in the holiday season with the release of “It Wasn’t His Child” today – listen now. McGraw first performed the Christmas standard at the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway and most recently reprised it against a stunning holiday backdrop on this year’s CMA Country Christmas, which will re-air December 21 at 10/9c on ABC. Originally written and performed by Skip Ewing, McGraw’s version was arranged and co-produced by his longtime band leader Danny Hemingson along with Steve Gibson and Byron Gallimore. “It Wasn’t His Child” has been a favorite song of McGraw’s for years. “It’s been a crazy year and we’ve worked hard to put out music, knowing how much it can mean and provide solace in difficult times,” McGraw says of the release. “This is our final chance to thank everyone for sticking with us this year and more importantly, provide some Christmas spirit to you this holiday season.” The release of “It Wasn’t His Child” caps off a 2020 for McGraw in which he released his 16th studio album Here On Earth, which marked his 4th straight decade with a #1 album on the Billboard Country Album chart. The album was his 19th worldwide #1 and his 17th U.S. #1, tying him for second most #1 albums in the U.S., just behind George Strait. His #1 GRAMMY-winning hit “Humble & Kind” and his #1 single “Highway Don’t Care” were each certified triple platinum, moving his total career RIAA certifications to 76 million.