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

CMT World Premieres Joe Hanson’s “Part Of Me” Music Video

After continued success with the release of his single “Part Of Me,” country singer/songwriter Joe Hanson is ready to release the music video to go along with it. CMT world premiered the video yesterday on their CMT Music channel and online, in which Hanson is reminiscing about an old flame while grappling with past memories. This uptempo, pop-infused melody underlines the lyrics as he sings about having the desire to move on, while questioning that thought at the same time. Stream and download “Part of Me” here. 

CMT + Feed The Front Line To Deliver Meals to Nashville HealthcareWorkers 5/1

From our friends at CMT

CMT has partnered with Feed The Front Line and Maggie McGraw (daughter of Tim McGraw & Faith Hill), founder of the organization’s Nashville chapter to make a 100-meal delivery from Coffee and Coconuts tomorrow, May 1st. Spearheaded by Vanderbilt students and local 20-somethings, FTFL has $50K in donations, 1,500+ meals and has activated 13 local restaurant partners in the few weeks since launch.  

By The ‘Way with WhiskeyChick

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Hey y’all, I hope you’ve been enjoying all the livestream entertainment we’ve been sharing here. Jessica over at Country Sway has been doing an amazing job as emcee and hostess, providing Country Music fans with a little break from our worries. We’re good out here in Oklahoma, and we’ll get back to our regular coverage soon enough, but it sure is nice to just let all the tail-chasing go for a minute and focus on what matters most. Continue reading By The ‘Way with WhiskeyChick

ACM Reveals Talent Lineup For April 5th ‘Our Country’ Special

ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY

STAR-STUDDED LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR “ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY,” A NEW TWO-HOUR SPECIAL AIRING SUNDAY, APRIL 5 AT 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT ON CBS   Special to feature At-Home Performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown & John Legend, Luke Bryan, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley & Darius Rucker, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban   Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley & Darius Rucker to Honor Kenny Rogers

Country Concerts During our Quarantine Period.

It is without a doubt that COVID19 aka CoronaVirus is hitting the country music fans and industry HARD and FAST. With so much information changing from one day to the next, the best we can do is try to take care of ourselves and each other, and not go out chasing down disasters. With that said, we here at CountryMusicNewsBlog.com have teamed up with the great Jessica Northey-Shaw of Country Sway and CMChat to give country music fans a little relief from the routine.

Corona Virus and Concert Season

Amid the press and panic of the rising pandemic of COVID19, aka The Corona Virus, attending a concert can really seem like a privilege and a low priority one at that. But for some Americans, concert season is sacred ground. We scrape and save all year to go see our favorite artists, attend an annual festival, and otherwise be surrounded by music and the people we love to share it with. So can attending a concert still be an option during this fast-spreading sickness? Let’s explore that question Continue reading Corona Virus and Concert Season

How to Help Nashville Recover From Overnight Tornado

How to Help Nashville Recover From Overnight Spring Tornado

In the early morning hours of March 3rd, 2020, East Nashville was struck by a horrendous and deadly tornado. This was one of FOUR tornadoes that swept across three states overnight, leaving a path of horror in their wake. While damage, injury, and fatality reports are still flooding in as day breaks, here is what we currently know, and how you can help.

Saddle Bronc Rider Chancey Williams Joins Toby Keith’s “Country Comes to Town” Tour This Summer

Toby Keith on Tour

WME artist Chancey Williams announces new summer tour dates with country music legend Toby Keith. Tickets are set to go on sale Jan. 31 for the following dates: MetraPark First Interstate Arena in Billings, MT June 19; Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, CO June 20; and Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, ND July 23.  “We are super excited to play these shows,” commented Williams, “I have been a fan of Toby’s throughout my career, he’s the definition of a superstar.  Plus, we all look up to Toby and his whole team, so it is a real thrill, we can’t wait.”   

Chris Stapleton Confirms “All-American Road Show” Return in 2020

Chris Stapleton 2020 Tour

Chris Stapleton’s “All-American Road Show” will return this summer and fall with an extensive new run of shows including stops at Washington State’s Gorge Amphitheatre on June 20, Atlanta’s Truist Park on July 18, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on October 2 and New York’s Madison Square Garden on October 10. Additionally, on August 29, Stapleton will make his headline debut at Chicago’s famed Wrigley Field with special guests The Highwomen, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell. Additional guests along the tour include (in alphabetical order) Dwight Yoakam, Elle King, Hank Williams Jr., Kendell Marvel, Margo Price, Nikki Lane, Sheryl Crow, The Marcus King Band and Yola.