Garth Brooks sat down with CBS and did a deep dive on his esteemed career in preparation for his celebration at the Kennedy Honors ceremony. https://www.cbsnews.com/video/garth-brooks-reflects-on-career-ahead-of-kennedy-center-honors/ From his break in the peak of his career to the bittersweet support his mother showed early on, Garth Brooks shares the highs and lows of life in the country music spotlight with CBS’s Gayle King. You can catch tickets to see Garth Brooks live in concert from our partners at CountryMusicOnTour.com!
While some folks were hoarding toilet paper and hiding from murder hornets, a lot of great artists were quietly releasing music to empty venues and overloaded livestreams. We want to make sure you don’t miss out on some real gems that snuck their way into our playlists! Without further ado, let us present the album “Bridges and Backroads” from modern bluegrass veteran Jerry Salley. Jerry is a staple in the songwriter circles of Nashville and beyond, who is best known for being able to paint beautifully clear pictures with his words. He’s collabed. He’s charted. And he’s stolen a high spot on our office rotation! Check out this leading track from his late 2019 release.
Eric Church has announced the dates of his arena tour in the fall, making him one of the first artists to return to a full concert circuit since the COVID-19 pandemic brought touring to a crashing stop in March 2020. Church’s aptly named “The Gather Again Tour” kicks off Sept. 17 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., and will stop in 55 cities through North America before finishing at New York’s Madison Square Garden on May 20, 2022. Stay tuned to CountryMusicOnTour.com for setlists and updates!
It’s not often that a company sends us a product that we absolutely rave about here at CMNB headquarters, but the Ambush Mosquito Trap has won our endorsement and adoration! As many of our readers already know, we’ve been slowly working on turning our headquarters into a Tiny Cabin Country Music Compound, and with that comes a LOT of outdoor work. We’re digging trenches, plotting gardens, raising chickens, and of course, working all day in open buildings that aren’t quite sealed against the elements. Last summer we were swarmed by all manner of biting bugs, and it made the work almost unbearable, so when we got a surprise package from AmbushMosquitoTraps.com a couple months ago, we were thrilled, but skeptical.
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Instead of giving Mr Mullet anymore press, let’s take all these beautiful clicks and turn them towards some real talent… like Mae Estes who has been making a HUGE impact on TikTok with her raw talent, approachable personality, and of course her amazing ability to capture real life in a song. Continue reading Instead Of Reading ANOTHER Morgan Wallen Apology…
Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Jimmie Allen is back with his latest single “Freedom Was A Highway” with his friend – and Country music superstar – Brad Paisley. The breezy, windows down tune impacts U.S. Country radio on February 1. LISTEN HERE. Continue reading Listen Now: Jimmie Allen and Brad Paisley “Freedom Was A Highway”
Oklahoma’s Jeremy Studdard Releases Debut Album ‘On My Own’ Today, Studdard, who hails from Tishomingo, Oklahoma (Blake Shelton’s native turf), built a name for himself as the lead singer of the Jackson Tillman Band, which he fronted for five years before going solo. Continue reading Oklahoma’s Jeremy Studdard Releases Debut Album ‘On My Own’ Today
In This Exclusive First Look, Travis Reflects on His Powerful Performance of “Amazing Grace” at the 2016 Country Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, Three Years After Enduring a Debilitating Stroke—Watch It Here AXS TV presents an all-new episode of the popular celebrity profile series The Big Interview With Dan Rather, as the veteran newsman joins Country music icon Randy Travis and his wife Mary for a rare sit-down airing Wednesday, January 27 at 8pmEST/5pmPST. During the conversation—filmed remotely utilizing both Zoom and in-person camera teams—Travis, through his wife, explains his road to recovery and the fight to regain his mobility, speech, and singing seven years after enduring a debilitating stroke; and the couple share their incredible love story and the pivotal moment Mary knew her husband was ready to keep fighting for his life. In this exclusive first look, Travis—with the aid of his wife, who is on hand to serve as his voice due to the results of his stroke—reflects on his powerful rendition of “Amazing Grace” at the 2016 Country Music Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, an unforgettable performance he had unwittingly begun laying the groundwork for two years prior while in physical therapy. “That’s where a little girl named Tracy, who had a music degree, would come in on her lunch hour, bring her keyboard and started teaching Randy melody and song again,” Mary explains. “She started teaching him ‘Amazing Grace’… and the words all came back to him.” After two months of solely working on forming the letter ‘A,’ Travis was able to regain the following letters at an exponential pace. “We spent probably six hours a day running through that song,” she recalls, “trying to get through all four verses and learning the words.” Travis’ time and dedication, and Mary’s unwavering love and support, were ultimately rewarded with an incredible moment that brought the world of Country music to its feet. Mary continues, “I think when I put that microphone in his hand, he became Randy Travis again. It was absolutely beautiful.” Watch it here. In July 2020 Randy Travis released “Fool’s Love Affair,” a never before heard single, on the anniversary of his first release “On The Other Hand.” “Fool’s Love Affair” has introduced a new generation of country music fans to a true icon of the genre. Still racking up 20,000 streams a day and climbing the Texas Regional Radio Chart, Travis is still a force to be reckoned with. The Big Interview With Dan Rather airs every Wednesday at 8pE/5pP, only on AXS TV. Follow the social conversation on Twitter @axstv and @danrather as well as the hashtag #TheBigInterview. About Randy Travis With lifetime sales in excess of 25 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest multi-genre record sellers of all time and a recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 11 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, Continue reading Randy and Mary Travis Sit Down with Dan Rather on AXS TV’s “The Big Interview”