NASHVILLE-based internet audio channel GIMME RADIO will be shutting down, effective APRIL 29th, after six years of operation. According to a report in the NASHVILLE BUSINESS JOURNAL, and an APRIL 10th “epitaph” blog post on MEDIUM from company CEO TYLER LENANE, the company’s revenues of $1 million a year were not sufficient to sustain the operation, which has six full-time employees. This despite generating $6 million from investors, including iHEARTMEDIA, in a funding round disclosed in late 2021.
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.’
NASHVILLE (May 12, 2020) Just over two months ago, and just before the pandemic took hold of the country, Nashville and other areas of Tennessee were rocked by numerous devastating, deadly tornadoes. And, just like everyone else who calls the Volunteer State home, Miranda Lambert knew that she had to do whatever possible to help with the recovery. “We knew people needed to come first, but MuttNation is here because we have to watch over the animals, too,” said the top ACM award-winning country superstar whose Foundation has been helping shelter pets since 2009.
Following the release of her single “Where Do You Go? (The Fighter)”, receiving “New Music Friday” feature and amassing nearly 100,000 streams as well as key editorial placements as a featured artist on “TIDAL Rising”, Bonnie Dymond is finally debuting her first collection of songs in her upcoming EP, “#nofilter.“
NASHVILLE, TN (May 8, 2020) – Swiss-American singer-songwriter Caroline Marquard is releasing her debut EP June 26th, entitled The Prologue. The collection, which showcases her free and easy vocals, also features her newest single “Never Should’ve Left,” which came out today. Revealed exclusively with Billboard this week, the “touching” song was co-written by Marquard, Liz Rose (Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood) and Jordan Lehning (Kacey Musgraves, Shania Twain).
Rita Wilson has shared her poignant new song, “Where’s My Country Song?” released today via Sing It Loud Records/The Orchard. Stream/download the track here and watch the lyric video here. Co-written by Rita and Lee DeWyze (American Idol), and co-produced by Rita and Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, OneRepublic), the single is the latest musical offering from the multi-talented Wilson, further demonstrating her authenticity and grace as an accomplished singer/songwriter. On Air With Ryan Seacrest gave listeners an exclusive preview of the track on May 4 when Rita joined Ryan for a chat about music and more (watch it here).
TOMMY EMMANUEL, the acclaimed and Grammy-nominated acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter, is set for two live streaming performances this Friday, May 8. This is the same day he will release a newly recorded career-spanning double album, THE BEST OF TOMMYSONGS, via CGP Sounds/Cruzen Street Records.
ROOTS-INFUSED PSYCH ROCK BAND, NOCONA TO RELEASE LOS DOS Digital Release July 10 Venice, CA —Nocona is a band that is comfortable inhabiting the nebulous space you find between psychedelic rock and classic country music. “We don’t neatly fit into any pop, country or ‘alt’ country category,” explains Chris Isom. “We tip our hats to a lot of traditional music and have a tremendous amount of respect for the varied and storied forms of Americana music, but we also do a lot of weird far out stuff. We take a lot of chances musically and we like it that way.”