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Apr 18

Eric Church to Release Vinyl Edition of The Outsiders for Record Store Day

Eric Church to Release Vinyl Edition of The Outsiders for Record Store Day

Eric Church photo by John Peets, courtesy of EMI Records Nashville.

Eric Church will celebrate National Record Store Day on April 19 with the release of a double gatefold vinyl version of his The Outsiders album. The vinyl will also include an exclusive album poster. This marks Eric’s second vinyl project in honor of National Record Store Day. He previously released a vinyl version of his live album, Caught in the Act: Live.

Eric recently announced he will launch his The Outsiders World Tour on September 11 in Bossier City, Louisiana. Dwight Yoakam will join him as a special guest, as well as opening acts Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark and rock band Halestorm on select dates. For tour dates and ticket information, visit Continue Reading


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Apr 18

Previously Unreleased Hank Williams Recordings Due Out May 20

Unreleased Hank Williams Recordings Due Out May 20

Hank Williams’ The Garden Spot Programs, 1950.

Omnivore Records will release 24 performances from Hank Williams that have remained unheard for the last 64 years. The recordings originally aired more than six decades ago on The Garden Spot Programs, 1950. Set for release on May 20, the set follows the release of Omnivore’s collectible 10” vinyl Record Store Day EP sampler.

“It’s incredible to me that we’re still finding new recordings by my dad — great ones at that,” Hank’s daughter Jett Williams said. “No one even suspected that these recordings existed. We partnered with Omnivore Recordings for this release, and I especially love it that they’re taking my dad back to vinyl.” Continue Reading


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Apr 17

Kip Moore Releases “Dirt Road” Single

Kip Moore Releases "Dirt Road" Single

Kip Moore photo by Stephen Shepherd, courtesy of UMG Nashville.

Kip Moore has released “Dirt Road” as the next single form his upcoming sophomore album. Co-written by Kip along with his close friends Westin Davis and Dan Couch, the song showcases Kip’s “signature rock vibe” and has been a fan favorite during his live shows for a while.

“The groove of this song is something that really grabbed me,” Kip said. ”I actually worked it up with the band on the road and we played it live that same night. We did that with a lot of the new songs and in a way the live crowds helped shape this album because of that.”

Watch Kip share the story behind “Dirt Road” below: Continue Reading


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Apr 17

Dolly Parton Plans Special Record Store Day Release

Dolly Parton Plans Special Record Store Day Release

Dolly Parton photo courtesy of Dolly Records.

Dolly Parton and Sony Masterworks will celebrate Record Store Day on April 19 with the limited release of a 7-inch vinyl. The blue vinyl will feature “Blue Smoke” and “Home,” two tracks found on her upcoming album, Blue Smoke.

Blue Smoke will be released nationwide on May 13. It includes 12 bluegrass and country songs, including covers of Bob Dylan and Bon Jovi classics as well as duets with Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers. Blue Smoke will be Dolly’s first new music since 2011. Continue Reading


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Apr 11

New Album on the Way from Lee Ann Womack

New Album on the Way from Lee Ann Womack

Pictured (from l-r): Cliff O’Sullivan – Sugar Hill General Manager and Senior Vice President, Frank Liddell – Producer, Lee Ann Womack, Kevin Welk – Welk Music Group President, Enzo DeVincenzo – Manager, Dan Sell – Welk Music Group General Manager

Lee Ann Womack has signed with Sugar Hill Records. The news was first reported by Lee Ann’s new record, produced by her husband, award-winning producer Frank Liddell, is set for a September release with its first single coming this summer.

“When I was looking for the right home for this record, I knew I wanted a label where passion for music and artistic integrity drive the decision making, the people who bring the music to the fans,” Lee Ann said. “Beyond the incredible work Sugar Hill has done with Nickel Creek, Sarah Jarosz and Bryan Sutton, they have a broader way of looking at where music can go and why it matters – and for this very personal record, it seemed like the perfect fit.” Continue Reading


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Apr 9

Dierks Bentley is Flying High with New Single “Drunk On A Plane”

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley photo by Nino Munoz, courtesy of The Green Room

Dierks Bentley‘s new single, “Drunk On A Plane,” co-written by Dierks, Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins, tells the story of a man left at the altar who is pushing through his pain by taking his Cancun honeymoon solo.

“I have never been jilted at the altar, but I have had a marriage proposal rejected….all you can do is pray there’s a good return policy for the ring, get drunk and carry on,” Dierks said. “Whether I have the band with me onstage or it’s just me and my guitar, the fans love this song, and they catch on to the choruses immediately. It’s a fun song, but when you really listen, there’s also an underlying lonesomeness which is what makes it different that a lot of the other uptempo songs I’ve put out.” Continue Reading


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Apr 8

Miranda Lambert Sets Record with ACM Awards Win

 Miranda Lambert wins 3 ACM Awards

Miranda Lambert poses in the press room with the Best Female Vocalist award during the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Award. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)

Miranda Lambert had an ACM Awards to remember. She performed her new single, “Automatic,” for the first time on national television and paid tribute to Merle Haggard and his 50 years in country music by performing “Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down” and “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive” with George Strait. She also won her fifth consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year award, setting an ACM record for the most consecutive wins in that category.

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In all, Miranda took home three ACM trophies, including wins for Single Record of the Year  for “Mama’s Broken Heart” and Vocal Event of the Year for “We Were Us” with Keith Urban. “Tonight has not even begun to sink in yet. It probably won’t for a week,” Miranda said. “I can’t believe that this is my job. I got a picture with George Strait and Garth Brooks, I hung out with Trisha Yearwood and practically stalked Faith Hill. It was a great night.” Continue Reading


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Apr 5

Tim McGraw to Release Sundown Heaven Town on September 16

Tim McGraw to Release Sundown Heaven Town on September 16

Tim McGraw photo courtesy of The Green Room.

Tim McGraw will release his new album, Sundown Heaven Town, on September 16. The album will feature his new single, “Lookin’ For That Girl,” which is in the Top 20 and climbing at country radio. Beginning April 6 during Tim’s performance on the ACM Awards, which air live on CBS at 8/7c, he will launch his unique “Countdown To Sundown” program.

When fans Shazam his ACM performance, they can join the Countdown program and automatically have access to exclusive content. They will also be entered to win a season pass for 2 tickets to each of Tim’s summer tour dates, including an all-expenses paid trip to the tour’s opening night. Leading up to the album’s release, Tim will reveal new songs through major primetime television performances and provide fans with free downloads, first listens, contests and more through    Continue Reading


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Apr 3

Johnny Cash’s Out Among The Stars Debuts at No. 1

Johnny Cash's Out Among The Stars Debuts at No. 1

Johnny Cash’s 2014 album, Out Among The Stars.

Out Among The Stars, the lost Johnny Cash album recently discovered by his son John Carter Cash, has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and at No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard top 200 Albums Chart. The album also debuted in the Top 5 in multiple markets internationally.

The album is comprised of 12 previously unreleased songs that were recorded 30 years ago and has earned acclaim from a number of critics, including Billboard which said, “Stars holds up among Cash’s best work – even if it took 30 years to officially complete it.” Continue Reading


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Mar 29

Watch Lexi Larsen’s “You Can Leave” Music Video

Watch Lexi Larsen's "You Can Leave" Music Video

Lexi Larsen photo by Angela Talley, courtesy of All the Buzz.

Newcomer Lexi Larsen has released the music video for current single, “You Can Leave.” The song is featured on her upcoming album, Good Memories, which is set for release on April 8 and was funded by fans through a Kickstarter campaign. In the video, Lexi remembers the good times in her relationship as she gives her man the chance to walk away.

Lexi just wrapped her first radio tour, which she completed in her mother’s pink Mary Kay Cadillac. She grew up in the back seat of the car, watching her mother empower women through her Mary Kay sales. Now, Lexi hopes to empower people through her music.

Watch the music video below: Continue Reading


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