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Apr 24

Brantley Gilbert Calls BG Nation Friends, Not Fans

Brantley Gilbert Calls BG Nation Friends, Not Fans

Brantley Gilbert photo by James Minchin, courtesy of BMLG.

Brantley Gilbert refers to his fans as “BG Nation” and knows they are dedicated, many having followed his career since his early days playing bars in Georgia. As cliché as it may sound, Brantley considers his fans to be more like friends.

“The people that really support us, they know they’re not on the outside looking in, they’re actually a part of something, and they’re a huge part of what we do,” he said. “I don’t consider ‘em fans, I consider ‘em friends, that’s the honest to God truth. I know you hear that a lot, but a friend’s somebody that knows you and supports you. They’re spending money on tickets, merchandise, CDs, to come see us. If that’s not support, I don’t know what is.” Continue Reading

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Apr 23

Rascal Flatts Exclusive Album Release Party to Benefit Children’s Hospital

Rascal Flatts Exclusive Album Release Party to Benefit Children's Hospital

Rascal Flatts photo courtesy of BB Gun Press.

Rascal Flatts has partnered with Citi to present the Rascal Flatts’ Album Release Party in celebration of their new album, Rewind, set for a May 13 release. The exclusive event will take place at the famed Avalon nightclub in Los Angeles. Fans will be treated to an acoustic set by the band with each song paired with wine based on the tempo and lyrics. All ticket sales will be donated to the Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville.

“We’re immensely proud of our new album and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with some of our closest fans,” Gary LeVox said. “We can’t wait for everyone to hear Rewind and look forward to kicking things off with Citi in Los Angeles next month.” Continue Reading

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Apr 22

Dierks Bentley Invites Fans to Get “Drunk On A Plane” with New App

Dierks Bentley Invites Fans to Get “Drunk On A Plane” with New App

Photo courtesy of The Green Room.

Dierks Bentleyis taking the party to the skies with his new single, “Drunk On A Plane.” Now he’s taking it viral too! He has released the “Drunk On A Plane” interactive photo booth where fans can upload their photos and customize them with aviation and party-themed stickers.

To join the party, visit www.dierks.com/drunkonaplane or Facebook. Fans can also access the photo booth through Urturn in the AppStore. “Drunk On A Plane” is Dierks’ second single from his new album, RISER. Continue Reading

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Apr 22

Tim McGraw Releases “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” Following Fan Demand

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw photo courtesy of The Green Room.

Tim McGraw debuted his new single, “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s,” featuring wife Faith Hill, with a performance during the ACM Awards earlier this month. It sparked demand from fans and radio alike, prompting an early release of the tune. The song reflects on days gone by and contemplates the fact that one can always go home.

“The moment I heard this song I knew it was something I wanted to record, and I had a clear vision for how we would debut it on the ACM awards,” Tim said. “I love singing with Faith, and the warmth and beauty of her vocal really made this song what it is.  I love that country radio wanted to be able to play it!” Continue Reading

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Apr 21

Kacey Musgraves’ New Single Comes from Real-Life Breakup

Kacey Musgraves' New Single Comes from Real-Life Breakup

Kacey Musgraves photo courtesy of Mercury Nashville.

Kacey Musgraves has released “Keep It To Yourself” to country radio as her latest single. She penned the song while going through a breakup and says it was difficult for her to write as she’s never been good at self-discipline.

“When this song talks about keeping it to yourself, it’s just about knowing and wanting to know how that person feels about you, but just knowing that it’s not good for you anymore and that you literally have to be the strong person and say, ‘Don’t tell me, because it’s just going to rope me back in,’” Kacey said. “It’s going to create that cycle again. Continue Reading

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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 www.EricChurch.com. 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 HollywoodReporter.com. 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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