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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 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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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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Mar 26

Brantley Gilbert to Release Just As I Am on May 19

Brantley Gilbert to Release Just As I Am on May 19

Brantley Gilbert photo by James Minchin, courtesy of BMLG.

Brantley Gilbert will release his new album, Just As I Am, his first new music in four years, on May 19. Brantley wrote or co-wrote every track on his album and says it is the next chapter in his ongoing life story.

“I have always said that each of my albums has told a story… my story, and this album is no different,” he said. “This one picks up where Halfway To Heaven left off. I have gone through a lot the past few years, a lot of highs and lows and all of that is reflected in this project. My fans know I’m a straight shooter so I didn’t leave anything out. I think there is something for everyone — from my party side to the gentler stuff. I can’t wait to share this new music with the BG Nation.” Continue Reading


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Mar 12

Eli Young Band Reveal How They Chose Their Album Cuts

Eli Young Band Reveal How They Chose Their Album Cuts

Eli Young Band photo courtesy of Republic Nashville.

Eli Young Band’s new album, 10,000 Towns, hit stores last week. The band also released a deluxe edition of the project containing three bonus songs exclusively through Walmart. Choosing which songs to make bonus tracks and which to put on the standard album turned out to be more challenging than expected.

“Sifting down from 60 songs down to 14 was tough, but then when we got down to the actual album and three of those songs were gonna become the exclusive for Walmart it was tough because we loved every one of them,” said Mike Eli. “It really kind of came down to the show, honestly. We have always said that we make records to play live and so it came down to, ‘Well, which ones will be played live more and what’s going to contribute to the live show,’ and that was kind of the deciding factor.” Continue Reading


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Mar 11

Miranda Lambert Will Release Platinum on June 3

Miranda Lambert Will Release Platinum on June 3

Miranda Lambert’s 2014 album, Platinum. Photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Miranda Lambert will release her new album, Platinum, on June 3. The title is not only a song on the project, but also represents a way of life for Miranda. “Platinum is my hair color, and my wedding ring, and the color of my Airstream and the name of one of my favorite beers,” she said. “It’s about a lifestyle.”

Miranda wrote eight of the album’s 16 tracks and describes it as a one complete photograph. “All 16 songs together make up a picture, and without one of those songs, it just looks like abstract art,” she said. “I wanted it to be perfect; I wanted it to matter. Continue Reading


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