Everyone had so much fun it oughta be a sin at the sold-out opening weekend of Little Big Town‘s residency at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. It is the first artist residency at the Mother Church of country music in its 125-year history. Both nights were dedicated to performing The Breaker in its entirety along with some… Read more » Continue Reading →
Chart-topping Country music staple Joe Nichols catapults onto Country radio today (6/6), with his brand new sultry single “Undone.” Nichols’ latest offering surged as a Top 3 most added song at U.S. Country radio with 30 first-week stations, proving his flare for marrying modern and traditional Country is second to none.
Additionally today (6/6), VEVO unveiled the exclusive premiere of the lyric video accompanying “Undone.” Keeping with the song’s zesty theme, the video portrays a couple’s storied romance on full display. Come “Undone” HERE.
Written by hit-makers Trevor Rosen, Josh Osborne and Ross Copperman and produced by Micky Jack Cones (#1 smashes “Sunny and 75” and “Yeah”), fans and critics alike are raving about the steamy new song of summer:
“’Undone’ simply sizzles. A less confident vocalist would not have found the needed patience and inflections that quietly make the story so effective.” – Taste of Country
“The tune’s romantic lyrics and summer-perfect vibe are a steamy change of pace…” – Rolling Stone Country
“It is a smooth track, coupled with infectious guitar riffs, featuring Nichols’ rich, baritone vocals. “Undone” is destined to become a summer anthem on the country radio airwaves.” – Digital Journal
“Gotta love the fact Nichols still sticks to that traditional country sound, even with his radio songs.” – Whiskey Riff
Nichols is currently on the road performing headlining shows and major festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada in support of the new single and forthcoming album, due out on RED BOW Records later this year.
Joe Nichols Tour Dates:
6/10 – Carolina Country Music Fest – Myrtle Beach, SC
6/16 – Headwaters Country Jam – Cardwell, MT
6/17 – Country Jam USA – Grand Junction, CO
6/18 – Peppermill Concert Hall – West Wendover, NV
6/22 – Alameda County Fair – Pleasanton, CA
6/23 – Sonoma-Marin Fair – Petaluma, CA
7/1 – McConnell-Talbert Stadium – Warner Robbins, GA
7/2 – Rockin The Ridge Festival – Dry Ridge, KY
7/8 – Tequila Cowboy – Columbus, OH
7/9 – Veteran’s Park – Steger, VA
7/15 – Great South Bay Music Festival – Patchogue, NY
7/16 – Frontier Field, Rochester, NY
7/21 – Midstate Fair – Paso Robles, CA
7/23 – California State Fair – Sacramento, CA
7/24 – Lane County Fair – Eugene, OR
7/29 – The Wilma – Missoula, MT
7/30 – Canyon County Fair – Caldwell, ID
8/4 – WE Fest – Detroit Lakes, MN
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Dierks Bentley scores the No. one position on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart this week with his critically acclaimed studio album BLACK (Capitol Records Nashville), after moving over 101,000 units upon release with 88,000 of those as traditional album scans. It ranks as the best selling release of Bentley’s career. The album has already produced the multi-week No. one hit “Somewhere On A Beach,” and its follow-up “Different for Girls” (featuring Elle King) debuts this week as the most added at Country Radio with more than 100 first week stations on board.
BLACK is being welcomed by music critics with applause for “wading into emotionally complex territory” (Billboard) and for the fully-realized concept’s “abstract meditation on loneliness that leads to self-awareness and redemption” (USA Today).
“Long a linchpin in country music, tales of infidelity offered from the perspective of those doing the deed may be commonplace but have rarely taken on the weightiness that Bentley’s dusty vocals convey…the entire concept, while surprisingly ambitious, is solidly realized…” – Rolling Stone
“No matter what your romantic status, BLACK is a fix for all the feels.” – PEOPLE
“It’s a trick Bentley manages again and again on BLACK, expertly weaving styles and storytelling tricks to build memorable tale..it shows how easily Bentley can move from one genre to the next without losing his country viewpoint.” – Newsday
“A country star who has survived changing trends by being unpredictable. His songwriting has a deeply introspective side…this latest record, BLACK, is a concept album that tracks a young relationship through its peaks and valleys.” – The Guardian
“Dierks Bentley, King of the breakup song, is back in BLACK.” – Noisey
“The award-winning, chart-topping country artist hits on some heavy-duty life topics, moving well beyond aircraft intoxication to explore infidelity, nasty breakups, and the kind of drinking nobody wants to raise their glass to.” – SPIN
“Matters of the heart are always at the core of Dierks Bentley’s music, but on his latest album, BLACK, the country star gets more personal than ever, covering the ups, downs and curves of a long-term relationship.” – Redbook
Bentley will join forces with Elle King for the television debut of “Different For Girls” at the 2016 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday (6/8 on CMT at 7P CT) before he kicks off the first night of CMA Music Festival Thursday (6/9) at Nissan Stadium and returns to his 2016 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR this weekend. For more information on the new album and tour dates, visit www.dierks.com. Continue Reading →
Billy Ray Cyrus releases a new music video ahead of his CMT TV show “Still the King.”
“Hey Elvis” was originally written by Bryan Adams and Gretchen Peters nearly 20 years ago and Cyrus immediately fell in love with the song after hearing it. The new gritty rock rendition combines the unique forces of Cyrus, Adams, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Glenn Hughes. The music video debuted this past weekend on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown.
“Hey Elvis” is one of three tracks Billy Ray Cyrus released to preview his September 9th album release Thin Line. He describes the album as a, “balance between art and reality.” The single also ties in well with Cyrus’ other new project: a brand new television series titled Still the King set to premiere on CMT this Sunday, June 12. Cyrus stars as a one-hit wonder turned Elvis-impersonating scoundrel in the series, and contributes as a writer and executive producer as well.
Nikki Lane had a pretty treacherous drive home from the 30th annual MusicFest in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Days before our CMT.com interview, she was in the drivers’ seat of a rental Durango with no chains on the tires navigating the way home in a snow storm. It was a complete white-out with little to no… Read more » Continue Reading →
@ericchurchmusic on his Holdin’ My Own Tour as he stops in Cleveland, Ohio #ericchurch #carolina #cleveland #holdinmyowntour #kickincountry Continue Reading →
If you haven’t watched the series premiere of Sun Records, do it now. However, if you have and can’t get enough of the giant roster of rock ‘n’ rollers, enjoy the many behind-the-scenes photos taken by the actors on location in Memphis. Continue Reading →
Aubrie Sellers, a member of CMT Next Women of Country, jokes she’s become a master at seeing through “other people’s crap,” and it shows in the observant songs on her breakout album New City Blues. “Magazines” casts a sarcastic eye on celebrity culture. In “Paper Doll,” she knows where she stands in a sea of… Read more » Continue Reading →
You could have crowd-surfed the entire length of Nashville’s Lower Broadway late Thursday evening (Feb. 23) as guests trampling each other’s feet poured into the Valentine saloon to celebrate the writers of LOCASH‘s first No. 1 single, “I Know Somebody.” Jointly written by Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman and Jeremy Stover, “I Know Somebody” was also… Read more » Continue Reading →
Maybe it was the recent Grammy Awards show, maybe it was low hanging clouds of fairy dust, but something boosted country album sales a few thousand units this week over last, according to Nielsen SoundScan. But let us first note that Little Big Town is back at the top of the country airplay chart with… Read more » Continue Reading →