Brett Eldredge is kicking off the new year by sharing more new music with the release of “Want That Back” (LISTEN HERE) and its official music video, making a broadcast premiere on CMT, CMT Music and ViacomCBS Times Square Billboards today (WATCH HERE). Co-written with Scooter Carusoe, the lyrics harken back to a time when life was simpler, more care-free, and you could see happiness in the little things all around.
“I woke up at 3:33 one night and was feeling the weight of everything going on in the world,” explained Eldredge. “From the pandemic, to the hate and the violence – all these different things made me crave the pure and simple parts of life that I miss. I was looking for comfort in these moments that I feel bring purpose into my life. It was just such a powerful feeling that overtook me and I couldn’t go back to sleep until I wrote the whole chorus.
“Want That Back” follows the surprise Christmas Eve release of “Holy Water” (LISTEN HERE) a special gift from Eldredge to his fans. Rolling Stone praises the “grand piano number that shows off the Chicago-area native’s range” and its “tones of hope and redemption.”
“To me, ‘Holy Water’ represents the cleansing of the spirit,” Eldredge shared. “You can find it in ways by recognizing the love for yourself, for being there for yourself, and protecting that inner child. This is a huge power that we all have and it exists deep down in our hearts. You can also find it through someone who is there for you through every up and down through the walk of life. They are your holy water. Whatever your beliefs are, you can go to a spiritual place – and hopefully this song can take you there. Recording this was incredibly vulnerable for me, and the production from Dave Cobb is fantastic.”
The Platinum-selling recording artist most recently released his brand-new holiday album, Mr. Christmas. Eldedge celebrated the launch with multiple TV appearances including performances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Good Morning America, Disney Parks Magical Christmas Parade, Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Comes Around, The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration and CMA Country Christmas.
Mr. Christmas followed his highly celebrated debut Christmas album, Glow. In 2016, the project inspired a single live show in Nashville, which has now grown into the beloved Glow LIVE holiday tour. A feel-good annual tradition for many, Glow LIVE has made multiple stops for capacity crowds in major cities across the country, including back-to-back sold-out nights at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium.
These latest releases follow his seven country-radio No. 1’s, nine Gold and Platinum-certified singles, two Gold-certified albums, multiple CMA, ACM and CMT Music nominations and wins and most recently, his critically acclaimed fourth studio record, Sunday Drive. With help from GRAMMY-winning producers Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk, Eldredge brought the album to life by leaning into vulnerability and pulling inspiration from his own personal experiences.

Country Music Breakout Star Priscilla Block Announces Debut Album Welcome To The Block Party Out Feb. 11

Block Releases Latest Single and Lyric Video for “My Bar” Available Now

Mercury Nashville recording artist, Priscilla Block, has announced the release of her debut album, Welcome To The Block Party, available everywhere on February 11th. Listed as a MusicRow 2021 Next Big Thing Artist and a 2021 CMT Next Women of Country inductee, Priscilla Block is undoubtedly the breakout female country star of the past year and is poised to become one of Nashville’s acclaimed truth-tellers with a voice for her generation.

Welcome To The Block Party follows last year’s six-song self-titled Priscilla Block EP, the highest-performing country female debut EP of 2021. Bringing a lyrically driven blend of Country-Pop and Southern Rock – a.k.a. the “Block Party” sound – to Nashville’s evolving musical landscape, Welcome To The Block Party features 12 songs, all written by the newcomer, including “Just About Over You,” the Top 15 smash and highest peaking debut single from a female country artist in 2021. Pre-Order / Pre-Save Welcome To The Block Party HERE; Limited signed CDs available HERE.

“Priscilla’s songs emanate authenticity, making others feel they have a place at the table, and someone new to relate to” – MusicRow

Additionally, Block releases today her brand new song and lyric video, “My Bar,” a defiantly independent track written by Block, Stone Aielli, and Lexie Hayden. Illustrating her firm-footed approach as she embarks on this next chapter of her life, Priscilla’s empowered stance in “My Bar” is a glimpse into the overall feeling of Welcome To The Block Party – an unapologetic recapturing of one’s own self-worth and unwavering confidence.

LISTEN:    “My Bar”

“I cannot believe that my debut album is almost here. It has all the trash, all the sass, and all the sad.  But hey, that’s my life, and I’m so excited for the world to finally hear this. I wrote all of these songs from a real and raw place, and I am grateful that I have the opportunity to show various aspects of where I’ve been and who I am.  

Everyone knows that I love a good bar, so “My Bar” felt a perfect place to kick off the new record!! 

Welcome to the Block Party Baby!!!! “– Priscilla Block


5X AMA Winner Brown Becomes First Time Co-Producer On “Whiskey Sour”

Brown Graces ACM TEMPO Magazine Winter Issue Cover, Out Now

Multi-Platinum, 5X AMA award-winning entertainer Kane Brown today released “Whiskey Sour,” the new track off of his forthcoming album and the follow up to his current Top 10 hit “One Mississippi” and multi-week #1, “Famous Friends.” With “Whiskey Sour,” Brown adds Co-producer to his resume for the first time, working alongside Ilya Toshinskiy. The track was co-written by Jaxson Free, Josh Hoge, and Adam Craig and features Brown’s signature stand-out vocal.
In addition to the track, Brown also released the song’s music video, which features Runaway June’s Natalie Stovall playing fiddle alongside Brown. Click here to watch the video.
Recently named one of Time 100’s most influential people in the world, Brown also graces the cover of the Academy of Country Music’s newly released ACM TEMPO Magazine Winter Issue. Earlier this month, Brown opened up to Men’s Health for their January/February Issue, sharing how he stays active and fit while on the road.
After playing to a sold-out crowd in Philadelphia last night (1/13) Brown next heads to Boston (1/14) before bringing the Blessed & Free Tour to New York City’s Madison Square Garden (1/15). Joining Brown on the road are Chase Rice and Restless Road. Over the course of its run, Brown’s Blessed & Free Tour will visit a total of 35 North American cities, including all 29 NBA basketball arenas, in one tour. Touring industry bible POLLSTAR recently featured Brown on the cover noting Brown’s “genre-bending greatness” as well as his ability to bring people together. The full POLLSTAR review is available here. For more information on Kane Brown, visit


Country music traditionalist Randall King is entering the new year with the long-awaited announcement that has been keeping fans at the edge of their seats – or barstools. His forthcoming major label debut album, Shot Glass, will be available everywhere on March 18. Featuring 11 standout tracks, eight of which co-written by King, the album centers around a night out at a bar, which each song representing a different point of view of those in the room. Produced by Bart Butler and Ryan Gore, Shot Glass tells the tale that you’re never drinking alone.
“This record is four years in the making, and there are a lot of things I’ve gone through in those years,” said King. “Heartbreak, love, loss, fear, anger, peace. You hear all of that through this record. It’s a piece of me that I love and can’t wait to share with the world, for it to resonate and hit folks right where they need. There are songs I’ve written over the last five years on this record, some I’ve played out and some nobody has heard yet. I’m excited to drop it and let it off the chain!”
King gave several sneak peaks of the album last year with releases “You In A Honky Tonk” (LISTEN HERE), “Baby Do” (LISTEN HERE) and first taste “Record High” (LISTEN HERE). The steel guitar-soaked track brought MusicRow to say “this dude is a for-real country singer, and this rhythm-happy Texas honky tonker stakes a for-real claim to stardom.” Rolling Stone also remarked “King sings it with delicious gusto, curling his voice around notes in impressive — but not flashy ways — and demonstrating why he’s a talented newcomer to watch.” Several other outlets agreed, with Pandora and Country Now placing King of their 2022 Country Artists to Watch lists.
The Texas native released his first major label collection in 2020 with the Leanna EP (LISTEN HERE). Named after his late sister who passed, the EP reflects on King’s personal struggles of early life between depression and OCD, as well as the obstacles he faced after the unexpected loss of his sister. In addition to the EP, several standalone track releases and two holiday tunes, King has accumulated 100+ million global career streams to date. Described as “one of the best live shows you’ll see” by Whiskey Riff, King continues to tour across the country in the new year – for a list of tour dates and more info on King, please visit
One of country’s new crop of modern traditionalists, Warner Music Nashville artist Randall King grew up on the endless plains of West Texas – and his sound is steeped in their timeless beauty, both gritty and graceful at the same time. He grew up singing in the back of a ‘93 Chevy Suburban, mimicking the pure-country vocals of stars like Keith Whitley, George Strait, Alan Jackson and John Anderson and over the years became drawn to the electrifying energy of modern stars like Eric Church, Dierks Bentley and Jason Aldean. After years of hustling and a road-warrior’s diet of 150 shows each year, King produced and released the defiant 2016 EP, Another Bullet, then followed up with a 2018 self-titled album. Now produced by traditional torchbearers Bart Butler and Ryan Gore (Jon Pardi), King is bringing an organic, timeless sound to country’s mainstream – his string of recent track releases hone in on the bright honky-tonk textures that feature willowy steel guitars, twangy melody riffs and a dynamic vocal. With over 100+ million career streams to his name and more new music on the horizon, King is looking to the anywhere-and-everywhere future with music that captures the essence of a Western poet who’s never been afraid to be himself.



B.J. Thomas, whose career spanned over six decades and sold over 70 million albums, will have new music available to music lovers on February 4, 2022, as Real Gone Music will release an 18-song CD, which will include 13 unreleased songs! This package includes eight unreleased songs from the Warner-Reprise Records vault, four songs from a limited edition direct response album in the 90s, rare photos, outtakes recorded with veteran songwriter/producer Steve Dorff, and more. Fans can pre-order this collection at

Born in Oklahoma, raised in Texas, B.J. Thomas began his career with the Houston-based band The Triumphs, when as lead singer he covered his father’s favorite Hank Williams classic “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” which led to Scepter Records to buy out his contract and take the song to the Top 10 on the national charts. Hit after hit then followed for B.J. as he mixed genres effortlessly, joining legendary Memphis producer Chips Moman for a series of smashes (“Hooked on a Feeling,” “The Eyes of a New York Woman,” “I Just Can’t Help Believing”) and he hit paydirt with the #1 Bacharach- David hit “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” the Oscar-winning song from Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid.

B.J.’s cross-over to country was cemented with his 1975 pop/country/adult contemporary million-seller “(Hey, Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song.” Simultaneously, B.J. became the first platinum-selling Contemporary Christian recording artist with a string of hugely popular albums in the late 1970s and early 1980s which also won him five Grammys and numerous other awards.

Along the way, B.J. made countless television appearances and performed thousands of concerts into 2020 until the Coronavirus pandemic brought an end to touring. His voice and energy remained almost supernaturally strong and B.J. eagerly looked forward to returning to the stage until cancer claimed his life on May 29, 2021, at the age of 78.

Multi-Platinum Selling and Award-Winning Artist Travis Tritt Announces Set In Stone Tour

Multi-platinum selling and award-winning artist Travis Tritt has announced his upcoming tour, the Set In Stone Tour, taking place March 11-May 1, 2022.
Throughout the full schedule of shows, fans will have the opportunity to experience a special concert featuring Tritt and his band performing songs off his new album, Set In Stone, and some of his biggest hits, including “Anymore,” “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive,” and “Best of Intentions.”
Last year, Tritt released Set In Stone, his first original full-length studio album in over a decade. The Grammy winner delivers the quintessential Travis Tritt sound with a touch of Americana and Roots on the album. He pays homage to all sides of his musical personality along with the trademarks of his originality. The Grand Ole Opry member will bring his award-winning songs to life and leave the audience with a memorable experience.
Released through Big Noise Music Group and produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, The Highwomen, Sturgill Simpson), Set In Stone features 11 new songs, 8 of which were co-written by Tritt.
Travis Tritt’s albums, seven of which are certified platinum or higher, have led him to amass more than 30 million in career album sales, two GRAMMY® Awards, four CMA Awards, including the CMA Horizon Award (now known as the New Artist Award); a Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist, an invitation to become a member of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry and a devoted fan base that has filled venues coast-to-coast. He is also dubbed one of “The Class of ‘89,” which includes Country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black, and Alan Jackson, who dominated the charts in the ‘90s.
Among his eleven studio albums and numerous charted singles are five number ones and 20 Top 10 hits, including “Help Me Hold On,” “Anymore,” “Can I Trust You with My Heart,” “Foolish Pride,” “Best of Intentions,” “I’m Gonna Be Somebody,” “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” “Here’s A Quarter,” “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive,” and more.
Tritt continues to sell-out shows to his devoted fan base, which has filled venues for years. This tour is no different, bringing Tritt’s authenticity and country music coast-to-coast.


Mid-Parade Performance to feature Louisiana’s own Laine Hardy and the Hot 8 Brass Band

Recently the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® announced the Mid-Parade Performance presented by the Louisiana Office of Tourism. The 2022 Mid-Parade Performance fulfills Louisiana’s promise to feed your soul with an unforgettable rendition of Born on the Bayou, featuring Laine Hardy, season 17 winner of American Idol, and the Hot 8 Brass Band – the New Orleans-based group that blends hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with traditional New Orleans brass sounds.

Mention Louisiana and images of Mardi Gras, jazz clubs and late-night revelry are most likely the first things that come to mind. But there is far more to Louisiana than the Crescent City—and likewise, New Orleans is much more than the French Quarter and Fat Tuesday.

With this year’s float and mid-parade performance, Louisiana invites the world to come to Louisiana and experience all it has to offer. But Louisiana isn’t for spectators. It’s for participants— for those who want to not only live the moment, but also to become the moment.

Celebrating the diverse beauty and unique cultures of Louisiana, this gorgeous float features the iconic wrought-iron balconies, lamp posts and moss-draped cypress swamps that make Louisiana beautiful, as well as the music and zest for life of the people of this great state.

For millions of viewers around the world, the Rose Parade is an iconic New Year’s Day tradition. Join us on Saturday, January 1, 2022, to experience the floats, bands and equestrians as they parade down Colorado Blvd.


About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® and The Rose Parade® presented by Honda

The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® and a variety of accompanying events. The Association’s 935 volunteer members supply more than 80,000 hours of human power, which will drive the success of the 133rd Rose Parade, themed “Dream. Believe. Achieve.,” on Saturday, January 1, 2022, followed by the 108th Rose Bowl Game.  For more information, visit Like us on Facebook and follow us on TwitterInstagram and YouTube.

Ava Rowland’s Highly Anticipated New Self-Titled EP Available Now

EP Includes Ava’s Most Recent Singles “Love Away The Lonely,” “Ghost,” “If I Ever Fall In Love,” and More!

Rising country singer/songwriter Ava Rowland shows off her true talent and artistry with the release of her new EP, Ava Rowland. The EP consists of her most recent previously released singles, showing off the range of her creativity and incredible musicality. Fan favorites such as her romantic tunes “If I Ever Fall In Love,” “Best Thing Around,” her latest groovy single “Love Away The Lonely,” and more will all be included in her first-ever EP which is available both physically and digitally now!

Listen/Stream/Buy Ava Rowland’s EP HERE.

To purchase physical copies of the EP, visit Ava’s website HERE.

“I’m so excited to release my first album,” shares Ava. “The songs on the album are a collaboration of the singles I’ve released since September 2020, starting with ‘He’s Like A Habit.’ There is such a feeling of accomplishment when the songs I’ve written and recorded are all put together on one CD. I hope you enjoy the album and want to listen to it over and over again.

Ava continues to prove why she’s one to watch in the music industry, shining on each track she releases and engaging with fans on social media. Ava’s most recent single “Love Away The Lonely,” premiered by Sounds Like Nashville, shows off her playful side by channeling 70’s aesthetics. Her new EP will have fans excited to have all of their most-loved Ava songs on repeat and keep them on their toes for what’s to come next!

To view Ava’s premiere of “Love Away The Lonely”  with Sounds Like Nashville, visit HERE.

To view Ava’s premiere of “Ghost” with Taste of Country, visit HERE.

To view Ava’s premiere of “Ghost” on The Boot, visit HERE.

To view Ava’s premiere of “If I Ever Fall in Love” with Center Stage Magazine, visit HERE.

To view Ava’s premiere of the “Run Like Hell” lyric video on, visit HERE.

To view Ava’s premiere of the “Mama’s Favorite Song” music video on American Songwriter, visit HERE.

Visit HERE to keep up with everything Ava Rowland.

Barry Waldrep Honors Tony Rice With All Star Tribute Featuring Vince Gill, John Paul White, Darrell Scott, Warren Haynes, and Many More

Barry Waldrep and Friends Celebrate Tony Rice now available digitally

In the era of modern music, describing anybody as the “greatest of all time” is usually met with resistance—if for no other reason than the ever-evolving tastes of both musicians and fans—but if the topic is bluegrass guitar players, there’s a universally correct answer to “who’s the best”; the late, great Tony Rice. And today, a group of much lauded artists handpicked by bluegrass instrumentalist and producer Barry Waldrep, are releasing a 21-song tribute to the master titled Barry Waldrep and Friends Celebrate Tony Rice on the 1 year anniversary of his passing.
When looking through Waldrep’s list of friends, its apparent how far Rice’s music reached beyond just bluegrass. Americana greats Rodney Crowell and Jim Lauderdale and jamband royalty Warren Haynes and Oteil Burbridge make appearances alongside Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Spooner Oldham and Patrick Simmons and country superstars Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris. And that’s just a fraction of who’s contributed to this celebration of the music of Tony Rice. Barry Waldrep and Friends Celebrate Tony Rice is available digitally everywhere today and can be purchased at this link. Vinyl pre-orders (shipping midsummer) are also available at
“The intent of this album and the artists involved is to show what a powerhouse master Tony Rice was at bringing musicians and fans together from different genres,” said Waldrep. A full list of contributors is below and more information can be found at
Barry Waldrep and Friends Celebrate Tony Rice in the news:
Warren Haynes spoke with Relix about upcoming projects and his love and respect for Tony Rice. Read more here.
Live for Live Music shared Jimmy Hall’s version of “Why You Been Gone So Long.”
Bluegrass Today featured “Blue Railroad Train,” the song Marty Raybon recorded for the project.
Waldrep stopped by The Sound Podcast in November to chat all things Tony Rice.
Bluegrass Situation debuted “10 Degrees and Getting Colder,” the track Darrell Scott contributed to the project.
Folk Alley’s Henry Carrigan named the album in his best-of 2021 roundup. spoke with  Vince Gill about bluegrass, this Tony Rice tribute and more.
Featured artists:  Jimmy Hall, Rodney Crowell, Darrell Scott, Marty Raybon, Mike Farris, Kim Richey, Warren Haynes, Vince Gill, Radney Foster, Teresa Williams & Larry Campbell,  Jim Lauderdale, John Berry, Patrick Simmons, John Paul White, Jacob Bunton, John Jorgenson, Rory Feek, Donna Hall & Kelli Johnson, and John Cowan.
Musicians: Barry Waldrep, Emmylou Harris, Tammy Rogers, Andrea Zonn, Aubrey Haynie, Bryan Hall, Caelan Berry, Spooner Oldham, Oteil Burbridge, James “Hutch” Hutchinson, Jason Bailey, Bryn Davies, Scott Vestal, Benji Shanks, Dillon Hodges, and Heidi Feek.
Barry Waldrep and Friends Celebrate Tony Rice Tracklist:
Why You Been Gone So Long – Featuring Jimmy Hall
Song For The Life – Featuring Rodney Crowell
10 Degrees and Getting Colder – Featuring Darrell Scott
Blue Railroad Train – Featuring Marty Raybon
Walk On Boy – Featuring Mike Farris
Early Morning Rain – Featuring Kim Richey
Wayfaring Stranger – Featuring Warren Haynes
I’ll Stay Around – Featuring Vince Gill
Song For A Winter Night – Featuring Radney Foster
EMD – Featuring Barry Waldrep, Tammy Rogers, John Jorgenson and John Cowan
You Were There For Me – Featuring Teresa Williams and Larry Cambell
Church Street Blues – Featuring Jim Lauderdale
This Old House – Featuring John Berry
9 Pound Hammer – Featuring Pat Simmons
Four Strong Winds – Featuring John Paul White
More Pretty Girls Than One – Featuring Jacob Bunton
Summer Wages – Featuring Barry Waldrep, Tammy Rogers, Spooner Oldham
It’s Cold On The Shoulder – Featuring John Jorgenson
Bury Me Beneath The Willow – Featuring Rory Feek
Where The Soul Never Dies – Featuring Donna Hall and Kelli Johnson
Me And My Guitar – Featuring John Cowan


Join country artists as they take the stage alongside the 82nd Airborne Division Band & Chorus for an All-American Holiday Concert! Hosted by Natalie Stovall and produced by Orpheus Live, in collaboration with Nashville Music Consultants, the show features country stars Michael Ray, Craig Morgan, and Abby Anderson performing holiday favorites in tribute to the 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers, veterans, and their families.

“We are beyond thrilled that some of Nashville’s best artists, to include 82nd Airborne veteran, Craig Morgan, came to town to ring in the holidays,” says Fort Bragg Commanding General Christopher Donahue. “This was a very special evening and a perfect way for us to say thank you for everything our Paratroopers and families have done for the Division and the nation over the past year.”

“We are honored to answer the call of General Donahue and Fort Bragg to bring this fantastic event to the men and women of the 82nd Airborne Division and the surrounding community,” said Rebecca Abrahams, Executive Producer and President of Orpheus Live. “We are also excited to entertain and bring holiday cheer to active-duty soldiers throughout the season by distributing the concert via American Forces Network and to country music fans nationwide via Circle TV and RFD TV.”

Prior to the show, Michael Ray, Craig Morgan and Abby Anderson visited with the 82nd paratroopers and commanding officers at Fort Bragg to participate in various training activities and offer their personal thanks to the paratroopers for their service in Afghanistan.

“I’m very proud to have performed with the 82nd Airborne Division Band for our servicemen and women at Fort Bragg,” says artist Michael Ray. “The opportunity to show appreciation for those who serve our country is always an honor, and I’m grateful to have been a part of it.”

“The 82nd Airborne Division’s performance is spectacular under the musical direction of MAJ Rich Winkles,” says Clay Myers, President of Nashville Music Consultants.  “We were proud to be a part of the All-American Holiday concert and to have had the privilege to work alongside Lt. Col. Brett Lea and his team.”

The All-American Holiday was shot live to tape on December 10th at the Crown Complex in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The concert airs December 24th and December 25th at 8:00pm ET on Circle TV, December 24th at 12:00pm ET on RFD TV and December 24th at 7:00pm viewer time overseas on AFN Prime.