Miranda Lambert Comes Roaring Back to Country Radio with New Single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash”

MIRANDA LAMBERT COMES ROARING BACK TO COUNTRY RADIO WITH NEW SINGLE, “IT ALL COMES OUT IN THE WASH”

(July 18, 2019 – Nashville, TN) GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Miranda Lambert is thundering back to country radio with her brand new single “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” which premiered this morning across radio stations nationwide – Lambert’s first taste of new solo music in nearly three years.

“When we were little, our moms would say ‘let’s not worry about a stain.’ Everyone goes through times in life that are difficult and has moments that they wish would pass,” said Lambert, who co-wrote the track alongside The Love Junkies (Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose). “This song is a mix of scenarios that we have all either been a part of or have seen, and is a fun reminder that hard times do eventually pass.”

Responding to deafening demand, Lambert surprised fans by also releasing “Locomotive,” which she describes as a “total country punk-rock” track written alongside Ashley Monroe and K.S. Rhodes. She debuted the “scorching” (Rolling Stone) song at CMA Fest in June.

“It All Comes Out in The Wash” and “Locomotive” are both available now on all streaming platforms and digital retailers.

Lambert will hit the road for the Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour this fall, with special guests Maren Morris and Elle King, as well as Pistol Annies, Tenille Townes, Ashley McBryde and Caylee Hammack on various dates (details below). Tickets are on sale now.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Fairs & Festivals:
Thursday, July 18                     Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s || Lake Tahoe, Nev.
Wednesday, July 24                 Cheyenne Frontier Days || Cheyenne, Wyo.*
Friday, August 2                       Watershed Festival || George, Wash. (Pistol Annies)
Saturday, August 10                 Boots & Hearts Music Festival || Oro-Medonte, Ontario
Friday, August 16                     Country Thunder Alberta || Calgary, Alberta
Friday, August 30                     The Great Allentown Fair || Allentown, Penn.
Saturday, August 31                 Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa || Atlantic City, N.J.

Featuring Elle King, Pistol Annies and Caylee Hammack:
Friday, September 13               Mohegan Sun Arena || Uncasville, Conn.
Saturday, September 14           Mohegan Sun Arena || Uncasville, Conn.
Thursday, September 19          Van Andel Center || Grand Rapids, Mich.
Friday, September 20               Huntington Center || Toledo, Ohio
Saturday, September 21           BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky University || Highland Heights, Ky.

Featuring Elle King, Pistol Annies and Tenille Townes:
Thursday, September 26          Royal Farms Arena || Baltimore, Md.
Friday, September 27               Charleston Coliseum || Charleston, W.Va.
Saturday, September 28           Nationwide Arena || Columbus, Ohio

Featuring Maren Morris, Pistol Annies and Tenille Townes:
Thursday, October 3                Cajundome || Lafayette, La.
Friday, October 4                     Smoothie King Center || New Orleans, La.
Saturday, October 5                 Centurylink Center || Bossier City, La.
Thursday, October 10              State Farm Center || Champaign, Ill.
Friday, October 11                    Pinnacle Bank Arena || Lincoln, Neb.
Saturday, October 12               Denny Sanford Premier Center || Sioux Falls, S.D.

Featuring Elle King, Pistol Annies and Ashley McBryde:
Thursday, October 17               Fargo Dome || Fargo, N.D.
Friday, October 18                    Fiserv Forum || Milwaukee, Wisc.
Saturday, October 19               Xcel Energy Center || Saint Paul, Minn.
Thursday, October 24              TaxSlayer Center || Moline, Ill.
Friday, October 25                   JQH Arena || Springfield, Mo.
Saturday, October 26               INTRUST Bank Arena || Wichita, Kan.

Featuring Maren Morris, Pistol Annies and Tenille Townes:
Thursday, November 7            John Paul Jones Arena || Charlottesville, Va.
Friday, November 8                 Colonial Life Arena || Columbia, S.C.
Saturday, November 9             Amway Center || Orlando, Fla.

Featuring Maren Morris, Pistol Annies and Ashley McBryde:
Thursday, November 21          VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena || Jacksonville, Fla.
Friday, November 22                Infinite Energy Arena || Duluth, Ga.
Saturday, November 23           Greensboro Coliseum || Greensboro, N.C.

About Miranda Lambert:
Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert is the nine-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year. Her accolades include 2 GRAMMY Awards, 13 (CMA) Country Music Associations Awards and 32 (ACM) Academy of Country Music Awards as well as many other honors, including the prestigious Harmony Award from the Nashville Symphony and the ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award.

The Texas native is back with her first taste of new solo music since the release of her last record, a double album titled The Weight of These Wings in November 2016, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. She touts six studio albums to her repertoire; Kerosene (2005), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007), Revolution (2009), Four The Record (2011) and Platinum (2014), the latter earning Lambert a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Album, in addition to her previous GRAMMY win for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2010 for “The House That Built Me.”  The first song released from The Weight Of These Wings, “Vice,” received multiple GRAMMY and ACM Award nominations. Lambert’s next single “Tin Man”, which she debuted at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards, won “Song of the Year” at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM).

Miranda toured extensively in 2018, starting with the Livin’ Like Hippies tour in January and then following it up with The Bandwagon summer tour with Little Big Town. She was also honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame as their “Artist In Residence” performing twice in September. As if that wasn’t enough, she wrapped the year with releasing another Pistol Annies album Interstate Gospel on November 2. She returns to the road this year on the Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour 2019.

Soulful Teen Sensation Bailey James Releases Emotional Tribute Song on Brother’s Birthday

SOULFUL TEEN SENSATION BAILEY JAMES RELEASES EMOTIONAL TRIBUTE SONG ON BROTHER’S BIRTHDAY

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On what would have been his 21st birthday, Bailey James is dedicating her latest release, a fan favorite called The One, to older brother Zane Clemens Koehler. Since losing him in 2017, Bailey and her family have openly shared their story in an effort to raise awareness of teen suicide.  With the release of the song, written by Bailey with Steve O’Brien, she brings the unimaginable to light and finds comfort in angels.

The One is available on Apple MusicSpotify and all digital retailers today, (Wednesday, July 17).

“Sometimes a song just happens like it was always there to begin with and you haven’t heard/sang it forever.  The One is that song,” says Bailey. “It was written in 30 minutes.  When you have that much raw pain that you have been holding inside and you finally open up, it is heartfelt, simple and straight to the point.  Everyone at some time has lost or will lose someone that will forever change them. That was my brother, Zane, and this song will forever be his.”

Today, teenagers and younger kids are no stranger to suicide. Recognizing this, Bailey is a role model to these kids. With daily messages from fans on her social media accounts, she courageously uses her voice to speak of her own experiences.  Even before her loss, The Jason Foundation (national organization that is dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide) admired Bailey’s ability to eloquently address the subject rather than treating it as taboo and made her their first National Youth Advocate to help raise awareness.

For more information, visit Bailey James at the following:
Websitewww.BaileyJamesGang.com
Facebook@BaileyJamesGang
Instagram@BaileyJamesGang
Twitter:@BaileyJamesGang
YouTube:@BaileyJamesGang

About Bailey James: With over 150k followers across her social media platforms, this rising country artist is stamping her name on country music.  Bailey’s year began with an unusual trip across the country to participate in the infamous Hollywood Week of American Idol season 17.  Earning the Golden Ticket was a valuable experience that allowed Bailey to showcase her talents and spread her I Won’t Be Silent message to the masses in collaboration with The Jason Foundation.  Most recently she wrapped a full-fledged radio tour in support of her latest release to radio, Devil Won’t Take Me Down — currently sitting at #45 on the MusicRow Country Breakout Chart.

With positive feedback from radio and press including renowned music critic, Robert K. Oermann, who said “I’ve liked everything she’s ever put out so far…she’s a master chef as a singer…” This PA native has appeared and performed at legendary venues such as the Bluebird Café, the Wildhorse Saloon and The Listening Room as well as the home of the Grand Ole Opry — radio station WSM-AM, and taken part in multiple CMA Music Festivals with performances and autograph signings. Her passion for music can be heard in her powerful live performances, advanced songwriting, and a level of artistry that is well beyond her years. The genuine love she has for music and helping others shines through and promises to only grow stronger as this teen continues her musical journey.

Gibson-Foundation Re-Launches Worldwide; Dendy Jarrett Appointed To Executive Director

Gibson Foundation Re-Launches Worldwide
Dendy Jarrett Appointed To Executive Director

NASHVILLE, TN (Tuesday, July 16, 2019) For 125 years, Gibson has been creating, shaping, and inspiring sound across all generations, genders and genres of music. Gibson is proud to announce the re-launch of the Gibson Foundation–a 501(c)3) committed to introduce, inspire and amplify the power of music–and the appointment of Dendy Jarrett to Executive Director, Gibson Foundation.
Since 2002, the Gibson Foundation has provided thousands of guitars and donations in excess of $30 million. Working directly with partner affiliations to drive future action, the goal of the Gibson Foundation is to make music matter to more people across the globe, one guitar at a time. Gibson will also engage with their artists and various industry partners to support and grow music culture by ensuring that guitarists and guitars remain a driving force in music forever.
As a starting point, Gibson have committed to giving a guitar-a-day away over the next 1000 days. 100% of donations to the Gibson Foundation go directly towards giving the gift of music, re-affirming Gibson’s commitment to giving back, empowering music culture and encouraging the creation of music.
“The Gibson Foundation is core to our past, present, and future,” says James ‘JC’ Curleigh, President and CEO of Gibson. “The combination of a new foundation mission, amazing foundation partners, and new foundation leadership with Dendy sets us up to make a meaningful impact in the world of music going forward.”
The Gibson Foundation works directly with strategic partner affiliations to fund and deliver direct support to music development programs. This includes legacy partners like Notes for Notes, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum™, The Grammy Foundation and MusiCares, as well as new organizations, to help achieve their mission. “We’re so very grateful to the Gibson Foundation for the Gibson Guitars provided today for our newest studio location,” expressed Philip Gilley, CEO and Director, Notes For Notes.
In his new role, the 30-year music industry veteran Jarrett–who joins the Gibson Foundation from Harmony Central–will bring his passion for creating, sharing, and supporting music to the new Gibson era. Jarrett will join the Gibson team in their Nashville-based headquarters and will report to the newly formed Foundation Board.
“The power of music has enriched every part of my life,” explains Dendy Jarrett. “To be able to create music programs and share the gift of music on a worldwide scale through the Gibson Foundation is a lifelong dream.”
For more information and to donate to the Gibson Foundation,

Tune-In: SiriusXM Elvis Radio To Premiere Don McLean Feature Interview On Saturday, July 20 At 12 Noon ET

Tune-In: SiriusXM Elvis Radio To Premiere Don McLean Feature Interview On Saturday, July 20 At 12 Noon ET

Don McLean

Don McLean performs live at Graceland
Photo by Jeremy Westby / 2911 Media

McLean to discuss his connection with Elvis in hour long special premiering on July 20,12 noon ET/11 am CT SiriusXM’s Elvis Radio, Channel 19

Plus, McLean continues to tour throughout the U.S. & internationally with performances in Florida, Georgia, Texas, California, New York, Holland & United Kingdom thru September

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – America’s legendary singer and songwriter, Don McLean, will be featured on SiriusXM’s Elvis Radio (Channel 19) this Saturday, July 20 at 12 noon ET/11am CT. McLean chats with life-long Memphian, and morning host of Elvis Radio, DJ Argo. The hour long interview special traces McLean’s connection to the King of Rock & Roll, including Presley’s performance of McLean’s classic hit song “And I Love You So.” McLean recently performed at Graceland in June of this year on Father’s Day weekend.

McLean continues his coast-to-coast tour throughout the United States in 2019, performing his classic hit song catalog to packed theaters and concert halls everywhere. McLean kicks off a six show set of European dates August 26 in Amsterdam, Holland, and then throughout the United Kingdom with a headlining performance on September 1 at the Moseley Folk & Arts Festival in Birmingham.

“I’m really happy about going back overseas to some of my favorite cities,” said McLean. “I haven’t came over in the summer months much, so this will be a real treat. I am looking forward to seeing my fans and all the wonderful sights in the U.K. & Holland.”

Don McLean On Tour:
JUL 20 – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall / Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
JUL 26 – Monroe County Fine Arts Center / Forsyth, Ga.
JUL 27 – Dosey Doe Big Barn / The Woodlands, Texas
AUG 02 – The Rose / Pasadena, Calif.
AUG 03 – The Canyon / Montclair, Calif.
AUG 09 – Anderson Center for the Performing Arts – Osterhout Theater / Binghamton, N.Y. (with Pure Prairie League)
AUG 16 – Libbey Bowl / Ojai, Calif.
AUG 17 – The Canyon Santa Clarita / Santa Clarita, Calif.
AUG 26 – Live at Amsterdamse Bos / Amsterdam, Holland
AUG 27 – Snape Maltings Concert Hall / Saxmundham, U.K.
AUG 29 – Middlesbrough Town Hall / Middlesbrough, U.K.
AUG 31 – Southport Theatre & Convention Center / Southport, U.K.
SEP 01 – Moseley Folk & Arts Festival / Birmingham, U.K.
SEP 07 – The Gordon Center for Performing Arts / Owings Mills, Md.
SEP 08 – Rams Head On Stage / Annapolis, Md.
SEP 20 – The Cabot / Beverly, Mass.
SEP 21 – Tupelo Music Hall / Derry, N.H.
SEP 27 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Arena / Savannah, Ga. (with Alabama)
SEP 28 – Hertz Arena / Estero, Fla. (with Alabama)
OCT 04 – Golden Nugget Casino / Las Vegas, Nev.
OCT 06 – Coach House Concert Hall / San Juan Capristrano, Calif.
NOV 09 – Jefferson Performing Arts Center / Metrairie, La.
NOV 16 – Arlington Music Hall / Arlington, Texas.
NOV 22 – The Newton Theater / Newton, N.J.
DEC 13 – Capitol Theatre Clearwater / Clearwater, Fla.
DEC 14 – The Clubhouse at Valencia Shores / Lake Worth, Fla.
Click here for Don’s most updated tour calendar

About Don McLean:
A New York native, Don McLean is one of the most revered and respected songwriters in American history. After paying his dues in the New York club scene in the late ‘60s, he went on to score mega-hits like “American Pie,” “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” “Castles in the Air” and many more. In 2004, McLean was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame by country superstar Garth Brooks. In 2000, “American Pie” was named one of the Top 5 Songs of the 20th Century by the RIAA and in 2002 was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. In 2015, one of McLean’s four handwritten manuscripts of the lyrics to “American Pie” was auctioned by Christies, selling for just over $1.2 Million. 2017 brought a huge honor when his iconic song was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, joining less than 500 works including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” With over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, McLean’s prowess for writing timeless songs was again captured on his 2018 album, Botanical Gardens, as he artfully weaves country, Americana, folk, and boot stomping rock for an eclectic, yet American sound that he is known for.

The Gatlin Brothers Release New Sneakers to Aid Families of Fallen Military Heroes

LARRY, STEVE & RUDY: THE GATLIN BROTHERS RELEASE NEW SNEAKERS TO AID FAMILIES OF AMERICA’S FALLEN MILITARY HEROES

Photo courtesy of the Gatlin Brothers

Legendary Trio Unveils Special Edition ‘TAPS x Gatlin’ Shoe with a Portion of Proceeds Benefiting the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
Larry Gatlin Talks New Sneakers on ‘Fox & Friends’ — Watch HERE
Sneakers Sell Out Within Three Minutes Following National Television Appearance; Pre-Orders for Next Round of Product Available HERE
Nashville, Tenn. (July 16, 2019) — Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers are in full sprint to help aid all those grieving a military loss. The legendary country trio has announced the release of a new running/walking shoe that will be sold to help benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). The national non-profit organization provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, seminars, camps for kids, casework assistance and a 24/7 helpline. All resources and services are provided at no cost to military survivors.

Designed by Boulder, Colorado-based Newton Running, the TAPS x Gatlin shoe is decked out in red, white and blue, and embedded with the Gatlin Brothers and TAPS logos.

“For 25 years, TAPS has provided support for more than 85,000 loved ones and care givers whose families have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we all enjoy,” explains Bonnie Carroll, TAPS Founder and President. “We have enjoyed a long friendship with the Gatlin Brothers who have always given generously of their time and talent to our families. And, we are so excited that we can now welcome Newton Running to the TAPS Family.”

“At Newton Running, we are delighted to be partnering with the Gatlin Brothers on this special edition running/walking shoe to benefit TAPS,” adds Newton Running Co-Founder Jerry Lee. “We believe that every great cause begins with movement. This project holds a special place in our hearts as we deeply value all those who have served our country and their families.”

On Saturday morning’s edition of Fox & FriendsLarry Gatlin unveiled the new shoe. Following his appearance, the sneakers were sold out within three minutes. Newton Running has since ordered its manufacturing team to step up production to accommodate the groundswell of public demand. Pre-orders are available at newtonrunning.com.

The shoe retails for $150.00 with $50.00 of each purchase going to TAPS.

“Great shoes, great people, great cause,” says Larry. “Buy ’em. I do!”
About Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers
The close family harmonies of Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers have given the trio a signature sound that led to country classics like “All The Gold In California” and “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer To You).” The brothers won a GRAMMY® for their 1976 breakthrough hit, “Broken Lady,” and reached #1 with several other songs soon thereafter. Along with five career nominations for the ACM Vocal Group, the Gatlin Brothers picked up three 1979 trophies: Single of the Year (“All The Gold In California”), Album of the Year (Straight Ahead) and Male Vocalist of the Year for Larry Gatlin. The brothers were also nominated for multiple CMA Awards including Vocal Group of the Year, Single of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year. Larry Gatlin has written songs recorded by Elvis Presley, Glen Campbell, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Dottie West, Roy Orbison, Barry Gibb and countless Gospel artists including the Gaither Vocal Band, the Booth Brothers, the Isaacs and many more. After 60+ years of music, the brothers continue to perform nearly 100 live concert dates each year.

For more information on the Gatlin Brothers, visit gatlinbrothers.com.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to open Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon

COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM

ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR BROOKS & DUNN: KINGS OF NEON

Exhibit opens Aug. 9 with artifacts including dozens of awards presented to the duo between 1992 and 2006.


NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 16, 2019
 – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will tell the story of the best-selling country duo of all time, Country Music Hall of Fame members-elect Brooks & Dunn, in the exhibition Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon. The exhibit encompasses the duo’s early solo careers, the circumstances that united them as performers and their innovative approach to stage production and touring. Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon opens Aug. 9, 2019, and runs through July 19, 2020.

Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn rocketed to stardom in the 1990s, and for two decades, they remained leaders in country music, with hits including “Neon Moon,” “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” “Hard Workin’ Man,” “My Maria” and  “Red Dirt Road.”Throughout their career, Brooks & Dunn consistently sold out their arena tours, scored hit after hit (including 20 #1s) and won two Grammys, 19 CMA awards and 24 ACM awards.

“The combined talents of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn have left an indelible mark on country music history. For nearly three decades, the duo’s skillful songwriting, dynamic recordings and rowdy performances have made Brooks & Dunn an enduring success with lasting influence on the genre and its contemporary hit-makers,” said Kyle Young, CEO, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “The museum looks forward to exploring the journey of two struggling solo artists brought together by fate and creative vision to become country music’s best-selling duo of all time.”

On their own, Brooks and Dunn achieved minor success, but their lives changed when Arista Records executive Tim DuBois suggested they form a duo, Brooks & Dunn. Their songwriting skills gave them strong material, and their experience in front of crowds allowed them to create an entertaining and dynamic show. Their 1991 debut album,Brand New Man, updated honky-tonk rhythms with classic rock guitar riffs and dynamic musical arrangements. Four consecutive #1s—“Brand New Man,” “My Next Broken Heart,” “Neon Moon” and “Boot Scootin’ Boogie”—pushed album sales to more than three million copies in the first year.

Brooks & Dunn’s momentum continued as they consistently delivered at least three Top 10 songs every year from 1992 to 1998 and performed to increasingly larger audiences. In the early 2000s, the duo pumped life into their concert tours by creating a carnival atmosphere. Their groundbreaking Neon Circus & Wild West Show (2001 and 2002) included confetti cannons, fireworks, hot air balloons, midway exhibits and sideshow acts.

When Brooks & Dunn announced a hiatus in 2010, their career statistics included 41 Top 10 hits, 26 million records sold and a record-setting number of vocal duo awards. In 2014, the duo reunited and announced a Las Vegas residency with longtime friend and Country Music Hall of Fame member Reba McEntire that continues today.

In 2019, Brooks & Dunn released Reboot, an album that features their collaborations with contemporary country artists on new versions of some of the duo’s hits. This collaboration project debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, marking the first time the duo has topped the album chart since 2009. The album earned the duo their 10th Billboard 200 Top 10 album, the most of any country duo or group in the chart’s history.

On March 18, 2019, the Country Music Association announced that Brooks & Dunn were elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame. The duo will be inducted in October.

“It’s so cool to have an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum,” said Dunn. “When you’re reminded that what you have created is part of history like that, it’s beyond humbling. I’m so, so proud.”

“Ronnie and I are really fired up about having an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum,” added Brooks. “We’ve shared some of our favorite things with the museum over the years, and it’s going to be really special for us to revisit those moments from our career, especially in a format like the Hall that reaches all generations of fans.”

Items featured in Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon include awards, custom-built instruments and personal artifacts. Some highlights:

  • Dozens of awards presented to Brooks & Dunn between 1992 and 2006, including Grammys, CMA and ACM awards
  • Neon Circus & Wild West Show-themed Les Paul electric guitar, built for Brooks by the Gibson Custom Shop’s Master Luthier, Bruce Kunkel, in 2001. The instrument features rope-shaped binding and ornamentation; a hand-carved and painted cowgirl on the lower bout; carved volume and tone knobs in the shape of horned toads; mother-of-pearl cowgirl inlays on the fingerboard and headstock and a sterling silver pickguard engraved, “Brooks & Dunn, Neon Circus and Wild West Show”
  • Red cowboy boots decorated with steer’s head inlays, worn by Dunn when he was around five years old
  • Hand-tooled leather guitar strap made for Brooks by Hutch’s Custom Saddlery and embellished with oak leaf and acorn imagery and the names of Brooks’ wife, Barb, and their children, Molly and Eric
  • “Neon Moon”-themed archtop electric guitar with custom blue finish and crescent moon inlay, presented to Dunn in 2001 by the Gibson Custom Shop
  • Racing suits with steer’s head logos, worn by Brooks and Dunn when they drove 5/8th-scale Legends race cars in the 1990s
  • Early draft lyrics to “Red Dirt Road,” written by Dunn

In support of the exhibition’s opening, the museum will host a conversation with Brooks & Dunn in August. Details below. 

Proud of the House We Built: A Conversation with Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Clarence Spalding – Saturday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m.

Brooks & Dunn, alongside their longtime manager Clarence Spalding, will participate in a public interview in the museum’s CMA Theater. During this conversation, Brooks, Dunn and Spalding will discuss their careers and share personal stories and memories associated with the artifacts included in Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon. Tickets will be available here, beginning Friday, July 19, 2019, at 10 a.m. Central. Tickets include museum admission.

More information about this exhibit can be found at www.CountryMusicHallofFame.org.

“VOICE” ALUM MICHAEL AUSTIN RELEASES NEW BRETT JAMES-PENNED SINGLE

“VOICE” ALUM MICHAEL AUSTIN RELEASES NEW BRETT JAMES-PENNED SINGLE

Nashville, TN (July 15, 2019)  – Michael Austin, former member of “Team Adam” from Season 4 of NBC’s “The Voice,” has released a brand new single, “The Good Life,” to country radio. In the upbeat new tune, Austin discovers the ‘good life’ isn’t found in the high class, fast-paced, jet-set race, but more the simple, golden, irreplaceable moments spent with his true love on this rollicking track about the realization of how precious things are that money can’t buy. Penned by hitmaker Brett James, rocker Robbie Nevil and Mike Krompass, (former Smash Mouth member and touring guitarist ) the song is the first taste and title track of Austin’s forthcoming sparkling new album. The song highlights the clear-as-a-country-stream vocals that first got Austin chair turns on the NBC hit singing competition “The Voice” in 2013 and brought his talent to a broader nationwide audience. The new Black Sheep Records project, featuring the new single, was produced by Krompass and Rich Redmond of 1225 Entertainment, and is due out later this year.

Following his appearance on “The Voice,” Austin returned to his burgeoning career performing around the country and is gearing up for a 21 day run of select dates in the direct opening spot on Ted Nugent’s “Music Made Me Do It Again!” Tour beginning July 31. Fans will get to hear Austin’s powerhouse vocals first-hand when the tour visits Wichita, Philadelphia, Greensboro, Daytona Beach, Cincinnati, Detroit and more through August 31.

PHOTO BY – Mark Mercury

Thomas Rhett’s New Single “Remember You Young” Impacts Country Radio Today

THOMAS RHETT’S “AFFECTING” NEW SINGLE “REMEMBER YOU YOUNG” IS AVAILABLE AT COUNTRY RADIO NOW
Critic’s Pick Continues to Tally Scorching Streaming Numbers


Single Art Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.

NASHVILLE, TN (July 15, 2019) – Reigning ACM Awards Male Artist of the Year THOMAS RHETTcontinues to ride the momentum of his history-making album CENTER POINT ROAD (The Valory Music Co.) as his “affecting” (Rolling Stone) new single “Remember You Young” is welcomed to Country radio today. Serving as the second single from his fourth studio album, which remains the only country album to debut atop the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in 2019 and earned the highest streaming debut for a country album ever, the sweeping song of reflection was written by chart-topping collaborators Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure and Ashley Gorley.

As “few singers have played a larger role in defining the sound of country music over the past half-dozen years than Thomas Rhett” (Rolling Stone), fans and critics have immediately embraced the “sweet homage to Thomas Rhett’s friends and family” (American Profile) with “Remember You Young” already mounting 12.4 million on-demand streams.

“…an emotional epic that encompasses childhood friends, his marriage, his children and his faith” – Billboard

“A tear-jerking country ballad about the years that fly by and the memories that refuse to dissipate. The second single from Center Point Road, ‘Remember You Young’ was co-written and co-produced by Rhett, whose catalog of wedding-worthy hits just gained another highlight. – Rolling Stone

“‘Remember You Young,’ Rhett’s next country single, and likely his 14th to go to No. 1, with Rhett reminiscing about his wife when they were college kids, and treasuring his own child’s fleeting innocence.” – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Thomas Rhett potentially has another massive hit on his hands.” – All Access

Up next, Thomas Rhett returns to co-host and perform at this year’s “CMA Fest,” airing on Sunday, August 4 at 8:00P ET/7:00P CT on ABC. The in-demand entertainer has also earned two Teen Choice Awards nominations including Choice Country Artist and Choice Country Song for his recent No. One smash “Look What God Gave Her.” Fans can vote online here ahead of the live show on Sunday, August. 11, on FOX at 8:00P ET.

Thomas Rhett’s fourth studio album CENTER POINT ROAD debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 and made history earning the biggest streaming debut for a country album ever. The album connects fans to Thomas Rhett’s past, weaving together autobiographical stories with familiar sounds that have propelled his meteoric career. The follow up to his GRAMMY®-nominated, PLATINUM-selling No. one album LIFE CHANGES that has surpassed one billion streams, CENTER POINT ROAD is a return to Thomas Rhett’s roots. All those moments and more are revealed through a series of deeply-personal twists and turns – but this project isn’t about pining for glory days. It’s about knowing where you came from and who you really are, regardless of how much has changed. It’s about pushing forward, chasing crazy dreams and raising a family, and staying true to yourself in the process. The album’s lead single “Look What God Gave Her” recently soared to No. 1 and is RIAA-certified GOLD, following a slew of RIAA-certified PLATINUM and GOLD chart-toppers, bringing Thomas Rhett’s No. 1 tally to 13. Thomas Rhett was named country radio’s most played artist of 2018, following a CMA Triple Play award for penning three No. 1 songs within a 12-month period, adding to his collection of trophies from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards, CMT Music Awards and more. Thomas Rhett’s headlining VERY HOT SUMMER TOUR will continue to “sizzle” (The Spokesman-Review) with special guests Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson and Rhett Akins in Columbia, MD on (7/18) and Darien Center, NY (7/19). For more information on new music and upcoming tour dates, visit ThomasRhett.com.

Country Music Hall of Fame(R) and Museum Announces All For the Hall Los Angeles Lineup

VINCE GILL, EMMYLOU HARRIS, LUKE COMBS AND SHERYL CROW TO COME TOGETHER FOR ALL FOR THE HALL LOS ANGELES SEPT. 17

Country Music Hall of Fame members and friends to offer “guitar pull” performance to raise funds in support of the museum’s education programs.


NASHVILLE, Tenn., and LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2019 – Country Music Hall of Fame members Vince Gill andEmmylou Harris, along with Luke Combs and Sheryl Crow, are set to take the stage at this year’s All for the Hallbenefit in Los Angeles. This star-studded event, which directly supports the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s education programs, will take place Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at The Novo in the L.A. Live complex.

Gill has hosted or co-hosted every All for the Hall concert since he founded the campaign in 2005. Now in his 18th term as president of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Board of Officers and Trustees, Gill launched the All for the Hall initiative by encouraging country artists to contribute the proceeds from a performance to benefit the museum. A gifted songwriter and guitarist with a warm, soaring tenor and quick wit, Gill has been an engaging and amiable host and first-class recruiter of talent for All for the Hall. Gill, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007, is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and has won 21 Grammys and 18 CMA awards. His four Song of the Year trophies make him the most-awarded artist in that category in CMA history.

Hailed as “a national treasure” by Bruce Springsteen, Harris has captivated music fans and industry peers for more than 40 years. She released her first major-label album in 1975, and in the years since, her heartfelt, boundary-breaking artistry has attracted millions of listeners to country music. The winner of 13 Grammys, three CMA awards and two Americana awards, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008 and presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy in 2018.

Combs is a multi-platinum, award-winning artist from Asheville, North Carolina, who stormed onto the music scene with the release of his critically acclaimed, double-platinum, #1 debut album, This One’s For You, in 2017. Combs recently released his EP, The Prequel, featuring five new songs, including the lead single “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” which set the record for the best first week of streaming for a country singer. Combs was named New Artist of the Year at the 2018 CMA Awards and New Male Artist of the Year at the 2019 ACM Awards.

Crow is a Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician whose career has spanned more than 25 years. Her hits include “All I Wanna Do,” “Soak Up the Sun” and “The First Cut Is the Deepest.” Her nine studio albums embrace country, rock and pop influences and have sold 35 million copies worldwide.

The All for the Hall concerts are modeled after a Nashville tradition known as a “guitar pull,” a casual affair in which songwriters take turns performing while their fellow artists listen or add accompaniment. The one-of-a-kind evening unfolds with no setlist, and Gill, Harris, Combs and Crow will decide what to sing in the spur of the moment while swapping stories, jokes and music.

Tickets for this year’s All for the Hall Los Angeles benefit concert go on sale this Friday, July 19, 2019, at 10 a.m. Pacific/12 p.m. Central, and can be purchased via www.TheNovoDTLA.com.

About All for the Hall

The All for the Hall series launched in 2005 and began traveling to Los Angeles in 2009. The 2019 event is produced by museum board members Rod Essig, Ken Levitan, Gary Overton and Jody Williams, with Gill and his longtime manager Larry Fitzgerald. The series has alternated between Los Angeles and New York, with Gill and Harris serving as hosts in an acoustic format. With Keith Urban, Gill also co-hosts an All for the Hall concert in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena. To date, All for the Hall concerts have netted more than $4.3 million in support of the museum’s educational initiatives, which directly serve more than 100,000 people annually.

More information about this All for the Hall show and the All for the Hall benefit concert series can be found at www.CountryMusicHallofFame.org

Chase Rice is Most Added with “Lonely If You Are.”

CHASE RICE’S “LONELY IF YOU ARE” IS MOST-ADDED SONG AT COUNTRY RADIO

“Lonely If You Are” Single Art | Courtesy of BBR Music Group

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – “Lonely If You Are,” the latest single from multi-Platinum artist Chase Rice, is the most-added song at Country radio this week and follows two-week chart-topper “Eyes On You,” which became Rice’s first No. 1 as an artist earlier this year.

The song, praised by Sounds Like Nashville for its “steamy romantic groove,” begins simply with a memorable acoustic riff and leads into Rice speaking directly to his potential love-interest. As The Boot describes it, “While Rice and the object of his affections may not be official just yet, the song’s lyrics assure her to take her time, and that he’ll be around any time she decides she’s ready to take the next step toward romance.”

Produced by Chris DeStefano and co-written by Rice with Lindsay Rimes and Hunter Phelps, “Lonely If You Are” is the first taste of new music from Rice and as he explains, “it’s been the front-runner to follow ‘Eyes On You’ since the day we wrote it.”

Rice used his headlining slot at Ascend Amphitheater during CMA Fest to announce the single last month as he performed it live for the first time, much to the delight of fans who had been treated to acoustic teasers on Rice’s Instagram leading up to its announcement.

The trend of exciting moments continued recently at Rice’s headlining show in Bay City, Mich., where two of his “die-hard fans” got engaged during his performance of “Eyes On You.” As “Good Morning America” reported, Rice didn’t miss a beat as he captured a cell-phone video of the couple’s proposal from his perspective and then invited them backstage after the show.

Giving his loyal fans such memorable live shows has been a priority for Rice throughout his rollercoaster journey to success. As he recently explained to PEOPLE“the fans kept showing up and kept singing the songs. At the end of the day, that’s what matters most. The most important part of it was there and we knew that.”

Currently on the road with his Eyes On You Tour all summer, he is also set to embark on his recently-announced headlining AM/PM Tour this August and will perform across the country before hitting Europe in January 2020 with his The Pint of Anything Tour.

About Chase Rice
Country music maverick Chase Rice has become one of country music’s most exciting figures since arriving in Nashville, building a loyal fan base across the country through his energetic live shows and gaining the attention of music critics and industry professionals alike with his edgy, eclectic sound. The Tar Heel State native recently released his first taste of new music with “Lonely If You Are,” now available on all digital platforms and climbing the charts at Country radio. The song follows his sophomore album, Lambs & Lions, released with Broken Bow Records in November 2017 and featuring two-week chart-topper “Eyes On You” – Rice’s first No. 1 as an artist and the most-streamed song of his career with more than 130 million streams and counting – as well as Top 20 lead single “Three Chords & the Truth.” Lambs & Lions followed Ignite the Night, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and No. 3 on the all-genre chart, producing a pair of Top 5 hits; the Platinum-certified “Ready Set Roll” and “Gonna Wanna Tonight.” After supporting Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Tour, Rice has consistently sold out 2,500-3,000 seat venues on his own headlining tours. He also recently served as direct support on the Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2018 and headlined a U.K. run in advance of his highly-anticipated Eyes On You Tour, currently underway.