Warner Music Nashville Celebrates CMT Music Award-Wins

First Award for Dan + Shay’s “Speechless,” First CMT Music Award for McBryde
Additional On-Air Appearances by Hunter Hayes, Michael Ray, Cole Swindell

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (June 6, 2019) – Warner Music Nashville had a lot to celebrate at Wednesday night’s CMT Music Awards in Nashville. Recent GRAMMY and ACM-winners Dan + Shay were awarded the “Duo Video of the Year” trophy for their personal and poignant “Speechless” music video, which they also performed during the live broadcast. Current ACM New Female Artist of the Year Ashley McBryde was presented with a “Breakthrough Video of the Year” award for her “Girl Goin’ Nowhere (At Marathon Music Works)” music video by label-mate Hunter Hayes. In addition, presenter Michael Ray announced his upcoming “CMT on Tour” headlining run with label-mates Walker County on the red carpet, with Cole Swindell joining Toby Keith onstage to perform “Beer For My Horses.”

McBryde’s “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” recounts the story of a high school algebra teacher who discouraged the Arkansas native’s dream of becoming a songwriter in Nashville, suggesting that she better have a good backup plan. The powerful ballad showcases her storytelling abilities with NPR declaring “it’s a song that can be counted on to hush even the rowdiest club crowd.”

“That’s full circle for that song,” McBryde shared with The Tennessean backstage. “The fans voted on this. That’s really important to us especially for a song like ‘Girl Goin’ Nowhere.’ I hope I never get used to how cool this ride is. I’m just lucky and fortunate to have worked hard enough to be here.”

Earlier this year Dan + Shay’s multi-Platinum “Speechless” topped the country airplay charts for four weeks and held the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs for eight. A “meaningful tribute to Smyers’ and Mooney’s personal relationships” (Forbes), its music video featured real footage from each of their weddings. They have performed the smash hit, which boasts more than 400 million global streams, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and the Billboard Music Awards alongside Tori Kelly, where they took home the trophy for “Top Country Duo / Group.”

“The CMT Music Awards will always be special to us because we won our first-ever award here just last year,” said Dan + Shay. “To be recognized again this year by our fans is what this journey is all about. A special shout-out to our wives who are the inspiration for the song, the video, and our lives.”

Warner Music Nashville was created in 2009 under the leadership of Chairman & CEO John Esposito. It continues to champion the presence of Warner Music Group and its family of labels that have called the Nashville music community home for more than 60 years.



Performed with Maren at Last Night’s CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN (June 6, 2019) – Nine-time GRAMMY Award-winner Sheryl Crow gives another glimpse into her highly-anticipated collaborations album entitled THREADS with the release of “Prove You Wrong” featuring Stevie Nicks and Maren Morris – available everywhere nowTHREADS is due out August 30 via The Valory Music Co.

Crow wrote the fierce anthem of empowerment and joins forces with two strong female artists – double Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Nicks and GRAMMY favorite Morris. “Prove You Wrong” has the sound of her trademark rock classics, yet speaks to the current moment in time for women.

“Stevie exudes art, she is at all times authentic. She’s the sister I don’t see enough, but she never leaves my heart,” said Crow. “I invited Maren to perform on ‘Prove You Wrong’ with Stevie and I because she belongs in our ‘club’ of strong female rockers who tell it like it is.”

Admired musicianship abounds even beyond the notable vocals with the driving guitar of Waddy Wachtel, longtime sideman to Nicks, Keith Richards, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Warren Zevon and Jackson Browne; Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill and rock legend Joe Walsh.

Watch Crow and Morris’ performance of “Prove You Wrong” during the 2019 CMT Music Awards last nightHERE.

Chris Stapleton sings Randy Newman penned single/end title for Toy Story 4

Soundtrack Pre-Order Kicks Off Today and is Available from
Walt Disney Records on June 21 as Movie Opens in Theaters
BURBANK, Calif. (June 5, 2019) – Woody, Buzz and the gang are back in the highly anticipated Disney and Pixar animated film, “Toy Story 4.” Accompanying the film is Walt Disney Records’ soundtrack album, which reunites the Toy Story franchise with the Academy Award®-winning composer and songwriter Randy Newman. The soundtrack features two new songs “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” and “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy.”  The end credit version of “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” is performed by multi-Platinum, Grammy®-winning musician Chris Stapleton.   The song is available today as a single and lyric video.  The soundtrack will be available from Walt Disney Records on June 21 as the film opens in U.S. theaters nationwide.
The “Toy Story” films are beloved worldwide for their compelling characters, extraordinary storytelling, stunning visuals and the music of Randy Newman. The composer and songwriter is behind signature songs like “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” “Strange Things,” “When She Loved Me” and “We Belong Together,” the last of which earned him an Academy Award® for best original song in 2010. “His music defines these movies,” said director Josh Cooley, “I can’t imagine making a fourth one without Randy Newman.”
Newman said, “I have great affection for the films, and it was good to be back in that world again.”  According to Newman, “Toy Story 4”—like its predecessors—has great emotional depth. “Important things are happening to people we love,” he said. “There’s plenty of action, but there’s a lot of deeper stuff. This picture had a lot of opportunity to do things of some depth emotionally—but not overdo it.”
Newman penned two new songs in the film, including “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” which is about Bonnie’s craft-project-turned-toy, Forky. “He gets it in his head that he’s disposable, so he keeps trying to throw himself in the trash can,” said Newman. “And Woody has put himself in charge of keeping him from doing so.”
“The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” was written from Woody’s perspective.  Newman said, “Woody feels like he was a lonesome cowboy until someone comes along and changes his world.” Newman was excited to hear Chris Stapleton would record the end credit version of the song and felt he’d bring Woody’s feelings to life perfectly. “Chris Stapleton did a great job on this song.”
Stapleton said, “To me what has made the ‘Toy Story’ films hold up over time has been the strength of the stories and the songs and the writing and the characters. There’s something for people of all ages to enjoy in the world that is ‘Toy Story.’ It’s a tremendous honor to get to sing a Randy Newman song in what is without question one of the most iconic animated franchises in history.”
The Toy Story 4 original motion picture soundtrack is now available for physical pre-order. “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” performed by Chris Stapleton is available at streaming and download services.  For more information on Walt Disney Records releases, follow us at Facebook.com/DisneyInstagram/disneymusicTwitter.com/disneymusic and our Disney Pixar Hits Playlist at http://disneymusic.co/DisneyPixarHitsPL.
About Toy Story 4
Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.
Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”), and produced by Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”) and Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.

“The Richest Man” by Award Winning Country Artist, John Berry, Released to Radio


First Single Off Thomas Road Dedicated to His Dad and Fathers Everywhere

John Berry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 5, 2019) — John Berry, a Grammy winning singer/songwriter, has released “The Richest Man,” off his latest project, Thomas Road. The poignant, heartfelt and personal song penned by Berry, Liz Hengber and Will Robinson was produced by Chuck Howard, who produced all of the familiar Berry hits over the years, as well as last summer’s Top 30 “Beautifully Broken” from the hit film of the same name. Stream and download the music on all digital music platforms here.

The endearing single entitled, “The Richest Man,” is available for radio airplay via CDX released in advance of Fathers Day, along with an aggressive grass-roots social media campaign. The song is dedicated to his dad who taught him that the most valuable things in life typically had very little to do with money. Watch the official video here.

“I never tire of hearing this most fundamental message of country music — happiness doesn’t lie in wealth, but in love. Few have the heart and soul to deliver it as effectively as this guy. Brilliantly crafted, wonderfully melodic, exquisitely poetic and flawlessly produced.” MusicRow Magazine DISCovery by Robert K Oermann

“So thrilled to hear John Berry back doing what he does best… singing a great song with that amazing voice” Charlie Mattos, Producer/CoHost Coffee Country & Cody

John Berry sings “The Richest Man” with a voice of a man who has seen it and lived it. This is a powerful song with truthful lyrics that we all should consider in our lives. John Berry delivers it with conviction that will give you goosebumps. Eric Dahl, Host FOX 17 Rock & Review

“It’s one of those rare recordings that no matter how many times I hear it, my eyes moisten. And John has never sounded better telling the story.” Mike Terry, 650-AM WSM / SiriusXM Prime Country

“The lyric paints a picture of two men — one who is wealthy by the world’s standards but dies alone, and the other an average Joe, who is rich in love, family and community respect,” Deborah Evans Price, Billboard Magazine

“A tribute, a life lesson, and a song-sermon all wrapped up in one of the most beloved voices in country music. The Richest Man by John Berry makes Father’s Day a year round gift to all of us. This is a classic!” Devon O’Day, Nashville Today host-650AM WSM

“It is with a grateful heart for a dad that loved me and showed me what was important in life that I dedicate this work to my father, Jim Berry and to other fathers that walked before and after him, that strove to make their children’s lives full and rich in what really mattered, faith, family, and friends,” said John Berry.

It is no surprise that John Berry quickly sells out venues all over the country.  The Entertainment Nexus once described the award-winning entertainer as “one of the most remarkable voices in music.”

The music is available on digital formats for streaming and download here and can be ordered from his website.

Stay current with John Berry on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter andInstagram. Music is available for streaming on Spotify ,Apple Music and Google Playdownload on Amazon Music and iTunes. Watch video content on YouTube.

About John Berry:
GRAMMY Award-winning country star John Berry continues to celebrate the 25th anniversary since signing his first record deal and has recently charted at #30 on the Music Row Breakout Charts with the single, “Beautifully Broken,” which is featured in the soundtrack for the upcoming movie of the same name. Berry has placed 20 singles on the country hit parade charts, six of which went Top 5 as well as a No. 1 on the Billboard and Radio & Records country charts. He has earned numerous Gold and Platinum records. Berry’s co-written “A Mind Of Her Own” and “Kiss Me In The Car” introduced him to radio audiences in 1993. Then, “Your Love Amazes Me,” “What’s In It For Me” and “You And Only You” thrust him to stardom in 1994. “Standing On The Edge Of Goodbye,” “I Think About It All The Time,” and “If I Had Any Pride Left At All” were all major hits the following year. “Your Love Amazes Me” earned Berry a 1995 GRAMMY nomination. In 1996, he scored a GRAMMY win for his participation in Amazing Grace: A Country Salute to Gospel Vol. 1. Berry took “Change My Mind” into the country music Top 5 in that same year. “She’s Taken A Shine” became an even bigger hit in 1997. The same year, he was nominated for CMA Vocal Event of the Year for “Long Haired Country Boy” with Charlie Daniels and Hal Ketchum. Both fans and the media took note when “There He Goes” was released as a 1999 duet with Patsy Cline. Berry’s two most recent albums, What I Love The Most and his holiday album, Christmas, are both available now on his website as well as iTunes and other digital retailers.  Berry’s TV show, Songs & Stories with John Berry, airs weekly on Heartland Television, The Family Channel, The Country Network, Roku (via Heartland), AMG TV, Country TV (New Zealand), and Keep It Country TV (UK). For more information, visit songsandstories.com. Follow John on his website at www.johnberry.com.



  Three-Hour Primetime Concert Special Airs
Sunday, August 4 on the ABC Television Network

NASHVILLE—The Country Music Association has announced Country Music superstars Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will return to host “CMA Fest,” the Music Event of Summer, with multi-media personality Bobby Bones tapped as special guest host. “CMA Fest,” the three-hour primetime concert special, which brings Country Music’s Ultimate Fan Experience to a national television audience, airs Sunday, Aug. 4 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network.

“This year’s CMA Fest offers something for every music fan,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “From surprise collaborations to some of Country Music’s most exciting emerging and legendary talent, we’re excited to bring the festival to millions of fans around the world later this summer.”

“‘CMA Fest’ is always the summer’s must-see music event with the biggest names in Country Music,” says Rob Mills, ABC Entertainment Senior Vice President, Alternative Series, Specials & Late-Night Programming. “With Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini returning for their third year and Bobby Bones joining them as special guest host, we know this summer’s festival will knock it out of the park.”

Filmed during Nashville’s annual four-day CMA Fest Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9, the television special features more than 30 performances and surprise collaborations on stage at Nissan Stadium. 2019 marks the 16th consecutive year of the broadcast, a feat no other U.S. music festival has achieved. Last year’s broadcast generated ABC’s top summertime non-sports ratings, leading ABC to the most-watched network that night (source: Nielsen Media Research).

Thomas Rhett returns to host “CMA Fest” for a fourth year, first co-hosting the special in 2016, while Ballerini returns for a third year. Ballerini takes the Nissan Stadium stage to perform this Thursday, June 6, while Thomas Rhett performs Friday, June 7.

“CMA Fest” is executive produced by Robert Deaton.

More than 300 artists perform at CMA Fest, donating their time so a portion of ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music education initiatives across the United States through the CMA Foundation. CMA Fest is unlike any other, with tens of thousands of Country Music fans descending upon downtown Nashville for four straight days of live music on 11 official stages as well as meet-and-greets and up-close-and-personal experiences for fans at Xfinity Fan Fair X. CMA Fest’s outdoor daytime stages are free and open to the public. All stage lineups are available in the Official CMA Fest App as well as CMAfest.com. Artist lineups are subject to change.

A limited number of four-day passes for the nightly performances at Nissan Stadium are still available at CMAfest.com or through the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST. Tickets for Firestone Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater, in addition to single and four-day tickets for Xfinity Fan Fair X, are available at CMAfest.com.

**Suggested Tweet**: Just announced! @ThomasRhett and @KelseaBallerini will return to host “CMA Fest,” the Music Event of Summer, with special guest host @MrBobbyBones. The three-hour primetime concert special airs Sunday, Aug. 4 at 8|7c on the @ABCNetwork.

About CMA Fest 
The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™ began in 1972 as Fan Fair®, which drew 5,000 fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. Now in its 48th year, the legendary festival has become the city’s signature Country Music event that hosts tens of thousands of fans from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and 36 international countries. In 2018, CMA Fest featured 11 official stages with hundreds of artists performing—all to benefit music education. CMA Fest is a one-of-a-kind festival with artists donating their time to perform so ticket proceeds can directly benefit high-quality music programs across the country through the CMA Foundation. CMA Fest is filmed for a primetime ABC Television Network special, with 2019 marking the 16th consecutive year the event has been filmed for television, a feat no other music festival has achieved.

Dailey & Vincent’s Annual LandFest Nearing Sellout Announces First-Ever Band Contest


Entries Accepted Until Aug. 1, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With 3,000 people in attendance per day, Dailey & Vincent’s annual 3-day music festival is holding an online band contest for the first time ever. LandFest is holding an online band contest for musicians to enter for the chance to perform an hour-long set onsite during LandFest In The Mountains & On The Lake 2019. The winner, chosen by the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Board, will have a mainstage performance slot from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 in Hiawassee, Ga.

To enter the contest, please email two video performances and your band’s photo to LandfestBandContest@gmail.com. Entries are accepted until Aug. 1, 2019. The winner will be selected and notified via email by the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Board by Aug. 15, 2019.

Dailey & Vincent’s LandFest In The Mountains & On The Lake 2019 marks the 3-day festival’s 6th anniversary of bringing the best American music to fans. The stellar lineup of talent includes Josh Turner, The Oak Ridge Boys, the Bellamy Brothers, Flatt Lonesome, Malpass Brothers, Terry Baucom & The Dukes of Drive, Primitive Quartet and Chuck Wagon Gang.

One, two and three day passes are available as well as on-site camping. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit DaileyAndVincent.com,
GeorgiaMountainFairgrounds.com or call the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds at 706-896-4191.


Thursday, Sept. 12:
Flatt Lonesome
Chuck Wagon Gang
Primitive Quartet
Dailey & Vincent

Friday, Sept. 13: 
Terry Baucom & the Dukes of Drive
Bellamy Brothers
Dailey & Vincent
The Oak Ridge Boys

Saturday, Sept. 14: 
Band Contest Winner
Malpass Brothers
Dailey & Vincent
Josh Turner

Grand Ole Opry Members, five-time GRAMMY® award winners individually, three-time GRAMMY® award nominees collectively, four-time DOVE Award  winner and winners of 35 IBMA Awards altogether (including 3-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award winners and 3-Time Vocal Group of the Year Award  winners), Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent (and their world-class band) bring their blend of American music; defined as bluegrass, traditional country and  gospel music, across the globe and to iconic venues such as the Ryman Auditorium and Carnegie Hall. Now on Season 3 of their nationally broadcast television series, “The Dailey & Vincent Show on RFD-TV,” Dailey & Vincent bring their music to a national audience on a weekly basis. After a decade spent  performing together and with over 1,000 airings of their PBS special “Dailey & Vincent ALIVE – In Concert,” their concoction of fantastically instinctive vocal  blends of Dailey’s tenor and Vincent’s reedy harmonies has gained them well-deserved praise for their own distinctive style and worldwide recognition as American Music gold. Their most recent live CD, “Dailey & Vincent ALIVE,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts and remained at the top  position for over 15 weeks. Dailey & Vincent’s latest release of their first-ever Christmas album, “Dailey & Vincent: The Sounds of Christmas” debuted at No.  1 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart and No. 8 on the Billboard Holiday Chart, landing right behind Michael Bublé and Pentatonix as the only country, bluegrass and gospel act in the Top Ten.



Chris Young headlines Charlotte’s PNC Music Pavilion

Nashville, TN — May 20, 2019 — “Raised On Country,” Chris Young’s fastest-rising single of his career, already Top 15 at Mediabase, is also the namesake of his headlining “Raised On Country World Tour 2019,” sponsored by USAA. The tour kicked off the North American leg this weekend at Atlanta’s Ameris Bank Amphitheatre with energetic crowds singing along to Chris’s hit-stacked 90-minute set, including “Hangin’ On,” “Gettin’ You Home,” “You,” “I’m Comin’ Over,” “Tomorrow,” “Think Of You” and more from among his eleven No. 1 singles plus his latest hit, “Raised On Country,” and never-before-heard songs from his upcoming 8thstudio album.

“It is so great to see Chris continue to grow as a bona fide headliner, and we couldn’t be happier to be in business with Chris and his entire team,” said Brian O’Connell, Live Nation President of Country Music Touring, US Concerts Division.

Chris Young’s “Raised On Country World Tour 2019” kicks off the North American leg at Atlanta’s Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

The Atlanta date was Chris’s first headlining stop in the city since 2015 and kicked off a three-day “Raised On Country World Tour 2019” run with special guests Chris Janson and Dylan Scott, including Charlotte’s PNC Music Pavilion and Washington, DC’s Jiffy Lube Live. The tour continues this week with amphitheater dates in Darien Center, NY (5/24), Saratoga, NY (5/25) and Holmdel, NJ (5/26) over Memorial Day weekend. For a complete list of tour dates, including additional Chris Young concert stops for 2019, VIP package details and to purchase tickets, please visit chrisyoungcountry.com.

Chris Young headlines Washington, DC’s Jiffy Lube Live

Photo credits Jeff Johnson

Thomas Rhett Releases “Beer Can’t Fix” Featuring Jon Pardi Today


VERY HOT SUMMER TOUR Kicks Off Stateside Tonight

Cover Art Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.

NASHVILLE, TN (May 17, 2019) – Just two weeks away from the release of CENTER POINT ROAD (The Valory Music Co.) on May 31, ACM Awards Male Artist of the Year and MULTI-PLATINUM selling performer THOMAS RHETT is sharing a second collaboration from his upcoming project today, “Beer Can’t Fix” featuring Jon Pardi. Written by Thomas Rhett, Julian Bunetta, Zach Skelton and Ryan Tedder, the new tune is a swaying two stepper layering Thomas Rhett and Jon Pardi’s laidback cool as a remedy for whatever ails you. Fans who have pre-ordered the album at digital retailers here, instantly received the track today along with four previously released tracks, and pre-order limited edition album packages are available at ThomasRhett.com.

“I was playing golf with one of my producers, Julian Bunetta, in Knoxville and we were both playing terribly, so we decided to drink a beer and suddenly we both started playing much better,” Thomas Rhett shared. “Julian looked at me and said ‘well, ain’t nothing a beer can’t fix’ and we both were like, ‘We have to write that.’ As soon as it was done I knew I wanted Jon on it. It’s basically about not taking life too seriously, and I just knew Jon’s voice would be the perfect addition to the song.”

Earlier this week, Thomas Rhett “at the top of his musical game” (Winnipeg Free Press), wrapped the Canadian leg of his LIFE CHANGES TOUR with critics praising he “commands the stage with confidence, aplomb, all the right moves and the best banter” (Calgary Herald). Tonight (5/17), he transitions into his headlining VERY HOT SUMMER TOUR in Spokane, WA with special guest Dustin Lynch. The VERY HOT SUMMER TOUR will hit over 40 cities through October.

Additionally, next month, Thomas Rhett revealed he will bring CENTER POINT ROAD to Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN on Saturday, June 8 during CMA Fest. There are a very limited number of tickets left for the up-close-and-personal set from the singer/songwriter revealing stories behind brand new songs including the already Top 10 new single “Look What God Gave Her,” while also delivering the smash hits and fan-favorites that shaped him into the artist he is today in a rare stripped-down, in-the-round setting.

CENTER POINT ROAD 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. 1 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 upcoming album’s lead single “Look What God Gave Her” has already earned the highest chart debut of Thomas Rhett’s career, following a slew of RIAA certified PLATINUM and GOLD chart-toppers, bringing Thomas Rhett’s No. 1 tally to 12. 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. For more information on new music and upcoming tour dates, visit ThomasRhett.com.

Lady Antebellum Deliver “What If I Never Get Over You”


The Heart-Wrenching Track Comes to Life Through the Official Music Video This Afternoon on YouTube at 12:00P CT

Lady A Connects Directly with Fans Tonight via Facebook Live at 6:30P CT Before OUR KIND OF VEGAS Residency at Palms Casino Resort

Cover Art Courtesy of BMLG Records

NASHVILLE, TN (May 17, 2019) – Lady Antebellum is back on the radio airwaves and at digital partners today with “What If I Never Get Over You” serving as the first single under BMLG Records. Representing a new chapter as well as a return to the beginning for Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, the plush mid-tempo ballad features Scott and Kelley trading anxiety and shared despair over an ending relationship. To celebrate, at 6:30P CT tonight Lady A will host a Facebook Live fan event where they will perform the new single with a group of hand-selected fans and take questions, before the continuation of their first-ever Sin City OUR KIND OF VEGAS residency, at the Palms Casino Resort’s Pearl Concert Theater.

“I feel like ‘What If I Never Get Over You’ is a turn back to our beginning, both in the sound and the core of who we are,” said Haywood. “We love being able to put out those big questions about lost love, like ‘What if time doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do?’ or ‘What if I never move on from this relationship?”

Produced by Dann Huff, “What If I Never Get Over You” is one of those instant classics—a song that feels like it’s been around for years because of its relatable lyrics and warm, comforting energy. The duet underscores the universal truths at the center of its lyrics while teardrop guitars and crashing drums illustrate how the emotions that rush through ex-lovers’ minds can run in similar circles even when the two people involved are miles apart.

“We hit this place of wanting to go back to where we came from,” explained Scott. “This single is a great example of that. We’ve got 13 years of life together, of work together, of ups and downs in our personal lives. All of that kind of encompasses one same feeling: ‘We’re here, we’re loving it, and we’re turning over a new leaf — one that feels really familiar and authentic to ourselves as a band.'”

“It’s been several years since we’ve had a chance to release a duet like this as a single,” added Kelley. “When we played it for our team their excitement reassured us this song was the one to lead with out of the gate. It’s been a bit of our magic from day one. Our very first song in 2006, ‘All We’d Ever Need,’ was just written for Hillary, but she said, ‘Charles, you should sing a verse too’ and that’s how we started the co-lead singer thing.”

The ailing lyrics behind “What If I Never Get Over You” are heightened through its official music video, which premieres today at 12:00P CT on YouTube. Director Sarah McColgan hones in on the sentiment of a love-lost relationship and its haunting thoughts that are left behind. Fans can watch the music video here: https://ladyantebellum.lnk.to/WIINGOYVideoPR.

Over the course of their decade-long career, Lady Antebellum has become one of the 21st century’s premier vocal groups, blending deeply felt emotions with classic country sounds. As a Country-radio staple, the trio has amassed record-breaking success with nine No. 1 hits while ushering in more than 18 million album units and 34 million tracks sold, with over 4 billion digital streams. Known for their 9X PLATINUM hit “Need You Now” which is the highest certified song by a Country group, they have earned ACM and CMA Vocal Group of the Year trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including seven GRAMMY awards, Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards along with a Tony Award nod. The trio continues their first-ever Las Vegas residency, OUR KIND OF VEGAS, with upcoming shows in May and August. For more information on new music and tickets, visit ladyantebellum.com.

Charlie Daniels’ “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” Turns 40

Photo credit: Erick Anderson / eafoto
Nashville, Tenn. (May 16, 2019) — Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels is celebrating big this month as his genre-crossing hit song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” reaches its 40th year of being the most impactful fiddle-centric song to ever be released.
“People ask me if I imagined ‘The Devil Went Down To Georgia’ would be the success it has been,” says Daniels. “My answer is I had no idea that forty years after the fact we would still be talking about it almost as if it was a new release.”
A worldwide phenomenon, the track became a household name as no one had ever released a song with a storyline so colorful or with the fiddle as the star. Daniels’ aggressive yet strategic performance launched The Charlie Daniels Band into stardom upon the song’s release in May of 1979.
With “Devil” hitting its 40th anniversary, Daniels stopped by CMT‘s Hot 20 Countdownto talk about the song’s impact, legacy, and never-ending popularity, even to this day.
Watch the segment HERE.
“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” song facts:
  • Despite rumors, Daniels was never forced to change the lyrics in the final verse from “S.O.B.” to “son-of-a-gun.” Both versions were recorded on the same day with everyone in agreement that the “son-of-a-gun” version would have a better likelihood of getting radio airplay
  • Covered by Jerry Reed, Lynn Anderson, The Chipmunks, Blues Traveler, The Muppets, Keith Urban, the Zac Brown Band, Colt Ford, Primus, a rap version by K.M.C Kru and a parody by Cletus T. Judd. Keith Urban and the Zac Brown Band are just a few of the artists who frequently perform the song live
  • The song won CMA, ACM and GRAMMY® Awards
  • Certified platinum-selling single (over one million units sold)
  • Downloads: Over 2.5 million
  • Album sales: Well over 16 million units sold including copies from The Charlie Daniels Band, as well as soundtrack albums featuring the song
  • Streaming: Over 290 million streams on top three streaming services combined (Apple Music/Spotify/Pandora)
About Charlie Daniels
From his Dove Award-winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor, and still a road warrior at age 82, Daniels has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children, and others in need. The Charlie Daniels Band has long populated radio with memorable hits and his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Over the course of his career, Daniels has received numerous accolades, including his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame and becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Daniels helps to shine the spotlight on the many causes that are close to his heart. He’s a staunch supporter of the military and lends his time and talent to numerous charitable organizations, including The Journey Home Project, that he founded in 2014 with his manager, David Corlew, to help veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
For more information, visit charliedaniels.com.