Kenny Chesney’s 7/12 Wake-Up Call; “Tip of My Tongue” Lands 5 a.m. CDT

Kenny Chesney Returns 5 a.m. CDT July 12 with “Tip of My Tongue”

First Blue Chair/Warner Music Nashville Single Turns Up The Heat Early

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After the decidedly introspective Songs for the Saints, Kenny Chesney gears up for his first true Blue Chair/Warner Music Nashville project with the release of “Tip of My Tongue,” a decidedly grown up song from the man who Variety called “country music’s only long-term stadium act.” With its sweeping groove and an almost humid melody lift, “Tip of My Tongue” merges desire and connection over a figure of speech in a classic songwriting technique.

Having spent the first half of the year taking the music to the people, focusing on the markets that have not been part of his massive stadium tours, his Songs for the Saints Tour reconnected him to a whole other segment of his audience. With a short break to recalibrate his focus, the man hailed by The New York Times for music that “gives him heroic, wide-open spaces” and USA Today has cited “its whirl of dizzy romance, of love in its intoxicating inception” is at work with longtime co-producer Buddy Cannon recording what will be his first real album for his new home.

“It’s funny how a figure of speech can lead you to all kinds of places,” Chesney marvels. “You start talking, and words fall out, and anything can happen. When you go in and write on any given day, the chemistry is what it is. When the idea fell out, we all just laughed and went, ‘Well, what can we do with that?’

“I’ve written so much with Ross (Copperman), that’s always easy. He brought Ed (Sheeran) in, and he is such a great writer… The way creativity works in creative people is so different, but it’s always exciting. As a co-write with a new writer, it’s one of the most fun sessions I’ve done in a long time. I get why people love working with him.”

For Chesney, signed to a publishing deal with Acuff Rose before Phil Walden put him on the relaunched Capricorn, songs have always been his strongest currency. Whether “The Tin Man,” an early hit from his very first album, the surging “Beer In Mexico,” “Out Last Night” and “Keg In The Closet” which musically time-stamps moments of pure joy, the explosive protest “Noise,” reflective “I Go Back” or Rascal Flatt’s No. 1 “Take Me There,” as well as the female-empowering “Wild Child,” his writing maintains a standard and presses what a country song can be.

“With all the great songs that have been written in this town, I think you always want to do something a little different,” Chesney explains. “I think there’s this moment when you look at someone and you know they contain everything. You want to know everything, consume everything about them. It’s why we say ‘It’s a long way down,’ because you want to know it all. And the best part: we got a melody that feels like what’s going on lyrically. The music matches the words, and you can just drift in it.”

From a quiet, almost watery open, “Tip of My Tongue” builds to a full-bodied chorus with layered vocals, muted bass, keyboards and a rhythm track that balances the tension of the quiet vocal-forward verses. Like tides rising and falling, a consuming back and forth to the track, which turns on the tumbling profession “It’s a long way down,” before finding the contrasting attraction of “I love you salt and sugar…”

“Tip of My Tongue” arrives July 12, 5 a.m. CDT. For a man who’s broken ground with “American Kids,” “Setting The World On Fire,” “Noise,” “Save It For A Rainy Day” and “Get Along,” look for a whole new dimension from the man with a record-setting 30 Billboard Country No. 1s.

Tune-In Alert: Sammy Hagar And AXS TV Take Viewers On A ‘Rock & Roll Road Trip’ June 30, Featuring His Legendary High Tide Beach Party & Car Show

Tune-In Alert: Sammy Hagar And AXS TV Take Viewers On A ‘Rock & Roll Road Trip’ Sunday, June 30 at 8/7c, Featuring His Legendary High Tide Beach Party & Car Show

Sammy Hagar's High Tide Beach Party & Car Show

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Sammy Hagar swings into southern CA to headline his world-famous High Tide Beach Party & Car Show in an all-new episode of Rock & Roll Road Trip—airing Sunday, June 30 at 8/7c on AXS TV. [ Where To Watch ]

In this exclusive first look, Sammy takes viewers behind the scenes of the legendary first-year festival, and celebrates the “21st Birthday” of REO Speedwagon icon Kevin Cronin. Shedding some light on the creative process behind the star-packed beach bash, Hagar says, “The idea was just to try to put my stamp on it. See, this isn’t a concert. This isn’t a typical festival. This is a party with some really good music.” It’s also a perfect reflection of the Red Rocker, himself. Hagar continues, “It’s basically everything I live and love in life.” Explaining the elements that make High Tide so special, Hagar succinctly sums it up: “The food, the music, the hula girls, and some cool cars, on the beach. Come on!” Check it out here.

Tune-in Sunday night to re-live last year’s party with those who were there, and see what you missed for those who weren’t. This year, you have another chance to go to the party — with double the music, food, drinks, and cars. Watch Sammy Hagar’s Rock & Roll Road Trip on AXS TV, a sneak peak to this year’s expanded, two-day High Tide Beach Party & Car ShowSeptember 28 & 29, 2019 in Huntington Beach, California. For more details, visit

WHAT: Sammy Hagar’s High Tide Beach Party & Car Show
WHEN: September 28 & 29, 2019
WHERE: Huntington State Beach 21601 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92646 and follow social media to stay in the loop Facebook || Instagram || Twitter
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Sammy Hagar's High Tide Beach Party & Car Show

Dierks Bentley & Live Nation Announce Seven Peaks Festival Whiskey Row Stage Lineup


Previously Announced Main Stage Sets Include Bentley, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi And More
Passes For “Can’t-Miss” (Esquire) Three-Day Labor Day Weekend Campout in Buena Vista, CO On-Sale Now

Nashville, TN – June 27, 2019 – Multi-PLATINUM entertainer Dierks Bentley and the world’s leading live entertainment company Live Nation revealed the Whiskey Row Stage lineup today, offering a stacked list of hand-curated artists ahead of the second-annual Seven Peaks Music Festival. The stage, which has already grown a reputation for providing “an eclectic mix of contemporary country artists and Bentley’s bluegrass heroes,” (Rolling Stone) will host artists Clare Dunn, HARDY, Lauren Jenkins, Larkin Poe, Kendell Marvel, Rapidgrass, Teddy Robb, Seaforth, Chris Shiflett and Rita Wilson.

Recently spotlighted by Esquire as one of ten “Can’t-Miss” all-genre festivals, Seven Peaks Music Festival “does it all: offers a stunning location for shows, pairs it with a killer lineup… and slathers on the extracurriculars” with passes for the Labor Day weekend event (Aug 30-Sep 1) taking place in Buena Vista, CO on sale now at

In addition to the Whiskey Row stage, the previously announced main stage lineup is made up of some of country music’s hottest and most diverse, including Bentley, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi and Mitchell Tenpenny, along with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ryan Hurd, Steep Canyon Rangers, The War and Treaty, Tenille Townes and Caylee Hammack. Additionally, last year’s highlight, Friday’s HOT COUNTRY NIGHT, is set to return this year with Travis Tritt, Tracy Lawrence, Diamond Rio and Deana Carter, and will feature a special performance by Bentley’s own Hot Country Knights.

Fans can also expect multiple fringe activities across the weekend including the return of the Somewhere On A Beach Party and Late Night At Whiskey Row, with AYDAMN spinning all the fan-favorites. ATV Tours, inflatable kayaking, whitewater rafting and more will also be available.

About Dierks Bentley:
Pegged as “one of Country music’s most enviable brands, equal parts affability and authenticity” (Forbes), Bentley continues to be a dominant voice for the genre with over 8.6 billion overall digital streams. The “ultra-personal material” (Rolling Stone) behind his current single “Living” follows Bentley’s 18th career No. One and ACM award-winning hit “Burning Man,” as he continues to reveal ambitious, complex sounds with lyrics inspired by his own personal journey through the writing and the recording of THE MOUNTAIN. Reaching a new creative high while “making music designed to challenge” (New York Times), Bentley co-wrote 10 of 13 tracks on THE MOUNTAIN, which earned him the highest debut sales of his career and became his seventh chart-topping album. Known to deliver “the most thoughtful, complete collections in Country music” (USA Today), Bentley has amassed countless nominations from the ACMs, CMAs, Billboard Music Awards and more while also earning 14 GRAMMY  nominations. “Fans get an all-night sing-along party” (Fresno Bee) on Bentley’s current 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR featuring special guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and the Hot Country Knights. For more information visit

About Seven Peaks Music Festival:
Seven Peaks Music Festival is the latest addition to Live Nation’s family of country festivals spread across the country including Watershed in George, WA; Faster Horses in Brooklyn, MI; Country LakeShake in Chicago, IL and Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale. FL. Launched in 2018, the three-day, two-stage camping experience festival offers an eclectic and comradery-filled lineup with fans enjoying the unexpected with late-night jams and surprise guests, as well as activity-filled excursions during the day. PEOPLE heralded the festival’s “authenticity in every component” with Rolling Stone praising the “community-first, play-every-set take on a country festival.” The natural beauty of the site’s sprawling grounds provides the perfect homegrown vibe for a Labor Day weekend camp out under the stars, where festival-goers will have multiple camping options from tents to full-sized RV accommodations. For more information visit

PRESS RELEASE: America’s Got Talent Finalist, Chase Goehring, Set To Release New Single “So Gone”


Au Revoir Track Launches 2019 Single Release Series
As Introduction To Goehring Debut EP Due In September

Click to listen to “So Gone”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Indie Pop recording artist, Chase Goehring (Chase Goehring Musicis set to release his fourth studio recording titled “So Gone.”* The new single, co-written by Goehring and Kyle Rife (Spirit Music Publishing), is the first in a series scheduled to be released throughout 2019 and serves as an introduction to his forthcoming five-song EP (titled CRIMSON) anticipated in mid-September. Produced by Erik Belz and recorded at House of Blues Studios, the track meets with “fan demand” and represents his second digital resurgence since his appearance on America’s Got Talent (Season 12 Finalist-2016); “So Gone” will be available via all digital and streaming outlets (Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, etc.) on Friday, July 19, 2019.

Composed and produced to cater to listeners with an appreciation for multiple genres, “So Gone” is a universal, musical composition created to satisfy both the sophisticated and simplistic palates. Blending pop synths with acoustic tones and hip-hop swagger and complemented by sensitive lyrics to offer a raw ebb and flow texture throughout, the Goehring original bids adieu to an unworthy lover and holds steady with the exit of emotion and point of no return.

My skies are raining even when the sun is shining
Far from the days when you and I used to be something
But I realize that I got it good
Said you’d never leave me but I knew you would
Cheers to us I’m only gonna say it once

“The song explores the common aspects of a failed relationship–rejection, replacement and acceptance,” Chase Goehring said. “I’m always trying to create meaningful music that people can relate to and I believe ‘So Gone’ will resonate with those who have experienced the heartbreak that comes with a break-up, and the emotional upheaval, turmoil and ultimate resolve to close the door and just move on.”

You know how that story goes
When the one you love most
Doesn’t feel close anymore
And all that you can do is paint yourself blue

The single will be available via major digital retail and streaming outlets (Amazon/Apple Music/Pandora/ Rhapsody/Spotify) on Friday, July 19, 2019. Digital retail distribution services will be provided by TuneCore


In what seems like overnight, Chase Goehring graduated from being a local “street performer” to becoming “the contestant to watch” on national television. He quickly became a social media success….and now…Chase Goehring is a sought-after entertainer, in-demand by fans (known the “Chasers”), with an adoration that spans all ages over the world.

While Chase spent his early childhood in Long Beach, CA (his birthplace), he calls Tennessee “home.”

His profound creative spirit led him to become a proficient instrumentalist and vocalist. The self-taught singer, songwriter, musician (guitar/ukulele) and professionally-trained pianist interestingly enough spent more time on the soccer field than placing concentration to focus on the talents of award-winning entertainers as an influence. With a gift seemingly natural-born, Chase created an independent model and sound of his own.

His extraordinary talents captured the attention of national television producers; as a “must-see” contender, Chase performed his original song, “Hurt,” on The X Factor (Season 3/2013) and with a unanimous “YES!” from all four judges, the fiery redhead scored as a Top 10 finalist on America’s Got Talent (Season 12/2017). Chase’s determination and destiny to pursue a professional music career was affirmed when the young performer was applauded with the “Golden Buzzer” by DJ Khaled.

Chase has released three independent singles [“Mirror” (2018) • “What Is Love” (2016) • “A Capella” (2015)] and an EP, titled JADED (2016).  He is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on his sophomore EP anticipated in September 2019.

Luke Combs is first artist with 5 tracks in Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Top 25 since Johnny Cash in 1959


EP artwork; photo credit: David Bergman
Luke Combs continues to break records this week following the release of his new EP, The Prequel—out now via River House Artists/Columbia Nashville (stream/purchase here).All five tracks from the EP are currently in Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Top 25—a feat not accomplished by any artist in 60 years since Johnny Cash in 1959—and are also in theTop 10 of Billboard’s Country Songs Sales chart. Additionally, Combs has achieved the largest streaming week ever for a country artist and currently holds the top two spots onBillboard’s Top Country Albums chart with The Prequel (#1) and his debut album, This One’s For You (#2). The Prequel also debuted at #4 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.Adding to a monumental few weeks, Combs was recently invited to be the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Produced by Scott MoffattThe Prequel features five new songs co-written by Combs including lead single, “Beer Never Broke My Heart.” The song debuted at #2 onBillboard’s Country Streaming Songs chart with 11 million streams—setting the record for the best first week of streaming ever for a country song. It also recently set the record for most adds on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart with 149 adds and debuted at #15 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart—the top entrance by any artist since September 2012 and Combs’ highest debut to date. In celebration of the new music, Combs recently performed the track on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Watch/share HERE. Additionally, watch the song’s official music video HERE.
Recent critical acclaim for Combs:
“Luke Combs has one of the most emotionally tactile voices in contemporary
country music.”—The New York Times
“…a bona fide country music superstar.”—Rolling Stone
“With five No. 1 singles under his belt…Combs proved his naysayers wrong.”—Billboard
 “No one in country music is hotter than Luke Combs right now.”—Taste of Country
“…a full-blown superstar… Luke Combs is here to stay and we’re all
better for it.”—Wide Open Country
“…it’s not hard to see why his music has caught on; Combs has tapped
into the classic country themes of heartbreak and drinking, while also adding
something fresh to them, too.”—AXS
“…the genre’s brightest new star.”—Idolator
“…arena filling country-rock sound with chugging electric guitars, thundering drums
and Combs’ muscular vocal rasp…”—Sounds Like Nashville
 “The unstoppable, runaway freight train, rocket to the moon, cruise missile of
country music momentum known as Luke Combs continues to rip country music
a new one.”—Whiskey Riff
“There might not be a bigger male country star right now than
Luke Combs.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer
“One of the best things to happen to country music…Combs is the genuine article—a brilliant songwriter with the booming voice to match.”—Green Bay Press Gazette
“…Combs has the goods. He is blessed with a voice that hits a sweet spot with country music fans and he gives off a vibe that he is genuine as you can get.”—Tulsa World
The release of The Prequel celebrates a breakthrough year for Combs, who recently won CMT Performance of the Year at the 2019 CMT Music Awards for his performance of “Beautiful Crazy” from CMT Crossroads with Leon Bridges. Additionally, Combs was awarded Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, New Male Artist of the Year at the 2019 ACM Awards, Country Artist of the Year at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards, New Artist of the Year at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards, was nominated for Best New Artist at the 61st GRAMMY Awards and was the recipient of a CMA Triple Play Award for writing three #1 songs in a 12 month period.
Combs also recently made history as the first artist to simultaneously top all five Billboardcountry charts for multiple weeks: Top Country Albums, Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Song Sales (dated March 9, March 30 and April 6). Moreover, Combs’ previous 2x platinum single, “Beautiful Crazy,” spent seven-straight weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart—tying the second longest run atop the chart since its launch in 1990. “Beautiful Crazy” is also the first country single shipped to radio already platinum-certified since Taylor Swift’s “Red” in 2013, has more than 400 million on-demand streams and makes Combs the first artist ever to send his first five singles to the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
Continuing his landmark year, Combs sold out venues in 25 of the 29 cities on his newly confirmed “Beer Never Broke My Heart” fall tour in the first weekend tickets were on-sale. He broke records at Bozeman’s Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, Bloomington’s Grossinger Motors Arena and Bossier City’s CenturyLink Center for the fastest sell out times in venue history. Additional sold-out shows include Kansas City’s Sprint Center, Portland’s Moda Center, Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center, Phoenix’s Talking Stick Resort Arena, Philadelphia’sWells Fargo Center and Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena among several others. Special guests throughout the tour include Morgan Wallen, The Cadillac Three and Jameson Rodgers. See below for complete tour details.
The Prequel is Combs’ first release following his double platinum certified debut album,This One’s For You, which was released June 2, 2017 and has spent a total of 37 non-consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart—the longest reign for a solo male artist in over 25 years. The album also spent 16 weeks at #1 in 2018—making it the highest selling country album last year with 1.1 million equivalent album units sold and the only country album to surpass 1 million album units. It’s also the most-streamed country album of 2019 so far.
1. Beer Never Broke My Heart (written by Luke Combs, Randy Montana, Jonathan Singleton)
2. Refrigerator Door (written by Luke Combs, Jordan Brooker)
3. Even Though I’m Leaving (written by Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Ray Fulcher)
4. Lovin’ On You (written by Luke Combs, Thomas Archer, Ray Fulcher, James McNair)
5. Moon Over Mexico (written by Luke Combs, Ray Fulcher, Dan Isbell, Jonathan Singleton)
July 11—Charleston, SC—Volvo Cars Stadium* (SOLD OUT)
July 12—Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre* (SOLD OUT)
July 13—Charlotte, NC—PNC Music Pavilion* (SOLD OUT)
September 26—Rogers, AR—Walmart AMP‡ (SOLD OUT)
September 27—Bloomington, IL—Grossinger Motors Arena‡ (SOLD OUT)
September 28—St. Paul, MN—Xcel Energy Center‡ (SOLD OUT)
October 3—Cape Girardeau, MO—Show Me Center# (SOLD OUT)
October 4—Kansas City, MO—Sprint Center# (SOLD OUT)
October 5—Des Moines, IA—Wells Fargo Arena# (SOLD OUT)
October 8—Winnipeg, MB—Bell MTS Place#
October 10—Saskatoon, SK—SaskTel Center# (SOLD OUT)
October 11—Edmonton, AB—Rogers Place# (SOLD OUT)
October 12—Calgary, AB—The Scotiabank Saddledome# (SOLD OUT)
October 15—Missoula, MT—Adams Center# (SOLD OUT)
October 16—Bozeman, MT—Brick Breeden Fieldhouse# (SOLD OUT)
October 18—Portland, OR—Moda Center# (SOLD OUT)
October 19—Vancouver, BC—Rogers Arena# (SOLD OUT)
October 25—Fresno, CA—Save Mart Center# (SOLD OUT)
October 26—Sacramento, CA—Golden 1 Center# (SOLD OUT)
October 31—Nampa, ID—Ford Idaho Center# (SOLD OUT)
November 1—Spokane, WA—Spokane Arena# (SOLD OUT)
November 2—Tacoma, WA—Tacoma Dome# (SOLD OUT)
November 6—San Jose, CA—SAP Center at San Jose#
November 8—Phoenix, AZ—Talking Stick Resort Arena# (SOLD OUT)
November 15—Indianapolis, IN—Bankers Life Fieldhouse# (SOLD OUT)
November 16—Cleveland, OH—Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse# (SOLD OUT)
November 21—Philadelphia, PA—Wells Fargo Center# (SOLD OUT)
November 22—Uncasville, CT—Mohegan Sun Arena# (SOLD OUT)
November 23—Pittsburgh, PA—PPG Paints Arena# (SOLD OUT)
December 5—Bossier City, LA—CenturyLink Center# (SOLD OUT)
December 6—Lubbock, TX—United Supermarkets Arena# (SOLD OUT)
December 13—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena# (SOLD OUT)
*with Cody Johnson and Ray Fulcher
‡with The Cadillac Three and Jameson Rodgers
#with Morgan Wallen and Jameson Rodgers
June 22—Rome, GA—Rome River Jam
July 4—Austin, TX—Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic
July 19—Valparaiso, IN—Porter County Fair
July 20—Twin Lakes, WI—Country Thunder Wisconsin
July 26—Yerington, NV—A Night In The Country
July 27—Tooele, UT—Country Fan Fest
August 31—Snowmass Village, CO—JAS Aspen Snowmass
September 22—Cincinnati, OH—Outlaw Music Festival

Luke Bryan and Sweet Leaf Tea Partner to Honor American Farmers on 2019 Farm Tour

Sweet Leaf Tea Partners with Luke Bryan to Honor 
American Farmers on 2019 Farm Tour 
Sweet Leaf Tea has announced its partnership with American Idol judge and country music megastar Luke Bryan for his 2019 Farm Tour, an annual event that uses music to salute the farmers who work behind the scenes to bring food to America’s store shelves, restaurants, and dinner tables.
Founded in Austin, Texas over 20 years ago, Sweet Leaf Tea features a lineup of iced teas and lemonades made from all-natural, organic ingredients, making the company an ideal partner to honor the efforts of local farmers. Sweet Leaf products are known for their homemade flavor and for Mimi, the smiling, grey-haired grandmother featured on every label.
As the son of a Georgia peanut farmer, Luke has made it his mission to raise awareness about the hard-working farmers who provide the country with safe, affordable, and nutritious food. Out of this mission came his annual Farm Tour, where he brings live concerts to small farming towns that don’t have music venues large enough to accommodate large concerts. 
“The idea behind this tour is to bring full production concerts to small towns that would not see larger scale shows,” shared Luke. “Growing up in rural Georgia we had to drive to larger cities to see concerts. It is so exciting to watch each of these shows being built like a small city in itself in the empty pasture land of these farms. We can feel the pride from the people in these towns as well as the farmers and it takes everyone coming together to pull them off!!”
Luke has been bringing these one-night-only concerts to farms around the U.S. since the tour’s inception in 2009. Every year, the hashtag #HeresToTheFarmerhas generated gigantic buzz about the campaign, with meals donated to food banks for every hashtag share. In addition to raising awareness about the country’s farmers and helping feed hungry people, the Farm Tour also provides college scholarships to students from farming families who are attending the local college or university near each tour stop. 
Bayer is also proud to be sponsoring the 2019 tour and continuing its
#HeresToTheFarmer campaign. Every time the #HeresToTheFarmer hashtag is shared, Bayer will donate a meal to a hungry American through Feeding America®.
Visit to learn more about how this campaign has resulted in close to 3 million meals being donated to food banks and local farmers in tour cities over the past few years. 
“Sweet Leaf couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Luke Bryan for this year’s Farm Tour,” said Bill Meissner, CEO of Dunn’s River Brands, the parent company of Sweet Leaf Tea. “For years, Sweet Leaf has been dedicated to creating products that are organic, authentic, and delicious – and none of this would be possible without the farmers who supply companies like ours with the high-quality ingredients that help make tea-drinking fans happy. We’re excited to support and bring attention to the wonderful work local U.S. farmers do to nourish our families.” 
Each year, over 100,000 fans have attended shows on the tour, and 2019 is expected to be the most exciting yet. 
Tickets for Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2019 are available at
Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2019
9/26      Marshall, WI                   Statz Bros. Farm
9/27      Richland, MI                   Stafford Farms
9/28      Pleasantville, OH           Miller Family Farms
10/3      Louisburg, KS                 MC Farms
10/4      Douglass, KS                   Flying B Ranch
10/5      Norman, OK                    Adkins Farm
The tour is sponsored by Bayer, Sweet Leaf Tea, TRACKER OFF ROAD, Citi, and Monster Energy.



First Female Artist in Country Music to Have a Chart-Topping Single in 15 Months
Host of ABC’s CMA Fest for the Third ConsecutiveYear with Thomas Rhett

Single Art Courtesy of Black River Entertainment

NASHVILLE, TENN. (June 10, 2019) — Black River Entertainment recording artist KELSEA BALLERINI rules the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart this week with her fifth career No. 1, “Miss Me More.” Notching the first chart-topping single for a female artist in Country music in 15 months, Ballerini was also the last woman in the genre to hit No. 1 with “Legends” in February 2018.

“Whether it’s a partner, friend, colleague, situation, or chapter of life, sometimes we lose a piece of ourselves to someone,” shares Ballerini. This song is all about choosing to spend our energy in a way that lets us be the best version of ourselves for the right people – when they come along. I’m so proud that this song and message got the megaphone of Country radio. Thank you so much for this No. 1!”

Additionally, Ballerini is the only female artist in Country music, including female duos and groups, to achieve No. 1 with her first three consecutive singles – PLATINUM-certified “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs,” “Peter Pan” – from a debut album [GOLD-certified THE FIRST TIME].

Black River’s SVP of Radio Promotion Mike Wilson finds this No. 1 song especially sweet, “Special thanks to Country Radio for all of the support on Kelsea. You have been big supporters of this song since you first heard it, and now, this is the icing on the cake.”

As seen on Billboard’s This Week’s 5 Must-Hear Songs and with more than 1.5 billion career global streams, “Miss Me More” is Ballerini’s eighth career GOLD-certified single.  Penning the bold anthem with David Hodges and Brett McLaughlin, the smash hit recently inspired her widely-successful first headline arena tour – THE MISS ME MORE TOUR – with BRETT YOUNG (plus special guest BRANDON RATCLIFF).

Spotlighting her “powerful voice and magnetic energy” (Entertainment Tonight), her “bold and brazen performance” (Entertainment Tonight) of “Miss Me More” at last week’s 2019 CMT Music Awards was noted among several “Best Performance” lists including The Washington Post and Redbook. The knockout nominated music video has earned more than 11 million streams on YouTube. Watch “Miss Me More” here. Following the award show with a Thursday (6/6) slot during this year’s CMA Fest, “Kelsea Ballerini wows the crowd on day one,” hailed People, as she played a handful of hits including a surprise onstage collaboration of her “arena-ready anthem” (Billboard), “This Feeling,” with THE CHAINSMOKERS. Making Billboard’s “Best Collaborations” list, CMT also applauded Ballerini and her special guests when they “turned the stadium into a club.” 

Fresh off hosting her third consecutive year of ABC’s CMA Fest with THOMAS RHETT, the three-hour primetime concert airs at 8/7c p.m. on August 4 from Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN. Ballerini is next slated to appear as a celebrity guest artist in an upcoming episode of Songland, NBC’s brand-new songwriting competition, airing Tuesdays at 10/9c p.m.

For more information on upcoming festival dates, please visit and follow Kelsea on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

With more than 1 billion global streams, two-time GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini’s sophomore album, UNAPOLOGETICALLY, features the #1 hits “Legends” and “Miss Me More,” as a part of the original 12-track compilation all written or co-written by the acclaimed singer-songwriter. UNAPOLOGETICALLY (Deluxe Edition) includes four additional tracks like her collaboration with The Chainsmokers, “This Feeling.” Since her 2015 breakout, the Black River Entertainment recording artist has been honored by ACMBillboard, and CMT, among several others, and was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry this year as the newest and youngest current member.



Teases two new songs — “Town Ain’t Big Enough”
with Lauren Alaina and “Drowning” — during CMA Music Fest

June 9, 2019  — Nashville, TN — Chris Young officially joined the “Billion-Airs” club as the RCA Records Nashville artist and multi-platinum entertainer was surprised onstage during his Artist of the Day play at CMA Music Fest with plaques commemorating his more than 2 Billion career streams and 12 Million singles sold. The timing was perfect as Chris was able to share the honor with fans crowding every available space on the Fan Fair X floor, pointing to the audience and sharing, “This is thanks to every single person here who has bought a CD, streamed a single or come to my concerts – I can’t thank you enough for all the support you’ve shown me and can’t wait to share more music with you soon!”

As his current single “Raised On Country” climbs the country radio charts, Chris will quickly surpass the 2 Billion streams tally as the Grammy-nominated singer teased two new songs in the last 72 hours. On Thursday, the Grand Ole Opry member stood in the hallowed circle for an emotionally charged performance of “Drowning,” an intensely personal song written with Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge. And just last night, Spotify House at Ole Red was the scene for another surprise as Chris welcomed Lauren Alaina to the stage for the first-ever performance of their duet, “Town Ain’t Big Enough.” Both songs will drop to digital and streaming services in the coming weeks and will be found on his upcoming album, Raised On Country, releasing later this year.

Chris Young’s “Raised On Country World Tour 2019” resumes June 13 in Syracuse, NY, June 14 at Boston, MA’s Xfinity Center and June 15 at Hartford, CT’s Xfinity Theatre. For a complete list of tour dates, including additional Chris Young concert stops for 2019, VIP package details and to purchase tickets, please visit



NASHVILLE – The surprises continued on day three of CMA Fest, as Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus and reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban took the Nissan Stadium stage to perform the No. 1 song in the country, “Old Town Road.” The packed stadium erupted with excitement, bringing the audience to their feet, dancing and singing along to every word.

Tim McGraw headlined Nissan Stadium, including a surprise appearance by Luke Combs to perform “Real Good Man.”  Miranda Lambert performed her new song “Locomotive,” while Dierks Bentley welcomed Tenille Townes to the stage, celebrating women in Country with cover performances of Trisha Yearwood’s “She’s in Love with a Boy” and Deana Carter’s “Strawberry Wine.” Current CMA KixStart Artist Scholarship recipients Kassi Ashton, Travis Denning and Jameson Rogers made their debut performances at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest, while Runaway June performed the National Anthem.

Metro Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson presented Cyrus with a 2019 MNPD coin backstage at Nissan Stadium. The coin, which commemorates Metro Nashville’s new headquarters building and remembers the sacrifices made by their officers, bears Cyrus’ song “All Gave Some, Some Gave All.”

The Firestone Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater once again sold out last night, with performances presented by Warner Music Nashville. During his co-headlining set, Cody Johnson recognized military and law enforcement in the audience, asking them to stand while thanking them for their service. Chris Young was featured as the Artist of the Day on the CMA Close Up Stage yesterday, participating in a discussion with Country Countdown USA host Lon Helton about his music as well as the CMA Foundation, followed by the audience singing him an early “Happy Birthday.” Kelsea Balleriniwas participating in a surprise meet-and-greet at Xfinity Fan Fair X when she received word her single “Miss Me More” just hit No. 1 at Country radio.

Chrissy Metz participated in a Q&A panel “Meet the Stars Behind the ‘Breakthrough’ Movie Soundtrack” at the CMA Close Up Stage at Xfinity Fan Fair X with guests DeVon Franklin, Mickey Guyton and Diane Warren, while Kiefer Sutherland played to a packed crowd at the Budweiser Forever Country Stage. The Nashville Acoustic Corner Stage hit capacity during The Wandering Hearts, while Blanco Brown jumped into the crowd at the Radio Disney Country Stage and had fans on their feet dancing before bringing his niece on stage for a remixed version of the National Anthem.

CMA Fest is the longest-running Country Music festival in the world with a portion of ticket proceeds directly benefiting high-quality music education initiatives across the United States through the CMA Foundation, thanks to all the artists performing at CMA Fest donating their time.

Harry Connick Jr., Kris Kristofferson, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill & More Celebrate George Jones 50 Years Of Hits Sun, Jun 9 On AXS TV


George Jones: 50 Years Of Hits Sunday 9/8c

‘George Jones: The Grand Tour Celebrating His Ultimate No Show’ Coming Soon!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – George Jones, the definitive country singer of the last half-century, was a member of The Country Music Hall of Fame and The Grand Ole Opry, received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor and was the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award. Now on Sunday, June 9, Trace AdkinsKenny ChesneyHarry Connick, Jr.Joe DiffieVince GillAmy GrantEmmylou HarrisAlan JacksonSammy KershawUncle KrackerKris KristoffersonShelby LynneMartina McBrideLorrie MorganAaron NevilleConnie SmithTrick PonyRandy TravisTanya Tucker and Wynonna will celebrate George’s 50 Years Of Hitsin an all-star celebration airing on AXS TV at 9pm ET and 12am ET.

Jones’ career never left the top of the country charts having recorded more than 100 albums during his career and more than 150 of those songs were hits, including 60 Top 10 singles. His songs including “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” “Tennessee Whiskey,” Still Doin’ Time,” “A Good Year For The Roses,” “She Thinks I Still Care,” and so many others are covers every bar band performs on a nightly basis.

Jones was often referred to as The Possum, for his facial features and the shape of his nose, or No Show Jones, for his sudden disappearing act before a show. However, when Jones finally did take the stage he was a hardcore honky tonker that sang songs about heartbreak and hard drinking times that echoed his own turbulent life. By most accounts, George Jones was the finest vocalist in the recorded history of country music.

Jones’ 1985 single “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?” can only be answered one way. No one.