Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Chris Young Launches Tour In Nashville

September 30, 2015…Nashville, TN…Just days after returning stateside following the sold-out European leg of his “I’m Comin’ Over” World Tour, RCA Records artist Chris Young headlined a hometown show at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater to kick off his U.S. concert tour in front of a crowd of over 5,000 fans.

“I was both excited and anxious to come home and play a show in Nashville. I knew I was going to have a lot of friends and family in the audience so I didn’t want to screw up” joked Young. “The audience at Ascend Amphitheater blew me away and I could have kept playing all night long.”

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

George Strait Adds More Vegas Shows


The “King of Country Music” to play Las Vegas Arena on December 2 and 3, 2016; tickets for all dates to go on sale to the public Friday, October 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2015) – As soon as George Strait announced that he would be taking the stage for select dates at the Las Vegas Arena in 2016, fans started lighting up social media with their plans to see the “King of Country Music” perform in Sin City. Due to overwhelming demand for the four shows announced last week, Strait will be adding December 2 and 3, 2016 to the schedule.

Dustin Lynch Releases New Single

NASHVILLE, TN (September 29, 2015) - Broken Bow Records’ Dustin Lynch melts down Country radio with the release of his new single “Mind Reader” this week. Impacting just in time for fall, the catchy song is the #3 most added at Country radio nationwide with an impressive 48 first week stations on board. Poised for success, “Mind Reader” is the third single from his latest album WHERE IT’S AT and follows consecutive #1 smashes “Hell Of A Night” and the PLATINUM-certified, multi-week chart-topper “Where It’s At.” 

Co-written by Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip, the seductive mid-tempo tune is infused with Lynch’s R&B influences. Taste of Country acclaims “Lynch tries on a new hat with this sexy love song, and it fits very well.”

Friday, September 25, 2015

Chris Janson Reveals Album Details

Debut Album Available For Preorder Today

NASHVILLE, TN – (Sept. 25, 2015) – Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville artist Chris Janson’s highly anticipated debut album Buy Me A Boat is available for preorder today and officially set to release October 30. The album features the gold-certified No. 1 hit title track “Buy Me A Boat.”

Thomas Rhett Releases "Tangled Up" Today


The Sophomore Album Delivers A Rule-Bending Signature Thomas Rhett Sound

Nashville, TN - Multi-PLATINUM selling Thomas Rhett spent his childhood listening to the sounds of the FM radio. He would regularly flip from one station to another, cranking up a mix of country, pop, R&B, rap, rock, and oldies. It was a tangle of music. Decades later, he's tipping his hat to those days with TANGLED UP (The Valory Music Co.) out Sept. 25, an album that mixes the sound of his influences with equal doses of groove, melody and twang.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

George Strait Releases New Album Friday

Will Perform Exclusive Worldwide Concert Engagements at new Las Vegas Arena beginning April 22 – 23, 2016
New single “Cold Beer Conversation” premieres on country radio tomorrow

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Sept. 22, 2015) – George Strait, the musical icon who has been reverently referred to as “The King of Country Music,” will release his new album Cold Beer Conversation this Friday, Sept. 25, as announced at a press conference from MGM Grand in Las Vegas today. The album was produced by Chuck Ainlay and Strait for George Strait Productions and features 13 songs including his latest single, “Cold Beer Conversation,” premiering at country radio tomorrow. The album is available as an exclusive digital download on iTunes, available for pre-order now at and, and will be available Friday exclusively via Apple Music and at Walmart. 

Blake Shelton Celebrates 5th Opry Anniversary

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  (September 22, 2015) – As the Grand Ole Opry® continues to celebrate its 90th anniversary, tonight the show honored one of its own as country superstar Blake Shelton celebrated his 5th anniversary as an Opry member.   

Shelton was given a commemorative gift marking both the Opry’s 90th anniversary and his fifth year as an official Opry member. He was also presented with a one-of-a-kind fifth of whiskey to mark the occasion. “They told us Blake was really, really excited about his fifth. Then we decided he might be thinking about a different kind of fifth, so we wanted to cover our bases,” said Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher when presenting the specially-marked bottle. “This fifth is not available in stores now… or ever.”  

Carrie Underwood Launches New Album

Nashville- (Sept. 22, 2015) – Following a headline show at London’s Roundhouse as part of the Apple Music Festival yesterday, Carrie Underwood today performed an exclusive set of hits, including her new single, “Smoke Break,” to an intimate crowd at The Edition Hotel to launch her new album Storyteller.  
Carrie’s fifth studio album, Storyteller is released worldwide on October 23, preceded by the single “Smoke Break,” available digitally now.  

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Eric Church Opens Hall of Fame Exhibit


Nashville, Tenn. – (Nov. 18, 2015) – The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosted an intimate reception of family, music industry friends, and media VIPs last night to celebrate the opening of its latest cameo exhibition, “Eric Church: Inside the Outsider.”  The exhibit features stage clothing, song manuscripts, photos, awards, a hand-written note from George Strait, and more memorabilia that was personally selected by this year’s top CMA Awards nominee for the display.  “Eric Church: Inside the Outsider” will run through February 2016 and is part of the normal admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Tim McGraw Reveals New Album Details

Today, Tim McGraw revealed the title, cover art, and song titles from his 18th album, Damn Country Music, available November 6th.  The title is taken from a song on the album.  The first single from the album, "Top Of The World," is already in the Top 30. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Grand Ole Opry Salutes St. Jude Kids

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  (Sept. 16, 2015) – The Grand Ole Opry® celebrated the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® during a special show last night as part of this month’s “Cause For Applause.” Performers included Martina McBride, Randy Owen, Steve Wariner, Chris Janson, Del McCoury Band, Henry Cho, Love and Theft and Bill Anderson.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Celebrates 50 Years

Very few bands get to celebrate a half century of music.  The Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones have done it.  Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.  In honor of the occasion, the band brought together some famous friends and former members to tape a TV special that will air next February on PBS.  Among the famous friends: Jackson Browne, Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell, and Alison Krauss.

Kenny Chesney's 2016 Tour Plans

Miranda Lambert to Anchor Stadium Dates
Sam Hunt and Old Dominion Flesh Out Core Stadium LineUp

​Nashville, Tenn. - (Sept. 15, 2015) The dust hasn’t even settled from Kenny Chesney’s record-smashing Big Revival 2015 Tour – closing with 120,206 fans played to over two nights at Foxboro, Massachusetts' Gillette Stadium – and the man The Wall Street Journal has deemed “The King of the Road” is ready to kick-off 2016. As is always his way, he’s looking to make his stadium shows the best day of the summer.

​“People count on having a great day when they come out to see us,” Chesney explains. “And I think it’s important that we give them the best show we can from the moment they hit the gate until the final encore song’s been played.”

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Carrie Underwood Reveals Track Listing

Nashville, TN – (September 9, 2015) - Superstar Carrie Underwood took to social media earlier to reveal the track listing to her fifth studio album, Storyteller, set for release on October 23.  Storyteller was produced by Jay Joyce, Mark Bright, and Zach Crowell with six of its 13 songs co-written by Carrie, including the record-breaking first single, “Smoke Break.”

Monday, September 7, 2015

Brad Paisley Kicks Off College Tour

Brad Paisley Kicks Off
Country Nation College Tour presented by Zaxby’s
Plays to Over 30,000 Fans at Virginia Tech

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 7, 2015)  In celebration of the 2015 college football season kick-off weekend country superstar Brad Paisley played the first date of his Country Nation College Tour presented by Zaxby’s last night. There were over 30,000 enthusiastic fans in attendance on Virginia Tech’s campus. Country breakout artist Eric Paslay was special guest. View a highlights clip here:

Friday, September 4, 2015

Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris & Lucinda Williams

NASHVILLE, Tenn., – Sept. 4, 2015 – The lives and careers of Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, and Lucinda Williams have intersected for decades. But the three veterans had never shared a stage before—until last night (Sept. 3, 2015).
Cash recruited her fellow Southern roots-music queens for the second of her three concerts as the 2015 artist-in-residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. There were tears, simply because the principals were so happy to share the evening; there were stories, some that had never been told, and will never be told again; there was mutual praise a-plenty, as each testified as to how much inspiration she had derived from the others’ work; and, most of all, there was music, with all three women reaching deep inside themselves to find the core creative sparks that have made them such enduring American artists.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Rosanne Cash At Country Music Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn., – Sept. 3, 2015 – Rosanne Cash explored her musical history, in reverse, during the opening night of three special performances as the 2015 artist-in-residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
As Museum Chief Executive Officer Kyle Young explained in his introductory remarks, each of Cash’s performances will be unique, with different songs, different band members, and different guests. For her first concert, she focused on her Grammy-winning 2014 album, The River and the Thread. “We’re going to perform the album in sequence,” Cash said, “which is something I’ve always wanted to do.”