Country Music Pride http://countrymusicpride.com Stick 'em up! Wed, 19 Feb 2020 18:20:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.15 Country Music Pride is your online source for fresh-cut country, folk and bluegrass––new content every day, all carefully crafted by people who know and love country. Check back daily for news, reviews, interviews and contests for all of you...'s. Country Music Pride Country Music Pride aaron@driftwoodmediagroup.com aaron@driftwoodmediagroup.com (Country Music Pride) Copyright © Driftwood Media Group 2011 The best little country music podcast Country Music Pride http://countrymusicpride.com/wp-content/uploads/175x175_pride.png http://countrymusicpride.com CountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.comCountryMusicPridehttps://feedburner.google.com Tune In! Carly Pearce To Reveal ACM Radio Awards Winners On ACM Facebook Today! http://countrymusicpride.com/tune-in-carly-pearce-to-reveal-acm-radio-awards-winners-on-acm-facebook-today/ http://countrymusicpride.com/tune-in-carly-pearce-to-reveal-acm-radio-awards-winners-on-acm-facebook-today/#respond Wed, 19 Feb 2020 18:20:00 +0000 http://countrymusicpride.com/?p=26656 Carly Pearce will reveal the ACM Radio Award winners via the Academy of Country Music Facebook, which will also be revealed on February 19th at 9:30am PT/11:30am CT/12:30pm ET at CRS (Country Music Seminar) 2020.

The chart-topping singer-songwriter will also return for a second time to host the annual ACM Radio Awards Reception on Saturday, April 4th at 4:00 PM PT in the MGM Vista Ballroom, leading up to the 55th ACM Awards in Las Vegas.

Lighting a fire with her debut album “Every Little Thing” and No. 1 Platinum-certified title track, Carly became the highest charting solo female debut since July 2015. The newlywed released her self-titled sophomore album on Valentine’s Day (2/14) via Big Machine Records, connecting love’s evolutions across the 13 tracks. Her music celebrates the genre’s legacy and future with more than 70 invitations to perform at the Grand Ole Opry and a partnership with the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum on  “Unbroken Circle: Exploring Country Music History with Carly Pearce”. She is currently on the “We Are Old Dominion Tour” as her duet with Lee Brice, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” rises at Country radio.

For more details, visit CarlyPearce.com.

The ACM Radio Awards are given out the day prior to the ACM Awards live telecast from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. The full list of 55th ACM Awards nominations will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The 55th ACM Awards will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming months. Tickets for the 55th ACM Awards are available for purchase now at ACMawards.com.

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com. You can like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for more immediate updates.

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New Music Friday Alert…Check Out Some Of Our Favoirte Artists’ New Music Here! http://countrymusicpride.com/new-music-friday-alert-check-out-some-of-our-favoirte-artists-new-music-here/ http://countrymusicpride.com/new-music-friday-alert-check-out-some-of-our-favoirte-artists-new-music-here/#respond Fri, 14 Feb 2020 16:27:59 +0000 http://countrymusicpride.com/?p=26649 Happy Valentine’s Day country music lovers. Whether you are single or with that special someone there is one thing that is for sure today – you aren’t alone thanks to the fantastic new music your favorite artists have released. From fresh Luke Bryan to flawless Carly Pearce there is something for everyone this Valentine’s Day. Who needs flowers when you’ve got records like these?

Carly Pearce – Carly Pearce

The long-awaited sophomore album from Carly is finally here giving us the best Valentine’s Day gift we could ask for. Check out this perfect duet with her husband, Michael Ray – you’ll fall in love with it before we even finish this sentence.

Luke Bryan – “Born Here Live Here Die Here”

Luke dropped a huge surprise with the title track of his upcoming album. The down-home tune is taking us back to our roots. Luke is showcasing what truly makes him country on this track and we can’t wait to hear what the rest of the album – out April 24th – holds.

Rachel Reinert – “Some Kind Of Angel”

In her first new release from her upcoming album Into The Blue, Rachel takes us on a dreamy journey with a breezy melody and instrumentation that will have you swaying along. What a perfect release for today, as she has stated that this was the first song she ever wrote about her husband.

Russell Dickerson – “Love You Like I Used To”

What you may at first think it’s just another break up tune actually turns out to be one of the sweetest lines yet from the powerhouse that is Russell Dickerson. We feel a fourth consecutive number one coming on.

Whitney Duncan – “Homesick”

With a rockin’ vibe, Duncan is guaranteeing that you’ll never want to leave home again. Her thick southern vocals are well welcomed in the genre – especially from a female. Another great Valentine’s Day lament.

CAM – “Till There’s Nothing Left”

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from this bubbly female vocalist. A groovy departure from her previous material – we are just glad she’s back in our earbuds.

Ingrid Andress – “Life of The Party”

This visualizer for Ingrid’s latest release perfectly accompanies this pop-inspired, beat-driven single that captures her fantastic writing.

Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day!

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John Anderson’s “Tuesday I’ll Be Gone” With Blake Shelton…Listen Here! http://countrymusicpride.com/john-andersons-tuesday-ill-be-gone-with-blake-shelton-listen-here/ http://countrymusicpride.com/john-andersons-tuesday-ill-be-gone-with-blake-shelton-listen-here/#respond Thu, 13 Feb 2020 22:00:27 +0000 http://countrymusicpride.com/?p=26644 Legendary country artist John Anderson’s new song, “Tuesday I’ll Be Gone,” with special guest Blake Shelton is out now!

Of the collaboration, Anderson shares, “I’m super excited about the new song with Blake. It was a dream to record with him at Easy Eye Sound. I also can’t wait to see everyone on the upcoming ‘Friends and Heroes’ tour with Blake. I know it’ll be a great time as always!”

The song is the latest unveiled from Anderson’s highly anticipated new album, “Years”, which will be released April 10 on Easy Eye Sound (pre-order). Produced by Dan Auerbach and David “Fergie” Ferguson, the album features ten new original songs including the album’s title track, which premiered last month to critical acclaim. Of the song, Rolling Stone declares, “a sobering yet soothing meditation on a life well-lived, a piano-driven power ballad that swells and soars with the aid of Anderson’s distinctively aged Southern drawl.”

Created in the midst of a serious health crisis, “Years” is the product of the unlikely and, ultimately, richly rewarding collaboration between Anderson with Auerbach, who wrote all ten songs on the album together along with help from Paul Overstreet, Pat McLaughlin, Ferguson, Dee White, Joe Allen, Bobby Wood and Larry Cordle.

It began when Auerbach called Anderson simply as a fan, but when Anderson, Auerbach and Ferguson later met, they clicked as a unit immediately. On the spot, Anderson accepted an invitation to write the next day, which resulted in “Years”—the title track and emotional centerpiece of the album. Anderson’s remarkable recovery has become his testimony and it’s with “Years” that this testimony is told.

“We went in the studio, and I remember saying, ‘I’m going to do this like it might be my last,’” Anderson offers, “It still could be, but now the chances of that are getting slimmer and slimmer every day. I’m doing better so I’m not hardly thinking that way anymore.” He adds, “There’s a few things that I came out of this whole deal better with. Part of it is my love for music and part of it is my appreciation for my family. But the biggest part is knowing that I might die here any minute, for who knows what reason, but I know that the good Lord already came down and touched me. There’s not a doubt in my mind.”

Auerbach furthers, “I booked the session and here I’ve got a room full of musicians, and I really didn’t know if he was going to be able to hear in the headphones. But we got him behind the microphone, he started singing and it was pure magic. His voice is like caramel magic coming out of those speakers. John will sing it as many times as you want. He wants it to be great, but the thing is, once he starts singing, it’s almost right there, right from the first lick. I feel incredibly lucky that I even had to the opportunity to make a record with John Anderson, let alone have all this meaning to it.”

In celebration of the album, Anderson will join Blake Shelton on his “Friends & Heroes” arena tour this winter, including stops at Portland’s Moda Center, Los Angeles’ The Forum and Detroit’s Little Caesers Arena among others. See below for complete details. Additional tour dates to be announced.

A Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and beloved member of the country music community, Anderson has enjoyed 60 charting singles in four consecutive decades including five No. 1 songs: “Wild and Blue,” “Swingin’,” “Black Sheep,” “Straight Tequila Night” and “Money in the Bank.” Originally from Apopka, Florida, Anderson now lives outside of Nashville with his wife of over 25 years, with whom he shares two daughters.

“YEARS” TRACK LIST

  1. I’m Still Hangin’ On (John Anderson, Dan Auerbach, Paul Overstreet)
  2. Celebrate (John Anderson, Dan Auerbach)
  3. Years (John Anderson, Dan Auerbach, Pat McLaughlin, David Ferguson)
  4. Tuesday I’ll Be Gone ft. Blake Shelton (John Anderson, Dan Auerbach, David Ferguson)
  5. What’s a Man Got To Do (John Anderson, Dan Auerbach, Dee White, David Ferguson)
  6. Wild and Free (John Anderson, Dan Auerbach, Joe Allen)
  7. Slow Down (John Anderson, Dan Auerbach, Bobby Wood)
  8. All We’re Really Looking For (John Anderson, Dan Auerbach, Larry Cordle)
  9. Chasing Down a Dream (John Anderson, Dan Auerbach, David Ferguson)
  10. You’re Nearly Nothing (John Anderson, Dan Auerbach)

JOHN ANDERSON WITH BLAKE SHELTON AS PART OF HIS “FRIENDS & HEROES” TOUR 2020

February 13—Portland, OR—Moda Center

February 14—Tacoma, WA—Tacoma Dome

February 15—Spokane, WA—Spokane Arena

February 20—Bakersfield, CA—Rabobank Arena, Theater and Convention Center

February 21—Fresno, CA—Save Mart Center

February 22—Sacramento, CA—Golden 1 Center

February 27—Salt Lake City, UT—Vivint Smart Home Arena

February 29—Las Vegas, NV—MGM Grand

March 5—Glendale, AZ—Gila River Arena

March 6—San Diego, CA—Pechanga Arena San Diego

March 7—Los Angeles, CA—The Forum

March 11—Wichita, KS—Intrust Bank Arena

March 12—Omaha, NE—CHI Health Center Omaha

March 14—Denver, CO—Pepsi Center

March 19—Rosemont, IL—Allstate Arena

March 20—Milwaukee, WI—Fiserv Forum

March 21—Detroit, MI—Little Caesars Arena

For more information visit John’s website at www.johnanderson.com.

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Russell Dickerson Drops New Single: “Love You Like I Used To” http://countrymusicpride.com/russell-dickerson-drops-new-single-love-you-like-i-used-to/ http://countrymusicpride.com/russell-dickerson-drops-new-single-love-you-like-i-used-to/#respond Thu, 13 Feb 2020 21:17:00 +0000 http://countrymusicpride.com/?p=26640 Triple Tigers’ multi-platinum entertainer, Russell Dickerson, releases his long-awaited lead track “Love You Like I Used To” off his new album due out later this year. The Nashville-based chart mainstay who has seen back-to-back arrivals with every single since his debut (“Yours,” “Blue Tacoma,” “Every Little Thing), announced the release to his multitude of fans on social media last week, inciting an influx of excited chatter on the internet.

“The beginning of this song is intentionally different from me,” said Dickerson about the single. “It makes you think it is a breakup song but it is really a lead up to how great loves evolve and get better over time. Like all of my songs, I’ve lived it. I started dating my wife 10 years ago and it is true— I don’t love her like I used to and I think a lot of people will be able to relate to this song. It’s a really special song that I’m crazy proud of!”

The first new song off the upcoming sophomore album comes just one week after Dickerson celebrated a RIAA Gold Certification for his debut full-length debut album “Yours.” Dickerson also joins Kane Brown on the “The Worldwide Beautiful Tour,” later this month.

Dickerson’s “Love You Like I Used To” impacts radio on March 2nd, and is available now EVERYWHERE  you can get music.

The Nashville-based multi-platinum recording artist, Russell Dickerson, touts an impressive three back-to-back no. 1 singles: the Double Platinum debut hit, “Yours,” dubbed the “biggest love song of the year,” followed by Platinum sophomore single, “Blue Tacoma” (featured in the hit “X-Men” franchise film “Logan”), and America’s 2019 Summer anthem “Every Little Thing,” Dickerson’s latest Gold single to sit atop country charts. Dickerson’s Gold certified debut album charted at no. 5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, arriving at no. 1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart and garnered his ACM nominations for “Song of the Year,” “New Male Vocalist of the Year,” and CMT nomination for “Breakthrough Video of the Year.”

He was also nominated for an iHeart Radio Music Award for “Best New County Artist.” With a profound dedication to breeding authentic human connection, People Magazine’s “One to Watch” and festival fan favorite spends as much time on the road with the fans who made “Yours” the undisputed wedding song of 2018. Dickerson joins Kane Brown on the Worldwide Beautiful Tour this Spring 2020. Russell is the launch artist on Triple Tigers Records, a joint venture with Sony Music.

For more information on Russell, keep up with him on his socials @russelled | www.russelldickerson.com

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Tenille Townes’ “Road To The Lemonade Stand” EP Out Now! http://countrymusicpride.com/tenille-townes-road-to-the-lemonade-stand-ep-out-now/ http://countrymusicpride.com/tenille-townes-road-to-the-lemonade-stand-ep-out-now/#respond Wed, 12 Feb 2020 22:40:23 +0000 http://countrymusicpride.com/?p=26637 Tenille Townes’ new EP, “Road to the Lemonade Stand”, is out now via Columbia Nashville…

“It makes my heart so happy that this EP is out in the world with this collection of songs and that we are headed towards the full album coming in the spring! I’ve been hearing people on the road ask about coming back for my own shows and I couldn’t be more grateful and excited for my very first acoustic headlining dates on the ‘Road to the Lemonade Stand Tour.’ I can’t wait to have hang time with everyone at these shows and keep walking down this road together,” Townes shares of the releas.,

Townes will kick off the “Road to the Lemonade Stand Acoustic Tour” this spring with stops at Chicago’s Carol’s Pub, Boston’s City Winery, New York’s Rockwood Music Hall and Washington DC’s City Winery among others. The headline run adds to an impressive 2020 tour itinerary, which includes All For The Hall at Bridgestone Arena on February 10th, Stagecoach Festival on April 25th, Ryman Auditorium with Hot Country Knights on April 29th and a series of spring/summer dates supporting Alan Jackson. See below for complete details. Townes will also be included in the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s new American Currents: State of the Music exhibit, which opens on March 6th.

With the release of the EP, Townes is inviting fans to join her on the journey to her highly anticipated debut album, The Lemonade Stand, which will be released later this spring. Produced by Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Little Big Town), the EP features five songs written by Townes including her current single, “Jersey On The Wall (I’m Just Asking),” as well as a rendition of Keith Urban’s “Stupid Boy.” Last week, “Jersey” reached #1 on the BDS Canada and Mediabase Canada country radio charts, making it Townes’ second chart-topping single following her Canadian Platinum-certified “Somebody’s Daughter.” This accomplishment makes Townes the only female in Mediabase Canada history to achieve two #1 singles. Released to critical acclaim, Rolling Stone calls “Jersey,” “a stirring, full-bodied anthem about loss and faith,” while Taste of Country proclaims, “Townes continues to release music grounded in empathy…She aims for a higher brand of acclaim and satisfaction.”

Canadian-born and Nashville-based, Townes is nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year at the 2020 Juno Awards and recently won four awards at the 2019 Canadian Country Music Awards: Female Artist of the Year, Single of the Year (“Somebody’s Daughter”), Anthem Entertainment Songwriter of the Year and Video of the Year (“Somebody’s Daughter”). Winning all four of her nominated categories, Townes lead the night with the most awards received. She is also a MusicRow 2020 Next Big Thing Artist, an iHeartCountry’s “On The Verge” artist and has been included in Amazon Music’s “2019 Artists To Watch,” CMT’s “Next Women of Country,” iHeart Radio’s “Artists To Watch in 2019,” “The Bobby Bones Show’s” “Class of 2019,” CMT’s “Listen Up” and the inaugural class of “Opry NextStage.”

Townes also recently participated in Cracker Barrel’s “Five Decades, One Voice” campaign—a project created to highlight the importance of women in country music by celebrating legendary female artists and those following in their footsteps. For the project, Townes was personally selected by Brandi Carlile to collaborate on new versions of two songs—Townes’ “Somebody’s Daughter” and Carlile’s “Fulton County Jane Doe.”

In addition to her work as a musician and songwriter, Townes remains committed to charitable causes including her own initiative, Big Hearts For Big Kids, which has raised over $1.9 million to date benefiting a youth shelter in her hometown of Grande Prairie, Alberta. More information can be found at bigheartsforbigkids.com.

“ROAD TO THE LEMONADE STAND” TRACK LIST

1. “Holding Out For The One”

2. “White Horse”

3. “Jersey On The Wall (I’m Just Asking)”

4. “I Kept The Roses”

5. “Somebody’s Daughter”

6. “Stupid Boy”

For more information on Tenille Townes, visit her website at www.tenilletownes.com.

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Kane Brown To Play In 2020 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game On February 14th http://countrymusicpride.com/kane-brown-to-play-in-2020-nba-all-star-celebrity-game-on-february-14th/ http://countrymusicpride.com/kane-brown-to-play-in-2020-nba-all-star-celebrity-game-on-february-14th/#respond Wed, 12 Feb 2020 22:33:09 +0000 http://countrymusicpride.com/?p=26635 NBA officially released their 2020 Celebrity Game line up, naming Kane Brown to the team. In addition to Brown, each team features a star-studded array of participants across the music, film, television and sport industries. The event will emanate from the Wintrust Arena…home of the WNBA Chicago Sky…in Chicago, Ill. ESPN will exclusively televise the 2020 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Presented by Ruffles on Friday, February 14th, at 7 p.m. ET.

“Breakthrough entertainer” (Associated Press) and 4X AMA winner Brown continues to “defy-genres” and “break boundaries” (Billboard) and recently celebrated the 5X platinum certification of hit #1 singles, “What Ifs” and “Heaven,” making him only one of 4 other artists to ever reach the milestone. Noted as being the “future of Country” (Billboard) and one of “31 People Changing the South” (Time), Brown’s sophomore album Experiment debuted #1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums chart. With Experiment, Brown became the only male country artist in more than 24 years to debut at the top of the Billboard 200, and only one of three country artists to top the Billboard 200 chart in all of 2018.

Popular ESPN commentators Stephen A. Smith and Chicago native Michael Wilbon are the celebrity coaches for this year’s game. Wilson’s team will be designated as the “home team”, while Stephen A’s team will serve as the “away team.” Actor Jesse Williams (“Grey’s Anatomy”) will serve as Wilbon’s assistant coach, while television host and chef Guy Fieri (Food Network) will serve as assistant coach to Stephen A.

Three-time Grammy Award winners and Chicago natives Chance The Rapper and Common have been named team captains for this year’s Celebrity Game. Fellow hip-hop artist and 2018 Celebrity Game MVP Quavo will also participate. Cassidy Hubbarth will be reporting live couchside from the ESPN stage in the Ruffles Celebrity Game Lounge, a new area on the court featuring celebrities and influencers who will enjoy the game while relaxing on couches and playing pop-a-shot, cornhole and other games.

Team Wilbon (Home)

Captain: Common

Bad Bunny

Hannibal Buress

Kane Brown

Jon Batiste

Alex Moffat

Jose Andres

Famous Los

Jidenna

Chelsea Gray (WNBA)

Quentin Richardson

 

Team Stephen A. (Away)

Captain: Chance The Rapper

Quavo

Taylor Bennett

LaRoyce Hawkins

Anthony “Spice” Adams

Marc Lasry

Ronnie 2K

Katelyn Ohashi

Lil Rel Howery

A’ja Wilson (WNBA)

Darius Miles

For the entire game, celebrity players can score big by shooting from the potato chip brand’s 4-point line, “The RIDGE,” resembling the ridges in Ruffles potato chips. For every shot made from “The RIDGE” during the game, Ruffles, the official sponsor, and the NBA will donate $4,000 to Special Olympics to foster environments of acceptance and inclusion, with a minimum donation of $40,000!

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Jon Pardi Hosts Motorcycle Ride & Concert To Benefit ACM Lifting Lives http://countrymusicpride.com/jon-pardi-hosts-motorcycle-ride-concert-to-benefit-acm-lifting-lives/ http://countrymusicpride.com/jon-pardi-hosts-motorcycle-ride-concert-to-benefit-acm-lifting-lives/#respond Wed, 12 Feb 2020 22:25:01 +0000 http://countrymusicpride.com/?p=26630 Jon Pardi will host the Motorcycle Ride and Concert to benefit ACM Lifting Lives on Friday, April 3rd, leading up to the 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Riders will enjoy an hour-long scenic drive through rural Nevada beginning at 11 a.m. at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country (6611 Las Vegas Blvd. S.), and the ride will conclude with live performances by Pardi, Randy Houser, Taylor Young and surprise special guests. Proceeds from the event benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music. Fans can register to ride (HERE).

Earlier last week, Pardi celebrated his fourth #1 Gold-certified single “Heartache Medication” at Nashville Lifestyles Music in the City event, benefitting Make A Wish Foundation. Selected as the cover star of Nashville Lifestyles January Music Issue, Pardi talked with Nashville Lifestyles editors in an exclusive live Q&A session before auctioning off a signed, limited edition Jon Pardi American Hat Co. cowboy hat with proceeds going to the charity. Pardi also performed songs off his critically-acclaimed album Heartache Medication, which was named by The New York Times as “…one of the most anticipated albums of the season,” Rolling Stone’s “Best Albums of the Year” list, and Los Angeles Times “Best Albums of the Year” (#4) list, as the only country artist/album represented.

“Heartache Medication” recently topped both Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Airplay charts and surpassed 138 million on-demand streams. “Heartache Medication” is the title track off Pardi’s highly-praised album Heartache Medication, which debuted among the top albums on Billboard’s Country Albums chart and earned overwhelming critical-acclaim by NPR, Associated Press, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Billboard, ET, EXTRA, Variety, People and Rolling Stone. “Heartache Medication” follows the ACM/CMA winners chart-topping hits “Dirt On My Boots,” “Head Over Boots,” “Heartache On The Dance Floor” and Top 5 “Night Shift.”

Pardi is currently featured on Thomas Rhett’s Top 25-and-climbing single at Country radio “Beer Can’t Fix” and is touring nationwide. Upcoming stops include the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo (2/9) and the Houston Rodeo (3/14), where Pardi remains one of the top-selling acts along with Chris Stapleton and Willie Nelson.

For tickets and more information, visit www.jonpardi.com.

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Congrats! Maren Morris’ “The Bones” Reaches #1 At Country Radio http://countrymusicpride.com/congrats-maren-morris-the-bones-reaches-1-at-country-radio/ http://countrymusicpride.com/congrats-maren-morris-the-bones-reaches-1-at-country-radio/#respond Wed, 12 Feb 2020 22:19:04 +0000 http://countrymusicpride.com/?p=26626 Maren Morris’ “The Bones” reaches #1 on country radio this week, making it the first solo female Billboard country #1 since her single “GIRL” topped the chart last summer. This is also the first solo female back-to-back #1 since 2016 and Maren’s fourth #1 Billboard country airplay single to date.

Additionally, Morris is appearing on the 50th season of “Sesame Street” in an episode titled “Let’s Draw.” The episode will air February 15th on HBO at 9 a.m. EST. Watch her performance HERE.

Morris is confirmed to perform at the Houston Rodeo on March 7th, as well as BottleRock Napa Valley, Governors Ball Music Festival and Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience, with more tour dates to be announced.

2019 was a monumental year for the singer songwriter who took home Album of the Year at the 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards, where she was the most nominated artist. Her record shattering album GIRL continues to receive widespread critical praise…Variety hailed it as “the best as well as most important mainstream country-star album of the year.” GIRL was also featured amongst the Best of 2019 by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Esquire, GQ, People, Vice, Paste, Stereogum and Uproxx.

Much more to come from Morris in 2020…visit her website at www.marenmorris.com to stay up to date!

MAREN MORRIS LIVE

March 7 Houston, TX Houston Rodeo
May 24 Napa, CA BottleRock Napa Valley
June 7 New York, NY Governors Ball Music Festival
September 4-6 Aspen, CO Jazz Aspen Snowmass

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Jake Hoot Makes Impactrul Grand Ole Opry Debut http://countrymusicpride.com/jake-hoot-makes-impactrul-grand-ole-opry-debut/ http://countrymusicpride.com/jake-hoot-makes-impactrul-grand-ole-opry-debut/#respond Wed, 12 Feb 2020 21:07:07 +0000 http://countrymusicpride.com/?p=26622 The reigning NBC “The Voice” champion Jake Hoot celebrated an impactful Grand Ole Opry debut last Tuesday . With more than 1,000 tickets sold in his hometown alone, the “hooters” showed up in full force to cheer on Hoot. Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame member Philip Gibbons welcomed Hoot onto the Opry stage as the crowd erupted into applause and enthusiastic cheering while he stepped into the Circle for the first time. Hoot performed fan favorites from The Voice including “That Ain’t My Truck,” an acoustic version of “Cover Me Up,” and his original song “Better Off Without You,” receiving standing ovations after every song. The emotional moment brought Hoot to tears as he thanked his friends, family, fans and the Opry for making his dream to play the coveted stage come true.

Following his first performance, Grand Ole Opry members Dailey & Vincent invited Hoot on stage during their set where he performed “Danny’s Song” and joined Dailey & Vincent on gospel hymn, “Just As I Am.”

“As a member of the Grand Ole Opry, I see a lot of singers perform on Country Music’s most hallowed stage,” said Dailey. “I have never been as proud as I was last night to watch Jake Hoot step into the Circle and deliver a stunning performance filled with heart, passion and soul. On behalf of the Grand Ole Opry, I salute the Hoot!”

His Opry debut is the first of many bucket list items for the emerging talent. Hoot is currently writing for his debut release and gearing up for a busy touring schedule in 2020.

For more information on Jake Hoot, please visit www.jakehoot.com.

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Creative Nation Singer-Songwriter Steve Moakler Announces “The Picture Tour” http://countrymusicpride.com/creative-nation-singer-songwriter-steve-moakler-announces-the-picture-tour/ http://countrymusicpride.com/creative-nation-singer-songwriter-steve-moakler-announces-the-picture-tour/#respond Wed, 12 Feb 2020 01:27:07 +0000 http://countrymusicpride.com/?p=26617

Steve Moakler, fresh off the release of his brand new album Blue Jeans has announced today, February 11th, his plans to hit the road for The Picture Tour launching in Houston, Texas on April, 17th, 2020.


“I’m thrilled to announce that we’re hitting the road this spring on #ThePictureTour,” Steve shared to his Facebook followers this morning. “Can’t wait to see ya’ll out there!”

The Pittsburgh native who has written songs for Reba McEntire, Dierks Bentley, Ashley Monroe and more is looking forward to taking the pockets of Blue Jeans, his follow-up album to his 2018 release Born Ready, on the road this spring.  The 11-date tour will also make stops in Dallas, New York and Nashville before wrapping in Chicago.  Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, February 14th.

Head to SteveMoakler.com for more details.

APR 17 FRI Goode Company Armadillo Palace
Houston, TX, United States

APR 18 SAT The Blue Light Dallas
Dallas, TX, United States

APR 23 THU The Oaks Theater
Oakmont, PA, United States

APR 24 FRI City Winery Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, United States

APR 25 SAT The Haymarket Lounge
Boston, MA, United States

APR 26 SUNCity Winery
New York, NY, United States

APR 29 WED Hamilton
Washington, DC, United States

APR 30 THU The Evening Muse
Charlotte, NC, United States

MAY 1 FRI Eddie’s Attic
Decatur, GA, United States

MAY 2 SAT 3rd & Lindsley
Nashville, TN, United States

MAY 6 WED City Winery
Chicago, IL, United States

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