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Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame member Ronnie Prophet died on Friday (March 2) at age 80.
Known as one of country’s finest all-around entertainers, Prophet is perhaps best remembered in Nashville as the house act in the Printer’s Alley showplace The Carousel Club in the 1970s and 1980s. He was also a recording artist for RCA on Music Row.
The ebullient singer, flashy guitarist, comic, TV star, business entrepreneur, witty emcee, songwriter, impressionist and raconteur was...
Reba McEntire will return as the host for the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards, marking her fifteenth time as ACM Awards host. The 16-time ACM award winner announced the top nominees in several categories on CBS This Morning.
The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards will take place April 15 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
Chris Stapleton leads with eight nominations in five categories, including his first nod for Entertainer of the Year. Stapleton is also nominated for Male V...
Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Last Man Standing, Willie Nelson‘s new studio album (and 11th for the label), on Friday, April 27.
Arriving just in time for Willie’s 85th birthday (April 29), Last Man Standing will be available on CD, 12″ vinyl LP and digital formats.
Last Man Standing, comprised entirely of songs newly-penned by Willie Nelson (and longtime collaborator and producer Buddy Cannon), is the successor to Willie’s God’s Prob...lem Child, which showcased seven Nelson-Cannon compositions and debuted at No. 1 on the country charts. Nelson and Cannon have been working together since 2008 with Cannon producing more than a dozen of Willie’s albums.
The songwriting duo deploys a unique strategy of shared composition, beginning with back-and-forth text messaging of lyrics with the melodies. On Last Man Standing, Nelson and Cannon’s unorthodox approach generated eleven original songs, “Willie’s a jazz singer and jazz player. He’s an improvisational musician. It’s different every time. Get a good take and go with it,” says Cannon.
Last Man Standing Track Listing
1. Last Man Standing
2. Don’t Tell Noah
3. Bad Breath
4. Me And You
5. Something You Get Through
6. Ready To Roar
7. Heaven Is Closed
8. I Ain’t Got Nothin’
9. She Made My Day
10. I’ll Try To Do Better Next Time
11. Very Far To Crawl
Country group Shenandoah, including frontman Marty Raybon and founding member Mike McGuire, have re-teamed for new music on their upcoming album Reloaded, marking their first new album in 20 years.
The album includes live renditions of their top hits, as well as three new songs produced by Jay DeMarcus. The album, released by BMG, will be available March 16.
RELOADED TRACK LISTING:...
1. Next To You, Next To Me (LIVE)
2. If Bubba Can Dance, I Can Too (LIVE)
3. The Moon Over Georgia (LIVE)
4. Mama Knows (LIVE)
5. Sunday In The South (LIVE)
6. I Want To Be Loved Like That (LIVE)
7. Ghost In The House (LIVE)
8. Two Dozen Roses (LIVE)
9. The Church On Cumberland Road (LIVE)
11. That’s Where I Grew Up
12. Little Bit of Livin
Daryle Singletary died Monday morning (Feb. 12) in Nashville. He was 46. His cause of death is being determined.
Singletary was best known for ’90s country hits including “I Let Her Lie,” “Too Much Fun,” and “Amen Kind of Love.” In 2017, he teamed with bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent on the duets album American Grandstand.
Singletary, a native of Cairo, Georgia, is survived by his wife, Holly, two sons, Jonah and Mercer, two daughters, Nora and Charlotte, parents, Roger and Ani...ta Singletary, brother, Kevin Singletary, sister-in-law, Melinda Singletary, mother and father-in-law, Terry and Sandy Mercer, and brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Kristy Rowland.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.
Billy Currington is hitting the road again this summer for a 16-stop tour. The outing will feature support act LOCASH and kick off in Connecticuit and New Hampshire late March.
Currington has earned 12 No. 1 singles, including the double-Platinum “People Are Crazy” and “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” with recent chart success of two back-to-back No. 1s “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To” and “Do I Make You Wanna.” His latest album Summer Forever debuted at No. 3.
LOCASH has earne...d a Gold-certified hits, “I Love This Life” alongside the No.1 smash, “I Know Somebody.” Their current single “Don’t Get Better Than That” is climbing the country charts.
2018 Tour Dates:
March 30 | Wallingford, CT | Toyota Oakdale Theatre
March 31 | Hampton Beach, NH | The Ballroom
April 19 | Northfield, OH | Hard Rock Live
April 20 | Mt. Pleasant, MI | Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
April 27 | Atlanta, GA | Coca Cola Roxy
May 12 | Sacramento, CA | KNCI Country in the Park
May 17 | Salt Lake City, UT | Union Event Center
May 18 | Henderson, NV | Sunset Station Outdoor Amphitheater
July 7 | Glen Allen, VA | Innsbrook After Hours – K95 Countryfest
July 26 | East Providence, RI | Bold Point Park
July 27 | Portland, ME | Maine State Pier
July 28 | Mount Pocono, PA | Mount Airy Casino Resort
August 16 | Asbury Park, NJ | Stone Pony Summerstage
August 17 | St. Leonard, MD | Bayside Toyota Pavilion
August 31 | Boston, MA | Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
September 1 | Farmingville, NY | Brookhaven Amphitheater
Luke Bryan will bring his What Makes You Country Tour to 13 stadiums this year, and he will bring along Sam Hunt, Jon Pardi, Morgan Wallen and Carly Pearce for select dates.
Bryan’s tour will include the first-ever country show at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, set for July 28. Bryan will also visit New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium (June 2) and Boston’s Fenway Park (July 5/6).
The stadium portion of the tour will launch May 31 at Rogers Centre in Toronto.
Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives will join Chris Stapleton for 36 stops on Stapleton’s All-American Road Show as it runs throughout 2018. Stuart and his band will serve as direct support on shows in Saratoga, NY, Guilford, NH and more.
Marty Stuart Tour Dates as part of Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show include:
June 16 /// Brandon, MS /// Brandon Amphitheater...
June 22 /// Rogers, AR /// Walmart AMP
June 28 /// Darien Center, NY /// Darien Lake Amphitheater
June 29 /// Philadelphia, PA /// BB&T Pavilion
June 30 /// Mansfield, MA /// Xfinity Center
July 13 /// St. Louis, MO /// Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 19 /// Spokane, WA /// Spokane Arena
July 20 /// Portland, OR /// Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
July 21 /// Seattle, WA /// White River Amphitheatre
July 26 /// South Lake Tahoe, NV /// Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena
July 27 /// Sacramento, CA /// Toyota Amphitheatre
July 28 /// Mountain View, CA /// Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 2 /// Billings, MT /// Rimrock Auto Arena
August 3 /// Missoula, MT /// Adams Center
August 4 /// Boise, ID /// Ford Idaho Center
August 9 /// Albuquerque, NM /// Isleta Amphitheater
August 10 /// Denver, CO /// Pepsi Center
August 11 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// USANA Amphitheatre
August 16 /// San Diego, CA /// Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
August 17 /// Anaheim, CA /// Honda Center
August 18 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Forum
August 23 /// Saratoga Springs, NY /// Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 24 /// Gilford, NH /// Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
October 4 /// Cincinnati, OH /// Riverbend Music Center
October 5 /// Indianapolis, IN/// Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
October 6 /// Chicago, IL /// Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
October 11 /// Charlotte, NC /// PNC Music Pavilion
October 12 /// Raleigh, NC /// Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
October 13 /// Bristow, VA /// Jiffy Lube Live
October 19 /// Alpharetta, GA /// Verizon Amphitheatre
October 20 /// Atlanta, GA /// Lakewood Amphitheater
October 25 /// Columbia, SC /// Colonial Life Arena
October 26 /// Knoxville, TN /// Thompson Boling Arena
October 27 /// Lexington, KY /// Rupp Arena
November 2 /// New York, NY /// Madison Square Garden
November 3 /// Charlottesville, VA /// John Paul Jones Arena
Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Jason Isbell, Zach Williams and CeCe Winans were among the early winners for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, held at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The annual Grammys Premiere Ceremony, hosted by Paul Schaffer, was streamed online at grammy.com.
Chris Stapleton earned two early trophies, winning both Best Country Song (for “Broken Halos”) and Best Country Solo Performance (for “Either Way”).
“This is an amazing honor to b...e here. This song is just me and an acoustic guitar, so for that to win is a beautiful thing to me,” Stapleton said from the stage. He went on to thank his family and anyone who voted and bought the album.
Reba McEntire earned the Best Roots Gospel Album for Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope. “This honor isn’t mine,” she said. “I give this back to God.”
Little Big Town earned Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Better Man.”
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit earned both Best Americana Album (The Nashville Sound) and Best American Roots Performance (“If We Were Vampires”).
CeCe Winans was also a two-time winner, earning Best Gospel Performance/Song, and Best Gospel Album (for Let Them Fall In Love). Newcomer Zach Williams earned Best Contemporary Christian Music album, for Chain Breaker.
The televised portion of the 60th annual Grammy Awards will begin Sunday (Jan. 28) at 7:30 p.m. ET on CBS.
Early Winners Include:
Best Country Song (award goes to the songwriter): “Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: “Better Man,” Little Big Town
Best Country Solo Performance: “Either Way,” Chris Stapleton
Best Gospel Performance/Song: CeCe Winans, “Never Have To Be Alone”
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: “What A Beautiful Name,” Hillsong Worship
Best Gospel Album: Let Them Fall In Love, CeCe Winans
Best Roots Gospel Album: Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope, Reba McEntire
Best American Roots Performance: “If We Were Vampires,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Best Americana Album: The Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
Best Bluegrass Album: Law of Gravity, The Infamous Stringdusters and All The Rage, In Concert Volume One, Rhonda Vincent And The Rage (tie)
Reba has been tapped to portray the latest colonel in Kentucky Fried Chicken’s rotating colonel ad campaign and will promote its new Smoky Mountain BBQ fried chicken. She is the first ever music superstar chosen to play KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders, and will appear in TV ads and on computer screens nationwide to promote the new flavor. Other celebs who have played the Colonel include Rob Lowe, Rob Riggle, Billy Zane, George Hamilton, Jim Gaffigan, Norm Macdonald, and D...arryl Hammond.
“With Reba’s southern roots and entrepreneurial spirit, she truly embodies the values of the Colonel and the crowd-pleasing flavor of our Smoky Mountain BBQ,” said Andrea Zahumensky, CMO, KFC U.S. “The pairing of a universally loved music legend like Reba with a universally appealing flavor like Smoky Mountain BBQ makes what I like to call ‘Smoky Mountain Magic.’”
“I grew up with Kentucky Fried Chicken. It’s part of my story, and I’m so excited to now be part of theirs,” said McEntire. “I’ve held a lot of roles in my life – sort of like the Colonel himself – but this is certainly the most unique one yet.”
Jason Aldean's releasing his upcoming new album, Rearview Town, April 13 on Broken Bow Records.
“Growing up in Macon, Georgia, I had a chance to learn about so many different styles of music,” Aldean explains. “Looking back on first playing in bands as a teenager, I was just soaking everything up. A lot of that comes out on this record…where I’ve been, and who I am now.”
The latest project follows his last three albums, which each bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. All seven of Aldean’s previous albums have achieved Platinum or Multiplatinum status, tallying more than 15 million in total album sales and 19 No. 1 hits.
EMI Nashville’s Brothers Osborne will release their sophomore album Port Saint Joe April 20. The two-time CMA Vocal Duo of the Year just released their new single “Shoot Me Straight” off the project which was produced by Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Little Big Town). The title, Port Saint Joe, reflects the small town on the Florida coast where siblings John and TJ recorded the album.
“Port Saint Joe is a sonic representation of who we’ve become not only as a band but as people,” s...ays John Osborne. “Every show we’ve ever played together is on this record. Every song we’ve ever written and every mile we’ve ever ridden has led to the making of this record. Imperfections and all.”
TJ adds, “we shacked up for two weeks to make an unabashed record that would reflect who we are in every way, and in the process we had the most enjoyable and memorable recording experience of our lives.”
Port Saint Joe Track Listing:
Slow Your Roll
(John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Barry Dean, Troy Verges)
Shoot Me Straight
(John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Lee Thomas Miller)
I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)
(John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Shane McAnally, Matt Dragstrem)
Weed, Whiskey and Willie
(John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Laura Veltz)
(John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Kendall Marvel)
A Couple Wrongs Makin’ It Alright
(John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Connie Harrington)
Pushing Up Daisies
(John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Kendall Marvel)
Drank Like Hank
(John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Kendall Marvel)
A Little Bit Trouble
(John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Dave Barnes)
While You Still Can
(John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Travis Meadows)
Multi-faceted Nashville entertainer Lari White has died at age 52.
She is best known for her string of RCA hits of the 1990s, including “That’s My Baby” (1994), “Now I Know” (1994), “That’s How You Know (When You’re In Love)” (1995) and “Ready, Willing and Able” (1996). White was also a stage and screen actor, a songwriter, a record producer and a label owner.
In addition to co-writing most of her hits, she also had her songs recorded by Tammy Wynette, Rebecca Holden, Patti P...
Dierks Bentley announced today he is hitting the road on the Mountain High Tour later this year, which will kick off May 17 in Columbia, Maryland and will hit over 40 cities including the Saratoga Performing Arts Center with special guests Brothers Osborne and LANCO. The announcement comes on the heels of his upcoming new album, The Mountain, and his brand new single, “Woman, Amen,” which was just released.
“I needed the time off to devote all my attention to the new music a...nd making The Mountain album…but now I can’t wait to fire up the buses and get back out there,” said Bentley. “I’ve been friends with TJ and John for a long time and I have loved watching their career explode. I’m just getting to know the boys in LANCO, but I love their music and the energy they bring to the stage. And after seeing them and the Bros party down at the grand opening of my new bar on Lower Broadway last week, I can tell you it’s gonna be game on this summer!”
First Announced 2018 MOUNTAIN HIGH TOUR Stops:
Kansas City, Mo.
Darien Center, N.Y.
Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Salt Lake City
Virginia Beach, Va.
New York City
West Palm Beach, Fla.
Mountain View, Calif.