On the heels of winning ACM Video of the Year Award for “Mr. Misunderstood” earlier this month, Eric Church has premiered his new music video for current single, “Record Year,” on Vevo TODAY (watch below) with a broadcast debut on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown this Saturday, April 30. The music video again enlists directors John Peets and Reid Long and features teenager McKinley James who starred in the music video for “Mr. Misunderstood” and appears on the cover art of Church’s highly acclaimed album by the same name. Also making an appearance in the 3:09 video is Church’s new uniquely designed and distinctively customized signature edition of the world famous Gibson Hummingbird acoustic guitar, aptly termed by Church as Hummingbird Dark. Church –who joins artists such as Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, and Pete Townshend who have also constructed their own signature guitars – is seen playing the model throughout the video shot in an abandoned schoolhouse on the outskirts of Nashville, Tenn.
Since they first met in 2002, platinum-selling Country artists Jerrod Niemann and Lee Brice have become close friends. They’ve written together, toured together and partied together, but they’ve never released music together – until now. Curb artists Niemann and Brice have released a new duet, “A Little More Love,” to iTunes today.
Over the groovy, reggae-inspired beat, Niemann and Brice harmoniously encourage listeners to “Make a little more love / Make a little less money / Catch a little more buzz / Off a little less honey,” a sentiment that Niemann felt perfectly represented the laid-back and generous spirit both artists aim to foster with their music and live shows. “Lee and I have always talked about recording some music together,” shares Niemann. “We hope this tune will have our fans smiling and singing along with their windows down and the radio up all summer long!”
Watch Home Free's Take On "Try Everything," From Disney's "Zootopia," Exclusively On The Huffington Post
Skyrocketing to 70 million plus YouTube views, Columbia Records’ all-vocal country music sensation Home Free launches to a new level with their take on Shakira’s joyful smash hit “Try Everything,” from Disney’s blockbuster motion picture “Zootopia.” Watch the music video exclusively on The Huffington Post 4/26. Marking the band’s first song and video release with new member, Adam Chance, “Try Everything” is available now at all major digital retailers.
“We recently saw ‘Zootopia’ and instantly fell in love with the visuals and inspiring message of the movie, especially the sounds of ‘Try Everything.’ We realized we had never released a song specifically for kids and this song was the perfect fit,” shared Home Free’s bass, Tim Foust. “We hope people of all ages will enjoy it and resonate with the positive messages as much as we do!”
Cuban Country Singer-Songwriter Releases Six Acoustic Tracks May 6
Country newcomer Sammy Arriaga is celebrating Cinco de Mayo 2016 with the May 6th release of his debut EP, Banjos N' Bongos (Acoustic Mixtape), his first effort for LA-based Latium Records. On the six stripped-down tracks of Banjos N' Bongos (produced by Lalo Guzman) – including an intimate take on current single “Cold In Miami” – Arriaga puts his outstanding vocals on full display, melding the bold rhythmic elements of his Latin heritage with infectious pop country melodies and proving he can deliver lyrics that strike right at the heart.
“The recording process for the ‘Acoustic Mixtape’ was surreal. We found so many different ways of meshing my Latin roots with pop country sounds to create a cool fusion that I hope fans jam out to,” said Sammy Arriaga.
Multiple ACM Award, CMT Music Awards and CMA Award nominated chart-topping duo Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) announced today that they are set to release their brand new album Obsessed, the follow up to their No. 1-peaking album Where It All Began, June 3 on Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville.
“The idea for the album title, Obsessed, came directly from our fans,” shares Smyers.
“Our fans know we live on social media both when we’re in and out of the studio, and we started noticing that hashtag ‘#obsessed’ being tagged in all our fans’ posts when we first revealed our single, ‘From The Ground Up,’” Mooney adds. “So when it came time to pick a title for this album, it seemed pretty appropriate that we’re even more obsessed with making music for our fans than they are to hear it.”
They hoisted the flag of the No Shoes Nation Monday. Friday afternoon, there was tell of a few songs played at the Lambda Chi house. By 8:50 Saturday night, the War Eagles were beyond ready for Kenny Chesney, who kicked off his 2016 Spread The Love Touras the first ever concert in the 75-year history of Jordan-Hare Stadium, with two full hours.
With guitars blazing, a bumper crop of hits and guest appearances from tour mates Miranda Lambert (“You and Tequila”), Sam Hunt (“Come Over”) and Old Dominion (“Save It For A Rainy Day”), the 8-time Entertainer of the Year ran, laughed, and sang songs from a career that includes 28 No. 1s. The two dozen songs ignited the crowd, who sang along throughout, often taking an a cappella chorus on songs like “Anything But Mine” and “American Kids.”
Rising Country star Denny Strickland invites fans to join him for the exclusive video premiere of "The Ride" on Country Fix 4/25 (Watch BELOW). Strickland's emotional and compelling interpretation of the 1983 David Allan Coe hit will air on the popular program for one week (April 25 - May 1). Country Fix broadcasts on Heartland TV (WSMV 4.2 in Nashville, Comcast Channel 230), The Family Channel, Angel Two Network (Dish), AMG TV Network, 'Keep It Country TV' network on Sky TV-UK/Ireland, and New Zealand's Country TV. Check local listings for airdates and times.
"The Ride" is the second of three videos filmed at The Sutler in Nashville during the Cellar Sessions. Directed by Brian Harstine (Dolly Parton, Ke$ha), the clip features dramatic lighting and tight camera shots of the artist. Denny's powerful performance is among his finest; the smoky, speakeasy lounge setting draws viewers in to a whiskey-soaked world where the hint of destiny hangs in the air. Strickland admits this is one of his favorite songs of any genre. "It's a tribute to the 'outlaws' of the past," he observes. "The struggle is real, and the song does a fine job of expressing that lyrically while paying respect to the late Hank Williams Sr." Denny often plays the song during his extended acoustic shows.
Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Steven Tyler And Award-Winning Director Brett Ratner Bring Intimate Concert Performance To Lincoln Center May 2nd
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Steven Tyler announced his intimate concert performance, “STEVEN TYLER…OUT ON A LIMB,” at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall on May 2nd. The award winning director Brett Ratner and the legendary frontman are collaborating on a unique experience to benefit Janie’s Fund, Tyler’s charitable initiative to help girls overcome the trauma of abuse and neglect.
Named after his hit song “Janie’s Got A Gun,” Janie’s Fund is a collaboration between Tyler and leading non-profit organization Youth Villages established to help girls overcome the trauma of abuse and neglect. Launched in November 2015, Janie’s Fund offered a historic 54 days of impact coinciding with the 26th anniversary of the release of the song. For more information, please visit: www.JaniesFund.org.