Country music hit-maker and TV Star, Bucky Covington is back with a new single (available today) and his very first EP is set to release July 14th. Fans can pre-order the 6 song EP starting today and receive the new single "I Feel Ya" immediately. Bucky produced his new music alongside Grammy Nominated producer Dale Oliver and is very excited to finally be able to share it with his fans. Along with this being Covington’s first EP release as an independent artist, this also marks his first project release in 3 years. Happy Man, the new EP from Bucky Covington, will release digitally July 14th and is available for pre-order now HERE as “I Feel Ya” shipped to country radio this month via PlayMpe and CDX.
Country group JB and the Moonshine Band have released their new album, Mixtape, today, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The release marks the follow-up to the band’s previous albums Ain’t Goin’ Back To Jail and Beer for Breakfast.
Of the new album, band front man JB Patterson comments, “Although ‘Mixtape’ is the title of one of the songs on the album, it also describes the varied styles on the album. I would say that the album is indeed Country, but more specifically, it’s traditional Country, outlaw/alternative Country, pop Country, rock and Americana all at the same time. The fact that every song has a different feel just reinforced that the album should be called ‘Mixtape’. All in all, Mixtape offers of a wide variety of styles, themes and subject matter while maintaining the sonic characteristics and authenticity that our fans are used to.”
Amber Hayes Releases New Song, "Hero's Heart," in Honor of Her Uncle & Medal of Honor Recipient, Bennie G. Adkins
Country artist Amber Hayes has written and recorded a new song titled, "Hero's Heart" in honor of her uncle, Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins, who was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2014. Hayes was in attendance at the White House with her uncle when he was presented with the award, which is the United States of America’s highest military honor.
Hayes commented of her inspiration to write the song, saying, “Watching my Uncle Bennie, who is so humble, receive the Medal of Honor at the White House and be recognized for his bravery and service to our country was very emotional, and my entire family is just so, so proud of him. When I got back to Nashville, I wanted to pay tribute to him in some way and writing a song was the best way I knew how to do that. I found myself tearing up several times writing ‘Hero's Heart’ just thinking about the sacrifice that he and all of our other service men and women make to keep this great country safe. I just want my Uncle Bennie to know we will be forever thankful for his service.”
Dustin Lynch Surprised With A Platinum Plaque During First Summer "RIAA LIVE" Event At Washington, D.C. Headquarters
Chart-topping Broken Bow recording artist Dustin Lynch was surprised by the RIAA on Friday afternoon (6/26) with a PLATINUM plaque certifying ONE MILLION in sales and streams for his multi-week #1 single “Where It’s At”.
Lynch served as a special guest panelist alongside RIAA Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman and Broken Bow VP of Promotion Lee Adams for the first "RIAA Live" event of summer 2015 at its D.C. headquarters. The audience - consisting of music industry and political tastemakers - was also treated to an acoustic performance by Lynch, including hits “Where It’s At,” “Cowboys And Angels” and latest “Hell Of A Night.”
Kenny Chesney got to do something very special before his sold-out Florida Country Superfest show June 14: the East Tennessee songwriter/superstar visited the first two No Shoes Reefs in Jacksonville’s St. John River. Named the Coastal Conservation Association and George Holt Reefs, the man-made reefs – designed to promote quality of aquatic life – were built through the support of Chesney’s ongoing partnership with Costa Del Mar Sunglasses and The Coastal Conservation Association/Building Conservation Trust.
Country music entertainer, military veteran and award-winning TV host CRAIG MORGAN is setting the stage for the return of his hit television show, “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors.” The sixth season will premiere on Sunday, July 5th at 11 pm EST/8 pm PST on Outdoor Channel. Check local listings or visit www.OutdoorChannel.com/ChannelFinder to find out how to get the network in your area.
inger-songwriter Amy Wilcox has released a new single, “Summer In Slow Motion,” which is now available on iTunes.
Written by Wilcox, Lisa Goe and Jordan Schmidt, and produced by Schmidt, “Summer In Slow Motion” is an upbeat summer party anthem, which makes its debut just in time for the Fourth of July holiday.
Of the new single, Wilcox commented, “Lisa, Jordan and I were all talking about how excited we were that summer was finally coming and how every year, we always say, ‘I’m really gonna make this one count,’ and then it just flies by. The idea behind ‘Summer In Slow Motion’ is that you have to do everything you can to make every second count. Do the things you truly want to do and have fun. Just remember to slow down, appreciate what you have and make every moment worth it.”
Houser continues to honor military families at concerts along the way in partnership with Eckrich
Following his show-stopping performance at Nashville’s LP Field during the CMA Music Festival, which left Rolling Stone Country saying he was “long overdue for a Male Vocalist nomination,” and the Boston Globe proclaiming he “pulled off one of the most intimate moments seen at the stadium level,” Randy Houser continues to land rave reviews on his cross-country trek with Luke Bryan’s Kick The Dust Up Tour. Playing his third stadium date in as many weeks at TFC Bank Stadium in Minneapolis over the weekend, Houser was again hailed by the StarTribune as “the kind of male belter that country could use, offer[ing] Sam Smith’s ‘Stay with Me,’ which wasn’t worthy of Houser’s big vocal range.”
ABC "Nashville" Star Chris Carmack Makes His CMA Fest Debut With Original Music Topping Critics' "Best Of" Lists
Chase Rice has built his career from the ground up with constant emphasis on his fans: every set list, performance and recording has them in mind. Because of that relationship, Rice has amassed an audience that has gone on to attribute to over one million in sales and afforded him opportunities like being tapped to join Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Tour. Throughout his seemingly limitless rise, Rice’s penchant for reaching his fans remains, and it’s because of that promise to connect with them as often as he can that Rice has found yet another avenue to deliver content to them via Vevo LIFT.
Rice has been selected as the next artist for Vevo's all-genre emerging artist program, LIFT. Launching today, the program will feature a series of exclusive content rolled out over the next few weeks, including the video debut of the entertainer’s fan-favorite song, “Ride,” on Thursday, June 18. Fans can visit Vevo’s apps, Vevo.com and syndication partner websites for the opportunity to get to know Rice through exclusive interviews, performance videos and behind-the-scenes footage, and Rice promises to have some clips that will even give the longtime fan – the ones who came out to see him when he was starting out in dive bars – new insight. Having launched projects with Avicii, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Aloe Blacc, Sam Smith and more, the Vevo LIFT program helps to bring wider acclaim to some of music’s most promising artists.