Since being unveiled, Carmack’s music and live performances have been warmly received by critics:
The multi-talented star of ABC’s “Nashville” Chris Carmack has set December 11 as the official release date of his debut EP, PIECES OF YOU. In gearing up for the launch, the triple-threat singer, songwriter and guitarist has released two songs from the project - the title track and debut “Being Alone” – and, over the past few months performed at numerous events throughout Nashville including the star-studded Grand Ole Opry 90th Birthday Bash, 2015 CMA Music Festival and CMA Songwriter Series featuring "The Men of ABC's 'Nashville'."
Since being unveiled, Carmack’s music and live performances have been warmly received by critics:
Country music singer and television personality Kellie Pickler, has released a new holiday single, “My Christmas Caroline,” available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon, and wherever digital music is sold. The Black River Entertainment recording artist wrote the song with her husband, songwriter/producer Kyle Jacobs, as a look back at the Christmas holidays she spent with her grandmother while growing up in North Carolina. The song will also be performed on the Dec. 17th episode of her hit docu-comedy “I Love Kellie Pickler.” The television series airs on CMT every Thursday night at10:00 PM (ET) / 9:00 PM (CT).
Pickler and Jacobs will make their debut appearance on “The Steve Harvey Show” this Thursday, Nov. 19, where they talk about “I Love Kellie Pickler” and much more. Check local listings for channel and airtime in each market.
Curb Records artist Lee Brice will celebrate the New Year by launching his "Life Off My Years" concert tour, beginning in Salisbury, MD, on Thurs., Feb. 4.
The "evocative, rough-edged singer" (New York Times) has invited his good friend and musical compadre Tyler Farr to join him on this 21-city trek. Farr, who released his sophomore album, Suffer In Peace, in April, enjoyed back-to-back No. 1 hits this year and has previously opened on tours with Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Brantley Gilbert.
Both artists have catapulted singles to the top of the country charts. Brice has racked up an impressive four Platinum-selling singles (A Woman Like You," "Hard To Love," "Love Like Crazy" and "I Don't Dance") and achieved Gold with "I Drive Your Truck" and "Parking Lot Party." Farr has reached Platinum with "Redneck Crazy" and Gold with "A Guy Walks Into A Bar" and "Whiskey In My Water."
They've appeared together several times already, each feeding off the other to ramp up the intensity of the evening. Brice even guested on his friend's "Redneck Crazy" video in 2013.
Country music entertainer, military veteran, award-winning TV host and philanthropist CRAIG MORGAN has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s Outstanding Achievement Award. Each year, this award is presented in recognition of excellence in the field of music and entertainment, as well as service to the community. Morgan will receive the award at the President’s Gala at the Peabody Hotel at 7pm on January 1, 2016. Past recipients include Danny Thomas, Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Lou Rawls, Clint Black, Little Richard, Alabama, The Beach Boys, LeAnn Rimes, The O’Jays, KC & The Sunshine Band, The Temptations and Big & Rich.
Morgan will be the headline honoree at the President’s Gala Dinner Dance and star in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s halftime spectacular on January 2, 2016. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl game will kick off at 2:20pm.
Zondervan released the cover of Scotty McCreery’smuch-anticipated debut book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream (Zondervan, in stores May 3, 2016) today.
Go Big or Go Home is now available for fans to pre-order on Amazon.
Go Big or Go Home narrates McCreery's journey from a kid imitating Elvis on the school bus to 30 million across America tuning in to see him win season ten of "American Idol” to building a successful country music career. Now just following his 22nd birthday as he completes his eagerly awaited fourth album and was recently named Nash Country Weekly’s 2015 “Sexiest Man,” McCreery shares a glimpse of where he came from and the impact his faith, family and friends have had on a humble guy who keeps asking “why me?” This is his journey from his North Carolina roots to winning America’s most popular singing competition and moving on to launch the musical career he had always dreamt about.
Jessie James Decker released her brand new single “This Christmas” last Friday, and for the 2nd year in a row Decker debuted at #1 on the iTunes Holiday Chart. The #1 release came on the heels of her performance of The National Anthem at the Thursday Night NY Jets vs. Buffalo Bills game and shows at iPlay America in New Jersey and a sold-out Cutting Room in New York on Saturday night. “This Christmas” was written by Jessie and Producer Dan Agee and is available now on iTunes (http://smarturl.it/JJD_ThisChristmas).
On December 12, Jessie will take the stage at Opry at the Ryman in Nashville to perform tracks from This Christmas along with other holiday classics. Tickets and additional information available HERE.
In addition to releasing the new single, Jessie has ventured into the fashion world as a first time designer, launching her clothing and accessories line, KITTENISH with Kora Rae. On Tuesday, November 17, Jessie hosted the KITTENISH launch party and collection preview in New York at the Gramercy Park Hotel. Jessie designed KITTENISH so that women felt confident from the inside out. The line consists of blazers, sweaters, leather leggings, cocktail dresses, flannels, denim shorts, rompers and accessories.
As the holiday season begins, multi-talented country singer, songwriter Jessie James Decker has revealed her new holiday single “This Christmas,” available now on iTunes (http://smarturl.it/JJD_ThisChristmas). “This Christmas” was written by Jessie and Producer Dan Agee and recorded in Nashville.
On December 12, Jessie will take the stage at Opry at the Ryman in Nashville to perform tracks from This Christmas along with other holiday classics. Tickets are available for purchase HERE.
Jessie is currently recording her upcoming album to be released in 2016. Her last EP Comin’ Home, a candid celebration of her pop and country influences, debuted at #5 on the Billboard Country chart and #28 on Billboard Top 200. Comin’ Home found major success on iTunes reaching #1 on the iTunes Album Chart and #9 on the Overall Digital Chart. She also released the holiday single “Baby, It’s Christmas,” which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Christmas Chart as well as her latest track “Lights Down Low” which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country Song Chart. Jessie burst onto the music scene with her self-titled debut album in 2009. The album’s first single “Wanted” was certified gold with record sales of more than 120,000.
Stay updated with Jessie James Decker on www.twitter.com/jessiejdecker!
Country artist Amber Hayes has released her own version of the classic holiday track, “Merry Christmas, Darling.”
Originally recorded by The Carpenters in 1970, “Merry Christmas, Darling” was written by Richard Carpenter and Frank Pooler. The classic song tells a story about going through the holidays without your special someone and dreaming of spending the festive season with them, wherever they are.
Hayes recruited Nashville-based producer Charlie Kelley for helping bring her version to life. Hayes’ sultry vocal accompanied by a classic Country sound sets the Christmas mood and allows the listener to feel the holiday spirit.
Since the release of his vibrant new single "Fix," fans have been jonesing for more music from Big Loud Records' Chris Lane and today (11/13), the hot newcomer releases his highly-anticipated debut EP FIX across all digital retailers. Already abuzz with media praise for the lead single and title track, "Fix" has garnered early airplay and is set to impact Country radio on December 12.
Creating his own niche sound within the genre, Billboard.com reports Lane “pushes the already-stretched boundaries of country even further” and popular site Taste of Country selected "Fix" as a Critic’s Pick praising the "…super-sized, Red Bull-fueled pop-country jam…" Of note, “Fix” peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Emerging Artist chart with shout-outs from celebrities Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Lucy Hale, Dustin Lynch, Cole Swindell, and more, making the song one of the most shared tracks on Twitter in the U.S. from an up-and-coming artist. Impressed by the fan interaction, radio trade site All Access noted, “The first release from the artist signed to a brand new label in town doesn’t always flood your social media stream, but when it does, it’s probably because it’s from a highly-buzzed about…young, dynamic artist.”
More than a year in the making, Chris Young’s highly anticipated fifth studio album, I’m Comin’ Over, is now available for purchase and digital download. In support of the new record, Chris will be performing the album’s lead single and title track live on NBC’s Today Show on Monday, November 16th in the 8:30am ET segment and will also perform during the 10am ET hour with Kathie Lee & Hoda. Adding to the excitement of release date, fans can also pick up a copy of Nash Country Weekly, as Chris is featured as this week’s in depth cover story.
Released by RCA Nashville, I’m Comin’ Over features eleven tracks – nine of which were co-written by Young – including his Gold certified single “I’m Comin’ Over,” which is currently #3 and climbing up the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Also included on the disc is “Sober Saturday Night,” a collaboration with Vince Gill, and “Think Of You,” a duet with Cassadee Pope, the special guest on Young’s 2016 tour. The album marks the first time that Young has co-produced, working alongside Corey Crowder.