WALKER HAYES DONATES $10,000 to HOPE INTERNATIONAL THROUGH HIS BE A CRAIG FUND Wednesday, November 4th, 2019 – in honor of Giving Tuesday, Walker Hayes played to a packed house at the Listening Room Cafe last night, with 100% of the proceeds going to HOPE International, via Walker’s Be A Craig Fund. In addition to proceeds from the show, The Be A Craig Fund donated a total of $10,000 to HOPE International – an organization that invests in the dreams of families in the world’s underserved communities through services, and loans that restore dignity and break the cycle of poverty. Walker Hayes gets asked all the time if the character, Craig, from his song of the same name is a real person. As the song highlights, Walker and his family were going through a tough time. Walker’s career wasn’t moving like he wanted it to and he was feeling the pressures of providing for his 6 children and wife, Laney. One day, at church, a man named Craig noticed that the Hayes family was piled into a small car that didn’t have enough seats for all of them. The next day, Craig showed up with the keys and title to a new minivan and handed them to Walker. Craig’s kindness meant that the family would have a vehicle big enough for all of the Hayes children to have a seatbelt. That incredible gesture sparked Walker to write the song, “Craig,” and inspired him to create the Be A Craig Fund as a way to pay it forward to the next one in line who needs a hand. This giving Tuesday, Walker payed it forward by hosting this concert at The Listening Room, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting HOPE International via the Be A Craig Fund. Walker hopes the Be A Craig Fund will encourage others to seek out opportunities to help those who may need a little extra love. Learn more about the Be A Craig Fund HERE.
MIRANDA LAMBERT EARNS GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR BEST COUNTRY SONG, TRIO PISTOL ANNIES’ INTERSTATE GOSPEL NOMINATED FOR BEST COUNTRY ALBUM NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Miranda Lambert is nominated for Best Country Song at this year’s 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards, earning a nod for her Top 15 hit “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” which she co-wrote with The Love Junkies (Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose). Meanwhile, Pistol Annies – the superstar trio comprised of Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley – earns a Best Country Album nomination for their third studio LP Interstate Gospel. “It All Comes Out in the Wash” is the lead single from Lambert’s critically-acclaimed, No. 1 album Wildcard, which was released Nov. 1. The nod for the “cute-as-hell country bop” (NPR) marks Lambert’s fourth nomination in the category. Interstate Gospel arrived in 2018 to rave reviews and was included in “Year’s Best” lists from Esquire, Uproxx, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, The Ringer, NPR Music, Billboard, and more. Lambert previously won Best Country Album in 2014 for Platinum. The Pistol Annies have been special guests on Lambert’s “Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars” tour throughout the fall. The all-female trek wraps this weekend with shows in Jacksonville, FL, Duluth, GA, and Greensboro, NC.
ALABAMA ANNOUNCES RESCHEDULED “50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR” CONCERT IN NASHVILLE; ADDS SECOND SHOW DUE TO HIGH DEMAND Previously Postponed SOLD OUT Concert Set for Friday, July 17 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Second Show Announced for Saturday, July 18; Tickets Go On Sale Via Ticketmaster this Friday, November 22 at 10 AM CT Nashville, Tenn. (November 18, 2019) — ALABAMA, the most successful band in the history of country music, has rescheduled its sold out “50th Anniversary Tour” concert in Nashville and has added a second show due to popular demand. The previously postponed live concert will take place next year at Bridgestone Arena on Friday, July 17 with the second show to follow on Saturday, July 18. Band members Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen have recruited Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels to join them at both events. “We know fans will be thrilled that ALABAMA and the Charlie Daniels Band were able to add this second night at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena,” says Outback Presents company President Mike Smardak. “It’s a honor for Outback Presents to be the promoter of this magical weekend.” Tickets for the second concert go on sale this Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m. / CT. ALABAMA will announce all rescheduled “50th Anniversary Tour” 2020 live concert dates in the coming weeks.
Country Music Legend Clint Black Releases First Single “This Old House” Off His 22nd Album, Still Killin Time, 30 Years After Multi-Platinum Debut Watch the new music video below! Nashville, TN – November 1, 2019 – One of Country music’s most celebrated and admired artists, Clint Black, released the first single and accompanying music video for “This Old House” today from his highly-anticipated album, Still Killin’ Time. “This Old House” honors country music’s home the Grand Ole Opry and features a team of powerhouse performers who are no strangers to the Opry stage including; Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Cody Jinks, Sara Evans, Michael Ray, Darius Rucker, Travis Tritt, and Steve Wariner. “It’s such an honor to have these great artists agree to sing on this record and the willingness of the Opry to open its archives and its doors to me for the making of the video is more than I could’ve dreamed. This has been one of the most exciting experiences in my entire career,” says Black. A portion of the proceeds from “This Old House” will benefit the Opry Trust Fund, which for more than 50 years has supported members of the Country music community in need. LISTEN: This Old House Black produced the official music video for “This Old House,” which features archival footage from the Grand Ole Opry and marks the first time the stage and backstage dressing room area has been featured in a music video. WATCH: This Old House On Friday, November 8th, Black will release Still Killin’ Time featuring eight live recordings of Clint’s hits and two studio recordings of songs that nearly made it onto his debut album Killin’ Time, “This Old House” and “No One Here For Me.” “I’ve toyed with the idea of a live album for years. If ever there was a time for a “snapsot” of our live performances, it would be the 30th anniversary of my first album release. To bring more nostalgia to the project, I dug up two songs we never recorded that were “in the stack” of songs we wrote for Killin’ Time; “This Old House” and “No One Here for Me.” I thought they would fit in well with Still Killin’ Time.” The special live album holds true to the traditional sound that continues to resonate with classic country fans. Still Killin’ Time Track Listing: Track 1: This Old House Track 2: No One Here For Me Track 3: Killin’ Time (Live) Track 4: A Better Man (Live) Track 5: Walkin’ Away (Live) Track 6: Summer’s Comin’ (Live) Track 7: Tuckered Out (Live) Track 8: A Good Run of Bad Luck (Live) Track 9: Like the Rain (Live) Track 10: Nothin’ but the Taillights (Live)
MIRANDA LAMBERT’S WILDCARD ROARS TO LIFE ALBUM AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE NOW NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Arriving to raucous critical acclaim, superstar Miranda Lambert’s latest studio album Wildcard is released today (Nov. 1st) on Vanner Records/RCA Nashville. Listen here. Lambert performed the album’s Top 15 lead single “It All Comes Out in the Wash” Wednesday night on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Watch here. Last night, she brought down the house at NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” performing “Mess With My Head” and “Bluebird.” This morning, Lambert welcomed the new album on NBC’s “TODAY” with “It All Comes Out in the Wash” and “Bluebird” on ABC’s “The View.” Sunday (11/3), she’ll discuss the album making process with NBC’s “Sunday TODAY” host Willie Geist on the Sunday Sitdown. Critics are raving about Wildcard: “Listening to Wildcard…you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wake up from a blackout-drunk evening next to your two best girlfriends and a freshly dug grave that none of you will speak of again. In short: It rocks.” – Entertainment Weekly “Rife with the honest, introspective and relatable lyrics for which Lambert is known” – Tennessean “She specializes in the kind of country music that doesn’t fade in the background, thanks to her meaty songwriting, her ear for the genre’s most interesting sounds — and of course, her clear, penetrating, impossible-to-replicate voice.” – Billboard
DOS BORRACHOS ARE ‘DRUNK AGAIN’ IN HILARIOUS NEW SONG AND VIDEO Austin, Texas — Dos Borrachos are living up to their name in another hilarious new sneak peek into their upcoming album. On “Drunk Again,” Roger Creager and Kevin Fowler “lament” their old habits in a raucously fun way, cutting loose in the saloon (and even performing their own stunts). From procrastinating on that to-do list to getting over an ex, Creager and Fowler do it all on “Drunk Again,” a feel good anthem that is sure to lead many live show singalongs. “This one you just have to sing along with by the chorus,” Kevin Fowler says. “Because who can’t relate to, ‘But then I got drunk again’?” “As soon as we heard ‘Drunk Again,’ we knew it was a Dos Borrachos song,” Roger Creager adds. The song counts Music Row heavyweights Bart Butler (Jon Pardi), Jessie Jo Dillon (Maren Morris, George Strait), and Michael Hardy (Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line) as songwriters. “Drunk Again” is another new track off Dos Borrachos upcoming eponymous debut, coming November 15. The Trent Willmon-produced album features a stable of talented writers, from Fowler, Creager, and Willmon themselves to fellow Texas artist Josh Grider to legends like Tom T. Hall, JT Harding, Steve Dorff and more. Inspired by one of their late night Mexico excursions, DOS BORRACHOS marks the first official album collaboration between the longtime friends. Dos Borrachos will play a limited run of exclusive shows right around the album release. They’ll also bring the party back to Mexico in summer 2020 for their BigCaboFest. The all-inclusive musical Mexico getaway takes place from June 7th through June 11th and is sure to inspire more of the fun times that ultimately inspired Dos Borrachos. Watch the video for “Drunk Again” here.
Releases New Track “Unanswered Questions” Listen/Share Fall Tour Begins October 31st + Solo Acoustic Dates Announced Critically-Acclaimed Renegade Out Now October 29, 2019 – ATO Records released “Unanswered Questions,” a new acoustic single from singer/songwriter Dylan LeBlanc. LeBlanc heads back out on tour on October 31 supporting his latest album Renegade, out now.
‘BEHIND MIRANDA LAMBERT’S WILDCARD’ SHORT FILM COMING EXCLUSIVELY TO APPLE MUSIC Watch A Teaser HERE ‘Behind Miranda Lambert’s Wildcard‘, an original short film chronicling the making of the country superstar’s forthcoming 7th album, comes exclusively to Apple Music on Monday, November 4th. Consider it an invitation into her brave new world: an adventurous, creative playground which finds her ruminating on her Texas roots while exploring new horizons. Lambert now splits her time between Nashville and New York, and says the latter’s confident, spontaneous energy has seeped into her art.
GRAMMY®-WINNING, PLATINUM-SELLING AMERICAN IDOL TAYLOR HICKS APPOINTED TO ALABAMA MUSIC HALL OF FAME BOARD NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Alabama Music Hall of Fame is proud to announce the appointment of GRAMMY®-winning, platinum-selling American Idol Taylor Hicks to its Board of Directors. Hicks, a Birmingham native, won “American Idol’s” blockbuster fifth season “with gray on his head, soul in his heart, Alabama in his palm (Los Angeles Times).” As a member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame board, Hicks’ will support the Alabama Music Hall of Fame’s mission to honor, support and increase awareness of Alabama’s vast array of music achievers.