Pandora Reveals Country Artists To Watch for 2020

Country music will continue to be both genre-bending and loyal to its “three chords and the truth” roots.  We will likely continue to see successful cross-genre collaborations, as the country audience has continued to diversify.  However, the longstanding traditions of the classic, fiddle-and-steel-laced sound mixed with autobiographical and often cinematic storytelling are here to stay.  Pandora’s 2020 Country Artists to Watch list is a unique blend of artists representing both of these styles…and so much more.

Blanco Brown and Parmalee Collaboration Out NOW

NASHVILLE, TN (December, 13 2019)— Stoney Creek Records’ platinum-selling band, Parmalee and BBR Music Group’s Blanco Brown, the mastermind behind the international smash single “The Git Up,” released their new collaboration “Just the Way.” The feel good, from-the-heart track, with its melodic groove, blends Matt Thomas’ lead vocals with Blanco’s, in a new way, never heard before.

Shaky Boots Music Festival 2020 to Feature Brandi Carlile and Dierks Bentley

BRANDI CARLILE AND DIERKS BENTLEY TO HEADLINE SHAKY BOOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020TICKETS ON SALE NOW (Atlanta, GA – December 10, 2019) Making its grand return to downtown Atlanta since 2015, Shaky Boots Festival will take place at Central Park, May 8-9, 2020. A Southern country festival true to its roots with a modern edge, Shaky Boots will feature over 20 bands across two stages with no overlapping sets. On Friday, Brandi Carlile, John Prine, Alison Krauss, Gary Allan, Tanya Tucker and more take the stage, while Dierks Bentley, Dwight Yoakam, Jamey Johnson, Morgan Wallen, Clint Black and more will close out the festival on Saturday!

Miranda Lambert’s Holiday Gifts for Dog Lovers – MuttNation

MIRANDA LAMBERT’S MUTTNATION HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR THE DOG LOVER IN YOUR LIFE NOW AVAILABLE – AND THE PROCEEDS GO TO A GREAT CAUSETractor Supply Company and Country Superstar Have TeamedUp With Exclusive Line of Products to Support Pet Adoption and Rescue Shelters BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (Dec. 10, 2019) – With the holiday season of gift giving upon us, Tractor Supply Company and country superstar Miranda Lambert have teamed up on an exclusive line of MuttNation pet products for the dog lover in everyone’s life with an added bonus – proceeds from the sale of items benefit the singer’s MuttNation Foundation that supports pet adoption and rescue shelters around the country.

Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special to Rebroadcast on ABC

ABC to Rebroadcast Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special December 28th @ 8:00pm EST NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 10, 2019) Country superstar Brad Paisley’s first ever network variety show, Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special is set to rebroadcast Saturday, Dec. 28 (8:00pm EST) on ABC. It originally aired Dec. 3 with 6.3 million viewers and was the most watched show on ABC that evening, according to Nielsen.

Sandra Lynn Spreads Christmas Cheer to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Inspired by her original holiday single “My Christmas Wish for You,” songstress Sandra Lynn spreads Christmas cheer to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville. For a list of ways to support Nashville’s Ronald McDonald House this holiday season, click HERE.  “Getting to tour Nashville’s Ronald McDonald House this week and see all the incredible ways this organization helps support families with a home away from home while they’re children are receiving critical medical care is absolutely touching and inspiring. I cannot thank everyone enough that donated towards RMH’s ‘Holiday Wish List’ this year, in hopefully helping to make Christmas just a little bit brighter for these families,” expressed Lynn.

Walker Hayes Donates $10,000 to Hope International Through His BE A CRAIG Fund

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 and Pistol Annies Earn GRAMMY Nominations

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.