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.
‘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.
Lillie Mae Announced as First 2019 LR Baggs AMERICANAFEST Session NASHVILLE, TN (October 25, 2019) … LR Baggs has released the first videos from their 2019 AMERICANAFEST Sessions, featuring Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist, Lillie Mae. Fresh off her 2019 release Other Girls are live versions of “Whole Blue Heart”, “Didn’t I”, and “A Golden Year”, along with a cover of “El Cumbanchero” where Mae’s fiddle work shines.
Country Music Powerhouse Lee Brice Honored at the National Music Publishers’ Association’s Gold & Platinum Gala (Nashville, TN – October 24, 2019) This past Wednesday, Country music star Lee Brice was honored by the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) during their annual Gold & Platinum Gala at City Winery Nashville.
Hallmark Channel & PEDIGREE Foundation Televised Benefit Concert to Air Tonight Monday, Oct. 21st Country Artists Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes & Easton Corbin Performed for The Love of Dogs Benefit Concert at CMA Theater to benefit PEDIGREE Foundation Nashville, TN – October 21, 2019 – Hallmark Channel and PEDIGREE Foundation teamed up for a television special to help the millions of shelter and rescue dogs across the country find loving homes. The Love of Dogs Benefit Concert will air tonight on Hallmark Channel at 9:00 CST. The concert special will feature country artists Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes and Easton Corbin from the Country Music Hall of Fame CMA Theater that was filmed earlier this month. Rising country artist Jillian Cardarelli performed during the Sponsor Reception prior to the show taping while Hallmark Channel’s own Larissa Wohl served as emcee for the evening.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Powerhouse vocal duo Presley Tucker and Spencer Bartoletti of Reverie Lane are “Good at It” in Rolling Stone Country’s ‘10 Best Country, Americana Songs to Hear Now.’ The song, from their debut EP Women & Trains, “showcases the pair’s voices, which remain closely entwined in harmony throughout” (Rolling Stone Country / Robert Crawford). The video featured in Rolling Stone Country was directed by Derrek Kupish of dkupish productions.
CRAIG MORGAN’S “THE FATHER, MY SON, AND THE HOLY GHOST” AMONG MOST ADDED AT COUNTRY RADIO Nabs 23 New Stations Out Of The Box Nashville, TN — October 8, 2019 — Country music entertainer, TV host and Army veteran Craig Morgan’s faith-filled tribute to his son Jerry, “The Father, My Son, And The Holy Ghost” nabs 23 new radio stations out of the box making it the 4th most added song at country radio this week. Morgan’s first new music since 2016 is finding early support in key markets such as Atlanta, Boston, Miami, Pittsburgh, Tampa and national airplay on Music Choice and Sirius XM.
There’s been some big news in country music this week: With the announcement of several 2020 tours involving some of the biggest names in country music, new music releases, the 94th birthday of the Grand Ole Opry, fall festivities at Silver Dollar City and more. Get up to speed on what you may have missed this week.