Heart of Stone is the fourth single lifted from Kirsty Lee Aker’s self-produced album, Under My Skin, with the official music video premiering on the Country Music Channel last Friday. Created by Kirsty Lee Akers and produced and directed by Jesse Anderson (Klik Productions), the Heart of Stone video clip brings the story of the Goree Girls to life. The Goree Girls were a band of female prisoners of the Goree Unit in Huntsville Texas and were the first documented all-female country and western band, performing throughout the 1940’s. Serving time for everything from murder to cattle rustling, the girls spent their days at the Goree State Farm doing a variety of things.
Grammy Award winning superstar Tim McGraw released today the lyric video for “Thought About You” via Columbia Nashville/McGraw Music. Directed by JP Robinson, the video brings the song to life by showcasing stories of love and friendship through a series of photographs – reminiscing on loved ones from the past and present who impact our lives. Continue reading
Country music superstar Brad Paisley has teamed with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) to launch a rodeo version video of his current single, “Bucked Off”. The video premiered during Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Kickoff at World Champion Bull Riders Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball held at The Tropicana Las Vegas, an official WNFR Hotel/Casino. Continue reading
Tim McGraw releases the highly anticipated music video for his single “NEON CHURCH” via Columbia Nashville/McGraw Music. The video premiered in New York City’s famed Times Square on Viacom’s Billboards and the CMT Hot 20 Countdown on Saturday. Watch it now on Country Music News Blog Continue reading
On September 21st, singer-songwriter Rory Feek celebrated the release of an album and DVD set that is one part love letter to his late wife Joey and one part chronicle of their Grammy-winning career as a country music duo. The Singer And The Song: The Best of Joey + Rory is a collection of more than a dozen of their most beloved hits, while the two-and-a-half hour long DVD provides an up-close-and-personal look at their timeless love story. Find out more about it at Country Music News Blog dot com Continue reading
Ty Herndon Releases Music Video for “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” making it the first of four amped up remixes targeted at country fans at festivals and clubs across the nation. Continue reading
Introducing country music newcomer Jaclyn Kenyon, with her latest release “Tombstone”. With a voice that rides the melancholy angst of Michelle Branch and the piercing clarity of LeAnn Rimes, Jaclyn is clearly an outstanding performer and one to keep on your up and coming lists for 2019. Jaclyn has been working with producer Mike Krompass as she released earlier this year her single/video “Daddy’s Got A Shotgun” all gearing up towards her album release coming soon. Jaclyn Kenyon’s sound fits today’s Nashville and her spark of youth shows that her attitude is spot on. Strong lyrics, identifiable and relatable songs, plus the connection fans are always looking for. Jaclyn’s “Tombstone” is a love song we have all experienced. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/jaclynkenyo… FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/JaclynKenyon… SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0hj6u… TWITTER: https://twitter.com/jaclynkenyon?lang=en
The highly-anticipated release of Carrie Underwood’s new album, “Cry Pretty” is almost upon us and we’ve got your advanced tracks right here at Country Music News Blog dot com! Continue reading
Country legend and literacy advocate Dolly Parton is helping to kick off YouTube Kids Reading Month, an annual initiative aiming to encourage children’s love of reading. Parton, who has been a passionate advocate for literacy for decades inspired by her own father’s inability to read and write, has created a specially curated playlist for kids and families to enjoy. In 1995 she started the Imagination Library, a book gifting program that mails free books to children from birth to age five in participating communities to ensure that all kids have the opportunity to cultivate their love of reading. You can check out Dolly’s playlist here or if you are viewing from a desktop, then please take a look here. In addition to Dolly Parton’s playlist, there will be a selection of other playlists debuting throughout Reading Month including a fun compilation ofcelebrity #Readalongs including Jimmy Fallon, Viola Davis, and Kristen Bell as they read their favorite children’s books. To view the playlist in the YouTube Kids app click here and view here if you are viewing from a desktop computer. Nickelodeon sensation Jojo Siwa is also trying to rally kids by sharing her zeal for reading with the Nickelodeon playlist which you can view here and here if you need to view from a desktop. More About YouTube Kids Reading Month From early literacy learning to read-alongs of favorite kids books, Reading Month on YouTube Kids aims to unlock literacy for children around the world. The month-long initiative will kick-off in the U.S., and select global territories this August, enabling kids to explore the magic of the written word and #ReadAlong with YouTube Kids. Beyond the fun playlists, YouTube Kids will also introduce “Word of the Day,” where viewers will see a special tile in their Recommended category. Once clicked on, they will be directed to a screen which will introduce them to a new “word of the day” with an associated video displayed below. More About YouTube Kids The YouTube Kids app is the first Google product built from the ground up with kids in mind. The app makes it easier for children to find videos on topics they want to explore and is available for free on Google Play and the App store. YouTube Kids continues to put parents in the driver’s seat withadditional parental controls that allow parents to choose what is right for their family.
Country traditionalist James Carothershas released the music video to accompany his single “Sinners and Saints” from his upcoming album Still Country, Still King: A Tribute To George Jones. The music video was exclusively premiered by The Boot yesterday. “Sinners and Saints” is available for streaming and download, and the album is available for preorder here. “If you have half as much fun watching this video as we did making it you might get thrown in the jailhouse!” Carothers said. “A special thanks to the good folks at “The Jailer’s Inn” up in Bardstown, KY, for allowing us to shoot some scenes in the old Nelson County Jail. Also, a shout out to our friends at Music City Light for donating a few beers to the project and one of their finest for the role of “Johnny”. Good times with good friends. Hope y’all enjoy it!” “A rollicking, rowdy time, Carothers’ “Sinners & Saints” video flashes between party time at a honky-tonk and prayer time in church pews. Those scenes are interspersed with shots of Carothers bringing in a scruffy, modern version of some eternal and classic Jones wisdom,” said Amy McCarthy, The Boot. Carothers will host an album listening party at The George Jones rooftop in Nashville on Aug. 6. You can RSVP here. Still Country, Still King: A Tribute To George Jones will officially be released Sept. 7. Keep up with James on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, and on his website at www.jamescarothers.com. About James Carothers Mixing together Tennessee twang and southern storytelling, James Carothersmakes throwback country music for modern times. His first full-length album,Relapse, released in May 2017, bears similarities to classic releases by George Jones, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. Carothers wrote most of the songs between daily gigs at The George Jones in Nashville. Since its opening in 2015, he’s performed hundreds of shows at the venue. George Jones’ own widow, Nancy, personally hired Carothers for the gig, giving him the opportunity to make a living playing music. James now plays several shows at venues in downtown Nashville each week when he’s not on the road. In 2018, James was nominated for an Ameripolitan Award in the “Outlaw Male” category. His hit song “Back to Hank” has received over four million views on Facebook and his Spotify and Apple Music artist profiles have been streamed over one million times combined. This September, James will be releasing his newest album, Still Country, Still King: A Tribute to George Jones. James will also be making his Grand Ole Opry debut this year. For more information about James Carothers, visit www.jamescarothers.com.