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Nate Smith – ‘Whiskey On You’ (90m+ streams to date)

Lauded as the “breakup song of the summer” by Country Now and “an enormously satisfying country kiss-off anthem” by Stereogum, Nate Smith's new single 'Whiskey On You' is out now, with over 7.5 million global on-demand streams in its first week, and reaching No. 10 on the Country On-Demand Streaming Chart. The track also debuted inside the Billboard Hot 100 (all-genre) and No. 14 on the Hot Country Songs chart, marking Smith’s first career entry on the chart. He also re-entered Billboard's Emerging Artists chart at No. 1, becoming the top emerging act in the U.S. for the first time. 'Whiskey On You' [...]

OUT NOW: Dariann Leigh “Jackson”

Dariann Leigh rediscovers her purpose through small town dreaming in her brand new single, "Jackson". Showcasing the real span of her songwriting ability through symbolism and country storytelling, the Karlstad, MN (population 713) native divulges real stories from her childhood, including times of just trying to figure our life and chasing her dreams.  “After moving to Nashville, I noticed people were always so intrigued with how I grew up, being from a place so small and with no stoplights,” says Dariann. “I loved growing up in a small town. And one day, I was just missing home, so I wrote this song, remembering the days I [...]

SKINNY DYCK “Palace Waiting”

Canadese dell’Alberta, Skinny Dyck è tra coloro che con grande passione, nonostante i budget limitati delle produzioni indipendenti, cerca di riportare la country music sui binari della tradizione, pur aggiungendo il suo tocco personale che a volte lo avvicina a certo indie folk. Dopo il debutto di un paio di anni fa intitolato “Get To Know Lonesome” è la volta di questa via di mezzo tra un ep e un album a lunga durata, otto brani che lo rivelano, per chi ancora non lo avesse incrociato, come autore sensibile e performer appassionato. La produzione, essenziale e azzeccata, è [...]

JEFFREY HALFORD & THE HEALERS “Soul Crusade”

Nato a Dallas, Texas ma cresciuto in California dove attualmente risiede, Jeffrey Halford ha da almeno tre decadi impersonato il ruolo di genuino e sincero roots-rocker, dove le radici sono interpretate nel senso più ampio del termine, dall’alternative country al soul. Con i fidi Healers, qui formati dal bassista Mike Anderson e da Adam Rossi, nelle vesti di produttore oltre al prezioso supporto a tastiere e batteria, Jeffrey Halford dedica queste sue nuove, undici canzoni, ai suoni tra soul, blues e folk in un album veramente godibile e brillante. Gli echi del Van Morrison degli anni settanta aprono [...]

New EP Senja Sargeant

Following her critically acclaimed appearance on TVOH, Senja Sargeant was introduced to lauded LA-based singer-songwriter and producer, Shane Alexander who also has an extensive history of performing and touring in Holland. The two hit it off creatively and bonded over everything from David Bowie and Roy Orbison to Lucinda Williams and Johnette Napolitano from Concrete Blonde. Writing remotely on Zoom, the duo set out to make a timeless EP full of undeniable hooks and the kind of energy to connect with large crowds. Shane Alexander writes, “Our whole working relationship has been remote, which is absolutely nuts. Before Covid, I [...]

Parmalee Shares New Single ‘Girl In Mine’

Platinum-selling band Parmalee today releases their next single “Girl In Mine,” the follow up to their back-to-back No. 1 hits. After their No. 1 hit “Carolina,” Parmalee has seen a resurgence that is “one of the most under-reported success stories of the last year” (Morning Hangover) — first with their multinational No. 1 smash “Just the Way” with Blanco Brown — which was the most played song on iHeart Country in 2021 – then their recent multi-week smash hit “Take My Name.” Now that they’ve just hit more than 1 billion on-demand streams (and counting) in their tenure as a band, Parmalee continues their new recipe for success with “Girl [...]

Lainey Wilson Announces New Album ‘Bell Bottom Country’ Due October 28

ACM New Female Artist of the Year and iHeartRadio Music Awards’ Best New Country Artist, Lainey Wilson today announces her new album Bell Bottom Country will be released October 28 via BBR Music Group/Broken Bow Records. In celebration of the announcement, the fast-rising star revealed the album cover on the Paramount billboard in Times Square and released a brand-new track from the album, “Watermelon Moonshine.” Bell Bottom Country draws its name directly from the monifolks have come to use to describe the Louisiana native’s unique sound, style and aesthetic — it’s Country, but with a flare. The hotly anticipated album reflects Lainey's depth and multifaceted character [...]

Ashley Cooke Is “Getting Into” A New Era Of Music

Rising Country artist Ashley Cooke ushers in a new chapter of music with the honest and relatable track “getting into,”. After her head-turning introduction to the genre with her freshman project Already Drank That Beer, “getting into” signifies a new era of music from the artist destined for a “bright future ahead in the Country music genre” (CMT) as the first song since the release of her current radio single, “Never Til Now,” with Brett Young. Co-written by Cooke, Emily Weisband and Will Weatherly, “getting into” lays out everything her future love interest should know before taking the next step. “‘getting into’ [...]

Mitchell Tenpenny Reveals Track Listing For New Album ‘This Is The Heavy”

Sony Music Nashville hosted a celebration for Mitchell Tenpenny last week recognising his over One Billion streams threshold (currently 1.3 Billion), his first triple-platinum plaque for break-out debut single 'Drunk Me', a Gold plaque for his debut album Telling All My Secrets and a Gold plaque for current Top 10 smash single 'Truth About You'. During the event, Mitchell shared details about his new 20-track album, This Is The Heavy, due out on September 16th, 2022. The powerhouse vocalist co-wrote every song and co-produced the project with Jordan M. Schmidt. On Friday (Aug 5) Mitchell revealed the full track listing along with a new [...]

Ernest Tubb

Ammiratore ed emulo dell'impareggiabile Jimmie Rodgers, per oltre un trentennio Ernest Tubb sovrastò la scena country, indovinando una serie di felici successi come "Walking the Floor Over You". L'incredibile forza d'animo che lo muoveva, assieme ad un travolgente sound honky tonk, gli spianò la strada verso una entusiasmante affermazione artistica. Uno dei suoi segreti erano le liriche in sintonia con i tempi, con i valori e i sentimenti della working class, con la vita reale degli americani segnata da alcolismo, divorzio e disillusione. Tubb fu così un innovatore, il responsabile di un'autentica transizione della country music dal passato [...]

JADEA KELLY “Roses”

Si fa effettivamente fatica ad immaginarsi la poetica e dolcissima voce della cantante canadese Jadea Kelly a guidare (e lo è stato dal 2004 al 2013) la band metal Protest The Hero, nota in patria al punto da aggiudicarsi un Juno Award. Per nostra fortuna Jadea ha virato negli anni verso suoni a noi più congegniali, avvicinandosi ad un ‘americana’ tinto di sfumature pop che spesso richiama la California, da qualche tempo sua seconda patria. “Roses” è il suo album numero quattro e si muove attraverso brani dal fascino discreto, guidati da una scrittura che spesso evoca le [...]

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