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Morgan Wallen releases acoustic performance of ‘865’ from the ‘Dangerous Sessions’

Morgan Wallen has shared another clip from his Dangerous Sessions YouTube series that he started earlier this year.  This time, Wallen performs an acoustic version of his song ‘865’ from his chart-topping double album, Dangerous.  Wallen previously shared the Dangerous Sessions renditions of: ‘Still Goin’ Down,’ ‘Wasted On You,’ ‘Sand In My Boots,’ ‘Silverado For Sale,’ and ‘Rednecks, Red Letters, Red Dirt.’

In the latest clip, directed by Justin Clough and filmed in Wallen’s hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, Wallen performs the new track in an empty theater, alongside his full band that includes Mark Taco Annino (Drums), Luke Cowboy Rice (Bass/Guitar), Tyler Tomlinson (Guitar) and Dominic Frost (Guitar/Vocals).

Take a look at Wallen’s live acoustic performance of “865” here.

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Dustin Lynch, Ashley McBryde, Riley Green & more added to final lineup of Luke Bryan’s 2022 ‘Crash My Playa Festival’

Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa event officially announced on their social media pages the full lineup of performers. The destination vacation event will take place at Riviera Cancún, Mexico on January 19-22, 2022.

Dustin Lynch will return in 2022 for his seventh Crash My Playa, his first as a headliner. Additionally, Ashley McBryde, Riley Green, Jimmie Allen, LoCash, Jameson Rodgers, Lainey Wilson, Caitlyn Smith, and Whitney Duncan along with DJ Rock round out the lineup of artists. Kendell Marvel will also return with a special late-night performance.

Back in April, Crash My Playa 2022 sold-out quicker than any other time in its seven-year history; the event features four nights of country music on a private stretch of white sand beach in Riviera Cancún, Mexico as well as daily pool parties, activities and local adventures. For more information about Crash My Playa 2022 you can  visit: www.crashmyplaya.com

Luke Bryan Announces Final Lineup for Sold-Out 2022 Crash My Playa Concert

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Reba McEntire to return for Season 2 of her Spotify podcast “Living & Learning with Reba McEntire”

Spotify announced that Reba McEntire’s podcast “Living & Learning with Reba McEntire” will be returning with a second season, set to premiere on October 25th.

“Living & Learning with Reba McEntire” delves into the way that Reba approaches and lives life. Reba is joined by celebrity guests and old friends share their stories as well.  Season one of Reba McEntire’s podcast included her famous friends including Thomas Rhett and Lauren Atkins, Glennon Doyle, Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Kristin Chenoweth.

This season’s trailer features Reba and friend Melissa Peterman as they hint about topics discussed. Some of those topics include reincarnation, good health, and cancel culture. Season 2’s guests include Lady A, Trisha Yearwood, and more.  Reba’s boyfriend, Rex Linn, will also be making an appearance this season.

Take a look at the trailer for Season 2 of the “Living & Learning with Reba McEntire” podcast – here.

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Take a look at Cody Johnson’s new video for ”’Til You Can’t’

Cody Johnson has released the video for “Til You Can’t”, one of the 18 tracks from Johnson’s “Human: The Double Album” which dropped on October 8th.  Says Cody of the song: “The message in this song is something so simple yet so hard to put into action every day of your life. I love the story line in the video. You think it’s going in one direction and then suddenly you are surprised at the turn of events. When they sent me the rough edit of the video it was so powerful and brought tears to my eyes. It put into perspective the song that I had been singing for months.”

Human: The Double Album is available to stream and download on all digital music platforms (HERE).

Watch the video for ‘Til You Can’t on YouTube – here.

Cody Johnson Drops Moving Music Video For New Single “Til You Can’t”

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Garth Brooks announces two shows in November at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium

Garth Brooks is set to perform two concerts at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Nov. 19 and 20, with each show starting at 7 p.m. CT   Brooks posted the news on social media on Tuesday, Oct. 19, which is dubbed as “Just Garth, the Ryman and You: An Intimate Evening with Garth Brooks at the Ryman Auditorium.” 

Brooks tweet read:Announcing: Garth, The Ryman & You An Intimate Evening With Garth Brooks At @theryman Auditorium November 19th & 20th Tickets On Sale Friday October 22nd ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks – Team Garth #GARTHatTHERYMAN”

Tickets for the shows are $250 and go on sale Friday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster. According to Ticketmaster’s site, the Ryman shows will require fans to show a photo ID, as well as proof of either a full COVID-19 vaccination (at least 14 days from the final vaccination shot), or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event as a requirement for entry.

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Miranda Lambert shares new video for ‘If I Were A Cowboy’

Miranda Lambert has released a music video for the brand new single, “If I Was A Cowboy,” which was released to radio Monday (October 18th).  If I Was A Cowboy is the follow-up to Lambert’s hit single “Settling Down”.

Lambert had this to say about If I Was A Cowboy –  “I wrote this song with my new friend, Jesse Frasure. We met doing the remix of ‘Tequila Does’ and he and I just got together one afternoon for a write and this is what came out of it. It’s funny, he’s a Detroit boy and I’m an East Texan, but somehow we wrote a song about the Wild West together.”

Watch the music video for If I Was A Cowboyhere.

Miranda Lambert Rules the Wild West on New Single ‘If I Was a Cowboy’

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Jimmie Allen and wife Alexis welcome daughter Zara James

Jimmie Allen and his wife Alexis have welcomed their second daughter together, Zara James Allen, born on October 16.

Allen’s fans were informed that his show scheduled Saturday night in Forest City, N.C., was canceled, just hours before the country star was due to take the stage. Allen posted to Instagram that the concert would be rescheduled due to a “family emergency.”  The emergency turned out to be Zara’s birth, which Jimmie later posted about on social media.

Zara joins her almost 2-year-old sister Naomi, as well a 7-year-old brother, Aadyn, from a previous relationship. Jimmie and Alexis have been together since the spring of 2019, after his cousin’s wife introduced them. The couple were engaged in July of that year and were married on May 27, 2021, at Pennsylvania’s Lake House Inn.

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Luke Bryan set to host the 2021 CMA Awards in Nashville this November

Luke Bryan is confirmed as the host of this year’s 2021 Country Music Association Awards (CMAs). The 45-year-old Bryan posted on social media that he will host the 55th annual awards show live in Nashville this November. The event will mark Bryan’s first time hosting the CMA Awards. Bryan tweeted:It’s an honor to announce I’ll be hosting the 55th annual #CMAawards for the first time! Tune in to the live show Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8/7c on ABC. Don’t miss Country Music’s biggest night! @CountryMusic”

Bryan said in a press release: “The CMA Awards is one of the biggest nights of the year for country music. Being asked to host the CMA Awards was definitely something I put a lot of thought into before answering. The pressure that comes along with that can be overwhelming, but knowing I get to help honor and celebrate so many of my friends, I knew it was something I couldn’t turn down. I’m looking forward to making it fun and memorable and using this platform to continue to make country music shine.”

Bryan is a previous two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year award winner; this year he is nominated at the CMA Awards for Musical Event of the Year for “Buy Dirt” with Jordan Davis. The CMA Awards will air live Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. EDT from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Luke Bryan To Host CMA Awards In Nashville This November

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Jon Pardi has emotional surprise visit from Randy Travis as he performs some of his greatest hits

Jon Pardi honored Randy Travis with a performance of two of his iconic country hits, paying tribute to Travis during CMT’s Artist Of A Lifetime. In a video clip recorded at The Nashville Palace in Tennessee, Pardi pays homage to the country music legend days ahead of the CMT’s Artist Of The Year special, which aired last week.

In the near 10-minute long clip, Pardi performed two of Travis’ iconic hits, including “On the Other Hand” and “Forever and Ever, Amen,” which he called two “big ol’ hits.” During the video, he also honored Travis, saying,
“Randy Travis is country. When you think legendary country, it’s Randy Travis. I’m such a big fan of Randy, it just goes to show… your influences will guide you to what you want to do if you do it right. Being a part of country music now, with all the new artists, and then you got our legends like Randy. We’re all a part of this big community and my names in that big hat with Randy and that’s a big deal.”  Click to watch Pardi’s tribute performance – here.

What Pardi didn’t realize is that there would be a very special audience member for his performance: Travis himself. In the middle of a song, Travis entered the building along with his wife, Mary. Said Jon: “Well, hey Randy! This is a surprise. Wow.” At the end of the video, Pardi is overcome by tears, singing “He Walked on Water” while Travis is sitting beside him. “Everybody needs a good cry every now and then, right, you know? Happy cry,” Pardi adds.  You can watch the clip of  Pardi’s surprise from Travis – here.

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Lee Brice earns his 9th consecutive No. 1 with “Memory I Don’t Mess With”

Lee Brice has earned his 9th consecutive No. 1 with the ballad “Memory I Don’t Mess With.” The song has now simultaneously reached the top of the charts on both the Billboard and Mediabase radio charts.

Lee said via social media, “Y’all…We have the #1 song on country radio!! A huge THANK YOU to country radio, my team, and every single one of you who called your local radio station to request ’Memory I Don’t Mess With.’ I cannot thank y’all enough for showing this song so much love! I’m forever grateful.”

In June, Brice released an acoustic version of Memory I Don’t Mess With back in June, accompanied by a music video; the song  premiered in its original version in October 2020.

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