Wednesday 31 October 2018

BBR MUSIC GROUP artists pack out UK Shows in Oct | Dustin Lynch & Chase Rice confirm C2C 2019


Globally in-demand artists Jimmie Allen, Lindsay Ell, Chase Rice and Lainey Wilson all toured to thunderous reception in the UK during October
Dustin Lynch & Chase Rice announced for C2C Festival main stage in March 2019

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(Weds, Oct 31st 2018) — BBR Music Group artists Jimmie Allen, Lindsay Ell, Chase Rice and Lainey Wilson all toured the UK this month and were received with open arms by fans across the country. Many of the shows were part of AEG’s Country Music Week, while others were part of the artists continued dedication to tour internationally and play for their fans in the UK. Amidst the energy of Country Music Week it was announced that Broken Bow Records artists Dustin Lynch and Rice will be playing the Main Stage at the Country to Country (C2C) Festival in March 2019.

The dates kicked off with Lindsay Ell’s sold-out London headline show (Oct 16th); before Chase Rice took to the stage at the historic Bush Hall venue earlier this week to mark the start of his second UK headline tour, titled the Lambs & Lions Tour, with Jimmie Allen as main support for all four shows.

Sunday night (Oct 28th), Jimmie Allen closed out a two-week combined run of UK shows from the label’s roster during October, with a special performance at the ‘Bluebird Cafe’ songwriters round in London. Joining them in London was Broken Bow Records' latest signing Lainey Wilson, who spent several days working with internationally-acclaimed songwriters following her debut overseas performance, before returning to the stage at Country Music Week for a packed performance and Q&A as part of their Daytime Hub event.

Lainey Wilson / Photo Credit: Paul Clampin / London Backline Photography 

Rice found time on his trip to join legendary BBC Radio broadcaster Bob Harris on stage at the CMA Songwriters Series (Oct 22nd) for a special announcement, letting fans know he’d be joining the Country to Country (C2C) Festival lineup in March 2019, for full band shows on the main stage in London, Glasgow and Dublin.
It was also announced that labelmate Dustin Lynch will make his long-awaited first trip across the pond to play C2C 2019 in all cities, alongside Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, and Chris Stapleton. Rice went on to join songwriter/producer and frequent collaborator Chris DeStefano for an acoustic rendition of current single ‘Eyes On You’, which is receiving growing airplay worldwide and has topped 65m+ streams, including over 1m in the UK alone.

All four artists received rave live reviews, while fans clamoured for the engaging live show experiences. Additionally, keeping a packed schedule, all were featured on multiple BBC Radio shows during their trip, as well as stopping in to visit the UK’s 24/7 country station Chris Country Radio. Ell also made an appearance on London Live TV, took over Fender’s social media channels and recorded an interview with Total Country TV, to air shortly after the new channel’s launch in November.

Hailing from the small farming community of Baskin, Louisiana, newcomer Lainey Wilson has as much grit in her as she does soul. She moved to Nashville in a camper trailer to pursue a career in music and has been carving her own unique place in the country music landscape ever since, already garnering early praise as “a cautious optimist with just enough scars and pragmatism to write great, universal country songs” (Taste of Country) and “one of those voices who will grab your attention and keep it” (Whiskey Riff). A natural-born storyteller, Wilson has quickly established herself as an in-demand songwriter on Music Row as part of the powerhouse Sony/ATV, landing cuts with chart-topping country artist Luke Combs and fellow rising country artist Kasey Tyndall, and independently releasing her own self-titled EP in April 2018. 
This summer Lainey landed a record deal with BBR Music Group/BMG and is currently in the studio working on new material for her debut with its flagship imprint, Broken Bow Records.

Pistol Annies release video for "Got My Name Changed Back"; anticipated new album out Nov 2.



NASHVILLE, TN – Country supertrio PISTOL ANNIES have released the official video for their single “Got My Name Changed Back” off their anxiously-awaited third album INTERSTATE GOSPEL, releasing Friday Nov. 2 on RCA Records Nashville. Watch the video here:

Listen to the song on all streaming platforms and pre-order the album HERE.

Penned by the Pistol Annies, "Got My Name Changed Back" is the latest glimpse into the upcoming 14-track album, which showcases the group’s stunning harmonies.

 Moving from celebratory anthems, classic country storytelling and vibey swagger, the Grammy-nominated trio are back and sounding Annie-er than ever.

Following last week's sold-out show at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium, the trio will perform at NYC’s intimate venue The Town Hall this Friday, Nov. 2 and LA’s breakout downtown concert hall The Novo on Nov. 7. These shows are the Annies’ way of inviting their fans into their living room to hang, talk, laugh and commiserate about real life while singing their own kind of country music.

Fans who pre-order the album at any digital retailer will instantly receive “Got My Name Changed Back,” as well as previously-released songs including the "classic country tearjerker" (Stereogum) "Masterpiece"; "sly take on gender roles" (Variety) "Sugar Daddy"; "saucy, high-spirited" (Rolling Stone) "Stop Drop and Roll One“; "more irreverent than earnest” (NPR) “Interstate Gospel”; and “confession of dead-end desperation" (New York Times) “Best Years of My Life.” All five records are also available on all streaming platforms

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Monday 29 October 2018

Country Bites News snippets October 22, 2018 – October 28, 2018

UK News, UK Chart News, Album & Single Releases, Canadian & US News, Tours, Music News, Press Releases, Birthdays, R.I.P

Country News – 31 October 2018 with Shannon McCombs
This week, Nashville celebrated with their most hallowed event, The Songwriters Hall of Fame inductions. Shannon takes you on the Red Carpet with Ronnie Dunn, Reba McEntire, (and the rarely heard from) K.T. Oslin! Plus, you'll hear from Randy Houser too!

UK Country Radio Song of the Week

Thank You Gary Perkins
Previously shared Gary Perkins (from band Gary Perkins and The Breeze) has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer & was advised he only has a few months to live. (Source Andy Mottram on Facebook).
The track “Thank You” has been sent to radio to honour Gary. 
Lee Williams on CMR Nashville played out the track sending best wishes to Gary and his fans.  

If you want to know a little history of how Gary & the Breeze formed & being with Gary for 25 years Andy Mottram from the band spoke to Jim Duncan on Wolverhampton Country on 101.8 WCR FM on Thursday 25th October at 7pm. Jim Duncan also played Thank You & Angel On My Shoulder as part of the interview.

The script for Thank You - Gary’s track is available for free download via this link.  
It’s a free track ideal for both “free” dancers and line dancers to get their teeth into.
Cross Country magazine has sent out a request that any artist wanting to sing Gary’s poignant new song “Thank You” should do that at the end of each show they do
To send cards and good wishes, it is: C/o Gary Perkins, Cross Country, PO Box 4257, Sheffield S25 9DA.

GARY PERKINS (believed to be in his early 50s) remembers playing harmonica in his junior school assemblies and learning to play guitar (albeit out of tune) when he was just eight years old. Ten years later, he made his debut stage appearance to sing three songs at the Ivanhoe Hotel in the South Yorkshire pit village of Thurcroft. That led to his first paid gig at the same venue, for the princely sum of £5 and Gary's music career was born.
Gary Perkins and The Breeze are widely acknowledged as one of the best live bands in British country music. In fact, they won the British Country Music Band Of The Year Award in 2009 and 2011, with Gary adding the trophy to the Award he won in 2008 as Best British Male Solo Artist Of The Year and Male Vocalist of the Year in 2012 and 2013.

They won UK Country Group Of The Year: (sponsored by Graham L.Hall's Country Spirit Website “Feel The Experience”) at the UK Country Awards in September retaining the title with a third successive win. The band were not present playing at a festival in the North East. They celebrated their 25th anniversary this year.
On Sunday (Sept 2) were in Nottingham to present the award to Gary Perkins with their UK Country Group Of The Year Award trophy (Facebook photo).
Gary Perkins & The Breeze - Thankyou Published on May 27, 2018 at The Pentney Country Music Festival.

(25 Oct 2018) Chris Country sent out a big THANK YOU.

Their London listener figures have gone up massively in the last 3 months, and across the UK more people are listening online and on smart speakers.

Thank you for being part of Chris Country!

Amazon Echo (2nd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Charcoal Fabric £89.99 Amazon UK


On the BBC Radio 2 Playlist for the week commencing Saturday 27 October 2018
A Playlist
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper - Shallow
C Playlist
Ward Thomas – Never Know added to the “C” Playlist


C2C Country To Country Festival 2019 (March Click Here), Kathy Mattea (Jan) Celtic Connections Events (Jan-Feb)

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Official UK Top 100 Singles Chart (Week Ending 1 November 2018)
26 October 2018 - 1 November October 2018
As A STAR IS BORN returned to No.1 on the album chart, the Motion Picture Cast Recording’s breakout hit Shallow jumped three places to become Lady Gaga’s fifth No.1 single and Bradley Cooper’s first. Cooper is also the first chart-topper whose primary occupation is as a film actor to reach No.1 since Nicole Kidman paired with Robbie Williams for 2001 chart-topper Somethin’ Stupid.
Gaga’s first No.1 since Beyonce pairing Telephone in 2010, Shallow (47,830 sales, including 34,406 from sales-equivalent streams + 13,424 paid-for sales) is one of three tracks from the film allowed to chart under primary artist rules, although the others – Gaga solo Always Remember Us This Way (31-25, 16,815 sales) and Gaga/Cooper track I’ll Never Love Again (34-27, 15,674 sales) - also continue to grow.

Official UK Top 100 Albums Chart (Week Ending 1 November 2018)
26 October 2018 - 1 November October 2018
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s Motion Picture Cast Recording of A Star Is Born bounced 2-1 on sales of 24,982 copies (including 6,645 from sales-equivalent streams + 18,337 paid-for sales) to record its own second week at the apex, and the 28th (out of 43) for soundtrack albums this year.
The album’s return to pole position reflects the growing popularity of its key tracks, most notably Shallow, which topped the singles chart this frame.

Foster & Allen with PUTTING ON THE STYLE fell 58-69 in their fourth frame (estimated 1,500 sales),

Official UK Country Album Top 20 (Week Ending 1 November 2018)
26 October 2018 - 1 November October 2018
Nathan Carter with BORN FOR THE ROAD climbed 2-1 (2 weeks; #1 peak)
Carrie Underwood with CRY PRETTY rose 3-2 (6 weeks; #1 peak)
Kacey Musgraves with GOLDEN HOUR rose 5-3 (30 weeks; #1 peak)
Eric Church with DESPERATE MAN fell 1-4 (3 weeks; #1 peak)
Ashley McBryde with GIRL GOING NOWHERE fell 3-4 (15 weeks; #3 peak)
Chris Stapleton with TRAVELLER held at #6 (58 weeks; #1 peak)
Darius Rucker with WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME rose 11-7 (24 weeks; #3 peak)
Chris Stapleton with FROM A ROOM - VOL 2 rose 10-8 (47 weeks; #1 peak)
Catherine McGrath with TALK OF THIS TOWN fell 8-9 (13 weeks; #1 peak)
Chris Stapleton with FROM A ROOM - VOL 1 rose 14-10 (77 weeks; #1 peak)
Outside the Top 10
Brothers Osborne with PAWN SHOP rose 13-11 (67 weeks; #4 peak)
Clare Bowen with CLARE BOWEN fell 9-12 (8 weeks; #1 peak)
Luke Combs with THIS ONE'S FOR YOU TOO fell 7-13 (21 weeks; #5 peak)

Official Americana Albums Chart Top 40 (Week Ending 1 November 2018)
26 October 2018 - 1 November October 2018)
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Southeastern with LIVE FROM THE RYMAN debuted at No.1 and Elle King with SHAKE THE SPIRIT made a bow at No.2. Previous week No.1 John Hiatt with THE ECLIPSE SESSIONS (New West) fell 1-14.

Christmas Countdown 2018 - CLOCK

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(25 Oct 2018) Whitey Morgan and the 78's - Hard Times and White Lines | Debut #10 UK Country iTunes Album Chart (#360 UK iTunes all-genre) | Debut #1 US Country iTunes Album Chart (#10 US iTunes all-genres)
10 Tracks/ Time: 42:05 Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
(25 Oct 2018) Carson McHone - Carousel (Nine Mile Records)
11 Tracks/ Time: 43:00 Amazon UK - Country/ Alt-Country & Americana/ Folk

(26 Oct 2018) Josh Turner - I Serve A Savior (MCA Nashville
12 Tracks/ Time: 41:51 Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Debut #6 UK Country iTunes Album Chart (#229 UK iTunes all-genre) | Debut #2 US Country iTunes Album Chart (#18 US iTunes all-genres)

(26 Oct 2018) Blackberry Smoke - The Southern Ground Sessions (3 Legged Records)
6 Tracks Southern Rock Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Debut #4 UK Rock iTunes Album Chart (#28 UK iTunes all-genres) | Mon Oct 29: #62 (#369 UK iTunes all-genres)

(26 Oct 2018) Kelsea Ballerini - Unapologetically (Deluxe Edition) (Black River) 
16 Tracks/ Time: 53:38 Amazon UK - UK iTunes
The deluxe album features four new songs, including “Fun and Games,” “I Think I Fell in Love Today,” an acoustic cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” and Kelsea’s new collaboration with The Chainsmokers, “This Feeling.” In addition, Kelsea shipped new single, “Miss Me More,” to country radio on Oct. 15.
Recently Kelsea was ranked at #194 Globally on iTunes (behind Carrie Underwood at #162) which was fuelled by the The Chainsmokers collab (#8 United States, #11 Canada, #64 Australia, #138 United Kingdom) with high Spotify & Apple Music streams and I Hate Love Songs Charting at #129 on iTunes in United States.

(26 Oct 2018) Charlie Daniels Beau Weevils - Songs in the Key of E (Blue Hat Records/The Orchard) 14 Tracks/Time: 37:48 -

(26 Oct 2018) Levi Hummon - Patient (Iconic Records)
6 Tracks/Time: 18:03 Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Debut #15 UK Country iTunes Album Chart (#503 UK iTunes all-genre)

(26 Oct 2018) Jessie James Decker - On This Holiday (Epic) CHRISTMAS
10 Tracks/ Time: 33:39 Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Debut #3 US Holiday iTunes Album Chart (#45 US iTunes all-genre)

(26 Oct 2018) Ana Cristina Cash - My Christmas Collection (Avondale Records) CHRISTMAS 12 Tracks/Time: 41:30 Amazon UK - UK iTunes
Debut #91 US Holiday iTunes Album Chart

(26 Oct 2018) William Shatner - Shatner Claus (Cleopatra Records) CHRISTMAS
14 Tracks/ Time: 45:21 Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Debut #10 US Holiday iTunes Album Chart (#348 US iTunes all-genre)

(28 Oct 2018) Brett Eldredge - Glow (Deluxe) (Atlantic Records) CHRISTMAS
18 Tracks/ Time: 59:34 Amazon UK
Debut #2 US Holiday iTunes Album Chart (#24 US iTunes all-genre)

(26 Oct 2018) Bethany Dyson - Do What You Want (EP; Big Help Music)
4 Tracks/ Time: 12:53 Country/ Pop Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Debut #3 UK Country iTunes Album Chart (#161 UK iTunes all-genre)

(26 Oct 2018) Johnny Brady - Hard to Lose (2018 Johnny Brady) IRE
11 Tracks/ Time: 37:19 Amazon UK - UK iTunes
Debut #4 UK Country iTunes Album Chart (#167 UK iTunes all-genre), then #8 (#386)

(26 Oct 2018) Dillon Carmichael - Hell on an Angel (Riser House Records)
11 Tracks/ Time: 43:15 Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Debut #9 UK Country iTunes Album Chart (#359 UK iTunes all-genre)

(26 Oct 2018) Marcella and Her Lovers - Got You Found (EP; 2018 Swamp Soul Music)
5 Tracks Amazon UK - UK iTunes

(26 Oct 2018) Martha Spencer - Martha Spencer (2018 Martha Spencer)
14 Tracks/ Time: 41:26 Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Debut #78 UK Country iTunes Album Chart

(26 Oct 2018) Jamie Lin Wilson - Jumping over Rocks (Jamie Lin Wilson)
10 Tracks/ Time: 39:43 Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Debut #10 US Country iTunes Album Chart (#84 US iTunes all-genres)

(26 Oct 2018) Chad Cooke Band - Risk It All (King Hall Music)
9 Tracks/ Time: 34:30 Amazon UK - UK iTunes -
Debut #22 US Country iTunes Album Chart (#203 US iTunes all-genres)

(26 Oct 2018) David Benedict - The Golden Angle (Self release)
11 Tracks/ Time: 41:32 Amazon UK - UK iTunes
Debut #135 US Country iTunes Album Chart (#1300 US iTunes all-genres)

(26 Oct 2018) Frankie Davies - Wherever I Go (2018 Frankie Davies) UK / JERSEY 
11 Tracks/ Time: 39:07 Amazon UK - UK iTunes
Debut #5 UK Country iTunes Album Chart (#177 UK iTunes all-genres), then #3 (#275), then #2 (#235) | Sat Oct 27: #4 (#267) | Mon Oct 29: off the top 200

(26 Oct 2018) Kaylee Starr - Shine (Heartland Records Nashville / Ohana Music Group) 
11 Tracks/ Time: 37:56 Amazon UK - UK iTunes  
Kaylee Starr is a 23-year old singer/songwriter/performer, taking on the stages of western California.
A powerful female voice, with a modern country sound. Her songs cover the full spectrum of emotion

(26 Oct 2018) AJ McLean - Night Visions (Single; ATCK Music)
Time: 3:40 Amazon UK - UK iTunes
Debut #8 UK Country iTunes Singles Charts (#884 UK iTunes all-genre), then #1 (#197)
Home Town: West Palm Beach, FL
In the nineteen years he's been in the industry, AJ McLean has been known for a few things. There’s his time as the perpetually sunglass-ed Backstreet Boy, who reached household-name-recognition status and dizzying heights of boy-band stardom before his 18th birthday. There’s the alter-ego “Johnny No Name,” who McLean created to manage being one-fifth of that pop phenomenon. (462K Likes)

(26 Oct 2018) The Shires - Jerusalem (Single; Decca Records) UK 
Time: 2:36 Amazon UK - UK iTunes
Debut #8 UK Country iTunes Singles Charts (#395 UK iTunes all-genres), then #5 (#385) | Mon Oct 29: #3 (#532 UK iTunes all-genres)

(26 Oct 2018) Danny McMahon - When I See You (Single; Dan Evans and Puzzlemaker Studios) UK
Time: 4:43 Amazon UK - UK iTunes
Debut #1 UK Country iTunes Singles Charts (#184, #209, #255 UK iTunes all-genre), then #4 (#304), then #7 (#433) | Sat Oct 27: #33 (below #2000 UK iTunes all-genre) | Sun Oct 28: #80 | Mon Oct 29: #179 then off the top 200

(28 Oct 2018) Helena Mace - Hometown (Single; Self release) UK 
Time: 4:01 Amazon UK - UK iTunes
Debut #139 UK Country iTunes Singles Charts, then #89. then #23 (#1395 UK iTunes all-genres), then #15 (#1045 UK iTunes all-genres), then #18 (#1054), then #20 | Mon Oct 29: #45, then #76  | Tues Oct 30: #152

(21 Oct 2018) Troy Cassar-Daley with GREATEST HITS debuted at #1 on the Aria Country Album Chart (Website).

(21 Oct 2018) 4-1 - The Long And Short Of It with "When I'm Gone " held at No.1 on top Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart (dated Oct 27, 2018).

(21 Oct 2018) New At Radio Tenille Arts "Mad Crazy Love" Released on iTunes Sept 7, 2018

Tenille Arts was born and raised in the small, Canadian prairie town of Weyburn Saskatchewan. After years of hard work, Tenille began making the long trip to Nashville to advance her songwriting skills. 

Her determination and talent led to steadily increasing successes as she earned a publishing deal in Nashville and saw her 2016 debut EP peak at #1 on the iTunes Canadian Country Album Chart, as well as crack the Top 100 on the U.S. iTunes Country Album Chart!
She has already surpassed 3 MILLION STREAMS on Apple Music and 4 MILLION STREAMS total.
Arts released her first full-length album, 'Rebel Child' in October 2017, having co-written 10 of the 11 songs. It debuted at #2 on the iTunes Canadian Top Country Albums Chart, #12 on the All-Genres Chart, and reached #17 in the United States.

(28 Oct 2018) Amy Rose “One More Sleep” (Christmas single)
Amy Rose returns with her first endeavor into Christmas Music titled "One More Sleep" (Release date Nov 12 Amazon UK). With power house vocals, she brings an amazing country sound to this Motown Christmas love song.
She has been compared to Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson. Part down-home country girl, part sophisticated music veteran. This Redneck Princess is certainly one of Canada's best keep secrets.
Returning to the music scene after a brief hiatus to raise her family, Amy is back to take the music industry by storm. With 3 Music Row top 100 singles, and 4 New Music Weekly top 10 singles, including two number ones for "Sunshine" and "Put a LIME in it", this multi-award-winning artist is certainly on her way to take her place among Country Music Royalty.

(24 Oct 2018) Sarah Darling is so excited to give fans first access to pre-order her new exclusive items and limited editions with her new album Wonderland. The 'Access Pass' comes with each item and gives you exclusive updates and content including the first update – an special version of a new song of mine – 'A Little Bit of Rain. Pledges start from £8 (Wonderland - Download Album), £33 (Music Bundle Signed CD + vinyl) to a Signed Faith Guitar (£1,200). See BLOG POST

(25 Oct 2018) Sara Evans voiced strong feelings about the state of country radio in a new tweet and Facebook post, saying she was “devastated” at what had become of the genre she had called home for more than two decades.

Evans’ tweet was in response to comments she made on the red carpet at CMT’s all-women Artists of the Year event, telling Billboard that it had been extremely difficult “for my family to watch me sobbing at home because [radio] refused to play the single I released when I’ve worked my ass off and gone to visit every country programmer in America.”
Atlanta deejay and Kicks 101.5 morning host Cadillac Jack responded (also via Twitter), questioning whether it's just that Evans' song wasn't up to par. "Dear Sara. Did it ever cross your mind that it’s not a gender thing but a 'single' thing?" he wrote.

(29 Oct 2018) C2C Country To Country Festival 2019 is coming to Germany.
Award-winning superstar Keith Urban will play for the first time at the C2C Festival. Well-known artists like CAM have already been C2C guests and are now also in Berlin, where the festival celebrates its premiere. More artists will follow soon. In addition, a supporting program is planned, which creates a true festival character and creates a special atmosphere around the musical highlights.
C2C Country To Country - Berlin, Verti Music Hall 2 to 3 March 2019
Saturday: Brett Eldredge - Hunter Hayes
Sunday: Keith Urban - Cam - Drake White

(29 Oct 2018) Celebrate National Cat Day with new Taylor Swift Cat Merch

(24 Oct 2018) Lady Antebellum Sets The Stage For Our Kind Of Vegas Residency At Palms Casino Resort In 2019

15-Date Engagement in the Pearl Concert Theater Launches in February 2019
Current CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” nominee Lady Antebellum has announced their first-ever Las Vegas residency, OUR KIND OF VEGAS, launching Feb. 8, 2019 at the Palms Casino Resort’s Pearl Concert Theater. As the first Country act to headline the venue, the seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio will combine their chart-topping songs with unparalleled production and multidimensional staging. Known for taking their headlining run worldwide, Lady A will bring Nashville to Sin City with stripped-down performances each night that will often feature the songwriters behind the group’s fan-favorite hits. Live Nation is the official promoter for the one-of-a-kind residency with tickets becoming available to fan club members Monday, Oct. 29 before the public on sale Friday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. PT through
“We are so excited to welcome Lady Antebellum to Palms in 2019,” said Jon Gray, General Manager of Palms Casino Resort. “Our residencies represent a diverse variety of musical genres and to feature such a respected country group like Lady A is sure to be a huge hit with all their fans around the world.” 
Feb. 8, 9, 13, 15, 16 | May 10, 11, 15, 17, 18 | • Aug. 23, 24, 28, 30, 31

(26 Oct 2018) Current three-time CMA nominee Dierks Bentley announced that his 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR will kick off on January 17th in Hamilton, ON, CAN with special guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and Hot Country Knights. Bentley is known to "pull out all the stops, not quitting until the crowd is whipped into a frothy frenzy” (On Milwaukee) and will continue to do so in 2019 with the run named after his "most affecting song” (Rolling Stone) and hit single “Burning Man" feat. Brothers Osborne.

HMV is now the UK's leading retailer for physical music sales, overtaking Amazon.
Based on sales over the past 12 weeks (up to September 23), HMV's market share of physical music (CD and vinyl) rose to 28%, pushing ahead of Amazon (21.1%), according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.
The landmark Now That's What I Call Music 100 and the Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again cast recording were among the best physical sellers over the three-month period.
The news comes as it appears that supermarkets Sainsbury's and Tesco are cutting back on their physical music offering.

(28 Oct 2018) Bastian Baker's American Debut Album
A New York Times survey found Switzerland to be the “Best Country in the World” in 2017 and Swiss singer/songwriter Bastian Baker won’t argue. His native country allowed him to go down to Montreux with “Funky Claude,” play pro hockey, foxtrot on Dancing With The Stars (France), perform for Hilary Clinton and earn the title of platinum-selling recording artist. He’s shared his positive demeanor and lighthearted songs with the world, performing over 850 shows in 40 different countries - including Shania Twain's ongoing NOW world tour - and finding himself a little along the way. Bastian Baker is available on Amazon UK & UK iTunes.

(28 Oct 2018) Formerly of the Grammy Award-winning folk duo The Civil Wars, Joy Williams is releasing a solo record. Download her newest singles on Noisetrade.
Joy Williams is a singer-songwriter from Santa Cruz, CA who now lovingly calls Nashville, TN home.
Formerly of four-time Grammy Award-winning folk, country and Americana duo The Civil Wars, Joy recently recorded her forthcoming solo album, Front Porch, produced by Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids.
Following the recent birth of her second child, Joy is steadily performing new music from Front Porch live in advance of the album’s release in 2019.

(23 Oct 2018) London-based artist Marta was awarded “Best Artist” at the 2018 Ibiza Music Video Festival. She submitted two videos for consideration in the festival: “I Need A Love Story” and “All About Us.” The music videos can be watched here.

(26 Oct 2018) Bardcore: Singer/songwriters Chris DeStefano, Ashley Campbell, Tenille Townes, Kassi Ashton and guitarist James Black perform at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire in London Monday (10/22) to close out the CMA Songwriters Series U.K. tour.

Birthdays in the week ahead
October 29: Sonny Osborne (1937)
October 30: Timothy Schmitt (Eagles - (1947), T Graham Brown (1954), the late Patsy Montana (1914; died May 3, 1996 (aged 87)), Jeannie Kendall (The Kendalls, 1954)
October 31: Kinky Friedman - (1944), the late Dale Evans (1912; died Feb 7, 2001 (aged 88)), Kate Campbell (1961), Darryl Worley (1964)
November 1: Bill Anderson (1937), Lyle Lovett (1956), Keith Stegall (1954) 
November 2: k d lang (1962), Beverley Mahood (1974),
November 3: J D Souther (1945),
November 4: Delbert McClinton (1940), Kim Forester (Forester Sisters) (1960)

(25 Oct 2018) Tony Joe White Passes Away at 75
Legendary singer-songwriter Tony Joe White passed away Wednesday (24 Oct) afternoon in his home in LEIPER'S FORK, outside of NASHVILLE, he was 75. It was confirmed by his family.
With a prolific recording and performing career spanning more than 50 years, his songs traversed many genres, including blues, rock, country, R&B, and Americana, which is an incredible testament to his versatility as well as to his roots.
Known for his signature "Swamp Rock" sound, WHITE penned hits including "Polk Salad Annie" (Lyric of the week feature)and "Rainy Night In Georgia," which led to a 2016 nomination to the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame.
A one-of-a-kind songwriter, his songs were covered by Elvis Presley, Tina Turner, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Joe Cocker, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Ray Charles, and countless others.
Glenn Dicker, co-founder of Yep Roc Records said, “Tony Joe White was a true American original. In everything he did he did it with his own unique voice. There was a gentle ease and flow that vibrated from the man. Always a positive vibe. We have been very fortunate to have been able to work with Tony Joe over these past few albums and years. We're grateful for all the wonderful music...and the hangs. We love you Tony Joe!”
His newest album, BAD MOUTHIN’, was released in September 2018, and features a blend of classics as well as five White originals, including two of the first songs he wrote—just before penning his breakthrough hits “Polk Salad Annie” and “A Rainy Night in Georgia” in 1967.
“If there’s anything like a line connecting everything that I’ve done, I would say it’s realness,” said White. “Even my songs that are sweet little love ballads —those are all real, inspired by real love and real life. Being real, being focused on what’s really going on around you, is something I learned early in my life.” Read More at American Songwriter

(27 Oct 2018) Singer/songwriter Freddie Hart has died 
Singer/songwriter Freddie Hart died Saturday (Oct 27) in Burbank, CA at age 91. Hart was best known for his 1971 country chart topper and pop crossover hit, the Grammy-nominated "Easy Loving," which won CMA Song of the Year in 1971 and 1972. Other No.1s included "My Hang-Up Is You" (1972) and "Super Kind Of Woman" (1973).

HART's recording career began in the 50s, but he was an accomplished songwriter, too, with artists such as Porter Wagoner, Buck Owens, Patsy Cline, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, and Eddy Arnold recording his music.
In 2001 Hart was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Arrangements are pending