Wednesday 31 July 2019

Country Billboard Chart News July 29, 2019

Country Billboard Chart News July 29, 2019

In Brief: Billboard Country Charts (Chart issue week of August 3, 2019)

Country Album Chart ** No.1 (43 non-consecutive weeks) ** THIS ONE’S FOR YOU Luke Combs
Hot Country Songs ** ** No.1 (3 non-consecutive weeks) ** “The Git Up” Blanco Brown
Country Airplay ** No.1 (1 week) ** GIRL” Maren Morris
Country Digital Songs ** No.1 (5 weeks) ** “The Git Up” Blanco Brown

Billboard Top 200 / Country Album Chart News (Chart issue week of August 3, 2019)

The Billboard 200 chart measures multi-metric album consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Ed Sheeran's 'No. 6' Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart, Beyonce & Nas Bow in Top 10
After debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart (BB200) a week ago, Ed Sheeran’s star-studded No. 6 Collaborations Project ruled the list for a second week, making it the first album to spend its first two weeks at No. 1 in four months. The last title to do so was Juice WRLD’s Death Race for Love, which opened at No. 1 on the March 23-dated list, and held on for its second, and so-far final, frame on March 30.
No. 6 earned 78,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 25 in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. That’s down 55% compared to its debut of 173,000 units.
Of No. 6’s second-week total units, 16,000 were in album sales (down 77%), which keeps the set at No. 1 for a second week on the Top Album Sales chart. The remainder of No. 6’s second-week unit total was comprised of 5,000 TEA units (down 52%) and 57,000 SEA units (down 39%). The latter sum equates to 74.7 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s tunes during the tracking week — which makes it the most-streamed album of the week for the second week in a row.

Beyonce Nets Third Top 10 Album of 2019 As 'The Lion King: The Gift' Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard 200 Chart
Beyoncé, who voices the character Nala in Disney’s new The Lion King film, saw her King-inspired album The Lion King: The Gift debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. The set starts with 54,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. (with 11,000 of that sum in album sales) in the week ending July 25, according to Nielsen Music.

Billboard Top Country Albums (Chart issue week of August 3, 2019)
Top Country Albums now ranks the most popular country albums of the week, as compiled by Nielsen Music, based on multi-metric consumption (blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA)).
10 digital track sales from an album = 1 track equivalent album (TEA) “sale”
1,500 on demand song streams from an album to one streaming equivalent album (SEA) “sale”.
Nielsen Music compiles the sales and streaming data. Billboard continues to publish pure album sales charts (subscription to billboard biz ), exclusively comprising Nielsen’s sales data.

Ranked at #1 on Country Album Sales and at #34 (up five places) on all-genre Top Album Sales Luke Combs with THIS ONE’S FOR YOU (River House/Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville) remained at No.1 (#12 non-mover Billboard 200) to top the summit for a 43rd non-consecutive week in 111 chart frames.

It reigned with 23,000 equivalent album units earned (up 1%) in the week ending July 25. Of that sum, 3,000 were in album sales.

The set ties Randy Travis’ Always & Forever, which ruled for 43 weeks beginning in June 1987 as the second-longest-leading album since the list launched in 1964. Among male artists, Travis and Combs are tied for first.
Just one title has spent more time at No. 1: Shania Twain’s Come on Over, which dominated for 50 weeks beginning in November 1997.
Meanwhile, Combs’ latest release, THE PREQUEL (River House/Columbia Nashville/ Sony Music Nashville), moved 4-3 (39 non-mover BB200; 13,000 units, down 3%; 7 chart frames) after the fivetrack EP debuted atop the list dated June 22.

Dan + Shay with their self-titled album (Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville) held at No.2 (#30-27 BB200) in their 57th frame.
Morgan Wallen with IF I KNOW ME (Big Loud Digital EX) moved 5-4 (#42-40 BB200) in his 60th frame.
Chris Stapleton with the 220-week TRAVELLER (MERCURY/ UMGN) climbed 6-5 (#47-46 BB200).

Former No.1 Thomas Rhett with CENTER POINT ROAD (Valory Music/ Big Machine Records) rose 7-6 (#52-55 BB200) in his eighth week.
Former 6-week non-consecutive week No.1 Jason Aldean with REARVIEW TOWN (Macon/Broken Bow Records) moved 8-7 (#65-61 BB200) in his 67th week.

Former No.1 Kane Brown with sophomore album, entitled EXPERIMENT fell 3-8 (#38-62 BB200) as his self-titled album dropped 11-12 (#84-87 BB200; 138 chart frames).

Former No.1 Maren Morris with GIRL (Columbia Nashville/ Sony Music Nashville [SMN]) held at No.9 (#71-72 BB200) in her 20th frame.

Florida Georgia Line with CAN’T SAY I AIN’T COUNTRY (Big Machine Label Group) held at No.10 (#82-84 BB200) in their 23rd week.

Outside the Top 10
Former No.1 Kacey Musgraves with GOLDEN HOUR (MCA Nashville) held at No.13 (#99-97 BB200) in her 64th week.

Lee Brice with his self-titled set (Curb) slipped 18-20 (#156-174 BB200) in his 23rd frame.
Former No.1 Carrie Underwood with CRY PRETTY fell 17-21 (#149-185 BB200) in her 45th week.

On the Country Album Sales list (pure sales; old methodology)

Ryan Hurd with 4-track EP PANORAMA (Sony Music Entertainment | Amazon UK - iTunes - made a Hot Shot debut at #23.

Jenny Tolman with her 13-track THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD (Jenny Tolman | Amazon UK - iTunes - made a debut at #25.
Released on 20 July Josh Weathers with his 8-track album WILD ONES (Integrity Artist Agency | Amazon UK ) made a debut at #48.

Year-To-Date Albums
5,668,000 sales which is 29.8% down at the same point in 2018 (8,078,000 sales).
Album consumption is 29,300,000 units which is 5.0% up at the same point in 2018 (27,916,000 units)

Billboard Hot Country Songs (Chart issue week of August 3, 2019)

On Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart - which blends:
a) All-format airplay, as monitored by BDS
b) Sales, as tracked by Nielsen SoundScan and
c) Streaming, (tracked by Nielsen BDS from such services as Spotify, Muve, Slacker, Rhapsody, Rdio and Xbox Music, among others) according to BDS it results in:

Blanco Brown’s The Git Up” (Trailer Trap Music/Broken Bow Music Group/BMG/Wheelhouse/ Stoney Creek/Broken Bow) held at No. 1 for a third non-consecutive week.

Hot County Songs
** No.1 (3 weeks)/ Streaming Gainer ** “The Git Up” Blanco Brown
** Airplay Gainer” No.8 “GIRL” Maren Morris
** Digital Gainer ** No.28 “It All Comes Out In The Wash” Miranda Lambert
** Hot Shot Debut ** No.36 “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” Willie Nelson feat. Paula Nelson
Debut No.50 “Slow Dance In A Parking Lot” Jordan Davis

Billboard Country Airplay (Chart issue week of August 3, 2019)

Maren Morris banked her third No.1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart as “Girl” (Columbia Nashville) ascended 4-1 in its 28th week on the Aug. 3-dated list. It increases by 13% to 37.4 million audience impressions in the tracking week ending July 28, according to Nielsen Music.
“Girl” marked the first time that a solo female artist has topped the chart in well over a year. The last time was on the list dated Feb. 24, 2018, when Kelsea Ballerini’s “Legends” led for one week, becoming her fourth Country Airplay No. 1.
“I am so proud that ‘Girl’ is my third Billboard No. 1,” said Morris. “The title of the song alone feels like poetic justice breaking this year-anda-half streak of a woman not having a No. 1 on [Country Airplay], so let’s be hopeful we never see that dry spell again.”
It’s also the first time in 2019 that a woman has ruled the radio airplay-fueled chart in any fashion, including groups, duos or as a featured artist. The most recent was Jason Aldean’s “Drowns the Whiskey,” which features Miranda Lambert. The collaboration topped Country Airplay for two frames starting Aug. 25, 2018.

For the 29-year-old Morris — who hails from Arlington, Texas — “Girl” is her second No.1 as a solo artist. Her first visit to the summit was on the Feb. 22, 2017, chart when she was featured on Thomas Rhett’s “Craving You,” which led for one week. “I Could Use a Love Song” marked Morris’ second No. 1 and her first as a solo act when it ruled the Jan. 20, 2018, chart for one week.
Morris’ additional Country Airplay top 10s include her debut single, “My Church,” which peaked at No. 9 on May 21, 2016, and “Rich,” which reached No. 4 on Nov. 17.
“Girl,” which Morris wrote with Greg Kurstin and Sarah Aarons, is the title song from the album of the same name. The set, her second full-length studio album, debuted in the penthouse of the Top Country Albums tally dated March 23 with 46,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week (with 25,000 of that sum in album sales).
The next single from Girl will be “The Bones,” which ranks at No. 26 on the hybrid Hot Country Songs survey, powered by airplay, streaming and sales. Meanwhile, “Girl” bumps 9-8 for a new peak.

Upon its release earlier this year, "GIRL" had the highest debut on Billboard's Country Streaming Songs chart by a female artist and the highest weekly streams by a female country artist ever. 
The song is the title track from the multi-Platinum artist's second album, which shattered the record for the largest-ever debut streaming week for a country album by a woman with 23.96 million streams in its first week. The album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200, #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and continues to receive rave reviews. GIRL is out now via Columbia Nashville.
Morris is currently in the midst of a sold-out world tour, including appearances at Newport Folk Festival with The Highwomen-her all-star collaboration with Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires-and with Dolly Parton and The Highwomen as part of a history-making all women Saturday night headline set, during which Parton congratulated Morris on the #1 from stage. GIRL: The World Tour continues this summer, and Morris will support Miranda Lambert on her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars tour this fall. Visit for full tour details.
This year Morris received five Grammy nominations including Record of the Year and Pop Duo/Group performance for her massively acclaimed hit "The Middle" with Zedd and Grey, Country Solo Performance, Country Duo/Group Performance and Country Song of the Year. In May, alongside Zedd and Gray she was awarded with a Billboard Music Award for Dance/Electronic Song.

Country Airplay
*** No.1 (1 week)/ Most Increased Audience *** “GIRL” Maren Morris 37.425 million audience (+4.326 million gain) / 7,424 radio plays (+789)
** Hot Shot Debut ** No.60 “Die From A Broken Heart” Maddie & Tae
** Most Added ** No.30 “Remember You Young” Thomas Rhett (21 ADDS)

Billboard Country Digital Singles Chart
(Chart issue week of August 3, 2019)

Blanco Brown with “The Git Up” (Trailer Trap Music/BMG/Broken Bow) held at No.1 on Country Digital Song Sales for a fifth week (#3-2 Digital Songs).
It was one place behind Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus which spends a 13th frame atop the Digital Song Sales chart with 46,000 downloads sold (up 1%) in the week ending July 25. On Radio Songs, where it reached No. 2, "Road" backtracked 10-14, with 47 million audience impressions, down 12%, in the week ending July 28.
Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, claims one of the most prized records in the Billboard Hot 100's 60-year history as it spent an unprecedented 17th week at No. 1.

"Road" bests the previous record of 16 weeks first achieved by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day," in 1995-96, and later matched by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber in 2017.

"17 is my new favorite number! 17 weeks No. 1 Single "Old Town Road." 17 weeks No. 1 Album Some Gave All. My goal was always to make music that would touch people's lives around the world." - Billy Ray Cyrus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – No other artist in the history of music has ever achieved what Billy Ray Cyrus has now accomplished. The singer/songwriter and worldwide entertainment icon hailing from Flatwoods, Kentucky shattered records when "Old Town Road," featuring Cyrus, charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with Lil Nas X for 17 consecutive weeks. Cyrus also holds the record for 17 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 all-genre albums chart in 1992 with Some Gave All. 

"Old Town Road" (Columbia Records) also leads Streaming Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for 17 weeks each, according to Billboard. 

With a 17th week atop the Hot 100 for "Old Town Road," here's an updated leaderboard of the 10 longest-leading No. 1s in the chart's archives:
Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Date Reached No. 1
17, "Old Town Road," Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, April 13, 2019
16, "Despacito," Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, May 27, 2017
16, "One Sweet Day," Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, Dec. 2, 1995
14, "Uptown Funk!," Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Jan. 17, 2015
14, "I Gotta Feeling," The Black Eyed Peas, July 11, 2009
14, "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey, June 4, 2005
14, "Candle in the Wind 1997"/"Something About the Way You Look Tonight," Elton John, Oct. 11, 1997
14, "Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)," Los Del Rio, Aug. 3, 1996
14, "I'll Make Love to You," Boyz II Men, Aug. 27, 1994
14, "I Will Always Love You," Whitney Houston, Nov. 28, 1992
(Source: Billboard)

9 non-consecutive week No1. Blake Shelton with God’s Country” (Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville) moved 3-2 (#7-11 Digital Songs) in its 17th frame.

" After its inclusion in the season finale of the HBO series Big Little Lies (July 21) Willie Nelson featuring Paula Nelson with "Have You Ever Seen the Rain, the collaboration, which was originally released in 2013, sold 13,000 downloads (up from a negligible figure last week) and arrived at No. 3 on Country Digital Song Sales (#12 New Entry Digital Songs). It’s the first top 10 on the list for legend Nelson as well as for his daughter Paula.

Luke Combs with “Beer Never Broke My Heart” (River House/Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville) rose 5-4 (#13-14 Digital Songs). Additionally, Comb’s “Beautiful Crazy” climbed 15-14 on its 64th frame.

Luke Bryan with “Knockin' Boots” rose 6-5 (#15-17 Digital Songs) in his 17th week.

Marshmello & Kane Brown with “One Thing Right” pushed 10-5 (#40-20 Digital Songs).
Morgan Wallen with “Whiskey Glasses” held at No.7 (#22 non-mover Digital Songs) in his 35th week.
Miranda Lambert with “It All Comes Out In The Wash” advanced 16-8 in her second frame.
Lee Brice with “Rumor” fell 8-9 (#29-30 Digital Songs) in his 32nd frame.
Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) with Speechless” fell 9-10 (#32-35 Digital Songs) in their 57th frame.

Outside the Top 10
Kenny Chesney with “Tip Of My Tongue” fell 4-11 (#11-40 Digital Songs) in his 2nd frame.
Eric Church with “Some Of It” fell 11-12 (#46-42 Digital Songs) in his 16th frame.
Kane Brown with “Like A Rodeo” retreated 2-13 (#6-47 Digital Songs) in his second week.

Country Aircheck MEDIABASE Chart

July 29, 2019

Maren Morris Hits #1 With ‘Girl’
Congrats to Maren Morris, Steve Hodges, Shane Allen and the Columbia promotion team on earning this week’s No.1 with “Girl.” The song is Morris’ second charttopper and first from her second album of the same name. Songwriters are Sarah Aarons, Greg Kurstin and Morris.

Girl” (Columbia) rose 4-1 logging 8,168 radio spins (+1208), 50.144 million audience impressions (+7.975) with 26839 Total Points (+4024) from 155 tracking stations (155 ADDS) for the tracking week July 21 to July 27, 2019 and published chart dated July 22, 2019.

Morgan Wallen Is Most-Added With 'Chasin' You'
Kudos to Stacy Blythe and the Big Loud reps on notching 36 MEDIABASE adds for Morgan Wallen’s Chasin’ You”. The song topped the "Most Added" board this chart week.
Effective this week, MCCN/Music Choice, KNUC/Seattle and KTGX/Tulsa have been added to the Country Aircheck/ Mediabase reporting panel.

The Big Loud team (July 30) celebrate Morgan Wallen being most-added at Country radio with "Chasin' You." Pictured back row (L-R): John D'Amico, Dave Kirth, Seth England, Stacy Blythe, and Patch Culbertson. Front row (L-R): Ali Matkosky, Nikki Wood, Tyler Waugh and Brittani Koster

Mediabase Adds (Selective)

Artist/Title (Label)        TW       Total Historic Adds
MORGAN WALLEN/Chasin' You (Big Loud)       36         38        
DREW BALDRIDGE/Middle Of Nowhere Kids (Cold River)           23         24        
GABBY BARRETT/I Hope (Warner/WAR)            23         29        
ELI YOUNG BAND/Break It In (Valory)   20         20        
MIRANDA LAMBERT/It All Comes Out In The Wash (RCA)         20         128      
PARMALEE/Be Alright (Stoney Creek)    16         16        
THOMAS RHETT/Remember You Young (Valory)           16         120      
BLANCO BROWN/The Git Up (BMG/BBR)          13         48        
JON LANGSTON/Now You Know (EMI Nashville)           8          43        
INGRID ANDRESS/More Hearts Than Mine (Warner/WEA)          7          43        
GONE WEST/What Could've Been (Triple Tigers)           6          59        
CAYLEE HAMMACK/Family Tree (Capitol)         4          76        
TENILLE ARTS/Call You Names (Reviver)          3          38        
HALEY & MICHAELS/Hail Mary (Hickory)           2          20        
BILLY CURRINGTON/Details (Mercury)  1          1         
GEORGE STRAIT/Codigo (MCA)           1          2         
MAREN MORRIS/The Bones (Columbia)            1          1         

For a detailed report check out Country Aircheck Weekly July 29, 2019, Issue 663  - Magazine View

For the very latest up to the minute Mediabase Chart (Past 7 Days) go here -

Billboard Boxscores (Selective Country concerts)

Rank Artist: #14
Event Venue City/State: Eagles First Direct Arena Leeds, England
Dates: July 2, 2019 Gross Sales: $1,681,120 Attend: 10,690/ 11,150
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (460 unsold tickets) Prices: $253.17, $88.61
Promoters: Live Nation

Rank Artist: #48
Event Venue City/State: Blake Shelton Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys Stateline, Nev.
Dates: July 12, 2019 Gross Sales: $857,446 Attend: 6,558/ 6,558
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $278.50, $108.45
Promoters: Another Planet Entertainment
Latest Billboard Boxscore Chart

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage nominated for four 2019 IBMA Awards

GRAMMY Award winning Vincent nominated for 'Female Vocalist Of The Year' &
'Collaborative Recording Of The Year' for duet with Dolly Parton

New video for her single "Like I Could" premiered on;
aired on the Heartland Network's Country Music Today, and CMT Music.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As announced by the International Bluegrass Music Association at a Nashville press conference recently, Rhonda Vincent & The Ragehave been nominated for four 2019 Bluegrass Music Awards. Vincent received a nomination for Female Vocalist Of The Year, along with a Collaborative Recording Of The Year nod for her duet with Dolly Parton on "Please," a song originally written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin.

Additionally, Vincent's Rage band mates also received two nominations in their respective categories, with Hunter Berry for Fiddle Player Of The Year and Josh Williams for Guitar Player Of The Year.

"Our life's love and career are totally immersed in bluegrass music," said Vincent. “It’s what we do! We are so thrilled to be recognized by the members of IBMA. Special thanks to Elton John & Bernie Taupin for allowing us to create a bluegrass version of "Please," and to Dolly Parton for her amazing creativity and for joining us on the song."

The winners will be announced during a gala awards presentation on September 26 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, N.C.

2019 IBMA Awards Nominations

2019 Hall Of Fame Inductees
Mike Auldridge; Bill Emerson; The Kentucky Colonels

2019 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients
Katy Daley; Mickey Gamble; Dan Hays; Allen Mills; Moonshiner

2019 International Bluegrass Music Award Nominations
Entertainer Of The Year
Balsam Range; Sam Bush Band; The Earls of Leicester; Del McCoury Band; Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers

Vocal Group Of The Year
Balsam Range; I’m With Her; Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out; Sister Sadie

Instrumental Group Of The Year
Sam Bush Band; Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper; The Earls Of Leicester; Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder; The Traveling McCourys

New Artist Of The Year
Appalachian Road Show; Carolina Blue; High Fidelity; Mile Twelve; Billy Strings

Song Of The Year
Dance, Dance, Dance – Appalachian Road Show (artist), Brenda Cooper/Joseph Cooper/Steve Miller (writers)
The Girl Who Invented The Wheel – Balsam Range (artist), Adam Wright/Shannon Wright (writers)
The Guitar Song – Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers with Del McCoury (artist), Bill Anderson/Jamey Johnson/Vicky McGehee (writers)
The Light In Carter Stanley’s Eyes – Peter Rowan (artist), Peter Rowan (writer)
Next Train South – Po’ Ramblin’ Boys (artist), Mac Patterson (writer)
Take The Journey – Molly Tuttle (artist), Molly Tuttle/Sarah Siskind (writer)
Thunder Dan – Sideline (artist), John Manning (writer)

Album Of The Year
City On A Hill – Mile Twelve (artist), Bryan Sutton (producer), Independent (label)
Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass – Del McCoury Band (artist), Del and Ronnie McCoury (producers), McCoury Music (label)
For The Record – Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers (artist), Joe Mullins (producer), Billy Blue Records (label)
I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me – Carolina Blue (artist), Bobby Powell, Tim and Lakyn Jones (producer), Pinecastle Records (label)
Sister Sadie II – Sister Sadie (artist), Sister Sadie (producer), Pinecastle Records (label)

Gospel Recording Of The Year
Acres Of Diamonds – Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers (artist), Joe Mullins (producer), Billy Blue Records (label)
Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout – Claire Lynch (artist), Jerry Salley (producer), Billy Blue Records (label)
I Am A Pilgrim – Roland White and Friends (artist), Ty Gilpin and Jon Weisberger (producer), Mountain Home Music Company (label)
I See God – Marty Raybon (artist), Jerry Salley (producer), Billy Blue Records (label)
Let My Life Be A Light – Balsam Range (artist), Balsam Range (producer), Mountain Home Music Company (label)

Instrumental Recording Of The Year
Cotton Eyed Joe – Sideline (artist), Tim Surrett (producer), Mountain Home Music Company (label)
Darlin’ Pal(s) Of Mine – Missy Raines with Alison Brown, Mike Bub, and Todd Phillips (artists), Alison Brown (producer), Compass Records (label)
Earl’s Breakdown – The Earls Of Leicester (artist), Jerry Douglas (producers), Rounder Records (label)
Fried Taters and Onions – Carolina Blue (artists), Bobby Powell, Tim and Lakyn Jones (producer), Pinecastle Records (label)
Sunrise – Sam Bush & Béla Fleck (artist), Akira Otsuka and Ronnie Freeland (producer), Smithsonian Folkways Records (label)

Collaborative Recording Of The Year
Burning Georgia Down – Balsam Range with Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble (artists), Balsam Range (producer), Mountain Home Music Company (label)
Darlin’ Pal(s) Of Mine – Missy Raines with Alison Brown, Mike Bub, and Todd Phillips (artists), Alison Brown (producer), Compass Records (label)
The Guitar Song – Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers with Del McCoury (artist), Bill Anderson/Jamey Johnson/Vicky McGehee (writers)
Please – Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton (artists), Dave Cobb, John Leventhal, Frank Liddell (producers), MCA Nashville (label)
Soldiers Joy/Ragtime Annie – Roland White with Justin Hiltner, Jon Weisberger, Patrick McAvinue, and Molly Tuttle (artists), Ty Gilpin, Jon Weisberger (producer), Mountain Home Music Company (label)

Male Vocalist Of The Year
Shawn Camp; Del McCoury; Russell Moore; Tim O’Brien; Danny Paisley

Female Vocalist Of The Year
Brooke Aldridge; Dale Ann Bradley; Sierra Hull; Molly Tuttle; Rhonda Vincent

(Source & full nomination listing at Bluegrass Today)

New video for "Like I Could" premieres at, plus set to air on The Heartland Network and CMT Music recently premiered Vincent's new music video for "Like I Could," a song co-written by Grand Ole Opry star Jeannie Seely, along with Erin Enderlinand Bobby Tomberlin. The video features Vincent's real life husband and manager Herb Sandker, who portrays the role of a wandering-eyed lover whose actions spurns the dissolution a once perfect relationship. The video was shot in Nashville's Music City Bar & Grill, and Directed by Jason Lee Denton and Steve Voss.

Related Blog Post (July 2019): Rhonda Vincent releases new single "Like I Could"

The Heartland Network premiered the video on Country Music Today (Friday, July 26), with additional airings on Saturday, July 27 and on Tuesday, July 30.

CMT Music will also premiere the video to their CMT Edge portal, with airing dates/times still to be announced. Stay tuned to for more information.

Rhonda Vincent On Tour:

8/2 Parsons, WV / Pickin' In Parsons
8/3 Milan, MI / Milan Bluegrass Festival
8/10 Copper Mountain, CO / Guitar Town / Copper Mountain Resort
8/14 PRIVATE / Nashville, TN / iHeart Radio
8/15 Marion, NC / NC State Bluegrass Festival
8/17 Gettysburg, PA / Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
8/24 Pelham, TN / The Caverns / Buy Tickets
8/30 New Richmond, Quebec, CANADA / New Richmond Bluegrass Festival
8/31 Thomas Point Beach, ME / Bluegrass Festival
9/1 Thomas Point Beach, ME / Bluegrass Festival
9/7 Wagoner, OK / Bluegrass & Chili Cook Off
9/12 Versailles, KY / Kentucky Castle
9/13 Sullivan, IL / Backyard Bluegrass Festival
9/19 Bean Blossom, IN / Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival
9/20 Kodak, TN / Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival
9/21 Conway, MO / Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival
9/24 Branson, MO / Clay Cooper Theatre
9/27 Shipshewana, IN / Blue Gate Theatre
9/28 Vine Grove, KY / Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival
10/4 Franklin, NC / Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
10/5 Lebanon, VA
10/12 Waldron, AR / Turkey Track Bluegrass Festival
10/13 Jefferson City, MO / Windstone Entertainment Event Center
10/18 Mamaroneck, NY / The Emelin Theatre
10/19 Hamilton, OH / Parrish Auditorium
10/24 Anderson, SC / Anderson Bluegrass Festival
For Rhonda's most up-to-date tour schedule, visit

About Rhonda Vincent:
Rhonda Vincent was born in Greentop, Missouri, where she grew up performing in her family band, The Sally Mountain Show, featuring country and bluegrass music. 

After releasing a handful of her own successful bluegrass albums on Rebel Records as the 1990's began, she was signed to a country recording contract with Giant Records. Songs such as "I'm Not Over You," "An Old Memory (Found It's Way Back Home Again)," "I Do My Cryin' At Night," and "At The Corner Of Walk and Don't Walk" endeared her to fans of traditional country music, even if the mainstream audience was not ready for her unashamedly country sound. After developing a loyal following within both musical styles, she chose to return to her bluegrass roots in 2000, and hasn’t looked back. Her powerful voice and unrelenting work ethic have made her the undisputed "Queen of Bluegrass" (a title bestowed upon her by The Wall Street Journal), earning her a closet full of bluegrass music awards, and a GRAMMY Award for Best Bluegrass Album in 2017. Her first-class presentation both on and off stage has allowed Vincent to be one of the only bluegrass artists of the 21st century whose albums consistently reach the Billboard Country Top 40, finding a home among both camps of fans. She is also one of Nashville’s most in-demand harmony singers, heard on recordings alongside names such as Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson, and Daryle Singletary. For more information and the latest tour itinerary, visit