Friday 12 April 2024

Terri Clark: Take Two out May 31 and announces first ever Ryman headline

Terri Clark Welcomes Kelly Clarkson, Cody Johnson, Lainey Wilson 
and More For ‘Take Two’ Collaborative Album

TERRI CLARK announces first ever Ryman headline show
 & release of greatest hits vinyl

Terri Clark makes her star-studded return to the spotlight with Terri Clark: Take Two, an eight-song collection of her greatest hits reimagined, arriving in full on Friday, May 31. Presave/add HERE.

Teaming up with some of the biggest stars in music today, the duets album features Lauren Alaina, Paul Brandt, Kelly Clarkson, Cody Johnson, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, Ben Rector, and Lainey Wilson. The Country chart-topper re-records her biggest hits collaborating alongside new voices on each track.

The first of eight duets dropped on March 29 with “Better Things To Do(featuring Ashley McBryde), as the powerhouse duo teams up to re-imagine the 1995 breakthrough hit. Clark’s legacy continues to bolster her legendary status in Country music as she rewinds the clock to visit the iconic eight tracks that all reached Top Ten status on the Country charts at the time of their release. Listen to “Better Things To Do” HERE. (Preferred Platform).

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These songs very literally changed my life,” shared Clark. “To now have the chance to say thank you by giving them a new life with some of the hottest artists in music has been one of the most soul-fulfilling experiences of my career.  We began working on these duet versions over a year ago and the time has come when I finally get to share them with all of you.”

Terri Clark: Take Two is the next chapter in Terri’s long history of successes and accolades. After releasing her self-titled debut album in 1995, resulting in three Top 10 Country hits and achieving platinum status, she went on to sell over five million albums and release thirteen Top 10 singles. The Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada native worked her way from the ground up starting her career in Nashville at 18 years old, eventually becoming globally recognized and beloved for her guitar-slinger capabilities and prolific songwriter prowess.
Ashley McBryde sporting a TC T-Shirt!

Clark’s legacy has laid major influence for today’s hottest stars. “Better Things To Do” marks the beginning of an exciting journey through her chart-topping discography, highlighting her contributions to the genre.  

Joined on today’s release with McBryde on a fresh version of “Better Things To Do,” their mutual admiration radiates listeners’ speakers in a spotlighting performance that highlights the defining characteristics of each talent. 

With an additional kick to the honky-tonk anthem through its new-era production, the familiar melody leans into an irresistibly crisp pop of rhythm as the vocals soar individually while confidently gliding into harmony together to lock you into a full appreciation of the debut single that kick-started it all, going on to reach No. 3 at Country radio as the lead single on her RIAA certified Platinum debut album, Terri Clark.

The overwhelming feelings of nostalgia this project has brought up for me all came while standing beside some of the greatest acts in the business,” added Clark. “Hearing them sing these songs that I’ve been singing night after night for so many years has been inspiring, humbling, and surreal. The bonuses were the conversations in between recordings and getting to hear them tell me they grew up listening to my music with posters of me on their walls. They knew my songs even better than I did….it was a full-circle moment I’ll never forget.”

“I Just Wanna Be Mad” (featuring Cody Johnson)
“Poor, Poor Pitiful Me” (featuring Lainey Wilson)
“Better Things to Do” (featuring Ashley McBryde)
“Now That I Found You” (featuring Ben Rector)
“I Wanna Do It All” (featuring Lauren Alaina)
“If I Were You” (featuring Kelly Clarkson)
“Girls Lie Too” (featuring Carly Pearce)
“You’re Easy On the Eyes (live)” (featuring Paul Brandt)

TERRI CLARK announces first ever Ryman headline show

Yes! CanCountry icon Terri has announced her first-ever headlining show at the Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, August 29. Tickets for the highly-anticipated show are on sale this Friday, April 12 at 10 am CT here.

In conjunction with the duets album, Clark also announced (Thursday April 11) that the release of her Greatest Hits vinyl will be available for purchase on Friday, May 31, presale has begun here.

“The Ryman auditorium holds a special significance for every country singer on the planet and I’m no exception,” shares Clark. 
“It’s not just a structure to me.  I walk inside and while I can see the pews and the stained glass – they barely register.  
Instead, I hear Hank’s twang, the dulcet tones of Patsy, and am lifted by Lorretta’s voice.  It is one of the rare, truly iconic venues that has become not just a dream gig for artists of any genre – it is a goal. 
No matter who you are, when you step on the stage inside the Mother Church, you’re praying to the Gods of country music for just a little extra grace that night. The sound in the Ryman is unparalleled. We’ll have a few surprises and will be pulling out all the stops to ensure this is a night to remember for everyone – no matter if you’re on the stage or sitting in the pews under the glow of the stained glass.”
Clark’s GREATEST HITS album will take vinyl form for the first time ever, commemorating its 20th anniversary. The 14-song vinyl collection commemorates the 2004 release of her Greatest Hits album featuring her Top 10 singles, including the No. 1 hit, “You’re Easy On The Eyes.” The vinyl shares a release date with Clark’s duets album Take Two as she celebrates both the original and fresh tracks on May 31.

SIDE A: “Better Things To Do” / “When Boy Meets Girl”/ “If I Were You” / “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me” /“Emotional Girl”/ “Now That I Found You”/ “You’re Easy On The Eyes”

SIDE B: “Everytime I Cry” / “A Little Gasoline” / “I Just Wanna Be Mad” / “I Wanna Do It All” / “Girls Lie Too” / “One Of The Guys”/ “No Fear”

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From Rowdy To Romantic, Alex Miller Makes His Mark On His New EP

MY DADDY’S DAD has dropped (April 12 Release)

Dedicated To Alex’s Late Grandfather


Nashville, TN (2024) – Young Country traditionalist Alex Miller’s EP, MY DADDY’S DAD, is now available.


Produced by Jerry Salley for Billy Jam Records, the five-song collection runs the gamut from rowdy to romantic. This is the pair’s third outing together and is notable for its musical reach and the companionable sense the two bring to the studio. The EP is now available to STREAM, is dedicated to GB Miller, Alex’s late grandfather, who passed away in 2022.


MY DADDY’S DAD opens with the Chesney-esque “She Makes Dirt Look Good” – a fun nod to all the 4-H and FFAers with a play on words that is bound to surprise. Fiddle and steel offer a counterpoint and keep this hooky up-tempo moving apace. “Oh, Odessa” follows, painting a picture of the classic “Western” era as it tells the story of a dust devil angel leaving home and sweetheart behind. Miller’s longing-filled tenor is the highlight of this slow dance tune. “The Last House In God’s Country,” is based on Miller’s grandparents’ farm – where he was raised on 800 heaven-sent acres of fields and fence lines. A solid mid-tempo, Miller’s love for his family and farm are obvious here. “Ain’t Ever Saying Never” reflects on missed chances at love in a punchy, groove-oriented track that posits that people can change.

**** USE the Playlist play control 2nd left from top of the screen to see the playlisted tracks         and select one to play from the drop down menu  ***  👇

The EP closes with “My Daddy’s Dad” a tune written by Alex in tribute to his late Grandpa GB Miller. “He meant so much to me,” Alex notes. “As Grandma Nana says, ‘it’s not a song about him it’s just him in a song.’ He inspired me to pursue Country music as my career,” Miller recalls. “He’d have this record blaring from his tractor’s stereo – I hope it finds its way to yours.”


The project features Nashville’s finest musicians: Jenee Fleenor (Fiddle), Gary Primm (Keyboards), Mike Johnson (Steel Guitar), Kerry Marx (Acoustic Guitar / tracks 1, 2, 3), Joel Key (Acoustic Guitar / tracks 4, 5), James Mitchell (Electric Guitar), Steve Brewster (Drums) and Kevin Grantt (Bass).



“She Makes Dirt Look Good” (K. Phillips/P. O’Donnell/D. Drake)

“Oh, Odessa” (J. Salley/J. East)

“The Last House In God’s Country” (A. Miller/J. Salley)

“Ain’t Ever Saying Never” (A. Miller/B. Whyte/J. Shilling)

“My Daddy’s Dad” (A. Miller/J. Salley)

About Alex Miller

Fans love his engaging onstage presence, and the media loves his quick wit and humble attitude. After finding national fame as a competitor on American Idol Season 19, life totally changed for this Kentucky-born singer/songwriter.


His career began at the age of seven with shows in and around his hometown of Lancaster before moving on to larger venues, including the Dolby Theatre, Lucas Oil Stadium, Renfro Valley, and more. Since departing Idol, Alex has performed at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, the Bluebird CafĂ©, multiple State Fairs, and at additional venues around the country. He has headlined his own shows and opened for Brooks & Dunn, Hank Jr., Chris Janson, Jamey Johnson, Josh Turner, Lee Brice, Aaron Watson, Dillon Carmichael, King Calaway, Noah Thompson, Drake Milligan, and more.

Alex was the Texas Roadhouse 
Artist of the Month (October 2021), and he performed a duet with Rhonda Vincent at the Lee Greenwood All-Star Salute the following month.

His debut album, MILLER TIME (Billy Jam Records, April 2022), delivered three well-received singles: “I’m Over You, So Get Over Me,” “Don’t Let The Barn Door Hit Ya” and “Through With You” (which took Alex to the Top 35 of the Billboard Indicator Chart, and reached #1 on THE COUNTRY NETWORK with its companion music video).


In October 2023, Miller released his five-song EP, COUNTRY (Billy Jam Records). Three hit singles followed: “When God Made The South,” “Girl, I Know A Guy,” and the current charting single, “Puttin’ Up Hay.” Miller joined CMR Nashville, Europe’s #1 Country Music Radio Station, to guest host MILLER TIME, a monthly, one-hour curated program that ran through 2023.

Also last year, Alex was awarded the AMERICAN FFA Degree for excellence.

In addition to touring, Alex is focused on his songwriting, penning tunes with hitmakers Kent Blazy, Jerry Salley, Byron Hill, Wood Newton, Bill Whyte, Josh Shilling, Kirsti Manna, and Emily Ann Roberts. Standing 6’ 6” Alex commands attention wherever he goes – and this year, he is seemingly going everywhere.


Fans can learn more about Alex on his website, and stay social on FacebookInstagramTikTokTwitter and YouTube.


Thursday 11 April 2024

2024 CMT Music Awards REPORT

Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson & More Lead 2024 CMT Music Awards Nominations

Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, Dan + Shay, Warren Zeiders and Ashley Cooke were among the evening’s winners.

Country stars pay tribute to late Toby Keith

CMT 2024 Winners: AT A GLANCE
VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Jelly Roll — Need A Favor
FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Lainey Wilson — Watermelon Moonshine
MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Jelly Roll — Need A Favor
DUO/GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Dan + Shay — Save Me The Trouble
COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Carly Pearce feat. Chris Stapleton — We Don't Fight Anymore
BREAKTHROUGH MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Warren Zeiders — Pretty Little Poison
CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Jelly Roll — Need a Favor (from 2023 CMT Music Awards)
CMT DIGITAL-FIRST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Scotty McCreery — It Matters to Her (from CMT Stages)
JUNE CARTER CASH HUMANITARIAN AWARD: Trisha Yearwood — Inaugural Winner

Scroll down to view all the Nominees below

The fan-voted award show aired live from The Moody Center in Austin, Texas on April 7, 2024 with Country music’s biggest stars stepping out.
The 2024 CMT Music Awards were back on Sunday, April 7 for its 23rd iteration, with a star-studded list of nominees and performers.

Going into the awards Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, Cody Johnson, Kelsea Ballerini and Megan Moroney lead the nominations for the 2024 CMT Music Awards, with three nods each.

Last year, Jelly Roll was the evening’s most-awarded artist with three wins, while in 2022, Johnson earned that distinction with two wins.
This year, CMT recognized 14 first-time nominees: Amber Riley, Ashley Cooke, Bret Michaels, Chayce Beckham, Hozier, Koe Wetzel, Stephen Wilson Jr., Tyler Childers, Warren Zeiders, Zach Bryan and four women artists who were honoured as part of this year’s CMT Next Women of Country class: Anne Wilson, Ella Langley, The Castellows and sister duo Tigirlily Gold.

Video Of The Year VOTING
Best Video Of The Year; awarded to the artist (Male, Female, Group/Duo Or Collaboration).
Top 6 nominees from the first round of voting, were announced on April 1.
The final 3 nominees, from the second round of voting, were announced on show day, April 7. Final voting was determined via social media and announced as the final category during the live show.

On April 7th CMT revealed the top three finalists for their top award, Video Of The Year. Fan voting opened on the CMT Music Awards Facebook using specific hashtags and Instagram commenting with artist name and #cmtawards.  The nominees were Cody Johnson’s “The Painter” (#VoteCodyCMT), Jelly Roll’s “Need a Favor” (#VoteJellyCMT), and Kelsea Ballerini’s “If You Go Down (I’m Goin’ Down Too)” (#VoteKelseaCMT).

The three finalists were culled from a list of six semi-finalists (and before that, a list of 16 initial candidates) were all each vying for their first video of the year win.
Video of the year 16 initial candidates were: Ashley McBryde (“Light On In The Kitchen”), Brandy Clark feat. Brandi Carlile (“Dear Insecurity”), Brothers Osborne (“Nobody’s Nobody”), Cody Johnson (“The Painter”), Darius Rucker (“Fires Don’t Start Themselves”), HARDY (“Truck Bed”), Jason Aldean (“Let Your Boys Be Country”), Jelly Roll (“Need A Favor”), Jordan Davis (“Next Thing You Know”), Kacey Musgraves (“Deeper Well”), Kelsea Ballerini (“If You Go Down (I’m Goin’ Down Too))”, Lainey Wilson (“Watermelon Moonshine”), Mickey Guyton feat. Kane Brown (“Nothing Compares To You”), Parmalee (“Gonna Love You”), Tyler Childers (“In Your Love”) and Zach Bryan (“Nine Ball”)

Jelly Roll Dominates Back-To-Back CMT Music Awards As Most-Awarded Artist, Including The Top Honor For "Video Of The Year"; Lainey Wilson Takes “Female Video Of The Year” For The Second Consecutive Year & Honors The Legendary Toby Keith.

Jason Aldean returned to the CMT Music Awards with a Performance of His Current Single "Let Your Boys Be Country"

Austin, TX (April 8, 2024) - The 2024 CMT Music Awards in Austin, TX proved to be an electrifying and monumental night for Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson and Jason Aldean

BBR Music Group/Stoney Creek Records' Jelly Roll would take home three wins, for the second consecutive year, earning him the accolade as the most-awarded artist of the night, including the top honor of "Video of the Year" for "Need a Favor." The self-proclaimed "Trailer Park Tornado" delivered a fiery performance of "Halfway to Hell" to close the program and also took home buckle awards for "Male Video of the Year" for "Need a Favor" and "CMT Performance of the Year" for "Need a Favor" (from the 2023 CMT Music Awards).

BBR Music Group/Broken Bow Records' Lainey Wilson would secure a win for "Female Video of the Year" for "Watermelon Moonshine." Throughout the broadcast, she performed "Country's Cool Again," the namesake for the 2024 U.S. domestic tour that kicks off on May 31, and returned to join Brooks & Dunn and Sammy Hagar to honor the legendary Toby Keith performing "How Do You Like Me Now?!"

BBR Music Group/Broken Bow Records' Jason Aldean made his return to the CMT Music Awards performing his current single "Let Your Boys Be Country" from the University of Texas at Austin stage.

Jelly Roll: Credit: Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for CMT

During his "Video of the Year" acceptance speech for "Need a Favor", viewable HERE (Instagram Reel), Jelly Roll stated: "Billy Bob Thornton just gave me my third trophy of the night, y'all. Cody Johnson, I'm not gonna tell you anything up here that I wouldn't tell you on the phone, but I love you brother. You are my favorite cowboy for ever and ever and ever and one of my best friends in the business. I love you. Kelsea Ballerini, you know what I think of you too, girl. You go baby! I want to thank my manager John Meneilly. I want to thank my publicist, Jennifer Vessio. I want to thank my label Stoney Creek. I want to thank country radio. I want to thank everybody who had anything to do with this. Jon Loba, I love you. I love you so much. My beautiful wife, Ms. Bunnie DeFord. I am blessed to have you as a best friend. I am blessed to have you as a partner. You find beauty in broken things and I love you. I'm fixing to come back out on this stage and set it on fire! It's going down! Gayle King, I'm gonna be a little late in the morning cause we're gonna party Austin. Let's go!"

Lainey Wilson: Credit: Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for CMT

In her "Female Video of the Year" acceptance speech for "Watermelon Moonshine," viewable HERE, Lainey Wilson shared: "My heart is beating out of my chest. I'm not even gonna lie. I just want to say, first of all, every single girl that was in this category, all of them are dear friends. They work their tails off and they just dedicate their life to creating music and creating this vision and bringing it to life. I am so honored to be a part of this category. It's really unreal watching these girls do what they do. I am pretty sure all of them would let me say thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for supporting women in country. It's a big dang deal! Thank you so much. 'Watermelon Moonshine' is about that young, wild, crazy love --- a time in your life when nothing else mattered. It takes you back to that certain time, that place, that smell, that sound --- that's what country music is right there. It's just about telling a story and thank y'all so much for letting me do that with this video. God bless y'all."

Carly Pearce and Chris Stapleton won Collaborative Video Of The Year for their song, “We Don’t Fight Anymore.” She thanked Stapleton, who wasn’t in attendance, and “Fans, fans, fans, fans, fans!”

The legendary Trisha Yearwood received a special honour receiving the inaugural "June Carter Cash Humanitarian Award", which "recognizes an artist, duo/group or industry veteran who demonstrates an exceptional dedication to the community and their fellow artists as Cash did." Actress and friend of Carter Cash, Jane Seymour, presented the award.

TV RATINGS: Idol Slayer: The 2024 CMT Music Awards, which aired April 7 on CBS drew a 0.68 rating among Adults 18-49, off slightly from last year's 0.7, according to TVRatingsGuide. The show drew 5.38 million viewers and helped CBS win the evening, with the awards show topping American Idol's 4.36m viewers on ABC and the 1.26m viewers of NBC's repeat of The Voice. By comparison, last fall's CMA Awards drew 6.61m viewers on ABC.

Kelsea Ballerini hosted the awards for fourth time in a row, opening with a comedic sketch about reading the minds of country music’s biggest names that ended with Keith Urban hugging the beaver mascot of beloved Texas gas station chain Buc-ee’s.
Her many outfit changes were only the first of a few surprises, which also included Melissa Etheridge appearing on a duet of “Come to My Window” with Ballerini.
Kelsea shared, "It's my fourth year hosting, so I feel like I've learned a lot. And the good thing about CMTs is there's such a light energy, so there's not a pressure that I feel to be perfect. I just want to be fun, honor the night and help people have a good time."
She also described the night feeling like "a big reunion" with her friends in the country music community and even teased she may have some surprises in store. "I might just ask for some help where I can get it," the "Half of My Hometown" singer noted.

Kelsea also announced she was done hosting the CMT Music Awards toward the end of Sunday night's (April 7) show in Texas. Ballerini put her two-weeks' notice in at the end of the show. She made clear she wouldn't be back, and that kind of thing just doesn't seem to happen on these stages.
The move was not a knee-jerk reaction to anything that happened during Sunday night's show or the build up to it. Talking to Variety ahead of time, she shared that hosting the CMT Music Awards for four years pushed her outside her comfort zone into new professional realms. She's simply ready to do that again in different ways….Read More: 2024 CMT Music Awards: 5 Things You Missed

Emily Osment and Montana Jordan (introduced Megan Moroney)
Paul Walter Hauser (presented Collaborative Video of the Year)
Amber Riley (introduced Parker McCollum and Brittney Spencer)
Megan Moroney and Max Theriot (presented Breakthrough Female Video of the Year and Breakthrough Male Video of the Year)
Melissa Etheridge (introduced Jordan Davis and Needtobreathe (sang "Come To My Window" with Kelsea Ballerini)
Jane Seymour (presented the June Carter Cash Humanitarian Award to Trisha Yearwood)
Jelly Roll (introduced Lainey Wilson)
Cody Alan (introduced Bailey Zimmerman and Old Dominion with Megan Moroney)
Emma Roberts (introduced Keith Urban)
Carly Pearce (presented CMT Performance of the Year)
Parmalee (introduced Sam Hunt)
James Van Der Beek (introduced Kelsea Ballerini)
Tanner Adell, Tiera Kennedy, Reyna Roberts and Brittney Spencer (presented Duo/Group Video of the Year)
Roger Clemens, Lukas Nelson and Riley Green (introduced Tribute to Toby Keith)
Cody Johnson (introduced Trisha Yearwood's performance)
Mickey Guyton (introduced Dasha)
Minnie Driver (presented Male Video of the Year)
Gayle King (presented Female Video of the Year)
Billy Bob Thornton (presented Video of the Year)

BILLBOARD: 2024 CMT Music Awards Performances, Ranked

Of note: Trisha Yearwood was feted for her philanthropic efforts as the recipient of the inaugural June Carter Cash Humanitarian Award returning to the stage to perform a song she co-wrote, “Put It in a Song,” from her upcoming album. Appropriately, the composition celebrated the power of pouring pain, memories and emotions through the vessels of pen and paper into a song. Three-time Grammy winner Yearwood was joined onstage by her co-writers, Erin Enderlin and Jim “Moose” Brown.

2024 CMT Music Awards Backstage POV Footage

ICYMI: Performances from Sunday night's (4/7) 2024 CMT Music Awards included: 

·         Jelly Roll's "Halfway To Hell"
·         Brooks & Dunn's "Should've Been A Cowboy"
·         Sammy Hagar's "I Love This Bar"
·         Lainey Wilson's "How Do You Like Me Now" and "Country's Cool Again"
·         Little Big Town and Sugarland's "Take Me Home"
·         Trisha Yearwood's "Put It In A Song"
·         Dasha's "Austin"
·         Old Dominion and Megan Moroney's "Can't Break Up Now"
·         Moroney's "No Caller ID"
·         Kelsea Ballerini's "Love Me Like You Mean It"
·         Keith Urban's "Straight Line"
·         Sam Hunt's "Locked Up"
·         Bailey Zimmerman's "Where It Ends"
·         Parker McCollum and Brittney Spencer's "Burn It Down"
·         Jordan Davis and NeedToBreathe's "Next Thing You Know"
·         Jason Aldean's "Let Your Boys Be Country"
·         Cody Johnson's "That's Texas"
****  USE the Playlist play control 2nd left from top of the screen to see the playlisted..tracks and select one to play from the drop down menu  ***  👇

2024 CMT Music Awards Nominees and Winners

Video of the Year
Jelly Roll — "Need a Favor" – WINNER
Kelsea Ballerini — "If You Go Down (I'm Goin' Down Too)"
Cody Johnson — "The Painter"

Female Video of the Year
Lainey Wilson — "Watermelon Moonshine" – WINNER
Gabby Barrett — "Glory Days"
Kelsea Ballerini — "Penthouse"
Ashley McBryde — "Light On In The Kitchen"
Reba McEntire — "Seven Minutes In Heaven"
Megan Moroney — "I'm Not Pretty"
Kacey Musgraves — "Deeper Well"

Male Video of the Year
Jelly Roll — "Need a Favor" – WINNER
Luke Combs — "Fast Car"
Jordan Davis — "Next Thing You Know"
Hardy — "Truck Bed"
Cody Johnson — "The Painter"
Morgan Wallen — "Last Night"
Bailey Zimmerman — "Religiously"

Duo/Group Video of the Year
Dan + Shay — "Save Me the Trouble" – WINNER
Brothers Osborne — "Nobody's Nobody"
Old Dominion — "Memory Lane"
Parmalee — "Girl in Mine"
Tigirlily Gold — "Shoot Tequila"
The War and Treaty — "Have You a Heart"

Female Breakthrough Video of the Year
Ashley Cooke — "Your Place" – WINNER
Brittney Spencer — "Bigger Than The Song"
Tigirlily Gold — "Shoot Tequila"
Anne Wilson — "Rain in the Rearview"

Male Breakthrough Video of the Year
Warren Zeiders — "Pretty Little Poison" – WINNER
Chayce Beckham — "23"
Zach Bryan — "Oklahoma Smokeshow"
Tyler Childers — "In Your Love"

Collaborative Video of the Year
Carly Pearce feat. Chris Stapleton"We Don't Fight Anymore" – WINNER
Mickey Guyton feat. Kane Brown — "Nothing Compares To You"#
Ella Langley feat. Koe Wetzel — "That's Why We Fight"
Justin Moore and Priscilla Block — "You, Me, & Whiskey"
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real feat. Lainey Wilson — "More Than Friends"
Old Dominion feat. Megan Moroney — "Can't Break Up Now"
Jon Pardi and Luke Bryan — "Cowboys And Plowboys"

CMT Performance of the Year
From 2023 CMT Music Awards: Jelly Roll — "Need a Favor" – WINNER
From CMT Campfire Sessions: Dustin Lynch and MacKenzie Porter — "Thinking 'Bout You"
From CMT Crossroads: Hozier and Maren Morris — "Take Me To Church"
From CMT Crossroads: Bret Michaels and Chris Janson — "Nothing But a Good Time"
From 2023 CMT Music Awards: Kelsea Ballerini — "IF YOU GO DOWN (I'M GOIN' DOWN TOO)"
From 2023 CMT Music Awards: Cody Johnson — "Human"
From 2023 CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood — "Hate My Heart"
From CMT Smashing Glass: Amber Riley — "R.E.S.P.E.C.T."
From CMT Smashing Glass: The War and Treaty — "On My Own"
From CMT Storytellers: Dierks Bentley — "Drunk On A Plane"

June Carter Cash Humanitarian Award: Trisha Yearwood 

2024 CMT Music Awards FASHION

Ashley Cooke (above) embraced an icy blue hue. She wore a high-waisted skirt and bra top  combo for her CMT Music Awards ensemble. Cooke won her first CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Female Video of the Year  for “Your Place.”

PEOPLE: The Best Dressed Stars at the 2024 CMT Awards: Kelsea Ballerini (David Koma dress), Trisha Yearwood, Mickey Guyton (RetrofĂŞte halter gown), Jane Seymour, Lainey Wilson (Area/ Superdown), GloRilla, Emma Roberts (Dolce & Gabbana gown), Amber Riley, Carly Pearce (Dolce & Gabbana/ Celeste Starre/ Nadri) and Gayle King (Badgley Mischka).

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Warner Records signee Dasha has secured the UK's Official biggest Trending song

Dasha Snags UK's Official biggest Trending Song

Saddle up! Rising US country star Dasha has secured the UK's Official biggest Trending song of the week with viral smash Austin. The breakout act, real name Anna Dasha Novotny, reached the summit with the latest track lifted from her What Happens Now? EP.
Country music's having a moment right now. Beyoncé's month-long stint at Number 1 with TEXAS HOLD 'EM the latest name making waves on the country scene? Enter: Dasha.

On the UK's midweek Top 100 (8 April 2024 - 14 April 2024) biggest songs Dasha has climbed 15-8!

On the UK Official Singles Chart Top 100 (Week Ending 11 April 2024) Dasha with “Austin” held at No.15 for a third week in her sixth chart frame (Chart Run:  81-57-25-15-15-15)

Dasha's Austin: Who is the singer behind viral country song?

ICYMI: Listen HERE to Dasha’s UK interview with the lovely Madeline Christy on her country show The Nightshift (phoenix98fm | first published on Friday 23 February 2024) 

Front Row (L-R):  Shannon Saunders, Alex Luebbert, Dasha, Carrie Murphy, Allie Gaylon
Back Row (L-R): Sloane Cavitt Logue, Nate Towne, Michael Coughlin

(Nashville, Tenn.) – Rapidly rising singer-songwriter Dasha has announced her signing to Warner Records as her hit single “Austin” landed at No. 74 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The track from her recently released project, What Happens Now?, currently sits at No.18 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart (Week of April 13, 2024), all while Dasha herself climbs the Emerging Artists chart.

“Dasha possesses the rare ability to combine raw and vulnerable lyrics with ear catching melodies,” said WME agent Carrie Murphy. “She has all the makings of a global superstar, and we are honored to be on her team.” 

“From the start, the WME team came in with so much passion and immediately got to work to help push our success even further,” shared Dasha. "I'm honored to have them on my team.” 

No.15 DashaAustin”: The rookie entry from the Warner Records signee rose 17-15 on Hot Country Songs. It drew 8.3 million streams (up 24%) and 362,000 in airplay audience (up 353%) and sold 3,000 (up 49%). She previously snagged Streaming & Sales Gainer honours with her No.17 placing on the chart. Pushing 15-11 she then drew Streaming & Sales Gainer respect. 

“This entire process has been overwhelming but in the best way. I always try to trust my gut when it comes to my music and from my first meeting, the Warner Records family felt like home. Everyone's been so genuine and I can't wait to see what we're able to accomplish as a team,” says Dasha.  

Dasha is an exceptionally talented singer-songwriter and we couldn't be more excited to welcome her to Warner Records. We look forward to working alongside her and the team to build her smash single 'Austin' while gearing up for more new music in the near future,” stated Tom Corson, co-Chairman and COO, and Aaron Bay-Schuck, co-Chairman and CEO, Warner Records.

"Our independent team has worked very hard to build a true Cinderella story around Dasha. We could not be happier with the decision to join the Warner Records' family," adds Alex Lunt, Manager, Type A Management.

DASHA performs "Austin" at the 2024 CMT Music Awards on Sunday April 7, 2024. #CMTAwards #CMT #DASHA

Reaching Spotify's Top 50 US and Spotify's Global Chart as well as top channels across SiriusXM, Dasha's hit single Austin” is taking her to new heights. Dasha has introduced fans around the globe to an “Austin” line dance that has taken TikTok by storm, with the track landing as the No. 1 Viral Song in the U.S. with over 450,000 unique video creates on TikTok to date.

Armed with a passion for telling her true story, Dasha has just released her debut country album, What Happens Now? It debuted at No.48 on Top Country Albums (chart week of March 23, 2024) and has so far peaked at No.35 (Week of April 13, 2024).

On Billboard Country Digital Song Sales chart “Austin” had spent three weeks on the chart holding at No.2 for two successive weeks (Chart dated week of April 6, 2024). The song debuted at No.54 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and has climbed to No.45.


The singer-songwriter recently made her broadcast debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing “Austin.” 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 19, 2024) – The promising up and comer took the stage at ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday, March 21st, airing at 11:35 pm ET / 10:35 pm CT. Marking Dasha's late-night television debut, she performed her massive breakout single.  

“It's surreal to me that I will be making my television debut and performing the song that has completely changed my life,” Dasha exclaimed. “When we wrote this song, we knew it was special but this much so soon is like a dream. I've been waiting for this moment since I was so young and it's finally here.”  


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 11, 2024) – Rising music sensation Dasha catapulted to the top of the charts with her latest single, "Austin," claiming the coveted #1 spot on the Viral Top 50 US Spotify playlist. The infectious track, released independently through VERSION III has taken streaming platforms by storm, amassing over 1.5 million streams daily and solidifying Dasha's position as one of the fastest breakthrough artists in the industry. “I couldn't ever imagine how quickly this would have happened,” shared Dasha. “The response from fans has been a dream come true and we're just getting started.” Over 185,000 TikTok users enthusiastically joined the dance phenomenon she choreographed for the breakout single.

Dasha will be hitting the road this spring and summer, making her debut at many of North America's most notable festivals – including Stagecoach, Hangout Fest, CMA Fest, Bonnaroo, Lollapooza, Calgary Stampede and Country Calling. 

Dasha Tour Routing:
April 26-28 Stagecoach Music Festival Indio, CA
May 18 Hangout Music Festival Gulf Shores, AL
June 7 CMA Festival Nashville, TN
August 1-4 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
October 5 Country Calling Festival Ocean City, MD

Introspective and alluring are just a few of the prolific ways artist and songwriter Dasha has been described. Armed with a passion for telling her true story, Dasha has just released her debut country album, What Happens NowThe focus track, “Austin” has gone ultra viral, with millions of people engaging in the accompanying line dance while garnering over 600,000 unique video creates on TikTok. The track has landed on the Billboard's Hot 100 and Hot Country Song charts, while Dasha herself rapidly climbs the Emerging Artist chart.

Dasha's music is characterized by its authenticity, raw emotion, and relatability, mirroring her genuine self-expression. 

Harkening back to her upbringing in San Luis Obispo, California, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter recalls being immersed in the world of country, folk, and Americana music from an early age. 

This credibility in her music has led Dasha to a place where her artistry truly thrives, creating a new era that marks a significant turning point in her career. 

With “Austin” rocketing up the charts, 2024 is set to be Dasha's biggest year yet! Stay tuned for much more from the rising singer-songwriter. 

Marking her biggest year yet, she has been added into rotation on The Highway and TikTok Radio on SiriusXM. Additionally, her songs have landed on key playlists including her massive breakout hit “Austin” rising to the top spot on Spotify's Viral Top 50 Charts and her face on the cover of Spotify's Pop Rising and New Boots. Other playlists include Apple Music's Today Country and Amazon Music's Breakthrough Country. As she leads into this new project, the support has allowed her to reach fans across the country and the world.

Dasha's music is “rooted in mature songwriting and a layered soundscape” (Earmilk) and is characterized by its authenticity, raw emotion, and relatability, mirroring her genuine self-expression. Harkening back to her upbringing in San Luis Obispo, California, the singer-songwriter recalls being immersed in the world of country, folk, and Americana music from an early age. As she honed in on her talents, Dasha began captivating audiences worldwide with her TikTok fanbase - creating a highly engaged platform for her past releases.

This credibility in her music has led Dasha to a place where her artistry truly thrives, creating a new era that marks a significant turning point in her career. 

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