The Georgia native is less about the peach, more about the beach on his latest release. Whichever: pick your pleasure...the peaceful turn-of-phrase (and of waves) tune is chock full of tranquility! -TCC
*(Actually, he's about both and Georgia happens to offer that fine combo - if you follow him on Instagram you already know).
Multi-Platinum hitmaker Billy Currington is sailing into the end of summer with a brand-new track, “Anchor Man,” out everywhere today. Written (anchored) by Paul Overstreet and Scotty Emerick, the song is produced by Carson Chamberlain.
From the wistful view of a man-once-behind-the-newsdesk Currington sings, “ain’t no bad news, only good views, the sky and the water are the only blues,” as his instantly identifiable tenor eases into escapism with a dual-meaning message.
“Anchor Man” follows Currington’s recent release “City Don’t,”
Next weekend, Currington will take the stage in Boca Raton, FL (9/8) and Clearwater, FL (9/9), with more tour dates scheduled through September. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.billycurrington.com.
Follow on Instagram at @bccoconutman
About Billy Currington:
Billy Currington has spent nearly two decades topping the country charts, parlaying his rich, emotion-laden tenor and unerring song sense into some of the format’s most memorable hits. The Georgia native has tallied 12 No. 1 singles to his name, including 4X Platinum hit “People Are Crazy,” 3X Platinum “Good Directions,” 3X Platinum “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right,” plus Platinum hits “Do I Make You Wanna,” “We Are Tonight,” “Don’t It” and more. Equally skilled at delivering upbeat summertime anthems as well as exploring the complexities of life and love with a poignant ballad, Currington also joined Jessie James Decker on the wistful, slow-burning duet “I Still Love You.” Two new songs – “City Don’t” and “Anchor Man” – are out now, with more new music on the way. For more information and upcoming tour dates, visit www.billycurrington.com.
(No, it's not a collaboration with Robin Thicke).
ACCLAIMED SINGER-SONGWRITER NICOLE WITT RELEASES ANTICIPATED EP CLEAR
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 28, 2023) - Acclaimed singer-songwriter Nicole Witt unveils her highly anticipated new EP, Clear today!
Following the success of her previous releases, Nicole's latest musical offering is an exploration of personal growth, self-discovery, and artistic evolution and touches on themes of motherhood, love, addiction and more. Clear marks a significant milestone in Nicole Witt's career, reflecting her maturity as an artist and songwriter. Known for her heartfelt and introspective lyrics, Nicole's captivating melodies have always resonated deeply with her audience. In this latest collection of songs, she delves even deeper, sharing personal stories and universal themes that listeners will undoubtedly connect with on a profound level. Stream Clear/watch the music video for the title track here: https://youtu.be/A19kxOsoPhs
Most recently, Nicole’s video for “Kiss” is in rotation on CMT Music’s fan-voted 12 Pack Countdown & their Edge category. The video “Bourbon” made it into CMT Music’s coveted 12 Pack Countdown -reaching the #3 spot. Nicole’s daughter Ashlyn is the director and producer of all the videos for this record.
“Ashlyn has been a part of this project from day one. Getting to work with her (@filmedbycash) on Clear is a collaboration that I will never forget. There are no words that could ever really explain this experience. She’s on her way to college in the fall to study film. I could not be more proud or love her any more than I do.”
For more information and to stay up to date with Nicole Witt, please visit nicolewitt.com.
Clear Track Listing
The supergroup that Nicole is a founding member of, Six One Five Collective just announced a number of dates around the country and a European tour that is in the works. The Collective is a collaborative effort and creative brainstorm of four artists that are steeped in the musical mix of Country, Americana, Folk and Pop. For more info., please visit sixonefivecollective.com.
Nashville, TN — During his CMA Fest Fan Club party in Nashville on June 6, Country superstar Gary Allan received the Pandora Billionaire plaque after eclipsing one billion streams on the streaming service Pandora. Alina Thompson, Associate Director, Strategy & Operations, Artist & Industry Relations for SiriusXM and Pandora, and Bekah Digby, Associate Director, Artist & Industry Relations – Country & Christian for SiriusXM and Pandora, were on hand to present the award to Allan.
You can listen to Pandora's Country Billionaires station here. (*Editor's note: But don't let this discourage you from having "Nothing On But the Radio").
“It feels like we’ve logged a billion miles on the road, so it is an honor to receive this Billionaires award from Pandora,” says Allan. “Every night as I watch the fans sing songs back to us word for word, it proves that my music has connected with them, and honors like this show me my songs have stood the test of time with my fans. Thank you for showing up on the road and for streaming my music through Pandora. I could not do this without all of you!
Hitting Pandora’s billion-stream mark puts Allan in the company of some of music’s biggest names across all genres. He sits in rare air as an artist who has amassed nearly 1 billion streams on Pandora while also selling nearly 10 million albums - including three RIAA-certified Platinum albums and multiple No. 1 singles at country radio.
Allan just wrapped his co-headlining tour with friend and fellow star Tracy Lawrence (who as it just-so-happens - has spoken incredibly highly of Allan numerous times on his own national radio show, "Honky Tonkin' with Tracy Lawrence"). Never one to rest long, Gary Allan has a string of dates through the summer as he continues celebrating his critically-lauded album Ruthless.
Elle King Schools in Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic Plus a Spelling Twist in Nervy New Single "Tulsa"
ELLE KING RELEASES “TULSA”
One of 12 Songs from New Album Come Get Your Wife Out Jan 27
It's called the Sooner state, but in the new welcomely brassy in-his-face country tune "Tulsa" it seems Elle King's singing from the view of a woman scorned who's uncovered her soon-to-be ex would sooner be with the female she refers to as Tulsa. "But if you spell it back to front you're gonna know what I mean," she lyrically winks. --TCC
NASHVILLE, TN – Elle King kicked off 2023 co-hosting and performing at New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash, which was broadcast on CBS and is rounding out the week by releasing “Tulsa,” (link here: https://ek.lnk.to/CGYW) a new song from her forthcoming album, Come Get Your Wife. The new album will be released Friday, Jan 27.
While Tulsa has been name-checked in many country songs, this is the first time it’s recognized for its spelling in reverse. “Tulsa is a song about doing someone wrong,” said King. “This is not about tearing women down but it’s about putting the blame on the wrongdoer. If a man is cheating on you, it’s not her fault because there are a million other girls he would do it with. And he’ll just cheat on her too. It’s a song about uniting and not taking shit from this real P.O.S.”
Written by King along with Ella Langley, Bobby Hamrick and Matt McKinney, “Tulsa” features background vocals by Ashley McBryde and John Osborne on guitar. “We wrote the song in less than an hour and it’s so raucous and fun,” Elle continued. “We’ve been playing it on the road and it’s the third song in our show now. It’s fun for us and the crowd!”
With the release of “Come Get Your Wife” only three weeks away, “Tulsa” is another glimpse into the fresh, unbridled and honest album that almost feels like a look into King’s journal. The brassy tune joins the current single “Worth A Shot” with Dierks Bentley – currently at #43 and rising, the previously released smash hit “Drunk (And I Don’t Want To Go Home)” with Miranda Lambert, the banjo-basted take-your-small town gossip “Out Yonder,” and the hallelujah sass of “Try Jesus,” all part of the “Come Get Your Wife” line-up. King wrote eight of the 12 songs and co-produced the album with Ross Copperman.
After "Tulsa" time, TCC highly recommends you "Try Jesus". Both are embedded below.
Fans can hear the new music live starting February 14 with her 2023 headlining Elle King A-FREAKIN-MEN Tour Presented by Slow & Low. The nearly 30-city tour will kick off Valentine’s Day in New Orleans, LA.
Come Get Your Wife Track Listing
1. Ohio - Written by Elle King, Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
2. Before You Met Me – Written by Tofer Brown, Meg McRee & Lauren Hungate
3. Try Jesus – Elle King, Geoffrey Warburton, Casey Cathleen Smith, Ashley Gorley & Ben Johnson
4. Drunk (And I Don’t Want To Go Home) With Miranda Lambert - Written by Elle King and Martin Johnson
5. Lucky - Written by Elle King, Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
6. Tulsa - Written by Elle King, Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
7. Worth A Shot (featuring Dierks Bentley) Written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman and Josh Osborne
8. Crawlin’ Mood - Written by Charlie Worsham & Jesse Frasure
9. Bonafide - Written by Elle King, Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
10. Blacked Out - Written by Elle King and Martin Johnson
11. Out Yonder - Written by Bobby Hamrick, Ella Langley & Matt McKinney
12. Love Go By - Written by Elle King, Geoffrey Warburton & Joe Janiak
#newmusic #ElleKing #worthashot
Dolly's Mountain Magic Christmas special behind the special (and a very special bear story - see video) #ICYMI
"I can tell you where you to put it if you don't like where you got it," Dolly chuckled to Kelly Clarkson of bad days.
It's that time of year to embrace the Christmas spirit, and Dolly Parton is helping us do just that with a new Christmas special.
What is Dolly Parton's 2022 Christmas special? The country icon's new NBC special, Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas, premiered on Thursday, December 1. The movie musical is set at the star's Tennessee amusement park, Dollywood, and features stars like Jimmy Fallon (with whom she shares a Christmas song), Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Willie Nelson, and more.
"I just feel like that it was time for me to do another special like this, with good music, with comedy, with meaningful things," Parton told People. "And to kind of make you feel entertained for a couple hours just to get away from everything else."
She continued, "Being magical is to lift up out of yourself and your troubles for a little while. To me, if you can even do that, even with one song, then that is magical. I just think the whole idea of trying to make things uplifting is magic within itself.".
How can you watch Dolly Parton's movie on NBC? If you missed the premiere of Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas, no worries: You can still watch the holiday extravaganza if you didn't catch it live. The 90 min special is currently streaming on both NBC.com and Peacock. If you can't get enough of Parton's holiday spirit, you can also stream her film Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love on Peacock.
written by Melissa Coker
"SHE'S OUT!" seasoned country artist Emily Miller exclaimed - in this instance "she" being both a proud new recording and also Mary, the mother of Jesus.
"Mary, did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?"
Victoriously adding to the hundreds of artists to cover these and other lines of this beloved Christmas classic with-a-twist-tale on the immaculate conception. Miller delivers.
The WSM Radio Spotlight Artist songbird's unique ethereal-esque tones bring a special rasp to the recording that you may not see coming. Not so much a growl (even the animals watching over Him likely learned not to growl around the baby Jesus), as a reverent strong tone which could be likened almost to that of a slightly bolder "Climb" era Miley Cyrus (said with only the best of intent). In fact, Miller had a literal "come to Jesus" moment in this recording process...not only in its revered storied subject matter but in thanking God for the ability to even hit the notes to praise Him in the first place: "I know there’s a reason that kiwi almost killed me. It was to teach me to slow down and take this voice God has given me as a true blessing."
So, yes. You might say it was an uphill battle, a climb if you will - to even get made in the first place and it's a small miracle this thing actually hit the presses.
If you've never before heard "Mary, Did You Know?" then you might want to be prepared to invest some time in doing so. Its writer Mark Lowry was a member of the Gaither Vocal Band at the time and after its initial recording by fellow Gaither member Michael English (with music by tourmate Buddy Greene), the Biblical creation and its benevolent wonderment has landed in the hands of many more messengers in its travels. So popular that Lowry closes his show with the song (Christmas show or no), "Mary" has since spread to hundreds, including via duet with Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd, a well-rotated radio cut for Kathy Mattea, to Dolly Parton and even CeeLo Green on the journey.
"Mary" download and more: https://taplink.cc/mdyk_emilymill?mibextid=Zxz2cZ
Lyric video: Youtube.com/watch?v=YUxkyzSnvdc
They Say EP: smarturl.it/theysayemilymiller
Buy/stream her 2020 EP Signs of Life here: SIGNS OF LIFE
Buxton's 2010 mind-blowing self-titled release (featuring "Stupid Boy", the haunting "Space" and the happy "That Kind of Day" and with Jedd Hughes on select tracks): HERE
#littlebigtown #MrSun #Summer #hitsongwriter #singersongwriter #thebest #StupidBoy
This time he's bringing awareness to suicide prevention and suicide prevention week (Sept. 4-10) by officially releasing his music video “God or the Gun.” Previously previewed on PEOPLE.com, this emotional video visualizes the track, available on his newest release, JACOB, chronicling Herndon’s near suicide and reminding listeners that hopes beyond the darkness. Watch “God or the Gun” now here (OR BELOW!). The video was filmed in Nashville and produced and directed by Neighborhoods Apart Productions.
This just in from the "I'm THIS old" department...
BILLY RAY CYRUS CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF DEBUT ALBUM SOME GAVE ALL
Today Billy Ray Cyrus celebrates the 30th Anniversary of his iconic debut album, Some Gave All. The album, which includes Cyrus' No. 1 hit single, "Achy Breaky Heart," was a breakout success, which catapulted the Kentucky native into superstar status and he quickly became a household name. Some Gave All earned the rank as the No. 1 best-selling album of 1992, reached RIAA® 9x multi-platinum status in the U.S. and remained Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart for 17 consecutive weeks.
To date, Cyrus's albums have accumulated over 930 million streams globally.
To stream and download Some Gave All, click HERE.
Some Gave All, released via Mercury Records, produced Billboard chart-toppers "Could've Been Me", “Wher'm I Gonna Live When I Get Home?” and "She's Not Cryin' Anymore" along with Cyrus's RIAA® multi-platinum hit "Achy Breaky Heart," which spent five consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as well as a Top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Achy Breaky Heart" became a worldwide sensation and has now amassed nearly 400 million streams globally along with the recently remastered music video, which has garnered 89 million views. This single also earned Cyrus GRAMMY nominations for Record of the Year, Best Country Vocal Performance (Male) and Best New Artist. (And honorary "redneck 'Romeo'" status, see the embedded Dolly video below for a fine demonstration).
Some Gave All sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
SOME GAVE ALL TRACKLISTING:
1. "Could've Been Me"
2. "Achy Breaky Heart"
3. "She's Not Cryin' Anymore"
4. “Wher'm I Gonna Live When I Get Home?”
5. "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"
6. "Someday, Somewhere, Somehow"
7. "Never Thought I'd Fall in Love with You"
8. "Ain't No Good Goodbye"
9. "I'm So Miserable"
10. "Some Gave All"
ABOUT BILLY RAY CYRUS:
Throughout his nearly three-decade career of Billboard chart success, Billy Ray Cyrus has achieved global success as a singer, songwriter, actor, producer and philanthropist. The critically and commercially acclaimed superstar has established himself as a household name across multiple areas of the entertainment landscape, including music, television, theater and more. When one scopes out Cyrus’s trophy case, the awards are represented across all genres: GRAMMY® Awards, Billboard Music Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, MTV VMA Moonmen, Country Music Association Awards, American Music Awards and Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Juno Awards, among many other accolades. The Flatwoods, KY native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, "Achy Breaky Heart," became a phenomenon and went multi-platinum. After "Achy Breaky Heart," Cyrus followed up with back-to-back hits “It Could’ve Been Me,” “She’s Not Crying Anymore,” “Wher'm I Gonna Live When I Get Home?” and the anthemic “Some Gave All.” Cyrus knocked himself out of the top Billboard position with his second No. 1 album, It Won’t Be The Last, featuring smash hits “In the Heart of a Woman,” “Words By Heart” and “Somebody New.” His success continued with dozens more singles that redefined country music. He's also enjoyed a successful career as an actor in the series Doc and Still The King, as well as the hit Disney Channel series Hannah Montana with his daughter Miley.
To keep up with Cyrus, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and visit billyraycyrus.com.
#ThrowbackThursday #BillyRay #MemorialDay #Veterans
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