NEW DOUBLE VINYL LP RELEASE HAS HAPPY GIRL MARTINA MCBRIDE SEAING BLUE AND FEELING #BLESSED *SEE GREATEST HITS TRACK LIST*
Martina McBride is currently on quite a ride opening select dates for Alabama and begins Blake Shelton's Heroes and Friends tour with Trace Adkins (just in time for new music from Trace), Tracy Byrd, and Lindsay Ell in September. And it seems only fitting that the woman behind "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues" would produce sea blue vinyl.
DOUBLE VINYL AVAILABLE NOW
NEW MARTINA MCBRIDE - GREATEST HITS: THE RCA YEARS
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The black double LP is available on MartinaMcBride.com and select retailers. View all retailers carrying McBride’s Greatest Hits: The RCA Years in all formats and order it now here.
She will celebrate the 30th anniversary of her signing date with RCA Records, her first record deal, on Oct. 1, 2021 later this year.
DOUBLE LP: Martina McBride – The RCA Years
Track Listing: Side A
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Don Everly Dies
Hello, loneliness. The musical storyteller world has been dealt some brutal blows this weekend. Still reeling from the loss of the incomparable Tom. T Hall (even if you somehow didn't know of him you still knew his songs - including the one which made (and still makes) so many of us want to move to Harper Valley and sock it to the PTA...he also had a special way of putting in a good word for little baby ducks...but I digress), Don Everly, the other half of iconic duo The Everly Brothers has now passed away. He was 84. Chronicle below courtesy of Country Aircheck. -Melissa Coker
Chronicle: Don Everly, half of the Country Music Hall of Fame duo The Everly Brothers, passed away today (8/21) at the age of 84. Born Isaac Donald Everly on Feb. 1, 1937 in Brownie, KY, Everly first sang with his late brother Phil and mother and father, Ike and Margaret, as The Everly Family in the 1940s. As a duo, the brothers first gained attention from Nashville musicians while still attending an area high school and began writing and recording their own music in 1956. The following year, “Bye Bye Love,” written by fellow Hall of Famers Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, hit No. 1 setting off a string of hits that included “Wake Up Little Susie,” “All I Have To Do Is Dream” and “Problems.” From 1957 through 1958, the duo toured with Buddy Holly. The Everly Brothers signed with Warner Bros. in 1960 and recorded “Cathy’s Clown,” later re-released by Reba McEntire. In 1961, both brothers enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserves, but additional success continued with “That’s Old Fashioned (That’s The Way Love Should Be)” being their last entry in the top 10 in 1962. Between 1957 and 1962, only Elvis Presley, Pat Boone and possibly Rick Nelson outsold The Everly Brothers.
In the 1970s, the brothers began releasing solo music and officially broke up in 1973 before reuniting 10 years later. During his solo run, Don found some success on the Country charts with his band, Dead Cowboys, and recorded “Everytime You Leave” with Emmylou Harris for her 1979 Blue Kentucky Girl album. The Everly Brothers continued to perform together periodically until Phil’s death in 2014 (Chronicle 1/6/14). The pair were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural class of 1986 and were named to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. Don was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2019 and was awarded the organization’s first Iconic Riff Award for his rhythm guitar intro to “Wake Up Little Susie.” Service details are unknown.
ACCLAIMED SINGER/SONGWRITER ERIN ENDERLIN RELEASES NEW TRACK “IF I’M NOT IN HELL”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A storyteller and lover of sharply-drawn characters, Erin Enderlin has a way of turning a song or even just a thought into an outstretched hand to the lonely or ashamed. While she first turned heads as a godsend to those aching for an artist with some golden-era country backbone, she has since emerged as a literary songwriter and superb vocal artist. Enderlin’s new song, “If I’m Not In Hell” is available everywhere today (and as for the song's story - SPOILER ALERT - the full lyric is "if I'm not in hell I'm gonna be"). Listen here.
“I wrote the song with two of my best friends, Kayla Ray and Kimberly Kelly,” shares Enderlin. “They are incredible artists and writers, and we all love old school country music. I had written the title down in my idea book, and I knew they were the perfect people to help bring it to life. It’s honestly one of my favorite songs that I’ve ever been a part of and captures all my favorite elements of a country song. What can I say, sad songs make me happy.”
Enderlin’s new song captures the pain and anguish that comes with the complex web of consequences from losing the one you love. Dripping with fiddle and pedal steel guitar, it mines the vein of classic country heartache reminiscent of genre giants such as Patty Loveless and Alan Jackson. The song’s raw emotion captures a moment in time, without a nice, wrapped-in-a-bow, things-get-better ending—honesty that is signature to Enderlin.
The Arkansas-native released her full-length album Faulkner County in November 2019 to critical acclaim.
The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum included Enderlin in their annual American Currents exhibit, featuring her in the Unbroken Circle section of the exhibit, which positions contemporary artists who have had breakthrough years with those who have influenced them, placing Enderlin with one of her heroes, Reba McEntire.
In late 2020, Rosanne Cash heard and loved “Queen of Marina del Rey,” a Faulkner County album standout with saloon-worthy piano and a short story’s worth of lyrical detail. Cash is name checked in the song, along with her friend, Elton John. Cash sent the album to John, and his response to the song’s boozy, campy swagger was to invite Enderlin onto his podcast, Rocket Hour.
A member of the 2018 CMT “Next Women of Country” class, Enderlin joins Tanya Tucker during the 2021 CMT Next Women of Country Tour on select dates in September.
Clip of "If I'm Not in Hell" at Nashville's 3rd and Lindsley (credit Melissa Coker)
Upcoming CMT Next Women of Country Tour dates supporting Tanya Tucker:
Sept. 14 Bluebird Theater Denver, Co.
Sept. 17 Kessler Theater Dallas, Texas
Sept. 19 The Heights Theater Houston, Texas
Clay Walker's new project suits him to a "T" (and Tuesday, August 3 brings him to the Grand Ole Opry)
Country music mainstay doesn't disappoint on Texas to Tennessee, released July 30 following massive popularity of and staying power success of "Need a Bar Sometimes" video - the singer/songwriter co-wrote all ten tracks
Walker’s Texas To Tennessee album was produced by Michael Knox and Jaron Boyer ("Somewhere on a Beach), and recorded in Nashville and Galveston, taking its title literally and symbolizing his storied career journey between his hometown and adopted Nashville home.
His "Need A Bar Sometimes” single has garnered nearly 8 million video views, and it has been No. 1 or No. 2 on CMT's 12 Pack Countdown every week for several months. Fresh off a run of shows with Tracy Lawrence, Clay's Texas To Tennessee joins a body of work that already includes four platinum albums, 31 charted singles and 11 No. 1 hits.
"I got to write with the best writers in country music," he says. "Every writer on this album is accomplished, most came in with ideas they thought fit me or developed ideas I brought and it led to real cohesiveness in all these songs."
Track listing for Texas To Tennessee:
1. Anything To Do With You (Clay Walker, Brandon Kinney, Shane Minor, Mike Mobley)
2. Need A Bar Sometimes (Walker, Jaron Boyer, Josh Mirenda, George Birge)
3. Catching Up With An Ol' Memory (Walker, Boyer, Birge, Lalo Guzman)
4. Country Side (Clay Walker, Boyer, Lynn Wilbanks)
5. Cowboy Loves A Woman (Walker, Jennifer Hanson, Mark Nesler)
6. Texas To Tennessee (Walker, Hanson, Nesler)
7. I Just Wanna Hold You (Walker, Boyer, Ben Stennis)
8. Loving You Then (Walker, Jaron Boyer, Brad Rempel, Stennis)
9. You Look Good (Walker, Boyer, Michael Tyler)
10. One More (Walker, David Lee Murphy, Justin Weaver)
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