Set to Release “Ghost Town Nation” on Sept. 25
Travis Tritt is set to release a new single. Titled “Ghost Town Nation”, the song is the first release off of Tritt's highly-anticipated forthcoming album produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Highwomen, Brandi Carlile). The new single is now available for pre-save here.
Written by Aaron Raitiere and JB Strauss, “Ghost Town Nation” is an energetic song that sends the message of making the best out of a bad situation. (Read The Country Club's interview with Raitiere).
Tritt sings, “Well, I tell ya one thing that we all got in common; we ain’t gotta worry when the sky starts fallin', No need to panic when the lord comes callin', cause it’s all just a part of the show.” The song continues, “We’ll load on up, take it out to the woods, where the fish are still biting, and the eating’s still good.”
Tritt spoke about the song, saying: “I loved the overall groove of the song when I first heard the demo, but what really hooked me was the lyrics. At a time when so much of the country was on pandemic lockdown, I think the idea of escaping to a secluded spot in the woods was very appealing for a lot of folks. It reminded me of a 'country folks can survive' theme. I personally know a lot of folks that still do this regularly.
Earlier this year it was announced that Tritt signed a record deal with LA-based label Big Noise Music Group. Tritt is finishing up his new original full-length album, which is due out next year.
Among his eleven studio albums and numerous charted singles are five number ones and 20 Top 10 hits, including “Help Me Hold On,” “Anymore,” “Can I Trust You with My Heart,” “Foolish Pride,” “Best of Intentions,” “I’m Gonna Be Somebody,” “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” “Here’s A Quarter,” “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive,” and more. Earlier this year he helped things get heated with his guest vocals on Hot Country Knights's smash hit "Pick Her Up" and his guest appearance in their oh-so-stylish video (which has received close to 2 million views) when actress Tiffani Thiessen found herself lucky enough to be taken out to a country club (see below).
Travis Tritt continues to sell out shows and stays authentic and relevant to country music fans across the globe. His distinctively soulful voice and exceptional guitar prowess continue to be front and center.
An album release date will be released at a later date. His ravely-reviewed 2019 live in Georgia album Homegrown is available now here orhere on 2 discs (oh and you can pick up "Pick Her Up" here).
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For Whom the Bell Tolls: T. Graham Brown, ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons, J.D. Shelburne and more gather together with country trio Chapel Hart to sing praises (and curses) in premiere video "Jesus & Alcohol"
Singing amongst chapel bells and a no-show husband to-be, Chapel Hart good-naturedly pour out uptempo harmony with lesson-learned lines like "Folks always said booze was no good for me...Jesus always said to love thine enemy...so I hold this bottle..." to welcome in the listening congregation from the get-go. In its hilarious video take for the single, the trio find themselves surrounded by Reverend Billy F. Gibbons, "best man" J.D. Shelburne and country-soul legend T. Graham Brown. Fittingly, J.D.'s "Church Pew Bar Stool" has been high atop CMT's 12-Pack countdown for some time now, while T. Graham is no stranger to guest spots in videos where church is a fixture (just see Trace Adkins's recent video for "Mind on Fishin'") nor to turning Wine into Water. CMT exclusively premiered the video and there's a countdown clock for its live YouTube premiere. For now, watch it here, above (courtesy CMT). -TCC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Rising country powerhouse trio Chapel Hart turn water into wine and come up with nothing short of a miracle for their debut single, “Jesus & Alcohol.” Pouring up a double shot of passion and soul, this song simultaneously welcomes fans into the world of gospel and whiskey. These New Orleans natives raise the bar with clever lyrics that instill faith in the belief that in any setting, whether that be at church with a Bible open or a bar with bourbon in hand, God continues to remain by our side. Their major video debut features a slate of celebrity cameos and was premiered exclusively by CMT on Tuesday, September 8th, and will premiere on Chapel Hart's YouTube channel at midnight CT.
Watch here: https://youtu.be/1_bMgoPAlTY
“Whether you prefer to lean towards wine and spirits or the Holy Spirit, Jesus & Alcohol is definitely the song to get you through,” says Trea Swindle.
“We hope that our music will unite people from all walks of life. At the end of the day, music is the one thing that can bring us together,” says Devynn Hart.
In a world of uncertainty and turmoil, Chapel Hart stands tall as a triple threat to deliver a carefully crafted, playful tune that lifts spirits high and builds a sense of hope in the hearts of all who listen. Gracefully strutting their way to stardom, Chapel Hart conquers all challenges that come their way and rise to the top with passion, hard work, and dedication. This trio has taken the globe by storm, raining their talent down on every audience they entertain. Pull up a barstool, grab a drink, praise the Lord and join the world in celebrating the long-awaited release of “Jesus & Alcohol!”
“I can sum up life in 3 words... GOD. MUSIC. LOVE. God is the source for EVERYTHING you need... just ASK! Music is THE language! Love is 100% the cure! Now let’s play some music!” says Danica Hart.
The music video features cameos from legendary ZZ Top frontman Reverend Billy F. Gibbons, country/soul legend T. Graham Brown, hit singer/songwriter Deborah Allen, CMT favorite J.D. Shelburne, The Voice’s Kyndal Inskeep, and more!
The single and video (at midnight CT) are available for download and streaming on all digital devices at smarturl.it/jesusandalcohol.
About Chapel Hart:
Music in its purest form comes from the soul, the heart, and the life experiences of a person. For Nashville/New Orleans recording artist Chapel Hart, those experiences began in Poplarville, MS. The Grammy-nominated Danica Hart, her sister Devynn Hart, and their cousin Trea Swindle belong to a large family that boasts a total of 108 grandchildren. Like many from their family, the ladies of Chapel Hart have been singing together since they were toddlers.
While Chapel Hart has claimed the field of singer/songwriters, their live performances have been applauded with rave reviews. Their shows are more than just another concert experience. That special family blend of harmonies whether a cappella or backed by their full band, will stop you in your tracks. While they may have come from humble beginnings, their shows bear no witness to that. They come at you full throttle, confident, and with high-energy. Their beautiful ballads will make even the toughest weep while at the same time offering hope to those in need. Their rocking country songs will have you fist-pumping in the air while knowing full well a bit of joy in a broken world has just fallen upon you.
Being the first female band to ever headline the New Orleans Jazz Festival in Innsbruck, Austria, these ladies have thoroughly proven the ability to move any audience, regardless of language barriers. They are managed by mega-producer Jeff Glixman of KANSAS fame and business partner Darrick Williams. Chapel Hart has performed around the world, captivating thousands with their own unique blend of country soul. They are without a doubt one of the hardest working groups to have emerged from Nashville by way of New Orleans.
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He's spending time in the sand, man.
In his first 2020 release and the first since his Christmas EP, All Through the Night: A Christmas Collection, Texas native singer-songwriter and actor JT Hodges (known for his hits "Hunt You Down," "Goodbyes Made You Mine" and "Sleepy Little Town," which spent two weeks at No. 1 on Sirius/XM's The Highway), is releasing new single and video "Sandman" on the one year anniversary of Hurricane Dorian having devastated the Bahamas, hoping to remind the world that the vibrant community of the Abacos, Bahamas still needs assistance with relief efforts, showcasing both the destruction of the natural disaster and the beauty of the island in his new video. Local Bahamian musician, Stumpy, lends his vocals and traditional Goombay style drums to the track, pairing with the laid-back, beachy lyrics that together beautifully illustrate the island's culture and surprisingly replenished spirit. CMT exclusively premiered "Sandman" with a broadcast debut and will continue to air the video throughout the week. (See video below).
Call me the sandman, put a Goombay in my hand
I’m a palm tree swaying, reggae playing, down by the bayin' kind of guy
Where there’s a white beach, you can bet that you’ll find me
In a Marley tank top and some old flip flops watching waves rock
That’s right, call me the sandman
The video, co-directed by Hodges and Cristy Nielsen, is shot in a pop-up style to not only show but tell viewers the story of "Sandman" and relief efforts including Team Ghosts, a privately funded grassroots movement on the ground in the Abacos since Dorian hit. Island locals like Stumpy and guitarist Lucky are featured throughout the video, the most prominent of them being students from Cooper's Town Primary School, who thanks to organizations like Team Ghosts are finally returning to school this month for the first time since the hurricane.
"Sandman" was co-written by Hodges and Brandon James years ago and took on new meaning when the singer flew down to volunteer after the category 5 hurricane devastated the Bahamas. Hodges played "Sandman" while hanging out with locals. Their immediate connection to the song inspired him to record the single and video in the Abacos and feature local musicians. A portion of proceeds from "Sandman" will go toward the continued re-building of the Abacos.
Hodges is also in the studio working on all-new music for release later this year. Keep up with him (if you can!) on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and visit JTHodges.com.
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Phil Vassar Returns to TV for More Music Taste-Makers in Season 2 of "Songs from the Cellar" - Giveaways on the Way!
PHIL VASSAR’S SONGS FROM THE CELLAR BACK FOR SEASON TWO, THIS TIME ON CIRCLE TELEVISION
Following its wildly popular debut, Phil Vassar’s television show Phil Vassar’s Songs from the Cellar will return for more cavernous song creations on September 10 at 7 PM CT for a follow-up season on its new home, Circle Network, with new episodes airing every Thursday night. Viewers can catch up on Vassar’s show with a first season marathon beginning at 2 PM CT leading up to the premiere.
in San Marcos an acoustic version of the Cross Canadian Ragweed song "Down" from their album 'Soul Gravy'.
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