Reigning CMA Musician of the Year, Jenee Fleenor, not only boasts the unprecedented honor of being the first female to win the coveted award, but also holds the title of the first female ever nominated for the award. The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s American Currents: State of the Music exhibit celebrates her ground-breaking achievements by displaying Fleenor’s CMA Award, fiddle and wardrobe memorabilia this spring. On March 13, Fleenor released “Good Ol’ Girls,” the follow-up to her latest single “Fiddle & Steel,” which has already racked up more than 200,000 Spotify streams. The longtime fiddle player for Blake Shelton is back on the road this spring for his 2020 Friends and Heroes 2020 Tour with Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson, Trace Adkins and Lauren Alaina, and following that run, will return to NBC’s “The Voice” where she plays in the hit reality show’s house band. Following her auspicious upbringing as a young fiddle player in Arkansas, Fleenor moved to Nashville in 2001 and became a sought-after studio musician, playing on recent No. 1 hits such as Blake Shelton’s “I’ll Name The Dogs,” Jon Pardi’s: “Dirt On My Boots,” “Head Over Boots,” “Heartache On the Dancefloor” and “Heartache Medication” and Cody Johnson’s “Ain’t Nothin To It.” As a touring musician, Fleenor has performed with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Martina McBride, Terri Clark and Don Williams, and as a songwriter, has had songs recorded by artists including Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Gretchen Wilson, Kathy Mattea and Del McCoury. Fleenor received the Country Music Association’s Touring Musician of the Year Award in 2015, and last year, was honored by Music Row as the Album All Star Winner and also became the first female nominee for the Academy of Country Music’s Specialty Instrument Player of the Year Award.
Ernie Haase + Signature Sound earn third GRAMMY® nomination as Something Beautiful, released via Gaither Music Group, receives a nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards.
Unifying global superstar Dennis Quaid will release “Friends," via Audio Up Records, this Friday, Nov. 27, a song meant to celebrate individuality, ethnicity and heritage as this tumultuous year comes to an end. CLICK HERE to pre-save "Friends." This Wednesday, Nov. 25 Quaid will perform "Amazing Grace" during The Great American Foodathon on Fox at 7:00 p.m. EST. The show will raise money for two very important organizations, No Kid Hungry and City Harvest NYC, that help feed families and children struggling with hunger during this pandemic. Check your local Fox listings or tune in online at AmericanFoodathon.org.
Multi-platinum selling Phil Vassar joins all-star lineup to perform the National Anthem during FOX Nation's second annual Patriot Awards Friday, November 20. Vassar performs alongside Jessie James Decker, Easton Corbin, Tyler Farr, Clint Black, Natalie Grant and Thompson Square for the virtual event at 8 p.m. ET live on FOX Nation with encore presentation on FOX News Channel (FNC) and FOX Business Network (FBN) throughout the weekend.
MIRANDA LAMBERT CONTRIBUTES NEW TRACK “CHAMPION” TO SEASON FINALE OF AUDIO UP MEDIA’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SCRIPTED PODCAST MAKE IT UP AS WE GO CREATED BY SCARLETT BURKE AND JARED GUTSTADT
The season finale to the critically acclaimed scripted musical podcast Make It Up As We Go, created by Scarlett Burke and Audio Up Media CEO Jared Gutstadt, has released today from Audio Up Media through iHeartRadio and everywhere else podcasts are heard. In conjunction, Audio Up and Sony Music Nashville today released the official podcast soundtrack featuring an elite class of country music’s finest including: acclaimed singer, songwriter, actor, co-creator and director of the series, Scarlett Burke; multi-platinum, award-winning country-music superstar and series executive producer Miranda Lambert; chart-topping country singer, Lindsay Ell; Valory Music artist Tyler Rich; and GRAMMY®-nominated songwriter and producer, Nicolle Galyon. Lambert’s triumphant new track “Champion” (written by Galyon, Gutstadt, Burke and Jeff Peters) premiered today in the series finale and is also featured on the soundtrack.
Revered international music icons, the Bellamy Brothers, are often celebrated for their trailblazing career as a pop, rock and country crossover duo. Today, global superstars and Big Machine Records recording artists, Tim McGraw and Midland, are tipping their hats to the Bellamys with a re-recording of the Bellamys' No. 1 smash, "Redneck Girl."
Holiday State's "easy vibe and relaxed charm" (Cowboys & Indians / Dana Joseph) has fans saying that's "Where I Wanna Be" with new video and single out today. The single, "custom made to fit the glove that is current country radio" (American Songwriter / Ken Churillo), is featured on Spotify's New Music Nashville and Apple Music's Country Hot Tracks and New in Country playlists.