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.
Following a sensational second season including Dennis Quaid, Chingy, Kellie Pickler, Vince Gill and many more, Phil Vassar's Songs from the Cellar returns for a third season tonight at 9 p.m. ET on Circle with special guests Lonestar. Ahead of the premiere, fans can catch up on the first two seasons of the series with Vassar's new podcast, Phil Vassar's Songs from the Cellar on American Songwriter Podcast Network with weekly episodes that feature the captivating audio from conversations and performances of previous episodes.
From iconic car chases through Hazzard County as Bo Duke to traveling across the country as a touring musician, acclaimed actor and musician John Schneider has spent years on the road, and now with the title track to his new album, Schneider is saluting the American truck driver in "Truck On." The album is available for pre-order and will be released April 2 through BFD/Audium Nashville and Maven Entertainment. The single and album will benefit St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps over-the-road/regional semi-truck drivers and their families.
GRAMMY®, ACM and CMA winning Shenandoah will perform "Make It Til Summertime" on TBN's Huckabee this Saturday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can also tune in on Huckabee's Facebook and website. Shenandoah's segment is set to re-air this Sunday, Feb. 28 at 9 p.m. ET on TBN.
Lewis Brice celebrates love with new video for endearing single "It's You" just in time for Valentine's Day. People.com exclusively premiered the video for the "perfectly romantic love song"(CMT.com / Alison Bonaguro), which was co-written by Brice with Ben Simonetti and Niko Moon and co-produced by Lee Brice and Simonetti. The single has been one of Brice's most successful to date, amassing more than 15 million streams since its release.
Adkins Publicity President/CEO Scott Adkins has promoted Makenzie Clayburg to Director of Publicity and Social Media effective immediately. In her new role, Clayburg will supervise and coordinate day-to-day strategy along with Adkins, Vice President of Publicity Kelli Wasilauski and Publicity Coordinator Haley Moriva for Adkins Publicity's roster of music, film, television, podcast, cannabis and lifestyle clients.
Every Road launched GRAMMY®, ACM and CMA winning Shenandoah into a resurgence, with critically-acclaimed collaborations from Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Ashley McBryde, Dierks Bentley, Lady A, Zac Brown Band, Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson and Brad Paisley. And now, with venues in select markets opening up with strict, safe social distancing measures, Shenandoah announces rescheduled 2021 tour dates for The Every Road Tour in support of their new album, kicking off Feb. 19 at the Arena Theatre in Houston and Feb. 20 at Billy Bob’s in Ft. Worth, Texas. Additional dates for The Every Road Tour will be announced soon.