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.
Singer-songwriter and actor J.T. Hodges performs his new single "Sandman" on Hallmark Channels "Home & Family" Tuesday, September 29 at 9 a.m. CST. Hodges returns to the network where he starred as Owen in the beloved holiday movie, "Finding Christmas," to talk about the inspiration behind his new single "Sandman." Released on the one year anniversary of Hurricane Dorian devastating the Bahamas, to remind the world that the vibrant community of the Abacos, Bahamas still needs assistance with relief efforts.
Shenandoah to Release ‘Every Road,’ Album of All-New Music with Superstar Collaborations: Pre-Order Now!
Their sonic legacy captivated fans, galvanized the country music industry and influenced legions of artists, but GRAMMY®, ACM and CMA winning Shenandoah, led by frontman Marty Raybon and co-founding member Mike McGuire, haven't released an album of all-new music since 1994. That'll change Nov. 13, 2020 with Every Road via Foundry Records, which includes Shenandoah star power collaborations with Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Ashley McBryde, Dierks Bentley, Lady A, Zac Brown Band, Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson and Brad Paisley. The first single off the new album, "I'd Take Another One of Those," featuring GRAMMY® Award-winning Zac Brown Band is available now.
Billboard No. 1 charting artist and host of Sportsman Channel's "Hoge Wild," Lucas Hoge signs partnership with Batteries Plus, the brand's very first artist deal. The partnership includes his series, which follows Hoge hunting, fishing, diving and performing across the globe and will now feature Batteries Plus products on his televised adventures. "Hoge Wild" airs on Sportsman's Channel Monday nights at 6 p.m. CST in the US and Canada. The announcement follows "Hoge Wild" getting renewed for a second season on Sportsman's Channel and the "Wishin' I Was Fishin'" singer's continued success on Pollstar's Weekly Livestream Chart. Hoge's audience for his fan-favorite #SundaySessions livestream has continued to chart him in the top 12 for 14 of the last 16 weeks in Pollstar's all-genre chart.
Momentum continues for country-rocker Adam Rutledge as he releases his first full-length album, Don't Stop, today across all music platforms. The 13-song project features Rutledge's latest single "Unwind" as well as a duet with Lyndsey Highlander on "Forever Like Texas."
Multi-GRAMMY® nominated singer-songwriter Jamie O'Neal is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album Shiver with the release of her first album since 2014, Sometimes, available Oct. 16. Released via BFD/Audium Nashville, Sometimes includes brand-new songs and re-imagined versions of O'Neal's smash hits like "There Is No Arizona 2.0," featuring Lauren Alaina, released today.
Tanya Tucker – Live From The Troubadour Available Oct. 16, Portion of Proceeds Donated Directly to the Troubadour
Legendary country music icon Tanya Tucker will release Live From The Troubadour on October 16, 2020, the one-year anniversary of Tanya’s historic, standing-room only set from which it originates. In October 2019, Tanya was in the midst of resurgent visibility and acclaim generated by her Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings produced album While I’m Livin’, released two months earlier – so the brief stand in front of the West Hollywood tastemaker crowd took on a palpable air of significance. As someone who's been center stage for over 50 years, Tanya is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this album directly to the Troubadour.