The National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards honored Tanya Tucker with the Distinguished Storyteller Award for excellence in storytelling outside of journalism as the entertainment icon is set to star in Paramount’s "A Nashville Country Christmas," her first original movie airing Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Paramount Network. Tanya is also featured in the "The Return of Tanya Tucker, Featuring Brandi Carlile," a documentary now in theaters that chronicles the resurgence in her career via Sony Pictures Classics. The documentary will be available on Digital and Blu-ray Jan. 10.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Jenny Tolman closes out a milestone year with new single, "It's a Boy." Co-written by Tolman with Corey Wagar, the track is a "stirring, heartfelt tribute to Tolman's soon-to-arrive first son." (The Boot). To accompany the "lyrical journal of their journey into parenthood," Tolman enlists fans for the lyric video, which features footage of fan-submitted gender reveals alongside her own. To watch the lyric video for "It's a Boy" click HERE.
Rising artist Mikayla Lane radiates the spirit of Christmas with the release of her melodic rendition of "Silent Night," available everywhere today. The Country Note exclusively premiered a first listen to the "nostalgic carol that delivers the story of the Reason for the Season, which is the very essence of what led Mikayla to record her own version." Mikayla will be performing "Silent Night" LIVE on WSMV's Today In Nashville next Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Country-rocker Lewis Brice releases his version of the Holiday classic "Rudolph (The Red-Nosed Reindeer)." The playful and jolly guitar-driven track pairs perfectly with Brice's gritty vocals and twang. The festive tune embodies the magic of the holidays and is the first Christmas song released by Brice. Click HERE to stream or download Brice's version of "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
Global entertainment icon Billy Ray Cyrus and critically acclaimed Aussie songstress FIREROSE release their new single "Time" after recently opening up about their engagement with People Magazine.
Legendary country hitmaker and Grand Ole Opry member Gene Watson's newest album, Outside the Box, limited edition vinyl release is now available for pre-order. Outside the Box features Watson's first-ever collaboration with country legend and fellow Texan, Willie Nelson on "Wonderful Future." The album also features a duet with Grand Ole Opry peer Rhonda Vincent on "I've Got One of Those Too." Fans can pre-order the Outside the Box vinyl HERE.
Country music titan Bill Anderson receives his first-ever GRAMMY® nomination as an artist in the Best American Roots Performance category for "Someday It'll All Make Sense" (Bluegrass Version) with Dolly Parton. This is Anderson's fifth nomination overall, after previously being nominated as a songwriter for "Once A Day" recorded by Connie Smith, "Cold Hard Facts of Life" recorded by Porter Wagoner, "Two Teardrops" recorded by Steve Wariner and "Give It Away" recorded by George Strait.
Phil Vassar and Deana Carter Release “Brand New Year” Video and Original Holiday Single “Coming Home for Christmas”
Ahead of embarking on their Christmas tour of the same name, platinum-selling Phil Vassar releases original holiday song, "Coming Home for Christmas" with singer-songwriter Deana Carter. People.com exclusively premiered their festive new video for "Brand New Year." Both singles were co-written by Vassar and Carter with No. 1 hit songwriter and Songwriters Hall of Fame member, Steve Dorff, who makes a cameo in the video.
Wrapping up an whirlwind year, The Imaginaries release "This Christmas" today. Turning the Donny Hathaway classic into a duet, the husband-and-wife duo composed of Maggie McClure and Shane Henry trade verses throughout the infectious song and flawlessly harmonize on the chorus.
Multi-platinum artist Chingy releases his sensuous new single, "Dat Good" Feat. Fresco Kane, available everywhere today. "Dat Good" follows the release of Chingy's vulnerable jam, "Can't Blame Me," which was exclusively premiered by People.com. "Can't Blame Me" served as the first single from the hip-hop artist’s forthcoming album, Chinglish.