It’s so sad to hear about the passing of DMX. He was a true legend to the hip-hop community. I was individually inspired by him from his unique style. I remember touring and being on a lot of shows with him. One day I was coming out of my hotel and DMX saw me and asked, 'was his child’s mother pulling me back?' 'Pulling Me Back' was my latest record at that time for the ladies. I used to date his child’s mom and he knew that but he was cool. It never was an issue because he knew it was before him. He always showed me love and we always talked when we ran into each other. I’m saddened to hear about his passing and he will forever be missed by me and the hip-hop community for his legacy. - Chingy
One year ago today, the Bellamy Brothers partnered with Florida-based medical cannabis provider Trulieve on their Old Hippie Stash flower product line. To celebrate, David, Howard and Trulieve Chief Marketing Officer Valda Coryat joined Marijuana Doctors for an interview and giveaway.
illboard No. 1 artist and host of "Hoge Wild" Lucas Hoge continues to dominate livestreaming, charting at No. 9 on Pollstar's Q1 Top Livestreamers. Hoge charts in the Top Ten alongside David Guetta, Deana Martin, DJ Knight and Circle's Opry Live. Since ending 2020 on top of Pollstar's Top 100 Livestreamers of 2020 list at No. 9, Hoge continues to land on Pollstar's Weekly Livestream Chart, charting in the Top 12 for 41 out of 47 weeks, and every week of this year.
Betsy Brumley, Founder of I’ll Fly Away Foundation, Guests on “Hunker Down Radio with Leslie Jordan” on Apple Music Country
"I'll Fly Away" is one of the most recognizable hymns in history, recorded by music artists in nearly every genre, including acclaimed actor and comedian Leslie Jordan who recorded the the song on his Gospel album Company’s Comin’. This weekend on Apply Music Country's "Hunker Down Radio with Leslie Jordan," Betsy Brumley will open up with the iconic song her grandfather, Albert E. Brumley, wrote in 1932 and the iconic legacy she's carrying on today with the I'll Fly Away Foundation, which uses power of music to engage children and improve their lives through songwriting programs to unlock children’s creative potential and help inspire their dreams. The saying goes “it all starts with a song,” and the I'll Fly Away Foundation Foundation believe that a song can change a life.
Hit the open road for some "freewheelin' fun" (Parade.com) with Truck On, acclaimed actor and musician John Schneider's new album available today through BFD/Audium Nashville and Maven Entertainment. The 14-song project is an ode to highway heroes and a portion of the proceeds 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's "Then A Girl Walks In" with Blake Shelton impacts country radio today. The single will be worked to country radio by New Revolution Entertainment and Grassroots Promotion. Written by Adam Sanders, Lance Miller, Brad Warren and Brett Warren, "Then A Girl Walks In" was included on Shenandoah's critically-acclaimed album Every Road, which also featured collaborations with Luke Bryan, Ashley McBryde, Dierks Bentley, Lady A, Zac Brown Band, Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson and Brad Paisley.
Bill Anderson Penned “Once a Day” Inducted into National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress
Whisperin' Bill Anderson's prolific songwriting has been recognized with membership into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry and awarded him with more than 50 BMI Awards, three CMA Awards and two ACM Awards. Anderson earned a spot in history as the only songwriter in history to chart country songs in seven consecutive decades. Now, the National Recording Registry is recognizing Anderson's songwriting as "Once a Day," recorded by Connie Smith, joins other groundbreaking sounds of history and culture in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. "Once A Day" is being inducted alongside Louis Armstrong’s “When the Saints Go Marching In,” Labelle’s “Lady Marmalade,” Nas’ “Illmatic,” Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration,” and Kermit the Frog’s “The Rainbow Connection.”
Founded in August 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hits For Humanity, a nonprofit fundraising organization that helps other 501(c)(3) nonprofits are accomplishing their mission by partnering with The Nashville Sounds to raise funds for The Store.
"With cleverly composed lyrics and a rocking band that showcases Schneider's deep-down home vocals" (Parade.com / Laura Whitmore), acclaimed actor and musician John Schneider's new single, "Born At A Truck Stop" is "big, loud, fun and freewheeling" (Parade.com). "Born At A Truck Stop" is the second release from Schneider's upcoming album Truck On, now available for pre-order and available 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. Schneider is a guest on Jeannie Seely's show this Sunday on Willie's Roadhouse SiriusXM to chat with the Opry legend about "Born At A Truck Stop" and his upcoming album, Truck On.
Rising songstress Olivia Ooms perfectly captures the angst and passion of the past year in the video for her latest single "Hideaway." Wide Open Country exclusively premiered the video writing, "Olivia Ooms finds hope in uncertainty in powerful 'Hideaway' video." The video will also debut on CMT.com next week.