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41 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Releases 'Stardust'

And More Music - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:56

In April of 1978, Nelson released the now-classic album 'Stardust'.

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50 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Earns a No. 1 Hit With 'Galveston'

And More Music - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:53

On April 19, 1969, Campbell earned a No.1 hit with "Galveston."

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Blake Shelton to Headline Musicians On Call’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

Even More Music News - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:28

Blake Shelton will headline the 20th anniversary celebration for Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in hospitals across the country.

The celebration will take place at Nashville’s CMA Theater on May 31. Cale Dodds will open the show before Blake takes the stage. In addition, Musicians On Call will recognize three individuals for their service: Shane Tarleton (Lifetime Achievement Award), Charlie Cook (Leadership in Music Award) and Lauren Alaina (Music Heals Award).

The celebration will begin with an exclusive VIP reception at the CMA Theater, followed by performances from Cale and a full-band set from Blake. A limited number of tickets will be available to the public starting on April 26 at 10 a.m. CT. Pre-sale will begin on April 24 for existing Musicians On Call volunteers and supporters.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Celebrate 4/20 With Brantley Gilbert's Pot-Friendly 'Welcome to Hazeville'

More Music News - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:20

Brantley Gilbert's not afraid to celebrate an illicit holiday.

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Thomas Rhett Releases Nostalgic New Track, “Remember the Young” [Listen]

Even More Music News - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 08:47

Thomas Rhett released a nostalgic new song, “Remember the Young,” from his upcoming fourth studio album, Center Point Road, which will drop on May 31.

Penned by TR, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, “Remember the Young” follows the release of the album’s lead single, “Look What God Gave Her,” which is currently No. 14 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after seven weeks.

The 16-song album takes its name from the street in his Tennessee hometown that shaped much of his life experiences. TR co-penned every track on the album, which also features a who’s who of top songwriters, including Shane McAnally, Karen Fairchild, Rhett Akins, Josh Osborne and more.

In addition, the album features a number of collaborations with other artists, including Kelsea Ballerini (“Center Point Road”), Little Big Town (“Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time”) and Jon Pardi (“Beer Can’t Fix”).

“For me, Center Point Road really symbolizes what it was like to grow up in Hendersonville [Tennessee],” says TR. “First dates, first football games, first heartbreak, first kisses, success and failures. I really feel like that road shaped who I am today, and it felt fitting because the record, for the most part, is pretty nostalgic. Songs like ‘Almost,’ ‘That Old Truck’ and especially ‘Center Point Road,’ really describe who I was as a kid and teenager, and who I’ve become as an adult.”

Listen to “Remember the Young” below.

Center Point Road Track Listing & Songwriters

  1. “Up” (Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally)
  2. “Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time” featuring Little Big Town (Thomas Rhett, Karen Fairchild, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus, Jonathan Yip)
  3. “Blessed” (Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur)
  4. “Look What God Gave Her” (Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Julian Bunetta, JKash, Ammar Malik, John Henry Ryan)
  5. “Center Point Road” featuring Kelsea Ballerini (Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Amy Wadge, Cleve Wilson)
  6. “That Old Truck” (Thomas Rhett, Julian Bunetta, Kamron Kimbro, Ryan Tedder)
  7. “VHS” (Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Amy Wadge)
  8. “Notice” (Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley)
  9. “Sand” (Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Michael Hardy)
  10. “Beer Can’t Fix” featuring Jon Pardi (Thomas Rhett, Julian Bunetta, Zach Skelton, Ryan Tedder)
  11. “Things You Do For Love” (Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird, Josh Osborne)
  12. “Remember You Young” (Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley)
  13. “Don’t Stop Drivin’” (Thomas Rhett, Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley, Josh Miller)
  14. “Barefoot” (Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Matt Dragstrem, Josh Miller)
  15. “Dream You Never Had” (Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley)
  16. “Almost” (Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Amy Wadge)

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Sheryl Crow Releases Powerful New Johnny Cash Duet, “Redemption Day” [Watch Video]

Even More Music News - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 08:05

Sheryl Crow brought Johnny Cash back to radio airwaves on April 19 with a little editing ingenuity.

Sheryl released a re-booted version of her song, “Redemption Day,” in the form of a duet with the Man in Black.

After touring war-torn Bosnia with First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1996, Sheryl penned “Redemption Day” and included it on her self-titled album that same year. Johnny recorded the song shortly before he died 2003, and it was featured on his posthumously released 2010 album, American VI: Ain’t No Grave.

With the blessing of Johnny’s estate, Sheryl re-recorded “Redemption Day” and added Johnny’s vocals to the new arrangement for her upcoming album of collaborations.

“Johnny Cash recorded it [in 2003] and felt like it would be the cornerstone of his record,” says Sheryl. “He was adamant about knowing what every lyric meant and he really delivered the song in a way that felt like for him it would be the most important song on his record . . . but two months later he passed, so cut to now and I’m making a record of collaborations and I asked the family if they would give me their blessing in letting me use his vocal. I feel like the song has finally found its moment. I re-recorded it, rearranged it, and Johnny and I are both singing the song. I hope he would be proud of what we’ve done and feel like it has met its moment.”

The video for “Redemption Day,” directed by Shaun Silva, incorporates footage of Sheryl and Johnny next to scenes of a young child watching history unfold, in all of its tragedy and triumph.

“As a mom of two young kids,” says Sheryl, “I see that our kids watch what we do on their behalf and how we shape their future. They’re privy to everything visual, especially now, and there’s no way to shield your child from the roughness of reality. If we could see the world through a child’s eyes, we would make different decisions.”

Watch the new video below.

photo by Kharen Hill

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Kyle Daniel, 'A Friend With Weed' [Exclusive Premiere]

And More Music - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 08:00

"Grab a few of your close buddies, fire up your toke of choice and enjoy this pot-friendly anthem ..."

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Jenny Tolman Takes 'High Class White Trash' on the Road [Exclusive Video]

And More Music - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 08:00

Tolman takes her fun-loving show on the road in this new music video.

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Thomas Rhett's 'Remember You Young' Is All Kinds of Nostalgic [LISTEN]

And More Music - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 07:58

This song is from Rhett's forthcoming new album, 'Center Point Road'.

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Thomas Rhett Debuts Tear-Jerking New Song 'Remember You Young' [Listen]

More Music News - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 07:40

This song will make you emotional.

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Sheryl Crow Revives 'Redemption Day' as a Johnny Cash Duet [LISTEN]

And More Music - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 07:24

Both Crow and Cash had previously recorded this song.

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Parmalee's 'Be Alright' Video Hurts If You've Been Through a Breakup [Exclusive Premiere]

More Music News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 21:07

Parmalee take a pop song and turn it into country gold.

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Jana Kramer Won't Hire 'Hot' Nanny After Husband's Cheating Scandal

More Music News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 15:48

"You're playing with fire," she says.

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Remember When Dierks Bentley Made His Grand Ole Opry Debut?

More Music News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:00

The singer was banned from the Opry before he even got to play there.

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10 Epic Movie Scenes Starring Country Singers

More Music News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:03

If you've ever wanted to see Randy Travis get into a fist fight, you've got to see this mix of great country music singer movie scenes.

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