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10 Country and Americana Songs That Should've Been Hits in 2018

And More Music - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:00

How these country and Americana songs weren't big hits this year is BEYOND us!

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Mitchell Tenpenny Scores First No. 1 Single With “Drunk Me”

Even More Music News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:50

Pop the champagne . . . Mitchell Tenpenny has a reason to celebrate.

Mitchell’s lead single, “Drunk Me,” from his upcoming debut album, Telling All My Secrets, hit No. 1 on the Mediabase chart this week. Co-penned by Mitchell, Jordan Schmidt and Justin Wilson, the tune has accumulated more than 120 million streams.

“I recorded ‘Drunk Me’ after pitching it to other artists in town for over six months,” says Mitchell. “I believed in my heart it was such a special song and that it would be a hit for someone. I never dreamt it would be the song labels first heard from me, resulting in a record deal . . . or that it would go on to bring us our first single, yet alone a number one. It’s been a two-year journey with this song, yet so many believed, and so, this is one of those moments we all share together—my co-writers, our band and record label, country radio and all the fans that have streamed it over 120 million times. I can’t get over you. You’ve changed my life.”

Mitchell will drop Telling All My Secrets on Dec. 14. The debut album features 11 songs, all of which Mitchell co-penned. In February, Mitchell will join Old Dominion’s Make It Sweet Tour.

Telling All My Secrets Track Listing & Songwriters

  1. “Truck I Drove in High School” | Mitchell Tenpenny/Jordan Schmidt/Andrew Albert/Devin Dawson
  2. “Alcohol You Later” | Mitchell Tenpenny/Sam Sumser/Michael Lotten
  3. “All On You” | Mitchell Tenpenny/Andrew Albert/Nick Fradiani/Jordan Schmidt
  4. “Goner” | Mitchell Tenpenny/Andrew Albert/Jordan Schmidt
  5. “Chance Worth Taking” | Mitchell Tenpenny/Josh Hoge/Matthew McVaney
  6. “I Get The Picture” | Mitchell Tenpenny/Alex Kline/Michael Whitworth
  7. “Drunk Me” | Mitchell Tenpenny/Jordan Schmidt/Justin Wilson
  8. “Somebody’s Got Me” | Mitchell Tenpenny/Hillary Lindsey/Jordan Schmidt
  9. “Somebody Ain’t You” | Mitchell Tenpenny/Thomas Archer/Dallas Wilson
  10. “Telling All My Secrets” | Mitchell Tenpenny/Jordan Minton/Dallas Wilson
  11. “Walk Like Him” | Mitchell Tenpenny/Justin Ebach/Steven Dale Jones

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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Lauren Alaina Finds Her 'Next Boyfriend,' and He's Way Into It [Watch]

More Music News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:34

Usually the guy is too shy to do much. Not Bo.

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Brantley Gilbert, Lindsay Ell Team for Hard-Rocking 'What Happens in a Small Town'

And More Music - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:10

What do you get when you combine two rock 'n' rollin', guitar-slingin' country stars? Well ...

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See Pictures From the 2018 'CMA Country Christmas' Special

More Music News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:04

Reba will help ring in the holiday season by hosting 'CMA Country Christmas.'

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2018 in Review: Carrie Underwood Plans a Tour, Kid Rock's Childhood Home Goes Up for Sale + More of August's Top Stories

And More Music - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:59

As 2018 wraps up, The Boot is looking back at some of the best new music and biggest headlines of the year.

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Drake White Captures Concert Energy on New Live Album [LISTEN]

And More Music - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:16

"This is where the path leads, you know? This is what people are reacting to," the singer says.

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Nashville New Year

Even More Music News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:45

You can ring in the New Year in Nashville with a free show featuring Keith Urban, Brett Young, Peter Frampton, Judah & the Lion, Caitlyn Smith, Devon Gilfillian and Fisk Jubilee Singers. The free event—dubbed the Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville—will take place at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Gates will open at 4 p.m. CT on Dec. 31.

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Brett Young Says New Album “Ticket to L.A.” Has the “Honesty” of Debut Project But Is “Much Peppier”

Even More Music News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:32

Brett Young’s 2017 self-titled debut album was a smash hit, spawning four No. 1 singles, including “Sleep Without You,” “In Case You Didn’t Know,” “Like I Loved You” and “Mercy.” Brett’s ballad-friendly breakthrough album gave fans a heavy dose of “love,” sans the “party” songs that have become so prevalent on country radio.

“Falling in love or falling out of love—those are the easiest songs to write because it’s just straight from personal experience,” said Brett to Nash Country Daily in 2017. “I think everybody’s felt both of those. Everybody’s been in love, everybody’s had heartbreak. We noticed that when we put together the 12 songs that would make the [self-titled debut] record, there was not a party song on this record. I’ve written a ton of party songs and not that there’s anything wrong with that. I think, in trying to tell my story and let people get to know me, it seemed like we should talk about things that I’ve lived.”

In addition to his four No. 1 singles, Brett has had numerous reasons to celebrate since releasing his debut project, including headlining his own tour, playing Nissan Stadium at 2018’s CMA Fest, winning the 2018 ASCAP Songwriter/Artist of the Year award, winning the 2018 ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year award and marrying girlfriend Taylor Mills in November.

With the release of his sophomore album, Ticket to L.A., on Dec. 7, Brett told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown that he’s in a different place in his life since releasing his debut album—and there are some noticeable changes on the new record.

“One thing that we didn’t want to change was just the songwriting,” says Brett. “You know, I wanted to keep coming from the same place of honesty and life experience, and I want to always feel that connection, but one thing that I think is just noticeably different immediately is that I’m in a different place in my life, and so whether the song is happy or sad, the feel is much peppier and up-tempo, and there’s just a vibe in the music itself that just feels different. It kind of shows my heart and where I’m at right now, and so I think that will come across to people.”

Brett co-penned 10 of the 13 tracks on Ticket to L.A., including new single, “Here Tonight.” Check out the new video for “Here Tonight.”

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2018 in Review: 10 Country and Americana Acts Who Slayed on Tour

And More Music - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:24

These country and Americana artists put on some of the best shows of 2018.

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Reba McEntire Covers Dolly Parton's Lonely 'Hard Candy Christmas' [WATCH]

And More Music - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:18

Watch the 'CMA Country Christmas' host put her own spin on this classic in a sneak peek of the holiday special.

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Happy Anniversary, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood! Remember How They Met?

More Music News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:53

The country couple are marking a baker's dozen years married. Here's how it all came about.

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Brett Young's Newlywed Christmas Plans Come With a Logistical 'Learning Curve'

And More Music - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:04

There's lots of family involved -- but that's a good problem to have.

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Top Nashville Songwriters Announce 25-City “Hit Makers & Rum Chasers” Tour

Even More Music News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:44

A troupe of Nashville’s top songwriters will embark on a 25-city Hit Makers & Rum Chasers Tour to benefit the Charley Foundation, a non-profit that supports poor, sick and neglected children—and in this case will provide funding for music and arts programs to the hurricane-devastated U.S. Virgin Islands.

The tour will feature songwriters JT Harding (“Somewhere in My Car”), Jim Beavers (“Red Solo Cup”), Justin Ebach (“Sleep Without You”), Jon Nite (“We Were Us”), Jimmy Robbins (“I Could Use a Love Song”), Bridgette Tatum “She’s Country”) and Chase McGill (“When Someone Stops Loving You”) performing their hits and sharing behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the music and the writing process. Guests will enjoy Blue Chair Rum Bay cocktails, a silent auction and an island-inspired dinner menu created by renowned chefs from the Virgin Islands. Songwriter JT Harding will also serve as emcee.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting this Hit Makers and Rum Chasers tour,” says JT. “There’s no app or streaming service of any kind that can give you this kind of experience. Non-stop hit songs performed by the people who wrote them in an island-vibe setting. We’ll make you laugh and pull on your heartstrings. Music City is coming to your city, so don’t miss it!”

All proceeds from the 2019 tour will benefit the Charley Foundation. Tickets are on sale now. More dates will be announced soon.

Hit Makers & Rum Chasers Tour

  • Jan. 29 | Nashville | City Winery: JT Harding, Jon Nite, Bridgette Tatum and Justin Ebach
  • Feb. 7 | Chicago | City Winery: JT Harding, Jim Beavers and Justin Ebach
  • Feb 8. | Kansas City | Cherry Hall: JT Harding, Jim Beavers and Justin Ebach
  • Feb. 16 | Atlanta | GA Freight Depot: JT Harding, Jimmy Robbins, Bridgette Tatum and Corri English Bentley
  • March 7 | New York City | City Winery: JT Harding, Jimmy Robins and Jim Beavers
  • March 8 | Boston | City Winery: JT Harding, Jimmy Robins and Jim Beavers
  • March 9 | Cambridge, MD | venue TBA: JT Harding, Bridgette Tatum and Jim Beavers
  • March 20 | Charleston | Galliard Center: JT Harding, Jon Nite and Chase McGill
  • March 21 | Washington, DC | City Winery: JT Harding, Jon Nite and Chase McGill
  • April 13 | St John, USVI | venue TBA: JT Harding, Jimmy Robbins and Bridgette Tatum
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2018 in Review: Eric Church Announces New Album, Mama Cash's Home Goes on the Market + More of July's Top Stories

And More Music - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:40

To determine the five biggest stories of each month, The Boot's staff looked at website traffic; the featured stories received the most visitors throughout the month in which they broke.

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George Strait Spills That 'Honky-Tonk Time Machine' Album Is Coming

More Music News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:40

Want new George Strait music? You got it.

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What's the Best Country Album This Year? Vote in the 2018 ToC Fan Choice Awards

More Music News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:30

You get to decide the soundtrack of this year during the annual Taste of Country Fan Choice Awards.

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Who Was the #RelationshipGoals Couple of 2018? Vote in the ToC Fan Choice Awards

More Music News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:15

Some couples in country music could cause a car wreck they're so cute, but who does it best?

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