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Lindsay Ell Reflects on Nashville Protests: 'A Beautiful Moment'

The Boot News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 11:20
"It was the perfect embodiment of 'being the change you wish to see in the world.'" Continue reading…
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Lindsay Ell Reflects on Nashville Protests: 'A Beautiful Moment'

Taste of Country News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 11:20
"It was the perfect embodiment of 'being the change you wish to see in the world.'" Continue reading…
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Chris Young’s Message of Unity

Nash Daily News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 10:47

In recognition of Blackout Tuesday on June 2, Nash Country Daily is pausing the commentary to bring you messages of unity directly from the country music community.

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Chris Young via Twitter

“The death of George Floyd is heartbreaking. The circumstances are terrifying. Period.

“I don’t know how we fix this, but this is something we have to fix.

“Racism is not something that should be ignored, and is something that should not exist. Sorry, but I can’t just stay silent on this.”

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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Jimmie Allen’s Message of Unity

Nash Daily News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 10:44

In recognition of Blackout Tuesday on June 2, Nash Country Daily is pausing the commentary to bring you messages of unity directly from the country music community.

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Jimmie Allen via Instagram

“It’s our job as humans to point out the negative treatment of people. It doesn’t matter if they look like us or not or if treatment of them directly affects us or not. If we see it and it doesn’t bother us, we need to check our hearts.

“The continued non value of life towards black men in America concerns me. As a black man and a father raising a black boy I’m worried. The uncertainty of his safety turns my stomach.

“I challenge everyone to love each other and let our hearts speak louder than the injustice. Love so hard that it suffocates the hate.

“With love, Jimmie Allen.”

photo by O’Connor, AFF-USA.com

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Kip Moore: 'To the Black Community ... I'm Sorry'

The Boot News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 10:09
"I hear you, i see you, and I have nothing but love for you." Continue reading…
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Kip Moore: 'To the Black Community ... I'm Sorry'

Taste of Country News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 10:09
"I hear you, i see you, and I have nothing but love for you." Continue reading…
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Lucie Silvas Reflects on Her Privilege, Role in Fighting Racism

The Boot News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:58
"I want to see history written differently from 2020 on." Continue reading…
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Lucie Silvas Reflects on Her Privilege, Role in Fighting Racism

Taste of Country News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:58
"I want to see history written differently from 2020 on." Continue reading…
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Tim McGraw’s Message of Unity

Nash Daily News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:55

In recognition of Blackout Tuesday on June 2, Nash Country Daily is pausing the commentary to bring you messages of unity directly from the country music community.

All photos will appear without color.

Tim McGraw via Instagram

“Nobody’s ever improved on the ideal that all are created equal and that we should love one another as we love ourselves…. I don’t know how it feels to be black in America.

“I don’t know how it feels to walk down the street at night and feel eyes of suspicion. I don’t know what it’s like to carry the worry for my child simply because they are black. I won’t pretend to.

“I am a human being who loves people, all people. I believe all people have inherent human rights – to live, pray and love as they choose or how they are born into this world. I believe that love, respect and understanding of each other is a light to guide our way. Our collective heart should break with every injustice brought to light. Our collective voices should be heard for each and every injustice brought to light, for there are many in the darkness. We must find a way to shine light on what is happening. Find a way to talk, Find a way to understand, Find a way to hold accountable those who won’t see, won’t understand and won’t love. I wish I knew the answers. I’m just a man who loves his family. And wants this world, this country, this life to be experienced to the best of any child’s imagination and ability. Without regard to color, creed, religion or sexual orientation. It’s just time that we understand that. Your child feels and loves My children feel and love All children feel and love Hate is observed and taught.

#StandTogether #Unity #StayHumbleandKind”

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Kane Brown’s Message of Unity

Nash Daily News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:40

In recognition of Blackout Tuesday on June 2, Nash Country Daily is pausing the commentary to bring you messages of unity directly from the country music community.

All photos will appear without color.

Kane Brown via Twitter

“Attention: First of all I’m mixed. I’m black to the white guy, and I’m white to the black guy until a racial thing comes into play and then I’m supposed to play the black side. I honestly think it’s ignorant as hell to kill a human being in cold blood without them doing anything especially hand cuffed. I think it’s stupid a man can’t jog without being gunned down. If everyone was seen as people, if everyone was charged the same sentence. This sh** wouldn’t be happening. #BlackLivesMatter We are people too. Like I said before we all need to become one race (Americans). Stop dividing or it will never be solved! I love everyone even if you spit on me I will find it in my heart to let it go! Let’s come together and work this sh** out.”

photo by JPA, AFF-USA.com

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Mickey Guyton's 'Black Like Me' Asks You to Check Your Privilege

The Boot News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:03
"If you think we live in the land of the free / You should try to be black like me ..." Continue reading…
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Mickey Guyton's 'Black Like Me' Asks You to Check Your Privilege

Taste of Country News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:03
"If you think we live in the land of the free / You should try to be black like me ..." Continue reading…
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On Blackout Tuesday, a Note From Our Staff

Taste of Country News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 07:00
Our fellow human beings need us. We will not be complicit. Continue reading…
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On Blackout Tuesday, a Note From Our Staff

The Boot News - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 06:00
Our fellow human beings need us. We will not be complicit. Continue reading…
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Luke Combs Scores 7th Career Multi-Week No. 1 Single With “Does to Me”

Nash Daily News - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 22:12

Luke Combs’ current single, “Does to Me,” featuring Eric Church, is No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for the second consecutive week.

With his latest No. 1 single, Luke is the first country artist in history whose first eight singles have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, following previous chart-toppers “Hurricane,” “When It Rains It Pours,” “One Number Away,” “She Got the Best of Me,” “Beautiful Crazy,” “Beer Never Broke My Heart” and “Even Though I’m Leaving.””

Of Luke’s eight No. 1 hits on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, seven have had multi-week runs at No. 1. Luke’s 2018 No. 1 hit, “One Number Away,” ruled the chart for one week, while “Beautiful Crazy” reigned for seven weeks in 2019.

Collectively, Luke’s eight singles have spent 25 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

  • “Hurricane” – 2 weeks at No. 1 (May/June 2017)
  • “When It Rains It Pours” — 2 weeks at No. 1 (November 2017)
  • “One Number Away” — 1 week at No. 1 (June 2018)
  • “She Got the Best of Me” — 4 weeks at No. 1 (October/November 2018)
  • “Beautiful Crazy” — 7 weeks at No. 1 (March/April 2019)
  • “Beer Never Broke My Heart” — 2 weeks at No. 1 (August 2019)
  • “Even Though I’m Leaving” — 5 weeks at No. 1 (November/December 2019/January 2020)
  • “Does to Me” — 2 weeks at No. 1 (May/June 2020)

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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On Blackout Tuesday & #TheShowMustBePaused

Saving Country Music - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 20:49
This idea to pause the entire music industry on Tuesday, June 2nd called Blackout Tuesday---and the calls by some to pause business for an entire week---can and possibly will be directly damaging to many independent artists, and independent music businesses at a time of already unprecedented pressure.
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Ashley McBryde Has Been Writing Songs Since She Was 12: “My Mom Watched a Lot of Soap Operas, I Knew Drama”

Nash Daily News - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 17:10

With songs like “Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega and “One Night Standards,” Ashley McBryde has proven herself to be one of the most vivid storytellers in country music. Her lyrics are almost as fun to read as listen to—but, of course, she also has a beautiful voice.

After breaking out in 2018 with her Grammy-nominated debut album, Girl Going Nowhere, Ashley released her sophomore album, Never Will, on April 3. Ashley co-penned nine of the 11 songs.

Ashley, 36, has been working at her craft for 24 years. As she told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, she penned her first song when she was 12.

“I would sing the things I did since I was little bitty—even if I walked to the mailbox and back, I would come in and sing to my mom about it, and she never told me to hush so that was good, but I was 12 [when I wrote my first song],” says Ashley. “We were at my grandparents’ house, and I went into the back room by the deep freeze and sat down and wrote. And, [I] came back out and sang it for my family. And, my mom was like, ‘Where did you get that?’ ‘Oh, no, I wrote it.’ She goes, ‘Really?’ ‘Yeah!’ She looked at my grandparents like, ‘Oh crap, she wants [laughing] to be a songwriter.’ I was 12 years old. It was called ‘Fight the Flames,’ and it was, you know, about having your heart just demolished—12 years old going on 40, I guess. But, you know, my mom watched a lot of soap operas, so at least I knew drama.”

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Darius Rucker Broken 'To My Core' After George Floyd’s Death

The Boot News - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 16:35
“My heart goes out to George Floyd,” Rucker writes. Continue reading…
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Darius Rucker Broken 'To My Core' After George Floyd’s Death

Taste of Country News - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 16:35
“My heart goes out to George Floyd,” Rucker writes. Continue reading…
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Ryman Auditorium Vandalized During Nashville Protests

The Boot News - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 15:02
At least 30 businesses were vandalized on Saturday night in Nashville. Continue reading…
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