Known for sharing his platform with servicemen and servicewomen; veterans and veteran farmers; and his fans BG Nation, made up of blue-collar and hard-working individuals, multi-Platinum country star Brantley Gilbert expanded his support to those in the entertainment industry who have lost work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, contributing $75,000 to ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of The Academy of Country Music, going directly to their COVID-19 Response Fund.
Three-time GRAMMY winner Miranda Lambert returned to Billy Bob’s Texas this weekend for two additional shows as part of the venue’s year-long 40th Anniversary celebration, marking a total of five sold-out concerts across back-to-back weekends.
As critical acclaim for Eric Church’s new triple album Heart & Soul continues to roll in, the 10-time GRAMMY nominee is also making waves atop the Billboard charts. Not only does the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year replace himself atop the all-genre Top Album Sales chart, as Soul takes over the No. 1 spot following Heart’s chart-topping debut last week, he also continues to occupy three of the Top 10 spots with the expansive project: Heart at No. 9, the fan-club exclusive & at No. 3 and Soul at No. 1.
Warner Music Nashville recording artist Michael Ray has always cut songs that feel true to him, but nothing feels truer than his own story. Together with award-winning songwriters Michael Hardy and David Garcia, he penned his newest track “Picture” about memories of his family captured in photograph: One day we’re barefoot, young and alive / the next we’re a story in a three-by-five / that somebody’s sure glad to have. The track, inspired by the passing of Ray’s uncle in June 2020, is equal parts loving tribute to memories past and grateful look ahead to those yet to come.
Raised in Van Zandt County in East Texas, Vincent Neil Emerson honed his songwriting and performance skills in the Fort Worth area and later making his way to national tours with the likes of Charley Crockett and Colter Wall, drawing in fans with every performance due to his straightforward truth-telling. His self-titled sophomore album, Vincent Neil Emerson, is set for release June 25 via La Honda Records/Thirty Tigers
Last summer marked the first in 33 years in which musician and activist Michael Franti wasn’t able to go on tour and perform for his fans across the globe. Now, with COVID-19 vaccinations on the rise in the U.S., Michael Franti & Spearhead will reunite with the Soulrocker community at four shows in Colorado this summer, dubbed the Good Day For A Good Day Weekend, starting June 4 at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail and June 5-6 at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, with two shows back-to-back on June 6, all supported by Satsang.
“No matter what I’ve ever done in my career and what I’m still gonna do, somehow I still feel most at home on a barstool under a neon sign,” three-time GRAMMY winner Miranda Lambert told her home state crowd on Thursday night as she kicked off a three-night stand at Billy Bob’s Texas. “I walked in here and I took a little tour around, and I just felt so at home. I remembered why I do this and why I missed y’all’s faces so damn much.”