After winning over the hearts of America and taking home the proverbial crown on Season 15 of NBC’s “The Voice,” 18-year-old, powerhouse vocalist Chevel Shepherd stepped away, back to her roots to make the music she wanted to hear. Raised on country music and the outdoors, the Farmington, New Mexico native grew up feeding animals on the farm, barrel racing in the rodeo, fixing up cars with her dad and singing almost before she could walk, certainly well before walking onto “The Voice” stage and onto team Kelly. With the release of her debut EP, Everybody’s Got A Story, available March 26, 2021, she continues to pave her own path leaning into traditional country sounds committed to honoring the format’s legacy of storytelling.
For 10-time GRAMMY nominee and reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Eric Church, the month-long session during which he wrote and recorded a song from start to finish each day was meant to push the limits of creativity and the resulting project, his highly anticipated triple album Heart & Soul set for release this April, proved the unconventional method a success.
Tune in tomorrow to catch Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery on “CMT Hot 20 Countdown” where he will share the world premiere of the official video for his current Top 40 and rising single “You Time.” The episode will also feature an in-depth interview with McCreery from Nashville’s Mercy Lounge where a portion of the video was shot to offer fans a behind the scenes look at the making of the video. Catch the episode Saturday, Feb. 27 at 9 am ET / 8 am CT on CMT with a re-air on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 9 am ET / 8 am CT.
Kenny Chesney has always sought to take country music to places it wasn’t going. Whether the stadium-sized East Tennessean songwriter was rocking the triple-rhythmed, double chorused celebration “American Kids,” the Calypso-undertowed fun “When the Sun Goes Down,” the rafter-rattling rejection of “Noise” or the small town Friday night football games “Boys of Fall,” he wanted to capture a piece of life that makes the listener feel more alive.
With his first solo single at Country radio since packing arenas during 2019’s Hootie & the Blowfish blockbuster world tour, three-time GRAMMY winner Darius Rucker has earned his 10th career No. 1 with “Beers And Sunshine.”
On the heels of a highly successful year, The Erv Woolsey Company looks to continue building momentum, starting with the promotion of industry veteran Allen Mitchell to Vice President of New Artist Management & Operations for The Erv Woolsey Company / Rollin’ The Dice Records.
This morning multi-platinum Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery premiered an acoustic version of his current single “You Time” exclusively with American Songwriter. Watch the video for “You Time (Stripped)” HERE.
From Rolling Stone’s raving “polished country-rock gem” to Teen Vogue’s “perfectly scratchy voice and rock-bluegrass influences” declaration, along with features on 30 playlists amassing over 750,000 streams ahead of its release, Virginia-native Morgan Wade’s forthcoming record Reckless continues to build steam ahead of its Friday, March 19 release. The third-of-10 release is out today, “Take Me Away.” Listen to the new track and pre-order the album HERE.