Country stars BRELAND, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Chris Janson, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Brittney Spencer and Keith Urban are set to perform LIVE from the sold-out Grand Ole Opry House tonight in support of country music icon Loretta Lynn’s hometown flood relief efforts. All proceeds from Loretta Lynn’s Friends: Hometown Rising directly benefit United Way of Humphreys County.
Solo Music, the first global music marketplace built on the Solana blockchain for artists, fans and the music industry, is launching the Solo Music Marketplace, a music-focused service aimed at revolutionizing the way artists, their fans, and industry professionals do business with blockchain technology. The platform’s debuting artist partners include GRAMMY-nominated country songwriter Eric Paslay, hit songwriter-producer Tommy Cecil and recording studio Capricorn Studios, each releasing several exclusive NFTs starting in October. The marketplace will create new pathways for fans to connect with their favorite artists and provide artists with innovative ways to monetize their creations through experiential and digital art NFT sales. Additional products that simplify digital asset sales through smart-contract ticketing and tokenized royalties for artists and industry professionals will launch on the platform in the coming months.
Few can keep up with Carly Pearce and Ashey McBryde in the songwriting and wide-open vocal department; especially as the woman whose “Next Girl” was the only Country song cited by TIME as a “Song of the Summer” is mining her own tumult and deep, soul-shaking disappointment, while the “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” continues to prove naysayers wrong with her latest project, Never Will, as it became the only Country album nominated for Country Album of the Year by the ACM, CMA and Recording Academy in the same award season. Now, with the two powerful songstresses combining forces, the ravaged Country tradition of the hard truth cheating song is reignited with brand-new single “Never Wanted To Be That Girl.”
The iconic Grand Ole Opry House stage was home to a night of heartfelt tributes and uplifting moments on Monday, September 13, as some of Music City’s finest came together to support flood relief efforts spearheaded by Country music icon Loretta Lynn during Loretta Lynn’s Friends: Hometown Rising. Total funds raised are being tallied now, with 100% of proceeds directly supporting United Way of Humphreys County and the citizens impacted by the devastating floods that rushed through the area on August 21, claiming the lives of 20 people and destroying hundreds of homes.
The 11th season of SEC Storied begins Sunday, September 26, with “More Than a Voice.” The 90-minute film, which spotlights iconic football play-by-play voices from around the SEC, will debut at 7 p.m. ET on SEC Network.
Ahead of the release of his highly anticipated fifth studio album, Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery imparts a cocktail of heartbreak and nostalgia with his steel-drenched country weeper “Damn Strait” from the 12-song collection Same Truck available this Friday, Sept. 17. Listen to “Damn Strait” HERE and pre-order/pre-save Same Truck HERE.
For the band American Songwriter describes as on an “ascent towards Country Rock royalty,” this weekend proved just how quickly that climb is accelerating, as genre-bending band Whiskey Myers made their Ryman Auditorium debut with back-to-back sold out shows on Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11.