A lot has changed for 2020 ACM Best New Male Artist of the Year nominee Jordan Davis since moving to Music City. From signing a record deal with MCA Nashville to racking up over one billion streams of his debut album Home State and notching three consecutive No. 1s, one thing has remained constant for the breakthrough hitmaker, his love for the craft of songwriting. That passion continues to drive his latest project, a six-song, self-titled EP out TODAY featuring latest single “Almost Maybes” which Billboard calls “a sure contender for song of the summer.”
Verge Records flagship artist and small-town Iowa native Jay Allen releases his debut song and video “War for You.” Written as a follow-up to his viral social media release “Blank Stares,” which garnered over 200 million views, this song pays tribute to front-line responders who have sacrificed so much to help those in need.
A soundboard in the middle of an empty floor sans barricaded bike rack was the first indicator to the tens-of-thousands of Whiskey Myers fans who tuned in to their virtual full-production full-band show tonight that things were different than when the band last poured 10k+ fans into back-to-back shows at the iconic venue in February.
Ole Red Gatlinburg announced its plans to reopen Friday, May 22. The restaurant, bar and entertainment venue is anticipating welcoming guests back ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Live music from the Ole Red Gatlinburg stage will also return Friday with performances by Chloe Litton from noon to 3 p.m. and J&J Holler from 5 to 8 p.m. Performances will continue throughout the weekend. For the full line-up, visit olered.com/Gatlinburg/calendar.
In an appearance on NBC’s “TODAY” this morning, May 20, multi-Platinum country star Darius Rucker chatted with hosts Craig Melvin and Dylan Dreyer about the healing power of music during the ongoing quarantine and his recent experience performing songs like the impromptu “Wash Your Hands” (a spin on the Hootie & the Blowfish classic “Hold My Hand”) for young hospital patients.
Last Thursday, May 14, actor, best-selling author and comedian Sebastian Maniscalco and Chef Dominick DiBartolomeo hosted the ultimate at home virtual dinner party experience, filled with amazing food and packed with special guests from across the country including Jerry Seinfeld, J.J. Watt, Christopher Lloyd and Rick Caruso.
As his current single “In Between” reaches the Top 10, country singer/songwriter Scotty McCreery returned to “American Idol” Sunday, May 17 to participate in a special performance of “We Are the World,” led by “American Idol” judges Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan and Katy Perry for the season 18 finale.