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  • Music Health Alliance Helps Keep the Music Playing During an Unprecedented 2020

    Mar 31, 2021

    During an unprecedented year that witnessed a destructive tornado across Tennessee, followed by the year-long national devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, Music Health Alliance (MHA), named to Billboard’s Country Power Players list in 2019 and highlighted as Activists in 2020’s Billboard Women in Music list, has worked tirelessly to keep the music playing, advocating for and supporting the physical and mental health needs of America’s music community. Based in Nashville, MHA has provided free healthcare advocacy and support to more than 15,000 music industry members across 48 states in the non-profit’s first eight years - songwriters, musicians, performers, producers, engineers, venue operators, artist managers, agents, publishers, business managers, and more - by providing access to medicine, mental health resources, COVID-19 relief, diagnostic tests, lifesaving transplants, end of life care and many other necessary services, saving more than $60,000,000 in healthcare costs for the nationwide music community in less than a decade.

  • MULTI-PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST SCOTTY McCREERY SIGNS WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING NASHVILLE

    Mar 31, 2021

    Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery has signed an exclusive, worldwide publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Nashville.

  • HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH TO SHARE NEVER-BEFORE-AIRED CONCERT FOOTAGE FROM SOLD-OUT GROUP THERAPY TOUR VIA SESSIONS LIVE STREAM

    Mar 29, 2021

    One of America’s most beloved bands, GRAMMY-winning Hootie & the Blowfish have announced a new livestream performance together with Sessions, on sale now. The virtual performance will be an online presentation of the tour-closing performance from their hugely successful 2019 Group Therapy Tour, broadcast exclusively via Sessions Live on Friday, April 23 at 8 p.m. CT.

  • Country Thunder Music Festivals Present New Podcast, Episode 1 Available Now

    Mar 29, 2021

    Country Thunder Music Festivals is extremely proud to introduce an exciting new podcast for fans and friends of the world’s greatest country music festivals, On The Bus At Country Thunder, available everywhere you listen to podcasts.

  • CHASE RICE PREMIERES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “DRINKIN’ BEER. TALKIN’ GOD. AMEN.” FEATURING FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE WITH CMT’S “HOT 20 COUNTDOWN”

    Mar 29, 2021

    While speaking with host Katie Cook on this weekend’s episode of CMT’s “Hot 20 Countdown,” multi-Platinum entertainer Chase Rice premiered the official music video for current single “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.” featuring Florida Georgia Line, noting the video shows “me and the boys back doing what we used to do. A lot of what you see, we were just sitting there talking about real life stuff... It's been a long time coming, but 10 years later here we are.” The video also premiered on CMT.com and CMT Australia, as well as on the ViacomCBS billboard in the heart of New York City’s Times Square. Watch the official music video HERE.

  • CHEVEL SHEPHERD’S “GOOD BOY” MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES TODAY WITH PEOPLE.COM, COSTARS NETFLIX’S CHARLIE GILLESPIE

    Mar 29, 2021

    rom greyscale film of the thirties to the effervescent 1950s, former “Voice” champion Chevel Shepherd and Netflix’s Charlie Gillespie of “Julie and the Phantoms” costar in Shepherd’s latest music video for “Good Boy,” available today from her debut EP Everybody’s Got A Story. The video People.com calls a “sweet visual” finds the pair depicting first dates through the decades.

  • ASHLEY McBRYDE RELEASES LIVE VERSION OF “SHUT UP SHEILA” FROM HER UPCOMING EP NEVER WILL: LIVE FROM A DISTANCE

    Mar 26, 2021

    With four nominations at the upcoming 2021 ACM Awards including Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year, Ashley McBryde releases a scorching live performance of “Shut Up Sheila” from her forthcoming live EP Never Will: Live From A Distance, arriving Friday, May 28. “Shut Up Sheila – Live” is available everywhere now.

  • Caitlyn Smith Releases Stripped EP: Supernova Acoustic OUT NOW

    Mar 26, 2021

    When Minnesota native Caitlyn Smith first arrived in Nashville and found herself in writers’ rooms about Music Row, she marveled at the simplicity and purity their songs were in initially: just vocals and guitar or piano. To this day, it’s her favorite form in which to listen. It’s with that foundation in mind that Smith releases her brand-new EP Supernova Acoustic, available today on Monument Records.

  • CHEVEL SHEPHERD DEBUTS: EVERYBODY’S GOT A STORY EP OUT NOW

    Mar 26, 2021

    When Chevel Shepherd left “The Voice” stage after being crowned winner of season 15, she was determined to make music that reflects who she is as a country artist. Shepherd walked away from the recording contract that comes with winning and began paving a path of her own. Aided by her coach-turned-mentor Kelly Clarkson, the 18-year-old vocal dynamo carefully selected songs that reflect a more traditional country sound, steeped in storytelling. Recorded in Nashville with cuts written by acclaimed songwriters, Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally, Brandy Clark and more, Shepherd’s debut EP, Everybody’s Got A Story, is available now.

  • ERIC CHURCH: “IF IT’S NOT BROKE, YOU BREAK IT” “BREAK IT KIND OF GUY” OUT NOW

    Mar 26, 2021

    Since first revealing that he was working on new music in early 2020, reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Eric Church has slowly peeled back the curtain to reveal his forthcoming Heart & Soul triple album born from a month-long session during which he wrote and recorded a song from start to finish each day in an effort push the limits of creativity. With “Break It Kind Of Guy,” available everywhere today, March 26, as the final instant grat track off the forthcoming project, that unconventional method informed the lyrics of the song itself.

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