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  • PEYTAN PORTER SIGNS WITH JODY WILLIAMS SONGS AND WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC

    Jan 19, 2021

    Peytan Porter grew up in rural Georgia as a fourth-generation Dawsonville native, never meeting a stranger as someone always knew someone in her family, and therefore felt like they knew her. Pushing herself to not fall into the comforts of familiarity, Porter, the middle child of three girls, relished the time she was left alone and to her thoughts, which was most afternoons: just her guitar and country music. 

  • CHASE WRIGHT HITS HIGH NOTES: FROM HARNESSING BIEBER TO RELEASING “WHY SHOULD WE”

    Jan 15, 2021

    Chase Wright quickly emerged at the end of 2020 as “one to watch” in Music City’s songwriter/artist community, building buzz and a grassroots following thanks in part to performance covers of Tate McRae’s “You Broke Me First” and Justin Bieber’s “Lonely” as well as vulnerable, original recordings on TikTok. His recent performance of “Wish You’d Miss Me,” which Country Now called “the quintessential heartbreak ballad,” jumped to over half a million views the night before the song’s official release. Since, Wright has amassed over seven million in streams organically, without boosts from playlisting. On its heels, Wright drops his first new music of 2021, “Why Should We,” available today (music video set to premiere Tuesday, Jan. 19, on Country Now).

  • ASHLEY McBRYDE PERFORMS “MARTHA DIVINE” FROM GRAMMY-NOMINATED NEVER WILL ON “THE ELLEN DeGENERES SHOW”

    Jan 11, 2021

    ACM and CMA award winner Ashley McBryde makes her performance debut on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” with current single “Martha Divine,” pegged by Stereogum as “a roiling country revenge tale with a little twist” and dubbed by NPR as “an absolute anthem,” from her GRAMMY-nominated album Never Will, on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. CT.

  • FIRST ARTIFICIAL REEF DEPLOYMENT LAUNCHES 32-ACRE UNDERWATER REEF PARK IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

    Jan 06, 2021

    No Shoes Reefs, a grassroots organization committed to creating healthier oceans and spearheaded by Kenny Chesney, joins forces with Coastal Conservation Association Florida (CCA Florida), Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management, Sandoway Discovery Center, Reef Ball Foundation, Building Conservation Trust and Global SubDive to deploy thirteen 10,000-pound goliath reef balls, about .5 miles off Delray Beach, creating “No Shoes Reefs 4.” This kicks off development for a 32-acre underwater reef park.

  • MICHAEL FRANTI SAYS GOODBYE TO 2020 WITH A LIGHTER AND LIVESTREAM

    Dec 21, 2020

    In a year that’s been tumultuous for many, musician and activist revered for his inspiring live music and the power of optimism Michael Franti aims to relieve fans in a four-hour New Year’s Eve livestream, along with a ceremonial goodbye to 2020 with the burning of a 20-foot-tall symbolic statue of 2020, encouraging all to make space in our minds and hearts for hope and optimism in 2021. Fans are invited to send a message of farewell to 2020 or a message of hope for 2021 to NYEburn@gmail.com to be included in the burn. The “New Year’s Eve Bali Bash” livestream kicks off at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET and tickets are available now.

  • “POWERHOUSE” MORGAN WADE RELEASES NEW SONG “DON’T CRY”

    Dec 18, 2020

    Morgan Wade grew up keeping her writing and her singing to herself, convinced her voice, which differed from those coming from country radio, wasn’t good enough to share.

  • AN IMPERFECT MURDER FEATURING RISING STAR NICK MATHEWS COMING TO NETFLIX JANUARY 13

    Dec 17, 2020

    Actor, activist and fitness enthusiast Nick Mathews will kick off 2021 with a bang when his latest film, An Imperfect Murder, is released on Netflix Jan. 13. The psychological thriller, written and directed by James Toback, marks another professional milestone in Mathews’ burgeoning career and finds the rising star appearing opposite Siena Miller and Alec Baldwin.

  • OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW SET TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT RYMAN AUDITORIUM

    Dec 16, 2020

    Two-time GRAMMY award winners Old Crow Medicine Show are once again set to ring in the New Year at Ryman Auditorium, performing Dec. 30 and 31 to a limited in-venue audience.  In addition, fans around the world will be able to tune in via Livestream for the band's Dec. 31, 10:00 PM performance which will also feature special guests including Marty Stuart with more to be announced soon. In-venue tickets for Dec. 30 and 31 start at $69.50. Tickets for the Dec. 31 livestream are priced at $20.

  • INDUSTRY VETERAN BRUCE KALMICK LAUNCHES NEW MANAGEMENT COMPANY: WHY&HOW

    Dec 16, 2020

    Known for developing and breaking music acts across multiple genres, veteran artist manager Bruce Kalmick has announced the launch of a new company, WHY&HOW, promising results-driven service through purpose and strategy.

  • MULTI-PLATINUM COUNTRY ROCKER BRANTLEY GILBERT PARTNERS WITH nugs.net FOR EXCLUSIVE END-OF-YEAR LIVESTREAM

    Dec 15, 2020

    Multi-Platinum hard-rocking country singer-songwriter Brantley Gilbert plans to close out 2020 with a bang with the announcement of his exclusive end-of-year livestream, partnered with nugs.net, from his home in Georgia on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. CT, featuring segments with a full band, stripped down hits and an intimate acoustic set. Emmy-award winning production company 7 Cinematics, the foremost producer of live-music broadcasts and cinematic video streams, will be producing the livestream.

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