Such a fun night in Silver Spring, Maryland for Morgan Wallen’s “Up Down Tour.” When the first few chords of his current single “Up Down” were played, the crowd went absolutely nuts. What impressed me about Morgan was how polished he was on stage. His set is brilliantly structured to feature the right mix of new music, fun outside country genre covers, old school country covers (Brooks & Dunn) and songs he’s written for other artists like Jason Aldean’s new song “You Make It Easy.” The effect is even if you don’t know all of Morgan’s music just yet, the combination of all of these elements creates a feeling of familiarity and that allows him to connect with the audience in a way that most new artists don’t achieve so early in their careers. Check out our Instagram & Snapchat for a snippets of some of my favorite moments from the show.
WITH YOUR HAIR-OF-THE-DOG
Scotty McCreery performs his #1 hit “Five More Minutes” on Megyn Kelly TODAY. Scotty’s new album “Seasons Change” is out today!
- Blake Shelton visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon onMonday (3/19), the Today Show on Tuesday (3/20) to perform “I Lived It” with a final stop later that evening at Late Night with Seth Meyersperforming “I’ll Name the Dogs”
- Devin Dawson will make his debut on ELLEN on March 22nd
- Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood will announce the Country Music HOF’s Class of 2018 on Tuesday the 27th
- Naomi Judd will be a guest on CBS’ The Talk on March 30 andHallmark Channel’s Home & Family April 2.
- The 53rd ACM Awards will be broadcast live on April 15th from Las Vegas on CBS
ON BBR MUSIC GROUP’S JUKEBOX
ON THE JUKEBOX
ON THE KARAOKE MACHINE
Some of the world’s biggest pop, rock and country artists are celebrating Elton John’s most beloved and legendary catalogue of hits with two albums Revamp (Island Records) and Restoration (Universal Music Group Nashville) to be released on April 6th. Restoration highlights countries biggest stars with thoughtful interpretations by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris, Miley Cyrus, Vince Gill and Don Henley, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Brothers Osborne, Chris Stapleton, Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton and Lee Ann Womack.
FRONT OF THE HOUSE
ON THE BAR WALL
Special thanks to Big Loud’s Nikki Wood and “Tracker” for taking care of me last night. Really enjoyed hanging with Morgan – just a good dude with a great sense of humor!
Cale Dodds’ radio tour took him to 98.7 The Bull where he performed one of my favorite new songs “I’ll Take You Back”
The Academy of Country Music® has announced that Lauren Alaina, Rhett Akins, Rodney Atkins, Kristian Bush, Cam, Lindsay Ell, Chris Janson, LOCASH, Scotty McCreery, Midland, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, RaeLynn, Cole Swindell, Chris Young and more have been added to the musical lineup for the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®. More than 80 of country music’s most celebrated artists and emerging talents will all perform at select venues across the Las Vegas Strip April 12-15, 2018. Portions of all event proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, which works to lift lives through the power of music.
WITH A TWIST
New York Times bestseller Bobby Bones will release his highly anticpated follow-up book “Fail Until You Don’t: Fight. Grind. Repeat.” on June 19th.