This Edition was 87 Weeks In the Making…
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6/9/2020
By: @KurtBardella from Arlington, VA

TOP SHELF

After 87 weeks on the charts, Travis Denning is celebrating a major career milestone with his first #1 single at Country Radio with “After A Few” topping both Mediabase/Country Aircheck Singles and Billboard’s Country Airplay chart this week. The track has proven to have unprecedented staying power, breaking the record for most weeks spent on the Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. With 130 million streams globally, Denning co-wrote “After A Few” with Kelly Archer and Justin Weaver, and the track is taken from Denning’s just-released debut EP BEER’S BETTER COLD. The project debuted in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Country Albums chart!
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SOUND-CHECK

  • Don’t miss Jimmie Allen’s TODAY Show intv today in the 10 a.m. hour
  • Brad Paisley performs on tonight’s episode of “Late Night Seth”
  • Brandy Clark performs on Thursday’s edition of The Late Late Show with James Corden
  • Gone West will launch the release of their debut album Canyons with an interview and performance on CBS’s “The Talk” on Friday
  • Tim McGraw & Little Big Town will be a part of a 2-hour special from the GRAMMYs called “United We Sing” special airing on June 21st from 8-10 p.m. ET on CBS
  • Blake Shelton headlines the TODAY Show’s Citi Concert Series on July 24th. The Dixie Chicks and Rascal Flatts will also perform at a date tbd

WITH YOUR HAIR-OF-THE-DOG

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ON KIP MOORE’S JUKEBOX

Go on a special journal with Kip Moore like you’ve never seen before – this is “7 Days at The Rock”
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ON THE JUKEBOX

CANAAN SMITH washes down goodbye with his brand-new single, “Colder Than You,” Co-produced by Smith alongside Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line and written by Smith, Corey Crowder and Jared Mullins, the mid-tempo track puts a twangy twist on heartbreak, as it tells the story of a man who lost his lover. Instead of letting it get the best of him, he manages to find solace in a 12-pack of cold ones
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HOUSE PLAYLIST

Check out Tyler Farr’s new music video for “Only Truck in Town”
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FRONT OF THE HOUSE

Bittersweet is a feeling CARLY PEARCE knows well. Saturday night was no exception as she stepped onto the Grand Ole Opry stage for her 75th appearance following her debut performance on May 30, 2015. 

CRUSHIN IT

Cole Swindell released “Single Saturday Night” for his fans in May to give them new music after he had to pause his headlining Down To Earth Tour and come off the road amidst the current COVID19 crisis. The enormous fan response to the song was so overwhelming and positive, the song will be his 11th single going to country radio on June 29th. “Single Saturday Night,” written by Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy and Mark Holman, is the follow-up to his No. 1 single “Love You Too Late” and becomes the multi-No. 1 hitmaker’s 11th career single.
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BUZZIN

Watch Dolly Parton’s new music video for her reflective new song “When Life Is Good Again”
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NEAT

Respected music executive Jody Williams has launched his newest venture, Jody Williams Songs, in partnership with Warner Chappell Music (WCM) Nashville. Through the collaboration, Williams will develop writers and writer-artists, secure covers, source legacy catalogs, and represent select WCM catalogs for pitching. Nina Jenkins will serve as Creative Director of Jody Williams Songs. JWS will open representing such talents as CMA New Artist of the Year, Ashley McBryde, Nathan Chapman, Jeremy Spillman, and Greg Bates. The company will also represent Pat McLaughlin in a writer management/publishing role. 

MIXED DRINKS

Granger Smith released a powerful collaboration of his current single “That’s Why I Love Dirt Roads” featuring Christian Rapper Lathan Warlick. Smith’s wife, Amber, introduced him to Lathan Warlick’s Instagram a couple months ago and instantly was drawn to his rebranding of different songs that portray his own testimonies of life battles and subsequent renewal.
 
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WITH A TWIST

The Beau Weevils + Charlie Daniels enlisted ALABAMA’s Randy Owen, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ray Stevens, Larry Gatlin, Crystal Gayle, Rhonda Vincent, & more for this quarantine video of “Geechi Geechi Ya Ya Blues”
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ALL ACCESS

BACKSTAGE PASS

Shoutout to Universal Music Group Nashville’s Lori Christian, literally one of the very first people I ever met on Music Row, who has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Marketing. In her new role, Christian will oversee UMG Nashville’s Media Marketing, Brands & Sponsorship, International Marketing and Creative Services departments for the label group’s 36 artist roster, in addition to managing the media site Sounds Like Nashville. Also, Congrats to Paul Logan who has joined BIG Loud as their new VP of Sync & Visual Strategerie ….

AFTER PARTY

dylanscottcountry posted on Insta: “I am so blessed to get to do what I do, and have fans who support me and my music. Thank y’all for helping “My Girl” go 2X Platinum, and my debut album go Gold.”

SHOT

Ben Gallaher’s new song “Alone Together” has an Aldean “Wide Open Spaces” quality to it I dig!
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KIP MOORE’S LAST CALL

Kip Moore - Crazy For You Tonight (In The Wild Sessions)
It’s the song every women wishes Kip Moore would sing to them … this is “Crazy For You Tonight” from Kip’s “In the Wild Sessions”
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