Congrats to Thomas Rhett on his 10th #1 “Marry Me” spending back-to-back weeks on the top of the charts! Kane Brown meanwhile expands his reign at the top of the charts as his self-titled debut album notches an 8th week at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Since his debut released on December 2, 2016, no other country album has held the #1 slot for more weeks.
The biggest and best party of ACM Awards week in Vegas is without a doubt WME’s Bash at the Beach!
- Scotty McCreery spends “Five More Minutes” on Megyn Kelly TODAY on Thursday
- 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
- The 53rd ACM Awards will be broadcast live on April 15th from Las Vegas on CBS
WITH YOUR HAIR-OF-THE-DOG
Haley & Michaels (comprised of Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels) have released an empowering anthem, “Me Too”, that sends a message to survivors everywhere that they are not alone. The inspiring anthem features a collaboration with a very special guest artist, founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke.
ON BBR MUSIC GROUP’S JUKEBOX
Check out the official music video for Runaway June’s new single “Wild West”. Runaway June has just received their first ACM Awards nomination in the “New Vocal Duo/Group” category!
Check out the latest singles from your favorite country music superstars like Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Chris Young, Maren Morris, Lauren Alaina, Dan + Shay, Luke Bryan and many more on our new Spotify “Latest” Playlist
ON THE KAROKE MACHINE
Joe Nichols has launched his “Never Gets Old: Traditional Country Series.” Drawing from Country tradition in its purest form and several of his greatest musical influences, Nichols is set to release a classic Country cover song with coinciding video content every month. To kick-off the series, Joe released this video of a melodic cover of Don Williams’ “Good Ole Boys Like Me
FRONT OF THE HOUSE
Looking forward to seeing Morgan Wallen on Thursday night at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD on the “Up Down Tour”
The organizers of the hugely successful Country to Country (C2C) festivalhave announced that Country Music Week (CMW), which debuted last year, will return in 2018. Taking place from October 21st-28th, the exciting, week-long series of shows will celebrate the genre across iconic London venues. The first shows announced for Country Music Week 2018 include; Kacey Musgraves at The SSE Arena, Wembley, Darius Rucker at the Royal Albert Hall, with support from Russell Dickerson and at KOKO, Drake White. More shows to be announced in the coming weeks. It was also announced that C2C will return in 2019 during March 8th-10th.
ABC’s “American Idol” premiered at the #1 show on Sunday night with the Network’s biggest series audience (10.3 million) in the time period in 4 years!
RaeLynn will release a brand new song “Queens Don’t” on Friday!
WITH A TWIST
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) this week kicks off the 60th anniversary celebration of its prestigious Gold & Platinum Program, the industry’s premier award for recognizing artistic achievement in the music marketplace. More than 17,000 separate titles have achieved RIAA certification during the past 60 years. The RIAA’s anniversary celebration includes a variety of initiatives, including a new riaa.com/GoldandPlatinum60 website featuring a timeline of recorded music history and significant program achievements by music’s most accomplished artists and iconic record labels. The site features nearly 200 artist photos, plus new videos of artists celebrating Gold & Platinum’s 60th and sharing RIAA Award memories. Participating artists so far include Andra Day, Brett Eldredge, Chris Janson, Cole Swindell, Dierks Bentley, Dustin Lynch, Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Lady Antebellum, Lee Brice, Maren Morris, Rascal Flatts & Reba McEntire
Check out life on the road with Carly Pearce as she tours the country on Blake Shelton’s “Country Music Freaks Tour.” Cannot wait to see Carly on Friday night in Baltimore!
BBR MUSIC GROUP’S LAST CALL
Check out the music video for Runaway June’s “Lipstick” which made history as the first record in a decade from a female trio to hit the Top 25