Singer-songwriter Lee Brice doesn’t have a residency at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, but you would’ve thought so the way the Long Island fans responded to his performance Friday night. Whether he was singing an old song, a new song or just talking to the crowd, the audience shared their love for the Grammy-nominated country-star […]
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Dylan Bestler is a contributing writer for NYCountry Swag.
Dylan is a recent grad of St. Thomas Aquinas College and a former collegiate track and field athlete. He resides in Long Island, where he now plays softball and attends numerous shows at Jones Beach. His three loves are the Yankees, country music and his dog, Bailey. Follow him on Twitter (@D_Best23) and Instagram (@d_retired_runner).
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Country star Brett Young held nothing back in front of a sold-out crowd when his Chapters Tour stopped at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Saturday night. Fans lined up all the way down 9th avenue to see the beloved singer-songwriter share the story of his personal life journey on stage. Matt Ferranti, […]
There has been very little representation of country music throughout Super Bowl halftime history. Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, and The Judds had a joint performance in 1994 and Shania Twain performed with No Doubt and Sting in 2003. As country music becomes more prevalent in mainstream pop-culture, we may see a country act […]
The third or fourth best cover band in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, according to their YouTube page, the Hot Country Knights released their debut original song on Thursday titled “Pick Her Up” featuring Travis Tritt. The 90s-inspired, honky-tonk track was written and produced by Dierks Bentley along with Jim and Brett Beavers. “The sound behind ‘Pick Her […]
Platinum-selling, singer-songwriter, Dustin Lynch released his fourth studio album, Tullahoma, today (Jan 17). Named after his hometown in Tennessee, the record contains eleven tracks, including the three off his Ridin’ Roads EP and his 2018 number one single “Good Girl.” Lynch co-wrote six of the songs, the most he has ever contributed to one of […]
CMA New Artist of the Year nominee, Morgan Wallen uses the New Year and his new song “This Bar” to reflect on his past. In this track, written by himself, Ernest K, Charlie Handsome, Jackson Morgan and his friend HARDY, Wallen sings about the good and bad times and the lessons this particular bar has […]
Grammy-nominated pop-star and New York native, Gavin DeGraw joined Chris Young on Friday night’s episode of CMT Crossroads. You can watch the full episode here: The show began with the two artists on stage singing Young’s “Raised on Country”. The superstars were alternating lines, having a lot of fun with this top-5 song. […]
Singer-songwriter, Randy Houser visited Webster Hall in New York City Wednesday night wrapping up the fall leg of his Magnolia Tour, promoting his new album of the same name that came out in January. Joining him was special guest, Paul Cauthen. Cauthen’s music style is a mix between Eric Church and Johnny Cash, dipping heavily […]
Singer-songwriter and CMA New Artist of the Year nominee, Morgan Wallen released a powerful short film promoting his cover of Jason Isbell’s “Cover Me Up” while also shining a light on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Watch below! Isbell’s recording of “Cover Me Up” is about his struggle with sobriety and how the love he shared […]
Not even a month after they dropped their first studio album, Rivers, King Calaway is back with their first holiday release; a cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Happy Christmas (War is Over)”. Originally released in 1971 to celebrate the end of the Vietnam War, it has since been covered by a variety of […]