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Filmore Releases Nostaligic New Song “Used To Be”

Filmore just released a nostalgic new track titled “Used To Be”, available everywhere today, April 16th, on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the track.

Back in September, one of our favorite artists, Filmore dropped his incredible 18-track debut album. Despite that release, Filmore is not slowing down. He follows up the record and his new song “Good Thing” with another spectacular new single. The singer-songwriter dropped “Used To Be” earlier today.

Complete with signature Filmore charm and flavor, “Used To Be” is a pensive and nostalgic jam about missing a relationship. The singer takes it a step further, admitting to missing the type of man he was when he used to be with this particular girl. We appreciate the reflective nature of Filmore’s songwriting; however, his vocals are just as enticing.

Filmore's "Used To Be" is available now, April 16th

Filmore’s “Used To Be” is available now, April 16th

“I knew you like the back of my hand I wish you were holding // It’s too late to say I’m sorry and now everywhere I go in this small town // Just reminds me, what used to be // Back when we used to be young, used to be wild”

It is just the beginning for Filmore and his blossoming career. With each and every song released, he continues to grow his fanbase exponentially. His signature pop-country sound is innovative, and we cannot wait to see his star continue to rise. To get more of your Filmore fix, check out our Swag Session below where he joined us back in to chat and play a few songs.

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“Used To Be” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Brothers Osborne Show Positive Self-reflection in New Song “Younger Me”

Brothers Osborne just released a touching new song, “Younger Me”, written by TJ in response to the overwhelming support he received after sharing his personal story. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the track.

It’s a big week for Brothers Osborne and country music fans! The platinum-selling duo first made news yesterday with the announcement of their 2021 headlining tour, ‘We’re Not For Everyone Tour’. Support acts, Tenille Townes and Travis Denning will join the show, which kicks off on July 29th in Philadelphia, and makes their way to the New York Area on August 21st and October 28th. Additionally, today Brothers Osborne released a powerful new song, “Younger Me”.

Inspired by the overwhelming support that TJ Osborne received after sharing his personal story with his sexuality earlier this year, “Younger Me” is a special song created by the real-life brothers. A solo write by TJ, the song is an anthem for anyone who is struggling with their identity in any capacity. Although for TJ the song is about his coming out as a gay man, it is a track for anyone who has struggled with self-acceptance.

“Younger me // Made it harder than it had to be // Trying hard to dodge my destiny // Get the best of me // Younger me”

A truly poignant song, the lyric that states “always dreamed of kicking down the door // what were you waiting for,” is especially telling. Furthermore, the singers go on to thank their younger selves for getting them where they are today.

Brothers Osborne will be performing a special version of “Younger Me” on Sunday as part of Xfinity’s special performances for The ACM Awards.

This song is one for the history books and we are so proud to get to further share it!

Brothers Osborne's "Younger Me" is available now, April 16th

Brothers Osborne’s “Younger Me” is available now, April 16th

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“Younger Me” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Keith Urban Adds Meaningful Impact to Taylor Swift’s Fearless Re-Release

With the re-release of Taylor Swift’s Fearless album, Keith Urban is featured on one song, sings vocals on another, and has an even greater impact on the project as a whole, according to Taylor Swift. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the project.

Keith Urban has a major presence on Taylor Swift’s re-recorded album, Fearless (Taylor’s Version), and for good reason. Urban is featured on “That’s When (From the Vault)” and can be heard harmonizing on the previous track “We Were Happy (From the Vault)”. As if two doses of their beautifully blended voices weren’t enough, the superstars also shared their love for each other and these collaborations on their socials.

In her Instagram post last week (seen above) that previewed the album’s track-list, Swift made sure to highlight her appreciation for Urban’s music, his long-time support of her, and his involvement in the new project. She shared, “I’m really honored that @KeithUrban is a part of this project, duetting on That’s When and singing harmonies on We Were Happy. I was his opening act during the Fearless album era and his music has inspired me endlessly.”

As the album was officially released on Friday, April 9th, Urban shared a throwback (seen above) of the two on stage together, adding “I hadn’t heard our voice together since sitting in with you on the 1989 tour in Toronto !!! Magic, Congrats TS – you’ve got some gems in that vault !!!! Thanks for having me join you on a couple of them.”

Swift and Urban harmonize effortlessly in their duet “That’s When”, a song about post-breakup sadness and just wanting to be back with that person. After breaking up and missing each other, they are both asking when the other one will take them back. They both know they were in the wrong when they ended things, but are on the same page when it comes to wanting to be back together. When they wake up in the morning, when it’s sunny or storming, when they’re laughing or crying, that’s when they miss each other and that’s also when they’d take the other one back. They never stopped missing one another and there’s no time that they wouldn’t take the other one back. 

“That’s when, when I wake up in the morning // That’s when, when it’s Sunny or storming // Laughing, when I’m crying // And that’s when, I’ll be waiting at the front gate // That’s when, when I see your face // I’ll let you in // And, baby, that’s when’

“We Were Happy” plays the track before “That’s When” on the album. It’s a song about looking back fondly on a past relationship and remembering all the good times and happiness they shared. Even though it ended a while ago, there’s nothing bad to say about it, just that they were truly happy together for a while. 

“When it was good, baby // It was good baby // We showed ‘em all up // No one could touch the way we // Laughed in the dark // Talking ‘bout your daddy’s farm // We were gonna buy someday // And we were happy”

This record is an incredible project with 27 tracks including Taylor’s Version of songs that we know and love as well as new, previously unreleased songs “From The Vault”

In addition to Urban’s part on the project, fellow country star Maren Morris also joined Swift on the pre-release single “You All Over Me” (From the Vault). Check out more from the full project here.

Taylor Swift’s ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ is available now, April 9th

Taylor Swift’s ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ is available now, April 9th

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Taylor Swift releases.

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Fearless (Taylor’s Version) is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Miranda Lambert Re-Releases Raw Version of Award-Winning “Tin Man”

Miranda Lambert just released a new, raw version of her award-winning hit song “Tin Man” as part of The Marfa Tapes with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the track.

County music superstar Miranda Lambert has joined forces with fellow musicians, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall on a brand new record entitled THE MARFA TAPES, slated to come out on May 7th. The record is a culmination of intimate songs that the threesome wrote and recorded together in the tiny town of Marfa, Texas.

Last week, the singer-songwriters released the first track off the record, a song called “In His Arms”. Now, the trio is sharing the new version of the fan-favorite and award-winning Lambert song, “Tin Man”, which the trio penned together.

Staying true with the style of the record, the new version of “Tin Man” is broken down, raw, acoustic, and mesmerizing. Lambert sings about heartbreak in a brand new way, allowing her vulnerability to come across with every lyric. Back in 2016, when the original song was released, we thought the songstress’ pain came shining through, but this version is the real deal. The acoustic performance of “Tin Man” puts Lambert’s vocal talent on a pedestal, and takes the listener back in time with her.

“Hey there, Mr. Tin Man // You don’t know how lucky you are // I’ve been on the road that you’re on // It didn’t get me very far // You ain’t missing nothing // ‘Cause love is so damn hard // Take it from me, darling // You don’t want a heart”

At the end of the song, fans also get to hear the threesome in the studio, chatting about how they felt that cut went. It’s clear that Lambert, Ingram, and Randall are in the zone when they come together to create music. If “Tin Man” and “In His Arms” is any hint at what THE MARFA TAPES as a whole will sound like, then us country fans are in for a real treat.

Miranda Lambert's new version of "Tin Man" as part of 'The Marfa Tapes' with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall is available now, March 12th

Miranda Lambert’s new version of “Tin Man” as part of ‘The Marfa Tapes’ with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall is available now, March 12th

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“Tin Man” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Darius Rucker Releases Brand New Song “My Masterpiece”

Darius Rucker’s new song, “My Masterpiece” is available now, March 12th on all streaming platforms. Written by Rucker with J.T. Harding, Josh Osborne, and Ross Copperman, take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the track.

Just a few weeks after Darius Rucker’s single “Beers And Sunshine” earned him his 10th #1 song, the singer-songwriter is back with a new release. “My Masterpiece” is an enticing follow-up to the feel-good chart-topper.

The new song depicts love as the be-all, end-all, and we are honestly smitten by the story. The fact that the same foursome made up of songwriters Darius Rucker, J.T. Harding, Josh Osborne, and Ross Copperman, can pen a fun-loving song like “Beers And Sunshine” and a more intimate, heartfelt song like “My Masterpiece,” just shows the power of songwriters in Nashville.

“I never had a silver spoon // I didn’t grow up in a castle // I never walked on the moon // I’ll never paint a Sistine Chapel // I can’t play piano like Ray Charles // But baby when my life is through // I hope they say my masterpiece is loving you”

With a rhythm made for slow dancing all night long, “My Masterpiece” paints images of how it feels to be with your person. Interestingly enough, the song was inspired by a quarantine interview.

Darius Rucker’s new song "My Masterpiece" is available everywhere now, March 12th

Darius Rucker’s new song “My Masterpiece” is available everywhere now, March 12th

One of the most common questions I got asked last year was if I had picked up a new hobby during quarantine,” shares the three-time GRAMMY winner in a recent press release. I always answered that I was trying to learn piano, and someone asked if I was any good yet. J.T. Harding heard my response in that interview’ I cant play piano like Ray Charles’ – and knew we had to write a song around that line,” shared Rucker in a recent press release.

Rucker continues to impress us with his talent, poise, and his signature voice. We anticipate that his upcoming new record is going to be one that fans all across the world fall in love with.

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“My Masterpiece” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Darius Rucker Completes Your Summer with “Beers and Sunshine”

Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker just released “Beers and Sunshine,” his first solo country radio single since 2018 chart-topper and number one song “For The First Time,” and it just made this crappy summer 10x better.

Written by Rucker, J.T. Harding, Josh Osborne, and Ross Copperman over a zoom call, “Beers and Sunshine” may not only be the theme song of the summer but also 2020. Let’s face it, with one bad headline after another, the world has been a tough place lately. We could all use a break from reality. This song is that break. It not only reminds you to turn off the TV, but it also reminds you to take a breath and enjoy the little things in life.

In a recent press release, the award-winning singer shared, “It’s certainly been a hard year so far with a lot of heaviness around us constantly.”  “Like it says in the song, I don’t know how we fix any of these big, real issues that we’re facing, but while we work through this time I think it’s important that we find the silver lining where we can really enjoy the little moments and the simple joys of time spent together with friends and family.”

“Cause everybody’s down in a world gone crazy/ Don’t know how to fix it but I think maybe / Turn on the good times, turn off the TV/ Yeah, the only BS I need is beers and sunshine”

While shows may be put on hold, the singer-songwriter has been finding creative ways to perform, stay in touch with his fans, and raise money for a great cause. His popular event Darius and Friends, where he has raised $255,000 and counting  for  the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital,  was live-streamed from the Grand Old Opry, where fans got a sneak peek of “Beers and Sunshine.”   He also recently played Nashville’s Nissan Stadium for a “Live at the Drive-In” Show.

Rucker certainly has been busy and we can’t wait to see what he does next.

To keep up with Darius Rucker follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Beers and Sunshine”  is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’  playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

 

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Jimmie Allen Releases Noteworthy Collaboration Project ‘Bettie James’

Jimmie Allen, Bettie James

With the exception of a few remixes and covers, fans of Jimmie Allen have not been given new music since his 2018 debut album Mercury Lane. Still, the “Best Shot” singer has maintained his spot in country music and has developed a devoted community through social media. With his growing fanbase, Bettie James is here to reintroduce Allen in a way that could not have been more anticipated, in the very best way: with a collaborative project.

With six, out of seven, unreleased tracks with entertainers such as Nelly, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, and more, Bettie James works as a mesh of creatively diverse tracks. There are feel-good, powerhouse songs, estranged love ballads, inspirational messages laid over music, and reflective lyrics that contemplate tragedy and, in another production, potential growth.

Bettie James was undoubtedly worth the wait, not only for Allen’s listeners but for country music as a whole. It showcases a grown, matured, and versatile artist who is capable of honesty and vulnerability as well as performing those country music classics that get people moving and grooving. Not only does it provide Allen with a chance to redefine himself in a multifaceted, cross-genre way, but the well-known contributors are able to play with their preferred style of music, too. For instance, “Made for These” practically demands Tim McGraw’s involvement since it walks the same line as McGraw’s 2004 hit, “Live Like You Were Dying”. Additionally, “Freedom Was A Highway” aligns with Brad Paisley’s high-esteemed inclinations to incorporate a dense, electric riff.

Further exploring a mix of genre-bending music from top to bottom, the album kicks off with the infectious and fan-favorite “Good Times Roll” featuring Nelly and ends with the final and seventh track, “This Is Us” featuring Noah Cyrus. Fans got a bit of an early taste for each of these two tracks. While the latter was released on its own in February, Allen also began including a sneak peek of “Good Times Roll” in his live show as early as December 2019. Check out the video below for a clip of the live performance.

Although, Bettie James in its entirety is a true gift, there are two notable pieces, and it would be a great disservice if “Drunk & I Miss You” and “Why Things Happen” were not specifically given the words, and the space, to officially discuss and acclaim. The former is with Mickey Guyton and the melody practically sends the listener into a dizzying mental state, as if a camera is rotating 360° around an object to cause chaos and confusion. It only adds to the anguish and desperation of the song, though the mixed feelings of honesty battled with alcohol-induced longing creates a conflicted, muddled mental state that allows the track to be what it is. And, it’s great.

“Why Things Happen”, with Charley Pride and Darius Rucker, takes on a more serious route with the lyrics searching for answers as to, well, why things happen as they do. It’s political, without having to get political. And, it’s an emotional, thought-provoking production that tugs at the heart-strings. With Rucker’s natural tremble in his voice and Pride’s established, rough yet muted tone intertwining with each other and echoing Allen, a full-blast exploratory creation is born that leaves us wanting more.

Bettie James is an epiphanic, significant and well-built project from Allen that takes you on a whirlwind of emotions in seven tracks, leaving you dazed and confused, in the very best way.

To keep up with Jimmie Allen, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

Bettie James is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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The Summer Plays On Tour Heads to Long Island

Russell Dickerson Summer Plays On Tour

Jones Beach concerts are a staple for Long Islanders and New York City patrons alike each summer, setting up tents and BBQing while chugging beers and dancing along to music blaring out of the speakers of their tailgates.  Although Saturday morning brought heavy rain, the clouds cleared away just in time for the afternoon tailgaters to head to the parking lots and set up their spots.  By the time the Summer Plays On Tour kicked off the sun was shining brightly over the sparkling waterfront venue.

The Summer Plays On Tour

Russell Dickerson took the stage for his 30-minute opening set, which included the biggest hits from his debut album, Yours including “Billions”, “Float” and “Every Little Thing”.  The energy he brings to every single performance is unmatched, he spins and jumps around the stage as if the music can not be contained inside his body.  Making this night extra special, Dickerson had 80 friends and family who all live in the NY area attending that night, showing their pride in the rising star. “It’s my absolute pleasure to be kicking this thing off here tonight,” he says of the Summer Plays On Tour. He closed his set thanking the country music fans for making “Yours,” his very first number one at country radio before singing the love song, allowing the audience to take the lead at the end.

Darius Rucker Summer Plays On Tour

Next up, Darius Rucker who is no stranger to the Jones Beach stage played all of his biggest songs as the sun set over the venue.  Kicking things off with “Homegrown Honey”, “Radio” and “Alright” Rucker knows how to create a set that features some of the best songs from his earlier records as well as highlighting his most recent hits like “If I Told You”.  He told the audience “Everyone in my camp says I have to sing this song on tour, I think it might be the next single so let me know what y’all think of this one” before singing “Hands On Me” off his latest album, When Was the Last Time.

Fans know that when they are attending a Darius Rucker concert they are bound to be hit with some of the classic Hootie and The Blowfish singles that catapulted him to stardom in the 90’s.  On this particular night, Rucker sang “Let Her Cry” and “I Only Wanna Be With You” and each time he sings those oldies, the crowd goes absolutely wild.  “This guy is my very best friend in the business,” Rucker said as he introduced front man for Lady Antebellum to the stage to sing their cover of Drivin’ N’ Cryin’s “Straight to Hell” which also features Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean.  The hilarious western video played in the background while the two buddies sang the heck out of the song.  Closing his set with “Wagon Wheel” the crowd erupted into a giant sing-a-long swaying to the smash hit.

Lady Antebellum The Summer Plays On Tour

Headlining the night, Lady Antebellum took the stage and the trio has never sounded better.  Their harmonies shined on their classic songs such as “Dancing Away With My Heart”, “Our Kind Of Love” and “I Run To You” while they kept the energy up by performing “You Look Good” and “Downtown”.  Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood come together each tour as the quintessential hitmakers, bringing their live show to the next level each year.  The fans know and love their music and always show up to sing along.

The biggest highlight of the night was when Hilary Scott acknowledged a cardboard cut-out of our buddy, Nick McElhatton, who is serving our country right now.  Scott asked to get a camera on the group stating “He is obviously protecting our freedom, keeping us safe in the greatest country in the world and I want to dedicate this next song to this man, this is “American Honey”.  Watch the emotional moment above.

The Summer Plays On Tour

Darius Rucker and Russell Dickerson joined Lady Antebellum for an encore that was one for the books, performing Hootie and the Blowfish “Hold My Hand” then Dickerson highlighted his talent while singing Deana Carter’s “Strawberry Wine” as a duet with Scott.  After their song Kelley and Rucker even commented “`Don’t be comin’ up here tryin’ show off” Kelley laughed as Rucker said, “Who do you think you are young man” truly impressing not only the crowd but his tourmates as well.  They closed with Lady Antebellum’s “Love Don’t Live Here” and had 15,000 people on their feet, thankful for a night of incredible country music. For the rest of the Summer Plays On Tour dates click here.

 

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Save-the-Dates: Major Country Music Tour Announcements…

Over the past few days, some of our favorite country acts have announced their 2018 tours and they are all heading to the metro area!

First up, Lady Antebellum announced they will be co-headlining with Darius Rucker and bringing Russell Dickerson on the road.  The “Summer Plays On Tour” will stop at PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey on August 3rd and Northwell Jones Beach Theater on August 4th.  Tickets and more info available at LadyAntebellum.com

Lady A Tour Announcements

 

Announced last night at an intimate show at the Exit/In in Nashville, Keith Urban will release his new album early this year and is hitting the road with Kelsea Ballerini.  The “GraffitiU World Tour” heads to Barclays Center on October 27th.  Tickets and info here.

Keith Urban Graffiti U Tour Announcements

 

Last but not least, earlier today Jason Aldean announced a 34-city “High Noon Neon Tour” featuring rising stars, Lauren Alaina and Luke Combs. The tour stops at the iconic Madison Square Garden on Saturday, August 11th.

Jason Aldean Tour Announcements

 

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