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Kindness Isn’t Canceled Spotlight: Artists Help Employees of Broadway Bars

It has been a tough few weeks for Nashville, for the country, and for the world. Small businesses are struggling to stay afloat, people are trying to rebuild their homes, many Americans are losing their jobs, and we are all forced to stay in as we fight through this pandemic. Despite all this turmoil, beauty and kindness have remained.

We decided to flip the script and shine our spotlight, while we can, on some of the kindness that we have witnessed from others because Kindness Isn’t Canceled. To grab your exclusive shirt, click here.

Since Nashville’s Broadway, a famous strip of bars and restaurants that is visited by millions each year, is now closed, superstars Dierks Bentley and the men of Florida Georgia Line decided to use their resources to make a difference.

Both artists have their own bars in Nashville, Dierks’ Whiskey Row, and Hubbard and Kelley’s FGL House. Unfortunately, since many of the employees, including bartenders, waitresses, waiters, and management staff are being laid off or are temporarily out of work, due to the pandemic, people may be struggling to make ends meet.

Dierks Bentley Whiskey Row

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To do what he can to help out his employees, Bentley gifted $1000 to each of his 90 employees, empathizing with those employees who work for tips. In full, the singer spent $90K to help out his staff. The men of FGL followed Bentley’s lead, vowing to gift $1000 to each of their 117 employees of FGL House. They shared their reasons for their contribution via Instagram.

Although this may just seem like a small feat, it reminds us all to help out where we can. It reminds us all to virtually check in on our friends, families, and even our co-workers. Stories like this remind us that kindness goes a long way!

Know somebody spreading incredible acts of kindness during these difficult times? E-mail us at: [email protected].

We look forward to continuing to keep bringing you more stories that remind us that Kindness Isn’t Canceled. Join us in our campaign, and buy yourself a t-shirt here. As always, we appreciate your support of  NYCountry Swag.

 

 

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Florida Georgia Line Releases “Women” Featuring Jason Derulo

“Starting out the only one you love is mama / Then you start growin’ up and wonderin’ / What made the girls start gettin’ pretty / Then you start carin’ ’bout how you’re lookin’ / Anything it takes to get ’em lookin’ / Thinkin’, “Damn, I gotta get one with me”

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Florida Georgia Line released their sixth song from their upcoming fourth album Can’t Say I Ain’t Country today called “Women”. In this track, FGL along with featured pop-star, Jason Derulo sing about women’s impact on them and how they are “the reason we’re livin’ and lovin’ this life.”

Derulo’s countertenor singing voice mixed with Hubbard’s southern twang makes this one of FGL’s most beautiful ballads to date. Florida Georgia Line got their start with tailgate hits such as “Cruise”, “Round Here”, “Anything Goes”, “Sun Daze” along with many others. However, since both Kelley and Hubbard were wed (2013 and 2015 respectively) they seemed to have changed their style of music. The Dig Your Roots album had many of these slow, love songs such as “Grow Old”, “Island”, “God, Your Mama and Me” and of course their hit single “H.O.L.Y.”. We can expect to see more ballads from them in the future.  

BK and Tyler are no strangers to collaborations with pop stars, performing in the past with Nelly, Hailee Steinfeld, The Backstreet Boys and most recently, Bebe Rexha as their song “Meant to Be” went on to last 50 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

This is not Derulo’s first song with the boys of FGL. In 2014, Derulo was featured on the remix version of “This is How We Roll”. Derulo has more experience in country music as he performed with Luke Bryan on “CMT Crossroads” singing hits such as “Country Girl”, “Strip it Down”, “Kick the Dust Up”, and his own “Talk Dirty to Me”.

Can’t Say I Ain’t Country comes out February 15th and the boys hit the road with Dan + Shay, and Morgan Wallen starting June 13th, with Canaan Smith and Hardy joining select shows. They will be in the New York City area on July 20th at Jones Beach. Grab your tickets here. Watch the video for “Women” below and check out our New Country Music Spotify playlist to hear all of the new country music that is released. 

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#TBT Our Favorite ACM Collaboration Performances

This Sunday night, live from Vegas the Academy of Country Music Awards are set to take place, bringing incredible performances from Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, and many more.  On this #TBT let’s take a look back at some of our favorite collaboration performances and moments from the prestigious award show.

At last year’s ACM Awards, Florida Georiga Line sang their most recent single “God, Your Mama and Me” with help from boy band Backstreet Boys then they all did the iconic dance to “Everybody” together, making a memorable moment for all watching.

ACM Best Moments

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Back in 2014, Hilary, Charles, and Dave of Lady Antebellum collaborated with Stevie Nicks to sing the title track from their 2013 album Golden.  The addition of Nicks’ voice to their already incredible harmonies made for quite the performance.

ACM Best Moments

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Power vocalist Carrie Underwood took the stage to perform with rock icon Steven Tyler.  They sang her single in 2001, “Undo It” then finished their performance with “Walk This Way”.  This moment was a definite highlight of the 2011 ACM Awards.

ACM Moments

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One of our all-time favorite duets, Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson are reviving this 2007 collaboration this Sunday night at the ACMs.  Back in 2007, they performed a heartfelt, emotional rendition of Clarkson’s “Because of You”.  Which song do you think they will sing together this year?

ACM Best Moments

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Brad Paisley joined by John Mayer performed “Beat This Summer” at the 49th Annual ACM Awards back in 2013.  The duo went head to head shredding on their electric guitars, wowing the viewers.

ACM Best Moments

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Which collaborations would you love to see on Sunday night? Tweet us @NYCountry Swag and let us know!  Be sure to follow along as our team LIVE Tweets the show Sunday at 8 PM ET.

 

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