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Gabby Barrett Lands Second Consecutive #1 Single with “The Good Ones”

Gabby Barret lands her second consecutive number one song at country radio this week with “The Good Ones”, following her massive debut single, “I Hope”.

Gabby Barrett has had much success in her blossoming career in the industry. Her sassy debut single “I Hope” soared to the top of the charts and subsequently went 5x double platinum. Now, her follow-up single, “The Good Ones” is following suit,” rising to the number one spot on the country charts this week.

Her first single may have been a sassy one, but “The Good Ones” is a straight-up love song that we all swoon listening to. The lyrics highlight what it feels like to be in a relationship that is full of mutual love and respect. Barrett shares all the things she loves about her man.

“A love me like he should one // Like he wrote the book one // The kind you find when you don’t even look one // Anybody can be good one // But he’s good all the time // He’s one of the good ones // And he’s all mine // He’s one of the good ones”

Although the representation of female singer-songwriters on the radio is still not enough, it is exciting to see Barrett break down molds. Like fellow female artists, Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini, Barrett is proving to have radio success with her singles, as women continue to break glass ceilings in and beyond the music industry.

Congrats to Barrett and her team!

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“The Good Ones” is 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 and Gabby Barrett Take Home Early ACM Awards

Ahead of the 56th Annual ACM Awards, New Male and New Female Artists of the Year were revealed.

NYCountry Swag 2018 Artist to Watch and Swag Sessions Alumn, Jimmie Allen takes it home for the ACM Awards New Male Artist of the Year. Repping for the females, NYCountry Swag 2020 Artist to Watch, Gabby Barrett takes home the ACM Awards New Female Artist of the Year. Each artist was surprised with the news by this year’s co-host Keith Urban. Check out the sweet videos above for Allen’s reaction and the video below for Barrett’s reaction.

The ACM Awards will take place live from Nashville on Sunday, April 18th at 8PM ET on CBS. For the full list of nominations, click here and for the full list of performers, click here.

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Gabby Barrett Celebrates Debut Album With ‘Live From The Goldmine’ EP

Gabby Barrett celebrates her debut album with a live version of seven tracks from the original record in a project called Live from the Goldmine EP, officially available today, March 16th on all streaming platforms.

In the wake of all country music fans and entertainers desperately missing live music, rising singer-songwriter Gabby Barrett delivers! After much success with her debut record Goldmine, including a number one hit single with “I Hope” and a top ten and rising song with “The Good Ones,” the country music songstress decided to give us the second best thing to a live show, a live version of some fan-favorites off her original project in a new EP entitled Live from the Goldmine.

Barrett’s project begins with live renditions of her songs “Footprints On The Moon” and “Rose Needs A Jack.” The former personifies her journey as a country artist, sharing her grit and charm as an artist in the celebratory tune. On the other hand, “Rose Needs A Jack,” an obvious play on Titanic is a fun-loving song with stellar lyrics. On both tracks, Barrett’s incredible songwriting is on full display.

The new Mom also includes “Jesus & My Mama” and one of our favorites, “Thank God.” The song shares the venerable journey of trials and tribulations both in Nashville as an artist and in a relationship. Ultimately, she thanks God for leading her to a life that she can truly say she has fallen in love with.

“Thank God for the hangups and the breakups // And the wake-up, make-up tears on my pillowcase // The all wrongs and the almosts // And the all-time lows all took me to the way”

Of course, no project would be quite complete without Barrett’s current single, “The Good Ones” and her record-breaking hit, “I Hope.” Both songs showcase different sides of the singer’s multi-dimensional personality. “The Good Ones” is a victory song for love and good men, while “I Hope” is the exact opposite. It is a sassy, no-bull, powerhouse tune, proving that no one should mess with the strong and incredible Barrett.

The record culminates with the live recording of “Goldmine,” a song that truly wraps up the project in such a way that makes it feel finished. “Goldmine,” the title track of her debut album and the only song that Barrett did not have a hand in writing is one of those tracks that feels reminiscent of 90s country and early Carrie Underwood at the same time. The song fits Barrett’s range perfectly.

Prior to the release of Goldmine, NYCountry Swag caught up with Barrett for a virtual interview to chat about the record, her songwriting, and her incredible career so far. Check it out in the video below.

If this record does not convince you to see Barrett live the second you can, then we do not know what will. She continues to prove her staying power again and again, and it is only a matter of time until “The Good Ones” lands the top spot on the country charts!

Gabby Barrett's 'Live From The Goldmine' is available now, March 16th

Gabby Barrett’s ‘Live From The Goldmine’ is available now, March 16th

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

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Live From The Goldmine EP 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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NYCS First Impression: Gabby Barrett ‘Goldmine’

Gabby Barrett Goldmine

Gabby Barrett’s biggest strength, besides her powerhouse voice and killer songwriter’s instinct, is her ability to not take no for an answer. For any female artist, unfortunately, it is a feat to get played on country radio. The NYCountry Swag 2020 Artist to Watch never let that stop her: “I Hope”, her debut single, went #1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, Billboard’s Country Streaming Songs chart, and Country Digital Sales Chart. Her follow up single, “The Good Ones” has surpassed 10 million streams and it was just sent to country radio. Her debut album, Goldmine is out today, June 19th, and is as much of a firecracker as Barrett is.

Prior to the release, NYCountry Swag caught up with Barrett for a virtual interview to chat about the record, her songwriting, and her incredible career so far. Check it out in the video below.

“Thank God”, is the album’s second track following bonafide hit “I Hope”, and was co-written by Barrett, Nicolle Galyon, Jon Nite and, Jimmy Robbins. The lyrics explore Barrett’s don’t-take-no-for-an-answer attitude, and on the first verse, she sings, “Not having that much money/Led to dreaming that much more/And that got me to Nashville, trying to knock down slamming doors”. It’s an upbeat anthem all about being thankful for all the hardships in her life because they led her to where she is now, and she is a better person because of it.

Barrett co-wrote all but one song on the album, with the title track, “Goldmine” being the exception. The production on this song is reminiscent of an old Carrie Underwood record, and it suits her style perfectly. Caitlyn Smith is one of the writers, and although it sounds very Gabby Barrett, there’s something about the chorus and the way the lyrics are woven into the melody that also screams Smith. “Goldmine” showcases Barrett’s unbelievable range sonically and vocally. “If your kisses are your riches/then you’ve hit the jackpot”, she sings on the chorus. The track has self-confidence mixed with gratitude for her partner.

Every song on her record sounds like a hit. It’s not that there are no evocative moments on the record; “The Good Ones”, “Strong”, and “Got Me”, the latter featuring Christian duo Shane&Shane are songs where it’s clear that they’re coming straight from Barrett’s heart. Barrett’s love for her husband, family, and her faith are all strong themes throughout the record. Yet, even in the deepest of her songs, the ear-candy hooks and production buildups allow each and every song to be radio-ready while still remaining personal.

“I am so excited that my first album is finally complete,” Barrett shared in a press release. “I’ve been writing for this project for almost two years, pulling together who I am as an artist and working hard with my team to make this album an expression of that. To see it come together like this feels amazing and is such a huge blessing.”

A moment where Barrett absolutely shines is on “Hall of Fame”. There’s something very youthful and summer-esque about it, and it’s addictively catchy. The song opens with an acoustic guitar lick that’s unlike anything else on country radio. Lyrically, it’s very universal, but there are little phrases that she and the songwriters were able to flip on their heads. “Living to the rhythm of your heartbeat/Beats everything I’ve ever felt,” she sings on the first verse. The chorus is describing her relationship with husband Cade Foehner, and why she feels like it belongs in the “hall of fame”. “For the way you look at me/It should all go down in history/They’d hang your picture on the wall and write your name/If love had a hall of fame.”

There’s a willingly naive part of Gabby Barrett and an older-than-she is maturity that spreads throughout the whole album. That in part has to do with her being only 20, yet taking on the responsibility of being a wife and having a rising career. This reflects in her choice of co-writers, who are a mix of seasoned veteran writers, like Liz Rose and Josh Kear, current hit-makers, like Nicolle Galyon and Ross Copperman and newer, emerging writers, like Trannie Anderson and Emily Landis.

If this debut album is any indication, music fans will be hearing Gabby Barrett’s name for a long time. She is full of fire and has grit, while also displaying grace and class. In the words of Barrett herself, she seems to have hit the jackpot.

To keep up with Gabby Barrett, you can find her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Goldmine 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.

Goldmine Track List & Songwriters
1. “I Hope” (Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Jon Nite)
2. “Thank God” (Gabby Barrett, Nicolle Galyon, Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins)
3. “Write It on My Heart” (Gabby Barrett, Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne)
4. “Footprints on the Moon” (Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Jon Nite)
5. “You’re the Only Reason” (Gabby Barrett, Ross Copperman, Josh Kear)
6. “Goldmine” (Nicolle Galyon, Caitlyn Smith, Liz Rose)
7. “The Good Ones” (Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Emily Landis, Jim McCormick)
8. “Jesus & My Mama” (Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Cliff Downs, Marti Dodson)
9. “Hall of Fame” (Gabby Barrett, Adam Doleac, Trannie Anderson, Zach Kale)
10. “Got Me” feat. Shane & Shane (Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Shane Barnard, Cade Foehner, Bryan Fowler)
11. “Rose Needs a Jack” (Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Joe Clemmons)
12. “Strong” (Gabby Barrett, Emily Weisband, Ross Copperman)
13. “I Hope” feat. Charlie Puth (Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Jon Nite, Charlie Puth)

NYCS Staff Picks:

Hall of Fame
Strong
I Hope
Thank God

 

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Up Close & Virtual With Gabby Barrett

Gabby Barrett Interview

In anticipation of her debut album being released, we hopped on a virtual interview with singer-songwriter Gabby Barrett to chat about the album and all of the incredible milestones she has hit so far in her career. During our chat, Barrett tells us the great story of writing her debut single and number one hit, “I Hope” as well as the importance of being such a big part of writing 12 of the 13 songs on Goldmine.

The Pennslyvania native and NYCountry Swag 2020 Artist to Watch was the first-ever female country artist to hit 10 million streams in one week, an incredible feat that she celebrated back in May. Watch the full interview below and be sure to check out our full First Impression Review of Goldmine, which is available everywhere you buy and stream music now

 

 

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Charlie Puth Joins Gabby Barrett for New Version of “I Hope”

I Hope Charlie Puth

The unstoppable Gabby Barrett is about to make history. She is on the brink of scoring her first #1 on country radio: her debut single, “I Hope” has been climbing the chart for the past year and her hard work is paying off. To celebrate the success of “I Hope”, Barrett surprised fans by releasing a remix of the jam featuring pop singer-songwriter Charlie Puth. Together, the two fuse Barrett’s medium of country and r&b with Puth’s signature pop and hip-hop sound to create a new take on the ground-breaking song.

Barrett takes the first verse and chorus, her voice sailing on the electric guitar hook. Puth takes the second verse and chorus, and he is able to make it feel completely different. His voice is crisp, and he changes the lyrics and narrative to fit a guy’s perspective. “Yeah, babe, I hope he shows up in a 2 am pic with your friends / Hanging onto a girl to just rub it in / I hope you stay up all night all alone waiting by the phone / And then he calls,” he sings moodily. When he sings on the chorus, he is able to show off his incredible range, belting and pouring every emotion into the performance.

“I Hope” is all dressed up this time around, with a dance track and snap beat guiding the song along. Barrett has the pipes of a pop star, so the collaboration feels perfectly natural and is perfect for pop radio. Puth is known for his songs on heartbreak and what it feels like to be done wrong, and the two not only blend well together sonically but are able to portray that feeling of bitterness, true sadness, and animosity. This remix without a doubt will be a crossover smash.

Barrett will be the first female artist since Carly Pearce (2017) to have her debut single go #1; she is topping the Billboard Country Streaming Songs chart, making her the first female country artist to do so since Miranda Lambert (2015); and her single has surpassed over 60 million streams on Spotify. For any artist’s first single, these accomplishments are other-worldly. But it’s even more meaningful that it’s happening to a deserving woman like Barrett.

Right now the world is at a standstill, but at the same time, much-needed change is happening. Ingrid Andress, another new female artist, is about to have a #1 song with her poignant “More Hearts Than Mine”. Andress and Barrett are about to change the game for so many other talented and driven artists — in fact, they already have. They’re bringing something else to the table right now as well, and that’s hope. A year ago, having two debut singles by women reach the top 5 was unheard of. Barrett is proof that things do change; will change, and it’s nice to have some good news these days.

To keep up with Gabby Barrett, you can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“I Hope” 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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Gabby Barrett & Ingrid Andress Break Into The Top 10 on the Charts

Ingrid Andress Gabby Barrett

We named last year, 2019, the year of women in country music, but 2020 is continuing the momentum. Earlier this month, we celebrated International Women’s Day at Refinery Rooftop with Madison Kozak, Nicolle Gaylon, and of course our NYCS family, and today we get to celebrate womanhood yet again. Two rising female songstresses in the industry, Gabby Barrett and Ingrid Andress, two of our 2020 Artists to Watch, have broken into the Top 10 on the Billboard charts with their debut singles.

 

 

Historically, female country artists have not had the same recognition on the charts, as male country artists, so this is a big deal. After rising in popularity, former American Idol star, Gabby Barrett’s debut single “I Hope” has finally reached the number 9 spot. The song has been one of our favorites for a while, and we are so proud to see Barrett soar to new heights! As for Ingrid Andress, her song “More Hearts Than Mine” also broke the top 10. We believe she is one of the most powerful new voices in the genre.

 

Both artists have made history, as this is the first time that two lead solo female artists have had debut hits rank in the top 10 together! Together, the ladies are breaking down barriers and representing women across the country genre. This major feat happened to occur, when a leading lady in country music, Maren Morris has snagged the top spot on the chars with her single “The Bones.”

We hope that this is just the beginning for Barrett and Andress, and we cannot wait to see other female artists get the recognition, praise, and support that they deserve on the charts and in their careers as well! As Kristen Williams of Warner Music Nashville shared in an article for Billboard, “Let’s make this habit instead of history.”

To keep up with Gabby Barrett follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

To keep up with Ingrid Andress follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Gabby Barrett Celebrates Classic Love in “Hall Of Fame”

Hall of Fame

One of our 2020 Artists to Watch just released her first song of the new year entitled “Hall Of Fame.” The enticing new love song follows the songstress’ radio single, “I Hope” and “The Good Ones.”

Barrett rejoices about a one of a kind type of relationship in the new track. She sings her lover’s praises, as she explains how comfortable she feels in her relationship. “Livin’ to the rhythm of your heartbeat / Beats everything I’ve ever felt.” Anyone who has ever been in love can relate to the joyous emotions that come from being with the right person.

“I am so blessed to have found a husband that makes me feel cherished, cared for and treasured,” shares Barrett in a press release. “We wrote this song to celebrate the goodness and the details of love – the little things, the feeling of truly loving someone and feeling that in return. I hope this song inspires everyone to reflect and say an extra ‘thank you’ to the people that make them feel the same way too, and I hope they love it as much as I do.”

Wishing for a love that would be included in a “Hall Of Fame” is a clever way to describe an otherwise indescribable feeling. Co-written by Barrett with a team of writers, including, Trannie Anderson, Zachary Kale, and one of our other artists to watch, Adam Doleac, the song is the ultimate compliment to the special person and relationship that the songwriters drew inspiration from.

“If love had a hall of fame / For a summer kiss in the rain / For making me wanna stay / Wrapped in your arms all night, all day / For the way you look at me / It should go down in history / They’d hang your picture on the wall / And write your name / If love had a hall of fame / If love had a hall of fame”

We’re excited to see what this year has in store for Barrett, as she continues to gain momentum in the industry. Fans can catch the singer at various festivals this season, as well as, playing additional shows across the country. For more information, head to gabbybarrett.net.

To keep up with Gabby Barrett follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Hall Of Fame” 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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NYCountry Swag’s 2020 Artists To Watch

The New York Country Swag team loves to support rising artists and introduce our followers to the best new music in the genre. Since our inception four years ago we have named rising stars like Russell Dickerson, Luke Combs, Brett Young, Jordan Davis, Mitchell Tenpenny, and Jimmie Allen as our Artists to Watch. Check out our picks in 2017, 2018, and 2019 before checking out the 10 artists we picked to have a huge 2020 below.

 

Parker McCollum

10. Parker McCollum – This Texas native may have just released his first song on a major label, “Pretty Heart” this past summer after signing with MCA Nashville/UMG Nashville but in the past, he has independently delivered two full-length projects. Focusing on the depth and artistry behind songwriting, McCollum has found a clever balance between traditional Texas country and what is coming out of modern Nashville. We are looking forward to more new music in 2020 and to catch a live show.

For Fans Of: Cody Johnson, Riley Green

Listen: “Pretty Heart”

Stay Connected: @ParkerMcCollum

 

Madison Kozak

9. Madison Kozak – Growing up in Ontario but moving to Nashville when she was only 14 years old, Kozak has been chasing the music dream, honing in on her incredible ability to write a song that is filled with emotions for years. We first heard of the songstress in May we were instantly hooked and since then 2019 was a whirlwind for the budding star, signing a record deal as the flagship artist on a female-driven label, Songs & Daughters and touring the country on three different tours.  Label head, Nicolle Galyon in partnership with Big Loud Records saw something special in this songwriter artist after hearing “First Last Name”, a song she wrote for her father and ever since has been releasing exceptional songs. She kicks off the new year by heading overseas to tour with Chase Rice.

For Fans Of: Kelsea Ballerini, Carrie Underwood

Listen: “OMG ILY”

Stay Connected: @Madison_Kozak

 

King Calaway

8. King Calaway – Last January we were introduced to a brand new band comprised of six talented musicians from different places, Caleb Miller (Ohio), Chris Deaton (Nashville), Simon Dumas (Gibraltar), Jordan Harvey (Scotland), Chad Michael Jervis (Delaware), and Austin Luther (Minnesota). One of the very first time they played for fans before their music was released, King Calaway performed a showcase with NYCountry Swag in New York City and all in attendance were blown away.  Their impeccable harmonies, catchy tunes, and larger than life personalities have since caught the attention of country music fans across the nation. Their debut record, Rivers features 12 tracks written by some of Nashville’s biggest songwriters and covers an array of topics.

For Fans Of: One Direction, Rascal Flatts

Listen: “Rivers”

Stay Connected: @KingCalaway

 

Chris Bandi

7. Chris Bandi – When a song is streamed 60 million times, you know there is something special about it. St. Louis native, Nashville based artist and songwriter Chris Bandi is pushing his major-label debut, “Man Enough Now” to country radio this year and the tale rings true of realizing your mistakes, owning them and hoping for a second chance. Bandi will hit the road with Matt Stell in the upcoming months and sources say plans to release an EP as well.

For Fans Of: Gavin DeGraw, Chris Lane

Listen: “Man Enough Now”

Stay Connected: @ChrisBandi

 

Ingrid Andress

6. Ingrid Andress – We first caught songwriter/artist Ingrid Andress last February during an NYC showcase right after she was signed to Warner Music Nashville/Atlantic Records and her unique presence, storytelling ability, and hilarious realness caught our attention immediately. With songs like “More Hearts Than Mine”, “Both”, and “Lady Like”, Andress pushes the boundaries of topics usually discussed in the country format, forcing new followers to pay attention. She was named one of CRS New Faces for the class of 2020, a prestigious honor and she joins Dan + Shay on the first leg of their arena tour in 2020.

For Fans Of: Kacey Musgraves, Ashley McBryde

Listen: “More Hearts Than Mine”

Stay Connected: @IngridAndress

 

Ross Ellis

5. Ross Ellis –  Although a bit more undiscovered than the rest of our list, Ross Ellis has a powerhouse, unique voice and his latest single “Buy and Buy” is compelling and begs for repeat spins. By weaving a powerful visual of religion, addiction, and wasted time, “Buy and Buy” is as profound as it is innovative. As a songwriter, Ellis co-wrote one of Tim McGraw’s latest singles, “Neon Church” and a song on Home Free’s new album, Dive Bar Saints called “Dreamer” but in 2020 we hope to hear new songs from Ellis as we continue to champion rising artists and songwriters like him.

For Fans Of: Brett Young, Dan + Shay

Listen: “Buy and Buy” 

Stay Connected: @RossEllisMusic

Avenue Beat 2020 Artists to Watch

4. Avenue Beat – Our most unique, fresh, and different act on this year’s Artists to Watch is Avenue Beat. Comprised of three girls from Illinois, Sami Bearden, Savana Santos, and Sam Backoff they are original and their creative new wave country is as endearing as it is inventive. Their harmonies, melodies, and frankly genius lyrics are relatable to a niche of young women that are thirsty for someone to sing about what they are going through. Signed to Big Machine Label Group’s Valory Music Co. in partnership with Tape Room Records they released their debut self-titled EP in July and toured with Mason Ramsey in 2019. If you are looking for some sass with a side of sensational lyrics, look no further than Avenue Beat.

For Fans Of: Walker Hayes, Kelsea Ballerini

Listen: “Be A Bro” 

Stay Connected: @AvenueBeat

 

Jameson Rodgers

3. Jameson Rodgers – Last February we interviewed Jameson Rodgers for our Swag Spotlight feature, right after he released his EP which featured his break out hit, “Some Girls”. This Mississippi native is now planted firmly in Nashville, writing and creating music as a Sony Music Nashville artist and has toured with Luke Combs on his Beer Never Broke My Heart tour and just announced that in 2020 he will embark on his very first headlining tour. Relatable lyrics that are set to a modern-day twang, Rodgers has already garnered a ton of fans and hopefully the new year we can expect a full-length album.

For Fans Of: Jon Pardi, Luke Combs

Listen: “Some Girls”

Stay Connected: @JamesonRodgers

 

Gabby Barrett

2. Gabby Barrett – She may have become a household name because of her stint on American Idol but Gabby Barrett is showing Nashville and the country music community that women want to hear a female write a song from her own perspective. Her debut radio single, “I Hope” not only features her sultry voice but has a twist in the chorus that will make men and women fall in love with her honest take on a bad breakup. Having toured with Chris Lane, Barrett is already included in major festival line ups including Stagecoach, Tortuga, and New York’s own TrailBlazer.

For Fans Of: Maren Morris, Lauren Alaina

Listen: “I Hope”

Stay Connected: @GabbyBarrett_

HARDY 2020 Artists to Watch

1. HARDY – Already having a huge break out year in 2019, HARDY celebrated four number one songs as a songwriter, “God’s Country”, “I Don’t Know About You”, “Simple”, and “Up Down”. He also released one of the most prolific albums of the year, HIXTAPE Vol. 1 which features 17 different artists, all singing about growing up in a small town. Emerging as an artist, HARDY has created a persona that makes you envy his Mississippi upbringing, making ‘redneck’ cool. In October we caught his sold-out headlining NYC show and just announced, the songwriter and artist will join Cole Swindell and Thomas Rhett on the Center Point Road tour which will make it’s away across the country this summer.

For Fans Of: Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line

Listen: “One Beer” 

Stay Connected: @HARDY

 

 

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Chris Lane Announces Coast To Coast Big, Big Plans Tour

Big Big Plans Chris Lane

Announced today, Chris Lane is heading out on a headlining tour once again and this time the singer-songwriter is bringing along Gabby Barrett, Blanco Brown, and Ernest along for the ride. The coast to coast, Big, Big Plans Tour will kick off in Cincinnati on Halloween (October 31) and make stops in major cities including Atlanta, Georgia; Orlando, Florida; Boston, Massachusets; and finally wrap up in Detroit, Michigan on February 22nd. We most recently caught Lane when he opened for Brad Paisley on his WORLD TOUR this summer, read our recap from the show here.

The platinum-certified singer is currently sitting in the top 10 with his single “I Don’t Know About You” and the song that he wrote to propose to his girlfriend, now fiance, Lauren Bushnell, “Big, Big Plans” has garnered a ton of fan reaction and over 5 million views on YouTube. Watch the adorable video below.

American Idol finalist Gabby Barrett has released two great songs since her stint on the singing competition, “I Hope” and “Good Ones”. While Blanco Brown is breaking records with his viral sensation “The Git Up”, amassing over 3 billion views across social platforms. We caught Brown at an exclusive New York City showcase and were impressed with his vocal ability and charisma. A cowriter on “Big, Big Plans” and a recording artist in his own right, Ernest rounds out the bill on this incredible tour.

Presales for fans who want to purchase a VIP ticket package begin today (9/3) at 12 p.m. EST, along with presales for Citi Cardmembers. Meanwhile, ticket presales for Spotify users begin Wednesday (9/4) at 10 a.m. local; Live Nation, Live Nation Mobile App, and Ticketmaster presales kick off Thursday (9/5) at 10 a.m. local. For all tickets and information head to iamChrisLane.com.

Full list of Big, Big Plans Tour Dates below

October 31 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s^
November 1 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom^
November 2 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre^
November 7 – Morgantown, WV – Metropolitan Theater^*
November 8 – Freehold, NJ – iPlay America’s Event Center^*
November 14 – Columbia, SC – The Senate^*
November 15 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz^*
November 22 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues^*
November 23 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues^*
December 7 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall^*
December 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot^*
January 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)*+
January 10 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring*+
January 11 – Boston, MA – House of Blues*+
January 16 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theater*+
January 17 – Rosemont, IL – Joe’s Live*+
January 23 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works*+
January 31 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues*+
February 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater*+
February 5 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren*+
February 6 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues*+
February 7 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades*+
February 8 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore*+
February 13 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater*+
February 14 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues*+
February 15 – Houston, TX – House of Blues*+
February 20 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues*+
February 21 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live*+
February 22 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit*+

^ with Gabby Barrett
* with ERNEST
+ with Blanco Brown

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