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Country Music Baby News: Jon Langston Expecting First Child

Rising singer-songwriter Jon Langston took to Instagram today to announce that he would be expecting his first child.

Sharing the news, the singer-songwriter wrote, “BABY LANGSTON IS ON THE WAY!! We are very blessed and thankful 🙏 I’m gonna be a daddy and I can’t wait!”

Earlier this year, the singer-songwriter was set to hit the road on Morgan Wallen’s Whiskey Glasses Roadshow Tour, however, due to the nationwide COVID-19 pandemic, all tour plans were put on hold.

Learn more about Jon Langston and his journey to country music in our Swag Spotlight feature with the Georgia native.

To keep up with Jon Langston, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. 

Congratulations to all!

 

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Our Current Favorite Songs by Our Swag Spotlight Artists

Every Monday, we post our NYCountry Swag, Swag Spotlight artist interview, where we showcase a rising artist in the country music industry. Over the past three years, since this feature began, we have had the opportunity to highlight artists at the brink of their careers, as well as, interview some interesting rising talent.

We decided to take a look back and share some of our favorite songs from some of the hundreds of artists we have featured as a Swag Spotlight artist.

 

  1. Brett Kissel “Drink About Me”

Our first ever Swag Spotlight, we are so proud to see how far he has come with his music.

 

  1. Jillian Jacqueline “Wait for the Light”

Jillian Jacqueline’s newest release is one of our all-time favorites in her music collection.

 

  1. Jameson Rodgers “Missing One”

We love stellar songwriting, and that’s truly what Jameson Rodgers does best. “Missing One” is just another example of this, and we believe that his career is going to take off.

 

  1. Jon Langston “Now You Know”

In just a few short years, Jon Langston has grown his fanbase immensely. “Now You Know” is just another notch in his belt.

 

  1. Jimmie Allen “Good Times Roll” featuring Nelly

One of our favorites, Jimmie Allen can truly do no wrong. His latest collaboration with Nelly is a bonafide hit!

 

  1. Hailey Whitters “Janice At the Hotel Bar”

This song speaks to us on so many levels. The newly signed artist, Hailey Whitters is bound to have a bright career!

 

  1. Abby Anderson “GOOD LORD”

Texas firecracker, Abby Anderson continues to release vocally-impressive, yet spunky jams like this one!

 

  1. Tenille Townes “Somebody’s Daughter”

Still one of our favorites, “Somebody’s Daughter” by Tenille Townes should go down in history.

 

  1. Brett Sheroky “Ain’t My Place”

Brett Sheroky is still so underrated, but we will always champion his one of a kind talent.

 

  1. Kelleigh Bannen “Happy Birthday”

Kelleigh Bannen is a true artist, and “Happy Birthday” embodies that to a t.

 

  1. Teddy Robb “Me on You”

We love Teddy Robb. One of his newest songs “Me on You” is as clever and catchy as they come.

 

  1. Brandon Ratcliff “Living for the City (Uncovered)”

Brandon Ratcliff is as humble and he is talented. His newest project, featuring “Living for the City (Uncovered)” is funky and fun, just what we need right now!

 

  1. Seaforth “Everything Falls for You”

This Australian duo is up and coming that’s for sure. They have unmatched charism and stage presence, and fans are going to continue to fall in love with their music.

 

  1. Jordan Rager “Somebodys Summer”

Jordan Rager’s newest tune is a feel-good summer anthem that we just cannot get enough of.

 

  1. Hannah Ellis “If the World Was Ending” featuring Nick Wayne

Although a cover, we just cannot get enough of Hannah Ellis and her fiancé Nick Wayne’s cover of this song. It truly sounds like an original, and it is one of the best covers out there.

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[Listen] Jon Langston Unleashes New Single “Drinks”

Jon Langston Drinks

Georgia-native Jon Langston unleashed his latest single “Drinks” today following his previous EP Now You Know released this past October. Written by Langston, Jared Mullins, and Matt Alderman, this song made its debut about a year ago during Langston’s live sets and finally made its official debut. The 32 Bridge Entertainment artist shared in a press release, I’ve been wanting this song to be out for a long time. We’ve been playing it live this past year and the fans are ready for it too! I’m really excited for the world to hear this one.”

This song illustrates the process of going through heartbreak and post-breakup feelings. Both parties of pain are described and it isn’t always the same for each side, and that is shown. She is going out, getting back to her usual amusements while he is hurting like hell. He sings: “She’s getting drinks // She’s going out // Out with her friends // I bet right now // She’s had 3 or 4 // Raisin’ Hell, looking like heaven on the dance floor, oh // She might leave alone // She might fall in love // Either way, she ain’t thinking bout us // She’s getting drinks // And I’m getting drunk”

Langston is heading out on the road supporting Morgan Wallen’s Whiskey Glasses Roadshow Tour starting today, February 7th, in Columbus, Ohio. For more about the singer-songwriter check out our most recent Swag Spotlight with him from September.

To keep up with Jon Langston follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. 

“Drinks” 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.

“Drinks” Full Lyrics

She opens up that getting ready bottle of red
Cuts the overprice tags off that little black dress
Its been a while since she felt like
Doing what she’s gonna do tonight

She’s getting drinks
She’s going out
Out with her friends
I bet right now
She’s had 3 or 4
Raisin’ hell looking like heaven on the dance floor, oh
She might leave alone
She might fall in love
Even when she ain’t thinking bout us
She’s getting drinks
And I’m getting drunk

She’s hitting the town right now it’s hitting me hard
She’s getting down and I’m down in this bar
Workin’ on the whiskey but the whiskey don’t work
It’s killing me that it ain’t killing her

She’s getting drinks
She’s going out
Out with her friends
I bet right now
She’s had 3 or 4
Raisin’ hell looking like heaven on the dance floor, oh
She might leave alone
She might fall in love
Even when she ain’t thinking bout us
She’s getting drinks
And I’m getting drunk…

We both got a buzz but for different reasons
She’s all right and I’m on the left side of leaving

She’s getting drinks
She’s going out
Out with her friends
I bet right now
She’s had 3 or 4
Raisin’ hell looking like heaven on the dance floor
She might leave alone
She might fall in love
Even when she ain’t thinking bout us
She’s getting drinks
And I’m getting drunk
And I’m getting drunk

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Morgan Wallen Announces Whiskey Glasses Roadshow

Morgan Wallen announced yesterday that he will roll into the new year with a brand new headlining tour, the Whiskey Glasses Roadshow. Named after his most recent number one single, “Whiskey Glasses” the tour will kick off in Michigan and continue into the spring. He hasn’t announced a New York date just yet but we’ll keep you posted if he does!

Along for the roadshow is one of our most recent Swag Spotlights, Jon Langston as well as Ashland Craft. The singer-songwriter wrapped up his opening slot on Florida Georiga Line’s Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour, where we caught up with him this past summer. Watch the full interview below.

He is currently out on the Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour with Luke Combs and also announced he will be opening up for Jason Aldean on his We Back Tour later in 2020.

To keep up with Morgan Wallen, follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

MONSTER ENERGY OUTBREAK TOUR PRESENTS: MORGAN WALLEN’S WHISKEY GLASSES ROADSHOW Tour Dates – 

January 2 | Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
January 3 | Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
January 4 | Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Theatre
January 9 | New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
January 10 | Houston, TX – House of Blues
January 11 | Irving, TX – Toyota Music Factory
January 16 | Northfield, OH – MGM Northfield Park
January 17 | Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
January 18 | Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
March 19 | Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
March 20 | Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
March 21 | North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
April 9 | Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
April 11 | Boston, MA – House of Blues
April 17 | Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
April 23 | San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic
April 29 | Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House
April 30 | Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
May 1 | Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

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NYCS Swag Spotlight Update: Jon Langston

Jon Langston

Earlier this year we interviewed Jon Langston to find out more about his backstory and how he made his way to Nashville. Check out our original Swag Spotlight by clicking here. More recently, we caught up with the “Now You Know” singer to chat about how things have changed for him in 2019 and his incredible run on Luke Bryan’s ‘Sunset Repeat Tour’.

The Georgia native who fell in love with Alan Jackson and country music when he was young, was immersed in the football way of life from a young age, playing in college and hoping to continue to play long after that. Unfortunately, when he was forced to hang up his football pads because of injuries, Langston decided to pick up a guitar to help him process through that time in his life. “Writing songs and music helped me get through that tough time, and it was like a therapy to me, little did I know it was going to become a career and a passion that I love,” he tells us.

Starting in May, Langston had the great opportunity of opening for Cole Swindell and Luke Bryan on the ‘Sunset Repeat’ Tour across the country in 30+ venues. “It’s amazing to go out every single night on this tour and see the amazing country fans out there, I am singing a few of my songs and I am seeing people singing and dancing to my songs,” he tells us. “Being in front of that big of a crowd, that’s new to me and it’s fun to learn how to, engage with a crowd that may not know all of your songs and have fun with it.”  He also explains how important it was to be able to sit side stage each night and not only watch the way Luke Bryan engages with his crowd but also works with his band and the crew. Bryan becoming a great mentor for the rising country artist. “I’m very lucky, very blessed and very thankful to be apart of this, I never thought I would be here, I remember being front row and watching Luke Bryan and now I am on the stage with him”.

We caught the tour twice when it came to Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater back in July. Check out our full recap of the weekend here.

His latest release, “Now You Know” was penned along with Brock Berryhill and Brad Clawson and it was the first time the three of them were together in a writing room. “We wanted just a fun, lifestyle song that just kind of painted the picture, of kind of the fun of who we are, small town guys who just like to have a cold beer on a Friday night, just to paint that picture in a rockin’ song.” He explains that the song itself was written quickly because all they had to do was list the things they liked to do. “I would look around during that song and everyone is united and raising their glasses, kind of saying, we are all here, we are all the same and it’s such a cool moment during that song”. The track which is guitar-heavy, Langston laughs plays much better to a big crowd in an arena and is geared towards those live moments rather than an intimate set in a bar somewhere.

As the Sunset Repeat tour finishes up, the last date being October 12th in Raleigh, NC, Langston has zero plans of slowing down or taking any breaks. His own headlining pub fall tour, The Bird Dog Tour which kicked off with a sold out show in Nashville will continue throughout November. Full list of tour dates available at jonlangston.com.

Fans can also look forward to a brand new EP titled, Now You Know from the singer-songwriter on October 25th.

To keep up with Jon Langston follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

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Luke Bryan’s ‘Sunset Repeat’ Tour Hits Long Island, NY For Two Shows

Luke Bryan Jones Beach

Luke Bryan’s Sunset Repeat Tour stopped in Long Island this past weekend to play two shows at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater. Night one he brought along two Georgia natives, Jon Langston, and Cole Swindell and last night Dylan Scott took the direct support spot.  Not only did NYCountry Swag offer an exclusive ticket presale to our followers, but we also organized a huge tailgate and bus to the venue for the Sunday Night show. Bringing over 100 New York country fans together to enjoy music, food, and drinking games before heading inside to experience the Sunset Repeat Tour from the best seats in the house, right in the pit.

 

Jon Langston opened his half-hour set with his newest release “Now You Know”; a country song with a rock and roll feel. He performed nine songs for the audience including “Right Girl, Wrong Time”, “Dance Tonight”, “Prob’ly at a Bar”, “Forever Girl”, even a cover of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ hit “Won’t Back Down”. He closed with another country-rock song “All Eyes On Us”. Before exiting the stage, the former college football player shot-gunned a beer in about three seconds, signed t-shirts and took selfies with fans. Langston opened up Sunday’s show as well.

Next up was the 2015 ACM New Artist of the Year, Cole Swindell. He began the show with two songs from his latest album All Of It, “Love You Too Late” and “Sounded Good Last Night” then went back to his self-titled first album with songs “Lonely Tonight” and “Hey Y’all”.  Right as the fans were getting energized, Swindell changed the mood of the show with slower songs such as “Middle of a Memory” and “Break Up in the End”. The fans didn’t seem to mind it as they were singing along the whole way through.

If you recall, a few months ago a third-grade teacher, Courtney wrote on social media about a hilarious moment she shared with her students about Cole Swindell and NYCountry Swag arranged for her to finally meet her favorite country artist and tickets to the show on Saturday. Read more about that here.

“Nothing helps me get over a break up better than a party, drinking song”, Swindell admitted before performing a combination of three of his drinking songs, “Brought to You by Beer” from the first album, “No Can Left Behind” from his second album You Should Be Here and “Reason to Drink” from All Of It. These songs provided a good segway into his next and newest song “Drinkin’ Hours”, which he just released on June 21st.

“Make sure y’all appreciate who you still have here tonight,” Swindell said after performing his second number-one single “You Should Be Here”. The track was written in honor of his father, who unexpectedly passed away back in 2013.  The crowd grew even louder when Swindell rattled off three of his biggest hits, “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey”, “Let Me See Ya Girl” and his first number one single “Chillin’ It”.

This was not the first time Swindell played Jones Beach Theater. He opened for Florida Georgia Line on their Dig Your Roots Tour in 2016 and Dierks Bentley on his What The Hell Tour. “You guys have had my back since the first time I played this venue so thank y’all”, Swindell praised the boisterous crowd.

Swindell covered shortened versions of “Old Town Road” and “This Is How We Roll”, a song he co-wrote with Florida Georgia Line. He then exited the stage for a few minutes before the fans heard sounds of a heart monitor getting faster and faster; we knew what song was coming next. Swindell closed his set with “Flatliner”, leaving the crowd with the right energy as they await the headliner, Luke Bryan.

Sunset Repeat Tour

Swindell and Bryan have a long history together. They met when Bryan performed a show at Swindell’s Sigma Chi fraternity house at Georgia Southern University, the same school and same frat Bryan was in back in his college days. They stayed in touch and when Swindell graduated college, he went on tour with Bryan, not performing but selling merchandise and writing songs for him. Swindell wrote or co-wrote songs such as “The Sand I Brought to the Beach”, “Beer in the Headlights”, “Roller Coaster” and many more. He opened for Bryan back in 2014 on his That’s My Kind of Night Tour. Swindell, however, did not perform Sunday night as he was in Chicago playing the Windy City Smokeout with Chris Young, LANCO,  Eli Young Band, Ashley McBryde, Jordan Davis, Devin Dawson, and Old Dominion.

It was finally time for Luke Bryan, who came out driving an ATV and performed “What Makes You Country” and “Huntin’, Fishin’, Lovin’ Everyday” standing on top of it. He kept the party going with two singles from Kill The Lights “Kick the Dust Up” and “Move”. Bryan then grabbed an electric guitar and shredded “I See You” from his 2013 album Crash My Party.

“These next two songs are for you, Jones Beach”, Bryan shouted before performing two beach songs in “Roller Coaster” and “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset, Repeat”.  Bryan then took a break to give shout-outs to DJ Rock, Jon Langston and Cole Swindell for keeping everyone entertained. “We got two nights in a row here so that means we can party tonight, get about three hours of sleep, wake up and then do this s**t all over again.” Bryan also mentioned that it is his birthday week so he took another shot of tequila. “Here’s to the coolest, one of the most unique venues in all of North America, right here!” he yelled before doing the shot. “Thank you so much for making two nights happen!”

Before playing “Most People Are Good” he joked about how much he loves drunk mothers but then got serious and said, “mothers are the true saints in this world and if they all qualify for sainthood then they aren’t good people they’re the best people”.

Sandwiched between his first single “Do I” and his newest single “Knockin’ Boots” was “Rain is a Good Thing”. This was a good representation of how Bryan’s career progressed. After “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” and “Crash My Party” the crew wheeled out the piano which caused an uproar of the fans; “Drink a Beer”, a fan favorite, and “Strip it Down” were next. Fans took out their phones and held up their flashlight as Bryan performed a beautiful rendition of his sad ballad on the piano. Giving the fans a quick insight into next Saturday’s Jones Beach concert, Morgan Wallen surprised the audience on Sunday night when he came out to perform his most recent number one hit, “Whiskey Glasses”. Wallen will perform alongside Dan + Shay, HARDY and headliners Florida Georgia Line on their ‘Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour’ hitting the beach July 20th.  Bryan also invited the openers back to the stage later on in the night to sing a group version of David Lee Murphy’s “Dust On The Bottle”.

 

The superstar performed “Drunk On You”, “I Don’t Want This Night To End”, “Play It Again” and “That’s My Kind of Night” before walking off the stage. However, fans knew an encore was coming as the 2016 Billboard Top Country Artist was yet to play his smash hit “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)”. When he came back out, he gave the fans what they wanted; singing and moving his hips to the catchy, country track. To the surprise of the fans, Bryan came back and performed a song that was not his. He ended his set with a cover of Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer”. An unexpected but brilliant ending to an incredible night at Jones Beach.

Bryan will take Swindell, Langston and the Sunset Repeat Tour to Alabama next weekend but will be back in the New York area on September 7th at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts September 12th.

We want to send a big thank you to everybody who purchased tickets during our presale and joined us for our tailgate party! We’ll see ya at the next show.

 

Keep up with Bryan and the ‘Sunset Repeat Tour’ by following him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

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Luke Bryan Announces His ‘Sunset Repeat Tour’

This morning fans woke up to Instagram posts from Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, and Jon Langston, no caption just a photo of the three of them looking very suspicious.  Like most fans, we could only assume that with major tours being announced over the past two weeks like Jason Aldean, Old Dominion, Florida Georgia Line and most recently, Maren Morris, that a big announcement was on the horizon for the “What Makes You Country” singer.

Just as suspected, hours later around 9:30PM (ET), Bryan took to social media to officially announce his 2019 “Sunset Repeat Tour” with guests Cole Swindell and Jon Langston. The tour kicks off this May in Philadelphia and runs through October. Last year, Bryan brought his stadium tour to Metlife Stadium and New York Country Swag brought two busloads of people to tailgate and enjoy the show. This summer, Bryan’s tour will return to Northwell Health Jones Beach Theatre on July 13th.

Check out the full list of tour dates below. For more information and on sale dates click here.

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Luke Bryan’s 2019 Sunset Repeat Tour Dates:

May 31 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ BB&T Pavilion
June 1 — Bristol, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
June 2 — Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
June 6 — Hershey, Pa. @HersheyPark Stadium
June 7 — Burgettstown, Pa. @Keybank Pavilion
June 8 — Cincinnati, Ohio @Riverbend Music Center
June 13 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 14 — Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amphitheater
July 11 — Saratoga Springs, N.Y. @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 13 — Wantagh, N.Y. @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 19 — Orange Beach, Ala. @ The Wharf Amphitheater
July 20 — Orange Beach, Ala. @ The Wharf Amphitheater
July 21 — Brandon, Miss. @ Brandon Amphitheater
July 25 — Birmingham, Ala. @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
July 26 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
August 17 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 18 — Indianapolis, Ind. @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 22 — Fresno, Calif. @ Save Mart Center
August 23 — Sacramento, Calif. @ Toyota Amphitheatre
August 24 — Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheater
September 5 — Toronto, Ont. @ Budweiser Stage
September 7 — Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center
September 8 — Virginia Beach, Va. @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
September 12 — Bethel, N.Y. @ Bethel Woods Center for the Artsbethel
September 14 — Cleveland, Ohio @ Blossom Music Center
October 12 — Raleigh, N.C. @Coastal Credit Union Music Park

 

 

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Swag Spotlight: Jon Langston

Jon Langston Swag Spotlight

 

Recently it seems like there is something in the water in Georgia, country artists like Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, and our next Swag Spotlight, Jon Langston all hail from small towns in Georgia and are making big waves in Nashville and the country music genre.  Langston was a big football guy growing up, always loving music, but focusing his sights on a football career.  When too many concussions in college forced him to hang up his pads for good, he ultimately grabbed a guitar and started writing songs.  With so much free time after stopping football, finding a new passion was just a fun hobby for the “Forever Girl” singer until YouTube changed his life.

 

 

“Forever Girl” was the very first song Langston wrote back in 2012. He remembers sitting on his porch his junior year of college, writing the whole song himself after jotting down a few ideas during class.  He posted an acoustic version of the song to YouTube and the rest is history. The song spread, people loved it, and he started to realize he might be on to something.  Playing frat parties and local bars around town, Langston got his feet wet in the entertainment industry.

“I saw that social media was the greatest tool you could have, free advertising and free marketing for me.  I was using the platforms to my advantage and I found ways to reach out to people and get my music out there,” he explains.  Although his music lived on YouTube for almost five years, when he moved to Nashville and got his publishing deal with Sony ATV he put the songs on Spotify where they have now garnered over 30 million spins.

 

Continuing his journey, writing and releasing new music to his fans, Langston is gearing up for a busy 2018 filled with festivals and gigs in markets he hasn’t played before. “We are traveling to new places we’ve never been and playing shows that fans have been begging us to get there, we are finally able to spread our wings a little and get out there,” he tells us.

On Friday (Feb. 23), Langston was signed to Universal Music Group with a record deal, presented to him by his mentor and friend, Luke Bryan.  Check out his ultimate surprised reaction in the video below.

 

 

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