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Jason Aldean, Kane Brown & Carly Pearce Impress Fans at Jones Beach

Country music fans piled into Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh on a cold, windy night to catch Jason Aldean’s Ride All Night Tour on Friday featuring special guests, Kane Brown and Carly Pearce.  Carly Pearce opened her set with “Careless” and “Catch Fire”, songs from her debut album Every Little Thing. She then switched gears and covered Garth Brooks’ “Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up)”. Pearce released her most recent single, “Closer to You” over ten months ago, which she included in her set, but not before performing an unreleased song titled “Heart Going Out of Style”. We can expect the CMA New Artist of the Year nominee to release the track sometime in the upcoming weeks. “Thanks to the fans and country radio, you guys changed my life with this next song,” Pearce praised before singing her number one hit, “Every Little Thing”. Pearce closed her set with her other smash hit, “Hide the Wine”.

 

Kane Brown was next up, opening with the first track on his newest album Experiment, “Baby Come Back to Me”. Brown mentioned that the wind was knocking off his hat and blowing him all over stage but that wasn’t going to stop him and his band from putting on “a hell of a show”. The cheers grew louder when the crowd heard the opening guitar riff to Brown’s first number one song, “What Ifs”.

After “Weekend”, Brown went back to another number one in “Good As You”. He noticed the crowd was really into it so he held the mic out and let the fans sing the second to last chorus. Just like he did at the PNC Bank Arts Center, Brown performed “Short Skirt Weather” karaoke-style, as the words were displayed on the side screens.

Brown substituted two new songs to the setlist from the PNC show, “Rodeo”, which was added to Experiment on July 12th and his collaboration track with EDM artist Marshmello, “One Thing Right”. Brown joked that most of the crowd probably never heard of Marshmello, being that this was a country crowd. In between those songs was his current single, “Homesick”, a song in which he dedicated to the military. “The first verse I wanted to dedicate to the military…Thank y’all for everything you do; I know y’all get homesick more than anybody.”

Brown closed his set with back to back number one songs in “Heaven” and “Lose It”. Lars Thorson displayed his skills on fiddle with an immaculate solo in between songs. Pearce, Brown and their bands provided enough energy to prepare the audience for the party Jason Aldean was about to bring.

Jason Aldean Jones Beach

Aldean came out to “Take A Little Ride”, fitting for the Ride All Night Tour, followed by “Tattoos on This Town”, “Fly Over States” and “A Little More Summertime”. Aldean took a break from the music to give the crowd a rundown of how the night was going to go: “So tonight we’re going to play you some songs from the Rearview album, we’re going to go all the way back to 2005 and play some songs off the very first album. There were about six albums in between and we’re going to play you guys some songs from all those albums tonight so it’s going to be a lot of fun, we’re going to be here for a while. We might have a new album coming out and we might play you some songs off of that tonight.”

Aldean kept the good time going with songs such as “Crazy Town”, “Amarillo Sky”, “Burning It Down”, “Big Green Tractor” and more before giving the fans what they were anxiously waiting for: the new Jason Aldean song. “Over the last album or two we put out a lot of slower songs…which is cool; I love those songs but I also love a little bit of rock n’ roll, you know what I’m saying?” Aldean then performed “We Back” for the rowdy Jones Beach crowd.

The next section of songs included number one hits such as “Night Train”, “When She Says Baby”, “Drowns the Whiskey”, “Lights Come On” and more. Aldean stopped again to tell the crowd his opinion on encores at concerts: “I for one, think it’s a complete waste of time and complete bull****. Here’s the way I like to do things and let me know if you guys are cool with it. I say we just play everything we got and when the show’s over, it’s just over. How does that sound?” The audience seemed to be okay with it as they cheered Aldean on as the three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year took a shot of tequila and continued his set. He continued that set with “My Kinda Party”, “Hicktown”, “Dirt Road Anthem” and “She’s Country”.

Aldean slowed it down one last time to perform “You Make It Easy” before going right back to a party song in “The Only Way I Know”. Aldean was on stage for an hour and a half, performing a total of 23 songs.

You can catch Aldean and company at various US cities up until October 11th, where he will play the final country show at Globe Life Park in Arlington before the baseball stadium shuts down permanently and the Texas Rangers get a new ballpark.  For the remaining tour dates head to https://www.jasonaldean.com/

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[Watch] Kane Brown and EDM DJ Marshmello Perform on Good Morning America

 

Get your devices charged up because this morning’s Good Morning America performance is one you will want to watch over and over again. Kane Brown and Marshmello debuted a new single in late June titled “One Thing Right” and it has been garnering streams like crazy. This morning, August 30th, the two artists created a once in a lifetime experience for fans. With a live all-immersive virtual reality performance of their song “One Thing Right,” you can bet the attendees won’t forget. Download the Melody VR app which uses virtual reality to get fans closer than ever to the music they love, including this morning’s concert in Central Park!

“It is time for the grand finale of our summer concert series and we are here with none other than country music superstar Kane Brown and chart-topping electronic artist DJ Marshmello,” said co-hosts Sara Haines and Cecilia Vega. “Racking up more than 200 million streams worldwide, here is Kane Brown and Marshmello with their smash “One Thing Right.”

Kicking off the morning, Brown and Marshmello brought an undeniable energy to the stage and they were dancing all around and interacting with fans. Singing their new song together, the fans were fired up. The electric chart-topping artist showed off his guitar skills while the country star sang with his incredible voice. The crowd joined the duo in singing the chorus, “Baby, I got one thing, right Baby, I got one thing right, I got you.” Also adding “Happier” into the setlist and with Marshmello balloons bouncing around, smoke coming up from the stage, and a great upbeat song, it was the perfect way to close out the summer concert series. Brown then slowed it down with his touching #1 song “Homesick,” where he had fans swaying back and forth.

The ladies caught up with the duo and asked how it was working together considering they both come from such different genres, in which Brown responded, “Mello is awesome. Very humble, awesome guy, awesome music, his fans are awesome, so it’s just cool to be apart of everything he’s done.” To have such a unique collaboration was such a perfect way to end the summer, although you can still watch them both live in concert on their tours throughout the end of the year, rolling into 2020.

You can catch Kane Brown and all the magic on Jason Aldean’s Ride All Night Tour at Jones Beach on September 6th.

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New York’s Country 94.7’s Up Close & Country With Kane Brown

Yesterday, Kane Brown participated in Up Close & Country with New York’s Country 94.7 at their new studios and sang all four of his number one hits. He also talked with DJ and on-air personality Katie Neal about his wife Katelyn and their unborn baby girl. After Neal congratulated the singer-songwriter on his big news, she asked who picked the name Kingsley and Brown explained that if it was a boy, they had decided on Kingston, so they wanted to keep a similar theme and landed on Kinglsey.

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They also discussed his latest collaboration with EDM DJ Marshemello, “One Right Thing” which Brown had written but didn’t make his latest album, Experiment. After reading through the lyrics, Marshmello came up with the instrumentals and after taking out the banjos out, it was perfect. Neal then suggested his next collaboration should be with pop/R&B artist Lizzo.

“I think the first time you’ve played Up Close & Country for us was a little over two years ago and I was thinking about it, at the end of the interview I asked ‘What’s your goal for 2017 and what are you excited about?’ and before I could even finish you were like ‘I just want a number one at country radio, and now you have four,” Neal stated. “Which has been so cool to just watch you rise up and succeed so, thank you for coming back and doing this again, we are so happy to have you.”

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After the short interview, Brown performed his biggest hits starting off with “What Ifs” and going right into his current single at country radio, “Homesick”. Before singing “Homesick” he explained the song was inspired by him being away from home and missing his wife, his dogs, and his family and friends. “After I wrote it I was trying to think of other people who could relate to the song, the first people that popped in my head was the military if y’all know anybody that are serving for us, if y’all are serving for us, I love you all, and thank you all for everything that you do.” The singer-songwriter engaged with the studio audience of winners asking them how they were feeling and talked about his beer of choice, Bud Light, which he was drinking during his performance.

He continued with his other number one hits including “Good As You”, “Lose It” and closed with a perfect rendition of “Heaven” where Brown encouraged the studio audience to sing along during the chorus. For fans who missed out, you can head Northwell Health at Jones Beach next Friday night (September 6th) to catch Kane Brown in his role as direct support for Jason Aldean on the Ride All Night Tour. For tickets and more info click here.

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Kane Brown Releases Brand New Track “Like A Rodeo”

Like A Rodeo Kane Brown

25 year old, Chattanooga, Tennessee local released his new single “Like a Rodeo” after striking his Instagram followers a deal. Brown’s abbreviated, teased lip-syncing clip of the new track had to obtain over one million views.

It did.

This emotive, lyrically penned track, released on July 12th, begins with illustrating the roller coaster ride of a relationship matching lust to an eight-second bull riding adrenaline rush. The wins, the losses and everything in between. This cowboy romance descends into the sensation of meeting somebody for the very first time and hitting it off instantly. A true “love at first sight” moment.

A vintage scene colors every lyric falling from Brown’s lips. He sings: I picked you up with the cowboy nod / At the hotel bar / It was less than eight seconds / Girl, you stole my heart

As this relationship progresses, Brown assimilates the hold of his girl through the good and the bad to the hold a cowboy must have to remain its ride. The “Heaven” singer doesn’t acknowledge the simplicity of the relationship, but the purity of the high times singing, “Girl there’s something kinda dangerous / About the way you move / I knew it wouldn’t be easy / Hanging onto you / ‘Cause when you hit the lights / Put your lips on mine / It gets hotter than a Houston night”

Brown’s slow-rolling production is above and beyond a rodeo. Brown married his longtime girlfriend Katelyn Jae on October 12, 2018, in Franklin Springs, Tennessee at the Mint Springs Farm. This year, the couple announced the exciting news that they are expecting a baby girl.

Experiment, Brown’s second full-length release featured chart-topping hits “Lose It,” “Good as You” and soon to be radio single, “Homesick.” “Like a Rodeo” is not a single off of Brown’s second studio album, and there is no word of a current forthcoming album yet.

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“Like A Rodeo” 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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Kane Brown Releases Collaboration with EDM Artist Marshmello

Kane Brown Marshmello

Country singer-songwriter Kane Brown is back collaborating with another artist outside of the country genre; DJ and EDM artist Christopher Comstock, better known as Marshmello. Marshmello’s new single “One Thing Right” featuring the 2018 AMA Favorite Male Artist dropped Friday at midnight.

“Been the kinda guy girl’s mamas don’t like / Runnin’ with the wrong crowd on the wrong nights / ’Cause I’ve been wrong about a million times / But I got one thing right, you”

Brown sings about how he has faced many hardships throughout his life and that he has often been on the wrong side of things. The one thing he did get right though was his wife, Katelyn Jae. Listening to the verses, one can easily mistake this track for a country song, as Brown displays his Tennessee drawl. However, when the chorus comes around, Marshmello’s synth and bass-heavy beat come in behind the vocals, giving it a catchy electro-pop sound.

His most recent album Experiment is properly named as he experimented with a bunch of arrangements of music from all different genres, giving him a unique sound like no other artist in the genre right now. “One Thing Right” is a perfect fit for Brown and sounds like a song that could’ve been featured on this album.

In the past, Brown has recorded songs with R&B artist Khalid, pop-singer Camila Cabello, and pop-Latino artist Becky G. Marshmello has had Justin Bieber, Logic, Migos, Selena Gomez, Bastille, and many other pop icons featured on his tracks, but never one that came out of Nashville.

You can catch Kane Brown on Jason Aldean’s Ride All Night Tour at Jones Beach on September 6th.

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“One Thing Right” 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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Jason Aldean Brings The Ride All Night Tour to PNC

Jason Aldean brought the party and his Ride All Night Tour to Holmdel, New Jersey at the PNC Bank Arts Center on Saturday night. With him were special guests Kane Brown and Carly Pearce.

Carly Pearce Jason Aldean

Pearce opened up the show, energizing the crowd with hits such as “Catch Fire”, “Every Little Thing” and her newest single “Closer To You”. She ended her twenty minute set with her hit song “Hide The Wine”. Before the song, Pearce shouted out “Do I have any wine drinkers in New Jersey?!” which caused an uproar of the fans.

Kane Brown was next, opening his set with the first track on his newest album Experiment, “Baby Come Back To Me” and his first number one song “What Ifs”.  After performing “Weekend”, Brown asked the audience “Who out there loves their mama?” which generated a lot of feedback. He explained his next song, “Good As You”, was written in dedication to his mother and grandmother. If you are familiar with the singer-songwriter and his story, you know how important these women are to him.  Brown performed “Short Skirt Weather” karaoke style as the words were displayed on the big screen. He then covered Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” and Sean Kingston’s “Beautiful Girls”.

Kane Brown Jason Aldean

After his covers, the stage went dark and various military veterans were displayed on the screen. Brown explained how his next song, “Homesick” was dedicated to the US military. He performed a slowed down version and revealed it will be his next single to country radio.  The stage went dark again and old videos of Brown singing on Facebook and YouTube appeared on screen. “This is a little embarrassing to show but this is how I got my start in country music. It was you guys who made my dreams possible. Here’s my first radio single ‘Used To Love You Sober’”.

Brown ended his set with his two most recent number one songs in “Heaven” and “Lose It”. He brought his dance moves out for “Lose It” as the country star showed off his moonwalking skills to give the fans one last thing to cheer about before Jason Aldean took the stage.

Groundbreaking DJ/remixer/producer/radio host Dee Jay Silver was keeping the fans entertained in between sets. Silver recently released a single with country duo Waterloo Revival called “Getaway Driver” which he played for us after Pearce’s set. Silver is set to release his first full-length album titled Corners this summer. The album plans to blend music from all different genres. “The reason for naming the record ‘Corners’ is because this album literally takes you into all corners of my mind,” Silver explains in a recent press release.

Jason Aldean

The headliner for the night, Jason Aldean opened his set with “Take a Little Ride”, “Tattoos On This Town” and “Fly Over States”. Aldean then took a few minutes to chat with the crowd.  “I’m not one of those guys up here that does a lot of singing and dancing; that ain’t really my thing. So if that’s what you came to see, you’re at the wrong show. Our show’s a little bit more rock and roll if you guys are into that.”

He explained to the fans that he will be playing songs from his most recent album Rearview Town, songs from his first album and ones from the middle six. “So what I’m basically saying, we’re going to be here for a while tonight so you guys settle in.”

Unlike Brown, Aldean is not much of a talker; he wants to fit as many songs in his set as possible. Aldean performed 24 songs for the New Jersey crowd, taking very few breaks in between. His next set of songs highlighted his earlier music, including “Big Green Tractor”, “Crazy Town” and “Amarillo Sky”. He then jumped all the way to his most recent single “Rearview Town”.

Aldean then rolled off seven more hits from a variety of albums, barely stopping to take a breath. “Burning It Down”, “Any Ol’ Barstool”, “Getting Warmed Up”, “Johnny Cash” and “Night Train” were among those songs.

Jason Aldean PNC

Before performing “Drowns The Whiskey”, Aldean praised Miranda Lambert who is featured on the track and described how important she was to making this song go number one. “Unfortunately, Miranda isn’t with us tonight so I’m going to need y’all help with this one”, he encouraged. Aldean has a ton of party anthems, which he played for the fans on Saturday night. “Lights Come On”, “Girl Like You”, “They Don’t Know” and “My Kinda Party” were next in the set.

He got the crowd was roaring before “My Kinda Party” by taking a shot of tequila on stage. “I feel like at every party there’s that one thing that happens that takes it from like a really good party to a really kick-ass party….and even though I think this party’s pretty good right now, I’m about to drink this shot of tequila and I think it’s time we kick this bitch into overdrive.”

“Hicktown” and “Dirt Road Anthem” followed. Aldean then expressed his opinion on encores at concerts, calling them bull**** and how they just waste time.  “We’re going to give you guys everything we got and when the show’s over it’s just over. How does that sound?”

He closed the show with “She’s Country”, “You Make It Easy” and “The Only Way I Know”. Aldean chugged a beer and then walked off the stage in style, putting an end to the fun, exciting and boisterous night at the PNC Bank Arts Center. 

The Ride All Night Tour will return to the Metropolitan Area September 6th at Jones Beach Theater in Long Island.

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NYCS First Impression Brooks & Dunn Feature New Artists On ‘REBOOT’

Brooks & Dunn REBOOT

Making their old hits new, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn have gotten together with some of country music’s hottest acts to repurpose and reimagine their biggest songs in the new album REBOOT. It has been over a decade since the best selling duo of all time released new music and exactly 10 years since they released anything at all, their last album #1s…and then some was a compilation of their hits.

For fans who are new to loving the genre, they may not be familiar with the duo or any of their songs however Brooks & Dunn have shaped the landscape of country music and helped cultivate and influence the artists that you know and love today. This new project allows fans of Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde and so many more really dig into these tracks otherwise may have been lost on them.

Released first and prior to the full album, Luke Combs and Kane Brown’s contributions (“Brand New Man” and “Believe”) gave fans a taste of what to expect from REBOOT, without changing the songs melodically, they breathed new life into them.  “What’s really intriguing to me is that we didn’t do any production meetings about how we might cut these things,” Kix Brooks said in a recent press release. “We kind of just went in, and it morphed in the process.”

Choosing which songs out of their twenty, that’s right twenty number one hits, couldn’t have been easy but each track shows a different side of the duo’s outstanding discography. A standout on the record is “Ain’t Nothin’ Bout You” which features Brett Young’s soulful and sultry vocals. Young starts the song with the familiar lyrics, sonically slowing things down to accentuate the words, changing things just a bit, instead of singing to the girl, they are singing about her to each other. The addition of a saxophone solo adds a sexy spunk to the vibe, making this track one of the best on the record.

Currently one of the most talked about country acts, Kacey Musgraves who humbly took home Album of the Year at this year’s Grammy Awards is featured on “Neon Moon”. Her sweet voice highlights the buzzing neon signs in bars that will always welcome you back when experiencing heartbreak.  The decision to have a female voice adds so much to the two tracks on the record, the ACM New Female of the Year Ashley McBryde adds her grit and unique vocals to “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone”.

Possibly one of their most popular songs, “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” is energized by Grammy-nominated Midland who’s debut album is filled with songs just like their cover for REBOOT. Their version is perfect for dance halls and bars across America.

While every song on the record is an absolute proven gem, when Texas native, Cody Johnson starts off the last chorus alone on “Red Dirt Road” over a quiet acoustic guitar, it will make you fall in love with the song that has been a classic since its release in 2003.

It was just recently revealed that Brooks & Dunn will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year. Making timeless hits brand new again, fans Brooks & Dunn and fans of these modern day country artists will have a record to blast for years to come.

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REBOOT 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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Brooks & Dunn REBOOT Featuring Kane Brown, Luke Combs and More

Brooks & Dunn Reboot

For the younger generation of country music fans, Brooks & Dunn may seem like your grandparents country music, but their songs and stories are important centerpieces of the genre.  In their latest news, after taking a break from performing and recording together, Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks are back and rebooting their most famous songs with some of the genre’s biggest rising names. The duo has had 20 number one hits over the last two decades and they are now getting ready to reimagine those incredible songs with some of the freshest talent coming out of Nashville.

Artists like Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, LANCO, Ashley McBryde, Brothers Osborne, Midland, Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi, Tyler Booth, and Kacey Musgraves will be featured on the new project. Released today are the first two tracks from their next studio album, REBOOT slated for release on April 5th. Luke Combs joins the best selling duo of all time on “Brand New Man” while Kane Brown lends his vocals to “Believe”.

“This whole experience has been humbling, to say the least. What a cool rush to hear somebody do one of your tunes in a unique way, and it still holds up,” said Ronnie Dunn in a recent press release. “That’s the greatest compliment you can get as an artist. People used to ask us all the time about the legacy we wanted to leave, and it’s honestly just that – you hope the music stands up over time. This is the first opportunity we’ve had to run it up a new flagpole…and it really flies.”

“Brand New Man” features Combs’ rugged voice and dimensional grit. The multi-platinum singer-songwriter is not new to honoring the duo, he usually performs at least one Brooks & Dunn song in his set. When we caught his set at Madison Square Garden opening for Jason Aldean on his High Noon Neon Tour he covered a rousing rendition of “Boot Scootin’ Boogie”.  The entire idea for this project happened when Combs met with the duo’s longtime manager and he explained how important Brooks & Dunn had been to his career. “Brooks & Dunn’s music absolutely had a tremendous impact on me,” said Combs in a recent press release. “To me, they invented that foot stomping, driving sound. And it’s so cool that this has turned into such an awesome album, with artists that actually grew up listening to Brooks & Dunn. Their music was so influential to us that having the chance to come in and bounce ideas off the guys and sing with them in the studio was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Kane Brown may be one of the artists in the genre who is pushing the boundaries of pop/R&B but he recognizes his Georgia/Tennessee roots by collaborating with Brooks & Dunn on “Believe”.  His sultry baritone voice tells the riveting story of Old Man Wrigley. In our opinion, this song is one of their best, and we were lucky enough to experience it live when Brooks & Dunn took the stage at the Grand Ole Opry back in 2017.

Both songs, and hopefully the entire REBOOT  album will keep the integrity of the original songs while adding the fresh new twist and inspiring vocals from rising artists. This album is a chance for an entirely new generation of country fans to experience the beautiful songs that Ronnie and Kix made famous. Take a listen to “Brand New Man” and “Believe” below.

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Kane Brown Featured on Khalid’s “Saturday Nights” Remix

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Kane Brown is kicking off 2019 with a bang. Not only did the platinum-selling country singer begin his ‘Live Forever Tour’ last night in Duluth, Georgia, but he also joined R&B star Khalid on a remix of his single, “Saturday Nights” which was released today.

Brown teased fans of this collaboration via his Twitter last week when he posted a video of himself singing along to the original track.  This is not the first time he has ventured off to a different genre for a sure to be hit duet. Last year, he was featured on a remix of pop star, Camila Cabello’s platinum-selling hit “Never Be The Same.”

“Saturday Nights” was originally released in October of 2018 on Khalid’s sophomore project, Suncity. Brown has now taken over the second verse, putting his own spin on this tale of a woman with obstacles standing in the way of her dreams. He sings, “Saturday nights, your works shoes are stilettos / Smell of cheap perfume / Makeup on your face, try to hide the pain / All the lies look like the truth / Deep in your heart, all you want is love / But you never felt good enough / You got wrapped up in other plans / But this ain’t the way the story ends”  Brown later shows off his vocal skills on the bridge and in later choruses. The two voices pair together perfectly, their alluring harmonies add something special the original version did not have.

Brown is not finished with surprise collaborations just yet. On Thanksgiving of last year, he and hit-making producer Marshmello engaged in a Twitter exchange about their “jam” coming out this year. No further details have been announced, but we can sure look forward to hearing more new music from Brown in the near future.

“Saturday Nights REMIX” is now available everywhere you stream or purchase music. Take a listen below.

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Country Music Well Represented in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The show must go on; despite the freezing cold weather that took over New York City during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The cold winds and record-breaking low temperatures did not stop the crowds from coming out to watch the time-honored American tradition.

The annual parade features some of the biggest stars in music today and luckily for country fans, country music was well represented in this year’s lineup. Leading the trek, from the west side of Central Park to Macy’s flagship store on 34th street was none-other than the Turkey itself, making way for all the performers and balloons to follow.

Photo via @sugarland on Instagram

Photo via @sugarland on Instagram

The first country act to make their way down were Grammy Award winners, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, of Sugarland. The duo was on the Ocean Spray float, performing their hit single, “Babe,” featuring vocals from singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift. Nettles and Bush performed the song effortlessly with big smiles on their faces the entire time.

Shortly after, rising country star, Carly Pearce took over the Green Giant float, performing her brand new single, “Closer To You.” She was smiling from ear to ear while dancing in place singing her fresh upbeat tune. Performing in the parade gave Pearce one more item to check off her bucket list as she shared later that day on Instagram.

Photo via @carlypearce on Instagram

Photo via @carlypearce on Instagram

Following Pearce, was country’s youngest newcomer, Tegan Marie on the Girl Scouts of the USA’s “Building A Better World” float.  Celebrating girls who build a better world through STEM, Tegan Marie was chosen for the honor for embodying the G.I.R.L (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ spirit. The Warner Music Nashville recording artist performed her bright and positive single “Keep It Lit,” which was the perfect song to inspire young girls everywhere to raise their voices, have an impact, and make the most of every moment.

Photo Credit: Steve Remich for Girl Scouts of the USA

Photo Credit: Steve Remich for Girl Scouts of the USA

Next up was multi-platinum selling artist, Kane Brown, performing “Good As You,” off his sophomore album Experiment. He took over South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore’s American Pride float, showcasing his rich vocals while dancing to his uptempo tune.

The final country performer of the parade was 4-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Martina McBride, performing on the Balsam Hill float. She was joined by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, performing her rendition of “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”. The beautiful tune is also featured on her latest release, It’s The Holiday SeasonMcBride brought the holiday spirit to the parade, surrounding herself with a talented group of kids.

Photo via @martinamcbride on Instagram

Photo via @martinamcbride on Instagram

Closing out the celebration was Santa Claus, making it officially the Christmas season. The freezing cold temperatures may have left the performers frozen on their floats, but that didn’t stop them from giving their all and performing for the thousands of people braving the cold with them. Once again, making the country community proud and thankful for all they do!

 

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