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Breland teams up with Lady A for the collaboration “Told You I Could Drink”

Breland is teasing his debut album Cross Country by dropping the track “Told You I Could Drink” featuring Lady A. Co-written by Breland, Lady A’s Charles Kelley, and Zachary Manno, the song is available now across all digital and streaming platforms.  Take a listen: here.

Said Breland: “Lady A is one of the groups that introduced me to country music, so when I finally got in studio with Charles Kelley, I already had a Lady A collab in mind.  The two of us performed ‘Told You I Could Drink’ at Breland & Friends at the Ryman in March, and the response we got from the audience was what convinced us to cut the song and put it on my album. I’m so excited for the world to hear what we made.”

Breland shared the trackless for the 14-song project on social media, featuring collaborations with Ingrid Andress, Mickey Guyton, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban.  The artist is also hitting the road this summer with Fitz & The Tantrums and Andy Grammer on The Wrong Party Tour.

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Mitchell Tenpenny reveals track list from upcoming album

Mitchell Tenpenny has revealed the track listing for his upcoming album, This Is The Heavy, due out Sept. 16. Tenpenny co-wrote every song on the project, as well as co-producing with Jordan M. Schmidt.   You can pre-save the album – here.

The album includes his hit single, “Truth About You,” that debuted on TikTok and instantly became the highest streaming debut of his career with 2.5 million streams in the first three days, now tallying over 125 million on-demand streams. A new song from the album, “Always Something With You,” is also out now.

Mitchell Tenpenny reveals ‘This is The Heavy’ track listing

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Brian Kelley announces Florida residency and ‘epic Halloween night concert’

Brian Kelley announced on social media that he is gearing up for a fall residency in Florida, which will include an “Epic Halloween night concert.”  Kelley is holding the residency in the backyard of his surf shop and music studio, Tribe Kelley Surf Post, located in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

Kelley captioned the announcement on Instagram“Hey all 30A Florida lovers, I’m doing a fall residency in the backyard of my surf shop & music studio [Tribe Kelley Surf Post] – 20 intimate shows starting in September – ending October 31st with an Epic Halloween night concert! Snag your tickets at www.officialbriankelley.com – I’m really looking forward to being home this fall recording another album & special project, and playing shows on the weekends at the beach! BK 🤠🌊🇺🇸

Kelley debuted his first solo EP, BK’s Wave Pack, in 2021, calling the project “a snapshot into my world and the life I’m living – whether it’s a little party on the beach, or a little Sunday service in the sand. And you don’t always have to be on the sand or by the water, you can take the vibe with you wherever you go. ‘Beach Cowboy’ is a way of life and state of mind.”

For information on Kelley’s upcoming concert dates, head here.

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Olivia Newton-John dies at age 73

Singer, songwriter, actress and activist Olivia Newton-John died Monday morning at age 73. Her family wrote in a statement shared on social media: “Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time. Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer. Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund (ONJFoundationFund.org).”  Newton-John was originally diagnosed with breast cancer in the ’90s; and was in remission for more than 20 years before it returned in 2013. In 2018, she revealed that the disease returned and metastasized to her spine.

Newton-John’s musical breakthrough came in 1973 with the country  hit “Let Me Be There.” The next year, the singer released one of her signature songs. “I Honestly Love You,” which won Grammys for record of the year and best female pop vocal performance in 1974. Newton-John rose to international fame in 1978, playing Sandy alongside John Travolta’s Danny Zuko in the big-screen adaptation of the musical “Grease.” The two became one of the most beloved couples on film, performing the duets “You’re the One That I Want” and “Summer Nights” together.  Travolta posted a tribute to her on Instagram, writing: “My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever!  Your Danny, your John!”

In 1980, Newton-John teamed with the legendary Gene Kelly for the roller-skating fantasy “Xanadu,” and became a music-video pioneer with her single “Physical” which spent 10 weeks at the top of the charts and won the 1982 Grammy for video of the year. Newton-John sold more than 100 million albums and continued to work until the recurrence of her cancer forced her postpone her 2017 tour.

Newton-John and her ex-husband, actor Matt Lattanzi, welcomed their daughter Chloe in 1986 She later helped establish the “Healthy Child, Healthy World” organization after the daughter of Newton-John’s friend died of a rare form of cancer. During her battle with breast cancer, Newton-John worked to raise awareness for the disease and established the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Center in her hometown of Melbourne in 2012. In 2020, she launched the Olivia Newton-John Foundation to fund research for treatments and therapies to cure cancer.

Newton-John is survived by her husband John Easterling, daughter Chloe Lattanzi, sister Sarah Newton-John, brother Toby Newton-John and her many nieces and nephews.

Olivia Newton-John, Awarded Country Singer and “Grease” Actress Dies At 73

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Brett Eldredge to play first-ever Ryman residency with 3 holiday shows

Brett Eldredge is making his comeback as “Mr. Christmas” as he spreads holiday cheer with an upcoming series of shows at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Eldredge’s team announced the performances on Twitter “Brett will be playing three shows in Nashville to kick off Christmas this year! Catch him at The Ryman Auditorium November 25-27. Members of The Locals fan club will have first access to presale tickets starting tomorrow, 8/2. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, 8/5!”

The Ryman Auditorium also announced the return of Eldredge’s Glow Live TourBREAKING! @bretteldredge‘s Glow Live Tour is back and bigger than ever! This year, catch Brett at the Ryman for THREE nights, November 25-27, for his first ever #RymanResidency!”

For tickes, head to www. ryman.com.

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Take a look at Reba McEntire in the Season 3 trailer of ‘Big Sky’

ABC has shared the first trailer for Season 3 of ‘Big Sky,’ with new cast member Reba McEntire narrating the 30-second spot. McEntire says in the clip: “Welcome to Montana, a place where the horizon never ends, full of friendly folk just trying to do right. But in the untamed wilderness, you never know what’s going to be coming around the bend. One thing’s for certain, once you set foot in this place, you may never want to go home again… and you might not.”

Season 3 focuses on a new mystery, with McEntire starring as Sunny Barnes, whose backcountry trip does not go as planned. Private detective Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury), undersheriff Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick), and Sheriff Beau Arlen (Jensen Ackles) team up to solve a mystery linked to Barnes’ travelers.

Created by David E. Kelley, ‘Big Sky’ is based on C.J. Box’s ‘The Highway’ novels. The first season saw Dewell, Hoyt, and Cody Hoyt (Ryan Phillippe) team up to find two sisters kidnapped by a truck driver. In Season 2, Hoyt rejoins the county sheriff’s office and investigates local drug dealers and a cartel. The third season will include a cast of mostly new characters, played by Jamie-Lynn Sigler, J. Anthony Pena, Henry Ian Cusick, Luke Mitchell, Seth Gabel, Anirudh Pisharody, and Madalyn Horcher.

Check out the trailer for Season 3 of ‘Big Sky’ – here.

WATCH: Reba McEntire Shares First-Look Of Her ‘Big Sky: Deadly Trails’ Character In New Trailer

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Lady A postpone Request Line Tour to 2023 as singer Charles Kelley focuses on ‘journey to sobriety’

Lady A is postponing its Request Line Tour to 2023 while bandmate Charles Kelley focuses on his sobriety.

The country trio shared the news on social media on Thursday (Aug 4th), writing on Instagram“We have decided to postpone our Request Line Tour until next year. Being on the road with our fans is our greatest joy, so it was a hard but important decision to make. We are a band, but more importantly…we’re family. We’re proud to say that Charles has embarked on a journey to sobriety. So, right now in order to be the healthiest, strongest and most creative band we can be, Lady A will take the time with the support of our families and team of professionals to walk through this together. It’s early on this road, but we are determined to do what will best set us up for many more years together. We’re grateful for your patience.⁣⁣ This update is coming in real time, but in the coming days, your point of purchase will be in touch with new ticket information. We’re looking forward to making 2023 our best year yet!⁣”

Lady A’s Request Line Tour was set to launch next week, August 13th, with back-to-back night’s at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Each night fans were to experience Lady A’s hit songs live, while also interacting with the band in real time to directly request songs — making no two shows the same.

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Michael Ray releases new live EP ‘The Warehouse Sessions’

Michael Ray has released a new live EP, The Warehouse Sessions, featuring four tracks from his album Higher Education – including the lead single “Whiskey And Rain.”

The project also features “Holy Water,” the second single from Higher Education, as well as “Think A Little Less,” his second No. 1 RIAA Platinum-certified single.  Said Ray: “After two years of connecting solely via our screens and dreaming of being back on the road again, there’s nothing like hearing fans sing these songs back to us live. We’re keeping that energy going with The Warehouse Sessions.”

Ray will join Lee Brice on the “Label Me Proud Tour” later this month, along with headlining and festival dates through the fall. For dates, tickets and additional information go to MichaelRayMusic.com.

Michael Ray announces ‘The Warehouse Sessions’ live EP

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LeAnn Rimes to perform holiday show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium

LeAnn Rimes has announced that she’ll perform a holiday show titled “Joy – The Holiday Show at the Ryman,” at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, December 10. Rimes will perform some of her greatest hits mixed with festive holiday, according to a press release.  She will also perform some of her new tracks from her highly-anticipated upcoming album, ‘God’s Work.’  That 12-track project is due on September 16.

Rimes said on Instagram: “nashville!! performing at [the Ryman] always brings me so much joy and this december, i want you all to join in that joy with me! JOY: the holiday show is heading to the mother church for one night only …see you soon 🎄

Tickets are on sale now at www.ryman.com.

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Watch Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil make his debut at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry

Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil played Nashville’s venerable Grand Ole Opry for the first time. The Opry, founded in 1925, hosts the longest-running radio broadcast in the U.S. and often includes a mix of country, Americana, folk, blues and gospel music performed by legendary artists as well as up-and-coming performers.

Neil tweeted about the moment: OMG we are here live @opry!! thank you @thecherishlee for joining us!!”  He made his debut at the Opry performing Motley Crue’s 1985 power ballad “Home Sweet Home,” with the house band and Cherish Lee, daughter of country legend Johnny Lee. You can the performance footage – here.

The official Opry Twitter account noted it includes performer like Neil, from outside of the country-music genre, tweeting: The Opry has a long-standing tradition of inviting guest artists into the circle, and we were thrilled to continue that tradition with @thevinceneil tonight! Congratulations on your Opry debut!” 

Neil will rejoin his Motley Crue bandmates along with co-headliners Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett this weekend when they resume their Stadium Tour, with two performances at Boston’s Fenway Park before wrapping September 9th in Las Vegas.

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