Shania Twain Announces New Single “Life’s About to Get Good”and New Album
Shania revealed new music news when making an appearance on NBC’s The Voice
Shania Twain revealed new music news when making an appearance last night on NBC’s The Voice. While Shania served as a first-time-ever fifth judge on the hit show and a key advisor to the contestants, fans learned Shania’s “Life’s About to Get Good” is scheduled to hit country airwaves this June and her first album in 15 years is due out this September.
When writing “Life’s About to Get Good,” Shania explains, “I was at home looking out at the ocean and I said to myself, ‘Here I am stuck in this past of negativity, but it’s so beautiful out. I’m not in the mood to write a ‘feeling-sorry-for-myself’ song.”
The songwriter recognized that with all of the negative in life also comes the positive. “You can’t have the good without the bad. And that’s what the song ended up being about.”
Shania, who recently appeared as a guest on CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden, plans to debut her new single during her headlining set at this Saturday night in Indio, Calif. at Stagecoach Festival, one of the nation’s most prominent country music festivals.
Jon Pardi: The Cover Story
Talks about breakout year with California Sunrise & having support from die-hard fans
Jon Pardi’s star power continues to rise after a year of back-to-back No. 1 singles and a big win at the ACM Awards where he took home the trophy for Best New Male Vocalist. At his home in Dixon, Calif., though, he was always the star.
An adorable 1991 clip of a young Pardi posted to YouTube shows the singer performing Alan Jackson’s “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” with a toy rifle in hand that he strums like a guitar and a makeshift microphone stand where he belts the lyrics. A hint of what was to come 26 years later, a now 31-year-old Pardi is witnessing his lifelong dream come to fruition with the success of “Head Over Boots” and “Dirt On My Boots” from his sophomore album California Sunrise and his first-ever ACM Awards win in early April. It is fair to say that 2017 is unequivocally Pardi’s breakthrough year.
“It’s definitely like opening another chapter to where I’m going and what I’m doing and it’s exciting,” Pardi tells Sounds Like Nashville over the phone recently from a tour stop in Canada. “I’ve been at the ACMs a lot so it was really awesome to go in there and win an award. It meant a lot to me. I was really sincere in my acceptance speech. The ACMs are great and there was the rush of playing on the awards show.”
The singer is currently on the road with Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell as part of the What the Hell Tour and feels a different rush every night when he sees the seats filled as he takes the stage as the first opener each evening.
“There’s definitely a fan base out there that listens to all the music. California Sunrise is opening a new chapter to bigger things I would say. We’ve got a lot of great tours coming up next year that I can’t even talk about. You know how we’ve got to keep secrets,” he says with a laugh.
While he may be staying mum about what’s in store for the future, he is much more open about his past. Pardi moved to Nashville on February 23, 2008, a date forever etched in his memory. He nostalgically recalls dreaming of relocating to Music City since he was 18, but he says he had to grow up a bit first. He had a band in Chico, Calif., but the guys were graduating college and moving on to other jobs. After his drummer quit the band, Pardi knew he wanted to continue as a singer and songwriter even if he had to do it on his own. He saved money from working construction jobs, adamant that he had to at least try to chase a music career in Nashville.
After talking to several people in Nashville and learning more about Music Row and the songwriting community, he finally decided to made the leap from Northern California to Tennessee and hasn’t looked back since. While life as a musician is often a struggle, Pardi said it was songwriting that kept him going.
“Before Nashville, I was always writing melodies and songs. It’s like a piece of me that I kept recharged,” he admits.
– | SoundsLikeNashville
Josh Turner’s “Hometown Girl” Reaches #1 At Country Radio
MCA Nashville’s Josh Turner takes the No. 1 spot on the MediaBase country radio airplay chart with “Hometown Girl.
MCA Nashville’s Josh Turner takes the No. 1 spot on the MediaBase country radio airplay chart with “Hometown Girl.” Written by Marc Beeson and Daniel Tashian, “Hometown Girl” immediately hit home for Turner’s fans as it “pairs the South Carolina native’s unmistakable, country-to-the-core baritone with a modern, rollicking beat” (Rolling Stone).
“‘Hometown Girl’ is officially No. 1!” shares an elated Turner via Twitter. “Thank you God, country radio and MCA Nashville! It’s Party Time!!”
“Hometown Girl,” off of the multi-platinum-selling star’s No. 1-debuting album, Deep South, tallies over 200,000 in digital sales and with 16 consecutive weeks of streaming growth, the song totals over 87.5M streams.
Fans can purchase “Hometown Girl” and Deep South HERE and can find Turner’s official Deep South playlist HERE. Turner’s upcoming tour dates include Mississippi, Maryland and the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. For additional information, visit http://www.JoshTurner.com.
Smithfield Celebrate Successful Run of Hometown Shows
Currently playing gigs across the country on the inaugural SiriusXM The Highway “Highway Finds” tour, groundbreaking duo Smithfield are celebrating a successful run of shows in their home state of Texas. Highlights of the trip include a performance at their whiskey partners’ headquarters in San Antonio, Rebecca Creek Distillery and a live interview and performance on FOX’s Good Day Austin (HERE). The twosome was especially excited to bring the tour to their hometowns of Houston and Dallas at the House of Blues where they were met with a sold-out crowd.
SiriusXM The Highway recorded the entire Austin, TX ‘Highway Finds’ concert from Antone’s for an on-air special. The special will air on Friday, April 21st at 8pm CT, Saturday, April 22nd at 11am CT, Sunday, April 23rd at 4pm CT and Monday, April 24th at 11pm CT.
Premiere country outlet, One Country exclusively featured a photo diary documenting Smithfield’s journey on the entire Texas leg of the tour HERE.
Alongside fellow SXM Highway Finds Steve Moakler and Drew Baldridge, the tour heads to Columbia, MO, Omaha, NE and Denver, CO this weekend.
Consisting of Trey Smith and Jennifer Fielder, Smithfield continue to shatter industry norms with single “Hey Whiskey.” Not only has the powerful ballad received rave reviews from Rolling Stone, Taste of Country, The Boot, and many more reputable media outlets, but it also soared to No. 3 on the SXM Hot 30 Countdown, is selling more than 3K downloads per week and is nearing 2 million streams on Spotify. The music video for “Hey Whiskey” can be seen on CMT as well as Smithfield’s YouTube channel where it has surpassed 1 million views.
New Dates Added to Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show
New dates have been added to “Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show” tour including stops in Des Moines, St. Paul, Baton Rouge, San Antonio, Bossier City, Austin and Grand Rapids. Produced by Live Nation, the extensive tour will feature Brothers Osborne, Lucie Silvas, Anderson East, Brent Cobb, Margo Price and Marty Stuart as special guests. See below for complete details.
After a breakout 2015 and 2016, Stapleton is preparing to release new music on May 5—exactly two years to the day since the release of Traveller. In advance of the anticipated release, Stapleton and his band will world-premiere new music on this Sunday’s 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, where he’s up for three awards—Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year (“Tennessee Whiskey”) and Video of the Year (“Fire Away”). The awards show will be broadcast live on CBS from Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena this Sunday, April 2 at 8/7c.
Exclusive Stapleton Fan Club pre-sales will begin next Tuesday, April 4 at 10:00am local time. For more information visit http://www.stapletonfanclub.com. Public tickets for the newly announced concerts begin Friday, April 7 at 10:00am local time. Citi® is the official credit card of the “All-American Road Show” tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass Program® beginning Tuesday, April 4 at 10:00am local. For complete presale details visit http://www.citiprivatepass.com.
The tour will offer two premium VIP packages on tour, including an interactive collection of instruments and memorabilia. For full details, visit http://www.cidentertainment.com/events/chris-stapleton-tour-2017/.
The extensive 2017 tour follows a series of extraordinary years for Stapleton since the release of his breakthrough double Platinum solo debut album Traveller. Released last May 2015 on Mercury Records Nashville, Traveller initially debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart with more than 27,000 albums sold, making it one of the best-selling first weeks by a debut country artist in 2015.
Following a historic turn on the 49th Annual CMA Awards—where Stapleton became the first artist to win Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the same awards – Traveller became the first album to re-enter the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart at No. 1, where is stayed for two straight weeks. The critically acclaimed album went on to win multiple Grammy and ACM Awards and was the #1 selling Country album of 2016 and the fourth-highest selling album of 2016 across all genres.
Hardwood Entertainment Presents Music Festival April 29 and 30 in Sulphur, Indiana.
Hoosier Junction Music Hall & Gift Shop hosting a music festival to benefit Norton Children’s Hospital
Hoosier Junction is located one mile south of I-64 at exit 86. Hours for the festival are Saturday, April 29th from 1pm to 9pm and Sunday, the 30th, from 1pm to 6pm. There will be an auction held approximately midway through Saturday afternoon, with drawings throughout the day as well as a 50/50 drawing.
“Norton Children’s Hospital is ready to help children and their families in virtually any medical situation. It serves all families regardless of their ability to pay.”
“As a not-for-profit organization, Norton Children’s facilities rely on the generosity of the community to help fulfill our mission to provide for the physical and emotional health of children, from birth to adulthood.
It takes the generosity of everyone in the community to enable Norton Children’s to be here for all children — if and when they need it.” From the hospital website
Lita Bradford, wife of Keith Bradford from NBRN.FM, has donated a homemade quilt four Grand Opening show to help raise money for Norton Children’s Hospital. This is a high quality quilt and has a one of a kind design.
Artists from Pennsylvania, Northern and Southern Indiana, Nashville and Chattanooga, TN are coming together to lend their talents to this worthy cause April 29 and 30.
Anyone who is interested in donating items for auction or the drawings please feel free to contact Suzie or Bill at The Hoosier Junction, 812-961-8646. Receipts for donations are available on request. It is to be noted that all being 100% of the donations will go to the Norton Children’s Hospital.
Contact: Suzie or Bill 812-961-8646
Jason Aldean Has Billboard Country Airplay’s Most #1’s Ahead Of New Single
Jason Aldean earns his 19th No one with “Any Ol Barstool,” topping the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay charts this week to tie for the most career No. One’s in the Billboard Country Airplay chart’s history.
Serving as the third consecutive chart-topper off his seventh studio album They Don’t Know, “the soundtrack of heartache” (Billboard) also marks Aldean’s first No. One since claiming the coveted ACM Entertainer of the Year award back-to-back, making him one of only nine artists in history to achieve this accomplishment.
“Any Ol Barstool’ brought that classic Country vibe I grew up on, so it’s pretty cool to me that my fans and Country radio took it to No. One,” said Aldean. “We’ve worked up big moments around ‘Barstool’ and ’They Don’t Know’ and it’s made me even more ready to get back out on the road and see the fans.”
Aldean keeps the momentum moving as he announces the title-track of his PLATINUM album They Don’t Know, will serve as his next single as he returns to the road next week with his Jason Aldean: They Don’t Know Tour, launching in Toledo, OH, on Apr. 27th. “Packed with stadium-size songs and arena-ready hooks” (The Boston Globe), Aldean is sure to bring that same energy to the stage while boasting support from special guests Chris Young, Kane Brown and Dee Jay Silver.
“When I first heard the song it really made me think about how rural communities can come across misunderstood. It’s a classic scenario in movies, a Hollywood producer films in small towns and packs in every stereotype you can imagine,” noted Aldean. “This song wraps all those feelings together perfectly and basically says not to judge a book by its cover. I relate to that growing up in the backwoods of Georgia.”
“Country music’s hard-rocking everyman” is “the mirror image of his fans” (Rolling Stone) as THEY DON’T KNOW falls in line with each album release earning PLATINUM certification or better, tallying more than 14 million total album sales and 19 No. One hits. His Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will showcase a special exhibit opening its doors on May 27th, commemorating his wide-open sound that has been one of the defining influences on today’s Country Music. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, http://www.jasonaldean.com.
Drops New Single “Like You That Way”
Canaan Smith spent the last few months on the road touring throughout the US and Europe, bringing his energetic live show to crowds across the globe. Noted for his “vocals… charisma and the performance ability to be one of the biggest stars in Country music” (Entertainment Focus), Canaan’s new single “Like You That Way,” goes for adds today at Country radio, following Friday’s world premiere of the song on People.com.
The upbeat Summer anthem has already garnered attention for its catchy lyrics, which include a lyrical nod to one of country’s leading ladies. As revealed to People.com, Canaan credits “my wife [Christy] and Miranda Lambert. I live with one and I listen to the other,” as part of the inspiration for the song.
“Like You That Way” follows Canaan Smith’s debut album, Bronco, which debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart and features the RIAA Platinum-Certified # 1 hit “Love You Like That.” Canaan continues his run with a full list of US and European headlining tour dates. Visit http://www.CanaanSmith.com for more information. “Like You That Way” is available to purchase or stream now.
Thanks to Ronnie Dunn, Reba Is the Queen of Her Own Travel Trailer
Reba McEntire has a new set of tow-worthy wheels thanks to her pal Ronnie Dunn. Ronnie and his friend Greg Vaughn rebuilt a 1988 Excello trailer from the inside out and had it delivered to Reba over the weekend. Ronnie also shared a few pics of the interior, which have a rustic Western motif. Perhaps Ronnie’s gift is a “thank you” to Reba for orchestrating their Las Vegas residency, Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas. Regardless, it’s a pretty sweet set of wheels.
Jessie James Decker Named South Beach Diet Brand Ambassador
Girl on the coast doesn’t just apply to Jessie James Decker’s new song anymore! The singer/songwriter, mom-of-two and TV personality announced on her Instagram this morning that she has partnered with South Beach Diet as their newest brand ambassador revealing a gorgeous new photo of her on South Beach in a teal swimsuit. Decker is thrilled to share how she lives a healthy lifestyle by following the principles of South Beach Diet.
“Today is the day! This has been a secret I’ve had to keep for awhile but I am so excited to finally announce my partnership with @SouthBeachDiet! Since having my babies I worked really hard with both my diet and exercise and I am proud to say I am in the best shape of my life! I am not perfect, I work hard every day, but I feel good in my skin and that is the most important thing! #JJDforSouthBeachDiet”
“I have been following the principles of the South Beach Diet for quite some time,” says Decker. “I’m a really busy mom on the go so I don’t always have the time to make a gourmet meal at home. With South Beach Diet, I can grab meal or take a bar with me for a snack. I can’t seem to get enough of the Toffee Nut Bars – they’re addictive. It’s just really convenient and I know I am getting all the nutrients I need.”
Decker adds, “When I was younger, it was easier to stay in shape. But once I had children, everything changed. That’s why I started focusing on diet and exercise. I wanted to partner with South Beach Diet because I believe in their principles. I want to help other women and men get to place where they feel their best and most confident.”
Jessie James Decker began singing at nine years old and was already attracting attention in Music City for her gritty, genuine vocals by the age of fifteen. Her 2009 self-titled debut album features the GOLD certified single “Wanted.”
Her two most recent EPs, 2014’s Comin’ Home, and Gold, released in February 2017 on Epic Records, hit #1 on the iTunes chart and top 5 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. Gold includes Decker’s new hit single, “Lights Down Low.”
With over 5 million followers across her social media, Decker is a massive influencer with a legion of dedicated fans. Her first nationwide, headlining tour in 2015 sold out almost instantly. With her powerhouse vocals and genuine personality, Decker is carrying the torch for strong females in country music.