Rhett had this to say about the new song, "I'm so incredibly proud of 'Craving You.' It transports me right back to the eighties. There's that Phil Collins-sounding drum, the stuttered bass notes. I'm a huge lover of the music from that genre and I think this song taps right into that vibe. And my fans know that I thrive on being unpredictable."
He also explained how rising star Maren Morris became involved, "Every song is written for a reason, but it felt like this one was meant for me. I remember texting Maren and asking if she would sing on the song. She came over and just blew me away. I was amazed at how much her voice fit the song. Having a woman on the song made it twice as craving - a guy and a girl, obsessed with each other. I think that's relatable."
Rhett and Morris took the stage at the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards on Sunday night to perform the new track. Rhett walked away a big winner that evening, taking home awards for Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year for "Die A Happy Man." Stream the new songhere.
Aldean was interviewed on the red carpet ahead of the ceremony and revealed the following about work on his next studio album, "It's still in the early stages of it. We'll go back in a couple of more times over the next few months and try to finish it up.
"Hopefully, have a single out later this year, and a new album. Later this year might be pushin' it, but probably next year, we're going to be working hard on it." Watch the interview cliphere.
Lambert faced stiff competition from other top selling stars like Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini, and Maren Morris. Miranda said the following during her acceptance speech "I'm just glad to see females kicking ass these days. I'm so proud to be part of that."
Miranda also made history with her fifth consecutive nomination in the ACM Album of the Year Category and this year took home the award for her double album "The Weight Of Wings".
Now with the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards behind her, Lambert is gearing up to launch for a busy year of touring. See the upcoming dateshere.
The former contestant on The Voice shared her excitement about the big debut, "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me. Having a single that's in the Top 30 and a #1 debut record is a dream come true. I feel overwhelmingly grateful and honored to be included in the company of the handful of other women who have debuted at #1 with their first record.
"The fans who I've met over the past five years really showed up for this record. So I share this #1 with all of them and my team and country radio. It's for all of us. Real music that connects is always gonna win!"
The rising country music star will be launching her very first headlining trek dubbed the RaVe TOUR, on April 20th in Columbus, OH at The Bluestone. See the dateshere.
The new run of dates are scheduled to begin on July 13th in Dallas, TX at the Verizon Theater and will be wrapping up on August 12th in San Diego, CA at the Viejas Arena.
Zimmer had this to say, "Performing a concert series like this is something that I have always wanted to do, and I am thrilled to tour all across the US this summer.
"I am very excited to get some of my very talented friends together and give our audiences an experience unlike any concert they have ever been to before."
Prior to the summer outing, Hans has a packed spring with an appearance at this year's Coachella, a handful of U.S. dates followed by tours of Australia/ New Zealand and Europe. See the dateshere.
The new video was written and directed by Dave Wilson and is billed as delivering "a powerful narrative about the beauty that surrounds us every day amidst the struggles that divide us and simultaneously bring us together." Watch it here.
The new studio album is set to be released on May 5th and Brother Ali will be hitting the road to promote it with a North American tour that kicks off on May 2nd in Omaha, NE at the Waiting Room. See the dateshere.
He had this to say about the new clip, "Music does pull me through the ups and downs of life. The fans have been so supportive that I decided to bring a lot of them in and just have a party at the studio, which is what you see in the video."
That fan support came in the form of an impressive CrowdFunding campaign for his new album "Naked Poerty" which exceeded 240% of the funding goal and allowed Childers to make the new music video.
The album is set to be released on April 28th. Watch the new "Music Pulls You Through" videohere.
The new reissue is set to be released on May 5th and the track can be streamed here. We were sent the following details about the new release:The Great Annihilator, originally released in 1995, will be re-released on double vinyl - the album's first release on vinyl for decades - and as a 2CD set. Both the vinyl (in the form of a download code) and CD will feature Drainland, Michael Gira's debut solo album recorded at the same time as The Great Annihilator.
The album was entirely remastered by Doug Henderson, but only after Bill Rieflin ("honorary Swan forever") recently tracked down DATs and cassettes containing unmastered mixes from the sessions. Michael Gira describes the discovery as "a revelation of great sonic effect". Talking about the recording, Gira said "I lived in a tent in a mosquito infested studio right next to Cabrini Green in Chicago for what (?) something like 3 months, rarely leaving. Band members and Jarboe and Bill Rieflin etc came and went, and somehow we crafted this thing into what it became." Read more
Vocalist Katarina Gleicher had this to say about the song, "'Ghost Heart' is about being with someone long after knowing it's over, about your heart being so finished that it feels dead.
"It sounds pretty tragic, but it's also about liberation. There is freedom in letting yourself be a little broken and unapologetically owning your pain." Watch the videohere.
The exhibit will be entitled "America's Super Picker - Roy Clark" and is scheduled to run at the facility until the end of March of next year. Clark shared his excitement, "The banjo is about as Americana as you can get. It's such an honor to have an exhibition highlighting my career in the American Banjo Museum."
We were sent these details about opening's festivities: "On Thursday, April 6, beginning at 5:00pm Clark will participate in a brief press conference, followed by a VIP Meet and Greets with American Banjo Museum Board members and special guests. In addition, a ceremonial opening with brief speeches by American Banjo Museum officers and comments from Clark will take place immediately following the press conference. The night will also include entertainment from another ABM Hall of Fame member, Tim Allan." More details
"Don't Love Me" was written by Janine with multi-Grammy award winning producer and songwriter Krucial Keys (Alicia Keys, Keyshia Cole) and Jenna Andrews (The Band Perry). Janine also co-produced the single with 4E (G-Eazy), who she produced her upcoming album with.
She had this to say about the song, "Janine keeps it 100 on her latest offering." "Don't Love Me" is the first single from her debut album expected later this year. Watch the videohere.
"Way Up" all started with an idea. I had this concept for big, anthem drums, over a distorted guitar line. This is sort of how all my songs start. I hear something in my head, write it down, and then send it off to a producer. So, that's exactly what I did. I emailed Mart 85 who produced the track and explained what I was hearing via email. He responded and said he'd figure something out. He came back with the beat and I loved it.
From there I needed a hook. I knew I wanted a singer who had a Nate Dog vibe, and I can't sing to save my life. I took to Fb, posted something along the lines of, "Who's got the link on a dude who can sing like Nate Dog?" Ironically enough, my DJ (Havoc) hit me up and asked if I had ever heard of Marty James. I had done a song with Marty James years ago and when Havoc mentioned his name, I knew he was the right guy for the job. I couldn't believe I hadn't thought of him on my own. Havoc and Marty go way back so he put me in touch. I sent Marty the track, he came back with the hook, and then I went to town on the verses.
Marty did more than he was asked which was super dope, he took the song to another level and did a whole verse. So that second verse in the track where it sounds like Marty and I are going back and forth, was actually a full 16 from Marty. I took what he sent, kept some parts, and then wrote my verse around it to give it that back and forth feel.
I ended up writing two versions of the song. The original, which I did over a year ago and then the new version which got released. I was saving the song so I could drop it when I had some other material/an album or EP about to come out, but when I listed back to what I had done I wasn't completely happy with the track, so I rewrote the verses.
Personally, I love the record. I've done it live a few times and it always gets the crowd going.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the albumright here!
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