In a year filled with so many great new artists the 2015 GRAMMY nominees for Best New Artist—Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Bastille, HAIM, Brandy Clark—are clearly at the top of their music game. But, there can only be one winner.
The country superstar is taking his 25th anniversary celebration on the road next year. See dates and cities on Jackson’s 2015 Keepin’ It Country Tour.
Eight years ago, Eric Church graced New York’s Madison Square Garden stage for the first time as an opener for Rascal Flatts. Last night (Oct. 17) he returned as headliner for a sold-out show. Read a review and see the set list.
With the Grand Ole Opry about to turn 89, we asked Florida Georgia Line, Martina McBride, Lee Brice and many others if they felt it still resonated with today’s young artists and fans.
“Traditionally, country music is a truth-telling, adult format,” Clark tells Radio.com. “I always want my music to be truthful and a dark comedy. Happy and sad. High and low.”
Eric Church’s ‘The Outsiders World Tour’ will kick off Sept. 11 in Bossier City, La., and will include special guest Dwight Yoakam on all dates as well as Brandy Clark, Brothers Osborne and Halestorm throughout select dates.
“It was our first single for our sophomore release, which some say is the most scrutinized piece of music an artist ever puts out,” Kimberly Perry told Radio.com. Now the video for the song has been nominated for an ACM Award.
“I feel like women in my grandmother’s generation were expected to put on a pretty face and not really show their crazy sides,” Kacey Musgraves said, describing the ideas behind the ACM-Award nominated song she cowrote with Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally. “Now, it’s a bit different.”
This year, everyone and their mother was singing along to Lorde’s anti-consumerist anthem “Royals,” but the New Zealand teen wasn’t the only new kid on the block who got us excited.
The best-selling country star, ‘Bakersfield’ champion and Time Jumpers bandmember is the latest musical legend to earn the Career Achievement Award from Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.
Brandy Clark battled for two years to get her record out, but it’s now topping off a banner year for the singer/songwriter, who doesn’t mind bending the usually traditional genre’s rules a little bit.
Out there this week: Niche dance music from Chicago, a Syrian wedding singer, and a young country star all turn in top-shelf releases. Meanwhile, Katy Perry and AFI turn in bloated but fun albums.