Nashville Country Club - Latest News http://nashvillecountryclub.com Live News from Nashville Country Club<![CDATA[Lari White set to release a new EP to celebrate 25 Years]]> - 2016-06-12http://nashvillecountryclub.com/feeds/story.php?id=14547Grammy® winning vocalist, film (Cast Away) and Broadway actress, published author, hit songwriter and history-making record producer, LARI WHITE, is marking 25 years as a recording artist as she prepares to release the double EP, Old Friends, New Loves, this fall. The passion project will lead with a Kickstarter campaign launching June 9 and allow her fans and fellow music lovers to be part of the creative process.

“I’m excited to bring everyone into the studio with me — and Kickstarter lets me do that,” White says. “This will be the first recording I’ve done where the fans ARE the record label. They back the project and I report directly to them on every little detail, giving them control-room access to the whole process.”

Recording at The Holler, White’s landmark recording studio, friends and fellow stars Suzy Bogguss, Lee Roy Parnell and other long-time collaborators from White’s earliest days as a country star will make special guest appearances on the first of two EP projects currently in the works — Old Friends — highlighted by rootsy re-inventions of breakout hits like “Lead Me Not,” “That’s How You Know When You’re In Love” and “That’s My Baby.” The second EP — New Loves — features White’s recently-penned originals and favorite covers, a rich stew of Americana, soul, jazz and country songs, featuring guests Shawn Mullins and bass legend Victor Wooten.

“My fans have followed me the whole way on this crazy 25-year creative journey,” shares White. “We love music and we love storytelling, and we don’t let ourselves be limited by rules about genre or medium or “brand” for God’s sake. The only rule is that it’s honest. And I honestly LOVE country and jazz and soul and movies and literature and photography and any art that moves the human spirit to a good place.”

Lari White’s Kickstarter campaign launches the first day of CMA Music Festival, Thursday, June 9 and runs through July 13 at http://kck.st/1U7K8qM. It allows fans to participate in the creation of Old Friends, New Loves and features a range of unique rewards for contributors. Standouts include a two-night Nashville vacation in White’s West Nashville bungalow with a champagne breakfast prepared by the singer herself. Other notable items include voice lessons with Lari through her new ArtistWorks Country Vocal School and a backstage pizza party at one of her upcoming concerts. Contributors can also get producer credit on the new albums or an intimate acoustic house concert.

“I can hardly believe I’ve been lucky enough to make music my entire life,” says White. “Sharing my music-making process is one way I can say ‘Thank YOU!’ to the fans who have made it possible for an amazing 25 years!”

Join Lari White’s Kickstarter campaign at http://kck.st/1U7K8qM and connect with her @SkinnyWhiteGirl and Facebook.]]>
<![CDATA[Final Performers on CMT Music Awards and More]]> - 2016-06-08http://nashvillecountryclub.com/feeds/story.php?id=14545Music’s biggest stars will be on the stage at tomorrow night’s “2016 CMT Music Awards,” and CMT revealed today the final performance in the superstar line-up. Multi-time CMT Music Award-nominated group Little Big Town will be joined by Pharrell Williams to perform a new song off their upcoming album, WANDERLUST, which Williams also produced. New presenters have also been added to country’s hottest night including actors Billy Gardell and Chad Michael Murray (from CMT’s forthcoming “Million Dollar Quartet”), radio personality Bobby Bones, CMT personality Cody Alan, Chris Janson, chart-topping singer/songwriter Kelsea Ballerini and pop singer Leona Lewis. Hosted by Erin Andrews and J.J. Watt, “2016 CMT Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 8th at 8:00 PM ET/PT, and will air on CMT.

Previously announced presenters include actors Vince Vaughn and Rob Riggle, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, country artists Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Cole Swindell, Dan+Shay and Kellie Pickler, as well as actors Joey Lauren Adams and Madison Iseman from the new CMT series “Still The King,” which premieres June 12.

Other previously announced “2016 CMT Music Awards” performers include Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett. Collaborations include Blake Shelton and The Oak Ridge Boys, Billy Ray Cyrus and Cheap Trick, Dierks Bentley and Elle King, Fifth Harmony and Cam, Keith Urban with special guests Brett Eldredge and Marren Morris; and Pitbull with Leona Lewis and Cassadee Pope.

Tickets to the “2016 CMT Music Awards” are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.

On the heels of her historic and record-setting sixth “Video of the Year” win last year (her fourth consecutive win), reigning champ, Carrie Underwood, is set to protect her crown against powerhouse Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cam and Thomas Rhett who top nominations for the fan-selected “2016 CMT Music Awards.” With three nominations each, including “Video of the Year,” they will face off in top categories against superstars Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Old Dominion and Sam Hunt who each garnered two nominations.Fans can vote now via CMT.com determine the winners for “Video of the Year”. Voting will continue until Monday, June 6 at 12:01 AM.

Last year’s “CMT Music Awards” once again earned its title as the loudest in country music garnering nearly 17 million cumulative viewers for the premiere and subsequent airings, according to Nielsen. #CMTawards trended worldwide on Twitter from the start of the live telecast and throughout, and the show ranked as the #1 most social telecast of the day with over 18 million impressions according to Nielsen Twitter TV ratings. The awards ranked as the #2 most social non-sports telecast of the week and CMT.com saw double-digit gains for “CMT Music Awards” content, with unique visitors up +33% from the prior year.

Follow @CMT on Twitter and Instagram, use hashtag #CMTawards and like the CMT Music Awards on Facebook.
 

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<![CDATA['Nashville' Close to CMT Continuation ]]> - 2016-06-08http://nashvillecountryclub.com/feeds/story.php?id=14546CMT is now getting close to a deal with Lionsgate, ABC Studios, and Opry Entertainment to extend the fifth season of Nashville. A Hulu streaming element is part of the deal. The other seasons of Nashville can be found on Hulu.

This is good news for fans who watched the cliffhanger last week in the season 4 finale. Avery Barkley (Jonathan Jackson) waited for the return of his baby's mother, Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), after she went missing in an unexpected plane crash. Panettiere and actress Connie Britton have not both made it clear if they will star in the CMT version of the show. Kevin Briggs, Lionsgate TV Chairman, said the actors are needed in order to continue the series. There is no final deal yet, but new showrunners Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick are likely to stay for the cable release.

The hashtag #NashRewind has sparked the internet during the virtual viewing party of Nashville's pilot last week. More than 171,000 signatures have been received on the fan's Change.org petition to keep the show going.

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<![CDATA[CMT Music Awards include more collaborations on the show]]> - 2016-06-07http://nashvillecountryclub.com/feeds/story.php?id=14533
With just two days until the loudest night in country music, the “2016 CMT Music Awards,” CMT today revealed more superstars acts set to join already-impressive roster of performers. Multiple nominee Carrie Underwood, who holds the record for most “Video of the Year” wins and is also nominated this year, will perform her hit “Church Bells.” For the first time, Pitbull will take the CMT stage joined by nominee Leona Lewis and CMT Music Award-winner Cassadee Pope for a can’t-miss performance. Additionally new acts Brothers Osborne, LOCASH, Maren Morris and Michael Ray will perform on the Firestone stage. Hosted by Erin Andrews and J.J. Watt, “2016 CMT Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 8th at 8:00 PM ET/PT, and will air on CMT.

Other previously announced “2016 CMT Music Awards” performers include Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett. Collaborations include Blake Shelton and The Oak Ridge Boys, Billy Ray Cyrus and Cheap Trick, Dierks Bentley and Elle King, Fifth Harmony and Cam, Keith Urban with special guests Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris.

Carrie Underwood, is set to protect her “Video of the Year” crown against powerhouse Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cam and Thomas Rhett who also top nominations for the fan-selected “2016 CMT Music Awards.” With three nominations each, including the coveted “Video of the Year,” they will face off in top categories against superstars Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Old Dominion and Sam Hunt who each garnered two nominations.

Tickets to the “2016 CMT Music Awards” are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.

Last year’s “CMT Music Awards” once again earned its title as the loudest in country music garnering nearly 17 million cumulative viewers for the premiere and subsequent airings, according to Nielsen. #CMTawards trended worldwide on Twitter from the start of the live telecast and throughout, and the show ranked as the #1 most social telecast of the day with over 18 million impressions according to Nielsen Twitter TV ratings. The awards ranked as the #2 most social non-sports telecast of the week and CMT.com saw double-digit gains for “CMT Music Awards” content, with unique visitors up +33% from the prior year.




Follow @CMT on Twitter and Instagram, use hashtag #CMTawards and like the CMT Music Awards on Facebook.

In recognition of country artists continuous and innovative creativity in engaging fans through social media, CMT today announced a brand new category and nominations for the “2016 CMT Music Awards,” the #SocialSuperstar category. The award honors artists who are pioneering social media as a tool to regularly interact with fans through a multitude of platforms and apps.

The nominees for the inaugural award are Brett Eldredge, Blake Shelton, Jake Owen, Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell and Thomas Rhett. Nominees Blake Shelton and Thomas Rhett are now tied for the most nominations with Carrie Underwood, Cam and Chris Stapleton, with three each. Winners will be revealed in the live show premiering Wednesday, June 8 at 8pm ET/PT from Nashville.

Fans can vote via Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #CMTawards and an artist specific tag. Voting will continue to be open during the live show on June 8th. Fans are encouraged to post with #CMTawards plus the hashtag for their favorite artists: #VoteBlake, #VoteBrett, #VoteJake, #VoteKelsea, #VoteLindsay and #VoteThomas.
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<![CDATA[Billy Ray Cyrus releases his new music video 'Hey Elvis']]> - 2016-06-07http://nashvillecountryclub.com/feeds/story.php?id=14534Billy Ray Cyrus releases a new music video ahead of his CMT TV show "Still the King."

"Hey Elvis" was originally written by Bryan Adams and Gretchen Peters nearly 20 years ago and Cyrus immediately fell in love with the song after hearing it. The new gritty rock rendition combines the unique forces of Cyrus, Adams, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Glenn Hughes. The music video debuted this past weekend on CMT's Hot 20 Countdown.

"Hey Elvis" is one of three tracks Billy Ray Cyrus released to preview his September 9th album release Thin Line. He describes the album as a, "balance between art and reality." The single also ties in well with Cyrus' other new project: a brand new television series titled Still the King set to premiere on CMT this Sunday, June 12. Cyrus stars as a one-hit wonder turned Elvis-impersonating scoundrel in the series, and contributes as a writer and executive producer as well. 


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<![CDATA[Dierks Bentley scores No. 1 with his album BLACK]]> - 2016-06-07http://nashvillecountryclub.com/feeds/story.php?id=14535Dierks Bentley scores the No. one position on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart this week with his critically acclaimed studio album BLACK (Capitol Records Nashville), after moving over 101,000 units upon release with 88,000 of those as traditional album scans. It ranks as the best selling release of Bentley's career. The album has already produced the multi-week No. one hit “Somewhere On A Beach," and its follow-up “Different for Girls” (featuring Elle King) debuts this week as the most added at Country Radio with more than 100 first week stations on board.

BLACK is being welcomed by music critics with applause for “wading into emotionally complex territory” (Billboard) and for the fully-realized concept's "abstract meditation on loneliness that leads to self-awareness and redemption” (USA Today).

"Long a linchpin in country music, tales of infidelity offered from the perspective of those doing the deed may be commonplace but have rarely taken on the weightiness that Bentley's dusty vocals convey…the entire concept, while surprisingly ambitious, is solidly realized..." - Rolling Stone

“No matter what your romantic status, BLACK is a fix for all the feels.” - PEOPLE

“It’s a trick Bentley manages again and again on BLACK, expertly weaving styles and storytelling tricks to build memorable tale..it shows how easily Bentley can move from one genre to the next without losing his country viewpoint.” - Newsday

"A country star who has survived changing trends by being unpredictable. His songwriting has a deeply introspective side...this latest record, BLACK, is a concept album that tracks a young relationship through its peaks and valleys." - The Guardian

“Dierks Bentley, King of the breakup song, is back in BLACK.” - Noisey

“The award-winning, chart-topping country artist hits on some heavy-duty life topics, moving well beyond aircraft intoxication to explore infidelity, nasty breakups, and the kind of drinking nobody wants to raise their glass to.” - SPIN

“Matters of the heart are always at the core of Dierks Bentley’s music, but on his latest album, BLACK, the country star gets more personal than ever, covering the ups, downs and curves of a long-term relationship.” - Redbook

Bentley will join forces with Elle King for the television debut of “Different For Girls” at the 2016 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday (6/8 on CMT at 7P CT) before he kicks off the first night of CMA Music Festival Thursday (6/9) at Nissan Stadium and returns to his 2016 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR this weekend. For more information on the new album and tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.]]>
<![CDATA[Joe Nichols debuts his new single 'Undone' to country radio]]> - 2016-06-07http://nashvillecountryclub.com/feeds/story.php?id=14536Chart-topping Country music staple Joe Nichols catapults onto Country radio today (6/6), with his brand new sultry single “Undone.” Nichols’ latest offering surged as a Top 3 most added song at U.S. Country radio with 30 first-week stations, proving his flare for marrying modern and traditional Country is second to none.

Purchase “Undone” here: http://geni.us/undone
Stream “Undone” here: http://smarturl.it/streamundone

Additionally today (6/6), VEVO unveiled the exclusive premiere of the lyric video accompanying “Undone.” Keeping with the song’s zesty theme, the video portrays a couple’s storied romance on full display. Come “Undone” HERE.

Written by hit-makers Trevor Rosen, Josh Osborne and Ross Copperman and produced by Micky Jack Cones (#1 smashes “Sunny and 75” and “Yeah”), fans and critics alike are raving about the steamy new song of summer:

“’Undone’ simply sizzles. A less confident vocalist would not have found the needed patience and inflections that quietly make the story so effective.” – Taste of Country

“The tune's romantic lyrics and summer-perfect vibe are a steamy change of pace…” – Rolling Stone Country

“It is a smooth track, coupled with infectious guitar riffs, featuring Nichols' rich, baritone vocals. "Undone" is destined to become a summer anthem on the country radio airwaves.” – Digital Journal

“Gotta love the fact Nichols still sticks to that traditional country sound, even with his radio songs.” – Whiskey Riff

Nichols is currently on the road performing headlining shows and major festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada in support of the new single and forthcoming album, due out on RED BOW Records later this year.

Joe Nichols Tour Dates:
6/10 – Carolina Country Music Fest – Myrtle Beach, SC

6/16 – Headwaters Country Jam – Cardwell, MT

6/17 – Country Jam USA – Grand Junction, CO

6/18 – Peppermill Concert Hall - West Wendover, NV

6/22 – Alameda County Fair – Pleasanton, CA

6/23 – Sonoma-Marin Fair – Petaluma, CA

7/1 - McConnell-Talbert Stadium – Warner Robbins, GA

7/2 – Rockin The Ridge Festival – Dry Ridge, KY

7/8 – Tequila Cowboy – Columbus, OH

7/9 – Veteran’s Park – Steger, VA

7/15 – Great South Bay Music Festival – Patchogue, NY

7/16 – Frontier Field, Rochester, NY

7/21 – Midstate Fair – Paso Robles, CA

7/23 – California State Fair – Sacramento, CA

7/24 – Lane County Fair – Eugene, OR

7/29 – The Wilma – Missoula, MT

7/30 – Canyon County Fair – Caldwell, ID

8/4 – WE Fest – Detroit Lakes, MN

8/5 – Country on the River – Prairie du Chien, WI]]>