Country music – I Am War Music http://iamwarmusic.com/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 20:53:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://iamwarmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/profile.png Country music – I Am War Music http://iamwarmusic.com/ 32 32 Pan FGL’s Football Fans Tyler Hubbard as Thanksgiving Performer https://iamwarmusic.com/pan-fgls-football-fans-tyler-hubbard-as-thanksgiving-performer/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 15:45:00 +0000 https://iamwarmusic.com/pan-fgls-football-fans-tyler-hubbard-as-thanksgiving-performer/ photo: John Russo It’s a tradition as time-tested as grandma’s pumpkin pie. Every year on Thanksgiving Day, a football team has to make the worst possible choice for a halftime performer of country pop dregs and embarrass country music on a national stage like your drunken uncle making a racist tirade in front of your […]]]>
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It’s a tradition as time-tested as grandma’s pumpkin pie. Every year on Thanksgiving Day, a football team has to make the worst possible choice for a halftime performer of country pop dregs and embarrass country music on a national stage like your drunken uncle making a racist tirade in front of your fiancé.

This year, after their disgraceful 40-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the Minnesota Vikings chose Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard to be the halftime interpreter for the NFL’s primetime Thanksgiving Day game. listen.

The only thing cheaper than booking Florida Georgia Line for your halftime show is booking half Florida Georgia Line for your halftime show. But of course the Vikings had no other choice if they wanted to book Florida Georgia Line since the duo officially broken up earlier this year amid plummeting interest in their tired Bro-Country shtick.

Minnesota Vikings fans have taken to social media to blow raspberries at the decision of course, because it’s not 2013 anymore, and most people have woken up to how awful Bro-Country is, while that a lot of fans were left baffled because hardly anyone knew the specific names for the Florida Georgia Line dudes anyway. “Is he in Florida or Georgia?” was a common refrain. Tyler Hubbard is Georgia, by the way.

The truth is, Tyler Hubbard’s solo probably isn’t as terrible as Florida Georgia Line was, but when you’re down, it’s not hard to improve. Still, couldn’t they find a better performer than the remnants of country music’s Bro phase? Here in 2022 you have a bunch of newer country artists who are way more popular than half of Florida Georgia Line. One look at the charts, and you can see that even more independent artists like Zach Bryan and Tyler Childers are surpassing the popularity of Tyler Hubbard.

Don’t be surprised if in the years to come we don’t see artists like Tyler Childers, Zach Bryan, the Turnpike Troubadours, Billy Strings, Cody Jinks, and others performing these kinds of performances. After all, they’re all reaching local popularity, while Tyler Hubbard is over there opening for Keith Urban.

It’s a new day in country music, and institutions like the NFL should take notice. It’s time to start giving artists from the more independent side of country music a fair chance to take advantage of these opportunities. After all, don’t you think fans might dig something they might not know more than something they already know sucks?

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Album Review – Billy Strings – “Me/And/Daddy” https://iamwarmusic.com/album-review-billy-strings-me-and-daddy/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 11:26:15 +0000 https://iamwarmusic.com/album-review-billy-strings-me-and-daddy/ The moment Billy Strings is enjoying right now is one that future generations will watch with envy to those who witnessed it in real time. Like country fans who grow nostalgic for the Outlaw era of the 70s with Willie and Waylon reigning over the roost, or when grunge kicked hair metal, with Billy Strings […]]]>

The moment Billy Strings is enjoying right now is one that future generations will watch with envy to those who witnessed it in real time. Like country fans who grow nostalgic for the Outlaw era of the 70s with Willie and Waylon reigning over the roost, or when grunge kicked hair metal, with Billy Strings bridging the band world of jam and bluegrass, he distinguished himself as a generational talent. , and something we never thought we’d see in this world or another: a bluegrass superstar.

But with the way Billy Strings likes to push the boundaries of bluegrass when performing live – reaching into the realm of improvisation or smashing effects pedals and leaping into the world of rock – a sense of inevitability hovered. about his career, with fans anticipating the moment when Billy completely abandons his bluegrass roots for the boundless realm of a kind of genreless avant-garde experimentalism. After all, how could a genre contain such a creative force as Billy Strings?

If there was a perfect time for Billy Strings to get off the bluegrass train, it would be now. It’s at the peak of its powers and peak of commercial applicability, selling out arenas now and setting the music world on fire far beyond the humble environs of roots music. So what is he doing to codify his dominance of the live music space? He leaves and records the simplest possible album of bluegrass and country standards, and invites his father who instilled in him the love of bluegrass into the studio as a collaborator. I’m not sure this twisted old world deserves this young man.

These days, when an artist wants to make an album for themselves, it’s usually an off-brand, self-indulgent ear screw, composed almost on purpose to insult their core fan base under the misconception that it somehow codifies his artistic integrity. For Billy Strings though, his passion project is to double down on what brought him here and deliver that straightforward album of bluegrass standards that many fans have been waiting for from him for a while.

The objective of Me / And / Dad is quite simple: capturing the songs that Billy’s father, Terry Barber, taught him as a child, and that they played together for years. It’s for posterity, and a bucket list item Billy wanted to scratch before it was too late. Whether you or I liked it, whether we picked a different set of songs, or did something completely different for Billy’s latest album, it doesn’t matter. It’s one of those albums where the results mean more than the entertainment value you or I get out of it.

To make the album as authentic to bluegrass as possible, Billy continued to use his live band, even though they could have handled the task very well, and brought in a set of traditional bluegrass ringers, namely the god violin Michael Cleveland, dobro maestro Jerry Douglas. , violinist Jason Carter, mandolinist Ron McCoury, banjo player Rob McCoury (basically, the Travelin’ McCourys) and bassist Mike Bub. As you can imagine, there are no false notes on this record.

Of course, Billy’s father, Terry, is not a spectacular singer. This is somewhat evident on the second track “Life To Go”, which is a George Jones song in the bluegrass style. However, no one will ever equal or surpass the singing of George Jones. That’s not the point. However, when Barber and Billy harmonize, a beautiful sound ensues that cannot be matched either. Bound by blood, these are the kind of harmonies you can’t perfect even with professional singers at the perfect pitch. When father and son sing “Way Downtown” and “Little White Church”, it’s absolutely divine.

One of the album’s only flaws is that the overtone vocals were omitted from their version of “Dig A Little Deeper (In The Well)”. But one of the interesting aspects of this album for country fans is that some of these songs are country songs performed in a bluegrass style. “Dig a Little Deeper” was made famous by the Oak Ridge Boys. The aforementioned “Life To Go” was a George Jones hit. “John Deere Tractor” was directed by The Judds.

And the lyrics of songs like “John Deere Tractor” and “Wandering Boy” mean a little something extra when featured on an album like this. The same goes for “I Heard My Mother Weeping” where Billy’s mother, Debra Barber, also appears. It really is a family affair. But with the playing of Billy and all the other musicians he brought together for the album, the album still remains a world-class bluegrass offering.

When inheritance is written for Billy String, Me / And / Dad won’t be counted as one of the seminal releases of Billy who rewrote the rules on bluegrass. It is, after all, an album of standards, some of which have a dozen or more renditions. But the album will nonetheless be considered one of the most important albums of Billy Strings’ career because beyond the music, it highlighted and illustrated the character and passion he brought to the preservation of bluegrass. and to family and people first, even when he was at his peak of popularity.

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Alan Jackson breaks silence with new photo after bizarre rumors country music icon, 64, died amid health battle https://iamwarmusic.com/alan-jackson-breaks-silence-with-new-photo-after-bizarre-rumors-country-music-icon-64-died-amid-health-battle/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 01:14:00 +0000 https://iamwarmusic.com/alan-jackson-breaks-silence-with-new-photo-after-bizarre-rumors-country-music-icon-64-died-amid-health-battle/ COUNTRY singer Alan Jackson has broken his silence after a bizarre rumor spread that he died amid his ongoing health battle. Jackson, 64, shared a photo from one of his music videos on his social media platforms amid the viral death hoax. 2 Jackson shared this photo on his Instagram and Facebook profilesCredit: Instagram/@officialalanjackson 2 […]]]>

COUNTRY singer Alan Jackson has broken his silence after a bizarre rumor spread that he died amid his ongoing health battle.

Jackson, 64, shared a photo from one of his music videos on his social media platforms amid the viral death hoax.

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Jackson most recently appeared at the 2022 Country Music Awards

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Jackson most recently appeared at the 2022 Country Music AwardsCredit: Reuters

Jackson, who has been responsible for a number of country music hits including “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”, is the latest celebrity to be pranked to death by website FNEWS2.

The site’s main page featured a framed photo of Alan with “RIP” written next to it.

The caption reads: “6 minutes ago/with a heavy heart as we announce the sad news of 64-year-old singer Alan Jackson.”

The site has previously aired false reports of the deaths of stars like Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington and Dolly Parton.

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Jackson revealed his diagnosis of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease in September 2021.

The degenerative nerve disease, which he was diagnosed with more than a decade ago, affects Jackson’s balance and walking ability.

“I have this neuropathy and this neurological condition,” Jackson told TODAY when he revealed his health diagnosis.

“It’s genetics that I inherited from my father… There’s no cure, but it’s been affecting me for years. And it’s becoming more and more evident. And I know I’m tripping over stage.

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“And now I have a bit of a hard time balancing myself, even in front of the mic, and so I feel very uncomfortable.”

Just last week, Jackson appeared at the 2022 Country Music Association Awards, where he received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.

In his acceptance speech at the Nashville awards show, Jackson said “Country music was very good to me and I fell in love with it when I was young.”

“I really like instruments, steel guitars and violins and things like that that made it so unique to me and made it its own,” he continued.

“And I love the lyrics and the songs and the artists and the melodies and the harmonies. It’s just real American music to me.

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Jackson has not publicly addressed the hoax.

The US Sun has asked for comment.

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Plains, the duo of Jess Williamson and Katie Crutchfield, brings country music to New York https://iamwarmusic.com/plains-the-duo-of-jess-williamson-and-katie-crutchfield-brings-country-music-to-new-york/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 21:55:59 +0000 https://iamwarmusic.com/plains-the-duo-of-jess-williamson-and-katie-crutchfield-brings-country-music-to-new-york/ BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA – NOVEMBER 04: Jess Williamson and Katie Crutchfield of Plains perform at Saturn … [+] Birmingham on November 04, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by David A. Smith/Getty Images) Getty Images New York City isn’t generally known as a country music hub – last year the Big Apple lost its only land-based country […]]]>

New York City isn’t generally known as a country music hub – last year the Big Apple lost its only land-based country radio station. But for a brief moment, the town became a temporary, hospitable Southern home for Plains, the singer-songwriter duo Jess Williamson and Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee. On Friday, the huge crowd inside Webster Hall turned out in force for Plains’ sublime brand of country music which paid homage to the genre’s glorious past while paving the way for its future.

Williamson and Crutchfield are acclaimed artists in their own right who have recorded critically acclaimed records over the past two years, including Williamson’s Sorceress and Waxahatchee’s Saint Cloud, both released in 2020. After being admirers of the works of the On the other, Williamson and Crutchfield joined forces. like Plains and have proven through their singing and songwriting that two heads are better than one.

Last month, the relatively new band released their first collaborative album, The Brilliant I walk with you a pathwhose music eschews the slick sound that comes out of Nashville today for something more traditional (think legends like Lucinda Williams, Willie Nelson and the Judds) and whose introspective and personal lyrics reflect the musicians’ Southern roots.

Accompanied by their band of aces for the Webster Hall show, Plains performed the majority of the tracks on I walk with you a path with Crutchfield and Williams taking turns on vocals and acoustic guitars. Among the many standout songs on the setlist are “Problem With It”, the title track, “Abilene”, and “Hurricane”. The duo also added songs from their own individual solo albums: Crutchfield turned “Can’t Do Much” and “Lilacs” by Waxahatchee’s Saint Cloud, and Williamson played his “Wind on Tin” from Sorceress as well as a new song called “Hunter.”

A few of Plains’ set numbers were covers, including Terry Allen’s “Amarillo Highway” (featuring guest MJ Lenderman, who opened the show) and Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson’s iconic song ” Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies”. Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” which drew praise from the audience. The evening ended on an exuberant note when the duo performed the popular and beloved Chicks song “Goodbye Earl”.

Not only apparent on their new album, but the chemistry between Crutchfield and Williamson as Plains was quite evident during their gig at Webster Hall, especially when they harmonize with each other – it’s a great mix that reminiscent of legendary vocal groups such as Simon and Garfunkel and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. It’s been reported that this collaboration will only be a one-time project, but hopefully Williamson and Crutchfield might reconsider that somewhere down the line because they work so well together.

set list:

summer sun

problem with that

Line of sight

Wind on Tin (Jess Williamson song)

I can’t do much (Waxahatchee song)

Bellafatima

The Last 2 on Earth

Abilene

Lilac (Waxahatchee song)

Easy

Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys (Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson cover)

Hunter (song by Jess Williamson)

No Record of Wrongs

I walked a path with you

Hurricane

Bis:

Amarillo Highway (Terry Allen cover) (with MJ Lenderman)

Goodbye Earl (The Chicks cover)

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Jessie James Decker, Dierks Bentley and More Country Music Artists Reveal Their Ultimate Duo Partners https://iamwarmusic.com/jessie-james-decker-dierks-bentley-and-more-country-music-artists-reveal-their-ultimate-duo-partners/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 14:00:09 +0000 https://iamwarmusic.com/jessie-james-decker-dierks-bentley-and-more-country-music-artists-reveal-their-ultimate-duo-partners/ The country music stars are revealing details about who their dream duet partners would be. When given the option to choose any artist to team up with, some singers opted for other country music artists, while others chose pop stars or late crooners. Jessie James Decker, Dierks Bentley and more stars spoke with Fox News […]]]>

The country music stars are revealing details about who their dream duet partners would be.

When given the option to choose any artist to team up with, some singers opted for other country music artists, while others chose pop stars or late crooners.

Jessie James Decker, Dierks Bentley and more stars spoke with Fox News Digital about who their ideal duet partner would be and why.

“OK, ultimate duet partner? I’d say probably Jimi Hendrix, but someone alive, probably Chris Martin from Coldplay,” singer Lindsay Ell said.

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Lindsay Ell says her ultimate duet partner would be Jimi Hendrix, but her contemporary choice is Chris Martin.
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“I love how Chris takes genres and takes them to such a crazy world stage, and so I think musically and production-wise, we could just create something amazing,” she explained. .

Jordan Davis said he would have loved to work with one of his idols in the music industry, the late John Prine.

Prine died in 2020 of complications from coronavirus at the age of 73.

“Ultimate duet partner, oh John Prine,” Davis said. “John Prine is the reason I fell in love with songwriting. He’s the best songwriter that ever lived in my opinion, so that would be John Prine.”

Prine has written many hit songs throughout his illustrious career as a singer-songwriter, including “You Never Even Called Me By My Name”, “Angel From Montgomery”, “Hello In There” and “In Spite of Ourselves”.

Bentley, who has worked with many of the top musicians in the industry throughout his career, also chose a late idol.

Dierks Bentley has revealed that he would have liked to work with Frank Sinatra as a duo.

Dierks Bentley has revealed that he would have liked to work with Frank Sinatra as a duo.
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“You know, I had so many great partners. I got to sing with Alison Krauss, I did a live duet with Taylor Swift. It was pretty cool,” Bentley said. “I’m a huge Frank Sinatra fan, so he would probably be the guy.”

Tyler Hubbard’s dream collaboration would be a country-pop crossover with former boy band member Justin Timberlake.

“Ooh, ultimate duet partner. All of a sudden I thought of Justin Timberlake,” Hubbard said. “I don’t know why, but I think it would be fun to collaborate with him.”

Timberlake has previously collaborated with fellow country star, Chris Stapleton. The two teamed up for the 2018 song “Say Something” and their 2013 duet “Drink You Away.”

Decker is one of the lucky few in the industry who can say she’s already worked with her dream duet partner, having released a single with him just two weeks ago.

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She hopes she and Billy Currington will return to the CMA Awards next year as nominees for their collaboration on the song “I Still Love You.”

Jessie James Decker says she's already worked with her dream duet partner Billy Currington on her new song "I still love you."

Jessie James Decker says she’s already worked with her dream duet partner, Billy Currington, on his new song “I Still Love You.”
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“My ultimate duet partner is my partner right now on a duet I just started two weeks ago called ‘I Still Love You’ with Billy Currington, my favorite artist,” Decker told Fox. News Digital on the CMAs red carpet.

“He’s had 13 No. 1 songs. He’s my favorite singer in this town, and being able to sing with him, put out a video, I manifest we’ll be celebrating that single here next year this time.”

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Crown Royal and country music star Lainey Wilson celebrate the power of music to honor military heroes at the ’56th Annual CMA Awards’ https://iamwarmusic.com/crown-royal-and-country-music-star-lainey-wilson-celebrate-the-power-of-music-to-honor-military-heroes-at-the-56th-annual-cma-awards/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 15:40:04 +0000 https://iamwarmusic.com/crown-royal-and-country-music-star-lainey-wilson-celebrate-the-power-of-music-to-honor-military-heroes-at-the-56th-annual-cma-awards/ “Crown Royal pays tribute to the military community ahead of Veterans Day by announcing a donation to CreatiVets as part of the Crown Royal Generosity Fund $1 million commitment to serving those who serve us” NASHVILLE, Tenn., November 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Crown Royal is back at the CMA Awards for the fifth year as […]]]>

“Crown Royal pays tribute to the military community ahead of Veterans Day by announcing a donation to CreatiVets as part of the Crown Royal Generosity Fund $1 million commitment to serving those who serve us”

NASHVILLE, Tenn., November 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Crown Royal is back at the CMA Awards for the fifth year as the program’s exclusive whiskey partner, this time with the country music superstar Lainey Wilson and the non-profit organization CreatiVets, a charity designed to help veterans heal through music therapy and the arts. The award-winning whiskey brand celebrated Country Music’s Biggest Night™, broadcast live on ABC Wednesday, November 9, raising a glass to the most generous among us, active soldiers and veterans. Founder of CreatiVets, Richard Casparjoined CMA Awards New Artist and Female Vocalist winner Wilson, live, on stage to receive a surprise donation from $50,000, on behalf of Crown Royal. Just ahead of Veterans Day, the brand is proud to honor Casper’s selflessness and lifesaving work through the foundation and to continue his unwavering support of the military community.

The famous Canadian whiskey brand also celebrated and welcomed veterans from across the country to Nashville participate in Crown Royal Purple Bag Projectan initiative designed in partnership with House packages, which turns donated Crown Royal bags into care packages for service members overseas. Before the CMA Awards, country superstar Lainey Wilson surprised veterans and packed purple bags for active duty men and women. During the private reunion, Wilson and the veterans not only packed purple bags, but also bonded over their shared love of music. Wilson was able to truly connect with them, hear the veterans’ stories, and learn how music continues to play a fundamental role in their healing journey.

“The CMA Awards are so special and having the opportunity to meet these veterans-turned-musicians right before Veterans Day was truly amazing,” Wilson said. “I can tell you firsthand about the healing power of music and it has been a privilege to join Crown Royal and CreatiVets in honoring the military community that I so deeply admire and respect through something I love.”

During the broadcast, Wilson gave viewers the option to trigger an additional Crown Royal donation to CreatiVets by scanning a QR code that appeared on screen or visiting www.crownroyal.com/cmascreativets. These donations will be added to the $50,000 Crown Royal will help to help CreatiVets continue to serve hundreds of veterans each year through music therapy and songwriting workshops.**

“I’m honored to have CreatiVets recognized for the vital work we do to empower and heal veterans with music,” said Richard Caspar, founder of CreatiVets. “As we saw last night, music brings people together and I look forward to continuing our mission thanks to the generosity of Crown Royal.”

Crown Royal has a long tradition of giving back and, as a long-time supporter of the military, is proud to support the most generous people in our communities who selflessly serve others. For more than a decade, Crown Royal has inspired exceptional generosity in our communities by giving back to the people and places that support them. Through partnerships with organizations such as Packages From Home, the brand has supported over one million service members through Project Purple Bag. This very season, Crown is launching the Bag Wrapping Program which provides food, hygiene and entertainment items to veterans around the world, with events across the country.

“Our brand is proud to honor the icons who make their communities thrive and we’re thrilled to recognize Richard Caspar for his incredible acts of service to the military through CreatiVets. Our longstanding partnership with CMA gives us a platform to amplify the military community that we support so strongly and give it the spotlight it deserves,” said Nicky Heckles, Vice President of Crown Royal. “Crown Royal is proud to partner with Lainey WilsonCreatiVets and the country music family to celebrate veterans who selflessly served this country. »

Crown Royal reminds everyone 21+ that living generously is not about what you have, it’s about what you give. And, above all, to always drink responsibly.

**No minimum for additional donation via consumer QR code scan/website visit. Donation made through the Crown Royal Generosity Fund, a donor-advised fund with Diageo North America, Inc. as donor and administered by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, an IRS 501(c)(3) organization. The donation is part of a larger charity initiative through which $1,000,000 will be donated to selected national and local charities among 09/08/2022 & 06/30/2023. The distribution of funds from the Crown Royal Generosity Fund is subject to the approval of the Fairfield County Community Foundation.

About Crown Royal

Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey is the world’s best-selling brand of Canadian whiskey and has a tradition as long and distinctive as its taste. Specially blended to commemorate a major tour of Canada made by the king George VI and queen elizabeth of Britain in 1939, Crown Royal’s smooth, elegant flavor and gift-worthy presentation reflect its royal origins – it is considered the epitome of Canadian whisky. For more information, visit www.couronroyal.com. Crown Royal encourages all consumers to enjoy responsibly.

About Diageo North America

Diageo is a global leader in alcoholic beverages with an outstanding collection of brands including Johnnie WalkerCrown Royal, Bulleit and by Buchanan whiskeys, vodkas Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One, Casamigos, DeLeon and Don Julio tequilas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Tanquerays and Guinness.

Diageo is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE: DGE) and its products are sold in more than 180 countries worldwide.

For more information about Diageo, its people, its brands and its performance, visit www.diageo.com. Visit Diageo’s global responsible drinking resource, www.DRINKiQ.com, for information, initiatives and ways to share best practices. Follow on Twitter and Instagram for news and information about Diageo North America: @Diageo_NA.

About CreatiVets

CreatiVets’ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide injured veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury opportunities to use art, music and creative writing to heal their invisible war wounds. Their goal is to equip veterans with tools they can use for the rest of their lives and allow them to see their own ability to succeed in an arena outside of the battlefield. Learn more at creativets.org.

About CMA Awards

The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards were broadcast for the first time – making it the longest running annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards have been broadcast on ABC since 2006. ABC is the host network for the CMA Awards and two other CMA television properties, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas”.

About Lainey Wilson

Six-time CMA Award nominee and winner of the 2022 ACM New Female Artist of the Year, Lainey Wilson earned industry acclaim, having been named to nearly every “Artist to Watch” list, being crowned “Top New Country Artist of 2021” by Billboard, and earning CMT’s “Breakout Artist of the Year” honor 2022, the Louisiana native is one of from Nashville the hottest and hottest new artists. Landing her first No. 1 with her PLATINUM-certified ACM Song of the Year “Things A Man Oughta Know,” nearly 10 years to the day after leaving her small farming community in a trailer to pursue her dreams, she conquered legions of fans with his Bell Bottom Country sound and aesthetic, which blends traditional country with a modern-retro twist. A prolific and sought-after songwriter (having co-writer credits on songs by artists such as Luc Combes, Calvary of Flatland and more), Lainey is a fresh and fierce voice in Nashville, delivering CMA-nominated album of the year with his first label, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’. With a rockstar stage presence, her artistry has taken her around the world, performing to sold-out crowds in the US, UK and Germany with notable names like Jon Pardi, Luc Combes, Morgan WallenROBUST, Jason Aldean, Ashley McBryde, and more. After topping the country radio charts for the second time with the two-week No. 1 hit, “Never Say Never” featuring Cole Swindellher current single “Heart Like a Truck” is Top 20 and climbing, with the HARDY collaboration “wait in the truck” just behind in the Top 30. Her latest album “Bell Bottom Country” is now out and she is on the about to make her acting debut in the hit series Yellowstone on November 13.

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The Tri-State hosts a new country music festival in the summer of 2023 https://iamwarmusic.com/the-tri-state-hosts-a-new-country-music-festival-in-the-summer-of-2023/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 17:31:00 +0000 https://iamwarmusic.com/the-tri-state-hosts-a-new-country-music-festival-in-the-summer-of-2023/ WEST CHESTER, Ohio – Some of country music’s biggest stars are coming to West Chester this summer. The Voices of America Country Music Fest announced the lineup for the festival late Tuesday morning. Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Chris Young and Alabama will take the stage with 30 other artists. The biggest country music festival […]]]>

WEST CHESTER, Ohio – Some of country music’s biggest stars are coming to West Chester this summer.

The Voices of America Country Music Fest announced the lineup for the festival late Tuesday morning.

Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Chris Young and Alabama will take the stage with 30 other artists.

The biggest country music festival in the Midwest will take place on West Chester’s 200th anniversary weekend.

The festival runs from August 11-13, 2023 at Voice of America Park in West Chester.

Passes go on sale Friday, November 11 at 10 a.m.

A general admission weekend pass costs $189, and the “Super VIP Pass” costs almost $1,500.

Click here to learn more about the festival and how to get tickets.

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My week in 5 pictures https://iamwarmusic.com/my-week-in-5-pictures/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://iamwarmusic.com/my-week-in-5-pictures/ Brandon McPhee, a renowned country musician from Caithness, shares his week in five images. Picture: Paul Smith. Brandon McPhee is a rising star on the UK country music scene. Based in Caithness, Brandon has performed at various venues throughout his career to date, including Buckingham Palace. His new album, Mr Country, was released last week […]]]>
Brandon McPhee, a renowned country musician from Caithness, shares his week in five images. Picture: Paul Smith.

Brandon McPhee is a rising star on the UK country music scene.

Based in Caithness, Brandon has performed at various venues throughout his career to date, including Buckingham Palace.

His new album, Mr Country, was released last week (Friday 28 October) and he has a number of Christmas shows scheduled in December, including performances at St Giles’ Church in Elgin and the British Legion Club in Dingwall .

Visit www.brandonmcphee.com for more information.

Brandon pictured alongside famous Irish musical duo Foster and Allen. Image: Brandon McPhee.

Here I prepare to take the stage with Foster and Allen at our musical weekend held annually at Jury’s Inn, Dyce. We played Walking on the Waves and The Bluebell Polka. It’s a huge honor for me, I’ve admired Foster and Allen since I was 10 years old.

Brandon at St John’s Kirk, Perth. Image: Brandon McPhee.

Met with the elders of St John’s Kirk Church, Perth, for my Christmas gig with the band on 7th December. This venue is spectacular and has incredible sound.

Finding time to relax is essential. Image: Brandon McPhee.

Warming up and chilling out for our show with the band at the Campsie Accordion and Fiddle Club in Lennoxtown and promoting our concert in Stirling in February. This chair is so comfortable, I would like one on the traveling van… as if!

Brandon ready to play with his band in Skye. Image: Brandon McPhee.

Everything is ready for the Isle of Skye stage, Royal Hotel. I’ve played Skye for many years and love the scenery, but being from Caithness I’m just not used to all the rain it seems to fall when we’re there!

Brandon before playing a special performance with the Prince’s Foundation. Brandon McPhee.

Show at the Château de Mey for the very special guests of the Main Foundation. Last time I performed here was in August for Prince Charles, as he was then. A wonderful place steeped in so much history.

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Academy Of Country Music Announces New 2022-2023 Board Of Directors https://iamwarmusic.com/academy-of-country-music-announces-new-2022-2023-board-of-directors/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 16:02:10 +0000 https://iamwarmusic.com/academy-of-country-music-announces-new-2022-2023-board-of-directors/ The Academy of Country Music has announced its newly elected Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term. “We are opening an exciting new chapter in the rich history of the Academy, with the relocation and opening of our new headquarters in Nashville, and the return of the ACM Awards to Prime Video for an exclusive […]]]>

The Academy of Country Music has announced its newly elected Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term.

“We are opening an exciting new chapter in the rich history of the Academy, with the relocation and opening of our new headquarters in Nashville, and the return of the ACM Awards to Prime Video for an exclusive worldwide live stream in May, as well as the move to the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters in Frisco, Texas for the first time. We are so fortunate to have the dedicated group of individuals who have graciously agreed to serve on our Board of Directors,” notes Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “2023 is shaping up to be another monumental year for the Academy and our industry, and we know the guidance of these highly respected leaders will ensure ACM’s success next year and for years to come.”

Previously Announced ACM Officer Roles for the 2022-2023 Term Include President chuck alyVice-president Ebie McFarlandvice president Randy BernardTreasurer carmen romanosergeant-at-arms Gayle HolcombParliamentary Paul Moore, and secretary Tommy Moore.

This year, 10 of the 13 eligible professional categories were elected by the members of the Academy. In addition to those elected, general administrator positions were nominated by Aly, McFarland and Bernard. Directors are elected in each category based on the number of members in that category. Each director serves a staggered two-year term.

Newly elected members of the Board of Directors:
Scottish Calonge
Jackie Campbell
Charlie Cook
Cyndi Forman
Margaret Hart
Deana Ivey
Chandra The Feather
Chris Lisle
Cindy Mabe
Lee Thomas Miller
Curt Motley
Kristie Sloan
Adam Weiser
Rachel Whitney

New directors appointed as members of the board of directors:
George Couri
Benson curb
Beville Dunkerley
Becky Gardenhire
Shannan Outbreak*
Jeremy Holley
Frank Liddell
Jon Loba
Shawn McSpadden
Austin Neal*
Brian O’Connell
Rod Phillips
kelly rich
Tim Robert
Scott Scoville
Sally Seitz
Laura Velz
Candice Watkins
*Appointed for a one-year term to fill a vacant position

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Rolling Stones tribute planned for Country Music Association Awards – Deltaplex News https://iamwarmusic.com/rolling-stones-tribute-planned-for-country-music-association-awards-deltaplex-news/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 20:42:25 +0000 https://iamwarmusic.com/rolling-stones-tribute-planned-for-country-music-association-awards-deltaplex-news/ It’s only country music, but they like it… and rock’n’roll too. A tribute to The rolling stones will be part of this year’s Country Music Association Awards, which airs on ABC on Nov. 9. During the three-hour show, the award-winning country duo Osborne Brothers will team up with husband and wife duo Americana The war […]]]>

It’s only country music, but they like it… and rock’n’roll too.

A tribute to The rolling stones will be part of this year’s Country Music Association Awards, which airs on ABC on Nov. 9. During the three-hour show, the award-winning country duo Osborne Brothers will team up with husband and wife duo Americana The war and the treaty to sing “It’s only rock & roll (but I like it)”.

The performance is in recognition of a new album called Stoned Cold Country, which features some of the country’s biggest artists performing classic Stones songs, including “Wild Horses”, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and ” DeadFlowers”.

The Brothers Osborne/War & Treaty duo releases a single on November 4, and the album will follow next year. Other participating artists include Zac Brown Band, Elle King, Steve Earle, Eric Church, Maren Morris and Brooks & Dunn.

Other Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members to be honored at the CMA Awards include the late Jerry Lee Lewis: King will perform “Great Balls of Fire” with The black keys in his memory.

And finally, Linda Ronstadt will be honored as stars of the country Ashley McBryde, Caylee Hammock and brandy clarkjoined by Joan Osbornego on stage to sing the version of The Everly Brothers“When Will I Be Loved” made famous by Ronstadt in 1975.

The CMA Awards will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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