NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Press Release) - This morning, rising hitmaker Erik Dylan appeared on Coffee, Country & Cody to discuss the release of his latest album, Heart of a Flatland Boy, today, Friday, October 21. The project, which Dylan produced alongside Randy Montanna and Paul Cossette at OmniSound Studios, was written in entirety by Dylan and a handful of his favorite songwriters including Montanna, Driver Williams, Douglas Waterman, Westin Davis, Andrew DeRoberts, Jake Mitchell, and Adam James.
Nashville, TN – October 21, 2016 (Press Release) —Mike Ryan is poised to take his career to the next level with the release of his new song “New Hometown,” the lead single from his forthcoming new album, out today. The track, written by Ryan along with Chris Dubois and Brent Anderson, premiered this week along with the new lyric video on Rolling Stone Country and is available for purchase at iTunes now here:
“I’m so excited to be releasing new music to the fans,” says Ryan. “We’ve been playing ‘New Hometown’ out on the road for awhile now and having a great response, so I’m glad people will finally be able to hear it now whenever they want!”
The San Antonio native’s ability to craft a good lyric in addition to breathing life into a song in a way that no other voice can is something that hasn’t gone unnoticed in Nashville. Ryan has been signed as a writer to Sea Gayle Music Publishing since 2013, and has co-written the majority of the songs on his new album, collaborating with songwriters Chris DuBois, Brent Anderson, and Brandy Clark, among others. The 2014 release of his last album, Bad Reputation yielded three #1 singles on the Texas Music Chart.
Even though I do not regularly comment on mainstream country radio/artists here on TDC, I do enjoy some of the music and do my best to stay informed. My friend Kasey Stone from Hitting All The Right Notes and I have been sharing our predictions for a few years now and we've finalized our picks for who we think will and should win on November 2nd when the 50th CMA Awards airs on ABC. Read our choices below and be sure to share your thoughts on who you think deserves to take home the trophy.
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WHO WILL WIN: I'm incredibly surprised to see Chris on this list and will be even more surprised if he wins. Luke is arguably the one to beat and whilst Carrie's inclusion is intriguing I can't see anything stopping Luke's run this year.
WHO SHOULD WIN: I'm feeling a little under-inspired by this category...a Keith win would be nice though!
WHO WILL WIN: I have seen all of these artists live except Brooks, and whether you like their music or not, they all do truly entertain. That said, voters typically love to give awards to established artists who have a “come-back” of any sort, so I am going to guess that Garth walks away with this one.
WHO SHOULD WIN: I must admit it’s really quite nice to see Keith and Carrie in this category. Both are engaging, energetic and entertaining live, but I, for one, would like to see Carrie walk away with this award.
Nashville, Tenn. (October 20, 2016 Press Release) – The Americana Music Association has premiered the video for Liz Longley’s acoustic version of “Swing," the latest single from her acclaimed new album,Weightless. Watch it here.
Longley remarked, “I'm thrilled that the Americana Music Association is premiering ‘Swing.’ GRAMMY Award winning engineer Gary Paczosa invited me and my guitar into his Nashville studio to capture this song. After creating a full-sounding version on my new album, Weightless, it was fun to record a really stripped-down version of the song.”
Longley recorded her new 10-song collection, Weightless, in Nashville with producer Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses, Avett Brothers, Lissie). She is joined by a vibrant group of musicians including Secret Someones’ drummer Zach Jones, Jimmy Wallace on piano (Gavin DeGraw, Kenny Wayne Shepherd), bassist Dave Roe (Dan Auerbach, Sturgill Simpson), and the esteemed Kenny Vaughan (Lucinda Williams, Rodney Crowell) on guitar.
October 21, 2016 (Press Release) -- GRAMMY and Oscar award-winning Americana singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham has released Ryan Bingham Live (An Amazon Music Original) exclusively for streaming on Amazon Music—both Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music, and for digital download or physical purchase through the online store www.amazon.com/RyanBinghamLive.
Ryan Bingham Live features songs recorded during his performance in New Braunfels, TX on August 6, 2016. Last month, the Ryan Bingham Live video was released exclusively in 4K Ultra HD, HD and SD on Amazon Prime Video for customers to watch at no additional cost to their Prime membership.
Called “the antidote to New Country,” by Austin360 and named Artist of the Year by the Americana Music Association in 2010, Bingham rose to critical acclaim following his Oscar win for penning “The Weary Kind” for the film, Crazy Heart, in 2010.
Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music are available on all Amazon Music compatible devices including Amazon Echo, Fire devices, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Sonos players and more. To find out how to listen, visit www.amazon.com/howtolisten.
A “Buckaroo” Moment at Omnivore: Buck Owens' 'The Complete Capitol Singles 1957-1966' and Don Rich and the Buckaroos' 'Guitar Pickin' Man' Coming in December
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Press Release) — From the radio to jukeboxes to turntables to television, country legend Buck Owens and the “Bakersfield Sound” he pioneered became part of American music’s fabric. For the first time, Omnivore Recordings, in conjunction with the Buck Owens Estate, is proud to present Buck Owens and the Buckaroos’ The Complete Capitol Singles: 1957-1966.
Taken from the original mono single reels, The Complete Capitol Singles: 1957-1966 collects all 56 sides from that period, including 13 #1 hits, in their original and chronological form. Street date for the collection available on CD and digitally — is December 9, 2016, a week ahead of Buckaroos bandleader Don Rich’s own collection, Guitar Pickin’ Man, coming from Omnivore on December 16, 2016.
Newly remastered, and featuring liner notes from Buck’s autobiography (written with Randy Poe), plus an introduction by musical disciple Dwight Yoakam, The Complete Capitol Singles: 1957-1966 presents the golden age of Buck Owens in an entirely new way. Featured are such hits as “Above and Beyond,” “Foolin’ Around,” “Under the Influence of Love,” “Act Naturally” and “I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail” — among many other chart-toppers.
(Nashville, Tennessee...Press Release) - October 20, 2016 - Fresh off performing for a packed Nashville crowd to celebrate the release of her EP last week, Tenille Arts celebrated again when her self-titled debut entered the Canadian iTunes Country Chart at #1 and hit #10 on the overall Canadian iTunes Chart. By that evening, she was featured on the front page in the coveted "New & Noteworthy" section. Her "Wildfire and Whiskey" track currently sits at #12 on "Top Songs" in the Country genre.
"I am absolutely overwhelmed with all the love people have shown since the release of my debut EP," said Tenille. "It means so much to me because these songs are who I am, and it feels so great to know that people are relating and responding to them so well."
Trumansburg, NY (Press Release) - One of the most dynamic and determined bands continuously touring America for since 1989, Donna the Buffalo has created a community environment at their shows through their distinctive, groove-heavy, and danceable music. Donna the Buffalo is a band for the people that is accessible, positive, and memorable. With roots in old time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful electric American mix infused with elements of cajun/ zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country, Donna’s music often contains social and moral responsibility as core beliefs, and they are just simply fun to get out and celebrate life with.
Donna the Buffalo is founding members Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins joined by David McCracken , Kyle Spark, and Mark Raudabaugh. “It's been really fun with this lineup,” Puryear says. “You get to the point where you're playing on a really high level, things are clicking and it's like turning on the key to a really good car. It just goes.”
After over a decade of service and after delivering the band safely to over a thousand gigs, it is time to retire their beloved purple Eagle tour bus. Being on the road for over 25 years, the band spends nearly half the year on the bus. At this point they cannot continue doing what they do without buying a new bus. They put 1 million miles on the original engine traveling from coast to coast; from their home in Trumansburg on down to Suwannee, from MerleFest to Mcdowell Mountain, from Blue Heron to Grand Targhee, and every fine venue in between. Over mountains, through valleys, across plains, and desert, our bus has enabled Donna the Buffalo to share their music with you all.
(Press Release) Singer-songwriter Frankie Ballard just wrapped a scorching 10-date at capacity European Tour with stops in Germany, Holland, Ireland, and Scotland. In addition to a sold out show on his first trip to Amsterdam, Ballard capped off the run with selling out legendary Bush Hall in London. Ballard’s latest album El Rio (Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville) was released on June 10th to critical acclaim including performances on both The Today Show and Live with Kelly. The album has already been selected by Rolling Stone as one of the 25 Best Country and Americana albums of 2016 so far and The Tennessean as one of the best 16 Nashville albums of 2016 so far.
Recorded at the famed Sonic Ranch, just south of El Paso in Tornillo, Texas, Ballard, band, and producer Marshall Altman left the comfort of Nashville in exchange for the opportunity to immerse themselves 24/7 creating this unique and fresh album.
October, 2016 (Nashville, TN Press Release) -- The alt-folk Colorado quartet of sisters known as SHEL has announced the release of its holiday EP, Winter Fairyland. The EP will be released on November 11, and is now available for pre-order at iTunes." This six-song collection contains three originals, and three classics including a cover of "Sleigh Ride" with an accompanying silhouette video created by the band that Guitar World called a "...beautifully crafted, Tim Burton-esque video..." SHEL has also announced a run of dates this November supporting Amos Lee.