THE JERRY DOUGLAS BAND Receives 2018 GRAMMY Award Nomination for "Best Contemporary Instrumental Album"
THE JERRY DOUGLAS BAND's debut studio album, WHAT IF, today (11/28) has received a 2018 GRAMMY Award nomination for "Best Contemporary Instrumental Album."
"Every nomination for any award is special, but today was the first nomination for a band that I travel with and confide in which makes it all the more special," says DOUGLAS. "We are brothers on the road in every way, and I am so proud to be among these wonderful musicians in this endeavor."
On WHAT IF (released August 18 via Rounder Records), the 14-time GRAMMY Award-winning and three-time Country Music Association Musician of the Year, JERRY DOUGLAS and company decisively merge jazz inclinations with the bluegrass, country, blues, swing, rock, and soul that DOUGLAS spent his life absorbing and performing, forging a sound that flies beyond the boundaries of anything he, or anyone else, has done before.
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Miranda Lambert Invites Fans and Animal Lovers to become citizens of MuttNationBeginning on Giving Tuesday
For Giving Tuesday, Grammy-winning country star Miranda Lambert has launched a new initiative with her Mutt Nation Foundation. With a 100% tax deductible donation of $25 or more you become a MuttNation Citizen and join dog lovers from all over in making life better for mutts.
Members receive a downloadable Certificate of Citizenship signed by Miranda Lambert, their name on the Citizens page, a photo of their pet in The Dog Park (section of the website), a 20% discount on all MuttNation products on Petmate.com (the proceeds of which benefit MuttNation Foundation), and most importantly, the knowledge that they are helping to make a real difference in the lives of animals and helping a shelter pet find a forever home.
November 27, 2017 (Press Release) - In the summer of 2016, Brooklyn's longest-lived band, Life in a Blender squirreled away at Old Soul Studios in Catskill, NY, to record their ninth album, Happy Enough. Producer and Old Soul Studio’s owner, Kenny Siegal—who has recorded The New Pornographers, Chris Whitley, AC Newman, Langhorne Slim, and others—manned the large recording knob.
Many of the songs on Blender’s latest album were inspired by (not stolen from) other people's works of art. They were written as part of the Bushwick Book Club, a creative project developed by the shimmering Susan Hwang. The BBC encourages musicians to write songs about books, poems, graphic novels, and other written works.
The song "Let the Baby Cry" takes its lyrics directly from a poem by Emily Pérez. She teaches English and Gender Studies in Denver where she lives with her husband and sons. Don's screaming at the beginning recreates his own birth.
Startling new talent Keeva shares her first release since signing to Downtown Publishing. Entitled Whiskey, the single was recorded at Niles City Sound, the Fort Worth, Texas studio founded by Josh Block, Austin Jenkins and Chris Vivion. Collectively, they are best known as the production team behind Leon Bridges’ breakout debut album Coming Home.
Grammy, CMA and ACM award-winning songwriter Lori McKenna just released "Mama's Cooking," one of the brand new tracks being added to Amazon's "Acoustic Christmas" Holiday playlist, which is available for streaming December 1st.
The 21 new tracks joining the “Acoustic Christmas” playlist include all-new compositions from acclaimed singer-songwriters Josh Ritter, The White Buffalo, and Noah Gunderson. Americana stalwarts Jim Lauderdale and Nicki Bluhm, also deliver new holiday originals, while buzzworthy newcomers including Courtney Marie Andrews and Noah Cyrus take on “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” respectively. Cyrus says of her rendition, “this song is a classic. We’ve been playing this song around my house since I was a little girl. Love this record!”
Elsewhere, Joy Williams is joined by Birdtalker on the achingly beautiful “December Song” and indie singer-songwriter Sera Cahoone offers a mournful reading of “Last Christmas,” which resonates especially coming as it does one year after George Michael’s sudden passing in December, 2016.
New tracks on “Acoustic Christmas” include:
1. “Winter Time (The Snow is Coming Down),” Josh Ritter
2. “Christmas Eve,” The White Buffalo
3. “Last Christmas,” Sera Cahoone
4. “Before this Child,” The Walcotts
5. “Christmas Is Different For Everyone,” Jim Lauderdale
6. “Christmas Again,” Nicki Bluhm
7. “The Christmas Song,” Jule Vera
8. “December Song,” Joy Williams featuring Birdtalker
9. “Merry Christmas Baby,” Mike Farris and Shannon McNally
10. “I'll Be Home for Christmas,” Courtney Marie Andrews
11. “Doesn't Feel Like Christmas,” Logan Brill
12. “Home for the Holidays,” Lucas Hoge
13. “Mama's Cooking,” Lori McKenna
14. “Silent Night,” COBI
15. “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Waterloo Revival
16. “Happy Xmas (War is Over),” Jesse Terry
17. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” Noah Cyrus
18. “EVERGREEN,” Noah Gunderson
19. “Go Tell It to The Mountain,” Bailey Bryan
20. “Feliz Navidad (Acoustic),” Susto
21. “Al Filo De Medianoche,” Carla Morrison
Amazon Music Releases More Than Two Dozen New and Original Songs for the Holidays, Available Now on Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music
(Press Release) Amazon Music today announces the release of more than two dozen songs for the holidays, including "Christmas Soul," a new Amazon Original playlist featuring 25 all-new holiday recordings from a wide range of artists; and the addition of three new songs to “All Is Bright,” an existing Amazon Original playlist filled with holiday songs featured exclusively on Amazon Music. Both playlists are available to stream beginning today, November 24, exclusively on both Amazon Music Unlimited and
"Christmas Soul" is a purposely eclectic mix, exploring the many and varied meanings of "soul." Across the playlist’s 25 tracks, you’ll hear rising indie hip-hop MC Open Mike Eagle, alt-pop songwriter Dawn Richard, classic soul performers Don Bryantand Ural Thomas, horn-laden retro stylings from the likes of Marc Broussard and JC Brooks, rootsy country-soul from Nicole Atkins and The Texas Gentlemen, propulsive Latin-soul rhythms courtesy of Jungle Fire and Buscabulla, and much, much more.
Released on the 27th of November, ‘Drinking By Myself’ is the perfect soundtrack to a lonely winter night on the sofa with a bottle of wine. JoAnna’s sultry tones are just what you need to warm you up again. The focal point of the song is the empowering sentiment of not wanting to let breakups and heartbreak bring you down and being able to move forwards and be okay on your own. Watch the video HERE
JoAnna brings a unique array of influences to her rootsy soul sound. When all her friends in grade school were getting into N’SYNC and Britney Spears, her mother was introducing her to Stevie Wonder. Surrounded by a family full of cousins who all played instruments, she took naturally to incorporating R&B (her original dream was to be a Motown singer) with her acoustic guitar. These motown influences are the very DNA that runs through ‘Drinking by myself’ the single is reminiscent of Etta James ‘Rather go Blind’ with smooth yet powerful vocals and a passionate delivery.
The multi-talented performer left the small-town environs of her long-time home of Bend, Oregon – where she became popular on the coffeehouse and wine bar circuit – and moving to the thriving live music hotbed of Austin to find greater opportunities to share her voice and bare her musical soul to the world.
AUSTIN, Texas (Press Release) – Jenni Finlay Promotions is pleased to announce its special Black Friday Rebels and Renegades Bash at Threadgill's World Headquarters (301 W. Riverside Drive)! The all-star lineup will include performances by singular songwriters Chris Fullerton, Jon Dee Graham, Walt Wilkins, Curtis McMurtry, The McKay Brothers (Reunion!) and the Robert Kraft Trio! “I always incredibly honored to present Rebels and Renegades at world-famous Threadgill's,” Finlay says. “This is an exciting opportunity to spotlight the best of the best singers and songwriters in the Americana world!”
Jenni Finlay Promotions has repersented the cream of the Americana crop over the past decade including James McMurtry, Kinky Friedman, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Slaid Cleaves, Ben Kweller, Lucero, Caitlin Rose and dozens more. Rebels and Renegades is sponsored by celebrated craft beer makers Lagunitas Brewing Company and Squeaky String Productions, the umbrella company for Jenni Finlay Promotions as well as Finlay's businesses with Austin-based writer Brian T. Atkinson including Eight 30 Records, Burgundy Red Films, the Cheatham Street Woodshed recording studio and Catfish Concerts.
REBELS AND RENEGADES LINEUP 11/24
Chris Fullerton • 10:30 pm
Walt Wilkins • 9:30 pm
McKay Brothers Reunion (w/ Noel McKay and Hollin McKay) • 8:30
Jon Dee Graham • 8:00 pm
Curtis McMurtry • 7:30 pm
Robert Kraft Trio • 7:00 pm
Ticket link: http://bit.ly/2AXjwUI
Facebook event page: http://bit.ly/2j9zgNg
ATLANTA (November 21, 2017 Press Release) - The new single from indie folk collective The Good Graces, “The First Girl” strikes an unflinchingly introspective chord that is both atmospheric and intimate. Combining a plaintive, utterly appealing vocal drawl and a raw, honest homespun warmth, the single is off the upcoming release,The Hummingbird EP, due out February 9, 2018 on Pretty New Songs.
November 21, 2017 - Outlaw Country singer-songwriter Dallas Moore has shared the first single from his forthcoming LP Mr. Honky Tonk at Glide Magazine, who wrote, "'Somewhere Between Bridges' is a twangy anthem that remains right in the pocket and sinfully soulful. While names like Sturgill and Stapleton have been getting their Americana due, Moore delivers an authentic charisma that makes his ideal to be a critics’ favorite. Moore's new album, Mr. Honky Tonk, is out Feb. 23 via Sol Records.
Dallas Moore’s old-school country sound developed honestly, following over 20 years of sharing stages and studios with his honky-tonk heroes. Satellite radio support, paired with a willingness to perform over 300 shows a year, finds the seasoned veteran positioned to reach the Americana masses with his forthcoming album Mr. Honky Tonk.
Tastemakers have taken note already, with the Dallas Moore Band crowned the Ameripolitan Music Awards’ 2017 Outlaw Group of the Year. The award came after three prior nominations for the band No Depression credits with bringing “hangovers and excitement to outlaw country fans everywhere.”
Recent career strides caught the attention of producer/country-music heavyweight Dean Miller, son of Roger Miller and an accomplished songwriter himself, having penned tunes with George Jones, Hank Williams III, Jamey Johnson and more. Miller entered Baird Music Group’s Nashville studio with Moore and his band to record what was originally planned to be a five-song EP. “Out of all the things we’ve ever done, I think Dean captured what I do way better than anyone else we’ve ever worked with,” Moore says. “It was the best recording experience I ever had.”