FGL’s Brian Kelley Inked A Solo Deal

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE’s BRIAN KELLEY (BK) has signed with WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE (WMN) to support his solo artist venture, NASHVILLE SOUTH RECORDS, INC, created specifically by KELLEY as an outlet for his solo projects. He is being represented by FULL STOP MANAGEMENT in partnership with WHY&HOW. A solo album is in the works for later this year.

“We are honored that BRIAN KELLEY chose WMN as home to his solo endeavors,” said WMN EVP/A&R CRIS LACY in a press release. “I’ve been an FGL [FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE] believer from day one, and BK’s clear vision for himself and his upcoming project is a testament to his heart, soul, and talent. His new music is the perfect antidote to 2020, and what an incredible way to start 2021!”
 
“I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here,” said KELLEY’s prepared statement. “I’m humbled to team up with WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE remains signed to BMLG RECORDS.

Kelley also teased his new music on Instagram on Tuesday (March 30), by wiping his Instagram profile clean and uploading a single music video clip with a vibe that’s equal parts western and coastal.

The video is captioned, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town… who’s ready to ride this wave?”

Sources: All Access, Billboard, CMT and Brian Kelley’s Instagram

Blake Shelton’s New Album “Body Language” Is Almost Here

It’s now been three and a half years since Blake Shelton released a full-length studio album. So, we’d say it’s about time. This spring Blake will add to his massive legacy with Body LanguageBody Language, is due May 21 (available for pre-order April 23), the album features 12 tracks, including the No. 1 duet Happy Anywhere and current single “Minimum Wage.”

BODY LANGUAGE TRACKLISTING
1.    Minimum Wage (Nicolle Galyon, Jesse Frasure, Corey Crowder)
2.    Body Language (feat. The Swon Brothers) (Colton Swon, Zach Swon, Matt McGinn, Ryan Beaver)
3.    Happy Anywhere (feat. Gwen Stefani) (Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne, Matt Jenkins)
4.    Now I Don’t (Jessi Alexander, Alyssa Vanderheym, Michael Hardy)
5.    Monday Mornin’ Missin’ You (Jessi Alexander, Deric Ruttan, Josh Thompson)
6.    Corn (Craig Wiseman, Matt Dragstrem, Chris Tompkins, Rodney Clawon)
7.    Makin’ It Up As You Go (Brad Tursi, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
8.    Whatcha Doin’ Tomorrow (Dallas Davidson, Kyle Fishman, Casey Beathard)
9.    The Girl Can’t Help It (Ben Hayslip, Josh Osborne, Mark Holman)
10. The Flow (Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne)
11. Neon Time (Jaron Boyer, Michael Tyler, Ben West)
12. Bible Verses (Joe Fox, Andrew Peebles, Brett Sheroky)

Chase Bryant Is Finally Back With New Music

Chase Bryant has had a rough go. After letting the world know about his attempted suicide. In a interview with PEOPLE he said, “I was chasing success…I wasn’t chasing happiness…I was trying to be something I wasn’t. I was just being who they told me to be”

It was 2018 Chase Bryant — best know for country hits such as “Take It on Back” and “Little Bit of You” — got into his truck, placed a handwritten note on his passenger seat and drove to a Nashville gas station where he would ultimately place the barrel of his loaded .357 revolver to his head.

Thank God he didn’t follow through with the ultimate solution to a temporary problem. Life will kick you down and continue to kick you while you’re down. You have to find a way to get your ass up and live. Live everyday God gives you. Kick life’s ass, show people you what you’re made of and show people love while doing so. Unless they’re an asshole. Then by all means cut them out of your life and let them see the your success from the sidelines.

Chase Bryant is back with a hell of a new song that screams COUNTRY and TEXAS! It’s called “Upbringing.”

We couldn’t be more proud of Chase for letting people in on personal his life and how it almost got the best of him. Life is not easy, but giving up is never the answer.

You can read more of his interview with PEOPLE here.

Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous Hits It’s 10th Week At The Top Of Billboard

Our prediction was spot on. Morgan Wallen is still not being canceled all thanks to country music fans and people who know people aren’t perfect. Morgan may say dumb shit, but he’s absolutely one of the best people to ever get to know personally. He’s real and honest. His music speaks for itself. It’s fucking great.

Morgan Wallen continues his reign as the best selling artist of 2021! The cancel culture went after him and it’s clearly not working. Morgan’s sophomore album, Dangerous: The Double Album, sits at No. 1 for a 10th consecutive week now.

According to Billboard, Dangerous is the first album to spend its first 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since 1987, when Whitney Houston’s Whitney album logged all 11 of its weeks at No. 1 from its debut week (from the June 27 through Sept. 5, 1987-dated charts). Before that, the only other album to spend its first 10 weeks at No. 1 on the chart, which began regularly publishing as a weekly survey in March of 1956, was Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life. It spent its first 13 weeks at No. 1 (of a total of 14 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1) from the Oct. 16, 1976, through Jan. 8, 1977-dated charts. Notably Dangerous is the first album to accomplish the feat since MRC Data (then SoundScan) information began powering the chart in May of 1991.

Dangerous is also the first album to string together 10 weeks in a row at No. 1 in total since Adele’s 21 linked 10 weeks in 2012 (of its total 24 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1).

Dangerous is one of just four country albums to spend at least 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 — since the chart began publishing on a regular weekly basis in March of 1956. (Country albums are defined as those that have charted on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.) Ahead of Dangerous among country sets with the most weeks at No. 1: Garth Brooks’ Ropin’ the Wind (18 weeks, 1991-92), Billy Ray Cyrus’ Some Gave All (17, 1992) and Taylor Swift’s Fearless (11, 2008-09).

Will Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous album hit 11 weeks at the top of of Billboards albums chart to tie Whitney Houston’s Whitney album? We will see next week.

You can read more at Billboard.

Kenny Chesney’s Chillaxification Tour Now Pushed To 2022

This is not the news that country music fans want to see. Looks like Kenny Chesney has postponed his Chillaxification Tour, again. Chesney and his team are pushing his plans back to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kenny’s Chillaxification Tour was originally set for the spring and summer of 2020, then it was postponed to the spring and summer of 2021, Chesney will now stay off the road until 2022. A press release explains that he would rather wait another year for the all clear than try to run the tour at a reduced capacity and with pandemic-related guidelines and safety regulations varying from state to state and venue to venue. Kenny and his team feel this is the best decision.

Kenny Chesney said, “we have waited for so long, I can’t play knowing I would disappoint a portion of No Shoes Nation who wouldn’t be able to get into the stadiums and the amphitheaters. There’s no way around that this year. As much I hate postponing further, I would hate telling people who waited we won’t be able to let them come due to capacity restrictions. That’s just not fair.”

Chesney’s 2022 tour will apparently stop at the same stadiums that were scheduled for his 2021 tour, but the tour’s name and supporting lineup, and the show itself, will be different. The press release also teases new music in the setlists.

Read More: Kenny Chesney Pushes Chillaxification Tour to 2022 

Morgan Wallen’s ‘Dangerous’ Country Album Just Hit It’s Ninth Week At No. 1

Morgan Wallen continues his reign as the best selling artist of 2021, even though the cancel culture went after him. It’s apparently not working. His sophomore album, Dangerous: The Double Album, sits at No. 1 for the ninth consecutive week.

According to Billboard, “Dangerous now has the most weeks at No. 1 among all albums since Drake’s Views scored 13 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 in 2016. Dangerous is also one of just four country albums ever to spend at least nine weeks in the lead.”

“Dangerous earned 78,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending March 11 (down 6%),” according to MRC Data. The album is one of only four country albums to spend at least nine weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, since the chart started in March of 1956. Dangerous is also the only country album to spend its first nine weeks on the chart at No .1.

Dangerous: The Double Album made history as the only country album to spend more than six weeks at No. 1 a few weeks ago. The album now holds the record for the longest initial reign at No. 1 as it secures a ninth consecutive week. In addition to holding that record, the album is now only the fourth album overall across all genres to spend at least nine weeks at the top of the charts.

Question is. Will Morgan’s Dangerous: The Double Album spend 10 weeks at the top of the Billboard chart? It more than likely will. That’s our prediction.

McBride & The Ride Are Reuniting Y’all

Dreams do come true!

According to All Access COUNTRY trio MCBRIDE & THE RIDE announced on RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES WSM-A/NASHVILLE’s “Coffee, Country & CODY” show TODAY (3/3) that they are reuniting, with new U.S tour dates being added and talks of new music. McBride & The Ride, included RAY HERNDON, TERRY McBRIDE and BILLY THOMAS. They scored four Top 5 hits and two other Top 20 singles while signed to MCA NASHVILLE in the early to mid ’90s. Hits include “Sacred Ground” (damn good song) and “Love On The Loose, Heart On The Run.”

“In the ‘90s, McBRIDE & THE RIDE had an incredible vibe … that vibe is even stronger and better 20-plus years later,” said HERNDON. “Singing these songs again with TERRY and BILLY is almost Zen-like! To say we are excited to ‘Ride’ again would be an understatement!”

“Even though it’s been almost 20 years since we last toured and performed together as McBRIDE & THE RIDE, the chemistry we once shared is still there, and the three-part harmony we were known for in the ’90s is just as strong as it ever was,” said McBRIDE. “A lot of bands don’t get a second chance to come back, especially with all of the original members, so we’re going to make the most of it each time we take the stage. We can’t wait to hit the road and share our music with our fans again.”

Added THOMAS, “It’s always been easy making music with RAY and TERRY. Times have changed, but our fans haven’t! I still run into folks who caught our live show back in the ‘90s and rave about their experience! I’m excited to ride again!”

Here are the current McBRIDE & THE RIDE tour dates:

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 9th- ROYSE CITY, TX – SOUTHERN JUNCTION
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 10TH- GRANGER, TX – COTTON COUNTRY CLUB
  • SUNDAY, APRIL 11th- BOERNE, TX – THE ROUNDUP
  • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10th- PLANO, TX – LOVE & WAR in TEXAS

February 27th Should Be Alan Jackson Day

A good old boy from small town Georgia who worked on cars with his dad made the best decision of his life. Alan Jackson made the move to Nashville to chase his dream of being a country music star. Thank God he did too.

31 years ago today, Alan Jackson released, “Here In The Real World” , and a country legend was born. February 27, from here on out should be know as Alan Jackson Day. It’s not to much to ask for. Country fans ain’t afraid to protest for this neither…after a six pack of course.

Alan Jackson has 36 number one songs and there’s no doubt that he helped make the Class of 1989 look great. The album’s success helped to revitalize traditional country music and placed Jackson among the Class of 1989, which included Jackson, Garth Brooks, Clint Black, and Travis Tritt to name a few. 

Alan Jackson – “Here In The Real World” (Farm Aid April 7, 1990)


Cancel Culture Ain’t Working On Morgan Wallen

It appears the cancel culture ain’t working on Morgan Wallen after the uproar the TMZ video caused. Country fans are continuing to listen to his music in droves. His ‘Dangerous’ album sales have increased in the thousands percent (that’s a lot by the way) range. ‘Dangerous’ has spent 6 weeks at the top of multiple albums charts.

Morgan is by far one of the nicest people you could ever meet and have a beer with. We’ve had plenty with him. He treats people like they want to be treated and fans aren’t letting him down. The numbers are proving that even with the country music industry helping the mob of the cancel culture trying to ruin him for being a human being himself.

We all make mistakes and some of us have to apologize a little more than others. He’s apologized. Multiple times now. No one is perfect and casting stones at people when the majority of people live in glass houses makes everyone casting judgment look a little hypocritical.

Country music is full people from different walks of life and we’re all family with a few issues…but we’re family. Country music needs Morgan Wallen and the numbers are proving that. Country fans are telling the country music industry that they don’t really give a shit about Morgan Wallen being a human being.

The 56th ACM Awards Head Back To Nashville


LOS ANGELES, CA (February 16, 2021) – The Academy of Country Music®, dick clark productions, and CBS announced today that the 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ will head back to Nashville, TN. The 56th ACM Awards® will broadcast live from three iconic country music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe on Sunday, April 18 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network and will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+, ViacomCBS’ upcoming global streaming service.

“We’re thrilled to return to Music City’s most iconic venues as we come together on April 18th to celebrate the best in Country Music, back in our normal awards cycle,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “A huge thank you to the city of Nashville, Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and Bluebird Cafe for welcoming us back to Nashville, where we can look out for the safety of our artists while shining a spotlight on this vibrant city after a tough 2020.”

The 56th ACM Awards®, honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in Country Music, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming months.

NASHVILLE, TN – AUGUST 23: Honorees Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, and George Strait attend the 11th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on August 23, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM)

You can read more at here.

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