Trace Adkins Shows Us What Memorial Day Means With ‘Empty Chair’

Trace Adkins has always done our military right and shows what patriotism means. This new song the ‘Empty Chair’ is just another example of reminding people what our military means.

Memorial Day isn’t just about getting 3 days off from work to barbecue and drink. Which is great. Who doesn’t enjoy being away for the boss and work. Memorial Day is about remembering our military who fought for us to even have a free weekend to do as we wish and remember that some of them that never made it back home. They never made it home, because they gave their all for us.

Military people who give their all for our country deserve all of our respect and not just one weekend a month. Drink for them on Memorial Day. Drink for them every weekend. Raise a glass for them every chance you can. They deserve to be respected and remembered for giving their lives for our pursuit to whatever the hell makes us free and happy in life. This song from Trace Adkins is the perfect reminder of what our military sacrifices for us.

God bless the men and women who gave their all for us and thank you Trace Adkins for another great reminder with the ‘Empty Chair’.

Even Though Morgan Wallen Was Banned From The Billboard Music Awards…He Still WON

MORGAN fucking WALLEN was named TOP COUNTRY ARTIST, TOP MALE COUNTRY ARTIST and TOP COUNTRY ALBUM (for “Dangerous: The Double Album”) even though he’s been missing from action for the last few months because of the ridiculous cancel culture. 

Morgan Wallen was banned from appearing at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards over the video that was leaked of him saying something he probably shouldn’t have said. He definitely wasn’t barred from being nominated for major awards, however, since nominations are tied to his position on Billboard charts as well as his music sales and streams on online platforms. Which we all know his “Dangerous: The Double Album” owned the charts for at least 10 weeks in 2021.

Morgan’s real fans never gave up on him. Mainly because his fans know he’s a human being and no one is perfect. Take his moments of being ‘not so perfect’ away from him. Morgan Wallen is hands down…a damn good man.

Over the weekend, the Academy of Country Music restricted Wallen from taking home any awards in individual categories such as male vocalist of the year over the viral video. Wallen will still be eligible to receive awards in other categories so as to give credit to his collaborators.

Morgan Wallen said it best, “the video you saw was me on hour 72 of a bender, and that’s not something I’m proud of either,” Wallen said in the video, posted to social media and sent to TMZ. “Obviously, the natural thing to do is to apologize further and continue to apologize because you got caught, and that’s not what I wanted to do. I let so many people down who mean a lot to me, who have given so much to me, it’s just not fair,” he said. “I let my parents down and they’re the furthest thing from the person in that video. I let my son down and I’m not OK with that.” You can see the entire video on Morgan Wallen’s heartfelt apology on his social media pages.

Never underestimate the real country music family. We’re always there for each other. Mistakes happen (sometimes often), but we stick together. Family and friends alway do look out for one another. That’s the real country music family.

The ‘Marfa Tapes’ From Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram And Jon Randall Are Exactly What COUNTRY Needs

This project is not getting enough attention and it really deserves all of the attention. Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall have put out one of the best country albums ever called the ‘Marfa Tapes.’

There are 15 songs on the album and every song screams country music. Miranda Lambert and Jack Ingram have worked together a few times in their career. Miranda Lambert is basically Texas royalty and Jack Ingram is a Texas Music Country legend. No one can argue that. Jack is simply a bad ass. So, joining forces was the right thing to do…again

For people who aren’t familiar with Jon Randall. He’s a bad ass in his own right. His career began as a guitarist for Emmylou Harris‘ Nash Ramblers with whom he won his first Grammy for their Live at the Ryman album in 1992. Between 1995 and 2005 Randall released four solo albums, What You Don’t KnowCold Coffee MorningWillin’ and Walking Among the Living.

Randall has also produced a lot of country projects like Dierks Bentley‘s Up on the Ridge(2010) which was nominated for the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Country Album, and The Mountain(2018). Both albums were nominated for the ACM and CMA’s Album of the Year. Randall’s production on The Mountains “Burning Man ft. Brothers Osborne” also earned him the 2019 ACM Award for Music Event of the Year. Other artists Randall has produced include: Dwight YoakamJack IngramPat GreenNitty Gritty Dirt BandJessi Alexander, and Parker McCollum. Jon Randall definitely knows his away around country music to say the least.

Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall’s album the ‘Marfa Tapes’ is everything country music stands for. Real, honest and raw. Three chords and the truth can definitely be heard in every song on this album.

If you haven’t heard this album yet. Please take time to stream it wherever you stream music.

Alan Jackson Said, “Country Music Is Gone And It’s Not Coming Back”

Alan Jackson is pretty upset about the state of country music and he had some choice words to say. He said, “country music is gone and it’s not coming back.

“It’s like the 1980s again. I’m 62 years old; I’m not some 30-year-old stud. It’s not the same, but somebody has to bring it back, because it’s not just people in their 50s, it’s people in their 20s, too,” the country icon continues in an interview with HITS Daily Double.

Alan Jackson has been true to country music with songs like “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow” , “Here In The Real World” , “Wanted” and “Chattahoochee” to name a few. When you see Alan Jackson. You know immediately that he’s country. He’s someone you have to mention when you talk about real country artists and there’s no doubt that he’s true to traditional country music.

Country music has definitely went more pop country in recent years and some say they’re alienating the traditional country fan. There’s no arguing that the sound of today’s modern day country music not what Hank Williams Sr, Pasty Cline, Loretta Lynn and Waylon Jennings was playing. Today’s country music sells…to people who live in the city extremely well. So, Alan Jackson, voicing his feelings about the state of country music more than likely resonates with a lot of country music fans that still buy drinking and cheating songs (we still buy ‘em).

Alan Jackson’s new album “Where Have You Gone” will be available anywhere you buy and stream music May 14, 2021 featuring 21 new songs from the country boy himself.

God bless Alan Jackson! We still need a Alan Jackson federal holiday in this country!

Jamey Johnson And Randy Houser At The Opry Is The Only Thing You Need Today

Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser have been touring the country playing country music to country fans for the past year now.

Jamie and Randy finally made their way to the Grand Ole Opry together and their performance is everything you need to see on the internet today. These two men could possibly save country music on their own. They kicked things off with a stripped down performance of “Evangeline,” which is the final track from Randy’s extremely underrated 2019, Magnolia, album.

Between songs, Jamey Johnson handled the speaking duties. In his signature Jamey Johnson humor, he had the crowd howling:

“Y’all look weird… they let us take our britches off our face when we walked in here so that was very kind of the Opry. 

I know just like the rest if y’all we’re looking forward getting back to some sense of normal but ain’t this been so much fun gettin’ fat? Just fat. 

I mean, me and Randy Houser were the biggest duo in country music when we started touring acoustic back in February. And now we’re the bigger losers, we lost about 50 pounds a piece.” 

They followed up their monologue with another performance of Jamey’s “Lead Me Home,” from his 2006 album, The Dollar. It was actually written by Randy Houser, along with Craig Monday.

Garth Brooks later showed up to take the stage with Steve Wariner. We’ll shut up now. Just watch the whole damn thing. It’s worth your time.

The Winners Are In For The 56th ACM Awards

Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton’s cohosting duties at 56th ACM Awards are a wrap and the winners have been chosen.

Alan Jackson’s performance brought COUNTRY music to the ACM Awards. Carrie Underwood and CeCe Winans took us all to church. Which was definitely needed.

Congrats to all of the winners and to the artists who performed at the 2021 ACM Awards. Hopefully next year…we will see Morgan Wallen who definitely deserves to be there.

Jason Aldean Is Ready To Play Again

Jason Aldean is set for his first performances in over a year, with two headlining shows at Bonnaroo Farm in Manchester, Tennessee, on May 14-15.

JASON ALDEAN: Live at The Bonnaroo Farm will host a limited number of fans in socially distanced, four-person pods, with tickets beginning at $99 per pod. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 9 at 10 am. CT at jasonaldean.comand, with $1 from each ticket benefiting the Bonnaroo Works Fund.

“You could’ve asked me to play a gas station at this point and I would say yes,” Aldean said. “So being able to setup the full show with all the band guys plugged in is going to make for a really good time. We’re going to turn it up – there’s nobody out there to bother – and make up for some lost time for sure.” 

Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to create their own comfortable space within their pod. Concessions and merchandise will be available on-site through mobile ordering. Masks will be required for all attendees when moving around the venue, but may be removed while inside their own reserved seating area. 

As more people across the country continue to receive their COVID-19 vaccines, concert venues are slowly adding new shows. Other artists slated to perform at Bonnaroo Farm in coming months include bluegrass artist Billy Strings, Jon Pardi, and The Avett Brothers. Meanwhile, the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is set for Sept. 2-5, 2021.

You can read more at CMT.

Eric Church Is Coming To A City Near You…Hopefully

Eric Church has announced plans to return to finally hit the road in the Fall of 2021. The country superstar revealed the venues and dates for his Gather Again Tour, which is set to launch on Sept. 17 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.

Billboard reports that Church and his band are scheduled to hit 55 cities in North America before wrapping the road trek at Madison Square Garden in New York City on May 20, 2022.

Seats for the upcoming shows will be sold at full capacity, featuring seating in the round.

Tickets for the U.S. dates are set to go on sale to members of Church’s fan club, the Church Choir, on May 4. General public ticket sales will follow on May 7, with Canadian dates to going on sale “soon,” per Billboard.

Church is also set to release a triple album project titled Heart & Soul in three parts in April. Heart is due out on April 16, followed by the Church Choir fan club-only release on April 20 and Soul on April 23.

Eric Church’s 2021 Gather Again Tour Dates:

Sept. 17, 2021 – Rupp Arena Lexington, Ky.
Sept. 18, 2021 – Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio
Sept. 24, 2021 – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse Cleveland, Ohio
Sept. 25, 2021 – KeyBank Center Buffalo, N.Y.
Oct. 1, 2021 – Alerus Center Grand Forks, N.D.
Oct. 2, 2021 – Bell MTS Place Winnipeg, Manitoba
Oct. 8, 2021 – PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh, Pa.
Oct. 9, 2021 – Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Pa.
Oct. 15, 2021 – Ball Arena Denver, Colo.
Oct. 22, 2021 – Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, Alberta
Oct. 23, 2021 – SaskTel Centre Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Oct. 29, 2021 – Rogers Arena Vancouver, British Columbia
Oct. 30, 2021 – Climate Pledge Arena Seattle, Wash.
Nov. 12, 2021 – Thompson-Boling Arena Knoxville, Tenn.
Nov. 13, 2021 – Ford Center Evansville, Ind.
Dec. 3, 2021 – SNHU Arena Manchester, N.H.
Dec. 4, 2021 – UBS Arena Belmont Park, N.Y.
Dec. 10, 2021 – The Anthem Washington, D.C.
Dec. 11, 2021 – The Anthem Washington, D.C.
Dec. 17, 2021 – Bon Secours Wellness Arena Greenville, S.C.
Dec. 18, 2021 – Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C.
Jan. 7, 2022 – Pinnacle Bank Arena Lincoln, Neb.
Jan. 8, 2022 – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Sioux Falls, S.D.
Jan. 14, 2022 – Scotiabank Arena Toronto, Ontario
Jan. 15, 2022 – Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa, Ontario
Jan. 21, 2022 – Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Mich.
Jan. 22, 2022 – Little Caesars Arena Detroit, Mich.
Feb. 4, 2022 – KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky.
Feb. 5, 2022 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Ind.
Feb. 11, 2022 – CHI Health Center Omaha Omaha, Neb.
Feb. 12, 2022 – Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, Iowa
Feb. 18, 2022 – T-Mobile Center Kansas City, Mo.
Feb 19, 2022 – BOK Center Tulsa, Okla.
Feb. 25, 2022 – Hampton Coliseum Hampton, Va.
Feb. 26, 2022 – Spectrum Center Charlotte, N.C.
March 4, 2022 – Amway Center Orlando, Fla.
March 5, 2022 – Amalie Arena Tampa, Fla.
March 11, 2022 – United Center Chicago, Ill.
March 12, 2022 – Enterprise Center St. Louis, Mo.
March 18, 2022 – Resch Center Green Bay, Wis.
March 19, 2022 – Resch Center Green Bay, Wis.
March 25, 2022 – Legacy Arena at the BJCC Birmingham, Ala.
March 26, 2022 – Simmons Bank Arena Little Rock, Ark.
April 1, 2022 – Dickies Arena Fort Worth, Texas
April 2, 2022 – AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas
April 8, 2022 – Toyota Center Houston, Texas
April 9, 2022 – Smoothie King Center New Orleans, La.
April 15, 2022 – Moda Center Portland, Ore.
April 16, 2022 – Spokane Arena Spokane, Wash.
April 29, 2022 – ExtraMile Arena Boise, Idaho
April 30, 2022 – Vivint Arena Salt Lake City, Utah
May 6, 2022 – Pechanga Arena San Diego, Calif.
May 7, 2022 – STAPLES Center Los Angeles, Calif.
May 11, 2022 – Golden 1 Center Sacramento, Calif.
May 13, 2022 – T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nev.
May 14, 2022 – Gila River Arena Glendale, Ariz.
May 20, 2022 – Madison Square Garden New York, N.Y.

Read More: Eric Church Sets Gather Again Tour Dates for Fall of 2021 

Payton Smith LIVE From Ole Red In Nashville

Had the chance to see Payton Smith on his radio tour and was blown away by his talent. He plays guitar like Keith Urban and sings his ass off. You can feel the energy when he performs and he’s one of the most humble people you can ever meet. Blake Shelton’s Ole Red in Nashville has been giving new artists a chance to work and showcase their talent during a time a lot of new artists can’t. This news couldn’t be any better for Payton Smith.

Opry Entertainment has tapped Payton Smith as Artist in Residence over the next few months at Ole Red Nashville. The 21-year-old Louisiana native will take the stage every Wednesday from April 7 through June 30 – except April 14 – beginning at 8:00 pm CT. The first hour will be live-streamed via RIFF with the second hour featuring surprise appearances. Guests are invited to dine and watch the show live at Ole Red Nashville. No tickets are required. Ole Red upholds enhanced safety measures at every guest and staff touch point to ensure everyone’s experience is safe and fun. To review Ole Red’s updated COVID-19 safety protocols, please visit

Alan Jackson’s New Album Will Be Here May 14th

Alan Jackson has new music coming in May!

It’s COUNTRY and we wouldn’t expect anything less from Alan Jackson who never sells out. He’s been real country since 1989.

Alan Jackson’s Twitter, “Where Have You Gone, the new album from Alan Jackson, will be released on May 14th and is available for pre-order NOW! The title track as well as “Things That Matter” and “Way Down In My Whiskey” are now on all streaming platforms.”

According to a listing at Amazon, Jackson will release “Where Have You Gone” on May 14, 2021. The 21-song project features several tracks inspired directly by Jackson’s family, including two songs that he wrote for his daughters’ weddings, “You’ll Always Be My Baby” and “I Do.” There’s also a song inspired by Jackson’s mother titled “Where Her Heart Has Always Been,” which he wrote for her funeral. That track features an old recording of her reading from the Bible.

Can’t wait to hear this entire new album from one of the best to ever be apart of country music. Country music is alive and well y’all.