Losing Sleep sneak peek!

With only a couple of days until the release of his seventh studio album, Losing Sleep, Chris Young has been releasing sneak peeks of his new tracks on his Instagram page @chrisyoungmusic. It’s shaping up to be a pretty great album, check out the previews below!

 

6 day until #losingsleep is available! Here’s a preview of a track off the album called “She’s Got A Way”.

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5 days until #losingsleep is available! Until then, here’s a sneak peek at a track called “Radio and the Rain”

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I can’t wait to hear the full version of “Trouble Looking”, could be an album favourite! Though I already love “Where I Go When I Drink”. Young also announced a ‘world tour’ lets hope this means UK dates?!?!

“Losing Sleep”, “Hanging On”, “Holiday” and “Where I Go When I Drink” are already available for download when you pre-order Losing Sleep.  The album is out Friday, 20th October.

Kacey Musgraves Weds Ruston Kelly

Yesterday, Kacey Musgraves became Mrs Kelly 10 months after Ruston Kelly proposed on Christmas Eve. The couple both took to social media yesterday confirming it was their big day with Kelly saying he’d ‘finally found the real thing’. Too sweet!!!

While we’re impatiently respectfully waiting for wedding dress pictures – who isn’t dying to see what Musgraves chose – there have been a few snaps shared. Songwriter and good friend of the happy couple, Shane McAnally posted adorable pictures of his sweet babies at the wedding with his son as a ring bearer and daughter, a ‘glitter girl’.

The glitter girl gives her wedding review. @rustonkelly ❤️ @spaceykacey

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ring bearer. heart breaker.

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The morning after, Musgraves has posted a picture of her bouquet, describing her wedding as ‘the most unbelievably magical night’. We expect no less from our favourite dime store cowgirl.

The sweet morning after the most unbelievably magical night. Wish I could live in yesterday forever.

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Wishing so much love and happiness to the new Mr and Mrs Kelly forever and ever.

Chris Stapleton’s Big Announcement

Woke up to the best news this morning, during the first of his two sold out shows in Nashville this weekend, Stapleton shared the exciting news that From A Room: Volume 2 would be released on December 1st. For someone still playing Volume 1 on repeat, and choosing a new favourite every week this is HUGE news, I had no idea it would be so soon.

From A Room: Volume 2. December 1.

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Let’s hope there will be a few pre-release tracks before December 1st, as I can barely wait.

 

Day of the Girl 

While I understand that the issue of gender equality, and the need for an ‘International Day of the Girl Child’ is far bigger than country music, we have to start somewhere. Women in country have been a minority for a while now in terms of recognition. You could probably think of plenty of amazing female country artists… Continue reading “Day of the Girl “

Why The C2C Line Up Is Nearly Perfection

The line up for C2C 2018 has been announced on stage at the Shepherds Bush Empire tonight by Whispering Bob Harris.

Headlining across the 3 days are Kacey Musgraves, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and Little Big Town. Kelsey Ballerini, Luke Combs, Kip Moore, Midland and Margo Price are also set to perform on the main stage at some point Friday-Sunday. There have been very mixed reactions following this announcement, with many saying Kacey Musgraves isn’t headline material and that Little Big Town performed a few years ago and therefore shouldn’t appear again. Okay so here’s my take on it… Continue reading “Why The C2C Line Up Is Nearly Perfection”

New Music Round-Up

Another Friday, more amazing music releases. This week has been big for new music!

Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill – ‘Dear Hate’

A beautiful track Morris released to raise money for the Last Vegas victims and their families. The track addresses hate and many of it’s actions over the years, before fighting back with the uplifting message that ‘love’s gonna conquer all’.

Luke Bryan – ‘What Makes You Country’

Arguably the best Luke Bryan track yet. It preaches a sentiment I have been living for so long as a UK country fan who loves all styles of country. Falling in love with songs like this is exactly what makes me country. Continue reading “New Music Round-Up”

Country Reacts to the Loss of Two Greats

Yesterday, Friday 8th September, marks a sad day for country music fans and artists alike as we said goodbye to the gentle giant, Don Williams and half of Montgomery Gentry, Troy Gentry.

Williams died Friday morning following a short illness, while Gentry passed away as a result of a helicopter crash en route to show in Medford, New Jersey.

Country artists reacted to this news on social media with tributes and solidarity. Some saw Williams and Gentry as Continue reading “Country Reacts to the Loss of Two Greats”

CMA Awards Nominations Are Here

It’s that time again… the annual CMA Awards Show is nearly here and the nominations are out! Lauren Alaina, Dustin Lynch and TJ & John of Brothers Osborne announced the nominees on GMA this morning.

It’s the first time Alaina has been nominated in any category, and the second time Brothers Osborne have been nominated for vocal duo – they won the first last year. Miranda Lambert leads the nominations with 5 nods including female vocalist of the year and album of the year. Other shoutouts include Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris and Jason Isbell’s surprise nod for The Nashville Sound. Continue reading “CMA Awards Nominations Are Here”

Gig Review: Maddie and Tae 

Maddie and Tae are up there as one of my favourite artists to see live. I’ve seen them three times now and they never disappoint. I was at their Manchester gig at the O2 Ritz, and while at first I thought that it was a shame that the venue was smaller than last year at the O2 Academy, it became quickly obvious that it made no difference to the energy in the room. They walked on stage to Brothers Osborne ‘It Ain’t My Fault’ playing while the whole crowd sang along, and opened with the upbeat ‘Your Side of Town’.

I’ve been waiting for new Maddie and Tae music to be released since that performance of ‘Water In His Wine Glass’ in Manchester last October. From this perspective, their set couldn’t have been better with an even split of old and new songs which a few covers thrown in. I’m a huge fan of Right Here, Right Now and the harmonies on ‘No Place Like You’ and the empowering sentiments behind ‘Girl in a Country Song’ and ‘Sierra’ never get old. It’s for exactly those reasons, the harmonies and storytelling, that I need new Maddie and Tae music in my life ASAP. Continue reading “Gig Review: Maddie and Tae “