Sometimes I think there isn’t much Toby Keith has not succeeded at. His tour of 2016 was remarkably similar to his 2015 tour. And the year before that. And the years preceding. 2015 was the year Toby was rightfully inducted into the national Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, the most meaningful honor of a career anchored in songwriting. As an entertainer, musician, recording artist and philanthropist, however, Toby Keith again has proven himself a model of consistency at the highest levels of performance in 2016. ... read more!
The anticipation for Grammy nominations has become a spectacular event. Well at least that is how I view it. With the list of Country nods today and a big presence of female artists it’s safe to say the genre IS recognized. Maren Morris led all Country artists with four Grammy nominations, including Country Album (“Hero”), Country Solo Performance, and Best Country Song (“My Church”). Maren and Kelsea Ballerini are included in the overall Best New Artist category, competing with The Chainsmokers. Chance The Rapper and Anderson. Paak. (I am officially lost with those artists) ... read more!
Dierks Bentley released the title track from his critically acclaimed album “BLACK” (Capitol Records Nashville) today. Written by Bentley, Ross Copperman and Ashley Gorley, “Black” has been called one of “the sexiest songs of his career” by the Associated Press and Rolling Stone and is applauded for being “rich with detailed lyrics only made even more vivid by Bentley’s rasp” (Esquire). ... read more!
Multi-platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley introduces his very own custom keyboard app for Apple and Android devices. The keyboard, powered by LyricLink, includes more than 100+ emojis using a brand-new technology that turns users’ thoughts into lyrics from Bentley’s most iconic songs. ... read more!
The build up to the CMA Nominations was exciting but not as much as the reveal today. The 50th Annual CMA Awards were announced on ABC TV’s “Good Morning America” and on a CMA livestream. Familiar names, new surprises and some snubs. ... read more!
Are you planning your party? Are you setting those DVR’s? On Wednesday August 3rd ABC will bring you the 2016 “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock.” The three-hour special airing 8:00-11:00 PM/ET will bring to life country music stars from one of the biggest events in country music. Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett will make their hosting debuts. ... read more!