Thursday, January 20, 2022

THIS WEEK'S MEDIABASE COUNTRY RADIO ADDS


If your local station added your favorite song to their rotation this week, let them know you appreciate it. If they haven't, let them know why they should!


JASON ALDEAN - Trouble With A Heartbreak 
84
ERNEST & MORGAN WALLEN - Flower Shops 27
LUKE COMBS - Doin' This 25
MAREN MORRIS - Circles Around This Town 17
ELLE KING & MIRANDA LAMBERT - Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)15
DYLAN SCOTT - New Truck 7
MORGAN WADE - Wilder Days7
CODY JOHNSON - 'Til You Can't6
CHAYCE. BECKHAM & LINDSAY ELL - Can't Do Without Me5
OLD DOMINION - No Hard Feelings5
SCOTTY MCCREERY - Damn Strait5
WALKER HAYES - AA5
BRETT YOUNG - You Didn't3
CHRIS YOUNG & MITCHELL TENPENNY - At The End Of A Bar3
JAMESON RODGERS - Missing One3
LUKE BRYAN - Up3
MIRANDA LAMBERT - If I Was A Cowboy3
ZAC BROWN BAND - Out In The Middle3
BROTHERS OSBORNE - I'm Not For Everyone2
COLE SWINDELL & LAINEY WILSON - Never Say Never2
HANNAH ELLIS - Us2
INGRID ANDRESS & SAM HUNT - Wishful Drinking2
KAMERON MARLOWE - Giving You Up2
LEE BRICE - Soul2
PARMALEE - Take My Name2
PRISCILLA BLOCK - My Bar2
RUTHIE COLLINS - Hypocrite2
TIM MCGRAW - 7500 OBO 2
ADELE & CHRIS STAPLETON - Easy On Me1
BLAKE SHELTON - Come Back As A Country Boy1
CLAY WALKER - Catching Up With An Ol' Memory1
CONNER SMITH - Learn From It 1
DAN + SHAY - Steal My Love1
DIERKS BENTLEY, BRELAND & HARDY - Beers on Me1
DILLON CARMICHAEL - Son Of A1
ELI YOUNG BAND - Love Talking1
HARDY - Give Heaven Some Hell1
JELLY ROLL - Son Of A Sinner1
JUSTIN MOORE - With A Woman You Love1
MITCHELL TENPENNY - Truth About You1
MORGAN EVANS - Love Is Real1
TENILLE ARTS - Back Then, Right Now1
WALKER HAYES - U Gurl1

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 AT 8:30PM ET - RANDY TRAVIS' DOCUMENTARY "MORE LIFE" TO PREMIERE ON CIRCLE NETWORK


Award-winning Circle Network announced today that it is set to premiere "More Life," a documentary on multi-award-winning artist Randy Travis featuring many of his last recorded performances, on Thursday, February 10 at 8:30 PM ET. Made available to viewers for the first time ever, More Life will air following the season two premiere of “Upstream with Elizabeth Cook,” where Elizabeth joins Randy and his wife Mary at their home in Texas for a day of fishing.

In 2011, "More Life" started as an intimate concert special honoring the 25th anniversary of Randy's iconic album Storms of Life. However many didn't know how important this documentary would become. As the film was being finalized in 2013, Randy unexpectedly became ill and suffered a massive stroke, making him unable to perform and severely limiting his speech.

"Though this documentary began as a 25th Anniversary special, it quickly pivoted into a chronicled celebration of life’s setups and setbacks, after my massive stroke in 2013. The planned few months of composing, turned into 10 years—Mary and I thank the perseverance and patience of the wonderful team that waited and believed in it until completion...the ones that care and protect the legacy of my music,” said Travis.

He continues, “With the colorful life I've lived and four rollercoaster decades in the music and movie industry, there are infinite stories to tell in a finite timeframe. As I watch and listen to the cadence of kind words, special memories, and well-wishes from friends and colleagues, captured in the documentary, I am reminded of the blessed life God has given me. I appreciate those who gave ‘More Love' along the way, and the fans that continue to shed ‘More Light' along my path. There aren’t words that express the gratitude I have for the ones that came along when the day was dim, the future unknown…that gave me ‘More Life’.” With excitement, Travis closes with this, “Not feeling is final…and, I’m feeling great! Enjoy!"

"More Life" has grown beyond its initial vision and has become a celebration of Randy's legacy. The documentary will also feature a special duet performance with Travis and country artist Josh Turner who appeared on Travis’ 25th anniversary album.

Teresa George, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Circle Network, adds “Randy Travis’ light has shined brightly over this town ever since he stepped into the music scene. We are honored to have a part in sharing this inspiring story of his courage, kindness and talent with the world.”

“Randy Travis is the cornerstone of Warner Music Nashville, and we are both honored and humbled to share 'More Life' with the world,” said Shane Tarleton, EVP of Artist Development at Warner Music Nashville. “We’ve been in production for over a decade on this documentary which shines a light on the passion that still drives one of the most important voices in modern country music history.”

Leading into the documentary will be the season two premiere of Circle’s original series “Upstream with Elizabeth Cook.” For this episode, Elizabeth travels to country music legend Randy Travis’ home in Texas where she joined him and his wife Mary to fish. Elizabeth is given a tour of the ranch where longhorn, buffalo, and show horses reside. Elizabeth’s love and respect for Randy makes for an incredibly heart-warming show.

"More Life" and “Upstream with Elizabeth Cook” will air Thursday, February 10 beginning at 8 PM ET.

"More Life" is directed and produced by Shaun Silva. Shane Tarleton and Mike Dupree serve as executive producers along with Tacklebox Films.

“Upstream with Elizabeth Cook” is produced by OEG Productions with Martin Fischer as Executive Producer and Kathryn Russ as director/producer.

Circle is a joint venture between Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and Gray Television. For more schedule and program details, visit www.circleallaccess.com.

Circle’s Day of Randy Travis will begin on Thursday, February 10 at 4:30pm ET and will end at 10:00 PM ET after the documentary airs. Additional programming for the day will include:

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM ET: Jesus Calling – “Faith to Achieve the Impossible”

Description: Country superstar Randy Travis and his wife Mary share how through the ups and downs, they’ve achieved the impossible; thanks to the love of God and faith of their family. Includes a special tribute to the beloved Charlie Daniels.

5:00 PM -6:00 PM ET:  Gaither Gospel Hour – “Randy Travis: Worship & Faith”

Description: The unmistakable voice of seven-time GRAMMY winner Randy Travis has helped define country music. The iconic performer, who has garnered eight Platinum albums and brought us more than 50 hit singles, has recorded a timeless collection of country and gospel classics entitled Worship & Faith. Featuring “Peace in the Valley,” “I’ll Fly Away,” “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” and more, this treasury showcases the honest renditions and heartfelt performances that have made him a country music legend.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET: Hee Haw - "Mel Tillis, Randy Travis, Judy Rodman, Danny White"

Description: Special Guests: Mel Tillis, Randy Travis, Judy Rodman, Danny White

7:00 PM -7:30 PM ET: Opry Rewind – “Fan Favs”

Description: This week’s OPRY REWIND hosted by Chris Young features Fan Favorites. From the Opry Archives we see clips from artists at Fan Fair and fans at CMA Fest. Artists share details about things Fans give them, Heartfelt Fan stories and some Crazy things Fans do. Performances by Randy Travis and Carrie Underwood.

7:30 PM - 8:00 PM ET: Better Half - "Randy Travis / Mary Travis"

Description: This episode of Better Half features Mary Travis, wife of legendary Country Artist Randy Travis. It’s a story with highs and lows and lots of love. In 2013, Randy had a major stroke and it appeared the country star might not make it, but with a fighter like Mary by his side, he pulled through and now enjoys life on their Texas ranch.

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET:  Upstream – “Randy Travis” (Season 2 Premiere)

Description: This week on Upstream with Elizabeth Cook our host travels to Texas to the home of Country Music Legend Randy Travis and his wife Mary to fish. Elizabeth is given a tour of the 350-acre ranch where steer, buffalo and show horses reside. Elizabeth’s love and respect for Randy makes for an incredibly heart-warming show.

8:30 PM -10:00 PM ET: "More Life" (Premiere)

Description: A documentary on multi-award-winning artist Randy Travis featuring many of his last recorded performances, originally filmed to honor the 25th anniversary of Randy’s iconic album Storms of Life.

COUNTRY MUSIC SUCCESS STORIES PODCAST WITH CANDY O’TERRY, FEATURING MUSIC CITY MENTOR, JACY DAWN VALERAS, SHARE STORIES WITH THE UNDISPUTED EXPERT IN THE FINE ART OF MAKING HIT MUSIC, JIM MESSINA


Award-winning broadcaster and podcaster, Candy O’Terry and Music City Mentor, Jacy Dawn Valeras have released another episode in their joint podcast project, Country Music Success Stories. The new podcast is an intimate conversation with the undisputed expert in the fine art of making hit music, Jim Messina. Subscribe to the podcast here and listen on all podcast platforms here.

"May I be brutally honest here? Doing interviews (at times) can be kind of like sitting at the dentists’ office waiting to have a tooth to be extracted and wondering if this will ever end, but with Candy and Jacy, the moment they turned on the gas - WOW - It was really a GAS!" exclaimed Jim Messina. "I was very uplifted and inspired to answer their questions, all of which were interesting, intelligent and certainly a lot of fun when asked to revisit those moments that were shelved deep into my life and career. Thank you for being so kind and supportive for all these years."

“There was a moment when Jim met us on his farmer's porch in rural Tennessee when I had to check myself and ask: "Is this really happening? Am I about to sit down with a legend?" This episode of Country Music Success Stories is a deep conversation that reveals the heart and soul of the man. Jacy and I came away from it knowing that Jim Messina is more than an icon. He's a treasure,” shared Candy O'Terry.

“Having the opportunity to talk with music icon Jim Messina, was as inspiring as it gets,” exclaimed Jacy Dawn Valares. “His stories, wisdom and advice are weaved throughout this entire interview and the true spirit of who he is as a person and musician, really shines through.”

Future guests include Jim Vest, Pam Lewis and many others, including surprise guests along the way. Past guests have included Jamie O’Neal, Sonny LeMaire, Bobby Tomberlin, Frank Myers, Lily Isaac, Chris Lindsay, Bill Anderson, John Schneider, Collin Raye, Aimee Mayo, John and Robin Berry, Steve Dorff, Naomi Judd, Jeannie Seely, Crystal Gayle, Lori McKenna, Karen Staley, Kent Blazy, Larry Strickland, T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang.

The popular podcast made its debut in the top #25 on Apple Podcasts USA Music Interviews Chart. The series has also been picked up by iHeartMedia, the #1 commercial podcast publisher globally as well as RADIO.COM which is powered by Entercom, the 2nd largest radio group in the country and the top podcast producer which includes 800+ streaming stations across the US.

In this Nashville based podcast, radio legend and master interviewer Candy O’Terry goes straight to the pros to hear their stories. From singers to producers, songwriters to record label executives, radio programmers and DJs to PR and marketing pros, every episode is a deep dive into what it takes to succeed in the country music industry. If you want to make it in Nashville, you need a roadmap. Music City Mentor and Founder of Platinum Circle Media, Jacy Dawn Valeras provides valuable advice about everything from writer's rounds to online marketing and building a network that will go the distance.

After spending a week together in Nashville with the idea of doing a four-part series for O’Terry’s award-winning podcast and radio program The Story Behind Her Success, the two realized that the city was rich with stories to tell and that a platform for music industry stories, combined with the rich content Valeras had accumulated through her YouTube series, might be a hit. As life-long singers and country music fans, Candy and Jacy have a clear vision of the guests they seek. “We’re on the lookout for women and men who aren’t afraid to tell the world how they got to where they are today in the music business….including the good times when they were riding high, and the bad times when they were on the verge of giving up. These stories are meant to teach and inspire others to take a chance on living their dreams.”

Stay current with Country Music Success Stories at  countrymusicsuccessstories.com and follow on Facebook and Instagram.  

Stay current with Candy O’Terry on her website candyoterry.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Stay current with Jacy Dawn Valeras on her websites jacydawnvaleras.com and platinumcirclemedia.com and follow her on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

COLLIN RAYE TO PERFORM SPECIAL CLASSIC ROCK CONCERT AT NASHVILLE'S 3RD & LINDSLEY

Tickets for Collin Raye and The Riff Raff: A Salute to Classic Rock
On-Sale Now Via 3rdandLindsley.com


Photo Credit: Lindsey Merrill

Collin Raye may be known for his smash country music hits of the '90s, but he also has a love for another genre: classic rock. Now, for the first time live in concert, Raye will tip his hat to the beloved musical era when he takes the stage at Nashville's 3rd & Lindsley on Wednesday, January 26.

"I'm very excited to be performing with our new rock 'n' roll band, The Riff Raff, later this month at 3rd & Lindsley," says Raye. "It's something I've wanted to do for a long time. It's a tribute to the greatest American and British rock 'n' roll music of all time!"

The live concert, titled Collin Raye and The Riff Raff: A Salute to Classic Rock, kicks-off at 8 p.m. local time in Music City.

"I grew up on classic country music artists like Haggard, Jones, Buck, Cash, Waylon, Johnny Horton, Charley Pride, Tammy Wynette, Dolly, Connie Smith, Ray Price, and all the greats," Raye continues. "But I discovered rock 'n' roll in my teens and grew to love it as well. My brother and I played a lot of both styles of music throughout our youth and were influenced by both genres."

Raye believes the live event will take concertgoers on a musical journey to a time when life seemed a little less chaotic. "My goal with The Riff Raff is to take the audience back to another time in their lives when we were young and carefree with life still ahead of us," he explains. "For two or three hours, we'll be young and carefree again! We feel the atmosphere at 3rd & Lindsley is an ideal place to do this. I invite everyone who loves classic rock to come out and see us for a night of fun and musical nostalgia!"

Tickets are on-sale now at 3rdandlindsley.com.

Friday, January 7, 2022

TRACY LAWRENCE ANNOUNCES "HINDSIGHT 2020 VOLUME 3: ANGELINA" AND RELEASES TITLE TRACK WITH VIDEO



Country music icon, Tracy Lawrence, reached an incredible milestone in 2021 - the year marking his 30th anniversary making the classic Country music that put him on the map. His capsule collection project, Hindsight 2020, consists of three volumes that revisit some of his greatest hits along with all-new material for fans to fall in love with. On the heels of the third and final volume release, Hindsight 2020, Volume 3: Angelina, Tracy has released the title track, "Angelina," and its lyric video, both available now.

"'Angelina' is a get-out-of-your-seats and have a good time kind of song," says Lawrence. "I love its Honky-tonk groove and how much energy it has. It’s going to be a lot of fun to play live and I'm looking forward to having the audience up on their feet with this one!"



Hindsight 2020, Volume 3: Angelina is slated for release on January 28th.

Hindsight 2020, Volume 3: Angelina Track Listing:

1. Didn’t We
2. Angelina
3. Time Marches On
4. Paint Me A Birmingham
5. Don't Drink Whiskey
6. Sticks and Stones
7. Texas Tornado
8. Drank Thru It
9. Who Needs You
10. Alibis 

Be sure to check out Tracy on the road with his longtime friend, Clay Walker, as both Country icons share one stage for an unforgettable concert experience kicking off this March with Alexandra Kay and Randall King opening on select dates. Tickets for this nine-date tour are available at tracylawrence.com and claywalker.com.

Tour Dates:

March 3 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium

March 4 Roanoke, VA Berglund Coliseum

March 5 Augusta, GA William Bell Auditorium

March 10 Charleston, WV Municipal Auditorium

March 11 Chattanooga, TN Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Auditorium

March 12 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center

March 17 Kalamazoo, MI Wings Event Center

March 18 Milwaukee, WI The Riverside Theater

March 19 Owensboro, KY Owensboro SportsCenter