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Ray Wylie Hubbard & Eric Church Collaborate on New Single/Title Track
Ray Wylie Hubbard has collaborated with Eric Church for his new single which will be the title track from his upcoming Desperate Man album, due out in early October. Check out the new track here!
Hubbard shared on Twitter “eric said lets write about a desperate man. i said i once was so desperate i went to a fortune teller to get my future read and she said i didn’t have one. he smiled, laid down a groove and we rode it to town..”
“Church paints a picture of a man willing to try anything before he just accepts his fate. So when the fortune teller tells him he has no more last chances and no future at all, he ain’t listening to the black-hearted gypsy.”
eric said lets write about a desperate man. i said i once was so desperate i went to a fortune teller to get my future read and she said i didn't have one. he smiled, laid down a groove and we rode it to town.. https://t.co/BrjLA7zwTQ
— Ray Wylie Hubbard (@raywylie) July 13, 2018
Miranda Lambert Named CMA Artist-in-Residence
A big Texas-sized congrats to singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert who was named Country Music Hall of Fame’s Museum’s 15th Artist-in-Residence. “The history that the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum holds is so important,” said Lambert. “It’s truly an honor to be named artist-in-residence for the museum. I’m thankful for this place, where our music can continue to be cherished, and I’m thrilled to be among the esteemed artists who have been honored by this designation.” Lambert will play two one-of-a-kind shows on September 19th and 26th, both of which are already sold out.
JUST ANNOUNCED: Country music superstar @MirandaLambert will be the Museum’s 15th artist-in-residence, performing two one-of-a-kind shows at the @CMATheater on Wed, Sept. 19 and Wed, Sept. 26! Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am. Visithttps://t.co/yCtzmaWY6T for more details. pic.twitter.com/yvW0vWZZCv
— Country Music HOF (@countrymusichof) July 9, 2018
New Music from Aaron Watson’s to Benefit Hurricane Harvey Victims
Aaron Watson is set to release his live record “Live at the World’s Biggest Rodeo Show” where he recorded at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. The record will be released August 24th and Watson also announced this week that $1.41 of each sale is going to Rebuild Texas the which represents the 41 counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. Pre-orders are available now and come with a bonus track “Higher Ground”.
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Live at the World’s Biggest Rodeo Show (Live at Rodeo Houston) is coming Friday, August 24th!! $1.41 from each sale is going to Rebuild Texas and represents the 41 counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. You can head over to iTunes right now to preorder the record and get a new acoustic bonus track I wrote about overcoming adversity called “Higher Ground.” Link in bio: bit.ly/AWHoustonLIVE
GRIT to Headline North Texas State Fair & Rodeo
Fair and Rodeo season is just around the corner and Denton’s North Texas State Fair and Rodeo’s got a show you don’t want to miss! GRIT (Girls Raised in Texas) performers Kaitlin Butts, Kylie Rae Harris, Charla Corn and Adrian Johnston will headline on August 29th. The show is FREE with access to the rodeo.
Chase Satterwhite of Shane Smith & the Saints Needs Your Help
Shane Smith posted a video to Facebook this week sharing that the crew’s bass player, Chase Satterwhite, who was in a motorcycle accident earlier this year, is in need of funds to help with medical expenses. Smith shared:
He’s now having to pay a $5k medical deposit completely out of pocket in order to even get this 2nd surgery underway & we’re trying to help him raise the money. This process has been so rough and we’re just trying to take one less thing off of his plate. He’s having to go through it all over again. Please help if you can & spread the word.”Donations can be made HERE.
Koe Wetzel Hints of a 2018 Naughty or Nice Tour
Christmas in July? Sounds like another Naughty or Nice Tour is in the works and fans can look forward to some good ol’ song swapping between Wetzel and Parker McCollum this December!
Naughty or Nice Tour December 2018 https://t.co/OlxMVuWUSn
— Koe Wetzel (@KoeWetzel) July 10, 2018
Texas Summer Jam Adds More Acts to Line Up
The Texas Summer Jam, presented by Whataburger, is scheduled to take place at the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory has added even more acts its August 24th lineup. Performers include Grant Gilbert, Cameron Nelson, Shea Abshier & the Nighthowlers along with mainstage acts Mike Ryan, Parker McCollum, and headliner Randy Rogers and friends.
UPDATE: @ParkerMcCollum, @MikeRyanBand, @SheaABMusic, @CameranNelson, and @GGilbertmusic will join the Texas Summer Jam Presented by @Whataburger® with @RandyRogersBand and Friends on Saturday, August 25th! Get tickets now: https://t.co/QEveEGFVaG pic.twitter.com/MxRD59Z7mL
— The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory (@ThePavilionTMF) July 10, 2018
Bart Crow Announces New Record Coming in 2018
Bart Crow shared that he has hit the studio this week and that fans can expect a new record later this year. Crow is recording the record in Dripping Spring’s Century Recordings Studio who posted this video recording of steel guitar instrumentals being added to a track titled, “Bad Attitude.” We like what we hear, BC!
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The man, @geoffqueenmusic laying down some pretty steel for @bartcrowband’s new record. This song is called Bad Attitude. Love makin that music! @nicktothejay @charleywiles @ajsisler —————————— @centuryrecordings #analogbitch #recording #recordingstudio #vintage #neve #gearporn #guitar #bass #drums #singing #guitarplaying #bassplaying #drummer @voxamplification @fender @danelectro_official @gibsonguitar @rnrrelics @moogsynthesizers @adam_audio @anfdrumco
New Single Released from Shea Abshier & the Nighthowlers
Shea Abshier & the Nighthowlers premiered their new single, “As You Weep” this week! Give it a listen and if you haven’t seen this Stephenville crew live yet…well let’s just say you’re missin’ out!
Coming up on today’s #lunchrush Drew Myers on @RealTexasRadio premiers @SheaAbMusic “As You Weep”! Check out this awesome playlist featuring @sarahhobbsmusic and @ZachNytomtMusic and more! pic.twitter.com/cWyg57j8m4
— Blue Lark Ent. (@BlueLarkEnt) July 10, 2018
Songwriter U Competition Now Accepting Entries
Texas Songwriter U announced that entries are open for its 2018 competition! The competition is hosted by singer-songwriter Jack Ingram and the winner’s prize package includes a co-write with Ingram and Liz Rose, an opening slot for an Ingram show and much more. Deadline for entry is October 1st. See below for more details!
Season 5 of Texas Songwriter U opens its call for entry today! 8 finalists invited to Austin’s #HotelElla for workshop, @SaxonPub Showcase & more w/host @JackIngram, & mentors @jonrandallmusic @lizrose06! Upload 2 songs; $25 entry fee. Lots for our finalists to win! pic.twitter.com/su8ueqIFzk
— Texas Songwriter U (@TxSongwriterU) July 9, 2018
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New Music Out This Week:
Jason Eady – The Climb (Single)
Cory Morrow – Whiskey and Pride (Single)
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