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March 21, 2019

DOUBLE-PLATINUM GROUP LANCO IS BACK WITH FIST-PUMPING ANTHEM “RIVAL” FROM UPCOMING SOPHOMORE ALBUM

Double-PLATINUM Country band and Arista Nashville hit makers LANCO return with a blast of rafter-shaking energy today, dropping the fist-pumping, outsiders anthem “Rival.” A rowdy, other-side-of-the-tracks tribute to forgetting the haters and standing your ground, “Rival” represents “the next step” in LANCO’s evolution and the first taste of the chart-topping band’s upcoming second album. Fans can listen to “Rival” at all digital retailers  here.

Pounding beats and organic undertones create a unique, tough as nails sonic mix, while anthemic gang vocals join quirky electro-country flourishes, banjo and guitar shredding. Produced once again by Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Brothers Osborne), frontman Brandon Lancaster and drummer Tripp Howell teamed up for the co-write. It was built from an off-kilter groove that Howell took to Lancaster after a show one night. The two instantly wrote the track on the back of their tour bus, and it continued to find life with the rest of the band as they worked it up during soundcheck in the following days.
 
“There’s so much pressure to be like someone else or to live up to some outside expectation, especially with social media and how perfect it makes everything look,” explains Lancaster. “We wrote this song from the perspective of no matter where you come from, be proud of who you are and the way you’re creating your own path. And if anyone doesn’t like it, just chalk them up as a rival and keep doing your thing.”

“We realized that everyone has faced something they have to stand up against. It isn’t about fitting into any mold, it’s about sticking up for what you believe in and having that crew of friends around that will always have your back,” Howell adds. “That’s definitely a big part of our story. We didn’t know anything or anyone when we started out trying to break into this business, and I think that underdog mentality really drove us in the beginning.”  

As “the band continues to cultivate an identity as expert showmen” (Rolling Stone), they have already road-tested “Rival” at arenas across the country. To watch the immediate fan reaction, click here: https://bit.ly/2TW6jbR 
 
LANCO has paved the course for critical acclaim with the success of their 2x PLATINUM single “Greatest Love Story” which became a multi-week chart topper. Following the release of their No. One selling debut album HALLELUJAH NIGHTS, both moments were historical in Country music as Lancaster became the first artist in 10 years to have a No. One on the chart solely written by that artist, while LANCO served as the first Country group in a decade to appear at the top of the Billboard Country albums chart with a debut album. As it now boasts over 426 million streams, LANCO has “won admirers among its peers” (Billboard) earning nominations from the ACM, CMT, CMA, AMA, and iHeart Awards , while Lancaster became the first member of a group to ever win NSAI’s “Songwriter/Artist of the Year.” They recently wrapped first-ever headlining HALLELUJAH NIGHTS TOUR to capacity crowds throughout the country and currently serve as direct support for Luke Combs’ “BEER NEVER BROKE MY HEART TOUR.” Fans can connect with LANCO on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. For more information, visit  www.lancomusic.com

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March 18, 2019

MAREN MORRIS’ GIRL DEBUTS WITH LARGEST STREAMING WEEK EVER FOR A STUDIO COUNTRY ALBUM BY A WOMAN

“Maren Morris is the future of country music.”—TIME

“A Texas songwriter with a sharp eye, a velvet voice and a mean streak…‘GIRL’ sets the bar high right away. It’s the most ambitious and eccentric song she’s done yet, an emotional powerhouse driven by jagged rock guitar.”—Rolling Stone

“Morris is one of music’s most curious young artists currently working…GIRL is a 14-song collection showcasing [her] at her prime, swerving lanes between genres while maintaining her deep and respectful country roots. It’s both nostalgic…and forward-thinking…It sounds warm and homey and expensive all at once, an album you play front to back to savor and unpack in your own time.”—GQ

GIRL is terrifyingly good. Across 14 songs, all of which bear Morris’s name in the credits, she offers a masterclass in hell-raising country rock (‘All My Favorite People,’ which features Brothers Osborne), super-sized pop (‘Girl’), and pulsating soul (‘Make Out With Me’).”—Esquire

“Maren Morris is a little bit Springsteen, a little bit Teenage Dream”—Stereogum

GIRL spends its time expanding Morris’ sound, with her super-sized voice—one of the strongest sets of pipes on the Top 40 these days—leading the charge.”—Rolling Stone Country

“[A] sharp and instantly appealing new 14-song collection…”—Entertainment Weekly

“A sophistication that feels like something metaphysical.”—The Washington Post
GIRL, superstar Maren Morris’s new album, has shattered the record for the largest streaming week ever for a country studio album by a woman, with 24 million streams in its first week. The album debuts this week at No. 4 on the Billboard 200No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and continues to receive rave reviews.  

“I am blown away by the support this last week,” says Morris. “My fans were already screaming the lyrics at the show the day after the album came out. I am so shocked and thankful to have broken this record for country music!”

GIRL, released March 8 on Columbia Nashville, has also broken Apple Music and Amazon Music streaming records. The album, Morris’ second, features history-making title track “GIRL”—which had the highest debut on Billboard’s Country Streaming Songs chart by a female artist and the highest weekly streams by a female country artist ever—as well as Brandi Carlile collaboration “Common” and “The Bones.” Watch Morris perform the album’s title track on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” here , and her performances on “TODAY” here. Morris will appear on “Watch What Happens Live” tomorrow, March 19.

Additionally, to cap off an outstanding release week, Morris took home the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awardsfor “Song of the Year” and “Dance Song of the Year” for her massively acclaimed hit “The Middle” with Zedd and Grey. 

Morris is currently on the North American leg of her GIRL World Tour with stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia, New York and beyond this spring before heading to Europe and Australia. Visit marenmorris.com for full tour details.

GIRL comes three years after Morris’ breakout debut album Hero and explores how her life has changed since then—a skyrocketing career, falling in love, becoming engaged and then married—and the highs and lows in between.

Morris is fresh off the heels of five Grammy nominations including Record of the Year and Pop Duo/Group performance for her massively acclaimed hit “The Middle” with Zedd and Grey, Country Solo Performance for her Elton John cover “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” and Country Duo/Group Performance and Country Song for her Vince Gill collaboration “Dear Hate.”

“The Middle” broke the record for most weeks atop Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, also making Morris the first country artist to top that chart. Morris was the most played female artist on country radio in 2018 and 2017, fitting for the artist who was awarded Top Country Female Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards and New Female Vocalist of the Year at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards in 2017.

Morris is a Grammy award winner for Best Country Solo Performance at the 59th Grammy Awards and was named New Artist of the Year at the 50th Annual CMA Awards. The 28-year-old singer-songwriter from Arlington, Texas got her start playing in bars around her hometown and quickly made a name for herself with her Gold certified debut album Hero and its Platinum “My Church,” Gold “80s Mercedes” and “I Could Use A Love Song.” Hero and its singles topped charts nationwide, set Country radio records, and were some of the most critically acclaimed of 2016.

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March 18, 2019

Kane Brown Celebrates GOLD-Certified Album EXPERIMENT and Platinum-Certified Single “Lose It”

Breakthrough vocalist Kane Brown is doubling up this week with the Gold-certification of his highly-lauded album Experiment and the Platinum-certification of his third career No. 1 single “Lose It.” All of this comes on the heels of his ACM Nominated hit “Heaven” being certified 4X Platinum by the R.I.A.A., making Brown one of only five country acts with multiple 4X Platinum hits, joining Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt and Taylor Swift. 

“Lose It” is the first single off Brown’s No. 1 debuting (Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts) sophomore album, Experiment. Quickly building critical-acclaim, Experiment was listed in New York Times’ Best Albums of 2018 and Time Magazine lauded Brown’s “…willingness to stretch genre boundaries and highly personal storytelling,” recognizing him as one of ‘31 People Who Are Changing The South.’ 

The updated Platinum-certifications of both “Lose It” and “Heaven” follow Brown’s earlier certification of his chart-topping single “What Ifs” as 4X Platinum. Brown’s “Heaven” is also nominated for Single of the Year at the 2019 ACM Awards and was Country radio’s most-played airplay hit of 2018.

Brown recently wrapped his multi-city headlining arena “Live Forever Tour” with his official debut performance at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. In a history-making debut, Brown played to a ticketed audience of 75,126 fans on Saturday, March 9, earning the “breakthrough artist” (Associated Press) the biggest country artist debut in Houston Rodeo history and the Top 15th evening overall in paid attendance ever for the event. In each market, Brown partnered with The Boys & Girls Club to offer an exclusive VIP experience and meet and greet with local members.

Brown is currently included in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum “American Currents: The Music of 2018” exhibit, where his wardrobe from his first American Music Awards—the evening he won three AMAs (Country Song, Best Country Album, Best Country Artist— is currently on display. Brown was also featured by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum last year, beside one of his idols and mentors, Randy Travis.

With his No. 1 Billboard 200 release, Experiment, Brown became the only male country artist in more than 24 years to debut at the top of the Billboard  200 chart, and only one of three country artists to top the Billboard200 chart in all of 2018. Brown first topped the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with the release of his self-titled debut album (2016) and again with the release of Kane Brown Deluxe Edition  (2017), which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and Top 5 on Billboard 200 charts. With his debut album, Brown made history by becoming the first artist to top all five Billboard  Country Charts with his breakthrough No. 1 Top Country Album; No. 1 debuting Country Digital Song, the 4X Platinum “Heaven” and No. 1 Country Airplay, Hot Country Song and Country Streaming Song, the 4X Platinum “What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina. Brown earned his third No. 1 single with his hit single, “Lose It,” which topped country airplay and streaming charts. His currently single, “Good As You,” is Top 15 and climbing at country radio.

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March 15, 2019

Rachel Wammack Appreciates “Enough” with Bright New Single Today

Today, RCA Records Nashville’s Rachel Wammack introduces her shimmering new single “Enough.” As “a much needed female voice on country radio” (Sounds Like Nashville), Wammack co-wrote the celebratory track with Laura Veltz and Sam Ellis, mixing her personal and artistic growth alongside the “empowered posture” (NPR) with which she first caught the attention of fans and critics. Fans can download Wammack’s new single “Enough” HERE  ahead of it shipping to country radio on Monday.

“In a world where we get tangled in a web of social media comparisons, materialistic goals, and fame-driven mindsets, I wanted to take a step back and capture what is really important to me,” said Wammack. “That’s my family, that’s my brand new fiancé Noah — it’s the people who fill our cup and encourage us in the moments when we need it the most. Everything else in this life – the good and the bad – is just extra. Sometimes we give those feelings more power than they should have to rule our emotions and this song is a reminder of that for all of us.”

After writing her autobiographical debut single “Damage” over two years ago, Wammack continues to evolve, crafting introspective, relatable lyrics through “Enough.” As the single reflects a new chapter for Wammack, who recently became engaged to her long-time boyfriend Noah Purcell, she continues to steadily forge her own path in the genre by showcasing “contemporary country in ways that should prove amenable to radio” (Entertainment Weekly).

The 24-year-old Muscle Shoals native has a “deep-rooted, classic sound” (Wide Open Country) influenced heavily by the rich music history from her hometown. Her songs showcase a “powerful, raw, honest collection” (All Access)which has earned her recognition as the only artist in the genre selected for Entertainment Weekly’s “2019 Artists to Watch” list. Wammack also made Rolling Stone’s “10 Best County EPs of 2018, Amazon, and NPR’s “Best Music of 2018” list, while earning additional “2019 Artist to Watch” acclaim from multiple outlets including AOL, Pandora, Music Row, Pop Culture,Sounds Like Nashville,  and more. Pegged as CMT’s “Next Women of Country” as well as  Bobby Bones “Class of 2019,” Wammack shares “an undeniable air of confidence and sincerity when she performs” (Taste of Country) that she will take that on the road this year at multiple festivals throughout the country including Tortuga Music Festival, Stagecoach, Country LakeShake, and more. For more information, visit www.rachelwammack.com

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March 15, 2019

CHRIS YOUNG RELEASES RAUCOUS “RAISED ON COUNTRY” MUSIC VIDEO

Multi-Platinum entertainer and 11-time chart-topper Chris Young released the raucous music video for his latest hit, “Raised On Country,” today ahead of the kickoff of his headlining tour this spring. The full-tilt romp captures the vibrant energy of his live show and gives fans a preview of what they can expect on his 2019 “Raised On Country Tour,” kicking off May 16-18 in Alpharetta, GA, Charlotte, NC, and Bristow, VA.

Watch the video NOW.

Directed by Peter Zavadil (Joe Diffie “Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox,” Pistol Annies “Got My Name Changed Back”), “Raised On Country” was filmed at a Nashville-area dive bar and the landmark WSM Radio Tower and features Young, along with two of his longtime bandmates, Kevin Collierand Ryan Haas, in the high-wattage video. Young, a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2017, was excited to film at the historic location built in 1932. At the time, the tower was the tallest in the world, and its 50,000 watts ensured the Opry could be heard on 650 AM-WSM from New York to California and parts of Mexico and Canada.  

“As a member of the Opry, I was honored to be allowed to film ‘Raised On Country’ in and around the WSM Radio Tower and the same airwaves where songs from my musical icons have played over the years,” shared Young. “It was a long day and I had a lot of fun filming the video, even in the scenes where we had debris flying in our faces inside the studio.”

Young has “never been shy about his traditional country influence and spells it out in plain English,” (Rolling Stone Country) in his latest hit, “Raised On Country” — the song pays homage to his predecessors and country music icons Merle HaggardWillie NelsonJoe DiffieGeorge StraitAlan Jackson, and Hank Williams Jr. During his career thus far he has had the honor of recording with Willie Nelson – “Rose In Paradise” found on Young’s Platinum-certified The Man I Want To Be – and Alan Jackson – “There’s A New Kid In Town” found on Young’s first-ever holiday album It Must Be Christmas . He’s also had the opportunity to tour with both Alan Jackson and George Strait.

Tickets for Chris Young’s “Raised On Country Tour 2019,” promoted by Live Nation, are on sale now at ChrisYoungCountry.com. Fans can also purchase tickets now for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com and additional dates will continue to roll-out over the coming weeks.

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March 12, 2019

SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE AND WME CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH WITH ONE-NIGHT-ONLY CONCERT EVENT

Sony Music Nashville and WME partnered Monday night (3/11) to present a special one-night-only concert event celebrating Women’s History Month. Rising stars Carlton AndersonRobert CountsHannah DasherSeaforth, and Rachel Wammack performed powerful tributes to some of the most impactful artists in country music. 

Taking the stage at City Winery in Nashville, Anderson put his spin on Barbara Mandrell’s “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool” and Patty Loveless’ “You Don’t Even Know Who I Am.” Counts opened the show with a rousing take on Loretta Lynn’s “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)” and closed out the night with Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me.” Dasher brought the sass on Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” and stopped the show with Reba McEntire’s “You Lie.” Another stunning moment paid homage to Parton when Seaforth and Wammack partnered for a haunting “Jolene.” The Australian duo later loaned their harmonies to Shania Twain’s “You’re Still The One,” and Wammack’s powerful vocals brought new air to Deana Carter’s “Strawberry Wine” and Trisha Yearwood’s/LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live.” 

Noted music journalists Ashley Eicher and Hunter Kelly, of the “All Our Favorite People” Podcast, hosted the night and had the crowd rolling in laughs.

Female students from Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School’s Academy of Entertainment Industry were guests of SMN and WME with front row seats. The event raised $3,250 for She Is The Music, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating change for women and building an equal future for music through various programs and initiatives.

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March 12, 2019

Mitchell Tenpenny Releases Multi-Layered, Visually Compelling Music Video for His Latest Single “Alcohol You Later”

Riser House/Columbia Nashville breakout recording artist Mitchell Tenpenny continues to push limits and bust creative boundaries with the release of his visually compelling music video for “Alcohol You Later.” Tenpenny chatted with his fans on YouTube before the premiere of his new video.

Intricate and multi-layered, Tenpenny is seen morphing in and out of several settings in the video, where one image overlaps another and then another creating this woozy trip through a couple falling in and out of touch. Directed by TK McKamy, see the “Alcohol You Later” music video HERE.

The single, which was released to country radio on Feb. 11, was written by Tenpenny, Michael Lotten, and Sam Sumer, who also produced the track. “Alcohol You Later” is the followup to Tenpenny’s powerhouse, Platinum No. 1 airplay and streaming hit, “Drunk Me.” Both songs are available on Tenpenny’s Telling All My Secrets album, which was released Dec. 14 and earned the best country first-week showing for a major label debut in 2018. The 11-song project is available to download and stream HERE.

Named by The New York Times as one of the Best Songs of the Year (all genres), “Drunk Me,” which topped Nielsen’s Country On-Demand Audio Stream Chart the first week of 2019 and has accumulated over 180 million streams, made multiple Amazon Music “Most Played” and “Best Of” year-end lists.

The smash track, which remains a streaming chart Top 5, fueled a breakout year the entertainer. He  recently made his network TV debut on NBC’s “Today” and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!.” He received his first ACM Awards nomination for New Male Artist of the Year and he made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry. He is the only country up-and-comer included in Pandora’s 2019 Artists to Watch list, and was also dubbed one of Music Row‘s  Next Big Thing honorees and The Tennessean‘s Next Nashville Stars for 2019.

Tenpenny is currently on the road with Old Dominion’s “Make It Sweet Tour” through April 27 as a special guest. For more information, visitwww.mitchell10penny.com.

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March 11, 2019

RCA Records Nashville Breakout Artist/Songwriter Ryan Hurd Adds New Dates to Sold-Out “To A Tour”

Hailed for his stripped-down authenticity, RCA Records Nashville artist/songwriter Ryan Hurd has added even more dates to his “To A Tour,” which has played to capacity crowds at some of the most respected music rooms in the country. Joining the tour is official beer sponsor, Corona.  

Just added concert stops include Boston, MA (4/19), Jordan, NY (4/20), Grand Rapids, MI (5/16), and Rootstown, Ohio (5/17). Tickets go on saleFriday, March 15.

ET Live said of the LA opener, that Hurd “crushes his first headlining show.” Touring mainstay Pollstar’s review stated, “Not built for flash or two-dimensional bro-downs, his smaller scale works from an honest place. For people struggling to connect in a world increasingly impersonal and alienated, that smaller scale, that basic rock and plangent emotional palette are compelling.”

With career streams exceeding 100 million worldwide, Hurd has a gripping point of view and an eager audience. He recently released his endearing, love letter, “To A T,” to country radio. The song already hit No. 1 on the SiriusXM The Highway’s Hot 30 Countdown and has caught the attention of entertainment tastemakers including men’s lifestyle playbook Esquire.

Hurd co-wrote the sultry “To A T” with Laura Veltz and Nathan Spicer with attention-grabbing bass, sonic guitar work, and drop-you-in-your-tracks harmony from creative muse and wife, Maren Morris. See the music video HERE.

Hurd’s ascension seems obvious. He was named the only country artist on Sirius XM’s all-genre “Future Five” for 2019. He was tapped by AOL as one of their country artists set for a breakout year, Amazon Music’s Best of 2018, and named an Artist to Watch by VEVO, Pandora, CMT, The Huffington Post, and Rolling Stone Country, which lauded him for “generating major buzz” and “making waves.”

The praise is earned. The native of Kalamazoo, MI is one of Nashville’s most multi-dimensional young songwriters. He has had co-pen credits on some of the format’s biggest hits including “Lonely Tonight” (Blake Shelton), “You Look Good” (Lady Antebellum), and “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” (Luke Bryan). Now with the release of his own music, fans are discovering the fuel that drives Hurd is often love with all its avatars. 

Hurd recently released new music “Michigan For The Winter,” which is available on all digital retailers and streaming platforms with “To A T” and “Diamonds Or Twine.” Listen HERE.

Ryan Hurd’s “To A Tour” includes:
March 21 – Gypsy Sally’s, Washington, D.C.
March 22 – City Limits Saloon, Raleigh, NC
April 12 – Knuckleheads Saloon, Kansas City, MO
April 19 – Paradise Rock club, Boston, MA NEW
April 20 – Kegs Canal Side, Jordan, NY NEW
April 25 – Terminal West, Atlanta, GA
April 26 – Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
May 16 – Elevation, Grand Rapids, MI NEW
May 17 – Dusty Armadillo, Rootstown, Ohio NEW
**Schedule is subject to change and additional dates may be added.

For more on Ryan Hurd and to catch him on tour, visit www.RyanHurd.com.

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March 8, 2019

MAREN MORRIS’ GIRL OUT TODAY ON COLUMBIA NASHVILLE

“A Texas songwriter with a sharp eye, a velvet voice and a mean streak…‘GIRL’ sets the bar high right away. It’s the most ambitious and eccentric song she’s done yet, an emotional powerhouse driven by jagged rock guitar.”— Rolling Stone
 “GIRL spends its time expanding Morris’ sound, with her super-sized voice—one of the strongest sets of pipes on the Top 40 these days—leading the charge.”— Rolling Stone Country
 “[A] sharp and instantly appealing new 14-song collection…”— Entertainment Weekly
 “An album that shows off her pop-songwriting chops—and stands out in the bro-dominated country field.”— The Ringer
 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — GIRL, the new album from superstar Maren Morris, is out today—International Women’s Day—on Columbia Nashville—listen here. The album, Morris’ second, features history-making title track “GIRL”—which had the highest debut onBillboard’s Country Streaming Songs chart by a female artist and the highest weekly streams by a female country artist ever—as well as Brandi Carlile collaboration “Common” and “The Bones.” 
 Morris kicks off her GIRL World Tour in celebration of the release in Chicago this weekend, with her first ever headline date at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium next Wednesday, March 13 and further dates in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia, New York and beyond this spring before heading to Europe and Australia. Visit marenmorris.com for full tour details.
 In addition, Morris performed on “The Today Show” this morning and will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” next week as well as Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” on March 19.
 GIRL comes three years after Morris’ breakout debut album Hero and explores how her life has changed since then—a skyrocketing career, falling in love, becoming engaged and then married—and the highs and lows in between. 
 Morris is fresh off the heels of five Grammy nominations including Record of the Year and Pop Duo/Group performance for her massively acclaimed hit “The Middle” with Zedd and Grey, Country Solo Performance for her Elton John cover “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” and Country Duo/Group Performance and Country Song for her Vince Gill collaboration “Dear Hate.”
 “The Middle” broke the record for most weeks atop Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, also making Morris the first country artist to top that chart. Morris was the most played female artist on country radio in 2018 and 2017, fitting for the artist who was awarded Top Country Female Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards and New Female Vocalist of the Year at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards in 2017.
 Morris is a Grammy Award winner for Best Country Solo Performance at the 59th Grammy Awards and was named New Artist of the Year at the 50th Annual CMA Awards. The 28-year-old singer-songwriter from Arlington, Texas got her start playing in bars around her hometown and quickly made a name for herself with her Gold-certified debut album Hero and its Platinum “My Church,” Gold “80s Mercedes” and “I Could Use A Love Song.” Hero and its singles topped charts nationwide, set Country radio records, and were some of the most critically acclaimed of 2016.

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March 8, 2019

LUKE COMBS’ THIS ONE’S FOR YOU CERTIFIED DOUBLE PLATINUM

Luke Combs’ breakthrough debut album This One’s For You is now certified RIAA Double Platinum. Since it’s release June 2, 2017, the album has spent a total of 27 non-consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, including 16 weeks in 2018—making it the highest selling country album last year with 1.1 million equivalent album units sold and the only country album to surpass 1 million album units. It’s also the most-streamed country album of 2019 so far. 

The milestone adds to an already impressive few days for Combs who, earlier this week, became the second artist ever to top all five Billboard Country charts: Top Country Albums, Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Song Sales (all dated March 9).

The success comes on the heels of Combs’ latest single, “Beautiful Crazy,” which remains No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay, Hot Country Songs, Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Song Sales charts for the second straight week. This is his fastest-rising single to date (16 weeks) and makes Combs the first artist ever to send his first five singles to the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.  “Beautiful Crazy” is also the first country single shipped to radio already platinum-certified since Taylor Swift’s “Red” in 2013 and has more than 270 million on-demand streams. In celebration of these milestones, Combs recently released an acoustic version of the song. Listen/share HERE

Combs is nominated for two 2019 ACM Awards (Male Artist of the Year and New Male Artist of the Year), won New Artist of the Year at “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” was nominated for Best New Artist at the 61st GRAMMY Awards and who recently won a CMA Triple Play Award for writing three No. 1 songs in a 12-month period..

In continued support of the album, Combs is currently in the midst of his sold-out Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour — his first ever headline arena tour. Upcoming stops include Morrison’s Red Rocks Amphitheater, Detroit’s DTE Energy Music Theatre and Charlotte’s PNC Music Pavilion among several others. See below for complete tour details.