Inside Track on Music Row: April 2024


Singer-songwriter, and indie country-soul recording artist Tyler Conti (ImpactRecords), a newcomer to the country music format but no stranger to the recording and live performance scene, has announced the scheduled release of his new single, “Everything Between.” Listen to a track preview here.  Infused with R&B, gospel rhythms and swag, the recording is poised to set Conti apart from the pack. Penned by Conti alongside Gallo Pacheco, and produced by Dave Baker, the single will be available Friday, April 19, 2024 via all major digital retail and streaming outlets; with the presale/pre-save event beginning April 5. “‘Everything Between’ is about appreciating the one you love for all the little things they do each and every day,” the Portland Oregon native, Conti said. “It’s about cherishing the value of love and pays homage to the one you love by acknowledging their everyday contributions and recognizing all of God’s tiny gifts as a blessing.” Conti’s fresh musical delivery and hopeful perspective in the debut country release, “Everything Between,” is the mark of a new direction and as a newcomer to watch. The tune is the lead single from Conti’s waterfall series to roll-out through 2024. More about Tyler on Instagram


Groundbreaking country artist Lily Rose plots a one-night-only experience for fans and industry alike with a first-glimpse at her forthcoming EP Runnin’ Outta Time. Set to take center stage at Nashville’s newly renovated Cannery Hall on Thursday, May 9, this exclusive event will showcase Rose’s dynamic performance and poignant storytelling in an unparalleled fusion of music and visual artistry. Tickets for the event are on sale now. Show tickets and info here. Rose will be the first country artist to integrate the staple venue’s new state-of-the-art video technology as she invites listeners into her next chapter to experience each note and lyric unfolding before their eyes. From chart-toppers to brand new tracks, the audience can expect to be immersed in the full spectrum of Rose’s artistry, performing her latest work in its entirety before its debut on May 10.  “I’m so pumped to share my new EP Runnin’ OuttaTime with y’all, that I wanna do it before the EP releases,” shares Rose. You guys are everything to me, and I’m so excited to share my new music with my biggest fans LIVE before they release, and of course play some of y’all’s old favorites, too. See you in Nashville!” #LilyRoseMusic


Following his third No. 1 single at Country radio and in the middle of playing to packed out arenas on his headlining tour, multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Riley Green shows no sign of slowing down as he announces new EP Way Out Here now available to pre-order here.  The seven-song collection will be released April 12 via Nashville Harbor Records & Entertainment; the same day Green kicks off his inaugural beachfront music festival Duckman Jam at the Flora-Bama.  “We’ve been playing these new songs on the road and wanted to get them to the fans soon as possible,” said Green. “I’m always working on new music and have more coming throughout the year.”  Way Out Here is a true amalgamation of Green’s authentic artistry. His signature traditional sound fans love and poignant storytelling are prevalent on the project, especially on the (already available) title track and hometown ode “Way Out Here” and the heartfelt “Jesus Saves.” Green explores familiar territory on the EP – life, relationships, hard truths – this time through a more mature enlightened lens. It also includes his current single “Damn Good Day to Leave,” which was recently the Most Added at Country radio upon impact.  Tour/ticket info and music here. #RileyGreen 


The Recording Academy® revealed the 2024 inducted recordings to the distinguished Grammy Hall Of Fame® on its 50th anniversary. This year’s additions include four albums and six singles that exhibit qualitative or historical significance and are at least 25 years old. The inducted recordings will be honored at the GRAMMY Museum’s inaugural GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Gala and concert presented by City National Bank on May 21, 2024, at the NOVO Theater in Los Angeles. The inductees include Charley Pride’s iconic recording, “Kiss An Angel Good Morning.”  Additionally, the 2024 Grammy Hall Of Fame inducted recordings range from Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation of Lauryn Hill to Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite For Destruction. Others include recordings by De La Soul, Buena Vista Social Club, Donna Summer, Wanda Jackson, Kid Ory’s Creole Orchestra, Doobie Brothers, and William Bell. The Grammy Hall Of Fame was established by the Recording Academy’s National Trustees in 1973.  This year, the Hall Of Fame Gala will be the first of what will become an annual event and includes a red carpet and VIP reception on the Ray Charles Terrace at the Grammy Museum, followed by a one-of-a-kind concert at the NOVO Theater in downtown Los Angeles.  More about the Grammy Hall of Fame Awards here


And the hits just keep on coming… Kentucky’s own hit-bringer, Ashley Gorley, continues his string of hits with his seventy-fifth career Number One. The song to take him to this milestone: HARDY’s “Truck Bed” that Gorleyco-wrote with Hardy, Hunter Phelps and Ben Johnson. “This milestone is not only a testament to Ashley’s unstoppable work ethic, but his genius as a songwriter,” noted Sony Music Publishing Nashville CEO Rusty Gaston, one of Gorley’spublishers alongside Domain Capital Group, in a media release.“The impact he has made and continues to make on country music cannot be overstated. We are thrilled to celebrate Ashley on his 75th number one and counting!” Among the music industry recognitions of Gorley’s achievements: he has been acknowledged six times as a Billboard Top Country Songwriter and is a ten-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year. He is a six-time Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Songwriter of the Year and was lauded by NSAI as Songwriter of the Decade (2010-2019). Gorley co-wrote Morgan Wallen’s “World on Fire” and “You Proof”, the two longest-running Billboard Country Airplay chart-toppers.  He received the 2023 ACM Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year Awards for “She Had Me at Carolina,” recorded by Cole Swindell. More about Ashley Gorley at the music publishing company that he helms, Tape Room Music


Country icon Trisha Yearwood is set to receive the inaugural “June Carter Cash Humanitarian Award” and perform live at the 2024 CMT Music Awards, airing from Austin, Texas’ Moody Center on Sunday, April 7th (8:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS-TV and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Inspired by country pioneer June Carter Cash, the award recognizes an artist, duo/group or industry veteran who demonstrates an exceptional dedication to community and their fellow artists, embodying June’s spirit as a fierce advocate and initiator in paying it forward, helping others find their voice and using their platform to inspire and uplift others.  Yearwood will be recognized with the honor in-show and also perform a world premiere performance of “Put It In A Song,” the first release from her forthcoming album. This album signifies a significant milestone in her illustrious career, as it features a collection of songs co-written by Yearwood. This marks Trisha’s first appearance on the CMT stage since 2019.  Yearwood’s extensive philanthropy includes her long-standing work with Habitat for Humanity over the past two decades, including the Carter Work Project and National Women Build Week. She was named a Habitat Humanitarian in 2016 with husband Garth Brooks. More about Trisha here. #TrishaYearwood


Indie recording artist, Joe Hermes (OTM Productions), one of the hottest new entertainers in the rock country scene, celebrates the release of his new single “Baptized By The South.” Showcasing Hermes’ signature gritty vocals backed by southern rock and lead-footed rock n’ roll instrumentation, the track is available now here via all major digital retail and streaming platforms. (Distribution by Ed Gertler/ Digital Streaming Services.)  Co-written with, and produced by, Dale Oliver (Carrie Underwood, Billy Currington, LOCASH, Sawyer Brown, Blackhawk), the down-to-earth, heavy-hitting, raucous original, “Baptized By The South” is a laudable nod to southern values and revelations. Biblical motifs and evocative lyrics backed by the singer’s patriotic convictions and divine devotion capture blood-stained souls cleansed in holy water characteristic only to where the Spanish Moss grow. Swampy production rivaled by Hermes’ rugged vocals rev the track fueled by swaggering western banjo and dynamic drums that stare down wailing slide guitar throughout. “While this song is not intended to be political in any light, I hope it serves as a ‘wake-up’ to renew our belief that good, hard-working people with a deep love for God, family and country still exist,” introduced the Illinois native, Joe Hermes. “Baptized By The South” is the lead single as the launch of his 2024 waterfall series and the first introduction to his full-length recording product due in Fall 2024. More about Hermes here.  


Kristian Bush, his brother Brandon Bush and their close collaborator Benji Shanks are wading back into the waters of lo-fi chill music with the fourth album in their Cabin Chill project evolution, FaerieCore. The album is available now and showcases Cabin Chill’s lo-fi aesthetic progression. This collection takes relaxation and concentration music outdoors into the rich, fertile world of the Appalachian wilderness. The 10-song album incorporates hypnotic beats, acoustic guitars and ambient nature sounds into the signature Cabin Chill meditative grooves. Listen to FaerieCore here.  Brandon Bush said it was no coincidence that FaerieCore came to life as his wife was binging on the Sarah J. Mass “A Court of Thorns and Roses” (ACOTAR) series – a popular series set in the faerie realm. “What I love about this project is how what began as a fun afternoon in the studio with Kristian and Benji has taken on a life of its own, growing and evolving with each release,” Brandon Bush said. “We keep peeling back layers in this world of passive listening and finding bizarre and captivating sub-genres.” FaerieCore, a subgenre born from the heart of Cottage Core and Goblin Core, embraces earthy and nature themes with a sprinkle of enchanting magic. “If you’re a FaerieCore freak, we’re what you want to be listening to,” Kristian Bush said. More about Kristian here. #KristianBush

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