Brady Seals has released a brand-new version of his iconic ’90s hit, “God Blessed Texas,” which he co-wrote and recorded during his time with country super-group, Little Texas. It is now available through all streaming platforms and digital retailers. The corresponding music video was featured on CMT.com. Listen at http://smarturl.it/SealsGodBlessedTexas. Seals also released his new memoir, God Blessed Texas & Me Too which just hit #1 on Amazon’s Christian Music New Releases. The book is titled after his monster hit song and was written to encourage and inspire readers while taking them through his dramatic journey from the height of Seals’ fame during his time spent with Little Texas, to the personal lows brought about by anxiety, depression, and divorce. You can order the paperback, audiobook, or Kindle edition of God Blessed Texas & Me Too on Amazon. Full details at https://www.bradyseals.com/ Brady Seals comes from a long line of iconic musicians including his cousins, Jimmy Seals (Seals & Crofts), Dan Seals (England Dan and John Ford Coley), his Uncle, hit-songwriter, Troy Seals (Songwriter Hall of Fame, “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes”), and Chuck Seals (“Crazy Arms”). He has sold over 11 million albums and topped three genres simultaneously.
Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) has announced that RISE – Remote Interactive Songwriting Education – will return in the spring of 2021. This multi-week virtual course will help you navigate your songwriting ambitions, discover new methods to dive into the craft, and connect with fellow songwriters and industry professionals online. Sign up to be notified when RISE registration opens at https://www.nashvillesongwriters.com/rise-program-notify-me The course is available for members of NSAI. For more info on NSAI member benefits, visit https://www.nashvillesongwriters.com/
Matt Stell closed out the year celebrating his second No. 1 single, “Everywhere But On,” and being named to Country Radio Seminar’s 2021 New Faces of Country Music class with a free virtual concert on December 20. The RECORDS Nashville/Arista Nashville singer/songwriter hosted a virtual concert and fans “live chatted” with him throughout the show. The free concert was presented in 3D spatial audio exclusively on Lemonade.tv+ powered by SoundFi™, as part of their “Sunday Sessions” streaming concert series. More about Matt Stell at https://www.mattstell.com/
Looks like Eric Church fans will be treated with a new song at radio!
In his ongoing string of releases, reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, Eric Church has released another song from his next album. “Doing Life With Me” was co-written by Eric, the lyrics express gratitude for those by his side throughout his career. Like the releases before it, the song is the result of a marathon writing session where he spent time sequestered in a rural North Carolina cabin and recorded a song from start to finish each day for nearly a month. The new music follows his most recent album, 2018’s Desperate Man, which was named one of the year’s best by Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, and Rolling Stone. Eric is currently nominated for the upcoming Grammy Awards in the category of Best Country Solo Performance. More info at www.ericchurch.com.
Born in Kansas and raised in Arkansas, Blane Howard had already passed 75 million streams with his “Promise To Love Her” single, when he changed plays…er…plans and wrote, recorded and released his latest single, “Run It Back” to honor his beloved Kansas City Chiefs’ follow up run at the Super Bowl. The action-packed video, created by Kansas City resident Cornell Gorman, garnered over 450,000 views in a week, and the “Run It Back” single is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, LiveXLive, and iTunes. “With the 2020 Chiefs motto being ‘Run It Back,’ I decided that was the perfect inspiration for a song as they defend their Championship,” said Howard. “I had no idea it would take off like it has, but the fans in Chiefs Kingdom are just like country fans – very dedicated.” Howard wrote the touching “Promise To Love Her” with Jordan Reynolds (Dan & Shay’s “Tequila,” “10,000 Hours,” “Speechless” and many more) as a gift from Blane to his wife on their wedding day three years ago. More at www.blanehoward.com
With so many songs now being streamed or downloaded, most listeners don’t really know who wrote the songs they’re hearing, unless the bother to go online and research. Most songwriters are now – literally – the unsung heroes, whereas CDs and vinyl records always had the songwriters’ name under the song titles. So a lot of music fans might not realize that members of Old Dominion have penned a bunch of hits and album tracks for other artists. Now the band is releasing a new EP, Band Behind The Curtain, filled with songs written by the guys that previously went to No. 1 for other artists. The Sony Music Nashville EP contains the band’s own studio versions of those hits, and is available now on all major streaming platforms. The EP includes renditions of “Make You Miss Me” (recorded by Sam Hunt) and “Save It For A Rainy Day” (recorded by Kenny Chesney), among others. Old Dominion are nominated for two Grammy Awards for “Some People Do” in “Best Country Song” and “Best Country Duo/Group Performance” categories. The band also won Vocal Group of the Year at the 2020 CMA Awards, marking their third win in this category since they debuted in 2014. Check out https://www.weareolddominion.com/