Some big tours have been cancelled for 2021: Maren Morris is the first one to cancel. Kane Brown and Chris Stapleton added to this list as press time. We are sure there will be more to follow. We will keep you up to date. Waiting for some announcements after January 5th.
THE SONG – Recorded Live @ TGL Farms, the nationally syndicated hit TV series, is back for another exciting season with music’s most iconic artists performing legendary songs in some of the most scenic locations of America. Founding partner Ally returns to present Season II, as THE SONG welcomes new partners America’s legendary motorcycle brand Harley-Davidson and KICKER Performance Audio to the team. The 15-episode series launches January 2, 2021 in over 140 markets reaching 77.7% of US households. The one-hour season opener highlights featured acts including Train, Jason Mraz, Jewel, Richard Marx, Clint Black, Gavin DeGraw and a very special Marley Family Celebration Of “One Love” Featuring Stephen Marley. Returning hosts Krista Marie and Damien Horne traveled coast to coast to visit legendary artists at truly spectacular and unique locations. Added for Season II are multi-artist themed episodes such as “Grammy Winners,” “Party Anthems,” “Love Songs,” “The Songwriters,” “Acoustic Sessions” and “Rockin’ Country.” AXS TV acquired all 10 episodes from Season I, which will continue airing through 2022. A complete episodic breakdown is available at https://www.thesong.tv/.
Dierks Bentley has just released a music video that continues the momentum of his new single “Gone”. The video was released through People and Entertainment Weekly. Off to a huge start at radio, the video finds Bentley hitting rock bottom as his own life plays out before him through iconic television scenes where each one is worse than the previous. “Gone” is available at all digital retailers at https://strm.to/DBGonePR. “It just always ends poorly for me in this video,” said Bentley. “I definitely had a lot more fun making it than it looks though…we got to film a bunch of scenes inspired by some of my favorite shows like The Office, MacGyver, Game Of Thrones and Full House. And I got to collaborate with some new directors I’ve never worked with, so I left at the end of a really long day feeling really happy and inspired about a kind of sad song.” Watch the video at https://umgn.us/DBGoneVideo. Bentley has amassed countless nominations from the ACMs, CMAs, Billboard Music Awards and more while also earning 14 GRAMMY nominations. He just recently celebrated his 15-year anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. For more information visit www.dierks.com.
WHO’S LOOKING * WHO’S CUTTING:
Cassadee Pope, Chris Young, Dustin Lynch, Danielle Bradbury, Gyth Rigdon, Eddie Montgomery and Justin Moore.
Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
By Preshias Harris
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** Preshias Harris is a music journalist and music career development consultant with the emphasis on new and aspiring artists and songwriters. Her book, ‘The College of Songology: The Singer/Songwriter’s Need to Know Reference Handbook’ is available at www.collegeofsongology.com. Follow her blog at www.nashvillemusicline.com.
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