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Rising Country Singer / Songwriter Jordan Moore’s Debut Single, “Hard At Quittin’” Available Now

Country singer/songwriter, Jordan Moore gets a little dirt on his boots and rides onto the scene with his debut single, “Hard At Quittin'”. This single, produced by Noah Henson, takes center stage with grit and traction, providing listeners with honest lyrics and a catchy beat. Moore’s country rooted vocals and genuine passion for his craft are highlighted throughout. “Hard At Quittin’” will have fans up on their feet, rockin’ to the beat and singing along all night long. The music video, produced by Keith Leman exclusively premiered on CMChatlive.com and is now available to download and stream on all digital services.

Jordan Moore - "Hard At Quittin'" (single cover art)

Don McLean Releases New Album ‘Still Playin’ Favorites’

Don McLean pays homage to American music with his new covers album, Still Playin’ Favorites, released today through Time Life. Spanning more than 100 years of songwriting, McLean assembled a treasury of music from country, folk, gospel, bluegrass, blues, jazz and soul for the album, performing them with a rock and roll twist. Don discusses several of the tracks in a new video series on his YouTube channel, including “Backwater Blues,” originally recorded by Bessie Smith in 1927.

Don McLean - Still Playin' Favorites (album cover art)

Country singer/songwriter Reyna Roberts’ “Stompin’ Grounds” single finds its way to ESPN and NFL’s ‘Monday Night Football’

Rising Country singer/songwriter Reyna Roberts continues to lay it all on the line for fans with the unmatched success of her stand-out single, “Stompin’ Grounds.” This hard-hitting Alabama anthem has recently been picked up by ESPN and was featured during Monday Night Football. In addition, “Stompin’ Grounds” can now be found on the official ESPN Music 'Grind Mode' playlist on Spotify. The triumph of the single is a direct reflection of Robert's genuine southern roots and provides a window to her experiences of growing up and having family in the South. “Stompin’ Grounds” is available to download and stream on all digital platforms.

Reyna Roberts "Stompin' Grounds"

Country Music Legend Charley Pride to Receive The 2020 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award At ‘The 54th Annual CMA Awards’

The Country Music Association has revealed its 2020 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award recipient—trailblazing country music star Charley Pride.

Pride will accept the honor during 'The 54th Annual CMA Awards,' broadcasting live from Nashville’s Music City Center Wednesday, Nov. 11 on ABC. Further details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Charley Pride

Tim Atwood Appears On Larry’s Country Diner

Country music entertainer Tim Atwood will appear on the hit television show Larry's Country Diner airing Thursday, October 15 at 8/7c and then again on Saturday, October 17 at 11/10c. Viewers will see live performances of “Come On If You’re Comin’,” “Saved By Grace,” “You First” and “One Pair Of Hands” which are all included on his upcoming album ‘Who I Am,’ available on November 20. Fans will not want to miss this special airing of Larry’s Country Diner and one-of-a-kind upcoming album release!

Tim Atwood & Larry Black on Larry's Country Diner

Kelly Lang Performs National Anthem At Nissan Stadium For Tennessee Titans VS. Buffalo Bills NFL Game

Singer/songwriter Kelly Lang did not fumble at the opportunity when asked to perform the National Anthem at the Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills NFL game on October 13th in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Lang herself is a 15-year survivor of breast cancer and a long-time Tennessee Titans football fan. The game was aired on CBS at 6 pm CST. With a grateful heart, Lang was excited to sing the Titans on to a victory at Nissan Stadium!

Kelly Lang - Tennessee Titans National Anthem

Shane Owens’ Latest Single “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives” Is Available on All Streaming Services

Alabama-bred, neo-traditional country singer, Shane Owens releases his latest single, “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives” from his current album ‘Thankful For Country Music.’ This single proclaims exactly what the title states. Dying is irrelevant, but living to the fullest each day is a choice. Reminding all of the brevity of life, this single stands to lift those carrying the weight of tomorrow's uncertainty, allowing them to drop tensions to see that living for the day and releasing that which is out of our control is the only option. The single places itself at the forefront of optimism, at a time where listeners all over the world can relate and find comfort in the message. “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives” was the #1 most added song to country radio for Music Row and has moved up thirteen spots.

Shane Owens - "Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives"

Legendary Soul Man Sam Moore Celebrates 85th Birthday

The Legendary Soul Man Sam Moore turns 85, and is celebrated today and this week by many of his colleagues. Moore was initially set to be honored with an all-star tribute concert, but like many other planned events for 2020, the tribute has taken on a decidedly different form. Receiving videos from far and wide, Moore was surprised today through a virtual birthday greeting card and salute coordinated by Florida International University with messages from Jon Bon Jovi, T. Graham Brown, Rita Coolidge, Alice Cooper, Israel Del Toro, Zucchero Fornaciari, Janie Fricke, Lee Greenwood, Deana Martin, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charley Pride, Brenda Russell, Valerie Simpson, Sting, Travis Tritt, and many more! After an invitation-only Zoom gathering Monday evening, select videos will roll out to Moore’s Facebook page as well as his official website, sammoore.net.

Sam Moore by Jeremy Westby

CDX Monitored Airplay Charts To Be Featured In New ‘Country Insider’ Publication

As announced earlier this week, the arrival of Country Insider is the latest outlet to offer an 'inside' look at country radio, labels, and artists. Country Insider was developed by the team that delivers Inside Radio and Podcast News Daily to a national audience of tens of thousands each day. It's their first format-specific newsletter delivered by music veterans Managing Editor Brian Mansfield, Associate Editor Annie Reuter, and Columnist Beverly Keel.

"Country Insider is happy to feature the CDX Traction Mainstream Country chart as part of the research we share with the country music and radio industry each Monday," said Gene McKay, GM/Publisher, Inside Radio.”

Rising Country Singer / Songwriter Jordan Moore’s Debut Single, “Hard At Quittin’” Available Now

Jordan Moore - "Hard At Quittin'" (single cover art)

Country singer/songwriter, Jordan Moore gets a little dirt on his boots and rides onto the scene with his debut single, “Hard At Quittin'”. This single, produced by Noah Henson, takes center stage with grit and traction, providing listeners with honest lyrics and a catchy beat. Moore’s country rooted vocals and genuine passion for his craft are highlighted throughout. “Hard At Quittin’” will have fans up on their feet, rockin’ to the beat and singing along all night long. The music video, produced by Keith Leman exclusively premiered on CMChatlive.com and is now available to download and stream on all digital services.

Don McLean Releases New Album ‘Still Playin’ Favorites’

Don McLean - Still Playin' Favorites (album cover art)

Don McLean pays homage to American music with his new covers album, Still Playin’ Favorites, released today through Time Life. Spanning more than 100 years of songwriting, McLean assembled a treasury of music from country, folk, gospel, bluegrass, blues, jazz and soul for the album, performing them with a rock and roll twist. Don discusses several of the tracks in a new video series on his YouTube channel, including “Backwater Blues,” originally recorded by Bessie Smith in 1927.

Country singer/songwriter Reyna Roberts’ “Stompin’ Grounds” single finds its way to ESPN and NFL’s ‘Monday Night Football’

Reyna Roberts "Stompin' Grounds"

Rising Country singer/songwriter Reyna Roberts continues to lay it all on the line for fans with the unmatched success of her stand-out single, “Stompin’ Grounds.” This hard-hitting Alabama anthem has recently been picked up by ESPN and was featured during Monday Night Football. In addition, “Stompin’ Grounds” can now be found on the official ESPN Music 'Grind Mode' playlist on Spotify. The triumph of the single is a direct reflection of Robert's genuine southern roots and provides a window to her experiences of growing up and having family in the South. “Stompin’ Grounds” is available to download and stream on all digital platforms.

Country Music Legend Charley Pride to Receive The 2020 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award At ‘The 54th Annual CMA Awards’

Charley Pride

The Country Music Association has revealed its 2020 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award recipient—trailblazing country music star Charley Pride.

Pride will accept the honor during 'The 54th Annual CMA Awards,' broadcasting live from Nashville’s Music City Center Wednesday, Nov. 11 on ABC. Further details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Lee Greenwood and AEG Promoter John Meglen to Receive Casino Entertainment Legend Awards

Lee Greenwood

Nine Casino Artists, Executives, and Venues also will be Honored at Eighth Annual Casino Entertainment Awards in Livestream Virtual Awards Show LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Oct. 20, 2020) – Award-winning recording artist Lee Greenwood who got his start in casinos will receive a Casino Entertainment Legend Award at the eighth annual Casino Entertainment Awards (CEA), which will be live-streamed as a virtual award show on Thursday, November 17, 2020. The Casino Entertainment Awards (CEA) are the official awards exclusively honoring outstanding artists, executives, and venues in the casino entertainment...

Tim Atwood Appears On Larry’s Country Diner

Tim Atwood & Larry Black on Larry's Country Diner

Country music entertainer Tim Atwood will appear on the hit television show Larry's Country Diner airing Thursday, October 15 at 8/7c and then again on Saturday, October 17 at 11/10c. Viewers will see live performances of “Come On If You’re Comin’,” “Saved By Grace,” “You First” and “One Pair Of Hands” which are all included on his upcoming album ‘Who I Am,’ available on November 20. Fans will not want to miss this special airing of Larry’s Country Diner and one-of-a-kind upcoming album release!

Kelly Lang Performs National Anthem At Nissan Stadium For Tennessee Titans VS. Buffalo Bills NFL Game

Kelly Lang - Tennessee Titans National Anthem

Singer/songwriter Kelly Lang did not fumble at the opportunity when asked to perform the National Anthem at the Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills NFL game on October 13th in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Lang herself is a 15-year survivor of breast cancer and a long-time Tennessee Titans football fan. The game was aired on CBS at 6 pm CST. With a grateful heart, Lang was excited to sing the Titans on to a victory at Nissan Stadium!

Shane Owens’ Latest Single “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives” Is Available on All Streaming Services

Shane Owens - "Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives"

Alabama-bred, neo-traditional country singer, Shane Owens releases his latest single, “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives” from his current album ‘Thankful For Country Music.’ This single proclaims exactly what the title states. Dying is irrelevant, but living to the fullest each day is a choice. Reminding all of the brevity of life, this single stands to lift those carrying the weight of tomorrow's uncertainty, allowing them to drop tensions to see that living for the day and releasing that which is out of our control is the only option. The single places itself at the forefront of optimism, at a time where listeners all over the world can relate and find comfort in the message. “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives” was the #1 most added song to country radio for Music Row and has moved up thirteen spots.

Legendary Soul Man Sam Moore Celebrates 85th Birthday

Sam Moore by Jeremy Westby

The Legendary Soul Man Sam Moore turns 85, and is celebrated today and this week by many of his colleagues. Moore was initially set to be honored with an all-star tribute concert, but like many other planned events for 2020, the tribute has taken on a decidedly different form. Receiving videos from far and wide, Moore was surprised today through a virtual birthday greeting card and salute coordinated by Florida International University with messages from Jon Bon Jovi, T. Graham Brown, Rita Coolidge, Alice Cooper, Israel Del Toro, Zucchero Fornaciari, Janie Fricke, Lee Greenwood, Deana Martin, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charley Pride, Brenda Russell, Valerie Simpson, Sting, Travis Tritt, and many more! After an invitation-only Zoom gathering Monday evening, select videos will roll out to Moore’s Facebook page as well as his official website, sammoore.net.

CDX Monitored Airplay Charts To Be Featured In New ‘Country Insider’ Publication

As announced earlier this week, the arrival of Country Insider is the latest outlet to offer an 'inside' look at country radio, labels, and artists. Country Insider was developed by the team that delivers Inside Radio and Podcast News Daily to a national audience of tens of thousands each day. It's their first format-specific newsletter delivered by music veterans Managing Editor Brian Mansfield, Associate Editor Annie Reuter, and Columnist Beverly Keel.

"Country Insider is happy to feature the CDX Traction Mainstream Country chart as part of the research we share with the country music and radio industry each Monday," said Gene McKay, GM/Publisher, Inside Radio.”