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Trace Adkins Announces Somewhere In America 2023 Tour

Trace Adkins is about to embark on a 22-date tour, aptly named the “Somewhere In America 2023 Tour”. The tour will starts this Friday (February 10th) at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA and end on October 14th at Anderson Music Hall in Hiawassee, GA.

Members of Adkins’ fan club can purchase tickets today, starting at 10 AM via an early artist presale for select shows. After that, the general public can buy tickets starting Friday at 10 AM local time at TraceAdkins.com. This tour follows his successful “The Way I Wanna Go Tour” that had 21 sold-out shows.

Check out the first few show dates below, and the full tour details here!

  • Feb. 10 – Lancaster, Pa. @ American Music Theatre
  • Feb. 14 – Stillwater, Okla. @ McKnight Center for the Performing Arts
  • March 4 – Choctaw, Miss. @ Center Stage at Pearl River Resorts
  • March 18 – Gilbert, Ariz. @ Boots in the Park
  • Apr. 1 – Lake Charles, La. @ L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles
  • Apr. 15 – Arlington, Texas @ Live! By Loews (Community Storehouse Fundraising Dinner)
  • May 13 – Kansas City, Kan. @ Country Roots Fest
  • June 10 – Wright City, Mo. @ Cedar Lake Cellars
  • June 17 – Charles Town, W.V. @ Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
  • June 30 – Camdenton, Mo. @ Ozarks Amphitheater

Source: Music Mayhem

This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1960, “He’ll Have To Go” by Jim Reeves got a number one spot in Billboard magazine.
  • Today in 1996, Travis Titt proposed to Theresa Nelson.
  • Today in 1997, “It’s A Little Too Late” by Mark Chesnutt hit the top of the Billboard country chart.
  • Today in 2002, the album “Burn” by Joe Dee Messina became her second platinum album.
  • Today in 2004, Alison Krauss won three awards at the GRAMMYs, for Best Bluegrass Album, Best Country Instrumental Performance, and Best Country Collaboration (with James Taylor.)
  • Today in 2005, the album, “There’s More Where That Came From,” by Lee Ann Womack was released.
  • Today in 2006, Alison Krauss won three GRAMMY awards again, for Best Country Album, Best Country Vocal by a Duo or Group, and Best Country Instrumental.
  • Today in 2009, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss won five trophies at the GRAMMYS: Album of the Year, Contemporary Folk/Americana Album, Record of the Year, Pop Collaboration, and Country Collaboration.
  • Today in 2011, Thompson Square’s self-titled debut album was released.
  • Today in 2015, two songs from the documentary “Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me” won during the 57th annual Grammy awards at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The Band Perry’s “Gentle On My Mind” takes Best Country Duo/Group Performance; “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” written by Campbell with Julian Raymond, earned Best Country Song.
  • Today in 2017, a tribute concert honoring Randy Travis took place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Guests included Garth Brooks, Alabama, Chris Janson, Josh Turner, Kenny Rogers, Montgomery Gentry and Jamey Johnson.
  • Today in 2018, Steve Wariner performed “Life’s Highway” in Houston as former Astros pitcher Nolan Ryan was announced among the inaugural inductees in the Houston Hall of Fame.
  • Today in 2019, Dolly Parton was honored by the Recording Academy as the MusiCares Person of the Year in Los Angeles. Performers included Vince Gill, Kacy Musgraves, P!nk, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson, Don Henley, Mavis Staples, Jennifer Nettles, Margo Price and Chris Stapleton, who covers “9 To 5.”
  • Today in 2020, Neal McCoy’s bus was destroyed by fire in Mansfield, Louisiana, as he traveled to a show in Alexandria. No one was hurt, though the band loses clothing, instruments and equipment in the blaze.
  • Today in 2020, Miranda Lambert’s concert at the American Airlines Center in Dallas included a surprise appearance by the choir from her alma mater, Lindale High School, to back her on “Tin Man.”
  • Today in 2021, Dwight Yoakam filed suit against Warner Music in California, alleging that the label failed to acknowledge his rights to reclaim ownership of the copyrights in some of his early, 35-year-old recordings, including “Honky Tonk Man.”
  • Today in 2021, Mickey Guyton announced she and husband Grant Savoy have welcomed a son, Grayson Clark Savoy.

Josh Turner Announces The ‘Long Black Train 20th Anniversary Tour’

Josh Turner is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his iconic album and song “Long Black Train” by going on tour! The tour is named after the anniversary of his 2003 debut album.

The singer is also releasing a special edition vinyl of “Long Black Train” May 19th. “I wrote this song during my senior year at Belmont University, and I remember thinking to myself, no one is going to want to hear this old-timey gospel song. Thankfully, God placed a few folks in my life that thought differently and here we are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of ‘Long Black Train,” Turner reminisced.

The “Long Black Train 20th Anniversary Tour” starts on March 4 in Dothan, Alabama and will stop in several cities around the US through September. The tour will end September 23rd in Columbus, MN, for a total of 25 different venues! Additional dates are expected to be announced.

Check out the first tour dates below, and the full list here!

  • 3/4 – Dothan, AL – The Plant
  • 3/6 – Plant City, FL – Florida Strawberry Festival 2023
  • 3/24 – Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theatre
  • 3/25 – Wickenburg, AZ – Party in the Desert
  • 4/13 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theatre
  • 4/14 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
  • 5/5 – Hot Springs, AR – Oaklawn Racing Casino
  • 6/3 – Pender, NE – Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska
  • 6/9 – Nelsonville, OH – Black Diamond Music & Arts Festival
  • 6/10 – Renfro Valley, KY – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Source: Country Now

This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1963, Patsy Cline recorded in a studio for the last time, cutting “He Called Me Baby.” Her last song in the studio was “I’ll Sail My Ship Alone.”
  • Today in 1994, at the American Music Awards, Alan Jackson won two awards including Favorite Country Single for “Chattahoochee,” Whitney Houston won two for “I Will Always Love You,” and Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Alabama, and John Michael Montgomery also won awards.
  • Today in 1995, “The Woman In Me” by Shania Twain, was released.
  • Today in 2004, “Remember When” by Alan Jackson hit the number one spot on the Billboard.
  • Today in 2005, At the Krewe of Orpheus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Toby Keith was the celebrity monarch, Sawyer Brown was the grand marshal, and Josh Gracin also appeared.
  • Today in 2008, the video for Tim McGraw’s song “Suspicious” debuted on CMT.
  • Today in 2009, at a concert in Kentucky, Toby Keith waded into the audience to confront a concertgoer who threw a beer at the stage.
  • Today in 2000, CMT released Taylor Swift’s video, “White Horse.”
  • Today in 2010, Carrie Underwood sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl, with Heidi Newfield, Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett, and Joe Don Rooney in the crowd. The Saints beat the Colts 31-17.
  • Today in 2015, Luke Bryan spent the first of two weeks at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “I See You.”
  • Today in 2015, Garth Brooks was joined by Pittsburgh Steelers Ben Roethlisberger and Brett Keisel as he conducts a Teamates For Kids football camp.
  • Today in 2015, the Louvin Brothers were honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award along with George Harrison, Flaco Jimenez and The Bee Gees at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. Trustees Awards are given to producer Richard Perry and “Here You Come Again” songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.
  • Today in 2017, Kane Brown scored a gold single from the RIAA for “Heaven” and a platinum nod for “Used To Love You Sober.” The same day, Tyler Farr’s single, “Whiskey In My Water” also went platinum.

Dierks Bentley Teams With Ashley McBryde For ‘Cowboy Boots’

Dierks Bentley and Ashley McBryde have released a new duet, “Cowboy Boots.” The song is a “traditional country anthem” that celebrates cowboy boots as more than just shoes. Dierks says he chose Ashley as his duet partner because she has “one of the best voices in Country music”.

”I wanted someone that I could authentically sing this song with, and I didn’t have to look any further than stage left. She’s the real deal,” Bentley says of McBryde.

The duo shared a live performance video of the song filmed in Nashville. The song will be included in Dierks’ upcoming 10th studio album, “Gravel & Gold”, which is due out soon on February 24th. The album will celebrate Dierks’ diverse musical history, from bluegrass to modern country, and his 20-year career.

Source: Country Now

This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1963, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs made their first on-screen appearance on the CBS sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies,” in order to sing their new song, “Pearl Pearl Pearl.” They had already been performing the theme song.
  • Today in 1971, the song “Joshua” got Dolly Parton her first #1 single.
  • Today in 1976, Ronnie Milsap joined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • Today in 1980, George Jones recorded “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” He made a bet with his producer that it wouldn’t go to #1 on the charts.
  • Today in 1989, Patty Loveless married producer Emory Gordy in a quiet ceremony.
  • Today in 2001, Diamond Rio’s album “One More Day” was released.
  • Today in 2011, at the Super Bowl, Keith Urban performed “Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me,” as the Packers beat the Steelers 31-25.
  • Today in 2012, Eric Church’s song, “Springsteen,” was released.
  • Today in 2014, an episode of CMT Crossroads featuring Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic was shot. Songs included “Counting Stars,” “Up On The Ridge,” “I Hold On,” and “Pride (In The Name Of Love.)”
  • Today in 2016, just days after canceling all his February shows, Merle Haggard played a concert in Las Vegas, struggling through six songs before giving the stage to Toby Keith. The last performance of Haggard’s life included “Ramblin’ Fever” and “Sing Me Back Home.”

Chris Stapleton Extends All-American Road Show Into 2023

Chris Stapleton’s “All-American Road Show” has been extended, and brand new shows have now been announced for 2023! He has announced a bunch of new dates for the tour with special guests including Charley CrockettMarcus King, and The War and Treaty.

The tour officially begins on April 26th in El Paso, Texas, hitting twenty different venues before ending August 25th at the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Alpharetta Georgia.

Tickets for the new shows will be on sale on February 10th and fan club members will have early access starting February 7th. Check out the first few dates below and click here for the complete schedule.

  • April 26: El Paso, TX — UTEP Don Haskins Center
  • April 27: Albuquerque, NM — Isleta Amphitheater
  • June 1: Moline, IL — Vibrant Arena at The MARK
  • June 2: Grand Rapids, MI — Van Andel Arena
  • June 8: Syracuse, NY — St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
  • June 9: Mansfield, MA — Xfinity Center
  • June 15: Spokane, WA — Spokane Arena
  • June 16: Bend, OR — Hayden Homes Amphitheater

Source: Country Now

This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1958, Johnny Cash hit the top of the charts with “Ballad of a Teenage Queen.”
  • Today in 1959, Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens all died in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.
  • Today in 1978, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson’s album “Waylon and Willie” was certified gold.
  • Today in 1993, George Strait’s “Pure Country” soundtrack was double-platinum.
  • Today in 1996, “(If You’re Not In It For Love) I’m Outta Here!” by Shania Twain hit the top of the charts.
  • Today in 2006, the Tommy Lee Jones movie, “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada,” opened, featuring Dwight Yoakam and Levon Helm, with music by Merle Haggard, Augie Meyers, Freddy Fender, Hank Williams Jr., Flaco Jimenez and Roger Miller.
  • Today in 2009, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” by Darius Rucker became a gold single.
  • Today in 2014, “This is How We Roll” by Florida Georgia Line, and featuring Luke Bryan, was released.
  • Today in 2015, Brantley Gilbert’s single, “More Than Miles,” was certified gold.
  • Today in 2016, Randy Travis joins several other mourners to sing “Amazing Grace” at a funeral in Bullard, Texas, for businessman Pierre de Wet. The service also featured a performance by Randy Owen.
  • Today in 2017, Lee Brice picked up a double-platinum single from the RIAA for “I Don’t Dance.”
  • Today in 2017, Reba McEntire’s two-disc gospel album, “Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope,” was released.
  • Today in 2019, Tim McGraw performed during the Super Bowl pre-game show on CBS-TV, with Kane Brown joining him off-camera for “I Like It, I Love It.” Gladys Knight sang the national anthem at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, where the New England Patriots down the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3.
  • Today in 2021, Kix Brooks and John Oates are announced as board members for the inaugural Music City Grand Prix, an IndyCar race slated for August.
  • Today in 2021, J. Osborne of the Brothers Osborne revealed he is gay in “Time” magazine. He is the first male country artist to come out while on the roster at a major label.

MEET THE H & S FEED & COUNTRY STORE PET OF THE WEEK: “WAYLON”

This week’s H & S Feed & Country Store Pet of the Week is “Waylon”, a 2 year old Bergamasco mix. Waylon’s a medium sized dog with a great personality who loves to play, and gets along well with other dogs and even cats. Waylon would love to meet his next best friend!

If you’d like to set up an appointment to meet Waylon or any of the pets at Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter, visit https://www.stephenmemorial.org/ and fill out an adoption application.

Check out our visit about Waylon with Shanna from Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter here:

Zach Bryan Apologizes To Fans For Album Delay

Zach Bryan announced to his fans yesterday that his next album, which was set to release in February, won’t be happening as planned. He didn’t give a specific reason, but said he’s going to let his “life play out”.

The album would have been his second major-label studio album, set to be titled “Writers and Fighters”. Bryan released his “Summertime Blues” EP in July and then a live album “All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster” on Christmas Day in 2022 in the meantime.

Despite the delay in releasing new music, fans were understanding and one even said “I’d rather you deliver a product you feel secure in than sticking to a deadline and having regret”.

Source: Taste Of Country

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