Category Archives: Single news

Lady Antebellum to Debut New Single “Bartender” on American Idol Finale

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Seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio Lady Antebellum will make the television debut of their sultry new single “Bartender” this Wednesday (5/21) on the season finale of American Idol at 7:00P CT on FOX. The new track is now available for purchase on iTunes and is also officially going for adds at country radio this week.

To listen to “Bartender,” click here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/05/19/lady-antebellum-bartender-first-listen/9261145/

From Los Angeles, the trio will cross the country to perform on Good Morning America on Friday (5/23), where they’ll kick off the show’s Summer Concert Series live from Central Park. Fans outside of New York City will be able to catch the group on their headlining 2014 TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR through the fall. For a full list of upcoming television appearances and tour dates, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

Photo Courtesy: The Green Room

Travis Tritt Releases New Single, “That’s What Dreamers Do”

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Award-winning country artist Travis Tritt has released a new single, titled “That’s What Dreamers Do.”

The heart-touching ballad resonates with dreamers of all kinds and embraces the struggles and joys of being a dreamer. Tritt wrote the song for the independent biopic film, As Dreamers Do, which he narrates. The film is based on the early life of Walt Disney.  View the trailer for the film at www.WaltMovie.com.

The song features a full string arrangement, which was composed by melvin MAESTRO lightford of Lightworks Muzik.

“That’s What Dreamers Do” is Tritt’s second single release since forming Post Oak Recordings.  Tritt formed the label in 2012 and shortly after released his full length album The Calm After… Included on the album is a duet with Tritt’s daughter, Tyler Reese. The song, “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough,” is a cover of the 1980s pop hit. Together, they released a video for the track, which is available for viewing here.  Four of the songs on the album, co-produced by Randy Jackson, were either written or co-written by Tritt.  The album is available on iTunes and other major digital retailers.

The single, “That’s What Dreamers Do,” is available through iTunes and www.TravisTritt.com.

Photo courtesy: Post Oak Recordings

Cole Swindell Celebrates Success for “Chillin’ It”

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When Cole Swindell stepped on the stage of a nightclub in downtown Nashville earlier this week, he thought he was going to play a few songs for a taping of CMT Listen Up in front of a live audience of some of his biggest fans. Little did he know, his label, Warner Music Nashville, had quite the surprise in store for the singer.

Swindell was presented with two certification plaques for his hit single “Chillin’ It,” one in honor of the song’s RIAA gold certification for 500,000 downloads and another for its platinum certification for 1 million downloads.

“You only get a first single once,” Swindell explained to the audience. “The fact that it was accepted by not only radio but over 1 million fans is beyond anything I could ever have dreamed up. This is something I will never forget.”

Fans can hear Swindell sing “Chillin It’” as well as his latest single “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” on tour with Luke Bryan.

Photo courtesy of CMT

David Nail Single “Kiss You Tonight” Penned By David Cook

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Country star David Nail and American Idol winner David Cook once played together at a celebrity softball game. The pair didn’t even meet that day; they just played together.

When Nail first heard a demo of his latest single, “Kiss You Tonight,” he had no idea that “the David Cook” credited for writing the song was the same one with whom he once played softball.

“When I heard it and saw the writers’ names, I thought there was no way that can be the same David Cook,” Nail says. “That’s a very common name. You’d think it would be because we’re both from Missouri, and I love all things and people Missouri.”

Social media eventually caused Nail to make the connection between the songwriter and the Idol alum. He explains, “There was about a two-day span where his army of Idol followers took over my Twitter because of this song. So I knew it was that David Cook.”

Nail was drawn to the song due to its simplicity and emotionality. “I love the sentiment of a guy just saying, ‘Hey, if you just allow me the opportunity to come over to your house and kiss you, everything else will take care of itself,'” he says.

Cook, who is currently in Nashville working on his upcoming album, is proud not only of the song, but of its release as a single by Nail.  He says, “It was my third write, once I moved to town. That song just snowballed. David put it on hold, and it was that way for a few months. Then it was going to go on the record, and it was that way for a few months. Then the single thing happened super-quick. It has opened some doors to doing more, which is great.”

With both artists praising one another and the single, maybe another collaboration will happen in the future!

Photo courtesy of David Nail’s website

Randy Houser Scores 3rd Consecutive No. 1

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Last week, Randy Houser scored his third consecutive number one song with “Goodnight Kiss” from his 2013 album, How Country Feels. “Goodnight Kiss” follows in the chart-topping success of his prior platinum singles, “How Country Feels” and “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight.”

If three number one hits in a row wasn’t enough to celebrate, “Goodnight Kiss” also marks Houser’s first number one as a songwriter. He co-wrote the track with Rob Hatch and Jason Sellers.

“I have been so blessed this past year to have such incredible success on country radio and have three number-one’s in a row,” said Houser. “But it’s especially cool to see ‘Goodnight Kiss’ up there this week and to have that recognition now as a songwriter, too.”

Houser is currently on the road with his own headline dates and will open for Brad Paisley this summer. For more information, visit www.RandyHouser.com.

*Photo Credit: David McClister

VIDEO: A Behind The Scene’s Look at Kip Moore’s “Dirt Road”

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Country crooner Kip Moore just released a brand new single, “Dirt Road” and we’ve got some behind the scenes looks for you! It’s always interesting to find out how artists come up with ideas for their new songs, what inspires them, and how they go about putting the songs together. We’ve got a few videos that show you just that for “Dirt Road.” Check them out below!

The Creation of “Dirt Road”

 

The Story Behind “Dirt Road”

“Dirt Road” is now available on iTunes, here:  Dirt Road – Single – Kip Moore

You can catch Kip out on tour starting next month with Tim McGraw. For ticket info head on over to kipmoore.com

JT Hodges Releases New Track “Lay It Down”

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Country charmer JT Hodges has some new music to share! JT’s new single “Lay It Down” has been released on iTunes and is now available for purchase. Written by Busbee, Liz Rose and Eric Paslay, this song has a rockin’ beat and a sexy, intriguing melody that will definitely make you want to get out of your seat!

“I’m all about making music that makes you wanna move, get your head noddin’ and put you in a mood,” says Hodges.  “This new record is loaded with that sentiment, and this song kicks it all off. So y’all crank it up nice and loud!”

This song is going right to our spring playlist! What do you think?

Don’t forget to check out JT’s upcoming tour dates on his site HERE.

Lady Antebellum Lands Eighth #1 with “Compass”

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While most compasses point north, Lady Antebellum’s has pointed them straight to #1! The trio’s current single “Compass” has taken over the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts, making it their eighth #1 single.

“When we got the news that ‘Compass’ was number one, we were ironically enough, on a 500 mile detour on the bus in Canada trying to avoid an avalanche,” explains vocalist Hillary Scott. “The timing was actually really funny and fortunately we’re going to make it in plenty of time to see all our fans in Vancouver tonight.”

Scott continued by recognizing the work that others put into making the single such a success. “We’re so thankful for all our friends in radio, our record label but especially to all the fans that are on their feet each night when we start the show with this song. The energy is infectious, and it sets the night off on an unbelievable course!”

In addition to celebrating their latest #1 hit, Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood will be honored at the GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards on April 2 in Washington DC. The trio will receive the Recording Artists Coalition Award in recognition of their achievements in country music and their philanthropic efforts.

Photo: Official Compass single artwork

Cassadee Pope Makes History With Debut Single

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As we have recently reported, Big Machine recording artist Cassadee Pope‘s debut single, “Wasting All These Tears,” was RIAA certified as Platinum for moving one million units. Achieving Platinum status is a feat in itself, but, if you are familiar with Cassadee, you know that this young artist constantly strives for more in her budding country music career.

Well, this comes as no exception, as Cassadee not only received high honors from RIAA, but also broke a country music record in the process. With Cassadee’s certification, she becomes the first solo female country artist to achieve a Platinum-certified debut single since Taylor Swift‘s 2006 release of “Tim McGraw.”

Congratulations to Cassadee on leaving her footprint on history! You are doing country music proud and are representing female artists beautifully!

Brandon Chase Prepares to Release First Single “One”

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It’s no secret that we here at Keepin’ It Country are huge fans of Brandon Chase. We interviewed him long before he was on The Voice and are thrilled to bring you some exciting news! Brandon will release his debut single “One” to country radio on March 4th, but he’ll be world-premiering it on air tomorrow with 99.5 KPLX The Wolf in Dallas. Be sure to listen here at 7:30 am central.

Brandon debuted the single last week at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville to radio stations from across the country with positive response.  Additionally, he’ll promote the single at Day Break with Ron Corning on February 28 and Good Morning Texas on March 4th.

 “I’m so excited to release the first radio single from my debut album,” says Brandon. “After years of hard work, I’ve finally found my sound.  I can’t wait for people to hear it!”

“One” will be available at all digital outlets on March 4th including iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.