Nashville notes: Jimmie’s new single + Reba on ‘The Jennifer Hudson Show’

Jimmie Allen has announced “be alright” as his next single. A special version of the song, “be alright (15 edition),” will hit country radio on Monday, April 10, and will be available digitally on Saturday, April 15. “be alright” is featured on Jimmie’s latest album, Tulip Drive.

Reba McEntire appeared on The Jennifer Hudson Show recently to talk about joining The Voice as a Mega Mentor, her love of tater tots and her relationship with Rex Linn. Reba and Jennifer also joined on a duet of Aretha Franklin‘s “Respect.” In case you missed their performance, watch it on YouTube.

Ty Herndon and GLAAD have announced the return of the Concert For Love & Acceptance. The event will take place on the eve of CMA Fest on Wednesday, June 7, at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon. Artists in the performance lineup include Maddie & TaeTerri ClarkPam TillisDesmond ChildWendy Moten, Billy GilmanShelly Fairchild and Justin Fabus. Get tickets on Ticketmaster.

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Get a sample of Brothers Osborne’s new ‘Sampler’


Brothers Osborne‘s Nobody’s Nobody Sampler won’t be out until April 7, but you can hear snippets of all three tracks in an Instagram video now.

The clip, which features footage of John and T.J. Osborne in the recording studio, offers fans previews of the uptempo “Nobody’s Nobody,” piano-driven “Rollercoaster (Forever and a Day)” and rowdy “Might As Well Be Me.”

This release will be Brothers Osborne’s first set of new music since 2020’s Skeletons, which received the deluxe treatment in 2022.

Presave the Nobody’s Nobody Sampler now.

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Sam Hunt added to the Breland & Friends lineup

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It’s going to be a “House Party” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Sam Hunt has been added to the list of performers for Breland‘s upcoming Breland & Friends concert on April 4.

“Thought I was done? Nahhhh, my buddy @SamHuntMusic always comes through,” Breland tweeted. “BRELAND & Friends is gonna be wild!! Grab those tickets for both the show and the livestream and we’ll see ya there.”

Sam joins the lineup of star-studded performers, which includes Breland, Alana SpringsteenAshley CookeDanielle BradberyGary LevoxIngrid AndressNate SmithTemecula RoadTenille Townes and Tyler Hubbard.

Proceeds from the event will go to support Nashville’s Oasis Center and its mission to help local at-risk youth.

To purchase in-person tickets to Breland & Friends, visit AXS’ website. Fans across the world can also watch this one-night-only event by getting livestream tickets on Mandolin.

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Darius Rucker’s got a new song dropping soon


Darius Rucker fans, get ready for new music. 

Darius took to Instagram recently to announce that his new song “Fires Don’t Start Themselves” is dropping on Friday, March 31. 

“Hey, I’m passing the phone to somebody who’s got a new song coming out this Friday,” Darius said, before revealing, “It’s me! My new song ‘Fires Don’t Start Themselves’ coming out March 31st. Presave now! Right now.”

Darius’ last song to be released was “Lift Me Up,” which dropped last month. His latest album, When Was The Last Time, arrived in 2017.

Presave “Fires Don’t Start Themselves” now.

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Slash, Billy F. Gibbons & more to pay tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd at the CMT Music Awards


The music of Lynyrd Skynyrd will be celebrated with an all-star tribute performance at Sunday’s CMT Music Awards.

The segment will feature a who’s who of guitarists, including Guns N’ Roses’ SlashZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons and Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes. The performance will also feature Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers and country star Cody Johnson on vocals, along with the Rolling Stones’ keyboardist Chuck Leavell, and Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band members Ethan Pilzer on bass and Rich Redmond on drums.

Wynonna Judd and LeAnn Rimes are also on board to provide harmonies, filling in for Skynyrd’s backup singers, The Honkettes.

So far there’s no word on what songs they will be performing, but the segment will serve as a tribute to founding member Gary Rossington, who passed away earlier this month, as well as the 50th anniversary of the band’s debut album.

And all this will be happening in front of current Lynyrd Skynyrd members Johnny Van Zant and Rickey Medlock, who will be in attendance at the show, as will Rossington’s widow, Dale Krantz Rossington

The 2023 CMT Music Awards air Sunday, April 2, on CBS live from the Moody Center in Austin, Texas.

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Vince Gill to announce the 2023 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees

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Vince Gill is set to announce the 2023 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees on Monday, April 3. 

The announcement will livestream at 10 a.m. CT on the CMA YouTube Channel.

Vince, who became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007, is known for hits like “One More Last Chance,” “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away” and “Go Rest High On That Mountain.”

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Miranda Lambert joins Lone River for new partnership


Miranda Lambert and Lone River Beverage Company have teamed up for a multiple-year partnership. 

The foundation of Lone River’s premium brewed drinks, which were inspired by traditional tequila cocktails, was established by Katie Beal Brown, an entrepreneurial fourth-generation Texan.

“I don’t do a ton of partnerships, but I was drawn to Katie’s story, and found so many similarities with my own, so working with Lone River is really special for me,” Miranda shares. “I’m a storyteller first and foremost, and that’s exactly what Katie set out to do with this brand. Lone River was built on honoring her family’s roots and sharing an authentic way of life in West Texas. I’m excited to see what kind of noise us Texas women can make together!”

“Miranda Lambert is the kind of person that makes me proud to be a Texan and I am so honored to have her as a partner on this journey as we continue to grow Lone River,” adds Katie. “She is the embodiment of the trailblazing spirit that built our business, and it is a dream to have the opportunity to see our brand through her eyes. Through her iconic career in country music and beyond she’s played such an important part in modernizing the ideals of the American West. I am so grateful to be a small part of this through Lone River.”

Through a series of upcoming luncheons, networking events and other activities during the course of the collaboration, Miranda and Katie will work together to inspire and support like-minded businesswomen (aged 21 and up) in different cities. More information will be shared in the coming months.

Watch an ad for this partnership on Miranda’s Instagram and visit for more information.

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Parker McCollum’s got a “Handle” on a Gold certification


Parker McCollum‘s “Handle On You” has been certified Gold by the RIAA. 

“Another Gold record – what an awesome thing to be able to say,” Parker shares. “I can’t thank the fans enough for always showing up. Y’all keep this whole thing going and I couldn’t do it without you.”

“Parker McCollum is a redefining, culture shaping artist,” adds UMG Nashville President Cindy Mabe. “At a time when star power is being undervalued and streaming metrics are crowned king, Parker proves that you can have, and be, both. Parker is a very important artist for the future of country music and we are beyond blessed that he is helping define our next era of country music at Universal Music Group Nashville.”

Cindy and RIAA SVP of Artist & Industry Relations Jackie Jones also presented Parker and his management team with a plaque on March 28 to celebrate this accomplishment. A picture of this milestone moment is on Parker’s website.

“Handle On You” is currently top five and rising on the country charts. It also serves as the lead single from Parker’s forthcoming album, Never Enough, which arrives on May 12.

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You can “Bank” on it: Hannah Dasher’s back with new music

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Hot off her latest appearance on the Rachael Ray ShowHannah Dasher‘s premiering her new track, “Cryin’ All the Way to the Bank,” exclusively with ABC Audio.

With her first new music since 2021’s The Half Record, the Georgia-born force of nature tells a classic country cheatin’ story of marriage gone wrong and divorce gone right. She jokes it’s loosely based on her own family. 

“It was one of those hooks that kinda fell out of the sky, and it was too obvious,” she tells ABC Audio. “I can’t believe no one else had ever written it before.”

“And my father’s been married three times,” Hannah continues, “and let’s just say he’s done well for himself. But my stepmother is also on her third husband, and she took the last two for all they were worth.”

“Anyhow, she and Daddy didn’t sign a prenup, so I just knew that I had to put those fears into song,” she laughs.

The Stand By Your Pan viral phenomenon adds the new track’s definitely one for the ladies.

“I felt like there were women out there who have been done wrong and I’ve been cheated on,” Hannah confesses, “and I always fall for the poor boys. But in this case, he’s a rich boy.”

“It was kinda my ‘Buy Me a Boat’ or my ‘Beer Never Broke My Heart’,” she reflects. “It had that kind of an energy to it as we were writing it.”  

You can listen to “Cryin’ All the Way to the Bank” exclusively via ABC Audio now, before it’s officially available to stream or download Friday.

You can also check out Hannah’s Wednesday appearance with Rachael Ray, discussing her weight loss journey and making her biscuits that became a TikTok sensation. 

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Nashville notes: Lily’s married + Justin and Riley’s collab

Congratulations are in order for rising artist Lily Rose, who married her longtime partner Daira Eamon on Saturday, March 25. “We are just excited to start this next chapter and to call each other ‘my wife!'” Lily and Daira told People. View photos from the wedding on Lily’s Instagram.

Justin Moore will release “Everybody Get Along” with Riley Green on Friday, March 31. “We’re pretty much the same height.. Lol. Everybody Get Along with my buddy @rileyduckman out Friday [handshake emoji],” Justin announced on Instagram.

Newcomer Avery Anna is set to appear on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna on Tuesday, April 4, to perform her as-yet-unreleased song “Self Love.” “To me, ‘Self Love’ is about the struggle of giving so much love to everyone in your life but yourself, and what the journey of learning to love yourself is really like,” Avery shares. The track will drop following her television performance.

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