Apr 26

Buy Now Spend Later

“Buy Now Spend Later”
April 27, 2020-May 8, 2020

At Nedved Media, we are a locally owned business. That’s why we’ve teamed up with The Mitchell Chamber to support our local business economy.

• The Buy Now-Spend Later campaign will keep cash glowing to our local businesses during the unprecedented time.

• You can buy $25.00 gift cards from a variety of participating business by going to www.mitchellsd.com.

• The Mitchell Chamber is processing all orders & mailing the gift certificates/cards purchased.
o All gift cards cost $25.00 and are worth $25.00
o Nedved Media and the Mitchell Chamber DO NOT receive any proceeds from this campaign

Nov 25

Tim McGraw puts “Gravy” front and center on his Thanksgiving table with family-focused new video

John Russell/CMAThanksgiving might look a little different this year than normal, but Tim McGraw is keeping things in perspective with the heartwarming new music video for his song, “Gravy.”

In the clip, Tim spotlights cherished family memories, with a montage of home movies showing families — including his own — spending time together. The video even features throwback snippets of memories Tim shares with his wife, Faith Hill, and their three now-young adult daughters, Gracie, Maggie and Audrey.

It’s the perfect visual treatment for a song that underscores the most important message of Thanksgiving.

“Biscuits in the oven, chicken in the fryer / Lights turned on, cable paid / If you ask me, I got it made,” Tim sings in the chorus of the song. “If I could hug my kids and kiss my wife / One more day in this crazy life / Take a second to stop and smell the daisies / Everything else is gravy…”

“Gravy” is one of the tracks on Tim’s 15th studio album, Here on Earth, which dropped in August of 2020.


By Carena Liptak
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Nov 25

Chris Stapleton makes his first-ever stand atop the ‘Billboard’ Country Songwriters Chart

ABCEarlier this month, Chris Stapleton dropped his fourth studio album, Starting Over. The project soared to number-one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and also swept into the top five on the all-genre Billboard 200.

Now, Starting Over has earned Chris yet another chart accolade. On the Billboard Country Songwriters chart dated November 28, he comes in at the number-one slot for the first time in his career.

The achievement’s thanks to five songs that he co-wrote on his new album, all five of which have entered into the Hot Country Songs’ Top 50. “Maggie’s Song,” which Chris wrote solo as a tear-jerking tribute to his beloved family dog, enters in at number 50 on the chart. “Devil Always Made Me Think Twice,” “Cold” and “You Should Probably Leave” come in at number 46, 40 and 24, respectively.

Starting Over’s title track and lead single is currently in the Hot Country Songs chart’s top 10.

Following its release, Starting Over notched 103,000 equivalent album units earned, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It’s also Chris’ fourth album to hit number one on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart, following Traveller, From A Room: Volume 1 and From A Room Volume 2.


By Carena Liptak
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Nov 25

Morgan Wallen is getting a second chance at a ‘Saturday Night Live’ debut next month

ABC/Image Group LAMorgan Wallen is getting a Saturday Night Live do-over in December, as he’s booked to give his performance debut on the show during one of the final three episodes of the year.

Variety reports that Morgan will perform during the December 5 episode, which will be hosted by Jason Bateman.  Morgan was previously scheduled to debut on SNL in October, but he lost his slot after a series of TikTok videos emerged showing the singer partying maskless in multiple bars and crowded rooms, raising concern over his lax approach to social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Morgan announced his new December 5 SNL date to fans on social media, along with the wry caption, “Let’s try this again.”

Getting pulled from SNL was a catalyst of Morgan to take a self-imposed break from the spotlight, after subsequently admitting to fans that he had “lost myself a little bit.”

But the tail end of 2020 has been good to the singer. Not only did he score his fourth consecutive number-one hit at radio with “More Than My Hometown,” he also brought home the title of New Artist of the Year at the 2020 CMA Awards.

The other performers taking the stage on SNL next month will be Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Dua Lipa, while Timotheé Chalamet and former cast member Kristen Wiig are hosting on December 12 and 19, respectively.

By Carena Liptak
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Nov 25

With help from Chris Young, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee declares Nov. 24 ‘Tracy Lawrence Day’

Jordan SmithTracy Lawrence is now the recipient of an official day of recognition, with November 24 dubbed “Tracy Lawrence Day.” 

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee bestowed the honor on Tracy, and Chris Young officially presented it to his fellow country star on Tuesday. “Tracy Lawrence Day” recognizes the singer’s commitment to supporting the homeless community of Middle Tennessee.

Also on Tuesday, Tracy held his 15th annual Mission: Possible Turkey Fry and Benefit Concert. Each year, the event raises funds for the Nashville Rescue Mission, as well as preparing turkeys for families in need across Music City just in time for Thanksgiving.

This year, the day started in the Nashville Rescue Mission parking lot, where volunteers began arriving first thing in the morning and fried birds through the afternoon. Tracy then hosted a livestream benefit concert, which also included appearances from Chris Young, Tim McGraw, Cole Swindell and more.

While this year’s Tracy Lawrence Day may now be behind us, you can still get involved in Mission: Possible by visiting the event’s virtual auction and bidding on items and experiences such as dinner with the singer and his wife, Becca.

By Carena Liptak
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Nov 25

Dierks Bentley trash-talks Thomas Rhett — for a good cause — in the #GoodHandsChallenge

ABCAs country stars and fans gear up for Thanksgiving, Dierks Bentley and Thomas Rhett have some downtime on their hands — and they’re using it to help raise money for a good cause.

A few days ago, Thomas tried his luck at flick football as part of the #GoodHandsChallenge, which college football commentator Kirk Herbstreit launched in partnership with insurance company Allstate.

The challenge calls on fans to film themselves playing flick football, and Kirk will judge the best videos on social media. Meanwhile, Allstate will donate up to $150,000 to scholarship funds.

Kirk challenged Thomas to get the ball rolling, and the singer obliged, sending his paper football smack into the center of the goal post on his first try. He then challenged Dierks, who of course had to put his own comedic spin on the stunt.

“Here we go! Thomas Rhett said he did in the first try. Yeah, right,” Dierks joked as he got ready to take his shot, and send the paper football flying over its target.

“I mean, it was such a good kick, it went over the goalposts, but instant replay shows it was actually inside the posts, much further back than Thomas Rhett,” the “Gone” singer crowed, doing his best sports commentator impression. “I win.”

Every video submission in the #GoodHandsChallenge will be matched with a $10 donation to college scholarship funds. Anyone can participate, though Dierks singled out singer Chuck Wicks to try his hand at the challenge next.

By Carena Liptak
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Nov 25

LoCash will keep holiday traditions rolling this year with their Christmas Bash livestream concert

Courtesy of BBR Music GroupThrowing a holiday party is a yearly tradition for “One Big Country Song” duo LoCash, and this year, they’re taking the festivities virtual. The band has just announced their Christmas Bash, which will livestream next month.

“Every year we have our LoCash holiday party and this year is no exception! Like 2020, it’s going to be different than in years past — we’re going virtual,” explains duo member Chris Lucas. “We all have so much to celebrate and want to give folks a reason to laugh and smile — and we are ready to bring that to our families and friends.”

The Christmas Bash is set for December 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET.  Tickets are on sale now.

Fans will have two purchasing options: For $15, you can snag a seat in the virtual “balcony,” and for $30, you can grab a “front row” seat, with the band mates being able to see and hear you throughout the show. The “front row” ticket also includes admission to a pre-show hang with the band. 

LoCash has a lot to celebrate this holiday season. Not only did they score a chart-topping hit this year with “One Big Country Song,” but their current single, “Beers to Catch Up On,” is beginning to light up country radio, becoming the second-most added song to rotation last week.


By Carena Liptak
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Nov 25

Morgan Wallen’s small-town anthem reaches way “More Than My Hometown” with latest chart success

John ShearerMorgan Wallen’s homage to his hometown has reached listeners in small towns nationwide, as “More Than My Hometown” ascends to the top spot on country radio.

That makes the single Morgan’s fourth in a row to go number one, giving him something extra to be grateful for this Thanksgiving week.

“Thank you, country radio, my incredible fans and my relentless team for making this our fourth consecutive number one,” the singer shared. “Also, thank you to my co-writers for collaborating with me on this song and for just being some damn good friends. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody.”

Morgan is rounding out his 2020 with some major career successes: Before earning his latest number-one hit, he was also named the 2020 CMA Awards New Artist of the Year. That extra validation is especially sweet coming at the tail-end of what’s been at times a challenging year in his personal life.  Earlier in 2020, he was arrested on drunk and disorderly charges in Nashville. He also revealed that he fathered a son in recent months, and he lost his debut performance slot on SNL after a weekend of partying that went against the late-night show’s strict COVID-19 social distancing protocols.

Following that setback, the singer announced he was going to take a short break from the spotlight. When he returned, he announced his new double album, Dangerous, a mammoth 30-song collection due out at the top of 2021.

“More Than My Hometown” is included on the track list for that project, and Morgan also recently shared three more of its songs. One of those, “Livin’ the Dream,” is a poignant and self-reflective song that confronts the darker aspects of celebrity.


By Carena Liptak
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Nov 24

Sam Hunt’s “Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90s” video offers a fresh start

Steven WorsterSam Hunt chronicles the journey of a man starting life anew in his “Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90s” video.   

The clip follows a man named James as he’s released from prison and now re-acclimating to civilian life. Upon returning to his mother’s house, he comes across an old letter received from a past love named  Loren. He takes the letter signed “yours always” with him to the church to seek sanctuary, as Sam plays and sings on the front steps of the home. 

As James exits the church, a stranger hands him a piece of paper with Loren’s number. After getting a job at a local restaurant, the video ends as James sees Loren through the window from the kitchen, walking in with her new boyfriend.  

“Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90s” is the third single off Sam’s sophomore album, Southside, following the consecutive chart-toppers “Kinfolks” and “Hard to Forget.” Southside debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in April.  

By Cillea Houghton 
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Nov 24

Sam Hunt’s “Break Up Was Easy in the 90s” video offers a fresh start

Steven WorsterSam Hunt chronicles the journey of a man starting life anew in his “Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90s” video.   

The clip follows a man named James as he’s released from prison and now re-acclimating to civilian life. Upon returning to his mother’s house, he comes across an old letter received from a past love named  Loren. He takes the letter signed “yours always” with him to the church to seek sanctuary, as Sam plays and sings on the front steps of the home. 

As James exits the church, a stranger hands him a piece of paper with Loren’s number. After getting a job at a local restaurant, the video ends as James sees Loren through the window from the kitchen, walking in with her new boyfriend.  

“Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90s” is the third single off Sam’s sophomore album, Southside, following the consecutive chart-toppers “Kinfolks” and “Hard to Forget.” Southside debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in April.  

By Cillea Houghton 
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Nov 24

Maren Morris, Mickey Guyton & more react to Grammy nominations

ABCMany country stars turned to social media to share their gratitude following Tuesday morning’s announcement of the 2021 Grammy Award nominations.

Mickey Guyton made history by becoming the first Black female solo artist to be nominated for a Grammy in a country category, when “Black Like Me” earned a nod for Best Country Solo Performance.

“I am speechless,” Mickey shared in a statement. “This nomination is a testament to never give up and live your truth.  I can’t think of a better song to make history with than ‘Black Like Me’ and I hope that I can continue to help open doors for other women and people who look like me.”   

Fellow first-time nominee Ingrid Andress was blown away by her nominations for Best Country Album, Best Country Song and Best New Artist. 

“THIS. CANNOT. BE. REAL. 3 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS ARE YOU KIDDING ME RN????? IM SCREAMING,” she professed on Instagram. “I am truly honored that the music my friends and i write is something you all can relate to. I will never forget this feeling. Thank you thank you thank you.”

For Dan + Shay, their collaboration with Justin Bieber on “10,000 Hours” is the hit that keeps on giving, scoring them a nod for Best Country Duo/Group performance.

“Thank you so much to the nomination committees for considering us, it truly means the world. we’re proud to share this moment with our friend @justinbieber, and all the wonderful fans who got us here,” the duo wrote on Instagram.   

Maren Morris used social media to congratulate her fellow nominees for Best Country Song, for which she earned two nominations: for “The Bones” and The Highwomen‘s “Crowded Table.” Ashley McBryde also commended the artists she’s nominated alongside for Best Country Album, stating, “excited isn’t a big enough word for this feeling.” 

Here are other country stars’ reactions to their Grammy nominations: 

Lady A: “Thank you to every single person that has listened to this song and made it part of their story.” 

Old Dominion“It’s incredibly rewarding to be recognized in such a huge way for putting ourselves out there.”  

Little Big Town“Beyond grateful and completely blown away.” 

Brandi Carlile“I am so unbelievably proud to be nominated in these categories!”

By Cillea Houghton 
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