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1/18 Weekly Industry Insider


Everything you need to know in country music news this week

  • Zac Brown Band announced their 2022 Out In The Middle Tour. Tickets for the 32 date tour go on sale on January 21st.

  • Koe Wetzel announced his 2022 headlining tour supporting his studio album, Sellout. Tickets for the tour are on sale now.

  • Shania Twain cedes her record for being the female artist who spent the most weeks at the top of the Billboard Country Albums Chart to Taylor Swift. Twain praised Swift, stating “the baton is meant to be passed on to new generations” in a tweet.

  • Trace Adkins’ Monarch” series will no longer debut in January following delays due to COVID-19. The series is now set to launch in the fall.

  • Country Music Hall of Famer Ralph Emery passed away on Saturday at 88 years old.

  • Meghan Linsey and Tyler Cain eloped in Hawaii. The couple shared the news in an Instagram post.


Fresh new songs to check out this week

  • Thomas Rhett released “Angels” and “Church Boots” from his upcoming album, Where We Started.

  • Maren Morris announced that her new Humble Quest album will release on March 25th.

  • Brett Eldredge released his new single, “Want That Back.”

  • Luke Bryan released an emotional new music video, “Up.”

  • Hailey Whitters shared her new single, “Everything She Ain’t.” The song will be on her newly announced album Raised, due March 18th.

  • Dolly Parton shared her new single, “Big Dreams and Faded Jeans,” from the album Run, Rose, Run, due on March 4th.

  • Tenille Townes dropped her new single, “When’s It Gonna Happen.”

  • Kane Brown released a new video for his breakup ballad, “Whiskey Sour.”

  • Jacob Bryant shared his latest project, Bar Stool Preacher.

  • Conner Smith released his new single, “Didn’t Go Too Far.

  • Amethyst Kiah released an acoustic cover of Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart.”

  • Muscadine Bloodline dropped, “No, Pedal Steel.”

  • Priscilla Block dropped her new song, “My Bar.”

Listen to new music out this month on our All Country News Spotify playlist. Check out all upcoming album releases here.


"Up" - Luke Bryan




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