10/4 Weekly Industry Insider

Updated: Jul 5

THE HOTTEST

Everything you need to know in country music news this week


  • Pistol Annies announced a new Christmas album, Hell Of A Holiday, due on October 22th.

  • Randy Travis is set to receive “Artist Of A Lifetime” honor at CMT’s annual “Artist of the Year” event on October 13th.

  • Leslie Jordan is set to headline at the Ryman Auditorium with some big-name surprise guests on November 30th. While the exact list of special guests has yet to be announced, his album, Company’s Comin’ features Dolly Parton, Brandi Carlile, Chris and Morgane Stapleton, and Tanya Tucker.

  • Jason Aldean announced his 10th studio album Macon, Georgia. The 30-track double album will be released in two parts: Macon on November 12th and Georgia by April 22th.

  • Morgan Wallen has been barred from attending the 2021 CMA Awards.

  • Kacey Musgraves performed two of her new songs, “justified” and “Camera Roll,” on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live.

NEW MUSIC

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  • Kane Brown released his new duet, “Blessed & Free,” with Grammy award winning R&B artist, H.E.R.

  • Blake Shelton released his new song, “Come Back As A Country Boy,” from his forthcoming album Body Language scheduled to release on December 3rd.

  • Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan, and Pitbull release the music video to their party anthem, “Where The Country Girls At.”

  • HARDY dropped the latest song off Hixtape Vol. 2,To Hank,” featuring Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford.

  • Tyler Childers covered John Prine’s 1972 track, “Yes I Guess They Oughta Name A Drink After You,” for the Oh Boy Records’ Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows, Vol. 2 series honoring the Americana legend.

  • Dylan Scott followed his recent release, “New Truck,” with his new single “Static.”

  • Sam Hunt released a new music video for his new single, “23.”

  • Dustin Lynch released his new song, “Huntin' Land” featuring Riley Green.

  • Hayes Carll released a new song, “In the Mean Time,” featuring Brandy Clark.

  • Justin Moore released his single, “With a Woman You Love.”

  • Kameron Marlowe dropped his latest single, "Raise One Up."

  • Elvie Shane released his new song, “My Kind of Trouble.”

  • Brandon Lay released his new song, "Back Home."

  • Old Tom & The Lookouts released their song, “Alive.”

  • Dillon Carmichael released his new song, “Paychecks and Longnecks,” from his upcoming October 22nd album, Son of A.

  • Lily Rose released her debut EP, Stronger That I Am.

  • Rob Mayes is set to release his new single, "There Ain't One For This," on October 8th.

  • Mike Ryan is set to release his new single, "Jacket On," on October 8th.

  • Logan Mize released his new song, "Follow Your Heart."

Check out all upcoming album releases here.


VIDEO OF THE WEEK

"Camera Roll" (Live) - Kacey Musgraves on SNL


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