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11/01 Weekly Industry Insider


Everything you need to know in country music news this week

  • The American Music Awards have released their highly-anticipated list of 2021 nominees, and Chris Stapleton, Gabby Barrett, Luke Combs, and Luke Bryan lead in country music nominations. Click here for the full list of nominations.

  • Kenny Chesney has added new stops in Charlotte, N.C., and Columbus, Ohio, to his 'Here and Now' 2022 tour. His team also announced that Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, and Carly Pearce are joining the tour beginning April 23rd.

  • Garth Brooks teamed up with the RIAA to honor Charley Pride with the RIAA Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Taylor Swift inducted Carole King into the Rock Hall of Fame.

  • Trisha Yearwood was inducted into the Nashville Entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame.

  • Walker Hayes made his Tonight Show debut with a performance of “Fancy Like.

  • Miranda Lambert was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas.

  • Luke Combs bought an entire FFA chapter tickets to see him perform at the Grand Ole Opry and surprised them backstage that Opry confirmed in a tweet.


Fresh new songs to check out this week

  • Maddie & Tae dropped their new single, “Madness.”

  • George Strait released a new video, “The Weight of the Badge,” for First Responders Day.

  • Carly Pearce released a new version of the classic Christmas song, “Mary, Did You Know.

  • Willie and Lukas Nelson released their cover of George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass.”

  • Lily Rose released her debut EP Stronger Than I Am.

  • Dierks Bentley released a new music video for “Beers On Me,” featuring HARDY and Breland.

  • Mitchell Tenpenny released his Christmas album, Naughty List.

  • Brett Young enlisted Colbie Caillat for a new rendition of the holiday classic, “White Christmas.”

  • Hayes Carl released his latest project, You Get It All.

  • Elvie Shane released his new album, Backslider.

  • Morgan Evans released his new album, The Country and the Coast, Side A.

  • Tiera released her new song, “Gentleman.”

  • Shy Carter dropped his latest track, “The Rest Of Us.”

  • Laine Lonero released her latest single, “Tears Dry Up.”

  • Amanda Cooksey released her debut album, Him.

Check out all upcoming album releases here.


New holiday releases just in time for the season

  • Carrie Underwood released a special edition of her Christmas record, My Gift, which includes three brand new tracks: "Favorite Time of Year," "All is Well," and "Let There Be Peace/Something In The Water."

  • Josh Turner dropped his first Christmas album, King Size Manger, on October 8th. On November 18 he will hit the road for his supporting Holiday & The Hits tour.

  • Kelly Clarkson released new Christmas album, When Christmas Comes Around, along with a new single, "Christmas Isn't Canceled (Just You)."

  • Pistol Annies released Hell Of A Holiday — the group's first Christmas record.

  • Brett Young released Brett Young & Friends Sing the Christmas Classics on October 22nd. Accompanying the album is a television special, CMT Crossroads Christmas: Brett Young & Friends, slated to air in the weeks after the album release.

  • Brett Eldredge released his latest Holiday album, Mr. Christmas on October 22nd. Eldredge will hit the road for his Glow Live Tour in November, playing nine holiday concerts across the country.

  • Mitchell Tenpenny's released Naughty List, an 11-song Christmas album, on October 29th.

  • Carly Pearce dropped a cover of the Christmas classic, "Mary Did You Know."

  • Amanda Shires is releasing her first-ever Christmas album, For Christmas, out November 12th.


"Beers On Me" - Dierks Bentley ft. HARDY and Breland


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