11/15 Weekly Industry Insider

Updated: Jul 5

THE HOTTEST

Everything you need to know in country music news this week


  • Chris Stapleton and Luke Combs won big at the 2021 CMA Awards Wednesday night. Listen to our full recap of awards and performances on the special edition of the All Country News podcast or read our Friday Feature.

  • Luke Combs announced his first-ever headlining stadium tour beginning November 16th in New Orleans and wrapping July 30th in Atlanta. Cody Johnson, Zach Bryan and Morgan Wade will join Combs on various dates of the tour. Tickets are available now on Combs’ website.

  • Carly Pearce and Gabby Barret are set to co-host the annual CMA Country Christmas television special airing live on ABC November 29th.

  • Walker Hayes, Gabby Barrett, Niko Moon, Elvie Shane and Callista Clark are nominees for the 2022 CRS New Faces of Country Music.

  • Blake Shelton announced that his sixth and largest Ole Red restaurant location in Las Vegas is set to open in 2023.

  • Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood are set to perform their hit duet, “If I Didn’t Love You,” at the 2021 American Music Awards Sunday, November 21st on ABC.

  • Luke Combs debuted his new song “Doin’ This” at the CMA Awards.

  • Walker Hayes scored his first No. 1 hit with his viral song, “Fancy Like.”

NEW MUSIC

Fresh new songs to check out this week



  • Jason Aldean released his new album, Macon.

  • Dierks Bentley announced that fans can expect a new album in 2022.

  • Luke Combs released his new single, “Doin’ This.”

  • Cody Jinks released two albums: Mercy, a solo country album, and None the Wiser, a metal album.

  • Sam Outlaw released his new album, Popular Mechanics.

  • Chris Stapleton joined Taylor Swift on her new song “I Bet You Think About Me” off her new album, Red (Taylor’s Version).

  • Caroline Jones released her new album, Antipodes.

  • Abby Anderson's new single, "Insecure," is out Friday, Nov. 19th.


Check out all upcoming album releases here.


COUNTRY CHRISTMAS WATCH

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 18th he will hit the road for his supporting Holiday & The Hits tour.

  • Kelly Clarkson released her 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 following 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."

  • Tiffany Woys' released her rendition of the holiday classic, "Where Are You Christmas."

  • Amanda Shires dropped her first-ever Christmas album, For Christmas.

  • Randy Travis is re-releasing his 1989 Christmas album An Old Time Christmas. Dropping November 19th, the deluxe edition will feature never-before-heard tracks, “Little Toy Trains,” “There’s a New Kid in Town” and “White Christmas.” The album is available for preorder now at Travis’ website.

  • Amanda Shires released her rendition of holiday classic “Silent Night.”

  • Carrie Underwood released her new holiday anthem, “Stretchy Pants.”

  • Mickey Guyton released her new version of “O Holy Night.”

  • Sam Williams released a new song, “Snow Angels.”

  • Honey County released their cover of “Do You Want To Build A Snowman.”

  • Jordan Rowe released his Christmas single, "Hometown Christmas."

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

"I Love My Hair" - Mickey Guyton, Brittney Spencer, Madeline Edwards 55th Annual CMA Awards


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