11/22 Weekly Industry Insider

THE HOTTEST

Everything you need to know in country music news this week

  • Next year's ACM Awards will be available to stream internationally due to a partnership with Amazon Prime Video. The awards will exclusively stream live on the platform from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Monday, March 7th, 2022. Read more about the 2022 ACM Awards on our Friday Feature.

  • Walker Hayes, Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton, Jason Aldean, and Carrie Underwood performed at the 49th American Music Awards on Sunday, November 21st. At the awards, Luke Bryan was awarded favorite male country artist, Carrie Underwood was named Favorite Female Country Artist. Dan + Shay won Favorite Country Duo or Group, while Gabby Barrett was awarded Favorite Country Album for Goldmine and Favorite Country Song for "The Good Ones."

  • Luke Combs' album What You See Is What You Get if the first album to have seven No. 1 singles at country radio. Combs' was also awarded the CMA International Artist Achievement Award after receiving his CMA Entertainer of the Year.

  • Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris' song "Chasing After You" went No. 1.

  • Niko Moon's "Good Time" is his first song to go double platinum.

  • Restless Road announced their first headlining tour, Bar Friends.

  • Elle King announced her headlining tour, Drunk and I Don't Wanna Go Home.

  • Scotty McCreery's Hallmark Christmas movie, "Five More Minutes" debuted on Saturday, November 20th. McCreery was an executive producer on the project.

  • Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins welcomed their fourth baby girl, Lillie Carolina Akins, on November 15th.

  • Maddie & Tae's Taylor Dye announced that she is expecting her first daughter with husband Josh Kerr.

NEW MUSIC

Fresh new songs to check out this week




  • Gabby Barrett released the deluxe edition of her album GOLDMINE.

  • Walker Hayes announced that he will release his new 13 track studio album, Country Stuff the Album, in early 2022.

  • Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson released their new duet, "New Say Never."

  • Willie Jones release his new song, "Two Piece Combo."

  • Nate Smith dropped his latest single, "I Don't Want to Go To Heaven."

  • Robert Plant and Alison Krauss released their latest project, Raise The Roof.

  • Wade Brown released his new EP, Where Phones Don't Work.

  • Parker Graye dropped her new song, "Cowboys Go."

  • Abby Anderson released her new single, "Insecure."


Listen to new music out this month on our All Country News Spotify playlist. 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 released his 1989 Christmas album An Old Time Christmas. The deluxe edition features never-before-heard tracks, “Little Toy Trains,” “There’s a New Kid in Town” and “White Christmas.”

  • 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."

  • Kelleigh Bannen released her new holiday single, “Last Year,” featuring Brad Paisley.

  • Reba released her holiday album, I Need Christmas.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

"If I Didn't Love You" - Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood 2021 AMA Awards


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