11/29 Weekly Industry Insider

Updated: Jul 5

THE HOTTEST

Everything you need to know in country music news this week

  • Carrie Underwood, Mickey Guyton, Jimmie Allen, and Chris Lane performed during the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

  • Jimmie Allen, Chris Stapleton, Mickey Guyton, Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Brandi Carlile, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, and Carrie Underwood are among country music’s top nominees for the 2022 Grammy Awards. View all 2022 Grammy Awards country nominations here.

  • Luke Combs performed a three-hit medley during the halftime show of the 2021 NFL Thanksgiving game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Las Vegas Raiders.

  • Reba McEntire revealed plans for Reba’s Place, a multi-use bar, restaurant, and concert space in Atoka, Oklahoma.

NEW MUSIC

Fresh new songs to check out this week


  • Chayce Beckham and Lindsay Ell released their new song, “Can’t Do Without Me."

  • Blake Shelton will release the deluxe edition of Body Language on December 3rd.

  • Jason Boland will release his new album, The Light Saw Me, on December 3rd.

  • HARDY will release his latest project, Hixtape: Vol. 2, in full on December 10th.

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

Raiders-Cowboys NFL Thanksgiving Halftime Show - Luke Combs


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