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12/13 Weekly Industry Insider


Everything you need to know in country music news this week

  • Tim McGraw revealed plans for his official 2022 McGraw tour on Friday morning (December 10th). McGraw added 17 new amphitheater dates to his calendar, kicking off in Arkansas on April 29th and running through June 4th. Russell Dickerson will join McGraw for all dates, while social media sensations Alexandra Kay and Brandon Davis will open the show. Read more about the upcoming tour on our Friday Feature.

  • Shania Twain revealed that she is adding 16 final show dates before closing out her Let's Go! The Las Vegas Residency in September 2022. Tickets are on sale now on

  • Eric Church has been announced as one of the performers for a PBS special, In Performance at the White House: Spirit of the Season set to air on Tuesday, December 21st, at 8 PM ET.

  • Walker Hayes is set to perform during the season finale of The Voice tomorrow, December 14th on NBC.

  • Carly Peace made her debut on The Voice with a performance of her song "29."


Fresh new songs to check out this week

Chris Lane dropped his new track, "Stop Coming Over."

  • The Pistol Annies released a new video performing their new song "Snow Globe," off their Hell of a Holiday album.

  • Mitchell Tenpenny and his fiancee Meghan Patrick co-star in Tenpenny's music video for their Christmas duet, "I Hope it Snows," from Naughty List.

  • Old Crow Medicine Show released their latest song, "Paint This Town."

  • Nick Wayne and Abby Anderson released their new single, "Lonely Might," off Wayne's new EP: Bourbon Neat.

  • HARDY dropped the final track off Hixtape Vol. 2, "Goin' Nowhere," featuring Morgan Wallen and Chris Shiflet.

  • Honey County released their new song, "Chess."

  • Kidd G released his latest single, "Last October."

  • Loney Hutchins dropped a new album, Buried Loot.

  • Angie K dropped her title track, "Laredo."

Listen to new music out this month on our All Country News Spotify playlist. 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 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.

  • Emma & Jolie released their new holiday song, "A Million Christmas Trees."


"I Hope It Snows" - Mitchell Tenpenny and Megan Patrick


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