8/16 Weekly Industry Insider

THE HOTTEST

Everything you need to know in country music news this week


  • The Country Music Hall of Fame announced that Eddie Bayers, Ray Charles, Pete Drake, and The Judds will be the newest inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. The announcement was made in a live stream delivered by Reba McEntire.

  • Mitchell Tenpenny announced that his next project, Midtown Diaries EP, is set to release on September 17th.

  • Maren Morris will guest host Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight, August 16th.

  • Carrie Underwood was nominated for two GMA Dove Awards with her gospel album, My Savior.

  • Kane Brown earned an MTV Video Music Awards Nomination for the music video for his song “Worldwide Beautiful.”

  • Morgan Wade has been signed to Arista Nashville. Wade released her debut album Reckless, in early 2021.

  • Tiera, one of R&B country’s newest artists, has signed with WME. Tiera was listed as one of the CMT Next Women of Country 2020.

  • Jameson Rogers announced that his debut EP, Bet You're From a Small Town, is set for release on September 17th.

NEW MUSIC

Fresh new songs to check out this week


  • Dan & Shay released their new album, Good Things.

  • Dolly Parton released an updated version of "In the Sweet By and By" featuring Cordie, Jackson, Salley & Walker.

  • Tim McGraw released a music video for his song "7500 OBO."

  • Trisha Yearwood released her new album, Every Girl (Deluxe Edition).

  • Tracy Lawrence released his Hindsight 2020 Volume 2: Price of Fame Project.

  • Jameson Rogers released his new song "One Day."

  • Sam Willams released a new song "Happy All The Time," featuring Dolly Parton.

  • Kalie Shorr released her new EP, I Got Here By Accident.

  • Jade Bird released her new album, Different Kinds of Light.

  • Clare Dunn released her new EP, In This Kind of Light.

  • Scotty McCreery's latest studio album, Same Truck, is set to release on September 17th.

Check out all upcoming album releases here.


VIDEO OF THE WEEK

"7500 OBO" - Tim McGraw


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