9/27 Weekly Industry Insider

Updated: Jul 1

THE HOTTEST

Everything you need to know in country music news this week


  • Chris Stapleton, Kane Brown, Gabby Barrett, Kelsea Ballerini, and Luke Combs have been named 2021 CMT Artists of the Year. The five artists will be honored in a live televised event in Nashville on Oct. 13.

  • Dolly Parton and Kane Brown were named to TIME’s 2021 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

  • Dolly Parton’s Netflix film Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square won two Emmys: Outstanding Television Movie and Best Choreography at the Creative Arts ceremony.

  • Carly Pearce announced her upcoming 29 Tour, which is slated to launch on Nov. 4 in Des Moines, Iowa. Pre-sales begin next Tuesday, September 21.

  • Kenny Chesney is set to executive produce a new SEC Football Special, “More Than a Voice” which will debut at 7 p.m. ET on SEC Network on Sunday, September 26.

NEW MUSIC

Fresh new songs to check out this week


Carly Pearce released "Never Wanted To Be That Girl" featuring Ashley McBryde off her new album 29: Written In Stone.

  • Scotty McCreery released his new album, Same Truck.

  • Laine Hardy released his debut album, Here's To Anyone.

  • Gabby Barrett dropped the music video for her song, "Foot Prints on The Moon."

  • Ginger Minj released "Double Wide Diva" off their upcoming album, Double Wide Diva.

  • Charley Crockett released the title track off his new album, Music City USA, and an accompanying music video.

  • Jordana Bryant released her new song, "Fast Car."

  • Reba McEntire dropped a new remix of "The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia, The Eric Kuppar Remix."

  • Miko Marks released his new song, "Long As I Can See The Light.”

  • Gary LeVox announced “Working On Sunday,” the latest single from his release One on One.

  • Curtis Braly dropped his new single, "Happy When You're Sad."

  • Drew Green released his new song, “Cold Beer and Copenhagen off his upcoming Dirt Boy album out on October 29th.

  • Lily Rose’s released "Stronger Than I Am," the lead track off their seven-song project set to release on October 1st.

  • Zac Brown Band is set to release their new album, The Comeback on October 15th.

  • Mickey Guyton is set to drop her debut album Remember Her Name on September 24th.

Check out all upcoming album releases here.


VIDEO OF THE WEEK

"Foot Prints On The Moon" - Gabby Barrett



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