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Tanya Tucker will play special, select shows this fall celebrating the release of her new album, While I’m Livin’ (out August 23 via Fantasy Records). The intimate performances will be held August 22 at Exit/In in Nashville, September 17 at The Bowery Ballroom in New York (presented by SiriusXM), and October 16 at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. Public onsale starts Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. Pre-order the album and purchase tickets (including VIP packages) via TanyaTucker.com.
Lee Brice topped the Billboard Country Airplay chart, going from No. 2 to No. 1 for the week of July 6, with “Rumor.” It’s his fifth number one song, and his first number one in almost five years. Rumor,” which Brice wrote with Ashley Gorley and Kyle Jacobs, is the sophomore single from his self-titled fourth LP.
Rumor took 46 weeks from its first chart appearance to climb to No. 1.
Never too old? Willie Nelson latest album, “Ride Me Back Home,” debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Willie is 86 years old and must be one of the oldest entertainers still recording and touring. With “Ride Me Back Home” Nelson notches his record-extending 52nd Top Country Albums top 10, padding his lead over Dolly Parton, in second place with 44. Loretta Lynn and George Strait follow with 41 each, according to Billboard.
Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts recently released a ‘tell-all’ book titled “Shotgun Angels: My Story of Broken Roads and Unshakeable Hope.” It’s a very personal and intimate memoir revealing many details about his life that fans did not know.
When asked what impact the book has had on the group, Joe Don Rooney said, “Oh, we’re really pissed off at him. We don’t like him anymore. No, you know what? I think it’s phenomenal. I’m proud of Jay. It’s not easy to open up and share things with the outside world that don’t know what’s going on with you and your inside world. It’s brave and it’s bold and we’re proud of him.” You can find the book at Amazon and other book outlets.
NAMM: The 2019 Summer NAMM hits Nashville’s Music City Center, July 18 – 20. The Summer NAMM Show is the mid-year global gathering of the National Association of Music Merchants. NAMM is mainly a ‘trade’ show but now every year they have a ‘Music Industry Day’ that is open to the public and welcomes and invites musicians, songwriters, sound and recording professionals, music educators and students. It’ll be on Saturday, July 20 at the Music City Center in Nashville. If you are in driving distance of Nashville and have any interest in musical instruments, recording equipment or any other aspect of the music biz, it’s worth the drive. Music Industry Day offers a once-a-year opportunity to demo new music instruments and products, attend workshops, enjoy live performances, and network with industry leaders. Passes are $10 in advance; $20 on the day of the event. Just Google Summer NAMM 2019 Music Industry Day.
“I Know Country” Question:
“God Gave Me You” was written and recorded by David Barnes who released it as a single in 2010. But which Country star heard it on the radio and decided to cover it with his own version after it inspired him to propose to his then girlfriend?
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On this day in Country Music…
July 10, 1961 Kitty Wells was at No. 1 on the Country charts with “Heartbreak USA.” (It was her third and final chart-topper)
July 10, 1968 Tammy Wynette had the No. 1 Country song “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman
July 10, 1991 Alan Jackson rocked the No. 1 spot of the Country singles chart with “Don’t Rock the Jukebox.” It went on to win the ASCAP Award for Country Song of the Year in 1992. It was covered by… Alvin & the Chipmunks!!
July 10, 2010 Carrie Underwood married hockey player Mike Fisher in Georgia.
This week’s Country Music Birthdays…
July 09 Lee Hazelwood, 1929 (died 08/04/2007)
July 10 Gary LeVox (Rascal Flatts), 1970
July 11 Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), 1947
July 12 Kimberly Perry (The Band Perry), 1983
July 14 Jamey Johnson, 1975
Blake Shelton… and the girlfriend was Miranda Lambert whom he later married (and divorced in July 2015). Blake’s version of the song hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in October 2011, his fifth number one.
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Nashville Music Line is written by Preshias Harris, the author of “I Know Country” with 366 daily country music questions and answers. You can buy and instantly download your e-book copy at www.IKnowCountry.com.
Preshias is also a music career development consultant with the emphasis on new and aspiring artists and songwriters. She is a member of CMA, NARAS, NATD and a life member of NSAI. Follow more of her blog at www.nashvillemusicline.com.