FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, JASON DERULO, DOLLY PARTON, JUSTIN MOORE AND MANY MORE FEATURED IN THE LATEST EPISODE OF “THE PICKUP”

Dolly Parton 09.22.17

Continuing the tradition of bringing you the latest in country music news, “The Pickup” starts by paying tribute to two country music artists taken way too soon. CMA and ACM winnerDon Williams and Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry both died on September 8. Williams passed away at the age of 78 after a battle with emphysema. Gentry was tragically killed in a New Jersey helicopter crash headed to a concert on the East Coast for later that night. Gentry was 50 years old.

Justin Moore has announced his “Hell on a Highway Tour.” The tour is scheduled to...

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JAZZ MUSICIAN BARRON RYAN RELEASES PIANO RENDITION OF MICHAEL JACKSON'S "DON’T STOP 'TIL YOU GET ENOUGH"

Barron Ryan 09.19.17

Today, contemporary jazz musician Barron Ryan released his solo piano rendition of the Michael Jackson classic “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.” The stirring cover shows off Barron’s exceptional talent and pays tribute to one of the world’s greatest artists.

"Making pop tune covers is both extremely challenging and some of the most fun I have at the piano,” he mentions. “I have to play music everybody has already heard while trying to find subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) ways to surprise them. If someone responds by saying, ‘Wow, I like that as much as the original,' then I've done accomplished my goal.”

Barron just released his newest album, The Masters’ Apprentice, for which he learned, note for note, how his favorite jazz pianists translated popular tunes into their own...

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OFFICIALLY, JUSTIN MOORE “KINDA DON’T CARE”

Justin Moore 09.19.17

Rooted in his rural upbringing, Justin Moore's"Kinda Don't Care" proves he is nothing but 100% genuine. His new single emulates the mentality loyal fans have come to expect from him, as his Southern drawl impacts Country radio today. The title track from Moore’s fourth studio album follows back-to-back No. 1’s with “You Look Like I Need a Drink” and “Somebody Else Will” and was most-added right out of the gate making it the third single from the project to hit that mark.
 
Tunesmiths Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman and Ben Hayslip penned “Kinda Don’t Care” precisely reflecting Moore’s no-frills sensibilities. The air of laissez faire lyrics are on display with: “I kinda wanna light up a couple smokes / Kinda want some Crown mixed in my Coke / Kinda wanna hole up in some corner...

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THE ASSOCIATION FOR RECORDED SOUND COLLECTIONS ANNOUNCES WHISPERIN’ BILL ANDERSON WINNER OF 2017 AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

Bill Anderson 09.19.17

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections has awarded Country Music Hall of Famer Bill Anderson and author Peter Michael Cooper with Best Historical Research In Recorded Country Music for their work Whisperin’ Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life In Country Music. The Awards will be presented at a ceremony on May 12, 2018 during ARSC’s annual conference.

Winners are chosen by a committee consisting of three elected judges representing specific fields of study, two judges-at-large, the review editor of the ARSC Journal and the President or past President of ARSC.

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