For 94 years 650 AM WSM has been a leader in Country Radio. On October 5, 1925, WSM radio made its first official broadcast from the fifth floor of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company building located at 7th and Union in Nashville, Tennessee. The call letters, WSM, came from the National Life and Accident Insurance Company’s motto, “We Shield Millions.” WSM featured a wide variety of live entertainment through the years, including classical music, radio drama, gospel music, and renowned shows like the Waking Crew and Sunday Down South. Famous entertainers such as Snooky Lanson, Dinah Shore, Ralph Emery and Pat Sajak all got their start at WSM. In 1950, WSM announcer David Cobb coined the term “Music City USA” and the moniker is now the official nickname for Nashville. On November 28, 1925, WSM station director George D Hay introduced old-time fiddler, Uncle Jimmy Thompson, to the WSM audience. The response was so great that the Saturday night “Grand Ole Opry” was born. Overflowing crowds forced the Opry show to leave the WSM broadcast studios for a series of larger venues. In June 1943, the show moved to the Ryman Auditorium, where it stayed until 1974, when it moved to the Opryland complex. The Grand Ole Opry has become synonymous with country music and led Nashville’s emergence as the country music capital of the world. The show in its entirety is still broadcast live over 650 AM WSM every week. On the radio, WSM can be heard in 38 states and parts of Canada thanks to its 50,000-watt clear channel signal. On the internet, WSM can be heard at WSM online dot com. You can even access WSM on your mobile device by downloading our free mobile app. Follow WSM Radio on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for behind-the-scenes photos, contests, and special studio performances. You can even check out the WSM Channel on YouTube for access to a gallery of our online-only digital series. WSM continues to enrich its audience daily by playing only the best in Classic Country, Bluegrass, and Americana music, and has gone on to become a broadcasting giant in the radio industry…being a friend to hundreds of thousands of fans. The station has won hundreds of broadcasting awards and was named Country Radio Station of the Century by “Radio & Records” in 2000. WSM’s personalities are nationally recognized figures in country music, and its listeners range from U.S. presidents to Country Music Hall of Famers, to artists climbing the charts toward their first number one hit. You never know when a famous listener might drop in for a visit. With the ever-changing ways that listeners can consume media, WSM found it imperative to expand a digital footprint and in September of 2017 launched the first in a series of new streaming stations, Route 650. Route 650 is a 24/7 streaming channel that is a celebration of Americana music. Including, current Americana artist like Jason Isbell, Margo Price and Amanda Shires. Plus, the founders of Americana like Kris Kristofferson and John Prine. Route 650 is unlike any other Americana station in the country as it is programmed and curated by the talent of WSM AM; featuring exclusive content hosted by WSM personalities Eric Marcum and Charlie Mattos. In the spirit of WSM’s historic impact in Country Music, the new digital initiatives are proving to be an outlet to bring new audiences into the fold and preserve the rich history for generations to come. WSMOnline.com (615) 737-9650 - Local (877) 878-4650 - Toll Free https://m.me/wsmradio http://wsmonline.com
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Tenille Arts To Sing Anthem at NBA All-Star Game
countrymusicnewsblog.com | Saturday, 15 February 2020 20:42:16
(Nashville, Tennessee…) February 14, 2020 – Tenille Arts has been announced to perform the Canadian national anthem prior to the NBA All-Star 2020 game on Sunday, February 16 in Chicago. This is her second appearance representing her home country at a premiere National Basketball Association event; last year she sang the Canadian national anthem at game three of the NBA finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors. Chicagoan Chaka Khan will sing the U.S. national anthem prior to the 8 p.m. ET tip off on TNT. JENNIFER HUDSON TO PERFORM SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO KOBE BRYANT “I’m so honored to be back performing the Canadian national anthem again,” said Tenille. “I’m excited to stand with the Canadian players and represent my home country for the NBA All-Star game!” GRAMMY® Award -winning recording artist and Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson will perform a special tribute to the late Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and their seven friends who tragically passed away in a helicopter accident on Jan. 26. Hudson’s performance will open the night ahead of player introductions at the United Center. Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled and Quavo Join Chance The Rapper for NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show; Chaka Khan to Sing U.S. National Anthem Included in the weekend’s festivities will be ten-time GRAMMY winner Chaka Khan, Golden Globe-, GRAMMY- and Primetime Emmy Award-winning rapper, singer and actress Queen Latifah and GRAMMY-nominated artist Jeremih, as well as Portland Trail Blazers All-Star guard Damian “Dame D.O.L.L.A.” At halftime, Chance The Rapper will take the stage with five-time GRAMMY winner Lil Wayne, 2020 GRAMMY winner DJ Khaled and GRAMMY-nominated Migos rapper Quavo for a star-studded performance of their chart-topping hits. #SomebodyLikeThat Tenille’s “Somebody Like That,” from her recently-released Love, Heartbreak, & Everything In Between album on Reviver Records/19th & Grand Records, is her first single to hit the national charts. Written by Tenille, Allison Cruz and Alex Kline, noted journalist Robert K. Oermann said of the song in his MusicRow review: “This dandy little country rocker expresses a wish for true love against a backdrop of sleazy bars, one-night stands and dashed hopes. It’s written with smarts, and she sings it with panache. I’m in.” Upcoming Tenille Arts Tour Dates: Feb. 22 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre w/Scotty McCreery Feb. 23 Verona, NYTurning Stone Resort Casino w/Scotty McCreery Feb. 26 Baton Rouge, LA Red Stick Social Feb. 28 Colorado Springs Whiskey Baron Dance Hall
Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Shows Extra Love to Shelter Pets for Valentine’s Day
countrymusicnewsblog.com | Saturday, 15 February 2020 20:19:49
And Gives a Heartfelt Thanks to Thousands of Volunteers NASHVILLE, TN (February 14, 2020) It’s Valentine’s Day and Country Music’s “Wildcard” superstar, Miranda Lambert, wanted to take the opportunity to thank the thousands of volunteers she challenged to “Pledge to Volunteer” at their local animal rescue. By volunteering, the shelter they helped was automatically registered to be in the running to receive one of ten $1,000 MuttNation Foundation grants. In addition, volunteers were entered for the grand prize of concert tickets and a meet-and-greet with Miranda at an upcoming performance. Lambert, who began volunteering at rescue shelters as a teenager, said “Shelter pets have the biggest hearts and I wanted to show them some extra love on Valentine’s Day. We started the Pledge to Volunteer last year and had nearly 500 people, which was great. This year, over 2,000 MuttNation supporters joined the challenge, and I want to send out a huge ‘thank you’ to all of them. It’s amazing to have that kind of a response because shelters everywhere rely so heavily on support from their communities.” MuttNation congratulates Andrea Shike of Wisconsin, the grand prize winner of concert tickets and a meet-and-greet with Miranda, along with the 10 grant recipient shelters and all the dedicated volunteers who made it happen. MuttNation encourages everyone who has the time to volunteer – and, of course, to adopt from their local shelter, too!
Clint Black Sells Out at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium – May 2020
countrymusicnewsblog.com | Friday, 14 February 2020 20:53:22
(February 13, 2020 – Nashville, TN) One of Country music’s most celebrated artists, Clint Black, has sold out his upcoming show at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, on Sunday, May 17th. Known as the “Mother Church of Country Music,” Black’s last appearance at the famed venue was back in 1999. “The Ryman holds such a special place in our history, I’m especially thrilled to be playing there. And knowing the fans are going to fill it up for us has us all really excited for May 17th! We’re planning for a very special evening here in Music City!” says Black. Black rounded out 2019 with the release of his impressive 22nd album, Still Killin’ Time, which features eight live recordings of his hits and two studio recordings, “This Old House” and “No One Here For me” – songs that were originally written for his 1989 debut album, Killin’ Time. “This Old House” is particularly special to Black and honors country music’s home, the Grand Ole Opry. The song features a team of powerhouse performers who are no strangers to the Opry stage including; Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Cody Jinks, Sara Evans, Michael Ray, Darius Rucker, Travis Tritt, and Steve Wariner.
Steve Miller Announces “Americana” Summer Tour with Marty Stuart and Gary Mule Deer
countrymusicnewsblog.com | Friday, 14 February 2020 20:18:57
The AMERICANA TOUR is a 40-city summer tour that will start in Austin, TX, on June 13th, immediately after Miller is inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in New York on June 11th. There will be two special festival dates featuring Brian Wilson and Taj Mahal, as well as four Canadian concerts featuring a young, bright new songwriter and guitarist, Matthew Curry. The full itinerary is below. For ticket on sales, fans can check local listings. STEVE MILLER BAND, MARTY STUART AND HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES AND GARY MULE DEER “Touring with Marty and the Superlatives is inspirational,” said Miller. “This is undoubtedly one of the most talented touring combinations I’ve ever been involved in. We look forward to continuing working together to explore the roots of American Music. Adding the musical comedy of Gary Mule Deer to the show will be an unexpected treat for our fans. I’m delighted to be able to tour with these great artists and to bring the Steve Miller Band audience the best of the best.” “Touring with the Steve Miller Band,” said Stuart, “has proved to be magical. It is indeed an honor to go across the nation with Steve and the Steve Miller Band.” “Being a part of a tour with both Steve and Marty is as great as it gets!” said Gary Mule Deer. The last 12 months was one for the record books for Miller and Stuart. Miller released his second volume box set of collected vinyl, as well as the acclaimed Welcome to the Vault box set. He performed live in over 50 cities, played “Fly Like an Eagle” with The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, did two nights at Jazz at Lincoln Center performing Cannonball Adderley and the Blues and had seven instruments on display at the record breaking Play It Loud exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Marty Stuart was a major contributor to Ken Burns’ latest brilliant PBS series, Ken Burns: Country Music, released a Deluxe Edition of his classic album The Pilgrim and continued his work with Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music in Philadelphia, Mississippi which celebrates the rich cultural heritage of country music through live musical performance and educational programming. STEVE MILLER BAND TOUR 2020JUNE 13 – Austin, TX – Travis County Expo Center # 15 – Allen, TX – Allen Event Center 16 – Sugarland, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land 19 – Thackersville, OK – Winstar 20 – Quapaw, OK – Downstream Amphitheater 23 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater 24 – Youngstown, OH – Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater 29 – Grand Rapids, MI – Meijer Gardens 30 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at the Heights JULY 9 – 10 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery 12 – Murphys, CA – Ironstone Amphitheatre 14 – Boise, ID – Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden 15 – Sun Valley, ID – Sun Valley Pavilion 18 – Welch, MN – Treasure Island Resort Events Center 19 – Council Bluffs, Continue reading →
Doug McCormick Gets Set for Daytona Green Flag with Latest Release “Earnhardt”
countrymusicnewsblog.com | Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:45:10
NASHVILLE (FEBRUARY 12, 2020) – Grass roots, rural country music is how Doug McCormick prefers to describe his music, and with the release of a new single, “Earnhardt” he continues to drive home that point. McCormick said he makes music that both tells his own story but also relates to a large group of people. This song is no different. The bond between father and son is as strong as fiddles and steel guitar. “Of all the people you’d like to sit down and have a beer with, Dale’s at the top of a lot of people’s list. For me, this song is a look back on some incredible father-son memories and most important it’s a humble tip of the hat to the massive impact Dale Earnhardt Sr. made on this world,” McCormick said. LISTEN TO THE NEW TUNE BELOW Growing up in the Carolinas, NASCAR is a way of life. That rings true for McCormick and his fan base. The opening verse of the song alludes to that time spent with his father on race day. “As a kid growing up in a Carolina farm town in the 90s, Sunday races were just a part of life,” he said. “Dad always had the race on. He could be outside working on cars or recovering from a long week in the textile mill. It didn’t matter. If it was Sunday, the race was on.” As a kid who grew up just down the road from Darlington Raceway, McCormick was accustomed to seeing the greats come through his hometown race track. Even when he wasn’t able to see the cars, he could hear them. “I have some incredible memories of going to the races with my dad. Even when we weren’t able to make the race, we’d walk out in our back yard and listen to the cars run around the track,” he said. “I didn’t think much of it then; that’s just the way it was. However, looking back on it now, I can say NASCAR was undeniably a part of the culture that raised me.” One year shy of two decades since the crash which took the life of one of NASCAR’s greats, McCormick said releasing a song like this has a special meaning. “It’s more than just what he was able to accomplish on the track. Dale Earnhardt Sr. embodied qualities every blue collar American admires,” he said. “It’s his firm handshake, look you in the eye, do anything for you, ain’t gonna take nothing off of you, and win at all costs approach to life that still resonates with us all.” That’s why McCormick said now is the perfect time to put a song like this out. He said the moment he and co-writer Lance Carpenter finished the song, they both knew they had something special. “I began playing it out on the road, at my shows. The first night I played “Earnhardt”, as soon as we finished, there was this guy who somehow made it up Continue reading →
Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban & More Announced for Watershed Festival 2020
countrymusicnewsblog.com | Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:30:09
Nashville, TN – Feb. 12, 2020 – The ninth-annual Watershed Music and Camping Festival announced yesterday that country superstars Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban will headline the bucket-list worthy three-day, two stage camping festival at George, WA’s breathtaking Gorge Amphitheatre, overlooking the Columbia River Gorge on July 31-Aug. 2. Other acts also revealed today as part of the festival’s consistently stacked main stage lineup include Kelsea Ballerini, Billy Currington, Travis Denning, Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell, Gone West Ft. Colbie Caillat, HARDY, Randy Houser, and Jon Pardi. Passes go on sale Friday, Feb. 21 at 10am PT at WatershedFest.com “Watershed, to me, is all about the annual anticipation of a great weekend with 26,000 friends, in one of the most beautiful settings on Earth,” said Brian O’Connell, President of Live Nation Country Touring. “I feel like it is a privilege to not only get to go, but to share it with so many ‘Shedders that have been there since day one. These artists, that setting, and the ‘Shedders make Watershed more than just a festival, it’s a true rite of passage for country music fans, and I am so proud to host this event every year. Here is to year nine being the best Watershed Festival yet!” “Routinely one of the most-anticipated events of country festival season” (Rolling Stone) and a “country music megaparty that yee-haws the Gorge Amphitheatre to sold-out crowds every summer,”(The Seattle Times) Watershed is built with the fans, self-proclaimed as “’Shedders,” in mind. With tickets often selling out in minutes, the festival offers the biggest acts in country music along with a serene ambience. Watershed will be offering brand new VIP options for fans to upgrade their passes to include reserved VIP seating and access to a more spacious Sunset Deck for viewing options. In partnership with Cave B Inn & Spa Resort, special hotel packages will also be available to festival attendees.
Lainey Wilson to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut This Friday
countrymusicnewsblog.com | Thursday, 13 February 2020 03:46:12
Spend Valentine’s Day with Lainey Wilson! NASHVILLE, TN—(February 12, 2020)— Rising Country artist, Lainey Wilson, shared her Valentine’s Day plan to make her official Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday night. In the spirit of the holiday, Lainey will be spending time with her first and biggest love, Country music, and realize her dream of standing on that iconic stage. Stepping into Country music’s hallowed circle for the first time, Lainey will fulfill an aspiration she’s had since her first visit to Nashville at the age of nine. This morning, while sharing her excitement about Friday’s debut on WSM Radio’s Coffee, Country & Cody, she recalled visiting the Opry and walking by the WSM studio, thinking how cool it would be to be on 650 AM one day. Today, she made that a reality, performing two songs on the air, which earned a text from the Grand Ole Opry’s VP/Executive Producer, Dan Rogers saying “Wow, Lainey sounds great!” “Most little girls dream about their wedding day, walking down the aisle in a beautiful wedding dress. Well, this is the day I’ve been dreaming about my whole life—to be standing in the Grand Ole Opry circle in a pair of bell bottoms, doing what I love,” said Lainey Wilson. “Stepping into that circle is about like stepping into Country music heaven. You hear about how it’s the best feeling in the world…how it’s better than you imagined it…but you don’t really understand until you get there and experience it for yourself. So many of my influences have stood in that circle. I’m humbled and excited to feel their spirit when I step in for the first time.” Since releasing her first single “Dirty Looks” to Country radio, things have only been heating up for the newcomer—just last week she received a roaring standing ovation in front of a sold-out crowd in Springfield, MO (and consequentially sold out all of her merch), found out she has been added to several nights with Dierks Bentley’s 90’s Country parody band, Hot Country Knights in addition to opening for Country legend Reba McEntire in April. Currently out on the road with Justin Moore and Tracey Lawrence on their Late Nights And Longnecks Tour, Lainey’s live performances, with her guitar-wielding rock ‘n’ roll swagger and rousing dance moves has earned her slots playing hundreds of shows with greats like Randy Houser, Morgan Wallen, The Cadillac Three, Jon Pardi and more. She also recently (January 15) performed on the Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots’ Million Dollar Show, benefitting St. Jude and appeared on his popular BobbyCast podcast. In the fall, Lainey released latest new EP, Redneck Hollywood. Produced by mastermind, Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Keith Urban, Little Big Town), the title of the four-track project is drawn from lyrics in the semi-autobiographical track, “LA,” which celebrates the Louisiana native’s down-home upbringing, zest for life and dreams of making it in this big world. In just four songs (all of which she co-wrote), Redneck Hollywood highlights Lainey’s depth as an artist like never before Continue reading →
Chelsea Lovitt Releases New Tune, “Beanstalk” – New Album Coming Feb 28th
countrymusicnewsblog.com | Wednesday, 12 February 2020 20:04:21
Listen to “Beanstalk” The firey and politically forward Nashville based musician, Chelsea Lovitt has released “Beanstalk”, the second track off her forthcoming album You Had Your Cake, So Lie in It, out on Feb 28. Lovitt recently announced the official album release party to be held on Feb 26 at Mercy Lounge in Nashville featuring J.D. Wilkes of the Legendary Shack Shakers, staple figure of the rock-n-roll scene in Nashville and Amy Darling alongside her intermittent guitar player Matthew Paige who front the Blackfoot Gypsies. NEW ALBUM YOU HAD YOUR CAKE SO LIE IN IT – OUT FEB 28 “Beanstalk” references the great Memphis-recorded Sun Records classic “Raunchy” and it’s about illusions—beanstalks “that provide us dreamers a vertical treadmill-like climb to the sky,” says Lovitt. For a change of pace, CL and her studio band, including ace guitarist Marc Ottavi, whose brilliant playing helps define You Had Your Cake, So Lie in It, detour through country-soul, and Lovitt’s psyche in the fourth track on the record, “State of Denial.” It swings like Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde and the Stones Exile on Main St.: “Baby, I was born in a state/That dug the ditch for denial,” Lovitt sings. The bitter-sweet love song is the second single, coming out on Valentine’s Day. ALBUM RELEASE SHOW – FEB 26 AT MERCY LOUNGE IN NASHVILLE For Lovitt, who grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi (an hour from the hometown of Jimmie Rodgers) and lives in the teeming music town of Nashville, Tennessee, the multifaceted music of the South is her inspiration. She is immersed in the traditions of country, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, and bluegrass, and her bona fides on guitar and fiddle match her vocal chops, which go from pure honky-tonk to rockabilly to folk and rock ‘n’ roll. For sure, these days plenty of artists–in Nashville and elsewhere–use the crisscrossing map of Southern music as their handbook. What Lovitt knows is that it’s a map that leads you to new places while laying out the eternal truths. Above all, Lovitt is a writer, so you can bring in Faulkner, romantic poets like John Keats and certainly Tennessee Williams as guides to her sensibility. Her music is complex, full of contradictions, which means she honors the mystery of the Southern tradition. The contradictions mentioned above are what drive Chelsea Lovitt’s Nashville-recorded debut album You Had Your Cake, So Lie in It. It’s an inspired collection of various, mostly Southern musical approaches. As the record’s title implies, it is also, in subtle and personal ways, a political record that questions America’s obsession with material wealth, toxic relationships between men and women, and warns the way the Trump era corrodes values and isolates human beings. You Had Your Cake, So Lie in It is also about tradition and family, and the vagaries of human identity. Even more it’s a great, raucous, garage-country-Rocknroll record, referencing a Mick Jagger swagger and Gram Parsons’ elegance in country-rock. On “De Donna,” Lovitt evokes Parsons, and writes Continue reading →
Sam Hunt Releases Tracklist for Upcoming Album, Southside
countrymusicnewsblog.com | Wednesday, 12 February 2020 19:06:16
On February 4th, with great anticipation from fans, Sam Hunt officially announced a full track list for Southside, his second album set to be released April 3rd. This will be Hunt’s second piece of work since his debut album, Montevallo, in 2014. A strong line up, Southside will not only contain his latest hit, “Kinfolks”, but also the previous favorites, “Sinning With You”, “Downtown’s Dead”, and “Hard to Forget”. Also included will be Hunt’s 2017 hit, “Body Like a Back Road”, which topped out at number 6 in the Billboard All-Genre Hot 100 Chart. Hunt plans to promote his second studio album during the Southside Summer Tour 2020. The tour will commence May 28th in Charlotte, N.C. and finish out in Albuquerque, NM at the beginning of fall on September 26. Hunt will be traveling with Kip Moore, Travis Denning, and Ernest. They will headline 40 different events this summer spanning from Toronto, Canada and coast-to-coast in the USA from New York to California, including Milwaukee’s Summerfest. Sam Hunt’s Southside Track Listing: 1. “2016” 2. “Hard to Forget” 3. “Kinfolks” 4. “Young Once” 5. “Body Like a Backroad” 6. “That Ain’t Beautiful” 7. “Let It Down” 8. “Downtown’s Dead” 9. “Nothing Lasts Forever” 10. “Sinning With You” 11. “Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90s” 12. “Drinkin’ Too Much” Source: https://tasteofcountry.com/sam-hunt-southside-album-2020-track-listing/
The Lone Bellow’s New Album, Half Moon Light, Out Now!
countrymusicnewsblog.com | Tuesday, 11 February 2020 20:45:53
The Lone Bellow’s new album HALF MOON LIGHT is out today. Produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, HALF MOON LIGHT is the band’s fourth studio album and first new one since 2017. HALF MOON LIGHT is an artistic triumph worked toward for years, earned not by individual posturing, but by collective determination and natural growth. Recorded at Dessner’s Long Pond Studio in Upper Hudson Valley, NY and featuring guitarist Josh Kaufman and drummer J.T. Baites, the album finds The Lone Bellow pushing their acoustic storytelling prowess past new horizons, experimenting with textures and instrumentation to create their most sophisticated work to date. LISTEN TO “GOOD TIMES” WATCH “GOOD TIMES” TEASER “COUNT ON ME” VIDEO BELOW With earthy three–part harmonies and songwriting as provocative as it is honest, the trio – made up of guitarist Brian Elmquist, lead vocalist Zach Williams, and multi–instrumentalist Kanene Donehey Pipkin – creates sparks that make a stranger’s life matter or bring our sense of childlike wonder roaring back. With HALF MOON LIGHT, The Lone Bellow have returned, unified and invigorated with boundless ambition. TWO-NIGHT STAND AT THE TROUBADOUR IN LOS ANGELES NEXT WEEK FEBRUARY 12 & 13 In mid January, the band unveiled a super-charged muscle-car lovin’ lyric video for their chart–topping new single, “Count On Me,” streaming now at the band’s official YouTube channel. They also recently appeared on NPR’s World Cafe for an incredible 30-minute live performance. NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS FEBRUARY 26 “Count On Me” – which recently hit #1 at Americana radio outlets nationwide, with spins on over 70 Triple A and Americana stations across the country – is but one indelible highlight of HALF MOON LIGHT. The album also features the rousing “Good Times,” a song that garnered an exclusive premiere via Billboard. WORLD CAFE PERFORMANCE AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING NOW The Lone Bellow have already started playing shows in London and New York in celebration of HALF MOON LIGHT, and will begin an extensive North American tour on February 26 in Houston, TX, that ends with their first–ever headlining show at Nashville, TN’s historic Ryman Auditorium on April 24. A European tour begins May 1. Next week, the band will host a two-night-stand at Los Angeles, CA’s famed Troubadour on February 12 and 13. Additional European tour dates and an array of festival appearances are also slated. “[The Lone Bellow’s] music is better than ever…Their three-part harmonies, bright horns, and clear gaze at all that has happened—the good, the bad, the painful, and the loving—does it. Soul music in its more pure form, Half Moon Light is an album of all; of life itself.As they sing on ‘Martingales,’ what a sound.” -Esquire “Across Half Moon Light, The Lone Bellow venture outside their usual musical box, alongside producer Aaron Dessner, to provide richer, poppier, and bolder textures. Yet it is never at the expense of their lyrical bite. Despite all the pain and suffering they and others have endured, showcased here in a stunning display…Never once do they lose their sense of Continue reading →