Aaron Watson’s Video Premiere with CMT, Will Hoge in Rolling Stone
Aaron Watson partnered with CMT for the broadcast premiere of his brand new music video for "Outta Style." You can watch the video, which was directed by Ben Ranzinger, here. If you haven't grabbed your copy of Watson's latest album Vaquero, you can get that here.
TeamRock premiered The White Buffalo's video for "Avalon," which tells the story of a man that is down on his luck. Singer-songwriter behind The White Buffalo, Jake Smith, said, "In the video we go to an extreme. We loosely based it on the same themes of debauchery, desperation, and redemption but put it all in one booze and violence-filled day." "Avalon" appears on the recently released Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights, which you can get here.
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our Grammy Nominees! Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit's The Nashville Sound and The Mavericks' Brand New Day are both nominated for Best Americana Album. Both groups are up for Best American Roots Song with "If We Were Vampires" and "I Wish You Well," respectively. CeCe Winans is recognized for Best Gospel Performance with the song "Never Have To Be Alone" and Best Gospel Album with her highly-praised Let Them Fall In Love. On the publishing side, songwriter Mike Henderson is nominated for Country Song of the Year with "Broken Halos." Mike co-wrote the song with Chris Stapleton.
If you didn't have the pleasure of catching John Prine on the road in 2017, then don't worry! Prine's 2018 dates have been announced, which you can find here.
Will Hoge was featured in Rolling Stone, where he talked about his new song, "Thoughts & Prayers," which is his statement on the NRA. When asked about artists speaking out on gun control, Hoge said, "If someone has something to say that is well thought-out and educated and is going to provoke an actual conversation, they should feel comfortable doing that. To have a genre of music where people don't even feel comfortable being able to have that conversation, whether they're pro-gun or anti-gun, it's a sad place to operate from as an artist. Hopefully that starts to change."
Choctaw singer-songwriter Samantha Crain appeared on PRI The World, where she discussed her song "Red Sky, Blue Mountain," which is sung in the Choctaw language. "I wanted to keep it kind of in the format of like a spiritual or a hymn or just a traditional folk song. That way it's easy to be passed along," said Crain, "It's easy for people that are maybe just learning the language or don't know the language. It's easier for them to catch on and be able to sing along and share with other people"
New York City
12/6- Elizabeth Cook (Town Hall Theatre)
12/10- The White Buffalo (Brooklyn Bowl)
12/12- John Doe (City Vineyard)
12/13- John Doe (City Vineyard)
12/14- Wade Bowen (Town Hall Theatre)
12/28- Matisyahu (Irving Plaza)
1/25- John Ritter (Neptune Theatre)
1/13- The White Buffalo (Fonda Theatre)
1/17- John Ritter (Teragram Ballroom)
1/26- Joe Purdy & Amber Rubarth (Hotel Cafe)
12/5 & 12/12- Priscilla Renea (The Basement)