The second annual Academy of Country Music event takes place in Las Vegas the weekend of the ACM Awards and also features Thomas Rhett, The Cadillac Three, Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann and Chris Young.
” A lot of people could have said, ‘This is nothing like your old stuff so I’m not going to play it,’” Nichols told Radio.com “But it’s been the exact opposite. People have said, ‘I love this new direction, it’s so fresh.’”
Radio.com caught up with Nichols at a Saints game in New Orleans, where he’d been invited to sing the National Anthem. He talked about the experience, and about how well things are going now that his album is out and his single ‘Sunny and 75′ is in the Top 10.
Tyler Farr started out singing cover songs four nights a week at Tootsies Orchid Lounge in Nashville before finding a hit with his latest single, ‘Redneck Crazy.’
“We knew they were going to play it around lunchtime,” Nichols tells Radio.com, so “everybody at the label gathered around and listened.”
Joe Nichols is a happy guy. And why shouldn’t he be? He’s got a solid marriage, a new baby daughter, a new hit single (“Sunny and 75″) and now a brand-new album due out next month called “Crickets.” Hear Nichols tell the story behind the music…and the album’s title.
With Yeezus season behind us, we can now focus on autumn’s real raison d’être: fuzzy cardigans and new albums.
“When I think of my musical heroes of yesteryear, or the younger stars of this year, I am reminded that it is true we learn from the ones ahead of us, and teach the ones that follow. They are the reason I chose to make this album,” Travis said.
Is Randy Travis back? Listen to “Tonight I’m Playing Possum,” a beautiful tribute to the country music legend, and decide for yourself.
Despite the rain, the artists gave all–and the fans ate it right up–during the 31st WYCD Downtown Hoedown, which brought dozens of country artists to downtown Detroit this past weekend.
The 31st annual festival kicks off this weekend, with additional performers including Tate Stevens, Craig Morgan, Casey James, Aaron Lewis, Drake White, Parmalee, Maggie Rose, and Charlie Worsham.
“I remember as a kid, my dad was like, ‘You listen to him sing, you won’t ever have to listen to anybody else sing.’ Which is really true. I’ll tell you, George Jones was just amazing,” Phil Vassar said.
Joe Nichols, Jake Owen, Uncle Kracker, Craig Morgan, Phil Vassar, and Aaron Lewis are among the artists announced today playing the 31st annual WYCD Downtown Hoedown in Detroit.