Country Music 411 Archives for 2020-08

Carrie Underwood Returns With 'Sunday Night Football' Theme

Carrie Underwood will sing NBC's Sunday Night Football theme song, "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," for the eighth consecutive season.


She recorded the song in Nashville, and on Sunday, Sept. 13th, Carrie will star in the debut of the 2020 show open for Sunday Night Football.


According to a release, the show open was uniquely produced without extras in a studio or stadium, "while also celebrating the millions who watch the games." For the first time, the SNF show open will feature user-generated content from fans showcasing their team spirit.


Cameos from some of the NFL’s biggest stars, which were also recorded remotely, will be highlighted.



Chris Janson will perform as part of Live At The Ryman, an exclusive livestream performance to fans at home, on Friday (August 28th).


This will be Chris' third headlining show at the Ryman. Tickets are on sale now at, and livestream ticket prices begin at $10.


Chris said, “I’m always thrilled to play the Ryman, and I’m looking forward to being back on stage with my band more than ever. I’m also excited to sing my latest country radio hit ‘Done,’ one of the most special songs of my career, and to play my newest single ‘Waitin’ On 5’ for everyone watching at home!”


"Waitin' On 5" is the third single from Chris' Real Friends album.


Join Chris Janson and his band, live from the Ryman stage for the full livestream concert Friday, August 28.  Reserve your livestream spot now for just $10; limited tickets are also available to be a part of VIP Q&A session with Chris before the show!


Jason Aldean will perform during Corona’s Backyard Beach, a virtual concert celebrating the end of summer, on Friday, August 28th at 6:00pm ET. Corona is encouraging fans to kick back at their own backyard beach and enjoy some of their favorite music and beer.


Jason will perform fan-favorites including his current climbing single, “Got What I Got.” He will also invite other Country music stars, who will be announced at a later date.


“This summer has been a lot different for all of us with more time at home but I wanted to perform for my fans no matter where we all are,” Aldean said. “Everyone should get a chance to kick back and enjoy an ice-cold Corona and lime while listening to some music before summer is officially over.”


Tune in on Friday, August 28th at 6:00pm ET on Twitter via @LiveNation and Live from Home, Live Nation’s Virtual Concert Hub.


Luke Combs & Tim McGraw Drop Performance Vids for "What You See Is What You Get" & "7500 OBO"


Luke Combs has shared a new performance video for the title track off his 2019 LP, What You See Is What You Get.


The clip shows Combs playing the tune in pre-pandemic days and comes after he announced that a deluxe version of What You See Is What You Get will arrive on October 23.


Titled What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, the new album will feature all 18 songs from the original LP, plus five brand-new tracks that will be announced soon.



Tim McGraw has also shared a new acoustic performance video of his song, “7500 OBO." It will appear on his upcoming 16th studio album, Here On Earth, which arrives August 21.


It's the fifth track he's shared off the project, following “I Called Mama,” “Hallelujahville," “Good Taste in Women," and the title track.



Blake Shelton Wants You to Get Your Ticket Refunds

Are you still waiting on a ticket refund from a cancelled concert this year?  You're not alone and BLAKE SHELTON is on your side.  It started after a fan on Twitter asked him to cancel a show instead of postponing it so they could get a refund.



When a show is cancelled the venue offers refunds.  But if it's postponed, they usually ask fans to hang onto the ticket and use it for a makeup date.  Well, it seems the lines between the two have been getting blurred.



Blake cancelled his whole tour, which meant everyone should've been given the option of getting their money back.  But a lot of them weren't, so they sent him screenshots that showed the concert labeled as postponed.  He decided to get to the bottom of it. 



He wrote, "Hey guys we are working on this ticket refund thing.  There are a lot of vendors involved and it's a web for sure and I don't think it's any one person's fault.  It's been a nightmare and confusing year for everyone at every level."



He also posted details on how to get a Ticketmaster refund.  

Old Dominion's "Meow Mix" Album Has Meows Instead of Words

2020 just keeps on giving.  OLD DOMINION has released a "Meow Mix" version of their self-titled third album.  (That's the one that came out last fall.)



They called it "Meow Mix" because they replaced all the words with meows.  It's NOT singing cats . . . it's MATTHEW RAMSEY singing "meow" instead of the words. 



The album was a surprise, although they did tease it all week.  They posted random photos of cats on social media, so fans knew something was up. 



And then Friday's post featured the cover of last fall's album, but with "cat heads" superimposed on their bodies. 


They wrote, "Cat's out of the bag.  We are re-releasing our entire album, only this time it's all 'meows.'  Sometimes you gotta be silly.  #ODmeowmix is out meow."  



Tim McGraw Says He's Getting More Emotional With Age

Tim McGraw already revealed that he cried when he recorded his latest single, “I Called Mama,” just as he did the first time he tried to sing it for his wife, Faith Hill.


Tim has even gotten choked up talking about the song during interviews, and of course it has to do with the subject matter, but Tim tells us it's also because he's turned into a really emotional guy. 


“Gosh, I don’t know. At 53 I probably don’t self-examine as much as I should, but I think I’m learning that I’m getting more and more emotional, I think. I’m getting more and more emotional about everything, and maybe I’ve been headin’ that direction for a while but maybe this time has really sped that process up. I mean, I can cry at commercials now. It’s ridiculous.”



Thomas Rhett Surprises Healthcare Workers With Virtual Performance

Billboard reports that Thomas Rhett surprised healthcare workers recently with an acoustic, virtual performance. The artist teamed up with Cisco and Live Nation for the event, which was planned for workers at Banner Health in Arizona and Colorado and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. 


"It was really special to be able to surprise this group of healthcare workers because I’m so appreciative of their incredible work and bravery through this crazy time," Rhett said in a statement. 


"Even though I can’t thank them all in person right now, this was a really cool way to stay connected and offer up my gratitude face-to-face."


He also told his audience, "You guys are my heroes. I have a lot of family who work in healthcare and y'all inspire me to wanna be a better human being."



Kane Brown Sings With Vets on "Homesick" Benefit Remix, Talks Getting Lost on His Own Property

Kane Brown is honoring America's heroes with a remix of his Experiment single, "Homesick." The Boot reports that Brown is backed up on the new "Veterans' Version" of the track with vocals laid down by a handful of real-life retired military members who recorded their contributions from home.


"'Homesick' is personal to me," Brown says in a video documenting the making of the new version. "I fell asleep listening to it and I woke up and I just had this vision [that] the military could relate to this song because they're never home." Adds retired Marine J.W. Cortes, one of Brown's new backup singers, "I know what it feels like to be homesick and to long to get back with family members and with friends," while Naval retiree Generald Wilson says, "Just being a part of this is amazing to me."


For every "Homesick" listen, Crown Royal will pack one of its signature purple bags to donate as a care package to the nonprofit organization Packages From Home. The brand will also donate a dollar, up to $100,000, to Minority Veterans of America.




And speaking of Kane Brown being "Homesick," it seems the singer is on tour so much that he finds it impossible to find his way back home again--literally.


This week, Brown admitted to new Extra correspondent (and fellow country singer) Jana Kramer that he once wound up lost on his own property for a whopping seven hours, finally calling the cops to rescue him.


"We have 30 acres, and it’s all woods... It started raining, and it started getting dark, and we started running out of gas, and we couldn’t find our trail back," he explains. "So we ended up having to call the cops, and walking down.”