Country Music 411 Archives for 2021-07

Tenille Townes Has Released The Video to Her New Song, "Girl Who Didn't Care".

Tenille Townes has released the video for her new song, “Girl Who Didn’t Care."

Her vision is to inspire young girls to always chase their dreams, no matter how hard or how distant they may seem.


Tenille Townes chose three real-life "girls who didn’t care" to star in the clip -- Sarah Fuller, the first woman to play and score points in a Power Five College Football game when she stepped in as a place kicker for Vanderbilt University; Alyssa Carson, who is the only person to have attended every space camp offered around the world and will be one of seven ambassadors representing Mars One, a mission to establish a human colony on Mars in 2030; and Shannon Wells, a Nashville firefighter and one of just two females in her training class. 


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Russell Dickerson on Singing "Friends in Low Places" in Tighty-Whities and Cowboy Boots

 "Music Mayhem" asked RUSSELL DICKERSON to share some of the things that made him who he is today, so he went way back for the good stuff.  He said the first album he ever bought was "Michael Jackson's Greatest Hits". 


His first concert was Hanson, and before you judge, here's why:  Quote, "My cousin came to town, and brought all her cute friends, and I definitely invited myself to the concert to hang out with her cute friends."


His first musical memory goes back when he was a wee lad of four.  Quote, "I was singing 'Friends in Low Places' in my little tighty-whities and cowboy boots into the karaoke machine at my aunt's house.  Singing a drinking song at four years old."


His first celebrity crush?  Quote, "The Olsen Twins.  I had the calendar and everything."  His first job as at a home decor store when he was 15.  He also spent time working at Chick-fil-A.


And the first song he ever wrote was pretty darn good.  Quote, "The first song I've ever written was 'Zero to Sixty', and that was on my first EP."

Jason Aldean Confirms "If I Didn't Love You" Duet With Carrie Underwood

After teasing fans about a new collaboration, Jason Aldean confirmed his new single will feature powerhouse vocalist Carrie Underwood!

“We’ve got a brand new song coming your way this Friday! Who do y’all think is singing on this one with me?” Aldean captioned the post, asking fans to guess who they think it is.

Fans quickly figured it out after brightening up the image, which found Carrie Underwood’s photo hiding behind the green overlay.

On Thursday (July 22), Aldean confirmed that collab via Twitter by retweeting Carrie's tweet with an emoji raising its hand.

This is the first time the two have collaborated together and it's going to be epic!! 
What do you think of "If I Didn't Love You"?



Luke Combs Shares Unreleased Rowdy Southern Anthem "South On Ya"

Luke Combs is celebrating his southern roots with a rowdy unreleased track that’s guaranteed to get you fired up!

Combs teamed up with SEC football and the SEC Network for the official hype video for Southeastern Conference (SEC) Network.

The song is called, 'South on Ya' and not only pays tribute to Combs’ Carolina roots but also gives nods to the SEC football teams, including the Florida Gators and then others within the lyric “Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, and Georgia, come and find us.” 

If there was ever a hype video designed to pull at the heart string of SEC fans laced with country vibes, this it it! Combs shared the hype song in a video clip on Monday, (July 19).

Let's hope he throws this one on the upcoming album that we're hoping to get his fall. He’s already shared songs such as “Five Leaf Clover,” “Ever Mine,” “We Still Drink Beer,” “Good Ol’ Days” to name a few.



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Dan + Shay Release New Single "Good Things," Detail New Album

After teasing that they just finished the greatest album of the entire life, Dan + Shay officially announced their new album.

As promised at 6pm CT on Thursday, the superstar duo announced their fourth studio album, Good Things will be released on August 13.

The new album will feature 12-tracks including their already released singles “I Should Probably Go To Bed,” “Glad You Exist” and their Justin Bieber collaboration “10,000 Hours.

“We poured every bit of our hearts into this project and have never been more excited for anything in our entire lives. can’t wait for it to be yours so soon,” Smyers and Mooney captioned the album art on Instagram. 

Along with the album details, Dan + Shay dropped the music video for the title track, Good Things. 



Carrie Underwood Hits The Water To Hook Some Bass

Carrie Underwood is enjoying summer! 

The superstar shared a fun day out on the water catching some bass with her husband, Mike Fisher.

Carrie did a photo dump on Instagram Wednesday afternoon posting several pictures with bass of variable sizes, including a couple big ones.  Oh, and she looks smoking hot in her bikini.

Though Underwood is clearly enjoying herself with her catches, the animal-loving star is quick to note that she's catching and then releasing the fish.

"Feeeeeeshies!" Carrie writes adding several fish emojis and the hashtags #CatchAndRelease #JustSayinHi #Outdoors #LakeLife.

Have you caught any big fish this summer?

Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Give Former President A Unique Gift

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood were guests at former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn's 75th anniversary party in Georgia over the weekend, but they sent their gift a couple days ahead of the big event. reports that Garth and Trisha gifted the Carters with a red convertible built in 1946, the year they were married.


According to a friend of the couple's, the car arrived last week and Secret Service stored in an area of the compound so the Carters wouldn't see it until their big celebration on Saturday (July 10th).


Garth and Trisha were just two of the 300 guests in attendance at the party, which was held at Plains High School in Plains, GA. Other attendees included Bill and Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Ted Turner.

Gwen Stefani Shares First Full Family Photo From Her Wedding

Thank you Gwen for sharing all these wedding pictures! We now have our first look at the Blake Shelton family.

On Wednesday morning (July 7) Gwen posted another stunning photo from her weekend wedding to Blake Shelton. It's an official family photo, with her boys looking sharp in suits.

Stefani has three sons with her first husband, Gavin Rossdale: Kingston, 15, Zuma, 12, and 7-year-old Apollo. 

They're dressed in tailor-made suits and the new family members are all beaming with happiness.  I mean to have Blake Shelton as your bonus dad is pretty cool!

She captioned the post saying, "thank u @suzyrperryfor making all my boys wedding suits we love u gx."

See all the beautiful pictures on Gwen's Instagram. It's so cool (like her) that she keeps sharing her special day with us.

George Strait & Eric Church To Share The Stage For One Night Only

ATLive is coming back to Atlanta, Georgia. The multi-genre concert is all for a worthy cause.

The King of Country and The Chief are hosting country night on Friday, November 5th. It will be George Strait, Eric Church along with Caitlyn Smith.

Saturday, November 6th, is rock night with Metallica, Cage The Elephant and Greta Van Fleet at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. That's going to be a heck of a show too!

This year, the event will partner with George Strait and his partners at the Military Warriors Support Foundation, as well as Metallica’s All Within My Hands nonprofit, to donate a portion of the proceeds from ATLive to providing housing for wounded veterans and feeding the hungry.
Ticket go on sale July 16th. 

Who's down for a road trip to the ATL?!




Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani To Get Married This Weekend?

It looks like Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will be tying the knot over the next few days.


The couple applied for a marriage license earlier this week in Johnston County, OK and they only have 10 days to get married. TMZ reports that according to their sources, Blake and Gwen's nuptials will take place on Saturday (July 3rd) at Blake's Oklahoma ranch.


They are reportedly hoping to have the ceremony in an outdoor chapel on the ranch if the weather cooperates.


Blake, Gwen and their kids are already in OK, and the couple allegedly sent their plane back to pick up Gwen's family in Los Angeles yesterday (Thursday, July 1st).


Blake and Gwen got engaged in October after five years of dating.

Brad Paisley Brings His Guitar to "Shark Country" for Discovery Channel's 'Shark Week'

If you can’t get enough of Brad Paisley’s current hit duet “Freedom Was A Highway” with Jimmie Allen, just wait. The Discovery Channel — via their popular, July-aired, seven days of “Shark Week” programming — may find the country superstar making his wildest pairing ever.


Part of the record-breaking 45 hours of content airing on Discovery Channel between Sunday, July 11th and continuing through Sunday, July 18th, will be “Brad Paisley’s Shark Country.”


The show will feature him pairing with comedian JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Spider-Man: Far From Home) and marine scientist Dr. Austin Gallagher to decide whether Paisley’s sounds can attract or repel sharks infesting a large body of water in the Bahamas.


Shark Week begins July 11, with “Brad Paisley’s Shark Country” premiering on Tuesday, July 13 at 9 PM ET.