Country Music 411 Archives for 2021-12

"Rolling Stone's" Best 25 Country and Americana Albums of the Year

"Rolling Stone" released their 25 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2021.  Here are the Top Ten . . .


1.  "Reckless",  Morgan Wade

2.  "Outside Child"Allison Russell

3.  "Heart & Soul"Eric Church

4.  "The Horses & the Hounds"James McMurtry

5.  "29"Carly Pearce

6.  "See You Next Time"Joshua Ray Walker

7.  "The Marfa Tapes"Miranda LambertJon Randall and Jack Ingram

8.  "The Ballad of Dood & Juanita", Sturgill Simpson

9.  "The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers"Valerie June

10.  "Sayin' What I'm Thinkin'"Lainey Wilson


Hit up for the complete list.



Walker Hayes' 'Fancy Like' Tops Hot Country Songs Chart for 20th Week

Walker Hayes "Fancy Like" continues to be country's hot song!

The viral hit banks its 20th week on Billboard‘s airplay-, sales- and streaming-sales based Hot Country Songs chart. It’s just the sixth song in the list’s history to reign for 20 or more frames.  

It's the sweetheart story of the year! Buzz for Walker’s ode to life’s simpler pleasures, including Applebee’s date nights, exploded thanks to TikTok, where Hayes posted multiple clips dancing to the song with his six children and others.


Here's a look at the songs who have spent the most weeks at No. 1 for Billboards Hot Country Songs

50, “Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, beginning Dec. 16, 2017
34, “Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt, Feb. 25, 201727, “I Hope,” Gabby Barrett, July 25, 2020
24, “Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line, Dec. 22, 2012
21, “10,000 Hours,” Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber, Oct. 19, 2019
20, “Fancy Like,” Walker Hayes, July 24, 2021

Country Stars on TV: Carrie Underwood Performs On Christmas Eve

Carrie Underwood joins the TODAY Show for a special holiday performance on Christmas Eve on NBC

Brad Paisley will guest host for ELLEN on (12.24) on NBC

New Year's Eve, Jason Aldean, Carly Pearce, Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, and ZBB, and more will be performing at Nashville’s Big Bash (12.31) on CBS co-hosted by Bobby Bones from Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

Walker Hayes will perform his viral hit "Fancy Like" and his new song "AA" on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABV

Morgan Wallen Reveals If He Will Release "Broadway Girls" That's Buzzin' On TikTok

Morgan Wallen’s unreleased track “Broadway Girls” has inspired a new social media trend and it may be time to officially release it!

In October, Morgan first shared a minute-long teaser of the song inspired by Nashville’s iconic Broadway street. The lyrics reveal details of a night in Downtown Nashville with a girl he met at “Aldean’s,” a SoBro bar.

Morgan was a guest on Just Being ERNEST podcast and they got to talking about that song: "Broadway Girls’ though, something’s got to happen with it,” ERNEST said.
“I’ve been on the horn about that today a little bit, I don’t know what’s going to happen with it, but… there’s a few options,” Wallen admitted.

“What if somebody leaks it?” ERNEST asked before pointing out the success it has already seen on TikTok.

“Yeah, I might leak it. It might end up on somebody’s album, you never know. We’ll see,” Wallen said.

TikTok and Instagram keep using the song and it's gaining some heat! People (mostly women) are dancing on Broadway in front of the four-level Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar and capturing it on video for TikTok.

Keep making those videos and let's get Morgan to move on this song!

Jake Owen's Business Vandalized, Offering $5,000 Reward

Jake Owen’s business was vandalized on Thursday morning (12-09) and he’s looking for help to identify the vandal.


From his security camera, Jake posted a photo of the guy leaving the scene and said that he would “personally pay” for help identifying the man.


Located at the 46th Street area of Charlotte Pike in Nashville, the building looked to have graffiti painted on it. Jake was obviously mad and described the guy as having a “small, little, non-creative peanut-sized brain” and called him a “punk.”  Jake is offering a $5,000 reward



Midland's Mark Wystrach and Wife Ty Haney Welcome New Baby

Midland’s Mark Wystrach is a dad again!

Mark and his wife, Ty Haney, welcomed their second child, a baby boy on Sunday, Dec. 6.

He shared a photo of himself with the newborn baby, and called his son “Champie."
"I present to you, our lil hombre… 'Champie' born happy and healthy yesterday at precisely 5 o'clock ????!" he captioned the post. 

"Thanks for all of your prayers and positive thoughts for Ty and our son…They're doing great and I'm overwhelmed with joy! Btw, he was 8lbs 13 oz!"

The couple shares daughter Sundance "Sunny" Leon who is 2 years old.