Dan + Shay is an American country music duo composed of vocalists and songwriters Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney. They are signed to Warner Bros. Records Nashville and have released two albums, Where It All Began which produced three Top 40 singles on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay, and Obsessed.
One band. Ten albums. Sixteen Number One hits. Over 23 million records and 10 million tickets sold. With statistics like that, the numbers pile up so high it’s easy to get lost on top of the heap and forget why you wanted to be there in the first place. But not Rascal Flatts. Time and success have only put them closer to their core on Back to Us, their tenth LP that’s both a return to form and a proclamation of everything that this trio has come to represent over nearly two decades. And that’s expert musicianship, razor-sharp vocals and songs that have shaped lives, loves and the genre of country music itself.
During the last two decades, Atlanta-based multi-Platinum rock band THIRD DAY has racked up 31 No. 1 radio singles and sold more than nine million albums, including two RIAA 2x multi Platinum, two RIAA multi Platinum, five Platinum and 14 Gold certifications. A Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee (2009), THIRD DAY has garnered 24 career GMA Dove Awards (and 42 nominations), four GRAMMY® Awards (with 12 career nominations), an American Music Award (and four AMA nominations), and multiple ASCAP honors, including its coveted Vanguard Award for songwriting.
We were born as strangers in a strange land. Our lives are but a vapor in the grand scheme of millenniums. But there’s far more to life for us, as Christians. “We’re citizens of high heaven!” (Philippians 3:20, The Message). The trouble is, we don’t often live like we know it! For Chris Lockwood and Jason Barton of 33Miles, it’s that pursuit of a Christ-focused, heaven-minded life that fuels everything they do, especially their music. Intensifying the message of their previous release, One Life, 33Miles shifts musical gears with Today, amplifying the truth that to make every day count, we’ve got to live with eternity in mind.
2017 opened with a bang for Keith Urban as he celebrated the New Year in Nashville with an historic outdoor New Year’s Eve concert in front of nearly 100,000. He is the lead nominee (7) for the Academy of Country Music Awards garnering nods for Entertainer of the Year, Album of The Year, Male Vocalist of The Year and more. He celebrated his 22nd #1 song, his 6th consecutive, with “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which also received two Grammy nominations, in addition to Album of the Year for RIPCORD, his fifth consecutive platinum or multi-platinum album.
Country superstar Randy Travis is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his award-studded career with a stellar cast of collaborators. Joining him on his Anniversary Celebration CD are such members of the Country Music Hall of Fame as Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones and Ray Price. Current Nashville hit makers Zac Brown Band, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Josh Turner and Brad Paisley are also singing with him on the collection. Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame member Don Henley is on board, as are such up-and-comers as country’s James Otto and Jamey Johnson, pop’s Kristin Chenoweth and Irish tenor Eamonn McCrystal.
Blake Shelton is an American country singer, songwriter and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin". The lead-off single from his self-titled debut album, "Austin" spent five weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The now Platinum-certified debut album also produced two more top 20 entries ("All Over Me" and "Ol' Red"). Although the album was released on Giant Records Nashville, he was transferred to Warner Bros. Records Nashville after Giant closed in late 2001.
Many times in musical history, singers have decided to form a group and keep the news quiet while they rehearse and make crucial decisions concerning song selections, record companies, etc. Invariably, however, word gets out in the music industry. For several months now, that is exactly what has been happening, and the exciting news is being discussed by singers and musicians all around the country. It is now public knowledge that iconic gospel singers, Jody McBrayer, TaRanda Greene and Doug Anderson have officially united their talents to form the incredible vocal group, Cana’s Voice.
Siblings, Joyce, Jonathan and Judy, collectively known as The Martins, have enjoyed countless radio hits and performances at concert halls, arenas, auditoriums and churches worldwide. During the 1990's, The Martins rose to national and international success, showcasing their stunning and distinctive harmonies before a vast array of audiences, from legendary singer/songwriter Bill Gaither’s multi-award winning Homecoming Video and Concert Series to the White House to Carnegie Hall. Over the years the Trio garnered eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association, as well as a prestigious Grammy nomination.
Phil Vassar is one of a handful of musicians to have multiple hits as a songwriter AND as an artist. He has 10 Number 1's, 15 Top 10's, and 26 TOP 40's. Top songs include Just Another Day in Paradise. Carlene, Six Pack Summer, American Child, For a Little While & My Next Thirty Years (Tim McGraw), Right on the Money (Alan Jackson), I’m All Right & Bye Bye (Jodee Messina) and many more. American Soul is Phil’s ninth album. He also recently launched “Songs from the Cellar” a wine-infused musical conversation airing across the US and Europe.
Contemporary Country singer Martina McBride rose to stardom in the late '90s, starting out with a more traditionalist approach and later moving into pop-friendlier territory. She was born Martina Mariea Schiff in Medicine Lodge, KS, in 1966 and discovered country music through her father, who led a local band called the Schifters. By her teen years, she was singing and playing keyboards with the Schifters, and after high school she gigged around Kansas with several different bands.
On Mar. 28, 1955, Reba Nell McEntire was born in McAlester, Okla., to Clark Vincent and Jacqueline Smith McEntire. The third of four children, she was raised on her family’s 8,000-acre family ranch in Chockie, Okla., and traveled frequently to watch her father compete at rodeos. Her father was the World Champion Steer Roper in 1957, 1958, and 1961, an honor her grandfather John McEntire also won in 1934. She would later follow in the family tradition by participating in barrel racing competitions from the time she was 11-years old until she was 21. Her mother, a former schoolteacher and secretary to the superintendent of Kiowa High School, had once harbored dreams of being a Country Music singer. Instead, she had four children and taught them how to sing and harmonize on the long car trips.