Inside Track on Music Row – August 2019

CD NEWS: 

Tanya Tucker will play special, select shows this fall celebrating the release of her new album, While I’m Livin’ (out August 23 via Fantasy Records). The intimate performances will be held August 22 at Exit/In in Nashville, September 17 at The Bowery Ballroom in New York (presented by SiriusXM), and October 16 at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. Pre-order the album and purchase tickets (including VIP packages) via TanyaTucker.com. Tucker is enjoying a career renaissance with the release, her first album of all new material in 17 years—as well as the recent announcement that she will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. 

CMA NEWS:

Don’t forget to set your DVR!  “CMA Fest,” the Music Event of Summer, will air Sunday, Aug. 4 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network. For the 16th consecutive year, the primetime concert special, hosted by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini with special guest host Bobby Bones, brings Country Music’s Ultimate Fan Experience to a national television audience.  The television special was filmed during Nashville’s 48th annual CMA Fest in June and features more than 30 of today’s hottest hits performed by the biggest names in music all in one night. 

CHRISTIAN MUSIC NEWS:

For the first time in 10 years, celebrated vocal group Avalon’s has released brand new music. The single, “Keeper of My Heart,” is available now via all digital outlets and on the radio. The song – written by Jordan Feliz, Matt Armstrong, and Bryan Fowler – was produced by Jay DeMarcus and Don Koch. This is the first release from the award-winning band’s highly-anticipated Red Street Records project, Called.  The release is the first music released from Red Street Records, a new label formed by Rascal Flatts member, Jay DeMarcus in October 2018.  “Avalon fans and friends from around the world have been asking for new music from them for so long and I am elated to share this music – music that I believe will inspire and encourage,” said DeMarcus. “Avalon is back and Red Street Records couldn’t be happier to be their home. Get ready, here we go!”  The Called Tour, with special guest Reagan Strange, kicks off in Tampa, FL on September 20, 2019.  More at avalonlive.org

CMT NEWS:

CMT Music is hosting the “Exclusive Broadcast Premiere” of “Rhinestone Rodeo,” the emotionally charged new music video from Hannah Bethel. In the visually engaging clip directed by Dawson Waters, Bethel is showcased dressed in all-white Western-inspired attire and backed by her band in a live performance setting at the historic Springwater Lounge in Nashville. Having literally grown up on stages across America, Bethel is completely at home there as she intimately connects with the viewer and tells the compelling story of her highly personal and autobiographical song “Rhinestone Rodeo.” The song was co-written by Bethel, Tiffany Goss and Nicole Witt of Farewell Angelina, and released at the end of May.  Her soothing, yet powerful vocal is mixed with personal flashbacks from her life in music, and when combined, they make for a heart-tugging and powerful statement about the depth of her artistry and passion for her music. Music and tour dates at hannahbethel.com