Inside Track on Music Row: November 2019

FARM NEWS:

Ned LeDoux, whose Next In Line album hits November 8, 2019, headlined the “Farmer Strong” Benefit Concert at Five Rocks Amphitheater in Gering, Nebraska recently netting $195,000 for the Fort Laramie Canal Breach Disaster Relief Fund. The canal provides irrigation water to approximately 107,000 acres in Wyoming and Nebraska, and 100% of the funds raised from the event support area producers affected by the breach and tunnel collapse that occurred July 17.

“Coming from a ranching background myself, I’ll always support the family ranchers and farmers,” said Ned of the successful event.

Ned has been on the road with his Dance With Your Spurs On Tour presented by Just LeDoux It Whiskey promoting Next In Line, his second full-length album, and current single “Old Fashioned.” The 13-cut album is filled with songs that reflect his roots and honor the hard-working characters who have influenced his life. Produced by Mac McAnally, the album pre-order is available now. Tour tickets and album pre-orders at https://www.nedledoux.com/

GARTH NEWS:

Garth Brooks released his ground-breaking vinyl collection, Legacy, November 01. The exclusive collection is available in three different boxed-sets including the limited edition, original analog edition and digitally remixed/remastered edition. Each edition features five hit albums including 1990’s No Fences, 1992’s The Chase, 1993’s In Pieces, 1995’s Fresh Horses and Triple Live, plus CDs with bonus tracks for a total of seven vinyl albums and seven CDs. The boxed set will only be produced once.

For the first time in 12 years, Brooks is releasing a music video for his and Blake Shelton’s current single “Dive Bar.” The fun-filled video for his climbing single has the band taking a literal dive underwater for the track. The video is available now on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1404896339660953

Brooks continues his monumental The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour at Knoxville, TN’s Neyland Stadium on Saturday, 11/16, marking the first concert at the stadium in sixteen years and one of only three concerts ever held at the stadium. Keep up with Garth at https://www.facebook.com/GarthBrooks

Garth Brooks is the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The multiple hall of famer is the youngest recipient of the prestigious prize.

“Garth Brooks’ appeal as a performer, songwriter and humanitarian has brought many new fans into the world of country music,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. “During his career, Brooks has set countless records, earned numerous awards and elevated country music into a national anthem of the American people.”

Bestowed in recognition of the legendary songwriting team of George and Ira Gershwin, the Gershwin Prize recognizes a living musical artist’s lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of entertainment, information, inspiration and cultural understanding. Previous recipients include Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, and Gloria Estefan. Brooks will receive the prize at an all-star tribute concert in Washington, D.C., in March 2020. The concert will later air on PBS stations nationwide.

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