Inside Track on Music Row September 2019

September Music News


Country sister duo, Presley & Taylor (Mercy Music City), have released a brand new single, “Everybody Wanna Be Us.” Co-produced by famed veteran producer and Music Row label executive James Stroud alongside Keith Burns, the track is an early introduction to the sister singers’ EP release (anticipated in February 2020). It is now available via all major digital retail and streaming outlets as of August 30, 2019. The track was penned by Victoria Banks, Kylie Sackley and Blake Bollinger. “This tune is about the ‘best feeling in the world’—the spark and exhilaration of a new relationship,” Presley said. “It’s about the untouchable, unstoppable, fearless fall and adventure that comes with new, young love.” “James (Stroud) shared his experience and knowledge to create the live, full band sound,” Taylor added. “He left the door wide open to our interpretation throughout the entire creative process and we think he captured our energy to translate the excitement of the storyline with his perfection.” Music, videos and more at


Garth Brooks has announced his third Dive Bar concert. It will be at Gruene Hall in Gruene, Texas on Monday, September 23rd. The first two Dive Bar stops were Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago in July and Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, CA in August. Garth made the announcement on Inside Studio G, his weekly Facebook live series. Tickets will be available to win exclusively through country radio. All ticket holders must be 21 and over. Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton’s new single, “Dive Bar” can be streamed exclusively on Amazon Music. “Dive Bar” is off Garth’s upcoming album, FUN, which will be released soon. More details at


The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the first round of all-star performers for the historic 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, set for October 15 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville. The landmark event will feature performances by Contemporary Christian Music trailblazer TobyMac, chart-topping modern worship group Hillsong Worship and award-winning Gospel legend, Kirk Franklin. In conjunction with the performer announcement, GMA recognizes Nature’s Nate Honey Co. and Christian Healthcare Ministries as premier sponsors of the 50th anniversary. The Dove Awards will air on TBN on Sunday, October 20, 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST. Info and tickets at


It’s oft-stated that Kalie Shorr is “one of country music’s most promising new artists,” building the title without the backing of a label or investors, but with quality songwriting, a consistent brand and the support of grassroots fans. After two EPs, a number of singles supported by SiriusXM’s The Highway including 2016’s “Fight Like A Girl” and multiple high-profile tours including the CMT Next Women of Country Tour, she will at long last release her debut full-length album Open Book on September 27. The album is preceded by “Lullaby,” penned by Shorr with Robyn Collins and Will Stone, and co-produced with Skip Black. Music and tour info at


Nashville’s music and entertainment communities celebrated the careers of seven Hall of Fame inductees at the 2019 SOURCE Awards held at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum at the Historic Municipal Auditorium. August 27, 2019, presented by Springer Mountain Farms. The 2019 SOURCE Hall of Fame inductees are Sarah Brosmer, Gayle Hill, Beverly Keel, Grace Reinbold, Judi Turner, Trisha Walker-Cunningham and Erika Wollam-Nichols. All of the inductees have extensive and impressive resumes and lists of achievements that have positively impacted the music business industry. Presented by Springer Mountain Farms, this year marked the 17th anniversary of the SOURCE Hall of Fame Awards. The Awards celebration took place at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in the Historic Municipal Auditorium in Nashville. the annual awards will honor and induct a select group of women into the SOURCE Awards Hall of Fame. SOURCE Hall of Fame inductees are nominated and inducted based upon peer recommendations, biographies, accomplishments, reputation, the number of years each individual has worked within the entertainment industry, and level of community involvement. More about SOURCE at


If you want to catch a Bellamy Brothers show, your best bet might be to fly to Europe. Having wrapped up Blake Shelton’s Friends and Heroes 2019 Tour, The Bellamys flew to Europe August 24 for a European tour that will play dates in Belgium, the U.K., Switzerland, Germany, Norway and Sweden, in addition to a full U.S. tour calendar. With a career spanning more than 40 years, Howard and David Bellamy hold the record in both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association Awards (CMA) for the most duo nominations. Their reality TV show, Honky Tonk Ranch, airs Sundays on the Cowboy Channel. Full tour schedule and more at

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