Inside Track on Music Row September 2019

September Music News


Dustin Collins has released “I Like To Drink,” an infectious summer anthem. “I wrote this song about weekends at the lake with my buddies,” shares Collins. “Kinda making fun of the little things they do that make it so fun. Floating, getting wild and listening to Tyler Childers on repeat!” This is the first release since Collins’ latest album, It’s Been Awhile, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers South Central Albums chart, No. 9 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart, No. 21 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and No. 25 on the Billboard Country Albums Sales chart (Hot Shot Debut). The Kentucky native will be taking his hits on the road this September with tour dates throughout New York. Tour dates and music at


Singer/songwriter/storyteller and multi-instrumentalist, Steve Wariner, joins Adkins Publicity for PR/publicity representation. Wariner continues to be recognized by his peers in the industry. Recently, Gretsch Guitars celebrated the incredible talents of the revered musician with the newly released G6120T-SW Steve Wariner Signature Nashville® Gentleman model. In October 2019, he’ll be inducted into the prestigious Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. More at


Cali-Country trio, Honey County has released their new song “Under Your Influence” featuring Nashville-based riser, Spencer Crandall. The new single, along with their 2018 release “Love Someone” is featured in an episode of the Paramount Network series Yellowstone starring Kevin Costner. “Under Your Influence” was penned by the band’s Dani Rose along with JP Williams and Maks Gabriel. “When [music supervisor] Andrea von Foerster first told us about a new show she was working on starring Kevin Costner as a ranch owner, and that we might be a good fit musically, I played it cool but I was freaking out inside,” commented Dani Rose. “We can’t wait to watch the rest of Season 2 and the hopeful demise of the Beck Brothers.” “I’m so excited about this new single! It’s very rewarding to have a song featured on a huge show like ‘Yellowstone,’” said Spencer Crandall, “I loved getting to work with Honey County and I can’t wait to hear what the fans think of ‘Under Your Influence’!” Tour dates and music at


Larry Gatlin, Dwight Yoakam, Marcus Hummon, Kostas, Rivers Rutherford and Sharon Vaughn will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October. The announcement was made by Sarah Cates, chair of the organization’s board of directors. The six new inductees will join the 213 existing members of the elite organization when they are officially inducted during the 49th Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala on Monday, October 14, at the Music City Center. “The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrates this history by inducting a new class of legends,” said Cates. “It’s our great honor to welcome our class of 2019: Marcus Hummon, Kostas and Rivers Rutherford in the songwriter category; Sharon Vaughn in the veteran songwriter category, Dwight Yoakam as our songwriter/artist and Larry Gatlin as our veteran songwriter/artist.” The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala is one of the music industry’s premier events of the year. Tickets for the Hall of Fame Gala are $250 each and benefit the nonprofit Nashville Songwriters Foundation. Tickets may be purchased as available by contacting Executive Director Mark Ford at or 615-460-6556.


Belmont University graduate, and singer/songwriter Allie Colleen, has released a ‘behind the music’ video sharing photographs of the recording studio taken during the recording of her debut single, “Work in Progress.” The video has been viewed over 100K times and can be seen on her YouTube channel. The behind the scenes video was produced by Patryk Larney and her debut single was co-written with hit songwriter Marcus Hummon and well known studio engineer Greg Beick. The new music is available for streaming and download on all online digital platforms. “I am absolutely blown away by the support and love that “Work in Progress” has received,” said Allie Colleen. “I can’t thank everyone enough and cannot wait to see what the future holds for all of us “works in progress.” Links to music, tour dates and video at


Jason Aldean’s 2019 Ride All Night Tour Dates for September has him crisscrossing from NY to IL to VA and ending on September 28 in Detroit, Michigan at the DTE Energy Music Theatre. Artists, including Kane Brown, are supporting.

Back on Music Row, Jason is celebrating another number one at the HOUSE of BBR. The title track, (Rearview Town) will give Aldean his fourth on the list from his eighth studio LP. “Rearview Town” follows the album’s previous three No. 1s: “Girl Like You,” which was number one for two weeks. “Drowns the Whiskey” (featuring Miranda Lambert), was also number one for two weeks and “You Make It Easy,” also a two-weeker in the top number spot. “Rearview Town,” was penned by Kelley Lovelace, Bobby Pinson and Neil Thrasher, and is Jason’s 21st Country Airplay number one chart topper. Tour updates at

NOTE: Jason is producing a new album for his good friend Tyler Farr.


Breakout British country singer and songwriter Sasha McVeigh reached #1 with the exclusive CMT Music video debut of “Rock Bottom.” The music video soared to the top above artists such as George Strait and Jenny Tolman placing McVeigh among the elite of Nashville’s country voices. She found her roots in country early on composing her first song at the tender age of twelve. Originally from the countryside of Hereford, United Kingdom, she would land in Music City six years later. McVeigh has performed on several major U.S. main stages alongside Eric Church, Keith Urban and more. More at

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Kane Brown, Lee Brice, Tyler Farr, Dustin Lynch, Jess Taylor and Stephanie Nash.

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About Preshias Harris

Preshias Harris authorI am a music career development consultant with special emphasis on new and aspiring artists and songwriters. When you come to Nashville with the goal of a career in the entertainment industry you can be easy prey for certain people who are more interested in your money than your talent. My goal is to help you learn about copyrighting your songs, working with a Performing Rights Organization, song licensing, co-writing and networking, developing your craft and all the other essentials – while keeping you safe from the ‘music biz predators!’ I maintain a writers’ room (I call it ‘The Sangtuary’) adjacent to my office on Nashville’s Music Row where songwriters can create together in a quiet, safe environment.

I am the author of ‘The College of Songology: The Singer/Songwriter’s Need to Know Reference Handbook.’ I created the book based on my many years working with songwriters and artists. From those years of experience, I built an easy-to-understand workbook of the essential information everyone needs to know to succeed in the music industry.  It is available in print and e-book versions, and can read about it (and order your own copy) here.

I am also a music journalist, having interviewed everyone from Alabama to ZZ Top for articles and stories published in numerous music magazines. I write ‘Inside Track on Music Row,’ the longest-running monthly country music column in America. The column appears in ‘Nashville Music Guide’ and on websites around the world. I have also published an e-book titled “I Know Country!” with 366 daily Q&As about Country music. You can find details about the book, read an excerpt and purchase your own copy here.

I began my career as an intern to the VP of Publicity at BNA Records and started to build a network of music industry contacts from coast to coast. Along the way, I handled promotion and media relations for the NY Times bestseller, “Chicken Soup for the Country Soul.” I have also served as song plugger and A&R assistant to an award-winning producer and songwriter and as Promotions Coordinator with George Jones University. I am the Nashville artist liaison for Country Rewind Records, writing the album liner notes for numerous releases by ‘classic’ Country artists including Faron Young, Conway Twitty, Ferlin Husky, Connie Smith, Waylon Jennings and many more. I also serve as a judge at talent contests, including the nationally promoted US Country Showdown.

I am a member of CMA, NARAS, NATD and a life member of NSAI.  To contact me, go to the ‘Contact Me Here’ page in the site menu or click here.

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