Self-proclaimed “nash trash” duo Hasting & Co. have released their latest single “Canadian Tuxedo” – available now to stream and purchase. The tune talks of wanting a relationship with someone a bit “extra” – and uncovers the truth about the term “Canadian tuxedo” (hint – it’s much more American than the name lets on). Listen to “Canadian Tuxedo” at https://songwhip.com/hasting-and-co/canadian-tuxedo “In the process of writing this song it was amazing to learn about the origins of the Canadian Tuxedo, all the way back to Bing Crosby and Levi Strauss, and how, despite the name, it’s really more American than anything,” group member Josh Beale told Sounds Like Nashville. “It’s a great representation of who we are as a band – country to the core, a little redneck, a little trashy, and willing to experiment musically in a way that pushes the envelope just enough.” “Canadian Tuxedo,” produced by Tyler Smyth, was written by Kate Hasting, along with Blane Mitchell and Morgan Johnston. Earlier this year, the duo released the video for single “Brunch Drunk” – which trended on the CMT homepage for several consecutive weeks. More at https://hastingco.com/
Ole Red launched a new competition series, “Ole Red Battle of the Bands,” in August. The weekly competition takes place across all Ole Red locations, giving fans in Nashville, Gatlinburg, Tishomingo and Orlando the opportunity to experience country artists from across the nation and vote for their favorite. The winning band will take home bragging rights as well as a monetary prize. The program takes place each Wednesday evening beginning at 7/6 CT p.m. Each band has the opportunity to play two songs including one original and one cover. The performances from each venue is livestreamed into the others, giving guests at each location the opportunity to “visit” all the Ole Red venues in one night. At the end of the evening, the audience at each participating location will go online to the venue’s website to cast their vote. Guests will receive a special offer just for participating in the voting process. For the full live programming calendar, menus and upcoming special events, visit https://olered.com and follow along on social channels @olered.
Breakout singer/songwriter Caylee Hammack’s debut album If It Wasn’t For You is now available. Hammack, who wrote and produced every track on the 13-song collection, kicked off her first-ever album release week with a full-band livestream of the whole record on YouTube and Facebook on August 14. Ashley McBryde and Tenille Townes joined her during the livestream event, available to watch at https://umgn.us/AlbumLiveStream. “The support I have felt from the minute this album was released has been overwhelming,” said Hammack. “If it wasn’t for every person on my team, every person willing to listen to a new artist and emotionally invest in them, and my family, I wouldn’t have been able to create this album. So thank you. Thank you so very much. I feel free in a way I’ve never felt before with this album out in the world now.” Currently nominated for ACM “New Female Artist Of The Year” and “Music Event Of The Year,” Caylee Hammack has been noted as an “Artist To Watch” by outlets including The Bobby Bones Show, Rolling Stone and HITS Magazine. It’s available to listen at https://strm.to/CHIfItWasntForYouPR. Caylee celebrated her new single (written by Hammack, Aaron Raitiere, Mikey Reaves) by making her The Late Show With Stephen Colbert debut as part of their #PlayAtHome series. Since the release, critics have continued to highly praise the 13-track set that sees Hammack with writer and producer credits on every track on the album. More info at www.cayleehammack.com.
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Award-winning and current GMA Dove award winners, Keith and Kristyn Getty of Getty Music, have released Evensong (Hymns and Lullabies at the Close of Day), their latest collection of 13 original hymns and lullabies featuring guest appearances from Vince Gill, Heather Headley, Ellie Holcom, Sierra Hull, Deborah Kelmme, and Sandra McCracken. Keith Getty, OBE, says, “Evensong is a project born out of a family tradition. We close out our days with a time of reflection in thought, song, and prayer. This collection of hymns and lullabies features a mixture of many of our daily emotions that help us redirect the mind and the comfort of the heart.” A special concert performance of this new project was recorded at Hidden Trace Farm, Tennessee, and premiered globally online on Aug. 31 as part of the Sing! Global conference and festival. First set in motion early in the year, the global pandemic meant that an album intended to bring comfort to homes at evening time was also recorded during a shelter at home season. Details at https://www.gettymusic.com