Inside Track on Music Row with Preshias Harris: July 2020 Music News Column


Both solo artists and finalists from NBC’s The Voice, Pryor Baird, and Kaleb Lee are the newly formed country music duo Pryor & Lee and they are back with the hard-hitting jam, “Y’allsome.” Written by hit-songwriters Rhett Akins, Marv Green, and JT Harding, “Y’allsome” impacted country radio on June 29th. Pryor & Lee are the first country duo signed to Nashville-based Black River Entertainment. The duo met up as roommates on NBC’s singing competition The Voice and eventually began performing together, sparking an undeniable musical connection. Before joining forces, both Pryor and Kaleb were pursuing solo careers. “Y’allsome” is now digitally available to stream and download on all platforms, or download stream from  


Reigning ACM “Festival Of The Year” Faster Horses Festival is rescheduled until July 16-18, 2021. In the best interest of the health and safety of fans, partners, employees, artists and the community, the three-day festival will return to Brooklyn, MI, with original 2020 headliners Jason Aldean, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett. Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Russell Dickerson, Gone West ft. Colbie Caillat, Riley Green, HARDY, Chris Lane, Tracy Lawrence, David Lee Murphy, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Mitchell Tenpenny and DeeJay Silver will also take the Main Stage in 2021. All passes already purchased for 2020 will be honored in 2021. Full refunds will also be available, with the refund open until 6/20/20. Full ticketing and lineup details for the rescheduled dates are available at:   


The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has announced that it will remain closed at least for the rest of July.  A statement released June 29th stated that the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum places a premium on health and safety. The statement continued, “With the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in Nashville and throughout the country, we determined it was necessary to extend our temporary closure to protect the health of our staff and guests. The Museum’s galleries will remain closed to the public through Friday, July 31, 2020.” Museum CEO Kyle Young shared that the Museum staff is looking toward reopening. “We look forward to welcoming guests and having them explore our galleries once again. When we reopen, we want to make sure it is in the safest environment possible.” The statement added, “Thank you for your continued support of the Museum. We will continue to monitor developments and rely on guidance from public health officials to inform future decisions.”  More information at  


House Whiskey made waves with their rousing debut single, “I Quit Countin’,” and now they’re back with the upbeat “Tomorrow We Ride.” Produced by CMA Award-winning and Grammy-nominated producer Brett Beavers (Dierks Bentley, Dustin Lynch), the new release was written by band members Jesse Murphy, (David Lee’s offspring) Wally Montgomery and Michael Wilkes. “It’s about motorcycles, camp fires and hippie girls. It’s country rock meets Bonnaroo,” the guys explained. “We wanted to write a song that would work in a honky tonk as well as a barefoot music festival.” Streaming of their music is well into six figures in a short period of time, showing their sound is creating fans across all platforms. After spending several years working together in Nashville as songwriters, they have taken their songs to the road steadily building a fan base across the country with their distinct brand of country-rock. They have performed at the CMA Fest, the Houston Livestock Rodeo and opened for acts like The Charlie Daniels Band, David Lee Murphy, Tracy Byrd, Frank Foster and the rock band Lit. Band info and tour dates at  


The T.J. Martell Foundation has bestowed the first-ever Sunshine Award to The Palm Restaurant’s Rae Krenn. Music City’s “hostess with the mostess” was to receive the award in April during the Nashville Comedy Festival, but due to the pandemic, the event was forced to cancel. Krenn received her recognition June 16, on a Zoom call. During the virtual meet, more than 20 of her community friends “Zoomed-in” for her presentation. Those who showed up to share love for Krenn included former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, Butch Spyridon, Rod Essig, George Armistead, Jamie Isabel, Marty Dickens and her son Guy Krenn. The award was presented to Krenn onsite at The Palm by T.J. Martell Foundation board member Ben Jumper. Her daughter Sherrié Austin, husband Alf Krenn, and son-in-law Will Rambeaux were also present to help her celebrate the honor. The Sunshine Award is presented to a treasured member of the community who positively makes each day a better day, just by being themselves.  More about the T.J. Martell Foundation at  


(Show Dog Nashville) Show Dog Nashville duo Waterloo Revival aren’t resting during this worldwide pause; they’re bringing music lovers “Something You Ain’t Ever Had.” Their new single has gained more than 600,000 streams since its launch last month and is already gaining spins at country radio. Watch the official music video for “Something You Ain’t Ever Had” here: 

“We are so excited to release a music video for this song,” says Waterloo Revival’s George Birge. “Taking a leap of faith as it relates to the lyrics in the song, is something we connected strongly to because it overlaps with our journey in the music industry. We have been wanting to work with director Dustin Haney for a long time now and were blown away by his talent. We hope this video helps bring the song to life for our fans and maybe even inspires a wild hair or two.” Produced by Lalo Guzman and executive produced by Arturo Buenahora, Jr. the track was written by Heath Warren, Brendan Cooney and Rob Grimaldi. More at  


Production was on hold for a time due to social distancing restrictions, but Southern Halo’s Nata and Tinka bounced ideas around and came up with the concept of using animation as a work-around. “It was perfect for this piece,” notes Nata. “The format itself is fun,” observes Tinka. “And makes for a great fit with the positive message of the song.” The duo reached out to Katrina Kinder Blair of DiamondBack Productions to tackle the project and she delivered with her trademark attention to detail and eye for design.

For Blair, portraying the “little moments” was key, and she incorporated those cues admirably. Images of various road signs are used to “guide” the viewer along, and the sisters are portrayed road-tripping down the highway – and stopping to smell the flowers along the way. “Don’t Let Another Day Go By” is impacting radio as well, breaking out on the MusicRow Country Breakout Chart popping up on multiple popular Spotify playlists. More about Southern Halo at  

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