Montgomery Gentry’s latest album doing well
Willie Nelson still at his artistic peak
Montgomery Gentry’s new album, recorded just before Troy Gentry’s death in a helicopter crash last September, came out at the beginning of February and the release is doing well.
Their new album, Here’s To You, debuted at No. 1 on itunes Country Album Chart, No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Album chart, and No. 1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart.
Here’s To You was produced by awardwinning producers Noah Gordon and Shannon Houchins and released on Average Joes Entertainment. It had been over three years since their last release; the new album was really worth the wait.
The main topics in every Montgomery Gentry album are about people’s lives and their experiences. The blue collar and hard-working people are the heroes on Here’s To You and they are from all walks of life.
The album wasn’t recorded as a tribute to Gentry, but its release certainly comes as one. This collection of great songs makes it feel like Gentry is still among us, as you sense his soul in every song.
This album is special for so many reasons. It showcases the duo’s talent, one of the best in country music, while paying a tribute to the legacy of the late Troy Gentry through great songs, and well-crafted, heartfelt lyrics and music.
Their unique country sound along with everyday life topics about small towns, unrecognized heroes, love good or bad, does it all. This might be their most diverse album yet.
As part of the promotion for this album, Montgomery Gentry recently kicked off their Here’s To You tour. Everyone in the band will take turn to provide the vocals usually done by Troy Gentry. His passing leaves mighty big shoes to fill.
Chris Young riding his success Last year was undoubtedly a careerdefining year for platinum-selling entertainer Chris Young. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and released his acclaimed seventh album, Losing Sleep.
Even if the year is still young it is proving to be another notable year for the 32year-old neo-traditionalist. After a tremendous response to the initial winter leg of his ‘Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour,’ playing five consecutive sold-out weekends of arena shows, Young has added nine more shows, including his first-ever hometown headlining appearance at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Last week sure was a perfect week for platinum-selling entertainer Chris Young. The RCA Records Nashville singer/songwriter scored his 10th No. 1 single with ‘Losing Sleep,’ the title track to his chart-topping album and the name of his sold-out arena headlining tour.
Young decided to thank Country Radio for his 10th No. 1 single by donating $10,000 to St. Jude’s Country Cares For Kids campaign during Country Radio Seminar 2018.
“When I first signed to RCA I got to visit St. Jude in Memphis during Country Cares for Kids weekend and was amazed by the lifesaving miracles they perform every day,” he said in a press release.
More No. 1 for Thomas Rhett The ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett commemorated his eighth and ninth career Number Ones as he gathered with songwriters, friends, and family in Nashville to celebrate his latest chart-toppers, the platinum-selling ‘Craving You’ and gold-certified ‘Unforgettable.’
Thomas Rhett was also surprised with
a plaque to commemorate Life Changes (The Valory Music Co.) earning RIAA gold certification for achieving 500,000 units sold less than six months after its release.
Additionally, his current Top 5 single, ‘Marry Me,’ has been certified gold as it continues to climb the country radio charts.
Thomas Rhett will also be recognized as a CMA Triple Play Award recipient, which honours songwriters who have penned three No. 1 songs within a 12month period (‘Die A Happy Man,’ ‘Star of the Show,’ and Michael Ray’s ‘Think A Little Less’).
Thomas Rhett is keeping up the momentum with his Life Changing Tour 2018, set to kick off in April. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.thomasrhett.com.
New album for Willie Nelson Willie Nelson will release Last Man Standing, his new studio album, and the 11th for the label (Legacy Recordings), on Friday, April 27. The new album will be out just in time for Nelson’s 85th birthday, which is on April 29.
The first single from the project is the title track from the album ‘Last Man Standing’ and Nelson shared a music video capturing the making of the track. Last Man Standing, offers all newly penned songs by Willie Nelson and longtime collaborator and producer Buddy Cannon.
The new album is the worthy successor to Nelson’s God’s Problem Child, which showcased seven Nelson-cannon compositions and debuted at No. 1 on the country charts.
With Last Man Standing, Nelson has added 11 essential new songs to his classic catalogue. Last Man Standing is one of the Red Headed singer’s most personal and introspective albums to date. It reveals the emotional range of Nelson’s concerns, from the deeply reflective ‘Something You Get Through,’ to the rollicking and playful ‘Me and You,’ and ‘Ready to Roar.’
This is an album that acknowledges how time flies by so fast while he marvels at the joy and beauty the world has to offer. Last Man Standing finds Willie Nelson still at the peak of his artistry. He will never cease to amaze everyone! He is a living legend!