Jason Aldean is celebrating three weeks at the top of the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck singles charts with his whopping 27th career No. 1 “Trouble With A Heartbreak.”
The single is the first song since Taylor Swift’s “Mean” over a decade ago to re-enter the top position on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck singles chart. The track follows the multi-week Platinum No. One “If I Didn’t Love You” featuring Carrie Underwood, which took home the trophy for ACM Single of the Year and iHeart Country Song of the Year, along with a Grammy nomination.
“It’s a really big deal to me to have a three-week No. 1, especially after all these years doing what we do,” Aldean explains. “The support of country radio and the fans makes me that much more ready to see all of you back out on the road.”
Aldean is currently gearing up for his 34-city “Rock N’ Roll Cowboy Tour,” set to launch July 15 in Scranton, Pennsylvania with special guests Gabby Barrett, John Morgan and Dee Jay Silver. Aldean will also be joined by Tracy Lawrence, Travis Tritt and Chase Rice on select dates this fall.
NASHVILLE, TN—(May 6, 2022) —Country rocker Tim Montana today releases his new project, Reno via Music Knox Records/BBR Music Group. The six-song set is a follow up to his 2021 Long Shots and leans even further into Tim’s distinct sound, blending Country with Rock to deliver a collection that embraces hard and fast-living, the American experience and the blue-collar way. Listen to Reno, produced by Michael Knox and Micah Wilshire, HERE.
With Reno, the Montana native leaves behind all preconceived notions about what tastemakers are looking for, who he should collaborate with, how a project is supposed to flow or when a project should be released and delivers his favorite and most bona fide music to date. Across the six songs, Tim is unabashedly himself—lyrically, sonically and artistically. It’s a little Rock, a lot of grit, influenced by the West and speaks to his values, beliefs and lifestyle.
“When I die, this will be the music I’ll be most proud of making. We lit the rulebook on fire and just went for it, focusing on creating music that was true to me— and that’s exactly what you’re getting—pure Tim Montana,” said Tim Montana.
Always on the grind, Tim released his label debut album (produced by the award-winning Michael Knox), Long Shots in April 2021, two new tracks in February and now Reno. While the Long Shots title served as a nod to the hard road Montana had to take to achieve his dream and how he overcame his struggles against all odds (he grew up in a single-wide without electricity in Butte, MT). Reno is a display of gratitude to all of those who have taken a gamble on him and supported him being his authentic self.
The music embraces hard living, the American experience and the wage-earning lifestyle and all of the plights, circumstances, stories and preferences that stem from that existence. Having been raised in a single-wide without electricity in the wilds near Butte, Montana and spending many years taking odd jobs just to pay the bills (like cleaning kennels, frying chickens, operating a carousel, being a ranch hand), Tim has racked up lifetimes worth of unbelievable stories and an appreciation for those on the grind. Unapologetic, relatable and raw, each song is delivered convincingly from the well-seasoned hustler whose gritty vocals add an additional layer of authenticity.
In celebration of the release of Reno, Tim today shared the video for “American Dream.” In the video, he invites the world to his mom’s actual fourth wedding and to see the trailer he grew up in, proudly sharing his unrefined meager upbringing. An anthem for finding your own kind of happiness, with “American Dream,” Tim reassures folks that it doesn’t have to be cookie cutter, glitzy or picturesque to be accepted or enjoyed. Watch the video HERE.
1. “American Dream” – (Tim Montana, Adam Sanders, Micah Wilshire)
2. “Guy Like Me” – (Tim Montana, Erik Dylan, Rob Snyder, Micah Wilshire)
4. “Stoned On You” – (Tim Montana, Jeremy Bussey, Mike Florentino)
5. “Real Good People (feat. Colbie Caillat)” – (Tim Montana, Jessica Cayne, Tina Parol, Micah Wilshire)
6. “California Love (feat. Billy F Gibbons and Matt Sorum)” – (Larry Troutman, Roger Troutman, Ronnie Hudson, Mikel Hooks, Chris Stainton, Joe Cocker)
Never one to slow down, the father, businessman, bus driver, songwriter, artist, hellraiser, etc. will be taking Reno out on the road as a headliner of his own shows in addition to tour stops alongside Koe Wetzel, Lee Brice and Michael Ray.
GEORGIA, the completion of Jason Aldean’s 10th studio album, MACON, GEORGIA, is out now! The “latest album kicks off his career’s next era” (Tennessean) with 20 new tunes and 10 unheard live takes showcasing everything he does.
The first installment, MACON, is available here and the second installment, GEORGIA, is available here. The complete MACON, GEORGIA album collection, exclusively on vinyl, is also available here. Exclusive MACON, GEORGIA merch can be found here.
GEORGIA Track List:
1. “Whiskey Me Away”
2. “Trouble With A Heartbreak”
3. “The State I’m In”
4. “Midnight And Missin’ You”
5. “Ain’t Enough Cowboy”
6. “God Made Airplanes”
7. “My Weakness”
8. “Holy Water”
9. “Rock And Roll Cowboy”
10. “Your Mama”
11. “Take a Little Ride” (Live from Las Vegas, NV)
12. “Burnin’ It Down” (Live from St. Louis, MO)
13. “Any Ol’ Barstool” (Live from Knoxville, TN)
14. “Rearview Town” (Live from St. Louis, MO)
15. “Blame It On You” (Live from Manchester, TN)
57th ACM Award Winner – SINGLE OF THE YEAR – “If I Didn’t Love You”
Congrats to Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood as their number-hit “If I Didn’t Love You” is now the ACM Award winner for Single Of The Year.
“If I Didn’t Love You” did something no other song did in 2021…it hit number-1 twice on the Billboard country airplay chart. In late October it reached the top of the chart, and stayed there for 2 weeks before being knocked out by Walker Hayes’ “Fancy Like.” Then it moved back into the number-one for an additional week…and now it’s the ACM Single Of The Year.
The Academy of Country Music has announced its Radio Awards nominees for The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards.
Among this year’s nominees are double nominations for KCLR-FM in Columbia, Missouri; KHAY-FM in Ventura, California; KXKT-FM in Omaha, Nebraska; KYGO-FM in Denver, Colorado; WFMS-FM in Indianapolis, Indiana; WHKO-FM in Dayton, Ohio; WUBE-FM in Cincinnati, Ohio; WUSY-FM in Chattanooga, Tennessee; WYCD-FM in Detroit, Michigan; and WYCT-FM in Pensacola, Florida.
One MusicRow reporting panel station is among the nominees, with WXFL in Florence, Alabama vying for Small Market Radio Station Of The Year.
The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards will take place Monday, March 7, 2022, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The show will stream live on Prime Video in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, marking the first time a major awards show has livestreamed exclusively.
Winners of the Radio Awards will be announced ahead of The 57th ACM Awards.
The full list of ACM nominations will be announced in the coming weeks, as will talent bookings for the show itself, including hosts, performers, and presenters.
The 57th ACM Radio Awards Nominees are:National Daily On-Air Personality of the Year:
Buzz Brainard and Ania Hammar – The Music Row Happy Hour with Buzz Brainard
Cody Alan – CMT After MidNite
Derek Haskins, Sean Powell, Patrick Thomas, Carsen Humphreville – The Big D & Bubba Show
Jerry Broadway, Tim Wall, Mitch English, Becca Walls – The Bud And Broadway Show
Katie Neal – Katie & Company
National Weekly On-Air Personality of the Year:
Bryan “B-Dub” Washington – B-Dub Radio
Lon Helton – Country Countdown USA
Michael Knox, Shalacy Griffin – Knox Country 360
Terri Clark – Country Gold
Tracy Lawrence, Patrick Thomas – Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence
On-Air Personality of the Year – Major Market:
Danny Dwyer – KUPL-FM – Portland, OR
Josh, Rachael & Grunwald In the Morning – Josh Holleman, Rachael Hunter, Steve Grunwald – WYCD-FM – Detroit, MI
Paul Schadt, Sarah Lee & Geof Knight – WKKT-FM – Charlotte, NC
Scotty Kay – WUSN-FM – Chicago, IL
Tracy Dixon – KYGO-FM – Denver, CO
On-Air Personality of the Year – Large Market:
The Big Dave Show – ‘Big Dave’ Chandler, Chelsie Shinkle, Jason Statt and Ashley Dawn – WUBE-FM – Cincinnati, OH
Jim, Deb, and Kevin in the Morning – Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt, Kevin Freeman – WFMS-FM – Indianapolis, IN
The Wake Up Call – Kelli Green, David Bugenske – KFRG-FM – Riverside/San Bernardino, CA
Wake Up With The Wolf Show – Dale O’Brian, Annie Camp, Chase Matthews – WPAW-FM – Greensboro, NC
Wayne D Show – Wayne Danielson, Tay Hamilton – WSIX-FM – Nashville, TN
On-Air Personality of the Year – Medium Market (6 Final Nominees Due to Tie)
Julie and DJ in the Morning – Julie Kansy, Dale Sellers – WPCV-FM – Lakeland, FL
Kenn McCloud – KUZZ AM/FM – Bakersfield, CA
Mo & StyckMan – Melissa “Mo” Wagner, Greg “StyckMan” Owens – WUSY-FM – Chattanooga, TN
New Country Mornings with Nancy and Woody – Nancy Wilson, Aaron Woods – WHKO-FM – Dayton, OH
Scott & Sarah in the Morning – Scott Wynn, Sarah Kay – WQMX-FM – Akron, OH
Steve Lundy & Gina Melton – KXKT-FM – Omaha, NE
On-Air Personality of the Year – Small Market:
Adam & Jen in the Morning – Adam Lamberd, Jen Little – KIOK-FM – Kennewick, WA
Liz and Scotty in the Morning – Liz DelGrosso and Scotty Cox – KCLR-FM – Columbia, MO
Morning Wake-Up Call With Dave Daniels – Dave Daniels – KHAY-FM – Ventura, CA
The Cat Pak Morning Show – Brent Lane – WYCT-FM – Pensacola, FL
The Philip Gibbons Show – Philip Gibbons – WGSQ-FM – Cookeville, TN
Radio Station of the Year – Major Market:
KSCS-FM – Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
KSON-FM – San Diego, CA
KYGO-FM – Denver, CO
WXTU-FM – Philadelphia, PA
WYCD-FM – Detroit, MI
Radio Station of the Year – Large Market:
KNCI-FM – Sacramento, CA
KSOP-FM – Salt Lake City, UT
KUBL-FM – Salt Lake City, UT
WFMS-FM – Indianapolis, IN
WUBE-FM – Cincinnati, OH
Radio Station of the Year – Medium Market:
KIZN-FM – Boise City-Nampa, ID
KXKT-FM – Omaha, NE
WGKX -FM – Memphis, TN
WHKO-FM – Dayton, OH
WUSY-FM – Chattanooga, TN
Radio Station of the Year – Small Market
KCLR-FM – Columbia, MO
KHAY-FM – Ventura, CA
WXBQ-FM – Bristol, VA
WXFL-FM – Florence, AL
WYCT-FM – Pensacola, FL