Building on 2016’s strong They Don’t Know, Jason Aldean released another solid entry this year with Rearview Town. Singing better in the studio than he has since his 2010 breakout My Kinda Party, Aldean delivers a satisfying mix of radio-ready country music. The title track is a defiant kiss-off to a go-nowhere dot on the map, lead single “You Make It Easy” is an R&B Number One, and the Miranda Lambert cameo “Drowns the Whiskey” commands attention for its double dose of star power. But it’s the stunning, vulnerable “Better at Being Who I Am” that captivates, with Aldean lamenting a relationship that was doomed from the moment he tried to be something he’s not. The Georgia native may be known as the genre’s preeminent hard-rocker, but he’s at his best when he’s letting down his guard. J.H.
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Directed by longtime collaborator Shaun Silva and shot at Nashville’s oldest dive bar, the Springwater, the official music video for “Drowns the Whiskey” featuring Miranda Lambert is now available everywhere. Click below to watch.
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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® REVEALS INDUSTRY AWARD AND STUDIO RECORDING AWARD NOMINEES.Read more →
Jason Aldean‘s Rearview Town continues to top the Nielsen Soundscan Country Albums rankings for a second week (and lands at No. 5 on the overall albums chart), following the album’s debut at the pinnacle of the Top 200 albums chart last week. The reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year’s album moved 38K (total consumption) this week.
At No. 2 is Brothers Osborne‘s Port Saint Joe, which debuts at No. 2 with 22K. Kane Brown‘s self-titled album is at No. 3 this week, with 17.9K in total consumption. Thomas Rhett‘s Life Changes is at No. 3 with 13K. Chris Stapleton‘s Traveller rounds out the Top 5 with 12.9K.
On the digital country sales rankings, the new Sugarland/Taylor Swift collaboration “Babe” debuts atop the chart, with 38K in sales. Aldean’s “You Make It Easy” follows at No. 2, with 21.8K.
Kane Brown‘s “Heaven” is at No. 3 with 18K. Kenny Chesney‘s new single “Get Along,” which he debuted at the recent Academy of Country Music Awards, is at No. 4 with 15.3K. Carrie Underwood‘s “Cry Pretty,” which she also debuted on the recent ACM Awards, is at No. 5 with 15K.
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SXSW: Moms In The Music Business – Strategies for Success – Wednesday, March 14, 2018 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
NICOLE BARSALONA Everyday Rebellion
HEATHER COOK Peermusic
SHALACY GRIFFIN Music Knox
JULIA HENRY Ivy Augusta
BRIDGET PERDOMO Universal Music Group/Women in Music
This panel will discuss the joys and challenges of parenting while maintaining a career in the music industry. Exploring the ways working moms start, sustain and grow their careers while juggling multiple roles and responsibilities. Topics that we will discuss will cover ways in which moms navigate career changes, manage time, and strategies for success. Panelists will offer insights while candidly addressing the choices and compromises they’ve made along the way.Read more →