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Ashley McBryde to Release Sophomore Album, “Never Will,” on April 3

Ashley McBryde to Release Sophomore Album, “Never Will,” on April 3

After breaking out in 2018 with her Grammy-nominated debut album, Girl Going Nowhere, Ashley McBryde announced she will drop her sophomore album, Never Will, on April 3. The 11-song offering, which was produced by Jay Joyce, features lead single “One Night Standards” and newly released track “Martha Divine.” Ashley co-penned nine of the 11 tracks.…MORE

Kelsea Ballerini & Kacey Musgraves Stand Up to Sexist Tweet

Kelsea Ballerini & Kacey Musgraves Stand Up to Sexist Tweet

It started with a tweet. It ended with, well, we don’t yet. But here’s the middle, so far. On Jan. 14, Chris Willman, a features editor for Variety, tweeted: “I turned on the 105.1 country station in L.A. just now, and they were playing the new song by Gabby Barrett, and then, without any pause…MORE

The Gatlin Brothers Announce “65th Anniversary Tour”

The Gatlin Brothers Announce “65th Anniversary Tour”

The Gatlin Brothers will celebrate their 65th Anniversary Tour in 2020, marked by the first time Larry, Steve and Rudy began singing together as children in Abilene, Texas, in 1955 when they were six, four and two years old, respectively. The Gatlin Brothers will perform more than 60 lives dates in 2020. The first leg…MORE

Aaron Watson Inducted Into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Aaron Watson Inducted Into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Aaron Watson was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame on Jan. 16 at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth. The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame—which includes members such as George Strait, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson and more—was created to honor individuals who show excellence in competition, business and support of…MORE

No Country Music: Super Bowl Reveals Performers for National Anthem & Halftime Show

No Country Music: Super Bowl Reveals Performers for National Anthem & Halftime Show

Super Bowl LIV (54) on Feb. 2 will feature a halftime performance by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, with Demi Lovato (pictured) singing the national anthem during the pre-game festivities. A country artist has not headlined the Super Bowl halftime show since Shania Twain pumped “Up!” the crowd in 2003 with Sting and No Doubt. That’s…MORE

Reba McEntire to Guest Star on “Young Sheldon” as “Fun, Fiery Ex-Wife”

Reba McEntire to Guest Star on “Young Sheldon” as “Fun, Fiery Ex-Wife”

Reba McEntire is adding another acting credit to her résumé with a guest appearance on the third season of Young Sheldon in February. Reba will play June, the “fun and fiery” ex-wife of Coach Ballard (Craig T. Nelson), who is dating Meemaw (Annie Potts). June and Meemaw form an unlikely friendship, according to the press…MORE

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Category Archives: NCD News

Ashley McBryde to Release Sophomore Album, “Never Will,” on April 3

Ashley McBryde to Release Sophomore Album, “Never Will,” on April 3

After breaking out in 2018 with her Grammy-nominated debut album, Girl Going Nowhere, Ashley McBryde announced she will drop her sophomore album, Never Will, on April 3.

The 11-song offering, which was produced by Jay Joyce, features lead single “One Night Standards” and newly released track “Martha Divine.” Ashley co-penned nine of the 11 tracks.

“The significance behind the album title comes from the lyrics in the title track: ‘I Didn’t, I Don’t and I Never Will,’” says Ashley. “Before we recorded it with Jay [Joyce] in the studio, I said to my bandmates, ‘If we’re going to cut this and put it on the record, you’re promising anyone who ever listens to our music, we don’t listen to the noise in the background. We didn’t, we don’t and we never will. Don’t cut it unless you’re willing to promise it.’ And we cut it right then.”

Never Will Track Listing & Songwriters

  1. Hang In There Girl (Ashley McBryde, Jeremy Bussey)
  2. One Night Standards (Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally)
  3. Shut Up Sheila (Nicolette Hayford, Charles Chisholm)
  4. First Thing I Reach For (Ashley McBryde, Randall Clay, Mick Holland)
  5. Voodoo Doll (Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford, Brandy Clark, Connie Harrington, Jake Mitchell, Aaron Raitiere)
  6. Sparrow (Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford, Brandy Clark, Connie Harrington, Jake Mitchell, Aaron Raitiere)
  7. Martha Divine (Ashley McBryde, Jeremy Spillman)
  8. Velvet Red (Ashley McBryde, Patrick Savage, Daniel Smalley)
  9. Stone (Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford)
  10. Never Will (Ashley McBryde, Chris Harris, Blue Foley, Matt Helmkamp, Christian Sancho, Victor Quinn Hill)
  11. Styrofoam (Randall Clay)

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The Gatlin Brothers Announce “65th Anniversary Tour”

The Gatlin Brothers Announce “65th Anniversary Tour”

The Gatlin Brothers will celebrate their 65th Anniversary Tour in 2020, marked by the first time Larry, Steve and Rudy began singing together as children in Abilene, Texas, in 1955 when they were six, four and two years old, respectively. The Gatlin Brothers will perform more than 60 lives dates in 2020. The first leg…Continue Reading

Aaron Watson Inducted Into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Aaron Watson Inducted Into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Aaron Watson was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame on Jan. 16 at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth. The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame—which includes members such as George Strait, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson and more—was created to honor individuals who show excellence in competition, business and support of…Continue Reading

Luke Bryan Announces New Album, “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here,” and New Tour

Luke Bryan Announces New Album, “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here,” and New Tour

Luke Bryan announced he will release his seventh studio album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here, on April 24. The new offering follows Luke’s 2017 No. 1 album, What Makes You Country. In addition, Luke announced he will hit the road for his Proud to Be Right Here Tour, which kicks off on May 28…Continue Reading

No Country Music: Super Bowl Reveals Performers for National Anthem & Halftime Show

No Country Music: Super Bowl Reveals Performers for National Anthem & Halftime Show

Super Bowl LIV (54) on Feb. 2 will feature a halftime performance by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, with Demi Lovato (pictured) singing the national anthem during the pre-game festivities. A country artist has not headlined the Super Bowl halftime show since Shania Twain pumped “Up!” the crowd in 2003 with Sting and No Doubt. That’s…Continue Reading

Houston Rodeo’s 2020 Lineup Features Luke Bryan, Willie Nelson, Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley & More

Houston Rodeo’s 2020 Lineup Features Luke Bryan, Willie Nelson, Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley & More

Running from March 3 to March 22—yes, 20 days—Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is one of the largest rodeo and livestock exhibitions in the world. Rodeo Houston features a carnival, a bar-b-que contest, 10K race and some of the best live entertainment in the country. The event pulled in more than 2.5 million attendees during…Continue Reading

Little Big Town Gears Up for Album Release With Performance of New Song, “Sugar Coat,” on “The Tonight Show” [Watch]

Little Big Town Gears Up for Album Release With Performance of New Song, “Sugar Coat,” on “The Tonight Show” [Watch]

Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town will drop their ninth studio album, Nightfall, on Jan. 17. In the lead-up to the album’s release this week, the quartet has been making the media rounds with appearances on the Today show and The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. In both…Continue Reading

Reba McEntire to Guest Star on “Young Sheldon” as “Fun, Fiery Ex-Wife”

Reba McEntire to Guest Star on “Young Sheldon” as “Fun, Fiery Ex-Wife”

Reba McEntire is adding another acting credit to her résumé with a guest appearance on the third season of Young Sheldon in February. Reba will play June, the “fun and fiery” ex-wife of Coach Ballard (Craig T. Nelson), who is dating Meemaw (Annie Potts). June and Meemaw form an unlikely friendship, according to the press…Continue Reading

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Reveals 2020 Class, Including The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston & More

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Reveals 2020 Class, Including The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston & More

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2020: Nine Inch Nails, the Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers and T. Rex. While no country artists were on the ballot this year, there’s certainly a country connection for a couple of the new electees. Whitney Houston’s best-selling song, “I…Continue Reading

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