Jon Pardi is getting ready to release a new set of tunes. The “When I’ve Been Drinking” singer has been busy out on the road the past few months and hasn’t had the time to cut new tracks in the studio. However, both Pardi and his management company are well aware of the demand for new music. It’s been 14 months since Pardi released his debut album, Write You a Song and it’s been even longer since Pardi found himself as a regular member of the charts. The five track B-Sides EP is due out on May 19 and features songs that just missed the cut for that debut, but if we learned anything from Cole Swindell’s EP, Down Home Sessions, there’s sure to be some hidden gems found here. Pardi wrote or co-wrote the entirity of the record, which explains why his biggest fans are likely to be familiar with some of the songs.
1. “Fightin’ The Fool”
2. “Over My Head”
3. “Drinkin’ With Me”
4. “Back on the Backroads”
5. “Rainy Night Song”
6. “Borrowed Time”
Luke Combs is one of the most promising young talents in country music today. For every artist that relies on auto-tune and ghost writers, there are ones like Combs who provide true talent. Originally from Ashville, North Carolina, the 23 year old has released two EP’s and has garnered a rabid fan base in the South with his powerful vocals and extreme song writing talent. Best exemplified on “Let the Moonshine,” “I Know She Ain’t Ready,” and “Hell Raised Her,” he is a versatile artist who unapologetically flies the classic country music flag.
Shoutout to Craig Campbell who held his third annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge event this past Sunday in Nashville. The “Outta My Head” singer became a national spokesperson for Fight Colorectal Cancer this past year and teamed up with the organization to make this year’s event bigger and better. Fans, families of those affected by the disease, and celebrities were all invited out to participate in friendly games of cornhole while raising awareness. Singers such as Jerrod Niemann, Charlie Worsham, Lindsay Ell, LoCash, and the members of Blackjack Billy were all on hand to support this cause. At the end of the day, it was a team lead by Brad Cummings, of Blackjack Billy, who won the event.
After a number of years in Las Vegas, Shania Twain announced she’s going back on tour today on Good Morning America. The five time Grammy Award winner, will launch her Rock This Country Tour on June 3 in Seattle, before heading to her native Canada. She’ll perform thirteen dates in Canada, six of which will be held in her home province of Ontario. She’ll then return back to the States where she’ll perform at Madison Square Garden on June 30.
It’s spring break for some colleges this week and even more kids will venture down south next week. We learned in mid-January that 2015 would be the last time Luke Bryan headed down with thousands of college co-eds. After spending six years performing – partying – in Panama City, Bryan decided 2015 would be a good time to call it quits.