Gold-Selling Smash Hit Marks Second Consecutive #1 Single
Warner Bros. Records’ Frankie Ballard returns to the top with “Sunshine & Whiskey” taking the #1 spot on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay Charts this week. The infectious anthem marks the singer-guitarist’s second consecutive #1 smash and has sold well over 500,000 copies to date.
CMA Awards New Artist of the Year nominee Cole Swindell, who will be performing at the 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, is heading out on his Down Home Tour sponsored by Coleman this Thursday, November 13 in Davie, FL. Although the majority of dates sold out in record-breaking time, fans still have a chance to purchase tickets here (dates listed below). The breakout artist is also releasing a special digital EP for his fans, called the Down Home Sessions, November 17th (Warner Bros. Records) exclusively on iTunes.
CMA Award-winning artist and four-time GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes is kicking off the week leading up to "The 48th Annual CMA Awards" with a free nighttime concert in downtown Nashville on Monday, Nov. 3 as part of Hayes’ involvement with the USO’s “Every Moment Counts” campaign.
After debuting at #1 on The Billboard 200 Album Chart last week with his new album BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE Blake Shelton makes history as the first country music artist to hit #1 on the Billboard Artist 100. The chart, which factors in album and digital song sales, plus radio airplay, saw Blake rise from #19 to #1. “Neon Light,” the first single from the new album is Top 5 and climbing.
Brett Eldredge’s “Beat of the Music” holds the No. 1 position this week on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and on Mediabase/Country Aircheck. This marks Eldredge’s second consecutive single from his debut album, Bring You Back, to hit the top of the country radio charts.
Nashville's rising singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Charlie Worsham will be joining Brad Paisley this summer on his Country Nation World Tour presented by KRAFT Cheese, kicking off tomorrow, May 16, in Philadelphia, PA. Worsham is currently celebrating his latest single “Want Me Too” off his critically-acclaimed album Rubberband, which Washington Post called an “exquisite debut.” He was recently featured in a starring guest role on an episode of Fox’s hit TV show BONES directed by David Boreanaz, which included 4 songs off of Rubberband.
Four-time GRAMMY-nominated artist and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record-holder, Hunter Hayes, released his new album Storyline to much critical acclaim, debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart and No. 1 on Soundscan’s Overall Digital Album Chart with nearly 70,000 albums sold in the first week. The Associated Press exclaimed that "Hayes impresses on his second album," while Rolling Stone, People Magazine and The Los Angeles Times all awarded the album 3 stars, also getting an ‘A rating’ from Country Weekly.
Warner Music Nashville was created in 2009 to expand the presence of WMG and its family of labels in Nashville. The division is home to Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records, Elektra Nashville and Word Entertainment.