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Maren Morris and Many More Featured on ‘NOW That’s What I Call Music! 74’

NOW That’s What I Call Music!, the world’s bestselling multiple-artist album series, showcases today’s biggest hits across chart-topping numbered volumes and themed releases. NOW’s latest numbered volume, NOW That’s What I Call Music! 74 and NOW That’s What I Call Yacht Rock 2 will be released on all formats with CD, digitally and streaming on May 1st. On June 19th, making its debut, NOW That’s What I Call Music! 74, is the first in the numbered NOW series to be released on vinyl. NOW That’s What I Call Yacht Rock 2 will also be released on LP on June 19th.

‘NOW 74’ features 16 major current hits from today’s hottest artists including Lizzo, Tones And I, The Weeknd, Arizona Zervas, DaBaby, Justin Bieber, Khalid & Disclosure, Ed Sheeran, Billie Eilish, blackbear, Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello, Doja Cat, Trevor Daniel, H.E.R. and Maren Morris.

‘NOW 74’ also includes 6 free up-and-coming “NOW Presents What’s Next” New Music Preview bonus tracks from Brett James, PUBLIC, Isaac Dunbar, Evie Irie, Little Hurt, and Surfaces. Previewing tomorrow’s biggest hits, “NOW Presents What’s Next” has introduced major developing artists to NOW’s enthusiastic, highly engaged audience, including Billie Eilish, Walk The Moon, Hot Chelle Rae, Hunter Hayes, Capitol Cities, A Great Big World, George Ezra, and Shawn Mendes, among others.

‘NOW Yacht Rock 2’ presents an ideal 18-track lineup of songs to float to this summer, including Kenny Loggins f/Stevie Nicks, Michael McDonald, Gerry Rafferty, Chicago, REO Speedwagon, Air Supply, Eric Carmen, Paul Davis, Toto, Little River Band, Seals & Crofts, Gordon Lightfoot, Elvin Bishop, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Walter Egan, Exile, Captain & Tennille, Santana, and many more.

NOW That’s What I Call Music! debuted in the U.S. in 1998, following 15 years of multi-platinum international triumph. The series has sold more than 250 million albums worldwide, topping 103 million in the U.S. alone. Sixty-eight previous releases in NOW’s numeric U.S. series have reached Billboard’s Top 10, and 19 volumes have reached Number One, the only compilation to achieve this milestone.

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Ashley McBryde Performs Emotional Rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’

On Easter Sunday, April 12th, Ashley McBryde shared a moving rendition of “Amazing Grace” from the vacant Ryan Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Ryan Auditorium has been empty for weeks now, but Ashley McBryde was able to head to the beloved venue for her performance.

The enormity of that struck McBryde as she began to sing the spiritual through her tears.

“I had the opportunity to honor all we’ve lost at @theryman this week and I tried my best…7 times in a row,” she wrote on Instagram. “I really tried…⁣ Some things just can’t be healed. Some losses can’t be reconciled and some wounds will never heal. Sometimes we don’t get closure the way we want to. All we can do is honor our predecessors and hope that we touch the hem of heaven sometime in our lives.”⁣

With help and clearance from the Nashville Department of Public Health, McBryde did what millions of musicians wish they could do in this moment: she returned to the stage in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, which has shuttered the doors of countless concert venues the world over and killed over 100,000 people, including Nashville’s own Joe Diffie and John Prine.

Watch McBryde sing “Amazing Grace” a cappella at the Ryman

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Roger Waters Pays Tribute to the Late John Prine

On Saturday, April 11th, rock legend Roger Waters joined the army of musicians paying tribute to late Americana legend John Prine by sharing a video of himself performing an acoustic rendition of “Paradise,” which appeared on Prine’s 1971 self-titled debut album.

Prine passed away on Tuesday, April 7th, due to complications from COVID-19 at 73 years old.

“My friend John Prine died. This is his song, ‘Paradise,’” Waters captioned the YouTube video. “Miss you, brother.”

In the week leading up to Prine’s death, after hearing about his hospitalization from coronavirus, Waters shared a video wishing the artist a healthy recovery.

“John Prine lives in all our hearts,” Waters captioned the March 29 tweet.

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Duo Bellamy Brothers Announce New Collaboration

Trulieve Cannabis Corp, a leading and top-performing cannabis company based in the United States, announce a partnership with country10分11选5计划 duo Bellamy Brothers. The Bellamy Brothers’ Old Hippie Stash flower product line is available now with the initial strains, Reggae Cowboy and Big Love, in Trulieve dispensaries across Florida.

“We are thrilled to launch Old Hippie Stash with Trulieve. This is a company and product line we really believe in and think so many people will see amazing benefits from using,” expressed David Bellamy.

Big Love is a well-balanced hybrid that yields deep green flower with vibrant purple hues. The aroma from this strain is very piney and sweet. The flavor is rich and earthy up front with a piney finish. Effects one may feel when using Big Love are euphoric and cerebral. This hybrid provides an uplifting experience that will wash away the stresses of your day.

Reggae Cowboy is a 50/50 hybrid which produces light purple buds with mossy green highlights. The flowers are covered in an abundance of tric10分11选5计划s and have a frosty appearance. The aroma of Reggae Cowboy is very floral and spicy with subtle pungent undertones. The taste is similar to the aroma in that its spicy and smooth with a light skunky finish. Reggae Cowboy packs a punch, this flower will provide a wave of tranquility and relaxation. The mellow sedative effects are accompanied with a tingling sensation throughout your body.

“We are focused on providing a constantly evolving and expanding selection of high-quality cannabis products that meet the diverse medical needs of Florida patients,” said Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers. “By partnering with Florida’s own Bellamy Brothers to launch a unique hybrid strain of flower, we are providing our patients with an exclusive signature product line with a throw-back quality that reflects David and Howard’s image for Old Hippie Stash, from their 1985 Billboard country10分11选5计划 single.”

“Partnering on the local level is important to Trulieve and our go-to-market strategy,” added Trulieve’s Chief Marketing Officer, Valda Coryat. “Launching a cannabis product line with a musical duo like the Bellamy Brothers is an exciting endeavor as they introduce 40 years of fans to their endorsed strains Reggae Cowboy by the Bellamy Brothers and Big Love by the Bellamy Brothers. We look forward to introducing the Old Hippie Stash product line to our Truliever community.”

The Bellamy Brothers recently captivated arena audiences across the country10分11选5计划 with their hits including “Let Your Love Flow” and “Redneck Girl” on Blake Shelton’s Friends and Heroes 10分11选5计划 Tour with Lauren Alaina, Trace Adkins and John Anderson. Cameras continued to capture the legendary brothers on the road for their reality show “Honky Tonk Ranch” which airs Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. EST on Circle Network.

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Luke Bryan Pushes Back Tour and Album Release

It has been reported that Luke Bryan is pushing back his album and tour due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Bryan’s Born Here, Live Here, Die Here album was initially scheduled for release April 24th. But the country10分11选5计划 star has pushed the project to August 7th. Bryan broke this news to fans on Tuesday, April 7th.

Bryan’s tour was originally scheduled to launch May 28 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The trek now kicks off July 10 in Orange Beach, Ala. Special guests include Morgan Wallen, Caylee Hammack and Runaway June.

“I wanted to reach out myself and let you know that we have decided to push back the release of my next album, BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE to August 7, 10分11选5计划 as well as the start of my PROUD TO BE RIGHT HERE tour to July 10, 10分11选5计划,” he writes.

“What an incredibly confusing and scary time our world is facing right now, and it is important we continue to follow the guidelines we have been given and do our part to keep everyone safe. With that in mind, we are choosing to stay 10分11选5计划 at this time so we can have fun sharing this music and tour with you this summer. I truly believe that music can provide all forms of emotional connections for everyone and I can’t wait to get on the road and share these new songs with you soon.”

Updated dates for Bryan’s Proud to Be Right Here Tour are below.

7/10 — Orange Beach, AL @ The Amphitheater at the Wharf
7/11 — Brandon, MS @ Brandon Amphitheater
7/12 — Saint Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
7/16 — San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/17 — Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
7/18 — Sacramento, CA @ Toyota Amphitheater
7/23 — Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
7/24 — Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
7/25 — Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
7/30 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
7/31 — N. Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena
8/4 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
8/5 — Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
8/13 — Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
8/14 — Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
8/16 — Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
8/21 — Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United 10分11选5计划 Loans Amphitheatre
8/22 — Atlantic City, NJ @ Atlantic City Beach
8/23 — Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/28 — Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
8/29 — Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park
8/30 — Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
9/24 — Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
9/25 — Saint Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
9/26 — Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
10/1 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
10/8 — Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
10/9 — Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
10/10 — San Bernardino, CA @ Glen Helen Amphitheater
10/22 — Charleston, WV @ Charleston Civic Center Coliseum
10/23 — Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
10/24 — Evansville, IN @ Ford Center – Evansville
10/28 — Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome
10/29 — San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
10/30 — Bossier City, LA @ Centurylink Center

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