I Love This Country – Country Music Pride http://countrymusicpride.com Stick 'em up! Wed, 19 Feb 2020 18:20:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.15 Country Music Pride is your online source for fresh-cut country, folk and bluegrass––new content every day, all carefully crafted by people who know and love country. Check back daily for news, reviews, interviews and contests for all of you...'s. Country Music Pride Country Music Pride aaron@driftwoodmediagroup.com aaron@driftwoodmediagroup.com (Country Music Pride) Copyright © Driftwood Media Group 2011 The best little country music podcast I Love This Country – Country Music Pride http://countrymusicpride.com/wp-content/uploads/175x175_pride.png http://countrymusicpride.com/category/features/i-love-this-country/ Listen Here: Ultimate Memorial Day Playlist To Kick Off Summer http://countrymusicpride.com/listen-here-ultimate-memorial-day-playlist-to-kick-off-summer/ http://countrymusicpride.com/listen-here-ultimate-memorial-day-playlist-to-kick-off-summer/#respond Mon, 27 May 2019 07:05:03 +0000 http://countrymusicpride.com/?p=26224 Memorial Day is a special opportunity to remember those who have lost their lives serving our great country. Although you may be hosting a backyard barbecue with friends or going on a road trip with your family, make sure you also take time to remember what this three-day weekend is really truly all about.

Put this great playlist of country music’s best songs to kick off summer this Memorial Day weekend…

1 Chance McKinney-“Backyard”

2 Kid Rock-“All Summer Long”

3 James Barker Band-“There’s A Drink For That”

4 Florida Georgia Line-“This Is How We Roll”

5  Spencer Crandall-“Ain’t Working For Me”

6 Eric Church-“Drink In My Hand”

7 Brooks & Dunn-“Only In America” 

8 Carolyn Miller – “What You Can’t Have”

9 Dan + Shay – “All To Myself”

10 Toby Keith- “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue” 

11 Alissa Griffith – “Unfold”

12 Jade Eagleson – “Count The Ways”

13  Lee Greenwood-“God Bless the U.S.A.” 

14 Timmy Dunn – “In A Hurry”

15 Sam Hunt – “Body Like A Backroad” 

16 Zac Brown Band – “Castaway”

17 Dixie Chicks-“Travelin’ Soldier” 

18 Liddy Clark – “Holding Her Hand”

19 Gone West-“Gone West” 

20 Justin Moore-“The Ones Who Didn’t Make it Back Home” 

21 Bruce Springsteen- “Born in the U.S.A.” 

22 Tom Petty-“American Girl”


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Tune In Alert: Morgan Wallen Sounds Off For 16th Annual WWE Tribute To The Troops http://countrymusicpride.com/tune-in-alert-morgan-wallen-sounds-off-for-16th-annual-wwe-tribute-to-the-troops/ http://countrymusicpride.com/tune-in-alert-morgan-wallen-sounds-off-for-16th-annual-wwe-tribute-to-the-troops/#respond Thu, 20 Dec 2018 18:14:01 +0000 http://countrymusicpride.com/?p=25555 Country music riser Morgan Wallen is bringing his chart-topping tunes to this year’s 16th Annual WWE Tribute to the Troops, airing this Thursday, December 20th at 9/8c on USA Network. The two-hour special broadcast from Fort Hood, Texas will also feature special guest Jon Stewart.

Wallen has had a record year. With two #1 hits in 2018…Platinum-certified summer smash “Up Down” featuring Florida Georgia Line, and Jason Aldean’s chart-topper “You Make It Easy” as a songwriter…and the release of his debut album “If I Know Me”, “a buzz-worthy collection full of catchy, quality songs” (MusicRow), Wallen is rolling into 2019 with anticipation high and accolades piling up.

Earlier this month, Wallen was named a 2019 MusicRow Next Big Thing artist, adding to his list of achievements as a Taste of Country RISER, a member of SiriusXM’s Class of 2018 and one of CMT’s Listen Up “18 for 2018” artists. After opening for superstars Jake Owen and Luke Bryan and embarking on his first-ever headline tour in 2018, Wallen will kick off his 2019 “If I Know Me Tour” presented by Shiner Light Blonde on January 4th in Rosemont, IL.

For more information on Morgan Wallen, including tickets to the “If I Know Me Tour”, visit morganwallen.com, and follow him on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

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Tune In: Jerrod Niemann Honors Veterans Day With “Old Glory” On Fox & Friends http://countrymusicpride.com/tune-in-jerrod-niemann-honors-veterans-day-with-old-glory-on-fox-friends/ http://countrymusicpride.com/tune-in-jerrod-niemann-honors-veterans-day-with-old-glory-on-fox-friends/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:38:47 +0000 http://countrymusicpride.com/?p=25382 Don’t miss out when Curb Records Country star Jerrod Niemann gives a heartfelt salute to American service members this Veterans Day, performing the brave new ballad “Old Glory” on ‘Fox & Friends’ Monday morning (November 12th). Later in the day he’ll also stop by Fox News’ ‘The Daily Briefing’ with Dana Perino, highlighting the song’s veteran-focused message and his commitment to honoring the nation’s heroes.

Niemann will also be heard on radio stations across the U.S. this Veterans Day, with a one-hour radio special containing music and interviews creating a freedom-infused celebration of all those who have or are currently serving in our military. Set to chat with fellow armed-service supporters like Lee Brice, Rodney Atkins and Dylan Scott, Niemann will dig deep into the patriotic inspiration behind “Old Glory.” Check it out here.

Named by Rolling Stone as one of the “10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week,” Niemann describes the resolute ballad as “100% heart, 0% politics.” He previously honored U.S. service members and veterans with a performance of “Old Glory” at this week’s Monday Night Football game (November 5th) during halftime of the Tennessee Titans vs. Dallas Cowboys matchup in Arlington, TX. Bringing the stadium-sized crowd to their feet, his powerful performance earned an inspiring standing ovation as part of the NFL’s Salute to Service campaign. Up next, Niemann will head into the holidays with a set of select tour dates in, Ohio, Texas and Michigan.

Stream or download “Old Glory” here.

For additional information on Jerrod Niemann, please visit www.jerrodniemannofficial.com and reach out to him on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless The USA” To Be Featured On NPR’s Morning Edition http://countrymusicpride.com/lee-greenwoods-god-bless-the-usa-to-be-featured-on-nprs-morning-edition/ http://countrymusicpride.com/lee-greenwoods-god-bless-the-usa-to-be-featured-on-nprs-morning-edition/#respond Tue, 11 Sep 2018 15:50:07 +0000 http://countrymusicpride.com/?p=25146

Grammy-winning country music artist Lee Greenwood, along with his iconic and patriotic hit song “God Bless the USA,” will be featured on the latest edition of NPR’s American Anthem series. Greenwood’s interview with NPR’s Don Gonyea will air on Tuesday, September 11th at 5:50 & 7:50 am ET / 6:50 & 8:50 am CT, during NPR’s Morning Edition.

As I stated in my song, ‘God Bless the USA,’ ‘There ain’t no doubt I love this land.’ My love of the land came from being raised on a farm in California and singing for USO shows while I was still in high school,” Greenwood said in a recent statement on the song’s origin. “I’m honored this song is still being shared today, and more importantly, being recognized as a song which unites, because that is exactly the reason why I wrote it.”

“God Bless the USA” is one of fifty songs that were chosen by NPR to be featured in their American Anthems series. The series focuses on the stories behind the songs, and how they “Challenge, Unite and Celebrates” our American cultural experience throughout history. Making it’s debut on July 4, the series has featured a variety of artists and songs which span the genre gamut; including Madonna’s “Like A Virgin,” The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone,” Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” Martha Reeves & The Vandellas’ “Dancing In The Streets,” and “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Lee Greenwood On Tour:
SEP 15 Beachaven Vineyards & Winery / Clarksville, Tenn.
SEP 18 Ashland County Fair / Ashland, Ohio
SEP 21 River Road Ice House / New Braunfels, Texas
SEP 22 Strand Theater / Shreveport, La.
OCT 11 Ruidoso Downs Race Track / Ruidoso Downs, N.M.
OCT 12 Cendera Event Center / Ft. Worth, Texas
OCT 13 Sheraton DWF Hotel / Irving, Texas
OCT 19 WVA Creative Arts Center / Morgantown, W.Va.
OCT 20 Charleston Civic Center / Charleston, W.Va.
OCT 27 Neewollah Festival – Memorial Hall / Independence, Kan.
OCT 28 Texas Theater / Greenville, Texas
NOV 07 Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater / Branson, Mo.
NOV 08 Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino / Laughlin, Nev.
NOV 12 TBA / Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas
NOV 17 Belterra Casino Resort / Florence, Ind.
DEC 05 Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater / Branson, Mo.
DEC 07 Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts / Fairfield, Iowa
DEC 21 Shooting Star Casino / Mahnomen, Minn.
For a complete tour schedule, click here.

For more information on Lee Greenwood, visit his website at leegreenwood.com.

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Maren Morris Hosts Westwood One’s “Workin’ Hard Country” Labor Day Weekend Music Special http://countrymusicpride.com/tune-in-maren-morris-hosts-westwood-ones-workin-hard-country-labor-day-weekend-music-special/ http://countrymusicpride.com/tune-in-maren-morris-hosts-westwood-ones-workin-hard-country-labor-day-weekend-music-special/#respond Wed, 08 Aug 2018 20:48:00 +0000 http://countrymusicpride.com/?p=24973 Summer will not go quietly, so Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., sends it off in style with multiple award-winning Country artist Maren Morris. This year’s Billboard Music Award winner for “Top Country Female Artist” will host Westwood One’s Labor Day salute to America’s work force.

Morris will fire up the four-hour music-intensive end-of-summer blowout with work songs, summertime anthems, pre-fame stories, and current hits from Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen, Dierks Bentley and other top Country artists.

Westwood One’s holiday music specials are a welcome tradition with hundreds of programmers, millions of listeners, and local advertisers. Stations can air Westwood One’s Labor Day holiday special “Workin’ Hard Country with Maren Morris” any time Saturday, September 1st – Monday, September 3rd between  6:00 am and 12:00 midnight.

In May 2018 Morris took home her first trophy for ‘Top Country Female Artist’ at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Though rooted deeply in country music, Morris has acquired a global, non-genre specific, fan base. It’s that global fan base’s appetite that Morris will satisfy in 2018 by collaborating with electronic house DJ and producer Zedd, along with electronic duo, Grey, for the smash hit, “The Middle,” which spent six weeks at No. 1 at Top 40 Radio and five weeks at No. 1 at Hot AC radio.

In addition Morris currently joins Niall Horan on the “Flicker World Tour 2018” with dates in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the USA.

For a complete list of tour dates and more information on Maren, visit her website and follow her on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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The Swon Brothers Headline July 4th Festival In Roswell, NM Yesterday http://countrymusicpride.com/the-swon-brothers-headline-july-4th-festival-in-roswell-nm-yesterday/ http://countrymusicpride.com/the-swon-brothers-headline-july-4th-festival-in-roswell-nm-yesterday/#respond Fri, 06 Jul 2018 00:52:51 +0000 http://countrymusicpride.com/?p=24764 The Swon Brothers were the headliners for Roswell, NM’s July 4th Festivities.  The duo gave a scorching performance followed by the city’s spectacular fireworks display.

During their stay in Roswell, the brothers and their band had the opportunity to experience some of the local flair, including a special guided tour of the legendary International UFO Museum and Research Center.

For a complete list of tour dates and more information on The Swon Brothers, visit their website and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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On Independence Day Billy Ray Cyrus Releases “The Goddess of Democracy” http://countrymusicpride.com/on-independence-day-billy-ray-cyrus-releases-the-goddess-of-democracy/ http://countrymusicpride.com/on-independence-day-billy-ray-cyrus-releases-the-goddess-of-democracy/#respond Wed, 04 Jul 2018 19:59:06 +0000 http://countrymusicpride.com/?p=24760

On this Independence Day, Billy Ray Cyrus is releasing “The Goddess of Democracy,” a rousing and thought-provoking anthem as he reflects on the current events in the U.S.

In an exclusive premiere with Parade.com, Billy Ray Cyrus shared…

On this #4thofJuly I wanted to share this thought from my new band. It’s a sneak peek only up for 24 hours. Hope this brings some perspective and stimulates patriotism and loyalty to our beloved America.”

The prolific and dynamic lyrics are written by Cyrus, Don Von Tress and John Brennan:

Talk about freedom boys
Wouldn’t you love to have some now
When you gonna make that choice
The golden calf or the sacred cow?

The paranoia of prophecies
Require we sedate
So I hid my dreams and memories
Before it got too late
I won’t deny
I liked to cried
I guess it was her fate

The Goddess of Democracy
Burning at the stake

Billy Ray Cyrus is currently on the road, touring across the globe. Be sure to visit BillyRayCyrus.com for tour dates and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube

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Tune In: Phil Vassar To Perform On “Fox & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series” http://countrymusicpride.com/tune-in-phil-vassar-to-perform-on-fox-friends-all-american-summer-concert-series/ http://countrymusicpride.com/tune-in-phil-vassar-to-perform-on-fox-friends-all-american-summer-concert-series/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 22:20:41 +0000 http://countrymusicpride.com/?p=24745 Piano-pounding country hitmaker Phil Vassar will perform his iconic hits on “Fox & Friends” this Friday, July 6th as part of their “All-American Summer Concert Series.” (Click HERE for local listings.)

After returning stateside from a multi-city U.K. tour, Phil released his new single “Fall Crazy” and is touring coast to coast this summer performing his fan-favorite hits in U.S. and Canada on the “Crank Up the Sun” tour, with additional dates just announced. (To buy tickets, click HERE.)

Always an unpredictable entertainer, Phil taps into his audiences for song requests throughout his more than 135 shows a year instead of using a set list. Phil’s reign of signature songs include 10 No. 1 singles and 26 Top 40 hits, including “Carlene,” “Just Another Day in Paradise,” “Six-Pack Summer,” “That’s When I Love You” and many more.

Phil was racking up hits on the radio long before he even began his own recording career that has seen the release of six albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, ACM’s Top New Male Vocalist and sold-out shows across the country.

For more information on Phil Vassar, visit PhilVassar.com and follow him on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Lee Greenwood To Celebrate July 4th With Hometown Performance At San Diego County Fair http://countrymusicpride.com/lee-greenwood-to-celebrate-july-4th-with-hometown-performance-at-san-diego-county-fair/ http://countrymusicpride.com/lee-greenwood-to-celebrate-july-4th-with-hometown-performance-at-san-diego-county-fair/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 17:01:50 +0000 http://countrymusicpride.com/?p=24739 Grammy-winning Country Music Artist Lee Greenwood will celebrate the 4th of July in his native Southern California, with a concert performance at 7:30 pm on the Paddock Stage at the San Diego County Fair. Greenwood, who is also set to Grand Marshall the fair’s parade, called for unity among all Americas in a recent statement…

We are experiencing an extremely divided time right now, here in America. Regardless of politics, my hope is that the music I am sharing on this tour will help unite everyone – together – around this country we all love so much,” said Greenwood.

Greenwood is also excited to announce his tour sponsorship by ABC Supply Co. Inc., one of the country’s largest wholesale distributors of roofs, windows and other home building products. ABC Supply Co. Inc., based out of Beloit, Wisconsin, was founded on a vision that would give people who work hard the opportunity to accomplish the American dream. This patriotic vision…coupled with their deeply rooted commitment to honor and respect those who serve in our nation’s military…is why American pride is one of ABC Supply’s core values.

Today, American pride continues to guide the more than 14,000 associates within the company, with “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood serving as the song that ends every company gathering.

Lee represents the same core values that are at the heart of our company, and we are excited to welcome him into the ABC family,” said Rozolis, ABC Supply’s president and chief executive officer.

When Greenwood was invited to sing “God Bless the USA” at the 2017 ABC Supply National Managers’ Meeting, it became apparent that he and ABC Supply embraced the same principles of liberty, community and pride in being an American. That’s why the singer and ABC Supply decided to enter into a multi-year relationship. The company will sponsor Greenwood’s tour as he travels across the country.

For a complete list of tour dates and more information on Lee Greenwood, visit his website at leegreenwood.com

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Rhonda Vincent And Dolly Parton Take The No. 1 Spot On Bluegrass Today http://countrymusicpride.com/rhonda-vincent-and-dolly-parton-take-the-no-1-spot-on-bluegrass-today/ http://countrymusicpride.com/rhonda-vincent-and-dolly-parton-take-the-no-1-spot-on-bluegrass-today/#respond Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:58:59 +0000 http://countrymusicpride.com/?p=24696 Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton’s take on the Elton John classic “Please” has reached No. 1 on the Bluegrass Today Chart. The hit song was part of “Restoration: The Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin” which also included covers from Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson, Miley Cyrus and more…

This accomplishment comes on the heels of an already eventful year for Bluegrass legend Rhonda Vincent. Earlier this year, Vincent won the “Best Bluegrass Album” Grammy for her album “All The Rage, Vol. One”Her highly anticipated new album, “Live at the Ryman” will be released Friday, July 13th and features bluegrass mainstays Sonny & Bobby Osborne, Jesse McReynolds, Mac Wiseman and her own daughter Sally Berry.

For a complete list of tour dates and more information on Rhonda Vincent, visit her website at rhondavincent.com. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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