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Parker McCollum – Perfectly Lonely

MCA Nashville recording artist and recent ACM “New Male Artist of the Year” winner Parker McCollum has released his Amazon Original cover of John Mayer‘s hit track, “Perfectly Lonely,” available now. Listen HERE.  

“Everyone knows Mayer is top two all-time for me,” says McCollum. “So, when I got the opportunity to cover one of his songs, I had to do it. I just hope that if he ever hears it, he won’t hate it”

Lately, McCollum has been taking the Country music world by storm! In addition to his recent ACM win, he has been celebrating incredible milestones such as achieving his second #1 hit with his current single, “To Be Loved By You,” which follows his RIAA Certified Platinum hit, “Pretty Heart,” and performing to a sold-out crowd of over 73,000 at the famed RODEOHOUSTON. His debut album, Gold Chain Cowboy, was the highest first-week debut album of 2021 and since then he has amassed over 1 billion LTD domestic streams. 

Fans can hear Parker McCollum’s cover of “Perfectly Lonely” on the Texas Forever playlist or by simply asking “Alexa, play the Amazon Original from Parker McCollum” in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android, and on Alexa-enabled devices. In addition to the new track, Amazon Music listeners can access hundreds of Amazon Originals, featuring both emerging and established artists across numerous genres, available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music. 

For a list of McCollum’s upcoming tour dates, click HERE

About Parker McCollum

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Parker McCollum released his major label debut last fall. His Hollywood Gold EP was met with widespread critical acclaim and it became the top-selling debut country EP of 2020. “To Be Loved By You” is the newest release off McCollum’s debut album Gold Chain Cowboy. Recently, Parker also took home the coveted “New Male Artist of the Year” Award at the 2022 ACM Awards in Las Vegas, NV.

In November of 2021, McCollum made his late-night TV debut performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live. McCollum has been named an “Artist to Watch” by Rolling Stone, Billboard, SiriusXM, CMT, RIAA and more with American Songwriter noting, “The Texas native teeters on the edge of next-level superstardom.” A dedicated road warrior, McCollum already sells out venues across the country including record-breaking crowds in Austin (7500+), Lubbock (7700+), Jackson, MS (5000+), Kearney, NE (3000+), Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, and three nights at Fort Worth’s iconic Billy Bob’s Texas. He made his debut playing at the famed Grand Ole Opry last year and recently made his RODEOHOUSTON debut performing for a sold-out crowd and turning his childhood dream into a reality.

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Parker McCollum – To Be Loved By You

Rising Country music star and ACM “New Male Artist of the Year” winner Parker McCollum has taken over the top seat on both the Billboard and Mediabase Country charts with his second consecutive #1 single, “To Be Loved By You.” The track immediately resonated with fans and skyrocketed up the charts since its release. In addition to landing his second career #1, Parker also made a childhood dream come true by performing to a sold out crowd at the famed RODEOHOUSTON selling over 73,000 tickets. 

“It’ll be years before I truly look back and realize what happened this week,” says McCollum. “I was nervous that all my hard work and sacrifice wouldn’t be worth it in the long run. Well, after selling out RODEOHOUSTON and having my second #1 I can assure you all—it was damn worth it. Every single last bit of it was worth it.”

About Parker McCollum

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Parker McCollum released his major label debut last fall. His Hollywood Gold EP was met with widespread critical acclaim and became the top-selling debut country EP of 2020. McCollum earned his first-ever No. 1 hit with his Platinum-selling debut single, “Pretty Heart.” His follow up single, “To Be Loved By You,” also took the No.1 spot on both the Billboard and Media Base Country charts for two consecutive #1 singles. “To Be Loved By You” is the newest release off McCollum’s debut album, Gold Chain Cowboy. Recently, Parker also took home the coveted “New Male Artist of the Year” Award at the 2022 ACM Awards in Las Vegas, NV. In November of 2021, McCollum made his late-night TV debut performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live

McCollum has been named an ‘Artist to Watch’ by Rolling Stone, Billboard, SiriusXM, CMT, RIAA, and more with American Songwriter noting, “The Texas native teeters on the edge of next-level superstardom.” A dedicated road warrior, McCollum already sells out venues across the country including record-breaking crowds in Austin (7500+), Lubbock (7700+), Jackson, MS (5000+), Kearney, NE (3000+), Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, and three nights at Fort Worth’s iconic Billy Bob’s Texas. He made his debut playing at the famed Grand Ole Opry last year and recently made his RODEOHOUSTON debut performing for a sold-out crowd and turning his childhood dream into a reality. 

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Priscilla Block on Kelly Clarkson Show

Mercury Nashville recording artist and 2022 ACM “New Female Artist of the Year” nominee Priscilla Block sits down with Kelly Clarkson on The Kelly Clarkson Show Thursday, February 17th to discuss her recently released debut album, Welcome to the Block Party, and perform her latest single, “My Bar.” Please check your local listings for air times. 

Priscilla has been a “breakout artist to watch” over the past year—landing a Top 15 single with “Just About Over You,” the highest-peaking debut single from a female country artist in 2021—and has surpassed more than 250 million digital streams and counting.  

Recently, Priscilla announced her first headlining tour, The Welcome to the Block Party Tour, which kicked off last week in Las Vegas, NV.

About Priscilla Block

Country artist Priscilla Block draws listeners in with her unfiltered, relatable songwriting and catchy melodies. Pegged as an Artist to Watch by Amazon Music, PANDORA, Spotify, CMT, The Boot, MusicRow, HITS, Sounds Like Nashville, Country Now, Music Mayhem, and more, Priscilla’s honest and upfront approach promotes self-love, empowerment, and acceptance through her own blend of country pop and southern rock, dubbed the Block Party sound.

Early in the pandemic, Priscilla was struggling to make ends meet after losing her job and her apartment. Unable to get out and play in person due to Covid-19, Priscilla began experimenting on TikTok and quickly developed a rabid fanbase with songs like “Thick Thighs,” “PMS” and “Just About Over You.” Fans rallied together to independently fund Priscilla’s recording and since its release, “Just About Over You” peaked both the iTunes Country and All-Genre song charts, the song was named one of The New York Times Best Songs of 2020, and it recently reached Top 15 on country radio. Priscilla has surpassed more than 250 million digital streams and counting with tracks like “Just About Over You,” “Wish You Were the Whiskey,” “I Bet You Wanna Know,” and more, all featured on her major-label debut album, Welcome to the Block Party. Originally from Raleigh, NC, Priscilla moved to Nashville to pursue music shortly after high school. In Nashville, the affable, hardworking, student of life worked multiple jobs to make ends meet, then a chance encounter with her idol–Taylor Swift–was the sign she needed to dive all the way in on her music. Priscilla is a seasoned performer sharing the stage and opening for artists including Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley McBryde, Rodney Atkins, and more.

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LILY ROSE – STRONGER THAN I AM

LILY ROSE INTRODUCES HERSELF WITH SEVEN SONG PROJECT STRONGER THAN I AM

Gut-wrenching music video for title-track illustrates powerful story of loss

Lily Rose, the groundbreaking singer/songwriter who has spent the last ten months introducing herself to her fans through critically-acclaimed releases, drops her highly anticipated new project STRONGER THAN I AM (Big Loud Records / Back Blocks Music and Republic Records) available everywhere today. The seven-song collection includes two brand new songs and is released alongside a brand-new music video for title-track “Stronger Than I Am.”­­­

“It’s pretty wild that after the 10 craziest months I’ve ever experienced, my first project as a label artist is finally out,” shares Rose. “I couldn’t be prouder of these songs, more thankful for all of the songwriters, and inspired by what Joey Moi has done with this collection of songs!”

With “the vocal talent to speak directly to the listener on an extraordinarily personal level” (Music Row), Rose’s new project rounds out the vulnerable storytelling Rose has consistently delivered with previous releases including “Villain,” “Overnight Sensation,” “Remind Me of You,” “Know My Way Around” and “I Don’t Smoke.”

In less than a year since her striking debut in the format, Rose has been tapped as Billboard’s ‘Rookie of The Month’ and has received stout critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, CMT, American Songwriter, Variety, People and more. Her “confident ease blending musical styles” (Rolling Stone) has resonated with the industry and fans alike, with critics calling her voice “irresistible” (Billboard) and a “top-shelf vocal blend” (Sounds Like Nashville). In a recent interview with CMT’s new digital series ‘Viral to Verified,’ Rose opened up to fans about her journey from struggling to pay the bills to an “overnight sensation, 13 years in the making.” American Songwriter declares, “there is no doubt that Rose shines differently than perhaps any other country artist out there.”

Tracklist:

  1. “Villain” (Lily Rose, Mackenzie Carpenter, Kyle Clark)
  2. “Stronger Than I Am” (Griffen Palmer, Geoff Warburton)
  3. “I Don’t Smoke” (Daniel Gerard Breland, Lalo Guzman, Michael Tyler)
  4. “Remind Me of You” (Corey Crowder, Sam Hunt, Ernest Keith Smith, Ryan Vojtesak)
  5. “Know My Way Around” (Lily Rose, Julian Bunetta, Savana Santos)
  6. “Breakin’ In” (Lily Rose, John Byron, Ben Johnson, Blake Pendergrass)
  7. “Whole Lotta Hometowns” (Lily Rose, Andy Albert, Kyle Clark)

ABOUT LILY ROSE
Words like “groundbreaking” and “trailblazing” are often overused. But for Big Loud Records / Back Blocks Music and Republic Records Country star Lily Rose, they may actually be an understatement. The modern expression of Country’s most treasured ideal – pure, unflinching honesty – her debut hit “Villain” has revealed Rose as a talent both 100-percent unique and utterly relatable, with a fresh perspective and forward-looking sound. A Georgia native whose inspirations range from Bruce Springsteen to Keith Urban and Katy Perry, Rose broke out in 2020 with the viral smash, “Villain.” Both vulnerable and defiant with a boundary pushing Country-meets-R&B sound, the track hit Number One on the iTunes all-genre chart and SiriusXM’s The Highway Hot 30 Weekend Countdown, leading to her new, seven-song project, STRONGER THAN I AM. With her focus firmly on integrity, Rose’s bold mix of personal lyricism and distinctive language meets the hooky sonics of a post-genre fanbase, as pure-Country confessions merge with Hip-Hop beats and R&B flow – plus representation where there was none before. All told, it gives new credence to her “groundbreaking” label.

LILY ROSE DELIVERS POWERFUL TRACK “STRONGER THAN I AM”

Big Loud Records, Back Blocks Music, and Republic Record’s breakthrough artist Lily Rose continues to deliver new music with the release of the title track from her forthcoming project, “Stronger Than I Am” available everywhere. With the “vocal presence and writing talents that make her poised to take her career to the next level,” (CMT) Rose will release her introductory project Stronger Than I Am, due Oct. 1st.

Marking the fifth song Rose has released from the highly anticipated project, “Stronger Than I Am” dropped alongside a performance-driven lyric video featuring Rose. The ending implies there is more to come and leaves fans hanging as she prepares to release the full project.

“When it comes to ‘Stronger Than I Am,’ I’ve honestly never been more excited for a song,” shares Rose. “When I first heard it, I knew it was a story I would be able to passionately tell and create a moment with fans. It includes everything a great Country song needs: a little bit of sadness, a little bit of drinking, and an incredible hook.”

Written by Griffin Palmer and Geoff Warburton (Shawn Mendez, Demi Lovato), “Stronger Than I Am” is about the struggle of trying to stay strong through heartbreak, admitting sometimes the heartache wins out. Rose walks the listener through the steps she has tried taking in order to move on singing, “I’ve tried taking our pictures off the wall / I’ve tried working from dusk until dawn / I’ve tried all of the friends I can call / Oh but none of it’s helping at all / Something’s that stronger than I am” Rose delivers in the raspy, soulful title track. The project will include two unreleased tracks, accompanied by previous releases “Villain,” “Overnight Sensation,” “Remind Me of You,” “Know My Way Around”, and “I Don’t Smoke.”

Recently featured as part of CMT’s new digital series Viral to Verified, the “rising star” (Billboard) opened up to fans about her whirlwind path to success, from being down to her last dollar to striking a chord with millions of fans worldwide, seemingly becoming “an overnight sensation, 13 years in the making.” Racking up over 78M streams since her Dec. 2020 debut, Rose notched her first number one on Sirius XM’s The Highway Top 30 Countdown and has received critical acclaim from Billboard, Rolling Stone, CMT, Music Row and SPIN. Continuing to pick up steam in 2021, Rose will release her introductory project on Oct. 1 before she joins Chris Lane’s Fill Them Boots tour, kicking off next month on Oct. 28 in Memphis.

Lily Rose’s STRONGER THAN I AM Track Listing:

1. “Villain” (Lily Rose, Mackenzie Carpenter, Kyle Clark)
2. “Stronger Than I Am” (Griffen Palmer, Geoff Warburton)
3. “I Don’t Smoke” (Daniel Gerard Breland, Lalo Guzman, Michael Tyler)
4. “Remind Me of You” (Corey Crowder, Sam Hunt, Ernest Keith Smith, Ryan Vojtesak)
5. “Know My Way Around” (Lily Rose, Julian Bunetta, Savana Santos)
6. “Breakin’ In” (Lily Rose, John Byron, Ben Johnson, Blake Pendergrass)
7. “Whole Lotta Hometowns” (Lily Rose, Andy Albert, Kyle Clark)

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TROUSDALE — “THIS IS IT”

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“Trousdale blends elements of Americana with sleek pop” – CMT

Fast-rising indie-folk trio Trousdale have released the music video for their latest single, “This Is It,” which urges listeners to stop, take a breath and recognize happiness in the moment. You can click HERE to watch the Nina Kramer directed and produced video, and you can click HERE to check out CMT’s premiere of the video, where Trousdale discusses the motivation behind an all-female crew for the shoot.

Their desire to empower young women and spread a universal message of love and self-acceptance can be found rooted in both the message and the video for “This Is It.”

Capturing the friendship behind Trousdale, the music video “shows our goofy, fun-loving side. It is somewhat of the antithesis of our last EP, Look Around. We’ve previously released songs that focus on heartbreak and loss. Alternatively, this song was born out of a genuinely fun night drinking and laughing at our favorite bar. With the song and video, we aim to highlight the importance of savoring the simple joys in life, because they so often go unnoticed.”

The infectious optimism and enthusiasm of “This Is It” has resonated with both media and fans. Spotify and Apple championed the single with adds to multiple key playlists including Fresh Finds County, Next Gen Singer-Songwriters, and Country Risers while indie mainstay Consequence featured the friendship anthem in their weekly New Sounds round up and The Honey Pop proclaimed “‘This Is It’ is magical and we had to stan.”

Blending unflinching vocals and raw, transparent storytelling that mirrors their real-world vitality, Trousdale has developed a devoted and engaged community on TikTok and other corners of the internet with “This Is It” mirroring the success of their previous releases. Their fanbase, along with supporters like the Jonas Brothers, Dan and Shay, John Mayer, Jensen McRae and Betty Who, have propelled the trio’s self-produced single “Wouldn’t Come Back” to over 2 million streams and their cover of “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by The Beach Boys to over 1 million streams.

Trousdale has garnered comparisons to Kacey Musgraves, The Chicks and HAIM, and prompted A1234 to compare their passionate lyrics and evocative storytelling to icons like Taylor Swift and her latest critically acclaimed albums Folklore and Evermore. Additionally, their singles “Better Off” and “Happy Anymore” along with “Wouldn’t Come Back” from their debut EP Look Around led to The Radar Station naming them the #1 Emerging Global Roots Artist and the #7 Emerging Global Artist, while landing on some of Apple Music and Spotify’s top Americana, Folk, Singer-Songwriter and Mood playlists including Roots Rising, Women of Folk, and Infinite Indie Folk.

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KANE BROWN × BLACKBEAR — “MEMORY”

Country superstar Kane Brown and multi-Platinum singer-songwriter-producer blackbear released “Memory” today, their first collaboration as artists and songwriters. You can listen to the song HERE.

Produced by Andrew Goldstein and blackbear, and written by Brown, Matthew Musto (blackbear), Andrew Goldstein, Joe Kirkland and Ernest Smith, “Memory” will officially impact Top 40 radio on Monday, July 12 via RCA Nashville in partnership with RCA Records. The song follows Brown’s 2X Platinum hits “Be Like That” ft. Swae Lee and Khalid and “One Thing Right” with famed DJ Marshmello, which have amassed over 567 million and 1.01 billion on-demand streams worldwide, respectively.

Recently, Brown graced the cover of Billboard’s Country Power Player issue while his collaboration with Chris Young, “Famous Friends” hit No. 1 at country radio this week. This weekend, Brown is set to present at 2021 ESPYS, Saturday, July 10 at 8:00 PM EST on ABC and will take part in the MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday, July 11, which will air Monday, July 12 at 10:00 PM EST on ESPN.

Renowned NFT artist Captvart (Cameron Burns), created an original piece for the cover art of “Memory,” using his background in photography and computer-generated astronaut imagery. Additionally known for his work in the music community, Brown is the first country artist collaboration for Captvart.

Directed by ACM and CMT Music Award winner Alex Alvga, the “Memory” music video made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU, CMT and on the ViacomCBS Times Square billboard in New York. You can watch the music video HERE.

Brown recently announced his Blessed & Free Tour, marking the first time a country artist will bring a headlining tour to all 29 NBA Arenas, including New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center which he sold-out in January 2020, one of only 11 country artists to accomplish this. For tickets and more information, click HERE.

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PEOPLE.COM REVEALS LEWIS BRICE’S ENGAGEMENT

During a fishing trip to Alaska, country singer/songwriter Lewis Brice proposed to his girlfriend Denelle Manzer, People.com exclusively reveals. 

“I’ve had the ring for a minute, just waiting for the right time. Then I started thinking Alaska would be a cool place — a really memorable spot. So I booked a trip and a gig to Alaska. I knew Denelle had never been and would be excited to go,” Brice recounts to People.com. “It worked out well, I had a gig and a fishing trip planned at this awesome place I had been before, Lake Creek Lodge. I proposed on the second day of fishing, I don’t think she had a clue!”

Brice adds that he knew of a “spot up the river” with cool rock beds and decided to pop the question there

“That morning I went out with our guide Paul and let him know what I was going to do,” Brice tells People.com. “I told him about the spot I had in mind and he knew exactly where I was talking about. We headed there after fishing and get out of the boat to take a picture. Paul helped me out by recording the whole thing.”

“While standing together on a cool rock bed right beside a running river with beautiful Alaska as the backdrop I proposed, and she said yes!” he adds. “Biggest catch of my life I’d say.”

Brice’s fiancé, Manzer, is part of the inspiration behind Brice’s hit single “It’s You” and starred in the “subtle yet goosebump-inducing music video” (People.com / Tricia Despres) which People.com exclusively premiered in February. The endearing single was co-written by Brice with Ben Simonetti and Niko Moon and co-produced by Lee Brice and Simonetti. The single has been one of Brice’s most successful to date, amassing more than 15 million streams since its release. 

For more information and the latest news on Lewis Brice, follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and visit LewisBrice.com.

ABOUT LEWIS BRICE:

Lewis’s debut self-titled EP, produced by himself and his brother Lee Brice, was released via Pump House Music on July 14th, 2017 to glowing reviews, landing at No. 11 on the US iTunes Country chart. Since then, Lewis has been named one of Rolling Stone Country’s “New Country Artists You Need to Know” and Billboard’s “Country Artists to Watch in 2018”. Tracks from the EP were featured on SiriusXM The Highway, CMT Music, and Spotify’s New Boots & Wild Country playlists, and its lead single ‘Best Ex Ever’ reached the Top 40 of MusicRow’s Country Breakout radio chart. The next chapter of Lewis’ music was unveiled with “Blessed” as the first single from his forthcoming second collection of songs and was introduced to the world by a special Thanksgiving acoustic performance premiere with his brother Lee Brice. The single was also recognized internationally when Brice received a British Country Music Award for International Song of the Year. Followed by “It’s You,” a huge streaming success, amassing more than 15 million streams since its release and placement on key playlists including Spotify’s Global Viral, Hot Country, US Viral, Breakout Country and New Boots, Apple Music’s Breaking Country, Pure Country Radio, Pandora’s New Country Radio playlists and many more. Brice’s streaming continues to flourish as his music garners more than 30 million overall streams. With more new music on the horizon, 2021 promises to be the best year yet for Lewis Brice!

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Risa Binder × Benji Harris – A Lot Like Home

Risa Binder’s music video for her single, “A Lot Like Home,” featuring Benji Harris, exclusively premiered on CMT Music and CMT.com–check it out HERE.

The digital release of Binder’s “A Lot Like Home,” available on iTunes, Amazon and all digital retailers, was written by Binder, Harris, Isabeau Miller and Shaun Balin, and was inspired by “exciting firsts” in their lives–moving to a new location, expecting a first child and embarking on new horizons. The song’s chorus lyrics are: “Something sweet that we can call our own, yeah we made it down the winding road, and it feels a lot like home.”

Binder states, “I absolutely loved shooting this video with director Doltyn Snedden! He always sees my vision so clearly and brings it to life!  Benji and I have worked together for six years and having him write this and sing it with me felt like having family on set. Benji’s voice is so beautiful, it’s always a great time getting to perform with him, and his wife Andrea is the actress playing the newlywed in the video! It was truly a family-friendly video shoot!”

About Risa Binder

Singer/songwriter Risa Binder’s debut EP, NASHVILLE, was produced by Luke Wooten, and featured a collection of songwriters that included Chuck Jones, Matraca Berg, Phil Barton, and more.  Her single from NASHVILLE, “Gotta Have You,” debuted at #26 on the iTunes Country Releases chart. She has opened for legends James Taylor and Ronnie Milsap, and her song, “Just Like That,” was prominently featured on “General Hospital,” earning her an Emmy nomination for “Best Song in a Daytime Drama.” Binder’s single, “You Came Along,” had radio airplay nationwide hitting the Top 40 on Music Row; and her song, “You Haul,” caught the attention of iHeartRadio, in which they chose her to be featured in iHeartRadio/AT&T’s “About to Break” series for their special campaign. 

About Benji Harris

Benji Harris is a well-known Nashville veteran. In addition to releasing his debut solo album in 2017, Benji has lent his talents playing guitar for number one artists like Sam Hunt, Carly Pearce, Cassadee Pope, Lindsay El and Jordan Davis.  His original trio, Scarletta, has had a Top 30 hit on Country Radio, and a popular music video in high-rotation on CMT. He has played for country music stars on arena tours across the country, and has performed with SongDivision for numerous Fortune 500 clients, having a vast knowledge when it comes to communicating clients’ core values and purpose using music.

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Breakout Artist Kidd G

BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP, REBEL MUSIC, AND GEFFEN RECORDS PARTNER ON BREAKOUT ARTIST KIDD G  

Big Machine Label Group’s The Valory Music Co. proudly announces a partnership with Rebel Music and Geffen Records to bolster momentum for 18-year-old breakout recording artist Kidd G, as reported exclusively by BILLBOARD this morning. The Georgia-bred singer/songwriter joins The Valory Music Co.’s roster featuring superstar artists such as Thomas Rhett, Sheryl Crow, Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore. The BMLG imprint will provide genre support through Country radio, commerce and marketing as Rebel Music and Geffen Records continue leading the efforts for Kidd G in various hybrid markets. 

Kidd G has already achieved tremendous success with his breakthrough single “Dirt Road.” The chart-bursting track quickly landed on the Billboard Hot Country Chart as the official music video amassed five million YouTube views in little over a month and boasts 13M views to date. Kidd G’s unique strain of honest songwriting landed him on Spotify’s Country Artists To Watch in 2021 list and recently caught the attention of CMT, who hailed the song as “earwarming and undeniable.” His first release under the new arrangement follows the December launch of Teenage Dream: 1000 Miles from Georgia, a deluxe version of Kidd G’s debut EP. As recognition from TikTok to The New York Times accumulates, Kidd G’s fandom soars far beyond the immediate viral sensation.

ABOUT KIDD G

Growing up in the small Georgia town of Hamilton (population 1,130), Kidd G first found fame online through TikTok and SoundCloud, where he got his start posting songs he’d recorded with his friend Nolie Beats. In spring 2020 he caught the attention of Rebel Music, who signed him on the strength of his genre-warping talents. While early tracks like his debut single “Sorry” lean toward traditional hip-hop, he later brought an element of old-school country into his songwriting. As he continued posting his music on SoundCloud, Kidd G soon amassed a dedicated following undeniably drawn to his down-home charm and the honest detail of his lyrics. 

As he continued exploring his country roots, Kidd G soon came up with “Dirt Road” – a nostalgia-soaked ballad that quickly went viral, its video surpassing 5 million YouTube views in little over a month. “I love country because it feels so natural to me, and you can really tell stories in the songs,” says Kidd G, naming Hank Williams Jr. among the artists he was raised on. Now having surpassed 1.5M monthly Spotify listeners, his tracks have seen radio play from KIXX Country Radio in Australia, and reached new peaks on highly coveted country playlists including Amazon Music’s ‘Country Heat’ (peaked at #2), and Spotify’s ‘Hot Country’ (peaked at #10). Following his new partnership with Big Machine Label Group’s The Valory Music Co., Kidd G is now back in the studio and eager to share all new music that will continue to showcase his unique raw talent.

“When we partnered with Kidd G last year, we knew it would take a special team to help him build his unique fanbase around the world. With Geffen and Big Machine Label Group on board with us he has a true dream team set up for him to win.” – Rebel Music Founder & CEO, Javier Sang

“Kidd G is the sound of the next wave of great Georgia artists who’ve combined Country & Hip Hop in their own unique way. Not unlike Jason Aldean or Brantley Gilbert before him, Kidd is a southern boy who will blur and ultimately stretch format lines.” – Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta

“Kidd G is an incredible artist who has galvanized music fans with his powerful songwriting and his ability to bend genres. We are excited to be teaming up with Scott Borchetta and everyone at The Valory Music Co. to continue to grow Kidd G’s fanbase in the Country Music world.” – Geffen Records General Manager Lee L’Heureux

For more information on Kidd G be sure to check out his Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok