Saturday Brunch – October 21st, 2017

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Welcome to Saturday Brunch! Here’s a round up of what’s caught our eyes and ears this week

Margo Price

This week saw the highly anticipated release of ‘All American Made’.  Her debut long player, ‘Midwest Farmer’s Daughter’ is a tough album to follow, but Margo may have recorded another country classic.

Album Review:

Chris Stapleton

Having announced the release date for the second volume of his ‘From A Room’ series earlier this week, Chris Stapleton dropped the first track off the album yesterday. ‘Millionaire’, is not a Stapleton-penned song, but from Austin-based singer-songwriter Kevin Welch.

“Love is more precious than gold, can’t be bought and it can’t be sold,”
I’ve got love enough to spare, that’ll make me a millionaire.”


Chris Young

It’s been an busy week for Chris Young, he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry by Brad Paisley on Tuesday night and he released his new album ‘Losing Sleep’ yesterday.

The LP is his third in 24 months and Chris commented “I think the experimentation I did on I’m Comin’ Over was the most I had really done. So with Losing Sleep it was about continuing that. There’s stuff like the lead track, which is really different sonically from a lot of things in my catalogue – and there are going to be things that feel more familiar, too. Each song has a unique vibe and life to it.”

Country Music Hall of Fame

Tomorrow afternoon Nashville hosts the Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame for the 2017 inductees. Jerry Reed, Don Schiltz and Alan Jackson are the recipients.

Jerry Reed will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category, while Jackson will be inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category. Schlitz will be inducted in the “Songwriter” category, which is awarded every third year in rotation with the “Recording and/or Touring Musician Active Prior to 1980” and “Non-Performer” categories.

The Country Music Hall of Fame will then have 133 members!

Brandy Clark

Bandy Clark kicked off her UK Tour in Brighton last night, if you haven’t seen her live go grab what few tickets are left!

If you can’t see her live this tour, catch her tonight on BBC Radio 4

Kenny Chesney

This coming Friday is the release date for ‘Live from No Shoes Nation‘, the 30-song live recording celebrating the heart and soul of the million+ fans who come out each summer to see Chesney live. But, Kenny has already announced the stadium portion of his 2018 Trip Around The Sun Tour.

“Listening to all those tapes of all those shows led to Live in No Shoes Nation,” Chesney says. “And playing those two nights in Foxboro this year made me really want to get out there with all the people who LIVE this music. We have so much fun, so much life, so many memories – all tied up in these shows and these songs – I am ready to get out there and kick into another summer where we can all celebrate how lucky we are to love life and be able to come together.”

But will he be kicking it in the UK anytime soon? We certainly hope so!!

Danielle Bradbery

Singer/songwriter Danielle Bradbery has surprised fans by releasing yet another track from her forthcoming album I Don’t Believe We’ve Met, released 1st December. We captured “Potential” live at 3rd & Lindsley on a trip to Nashville last year and were bowled over!

“When I wrote it, the other girl in the writing room threw out the idea that ‘I’m not in love with you, but with your potential,’” Bradbery says as she explains the process of co-writing “Potential” with GRAMMY Award winning Emily Weisband to PEOPLE. “Our jaws dropped to the floor. It’s a beautiful but sad meaning people can relate to immediately… So we kept it as simple as possible and reflective.”

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