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Dwight Yoakam Previews New Album


Dwight Yoakam thinks you’ll hear bits of his entire career in his upcoming album, “Second Hand Heart.”

Dwight says it has an “energy” and an “irreverence” that hearkens back to the Los Angeles cowpunk scene of the early 1980s. He also credits Beck as an influence. He says Beck worked with him on his last album, “Three Pears,” and encouraged Dwight’s “return to a teenage recklessness.”

“Second Hand Heart” will be available April 14.

Sundy Best Shares a Sign with Dwight Yoakam


Sundy Best has experienced a lot of firsts over the past year. This weekend was one of the highest honors as the state of Kentucky revealed their names on several signs along the world famous Country Music Highway US 23 in Eastern Kentucky. Additionally, their weekend shows were both sellouts at the Lexington Opera House and the Mountain Arts Center. On the strength of their critically-lauded 2014 releases, Bring Up The Sun and Salvation City, the duo is “Thanking God they are southern boys,” as referenced in the crowd-pleasing track from their second 2014 release. CMT has played 7 videos from the duo with “Southern Boy” currently featured and Sirius XM’s “The Highway” keeps them in continual rotation.

“When you think you cannot be humbled anymore, you see your name on a sign on the revered Country Music Highway. ‘We were speechless’ as we came up on the stretch of Hwy US 23,” says Nick Jamerson and Kris Bentley. “We are so proud to be two boys from Prestonsburg, Kentucky and we are so honored to have Sundy Best displayed proudly and infinitely in this way.

“This will be up forever,” says Bentley. “That is when it really sunk in,” he continued. “We have had such an amazing past few years and to have our state recognize us on this stretch of highway that is known around the world is just hard to comprehend, but we’ll take it,” Nick adds.

In front of the Mountain Arts Center, Prestonsburg Mayor Les Stapleton presented Nick and Kris with their own “keys to the city.” “Can we wake up now,” says the duo. “This has been a weekend we will never forgot and will hold dear in our hearts,” they continued. “We appreciate our loyal fans, family and friends that have supported us from the very beginning when this was just a dream. Thank you.”

Sundy Best has been making waves across the country with their 2-man show, Kris on cajon and Nick on the acoustic guitar. As they continue to evolve their live show, the duo is adding a few players to the 2015 tour. This tour will feature Kris on his full kit, Nick on electric with the addition of a keyboard and guitar player. Be sure to catch them in the following markets this spring.

Tour Dates:

February 20th – Atlanta, GA Terminal West
February 21st – Bowling Green, KY Capitol Arts Center
February 26th – Bloomington, IN Bluebird
February 27th – Chicago, IL Joe’s Bar
February 28th –Newport, KY The Southgate House
March 5th –Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom
March 6th –Cannelton, IN The Covered Wagon
March 7th –Nashville, TN Exit/In
March 17th – Pittsburgh, PA The Altar
March 18th – New York, NY Mercury Lounge
March 19th – Washington, DC Gypsy Sally’s
March 28th – Tifton, GA The Gin

Rolling Stone named both of their 2014 releases, Bring Up the Sun and Salvation City in their annual 40 Best Albums of 2014, placing the Nick Jamerson and Kris Bentley penned tunes and R.S. Field produced projects at No. 23. CMT tapped the duo as their November 2014 “Listen Up” artist, as the duo trekked the country on their first national tour, as well as, hitting Canada in January.

The duo started playing gigs at the now “infamous” Redmond’s Lexington, Kentucky. Since then, the doors have been flung open with the support of the #kinfolkmovement, a national touring schedule and praise from critics on what has become a stellar year for the duo. On December 2 they released Salvation City featuring all new tunes.

Brandy Clark Makes GRAMMY Debut with Dwight Yoakam – Video

57th GRAMMY Awards - Show

Last night GRAMMY nominee Brandy Clark performed with country music icon Dwight Yoakam at The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. The two performed “Hold My Hand.” Check it out!

Brandy Clark & Dwight Yoakam to Duet at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards®


The latest performers for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast have been announced and include country music singer/songwriter and nominee Brandy Clark performing with two-time GRAMMY winner Dwight Yoakam, GRAMMY® winner and current nominee Beck, who will perform a song from his GRAMMY-nominated album alongside Chris Martin, who holds three nominations this year with Coldplay; nine-time GRAMMY winner and nominee Mary J. Blige; GRAMMY winners Herbie Hancock, John Mayer, and Questlove in a special performance with current nominee Ed Sheeran; two-time GRAMMY winner, 20-time Latin GRAMMY winner and current nominee Juanes; internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang, who will add his musicality to one of this year’s most infectious songs; the recently reunited, legendary Jeff Lynne’s ELO, set to perform with Ed Sheeran; and current four-time GRAMMY nominee singer/songwriter Sia. Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J returns as host. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Music’s Biggest Night® will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS, Sunday, Feb. 8th from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Three-time GRAMMY winner Beck is nominated for four awards: Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album for Morning Phase; and Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for “Blue Moon.”

Nine-time GRAMMY winner Mary J. Blige is up for Best Dance Recording for “F For You” with Disclosure.

This will be the first performance on the GRAMMY Awards telecast for Brandy Clark, who is up for two awards: Best New Artist and Best Country Album for 12 Stories.

Two-time GRAMMY winner and 20-time Latin GRAMMY winner Juanes is up for Best Latin Pop Album for Loco De Amor (Crazy About Love).

Seven-time GRAMMY winner Chris Martin holds three nominations with Coldplay: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “A Sky Full Of Stars,” Best Pop Vocal Album for Ghost Stories, and Best Music Film for Ghost Stories.

This will be the first performance on the GRAMMY stage for Australian singer/songwriter Sia, who is up for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Best Music Video for “Chandelier.”

Previously announced performers include GRAMMY-winning band AC/DC; current nominees and GRAMMY winners Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga; nominee Eric Church; nominees and GRAMMY winners Common with John Legend; nominee Ariana Grande; nominees Hozier with GRAMMY winner Annie Lennox; nominee Jessie J with GRAMMY winner Tom Jones; GRAMMY winner and nominee Miranda Lambert; GRAMMY winners Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani; seven-time GRAMMY winner Madonna; GRAMMY winner Rihanna with GRAMMY winner Paul McCartney and Kanye West; nominee Ed Sheeran, nominee Sam Smith; nominee and eight-time GRAMMY winner Usher, and nominee and seven-time GRAMMY winner Pharrell Williams.

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