“Thin Line” was shot entirely on Cyrus’ expansive property in Middle Tenn. by director Blake Judd (Black Stone Cherry, Shooter Jennings, Thomas Rhett) and exposes faith, passion, and the power of music through Cyrus’ perspective. The music video offers viewers a peek into Cyrus’ southern home as he wanders through the spaces that flood with memories and the prized possessions in which inspire him—including a handwritten note from Johnny Cash in 1992.
“Thirty-six years ago I was working with Elvis and saw him take the same kind of flak you’re taking now. Congratulations on the way you’re handling it all. In your case, as in Elvis’, the good outweighs the bad. Let ’em have it. I’m in your corner.” – Johnny Cash
Cyrus shares the creative process that crafted the title track to his 14th studio album, released earlier this month through Blue Cadillac Music, in behind-the-scenes footage here. Thin Line is now available at major digital retailers, including iTunes and Amazon.
In addition, Cyrus recently wrapped season one of CMT’s scripted comedy, “Still The King,” in which he starred. Season two begins production in Nashville this fall and is slated to premiere in the spring.
With his new music video for “Everybody We Know Does,” Chase Rice isn’t just giving fans a glimpse into his world away from the lights and the noise and the stage – he’s busting the doors wide open and inviting everyone in to be a part of it. He solicited his own friends and family for the candid music video shoot at his property on the outskirts of Music City, tapping his longtime tour videographer Cody Cannon to capture the authentic spirit of “Everybody We Know Does” on camera.
“This music video is as real as it gets,” said Rice. “’Everybody We Know Does’ is my life in a song — it’s not just about what we do; it’s about what makes us who we are and what brings us together and we wanted to capture that in the purest way possible with this video. It’s literally my friends and me hanging out at the farm, gathering around a fire, singing our favorite songs and trying to make the most out of life. Whether we’re on the road, performing for thousands of people or just kicking back at home, this is who we are.”
Rice is currently on his fifth headlining tour, the Everybody We Know Does Tour, with special guests Ryan Hurd and Lacy Cavalier. Known for live shows that are “energetic and country rogue” (Providence Journal), Rice has built a widespread and fiercely loyal fan base through years of relentless touring and will have logged more than 175 days on the road in 2016 alone by the time his fall tour winds down. His new single is already making an impact at shows and a new studio album is expected out early next year.
Watch the new music video for “Everybody We Know Does” below.
The Everybody We Know Does Tour continues tonight at Macon City Auditorium in Macon, Ga. with upcoming dates as follows:
Friday, Sept. 23 – Macon City Auditorium – Macon, Ga.
Saturday, Sept. 24 – Township Auditorium – Columbia, S.C.
Thursday, Sept. 29 – Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino – Mescalero, N.M.
Friday, Sept. 30 – Pepsi Amphitheater – Flagstaff, Ariz.
Saturday, Oct. 1 – Cottonwood Park – Parachute, Colo.
Tuesday, Oct. 4 – Clearwater Casino Resort – Seattle, Wash.
Thursday, Oct. 6 – Deadwood Mountain Grand – Deadwood, S.D.
Friday, Oct. 7 – Bluestem Amphitheater – Moorhead, Minn.
Saturday, Oct. 8 – Minot City Auditorium – Minot, N.D.
Thursday, Oct. 13 – Al Bedoo Shrine Auditorium – Billings, Mont.
Friday, Oct. 14 – The Wilma – Missoula, Mont.
Saturday, Oct. 15 – Toyota Center – Kennewick, Wash.
Tuesday, Oct. 18 – St. Jude Jam – Denver, Colo.
Thursday, Oct. 20 – The Paramount – Huntington, N.Y.
Friday, Oct. 21 – Magic City Music Hall – Binghamton, N.Y.
Saturday, Oct. 22 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, N.H.
Thursday, Oct. 27 – WZZK Presents: Chase Rice Free Concert at Cajun Steamer Birmingham, Ala.
Friday, Nov. 4 – John T. Floore Country Store – Helotes, Texas
Saturday, Nov. 5 – Nutty Brown Café – Austin, Texas
Wednesday, Nov. 9 – Stars and Strings – Chicago, Ill.
Friday, Nov. 11 – Goodyear Theater – Akron, Ohio
Thursday, Nov. 17 – EXPRESS LIVE! – Columbus, Ohio
Friday, Nov. 18 – Five Flags Center – Dubuque, Iowa
Saturday, Nov. 19 – The District – Sioux Falls, S.D.
Thursday, Dec. 1 – Central National Bank Center – Enid, Okla.
Friday, Dec. 2 – Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, Neb.
Saturday, Dec. 3 – The Cotillion Ballroom – Wichita, Kan.
Monday, Dec. 5 – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, Nev.
Thursday, Dec. 8 – Shrine Mosque Auditorium – Springfield, Mo.
Friday, Dec. 9 – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie – Grand Prairie, Texas
For more information or to purchase tickets for the Everybody We Know Does Tour, visit www.chaserice.com
It takes more than a village – it takes an industry to pull off “Forever Country,” the biggest music video and single in Country Music history. CMA celebrated with key industry stakeholders Monday night at a viewing party presented by YouTube at the Belcourt Theater in Nashville.
CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern welcomed the guests and acknowledged the dedicated work of the CMA Board of Directors – many of whom were in attendance – for spearheading the project through numerous committees and developing a global release plan over the past 18 months.
“I mean it from my heart when I say that ‘Forever Country’ would never have been possible without the industry putting aside individual interests for the opportunity to help us promote the genre around the world and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards,” said Trahern.
The evening also featured a panel with Karen Fairchild a CMA Board member and member of CMA Award-winning act Little Big Town; Joseph Kahn, Grammy Award-winning director of “Forever Country”; and Shane McAnally, “Forever Country” producer, also a CMA Board member and CMA Award winner. The panel was moderated by Lon Helton, CMA Board member and CMA National Broadcast Award winning host of “Country Countdown USA.”
The music video is set to a beautifully entwined medley of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again,” and Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.” Denver, Nelson, and Parton are all former CMA Entertainers of the Year.
Following remarks from Trahern at the industry party, Vivien Lewit, a member of the CMA Board and YouTube Director of Music Content Partnerships, and John Esposito, CMA Board Chairman and CEO/President of Warner Music Nashville, addressed the audience. Also in attendance was CMA Award winner and 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee Randy Travis, who makes a special appearance in the “Forever Country” music video.
For more information on “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” and to sign up for CMA emails and exclusives, visit CMAawards50.com.