Artist Updates (6/27/14)

joey+rory11MusicRow sends well wishes to Joey Martin of duo Joey+Rory, who recently underwent a hysterectomy to remove cervical cancer she had been diagnosed with in May. Earlier this year, Joey+Rory welcomed daughter Indiana Boon Feek. Shortly after Indiana’s birth, it was confirmed that the infant has Down syndrome.

“Yes, it has been quite a year for us so far,” wrote Rory Feek on their official blog. “In the past six months, God has taken us places we never dreamed we would go. It’s been terrifying and thrilling all at the same time. We never know what tomorrow will bring . . . none of us do. But what an incredible journey life is. We are just going to continue to trust Him and hold to each other and . . . pedal, pedal!”

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danika portz1Singer-songwriter Danika Portz will perform songs from her album Set This World on Fire during a set at Nashville music space The Basement on July 9. The free event begins at 6:30 p.m., with the band performance beginning at 7 p.m. The event is presented by Green Hills Music Group and by Grin Like A Dog Songs.

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american kids111The video clip for Kenny Chesney‘s new song, “American Kids,” will premiere online at VEVO, for broadcast on CMT and Great American Country on June 30. The clip was directed by Shaun Silva.

“I don’t care who you are or what you do,” says the four-time Academy of Country Music and 4-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, “everybody needs to let their hair down, just forget about expectations and be in the moment. I love this song because of the way it paints a picture of how we all grow up, the innocence and the fun; but if you really listen, it’s about how we should really live and love.”

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Earlier this week, Lee Brice spent time with “ACM Lifting Lives” campers during a recording session at Nashville’s Ocean Way Studios with producer Ross Copperman.

ACM Lifting Lives Music Campers record a song with Lee Brice and Ross Copperman during the Studio Day at Ocean Way Studios.

ACM Lifting Lives Music Campers record a song with Lee Brice and Ross Copperman during the Studio Day at Ocean Way Studios.

 

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