Artist Updates: Miranda Lambert, David Nail, Vince Gill, Robby Johnson

Miranda Lambert Contributes To Hot Pursuit Soundtrack

Hot PursuitMiranda Lambert revealed live on Ryan Seacrest ON AIR that she wrote a song, “Two of a Crime,” after being asked by Reese Witherspoon to contribute a track for the upcoming Warner Bros. comedy, Hot PursuitLambert wrote the song with frequent collaborators Natalie Hemby and Nicolle Galyon

Lambert’s recording of “Two of a Crime” will be available at iTunes on April 28. Hot Pursuit will be in theaters May 8.

David Nail Partners with Uber

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David Nail

MCA Nashville artist David Nail is the first country artist to partner with Uber as part of the company’s #UberCOUNTRY Powered by Ram Trucks promotion. Uber is offering riders in the Dallas-Fort Worth area the chance to win an invite to an exclusive post-ACM Awards show concert on Sunday, April 19 with David Nail. Location and details will be revealed only to Uber fans who win tickets.

Beginning Friday, April 17 through Saturday at Noon CT, fans who enter promocode “UBERCOUNTRY” into the promotions section of the Uber app will be eligible to win free tickets to Nail’s show. Winners will be notified by Saturday at 5 p.m., and will then be given details including the location of the show. Must be at least 21 to enter. Uber riders who do not win tickets with the promo code will have a second chance to win tickets beginning Sunday at 10:30 p.m.

Vince Gill To Be Highlighted on Dan Rather’s The Big Interview

Vince Gill will spend an hour in conversation with newsman Dan Rather on Tuesday, April 21, on The Big Interview. Broadcast on AXS TV, The Big Interview provides an in-depth look into the lives and careers of influential entertainers.

Rather converses with the singer-songwriter in his home studio amidst his extensive guitar collection, accompanies him to The Judge’s Court at Golf House Tennessee to view a statue of his father and learn about The Vinny golfing charity Gill founded, and stands with him on the hallowed stage of the Ryman Auditorium, long-time home of the Grand Ole Opry, of which Gill has been a member since 1991.

Vince Gill (L) with Dan Rather. Photo: Zito Zito

Vince Gill (L) with Dan Rather. Photo: Zito Zito

Robby Johnson Preps James Stroud-Produced Release

Country entertainer Robby Johnson has finished his full-length debut album, Don’t Look Back. The independently released album is due this summer via Sony/RED Distribution. The project features guitar work from Vince Gill on “I Ain’t The Guy,” which Johnson co-wrote with Kellys Collins and Juliana Cole. Along with “I Ain’t The Guy,” Johnson co-wrote many of the album’s 13 tracks with songwriters and artists including Rhett Akins, Sam Hunt, Frank Myers, Luke Laird, and Shane McAnally. The project was helmed by James Stroud.

James Stroud (L) and Robby Johnson in the studio.

James Stroud (L) and Robby Johnson in the studio.

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