Artist Updates: Chris Young, Aaron Watson, Charlie Daniels

Chris Young Establishes Scholarship

chris-young-2016RCA Records Nashville artist and former Middle Tennessee State University student Chris Young is celebrating the season of giving by creating an annual scholarship for recording industry students at his alma mater. Young’s gift will allow MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry to award a yearly scholarship, starting this fall, for a rising junior or senior. Young is a native of Murfreesboro, Tenn., home of MTSU.


Aaron Watson Shares New Single


Aaron Watson has released new single “Outta Style” and is sharing it for public streaming on his Soundcloud site.

Watson is known for heavy touring and in 2017 he will embark on a UK trek with dates in Glasgow, Manchester, London and Dublin.


Charlie Daniels To Receive Humanitarian Award

Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels will receive the first-ever Rare Country Humanitarian of the Year Award, honoring his commitment to veterans via The Journey Home Project. The honor will be presented by surprise guests on Wednesday (Nov. 30) during the Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

The Humanitarian Award is the final honor to be announced as part of the inaugural Rare Country Awards, which showcases the year’s best in country music as determined by fans.


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