Drew and Ellie Holcomb Pen Songs For Tennessee Tourism
Drew and Ellie Holcomb released the new songs “Feels Like Home” and “Hey Rivers” as a part of Tennessee Department of Tourist Development’s “For the Love of Tennessee, Travel Safe” campaign.
The songs were inspired by a seven-day, 1600-mile R.V. trek the Holcombs and their three children took across the state as part of a video series to promote safe travel in the era of Covid 19.
To date the campaign has netted more than 75 million views. To view the webisodes, including the Holcomb’s performance of “Hey Rivers” and “Feels Like Home” live on the historic Ryman stage, visit www.tnvacation.com.
Ellie Holcomb also has a new song with Amy Grant. “A Woman,” released Friday (Feb. 12), is the story of Mary Magdalene and the debut single from the multi-artist album FAITHFUL: Go and Speak.
Doug Stone Celebrates 10 Million Albums Sold Worldwide
Doug Stone was recently awarded a plaque to commemorate 10 million albums sold worldwide, including multiple RIAA Gold and Platinum certifications. Stone’s legacy spans three decades consisting of 10 studio albums, eight No. 1s and 26 charted singles including “I’d Be Better Off (In a Pine Box),” “I Thought It Was You,” “A Jukebox With Country Song,” “In a Different Light,” ”Too Busy Being in Love” and “Why Didn’t I Think of That.”
“Wow, I knew I had sold some records, but I had no idea that 10 million CDs had gone out the door,” says Stone. “My life has been a country song with many ups and downs. I am thankful to still be doing what I have always loved doing and that is singing for the fans and bringing my music to the stage. We all lived through a tough year last year and to start 2021 off with this honor is absolutely a great beginning to what is in our future.”
Drake White’s Wednesday Night Therapy Nears First Anniversary
Drake White is nearing the one-year anniversary of his streaming live show, Wednesday Night Therapy.
Since debuting on March 18, 2020, White has welcomed Kip Moore, Colbie Caillat, Frankie Ballard, and Dillon Carmichael to his Whitewood Hollow barn in Nashville for performances. Hayes Carll will join the Feb. 17 show.
The last 18 months have been eventful for White, who suffered a paralyzing stroke mid-concert and endured months in the hospital. He went on to launch Wednesday Night Therapy just as the pandemic broke out. White recently gave a TEDxNashville Talk titled: “How paralysis helped me find my true 100%.”
As White approaches the one-year anniversary of his livestream, he expresses gratitude for wife Alex, his physical therapists and doctors, his band The Big Fire, the artists who have joined him on the show each week, and his fans The Firestarters.