Chris Young Joins The Pandora Billionaire Club
Following the release of his new eighth studio album, Famous Friends, multi-Platinum entertainer Chris Young has recently earned over 4 billion streams to date on Pandora.
Young was surprised backstage following a performance at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday (Aug. 7) with a plaque to commemorate the achievement. In recognition of the Opry member’s new status with the streaming platform, Chris has also been added to the Pandora Country Billionaires station.
His new 14-song project, led by the multi-week Gold-certified No. 1 title track duet with Kane Brown, features several more of Young’s famous friends, including a collaboration with Mitchell Tenpenny on “At The End Of A Bar” which debuted as the No. 1 country song on Pandora’s Top Thumb Hundred Chart this week. The new project also features a collaboration with Lauren Alaina, plus background vocals from Sarah Buxton and Hillary Lindsey.
The Oak Ridge Boys Return To Opryland For A Country Christmas
Grammy Award-winning and Country Music Hall of Fame members, The Oak Ridge Boys, will return to Gaylord Opryland to celebrate the holiday season with a 31-show residency as part of the resort’s 38th annual A Country Christmas event. The Oaks’ Christmas in Tennessee Dinner Show, running Nov. 24 through Dec. 25, 2021, features a holiday meal followed by The Oak Ridge Boys and their band performing Christmas classics, new favorites, and timeless hits.
“We are excited to be home in Nashville again for our 2021 Christmas shows,” said The Oak Ridge Boys’ Joe Bonsall during their 10th-anniversary appearance as Grand Ole Opry members on Saturday night (Aug. 7). “This opportunity to return to the remarkable Gaylord Opryland Resort is a blessing. We had a great time last year, and we look forward to 31 more shows this year! We hope you will join us there to celebrate the joys of Christmas at the Gaylord Opryland Resort!”
Chris Janson Receives Key To His Hometown Of Perryville, Missouri
Chris Janson returned to his hometown of Perryville, Missouri on Saturday (Aug. 8), selling a personal record 5,000 hard tickets. He treated fans to a set boasting his four No. 1 hits and new music, due for release soon.
To commemorate the occasion, Perryville Mayor Ken Baer and several members of the county government joined Janson on stage to present him with a key to the city.
On Aug. 25, Janson will help commemorate the behind-the-scenes talent of country music via the ACM Industry and Studio Recording Awards. Then, on Sept. 2 the Grand Ole Opry member will close out the Grand Ole Opry at Bonnaroo 2021 event with a special finale performance.
Evan Cline Signs With LP Creative For Management Representation
Pop producer, songwriter, and artist Evan Cline has signed with LP Creative for management representation.
Hailing from Pennsylvania, Cline produced pop artist Karl Michael’s recently released single “Liar” ft. Teddy Swims, which earned 400,000 streams its first week out. He has also signed on to co-produce forthcoming EP’s by Michael and rising country artist Peytan Porter. The triple threat singer, songwriter, and producer is currently in the studio working on new music to be released in 2022.
Cline moved to Nashville three years ago, and since then has collaborated with David Ryan Harris, Dallas Wilson, Andy Albert, CB30, and Matt Bronleewe. In addition, Carnival Cruise Line featured his solely written and self-produced song, “Time For A Comeback,” in their digital ad campaign across social media platforms this year.
“I met Evan over zoom and instantly connected with him. And then I heard his music. It blew me away. His melodies, production, songwriting and voice are all truly special. I’m excited to be on this journey with such a talented and kind soul,” says LeAnn Phelan, Owner, LP Creative.
“LeAnn was someone I met from the start, and she really embraced my sound and she continues to encourage me to be authentic to myself. I am grateful for her, and so inspired and energized by the artist and songwriter community in Nashville,” shares Cline.
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