Dustin Lynch Joins Pandora’s Billionaire Club
Before his pop-up CMA Fest performance at Nissan Stadium on Thursday night (June 9), Broken Bow Records artist Dustin Lynch was presented with a plaque by Pandora for surpassing two billion lifetime spins since his 2012 breakout.
“Wow, this is such an honor. Pandora, thank you so much for sharing my music all around the world,” shares Lynch. “It’s been 10 amazing years of reaching milestone moments and this is definitely one I won’t forget! I’m constantly blown away by the continued support from everyone, especially fans, and I’m just so grateful. We’re only getting started!”
Lynch’s latest single, “Party Mode,” off his fifth studio album Blue in the Sky, is currently in the top 25 at country radio. The multi-Platinum entertainer will continue on his “Party Mode Tour” into the fall. For a complete list of tour dates and tickets, click here.
Black Pumas & Mickey Guyton Team Up For New CMT Crossroads Episode Airing Tonight
Black Pumas and country star Mickey Guyton headline the newest installment of CMT Crossroads: Black Pumas & Mickey Guyton.
Following a world-premiere collaboration at this year’s 2022 CMT Music Awards, the threesome reunite for a night of high-energy performances and stripped back, soulful renditions of each other’s greatest hits, including Black Pumas’ “Fire” and “Confines,” and Guyton’s “Black Like Me” and “Better than You Left Me.”
The show will premiere tonight (June 15) at 9 p.m. CT with an immediate encore at 10 p.m. CT. Additional encores will air Sunday, June 19 at 11 a.m. CT on CMT and Thursday, June 23 at 4 p.m. CT and 7 p.m. CT on MTV Live.
8th Annual Craig Campbell Celebrity Cornhole Challenge Raises Over $25K
Craig Campbell recently hosted his 8th Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge at Losers Bar & Grill in Nashville, raising more than $25,000 for national nonprofit Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC).
This year’s winners were Andrew Millsaps, half of music duo Neon Union, and John Smyth, a caregiver for his sister Denise who was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC). In attendance was Jerrod Niemann, Chuck Wicks, Ryan Charles, Abby Anderson, Alexandra Kay, Holly Stocks, Drew Baldridge, Heath Sanders, Thomas Mac, Ian Munsick, Leo Brooks, Lucas Hoge, and Ethan Payne.
“It never ceases to amaze me how many people come out to support this event,” Campbell shares. “I have to give a huge thank you to all of my artist and celebrity friends who came out to play, all of our wonderful sponsors, volunteers, and all of the amazing friends and family behind the scenes who make this happen.”
Campbell’s father passed away with colorectal cancer at age 36. Since then, he, his friends and family have now raised over $354,000 for Fight CRC.
PLA Media Adds Case Hardin To Its Artist Roster
PLA Media has added Texas country singer Case Hardin to its artist roster. Case has logged two No. 1 hits on the Texas Regional Radio Report with “Alcohol Abuse” and “When You Roll That Way.”
A native of San Angelo, Texas, Case began his music career in 2013 when he made his American Idol debut. In 2016, he released his debut album, Over Fort Worth. Throughout his career, Case has toured with Aaron Watson, Pat Green, Eli Young Band, Parker McCollum, Cody Johnson, Kyle Park, Randall King, Casey Donahew, Roger Creager, Mike Ryan, Josh Ward, Cory Morrow, Jason Boland, Radney Foster, Dwight Yoakam, Tracy Byrd, and more.
His new release, “Honky Tonk Highway,” was written by Bernie Nelson and Phil O’Donnell. PLA will be directing Case’s media outreach for his current release and forthcoming album Lucky Him, which will be available this summer.
“When hit writer Bernie Nelson tells you to listen to someone, you do it. He has some of the best ears in the business. Case is an authentic representation of Texas country and we are proud to be a part his team,” says PLA Media Founder Pam Lewis.