Country Daypop

Kacey Musgraves and Fancy Hagood team up for the song “Blue Dream Baby”

Kacey Musgraves has teamed up with country-pop singer Fancy Hagood for their newly-released single, “Blue Dream Baby.”  “Blue Dream Baby” will appear on Hagood’s forthcoming record, which follows his successful 2021 collection, “Southern Curiosity.” Hagood and Musgraves are longtime friends, but “Blue Dream Baby” is their first collaboration together. Hagood wrote the single alongside Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and songwriter Alysa Vanderheym.

In honor of pride month, Hagood and Musgraves have also released the animated music video for the song, featuring “gayliens” and Musgraves’ alter ego “Spacey Kacey.” Take a look at the video for Blue Dream Babyhere.

Hagood wrote on Instagram: “I want to thank @spaceykacey for being the sexiest cartoon I’ve ever seen and for throwing down on the track! It’s a dream come true when you get to put magic out into the world…but to get to do it with one of your besties is just next level of special I could stay high on!”

Hagood also made note of Musgraves’ support of the LGBTQ+ community: “Kacey is such a trailblazer and has created so much room in this town [Nashville] for queer expression and art. I have felt the effects of the change she has helped create not only in my career, but in my personal life as well. Kacey made me feel seen long before we were friends, and I’m so honored to share a track with such a legend.”

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Country Daypop

Brothers Osborne, Darius Rucker and more to perform at ‘ACM Party for a Cause’

The Academy of Country Music’s ACM Party for a Cause will return to Nashville on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Ascend Amphitheater. Brothers Osborne, Darius Rucker, Blanco Brown, Travis Denning, Sara Evans and Caylee Hammack are among the newly announced performers for the event, with more artists to be announced soon. Proceeds from the ACM Party for a Cause will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the ACM’s philanthropic arm which offers aid to those in need, with a focus on health-related initiatives.

Lyndsay Cruz, ACM Lifting Lives executive director, said in a statement: “We’re so excited to be back in Music City for our second year of Party for a Cause at Ascend Amphitheater. Just like last year, we plan to bring the party to Nashville during a great night of music all for a good cause. We’re so grateful to the artists who participate in this show, giving back to the country music community, and giving fans the opportunity to experience a show they can’t see anywhere else.”

ACM’s Party for a Cause will be held one day prior to the 15th annual ACM Honors ceremony, which is set for Aug. 24 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Shania Twain and Morgan Wallen are among those who will be honored during that event.

General on-sale tickets for ACM Party for a Cause are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

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Pop Daypop

The Weeknd announces lineup of opening acts for the upcoming ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ Stadium Tour

As part of an interview with Variety, The Weeknd’s team announced the full lineup of opening acts for his upcoming 19-date ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ Stadium Tour. Mike Dean, Snoh Aalegra, and Kaytranada will join the tour on varying dates.

Doja Cat—who was originally billed as a “special guest”—was forced to drop out of the lineup in May due to surgery. She said in an Instagram post at the time: “Unfortunately I have to have surgery on my tonsils ASAP. The surgery is routine but the recovery is going to take awhile due to swelling. That means I have to cancel my festival run this summer as well as The Weeknd tour. I feel horrible about this but can’t wait for this to heal and get back to making music and create an experience for y’all.”

The Weeknd’s After Hours Til Dawn Tour will kick-off on July 8 in Toronto, with Kaytranada and Mike Dean serving as support. Snoh Aalegra will appear on a number of dates starting with the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Aug. 11.  Mike Dean—who’s worked with Abel before — will appear at all 19 dates of this leg of the tour.

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Pop Daypop

Beyoncé unveils cover art for upcoming album ‘Renaissance’

Last week, Beyoncé dropped the new song “Break My Soul,” the first single from the upcoming album, Renaissance, which is the singer’s first solo album since 2016’s Lemonade.

Now in an Instagram post on Thursday, the superstar unveiled the artwork for the album, where you can see Beyoncé scantily clad atop a shiny, silver horse. with her eyes on something in the distance. The post is captioned with “act i,” which many believe is a sign that there is more than one volume of Renaissance on the way.  Beyoncé also wrote in the caption: “Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving. My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration. I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to release the wiggle. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong, and sexy as you are.”

Renaissance is set to drop on July 29. Head to to pre-order/pre-save the LP at your streaming service of choice.

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