If you love painting, you’re going to want to stop by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum soon.
On Saturday, August 5, the museum will host a Velvet Elvis Painting family program from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Taylor Swift Education Center. Visitors will get the opportunity to make their very own artwork using black velvet, pastels and black light paint, all inspired by Elvis Presley and the Velvet Elvis trend of the 1970s.
Brett Young has shared a snippet of his cover of Tim McGraw‘s 1994 hit “Don’t Take The Girl.”
“@TheTimMcGraw's ‘Don't Take The Girl’ was the song that made me fall in love with Country music,” Brett tweeted alongside a short audio clip of the track. “It only felt right to record my version of it for the new record. I hope y'all enjoy it.”
“Don’t Take The Girl” will be featured on Brett’s forthcoming album, Across The Streets. Arriving Friday, August 4, the record will also include “Let Go Too Soon,” “Back To Jesus” and Brett’s romantic new single, “Dance With You.”
The spirited visualizer was filmed at Free Dreaming Farm in Springfield, Tennessee, and features Luke performing the track in a room full of partygoers hanging out, drinking booze, playing cards and dancing around.
“I think it’s just fun, getting-over-a-girl song,” Luke tells ABC Audio in a recent interview. “And I think the ‘but I got a beer,’ I mean, is really, really catchy. I’ve had the song on hold or had it for several months, and I just could never get away from the catchiness of the song.”
“But I Got A Beer In My Hand” is currently #12 and ascending the country charts.
Luke’s currently out on his Country On Tour. For the full list of dates, visit lukebryan.com.
The record-breaking streak continues for Zach Bryan.
Zach’s “Something In The Orange” has become the longest-charting country single for a male artist on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. The song, which has charted for 65 consecutive weeks, surpasses a record previously held by Carrie Underwood's “Before He Cheats.”
Earlier in June, “Something in the Orange” earned a 4x Platinum certification by the RIAA.
You can find “Something in the Orange” on Zach’s latest studio album, American Heartbreak.
The stripped-down rendition is primarily acoustic guitar-driven and doesn’t include the anthemic drumbeats and soaring bass lines found in the studio version.
“You read ‘You, Me, and Whiskey,’ and you think spring break, hookup, whatever, but for me, as a guy who's been married for 15 years with four beautiful children, it's about making time for your romantic relationship,” Justin shares of his latest single, which Jessi Alexander, Brock Berryhill and Cole Taylor wrote.
You can find “You, Me And Whiskey” on Justin’s latest album, Stray Dog, which dropped in May. The track is currently #2 and approaching the top of the country charts.
The “Fall In Love” hitmaker recently posted photos of him getting inked and the faith-inspired end product on Instagram.
“Just Believe,” reads Bailey’s new tattoo that goes across his right arm; a Christian cross replaces the “i” in “believe.”
Check out pictures of Bailey’s fresh inspirational tattoo on his Instagram.
Bailey’s “Religiously” is now in the top 10 and rising up the country charts. He’s also on tour with Morgan Wallen on the One Night At A Time World Tour, with upcoming stops in Columbus, Ohio, and Boston, Massachusetts, on August 12 and August 16, respectively.
An American nurse and her child were kidnapped near Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince on Thursday. El Roi Haiti, a Christian humanitarian organization, has identified the woman as Alix Dorsainvil. Dorsainvi works for the nonprofit organization, and her husband and the child’s father, Sandro Dorsainvil, is the organization’s founder and director of operations in Haiti.
Dorsainvil, who hails from New Hampshire, lived and worked in Port-au-Prince as a nurse at the school run by El Roi Haiti. The organization said that Dorsainvil and the child were kidnapped from the organization’s campus near Port-au-Prince on Thursday morning “while serving in our community ministry.”
El Roi Haiti “aims to expand access to affordable education and teaches a faith-based curriculum.” Jason Brown, the president and co-founder of El Roi Haiti Outreach International, said in a statement shared to the organization’s website: “Our team at El Roi Haiti is grateful for the outpouring of prayers, care, and support for our colleague. We continue to work with our partners and trusted relationships to secure their safe return.” Brown said Dorsainvil is “a deeply compassionate and loving person who considers Haiti her home and the Haitian people her friends and family … Alix has worked tirelessly as our school and community nurse to bring relief to those who are suffering as she loves and serves the people of Haiti in the name of Jesus Thank you for your support and compassion during this on-going situation. We would request that no attempts be made. to contact the family for comment at this time.” Brown asked the public to “refrain from speculating on social media about this situation in order to protect Alix and her child during this time” and said that any updates will be shared to the El Roi Haiti website.
Federal officials in the United States said they are in contact with Haitian authorities, and a spokesperson for the State Department said in a statement: “The U.S. Department of State and our embassies and consulates abroad have no higher priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas. We are aware of reports of the kidnapping of two U.S. citizens in Haiti. We are in regular contact with Haitian authorities and will continue to work with them and our U.S. government interagency partners. We have nothing further to share at this time.”
Police in Gainesville, Florida confirmed that two people were killed after shots rang out in a crowd in nearby the University of Florida campus.
The Gainesville Police Department said police officers had been conducting crowd control in downtown Gainesville in the area of 900 West University Avenue – several blocks from the University of Florida campus – when they heard gunshots early Sunday. Police could not confirm how many people were shot, but reported two of the shooting victims later died from their injuries.
The Gainesville Police Department posted on social media that “anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 352-955-1818 or can remain anonymous by contacting the Alachua County Crime Stoppers at 352-372-7867,” and that additional information will be provided at a later time as it becomes available.
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“Creek Will Rise” is fast proving to be Conner Smith‘s breakout single, and it’s not hard to imagine why with its upbeat, swampy production and Conner’s high-energy vocal delivery.
“‘Creek Will Rise’ is as fast as I can get a song,” says Conner, who wrote the track with Parker Welling, Chase McGill and Chris LaCorete. “This is the first song that we felt like captured my live show. My live show is as much energy as you could imagine. I always say, if there’s a flat surface, I’m going to find a way to stand on it.”
“When I get on a stage, I take so much pride and want to give everyone who bought a ticket the most fun possible,” Conner tells ABC Audio. “And so the whole band and myself, we just try to throw a party and I think ‘Creek Will Rise’ is the first song that captured that.”
Beyond the tempo, Conner says “Creek Will Rise” also encapsulates “everything I love about country music.”
“It’s a great story, it takes you on a journey, it’s upbeat, it’s made for the summer and the fans right away just really have taken hold of this song,” he shares. “I cannot wait to see the life that this one has.”
“Creek Will Rise” is in the top 30 and rising on the country charts.