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Tyler Farr’s new single, 'Only Truck in Town,' is the first taste of his Jason Aldean-produced album

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Tyler Farr returned on Friday with his new single, “Only Truck in Town.” A high-octane anthem of small-town love, the song fits perfectly into a catalogue of hits including 2013’s “Redneck Crazy” and 2014’s “A Guy Walks Into a Bar.”

This time around, though, there’s something extra special about the new song: It was produced by Jason Aldean.  He and Tyler are good friends, and they’ve been in the studio for quite a while working on Tyler’s next batch of songs. 

“Everyone knows Tyler’s voice but they haven’t heard him like this before,” says Jason. “We all had such a blast working on this and I’m excited for fans to crank this one up.”

More information about Tyler’s next album is expected to come out in the weeks ahead. It’s not Jason and Tyler’s first time working together; Jason has previously brought Tyler on the road as an opening act. Outside of country music, Jason was also the best man for Tyler’s wedding in 2016.

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Hot Country Knights drop some dating advice in their star-studded 'Pick Her Up' music video

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UMG NashvilleAfter releasing their debut single, a duet with Travis Tritt called “Pick Her Up,” on Thursday, the Hot Country Knights are upping the ante with an action-packed new music video for the song, brimming with ‘90s references. 

The storyline follows the band as they encounter a guy who’s just scored a date with the girl of his dreams and proceed to give him a makeover — Knights style. By the end of the song, he’s ready to go in high-waisted jeans, a mullet wig and, of course, a massive pickup truck. 

Travis makes an appearance in the song’s music video, too, as does Tiffani Thiessen, the star of ‘90s sitcom Saved by the Bell. Frontman Douglas “Doug” Douglason, the goofy alter-ego of country star Dierks Bentley, says both guest stars were dream collaborators for the group.

“Travis Tritt is our longtime spirit animal and we have spent many a long night in the back of the van dreaming of working with or maybe even FOR Tiffani,” he explains. “When UMG finally came around and signed us…they were two of our demands for the music video.”

The oddball group also revealed this week that they’re at work on a full-length album of original material. 

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Scotty McCreery’s new EP, 'The Soundcheck Sessions', puts acoustic spin on hits like 'Five More Minutes'

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Essential Broadcast MediaScotty McCreery revisits his career-changing 2017 single, “Five More Minutes,” in a new, digital-only EP called The Soundcheck Sessions. The project includes an acoustic recording of the single, which was Scotty’s first-ever chart-topping hit at country radio. 

“It’s no secret that ‘Five More Minutes’ is my favorite song I’ve ever written,” the singer says. “I announced that on Twitter that very day, and I’ve stated it frequently. That song was inspired by my grandfather and we wrote it two weeks after he passed away. It was fitting that it became my first #1 hit.”

The Soundcheck Sessions also includes acoustic versions of three more of Scotty’s best-loved songs, including his latest single, “In Between,” and “This is It,” a romantic ballad he wrote for his now-wife, Gabi Dugal. The last track on the EP is a fan favorite, “Still,” which he included thanks to fan demand.

Scotty is also sharing a new music video for his acoustic rendition of “Five More Minutes,” which he filmed onstage at the Cascade Theatre in Redding, CA.

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Kelsea Ballerini drops introspective 'la,' off forthcoming new album

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ABC/Image Group LAKelsea Ballerini lays her insecurities bare on “la,” the latest new song to be shared off her forthcoming third studio album, kelsea. The song comes clean about Kelsea’s nerves over being part of the glitz and glamor of Los Angeles, while admitting that sometimes, California can be a lot of fun. 

It’s part of a larger theme of vulnerability on the songs she’s already shared off kelsea: Lead single “homecoming queen?,” which is currently a top-twenty hit, is all about admitting that things aren’t always perfect, even if they may look that way from the outside. 

“As I grow up, as a woman and an artist, I’ve felt myself changing my perspective, from my view on love and life, to how love and life make me feel,” the singer explains of her next record. “Naturally, that turns more personal, more therapeutic, and more rewarding. This album is honest, it’s country, it’s experimental, it’s fun, it’s introspective, and it’s 100% me. It’s the album that’s puts us on a first name basis.”

Kelsea announced her new record on Wednesday, just two days before dropping “la.” She shared the album cover for the new project and also revealed the release date, March 20. 

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Mitchell Tenpenny drops brooding new break-up tune, 'Can’t Go to Church'

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Schmidt PRMitchell Tenpenny returns with a brooding, atmospheric new track called “Can’t Go to Church.” Despite the title, the singer says that the song’s subject matter comes from a real story — but it’s not about a loss of religious faith.

A Nashville native, Mitchell grew up going to a Christian school, and he says that he saw his school friends when he went to church, too. That became a problem once he went through a high school breakup.

“The girlfriend I had at the time broke up with me and the first thing you do at that age is try to avoid them. And I knew if I went to church, I would see her,” the singer says in a press release. “So I wrote this song, not because I didn’t believe in God and didn’t want to fellowship, I just didn’t want to see her. I said a prayer to God that ‘I will praise you, I just can’t walk in there anymore.’” 

“Can’t Go to Church” follows singles like 2018’s “Drunk Me,” which was Mitchell’s first-ever #1 hit, and “Anything She Says,” a duet with Australian duo Seaforth. Mitchell wrote the new song with co-writers Jordan Schmidt and Matt Rogers.

Speaking of Seaforth, Mitchell just hit the road with the down-under duo for the second leg of his Anything She Says Tour, which also features opening act Adam Doleac.

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