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Music News January 8th, 2024

Music News Roundup

Festival Frenzy: BottleRock Napa Valley Unveils Blockbuster Lineup

Music fans rejoice! BottleRock Napa Valley has announced its star-studded lineup for 2024, and it promises to be a weekend of epic proportions. The three-day festival, taking place from May 24-26 at the Napa Valley Expo, will see headlining performances by global superstars Ed Sheeran, Stevie Nicks, Pearl Jam, and Maná. But the party doesn’t stop there! Joining them on the bill are a diverse range of artists, from the infectious grooves of Kali Uchis and Megan Thee Stallion to the rock royalty of Queens of the Stone Age and The Offspring. Indie darlings like Bebe Rexha and St. Vincent round out the impressive roster, ensuring something for everyone’s musical palate. With over 75 acts in total, BottleRock Napa Valley is shaping up to be an unmissable event for any music lover.

Tigirlily Gold Digs Deep with Emotional Ballad “I Tried A Ring On”

Monument Records’ dynamic duo, Tigirlily Gold, known for their rowdy anthems like “Shoot Tequila,” is taking a softer turn with their latest single, “I Tried A Ring On.” The sisters, Krista and Kendra Slaubaugh, deliver a poignant ballad about the complexities of love and loss. The song’s emotional lyrics, paired with their soulful vocals and stripped-down acoustic arrangement, showcase a new side to Tigirlily Gold’s artistic depth. “I Tried A Ring On” marks a departure from their usual country-tinged sound, venturing into a more pop-leaning territory, but it’s a move that proves their versatility and talent as songwriters.

Jelly Roll Makes Chart History with Third Consecutive #1 Hit “Save Me”

Country music sensation Jelly Roll has etched his name in the history books, becoming only the second artist ever to have their first three releases all reach #1 on the radio airplay charts within a single calendar year. His aptly titled single, “Save Me,” follows the footsteps of “Son of the South” and “Dead Man Walking,” solidifying his meteoric rise to stardom. The song’s raw emotion and relatable lyrics resonate with listeners, drawing them into Jelly Roll’s world of struggles and triumphs. With his unique blend of country, hip-hop, and southern rock influences, Jelly Roll is proving to be a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.

Nashville Symphony Celebrates Gershwin’s Legacy with “Great Gershwin!”

The Nashville Symphony is kicking off a season-long celebration of the iconic George Gershwin with the concert series “Great Gershwin!”. This special program will feature renowned trumpeter/conductor Byron Stripling and pianist/crooner Tony DeSare performing Gershwin’s timeless classics like “A Foggy Day,” “The Man I Love,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” From January 8th to 14th, audiences will be transported back to the golden age of American music with Gershwin’s vibrant melodies and infectious energy. This is a must-see event for any Gershwin fan or lover of classic American songbook music.

Bonus Buzz:

  • Country music news: Megan Moroney releases her new single “Tennessee Orange,” Dwight Yoakam announces a tour with his “Guitars & Cadillacs” show, and Lee Ann Womack drops her latest track “Little Past Little Rock.”
  • Local Spotlight: Don’t miss the “In the Round” performance featuring Benita Hall, Becky Hobbs, and Billy Yates on January 10th in Nashville.

This is just a taste of the music news happening today, January 8th, 2024. Stay tuned for more updates on your favorite artists, upcoming releases, and exciting events!

Article above assisted by Google Bard, article below assisted by ChatGPT. 

Comprehensive Music News: January 8th, 2024

Music enthusiasts, get ready for an exciting start to the year with the latest news in the music world as of January 8th, 2024. From jazz to country and K-pop, there’s something for everyone.

Jazz Releases to Look Out For

The jazz scene is buzzing with fresh albums. Ethan Iverson is set to release “Technically Acceptable” on January 19, featuring a set of new originals and unique versions of classic songs. Keyon Harrold’s album “Foreverland,” also releasing on January 19, explores themes of empowerment and vulnerability with a lineup of special guests.

Ulysses Owens Jr. and Generation Y will introduce “A New Beat” on January 19, a tribute to jazz greats and a celebration of the genre’s evolving spirit. Abdullah Ibrahim presents “3,” a live recording from London’s Barbican Center, available on January 26.

Other notable releases include Adam Bałdych and Leszek Możdżer’s “Passacaglia,” Christoph Grab’s Reflections’ “Oneness,” Michael Wollny and Joachim Kühn’s “DUO,” Kinga Głyk’s “Real Life,” Marlon Simon and the Nagual Spirits’ “On Different Paths,” and Philip Glass’ “Philip Glass Solo,” all slated for a January 26 release.

Emerging and Established Artists in Country and Pop

In the country and pop genres, new music is making waves. Emily Henline debuts her single “Boot Fits,” encapsulating her unique personality and diverse musical influences. Brittney Spencer released “Night In,” a preview of her debut album.

Sawyer Brown celebrates 40 years in music with a new single “Nashville Cat” from the upcoming album “Desperado Troubadours.” Charles Esten is set to release his independent debut album “Love Ain’t Pretty” on January 26, unveiling two new songs.

Tigirlily Gold, the Monument Records duo, released their new single “I Tried A Ring On,” following their successful debut EP “Blonde.” Colin Stough presents a fresh rendition of “I Still Talk To Jesus (Acoustic),” while Randall King teases his upcoming album “Into The Neon” with the single “Coulda Been Love.” Jelly Roll, the CMA New Artist of the Year, continues his success with the single “Halfway To Hell.”

K-Pop Sensations ITZY Make a Fiery Comeback

K-pop group ITZY is set to release their new album “BORN TO BE” on January 8, 2024. They will embark on their second world tour starting in Seoul on February 24 and 25. The album includes ten tracks with members participating in writing and composing, showcasing their musical capabilities.

The title track “UNTOUCHABLE” features lyrics by Esran and Bang Hye-hyun, while the album boasts contributions from renowned writers like Maria Marcus. ITZY has been gaining international recognition, charting on Billboard’s 2023 YEAR-END CHARTS and receiving a Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.

Stay tuned for more updates and releases in the music industry as we progress through 2024.

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