Should Alabama lead singer Randy Owen ever forget the words to any of his hit songs while on the band's 40th anniversary "Back To The Bowery" tour, he need not worry. More than likely, the audience will have his back.
"Drinks After Work," the latest release from Toby Keith, was released this past Tuesday. At a press event on release day at Nashville's BMI office, the singer said the early reception to the new music has taken him by surprise.
Released simultaneously on Oct. 22 to radio and digital retailers, Eric Church's "The Outsiders" rockets 50-6 on Hot Country Songs and blows in at No. 1 on Country Digital Songs (81,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan).
When the bulk of the Band Perry's American fan base is sitting down to turkey dinners in late November, giving thanks for the good fortune that's already arrived, the Perrys will be somewhere in Europe on a mission to build their future.
Make no mistake about it. The Chris Weaver Band is an act that is one of the most musically unique that has come down the pike in quite some time. Are Weaver & Co. country? Yes, without a doubt. But, there is a definite R&B / soul twinge to the music of the West Virginia native that has people within the industry watching with interest.