Eric Church’s Desperate Man has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s country rankings, and is No. 5 on the Billboard 200 all-genres chart. This is Church’s third studio album to achieve this feat, the others being predecessors being Chief in 2011 and The Outsiders in 2014. Church had a resurgence in sales farther down the country chart as Chief returned at No. 25 and the EP, Mr. Misunderstood: On the Rocks, Live and (Mostly) Unplugged, rose back to No. 40.
The 13th Annual Stagecoach Music Festival announced that Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean will be the headliners for its three-day festival, held in Indio, Calif., in April 2019. Bryan will headline opening night on April 26, while Hunt will be the headliner on April 27, and Aldean the closer on April 28. The festival will also feature more than 50 additional country acts, including Cole Swindell, Lauren Alaina, Kane Brown, Cam, Luke Combs, Old Dominion, Scotty McCreery, Terri Clark, Ashley Monroe and more. Festival passes go on sale on Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. PT. You can find more details at the link: here.
Seth Ennis’s video for his single “Call Your Mama” is an emotional visual for his poignant song. Directed by Justin Clough, the clip follows a young boy as he grows and matures into a man with dreams of joining the United States Marine Corps, and features flashbacks of his relationship with his mother, who supports her son through it all. The concept for the emotional clip was inspired by Ennis’ own father, who is a retired Air Force pilot. Ennis’ mother also appears in the video. The song features hit country quartet Little Big Town on harmony vocals, and was co-produced by Ennis along with Jordan Reynolds. “Call Your Mama” is currently available on Spotify and on iTunes, and you can check out the video for the single in the link below.
Florida Georgia Line’s current single, “Simple,” is No. 1 on the Mediabase chart. “Simple” is the lead single from FGL’s upcoming fourth studio album, is the duo’s 16th No. 1 single. Written by FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, along with Michael Hardy and Mark Holman, “Simple” was produced by longtime studio collaborator Joey Moi. FGL’s next album will follow 2016’s Dig Your Roots, which spawned No. 1 hits “H.O.L.Y.,” “May We All” and “God, Your Mama, And Me.”