Over Dwight Yoakam’s 30-plus-year career, he hasn’t recorded many songs he co-wrote with other artists. Now comes an exception: Chris Stapleton adds his name to the small list of artists Dwight has invited to co-write with him. Yoakam and Stapleton have co-penned “Then Here Came Monday,” which will be available for streaming today, May 25, along with another new tune from Dwight, “Pretty Horses.” The release of the new music comes as Dwight gets ready for his LSD Tour with Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams. The 20-date tour kicks off on June 12 in Boston, making stops in New York, L.A., Nashville and more. You can listen to “Then Here Came Monday” below.
Kenny Chesney has released the video for “Get Along.” The song is the debut single from his upcoming Songs for the Saints album, out on July 27. The video shows Chesney, along with his fans, enjoying warm-weather fun at some of his tour stops on his current Trip Around the Sun Tour. The “Get Along” video shows Chesney highlighting the fans who help make his concerts so much fun. A list of all of Chesney’s upcoming concerts is available at KennyChesney.com.
The 2018 CMT Music Awards will be held on June 6 in Nashville, bringing together the most popular country music artists under one roof. This year, Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson will take the stage with Little Big Town serving as hosts for the evening. Fans vote on the winners of each of the eight categories at the CMT Awards. Voting is already underway online through June 4. Then, fans can tune in to CMT or CMT.com on the June 6 to see who earned the most clicks.
Back in April, Thomas Rhett dropped his new EP that features four versions of “Leave Right Now,” a tune from his 2017 Life Changes. The highlight of the four-song collection was a version of “Leave Right Now” with Martin Jensen, a platinum-selling European DJ who gives the song an electronic bolt of energy Thomas Rhett released a new video for the Martin Jensen version of “Leave Right Now.” The new clip, directed by Justin Clough, features Rhett searching for his love interest throughout the Frist Art Museum in Nashville. Check out the new video below.
Jason Aldean’s Rearview Town is again the top album, and Kane Brown’s “Heaven” still the most-played song, as the Billboard country charts look pretty much identical to last week’s charts. Completing the Top 5 albums is the self-titled Kane Brown, Keith Urban’s Graffiti U., Luke Combs’ This One’s for You and Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes. Rounding down the No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Combs’ “One Number Away,” Darius Rucker’s “For the First Time,” Aldean’s “You Make It Easy” and Dierks Bentley’s “Woman, Amen.”