5-19-20 Know from Music Row

Back when Loretta Lynn was getting her start in Nashville, she says she could’ve never dreamed that her music would inspire so many female artists today:

(Loretta Lynn) “It makes me proud because, you know, when a young artist is starting…Just like when I was started, I was looking for someone to follow, you know, to teach me something. I wanted to copy other artists, I wanted to be like some of them you know, and you need someone like that. And you need someone that’s the best. So, when I do do a song, I try to do my best. So, if they will follow, they’ll try to do their best.”

Last month, Loretta Lynn released a memoir about her friendship with country icon Patsy Cline. The memoir is titled “Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust,” and she says the two certainly lived up to that name:

(Loretta Lynn) “If she was here right now, we’d be still kickin’ dust. We would be…we’d have Nashville tore all to pieces probably. We didn’t ask no questions. We just sung, walked in, and took the place on the charts where the guys were doing hit records, we were having hit records. So, we showed them we could sing, too.”
The book, “Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline,” can be found on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Me-Patsy-Kickin-Dust-Friendship/dp/153875214X


CMT announced the second slate of performers for its two-hour TV special, CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: An Artists of the Year Special, on June 3 at 7 p.m. CT.

Brandi Carlile, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Kane Brown, Kristen Bell, Lauren Daigle, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt and Tim McGraw will join previously announce performers Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett. The special will feature one-of-a-kind tributes and performances as the stars perform from their own homes.

The show will highlight stories of unsung heroes who have done exceptional things for their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Personal stories of those who have positively impacted their community, state and nation can be submitted directly to CMT for potential inclusion in the special.


Garth Brooks released two new songs–“That’s What Cowboys Do” and “Party Gras”–via Amazon Music on May 12.

The new tunes will be featured on Garth’s upcoming studio album, Fun.

Garth hinted that he may release new music during his Inside Studio G Facebook series on May 11 after a fan named Jack asked Garth the status of the upcoming record, which was tentatively slated to be released in spring 2020.

The new tunes follow the release of “All Day Long,” “Stronger Than Me” and “Dive Bar” from Fun.

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