Chris Stapleton Debuts New Song “The Ballad Of The Lonesome Cowboy” From “Toy Story 4”

Chris Stapleton recorded a new song, “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy,” for the soundtrack to Toy Story 4, which will be available on June 21 – which is also when the film opens nationwide.

Written by Randy Newman, the song was written from the perspective of Woody, the cowboy voiced by Tom Hanks.

“To me, what has made the Toy Story films hold up over time has been the strength of the stories and the songs and the writing and the characters,” adds Chris. “There’s something for people of all ages to enjoy in the world that is Toy Story. It’s a tremendous honor to get to sing a Randy Newman song in what is without question one of the most iconic animated franchises in history.”

Listen to “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” in the link below.

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Midland To Release Sophomore Album “Let It Roll” This Summer

Midland’s second album, Let It Roll, is set to arrive August 23.

The album features the trio’s latest hit “Mr. Lonely,” and is the follow-up to their 2017 debut, which included the hits, “Drinkin’ Problem,” “Make a Little,” and “Burn Out.”

On the cover, the threesome sport their signature vintage attire, while leaning against a classic pink sedan.  Look for the Let It Roll track listing to be revealed in the coming weeks.

Midland to Drop Sophomore Album, “Let It Roll,” on Aug. 23

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Marcia Cross Talks About Her Cancer And Link To HPV

“Desperate Housewives” star Marcia Cross said her anal cancer could be linked to her husband’s throat cancer diagnosis in 2009.

In 2009, Cross’ husband; Mahoney, 61, was diagnosed with throat cancer. Doctors  told Cross, 57, that the same type of HPV that triggered her husband’s disease could cause cancer in the anus.

Marcia Cross says her anal cancer is linked to husband’s throat cancer

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Garth Brooks And Blake Shelton To Record New Song

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Garth Brooks said that he and Blake Shelton are releasing a new country song this summer.

Both country crooners were born and raised in Oklahoma, and Brooks said that was a factor when they decided to collaborate.

“We’re basically raised right around the same area,” Brooks said. “So it was pretty cool.”

Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton Team Up for New Single, “Dive Bar”

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Listen To Old Dominion’s New Single “One Man Band”

Old Dominion’s follow-up single to their chart-topping hit “Make It Sweet” will be released to country radio on June 17, called “One Man Band.”

“One Man Band” is the second release from the forthcoming third album by Old Dominion, consisting of Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi and Whit Sellers.  The single was written by Josh Osborne, along with Old Dominion’s Matthew, Trevor and Brad.

Listen to “One Man Band” in the linked article below.

Old Dominion Flips the Scrip With New Single, “One Man Band” [Listen]

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Thomas Rhett And Kelsea Ballerini Return To Co-Host “CMA Fest” Television Special

Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will once again co-host an upcoming three-hour television special on ABC that features 2019 CMA Fest performances from more than two dozen artists. 

“CMA Fest” is filmed during Nashville’s annual CMA Fest on June 6-9th.  The television special will include more than 30 of country music’s biggest names as they hit the stage during the four-day event, marking the 16th consecutive year of the broadcast.

2019 marks Thomas Rhett’s fourth year co-hosting the event, while Kelsea returns for a third year. The “CMA Fest” special will air on Aug. 4 on ABC.

Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini Return to Host the 2019 ‘CMA Fest’ Airing Sunday, August 4, on ABC

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Actress Geena Davis, Director David Lynch To Receive Honorary Oscars

Actress Geena Davis and director David Lynch are among four who will be recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this year with honorary Oscars. Actor Wes Studi and director and screenwriter Lina Wertmüller will also be honored.

The special Oscars “are given by the Academy each year (to) recognize individuals who have devoted themselves to a lifetime of artistic accomplishment and brought outstanding contributions to our industry, and beyond,” Academy President John Bailey said in a statement.

Davis won a best supporting actress Oscar in 1988 for “The Accidental Tourist” and is best known for roles in late-80s and early-90s classics like “Thelma & Louise,” “A League of Their Own” and “Beetlejuice.” 

Lynch achieved a cult following with his first film, “Eraserhead,” in 1977. He received eight Oscar nominations for 1980’s “The Elephant Man,” which he directed. He also got Oscar nominations for directing “Blue Velvet” in 1986 and “Mulholland Drive” in 2001. 

The awards will be handed out at the Academy’s 11th Annual Governors Awards in October in Los Angeles.

Geena Davis, David Lynch, Lina Wertmüller and Wes Studi to receive honorary Oscars

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Netflix’s “Dead To Me” Is Renewed For Second Season

Netflix’s dark comedy “Dead to Me” has been renewed for a second season.

“Dead to Me” stars Christina Applegate as Jen and Linda Cardellini as Judy — who become friends after meeting in a support group following the death of Jen’s husband. But Judy is keeping a secret that could have disastrous consequences and she doesn’t want Jen to find out. The show also stars James Marsden, Ed Asner and Brandon Scott.  Liz Feldman is back as series showrunner and co-executive producer alongside Applegate, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jessica Elbaum and Christie Smith.

A premiere date for Season 2 has not yet been announced.

‘Dead to Me’ renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

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New Trailer For Martin Scorcese’s Netflix Documentary “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story” Is Released

The first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s film Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story explores Bob Dylan’s famous Rolling Thunder Revue tour

Netflix released a preview of the new documentary featuring restored footage and recent interviews about the tour, which took place in North America in 1975 and 1976. The trailer recounts how Dylan purposely performed at small venues to better connect with the audience. Dylan spoke to Scorsese in his first on-camera interview in over a decade.

Dylan performed with such artists as Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, Joni Mitchell and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott during the tour, which began in October 1975 and ended in May 1976.

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story is set to be released June 12 on Netflix. 

Watch Trailer for ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story’

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Sebastian Bach To Play Skid Row Debut Album On Tour For 30th Anniversary

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach has announced that he will hitting the road this summer to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band’s debut album, which he will be playing in full.

Additionally, Bach will be performing other tracks from his career during the shows that will kick off on August 29th in Nashville, TN at the Mercy Lounge.

Said Bach: “in commemoration of this 30th Anniversary digital deluxe release, my band is going to perform the first Skid Row record, in its entirety, on the road, LIVE this fall! It’s going to be fun to do something that has never been done live before! We are looking forward to seeing you all for this one time event!”

You can view the full list of tour dates below.

Sebastian Bach Announces ‘Skid Row’ 30th Anniversary Shows

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