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Big Machine Records' Midland members Jess Carson (l) and Mark Wystrach (r) caught up with Saga Communications Country WCKN/Charleston, SC PD/afternoon host Jess Jennings (c) last night (2/6) at Big Machine Label Group's Happy Hour event during this year's Country Radio Seminar (CRS). The trio's current single, "Make A Little," as well as their debut "On The Rocks" album, can be found on the Cool New Music page at All Access.

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Kristian Bush (r) of Big Machine Records' Sugarland recently visited Cumulus Country WKHX (Kicks 101.5)/Atlanta, where he caught up with APD/afternoon host Scott Gaines (l). Find Sugarland's current single, "Still The Same," on the Cool New Music page at All Access.

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After creating a massive buzz through a unique roll-out, and landing her name on several "Artists To Watch" lists, Big Loud's Jillian Jacqueline is FINALLY making her way to Country radio, and y'all need to make room for her. If you've done your homework on Jacqueline, you'll know how insanely stylish and authentic she is. You'll also know that you really can't go wrong with any song found on her "Side A" EP, and her debut single, "Reasons," is the perfect example of that. With vulnerable, honest lyrics, "Reasons" offers a unique female perspective about the true struggles of a break-up: "I don't wanna tell my parents, wanna tell my sister / You don't wanna tell your friends / You don't wanna pack your stuff / Fall back in love with another girl again / All alone, picking up take out / Coming home to an empty house / Admittin' that the time we spent / Was just a lesson." Jacqueline's individuality is so evident within her music, it's impossible to ignore. So, regardless of all the "reasons" you could think of to not jump on this record right away, neglect them all and risk it for the biscuit, because Jillian Jacqueline is totally worth it.
Impacting: Monday, January 22nd
By: Athena Puharic


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"Boy, I'd be rich, head to toe Prada / Benz in the driveway / Yacht in the water / Vegas at the Mandarin / High roller gambling / Me and Diddy drippin' diamonds like Marilyn / No, I wouldn't be drowning in all your IOU's / Every promise you made me would have some real value / 'Cause all the little lies rolling off your lips / Is money falling from the sky / (ka-ching, ka-ching) I'd be rich." If those lyrics, Maren's voice, and the catchy melody don't immediately have you convinced to dance and/or sing along to this entire track, I don't know what song will. From the get-go, Maren's "Hero" record has been a huge topic of discussion; it earned several nods from "Best Of" lists and numerous award nominations. Now, on the heels of her first career #1, Morris is coming in hot with a fourth single from the album, which just so happens to be my favorite. I've now seen Maren perform "Rich" live three times, and each time the crowd ignited from start to finish. With a brilliant radio edit, this is the upbeat tempo and sing-along song that Country radio shouldn't pass on. Add it today!
Impacting: Monday, February 12th
By: Athena Puharic

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Uptempo, catchy, positive, fun, and just over three minutes? It don't get better than that! And hey - hash tag ironic - that's the title of the new LOCASH single. Boom! When is Country radio going to collectively realize these guys are a real thing, cranking out infectious earworm-like tunes for several years now? LOCASH earns extra brownie points from me, simply for name-checking the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in this tune: "Rolling with a full tank, wasting gas / Sipping on a sunset, crushing cans / Little Nitty Gritty turned up full blast / Yeah, it don't get better than that." In fact, "It Don't Get Better Than That" is a checklist of simple pleasures often taken for granted, the sum of which makes for a pretty charmed life, if you stop what you're doing and think about it. "Ever heard the words, 'I love you, daddy'? / Felt the waves touch your toes off the coast of Cali / Lost count counting stars 'cause there's just so many in the sky / And, don't they look good tonight?" I felt better after the first listen.
Impacting: Now
By: RJ Curtis

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Stoney Creek Records' Lindsay Ell (r) recently stopped by the Academy Of Country Music (ACM) office in Los Angeles, where Ell performed tracks from her current album, "The Project," for staffers, including ACM SVP/Finance & Operations Tom Torii (l). Find Ell's single, "Criminal," on the Cool New Music page at All Access.

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Columbia Nashville's Luke Combs, Stoney Creek Records' Lindsay Ell, and Reviver Records' David Lee Murphy took the stage over the weekend during iHeartMedia Country WWYZ/Hartford, CT's "92.5 Country For The Kids Show," where they caught up with iHeartMedia Country WRNX/Springfield, MA. Combs' current single, "One Number Away;" Ell's "Criminal;" and Murphy's "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" with Kenny Chesney are all available now on the Cool New Music page at All Access. Pictured L-R: (back) Columbia Nashville Dir./Northeast Promotion Cliff Blake, WRNX SVPP Kevin Johnson’s wife, Jenn with Johnson; WRNX Dir./Marketing Ashley Mascroft and WRNX midday host Amanda Jo; Ell; Murphy; Combs; and Stoney Creek Dir./Northeast Promotion Allyson Gelnett; (front) Reviver Records Mgr./Northeast Promotion Will Robinson; and iHeartMedia/Conneticut SVPP/PD Dave Symonds