Mac Watts releases new song hailing his pandemic heroes
Country musician Mac Watts is originally from the Detroit area, but now he’s making a name for himself recording in Nashville. He says the song was written a while back and that it honors the work of essential workers during the pandemic. “It’s unfortunate that it came to a pandemic to create a song like this,” Watts said. Watts also has several solo projects in the works and plans to release one new song every month this year. To see the Superhero lyric video and for more on where you can find Watts’ music watch the video above.
Former 89X rock alternative radio station announces new format: ‘Pure Country 89’
WINDSOR, Ontario – One day after announcing it would be unveiling a completely new format, the former 89X new rock alternative radio station announced it is now, “Pure Country 89.”“This is 88.7 CIMX Windsor, or, as it’s about to be known, ‘Pure Country 89,’” the station announced at 12:01 p.m. Thursday. “Pure Country is here, Windsor,” the station announced. The first song of the “Pure Country 89″ era was “Cruise” by Florida-Georgia Line. 89X changes after 30 yearsThe radio station announced the major format change on Wednesday, without giving any details. Soon there will be a very new and VERY different sound on 88.7FM and to be honest if you’re a New Rock fan you’re probably not going to like it.
Bringing Country music to Detroit
When people think of country music, Detroit isn’t usually the first city that comes to mind. Local musician Julianne Ankley is hoping to change that perception, and shine a light on Detroit’s country music scene. Ankley said that there is already a huge audience for country music in the Detroit area. According to Ankley, one country radio station, 99.5 WYCD, is actually known as one of the biggest country music stations in the nation. Before Coronavirus, they hosted Festivals at Hart Plaza and DTE Energy Music Theatre that would draw massive crowds.
Celebrities remember, pay tribute to John Prine, who died from COVID-19 complications
It’s hard to believe that one of folk and country music’s greatest legends, John Prine, died earlier this week from complications due to COVID-19. “Over here on E Street, we are crushed by the loss of John Prine,” Springsteen tweeted. We send our love and prayers to his family.”Over here on E Street, we are crushed by the loss of John Prine. — Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) April 8, 2020Raitt, who sings “Angel From Montgomery,” a song penned by Prine, tweeted, “Words can’t even come close. https://t.co/VPpBn4UJLV — Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) April 8, 2020My heart hurts learning that John Prine has passed away.
Dixie Chicks are finally back with a new song
If you look up the definition of “gaslight” in the dictionary, it will tell you “to cause a person to doubt his or her sanity through the use of psychological manipulation,” and that’s what the Dixie Chicks’ new song, “Gaslighter," is exactly about. It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 14 years since we’ve been blessed with a new album from these country queens, and it seems like they’re picking up right where they left off after the success of their hit song “Not Ready To Make Nice.”The Dixie Chicks have never been afraid to say what they think. Who can forget when they made those comments about President George W. Bush? The Dixie Chicks don’t hold anything back, and Maines has never sounded better ripping through the verses of the song. The album “Gaslighter” officially drops May 1, and until then, you can play the song “Gaslighter” over and over and over again.