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Ashley Mcbryde Announces New LP; Performs on Fallon

Image result for ashley mcbryde never willNashville – All signs point to an absolutely huge 2020 for  Ashley McBryde. Experiencing her major breakthrough with 2018’s Grammy-nominated Girl Going Nowhere, the Mammoth Springs native received the 2019 CMA award for New Artist of the Year. Beating out fellow nominees Cody JohnsonMidlandCarly Pearce and Morgan Wallen in her first ever CMA Awards nomination.

McBryde kicked off 2020 in style with the announcement of a brand new album titled Never Will and a performance of the album’s lead single “One Night Standards” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

“One Night Standards” is one of two songs that McBryde released from the upcoming Never Will, due April 3rd. “Martha Divine,” which singer’s rowdiest song to date,” arrived last week.

For Never Will, McBryde reteamed with producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church), who oversaw 2018’s Girl Going Nowhere

Frost Fest Announces 2020 Music Lineup

Fayetteville – Frost Fest, Arkansas’ winter beer festival, returns for its 5th annual celebration of craft beer, community and winter in the Ozarks presented by Fossil Cove, Apple Seeds, Inc. and Barley, Hops & Water.

Frost Fest 2020 features a selection of breweries from across the Ozarks and surrounding region, including breweries not distributed in Arkansas, sharing their product and stories.

In addition to the beer, the festival will include live music by String Deft (featuring members of Arkansauce, The Vine Brothers and Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings), Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo, and Monk Is King.

Tickets are on sale now. To purchase tickets, visit

Beaker Street Returns to Arkansas Airwaves

Little Rock – The legendary pioneering late-night radio show, Beaker Street, has announced its long awaited return.

Debuting in 1966 on AM station KAAY, Beaker Street with Clyde Clifford, was the first underground music program broadcast regularly on a commercial station in the central US. The station’s 50,000-watt signal carried far and wide and was a staple listening for the burgeoning underground communities of the mid-south and upper Mid-West .

The show’s original announcer, Clyde Clifford, would move to FM in 1974 as the rise in popularity of FM radio began to impact the operations of many AM stations across the country. Beaker Street pre-dated the FM Radio boom of the mid-1970s and foretold the rise of Album-oriented rock and Classic Rock formats.

Beaker Street is set to return in February on the Arkansas Rocks Radio Network.

Listen to Arkansas Rocks on KLRG-FM, 94.5 (Little Rock), KAFN-FM, 99.3 (Benton), KZYP-FM, 104.1 (Malvern), KWPS-FM, 99.7 (Hot Springs), KDEL-FM, 100.9 (Arkadelphia), KYXK-FM, 106.9 (Gurdon) and KJJI-FM, 98.9 (Pine Bluff).

Rocket Coma Land Steve Albini For New Album

Fayetteville – Rocket Coma are set to begin work on the followup to 2018’s Rock//Icon album with famed engineer Steve Albini.

Albini, a legendary figure in rock and roll, has created one of the most impressive bodies of work in modern music. Working behind the boards with everyone from Nirvana and The Pixies to Bush, PJ Harvey, and Page & Plant

The band will record the new album at Albini’s Electric Audio Studios in Chicago starting January 23. Check out the video for Rock//Icon track “Bush & Dick” below.  RIP The Shindig Couch

Dazz & Brie Featured in New Tyler Perry Film

Little Rock- Musical duo, Dazz & Brie, have a brand new song featured in the new Tyler Perry film.

“Come Back Home” appears in A Fall from Grace, Perry’s latest movie starring Crystal Fox, Phylicia Rashad, Bresha Webb, Cicely Tyson and Perry. The previously unreleased track from 2015, is available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music.

Handmade Moments Release OFFICIAL Video for “Phone Down”

Fayetteville – Fresh off the release of their new full-length studio album, Number Ones, Handmade Moments the Fayetteville duo featuring multi-instrumentalists Anna Moss and Joel Ludford, have released an OFFICIAL video for “Phone Down.”

The band went viral this past November with their cover of the 2015 Erykah Badu’s. The cover video has received an impressive 4.7 Million Views on Facebook.

The OFFICIAL video was filmed in Venice, Italy during their 2019 European Tour, and you can watch it below.

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