2019 ARTISTS

Kip Moore’s current Top 20 single Last Shot is the second taken from his revered third studio album Slowheart and follows his fourth No. One hit More Girls Like You. Slowheart garnered instant praise from critics as Moore’s “most complete, cohesive declaration of his artistic sensibilities yet” (NPR) as well landing on multiple “Best Of” lists including Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, UpRoxx, Bobby Bones Show, Taste Of Country, Sounds Like Nashville, The Boot, PopMatters and Whiskey Riff.  

Slowheart follows the acclaim that surrounded Moore’s sophomore album Wild Ones heralded as “an impressively singular release from Music Row” by The Guardian and  his platinum debut album Up All Night that spawned three No. One hit singles, including gold certified Beer Money, platinum  Hey Pretty Girl and the double platinum breakout hit Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck.  

The journey Moore speaks to is a monumental one: from that of a struggling Nashville musician to a massive country superstar with his mammoth 2012 debut album Up All Night and an artistic adventurer with 2015’s sonically bold and critically revered second effort, Wild Ones.

Now Moore is set to release his most unflinching, distinct testimony yet: “I know how strong this record is. I know its capabilities,” Moore says of Slowheart, the country star’s evocative and profound third album. The culmination of an ever-evolving talent’s process of self discovery, the LP is a warm and honest embrace of Moore’s rugged rock roots and a showcase for his innate poetic prowess.

Central to Moore is the knowledge that in Slowheart he’s created a collection of enduring, sturdy songs, ones that showcase his knack for rich storytelling and are not unlike the albums he was raised on. Over 13 tracks, Moore unfurls acute accounts of loss and longing, confusion and conviction, frivolous falsehood and always daring to dream. “I want to be an artist that moves people to their core and that they hold onto forever,” he says. “That’s what got me into this; it was all for the purity of the music. I never gave two shits about money and fame,” he adds. “It was all about the songs.”

Country In The Burg is excited to welcome Country star Singer-Song writer Josh Thompson to his Hometown of Cedarburg Wisconsin on August 24th!!   With big hits like "Beer On The Table", "Cold Beer With your Name on it"  "Way Out Here", "Wont Be lonely Long" and more!  Josh will be performing specialized acoustic set!  He is also a top songwriter as he has written, "Any Ole Barstool and Drowns The Whiskey for Jason Aldean,  "I'll name the Dogs" for Blake Shelton,  "When Was The Last Time" For Darius Rucker "  along with many more songs for Chris Lane, Tim Mcgraw, Brad Paisley, Brett Young and  more.   This is his first show back in his hometown in Cedarburg, WI in years! 

If you want to know Josh Thompson, just listen to the lyrics of his music. They’re songs born of a hard-working, blue-collar raising. The son of a Wisconsin concrete worker, destined to follow in the steel-toed boots of a laborer, Josh veered to the left when he picked up a guitar, but he didn’t quite realize the course he had steered himself down until much later. 

“I got a guitar for my birthday when I was 21 years old. I asked my parents for it because I wanted to play songs around the campfire,” he explains. “There had been people in my circle of family and friends who would play around the campfire and I always thought that would be really awesome. I wanted to learn to play Merle Haggard and Tom T. Hall songs.” 

In spite of his initial self-proclaimed songwriting failure, Josh tapped into the Midwestern work ethic his father had instilled in him, along with a growing self-confidence, and continued to hone his craft. He says, “I had a passion for it and I knew that I could write great songs if I practiced. I sent a few into one of those songwriting critique companies and they basically said it was horrible and I had no business writing songs. That just fired me up even more to get to Nashville and prove them wrong.”

While he may have picked up a guitar a little later than most, his natural talent was apparent. Josh made the move to Nashville in January 2005 and by August, he had signed his first publishing deal. One of the first songs he wrote, “Church Pews Or Bar Stools,” became a Jason Aldean cut.

David Nail has spent a decade leaving his unique mark on modern country music with 3 certified Gold songs and 1 Double Platinum song " Whatever She Gots". He reaches a new creative peak with 2018’s Only This and Nothing More, a record that matches his longtime melodic chops with atmospheric rock & roll guitars, lush keyboards, drum loops, and rule-breaking arrangements. Billed not as a solo album, but as a project by David Nail and the Well Ravens, Only This and Nothing More finds its frontman leaving behind the familiar comfort of his longtime record label and, instead, uncovering new ground with help from two longtime partners; multi-instrumentalist Andrew Petroff and producer Jason Hall. Inspired not only by his country roots, but also the guitar-heavy stomp of Oasis, the reverb-heavy wash of Ryan Adams, the rhythmic punch of the Black Keys, and the anthemic swell of Kings of Leon, Nail and the Well Ravens co-wrote a collection of songs that placed a contemporary spin on older sounds. The result is David Nail’s most sonically adventurous work to date, as well as his first release as an independent artist. He’s a country crooner one moment, an indie rocker the next, and a diversely compelling frontman throughout. Most importantly, he’s an artist following his muse, making music without rules or regulations.

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