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Why Do So Many Country Artists Support St. Jude?

As a country music fan, year after year, it’s almost certain that you’ve found your favorite country music artists supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Whether through benefit concerts, posts on social media, or rocking the ‘This Shirt Saves Lives’ tee, it’s pretty clear that St. Jude holds a very special place in the country music community. 

While the answer may seem obvious by brief definition alone, — St. Jude leads the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. To learn even more, Country Swag took a visit to St. Jude during the annual ‘Country Cares Seminar’ this fall.

Launched more than 30 years ago, Randy Owen from the band Alabama stood up during Nashville’s Annual Country Radio Seminar and asked his friends, colleagues, and radio partners to join together to help St. Jude and the children they serve, and so, the ‘Country Cares Seminar’ was born. The program unites more than 200 radio stations, influencers, and dozens of country music artists annually to raise awareness and support for St. Jude.

During the seminar, all guests are invited to tour St. Jude, located in Memphis, Tennessee, and see firsthand the inspirational work that the teams at St. Jude are doing. Upon the first introduction, guests learn about the organization and what exactly makes it so impactful and so special. Perhaps the most remarkable part is that thanks to very generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food. Families receive the best care in the world, at no cost, making the worst and darkest days of their lives a little bit brighter – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

In addition, St Jude’s research facility and labs are open 24/7 and freely share their findings, protocols, and breakthroughs, so that every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands of more children.

Thanks to generous donations, the brilliant teams at St. Jude have access to equipment that costs millions and millions of dollars, which just not all doctors and scientists everywhere have access to. This not only gives them the freedom to focus on what matters most — saving kids regardless of their financial situation, but they are able to share their discoveries and patients everywhere are getting treatments that were started at St. Jude. Consequently, when you’re donating to St. Jude, you’re not just donating to one hospital in one city, you’re funding the source and if speaking to cancer patients around the world, a common thread may be that many have been treated by protocols that have been sourced by St. Jude. St. Jude is actively working towards a world where no family ever has to hear the words “you have cancer”.

Seeing the work, hearing stories from doctors and patients alike, and understanding the experiences at St. Jude make it easy to recognize the importance of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and instantly inspires guests to get involved and help raise awareness. Next time you see your favorite artists talking about and supporting St. Jude it’s likely because they were able to have these experiences too and see firsthand the amazing work done at St. Jude.

Words like “inspiring”, “joy”, “positivity” and “healing” are just some of the many terms that came to mind for country artists like Breland, Kameron Marlowe, and Randy Owen, during their recent visit to St. Jude, as seen in the video above.

There are great research institutions, great hospitals, and great charities. St. Jude is all three. You can join the cause and help support St. Jude and the incredible initiative set forth by many country artists and celebrities alike with the ‘This Shirt Saves Lives’ t-shirt. For a monthly donation of just $19, you get the exclusive tee and all funds directly support the incredible St. Jude organization.

It costs over a million dollars daily to operate St. Jude each and every day. Donations allow St. Jude to continue to help children everywhere.

Join us and many of your favorite country artists like Carly Pearce, Sam Hunt, Dierks Bentley, and Kelsea Ballerini, and help save lives.

To donate and get your own “This Shirt Saves Lives” t-shirt head to: musicgives.org.

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Bailey Zimmerman Earns First Number One Single with “Fall In Love”

Bailey Zimmerman earns his first number one song at country radio this week with his debut single, “Fall In Love’.” Learn all the details here.

The country radio charts are buzzing with brand new artists cracking the top ten. Last week, Jackson Dean earned his first number one single at country radio, and now, Bailey Zimmerman is doing just the same. Zimmerman’s debut single, “Fall In Love” is officially the number one song at country radio this week.

Singer-songwriter, Zimmerman is known for bringing emotion to the forefront of his music. His EP, Leave the Light On was praised by fans and industry alike. Written by the singer with Austin Shawn and Gavin Lucas, “Fall In Love” is a heartbreaking song all about not wanting to love again. You can feel the authentic emotion pouring out of him throughout the single. It is no surprise that it hit the number one spot on the charts.

“‘Cause love’s a smoke ring // Wrapped around your finger // One second it’s a blessing // And the next it’s already gone // A broken heart, I’m a walking testimony // My confession is a lesson // That I’m pouring out in this song // Oh-whoa-whoa, oh-whoa-whoa // You don’t wanna fall in love // Oh-whoa-whoa, oh-whoa-whoa // You don’t wanna fall in love”

Congratulations to Zimmerman and his team on their accomplishment. This is only the beginning for the budding artist.

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“Fall In Love” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Jackson Dean Earns First Number One Single with “Don’t Come Lookin’”

Jackson Dean earns his first number-one song at country radio this week with his debut single, “Don’t Come Lookin’.” Learn all the details here.

Jackson Dean and his fanbase are surely celebrating today! The rising artist just landed his first number one single at country radio with his debut song, “Don’t Come Lookin'”, the lead single off his major-label debut, Greenbroke.

A guitar-heavy track, Dean fully cements himself into his signature sound on this introduction tune. “Don’t Come Lookin'” has been a fan-favorite from the moment it was released. With his authentic voice and driving guitars, the track is a declaration of independence. It seems fans and country radio are in agreement.

“So long, four wheels turning // Got a tank full of gas, down the road, I’m burning // Can’t say I would and I can’t say I wouldn’t // If I don’t come back, don’t come lookin’ // Feels good, about time // Blue skies ahead and B-S behind // Got the wind in my hair // I got nowhere to go so I’m already there // And maybe Moab, maybe the Rockies”

This is only just the beginning for Dean and his blossoming talent. It will be exciting to see what will happen next for him. Congrats to Jackson and his team on this exciting accomplishment!

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“Don’t Come Lookin’” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Thomas Rhett & Riley Green’s “Half Of Me” Goes Number One

Thomas Rhett and Riley Green score a joint number-one single at country radio with their song, “Half Of Me.” Learn more here.

There is nothing like a country music collaboration! Back in June, Thomas Rhett premiered his new song with duet partner and friend, Riley Green called “Half Of Me.” This week the song hit the number-one spot on the country radio charts.

While both Rhett and Green have many catchy songs in their individual catalogs, it is always fun when two artists team up on a track! “Half Of Me” fits the bill. Written by Rhett with Will Bundy, Josh Thompson, and Rhett Akins, while on tour, the song is all about wanting a drink more than anything else. Bringing Green as a collaborator on the song upped the ante of the already fun, and stage-ready track.

“Half of me wants a cold beer // Yeah, that’s the cold hard truth // And with a ‘frigerator stocked full of ’em // Tell me, what’s a boy to do? // I ain’t even tryna fight, it’s already been decided // The sky and the mountains are blue // Half of me wants a cold beer // And the other half does too”

“Half Of Me” marks the nineteenth number-one single for Rhett and the first for Green! Congrats to both superstars and their teams!

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“Half Of Me” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Tyler Hubbard Earns First Number as a Solo Artist with “5 Foot 9”

Tyler Hubbard earns his first number one song at country radio with his debut single, “5 Foot 9.” Learn all the details here.

While Tyler Hubbard (Florida Georgia Line) is no country music newbie, the frontman took the plunge into becoming a solo artist earlier this year. Back in May, Hubbard emerged with his debut song, “5 Foot 9.” In just a few short months, the track became a hit on country radio. Today the song marks Hubbard’s first solo number-one single at country radio.

The debut single was the perfect re-introduction to the singer-songwriter and his incredible talent. “5 Foot 9” is a love song dedicated to Hubbard’s wife. Written by Hubbard with The Cadillac Three leader Jaren Johnston and Chase McGill, “5 Foot 9” signifies the singer’s staying power in country music, no matter what the role.

“Dry wood makes good fires // Goodyears make good swings // All that’s all good but for me // God makes five foot nine, brown eyes, and a sundress // Loves Tim McGraw and a small town accent // Ain’t no way that me and this truck made her fall in love // Jack makes good whiskey but God makes the good stuff // Oh, God makes the good stuff”

It will be exciting to see how this new chapter in Hubbard’s life continues to evolve. Fans can expect his full-length solo album debut in January 2023. Congratulations to Tyler Hubbard and his team on their first number-one single with “5 Foot 9.”

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Tyler Hubbard’s debut single, “5 Foot 9” goes number one at country radio.

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“5 Foot 9” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Ingrid Andress & Sam Hunt Go Number One with “Wishful Drinking”

Ingrid Andress and Sam Hunt score a joint number one single at country radio with their song, “Wishful Drinking.” Learn more here.

Last year when Ingrid Andress and Sam Hunt delighted fans with a new collaboration, we knew “Wishful Drinking” was something special. The sad-bop highlights the incredible vocal abilities from Andress, while Hunt’s signature sound shines through. “Wishful Drinking” marks the songstress’ first number one single at country radio and Hunt’s tenth!

The mid-tempo song is a masterful word-play track. “Wishful Drinking” depicts the feelings we all go through when we start drinking, thinking maybe things can work with someone you love. The two entertainers trade verses while maintaining some killer harmonies in the chorus.

“Maybe I’m just wishful drinking // Give my heart something to sink in // Better make it two, nothing I won’t do for another round of me and you // I get hopeful whеn I’m tipsy // Thinking you might actually miss me // It’s 100 proof, nothing I won’t do for another round of me and you”

While Andress and Hunt might have been an unpredictable pair, “Wishful Drinking” undeniably works. Clearly, country fans and country radio agree too! It will be interesting to see what is next for each artist respectively. Congrats to Andress and Hunt’s teams on an incredible feat!

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“Wishful Drinking” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Morgan Wallen’s “You Proof” is Officially Number One at Country Radio

Morgan Wallen continues his streak of number ones with his seventh song to top the country charts, “You Proof.”

Morgan Wallen is officially back on the top of the country charts once again! The singer-songwriter continues to break records with his sophomore record Dangerous: The Double Album; however, the superstar is already thinking about what is to come. Today his standalone single “You Proof” is number one at country radio.

From the moment it was teased on social media, Wallen had won over fans with “You Proof.” He laments about how hard it is to get over someone, mentioning that he needs an alcohol strong enough to numb the pain. An all too relatable concept, the singer-songwriter proves his musical ability yet again on this track.

“I need something “You proof” // Something stronger than I’m used to // Yeah, I’ve been pullin’ 90 to 100 // Feel like nothing’s gonna cut it, that’s the hard truth // Yeah, I need something // “You proof” // Aw, I need something “You proof”‘

There is truly no stopping Wallen! His career continues to catapult him to superstardom. It is just a matter of time before he wins entertainer of the year at one of the coveted country music award shows. Congrats to Wallen and his team on their seventh number-one single with “You Proof.”

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“You Proof” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Luke Combs’ “The Kind of Love We Make” is his 14th Number One

Luke Combs continues his streak of number ones with his 14th song to top the country charts, “The Kind of Love We Make.”

Time and time again, we celebrate Luke Combs’ absolute superstardom. He is one of the best entertainers in country music right now. Continuing his record success, the singer-songwriter has added to his consecutive streak of hit songs. This week, Combs’ latest song “The Kind of Love We Make” marks his 14th number one single at country radio.

In just a few short months, “The Kind of Love We Make” catapulted to the top of the country radio charts. The beautiful love song is one of those romantic songs that fans love to get from Combs. Written by Combs with Jamie Davis, Dan Isbell, and Reid Isbell, the romantic mid-tempo song is the perfect track to add to the singer’s impressive catalog.

“Let’s get some candles burning and some records turning // All the lights down low, take it nice and slow // The way your body’s moving, keep doing what you’re doing // To me all night long writing our love song // Girl, I want it, gotta have it // Let the passion take us to a higher place // Making the kind of love we make // The kind of love we make”

Fans can catch the number one single and many more on one of Combs’ many upcoming tour dates. Check out his full schedule here.

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“The Kind of Love We Make” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Cole Swindell Lands at Number One with “She Had Me At Heads Carolina”

Cole Swindell hits the number one spot on the country radio chart this week with his current single, “She Had Me At Heads Carolina.” Learn more here…

Since bursting on to the music scene with his artist debut, “Chillin’ It,” singer-songwriter, Cole Swindell has won the hearts of country fans everywhere. Time and time again, the singer creates infectious tunes that we just cannot get enough of. It is no surprise that his catchy and fun song, “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” marks his twelfth number one song at country radio.

After just one listen, “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” will get stuck in your head. The song is a fun riff on the classic country song, “Heads Carolina, Tails California.” Swindell shines on this song, as he shares the fun meet-cute story through the verses. He takes it home in the chorus! “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” is the perfect addition to Swindell’s live show.

“Heads Carolina, tails California” // Maybe she’d fall for a boy from South Georgia // She’s got the bar in the palm of her hand // And she’s a ’90s country fan like I am // Hey, I got a Chevy, she can flip a quarter // I’d drive her anywhere from here to California // When this song is over, I gotta find her // ‘Cause she had me at “Heads Carolina””

A huge congratulations goes out to Cole Swindell and his team on landing their twelfth number-one single! To learn more about the singer’s number one songs, click here.

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Cole Swindell’s song “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” is the number one song at country radio.

Join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Cole Swindell announcements and releases.

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“She Had Me At Heads Carolina” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Mitchell Tenpenny Makes History with Number One “Truth About You”

Mitchell Tenpenny hits the number one spot on the country radio chart this week with his current single, “Truth About You.” Learn more here…

In what feels like perfect timing, Mitchell Tenpenny has secured his third number one single at country radio. Just three weeks after achieving his second number one song with fellow collaborator, Chris Young, Tenpenny has made history with the shortest span between #1 songs in the modern chart era. Fans are also anticipating his next studio project, This Is The Heavy, due out this Friday, September 16th. For now, let’s celebrate “Truth About You” as the top song on the charts!

Back when the singer-songwriter teased the radio single, we knew it would be a popular song with fans. “Truth About You” is a break-up song all about standing in your truth after the rumor mill runs a muck. It features all the Tenpenny vibes that we have grown to love from the entertainer.

“Yeah, there’s two sides to every breakup // One’s a lie and one’s the truth // One of ’em went down and one was made up // But in the end we both lose // Why can’t we meet in the middle // Call it even, call a truce // If you quit telling lies about me // I won’t tell the truth about you”

Tenpenny thanked his fans in a recent press release, “I’m so thankful to everyone, including the fans, who believed this song was special and helped bring it to the top of the charts.” A huge congratulations goes out to Mitchell Tenpenny and his team on landing their third number one single!

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Mitchell Tenpenny earns another number one at country radio with his single, “Truth About You.”

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Mitchell Tenpenny releases.

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“Truth About You” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.