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Beth Hart Releases Heartfelt New Single “Little Heartbreak Girl”

Today, acclaimed singer-songwriter Beth Hart unveiled a deeply personal new song, "Little Heartbreak Girl," available now on all streaming platforms, along with a powerful lyric video featuring exclusive footage of Hart in the studio. Produced by the legendary Kevin Shirley and recorded in the musical heart of Nashville, TN, the track stands as a beacon of Hart's resilience and boundless gratitude for the unwavering support of her fans during recent challenges.

The release of Little Heartbreak Girl follows a period of introspection and recovery for Hart. While facing personal mental health challenges, she has chosen to channel her experiences into her music, offering comfort and strength to those who listen. Hart's decision to share this song is a powerful reminder of music's ability to heal and unite us, especially in our most difficult times.

"Little Heartbreak Girl" is not only a testament to Hart's incredible artistry, but also a tribute to her fans. The song's rich, emotional lyrics and Hart's powerful vocals create an intimate musical experience that resonates with the spirit of perseverance and hope.

Stream/download “Little Heartbreak Girl” here: https://lnk.to/BethHart

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'Girl Friends' Album by Dion

Dion has collaborated with a talented group of female artists to create the album "Girl Friends," which blends blues, rock, and country. Each track on the album showcases a harmonious fusion of Dion's timeless voice and the distinct styles of his esteemed friends, including Susan Tedeschi and Shemekia Copeland. Dion's willingness to explore new musical territories and his admiration for the female genius that has influenced his 67-year career is evident in this album. In the album packaging, Dion provides commentary titled "The Feminine Genius" where he reflects on the women who have shaped his musical journey. He celebrates each female collaborator, such as Darlene Love and Ronnie Spector, for their unique contributions to his work. With "Girl Friends," Dion continues to defy expectations and create a captivating collection of revealing duets that speak to outsiders and dreamers.

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Morgan Wallen Releases ‘Abbey Road Sessions’

Morgan Wallen surprised fans by releasing a digital collection of seven live song recordings from Studio Two at London’s Abbey Road Studios.The tracklist includes performances of five songs from One Thing at a Time, as well as an unreleased song, “Lies Lies Lies,” and a cover of Nothing But Thieves’ “Graveyard Whistling.”

“Playing the O2 in London last fall and getting to record at Abbey Road, where so much iconic music has been made, was legendary for me and my band. We will never forget it,” states Wallen in a press release about Abbey Road Sessions. “I’m so excited to release these Abbey Road Sessions for my fans on the one-year anniversary of One Thing at a Time. They make all this possible.”

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Annie Lennox, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Metallica and More Stars to Salute Elton John and Bernie Taupin at 2024 Gershwin Prize Celebration

An impressive lineup of performers has been announced for the tribute concert saluting Elton John and Bernie Taupin as the 2024 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song honorees. Among the artists who will celebrate the music of the famed British songwriting duo are Garth Brooks, Metallica, Annie Lennox of Eurythmics, Brandi Carlile, and Maren Morris.

The show will take place March 20 in Washington, D.C. A special featuring highlights from the event will premiere April 8 on PBS at 8 p.m. ET. The program also will be available to stream via PBS.org and the PBS App.

Billy Porter will host the celebration, and John and Taupin will appear at the event. The concert also will feature performances by pop singer/songwriter Charlie Puth and gospel artist Jacob Lusk.

John and Taupin began collaborating in 1967. Their long partnership has yielded an impressive body of work that includes such chart-topping hits as “Crocodile Rock,” “Benny and the Jets,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” and “Candle in the Wind”.

Among John and Taupin’s many other achievements, the duo was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame together in 1992. They also were inducted separately into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. John was honored in 1994 and Taupin was inducted in 2023.

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Founding Member of Blackberry Smoke, Brit Turner, Dead at 57

Brit Turner, a founding member of the band Blackberry Smoke, has died at age 57 after a battle with cancer. He was diagnosed with glioblastoma in the fall of 2022. The band put out a statement asking for prayers for Turner’s family and friends in the band during the difficult time.

“It is with the deepest sorrow that we inform everyone that our brother, Brit Turner, has moved on from this life,” the statement read, which was posted by the band on Instagram. “If you had the privilege of knowing Brit on any level, you know he was the most caring, empathetic, driven, and endearing person one could ever hope to meet.”

Blackberry Smoke described Turner as their “True North,” writing that he was “the compass that instituted the ideology that will continue to drive this band.”

Blackberry Smoke formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 2000. They released their debut album, Bad Luck Ain’t No Crime, in 2003. In 2015 they became the first independent group to have an album go to No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The band consists of Charlie Starr on lead vocals, Richard Turner—Brit Turner’s brother—on bass, Paul Jackson on guitar, and Brandon Still on keyboards. Brit Turner was the band’s drummer from 2000 until his recent death.

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Best of The Boss: Bruce Springsteen Compilation LP Due Out in April

A collection of noteworthy songs Bruce Springsteen has released during his 50-plus-year career will be released in multiple formats on April 19Best of Bruce Springsteen will be available as an 18-track CD or two-LP set, and as a deluxe 31-song digital release.

The physical versions of the album will feature such early classics as “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight),” “Born to Run,” “Thunder Road,” and “Hungry Heart,” as well as mid-career hits like “Dancing in the Dark,” “Born in the U.S.A,” “Brilliant Disguise,” “Human Touch,” and “Streets of Philadelphia.”

The compilation can be pre-ordered now. Amazon is offering an exclusive red-vinyl version of the two-LP package.

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