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Country Music At Large

Leslie Jordan Announces Duets Album Featuring Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker & More

Actor and social media personality Leslie Jordan has announced a duets album, Company's Comin', featuring several top country musicians, will arrive on April 2 via the Platoon record label.

The project, inspired by Jordan's weekly livestream, "Sunday Mornin' Hymn Singin'," features Tanya Tucker, Brandi Carlile, Brothers Osborne's TJ Osborne, Katie Pruitt and more.

The first release from the project, co-produced by Danny Myrick and Travis Howard, is Jordan's rendition of "Angel Band," featuring Grammy winner Carlile.

"My dear friend Travis Howard and I would get together on Sundays to sing these old hymns just because we loved them," Jordan said in a statement. "Somewhere along the way, my business partner, Mike Lotus, took a real interest in what we were doing and started looking up and learning about every old Baptist hymn he could find."

"I think he realized, like we did, that the songs held something brilliant about the human condition and were a deep comfort to anyone who heard them, religious or not. He started posting our performances online, and the response was just incredible," he added.

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Chase Bryant Opens Up About 2018 Suicide Attempt

In a new interview with People, country singer-songwriter Chase Bryant has opened up about his attempted suicide in 2018.

Bryant reveled that, overcome by depression and anxiety, he drove to a Nashville gas station, placed the barrel of a loaded .357 revolver to his head and pulled the trigger.

"At that moment, I begged for somebody to listen and I begged for somebody to just come down and help me," Bryant told People. "I just screamed out the word 'sorry' as loud as I could, and I pulled the trigger. and here I am."

The "Take It On Back" singer miraculously survived the suicide attempt, as he discovered one chamber of the gun was not loaded.

"So, when I looked at it at that moment, it was like, life's too short, don't make it any shorter," Bryant said. "It ain't worth it. We all have something to be thankful for, right?

"When I think about it, I want to be that one empty chamber for somebody. I want to be that one shot of fulfillment or hope," he added. "I hope that this takes that bullet out of somebody's life. I hope this takes it away. Maybe somebody sees this, somebody that's going through something and says, 'You know what? There is hope,' because there really is."

The 27-year-old singer-songwriter is set to release a new song called "Upbringing" on Friday, which will be his first new music in more than three years.

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Morgan Wallen's 'Dangerous' Holds On To Top Spot On Billboard 200 For Sixth Week

Morgan Wallen's double album, Dangerous, has topped the Billboard 200 for the sixth consecutive week.

The 30-track Dangerous: The Double Album is the first country album to stay at No. 1 for its first six weeks since Garth Brooks' The Chase in 1992.

Released on January 8 on Big Loud Records, the set earned 93,000 equivalent album units in the United States in the week ending February 18, according to MRC Data. The units can be split into 83,000 streaming equivalent albums (SEA) units, 10,000 album sales, and 2000 track equivalent albums (TEA) units.

The last album to score six total weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as well as on the Top Country Albums chart was Taylor Swift's Red, Billboard reported.

The Weeknd's After Hours surged to No. 2 from 37 behind Dangerous on the latest edition of the Billboard 200 chart with 42,000 equivalent album units earned.

Lil Durk's The Voice climbed to No. 3 with 40,000 equivalent album units earned.

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