Brett Young, Lady A & More Join Just-Announced Country Now Live Series

Mark your calendars, because some of country music’s hottest stars will soon take part in an exciting new series: Country…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 11, 2021


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Mark your calendars, because some of country music’s hottest stars will soon take part in an exciting new series: Country Now Live

Airing exclusively on CTRL_MUSIC_, a brand new country music channel on the interactive livestreaming service Twitch, Country Now Live will feature 24 concerts beginning Wednesday, March 17. 

The first round of performers appearing on the Country Now Live series on CTRL_MUSIC_ include Brett Young, Lady A, Chris Janson, Jordan Davis, Elle King, Riley Green and Lindsay Ell.

The performances will take place at the Brooklyn Bowl Nashville, the newest Nashville venue, which has established itself as a standout concert venue and proven leader in utilizing state-of-the-art production capabilities along with delivering the ultimate livestreamed concert experience

The hour-long live shows will include performances to be captured by seven cameras throughout Brooklyn Bowl Nashville followed by an interactive Q&A from the stage, allowing online fans the opportunity to engage the artists in real-time. At this time, no live audiences will be allowed in venue (subject to change based on local Covid-19 conditions and protocols).

“What a great way to start interacting with fans and performing live again,” says Brett Young, the first performing artist in the lineup. “We’re proud to kick this off with our friends at Twitch.”

Country Now Live

Also featured exclusively on CTRL_MUSIC_ will be two new shows: On Time with Bobby Bones and Connect with Country Now

On Time with Bobby Bones is the monthly interview show by iHeartRadio host, TV personality and best-selling author, Bobby Bones. The show will include exclusive interview content, games, interaction with Twitch users, music and much more additional content.

“I love playing video games on Twitch and I’m excited to bring my version of a talk show to the platform,” said Bones. “It will be a mix of interviews, games, interacting with Twitch users, and some other fun surprises.”

Connect with Country Now is a weekly news show, highlighting the latest news and featuring appearances from country music artists. Country Now’s Lauren Jo Black will host. 

Fans can follow CTRL_MUSIC_ on Twitch for updates.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.