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December 10, 2019 - Tanya Tucker, who has enjoyed a career resurgence with "While I'm Livin' ," revealed the 2020 tour dates for the "CMT Next Women of Country: Bring My Flowers Now Tour." The tour kicks off in Vienna, Va. on Feb. 5 and will hit Boston, Dallas, Houston, New York and Vancouver, Canada.... »»»
December 9, 2019 - Jake Owen will launch the Sitting on a Barstool tour next month, an acoustic tour. "Sitting on a barstool, just playing a guitar and singing songs is how I first started making music and is what first led me to fall in love with performing," Owen posted on social media. "Over the years ,I've been... »»»
December 9, 2019 - Mitchell Tenpenny revealed the second leg to his headline Anything She Says Tour today . Special guests include RCA Nashville duo Seaforth (Tom Jordan, Mitchell Thompson) and Sony Nashville's Adam Doleac. The first leg wraps this weekend after a run of sold out dates including the finale show at... »»»
December 9, 2019 - John Prine, Billy Strings, Colin Hay, Kelsey Waldon, and Gangstagrass will join the MerleFest line-up, it was announced today. The fest will be held April 23-26, 2020 at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C. Hay is the former lead singer of Men at Work. Waldon is a country-based... »»»
December 6, 2019 - Billy Strings announced spring 2020 tour dates that include four dates with special guest Molly Tuttle as well as two co-bills with Marcus King Band during New Orleans Jazz Fest. The tour kicks off on April 8 in Pittsburgh at the Roxian Theatre. Strings, a highly regarded guitarist,combines... »»»
December 6, 2019 - Bluegrass band Balsam Range is out with "The Gospel Collection," which includes gospel cuts on their previous recordings released in just over a decade. Twice named IBMA Entertainer of the Year, Balsam Range includes songs that range from the traditional to the original. Songs on the disc include "The... »»»
December 5, 2019 - Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett will headline the TrailBlazer Country Music and Camping Festival, formerly known as Taste of Country Music Festival, in June. The eighth edition of the festival will be in Hunter, N.Y. at Hunter Mountain Resort on June 12-14. Additional artists including... »»»
December 4, 2019 - Filmed from the sandy shores of Florida, to the fallen leaves in Nashville, Florida Georgia Line released the video for Blessings today. The Justin Clough-directed scenes give thanks as the video shows Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley with their families. Showing they're a "lucky fam" as their latest... »»»
December 3, 2019 - Jameson Rodgers announced his headlining Grew Up in the Country Tour 2020, kicking off on Valentine's Day in St. Louis. The 18-city trek wraps with a hometown show for Rodgers at The Lyric Theatre in Oxford, Miss., which he previously sold out in 2018. "2019 has been a whirlwind year for me, signing... »»»
December 3, 2019 - ACM Lifting Lives announced today nationwide ACM Lifting Lives Club Shows in January and February with Jordan Davis, Ryan Hurd and Midland. The venues - Billy Bob's (Fort Worth, TX), Joe's Live (Rosemont, Ill.), and Joe's on Weed Street (Chicago) - agreed to donate a portion of each ticket sold at... »»»
December 2, 2019 - Keifer Thompson - one half of Thompson Square - officially enters the world of comedy as he announces 13 tour dates in early 2020. The Reviver Entertainment artist rolled out new comedic material back in August at Nashville's Zanies Comedy Night Club before a sold-out crowd. Thompson hosted the night,... »»»
November 27, 2019 - Craig Morgan returned to Korea for a special Thanksgiving week visit to our troops serving overseas. Morgan, joined by CMT's Cody Alan and members of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders squad, visited Camp Humphreys, South Korea. The visit will be highlighted in a special episode of CMT's "Hot 20 Countdown.... »»»
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November 26, 2019 - Jerrod Niemann will headline the Ghost Rider Tour, starting in February 2020, he announced today. The initial trek is set to kick off on Feb. 6 in San Diego, hitting several west coast cities before heading inland and wrapping in Cheyenne, Wyo. on Feb. 21. Niemann has said he would play new songs during his tour.... »»»
November 25, 2019 - An extensive six-CD collection of 144 songs from Hank Williams radio recordings will be released on Feb. 7, 2020 on BMG. The release will also include a boo of photographs. "Hank Williams: Pictures From Life's Other Side - The Man and His Music in Rare Photos and Recordings" represents the complete... »»»
November 22, 2019 - Jason Aldean is out with his ninth album, appropriately called "9." The disc includes the first single "We Back." Aldean's last release was "Rearview Town," which came out in April 2018. The release contains 16 songs, include a number of drinking songs, including "Tattoos and Tequila," "Champagne Town"... »»»
November 22, 2019 - Filmore is out with a new song, "London," the first of several new releases coming soon from the Curb Records recording artist. Filmore is also set to join Lauren Alaina for her That Girl Was Me Tour, which kicks off at Nashville's famed Exit/In on Jan. 15, 2020. "As I continue to put out new music,... »»»
November 21, 2019 - DelFest, the festival brainchild of Del McCoury and his family, will feature Old Crow Medicine Show, St. Paul & the Broken Bones and Punch Brothers at the 2020 festival in Cumberland, MD. from May 21-24, DelFest originated from the desire to create a family-friendly music festival celebrating the... »»»
November 20, 2019 - Sam Hunt was arrested and charged with operating under the influence early Thursday morning in east Nashville. Hunt was arrested after allegedly driving the wrong way on a street. Hunt, 34, was also charged with having an open container, according to TV station WKRN. He was booked into jail at about 6:30 a.m.... »»»
November 20, 2019 - Thomas Rhett released his first-ever two Christmas songs today. Rhett unveiled "Christmas In The Country," written by Rhett, David Garcia, Ashley Gorley and Chris Tomlin. He went jazzy on the traditional "The Christmas Song." "Christmas is hands-down my favorite time of year," said Rhett.... »»»
November 20, 2019 - Tanya Tucker received four Grammy Award nominations this morning. Lil Nas X also received three nominations, but none in the country category. Americana artist Yola earned three nominations as well. Tucker received nominations for Song Of The Year: "Bring My Flowers Now," Best Country Album: While... »»»
November 19, 2019 - Ashley McBryde announced she would launch a new tour in March, the 2020 One Night Standards Tour. The tour is named after the first single off her sophomore album, which is slated to drop sometime in 2020. McBryde's 2020 One Night Standards Tour kicks off Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Saturn in Birmingham, Ala.... »»»

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