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October 23, 2017 - With the Country Rising show for victims of the Vegas shooting and hurricanes sold out on Nov. 12, a second concert has been added featuring other musicians. The Country Rising Downtown Jam will be held at the Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville. The show features Tucker Beathard, Bobby Bones & the... »»»
October 23, 2017 - Loretta Lynn made her first public appearance since she had a stroke by helping to induct Alan Jackson to the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday. Lynn, 85, had a stroke in May at her home in Hurricane Mills, Teen. Jerry Reed and songwriter Don Schiltz also were inducted. "You know the first time I... »»»
October 20, 2017 - Danielle Bradbery released another track, "Potential," from her forthcoming, sophomore BMLG Records album, "I Don't Believe We've Met." This was the fourth song put out from the disc. Dropping Dec. 1, Bradbery already released the first single "Sway." Bradbery also released a companion video of "Potential.... »»»
October 20, 2017 - Jason Aldean's message of unity and cover of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Town" on Saturday Night Live from Oct. 7 is available today across digital retailers and streaming services. All proceeds raised will go towards the Direct Impact Fund to benefit victims of the Las Vegas shooting.... »»»
October 19, 2017 - Brett Eldredge is out with a video for his single "The Long Way." The video, released on YouTube on Tuesday, was directed by Jay Martin and shot outside of Nashville. Eldredge reportedly helped create the vision for the video. Driving alongside reality star Sadie Robertson in a Chevrolet Impala,... »»»
October 18, 2017 - Garth Brooks, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, and Carrie Underwood will perform at the Country Music Awards in November, it was announced today. The 51st Annual CMA Awards, hosted... »»»
October 18, 2017 - Chris Young is officially a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Young was inducted on Tuesday night by Opry member Brad Paisley. Backstage before taking the stage, Young recounted how he had begun listening to the Opry at around age four and first saw the show live at around age eight.... »»»
October 18, 2017 - Kenny Chesney returns to the stadium circuit in 2018 with 18 shows announced as part of the Trip Around the Sun Tour. The tour kicks April 21 in Tampa, Fla. And winds up Aug. 24 at Chesney's home away from home, Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Foxboro was the only stadium shows that Chesney played this year.... »»»
October 17, 2017 - Kacey Musgraves tied the knot on Saturday to .Ruston Kelly in a ceremony held outdoors near Nashville. Musgraves posted a series of photos on her Instagram account. of her wedding to Kelly. "Saturday, in a sacred place where two rivers meet and join together, I married my best friend..... »»»
October 17, 2017 - Brantley Gilbert announced he will launch The Ones That Like Me 2018 in February. "People tell you all kinds of things about marketing," Gilbert said of his tour's name. "But I want to call it something that speaks to what this tour is: a chance for me to get together with all the people out there who... »»»
October 17, 2017 - Old Dominion announced The Happy Endings World Tour that will take them to the U.S., Canada, England and Australia in early 2018. The group released its second full length disc, "Happy Endings" on Aug. 25. Michael Ray and Brandon Lay, who will be opening up the U.S. dates, while Canadian country... »»»
October 17, 2017 - Kane Brown scored a chart double as his debut disc, just out in deluxe version, was first on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the week ending Oct. 28. He remained first on the Hot Country Songs chart with "What Ifs," featuring Lauren Alaina. That was one of five songs he had in the top 50.... »»»
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October 16, 2017 - Brad Paisley is releasing "Heaven South" as the next single from "Love and War." Written by Paisley, Brent Anderson and Chris DuBois, the song is one of 26 from the CD. The video for "Heaven South" was filmed in Franklin, Tenn. earlier this year and captures the community spirit of a small town.... »»»
October 16, 2017 - Kane Brown's self-titled album will be the only country CD in the top 10 when the Billboard charts are out on Tuesday. With his album receiving the deluxe treatment on Oct. 6, the disc shot from 56 to 5, moving 43,000 units, up 332 percent. Brown first released the disc in December 2016.... »»»
October 16, 2017 - Chris Young will be "Losing Sleep" next year because that's when he's going to tour behind his upcoming release of the same name. Kane Brown and LANCO will be the opening acts. Young will hit 18 locales during the first stage of the tour, which begins Jan. 10, 2018 in Indianapolis.... »»»
October 16, 2017 - Chris Stapleton's "From A Room: Volume 2" drops Dec. 1 on Mercury Records Nashville. The forthcoming album takes its name from Nashville's RCA Studio A where it was recorded over the last year with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb. Along with Stapleton on vocals and guitar and Cobb on acoustic... »»»
October 15, 2017 - The star-laced Country Rising concert will now support victims of the Las Vegas shooting in addition to those in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and additional Caribbean islands who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes. Keith Urban is the latest to add his name to the bill for the Nov.... »»»
October 14, 2017 - Devin Dawson will release his debut, "Dark Horse," on Jan. 19, 2018 on Atlantic/Warner. "I'm beyond excited to finally share the release date for my debut album," said Dawson. "And when it came time to choose a title, nobody talked about other options - we knew immediately it should share the same... »»»
October 14, 2017 - Shenandoah has inked a deal with BMG Records and just released a single. A full-length release is slated for the first quarter of 2018. "Noise" is the new single from the band, the first new single from the band in 20 years. "Having the fortunate opportunity to get a record deal with BMG after 30... »»»
October 11, 2017 - Chris Lane is out with a new single and a little bit of vocal help from Tori Kelly. "Take Back Home Girl," merging R&B and country, is slated to appear on Lane's second CD. "I've been a big fan of Tori's for quite some time, and I had this song that I was looking for a duet with," Lane said to ET.... »»»
October 10, 2017 - Phone calls from Keith urban were most welcome for four radio stations and personalities as the singer called to tell them they were Country Music Association Broadcast Awards winners on Tuesday. The Bobby Bones Show was among the winners in taking the National award category. Winners were: 2017... »»»