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July 15, 2019 - Chris Knight will release his first new music in over seven years with "Almost Daylight" on Oct. 11 via Thirty Tigers. Knight's ninth album contains tales of small-town despair ("I Won't Look Back") and outsiders bound by love ("Crooked Mile") along with testaments to perseverance ("Go On"),... »»»
July 12, 2019 - James Barker Band and Brett Kissel lead the Canadian Country Music Association awards nominations with five apiece. Kissel is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Apple Music Fans' Choice Award, Interactive Artist or Group of the Year, MNP Male Artist of the Year and Anthem Entertainment Songwriter(s) of the Year .... »»»
July 12, 2019 - Chris Young and Lauren Alaina released their collaboration, "Town Ain't Big Enough," to digital and streaming services today. Young wrote the anthem with Cary Barlowe, Corey Crowder and Shay Mooney, who also contributes background vocals on the track. The lyrics include the lines: This town ain't... »»»
July 11, 2019 - Acoustic roots quintet The Steel Wheels release their seventh studio disc, "Over the Trees." The band recorded the 11 songs in Maine with producer Sam Kassirer, who also produced their previous effort, "Wild As We Came Here." The difference is that the Virginia-based band adds percussion to the mix.... »»»
July 11, 2019 - Luke Combs will extend his sold out "Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour" with five new dates including a second show added in Nashville. Combs added a second show at Bridgestone Arena on Dec. 12 after selling out the first show in six minutes. The additional dates also include stops at Los Angeles'... »»»
July 11, 2019 - Two years in the making, Kenny Chesney is reliving his concerts with a massive coffee table book, "Kenny Chesney: Living in Fast Forward." With only 3,500 books being printed, Chesney will institute a lottery system to sell them to his fan club. The 456-page book features 571 pictures by photographers... »»»
July 10, 2019 - Jeremy Ivey, a member of wife Margo Price's band, will go his own musicl route. He will put out his debut, "The Dream and the Dreamer," on Sept. 13 via ANTI- Records. "The only objective here was to film some ridiculous scenarios and make them seem ordinary," Ivey said of the music video for the new... »»»
July 9, 2019 - Luke Bryan will head to the farms again this fall for concerts on six never-before payed farms for his 11th Farm Tour. Bryan, who will take a break from his Sunset Repeat Tour, will feature Cole Swindell, Mitchell Tenpenny, the Peach Pickers and DJ Rock during the Sept. 26-Oct. 5 run.... »»»
July 9, 2019 - Kane Brown will headline STAPLES Center's 20th anniversary concert at the downtown Los Angeles arena on Oct. 18. The concert marks the first major milestone event in what will be a year-long celebration of the arena's history since opening the doors on Oct. 17, 1999. "We are thrilled to have Kane... »»»
July 8, 2019 - Old Dominion announced its self-titled, third studio album will be out Oct. 25. For the first time, the band will be co-producing the album alongside longtime collaborator Shane McAnally. Old Dominion recently named "One Man Band" as the next radio single. The band's most recent single "Make It... »»»
July 8, 2019 - Garth Brooks announced a new tour on Sunday, the Dive Bar Tour, which starts July 15 in Chicago. That was the only date announced on the tour. Brooks will play Joe's on Weed Street, it was announced Monday with local radio stations distributing the tickets. There will be seven dates on the tour.... »»»
July 3, 2019 - Willie's Remedy, the company co-founded by Willie Nelson and wife Annie Nelson, is releasing two new products: Willie's Remedy Relief Balm and Willie's Remedy Tea, he announced today. The new items, infused with hemp oil, arrive after the debut of Willie's Remedy Coffee, and Willie's Remedy Hemp Oil Tincture.... »»»
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July 2, 2019 - Mitchell Tenpenny is set for a Nashville residency July 8-10 at listening rooms throughout the city, featuring a diverse lineup of artists and songwriters. On July 8, the CMT and ACM Awards nominee will host a writers round at the Listening Room Cafe featuring Jameson Rodgers, Seaforth and The Sisterhood Band.... »»»
July 1, 2019 - Kenny Chesney will release a new single, "Tip of My Tongue," on July 12, the first song from an upcoming album. Blue Chair/Warner Music Nashville will release the song. Chesney has spent a chunk of this years on his Songs for the Saints Tour. "It's funny how a figure of speech can lead you to all... »»»
June 28, 2019 - Trisha Yearwood revealed the track list for her upcoming 14-song CD, "Every Girl." This fall, she launches her first solo tour in five years. The "Every Girl On Tour" kicks off Oct. 3 with a special three-night engagement with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.... »»»
June 28, 2019 - Runaway June released its debut CD today, while Josh Abbott Band is out with an EP. Runaway June, a trio consisting of Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland and Jennifer Wayne, is out with "Blue Roses." The group has had three songs that have charted with "Buy My Own Drinks" doing the best.... »»»
June 27, 2019 - Jeff Austin, a founding member of Yonder Mountain String Band, died on Wednesday at 45 in Seattle. Austin had announced on Saturday that he would have to cancel appearances at three festivals due to a medical emergency. Austin was born in Arlington Heights, Ill. on April 25, 1974.... »»»
June 27, 2019 - Dierks Bentley unveiled the up-and-coming artists stage who will play at his Seven Peaks Music Festival coming to Colorado in late August. The stage will host artists Clare Dunn, HARDY, Lauren Jenkins, Larkin Poe, Kendell Marvel, Rapidgrass, Teddy Robb, Seaforth, Chris Shiflett and Rita Wilson.... »»»
June 26, 2019 - Gaby Barrett, an American Idol finalist, has signed a deal with Warner Records Nashville, she announced today. The big-voiced Barrett, a native of Pennsylvania, has released the single "I Hope." She is currently in the studio working with Ross Copperman on her debut for Warner. A native of Munhall, Pa.... »»»
June 25, 2019 - Brad Paisley and Toby Keith are among the 2019 nominees for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In the Songwriter category, nominees are Shawn Camp, Ed Hill, Marcus Hummon, Archie Jordan, Kostas, Rivers Rutherford, Ronnie Rogers and Jerry Salley. The nominees in the Songwriter/Artist category are... »»»
June 25, 2019 - Alabama's "50th Anniversary Tour" winds down with a final stop in Music City later this year. The trio announced today that its "50th Anniversary End of Tour Celebration" is set for Nov. 20 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Band members Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen have recruited Country... »»»

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