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Friday's livestream line-up

Friday, April 3, 2020 – Friday livestreans
Caitlyn Smith and Tenille Townes on Instagram, 2 p.m. CT

Big Machine Presents Home School Sessions continues with Drawing Class with Professor/Midland's Cameron Duddy at 3 p.m. CT

Romeo Entertainment's Couch Concert Series welcome Seaforth at 3 p.m. CT

Kane Brown and John Legend - video premiere and live chat, 4 p.m. CT

Craig Morgan's Fridays at Four makes it debut on Facebook, 4 p.m. CT

EMI Nashville's Brandon Lay is playing an unreleased song at 5 p.m. CT

Jack Daniel's Presents Chase Rice Friday Night Happy Hour at 6 p.m. CT

Lucas Hoge's Cover Night kicks off at 6:30 p.m. CT

Tucker Beathard is on Facebook, 7 p.m. CT

Niko Moon with Anna Moon, on Instagram and Facebook, 7 p.m. CT

Tyler Rich's Instagram Live series, The Distance, starts at 8 p.m. CT

Brantley Gilbert's Fire't Up Friday continues with Colt Ford at 8 p.m. CT

Brad Paisley's performs during Bud Light Dive Bar Tour: Home Edition on Instagram and Facebook at 8 p.m. CT

Saturday livestreams
Valory's Tyler Rich and EMI Nashville's Kylie Morgan join NYCountry Swag's Virtual Country Brunch at 11 a.m. CT

The Couch Concert Series continues with Walker County at 3 p.m. CT.

Brent Cobb raises money for his band and crew during Jam For the Band at 4 p.m. CT.

Capitol's Caylee Hammack plays the UnCancelled Music Festival at 7 p.m. CT

Billy Strings Nugs on Sat, April 4 at 9 p.m. eastern

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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