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HARDY Shares Full Track List for HIXTAPE: Vol. 2

HARDY Shares Full Track List for HIXTAPE: Vol. 2

HARDY is quickly solidifying his role as the king of collaborations in Country music with the release of HIXTAPE: Vol. 2! This collaboration-only album is the second of its kind from HARDY (the first being HIXTAPE: Vol. 1 released in 2019), and consists of only star-studded songs. HIXTAPE: Vol. 2 includes 14 tracks, consisting of…MORE

Mitchell Tenpenny Announces “Naughty List” Christmas Album

Mitchell Tenpenny Announces “Naughty List” Christmas Album

‘Tis the season for holiday album announcements, and the latest is from Mitchell Tenpenny! Mitchell has just shared that Naughty List, an 11-song Christmas album, will be available October 29th. Mitchell says, “I love all Christmas music. It always brings me back to my childhood and sharing the holidays with my family. ‘Have Yourself a Merry…MORE

Brett Eldredge Announces “Mr. Christmas” & Glow Live Tour 2021

Brett Eldredge Announces “Mr. Christmas” & Glow Live Tour 2021

‘Tis the season for holiday album announcements, and we all know the season just wouldn’t be the same without the smooth vocals of Mr. Christmas himself, Brett Eldredge. He solidified himself as an integral part of the holiday season with the release of his 2016 Christmas album, Glow, and is spreading more Christmas cheer this year…MORE

Kenny Chesney Tapped As Executive Producer for SEC’s “More Than A Voice”

Kenny Chesney Tapped As Executive Producer for SEC’s “More Than A Voice”

It’s finally fall, meaning college football is back, and we all know how intertwined it is with country music! There are many superstars that have proudly shared their love of football, and their SEC affiliations, throughout their careers – including Kenny Chesney.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kenny Chesney (@kennychesney) It’s…MORE

Kacey Musgraves Announces 2022 Tour & Releases New Video for “justified”

Kacey Musgraves Announces 2022 Tour & Releases New Video for “justified”

Kacey Musgraves has just shared that she will be hitting the road in 2022, following the announcement her new album and film due out September 10, star-crossed. The limited 15-city tour titled star-crossed: unveiled kicks off January 19, 2022 in Saint Paul, Minnesota and will wrap up February 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California at STAPLES Center. Fans can…MORE

Ryan Hurd Sets October 15th Release for Debut Album, Pelago

Ryan Hurd Sets October 15th Release for Debut Album, Pelago

On the heels of penning another #1 song, Luke Bryan‘s “Waves,” songwriter and artist Ryan Hurd has just announced his debut album, Pelago, to be released October 15. The project was inspired by Ryan’s upbringing on the shores of Lake Michigan, and was produced with his childhood friend and longtime collaborator Aaron Eshuis. Additional collaborators include Jesse Frasure…MORE

Chase Rice Announces Bud Light Seltzer Sessions Tour

Chase Rice Announces Bud Light Seltzer Sessions Tour

Chase Rice is hitting the road with Bud Light to bring fans the Bud Light Seltzer Sessions tour. It will consist of dates at smaller, more intimate venues. Chase says “We’re bringing the energy of our full live show back to some of our favorite small stages.” He adds, “We’ve been dreaming this up for…MORE

Kacey Musgraves Announces New Album – star-crossed – Available September 10th

Kacey Musgraves Announces New Album – star-crossed – Available September 10th

Six-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves has fans ready for ‘sad girl fall’ with the announcement of her fourth studio album, star-crossed, due out September 10th. The 15-song collection will be “structured as a modern-day tragedy in three acts,” and “tells an extremely personal journey of heartache and healing.” Along with the announcement of the…MORE

Carrie Underwood Returns to Sunday Night Football for her 9th Season

Carrie Underwood Returns to Sunday Night Football for her 9th Season

It’s official, Carrie Underwood is headed back to NBC for the 2021-2022 Season of Sunday Night Football! This will be Carrie’s 9th consecutive season as the opening theme singer. Fans can expect the tradition of “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night” to continue, but the video will be brand-new, featuring high-tech LED lighting and stunning visuals…MORE

Old Dominion’s New Album “Time, Tequila & Therapy” Due Out October 8

Old Dominion’s New Album “Time, Tequila & Therapy” Due Out October 8

Old Dominion has just announced that their 4th full-length studio album, Time, Tequila & Therapy, will be released October 8, 2021. The band hinted at a project with a new perspective with their latest single “I Was On A Boat That Day,” and shared “All I Know About Girls” to celebrate the album announce. The 13-track…MORE

Lady A’s “What A Song Can Do” Album Due Out October 22

Lady A’s “What A Song Can Do” Album Due Out October 22

Dubbed by Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood as “a love letter to fans,” Lady A‘s 8th studio album, What A Song Can Do, is to be released on October 22. “We’ve rediscovered our purpose, and it’s to entertain and spread a positive message – I really truly believe that,” Charles Kelley said. “I want…MORE

ACM Awards to Stream on Amazon Prime Video

ACM Awards to Stream on Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video announced today that they are the new home for the Academy of Country Music Awards. The 57th ACM Awards will stream on the platform, making it the first major awards show to be exclusively live-streamed. The 2022 show will be produced by MRC’s Dick Clark Productions. CBS had been the home of…MORE

Garth Brooks Cancels Final Stadium Tour Shows

Garth Brooks Cancels Final Stadium Tour Shows

Following the first five shows of his Stadium Tour, Garth Brooks and his team have come to the difficult decision to cancel the final five tour dates. The affected shows include Cincinnati, OH (9/18), Charlotte, NC (9/25), Baltimore, MD (10/2), Foxborough, MA (10/9), and Nashville, TN, which was initially postponed due to severe weather. Garth…MORE

Nelly Enlists Breland and Blanco Brown for ‘High Horse’

Nelly Enlists Breland and Blanco Brown for ‘High Horse’

Nelly is no stranger to the world of country music – throughout his career, he’s collaborated with artists like Tim McGraw on their 2004 hit Over and Over, Florida Georgia Line’s 2013 remix of Cruise, most recently Good Times Roll from Jimmie Allen‘s collaborative project Bettie James, and more. The 3x-GRAMMY Award winning artist is diving into the world of country…MORE

Mitchell Tenpenny Hits the Road on the To Us It Did Tour

Mitchell Tenpenny Hits the Road on the To Us It Did Tour

Mitchell Tenpenny has just announced that he’s hitting the road with Drew Green this fall on the To Us It Did Tour! The tour will be making stops in 12 cities, kicking off in Wantagh, NY on September 23 and wrapping up on December 18 in Royal Oak, MI. These shows will kick off a…MORE

Country Music Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2021

Country Music Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2021

Reba McEntire joined Sarah Trahern, the Chief Executive Officer of the CMA, this morning to share the Country Music Hall of Fame’s 2021 inductees – Eddie Bayers, Pete Drake, Ray Charles, and The Judds. This year’s inductees represent three categories – Modern Era Artist, Veterans Era Artist, and Recording or Touring Musician. Drummer Eddie Bayers and late steel…MORE

Brothers Osborne Enlist Leslie Jordan for “I’m Not For Everyone” Music Video

Brothers Osborne Enlist Leslie Jordan for “I’m Not For Everyone” Music Video

Emmy-award winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan is one of country music’s favorite new faces, and he’s just joined Brothers Osborne in the music video of their latest single, “I’m Not For Everyone.” The video follows Leslie as he strolls through a rowdy bar fight (in an iconic yellow suit), where he ultimately brings the…MORE

Dolly Parton Joins James Patterson for Music City Mystery

Dolly Parton Joins James Patterson for Music City Mystery

Dolly Parton is no stranger to the world of literature. From her first publication in 1979, a book of poetry titled “Just The Way I Am,” and her 1994 autobiography “Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business,” to her beloved children’s book “Coat of Many Colors” and her latest, “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life In…MORE

Kane Brown’s “Worldwide Beautiful” Earns MTV Video Music Award Nomination

Kane Brown’s “Worldwide Beautiful” Earns MTV Video Music Award Nomination

Kane Brown is representing the world of country music at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards with a nomination for “Worldwide Beautiful.” He garnered the genre’s sole nomination at the awards in the “Video For Good” category, which recognizes artists who “use their voices for good.” Nominees includes Billie Eilish‘s “Your Power,” Demi Lovato‘s “Dancing…MORE

Luke Combs “Clears The List” of Fellow App State Alum Teacher

Luke Combs “Clears The List” of Fellow App State Alum Teacher

Luke Combs isn’t known for being the most active Country star on social media, but when he does take to Twitter, it’s usually something heartwarming like this:  Or this:  And the latest? He’s helped stock the classroom of a fan – and fellow alumnus of Appalachian State University – North Carolina kindergarten teacher Kelly Kirk.  She…MORE

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

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