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2020 Fourth of July Concerts: Performers, Times, Channels & Streams

2020 Fourth of July Concerts: Performers, Times, Channels & Streams

The COVID-19 pandemic may have put the kibosh on your favorite Fourth of July celebration, but there are still plenty of virtual concerts to keep you entertained on our nation’s birthday, including performances from Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Lady A, Trace Adkins, Brantley Gilbert, Lauren Alaina, Tenille Townes, Willie Nelson, Robert Earl Keen and more.…MORE

Watch Jason Aldean’s Family-Friendly New Video for “Got What I Got”

Watch Jason Aldean’s Family-Friendly New Video for “Got What I Got”

Jason Aldean released a new video for his Top 20 single, “Got What I Got.” Penned by Thomas Archer, Alex Palmer and Michael Tyler, “Got What I Got” is featured on Jason’s 2019 album, 9. “When I first heard ‘Got What I Got,’ it reminded me of something Boyz II Men would do . .…MORE

Nashville’s “Let Freedom Sing” Virtual Concert on July 4 to Feature Tenille Townes, John Hiatt, Keb’ Mo’ & More

Nashville’s “Let Freedom Sing” Virtual Concert on July 4 to Feature Tenille Townes, John Hiatt, Keb’ Mo’ & More

Nashville will be celebrating our nation’s 244th birthday with a virtual concert—Let Freedom Sing—on July 4. The virtual show will feature performances by John Hiatt, Lilly Hiatt, Keb’ Mo’ and Tenille Townes. Nashville residents can watch locally via television on News Channel 5 at 9 p.m. CT, while fans in other locales can stream the…MORE

Billboard Country Airplay Chart Sees Movement on All-Time List This Week

Billboard Country Airplay Chart Sees Movement on All-Time List This Week

By scoring his 31st No. 1 single (“Here and Now”) this week, Kenny Chesney extended his lead on the all-time list for most No. 1 singles on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, which was created in 1990. Kenny first No. 1 on the chart was “She’s Got It All” in 1997. Most No. 1 Singles…MORE

Watch Lindsay Ell’s Visualizer Video for New Album’s Lead Single, “Want Me Back”

Watch Lindsay Ell’s Visualizer Video for New Album’s Lead Single, “Want Me Back”

Lindsay Ell released a new visualizer video for “wAnt me back,” the lead single from her upcoming concept album, heart theory (Aug. 14). Produced by Dann Huff, heart theory is comprised of 12 tracks that journey through each stage of grief: shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, testing and acceptance. Penned by Lindsay, Kane Brown, Matt…MORE

Kenny Chesney Releases Friendly New Single, “Happy Does” [Listen]

Kenny Chesney Releases Friendly New Single, “Happy Does” [Listen]

Kenny Chesney will ship new single, “Happy Does,” to country radio on July 20. Penned by Brad Clawson, Brock Berryhill, Greylan James and Jamie Paulin, “Happy Does” is the third single from Kenny’s 2020 album, Here and Now, following the release of Top 10 hit, “Tip of My Tongue,” and the chart-topping title track. “The…MORE

Garth Brooks to Perform Fan-Requested Songs During “Inside Studio G” on July 7

Garth Brooks to Perform Fan-Requested Songs During “Inside Studio G” on July 7

After entertaining fans with his unique concert experience across hundreds of drive-in theaters on June 27, Garth Brooks already has planned his next crowd-pleasing event. On July 7, Garth will perform fan-requested songs on his Facebook Live series, Inside Studio G. “How about we just make it intimate?” said Garth. “We just make it really…MORE

Thomas Rhett Releases Inspiring Fan Video for “Be a Light” [Watch]

Thomas Rhett Releases Inspiring Fan Video for “Be a Light” [Watch]

Thomas Rhett released a new fan video for his collaborative single, “Be a Light.” The new clip was created after TR asked members of his fan club, the Home Team, to “share their light with their friends, families, communities, and world.” Thomas Rhett co-penned the song with Josh Miller, Josh Thompson and Matt Dragstrem. The…MORE

Miranda Lambert Notches First Top 5 Hit in Six Years With “Bluebird”

Miranda Lambert Notches First Top 5 Hit in Six Years With “Bluebird”

The most decorated artist in the history of the ACM Awards—Miranda Lambert—scored her first solo Top 5 hit in six years with “Bluebird.” The tune, which Miranda co-wrote with Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby, is No. 5 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. The last time Miranda had a solo Top 5 hit…MORE

Kenny Chesney Scores 31st No. 1 Hit With “Here and Now”

Kenny Chesney Scores 31st No. 1 Hit With “Here and Now”

Kenny Chesney scored his 31st No. 1 single as “Here and Now” ascended to the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. Penned by Craig Wiseman, David Garcia and David Lee Murphy at a writing retreat Kenny set up in Malibu, the tune beckons listeners to live in the present with a chorus…MORE

Lauren Alaina, Brantley Gilbert, Trace Adkins & More to Perform as Part of “A Capitol Fourth” on PBS

Lauren Alaina, Brantley Gilbert, Trace Adkins & More to Perform as Part of “A Capitol Fourth” on PBS

Trace Adkins, Brantley Gilbert, Lauren Alaina and more will celebrate Independence Day by performing during the PBS television special, A Capitol Fourth. Hosted by John Stamos and Vanessa Williams, the 40th annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth will feature pre-taped performances without a live audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The concert is usually held…MORE

Dan + Shay Scrap 2020 Arena Tour With Plans to Reschedule in 2021

Dan + Shay Scrap 2020 Arena Tour With Plans to Reschedule in 2021

Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay announced via Twitter on June 25 that they are scrapping their 2020 Arena Tour with plans to reschedule it in 2021. “We have been holding on to the hope that something might shift, something might change, that we might actually be able to make these shows happen,” said Dan,…MORE

Maren Morris Shares 2 New Tracks, “Just for Now” & “Takes Two” [Listen]

Maren Morris Shares 2 New Tracks, “Just for Now” & “Takes Two” [Listen]

Maren Morris shared two previously unreleased tracks—“Just for Now” and “Takes Two”—that she recorded during the making of her debut album, Hero (2016), and sophomore album, Girl (2019). Penned by Maren, Ryan Hurd and the late songwriter busbee, “Just for Now” was recorded during the Hero sessions. Penned by Maren, Sarah Aarons and Greg Kurstin—the…MORE

Garth Brooks to Stage Concert Event Across Hundreds of Drive-In Theaters on June 27

Garth Brooks to Stage Concert Event Across Hundreds of Drive-In Theaters on June 27

Garth Brooks is a seven-time CMA Entertainer of the Year for a very good reason—he loves to entertain. Garth will headline a unique concert event on June 27 as he performs across 300 drive-in theaters. The concert will be created exclusively for this event, making it the largest one-night show to play at outdoor theaters…MORE

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Rumor Has It

Rumor Has It

Margo Price released her new album, That’s How Rumors Get Started, on July 10. The 10-song album was co-produced by Sturgill Simpson. photo by TCD