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Luke Bryan Releases Tender New Song & Video, “Build Me a Daddy” [Watch]

Luke Bryan Releases Tender New Song & Video, “Build Me a Daddy” [Watch]

Luke Bryan released a tender new song, “Build Me a Daddy,” and accompanying video on June 12. Penned by Jake Mitchell, Josh Thompson and Brett Tyler, “Build Me a Daddy” is featured on Luke’s upcoming seventh studio album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here, which is set to drop on Aug. 7. The new song…MORE

Daughter of Hank Williams Jr. Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash in Tennessee

Daughter of Hank Williams Jr. Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash in Tennessee

Katherine Williams-Dunning, 27, was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 79 in Henry Country, Tennessee, on June 13, according to WKRN.com. Katherine is the daughter of Hank Williams Jr. and his third wife, Mary Jane Thomas. Henry County is approximately 115 miles west of Nashville. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol as reported by…MORE

Gone West Releases Debut Album, “Canyons,” After Two-Year Journey

Gone West Releases Debut Album, “Canyons,” After Two-Year Journey

Gone West released its debut album, Canyons, on June 12. Comprised of two-time Grammy-winner Colbie Caillat, Grammy-winning songwriter Jason Reeves, Hawaiian recording artist Justin Kawika Young and ACM Award nominee Nelly Joy, the four members joined forces in 2018 after successful individual careers as recording artists and songwriters. “There are a few moments [that brought…MORE

Lady Antebellum Changes Name to “Lady A” [Read Their Full Statement]

Lady Antebellum Changes Name to “Lady A” [Read Their Full Statement]

The members of Lady Antebellum—Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood—have changed the name of their group to Lady A in an effort to recognize “those suffering from spoken and unspoken injustices.” The word “antebellum” comes from the Latin words “ante” (“before”) and “bellum” (“war”), which is a romanticized adjective commonly used to describe the…MORE

Billboard Country Airplay Chart Has All Kinds of Cool Streaks Right Now

Billboard Country Airplay Chart Has All Kinds of Cool Streaks Right Now

Check out a few fun streaks from the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Thomas Rhett’s recent single, “Beer Can’t Fix, became his 15th No. 1 hit on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in May. “Beer Can’t Fix” is Thomas Rhett’s ninth consecutive No. 1 single, the longest ACTIVE streak on the Airplay chart. With his latest…MORE

Miranda Lambert Scores First Solo Top 10 Hit in Six Years With “Bluebird”

Miranda Lambert Scores First Solo Top 10 Hit in Six Years With “Bluebird”

The most decorated artist in the history of the ACM Awards—Miranda Lambert—scored her first solo Top 10 hit in six years with “Bluebird.” The tune, which Miranda co-wrote with Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby, is No. 10 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. The last time Miranda had a solo Top 10 hit was with…MORE

Travis Denning Makes History as “After a Few” Hits No. 1

Travis Denning Makes History as “After a Few” Hits No. 1

Travis Denning’s “After a Few” is the little engine that could. After 65 weeks, the tune has reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, marking the longest trip to the top. Jimmie Allen’s “Make Me Want To” previously held the record at 58 weeks. In addition, “After a Few” marks the longest tenure…MORE

Luke Combs Announces Rowdy New Single, “Lovin’ On You” [Listen]

Luke Combs Announces Rowdy New Single, “Lovin’ On You” [Listen]

Luke Combs will try to score his unprecedented ninth consecutive No. 1 single—to start a career—with the release of “Lovin’ On You.” The new tune, which was penned by Luke, Ray Fulcher, James McNair, and Thomas Archer, will impact country radio on June 22. “Fun song,” says Luke. “I wrote it with Ray, James and…MORE

Tim McGraw Called Mama . . . “To Make a Hot Milk Cake”

Tim McGraw Called Mama . . . “To Make a Hot Milk Cake”

In May, Tim McGraw released his touching new single, “I Called Mama.” Penned by Lance Miller, Marv Green and Jimmy Yeary, “I Called Mama” is about the special connection mothers share with their children, especially when times are tough. However, as Tim noted during a press event in May when he was discussing his life under…MORE

Eric Church, Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves & More to Take Part in John Prine Tribute

Eric Church, Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves & More to Take Part in John Prine Tribute

The late John Prine will be honored by a musical who’s who during Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine on June 11. The legendary troubadour died on April 7 due to COVID-19 complications. Confirmed guests for Picture Show include Courtney Marie Andrews, Dan Auerbach, Kevin Bacon, Brené Brown, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Dave Cobb,…MORE

Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Orlando to Open on June 19

Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Orlando to Open on June 19

Blake Shelton’s new Ole Red restaurant/bar/venue in Orlando, Fla., will open on June 19. Ole Red Orlando was scheduled to open on April 14. However, the COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on the plans for the grand opening. “My birthday is June 18, but Ole Red Orlando is opening June 19, that’s way more important,”…MORE

Elaina Smith Wins Gracie Award for “Women Want to Hear Women” Podcast

Elaina Smith Wins Gracie Award for “Women Want to Hear Women” Podcast

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation announced the winners for the 44th annual Gracie Awards, which recognize exemplary programming in media created by women. Honorees for 2019 include Sandra Oh, Leah Remini, Connie Britton, Rachel Maddow, Robin Roberts and more . . . as well as our very own Elaina Smith, who is being…MORE

Ricky Skaggs, Dottie West & Johnny Gimble Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame

Ricky Skaggs, Dottie West & Johnny Gimble Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame

The Country Music Association announced its 2018 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees on March 27: Modern Era: Ricky Skaggs Veteran Era: Dottie West Musician: Johnny Gimble Ricky Skaggs As far as a pioneer, Ricky Skaggs is one of the great innovators and trailblazers of modern country. Ricky led the fight to bring country music…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