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Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Venues Launch “Battle of the Bands” Series

Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Venues Launch “Battle of the Bands” Series

Blake Shelton’s four Ole Red venues—Nashville, Gatlinburg, Tishomingo and Orlando—will launch a new competition series on Aug. 19. Ole Red Battle of the Bands will be a weekly competition that takes place across all Ole Red locations. Four artists/bands—one at each venue—will play two songs (one cover, one original). The performances from each venue will…MORE

Mickey Guyton to Release New EP, “Bridges,” on Sept. 11

Mickey Guyton to Release New EP, “Bridges,” on Sept. 11

Mickey Guyton will release a new six-song EP, Bridges, on Sept. 11. Mickey co-penned every song on the upcoming EP, which also features songwriters Karen Kosowski, Hillary Lindsey, Jesse Frasure, Nathan Chapman and Victoria Banks. The EP includes recent releases “Black Like Me” and “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?” as well as current single,…MORE

Dolly Parton to Release New Holiday Album, “A Holly Dolly Christmas,” on Oct. 2

Dolly Parton to Release New Holiday Album, “A Holly Dolly Christmas,” on Oct. 2

Dolly Parton will release a new holiday album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, on Oct. 2. The 12-song collection features several holiday standards, such as “Mary, Did You Know,” “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” “Holly Jolly Christmas” and more, as well as six original tunes that Dolly penned. The album also features duets with some…MORE

Gone West Disbands Two Months After Debut Album

Gone West Disbands Two Months After Debut Album

Country quartet Gone West—comprised of Colbie Caillat, Justin Kawika Young, Jason Reeves and Nelly Joy—released its debut album, Canyons, on June 12. Two months later on Aug. 12, Colbie announced via Instagram that she and Justin have decided to leave the group: “After a lot of thought during this time, Justin and I have decided…MORE

Tennessee Senate & House Pass Resolution Honoring the Memory of Charlie Daniels

Tennessee Senate & House Pass Resolution Honoring the Memory of Charlie Daniels

The Tennessee Senate passed a resolution honoring the memory of Charlie Daniels on Aug. 11. The ceremonial resolution, Senate Joint Resolution 8011, passed with a unanimous vote of 28 to 0, stating, in part, “that we celebrate the life of Charlie Daniels, even as we mourn his passing, and reflect fondly upon his impeccable character…MORE

Hayes Carll Reimagines Past Songs on New Acoustic Album, “Alone Together Sessions”

Hayes Carll Reimagines Past Songs on New Acoustic Album, “Alone Together Sessions”

Typically touring troubadour Hayes Carll used his downtime during the pandemic to record a new album, Alone Together Sessions, which will drop on Sept. 4. The 11-song album features acoustic versions of 10 of Hayes’ past songs, as well as a duet with wife Allison Moorer on Merle Haggard’s “That’s the Way Love Goes.” “It’s…MORE

Dan + Shay Announce 2021 Arena Tour

Dan + Shay Announce 2021 Arena Tour

Dan + Shay announced a new 2021 Arena Tour with more than 30 dates. “thank you to our fans for being so patient while we worked through the rescheduling of the (arena) tour. we’re absolutely crushed that it wasn’t able to happen this year, but your safety is more important to us than anything, so…MORE

In Rhythm: Lindsay Ell Readies New Concept Album, “Heart Theory,” on Aug. 14

In Rhythm: Lindsay Ell Readies New Concept Album, “Heart Theory,” on Aug. 14

Lindsay Ell will release her new concept album, heart theory, on 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. The album title and song titles have been stylized in lowercase. Lindsay co-penned 11 tracks on…MORE

Brothers Osborne to Headline Free Livestream to Benefit ACM Lifting Lives on Aug. 21

Brothers Osborne to Headline Free Livestream to Benefit ACM Lifting Lives on Aug. 21

John and TJ Osborne of Brothers Osborne will headline a livestream concert—Brothers Osborne: Let’s Play Live—on Aug. 21 to benefit ACM Lifting Lives. During the free concert, fans will be encouraged to donate to the ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund, which was created to support individuals in the country music community who are currently…MORE

St. Jude’s “Music Gives: Together” Livestream on Aug. 13 to Feature Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley & More

St. Jude’s “Music Gives: Together” Livestream on Aug. 13 to Feature Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley & More

A number of artists—from many genres of music—will take part in Music Gives: Together on Aug. 13 to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The free virtual event will feature musicians, chefs and St. Jude patients who will entertain, inspire and highlight the lifesaving mission of St. Jude. On the country music front, the livesteam…MORE

Locash Reconnects With New Single, “Beers to Catch Up On” [Listen]

Locash Reconnects With New Single, “Beers to Catch Up On” [Listen]

Preston Brust and Chris Lucas of Locash will follow up their recent No. 1 single, “One Big Country Song,” by releasing “Beers to Catch Up On.” Penned by Rhett Akins, Jeremy Stover and Paul DiGiovanni, “Beers to Catch Up On” is featured on Locash’s 2019 album, Brothers. The 11-song offering was the first album on…MORE

Kane Brown to Release New 7-Song EP, “Mixtape Vol. 1,” on Aug. 14

Kane Brown to Release New 7-Song EP, “Mixtape Vol. 1,” on Aug. 14

Kane Brown will release a new seven-song EP, Mixtape Vol. 1, on Aug. 14. The new EP features four previously released tracks (“Worldwide Beautiful,” “Cool Again,” “Be Like That” and “Last Time I Say Sorry”) as well as three brand-new songs (“Worship You,” “BFE” and “Didn’t Know What Love Was”). Kane co-wrote every track on…MORE

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Mixtape EP

Mixtape EP

Kane Brown will release a new seven-song EP, Mixtape Vol. 1, on Aug. 14. The new EP features four previously released tracks as well as three brand-new songs.