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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

Sam Hunt Releases Acoustic Version of Top 5 Single, “Hard to Forget” [Listen]

Sam Hunt Releases Acoustic Version of Top 5 Single, “Hard to Forget” [Listen]

Sam Hunt released an acoustic rendition of his new single, “Hard to Forget,” on June 26. The radio version of tune, which is featured on his sophomore album, Southside, is currently No. 5 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after 17 weeks. “Hard to Forget,” which samples Webb Pierce’s 1953 hit, “There Stands the Glass,”…MORE

Willie Nelson’s “4th of July Picnic” to Feature Virtual Performances by Willie, Sheryl Crow, Robert Earl Keen, Margo Price & More

Willie Nelson’s “4th of July Picnic” to Feature Virtual Performances by Willie, Sheryl Crow, Robert Earl Keen, Margo Price & More

Willie Nelson’s 47th annual Fourth of July Picnic boasts a full slate of performers this year, without its customary crowd due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The online event will feature virtual performance from more than 20 acts, including Willie Nelson & Family, Asleep At The Wheel, Charley Crockett, Devon Gilfillian, John Doe, Johnny Bush,…MORE

Listen to Brett Eldredge’s Soulful New Song, “Sunday Drive”

Listen to Brett Eldredge’s Soulful New Song, “Sunday Drive”

Brett Eldredge released the title track to his upcoming fifth studio album, Sunday Drive, which drops on July 10. Penned by Barry Dean, Don Mescall and Steve Robson, “Sunday Drive” beams with piano and strings as Brett croons the nostalgic track he discovered while interning at Universal Music Publishing. “Many years ago, I was an…MORE

Watch Eric Church’s New Lyric Video for Rowdy Single, “Stick That in Your Country Song”

Watch Eric Church’s New Lyric Video for Rowdy Single, “Stick That in Your Country Song”

Eric Church released a lyric video for his hard-hitting new single, “Stick That in Your Country Song.” The new clip, with a blood-red background, highlights the lyrics by featuring the flag, globe, cityscapes and more. Penned by Davis Naish and Jeffrey Steele—and produced by Jay Joyce—“Stick That in Your Country Song” tackles societal issues ranging…MORE

Trisha Yearwood Teams With Lauren Alaina for New Version of “Getting Good” [Listen]

Trisha Yearwood Teams With Lauren Alaina for New Version of “Getting Good” [Listen]

Two of country music’s most dynamic voices—Trisha Yearwood and Lauren Alaina—have joined forces for a new rendition of “Getting Good.” Penned by Emily Weisband and produced by David Garcia, “Getting Good” was initially released as a single by Lauren in October 2019. Currently, the tune is No. 42 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Trisha…MORE

Bonnaroo Festival Rescheduled for June 2021 After 2020 Cancellation

Bonnaroo Festival Rescheduled for June 2021 After 2020 Cancellation

There will be no Bonnaroo in 2020. In March, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which was slated to take place June 11–14, was rescheduled for Sept. 24–27 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 24, Bonnaroo announced that it cancelled the 2020 festival via a statement on its website: “Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival…MORE

The Dixie Chicks Change Name to “The Chicks”

The Dixie Chicks Change Name to “The Chicks”

According to their new website and social media handles, The Dixie Chicks—Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer—have rebranded as “The Chicks.” As of press time, the Chicks have not made a public announcement. The trio’s name change comes after weeks of social unrest that has put a spotlight on systematic racism and discrimination. “Dixie”…MORE

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