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Tim McGraw’s “I Called Mama” Reaches No. 1 on Mediabase Chart

Tim McGraw’s “I Called Mama” Reaches No. 1 on Mediabase Chart

Tim McGraw’s new single, “I Called Mama,” reached No. 1 on the Mediabase chart this week. 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. “On the one hand, this song is literally, ‘Hey, call your mom,’” says Tim.…MORE

Dolly Parton’s “A Holly Dolly Christmas” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Top Country Albums Chart

Dolly Parton’s “A Holly Dolly Christmas” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Top Country Albums Chart

Dolly Parton’s new holiday album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart this week. The new release, which is Dolly’s first holiday album since 1990’s Home for Christmas, moved 27,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The 12-song collection features several holiday standards, including “Mary,…MORE

Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani Drop Creative New Lyric Video for “Happy Anywhere” [Watch]

Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani Drop Creative New Lyric Video for “Happy Anywhere” [Watch]

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani released a creative new lyric video for their single, “Happy Anywhere.” Penned by Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne and Matt Jenkins, “Happy Anywhere” is currently Top 10 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. “As I’ve said, ‘Happy Anywhere’ feels like the perfect song for right now,” Blake said. “I’m proud to…MORE

Watch Lindsay Ell’s Stylish New Video for “Want Me Back”

Watch Lindsay Ell’s Stylish New Video for “Want Me Back”

Lindsay Ell dropped a new video for “wAnt me back,” the lead single from her recent concept album, heart theory (Aug. 14). The new tune was penned by Lindsay, Kane Brown, Matt McGinn and Lindsay Rimes. Produced by Dann Huff, heart theory is comprised of 12 tracks that journey through each stage of grief: shock,…MORE

Virtual Tin Pan South Festival to Feature Carly Pearce, Jimmie Allen, Wade Bowen, Lori McKenna & More

Virtual Tin Pan South Festival to Feature Carly Pearce, Jimmie Allen, Wade Bowen, Lori McKenna & More

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) revealed the lineup for this year’s virtual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival on Oct. 19–24. The five-day event will feature more than 20 pre-recorded performances from 70-plus singer/songwriters, including Josh Osborne, Lori McKenna, Shane McAnally, Carly Pearce, Liz Rose, Jimmie Allen, John Paul White, Trevor Rosen, Matthew Ramsey, Ernest,…MORE

Jack White Replaces Morgan Wallen as Musical Guest on “Saturday Night Live”

Jack White Replaces Morgan Wallen as Musical Guest on “Saturday Night Live”

Saturday Night Live has turned to Nashville resident Jack White to replace Morgan Wallen as the musical guest on Oct. 10. Jack has performed as the musical guest on SNL three times (2002, 2012, 2018). Morgan was bounced from the show on Oct. 7 after multiple videos surfaced of him ignoring social distancing protocols while…MORE

Watch Little Big Town’s 4-Song Set on “Tiny Desk” Concert Series

Watch Little Big Town’s 4-Song Set on “Tiny Desk” Concert Series

Little Big Town was featured on NPR Music’s Tiny Desk concert series. The series normally features musicians performing at a desk in the NPR Music office, but due to the ongoing pandemic, the series has proceeded with at-home performances. LBT’s Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman and Philip Sweet performed a four-song set—“Nightfall,” “Wine, Beer,…MORE

Kane Brown & Sarah Hyland to Host CMT Music Awards

Kane Brown & Sarah Hyland to Host CMT Music Awards

CMT announced its first set of hosts for the 2020 CMT Music Awards on Oct. 21: Kane Brown and actress Sarah Hyland, who is best known for playing Haley on Modern Family. Two additional hosts will be announced soon. “The CMT Music Awards have always been about bringing the fans and their favorite artists together…MORE

Watch Reba McEntire’s Special Performance of “Fallin’ Out of Love”

Watch Reba McEntire’s Special Performance of “Fallin’ Out of Love”

Reba McEntire celebrated the 30th anniversary of her 1990 album, Rumor Has It, by re-releasing the project on Sept. 11. Reba’s iconic album featured four Top 10 hits, including “You Lie,” “Rumor Has It,” “Fancy” and “Fallin’ Out of Love.” “I never imagined I’d get the chance to put out an album for a second…MORE

Rascal Flatts Reveal “2017 Wedding Crash” Was One of the Highlights of 20-Year Career

Rascal Flatts Reveal “2017 Wedding Crash” Was One of the Highlights of 20-Year Career

In January, country music trio Rascal Flatts—comprised of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney—revealed they will disband at the end of the year to tackle individual projects. While the COVID-19 pandemic put a kibosh on their Farewell Tour, the trio continued to entertain their fans by releasing a seven-song EP, How They Remember You,…MORE

Runaway June Shares Nostalgic New Video for “We Were Rich” [Watch]

Runaway June Shares Nostalgic New Video for “We Were Rich” [Watch]

Runaway June released a new video for their current single, “We Were Rich.” The revamped trio—comprised of Natalie Stovall and founding members Naomi Cooke and Jennifer Wayne—filmed the new clip in Natalie’s hometown of Columbia, Tenn., (about 45 miles south of Nashville). Penned by Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon and Ashley Gorley, “We Were Rich” is…MORE

Police Investigating Assault on The Mavericks’ Band Member

Police Investigating Assault on The Mavericks’ Band Member

Police in Franklin, Tenn., (20 miles south of Nashville) are investigating the assault of Lorenzo Molina Ruiz, a trumpet player for The Mavericks, and his friend, Orlando Morales. The assault occurred in the early morning hours on Oct. 4 at Tony’s Eat & Drink, a bar in Franklin, Tenn. According to Lorenzo, he and Orlando…MORE

Watch The Highwomen Perform “Crowded Table” on “The Tonight Show”

Watch The Highwomen Perform “Crowded Table” on “The Tonight Show”

The Highwomen—Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby—made a virtual apperance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Oct. 6 to perform their new single, “Crowded Table.” Penned by Natalie, Brandi and Lori McKenna, “Crowded Table” is featured on the foursome’s 2019 self-titled debut album, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard…MORE

Listen to Carrie Underwood’s Majestic Rendition of “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”

Listen to Carrie Underwood’s Majestic Rendition of “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”

Carrie Underwood released her first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, on Sept. 25. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The 11-song album features a combination of beloved traditional favorites, such as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Silent Night” and “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee,” as well as original…MORE

Ingrid Andress’ “More Hearts Than Mine” Wins NSAI Song of the Year

Ingrid Andress’ “More Hearts Than Mine” Wins NSAI Song of the Year

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) announced its Song of the Year as part of its annual Nashville Songwriter Awards. Song of the Year: “More Hearts Than Mine” – Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis, Derrick Southerland Penned by Ingrid, Sam and Derrick, “More Hearts Than Mine” was the lead single from Ingrid’s 2020 debut album, Lady…MORE

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Christmas Wish

Christmas Wish

Maddie & Tae will release a new holiday EP, We Need Christmas, on Oct. 23. The six-song project includes two original tunes and four holiday standards. photo by AFF-USA.com