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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

Instead of Learning to Cook, Keith Urban Created “The Speed of Now: Part 1”

Instead of Learning to Cook, Keith Urban Created “The Speed of Now: Part 1”

Keith Urban released his new studio album, The Speed of Now: Part 1, on Sept. 18. While the idea for the album’s title came to Keith in October 2019, many of the tunes on the 16-song project were created in 2020 when Keith immersed himself in music during his self-quarantine. Keith’s time at home—where he…MORE

Sam Hunt Says Sampling Webb Pierce’s Iconic Tune “Just Felt Right”

Sam Hunt Says Sampling Webb Pierce’s Iconic Tune “Just Felt Right”

By sampling Webb Pierce’s 1953 No. 1 hit, “There Stands the Glass,” in his current single, “Hard to Forget,” Sam Hunt has introduced Webb’s iconic song to a new generation of country music fans. While hardcore, old-school country fans may liken Sam’s sampling to blasphemy, the closer truth is that Sam has opened up the…MORE

Kip Moore Says New Album “Wild World” Is “Rowdy, Like an Old Analog Record”

Kip Moore Says New Album “Wild World” Is “Rowdy, Like an Old Analog Record”

Kip Moore released his fourth studio album, Wild World, on May 29. The 13-song offering features 12 songs that Kip co-wrote, including lead singe, “She’s Mine,” which is currently No. 26 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after 38 weeks. In addition, Kip co-produced the album with David Garcia, Luke Dick and Blair Daly on select…MORE

Luke Combs Tops the Charts With His “Number One Songwriting Hero, Eric Church”

Luke Combs Tops the Charts With His “Number One Songwriting Hero, Eric Church”

Luke Combs’ single, “Does to Me,” featuring Eric Church, ascended to No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart this week. With his latest No. 1 single, Luke is the first country artist in history whose first eight singles have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Eric, on the other hand, scored his…MORE

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs