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Dolly Parton is Honored & Flattered By Lil Nas X’s Cover of “Jolene”

Dolly Parton is Honored & Flattered By Lil Nas X’s Cover of “Jolene”

Lil Nas X broke onto the scene taking his horse to the “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus… After making a splash with his own hits, Lil Nas X got the seal of approval for his recent cover of Dolly Parton‘s classic song “Jolene”…by Dolly herself! When the country music icon heard the young…MORE

2021 Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels Set For August

2021 Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels Set For August

This year’s annual Volunteer Jam concert has become an all-star tribute to Charlie Daniels after his passing last summer. Volunteer Jam – A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels was scheduled to happen in Nashville later this month, but due to current situations it has been moved to this summer. David Corlew of David Corlew and…MORE

The Winners: 2020 Billboard Music Awards

The Winners: 2020 Billboard Music Awards

The winners for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards were announced live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Oct. 14 on NBC. Luke Combs took home three trophies, including Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album, while Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ hit, “Old Town Road,” copped four…MORE

Maren Morris, Lady Antebellum, Billy Ray Cyrus & More Join Star-Studded “One World: Together at Home” Global Broadcast

Maren Morris, Lady Antebellum, Billy Ray Cyrus & More Join Star-Studded “One World: Together at Home” Global Broadcast

Billy Ray Cyrus, Lady Antebellum and Maren Morris have been added to the star-studded broadcast, One World: Together at Home, on April 18. They join previously announced country artists Keith Urban and Kacey Musgraves. International advocacy organization Global Citizen and the World Health Organization announced the global broadcast to celebrate and support healthcare workers during…MORE

Grammy Awards: The Winners, Including Tanya Tucker, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus & More

Grammy Awards: The Winners, Including Tanya Tucker, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus & More

Check out all of the country-centric winners from the 2020 Grammy Awards on Jan. 26. Best Country Solo Performance “All Your’n” | Tyler Childers “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” | Ashley McBryde “Ride Me Back Home” | Willie Nelson WINNER “God’s Country” | Blake Shelton “Bring My Flowers Now” | Tanya Tucker Best Country Duo/Group Performance “Brand…MORE

Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown & More Win American Music Awards

Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown & More Win American Music Awards

The 2019 American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, handed out trophies at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 24. Carrie Underwood (Favorite Female Artist-Country and Favorite Album-County) and Dan + Shay (Favorite Duo/Group-Country and Favorite Song-Country) took home two awards apiece, while Kane Brown (Favorite Male Artist-Country) and Lil Nas…MORE

Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus Win Two BET Hip Hop Awards for “Old Town Road”

Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus Win Two BET Hip Hop Awards for “Old Town Road”

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus took home two trophies for their smash hit, “Old Town Road,” at the BET Hip Hop Awards, which aired on Oct. 8 from Atlanta. “Old Town Road” won Best Collab/Duo or Group, besting nominations from Cardi B and Bruno Marks (“Please Me”), DJ Khaled, Nipsey Hussle and John…MORE

2019 CMA Awards Nominations: 9 Snubs & Surprises

2019 CMA Awards Nominations: 9 Snubs & Surprises

The nomination for the 53rd CMA Awards were announce on Aug. 28, and there were a few questionable omissions—as well as surprising inclusions—in the nomination process. Here are 9 snubs and surprises—off of the top of my head sans any deep research—from the 53rd annual CMA Awards nominations, which recognized artists’ works from July 1,…MORE

Barack Obama’s Summer 2019 Playlist Includes Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

Barack Obama’s Summer 2019 Playlist Includes Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

Former President Barack Obama shared his annual summer playlist via Twitter on Aug. 24. The 44-song playlist—from the 44th President—included Lil Nas X’s mega-hit, “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. While “Old Town Road” was the only country song in the mix, the eclectic playlist feature a lineup of artists that included Stevie Wonder,…MORE

Dan + Shay Win Big at the Teen Choice Awards

Dan + Shay Win Big at the Teen Choice Awards

The Teen Choice Awards handed out hardware during its live show from Hermosa Beach, Calif., on Aug. 11. On the country front, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay were the big winners, copping awards for both Choice Country Artist and Choice Country Song (“Speechless”). The remix of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town…MORE

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter