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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

Morgan Wallen Loves the Eagles, Man

Morgan Wallen Loves the Eagles, Man

Unlike Jeff Bridges’ character The Dude in The Big Lebowski, Morgan Wallen loves the Eagles, man. Morgan has been turning heads with music, mullet and easygoing manner since bursting on the scene two years ago. The 26-year-old native of Sneedville, Tenn. (population 1,346) scored back-to-back No. 1 singles with “Up Down” (June 2018) and “Whiskey…MORE

Watch Kix Brooks’ 2013 Interview With Kenny Rogers on “American Country Countdown”

Watch Kix Brooks’ 2013 Interview With Kenny Rogers on “American Country Countdown”

Country music legend Kenny Rogers, 81, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 20. In 2013, Kenny stopped by American Country Countdown to chat with host Kix Brooks about a number of topics, including early influences, friendship with Dolly Parton, having a “perfect” life, induction into the Country Music Hall of…MORE

Sam Hunt on Distinctive Singing Style: “I’m Kind of at the Mercy of My Abilities”

Sam Hunt on Distinctive Singing Style: “I’m Kind of at the Mercy of My Abilities”

Buoyed by Top 5 lead single, “Kinfolks,” Sam Hunt will be dropping his sophomore album, Southside, on April 3. Sam’s upcoming album will follow his 2014 debut project, Montevallo, which spawned hits “Leave the Night On,” “Take Your Time,” “House Party” and more. Southside’s lead single, “Kinfolks,” is currently No. 2 on Billboard’s Country Airplay…MORE

Brooks & Dunn to Hit the Road for “Reboot 2020 Tour”

Brooks & Dunn to Hit the Road for “Reboot 2020 Tour”

Brooks & Dunn announced they will hit the road this summer for the Reboot 2020 Tour, which takes its name from the duo’s 2019 album. The 18-date trek will kick off on May 5 in St. Louis, making additional stops in Tampa, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Chicago and more. The Reboot 2020 Tour will be Brooks &…MORE

Dan + Shay on Attending Justin Bieber’s Wedding With Their Wives: “It’s a Good Thing We Already Had Our Weddings”

Dan + Shay on Attending Justin Bieber’s Wedding With Their Wives: “It’s a Good Thing We Already Had Our Weddings”

After teaming with Justin Bieber to record their current Top 5 single, “10,000 Hours,” Dan + Shay—and wives Abby and Hannah—were guests at Justin and Hailey Baldwin’s star-studded wedding in September. In a sit-down interview with Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, the duo revealed that the extravagant celebration was definitely a “good time,” but…MORE

Video Premiere: Carrie Underwood Overcome With Emotion After Hearing Miranda Lambert’s Praise: “We Lift Each Other Up”

Video Premiere: Carrie Underwood Overcome With Emotion After Hearing Miranda Lambert’s Praise: “We Lift Each Other Up”

During a sit-down interview on The Ty Bentli Show this week, Carrie Underwood was overcome with emotion after hearing Miranda Lambert’s praise regarding her nomination for CMA Entertainer of the Year. Here’s a little backstory regarding Miranda’s praise. Last month in a lengthy Instagram post, Miranda Lambert shared her personal thoughts about the five nominees…MORE

Keith Urban and Drake on the Same Page When It Comes to Measuring a Song’s Success

Keith Urban and Drake on the Same Page When It Comes to Measuring a Song’s Success

There are a number of metrics used to measure a song’s success: chart performance, sales, streaming and more. While those figures are convenient when it comes to defining an artist’s career success, Keith Urban uses his own benchmark. As Keith told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, the measure of a song’s success is the…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