Michael Ray explores the built-in mystery of “Her World or Mine”

Michael Ray‘s follow-up to his chart-topping “One That Got Away” is the classic country heartbreak ballad “Her World or Mine.” “It’s been my favorite song on the album since it was a demo…” the Florida native tells ABC Radio. “I always knew that song was gonna be on the record…” “It spoke to me,” Michael reveals. “It’s what I love about country music. It’s the real honesty of ‘we’ve all been there.’ And we’ve been on […]

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Lady A taps into the “Need You Now” magic with their new hit, “What If I Never Get Over You”

Even though it’s only been out since Friday, Lady Antebellum‘s “What If I Never Get Over You” is already at #25 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart. Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood all agree part of the reason is probably because it calls to mind their 2009 smash, “Need You Now.” “To me,” Dave explains, “this song just stands out so much because it asks so many great questions that are unanswered. What if time doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do? […]

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Maren Morris reveals she’s a happy, healthy non-smoker as she covers Women’s Health

Maren Morris is a happier, healthier “Girl” these days, after working on both her body and her mind, she reveals in the article that accompanies her June cover of Women’s Health magazine. In addition to watching what she eats and working out with Carrie Underwood’s trainer Erin Oprea, the Texas native has also given up smoking. “It used to be such a stress reliever,” Maren admits. Ultimately, she realized the cigarettes were affecting her vocals. “It’s a gift to sing […]

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Brooks & Dunn will give CMT Crossroads a REBOOT ahead of CMA Fest

The Brooks & Dunn REBOOT is coming to CMT Crossroads. The soon-to-be Country Music Hall of Famers will stage a live version of their new album that pairs them with today’s hottest stars on Tuesday, June 4 in downtown Nashville. Luke Combs, Brett Young, Jon Pardi, Midland, LANCO’s Brandon Lancaster, and Cody Johnson are already on board to recreate B&D’s biggest hits with Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, with more names still to be added. The outdoor show will take place at the corner of 5th and Broadway in […]

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“Whiskey Glasses” and a mullet: Morgan Wallen’s “business in the front, party in the back” because of his dad

Right now, “Up Down” hitmaker Morgan Wallen has one of the most recognizable haircuts in country music, as he rocks a 2019 update on the classic mullet. The East Tennessee native says you can thank his dad for his “business in the front, party in the back” style. “I started doing it because I was looking at my mom and dad’s photo album,” Morgan explains. “And whenever they got married, my dad had a mullet.” “So me […]

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Keith Urban confesses he initially had “no idea” his buddy Eric Church co-wrote his new single, “We Were”

If you’re surprised to learn that Eric Church co-wrote Keith Urban‘s new single, “We Were” — you’re not the only one. Keith himself confesses he had no clue the Chief had anything to do with the tune. “I just loved it,” Keith says. “From the very first verse, I just loved it. I love the imagery of it. I love the melody, the feel of it. I had no idea Eric was a writer on it.” “Because I […]

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How Dan + Shay brought Rascal Flatts “Back to Life” on tour

Rascal Flatts kicked off their Summer Playlist Tour this weekend in Cincinnati, St. Louis, and Chicago. In the coming weeks, Billy Currington, Lee Brice, LOCASH, Jordan Davis, Morgan Evans, and Jimmie Allen will join them at different times on the trek. Last summer, the trio took Dan + Shay on tour. It’s quite a successful partnership, since Shay Mooneywrote the Rascal Flatts #1, “I Like the Sound of That,” as well as their latest hit, “Back to Life.” Gary LeVox recalls they told Shay they were releasing […]

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Walker Hayes’ “Don’t Let Her” is an emotional love letter to his wife

Walker Hayes has tackled a wide variety of topics in his songs. His breakthrough “You Broke Up with Me” dealt with his struggles in the music business. “Craig” was about a friend who helped him out when he needed it, and “90’s Country” name checked his heroes and favorite tunes. Now, with his new song “Don’t Let Her,” he considers what life would be like for his wife Laney if something happened to him. “I’m honored to be […]

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Trust Thomas Rhett and Jon Pardi: There ain’t nothin’ that a “Beer Can’t Fix”

Thomas Rhett and Jon Pardi team up to sing about the power of — well, beer — in the latest preview of TR’s forthcoming Center Point Road record. And yes, the uptempo pick-me-up “Beer Can’t Fix” seems tailor-made to one day be a commercial. “Ain’t nothin’ that a beer can’t fix/Ain’t no pain it can’t wash away,” Thomas sings. “From the moment that it hits your lips/Makes those clouds look a little less gray.” “Oh, you could be lonely or heartbroken/Or hungover […]

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American Idol’s Luke Bryan says he needs “one more dollar than” The Voice’s Blake Shelton

With the finale of American Idol on the way Sunday, ABC has already confirmed a third season in 2020. But Luke Bryan clarifies that he, Lionel Richie, and Katy Perry are still in talks about their return. “They have agreed to pay me $180 million…” Luke jokes. “We like that number… it’s in the ballpark.” “But, no…” he adds in a more serious tone. “I’m obviously excited about the potential of a season three. We’re in the business portion of it where […]

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