Florida Georgia Line says pop/country collaborations equal “big opportunities” for them

Florida Georgia line are riding high with their latest country/pop crossover hit, “Meant to Be,” which has topped Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for 11 weeks.  The duo’s been so successful with their genre-hopping tracks that Tyler Hubbard says you can definitely expect more in the future. “We do love to collaborate. We love making new friends, writing with people outside of our genre and just kind of seeing where it goes,” he says. FGL’s signature hit “Cruise” blew up […]

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Shania Twain docudrama to air on REELZ this weekend

Shania Twain is the subject of a new docudrama set to air on the REELZ Channel this Sunday, February 18. Part of The Price of Fame series, the hour-long show will give viewers an intimate perspective on the country singer’s rags-to-riches story. Ashla Taylor portrays Shania in the show, and tells Billboard that the singer has been a constant inspiration throughout her life. “When I was eight years old, my grandmother took me to see Shania,” she tells the publication. “It was […]

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Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn & more to honor Johnny Cash at Nashville Ballet

The Nashville Ballet has joined forces with John Carter Cash and several local musicians to honor the late Johnny Cash during the 2018 Ballet Ball. Musicians set to take part in the production include Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Jamey Johnson, Bill Miller, and Devin Dawson. Dancers will perform portions of Under the Lights, a production that debuted in 2014 and features the country legend’s songs, as each musician puts his or her unique rendition on Cash’s material. The ball will be held at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony […]

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Country Music Freaks unite: Carly Pearce is in touch with her “redneck side”

Carly Pearce’s second single is called “Hide the Wine,” but the “Every Little Thing” hitmaker is prepared to do some drinking, as she heads out on tour with Blake Shelton. “I hear my liver’s in trouble, so I’m ready for that,” she tells ABC Radio. “And we haven’t met yet, but… I keep seeing interviews where he calls me a freak, because he named his tour Country Music Freaks. So, I feel like somebody who already calls […]

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Wakeboarding or a #1 song? How Kip Moore almost missed “More Girls Like You”

Kip Moore celebrated his #1 lead single from his album Slowheart, at a party Tuesday afternoon at Analog at Nashville’s Hutton Hotel. It’s a moment that almost didn’t happen, because Kip nearly missed the writing appointment when “More Girls Like You” came to life. At the time, he’d just come off the road and was headed to the lake to do some wakeboarding. “I’ve always had that fear of maybe I’m gonna miss out on a magical […]

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Cole Swindell will be running with the NASCAR All-Stars

Cole Swindell will be hangin’ with his NASCAR buddies this spring in North Carolina. The “Stay Downtown” singer will headline a 70-minute show May 19 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He’ll also co-host the driver introductions before the NASCAR All-Star Race. “I’m pumped…” the Georgia native says. “I’ve been a fan of NASCAR for so long, I can’t believe I’ll actually be part of the day’s activities. It will be great to see all my driver friends […]

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Lady A’s Hillary Scott proved to be the key to Valentine’s Day happiness for Charles Kelley

On Valentine’s Day, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley owes a big thank you to his band mate, Hillary Scott. Seems it was Hillary who had the idea to match up Charles with his now-wife, Cassie. “We actually had just started the band,” Charles explains, “and Dave [Haywood] and I, we had decided we were going to get the band together and go out to this dinner. Little did we know that Hillary kind of secretly was trying to set me up with Cassie.” […]

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Blake Shelton makes a splash, giving $50K to his hometown

Blake Shelton is giving back to his hometown, to the tune of $50,000. People’s reigning Sexiest Man Alive raised the money this past weekend, playing shows at Ole Red Tishomingo. Blake runs the restaurant and bar in Oklahoma with Ryman Hospitality Properties, who are also helping out with the donation. The money will go to add new water features and improve the splash pad at a local park. “It’s always fun to play your hometown,” Blake […]

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Maren Morris lets the fans pick, and the result is “Rich”

For her final release from her first album, Maren Morris let fans make the call. “‘Rich’ feels like the perfect, confidant, laugh-the-BS-off-with-your-friends kind of song to go into spring with,” she says. “More importantly, ‘Rich’ is the first time we’ve really let fans pick the single, so it was a no-brainer to make it my final single from Hero.” The Texas native points out that “Rich” has also been road-tested. “From the Bowery in New York City to […]

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Kelsea Ballerini Unapologetically sells out and sets records on first weekend of headlining tour

Kelsea Ballerini set her Unapologetically tour in motion this weekend with sold-out shows in Birmingham, Alabama; Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Augusta, Georgia. In fact, the “Legends” hitmaker set a record in the Peach State: Her show ranked as one of the ten most-attended concerts in the history of Augusta’s Bell Auditorium.. “The energy this weekend was unbelievable and I’m so amazed that my fans knew every word of the album cuts,” Kelsea observed. “Playing the Bell Auditorium […]

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