#ReadAlong with Dolly: Imagination Library creator kicks off YouTube Kids Reading Month

Childhood literacy has long been one of the causes closest to Dolly Parton’s heart, and this August, she’s pitching in to help YouTube Kids with its Reading Month. In addition to recording a new intro video for the video platform, the global superstar has also curated her own #ReadAlong playlist that includes lyric videos from her recent children’s album, namely the title track, “I Believe in You,” and the re-recording of her classic, “Coat of Many Colors.” The playlist features […]

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“Woman, Amen”: Dierks Bentley supplies the anthem for ABC’s WE Day special and propels two Nashville women into the national spotlight

Dierks Bentley performs his latest #1, “Woman, Amen,” Friday night on the annual WE Day special on ABC. The Arizona native admits he didn’t have to do much for his song to become the anthem for this year’s event, which celebrates young people who are making a positive impact on the world. “It’s great to have a song that just opened doors for you. I didn’t have to do anything to make that happen,” Dierks says candidly. “It’s […]

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Not quite All of It: How Cole Swindell found the “missing piece” to album #3

Cole Swindell‘s third album, All of It, arrives on Friday as its debut single, “Break Up in the End,” nears country’s top ten. While the Georgia native put painstaking detail into making his follow-up to You Should Be Here, he reveals the title track almost didn’t make the record. “Cool story about this song,” Cole explains. “I was actually done recording my album. This song caught my attention. Somebody played it for me just randomly on my […]

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Feel the Tree Vibez: “Simple” reflects Florida Georgia Line’s back-to-basics attitude right now

If you wonder how Florida Georgia Line‘s latest top ten hit came to be, the answer is “Simple,” just like the title of the song. It’s one of the many hits that have been born out of the duo’s tradition of bringing a bus filled with songwriters on tour, sponsored by their publishing company, Tree Vibez Music. “It started on the Tree Vibez bus,” Tyler Hubbard explains, “which is a bus that we bring out on tour with […]

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Dierks Bentley celebrates his kids as he stars in ABC’s annual WE Day special on Friday

Dierks Bentley will be hanging out with the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Whoopi Goldberg and John Stamosthis Friday night, as he appears on the fourth annual WE Day special on ABC. The event is “a celebration of young people making a difference,” and is put together by the WE organization, which encourages the next generation to effect positive change in the world. Dierks performed his most recent #1, “Woman, Amen,” when the special was taped back in April, and says there’s no […]

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Expectant mom Carrie Underwood “super excited” to juggle pregnancy and hosting the CMA Awards

A little more than ten days ago, we found out that Carrie Underwood will return for the 11th time to host the CMA Awards. Then just five days later, Carrie revealed she’s expecting her second baby. But the “Cry Pretty” hitmaker admits she’s happy to juggle the responsibilities of being one of the leading vocalists in country music and the challenges of motherhood a second time. “We were super-excited to get the phone call to ask Brad [Paisley] and […]

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Watch now: Luke Combs gives fans a crash course in his history in “She Got the Best of Me” video

If you watch Luke Combs’ new video for “She Got the Best of Me” carefully, you’re sure to spot several surprises. The new clip is laced with plenty of inside information hardcore Luke fans will recognize, including cameos from Luke’s band members, the Dodge Neon he drove when he moved to Nashville, and even some shots of his hometown of Boone, North Carolina. The guitar Luke plays in the video also happens to be his very […]

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Baby Girl: Jason Aldean reveals he’s expecting his third daughter in baseball-themed video

There’ll soon be a new baby girl in Jason Aldean’s family. Jason and his wife Brittany announced the gender of their new little one this weekend on Instagram, in a baseball-themed reveal created especially for their older girls, 15-year-old Keely and 10-year-old Kendyl. “Kendyl’s been… it’s the only thing she’s talked about for the past month,” Jason said at the beginning of the clip. Both older sisters correctly guessed they’d be getting a new baby sister, before hitting a baseball to reveal […]

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Kenny Chesney breaks One Direction’s record at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium

Kenny Chesney set a new record this weekend at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, playing for more than 55,000 fans in Music City.  Kenny’s Trip Around the Sun Music City tour stop surpasses the number of tickets sold by One Direction in 2014, when close to 54,000 fans filled the home of the Tennessee Titans. “There’s a special energy that happens when you’re home,” Kenny observed after the show. “This one’s for the people who know you, your team, where these songs […]

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Jason Aldean almost gave his latest smash, “Drowns the Whiskey,” to Tyler Farr

If things had gone differently, “A Guy Walks into a Bar” hitmaker Tyler Farr might be the one singing Jason Aldean‘s latest smash, “Drowns the Whiskey.” “I was actually producing some sides on Tyler Farr, a couple years back…” Jason recalls, “And it was a song that I actually wanted to record on him. We ended up not recording it on him. And so, I told him if he didn’t cut it, I was gonna cut it. So […]

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