After 20+ years of waiting, Tim and Faith’s first duet album, The Rest of Our Life, finally arrives on Friday

For Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, the day that was more than twenty years in the making has finally come.  Today, the couple releases their very first full album of duets together, titled The Rest of Our Life. At the same time, the two get the chance to look back on a year of touring together, as their Soul2Soul concert special premieres at 9 p.m. ET tonight on Showtime. For Faith, there’s no denying it:  it’s been a wild […]

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“Ask Me How I Know” Garth Brooks is Entertainer of the Year: here’s 100K reasons why

Garth Brooks picked up his sixth Entertainer of the Year trophy at last week’s CMA Awards, and he’s wasting no time living up to the title. So far, he’s sold more than 100,000 tickets at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, which will be the final North American stop on his World Tour. All told, that makes Music City the 17th stop on the trek where Garth has sold more than 100,000 seats. So far, more than 6.3 million […]

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Look What You Made Me Do: Taylor Swift comes back to country

It looks like the next step in building Taylor Swift’s Reputation may be a return to the format that first made her a star. On Thursday, Big Machine, Taylor’s record label, released the ballad “New Year’s Day” to country radio, as her new album, Reputation, continues to sell big numbers. It had already moved more than a million copies by Wednesday, following its release the Friday before. The cuts “Look What You Made Me Do” and “…Ready for It?” […]

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Kelsea Ballerini books Dancing with the Stars, following a big debut for Unapologetically

Kelsea Ballerini’s sophomore album is Unapologetically a hit. The Knoxville, Tennessee native moved more than 44,000 copies of her record in its first week, enough to debut at #3 on Billboard’s country albums chart, and at #7 on the all-genre ranking. Meanwhile, the set’s lead single, “Legends,” has made a place for itself in country’s top 20. Kelsea will sing her hit next Tuesday morning on Live with Kelly and Ryan, before performing on the season 25 finale of Dancing […]

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Let the snark begin! Blake Shelton’s status as People’s Sexiest Man Alive gets Twitter talking

Blake Shelton’s never been shy about voicing his opinions on social media, and now that People has proclaimed him its Sexiest Man Alive, the Twitter-verse seems to be matching wits with him. “Blake Shelton isn’t even the sexiest man at this Waffle House,” @kittykaresless quipped. “Blake Shelton is sexy if you like a guy who’s always about to lean in and tell you about hearty, healthy, American dog food,” Louis Virtel tweeted. Ira Madison III even brought the Oklahoma native’s significant other […]

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Carrie Underwood undergoes wrist surgery after serious fall last weekend

Carrie Underwood continues to be on the mend, after a hard fall Friday night outside her Nashville home that left her with a broken wrist, and several cuts and abrasions. “I just wanted [to] let everyone know that I’m doing great,” she tweeted Wednesday morning. “Had surgery on my wrist [Tuesday] & all went well…even though I’ll be setting off airport metal detectors from now on…I’m so thankful for the doctors, nurses, family & friends who’ve been taking […]

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Here’s to You: The final Montgomery Gentry album is coming early next year

Here’s to You, the album that’s likely to be the final one from Montgomery Gentry, is set to be released on February 2. Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry were working on their eighth studio effort when Troy was killed in a helicopter crash on September 8. “I know it’s been a while but it has been a very emotional time…you will be hearing from me soon,” Eddie said in a statement announcing the album’s release. “Our new music is […]

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Brantley Gilbert’s a new dad

Congratulations to Brantley Gilbert and wife Amber on the birth of their first child. Son Barrett Hardy-Clay Gilbert was born Saturday in Athens, Georgia, according to People, which also has the exclusive first photo of mom and dad with their newborn.  The name Hardy comes from Amber’s father’s side of the family, while Clay was Brantley’s grandfather’s middle name. The baby was actually due this coming Friday, but Brantley tells People Amber woke up Saturday with “a little pain… And the nurse said, ‘You’re […]

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In troubled times, Luke Bryan still believes “Most People Are Good”

In the wake of multiple hurricanes, the mass shooting in Las Vegas and the wave of political controversy that continually dominates the news cycle these days, Luke Bryan’s new album offers a dose of comfort with the new song, “Most People Are Good.” “I believe this world ain’t half as bad as it looks. I believe most people are good,” the two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year sings on his new record, What Makes You Country, which […]

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Meet Sir Rosevelt: How Jekyll + Hyde led to Zac Brown’s new side band

The debut album from Zac Brown’s side band, Sir Rosevelt, will arrive December 15. Described as “Southern pop,” the project grew out of the experimentation Zac did on ZBB’s 2015 album, Jekyll + Hyde.  Songwriter Niko Moon and producer Ben Simonetti complete the trio. “Sir Rosevelt is a new chapter in addition to Zac Brown Band,” Zac says. “A new outlet for creativity, connection and art. Get ready.” The record’s new single, “Something ‘Bout You” was produced by Timbaland, who’s known for his work […]

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