How Kane Brown is living the message of “Good as You” on his Live Forever Tour

Kane Brown kicked off his headlining Live Forever Tour last week with sold-out shows in Duluth, Georgia; Pensacola, Florida; and Columbus, Georgia. The “Good as You” hitmaker says he’s amped up his show, as he transitions from opening for stars like Jason Aldean and Chris Young into sitting at the top of the bill himself. “We just got really fluid on changing songs really quick, so there’s no dead space,” Kane explains. “And our set, our production is crazy now, […]

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Let’s Be Frank: Trisha Yearwood channels Toni Braxton on the cover of her Sinatra record

You might assume Trisha Yearwood is channeling Ol’ Blue Eyes on the cover of Let’s Be Frank, her new album of Sinatra covers. But the two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year reveals the inspiration to wear a man’s hat, coat and tie actually came from Toni Braxton‘s 1992 video for “Love Shoulda Brought You Home.” “It was so much fun!” Trisha says of the photo shoot. “In my head, from the very beginning, when I decided to do this record… I […]

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Brantley Gilbert shows off his skills under the Friday night lights in preview of “What Happens in a Small Town” video

Brantley Gilbert’s video for his new single, “What Happens in a Small Town” is set to premiere Thursday on CMT, but the Georgia native is giving his fans a special behind-the-scenes preview on his socials now. In the clip, we see Brantley make an impressive pass underneath the Friday night lights with a local football team, before he and Lindsay Ell struggle to keep it together to perform their duet. “Everybody’s been laughing and cutting up and acting a […]

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Mitchell Tenpenny to make his late night debut Tuesday on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Newcomer Mitchell Tenpenny is set to make his late night television debut Tuesday on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Mitchell will sing his platinum-certified #1 single, “Drunk Me,” as well as its follow-up, “Alcohol You Later.” You can tune in to catch his performance starting at 11:35 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, Mitchell still has one more date left on his Telling All My Secrets Album Release Tour, on February 1 in Denver, Colorado. Then on February 27, he joins Old Dominion as a special […]

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Jason Aldean will Ride All Night with Kane Brown and Carly Pearce on 2019 tour

Three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean will kick off his Ride All Night Tour May 3 in Uncasville, Connecticut. Kane Brown will join Jason on the trek, just as he did on 2017’s They Don’t Know Tour. “Kane was out with us a couple years ago, and, you know, I just kind of hit it off with him…” Jason explains. “He’s kinda become like my little brother almost. And so, when I go on tour, I […]

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Randy Houser changes course with Magnolia: “I had to go make my music”

Randy Houser‘s top-forty hit, “What Whiskey Does,” is the lead single from his new Magnolia record, but he warns it’s not necessarily the best representation of the rest of the album. “It’s probably the most country thing on the record,” he explains. “I was really afraid that people would think I was trying to make a throwback country record. But that kinda scared me, because the album is not a throwback country record.” “But it’s not a […]

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Maren, OD, FGL and more have country’s most anticipated albums of 2019, according to Billboard

What do Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion and Maren Morris have in common with Madonna, Backstreet Boys, and Kanye West? Well, for one thing, they’re on Billboard’s all-genre rundown of “The 40 Most Anticipated Albums of 2019.” For some titles on the list like Cody Johnson’s Ain’t Nothin’ to It and Cassadee Pope’s Stages, you won’t have to wait very long. Cody’s major label debut, which follows five successful independent albums, features his hit, “On My Way to You.” It’ll be out next Friday. Cassadee’s sophomore album, arriving five […]

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With four kids and one on the way, Chris Stapleton and wife Morgane are grateful they “have a village” to help

With four kids and one on the way, Chris Stapleton and his wife Morgane have their hands full.  Fortunately, they also have lots of help. “Our kids travel with us quite a bit,” Chris explains. “But when they don’t come, it’s my in-laws and all my extended family… We have a village and none of this is possible without that village.” “And we continue to be grateful for everybody that we have,” he adds, “my in-laws and my sister-in-law […]

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Once Dierks Bentley climbs the country music Mountain, he plans to return home to his native Arizona

Even though Dierks Bentley has lived in Nashville for a quarter-century and has his own Music City honky tonk, Whiskey Row, part of his heart still remains in his native Arizona. That’s why he’s proud to shine a spotlight on the West with his latest album, The Mountain, which was written and recorded in Telluride, Colorado. “I’ve got a foot in Nashville and I definitely have more of a foot than ever out West where I’m from,” Dierks […]

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Carly Pearce gets “Closer to…” finishing her second album

Carly Pearce is getting closer to finishing her sophomore album. With its debut single, “Closer to You,” catching on at country radio, the “Every Little Thing” hitmaker is hard at work on the rest of her record. “Last day of writing this week then studio to work on CP2 tomorrow,” she tweeted on Wednesday. “If y’all only knew how excited I am to share this new chapter & these songs with you.” On January 24, Carly kicks off The Way […]

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