Morgan Evans asks Kelsea Ballerini to “Dance with Me” on his U.S. debut, Things That We Drink To

Morgan Evans‘ debut album in the U.S., Things That We Drink To, includes both his first number one, “Kiss Somebody,” and his latest hit, “Day Drunk.” It also boasts another bonus: his first duet with his bride, Kelsea Ballerini. “‘Dance with Me’ is definitely the first song that I wrote for her, and it’s definitely the most special one,” Morgan tells ABC Radio. “And it’s the one that I asked her to sing on for the record, […]

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Kane Brown confirms he and Katelyn Jae are tying the knot this week

After winning three American Music Awards earlier this week, Kane Brown revealed to ABC Radio he was heading home to tie the knot with fiancee Katelyn Jae. “Yeah, it’ll be this week,” Kane confirmed. “I’m not going to say the exact date, but yeah, it’ll be this week.” “I’m flying home,” he added, “her family’s already at my house, and we’re about to get ready for it.” Kane and Katelyn have been engaged since April of 2017. And […]

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Something to Be Proud Of: Blake Shelton to host all-star Opry fundraiser for Troy Gentry Foundation

Blake Shelton will host an all-star concert at the Grand Ole Opry as the first major fundraiser for the Troy Gentry Foundation. Troy’s wife Angie started the non-profit to honor her late husband, who was killed in a helicopter crash last fall, shortly before Montgomery Gentry was set to perform. So far, Jimmie Allen, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Eddie Montgomery, Justin Moore, Craig Morgan, Jon Pardi, and Rascal Flatts have all signed on for the Wednesday, January 9 fundraiser, with more talent to be added. The Troy Gentry Foundation will help […]

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Kelsea Ballerini says her “adrenaline-heavy” video with The Chainsmokers is like nothing she’s done before

When the expanded edition of Kelsea Ballerini‘s sophomore album comes out October 26, it’ll include “This Feeling,” her new collaboration with The Chainsmokers. Kelsea admits she’d been dreaming of working with the electronic duo for some time, even performing their monster hit from 2016 on tour. “I met the guys two years ago at the Grammys,” she recalls. “I covered ‘Closer’ all during the tour, and just kept saying that my favorite collaboration that I wanted to […]

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Thomas Rhett reveals he’s halfway through recording his “nostalgic” fourth album

Thomas Rhett is currently up for Album of the Year at next month’s CMA Awards for Life Changes, but the Male Vocalist nominee is already well on his way to creating its follow-up. “I was in the studio for about two weeks about a month ago,” he tells ABC Radio. “[I] recorded half the record, [and will be] finishing it up in December, and we’ll hopefully have a brand new single from a new project out [by] […]

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Hurricane Michael forces Chris Stapleton to reschedule his Thursday show

Thanks to Hurricane Michael, some Chris Stapleton fans in North Carolina will have to wait a little longer to see him. He’s moving his Thursday night concert in Charlotte to Sunday because of the storm. The “Broken Halos” hitmaker let concert-goers know via his website and social media. “Due to Hurricane Michael and out of concern for everyone’s safety and overall fan experience, tomorrow’s show at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 14,” the message reads. […]

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2018 winners at the American Music Awards

Here’s a list of the 2018 winners at the American Music Awards Favorite Male Artist Country Kane Brown Favorite Female Artist Country Carrie Underwood Favorite Duo or Group Country Florida Georgia Line   Favorite Album – Country Kane Brown – Kane Brown Favorite Song – Country Kane Brown “Heaven”

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Hangin’ out and “Hangin’ On”: How Chris Young helped some lucky fans have the time of their lives

If you wonder if the people in the “Hangin’ On” video are having as much fun as it looks like they are — well, Chris Young can confirm that it’s true. Chris says the song is not only a stand-out from his Losing Sleep record, it was perfect for a laid-back, beachside performance clip. “It’s one of my favorite [up]tempos on the record,” he tells ABC Radio, “and we actually did something really cool with the video, too.” “[We] went down […]

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Kip Moore’s “Last Shot” philosophy led him on the trip of a lifetime to Iceland

Kip Moore‘s latest top twenty hit, “Last Shot,” is about seizing the moment when it comes to romance. But in real life, “carpe diem” is a philosophy the admitted adventure-seeker lives by. “I try to go by that everyday,” Kip says. “I mean, I can’t jump out of planes every single day, but I try to… when I have a burning desire to do something, I try to go do it and seize the moment.” […]

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Sad songs say so much: Maren Morris explains her very different vision for “Rich”

You’d probably never guess from listening to it, but Maren Morris originally envisioned her bouncy, upbeat hit “Rich” as a sad song. “‘Rich’ initially was intended to be sort of a heartbreaking moment on the record,” she explains. “And I feel, you know, the day we wrote it, it was gonna be a really sad song: If I had a dime every time you’ve ripped my heart out, I would be rich.” Instead, things took a decidedly […]

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