100 shows and counting: Carrie Underwood offers up her devotion to the Opry

It’s 100 Grand Ole Opry performances and counting for Carrie Underwood, after four sold-out shows at the legendary venue this past weekend. Country Music Hall of Famer Connie Smith welcomed the reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year to the iconic stage Saturday, thanking her for her dedication to the country music institution. “Even when you’ve been on the road more than 200 days a year, you’ve always come back to the Opry,” Connie said. […]

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Bro country: Cole Swindell shows off his camaraderie with Dierks Bentley in new “Flatliner” video

Cole Swindell’s new video not only showcases his latest single, “Flatliner” — it’s also a behind-the-scenes look at the What the Hell Tour with Dierks Bentley. Shot during their date in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the in-concert clip captures the moment when Cole returns toward the end of the headliner’s set to sing the pair’s duet. Originally, Cole wrote the song hoping Dierks would cut it.  “I have said since the day this song was […]

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Jerrod Niemann says he now knows why “God Made a Woman”

Jerrod Niemann’s new song “God Made a Woman,” is a reflection of where Jerrod is in his life today. The lyric, a mature declaration of love, makes a point of not addressing the object of his affection with the overused term “girl.” “There’s that spectrum between a boy and a man and this song is the 2.0 of me evolving from a boy to a man,” Jerrod recently revealed to Rolling Stone. Jerrod, who has […]

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Tim McGraw & Faith Hill soar with new single

Grammy award-winning superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill released their newest collaboration, “Speak to a Girl,”  today.  It is now available on the usual platforms. As previously announced, the couple will perform “Speak to a Girl” on the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 2, live at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS. It will be the song’s television world premiere. “Speak to a Girl,” co-penned by Shy Carter, Dave Gibson and Joe Spargur, […]

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Up with “People”: New Little Big Town single reveals the secret to happiness

Little Big Town has released a second single for their album The Breaker. “Happy People” is the follow-up to their smash hit “Better Man,” which was penned by Taylor Swift. The rhythmic track was written by Hailey Winters and Lori McKenna.  McKenna co-wrote Tim McGraw‘s award-winning “Humble & Kind.” All the lyrics contain wise words, but the song’s biggest piece of advice comes in the chorus, where the group explains the path to true happiness. […]

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The star of Thomas Rhett’s show? His 40 pairs of sneakers

One might think that growing up in Nashville as the son of a country singer would make Thomas Rhett a fan of cowboy boots, but it turns out, sneakers are more his style.  Lots and lots of sneakers. The switch to wearing kicks onstage came several years ago when Thomas decided to include a few dance moves in his stage show, “I was going to break my ankles dancing in [boots],” he told Billboard. Thomas […]

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Dan + Shay bit by the acting bug while working on The Shack soundtrack

Dan + Shay have been an integral part of the success of the movie The Shack, and their involvement in the project has gotten the duo contemplating a move into acting. The duo’s contribution to the movie’s soundtrack, “When I Pray for You,” helped make it a recent #1 Billboard country album.  The song also cracked the top 20 on the Hot Christian Songs chart.  Now, Dan and Shay say they’d like to do more […]

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Newcomers Raelynn and Lindsey Ell release new music today, adding potential girl power to country radio

The top 20 songs in this week’s Mediabase Country Airplay chart only contain two female solo artists. Raelynn and Lindsey Ell will release new music today with hopes of doing something about those stats. Raelynn was just 17 when she first caught Blake Shelton‘s ear with her Pistol Annies-inspired blind audition on The Voice‘s second season. Ultimately, she was sent home by Blake during the competitions quarterfinals. The country singer has done a lot of […]

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Faith Hill talks family, fame and aging in New Beauty cover story

Superstar Faith Hill is pretty busy: she and husband Tim McGraw are releasing a new album and rehearsing for their upcoming Soul 2 Soul Tour 2017.  But she still had time to sit down with New Beauty Magazine and talk about her family, fame and why turning 50 later this year really doesn’t faze her. Faith notes that encouraging a good work ethic in her and Tim’s three girls, Gracie, Maggie and Audrey, is of […]

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Rascal Flatts are pumped about their new album: “It’s the quality of the music”

The guys of Rascal Flatts say they’re feeling a little nostalgic these days. But as they look back on a stellar career, it’s also apparent the three of them are pretty stoked about the future, too — especially when it comes to their new album. Back to Us, the group’s 10th studio album, is due May 19, and frontman Gary LeVox says the band has “really been fired up” about the project. “I think it’s […]

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