“On My Way to You”: How Cody Johnson almost missed his chance to open for George Strait at Gillette Stadium

On August 17, Cody Johnson will mark a major career milestone, as he opens for Blake Shelton and George Strait at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots. But the “On My Way to You” hitmaker reveals it almost didn’t happen. “It was kind of a purgatory moment for about a week because we had a sold-out show in Austin, Texas for about ten-thousand people on the same day…” Cody tells ABC Radio. “And so it took about a week […]

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LEGACY is live: Garth Brooks offers another chance to pre-order vinyl set

The third pre-sale window for Garth Brooks’ LEGACY vinyl collection is now open. The set includes seven vinyl albums, as well as seven CDs with bonus tracks not on the original records. The three-disc set Triple Live, as well as No Fences, The Chase, In Pieces, and Fresh Horses are all part of the package. So far, in the 48 hours that LEGACY has been available to pre-order, Garth has sold 720,000 copies of the set. Go to GarthBrooks.com/Vinyl to find out more. The pre-sale window […]

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Carrie, on! “Love Wins” hitmaker to continue Opry tradition during CMA Fest this year

It’s become a Grand Ole Opry tradition for Carrie Underwood to headline a couple of big shows on the Tuesday before CMA Fest, and it’s one she’ll continue in 2019. Carrie will play the Opry at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. CT on June 4, with Chris Janson and Travis Tritt on the bill as well. Look for more big names to join the roster as the date approaches. The crowd will have a chance to warm up prior to the […]

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Maren Morris goes For the Throne on new Games-inspired album

Maren Morris wears a crown in the artwork for her new album, Girl, and now, she’s making a move toward the Throne… Game of Thrones, that is. Maren’s one of fourteen artists on For the Throne, a new album featuring music inspired by the hit HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. While we don’t know the title of Maren’s contribution yet, we do know she’s a big Thrones fan. “Let the Games begin…” she tweeted when the album was announced. Lennon Stella, The Lumineers, Mumford & […]

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“There Was This Girl,” and this Alabama boy named Riley Green, who downplays his success but loves his family

Right now, newcomer Riley Green is enjoying his first top-five hit with his debut single, “There Was This Girl.” He admits his success is quite an adjustment for his family, who live in the small college town of Jacksonville, Alabama. “You know, going back home is funny,” Riley says with a smile. “Like my grandmother — she’s still excited that the lady that works at Huddle House knows me, you know. So I mean, it’s a different […]

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Perryville, Missouri is the proud home of Chris Janson and his “Good Vibes”

If you put out enough “Good Vibes,” they eventually put up a sign in your hometown honoring you. At least that’s the case for Chris Janson, whose Missouri birthplace did just that this weekend. “Welcome to Perryville: Home of Grand Ole Opry Member Chris Janson,” the sign reads. The “Buy Me a Boat” and “Fix a Drink” hitmaker thanked Perry County Heritage Tourism for the honor and the home folks for “[standing] in my corner for […]

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Cowgirls Don’t Cry — but they might on Saturday: Reba’s dad to be honored by the National Cowboy Museum

With Sunday’s 54th ACM Awards behind her, Reba McEntire has yet another major awards show coming up this weekend. “My Daddy, Clark McEntire, is being inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City this Saturday!” she shared on social media on Wednesday, along with a link to a feature article from the Tulsa World. To understand just how prestigious the honor is, you only need consider who’s also being inducted in […]

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Blake Shelton mourns the passing of eighties country icon Earl Thomas Conley

“My heart is absolutely destroyed today…” Blake Shelton tweeted on Wednesday, after learning of the death of Earl Thomas Conley. “I’m sad to report that Earl Thomas Conley passed away very early this morning,” Blake continued. “Earl was my all-time favorite singer, hero and my friend.” “Prayers to his family,” Blake added. “We will all miss you deeply my brother. Now go rest…” Blake also included what looks to be a fairly recent picture of him singing with ETC. […]

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ACM Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban followed the Golden Road to the triple crown

Keith Urban’s win as Entertainer of the Year at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards officially makes him a triple-crown winner. While you may be familiar with that phrase when it comes to horse racing, at the ACMs, it means that you won the New Artist trophy, followed that up by taking home the Male Artist trophy or its equivalent, and then went on to win the Entertainer of the Year prize. The Aussie superstar […]

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“Look What God Gave [Him]”: Thomas Rhett gets nostalgic on Center Point Road

The release of Thomas Rhett‘s fourth album is still nearly two months away. But backstage at Sunday night’s ACM Awards in Las Vegas, the newly-crowned Male Artist of the Year teased what fans can expect, and explained the record’s title, Center Point Road. “Center Point Road is the street that I grew up on twenty minutes north of Nashville in a town called Hendersonville,” TR says. “And so much of the songs on this album really were […]

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