Toby Keith’s “Weed with Willie” and “Wacky Tobaccy” find their home on The Bus Songs

Irreverent, under-the-influence tunes crafted late at night on Toby Keith’s bus have long been part of his repertoire. Now, for the first time, the Oklahoma native is putting out a full album of them. The Bus Songs will be released September 8, and will include his latest single “Wacky Tobaccy,” as well as a live recording of the favorite “Weed with Willie.” Here’s the complete listing of the 12 tracks on The Bus Songs, which will be available […]

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Huntin’, Fishin’ and Rakin’ in the Dough: Luke Bryan is country’s top money-maker of 2016, according to Billboard

Four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan is country music’s top money maker of 2016, according to a new ranking by Billboard. Luke raked in $27.3 million last year to land at #8 on the publication’s list of the top 50 money makers. While that’s nothing to sneeze at, it’s roughly half of what the #1 earner made:  Beyonce claims that title with $62.1 mill. Kenny Chesney was the seventh biggest touring act in the U.S. last year, enough to secure the […]

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Newcomer Carly Pearce is off to the races, in more ways than one

With her debut single, “Every Little Thing,” now in the top-20, Carly Pearce is locking in some major media exposure. The Kentucky native will sing the national anthem Sunday, July 23 before the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. You’ll be able to watch for her performance starting at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Carly is currently working on her debut album with producer busbee, who’s known for his work with Maren Morris, Keith Urban, […]

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“My Kinda Party”: Jason Aldean’s ready for “A Little More Summertime” with his fans

Two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean takes his They Don’t Know Tour to Morristown, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana this weekend, and when the temperature starts heating up, he says there’s no place he’d rather be that on the stage of an outdoor venue. “You know, growing up in Georgia and Florida, I’m a summer kid,” Jason says. “So I love the beach and summer and sun and that time of year.” After a long hard […]

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No need to “Stay a Little Longer”: Brothers Osborne is “pretty damn close” to finishing new record

With their latest hit “It Ain’t My Fault” in the top 15, CMA and ACM Vocal Duo of the Year Brothers Osborne are well on their way to finishing their sophomore album. “We went down to Florida, just to get out of Nashville and kinda clear our heads a little bit, with Jay Joyceour producer, and we shacked up in a beach house,” John says of how they approached the record. “We intended on maybe leaving with anywhere between six […]

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If you like “Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland is ready with another round

What happens when a Calvin Klein model, an MTV-Award-winning video director and one of their former bandmates form a new trio? You get Midland — and a pretty big “Drinkin’ Problem.” The threesome has managed to crack the top ten with their very first single, and on September 22, their 13-track debut album will follow. So far, we don’t know what it will be called. Just in case you’re wondering, lead singer Mark Wystrach was the male model, while Cameron […]

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Vote Blake Shelton for Choice Twit: Teens love country too

If Blake Shelton is your pick for Choice Twit, this year’s Teen Choice Awards are for you! The Voice host will vie for the Twitter honor on the fan-voted show next month, against the likes of Ellen DeGeneres and Justin Timberlake. When it comes to Snapchat, Brett Eldredge will have to take down Kylie Jenner and Selena Gomez to walk away with the Choice Snapchatter title. Both Sam Hunt and Florida Georgia Line also make impressive showings among the Teen Choice nominees. Sam is up for Choice Summer Tour for his 15 […]

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Keith Urban relives March Madness in a Friday night TV special

This spring, Keith Urban rocked the AT&T Block Party at the March Madness Music Festival in Phoenix, Arizona. Friday night, you can check out his performance in a new TV special. In addition to new interview footage, the Aussie superstar delivers live versions of hits like “Somewhere in My Car” and “Wasted Time,” the latter of which is from his latest album, Ripcord. You can preview Keith Urban:  Live from Phoenix now on YouTube. The full special airs Friday at 9 […]

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“Love in a Bar”: Maren Morris reveals fiance Ryan Hurd has always been her support system

Maren Morris makes her very first visit to #1 this week, with Thomas Rhett on “Craving You,” while her significant other, Ryan Hurd, is gaining traction with his debut single, “Love in a Bar.” The couple may’ve just revealed their engagement this past Sunday, but Maren says they’ve been there for each other from the very beginning. “We were both songwriters before we got signed,” she recalls. “So I remember even three years ago, us like having a beer […]

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No laundry, and you get to thank your parents: Luke Combs reflects on the effects of a “Hurricane”

The good news is, if you have a #1 country hit, laundry is no longer a concern. That’s one of the things Luke Combs revealed Tuesday night in Nashville, at his party for his two-week #1, “Hurricane.” “It’s changed a lot of things, man,” the North Carolina native said. “You know, I’m a lot busier than I used to be. I’m about to move here pretty soon to a different part of town. So there’s a lot […]

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