The path that led to Brad Paisley’s “Drive of Shame” with Mick Jagger

The first time lots of folks thought of Brad Paisley and the Rolling Stones in the same breath was when the Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers invited the West Virginia native to open for them two years ago as their Zip Code Tour passed through Nashville. Much to Brad’s surprise, Mick Jagger had been keeping up with him from the very beginning. “It’s a really fascinating and flattering thing,” Brad tells ABC Radio. “When we started […]

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Lee Brice is ready to release “Boy”… just as he’s expecting a girl

In between excursions on his American Made Tour with Justin Moore, Lee Brice has been in the studio working on his fourth album, and we should get to hear the lead single soon. “It’s just the right time for this song…” the South Carolina native shared on social media Wednesday, along with an extended behind-the-scenes clip of the song, called “Boy.” “The first thing I saw when I heard this song was me and my […]

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“Forever Country”: How the phenomenon will continue at the CMA Music Festival

For CMA Music Festival 2017, the Country Music Association is adding a new, free daytime stage to the schedule of events that’ll take over downtown Nashville from June 8-11. The new venue will be located in the greenspace on the Riverfront near Ascend Amphitheater. It will be called the “Forever Country” Park Stage, in a nod to the CMA’s history-making video that recently won an ACM award. The “Forever Country” stage will focus on country […]

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Just pull up “Any Ol’ Barstool” to hear Jason Aldean’s next #1

It’s likely only a matter of days before Jason Aldean claims his first #1 since recently winning the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year honor for the second year in a row. This time, the Georgia native does it with one of his more traditional offerings, “Any Ol’ Barstool.” “I think one of the things that really has been one of my staples over the years is that… there is a lot of […]

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Rascal Flatts gets “Back to Us” with a classic power ballad

Rascal Flatts’ tenth studio album won’t be out until May 19, but you can stream the title track now, or download it by pre-ordering the record. “Back to Us” is a classic Rascal Flatts power ballad that finds the protagonist vowing to return to his roots to save his faltering relationship. Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus have said Back to Us felt like a fitting title for this project since making the […]

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Love songs & heartbreak: Cole Swindell anticipates what may be ahead on his next album

Cole Swindell expects to go back into the studio later this year to start work on his follow-up to his album You Should Be Here. Even though the Georgia hitmaker currently is climbing the charts with tourmate Dierks Bentley on the uptempo “Flatliner,” he seems willing to weather a little heartbreak if it means he could come out with another hit ballad. “I’ve got to have somebody break my heart,” he joked to Billboard. “You write […]

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Country Music Hall of Famer Jeff Cook comes off the road with Alabama to battle Parkinson’s disease

Country Music Hall of Famer Jeff Cook will come off the road with Alabama at the end of the month, after revealing that he’s been battling Parkinson’s disease for the past four years. “This disease robs you of your coordination, your balance, and causes tremors,” the original member of the legendary band told USA Today. “For me, it has made it extremely frustrating to try and play guitar, fiddle or sing… I’m not calling it […]

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Together again: Deacon and Rayna’s doubles reunite, as CMT promises Nashville season 6

Fans of the TV show Nashville can rest easy. Not only has CMT announced the drama will return June 1 with the second half of season five, the cable network has also revealed Nashville has been renewed for season six. And even though Connie Britton is now only a memory on Nashville after her character was killed off, leading man Charles Esten says there’s one place the love story of Rayna Jaymes and Deacon Claybourne […]

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Florida Georgia Line dominates the country categories at 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Florida Georgia Line is the most-nominated country act at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, picking up a total of six nods for Top Duo/Group, Top Country Artist, Top Country Album and Top Country Collaboration. Tyler Hubbard and Bryan Kelley are nominated twice for Top Country Song, for both “H.O.L.Y.” and “May We All” with Tim McGraw. Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott continues to make an impressive showing with her faith-based album with her family, picking up […]

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Newcomer Luke Combs set to storm the top ten with “Hurricane”

Newcomer Luke Combs heads into the week about to mark a career milestone: his debut single, “Hurricane,” is on the verge of cracking the top ten. “I’m just hoping it keeps going,” the North Carolina native says. “It’s super-cool. It’s a ton of dreams realized at one time, y’know. And obviously, we’re out on the tour with Brantley [Gilbert] doing the arenas now…What a lucky guy!”  He means himself, not Brantley. The 27-year-old went from […]

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