He’s a “Heartache on the Dance Floor”: Why Jon Pardi might — or might not — bust a move

Jon Pardi is on the verge of locking in his third #1 in a row with the uptempo “Heartache on the Dance Floor.”  But just because the California native delivers dancehall-ready anthems like that song and “Dirt on My Boots,” you shouldn’t expect to see him showing off his own fancy footwork. “I’m not much of a dancer,” Jon confesses. “But I like it. People like it. People like to dance. Just because you don’t want […]

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“What Ifs”: Kane Brown gives Lauren Alaina the credit for his first top-five hit

Kane Brown has the first top five hit of his career with “What Ifs,” a duet with Lauren Alaina, and he gives her a lot of the credit for the song’s success. Even though Kane is a relative newcomer and Lauren’s been around since she came in second on American Idol in 2011, they go way back: they first met in school in the Rossville, Georgia area. Kane says that makes his first big hit even more special. “It’s […]

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In a week with three huge country debuts, Thomas Rhett comes out on top

This week, Thomas Rhett bests his buddies Dustin Lynch and Kip Moore, debuting at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart. Life Changes is TR’s first chart-topper on the tally, marking the best sales week of his career so far. It’s also the first country record to debut at the top of the all-genre ranking since Jason Aldean did last October with They Don’t Know. For the record, Brett Eldredge, Zac Brown Band, Chris Stapleton and Brantley Gilbert all came close this year, managing to make it to #2 with their […]

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More girls like you: It’s two more tutus for Lady A’s Hillary Scott

Lady Antebellum’s drummer, Chris Tyrrell, already lives in a house full of women — and that’s a situation that’s only growing. You see, Chris is married to Lady A’s Hillary Scott, and the two already have a four-year-old daughter named Eisele [EYES-lee]. Last month, the couple revealed they’re expecting twins, after a particularly difficult miscarriage that inspired Hillary’s Christian hit, “Thy Will.” “We are overjoyed to be having TWO more girls!” Hillary recently shared on social media, along with a […]

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Kelsea Ballerini returns to “High School” on Friday

It looks like Kelsea Ballerini is heading back to “High School” this Friday. “Why would he want to change when every memory bows to him // 9.22,” Kelsea tweeted on Monday, along with a photo of herself posing in front of the bleachers in either a stadium or a gym. It didn’t take long for Kelsea’s fans to figure out the “Peter Pan” hit maker was quoting the lyrics to her song “High School,” and that she plans to […]

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All this and Dolly, too! Kellie Pickler gets a surprise during Monday’s premiere of Pickler & Ben

Kellie Pickler got quite a surprise during the taping of the first episode of her new syndicated Nashville-based talk show: a surprise visit from her hero, Dolly Parton. You can share the moment on Monday, when Pickler & Ben premieres in close to forty markets across the U.S. Executive-produced by Faith Hill, the show is co-hosted by Ben Aaron, the husband of Good Morning America meteorologist Ginger Zee. Check your local listings to see when Pickler & Ben airs in your area. If you can’t catch […]

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No more “Hangin’ On”: You can hear more of Chris Young’s new album now

Chris Young is inviting you on a little “Holiday” as he gets ready to release his new record. If you pre-order Losing Sleep, you’ll instantly get the track titled “Holiday,” as well as the lead single and title song — and there’s more on the way. You’ll get an instant download of “Hangin’ On” on September 29, with “Where I Go When I Drink” on the way October 13. Chris’s seventh album will be his very first […]

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Alabama marks the 35th anniversary of “Christmas in Dixie” with new holiday album

This season, Country-Music-Hall of Famers Alabama will release their first all-new holiday album in more than twenty years. The 15-track American Christmas includes four new songs written by the band members, as well as an update of “Christmas in Dixie,” which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. The new record comes just six months after Jeff Cook announced he’d scale back his live appearances as he deals with Parkinson’s Disease. Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry have continued to tour in his absence. Here’s the complete […]

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“Don’t disappear”: Vince Gill makes a heartfelt plea to Eddie Montgomery, as country music says goodbye to Troy Gentry

Troy Gentry’s coffin sat center stage at the Grand Ole Opry, situated firmly in the treasured circle of wood transplanted from the historic stage of the Ryman Auditorium, as a house full of friends, family and fans came to say an unexpected goodbye Thursday. The always-smiling 50-year-old Kentucky native lost his life Friday in a helicopter crash in New Jersey, as he prepared to make what seemed like just another Montgomery Gentry appearance with his musical partner […]

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“Body Like a Back Road” will be CMT’s first-ever Song of the Year

Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road’ will be honored as CMT’s first-ever Song of the Year at the upcoming 2017 CMT Artists of the Year celebration at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The Montevallo hitmaker joins previously-announced award recipients Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, and Luke Bryan. The evening will also honor those who’ve weathered Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. You watch the 90-minute CMT Artists of the Year special Wednesday, October 18 at 8 p.m. ET.

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