Trisha Yearwood plans a Great Performance to pay tribute to Grammy honoree Emmylou Harris

Trisha Yearwood will pay tribute to Emmylou Harris at next month’s Grammy Salute to Music Legends, and the show will be recorded to air later in the year on Great Performances on PBS. The Country Music Hall-of-Famer is one of the Recording Academy’s 2018 Special Merit Awards Recipients, and Emmylou herself will also play the Saturday, July 14 concert at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Neil Diamond, Queen, and Tina Turner are among the other honorees. Jazz trumpeter Herb Alpert, The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz, rocker Sammy Hagar and […]

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Jimmy Buffett, Ziggy Marley and more lend their voices to Kenny Chesney’s Songs for the Saints

Jimmy Buffett recreates his 1974 classic, “Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season,” on Kenny Chesney’s new album, Songs for the Saints. It’s a fitting choice, since Kenny wrote and recorded the project after Hurricane Irma devastated his home-away-from-home, the Virgin Islands. The superstar from East Tennessee will also donate all the money he makes from the album to recovery efforts. The legendary “Margaritaville” singer is just one of several high-profile guests on Kenny’s new album, including reggae legend Ziggy […]

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Bebe Rexha explains why “Meant to Be” is the best of both worlds

Bebe Rexha never thought she’d write a song that would be both a top 10 pop hit and a record-setting #1 on the country chart.  But that’s just what “Meant to Be,” her collabo with Florida Georgia Line, has done. Bebe thinks that’s because both artists were true to themselves when they created it. “I never came from the country world…I respected it, but I’m not a country artist,” Bebe told reporters in Nashville over the weekend, […]

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Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation finds 56 dogs new families during CMA Fest

Fifty-six dogs now have new forever homes, thanks to the work of Miranda Lambert‘s MuttNation Foundation at CMA Fest. One family even made the eleven-hour trip from Pennsylvania to adopt a pup in Nashville. Many of this year’s adoptees were christened with new country music names, like Lady A, Zac Brown, Luke Bryan, George Strait, Keith Urban, Dottie West, Tammy Wynette and Lambert. This is the third year in a row Miranda’s nonprofit has set up shop at Fan Fair X inside Music City Center […]

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Keith Urban and Blake Shelton will celebrate America’s birthday on NBC

Both Keith Urban and Blake Shelton are set to sing on this year’s annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on NBC. Kelly Clarkson and Ricky Martin will also perform on the 2-hour show, which will be hosted by American Ninja Warrior’s Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila. This will be the 42nd year for the fireworks display over New York City’s East River. You can catch the show at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 4 on NBC, with a one-hour encore at 10 p.m.

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Kenny Chesney will give his Songs for the Saints money to the Love for Love City Fund

Kenny Chesney will donate the money he makes from his new record, Songs for the Saints, to his Love for Love City Fund, to help the Virgin Islands rebuild after Hurricane Irma. The eight-time Entertainer of the Year wrote the title track and another song called “Love for Love City” around the time the storm hit. “I didn’t necessarily have a plan,” Kenny reveals, “but these songs needed to be written. And a friend said, ‘You should […]

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Watch now: From the Nut House to Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, Luke Bryan watches the “Sunset” on CMA Fest 2018

During CMA Fest 2018, Luke Bryan celebrated the tenth anniversary of his fan club “The Nut House,” named for the fact that the Georgia native grew up on a peanut farm. As he told ABC Radio backstage at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, “It’s been a few years since I’ve had the opportunity to do a fan club party. So just being there with my guitar and it not being very formal, just me playing songs that I wrote […]

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Watch now: Tyler Hubbard’s daughter Olivia steals the show at FGL’s #1 party with Backstreet Boys and Bebe Rexha

Florida Georgia Line celebrated the #1 success of both “Meant to Be” and “God, Your Mama and Me” this weekend with a party at FGL House in downtown Nashville. Both Bebe Rexha and Backstreet Boys were on hand for the festivities, but even the world-famous pop stars couldn’t compete with the most popular girl at the party: Tyler Hubbard’s nearly six-month-old daughter Olivia. Liv, as her dad calls her, smiled, cooed and demonstrated her standing-up skills as the superstars did interviews before […]

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CMA Fest 2018 Backstage: Luke Bryan closes things down, following superstar performances by Bebe Rexha, Backstreet Boys, FGL and Dierks Bentley

The final night of CMA Fest 2018 closed with a who’s-who of superstars from the worlds of both country and pop. Dierks Bentley found out the lead single from his new The Mountain album, “Woman, Amen,” is #1 shortly before taking the stage. “I just saw that…” Dierks told ABC Radio. “It just always feels good… no matter what’s going on. But certainly to have an album that just came out and have a song go #1 and […]

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Watch now: With baby on board, Aldean says, “That’s not the kind of bottles I’m used to seeing on my bus!”

Jason Aldean‘s sixth-month old son Memphis has been joining him on the road recently, but it’s not exactly been smooth sailing having a baby on board, the Entertainer of the Year reveals. “He actually went out for the opening weekend of the tour. He did all right,” Jason tells ABC Radio. “He’s still not sleeping through the night at home, so he’s definitely not sleeping through the night on the road. But, he’s doing pretty good.” “I […]

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