Reba returns to host the 54th ACMs this spring, just days after releasing new album

Reba McEntire will return to host the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards live from Vegas’s MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 7. Just two days before, she’ll release her brand new album, Stronger than the Truth. The Country Music Hall of Famer co-produced the 12-track project with Buddy Cannon, who’s known for his work with Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, and Alison Krauss. Reba also co-wrote two of the songs. It’s the follow-up to her Grammy-winning double gospel album from […]

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Dan + Shay go home with a Grammy and grab the most-Shazamed performance of the night

Dan + Shay walked away with the Best Country Duo/Group Performance Grammy at Sunday night’s ceremony in Los Angeles. But their performance of “Tequila” also got a lot of attention from potential new fans: It was the #1 most-Shazamed performance of the night. Lots of folks were also wondering about the song Kacey Musgraves performed. The four-time winner’s new single, “Rainbow,” was the seventh most-Shazamed Grammy moment. One part of the evening’s Dolly Parton tribute also made Shazam’s top ten: […]

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Grammys 2019: The performances

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards, held Sunday night in Los Angeles, were a far cry from last year’s telecast, which was criticized for a lack of female performers.  It was all about the women Sunday night — with a few men thrown in here and there.  Here’s who performed what: The show kicked off with an elaborate production number starring Camila Cabello, who sang her #1 hit “Havana” on a set that looked like an apartment […]

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Our Kind of Vegas: Lady A starts Sin City residency, as Backstreet Boys help entertain their wives and kids

This weekend, Lady Antebellum kicked off their Our Kind of Vegas residency at Pearl Concert Theater in The Palms Casino Resort. After Friday’s opening night, Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood were invigorated to see the intimate experience they’d envisioned coming together. “It felt awesome,” Hillary reflected. “We really were just so living in the moment of getting to see the show be brought to life, and have the feedback of the audience for the first time. And to see […]

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FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and wife Hayley to welcome baby #2 in August

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard will become a dad a second time this summer: He and his wife Hayley will welcome a new little one in August. Tyler broke the news on his socials on Sunday, along with a photo showing him kissing Hayley’s stomach at Saturday’s Clive Davis party leading up to the Grammys. “The Hubbard family is growing,” Tyler added. “We are excited to share that little nugget #2 is on the way. We are so thankful and can’t wait to […]

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Will Sunday’s Grammys be Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour?

With Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves took the biggest creative risks of her career so far. But it’s a gamble that’s paid off: She won CMA Album of the Year honors in November, and Sunday, she’s up for four Grammy’s at the ceremony in Los Angeles. “It can be a little bit daunting anytime that you step out and try to change your game up or take a little bit of a creative risk,” Kacey tells ABC Radio. “Not […]

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FGL’s first Grammy nom is “Meant to Be”: “It feels like we’re the new kids on the block,” Tyler Hubbard admits

The country/pop smash “Meant to Be” not only became the biggest hit ever on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart — spending 50 weeks at the top — it also managed to grab the first Grammy nominations ever for both Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha. “That song’s just been… life-changing… another career song, as we call it,” Tyler Hubbard tells ABC Radio. “It’s broke so many records and made so much history.” “It was all so unexpected and kind of out-of-the-box […]

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Maren Morris on her multi-genre Grammy noms: “You don’t have to be one thing… You can still be true to yourself and your sound”

Maren Morris could take home five Grammys at Sunday’s ceremony in L.A. — an even more impressive feat when you consider that none of her nods are for her own recordings. She has pop and all-genre noms for “The Middle” with Zedd and Grey, one country mention for her cover of Elton John‘s “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” from the Restoration tribute record, and two more country nods for “Dear Hate,” a song she released after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. […]

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Cole Swindell says of Grammy-nominated “Break Up in the End”: I “wish I hadn’t lived it, wish I had written it!”

Cole Swindell marked his latest #1, “Break Up in the End,” with a party Wednesday evening at Topgolf in Nashville. It was also a bit of a pre-Grammy celebration, since the tune — one of the rare chart-toppers Cole didn’t write himself — is up for Best Country Song, an award that goes to the writers. “I wanted to get it to the top, but not just that — a Grammy nomination!” Cole observes. “Nobody can […]

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“The Champion” becomes a platinum-plated Super Bowl anthem for Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood earns the seventeenth platinum single of her career this week with “The Champion,” which features rapper Ludacris. The empowerment anthem debuted almost exactly a year ago, as the opening theme for the 2018 Super Bowl. NBC went on to use it in its coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games as well. It’s currently available as a bonus track on the Oklahoma native’s Cry Pretty album, which also features her top fifteen hit, “Love Wins.” Meanwhile, the […]

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