Eric Church is “Hangin’ Around,” previewing new tunes from Desperate Man

Eric Church‘s Desperate Man album won’t be out until October 5, but the North Carolina native is keeping his fans satisfied by supplying a steady stream of previews from the new record. Eric proves he’s ready to rock on the latest one, “Hangin’ Around,” a rhythm-and-blues infused jam that’s the record’s second cut. As he’s done previously, Eric first shared the track with the members of his Church Choir fan club, before rolling out a snippet on social […]

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Maren Morris spills the tea on her new album, her Broadway dreams and motherhood

Maren Morris dreams of playing Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, and the best advice she ever got was “Wear underwear at all times.” Those are just two of the tidbits the “Rich” hitmaker revealed in a Twitter question-and-answer session with her fans. While passing the time on a long flight, Maren also shared a significant amount of info about her upcoming sophomore record. We can expect the lead single in a “couple months,” she says, and revealed that the album […]

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Brad Paisley offers a twisted take on “first” love on The Tonight Show

Brad Paisley was Jimmy Fallon‘s musical guest on Thursday’s The Tonight Show, and also sat down with Fallon to talk about his current your, and he and Carrie Underwood co-hosting their 11th straight CMA Awards show. Another highlight: Brad treated fans to a previously unreleased song — a twisted take on first romance. “First date, first kiss/first taste of lovin’/You were my first…cousin,” Brad sang.  “”We got in big trouble/with your dad, my uncle/’Cause you were my first/and I’ll always […]

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“You Make It Easy” to collaborate: Jason Aldean and FGL reveal they’ve recorded a new duet

Jason Aldean celebrated the #1 success of “You Make It Easy” Thursday at his Kitchen + Rooftop Bar in downtown Nashville, alongside the song’s co-writers, Florida Georgia Line and Morgan Wallen. Talking to reporters before the party started, FGL revealed they’ve recorded a new song with Jason for their next album. “I just think it can’t come out soon enough,” Brian Kelley says. “It’s a smash,” Tyler Hubbard chimes in. “It’s a big-old smash,” Brian agrees, “and we had a really good time […]

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Keith Urban puts a new spin on Graffiti U, as his entire catalog becomes available on vinyl

As Keith Urban’s latest hit, “Coming Home,” reigns at the top of the country chart this week, the Aussie superstar’s entire catalog is now available on vinyl for the first time ever. Keith’s current album, Graffiti U, is one of three records that have just become available. 2004’s Be Here and 2006’s Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing are the other two. Each project has been spread across two discs, to enhance the audio quality. Fuse, Get Closer, and Golden Road were previously […]

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Devin Dawson teases a Dark Horse video for “Asking for a Friend”

In the video for his breakthrough hit, “All on Me,” Devin Dawson managed to turn the abandoned Tennessee State Prison into a romantic, black-and-white getaway for two.  Expect the new clip for his second single, “Asking for a Friend” — which comes out on Thursday — to be equally enigmatic. “The concept is perfect,” the California native reveals, while being careful to guard the details. “It’s a really interesting way to tell all the sides of the […]

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“I Lived It”: Blake Shelton looks back on his CMA Fest performance and the grand opening of Ole Red Nashville

As the annual CMA Fest special premieres tonight on ABC, Blake Shelton is looking back on that whirlwind week in June, during which he also welcomed his Ole Red honky tonk to Nashville. A new YouTube video follows a couple of busy days in the life of the country superstar, as he leaves his Ten Point Ranch in Tishomingo, Oklahoma via private plane, with a tumbler of Smithworks vodka in hand. “This crowd is electric during CMA Fest week,” he observes. […]

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Why don’t you just meet me? Maren Morris feels the love from Lance Bass and Colton Haynes on the Niall Horan tour

Maren Morris continues to be country’s ambassador to the pop world.  As she enjoys her monster crossover hit “The Middle,” she’s also opening Niall Horan’s Flicker World Tour — and winning new fans in the process. Maren and the One Direction hitmaker are currently in the middle of a two-night run at L.A.’s Greek Theatre, and Maren’s getting plenty of attention from Hollywood stars: Lance Bass and actor Colton Haynes. “I want to put this one in a Baby Bjorn and walk […]

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Carrie Underwood is pregnant, announces 2019 Cry Pretty 360 Tour

Carrie Underwood has announced her new arena tour, the Cry Pretty Tour 360, will hit the road in the spring of next year. Why next year?  Because the superstar is expecting a baby. Carrie announced on Instagram that she and her husband Mike Fisher are expecting their second child, a little sister or brother for their son, Isaiah.  “We are excited to be adding another fish to our pond…we’re just so excited and so glad that you guys can share in […]

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Ain’t it funny how “Life Changes?”: CMA Fest fan Thomas Rhett now hosts the show

Tonight on ABC, Thomas Rhett hosts the annual three-hour CMA Fest special for the second year in a row, along with his pal Kelsea Ballerini. There’s arguably no other current artist more qualified to lead one of country’s biggest nights in primetime, when you consider that TR’s been attending the Nashville fan festival for more than twenty years. The “Life Changes” hitmaker struggles to pinpoint the first year he came, back when his dad Rhett Akinswas on the bill. “Probably since […]

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