Doggone! Miranda’s MuttNation sets new adoption drive record

2019 marks the 10th anniversary of Miranda Lambert‘s MuttNation Foundation charity, and it’s going stronger than ever: The charity’s annual pet adoption drive just set a new record. MuttNation raises awareness for shelter pet adoption, and supports animal rescues across the country. Its 4th annual CMA Fest Adoption Drive at Fan Fair X at Nashville’s Music City Center last week offered country fans attending CMA Fest the chance to bring a shelter pup home. When all […]

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Kelsea Ballerini carries the banner for the women of country, taking “Miss Me More” to #1

It’s been more than fifteen months since a female solo artist topped the country chart, but all that changes this week, with Kelsea Ballerini taking “Miss Me More” to number one. “To be a female on country radio right now means a lot to me,” she told reporters backstage at CMA Fest. “There are two females in the top ten, which is great.” “Tenille Townes and Carly Pearce and Runaway June are on the chart, and they’re all incredible. And I’m really […]

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Keith Urban says season two of his wife’s show Big Little Lies is a “wild ride”

Keith Urban admits he’s great at keeping secrets, which is why he’s not revealing any plot points for the new season of Big Little Lies — even though he’s married to one of the HBO series’ stars. Keith tells Entertainment Tonight that he’s seen all seven episodes of the second season of the twisty show, which stars his wife Nicole Kidman, as well as Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and a new addition to the cast: Meryl Streep. While he refuses to give any hints […]

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For his next single, Chase Rice is “Lonely If You Are”

Chase Rice delivers a laid-back vibe with his new single, “Lonely If You Are.” The smooth song is driven by acoustic guitar, with Chase singing to a woman he’ll drop anything to spend time with.. “It doesn’t matter if it’s last call from a late night sidewalk, a little too buzzed, a little too drunk/you could have your hair down, all curled up on the couch,” he sings. “Just call me ’cause I’m lonely/yeah I’m lonely if […]

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Miranda Lambert calls being a stepmom “a whole new journey”

When Miranda Lambert married husband Brendan McLoughlin earlier this year, she didn’t just become a wife: She also became a stepmother to his son. Speaking to Extra at her MuttNation March in Nashville during 2019 CMA Fest this week, , the country star opened up about her relationship with McLoughlin’s son, who was born days after they first met in November 2018. Explaining that her passion for animals helps to foster her maternal instinct, Miranda explained, “My stepson is amazing. I’m loving […]

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Luke Combs delivers new EP The Prequel

Luke Combs is sharing new music with his fans: His new EP The Prequel is out now. The project features five new tracks Luke co-wrote with a handful of Nashville’s top songwriters, including Jonathan Singleton and Ray Fulcher. The lead single “Beer Never Broke My Heart” has already scored the best streaming numbers ever for a country song in its debut week, with 11 million streams. The songs “Refrigerator Door,” “Even Though I’m Leaving,” “Lovin’ On You” and “Moon Over Mexico” […]

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Fans brave rainy Tennessee night for CMA Fest kickoff with Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Brothers Osborne, FGL & more

As CMA Fest kicked into high gear at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium Thursday, there was only one thing to dampen fans’ spirits — and that was the rainy weather. Kane Brown was in a reflective mood backstage, thinking how far he’d come in a relatively short twelve months. “Last year when I went out onstage, I only had ‘What Ifs’ that I knew that at least the majority hopefully knew,” he remembers. “And we went from ‘What […]

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Tim McGraw to discuss new book on The View next week

Tim McGraw is making his way to The View.  The country superstar will appear on ABC talk show on Tues., June 11 alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham to discuss their new book Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation. The country star teamed up with the presidential historian, who’s penned noteworthy biographies on historical figures such as Andrew Jackson and Thomas Jefferson, to co-pen the new book, described as “a celebration of American history through the music that helped […]

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Carrie, Kane, Keith, Kelsea, and Luke Combs compete for CMT’s Video of the Year

CMT has now narrowed the contenders for its Video of the Year award down to five finalists, ahead of tonight’s CMT Music Awards in Nashville. The final nominees are Carrie Underwood’s “Cry Pretty,” Kane Brown’s “Good as You,” Keith Urban’s “Coming Home,” Kelsea Ballerini’s “Miss Me More,” and “She Got the Best of Me” by Luke Combs. Voting remains open for the big award at tonight’s show, though it’s now confined solely to Twitter. To cast a ballot, just use […]

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Kelsea Ballerini is ramping it up, for a “glittery, fire”-infused version of “Miss Me More” on the CMT Awards

For Kelsea Ballerini, tonight’s CMT Music Awards are the beginning of one of her favorite times of the year, as CMA Fest takes over Nashville. “CMTs are the kickoff of CMA week,” the Knoxville native explains. “And I know for me, I went to CMA week as a fan, and went to the stadium, and sat up in the nosebleeds and watched that show every night.” “So I think it’s a really exciting week for us […]

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