Thomas Rhett reveals he’s halfway through recording his “nostalgic” fourth album

Thomas Rhett is currently up for Album of the Year at next month’s CMA Awards for Life Changes, but the Male Vocalist nominee is already well on his way to creating its follow-up. “I was in the studio for about two weeks about a month ago,” he tells ABC Radio. “[I] recorded half the record, [and will be] finishing it up in December, and we’ll hopefully have a brand new single from a new project out [by] […]

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Hurricane Michael forces Chris Stapleton to reschedule his Thursday show

Thanks to Hurricane Michael, some Chris Stapleton fans in North Carolina will have to wait a little longer to see him. He’s moving his Thursday night concert in Charlotte to Sunday because of the storm. The “Broken Halos” hitmaker let concert-goers know via his website and social media. “Due to Hurricane Michael and out of concern for everyone’s safety and overall fan experience, tomorrow’s show at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 14,” the message reads. […]

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2018 winners at the American Music Awards

Here’s a list of the 2018 winners at the American Music Awards Favorite Male Artist Country Kane Brown Favorite Female Artist Country Carrie Underwood Favorite Duo or Group Country Florida Georgia Line   Favorite Album – Country Kane Brown – Kane Brown Favorite Song – Country Kane Brown “Heaven”

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Hangin’ out and “Hangin’ On”: How Chris Young helped some lucky fans have the time of their lives

If you wonder if the people in the “Hangin’ On” video are having as much fun as it looks like they are — well, Chris Young can confirm that it’s true. Chris says the song is not only a stand-out from his Losing Sleep record, it was perfect for a laid-back, beachside performance clip. “It’s one of my favorite [up]tempos on the record,” he tells ABC Radio, “and we actually did something really cool with the video, too.” “[We] went down […]

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Kip Moore’s “Last Shot” philosophy led him on the trip of a lifetime to Iceland

Kip Moore‘s latest top twenty hit, “Last Shot,” is about seizing the moment when it comes to romance. But in real life, “carpe diem” is a philosophy the admitted adventure-seeker lives by. “I try to go by that everyday,” Kip says. “I mean, I can’t jump out of planes every single day, but I try to… when I have a burning desire to do something, I try to go do it and seize the moment.” […]

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Sad songs say so much: Maren Morris explains her very different vision for “Rich”

You’d probably never guess from listening to it, but Maren Morris originally envisioned her bouncy, upbeat hit “Rich” as a sad song. “‘Rich’ initially was intended to be sort of a heartbreaking moment on the record,” she explains. “And I feel, you know, the day we wrote it, it was gonna be a really sad song: If I had a dime every time you’ve ripped my heart out, I would be rich.” Instead, things took a decidedly […]

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American Idol and the CMA Awards give one aspiring artist the chance to skip the audition and go straight to Hollywood

Thanks to the CMA Awards, you can skip the traditional American Idol audition and go straight to Hollywood. This week, ABC launches the American Idol CMA Contest, which goes through Sunday, October 14. To enter, all you have to do is post your cover of one of the approved songs on Instagram, along with the hashtag #IdolCMAContest. From those submissions, three finalists will be chosen to fly to Nashville to record a song. Those covers will be shown during […]

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Watch now: Dierks Bentley braves the rattlesnakes for his “Burning Man” video with Brothers Osborne

Dierks Bentley and his tour mates Brothers Osborne traveled to California’s Salton Sea to shoot the new video for their top twenty hit, “Burning Man.” “This song is a personal reflection and it was important to me that you feel that with the video,” Dierks says. The mid-summer shoot proved to be an eventful one. “The Bros and I flew out to the desert in July to shoot this…” Dierks explains. “Several people on the crew had heat […]

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Maren Morris is preparing to open the floodgates on album #2

We don’t know when we’ll finally get our first listen at Maren Morris’s sophomore album, but it looks like her record label, Sony Nashville, is hearing it for the first time this week. “When you’re playing your label Album 2 today…” Maren shared on social media Thursday, adding a GIF from Beyoncé’s “Hold Up” video. In the frame, Beyoncé emerges from the doors of a four-columned building as floodwaters rush down the steps. Back in August, Maren revealed the […]

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Tim McGraw says he “Thought About You” when he was building his “Neon Church”

Tim McGraw is spreading the gospel of the “Neon Church” in his first solo single for Columbia Nashville. Ultimately, the superstar says the song’s message is one he couldn’t pass up. “It’s tough to find a song that’s got this kind of drive and this power and this weight to it, that’s got such a great lyric,” he explains. “And then right off the bat, when you hear ‘I need Jesus or I need whiskey,’ you’re […]

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