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Brooks & Dunn's Ronnie Dunn shot the cover of the February/March issue of Cowboys & Indians magazine. The photo, titled "White Twins of Mustang Monument", was taken at a wild horse sanctuary. Hunter Hayes will release the new track "Heartbreak" on Friday. If you missed Kane Brown performing the Experiment track "Homesick," on Live with Kelly and Ryan, you can now…... Read More

If you're "Keeping Score," even sold-out audiences in the U.K. know the songs of Dan + Shay

After a blockbuster 2018 that saw both “Tequila” and “Speechless” go to the top of the chart, Dan + Shay are now on the path to international stardom. They’re currently in the middle of a six-show run in the United Kingdom with multiple sold-out dates. The latest album from Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney features a…... Read More

Keith Urban remembers late session guitarist Reggie Young

Veteran session guitarist Reggie Young, who played on classic hits by Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, The Highwaymen, and dozens more, died Thursday at age 82 at his Nashville area home, The Commercial Appeal reports. Keith Urban remembered his fellow guitar player on his socials, tweeting "My love and prayers go out... to the friends and family of the…... Read More

Go West, young woman: Pop star Colbie Caillat is now in a country quartet

Even if you don't know the name Colbie Caillat, you'd probably recognize her platinum smash from 2007, "Bubbly," with its catchy lyrics: "It starts in my toes, and I crinkle my nose/Wherever it goes/I always know." Now, the California-born pop star is in a country band. The group is called Gone West,…... Read More

O Christmas Tree: Morgan Evans and Kelsea Ballerini still "need a little Christmas"

Morgan Evans and Kelsea Ballerini have been so busy they haven’t had time to take down their Christmas tree -- but it’s not bothering them a whole lot. “So, our Christmas tree is still up,” Morgan tweeted on Sunday. “We are both home for the first time this year and we both still like it.”…... Read More

Keith Urban says "The Upside" is that Nicole's latest movie is "so good"

It’s no surprise Keith Urban is a huge fan of his Oscar-winning wife, Nicole Kidman, but now he’s taken to his socials to praise one of her latest efforts. Nicole co-stars as Yvonne Pendleton in The Upside, a film that follows a wealthy paraplegic, played by Bryan Cranston, who hires an ex-parolee, portrayed by Kevin Hart,…... Read More

Morgan Evans braves the sharks for a surfing expedition Down Under, while he lures Kelsea Ballerini outside with wine

This weekend, Morgan Evans spent his first weekend of 2019 on the road with Old Dominion for the Make It Sweet Tour. The Aussie native is just back from a holiday trip Down Under with his wife, Kelsea Ballerini. "I had a great trip home," Morgan says. "It was my first Christmas with my family…... Read More

Country star trivia

Gail Davies scored a top ten hit in 1982 with this song written by a then-unknown K.T. Oslin. Can you name the tune, which K.T. later recorded on her This Woman album? ANSWER: "Round the Clock Lovin'." Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Nashville notes

Kane Brown's set to perform Monday on Live with Kelly and Ryan. The syndicated show airs after Good Morning America on most ABC stations. The country foursome Gone West is the newest artist signed to Triple Tigers Records, the home of Russell Dickerson and Scotty McCreery. Grammy-winner Colbie Caillat is one of the members of the group, whose EP, Tides, is…... Read More

"Girl": The surprising inspiration behind Maren Morris' "really powerful, womanly anthem"

"Girl," the lead single from Maren Morris's forthcoming second album, is an uplifting female empowerment anthem. But the Grammy-winner admits the song actually came out of a little bit of conflict. "I was talking about another person, who I feel like --in an unfortunate way -- we're always pitted against…... Read More

Not bad for a girl going nowhere: Ashley McBryde is 2018's Best New Act, according to critics

Ashley McBryde’s current single, “Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” was inspired by a teacher in her native Arkansas who predicted her musical dreams would never happen. Though it’s a story she often shares in concert, Ashley says her algebra teacher was far from the only naysayer she encountered. “When I talk about that song,”…... Read More