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It's no bull: George Strait adds two Vegas dates during National Finals Rodeo

George Strait has a new single, a new album on the way -- and now two more dates in Las Vegas this year. King George is extending his Strait to Vegas run at T-Mobile Arena in 2019, adding shows on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7. It’s a busy time in Sin…... Read More

Listen now: Thomas Rhett teases fans with a snippet of his new song, "Look What God Gave Her"

"Look What God Gave Her," the lead single from Thomas Rhett's forthcoming fourth album, won't be available in full until next Friday, but he's teasing fans with a short snippet of the song now. "Look what God gave her/How perfect he made her/She walks in the room/It's like he answered my…... Read More

Country star trivia

Starting from the beginning of their career in 1991, every song released by Brooks & Dunn hit #1, until the fifth single from their Brand New Man album broke their streak. Can you name this song, which peaked at #6? ANSWER: "Lost and Found."  Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Luke Bryan stands up to critics with "What Makes You Country," as his fans say "He's speaking to me"

For Luke Bryan, "What Makes You Country" is more than just the title track of his latest album and likely the song that will be his next number one: it's an anthem for folks just like him, who grew up in rural America. "I love the song. It's a statement song,"…... Read More

Nashville notes

Jennifer Nettles is set to debut her new song, "I Can Do Hard Things," on Friday. She'll also be a guest on NBC's Today show during the 10 a.m. hour. Newcomer Abby Anderson will open the new Chip Tooth Smile Tour by Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas, which kicks off May 28 in Red Bank, New Jersey. Shenandoah's…... Read More

A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll: Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts to headline festival with Aerosmith and REO Speedwagon

Rascal Flatts will join Tim McGraw in headlining the three-day Twin Cities Summer Jam Festival, along with rock legends Aerosmith. Rapper Pitbull and eighties rockers REO Speedwagon are on the bill as well for the July 18-20 event, which takes place on the infield of the Canterbury Park racetrack in Shakopee, Minnesota. Tim’s not just one of the…... Read More

Dolly Parton marks the passing of Country Music Hall of Famer Fred Foster, the man behind her first record deal

Country Music Hall of Famer Fred Foster passed away Wednesday night at the age of 87, after a short illness. The 2016 inductee into the Hall led the legendary record label Monument, and was instrumental in the careers of Kris Kristofferson and Roy Orbison, among others. Perhaps most notably, he gave Dolly Parton her first record deal.…... Read More

Vegas or bust: Is Kelly Clarkson making plans for this year's ACM Awards?

Could Kelly Clarkson be planning on making a special appearance -- or even performing -- at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards? The original American Idol is nominated for Music Event of the Year at the 54th ACMs for "Keeping Score," her collaboration with Dan + Shay from their current self-titled album. Responding to the…... Read More

Watch now: Ellen DeGeneres reveals big baby news for FGL's Tyler Hubbard

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard won’t soon forget his appearance this week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He and his wife Hayley were supposed to find out the sex of their second child on Friday, but Ellen sped up the process for the couple with a surprise gender reveal. Prior to the big news, both Tyler and…... Read More

Listen now: Jon Pardi does a tried-and-true take on "My Next Broken Heart," as Brooks & Dunn reveals the "REBOOT" lineup

The track listing is out for Brooks & Dunn’s twelve-cut REBOOT of their biggest hits, which teams them with a who’s-who of the hottest names in country music. Highlights of the set promise to be Thomas Rhett’s rendition of “My Maria,” Brothers Osborne doing “Hard Workin’ Man,” and Midland tackling “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.” The full album won’t be…... Read More

Coming soon: Maren Morris unveils "The Bones" of her "GIRL" album

You’ll be able to hear the third new song from Maren Morris’ sophomore album, GIRL, tonight at 11 p.m. CT. Maren’s been teasing “The Bones” by sharing some of the lyrics on her socials:  “The house don’t fall when the bones are good.” She also included the artwork for the track, which is…... Read More