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Miranda Lambert is set to play Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday. You can watch for her performance starting at 12:35 a.m. ET on NBC. The Grand Ole Opry will mark its 93rd year with a Birthday Bash on Saturday, October 13. The festivities will start at 3 p.m. CT with a…... Read More

Ones That Got Away: Michael Ray's limited edition Pumas sell out

If you didn’t get a pair of Michael Ray’s Limited-Edition Puma Classic Suede sneakers, the bad news is they’re all sold out. The good news is, Michael managed to raise a lot of money for his animal charity, Wrigley Cares, in the process. Michael named his mission after his rescue dog,…... Read More

Chris Lane takes victory "Laps Around the Sun" with new album

Chris Lane’s latest Laps Around the Sun are going pretty well. Since the release of his sophomore album on Friday, it has consistently occupied the #1 spot on the iTunes Top Country Albums chart, and so far, the record’s already been streamed more than 200 million times. At the same time, the…... Read More

"If You're City, If You're Country": Granger Smith's alter ego has his say in new paperback

Granger Smith’s patriotic alter-ego will soon become a published author, as the first book by Earl Dibbles Jr., If You’re City, If You’re Country, arrives August 21. The illustrated paperback compares and contrasts the two ways of life, and also comes with a five-song CD featuring some of Earl’s greatest hits. For…... Read More

Dolly Parton "Shine[s] On" in the premiere of Reese Witherspoon's new talk show

Dolly Parton is the first guest on Reese Witherspoon’s new talk show, called Shine On with Reese. The Country Music Hall of Famer shared her excitement on social media, in advance of the episode’s premiere on Tuesday. “I’m so proud to be the first guest on my friend Reese Witherspoon’s new show with Hello…... Read More

Country star trivia

Forty-four years ago this week, Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare scored his only #1 so far on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. Can you name the tune about the "most famous of the voodoo queens that ever existed?" ANSWER: "Marie Laveau." Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Nashville notes

"Young Forever" hitmaker Eric Paslay announced in a social media post Monday that he and his wife Natalie are expecting their first child. Country parody king Cledus T. Judd is back with a new single. This time, he takes on Morgan Wallen's recent #1 with Florida Georgia Line, "Up Down." In Judd's hands, the tune becomes "(Weight's Goin) Up Down,…... Read More

Blake Shelton reveals he wrote his new single, "Turnin' Me On," about girlfriend Gwen Stefani

Blake Shelton’s new single, “Turnin’ Me On,” has the distinction of being the only song on hisTexoma Shore album that he had a hand in writing. The Oklahoma native was on the road in Louisiana when inspiration struck. “I’m sitting on my bus one day earlier in 2017,” Blake explains, “and…... Read More

Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day and it pays: "Forbes" says Luke Bryan is country's top earner

Who’s made the most money in country music over the past year? According to Forbes’ 2018 list of “The World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities,” the answer is Luke Bryan. The “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” hitmaker comes in at #45 on the ranking, earning $52 million from June of 2017 through June of this year. In…... Read More

Brett Eldredge "smokes out" Chicago, with a record-setting performance in his home state

Illinois native Brett Eldredge set a one-day attendance record this past Saturday, as he returned to the Windy City Smokeout in Chicago. “I played the very first Windy City Smokeout five years ago and I knew coming back for my third time would be very special,” Brett reflects. “Chicago brought an energy…... Read More

Survey says: Scotty McCreery set to play "Celebrity Family Feud"

Scotty McCreery will face off against Chris Kattan in a new episode of Celebrity Family Feud. Scotty’s wife Gabi, his father-in-law Tre, his dad Michael and his grandmother Paquita join the American Idol winner as he takes on the actor and comedian best known for his appearances on Saturday Night Live and The Middle. The “Five More Minutes” hitmaker and his family are playing the…... Read More