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Eric Church will Double Down on 2019 tour

Eric Church is doubling down during his 2019 tour. Just as he did on 2017’s Holdin’ My Own trek, the Chief will have no opening act for next year’s shows. On the Double Down Tour, however, he’ll do two different concerts on back-to-back nights in each city, with one notable exception:…... Read More

Country star trivia

Faith Hill celebrates her 51st birthday on Friday. Can you recall the title of the 1993 debut album by the "Mississippi Girl?" ANSWER: Take Me As I Am. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Move over, Brad Paisley and Simon Cowell: Carrie Underwood's 3-year-old steals the show at the unveiling of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Brad Paisley and Simon Cowell both turned out to praise Carrie Underwood on Thursday, at the unveiling of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But it was Carrie's three-year-old Isaiah -- dressed in black vest, bow tie and jeans -- who stole the show. "We were having the worst American Idol season...ever...," Simon explained, recalling the first…... Read More

Nashville notes

Blake Shelton's "I'll Name the Dogs" took home the Song of the Year honor at Thursday night's first-ever Nashville Songwriter Awards at the historic Ryman Auditorium. LANCO's multi-week #1, "Greatest Love Story," has been certified double platinum by the RIAA. Hunter Hayes gets animated in his new video for "One Shot."…... Read More

Eric Church seems to "Pledge Allegiance to the Hag" with "Jukebox and a Bar"

Eric Church’s 2006 debut album, Sinners Like Me, features a duet with Merle Haggard on the track, “Pledge Allegiance to the Hag,” and he seems to be doing that again on the new song “Jukebox and a Bar.” The Chief’s latest preview of his Desperate Man album marries a hardcore honky tonk sound with a…... Read More

Jennifer Nettles has "99" reasons you should watch "Live with Kelly & Ryan" on Friday

Jennifer Nettles is currently climbing the country chart with Sugarland on the Taylor-Swift-penned hit, “Babe,” but on Friday, she’ll be focusing on another duet partner besides Kristian Bush. Jennifer will team up with pop uber-vocalist Josh Groban to do a song from his new album, Bridges, on Friday's Live with Kelly & Ryan. “TV Performance Alert,” Jennifer tweeted. “Tomorrow, I’m…... Read More

The ones that got away: Miranda Lambert gets personal in her first Artist in Residence show at the Hall of Fame

For her first Artist in Residence concert at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Miranda Lambert focused on the “ones that got away,” delivering a career-spanning retrospective of songs she loves, but has rarely performed. The reigning CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year started with three songs from her 2005…... Read More

Blake Shelton transforms from Sexiest Man Alive to UGLYDOLL

Blake Shelton may be People’s reigning Sexiest Man Alive, but he’ll soon be an UGLYDOLL. Blake is set to both sing and voice the character OX -- who’s the unofficial mayor of Uglyville -- in the upcoming animated feature. UGLYDOLLS is based on the popular plush toy line and will follow the free-spirited Moxy…... Read More

"She Remembers Everything": Rosanne Cash returns with a "uniquely female perspective" on new album

Rosanne Cash returns with her first new album in nearly five years this fall, as She Remembers Everything comes out November 2. The second-generation country hitmaker had a hand in writing all ten songs on the record, which includes contributions from Kris Kristofferson and Elvis Costello. Recorded in Portland, Oregon and New York City, the album…... Read More

The Man I Want to Be: Charlie Daniels honors Chris Young as a patriot at fundraising dinner

Chris Young picked up the inaugural Charlie Daniels Patriot Award earlier this week at a special fundraising dinner in Music City.   The Country Music Hall of Famer presented Chris the honor Tuesday at a sold-out event at The Palm for his Journey Home Project. "I am immensely grateful to our…... Read More

Country star trivia

This 1964 recording was the first debut single by a female artist to make it all the way to the top of the country chart. It stayed there for eight weeks, and set another record for the most weeks at #1 by a female, a title it held until Taylor Swift came…... Read More

Nashville notes

Eric Church previewed the track, "Jukebox and a Bar," from his new album, Desperate Man, for his Church Choir fan club on Wednesday. The full album arrives October 5. Blake Shelton celebrated his 24th and 25th #1 songs, "Every Time I Hear That Song" and "I'll Name the Dogs," Tuesday with a party…... Read More

Maren Morris delivers the "Rich," behind-the-scenes scoop on the Western video for her latest hit

If the town in the video for Maren Morris's latest hit, "Rich," looks familiar, it's because it's already been the home to several famous Westerns. "It was this old movie town in Tucson where they shot Three Amigos and Tombstone," Maren reveals. "It had all these movie posters that they shot at this, like, little movie…... Read More

The Chainsmokers are thrilled about their new collabo with Kelsea Ballerini: "Damn, this is exciting!"

The Chainsmokers just released their latest collaboration, "This Feeling," on Tuesday, but the feedback they're getting from fans about the song -- which features country star Kelsea Ballerini -- is blowing them away. "Damn, this is exciting!" they tweeted. "Feel like we haven’t seen a reaction to a song of ours like this since…... Read More