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Willie Nelson shares his thoughts on retirement on the season premiere of "Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar"

Willie Nelson joins The Red Rocker Sammy Hagar for the upcoming season four premiere of Hagar's AXS TV series Rock & Roll Road Trip, where the country legend discussed his plans for the future, among other things. In a teaser clip from their candid conversation on Nelson's tour bus, the 86-year-old country outlaw, who has no…... Read More

Thanks to the late Johnny Cash, Sheryl Crow says "Redemption Day" has finally arrived

Wednesday afternoon at Cash Cabin just outside Nashville, Sheryl Crow premiered her new video for "Redemption Day" for a small group of music industry insiders. The new recording is a duet with Johnny Cash, and is the lead single from Sheryl's new album that features collaborations with rockers like Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, and Don Henley,…... Read More

Country star trivia

Thirty years ago this week, this Texas native wasn't just Killin' Time, as the title of his first album suggests, he was making his debut on the Grand Ole Opry. Can you name him? ANSWER: Clint Black. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Nashville notes

Look for Parmalee's new video for "Be Alright" on Friday. Newcomer Ryan Kinder has signed a new publishing deal with BMG Nashville. He's also working on a new music, due later this year. "Man Crush (A Tribute to Tiger Woods)" is the new single from country comedian Cledus T. Judd. It's a parody of Little Big…... Read More

"Here Tonight" and beyond: Why Brett Young's latest #1 may not be his only hit with Lady A's Charles Kelley

This week, Brett Young earns his fourth consecutive number one on Billboard's Country Airplay chart with "Here Tonight," a song he wrote with Charles Kelley while on tour with Lady Antebellum back in 2017. And while the California native tries to not be overly concerned with how his songs are doing on the charts, he admits it…... Read More

Sugarland is on for summer, while Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush also pursue solo projects

They haven’t exactly said a whole lot about it, but Sugarland will be playing about a dozen dates in June, July, and August promoting their Bigger album, which came out last summer. Since their Still the Same Tour wrapped in 2018, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush have been focusing on their solo work: Jennifer just released her new…... Read More

Honky Tonk Money Machine? George Strait rakes in record cash at two recent shows

George Strait might've retired from touring five years ago, but he’s still making as much money on the road as he ever has. King George ranks #2 on Billboard’s latest Hot Tours ranking, second only to pop star Pink. There’s a pretty considerable difference though: Pink raked in more than $28 million for…... Read More

Thomas Rhett will "Remember You Young" this Friday

Thomas Rhett fans can look forward to the next taste of his new album on Friday. TR revealed on his socials the record’s twelfth track, “Remember You Young,” will be out April 19. He also shared some of the lyrics, along with several throwback pictures with his wife Lauren -- including one where his hair…... Read More

Tim McGraw will sing "Songs of America" on tour promoting new book

Tim McGraw is going a type of tour he's never done before: a book tour, to support his forthcoming Songs of America collaboration with Pulitzer-Prize-winner Jon Meacham. Tim will still be singing, though. Just as in the book, Meacham will provide historical context on songs that helped shape America, while Tim will focus on…... Read More

Garth Brooks sets his stadium sights on the Great Northwest

Garth Brooks is taking his stadium tour to the Northwest. The CMA's winningest Entertainer of the Year will play Autzen Stadium on the campus of the University of Oregon on Saturday, June 29. Tickets for the Eugene, Oregon show go on sale Friday, April 26. Garth’s next stop on the stadium…... Read More

Country star trivia

Fifty years ago this week, the Man in Black started taping his weekly ABC-TV show in Nashville. Can you recall the famous building where The Johnny Cash Show was filmed? ANSWER: Music City's historic Ryman Auditorium.  Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban welcome Kelsea Ballerini as the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry

"This is one of the coolest nights of my entire life," Kelsea Ballerini told a packed Grand Ole Opry House Tuesday night, as the 25-year-old officially became its youngest member. Earlier, CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban gave his former tour mate his seal of approval by…... Read More

Nashville notes

Marty Stuart will be the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's 2019 Artist in Residence. He'll do three shows at the Hall's CMA Theater on September 11, 18, and 25. "Kiss That Girl Goodbye" hitmaker Aaron Watson will set his Red Bandana Tour in motion June 28 in his hometown of Abilene,…... Read More

Riley Green confesses "There Was This Girl" who took him places he never dreamed he'd go

This week, Riley Green reaches the pinnacle of success as a new artist as his debut single, "There Was This Girl," hits number one. But the Alabama native -- and former star of CMT's Redneck Island -- insists he never really earmarked a chart-topping song as a goal. "It's funny. I don't think that…... Read More