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"Cowboy-hat country artist" Cody Johnson unleashes his major-label debut, while still being "completely...Texas"

Today, former rodeo cowboy and prison guard Cody Johnson releases his major label debut, Ain't Nothin' to It, as he simultaneously enjoys his first top-25 hit, "On My Way to You." The Lone Star State native has already placed two independent albums in the top ten of Billboard's country albums chart, and become the…... Read More

Country star trivia

Marty Stuart scored the biggest hit of his career so far in 1991 with this #2 duet with fellow "No Hat Act" Travis Tritt. Can you name it? ANSWER: "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'." Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Luke Bryan brings Cole Swindell and newcomer Jon Langston along for the Sunset Repeat Tour in 2019

Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell and newcomer Jon Langston teased it on their socials Thursday morning with a picture, and now it’s official: Luke, Cole, and Jon will head out on the Sunset Repeat Tour in 2019. The trek officially kicks off May 31 in Philadelphia, after Luke wraps the second season of American Idolon ABC.  The show…... Read More

Eric Church is ready to Double Down on tour, but he's not planning to repeat himself

If you want to hear all your Eric Church favorites on his Double Down Tour, you'll need to plan to go to both of his shows in your town. For his 2019 trek, Eric's repeating what he did two years ago: foregoing an opening act in favor of playing a longer show…... Read More

Nashville notes

Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart and more will help bluegrass legend Del McCoury celebrate his 80th birthday on Wednesday, February 13 at a special "Grand Del Opry" show at the Opry House in Nashville. "Rock On" hitmaker Tucker Beathard will launch his 2019 Ride On Tour February 22 at Coyote Joe's in Charlotte, North Carolina. You…... Read More

Thomas Rhett, Tyler Hubbard and Luke Combs each score Triple Plays

Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, and Luke Combs have all managed to score a Triple Play in the last twelve months. Every year, the Country Music Association presents the Triple Play Award to songwriters who’ve managed to pen three #1 hits over the course of a twelve-month period. “Unforgettable,” “Marry Me,” and…... Read More

Watch now: Carrie thanks Reba, Garth, Vince and Toby for helping her be a "famous country music singer," and reveals her first choice for a husband

Since hosting the November 14 CMA Awards, Carrie Underwood's been laying low as she awaits the arrival of her second son. But one day after the CMA Awards, she was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Just this week, Carrie posted her acceptance speech on her official YouTube channel.  In front…... Read More

Temporary Home: Jason Aldean's wife Brittany reveals their new house won't ready for baby #2

Last week at his #1 party for “Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean revealed things were getting just a little bit stressful on the homefront: He’d just sold his house, had ten days to move, and the new one he’s building isn’t ready yet. But unfortunately, the stress continues. His wife Brittany is expecting their…... Read More

Are Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell and Jon Langston going on tour together?

Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, and Jon Langston are up to something. First thing Thursday morning, the three simultaneously shared the same photo on their socials: A clean-shaven Luke stands in front with eyebrows raised, as a smiling Cole and Jon both peak out from behind him. Luke has strong connections to both artists: He…... Read More

Dan + Shay and Kacey Musgraves lock in performance slots at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards

Dan + Shay and Kacey Musgraves are included in the first round of performers announced for this year's Grammys. They'll take the stage next month at L.A.'s Staples Center, along with fellow nominees Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, and Janelle Monae. Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney grabbed their first-ever Grammy nomination this year for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Tequila." Kacey…... Read More

Newcomer Tenille Townes kicks off a career-defining tour with Dierks Bentley in her native Canada

Newcomer Tenille Townes starts the adventure of a lifetime Thursday, as she sets out on the Burning Man Tour with Dierks Bentley. "He is so incredibly kind, and I cannot wait for the opportunity to get to know him more on this tour, and get to watch the culture that…... Read More

Country star trivia

Nineteen years ago this week, Ricky Skaggs invited this two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year to join the Grand Ole Opry. Can you name the lifestyle maven whose latest album is a collection of Frank Sinatra covers? ANSWER: Trisha Yearwood. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Maren Morris going global with her Girl: The World Tour trek

Maren Morris is setting out to prove that girls rule the globe this year, as she kicks off her Girl: The World Tour. The tour, which will take Maren to more than 40 U.S. and international tour stops, kicks off March 9 in Chicago, IL.  Cassadee Pope and RaeLynn will…... Read More

Dylan Scott is ready to get "rowdy," as he unleashes the Nothing to Do Town Tour on America

Tonight, Dylan Scott sets his Nothing to Do Town Tour in motion with a sold-out show at New York City's Gramercy Theatre. He tell ABC Radio, "I'm bringing Seth Ennis along, who also is a co-writer on 'Hooked,' and a good buddy of mine." "It's gonna be a lot of fun. I mean, I've…... Read More