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David Nail Features His Children on New EP ‘Bootheel 2021’

When country music fans met David Nail for the first time in 2009, he was a newlywed with a Top 10 hit called “Red Light.” Twelve years later, Nail is dad to his three kids and has a string of popular songs under his belt. Nail combined music and family on his new EP “Bootheel... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Kentucky Headhunters Refused to Cut Hair for Opry Stage – Their Debut Is Set 30 Years Later

There was one rule for The Kentucky Headhunters at The Grand Ole Opry – and it came at the request of Roy Acuff. If members – known for their long and unruly hair wanted to play in the Opry’s sacred circle – they had to chop their locks. The request was delivered decades ago, and... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT REWIND: Charley Pride Hits #1 With “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'”

Embedded from www.youtube.com. Uniquely, outside of Charley Pride holding the No. 1 spot on three separate occasions, 1971 in country music represented broad-scale sea change for the genre. For 30 of the year’s 52 weeks, Black or female artists — Pride, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Lynn Anderson, and Sammi Smith were number one... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Walker Hayes Uses Fancy Money to Splurge on Christmas Decor for His Kids

Walker Hayes’ success at being “Fancy Like” and “tryna stay out of AA” has led him to a place where he’s finally able to fulfill all of his children’s Christmas dreams. Notably, for the better part of the past two decades, Hayes, his wife, and his six children lived frugally as he attempted to gain... Read more » ... Continue Reading

CMT PREMIERE: Randy Travis & Drew Parker’s “There’s A New Kid In Town” Is All About “Fun, Faith, And Family”

Embedded from www.youtube.com. Randy Travis’ just-released “From The Vault” edition of his three-decade-old Christmas single “There’s A New Kid In Town” has been refreshed by the country icon alongside rising country performer Drew Parker. “We’re looking for the King / The new Messiah / We’re following the star / Shining brighter / Old man won’t... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Watch: Keith Urban Reveals New Word Tour in Hilarious Backyard Video

Keith Urban revealed his first world tour in four years Wednesday morning with a hilarious video from his backyard that makes it clear how much the “Long Hot Summer” singer misses the road. In the clip, Urban mimics the motions of his live show – throwing his guitar to a stagehand (or his lawn guy)... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Josh Turner Shares Story Behind His ‘King Size Manger’

Josh Turner longed to record a Christmas album almost as long as he’s been on country radio. In 2021, he celebrated two decades in country music, and for the first time since “Long Black Train” became his breakthrough hit in 2004, Turner found time to do it. “King Size Manger,” available now, is a collection... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Top 10 Country Christmas Songs For Timeless Holiday Celebrations

Country music being embedded deep within the traditions of gospel and folk music means that the holiday season is a time wherein there is a considerable level of creative inspiration. Moreso than usual, the 2021 holiday season has found country music diving deep into the spheres of yuletide joy, Christian spirituality, and goodwill for all.... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Zac Brown: The Unifying Story Behind New No.1 “Same Boat”

Zac Brown Band’s “Same Boat” became the group’s 16th No. 1 song – just in time for Christmas. While Zac Brown wrote the song with Ben Simonetti and Jonathan Singleton about unity all year, he believes “Same Boat” is also the perfect unexpected holiday hit. “We wrote ‘Same Boat’ to help remind us of what... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Garth Brooks Sells 400,000 Tickets For 2022 Ireland Shows

In greater numbers than ever, country stars like Garth Brooks are looking at global audiences to achieve their desire to still hit the road for live performances. The “Friends In Low Places” vocalist recently sold nearly a half-million tickets for a slate of five shows at Croke Park Dublin that, alongside an April 23 date... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Brooks And Dunn Discuss Their Viral Tik Tok “Neon Moon” Dance Craze With Reba McEntire

Country Hall of Famers Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn were special guests on a recent edition of “Living & Learning with Reba McEntire,” the country icon’s Spotify podcast. Among topics covered, including their plans for retirement and pranks pulled on them by the “Fancy” vocalist in the past, they also delved into their thoughts regarding... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Country Christmas: 11 New Albums/EPs to Spin This Holiday Season

Deck the halls and dig out the wrapping paper. There are only three shopping Saturdays left between now and Christmas Eve. And, there’s a sleigh’s worth of new country Christmas albums/EPs to provide the soundtrack for the sugarplum holiday cheer. Embedded from www.youtube.com. Brett Young: “Brett Young & Friends Sing The Christmas Classics” is an... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Eleven New Country Christmas Albums/EPs to Spin This Holiday Season

Deck the halls and dig out the wrapping paper. There are only three shopping Saturdays left between now and Christmas Eve. And, there’s a sleigh’s worth of new country Christmas albums/EPs to provide the soundtrack for the sugarplum holiday cheer. Embedded from www.youtube.com. Brett Young: “Brett Young & Friends Sing The Christmas Classics” is an... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Video: The Voice’s Wendy Moten Broke Both Arms, Returns to Cover Dolly Parton

“The Voice” Top 10 finalist Wendy Moten told viewers she was, “okay,” last week after suffering a dramatic fall on stage. It turns out, she was wrong. Moten was back on Monday night’s episode of “The Voice” to sing Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” – with both of her arms in casts. The Nashville-based Time Jumpers singer... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Marshall Tucker Band: Top 5 Memories from 50 Years

The Marshall Tucker Band, the southern rock group behind sing-along anthems including “Can’t You See,” “Fire on the Mountain,” and “Heard It in a Love Song,” will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022. Marshall Tucker Band hail from the era of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Charlie Daniels Band and The Allman Brothers Band. Five decades after... Read more » ... Continue Reading

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Launches Launches A New “Love Music. Stop Cancer” T-Shirt

Hundreds of country celebrities and influencers like Lady A, Brett Eldredge, Maren Morris, Darius Rucker, Kane Brown, and more are lining up to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a new “Love Music, Stop Cancer” campaign t-shirt. The medical facility is a respected leader fighting to understand, treat, and defeat childhood cancer and other... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Children’s Research Hospital Launches Launches A New “Love Music, Stop Cancer” T-Shirt

Hundreds of country celebrities and influencers like Lady A, Brett Eldredge, Maren Morris, Darius Rucker, Kane Brown, and more are lining up to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a new “Love Music, Stop Cancer” campaign t-shirt. The medical facility is a respected leader fighting to understand, treat, and defeat childhood cancer and other... Read more » ... Continue Reading

St. Jude’s Country Cares Campaign Launches A New “Love Music, Stop Cancer” T-Shirt

Hundreds of country celebrities and influencers like Lady A, Brett Eldredge, Maren Morris, Darius Rucker, Kane Brown, and more are lining up to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a new “Love Music, Stop Cancer” campaign t-shirt. The Arlington, VA-based medical facility is a respected leader fighting to understand, treat, and defeat childhood cancer... Read more » ... Continue Reading

“Yellowstone” Episode Playlist Roundup: Blackberry Smoke, Colter Wall, Zach Bryan, And More

The latest episode of “Yellowstone” highlighted a series of indie country favorites whose sounds deviate far from the pop realm and into much more jam-band, down-home and roots-driven offerings. The music that accompanied the lonesome longings of main character John Dutton rather accurately tied into his character’s desires (or lack thereof). Embedded from www.youtube.com. Blackberry... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Mitchell Tenpenny Engaged to ‘I Can’t Love You Anymore’ Muse

Mitchell Tenpenny can mark fiancée off his Christmas list. Tenpenny proposed to his longtime girlfriend and fellow country singer Meghan Patrick just before the Thanksgiving holiday. The location was Losers Bar & Grill in Nashville, the place they first met. “4 years ago, I walked into the backroom of @losersoriginal bar, straight out of a... Read more » ... Continue Reading