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Photo Gallery: Inside Loretta Lynn’s New Hall of Fame Exhibit as Brandy Clark, Kacey Musgraves & Margo Price Honor the Icon

Photo Gallery: Inside Loretta Lynn’s New Hall of Fame Exhibit as Brandy Clark, Kacey Musgraves & Margo Price Honor the Icon

Family, friends, colleagues and industry insiders gathered at the Country Music Hall of Fame last night (Aug. 22) to celebrate Loretta Lynn’s new exhibit, Loretta Lynn: Blue Kentucky Girl. Although Loretta was not present—she hasn’t made a public appearance since suffering a stroke in May—artists Margo Price, Brandy Clark and Kacey Musgraves stepped onto the stage…MORE

Carly Pearce Announces New Album, “Every Little Thing” + Track Listing

Carly Pearce Announces New Album, “Every Little Thing” + Track Listing

Carly Pearce announced today (Aug. 22) that she will release her debut studio album, Every Little Thing, on Oct. 13. The 13-track offering features eight songs that Carly co-wrote, including her current single, “Every Little Thing,” which is No. 15 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after 23 weeks. “I wrote this song from a very personal place of a heartbreak that I…MORE

Watch Walker McGuire’s Rooftop Performance of Top 40 Single, “Til Tomorrow”

Watch Walker McGuire’s Rooftop Performance of Top 40 Single, “Til Tomorrow”

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) held its final Rooftop on the Row summer concert on Aug. 15 in Nashville with a headlining performance from duo Walker McGuire (Jordan Walker and Johnny McGuire). The concert series was created in partnership with George Dickel Tennessee Whisky, as well as sponsors NASH FM, Yeti Coolers, Texas Roadhouse and Topo…MORE

New Albums – Aug. 11

New Albums – Aug. 11

New albums dropping on Friday, Aug. 11, include Lindsay Ell’s The Project, Will Hoge’s Anchors, Alex Williams’ Better Than Myself and David Rawlings’ Poor Davids Almanack.MORE

Glen Campbell Laid to Rest in Arkansas

Glen Campbell Laid to Rest in Arkansas

Country icon Glen Campbell was laid to rest on Wednesday, Aug. 9, during a private ceremony in his hometown of Delight, Arkansas. The news was announced by the official Glen Campbell Facebook account on Thursday with a message from the Campbell family thanking everyone for their “enormous outpouring of love and support.”  ​ Glen passed away in…MORE

Luke Combs: Don’t Tempt Me With a Good Time Tour

Luke Combs: Don’t Tempt Me With a Good Time Tour

Luke Combs will begin his headlining tour in October. Special guests include Ray Fulcher, Josh Phillips and Faren Rachels. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 18 with special pre-sales beginning Tuesday, Aug. 15. Check out Luke Combs’ website for more information. Luke Combs: Don’t Tempt Me With a Good Time Tour Date Venue Location Special Guests On Sale…MORE

Yeah, We “Cancelled” Our Interview With Lindsay Ell Because of Her Boyfriend, But That Didn’t Stop Her From Talking About New Album, Touring & More

Yeah, We “Cancelled” Our Interview With Lindsay Ell Because of Her Boyfriend, But That Didn’t Stop Her From Talking About New Album, Touring & More

After host Jim Casey mockingly “cancels” his interview with Lindsay Ell because of her boyfriend, Lindsay talks about the real hubbub that went down in Sacramento in June, her new album, The Project, working with producer Kristian Bush, touring with Brad Paisley and more. Show Participants Lindsay Ell Jim Casey, NCD director of editorial Show Notes &…MORE

Social Media Roundup: Dierks Bentley’s Manning Moment, Maren Morris’ Wedding Plan, Chris Young’s Hole in One & More

Social Media Roundup: Dierks Bentley’s Manning Moment, Maren Morris’ Wedding Plan, Chris Young’s Hole in One & More

If you don’t have time to comb through social media all day, here’s what you’ve been missing over the last 24 hours or so in the country music world: Dierks Bentley considers Peyton Manning’s imminent doom. Maren Morris shares her wedding plan. Cole Swindell & Co. play acoustic version of “Flatliner.” Dustin Lynch brings the party…MORE

Watch Keith Urban Team With Lauren Alaina for a Performance of “We Were Us”

Watch Keith Urban Team With Lauren Alaina for a Performance of “We Were Us”

Keith Urban loves to collaborate with other artists. “The Fighter,” his duet with Carrie Underwood, is the No. 1 song on the Mediabase chart this week. In 2013, Keith teamed with Miranda Lambert to sing “We Were Us,” saying, “[Miranda] was the first artist that popped into my head. She opened some shows for us…MORE

Brett Eldredge Talks Writing Personal Songs, Singing From His Heart, Coming Into His Own, New Self-Titled Album & More

Brett Eldredge Talks Writing Personal Songs, Singing From His Heart, Coming Into His Own, New Self-Titled Album & More

Jim Casey talks with Brett Eldredge about traveling the world in his downtime, things he’s learned by watching the way other country artists like Keith Urban and Luke Bryan work, the shy side to his personality, co-writing his own songs, celebrating victories with longtime producer/songwriter/friend Ross Copperman, his new self-titled album, Brett Eldredge, and more. Show…MORE

Watch Shania Twain’s New “Life’s About To Get Good” Music Video

Watch Shania Twain’s New “Life’s About To Get Good” Music Video

With new song, “Poor Me,” released last week and a bright and cheerful new music video for “Life’s About To Get Good” shared this morning (July 27), life is already getting good for Shania Twain fans. The music video’s oceanside beach house, sparkling sunshine and colorfully dressed, energetic dancers express the optimistic message of the…MORE

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Rose Colored

Rose Colored

Maggie Rose will drop her new album, Change the Whole Thing, on Sept. 21, with upcoming tour stops in Nashville (Sept. 26) and Atlanta (Sept. 27).