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Vote Now: Who Should Win the CMA Album of the Year Award

Vote Now: Who Should Win the CMA Album of the Year Award

In the lead-up to the CMA Awards on Nov. 2, Nash Country Daily will be conducting its own election to let you—the readers—decide who should win each of the 12 categories at this year’s show. We’re taking politics out of the equation and letting the popular vote speak for itself. The good news is there…MORE

Vote Now: Who Should Win the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Award

Vote Now: Who Should Win the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Award

In the lead-up to the CMA Awards on Nov. 2, Nash Country Daily will be conducting its own election to let you—the readers—decide who should win each of the 12 categories at this year’s show. We’re taking politics out of the equation and letting the popular vote speak for itself. The good news is there…MORE

Vote Now: Who Should Win the CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Award

Vote Now: Who Should Win the CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Award

In the lead-up to the CMA Awards on Nov. 2, Nash Country Daily will be conducting its own election to let you—the readers—decide who should win each of the 12 categories at this year’s show. We’re taking politics out of the equation and letting the popular vote speak for itself. The good news is there…MORE

Vote Now: Who Should Win the CMA Entertainer of the Year Award

Vote Now: Who Should Win the CMA Entertainer of the Year Award

In the lead-up to the CMA Awards on Nov. 2, Nash Country Daily will be conducting its own election to let you—the readers—decide who should win each of the 12 categories at this year’s show. We’re taking politics out of the equation and letting the popular vote speak for itself. The good news is there…MORE

Vote Now—Who Wore It Best: Miranda Lambert or Faith Hill?

Vote Now—Who Wore It Best: Miranda Lambert or Faith Hill?

Since we love a good vote, we decided to pit Miranda Lambert vs. Faith Hill in a Who Wore It Best . . . technically, it should be Who Wore It Better, but we’re throwing grammatically correct verbiage out of the window for this face-off. Fighting out of the blue corner, she’s a two-time Grammy…MORE

Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry Member Jean Shepard Dead at 82

Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry Member Jean Shepard Dead at 82

According to the press release from the Grand Ole Opry, Jean Shepard passed away this morning (Sep. 25) at age 82 after entering hospice care late last week. Jean became a member of the Opry on November 21, 1955 and last appeared on November 21, 2015 when she became the only female to reach 60 years…MORE

Watch Ellen DeGeneres Give Carrie Underwood a Shocking Anniversary Gift

Watch Ellen DeGeneres Give Carrie Underwood a Shocking Anniversary Gift

Later this afternoon (Sep. 16) Carrie Underwood will make her 10th appearance on the talk show Ellen. If you think that sounds like grounds for a heartfelt  anniversary gift from hostess Ellen DeGeneres, you’d be dead wrong. Instead, Ellen sets up Carrie with a little small talk before she gets a shocking surprise . . .…MORE

In Honor of Labor Day, the 40 Hardest Working Songs in Country Music History: #31–40

In Honor of Labor Day, the 40 Hardest Working Songs in Country Music History: #31–40

It’s time to clock in—we’ve got the 40 Hardest Working Songs in Country Music. Today, Aug. 30, we’re featuring #31–40. Country music throughout the decades has not only embraced its working class roots, it’s made a point to praise them. Yes, work is tough, as Merle Haggard wrote in “Workin’ Man’s Blues” or as George…MORE

Mark Chesnutt Stays True To His Roots and Releases Traditional Country Music

Mark Chesnutt Stays True To His Roots and Releases Traditional Country Music

Country music has changed since the ’90s when Mark Chesnutt was releasing hits like “Bubba Shot the Jukebox,” “Gonna Get a Life,” and “Going Through the Big D,” but Mark Chesnutt hasn’t. With the release of his first new studio album in years, “Tradition Lives,” Nash Country Daily sat down with Mark to talk about…MORE

Elton John Comes to Nashville . . . the Show Not the City

Elton John Comes to Nashville . . . the Show Not the City

Season 4 of Nashville will come to a close on May 25, but before those fireworks go off, a rocket (man) is set to launch on May 18 during the penultimate episode: Elton John is slated to appear as himself. Elton, who released his new album Wonderful Crazy Night in February, will be performing with…MORE

Maddie & Tae, Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood Ready Country Couture Lines

Maddie & Tae, Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood Ready Country Couture Lines

Spring means that designers are debuting new fashion lines on the runways from New York to Paris, and country artists are getting in on the action with their own lines of apparel. Luke Bryan has partnered again with Cabela’s to launch the HFE collection of t-shirts, caps and more based on his single “Huntin’, Fishin’…MORE

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott on the “Most Unexpected Blessing” of Motherhood

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott on the “Most Unexpected Blessing” of Motherhood

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott and husband Chris Tyrell (Lady A’s drummer) welcomed the birth of their daughter, Eisele, in July 2013. The toddler soon joined mom and dad on the road for Lady A’s 2014 Take Me Downtown Tour and 2015 Wheels Up Tour, and she became a very camera-friendly addition to Hillary’s social media…MORE

Stars Remember Merle Haggard

Stars Remember Merle Haggard

Originally published in the April 25, 2016 issue of Country Weekly magazine. The country music world took to Twitter to pay their respects to the country icon. “Literally just fell to the floor. Can’t believe we lost the Hag. RIP Merle Haggard.” —Dierks Bentley “Love and prayers for the Haggard family. Merle was a pioneer…MORE

Joey+Rory’s Joey Martin Feek Dies at the Age of 40

Joey+Rory’s Joey Martin Feek Dies at the Age of 40

Originally published on the Nash Country Weekly website.  Nash Country Weekly is saddened to learn of the passing of Joey+Rory’s Joey Martin Feek. Joey died March 4, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. in hospice in her hometown of Alexandria, Ind., after a two-year battle with cancer. Joey’s husband and duet partner, Rory, made the announcement on…MORE

Kelsea Ballerini Goes Two-For-Two as Second Single “Dibs” Reaches No. 1

Kelsea Ballerini Goes Two-For-Two as Second Single “Dibs” Reaches No. 1

Kelsea Ballerini continues her amazing streak as her second single, “Dibs,” recently hit No. 1. Her debut single “Love Me Like You Mean It” topped the country charts in 2015, making Kelsea a perfect two-for-two so far in her still-young career. Her achievement means Kelsea also joins a select body of female artists who reached…MORE

Ones To Watch in Country Music 2016

Ones To Watch in Country Music 2016

We don’t want to toot our own horn, but the NCW staff is pretty in tune with picking the next wave of country newcomers who are poised for a breakout year. Last year we predicted Kelsea Ballerini, Cam and Old Dominion, among others, were on the verge of stardom, and by George, they made us…MORE

Love Struck: Country’s Cutest Couples Spread theLove in 2016

Love Struck: Country’s Cutest Couples Spread theLove in 2016

Originally published in the February 15, 2016 issue of Country Weekly magazine. Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, is right around the corner, and that means love is in the air. While a few of country’s loveliest couples called it quits in 2015, we’re all about spreading the love this year. From brand-new relationships to half-century-long unions,…MORE

Daily Dose

Lady A

Lady A

Lady Antebellum will be the musical guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Sept. 19. Tune in to NBC at 11:35 p.m. CT.