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Kenny Chesney Reveals 18 “Songs for the Saints Tour” Dates

Kenny Chesney Reveals 18 “Songs for the Saints Tour” Dates

After Kenny Chesney’s 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour hit more than a dozen major stadiums and more than 20 amphitheaters, the Tennessee native is scaling back his 2019 tour, which he has dubbed the Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour. “I wanted to change it up,” says Kenny. “Last year was so intense, and…MORE

15 of Our Favorite Performance Photos From the CMA Awards

15 of Our Favorite Performance Photos From the CMA Awards

More than 35 artists took the stage to perform at the CMA Awards on Nov. 14, including Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, Midland, Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley,…MORE

Country Music Hall of Fame Member Roy Clark Dead at 85

Country Music Hall of Fame Member Roy Clark Dead at 85

Roy Clark died Nov. 15 at the age of 85 due to complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Okla. If anyone in the country realm could be termed “multimedia star,” the amiable singer/guitarist fit that bill. He won the CMA Entertainer of the Year honor in 1973, copped Grammy awards for his instrumental…MORE

The 8 Biggest Winners & Losers From the 52nd CMA Awards

The 8 Biggest Winners & Losers From the 52nd CMA Awards

1. Winner: Chris Stapleton With the whiskey-soaked voice of a bearded angel, Chris Stapleton burst onto the mainstream scene at the 2015 CMA Awards when he won Album, Male Vocalist and New Artist of the Year. The honeymoon ain’t over. In 2016, Chris won Male Vocalist and Music Video of the Year. In 2017, he…MORE

Watch Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Kacey Musgraves, Scotty McCreery, Dan + Shay & More Read Mean Tweets on “Jimmy Kimmel”

Watch Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Kacey Musgraves, Scotty McCreery, Dan + Shay & More Read Mean Tweets on “Jimmy Kimmel”

Jimmy Kimmel rounded up some of his country music chums for the fourth installment of his popular late-night bit, Mean Tweets: Country Music Edition. The premise is simple—and hilarious—as country stars read unflattering tweets about themselves. Check out the new clip, which features Jake Owen, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett, Midland, Dierks Bentley, Lauren Alaina, Brothers…MORE

CMA Awards: THE WINNERS

CMA Awards: THE WINNERS

We’ll be updating this post as the winners for the 52nd CMA Awards are announced. TV broadcast begins at 7 p.m. CT on ABC. Two awards were announced earlier in the day. Musical Event of the Year “Burning Man” – Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne “Dear Hate” – Maren Morris (Feat. Vince Gill) “Drowns the…MORE

Thomas Rhett Hosts Volunteer Event to Support U.S. Military

Thomas Rhett Hosts Volunteer Event to Support U.S. Military

On Nov. 13 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Plaza, Thomas Rhett teamed with Crown Royal for the Purple Bag Project to benefit U.S. servicemen and women stationed overseas. TR hosted the volunteer takeover and helped fans fill purple Crown Royal bags with uplifting notes and food items. Chris Lucas and Preston Brust of Locash also stopped…MORE

Chris Young Teases New Tune, “Raised On Country” [Listen]

Chris Young Teases New Tune, “Raised On Country” [Listen]

Earlier this week, Chris Young scored the 11th No. 1 single of his career as “Hangin’ On” topped the Mediabase chart. The tune is the second single from Chris’ 2017 album, Losing Sleep, to hit No. 1, following the title track in February. While Chris has the option of choosing from eight more possible singles…MORE

Stars Walk the Red Carpet at BMI Awards, Including Luke Bryan, Scott McCreery, Thomas Rhett & More [Photo Gallery]

Stars Walk the Red Carpet at BMI Awards, Including Luke Bryan, Scott McCreery, Thomas Rhett & More [Photo Gallery]

Broadcast Music Inc. held its 66th annual BMI Country Awards on Nov. 13 at its Nashville office to celebrate the songwriters and publishers of the most-performed country songs of the past year. Award recipients included: BMI Icon Award: Steve Cropper Country Songwriter of the Year: Jesse Frasure (Thomas Rhett’s “Marry Me” and “Unforgettable,” Old Dominion’s…MORE

Thomas Rhett, David Lee Murphy & Kenny Chesney Win CMA Awards in Early Announcement

Thomas Rhett, David Lee Murphy & Kenny Chesney Win CMA Awards in Early Announcement

Good Morning America hosts Lara Spencer and Adam Rippon had the honor of announcing the winners in two CMA Awards categories Wednesday (Nov. 14) morning as they broadcast live from Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row restaurant in Nashville. The announcements were made ahead of tonight’s CMA Awards telecast at 7 p.m. CT. In the Musical Event of…MORE

CMT Announces 2019 “Next Women of Country” Class & Tour Lineup

CMT Announces 2019 “Next Women of Country” Class & Tour Lineup

CMT revealed its 2019 Next Women of Country class during its sixth annual showcase at Nashville’s City Winery on Nov. 13. Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild introduced the 2019 class, which included Anna Vaus, Emily Hackett, Ingrid Andress, Lainey Wilson, Lauren Duski, Leah Turner, Rachel Wammack (pictured), Stephanie Quayle and Tenille Townes. CMT also announced…MORE

Walker Hayes Announces “Dream On It Tour”

Walker Hayes Announces “Dream On It Tour”

Walker Hayes will hit the road in 2019 for his headlining Dream On It Tour, which earned its moniker from a fan-driven contest on social media. Kicking off on Jan. 31 in Houston, the 27-date trek will make additional stops in Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Seattle and more. “I’m so jacked to announce my Dream…MORE

Midland Sends “Love” to California Fire Victims and Shares How You Can Help Via the Red Cross & Airbnb

Midland Sends “Love” to California Fire Victims and Shares How You Can Help Via the Red Cross & Airbnb

While speaking to Nash Country Daily ahead of the CMA Awards, Midland—the trio comprised of Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Jess Carson—had something on their minds besides their three CMA nominations: the current wildfires in California that have killed 42 people and caused billions of dollars of damage. Midland’s connection to California and the West…MORE

Everything You Need to Know About the 52nd CMA Awards Show, Including Performers, Presenters, Nominees & More

Everything You Need to Know About the 52nd CMA Awards Show, Including Performers, Presenters, Nominees & More

From nominations and notes to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2018 CMA Awards. Date: Wednesday, Nov. 14 Time: 7 p.m.–10 p.m. CT Location: Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Television Station: ABC Hosts: Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley Red Carpet: 5:30 p.m. CT on ABC’s YouTube Channel & CMAawards.com…MORE

Dolly Parton Kicks Off the Holiday Season at Dollywood’s “Smoky Mountain Christmas” Celebration [Photo Gallery]

Dolly Parton Kicks Off the Holiday Season at Dollywood’s “Smoky Mountain Christmas” Celebration [Photo Gallery]

Dolly Parton kicked off the holiday season with her annual Smoky Mountain Christmas celebration at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on Nov. 9. In addition to a performances by Dolly with her brother Randy and several nieces, Dolly opened the park’s newest expansion, Glacier Ridge, a “frosted version of the Smoky Mountains” that features a…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring RaeLynn

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring RaeLynn

Since launching Women Want to Hear Women in June, RaeLynn has been one of the show’s biggest supporters. Every time I’ve bumped into her around town, we’ve talked about finding enough time for her to stop by the podcast to share her story and insight. Thankfully, we were finally able to make it happen—she’s a…MORE

Daily Dose

New Albums

New Albums

New albums dropping on Nov. 16 include Montgomery Gentry’s 20 Years of Hits and Kip Moore’s Room to Spare: The Acoustic Sessions.