Category Archives: NCD News

Listen to Randy Travis’ Newly Released Breakup Ballad, “One in a Row”

Listen to Randy Travis’ Newly Released Breakup Ballad, “One in a Row”

Warner Music Nashville has shared a previously unreleased song, “One in a Row,” by Country Music Hall of Fame member Randy Travis. Randy recorded the breakup ballad prior to his stroke in 2013. Penned by Buddy Jewell and Thom McHugh, “One in a Row” is Randy’s first new tune in six years and comes out…MORE

Maren Morris to Release New 3-Song Acoustic EP, “Reimagined,” on May 31

Maren Morris to Release New 3-Song Acoustic EP, “Reimagined,” on May 31

Maren Morris will release a new EP, Maren Morris: Reimagined, via Apple Music on May 31. The three-song offering, which was produced by Dave Cobb, features acoustic versions of “Girl,” “The Bones” and “The Middle.” As a companion to the EP, Apple Music will also release a short film that takes fans behind the scenes…MORE

Garth Brooks Adds Second Show in Boise After Initial Sell-Out

Garth Brooks Adds Second Show in Boise After Initial Sell-Out

Tickets for Garth Brooks’ upcoming show in Boise, Idaho, on July 20 sold out in under an hour. Fear not, Idahoans. Due to popular demand, Garth is adding a second show in Boise on July 19 at Albertsons Stadium at Boise State University. This will be the first time Garth plays Boise in more than…MORE

Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Nashville to Host 50+ Free Performances During CMA Fest, Including Scotty McCreery, Chris Young, Midland & More

Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Nashville to Host 50+ Free Performances During CMA Fest, Including Scotty McCreery, Chris Young, Midland & More

Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Nashville is once again teaming with Spotify to host more than 50 artists during CMA Fest on June 6–9. Ole Red’s “Spotify House” will include an A-list group of performers throughout the week, including Midland, Old Dominion, Lauren Alaina, Hunter Hayes, Lil Nas X, Brantley Gilbert, Maddie & Tae, Scotty McCreery,…MORE

Blake Shelton Says His Creative Mom Has “Taken Her Artwork to the Next Level” With “Chickens, the Animal That Poops Breakfast”

Blake Shelton Says His Creative Mom Has “Taken Her Artwork to the Next Level” With “Chickens, the Animal That Poops Breakfast”

Where does Blake Shelton get his capacity for creativity? For the biological answer, start with his mother, Dorothy Shackleford. Dorothy is the co-owner of Junk Stars, a store in downtown Tishomingo, Okla., where she creates unique artwork—including pet portraits—jewelry, decor items and plenty of Blake-inspired mementos. As Blake told Kix Brooks in an interview on…MORE

Luke Combs to Drop New 5-Song EP, “The Prequel,” on June 7

Luke Combs to Drop New 5-Song EP, “The Prequel,” on June 7

Luke Combs will release a new five-song EP, The Prequel, on June 7. Buoyed by the album’s lead single, “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” which is currently No. 15 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after two weeks, The Prequel features four additional songs that Luke co-wrote, inclduing “Refrigerator Door,” “Even Though I’m Leaving,” “Lovin’…MORE

Listen to Brett Young’s Catchy New Single, “Catch”

Listen to Brett Young’s Catchy New Single, “Catch”

Brett Young will try to score his sixth consecutive No. 1 single with the release of “Catch” on June 3. The new tune, which was co-penned by Brett, Ashley Gorley and Ross Copperman, will be the second single released from Brett’s 2018 sophomore album, Ticket to L.A. “‘Catch’ is a song that I wrote with…MORE

Country Music Hall of Fame Announces Colorful New Kacey Musgraves Exhibit

Country Music Hall of Fame Announces Colorful New Kacey Musgraves Exhibit

Kacey Musgraves will be the subject of a new exhibit at the the Country Music Hall of Fame titled Kacey Musgraves: All of the Colors. Opening on July 2 and running through June 7, 2020, the new exhibit will explore the musical and personal journey of the six-time Grammy winner, from her upbringing in Texas…MORE

Eli Young Band Scores First No. 1 Single in More Than 5 Years With “Love Ain’t”

Eli Young Band Scores First No. 1 Single in More Than 5 Years With “Love Ain’t”

Eli Young Band scored its fourth No. 1 single as “Love Ain’t” ascended to the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. The emotionally charged tune, which was penned by Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, and Shane McAnally, is the band’s first No. 1 single since “Drunk Last Night” topped…MORE

Garth Brooks Performs for 75,000 Fans in Biggest Ticketed Show in Pittsburgh History

Garth Brooks Performs for 75,000 Fans in Biggest Ticketed Show in Pittsburgh History

Garth Brooks continues to achieve feats of Garthonian proportion with his current Stadium Tour. On May 18, Garth performed in front of more than 75,000 fans at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, making it the biggest ticketed show in the history of the Steel City, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The previous record was set during the…MORE

3 Nashville Sites Sweep ACM Awards in “Venue of the Year” Category

3 Nashville Sites Sweep ACM Awards in “Venue of the Year” Category

If the Academy of Country Music’s Industry Awards are any indication, Nashville is living up to its Music City moniker. The Academy revealed the winners of the ACM Industry and Studio Recording Awards on May 20, and Nashville sites swept the three Venue of the Year categories: Ryman Auditorium (small capacity), Ascend Amphitheater (medium capacity)…MORE

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Hosted by Little Big Town, the CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena at 8 p.m. ET on June 5.