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George Strait Curates New “Strait Country” Playlist

George Strait Curates New “Strait Country” Playlist

George Strait has curated his own “Strait Country” playlist on Spotify. George will continually deliver fans a playlist full of traditional country sounds from icons such as Merle Haggard, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson and more, as well as some of his own tracks. The first iteration of more than 30 songs includes tunes…MORE

Carrie Underwood’s Canadian-Born Husband Mike Fisher Becomes U.S. Citizen

Carrie Underwood’s Canadian-Born Husband Mike Fisher Becomes U.S. Citizen

Carrie Underwood’s Canadian-born husband, Mike Fisher, has become a U.S. citizen. Mike, 38, who was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, shared the news via his Instagram Story, with the caption: “Big day I’m officially American.” In 2018, Mike retired from the NHL after 18 years, including eight for the Nashville Predators. photo by Curtis Hilbun,…MORE

Listen to Reba McEntire’s Liberating New Single, “Freedom”

Listen to Reba McEntire’s Liberating New Single, “Freedom”

Reba McEntire is shipping a new single, “Freedom,” to country radio. The tune, which was co-penned by James Brunswick, Tommy Cecil, Jaida Dreyer and John Pierce, is featured on Reba’s upcoming 33rd studio album, Stronger Than the Truth, which drops on April 5. In addition to co-producing the project with Buddy Cannon, Reba co-penned two…MORE

Listen to Brett Young Duet With Brooks & Dunn on “Ain’t Nothing ’Bout You”

Listen to Brett Young Duet With Brooks & Dunn on “Ain’t Nothing ’Bout You”

Two weeks before the April 5 release of their new album, Reboot, Brooks & Dunn have shared another track from the project: “Ain’t Nothing ’Bout You,” which features Brett Young. The upcoming album features an all-star cast of artists performing duets with country’s best-selling duo, including Kacey Musgraves, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, Lanco,…MORE

Oak Ridge Boys Plan Two New Dave Cobb-Produced Albums, Including a Christmas Record

Oak Ridge Boys Plan Two New Dave Cobb-Produced Albums, Including a Christmas Record

The Oak Ridge Boys—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban—are getting a jump on the Christmas season by announcing an upcoming holiday record that will be released this fall. Produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton), the new holiday collection follows the Oaks’ 2016 yuletide offering, Celebrate Christmas. In…MORE

Ashley McBryde Earns Daytime Emmy Nomination

Ashley McBryde Earns Daytime Emmy Nomination

The nominations for the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on March 20, leaving one country artist something to be excited about. Ashley McBryde earned a nomination for Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program for her renditions of “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” and “American Scandal” on CBS This Morning Saturday. Both songs appear on Ashley’s…MORE

Woodstock 50 Lineup Includes Margo Price, Sturgill Simpson, Brandi Carlile & More

Woodstock 50 Lineup Includes Margo Price, Sturgill Simpson, Brandi Carlile & More

The lineup for Woodstock 50—a festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1969 peace-love-music event—has been revealed and it features a handful of of country-centric performers, including Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price, Anderson East and Brandi Carlile. The three-day festival takes place Aug. 16–18 in Watkins Glen, N.Y., about 115 miles from the original location in…MORE

Dierks Bentley to Headline Free Concert at the NFL Draft in Nashville

Dierks Bentley to Headline Free Concert at the NFL Draft in Nashville

The NFL Draft in Nashville on April 25–27 is shaping up to be football’s biggest preseason party. Dierks Bentley will headline a free outdoor concert on April 27 at the Draft Main Stage in downtown Nashville. In addition, Charles Esten, Striking Matches, Charlie Worsham and more are slated to perform. Previously announced, Tim McGraw will…MORE

Luke Combs’ “Beautiful Crazy” Is No. 1 for Fourth Straight Week

Luke Combs’ “Beautiful Crazy” Is No. 1 for Fourth Straight Week

Luke Combs’ “Beautiful Crazy” is No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for the fourth straight week. The tune, which Luke co-penned with Wyatt B. Durrette and Robert Williford, is featured on the deluxe version of Luke’s debut album, This One’s for You Too. With his latest No. 1, Luke is first country artist in…MORE

Maren Morris’ “Girl” Streams to Success in Debut Week

Maren Morris’ “Girl” Streams to Success in Debut Week

Maren Morris’ new album, Girl, streamed to success after being released on March 8. With 23.96 million streams in its first week, Girl broke the record for most streams by a female artist in the country genre, besting Carrie Underwood’s 2018 album, Cry Pretty (14.44 million streams). Girl moved 46,000 equivalent album units, according to…MORE

Dylan Scott and Wife Announce They Are Expecting Their Second Child

Dylan Scott and Wife Announce They Are Expecting Their Second Child

Dylan Scott and wife Blair announced they are expecting their second child. Dylan and Blair revealed the news via Instagram, noting that the baby is due in September. View this post on Instagram Secret is out… we are so excited to announce baby number ✌🏻 is on its way!😎 #september2019 📷: @blackmountainweddings A post shared…MORE

In Less Than Two Days, Garth Brooks Has Sold $3.4 Million Worth of His Vinyl Boxed Sets

In Less Than Two Days, Garth Brooks Has Sold $3.4 Million Worth of His Vinyl Boxed Sets

On March 14, Garth Brooks sold more than 14,200 units of his upcoming vinyl boxed set, The Legacy Collection. The boxed set will feature five albums—No Fences, The Chase, In Pieces, Fresh Horses and Triple Live—available in three different packages: Analog, Remix-Remaster and Limited. Each package includes seven vinyl records. For 24 hours on March…MORE

George Strait Breaks George Strait’s Attendance Record at Houston Rodeo

George Strait Breaks George Strait’s Attendance Record at Houston Rodeo

George Strait one-upped himself during the final night of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on March 17. With 80,108 fans in attendance at NRG Stadium, George surpassed the venue’s previous record of 80,020 attendees, which the King of Country set in 2013. Special guests Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett were also featured during…MORE

Tim McGraw to Perform Free Concert at the NFL Draft in Nashville

Tim McGraw to Perform Free Concert at the NFL Draft in Nashville

Music City is living up to its moniker as host of the 2019 NFL Draft. More than 20 Nashville-based acts will perform during the three-day event (April 25–27), including Tim McGraw. Tim will perform a free outdoor concert on Lower Broadway on Friday, April 26, at the Draft Main Stage, which is where the player…MORE

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Honky Tonk Girl

Honky Tonk Girl

Loretta Lynn will celebrate her 87th birthday on April 14, but she will get the party started on April 1 with an All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena featuring performances by Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood and more.