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Country Music Hall of Fame’s First Exhibit of 2019 to Feature Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton & More

Country Music Hall of Fame’s First Exhibit of 2019 to Feature Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton & More

The Country Music Hall of Fame will open its first exhibit of 2019 on March 8 by memorializing the music of 2018. American Currents: The Music of 2018 will examine the previous year in country music, Americana and bluegrass by highlighting noteworthy figures, including Jason Aldean, John Anderson, Dan Auerbach, Matraca Berg, Bobby Bones, Brothers…MORE

Jake Owen to Co-Star in Movie With Casey Affleck and Dakota Johnson

Jake Owen to Co-Star in Movie With Casey Affleck and Dakota Johnson

Jake Owen has landed his first acting gig in the upcoming movie, The Best Friend. Jake revealed the news on the recent BobbyCast podcast, saying, in part, “It’s exciting man, I’ve been kinda dipping my tail into lots of different things, but I was really surprised to get this [role]. And I’ve never been one…MORE

Listen to Maren Morris’ Uplifting New Single, “Girl”

Listen to Maren Morris’ Uplifting New Single, “Girl”

Maren Morris released an uplifting new single, “Girl,” on Jan. 17. The new tune is the lead single from Maren’s upcoming album, which will follow her 2016 award-winning major-label debut album, Hero. Penned by Maren, Sarah Aarons and Greg Kurstin, who also produced the song, “Girl” features the encouraging chorus: “Girl, don’t hang your head…MORE

Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Tyler Hubbard & 7 Others Win “CMA Triple Play Awards”

Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Tyler Hubbard & 7 Others Win “CMA Triple Play Awards”

The Country Music Association announced 10 new recipients of the CMA Triple Play Award, an honor presented to songwriters who pen three No. 1 songs within a 12-month period. This year’s honorees include Luke Combs, Jesse Frasure, Nicolle Galyon, Ashley Gorley, Tyler Hubbard, Josh Kear, Shane McAnally, Chase McGill, Josh Osborne and Thomas Rhett. The…MORE

Kacey Musgraves, Dan + Shay & More to Perform at the Grammy Awards

Kacey Musgraves, Dan + Shay & More to Perform at the Grammy Awards

The Recording Academy announced its first round of performers for the 61st Grammy Awards on Feb. 10: Kacey Musgraves, Dan + Shay, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes and Janelle Monáe. Two-time Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves is nominated for four awards this year, including Album of the Year (Golden Hour), Best Country Solo…MORE

Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Partners With PetFirst to Offer Pet Insurance

Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Partners With PetFirst to Offer Pet Insurance

With eight rescue dogs of her own, it’s no secret Miranda Lambert has a soft spot in her heart for fury, four-legged friends. That’s why in 2009, Miranda and her mom, Bev, started the MuttNation Foundation, an organization with the mission of ending animal suffering and homelessness on every front. Recently, MuttNation partnered with pet…MORE

Maren Morris to Headline “Girl The World Tour” With Cassadee Pope & RaeLynn

Maren Morris to Headline “Girl The World Tour” With Cassadee Pope & RaeLynn

:Maren Morris announced she will hit the road in March for her headlining Girl The World Tour, which takes its name from Maren’s new single, “Girl.” Kicking off on March 9 in Chicago, the 40-plus-date tour will make additional stops in Nashville, Denver, L.A., Atlanta and more. The tour also makes multiple stops in Europe…MORE

Kelsea Ballerini Says She Is Stoked to Learn From “Real, Authentic, Successful” Kelly Clarkson on “Meaning of Life Tour”

Kelsea Ballerini Says She Is Stoked to Learn From “Real, Authentic, Successful” Kelly Clarkson on “Meaning of Life Tour”

Kelly Clarkson will hit the road for her 28-date Meaning of Life Tour on Jan. 24—and the original American Idol will be bringing along Kelsea Ballerini for 19 dates. Kelsea will serve as Kelly’s support during stops in Oakland, Salt Lake City, Detroit, Chicago, Nashville and more. For Kelsea, who headlined The Unapologetically Tour in…MORE

Kane Brown Named “2019 Breakthrough Artist” by Music Biz

Kane Brown Named “2019 Breakthrough Artist” by Music Biz

Kane Brown will follow in the successful footsteps of past winners Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt and Maren Morris as the recipient of the Music Biz 2019 Breakthrough Artist Award. Kane will be honored with the award alongside fellow 2019 Breakthrough Artist Bebe Rexha during the Music Biz 2019 Conference’s Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner…MORE

Alan Jackson Is Giving Fans the Chance to Vote for His Tour Openers

Alan Jackson Is Giving Fans the Chance to Vote for His Tour Openers

Alan Jackson will hit the road for a number of weekend shows in 2019 . . . and he’s bringing special guests Randy Houser and William Michael Morgan along for the ride. Alan also needs your help selecting his openers from a list of artists who regularly play at his Nashville honky-tonk, AJ’s Good Time Bar.…MORE

Keith Urban “Agrees” to Jump Out of a Cake to Fulfill Loretta Lynn’s Birthday Wish

Keith Urban “Agrees” to Jump Out of a Cake to Fulfill Loretta Lynn’s Birthday Wish

In honor of Loretta Lynn’s 87th birthday on April 14, a number of artists will take part in her All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on April 1. The concert will feature performances by Alan Jackson, Brandy Clark, Darius Rucker, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Jack White, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Little Big Town,…MORE

Tim McGraw to Launch Flagship Fitness Club in Nashville on Jan. 18

Tim McGraw to Launch Flagship Fitness Club in Nashville on Jan. 18

The perpetually fit Tim McGraw has partnered with Snap Fitness to help design and launch a new line of boutique gyms called Trumav Fitness. The flagship club is slated to open in Nashville on Jan. 18 at 601 9th Ave South. On opening day, a ribbon cutting event will be held from 12 p.m. to…MORE

Rascal Flatts Cut Ties With Developer After Failed Namesake Restaurants

Rascal Flatts Cut Ties With Developer After Failed Namesake Restaurants

Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts have severed ties with restaurant developer RF Restaurants, LLC. In 2017, the trio licensed the use of its name to RF Restaurants to open a chain of restaurants, reportedly in Cleveland, L.A., Orlando and more. However, according to Rascal Flatts’ recent post on Instagram,…MORE

Old Dominion Extends “Make It Sweet Tour” With Spring Dates

Old Dominion Extends “Make It Sweet Tour” With Spring Dates

The guys from Old Dominion—Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi and Whit Sellers—are extending their Make It Sweet Tour with 14 new dates this spring. Added stops include Nashville, New York, Philadelphia and more. Old Dominion will use a bevy of openers for the tour, including Michael Ray, Jordan Davis, Morgan Evans and…MORE

Dustin Lynch Scores Sixth No. 1 Single With “Good Girl”

Dustin Lynch Scores Sixth No. 1 Single With “Good Girl”

With the release of “Good Girl” in May 2018, Dustin Lynch took a hiatus from his 2017 album, Current Mood, which spawned No. 1 hits “Seein’ Red” and “Small Town Boy.” The move paid off. “Good Girl” is No. 1 on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Co-written by Dustin,…MORE

John Prine and Tom T. Hall to Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

John Prine and Tom T. Hall to Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its six inductees for 2019: John Prine, Tom T. Hall, Dallas Austin, Missy Elliott, Jack Tempchin and Cat Stevens. John Prine, Missy Elliott and Cat Stevens will be inducted into the “performing” category, while “non-performing” inductees include Tom T. Hall, Dallas Austin and Jack Tempchin. The Class of 2019…MORE

Chase Rice Extends “Eyes On You Tour” With More Than 20 Dates

Chase Rice Extends “Eyes On You Tour” With More Than 20 Dates

After closing 2018 with more than a dozen dates on his headlining Eyes On You Tour, Chase Rice announced he will extend the tour into 2019 with more than 20 dates. Kicking off on Feb. 22 in St. Louis, the 21-date tour will make additional stops in Milwaukee, Boise, Denver and more. The tour borrows…MORE

Loretta Lynn Tribute Concert to Feature George Strait, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Garth Brooks & More

Loretta Lynn Tribute Concert to Feature George Strait, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Garth Brooks & More

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. The concert will feature performances by Alan Jackson, Brandy Clark, Darius Rucker, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Jack White, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Little Big Town,…MORE

Daily Dose

New Albums

New Albums

New albums dropping on Jan. 18 include Ronnie Milsap’s “The Duets” and Cody Johnson’s “Ain’t Nothin’ to It.” (photo by Allister Ann)