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Dan + Shay to Perform at 2019 Billboard Music Awards

Dan + Shay to Perform at 2019 Billboard Music Awards

Dan + Shay will perform “Speechless” at the Billboard Music Awards on May 1. The duo picked up seven Billboard nominations, including all-genre nods in the Top Duo/Group category and Chart Achievement. Additional artists who are slated to perform include Madonna with Maluma, the Jonas Brothers, Kelly Clarkson, Khalid, Sam Smith with Normani, Panic! at…MORE

Jason Aldean Says Winning ACM Artist of the Decade “Came Out of Left Field”

Jason Aldean Says Winning ACM Artist of the Decade “Came Out of Left Field”

Earlier this month, Jason Aldean joined a select group of country artists who have been named ACM Artist of the Decade. Jason, who is a three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year and 14-time ACM Award winner, is now in the company of past winners Marty Robbins (1969), Loretta Lynn (1979), Alabama (1988), Garth Brooks (1998)…MORE

Robert Earl Keen to Launch New Americana Podcast, “The 51st State”

Robert Earl Keen to Launch New Americana Podcast, “The 51st State”

Over the course of his 30-year career and countless number of performances, singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen has grown accustomed to standing onstage behind the mic. On April 30, Robert Earl will finally get to sit behind the mic as the host of the new project, Americana Podcast: The 51st State. The new podcast is dedicated…MORE

Chris Janson to Host Westwood One’s Memorial Day Weekend Special

Chris Janson to Host Westwood One’s Memorial Day Weekend Special

With fun-in-the-sun tunes like “Good Vibes,” “Fix a Drink” and “Buy Me a Boat,” it’s no secret Chris Janson loves the summertime. To help usher in the unofficial start to the summer season over Memorial Day weekend (May 25–27), Chris will team with Westwood One to host a four-hour Summer Kick-Off special. The four-hour broadcast,…MORE

Toby Keith Announces “That’s Country Bro! Tour”

Toby Keith Announces “That’s Country Bro! Tour”

Toby Keith will hit the road for more than 25 dates this summer and fall on his That’s Country Bro! Tour. The tour, which makes stops in Atlantic City, Memphis, Pittsburgh and more, takes its name from a song Toby will release on May 3. More dates will be announced soon. Toby will hit the…MORE

Listen to Carrie Underwood’s Sunny New Single, “Southbound”

Listen to Carrie Underwood’s Sunny New Single, “Southbound”

Carrie Underwood released her upbeat new single, “Southbound,” to country radio. Carrie debuted the song during her performance at the ACM Awards earlier this month. Penned by Carrie, David Garcia and Josh Miller, “Southbound” follows the release of Top 20 hit, “Love Wins,” from Carrie’s 2018 album, Cry Pretty. Listen to “Southbound” below. photo by…MORE

Listen to Michael Ray’s New Breakup Ballad, “Her World or Mine”

Listen to Michael Ray’s New Breakup Ballad, “Her World or Mine”

Michael Ray will ship his new single, “Her World or Mine,” to country radio on May 13. Penned by Brett Beavers, Jamie Paulin and Travis Denning, “Her World or Mine” is featured on Michael’s 2018 album, Amos. The tune follows Michael’s recent No. 1 single, “One That Got Away,” which topped the Mediabase chart earlier…MORE

Watch Lanco’s Redemptive New Video for “Rival”

Watch Lanco’s Redemptive New Video for “Rival”

The guys from Lanco—Brandon Lancaster, Chandler Baldwin, Jared Hampton, Tripp Howell and Eric Steedly—dropped a new video for “Rival,” the lead single from the band’s upcoming sophomore album. Directed by Peter Zavadil and filmed in Nashville, the new video features a diverse crowd of folks who share their personal hardships with each other in an…MORE

Blake Shelton to Headline Musicians On Call’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

Blake Shelton to Headline Musicians On Call’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

Blake Shelton will headline the 20th anniversary celebration for Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in hospitals across the country. The celebration will take place at Nashville’s CMA Theater on May 31. Cale Dodds will open the show before Blake takes the stage. In…MORE

Thomas Rhett Releases Nostalgic New Track, “Remember You Young” [Listen]

Thomas Rhett Releases Nostalgic New Track, “Remember You Young” [Listen]

Thomas Rhett released a nostalgic new song, “Remember You Young,” from his upcoming fourth studio album, Center Point Road, which will drop on May 31. Penned by TR, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, “Remember You Young” follows the release of the album’s lead single, “Look What God Gave Her,” which is currently No. 14 on the…MORE

Sheryl Crow Releases Powerful New Johnny Cash Duet, “Redemption Day” [Watch Video]

Sheryl Crow Releases Powerful New Johnny Cash Duet, “Redemption Day” [Watch Video]

Sheryl Crow brought Johnny Cash back to radio airwaves on April 19 with a little editing ingenuity. Sheryl released a re-booted version of her song, “Redemption Day,” in the form of a duet with the Man in Black. After touring war-torn Bosnia with First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1996, Sheryl penned “Redemption Day” and included…MORE

Garth Brooks Announces Another Stadium Tour Date

Garth Brooks Announces Another Stadium Tour Date

Garth Brooks is bringing his Stadium Tour to Autzen Stadium at the University of Oregon in Eugene on June 29. The upcoming stop marks Garth’s first performance in Eugene. Garth’s Stadium Tour, which features in-the-round staging, has already visited St. Louis and Glendale, with upcoming stops in Gainesville (April 20), Minneapolis (May 3 and 4),…MORE

Tim McGraw Announces New Book Tour With Performances

Tim McGraw Announces New Book Tour With Performances

Tim McGraw teamed with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham to pen a new book, Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest and the Music That Made a Nation, which will be released on June 11. According to the book description, “Jon and Tim take readers on a moving and insightful journey through eras in American history and…MORE

Sheryl Crow to Release New Johnny Cash Duet, “Redemption Day”

Sheryl Crow to Release New Johnny Cash Duet, “Redemption Day”

Sheryl Crow is bringing Johnny Cash back to radio airwaves on April 19 with a little editing ingenuity. Sheryl will release a re-booted version of her song, “Redemption Day,” in the form of a duet with the Man in Black. After touring war-torn Bosnia with First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1996, Sheryl penned “Redemption Day”…MORE

Watch Carrie Underwood Induct Kelsea Ballerini Into the Grand Ole Opry

Watch Carrie Underwood Induct Kelsea Ballerini Into the Grand Ole Opry

After Little Big Town invited Kelsea Ballerini to join the Grand Ole Opry on March 5, Carrie Underwood inducted the Tennessee native on April 16 in front of a packed Opry House. Carrie presented Kelsea with her Opry trophy, saying, in part, “The Grand Ole Opry is the heart and soul of country music.” After…MORE

Kristian Bush & Rita Wilson Plan Co-Headlining Tour

Kristian Bush & Rita Wilson Plan Co-Headlining Tour

Musical collaborators and good friends, Kristian Bush and Rita Wilson will embark on a co-headlining tour this summer. Kicking off on June 5 in Atlanta, the tour will make additional stops in Nashville, New York, Boston and more. Tickets are on sale now. Rita Wilson & Kristian Bush Tour June 5 | Center Stage Theater…MORE

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Still Rings True

Still Rings True

Keith Whitley’s new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame will open on May 3. Photo courtesy Jim Shea/CMHOF