Category Archives: NCD News

Walker Hayes Pays It Forward With “Be a Craig Fund”

Walker Hayes Pays It Forward With “Be a Craig Fund”

Walker Hayes followed up his Top 10 single “You Broke Up With Me” by releasing “Craig,” a tune that pays homage to a man who helped Walker through a trying time in his life as he and wife Laney struggled to make ends meet for their six children. “Craig and his family basically adopted Laney…MORE

Watch Dierks Bentley and His Beard Perform “Burning Man” on “The Tonight Show”

Watch Dierks Bentley and His Beard Perform “Burning Man” on “The Tonight Show”

Fresh off of the June 8 release of his ninth studio album, The Mountain, Dierks Bentley—and his mountain-man beard—stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform a new track, “Burning Man.” Penned by Bobby Pinson and Luke Dick, “Burning Man” features Brothers Osborne on the studio cut, but for his Tonight Show appearance,…MORE

Blake Shelton, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line & More Earn Teen Choice Awards Nominations

Blake Shelton, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line & More Earn Teen Choice Awards Nominations

The Teen Choice Awards announced its first wave of nominations on June 13. Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett earned nominations for Choice Country Artist, while Florida Georgia Line (X2), Chris Stapleton and Maren picked up nods in all-genre categories. Voting is open at TeenChoice.com or fans can…MORE

Dan + Shay to Host Westwood One’s Fourth of July Holiday Special

Dan + Shay to Host Westwood One’s Fourth of July Holiday Special

Dan + Shay will deliver some fireworks of their own on July 4 as they co-host Westwood One’s holiday special, Celebrate the USA. During the four-hour holiday special, the duo will share some of their Fourth of July memories and play tunes from their past catalog. In addition, the broadcast will feature summer-themed music from…MORE

Little Big Town to Be the Subject of New Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit

Little Big Town to Be the Subject of New Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit

Little Big Town will be the subject of a yearlong exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Opening on June 29, Little Big Town: The Power of Four will feature unique items that illuminate the personalities of group members Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook. The exhibit will also…MORE

Good Week: Florida Georgia Line Lands 3 Songs in the Top 10, Wins CMT Award, Earns Trailblazer Award & Plays Nissan Stadium

Good Week: Florida Georgia Line Lands 3 Songs in the Top 10, Wins CMT Award, Earns Trailblazer Award & Plays Nissan Stadium

Saying Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley had a “good” week is a bit of an understatement. FGL became the first country duo/group in history to score three simultaneous Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, which is calculated by compiling airplay, digital sales and streaming data. The duo’s collaboration…MORE

CMA Fest and Bonnaroo Are Scheduled for Separate Weekends in 2019

CMA Fest and Bonnaroo Are Scheduled for Separate Weekends in 2019

Two of Tennessee’s most popular music festivals—CMA Fest and Bonnaroo—won’t take place on the same June weekend in 2019, as they have for the past few years. Nashville’s CMA Fest is scheduled for June 6–9, 2019, while Bonnaroo will materialize the following week, June 13–16, 2019. Bonnaroo, which takes place in Manchester, Tenn., is approximately…MORE

Lauren Alaina & Jon Pardi to Co-Host the ACM Honors Ceremony on Aug. 22

Lauren Alaina & Jon Pardi to Co-Host the ACM Honors Ceremony on Aug. 22

The Academy of Country Music announced that Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi will co-host the 12th annual ACM Honors ceremony, which will take place August 22 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The ceremony will recognize the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 53rd ACM Awards. Performers and presenters will be announced in the coming…MORE

19 of Our Favorite Photos From CMA Fest’s Four Nights at Nissan Stadium

19 of Our Favorite Photos From CMA Fest’s Four Nights at Nissan Stadium

CMA Fest 2018 may be gone, but it’s not forgotten. Check out 19 of our favorite photos from four nights at Nissan Stadium, including pics of Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Brett Young, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton, Dustin Lynch, Jon Pardi, Kelsea Ballerini, Lee Ann Womack, Dierks…MORE

Daily Dose

Champs!

Champs!

Carrie Underwood and Ludacris will team up to perform “The Champion” at the Radio Disney Music Awards on the Disney Channel on June 24.