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Donations & Tribute Shirt in Honor of Granger Smith’s Late Son Have Raised More Than $100,000 for Children’s Hospital

Donations & Tribute Shirt in Honor of Granger Smith’s Late Son Have Raised More Than $100,000 for Children’s Hospital

Following the death of their 3-year-old son, River Kelly Smith, in a tragic accident on June 6, Granger Smith and wife Amber asked that donations be made—in lieu of sympathies—to Dell Children’s Medical Center, the Central Texas hospital where River was treated. In addition, Granger and Amber honored River with a T-shirt, which is on sale…MORE

Post Malone’s Bonnaroo Attire Gets Dolly Parton’s Seal of Approval

Post Malone’s Bonnaroo Attire Gets Dolly Parton’s Seal of Approval

Post Malone sported a Dolly Parton-themed outfit during his headlining set at Bonnaroo on June 15—and Dolly “loved” it. The 23-year-old rapper was decked out in a patterned short-sleeved suit adorned with hundreds of photos of Dolly’s face during his 75-minute set. Dolly shared her sentiments on Post Malone’s garb via Twitter, saying: “Love the…MORE

Chase Rice Announces 34-Date Headlining “AM/PM Tour”

Chase Rice Announces 34-Date Headlining “AM/PM Tour”

Chase Rice will hit the road this summer for his 34-date headlining AM/PM Tour, which takes its moniker from a line in his new single, “Lonely If You Are.” Kicking off on Aug. 1 in East Providence, R.I., Chase’s AM/PM Tour will run through December with stops in Indianapolis, Nashville, Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York, Boston,…MORE

Jason Isbell Announces 7-Night Run at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium

Jason Isbell Announces 7-Night Run at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium

Jason Isbell has sold out 20 consecutive shows at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium since 2014—he’s going for 27. Jason will perform seven shows at the Ryman in October, making it his longest stand at the iconic venue. Backed by the 400 Unit (Derry deBorja, Chad Gamble, Jimbo Hart, Amanda Shires and Sadler Vaden), Jason will take…MORE

Morgan Evans Adds U.S. Dates to World Tour

Morgan Evans Adds U.S. Dates to World Tour

Morgan Evans has added a North American leg to his World Tour this fall and winter. Morgan will perform 12 dates in Canada and the U.S., kicking off on Nov. 6 in Vancouver with additional dates in Calgary, L.A., Las Vegas, Boston, New York, Chicago and more. Fan club pre-sale for the new North American…MORE

Shania Twain Announces 23-Date Las Vegas Residency

Shania Twain Announces 23-Date Las Vegas Residency

Shania Twain will return to Las Vegas for a new 23-date residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Shania’s Let’s Go! residency opens in December with a cluster of shows to close out 2019, followed by additional bunches in March, May and June 2020. Shania will serve as the creative director for…MORE

Sheryl Crow’s New Album of Collaborations Features an All-Star Cast of Country Stars

Sheryl Crow’s New Album of Collaborations Features an All-Star Cast of Country Stars

Sheryl Crow released the art and track listing for her upcoming album of collaborations, Threads, which is set to drop on Aug. 30. The 17-song album features collaborations with a number of country artists, including Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Margo Price, Jason Isbell, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill. Sheryl…MORE

Chris Young Releases Heartfelt Tune, “Drowning,” Inspired by Friend’s Death [Listen]

Chris Young Releases Heartfelt Tune, “Drowning,” Inspired by Friend’s Death [Listen]

Chris Young released a new song, “Drowning,” from his upcoming eighth studio album, Raised On Country, which is expected to drop later this year. Co-penned by Chris, Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge, “Drowning” was partly inspired by the death of Chris’ close friend, Adam, and features lyrics: “So tonight I’m gonna pull out pictures, ones…MORE

Old Dominion to Host Westwood One’s 4th of July Holiday Special

Old Dominion to Host Westwood One’s 4th of July Holiday Special

The guys from Old Dominion—Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi and Whit Sellers—will deliver some fireworks of their own on July 4 as they co-host Westwood One’s annual holiday special, Celebrate the USA. During the four-hour holiday special, the quintet will share their favorite Fourth of July memories and play tunes from their…MORE

Listen to Sturgill Simpson’s New Zombie Ballad, “The Dead Don’t Die”

Listen to Sturgill Simpson’s New Zombie Ballad, “The Dead Don’t Die”

Sturgill Simpson dropped his first new song in more than three years with the release of “The Dead Don’t Die,” the title track to a new zombie flick directed by Jim Jarmusch. The new track, which Sturgill penned at Jarmusch’s request, serves as a running gag throughout the film as multiple actors make reference to…MORE

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Maren Morris

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Maren Morris

Elaina Smith is back with the second season of her award-winning podcast, Breaking Thru With Elaina, formerly titled Women Want to Hear Women. Elaina kicked off Season 2 with one of her favorite guests from Season 1 . . . the one and only Maren Morris. In addition to chatting with Maren about country radio,…MORE

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Celebrate the USA

Celebrate the USA

Old Dominion will deliver some fireworks of their own on July 4 as they co-host Westwood One’s four-hour holiday special, Celebrate the USA. Stations can air the show between July 4 and July 7, 6 a.m. to midnight. Check your local listings for air times.