Category Archives: NCD News

Pistol Annies Roll Out New Song, “Stop Drop and Roll One” [Listen]

Pistol Annies Roll Out New Song, “Stop Drop and Roll One” [Listen]

The Pistol Annies—Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley—will release their third studio album, Interstate Gospel, on Nov. 2. The 14-track offering follows the trio’s two previous albums, 2011’s Hell on Heels and 2013’s Annie Up. All of the songs where co-penned by the three Annies, with the exception of “This Too Shall Pass,” which…MORE

Kip Moore to Release New Acoustic EP, “Room to Spare,” on Nov. 16 With Limited Tour

Kip Moore to Release New Acoustic EP, “Room to Spare,” on Nov. 16 With Limited Tour

Kip Moore will release a new EP, Room to Spare: The Acoustic Sessions, on Nov. 16. The seven-song EP features six never-before-released songs, including five that were co-penned by Kip. Kip will also embark on a four-date acoustic tour with special guests Charlie Worsham and Jillian Jacqueline. The tour includes stops in Milwaukee, Wis. (11/29),…MORE

Jessie Ritter Bests More Than 800 Artists to Win 2018 “Nash Next” Competition

Jessie Ritter Bests More Than 800 Artists to Win 2018 “Nash Next” Competition

After a four-month-long competition that featured more than 800 artists from around the country, Jessie Ritter has been named the 2018 Nash Next champion. Jessie, a Fort Walton Beach, Fla., native, bested nine other finalists during the Nash Next finale at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon on Oct. 11. As winner of the fourth annual competition, Jessie…MORE

Jason Aldean Joins Charity Event for 2 First Responders Killed in the Line of Duty

Jason Aldean Joins Charity Event for 2 First Responders Killed in the Line of Duty

Jason Aldean will dust off his high school baseball glove to lend a helping hand to the Spring Hill Police Department as they take on the Spring Hill Fire Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol in charity softball games that will raise funds for the families of two fallen first responders who lost their lives in…MORE

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher Help Raise Nearly $600,000 for Charity in Haiti

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher Help Raise Nearly $600,000 for Charity in Haiti

Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher hosted a benefit on Oct. 4 in Franklin, Tenn., that raised nearly $600,000 for Danita’s Children, an organization that provides medical care, educational opportunities and food to orphaned and impoverished children in Haiti. The invitation-only event was attended by more than 450 patrons, including Tennessee governor Bill Haslam, who…MORE

Watch Carrie Underwood Light Up the AMAs With Her Performance of “Spinning Bottles”

Watch Carrie Underwood Light Up the AMAs With Her Performance of “Spinning Bottles”

The American Music Awards featured a who’s who of performers from all genres of music on Oct. 9, including Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign, Shawn Mendes with Zedd, Twenty One Pilots and more. On the country music front, Carrie Underwood took center stage to perform “Spinning Bottles,” a…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Jessie Chris

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Jessie Chris

There are many different paths to success in the ever-changing country music industry—and Jessie Chris is forging her own. Jessie is making moves WITHOUT a traditional record contract, and it has been really impressive to watch the 21-year-old release new music, headline her own tour and acquire sponsorship deals with brands like Durango Boots. It’s…MORE

Watch Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Gwen Stefani & More Read “Mean Tweets” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Watch Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Gwen Stefani & More Read “Mean Tweets” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Jimmy Kimmel rounded up some of his music-loving chums for another installment of his popular late-night bit, Mean Tweets: Music Edition 5. The premise is simple—and hilarious—as artists from all genres of music read unflattering tweets about themselves. Check out the new clip, which features Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Gwen Stefani, The Chainsmokers, Tyga, Imagine…MORE

Listen to Dan + Shay Cover Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons”

Listen to Dan + Shay Cover Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons”

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay celebrated 100 million Spotify streams of their hit single, “Tequila,” with a special recording session at Nashville’s Sound Stage Studios. During the session, the duo recorded a new version of “Tequila,” as well as a cover of Lady Gaga’s 2016 Top 5 single, “Million Reasons.” Both…MORE

Chris Janson Announces Headlining “Waitin’ on 5 Tour”

Chris Janson Announces Headlining “Waitin’ on 5 Tour”

Chris Janson will hit the road this fall for his Waitin’ on 5 Tour. The 19-date headlining tour kicks off on Oct. 12 in Memphis and makes additional stops in Kansas City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and more. Three of the concerts will be acoustic performances. Tickets are on sale now. Waitin’ on 5 Tour…MORE

George Strait Adds Vegas Dates During Super Bowl Weekend

George Strait Adds Vegas Dates During Super Bowl Weekend

George Strait will return to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for two shows on Feb. 1 and 2 with special guest Ashley McBryde. The Super Bowl weekend shows will George’s 21st and 22nd “Strait to Vegas” concerts, which initially started in 2016. George has used a number of supporting acts along the way, including Robert…MORE

17 of Our Favorite Red Carpet Photos From the American Music Awards, Including Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett & More

17 of Our Favorite Red Carpet Photos From the American Music Awards, Including Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett & More

Before the American Music Awards kicked off in Los Angeles on Oct. 9, many country stars walked the red carpet outside the Microsoft Theater, including Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Florida Georgia Line and more. Take a look at 17 of our favorite photos, courtesy of O’Connor/AFF-USA.com. photos by O’Connor/AFF-USA.comMORE

Kane Brown, Carrie Underwood and Florida Georgia Line Win 2018 American Music Awards

Kane Brown, Carrie Underwood and Florida Georgia Line Win 2018 American Music Awards

Kane Brown was country music’s biggest winner at the 2018 American Music Awards on Oct. 9 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Kane took home three trophies, including Favorite Male Artist – Country, Favorite Album – Country and Favorite Song – Country. Carrie Underwood copped the award for Favorite Female Artist – Country, while…MORE

Everything You Need to Know About Tonight’s American Music Awards

Everything You Need to Know About Tonight’s American Music Awards

From nominations and notes to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2018 American Music Awards. Date: Oct. 9 Time: 8 p.m. ET/delayed PT Location: Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Television Station: ABC Host: Tracee Ellis Ross Pre-Show: 6 p.m. EST via YouTube Performers: Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift,…MORE

Alan Jackson Gets New Mural in His Georgia Hometown

Alan Jackson Gets New Mural in His Georgia Hometown

There’s a “Small Town Southern Man” being painted on the side of the Redneck Gourmet building at 11 North Court Square in downtown Newnan, Ga. Of course, the “man” is Newnan native and Country Music Hall of Fame member Alan Jackson. The new 20-foot-by-40-foot mural is being painted by Tim Davis, who also painted the…MORE

Daily Dose

Cross Em

Cross Em

Zac Bown Band will team with Shawn Mendes for an episode of CMT Crossroads that airs at 9 p.m. CT on Oct. 24.