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Mark Wills Becomes Grand Ole Opry Member

Mark Wills Becomes Grand Ole Opry Member

Mark Wills’ musical dream came true on Jan. 11 when he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. The singer was asked to join the esteemed organization by Vince Gill on Dec. 21. “I think that the induction was a complete, 100 percent shock, so I was actually kind of proud of myself that I…MORE

Watch Tim McGraw’s Nostalgic New Video for “Thought About You”

Watch Tim McGraw’s Nostalgic New Video for “Thought About You”

Tim McGraw released a new lyric video for “Thought About You,” a tune he dropped in October with his current single, “Neon Church.” The nostalgic new video, which was directed by JP Robinson, highlights the song’s theme of love and friendship through a series of photographs. “The cool thing about ‘Thought About You’ is that…MORE

Watch Dierks Bentley’s Majestic Ice Skating Promo in Support of Burning Man Tour

Watch Dierks Bentley’s Majestic Ice Skating Promo in Support of Burning Man Tour

Dierks Bentley dropped country music’s coolest tour promo. In support of his upcoming Burning Man Tour, which kicks off on Jan. 17, Dierks hit the ice—in skates, feathers and lace—for a majestic skating routine that features tourmates Jon Pardi and Tenille Townes. The promo has already gotten the attention of Olympic medalist Adam Rippon, who…MORE

Dan + Shay Release Acoustic Versions of “Speechless” & “Tequila” [Listen]

Dan + Shay Release Acoustic Versions of “Speechless” & “Tequila” [Listen]

Dan + Shay released acoustic versions of their two most recent No. 1 hits, “Speechless” and “Tequila,” at midnight on Jan. 10. The tunes are available across all major music service providers. “Speechless” is currently No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart for the fourth consecutive week. Penned by Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Jordan…MORE

Tracy Byrd Hits the Road in 2019 for More Than 45 Dates

Tracy Byrd Hits the Road in 2019 for More Than 45 Dates

After taking a few years off from touring outside of Texas, Tracy Byrd will hit the road for more than 45 dates in 2019. In addition, Tracy will team up with fellow Texan, Mark Chesnutt, for select dates billed as The Beaumont Boys. “I am really enjoying getting back out on the road,” says Tracy.…MORE

Keith Urban Covers Marshmello’s No. 1 Dance Hit, “Happier” [Listen]

Keith Urban Covers Marshmello’s No. 1 Dance Hit, “Happier” [Listen]

Keith Urban recently stopped by Nashville’s Sound Stage Studios to record two songs for Spotify Singles, an ongoing series that beckons artists to record original tracks as well as unexpected covers of songs that have inspired them from a wide range of genres. In addition to recording his current single, “Never Comin’ Down,” Keith put…MORE

Cassadee Pope to Drop Sophomore Album, “Stages,” on Feb. 1

Cassadee Pope to Drop Sophomore Album, “Stages,” on Feb. 1

Cassadee Pope will drop her sophomore album, Stages, on Feb. 1. The 11-song collection, which was produced by Corey Crowder, features Cassadee’s two most recent singles, “Take You Home” and “One More Red Light.” The new album follows Cassadee’s 2013 debut album, Frame By Frame. “For the first time in my life, I’m confident in…MORE

Steve Earle to Release Guy Clark Tribute Album

Steve Earle to Release Guy Clark Tribute Album

Steve Earle & the Dukes will release a Guy Clark tribute album, aptly titled Guy, on March 29. The upcoming record includes 16 songs that were penned by Guy and features guest appearances from Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Terry Allen, Jerry Jeff Walker, Mickey Raphael, Shawn Camp, Verlon Thompson and Gary Nicholson. Steve, who lists…MORE

Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley & More to Perform on NBC’s “Elvis All-Star Tribute”

Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley & More to Perform on NBC’s “Elvis All-Star Tribute”

An talented group of artists from across different genres will take part in NBC’s Elvis All-Star Tribute, which will air on Feb. 17. The two-hour musical showcase will pay homage to Elvis’ 1968 Comeback Special, which recently celebrated its 50-year anniversary. Hosted by Blake Shelton, the special will feature a number of country artists, including…MORE

Zac Brown Band to Headline Indy 500 Concert

Zac Brown Band to Headline Indy 500 Concert

The day before the historic running of the 103rd Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 26, Zac Brown Band will headline the annual Legends Day concert on Saturday, May 25, on Turn 4 of the infield stage at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Additional acts will be announced soon. In the past, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Chris…MORE

Listen to Jimmie Allen’s Upbeat New Single, “Make Me Want To”

Listen to Jimmie Allen’s Upbeat New Single, “Make Me Want To”

Jimmie Allen will ship new single “Make Me Want To” to country radio on Jan. 28. Penned by Jimmie, Paul Sikes and Jennifer Denmar, “Make Me Want To” will be the second single from Jimmie’s 2018 debut album, Mercury Lane, following debut single, “Best Shot,” which topped the Billboard Country Airplay chart for three weeks…MORE

2019 Bonnaroo Lineup Includes Maren Morris, John Prine, Kacey Musgraves & More

2019 Bonnaroo Lineup Includes Maren Morris, John Prine, Kacey Musgraves & More

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival unleashed its 100-plus-artist lineup for 2019, and it includes a number of country-centric performers, including Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, John Prine, Ruston Kelly and more. For the second year in a row, Bonnaroo will feature the Grand Ole Opry stage, with special guests to be announced in the coming weeks.…MORE

Dan + Shay’s “Speechless” Tops the Charts for 4th Consecutive Week

Dan + Shay’s “Speechless” Tops the Charts for 4th Consecutive Week

Dan + Shay’s “Speechless” is No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart for the fourth consecutive week. Penned by Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds and Laura Veltz, the song was inspired by Dan’s marriage to Abby Law (May 2017) and Shay’s marriage to Hannah Billingsley (October 2017). The video for “Speechless” features footage…MORE

Scotty McCreery & Wife Add New Puppy to the Family

Scotty McCreery & Wife Add New Puppy to the Family

Newlyweds Scotty McCreery and wife Gabi added a new puppy to their family. Scotty revealed the news via Instagram with a pic of Gabi holding the new pup named Moose. According to Scotty, Moose is a seven-week-old yellow Labrador retriever from breeder Little Creek Labs is nearby Clayton, N.C. While Moose is “officially” Gabi’s dog,…MORE

Singer/Songwriter Steve Moakler & Wife Welcome Baby Boy

Singer/Songwriter Steve Moakler & Wife Welcome Baby Boy

Singer/songwriter Steve Moakler and wife Gracie welcomed their first child—a son named Jackson (Jack) Thomas Moakler—on Jan. 5. Both Steve and Gracie shared posts on Instagram announcing the special occasion with a pic of baby Jack. According to Gracie’s post, Jack was born around 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 5 after almost 24 hour of labor.…MORE

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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)