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Loretta Lynn Looking Great During Rare Public Appearance in Nashville [Watch]

Loretta Lynn Looking Great During Rare Public Appearance in Nashville [Watch]

Since suffering a stroke in May 2017, Loretta Lynn, 87, has only made a handful of public appearances, but she stepped out on July 5 to attend Ray Stevens’ show at his Nashville theater, CabaRay—and she looked great. Ray hosted Loretta and her group at his VIP booth, where they dined and watched the newest…MORE

Morgan Wallen to Release Smoldering New Single, “Chasin’ You” [Listen]

Morgan Wallen to Release Smoldering New Single, “Chasin’ You” [Listen]

Morgan Wallen will follow up his bourbon-soaked, back-to-back No. 1 singles, “Up Down” and “Whiskey Glasses,” with the release of new single, “Chasin’ You,” on July 29. Penned by Morgan, Jaime Moore and Craig Wiseman, “Chasin’ You” is featured on Morgan’s 2018 debut album, If I Know Me. The new tune showcases Morgan’s smoldering vocals…MORE

Blake Shelton Scores 26th No. 1 Single With “God’s Country”

Blake Shelton Scores 26th No. 1 Single With “God’s Country”

Blake Shelton scored the 26th No. 1 single of his career as “God’s Country” ascended to No. 1 on both the Mediabase chart and Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. Penned by Michael Hardy, Jordan Schmidt and Devin Dawson, “God’s Country” is Blake’s first No. 1 single since “I’ll Name the Dogs” topped the charts…MORE

Chuck Wicks and Kasi Williams to Get Married in Mexico This Week

Chuck Wicks and Kasi Williams to Get Married in Mexico This Week

After getting engaged in March, Chuck Wicks and fiancée Kasi Williams—who is the younger sister of Jason Aldean—will get married in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on July 12. Chuck told NCD that he expects 103 people at the destination wedding that will take place in the evening. After the wedding, Chuck and Kasi will head…MORE

Old Dominion to Release New Self-Titled Album on Oct. 25

Old Dominion to Release New Self-Titled Album on Oct. 25

The guys from Old Dominion—Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi and Whit Sellers—announced they will release their third studio album on Oct. 25. The upcoming self-titled project follows the quintet’s 2015 debut album, Meat and Candy, and 2017 sophomore album, Happy Endings. The band will be co-producing the album with Shane McAnally, who…MORE

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

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

Thomas Rhett will follow up his 13th No. 1 hit with the release of a nostalgic new single, “Remember You Young,” which will impact country radio on July 15. Penned by TR, Jesse Frasure and Ashley Gorley, “Remember You Young” is featured on TR’s fourth studio album, Center Point Road, and follows the release of…MORE

Chris Stapleton Featured on Ed Sheeran’s New Rock Song, “Blow” [Listen]

Chris Stapleton Featured on Ed Sheeran’s New Rock Song, “Blow” [Listen]

Chris Stapleton has once again lent his vocal chops to an artist outside of the country genre. Chris is featured on a new song, “Blow,” from Ed Sheeran’s upcoming duets album, No. 6 Collaborations Project, which will drop on July 12. In addition to Chris, the high-energy anthemic rock song features Bruno Mars. “Bruno, Chris…MORE

Garth Brooks Reveals Plans for a 7-Date “Dive Bar Tour”

Garth Brooks Reveals Plans for a 7-Date “Dive Bar Tour”

In honor of National Dive Bar Day on July 7, Garth Brooks hosted a special Inside Studio G on Facebook Live to announce he’ll be embarking on a seven-date Dive Bar Tour this summer. The new trek takes its name from Garth current single, “Dive Bar,” which features Blake Shelton. Garth’s first show will take…MORE

The Biggest July Fourthin’ Country Playlist Ever Created [Listen]

The Biggest July Fourthin’ Country Playlist Ever Created [Listen]

Fourth of July country playlists have been done to death . . . and they all end with Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA.” While’s there’s nothing wrong with that, this year we decided to fire things up with the Biggest July Fourthin’ Country Playlist ever created. To build our list, we combed through the…MORE

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Maddie & Tae

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Maddie & Tae

Elaina Smith is back with the second season of her award-winning podcast, Breaking Thru With Elaina, formerly titled Women Want to Hear Women. Season 2/Episode 4 features Elaina chatting with Maddie & Tae’s Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye. The duo chats with Elaina about their six-year journey in country music, switching record labels, dealing with…MORE

Who’s New: Heath Sanders

Who’s New: Heath Sanders

Heath Sanders Born: Marshall, Ark. Lives: Cleveland, Ark. Age: 35 Single: “Down on the South” Twitter: @HeathSandersMus Instagram: @HeathSandersMusic Facebook: @HeathSandersMusic Arkansas native Heath Sanders left his job in the oil fields last year to pursue music full-time—and it seems to be working out well for the singer/songwriter. The 35-year-old brings his real-world experience to…MORE

Lee Brice Scores 6th No. 1 Single With “Rumor”

Lee Brice Scores 6th No. 1 Single With “Rumor”

Lee Brice scored his sixth No. 1 single as “Rumor” hit the top spot on both the Mediabase chart and Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. Co-penned by Lee, Ashley Gorley and Kyle Jacobs, “Rumor” is Lee’s first No. 1 single since “Drinking Class” reached the top of the Mediabase chart in Summer 2015. “Watching…MORE

Kenny Chesney to Release New Single, “Tip of My Tongue”

Kenny Chesney to Release New Single, “Tip of My Tongue”

Almost a year after releasing his previous single, Kenny Chesney will return to country radio on July 12 with “Tip of My Tongue.” Co-penned by Kenny, Ross Copperman and Ed Sheeran, “Tip of My Tongue” will be the first taste of Kenny’s upcoming 18th studio album, which will be released via Blue Chair/Warner Music Nashville.…MORE

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Music Event of Summer

Music Event of Summer

Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will once again co-host CMA Fest’s prime-time TV concert special on ABC on Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. CT.