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Watch Delta Rae “Play It Forward” With Stunning Cover of Cam’s “Diane”

Watch Delta Rae “Play It Forward” With Stunning Cover of Cam’s “Diane”

The band Delta Rae—comprised of Ian Hölljes, Eric Hölljes, Brittany Hölljes, Elizabeth Hopkins, Mike McKee and Grant Emerson—stopped by the Nash campus last week to chat with Elaina Smith for her Women Want to Hear Women podcast (you can listen to the entire episode here). One of the podcast’s segments—“Play It Forward”—beckons the featured artist/band…MORE

Midland Extends “Electric Rodeo Tour” Into 2019

Midland Extends “Electric Rodeo Tour” Into 2019

Midland—the trio of Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Jess Carson—will extend its headlining Electric Rodeo Tour into 2019 with a dozen dates. The new tour will make stops in L.A., Detroit, Nashville, Austin and more. Tickets go on sale on Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. local time. 2019 Electric Rodeo Tour Feb. 8 | Los…MORE

Aaron Watson Announces New Tour for 2019

Aaron Watson Announces New Tour for 2019

Aaron Watson will hit the road in 2019 for a headlining tour that will make more than 20 stop in cities across the country, including Atlanta, Nashville, Philadelphia, Denver and more. Tickets are on sale now. Aaron Watson Tour Jan. 11 | Goliad, TX Jan. 17 | Pensacola, FL Jan. 18 | Tampa, FL Jan.…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Logan Brill

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Logan Brill

​On this week’s podcast, we’re featuring a young woman you are going to fall in love with: Logan Brill. One of the great byproducts of this podcast is that it has allowed me to discover even more women in country music—Logan is a perfect example. She makes me so excited about the future of the…MORE

Kelsea Ballerini Announces 14-Date “Miss Me More Tour” With Brett Young

Kelsea Ballerini Announces 14-Date “Miss Me More Tour” With Brett Young

Kelsea Ballerini will hit the road this spring for her Miss Me More Tour, which borrows its moniker after her current single of the same name. The 14-date tour will kick off on April 11 in Salisbury, Md., and make additional stops in Knoxville, Tenn., Bismark, N.D., Duluth, Minn., and more. “The message of ‘Miss…MORE

Brett Young Drops Title Track to Upcoming Album, “Ticket to L.A.” [Listen]

Brett Young Drops Title Track to Upcoming Album, “Ticket to L.A.” [Listen]

California native Brett Young released the title track from his upcoming sophomore album, Ticket to L.A., which is slated to drop on Dec. 7. Brett co-penned 10 of the 13 tracks on Ticket to L.A., including the title track, which he wrote with Zach Crowell and Jon Nite. The upcoming record follows the 2017 release…MORE

Watch Keith Urban Invite Bachelorette Onstage Mid-Concert to Call Fiancé

Watch Keith Urban Invite Bachelorette Onstage Mid-Concert to Call Fiancé

Keith Urban was up to his usual shenanigans during his Graffiti U World Tour stop in Hershey, Pa., on Oct. 25. Keith invited a bachelorette party onstage mid-show to speak with the bride-to-be, Dawn Kitch, who jokingly noted that her fiancé was going to be mad: “Chad is going to kill me. He told me…MORE

Miranda Lambert Helps Escort Unruly Fan Out of the Ryman . . . And Then Gets Right Back to Work [Watch]

Miranda Lambert Helps Escort Unruly Fan Out of the Ryman . . . And Then Gets Right Back to Work [Watch]

The Pistol Annies—Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe—treated a packed house at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to a 75-minute set on Oct. 25. The trio played a number of offerings from their 2011 debut album, Hell on Heels, and 2013 sophomore album, Annie Up, including “Bad Example,” “Lemon Drop,” “Hush Hush,” “I Feel a Sin…MORE

Locash Talks Family Life, Tailgating Tour, New Single, Upcoming Album & More

Locash Talks Family Life, Tailgating Tour, New Single, Upcoming Album & More

Jim Casey talks with Chris Lucas and Preston Brust of Locash about: new additions to their families signing a new record deal with Broken Bow Records releasing new single, “Feels Like a Party” being known for their feel-good vibes and energetic shows working on their new 11-song album, which is expected to drop in January…MORE

“Polk Salad Annie” Singer/Songwriter Tony Joe White Dead at 75

“Polk Salad Annie” Singer/Songwriter Tony Joe White Dead at 75

Tony Joe White, the songwriter behind such hits at “Polk Salad Annie” and “Rainy Night in Georgia,” died on Oct. 24 at his home in Leiper’s Fork, Tenn., according to the Tennessean. Over his 50-year career in genres spanning country, rock, and R&B, Tony Joe White penned a number of tunes for stars such as…MORE

Dierks Bentley Announces “Burning Man Tour” With Jon Pardi & Tenille Townes

Dierks Bentley Announces “Burning Man Tour” With Jon Pardi & Tenille Townes

Dierks Bentley will hit the road in 2019 for his headlining Burning Man Tour. The first leg of the tour kicks off on Jan. 17 in Hamilton, Ontario, making nine stops in Canada before hitting U.S. soil for 15 stops in Reno, Nashville, Omaha and more. Openers include Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and Hot Country…MORE

Watch Blake Shelton’s Face Become Pumpkin Art

Watch Blake Shelton’s Face Become Pumpkin Art

Blake Shelton posted a Halloween-inspired clip on Instagram on Oct. 24 that shows an artist carving his likeness onto a pumpkin. The 28-second video—which has been sped up—features some product placement by Smithworks Vodka, which Blake co-owns. Blake posted the video with the caption: “It’s a pumpkin. It’s me. It’s me on a pumpkin. Pretty…MORE

Luke Bryan’s Mother Shares Message of “Love and Thanks” After Hurricane Michael Destroyed Her Beach House

Luke Bryan’s Mother Shares Message of “Love and Thanks” After Hurricane Michael Destroyed Her Beach House

After Hurricane Michael destroyed her home in Mexico Beach, Fla., earlier this month, LeClaire Bryan—Luke Bryan’s mother—shared a video message on Luke’s Instagram page on Oct. 24, thanking well-wishers for their prayers and vowing to rebuild. “Hey, this is LeClaire Bryan—we just want to thank you, thank everybody for all of their prayers and concerns,”…MORE

Alabama to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From T.J. Martell Foundation

Alabama to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From T.J. Martell Foundation

Iconic country group Alabama will be recognized with the Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award at the 11th annual T.J. Martell Foundation Nashville Honors Gala on Feb. 25. The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s leading foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer. Since 2009, the Foundation has provided…MORE

Locash to Perform at National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington DC on Nov. 28

Locash to Perform at National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington DC on Nov. 28

The National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 28 will include some country twang from Chris Lucas and Preston Brust of Locash. The duo revealed they will perform three songs during the ceremony, which typically involves performers from many musical genres. Last year’s Tree Lighting ceremony featured the…MORE

CMA Awards Announce Second Round of Performers, Including Thomas Rhett, Pistol Annies, Dierks Bentley, FGL & More

CMA Awards Announce Second Round of Performers, Including Thomas Rhett, Pistol Annies, Dierks Bentley, FGL & More

The Country Music Association announced its second round of performers for the 52nd annual CMA Awards: Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, Kacey Musgraves, Pistol Annies, and Thomas Rhett Previously announced performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. Hosted…MORE

Lady Antebellum Announces 15-Date Las Vegas Residency

Lady Antebellum Announces 15-Date Las Vegas Residency

Following in the Sin City footsteps of country artists like Shania Twain, George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire and more, Lady Antebellum has announced a 15-date Las Vegas residency in 2019. Lady A’s Our Kind of Vegas residency will kick off on Feb. 8 in the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino, with…MORE

Daily Dose

New Albums

New Albums

New albums dropping on Nov. 16 include Montgomery Gentry’s 20 Years of Hits and Kip Moore’s Room to Spare: The Acoustic Sessions.