Category Archives: NCD News

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

Chris Janson Asks for Fans’ Help After Fender Guitar Is Stolen

Chris Janson Asks for Fans’ Help After Fender Guitar Is Stolen

The Grand Ole Opry’s most energetic performer, Chris Janson, needs your help. After performing at the Opry over the holiday break, Chris’ Fender guitar was stolen out of his car. Chris posted a notice on social media, saying, in part, “If anyone sees or hears about it, please notify local PD and me! Thanks y’all.…MORE

Dolly Parton Celebrates 50th Anniversary as Grand Ole Opry Member

Dolly Parton Celebrates 50th Anniversary as Grand Ole Opry Member

Stay gold, Dolly Parton. Today (Jan. 4), the Queen of Country is celebrating her golden anniversary—that’s 50 years—as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. “It was always my dream to be on the Opry,” says Dolly. “I actually got to sing on the Grand Ole Opry when I was about 10 years old. I…MORE

Luke Bryan Finalizes Lineup for 5th Annual “Crash My Playa” Concerts in Mexico

Luke Bryan Finalizes Lineup for 5th Annual “Crash My Playa” Concerts in Mexico

The lineup is set for Luke Bryan’s 5th annual Crash My Playa concerts on January 23–26 in Riviera Maya, Mexico. During the four-night concert vacation on the beach, Luke will headline two nights, including his Luke & Friends set, while Thomas Rhett and Luke Combs will each headline one night. Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Jake…MORE

Cassadee Pope to Host “Dinner With Your Dog” Event to Benefit Nashville Humane Society

Cassadee Pope to Host “Dinner With Your Dog” Event to Benefit Nashville Humane Society

Cassadee Pope—and her dog Cuppy—will host the ninth annual Unleashed: Dinner With Your Dog event at Nashville’s Loews Vanderbilt Hotel on Feb. 2. In addition to a full-course dinner, dessert and cocktails, the event will feature a silent and live auction, doggie catwalk and adoption opportunities. Guests are encouraged to bring their dogs. Funds raised…MORE

Coachella Music & Arts Festival Announces 2019 Lineup, Including Kacey Musgraves

Coachella Music & Arts Festival Announces 2019 Lineup, Including Kacey Musgraves

The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival announced its lineup for 2019. Known for its roster of rock, pop, hip-hop and indie artists, Coachella will get some country flavor in 2019 from Kacey Musgraves, who recently won the CMA Award for Album of the Year and is nominated at the upcoming Grammy Awards for Best…MORE

With Scaled-Back New Tour, Kenny Chesney Is “Fired Up for 2019”

With Scaled-Back New Tour, Kenny Chesney Is “Fired Up for 2019”

After Kenny Chesney’s 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour hit more than a dozen major stadiums and more than 20 amphitheaters, the Tennessee native is scaling back his 2019 tour, which he has dubbed the Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour. The 19-date tour will make stops at mid-sized venues in cities like Louisville, Washington,…MORE

Listen to Ashley McBryde’s Powerful New Single, “Girl Goin’ Nowhere”

Listen to Ashley McBryde’s Powerful New Single, “Girl Goin’ Nowhere”

Ashley McBryde will look to build on her breakout 2018 with the release of her new single, “Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” which will ship to country radio on Jan. 14. Penned by Ashley and Jeremy Bussey, “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” recounts the story of an algebra teacher Ashley had in high school who told the Arkansas native…MORE

New Year’s Eve TV Lineups: Ring in 2019 With Blake Shelton, Maren Morris, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini & More

New Year’s Eve TV Lineups: Ring in 2019 With Blake Shelton, Maren Morris, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini & More

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest Channel: ABC Time: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. ET Hosts: Ryan Seacrest (NYC), Jenny McCarthy (NYC), Ciara (Hollywood), Lucy Hale (New Orleans) Performers: Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina, Maren Morris, Florida Georgia Line, Bastille, New Kids on the Block, Lucy Hale, Christina…MORE

Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Brett Eldredge & More Share Holiday Greetings on Social Media

Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Brett Eldredge & More Share Holiday Greetings on Social Media

Check out the Christmas greetings that some of your favorite country stars shared on social media, including Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Loretta Lynn, Florida Georgia Line, Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, Kelsea Ballerini, Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, Scotty McCreery, Darius Rucker, Brett Eldredge, Travis Tritt and many more. Thanks for a wonderful year.…MORE

Grand Ole Opry Announces First New Member of 2019

Grand Ole Opry Announces First New Member of 2019

Longtime fan-favorite Mark Wills will be the newest addition to the Grand Ole Opry. Mark was invited by Vince Gill to join the venerable organization during his performance on Dec. 21. Vince surprised Mark with the invitation, saying, “We at the Opry would like to ask you to become the next member of the Grand…MORE

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce Announce Engagement

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce Announce Engagement

After publicly confirming their romance in July, Michael Ray and Carly Pearce have announced their engagement. Michael got down on one knee and asked Carly to marry him during their vacation in Tulum, Mexico, on Dec. 19. Michael and Carly have both shared messages on social media regarding the happy occasion, which you can read…MORE

Watch Cam “Play It Forward” by Covering Lori McKenna’s “Halfway Home”

Watch Cam “Play It Forward” by Covering Lori McKenna’s “Halfway Home”

Cam stopped by the Nash campus this week to chat with Elaina Smith for the Season 1 finale of the 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 to perform a song from another female’s catalog. For her Play…MORE

John Rich Helps Raise More Than $187,000 in Scholarships for Gold Star Families

John Rich Helps Raise More Than $187,000 in Scholarships for Gold Star Families

Big & Rich’s John Rich hosted a holiday gathering at his home that raised more than $187,000 for Folds of Honor, an organization that provides educational scholarships to families of military men and women who have fallen or have been disabled while on active duty in the U.S. armed forces. John’s “Holidays and Heroes” event…MORE

Ronnie Milsap to Celebrate 76th Birthday With New Tour & Duets Album

Ronnie Milsap to Celebrate 76th Birthday With New Tour & Duets Album

Country Music Hall of Fame member Ronnie Milsap will commemorate his 76th birthday in 2019 with a new tour. Kicking off on his birthday on Jan. 16 in Nashville, the new tour—dubbed the 76 for 76 Tour—will make additional stops in St. Louis, Austin, Cincinnati and more. Tickets for the first wave of the 76…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)