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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

Watch Chris Young Debut Tear-Inducing New Song, “Drowning,” on the Grand Ole Opry

Watch Chris Young Debut Tear-Inducing New Song, “Drowning,” on the Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry released a video of Chris Young debuting his touching new song, “Drowning,” on the Opry in June. Co-penned by Chris, Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge, “Drowning” was partly inspired by the death of Chris’ close friend, Adam, and features lyrics: “So tonight I’m gonna pull out pictures, ones with you in…MORE

Watch Luke Bryan’s Wet & Wild New Video for “Knockin’ Boots”

Watch Luke Bryan’s Wet & Wild New Video for “Knockin’ Boots”

Luke Bryan has given fans the first taste of his upcoming seventh studio album with the release of his new single, “Knockin’ Boots,” which is currently No. 14 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after 13 weeks. Co-penned by Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson and Jon Nite, “Knockin’ Boots” was helmed by Luke’s longtime producers Jeff…MORE

Kane Brown Reveals He Had a “Vision” for His New Single, “Homesick” [Listen]

Kane Brown Reveals He Had a “Vision” for His New Single, “Homesick” [Listen]

After topping the charts with his fourth consecutive No. 1 single, “Good as You,” in May, Kane Brown will try to make it five in a row with the release of “Homesick.” Penned by Kane, Brock Berryhill, Matthew McGinn and Taylor Phillips, “Homesick” is featured on his 2018 album, Experiment, and will impact country radio…MORE

Grand Ole Opry Announces Luke Combs’ Induction Date & Lineup

Grand Ole Opry Announces Luke Combs’ Induction Date & Lineup

After only his 16th appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, Luke Combs was surprised by John Conlee, Chris Janson and Craig Morgan with an invitation to join the esteemed club on June 11. The Opry announced that Luke will be formally inducted during its showcase on July 16. Kelsea Ballerini, Joe Diffie, The Gatlin Brothers,…MORE

Alan Jackson Celebrates 30th Anniversary of First Record Deal

Alan Jackson Celebrates 30th Anniversary of First Record Deal

After moving to Nashville in 1985, Alan Jackson singed his first major-label record deal with Arista Nashville on June 26, 1989—30 years ago today. Eight months later, Alan released his debut album, Here in the Real World, which spawned hits such as the title track, “Wanted” and “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow.” The rest, as they…MORE

PBS to Air “Country Music: Live at the Ryman” Concert With Dwight Yoakam, Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill & More [Set List]

PBS to Air “Country Music: Live at the Ryman” Concert With Dwight Yoakam, Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill & More [Set List]

After an eight-year exploration, Ken Burns’ 16-hour Country Music documentary will premiere on PBS on Sept. 15. In celebration of the new film, PBS will air its all-star concert, Country Music: Live at the Ryman, on Sept. 8. Recorded at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in March, the concert will feature performances by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash,…MORE

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Farewell Angelina [Watch Them Cover Maren Morris’ “My Church”]

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Farewell Angelina [Watch Them Cover Maren Morris’ “My Church”]

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 3 features Elaina chatting with Farewell Angelina, the female quartet comprised of Ashley Gearing, Lisa Torres, Nicole Witt and Andrea Young. With margaritas in hand, the dynamic foursome chats with…MORE

Watch Cole Swindell Raise a Little Hell in New Video for “Drinkin’ Hours”

Watch Cole Swindell Raise a Little Hell in New Video for “Drinkin’ Hours”

Cole Swindell is celebrating the fifth anniversary of his recording deal with Warner Music Nashville by dropping a new song every month for the next five months as part of his new EP, Down Home Sessions V. First up, “Drinkin’ Hours,” which was released on June 21. Cole has also dropped a new feel-good video…MORE

Alabama to Wind Down 50th Anniversary Tour With Final Stop in Nashville

Alabama to Wind Down 50th Anniversary Tour With Final Stop in Nashville

Alabama is celebrating a half-century of making music with their current 50th Anniversary Tour. The cross-country trek kicked off in January with an announced run of more than 50 shows through November, featuring an array of openers, including Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Beach Boys, John Anderson, Restless Heart, Exile, John Michael…MORE

Nominees for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Include Dwight Yoakam, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith & More

Nominees for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Include Dwight Yoakam, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith & More

The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame announced the nominees for its Class of 2019. This year’s nominees include eight songwriters and four songwriter/artists: Songwriter Shawn Camp Ed Hill Marcus Hummon Archie Jordan Kostas Rivers Rutherford Ronnie Rogers Jerry Salley Songwriter/Artist Toby Keith Brad Paisley Eddy Raven Dwight Yoakam Two songwriters and one songwriter/artist, elected by…MORE

Listen to Cody Johnson’s New Motown-Inspired Single, “Nothin’ On You”

Listen to Cody Johnson’s New Motown-Inspired Single, “Nothin’ On You”

After scoring his most successful single on the country charts with “On My Way to You” (No. 11), Cody Johnson will ship “Nothin’ On You” to country radio on July 22. Penned by Barrett Baber and Trent Willmon, the new tune is featured on Cody’s 2019 album, Ain’t Nothin’ to It, which debuted at No.…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.