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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

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

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Cowboy Up

Cowboy Up

Congrats to Robert Earl Keen, who was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. REK joins Willie Nelson, George Strait, Lyle Lovett & more in the Lone Star State institution.