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Morgan Evans Announces Oct. 12 Release of Debut Album, “Things That We Drink To”

Morgan Evans Announces Oct. 12 Release of Debut Album, “Things That We Drink To”

After topping the chart with “Kiss Somebody” and dropping his self-titled EP on Aug. 10, Morgan Evans has announced that he will release his debut album, Things That We Drink To, on Oct. 12. Morgan co-penned every track on the 11-song offering with a bevy of top songwriters, including Chris DeStefano, Josh Osborne, Jaren Johnston,…MORE

Watch Rachel Reinert “Play It Forward” by Covering Sheryl Crow’s “Strong Enough”

Watch Rachel Reinert “Play It Forward” by Covering Sheryl Crow’s “Strong Enough”

Rachel Reinert, formerly of Gloriana, stopped by the Nash campus last week to chat with Elaina Smith for her Women Want to Hear Women podcast (you can listen 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 It Forward, Rachel covered Sheryl…MORE

Lauren Alaina Cancels Shows Due to a “Family Medical Emergency”

Lauren Alaina Cancels Shows Due to a “Family Medical Emergency”

Lauren Alaina canceled a pair of shows on Aug. 29 in Rochester, N.Y., and on Aug. 31 at the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City, Fla., due to a “family medical emergency.” Lauren’s step-dad, Sam Ramker, has been battling Stage IV cancer since March. According to a Facebook post on Aug. 28, Sam was…MORE

Kip Moore, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Chris Janson & More to Perform at Inaugural Nashville Songwriter Awards

Kip Moore, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Chris Janson & More to Perform at Inaugural Nashville Songwriter Awards

The inaugural Nashville Songwriter Awards—taking place on Sept. 19 at Ryman Auditorium—will feature star-studded performances from Darius Rucker, Kip Moore, Jewel, Lanco and more. Awards recognized throughout the evening will include Song, Songwriter, and Songwriter-Artist of the Year, as well as the “10 Songs I Wish I’d Written” awards. Country legend Bill Anderson will receive…MORE

Florida Georgia Line to Headline “World’s Biggest USO Tour”

Florida Georgia Line to Headline “World’s Biggest USO Tour”

Florida Georgia Line will headline the World’s Biggest USO Tour on Sept. 12 in Washington, D.C. The performance will be live-streamed via USO.org as well as featured at watch parties at USO centers around the world for service members and their families. Actor Adam Devine and chef Robert Irvine will also be featured during the…MORE

Lee Brice Hosts Concert With Maddie & Tae, Liz Rose & Victoria Shaw to Help Raise Funds for Nashville Women’s Charity [Photo Gallery]

Lee Brice Hosts Concert With Maddie & Tae, Liz Rose & Victoria Shaw to Help Raise Funds for Nashville Women’s Charity [Photo Gallery]

Lee Brice hosted the second concert of his three-show Analog series at Nashville’s Hutton Hotel on Aug. 27. Lee was joined onstage by Liz Rose, Victoria Shaw and Maddie & Tae to help raise funds for Nashville’s Thistle Farms. “I’m so grateful for the influence of these women in my life—they’re like family to me,”…MORE

Full List: 2018 CMA Awards Nominations

Full List: 2018 CMA Awards Nominations

The 2018 CMA Awards nominees were announced today (Aug. 28) Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay and Sugarland announced many of the nominations on Good Morning America live from Luke’s new Nashville restaurant, 32 Bridge Food + Drink. Additional nominations were revealed via the CMA. The CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on…MORE

Cole Swindell’s New Album, “All of It,” Tops Billboard Country Chart

Cole Swindell’s New Album, “All of It,” Tops Billboard Country Chart

Cole Swindell’s third album, All of It, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Cole’s new album moved 50,000 equivalent units, according to Nielsen Music, which was good enough for No.7 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. “I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to record and release…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Rachel Reinert

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Rachel Reinert

It’s been a couple of years since we’ve heard from Rachel Reinert, who was part of Gloriana from 2008 to 2016. Now, Rachel is doing her own thing as a solo artist—and she has a cool new single, “Cool.” Rachel stopped by the Nash campus earlier this month and chose Women Want to Hear Women…MORE

Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Supplies 20 Local Animal Shelters During Bandwagon Tour

Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Supplies 20 Local Animal Shelters During Bandwagon Tour

With eight rescue dogs of her own, it’s no secret Miranda Lambert has a soft spot in her heart for fury, four-legged friends. That’s why in 2009, Miranda and her mom, Bev, started the MuttNation Foundation, an organization with the mission of ending animal suffering and homelessness on every front. The foundation has successfully raised…MORE

Garth Brooks Reveals Date for Notre Dame Stadium Show

Garth Brooks Reveals Date for Notre Dame Stadium Show

More than six weeks after announcing he will be the first artist to play a concert at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana, Garth Brooks has revealed the date: Oct. 20. Tickets for the event, which cost $98.95, will go on sale on Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. ET. “Notre Dame stadium has seen…MORE

Keith Urban Drops Dance-Happy New Video for “Never Comin’ Down” [Watch]

Keith Urban Drops Dance-Happy New Video for “Never Comin’ Down” [Watch]

After topping the Mediabase chart with “Coming Home” earlier this month, Keith Urban is “Never Comin’ Down.” Keith’s new single, which he co-penned with Josh Kerr, James Abrahart and Shy Carter, is the third single from his 2018 album, Graffiti U, following “Female” and the aforementioned “Coming Home.” Keith dropped a dance-happy new video for…MORE

Highlights From the ACM Honors Ceremony, Including Chris Stapleton, Jon Pardi, Lauren Alaina, Sam Hunt & More [Photo Gallery]

Highlights From the ACM Honors Ceremony, Including Chris Stapleton, Jon Pardi, Lauren Alaina, Sam Hunt & More [Photo Gallery]

The Academy of Country Music hosted the 12th annual ACM Honors ceremony on Aug. 22 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to recognize the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 53rd ACM Awards. Hosted by Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi, the ceremony paid tribute to a number of artists for their specific achievements, including Alan…MORE

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Lady A

Lady A

Lady Antebellum will be the musical guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Sept. 19. Tune in to NBC at 11:35 p.m. CT.