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Jewel to Receive 2019 Horatio Alger Award

Jewel to Receive 2019 Horatio Alger Award

Jewel Kilcher, better known to the music-loving world as singer/songwriter “Jewel,” has been named one of 13 recipients of the 2019 Horatio Alger Award. Bestowed annually to accomplished corporate, civic and cultural leaders from across North America, the award recognizes an individual’s ongoing commitment to higher education and generosity toward philanthropic endeavors. Past winners of…MORE

Mitchell Tenpenny Scores First No. 1 Single With “Drunk Me”

Mitchell Tenpenny Scores First No. 1 Single With “Drunk Me”

Pop the champagne . . . Mitchell Tenpenny has a reason to celebrate. Mitchell’s lead single, “Drunk Me,” from his upcoming debut album, Telling All My Secrets, hit No. 1 on the Mediabase chart this week. Co-penned by Mitchell, Jordan Schmidt and Justin Wilson, the tune has accumulated more than 120 million streams. “I recorded…MORE

Brett Young Says New Album “Ticket to L.A.” Has the “Honesty” of Debut Project But Is “Much Peppier”

Brett Young Says New Album “Ticket to L.A.” Has the “Honesty” of Debut Project But Is “Much Peppier”

Brett Young’s 2017 self-titled debut album was a smash hit, spawning four No. 1 singles, including “Sleep Without You,” “In Case You Didn’t Know,” “Like I Loved You” and “Mercy.” Brett’s ballad-friendly breakthrough album gave fans a heavy dose of “love,” sans the “party” songs that have become so prevalent on country radio. “Falling in…MORE

Top Nashville Songwriters Announce 25-City “Hit Makers & Rum Chasers” Tour

Top Nashville Songwriters Announce 25-City “Hit Makers & Rum Chasers” Tour

A troupe of Nashville’s top songwriters will embark on a 25-city Hit Makers & Rum Chasers Tour to benefit the Charley Foundation, a non-profit that supports poor, sick and neglected children—and in this case will provide funding for music and arts programs to the hurricane-devastated U.S. Virgin Islands. The tour will feature songwriters JT Harding…MORE

Watch Reba McEntire Perform “Hard Candy Christmas” in Sneak Peek of Tonight’s “CMA Country Christmas” TV Special [+ Photo Gallery]

Watch Reba McEntire Perform “Hard Candy Christmas” in Sneak Peek of Tonight’s “CMA Country Christmas” TV Special [+ Photo Gallery]

Reba McEntire returns for a second year as host of the ninth annual CMA Country Christmas, a two-hour music celebration that airs on ABC on Dec. 10. CMA Country Christmas was taped on Sept. 27 at Belmont University’s Curb Event Center in Nashville. In addition to Reba, this year’s lineup includes performances by Tony Bennett,…MORE

George Strait Drops Intoxicating New Song, “Código,” [Listen]

George Strait Drops Intoxicating New Song, “Código,” [Listen]

George Strait dropped an intoxicating new track, “Código,” on Dec. 7. Penned by George, his son Bubba Strait and longtime collaborator Dean Dillion, “Código” references the tequila brand that George co-owns. The tune is George’s first new music since 2015’s Cold Beer Conversation, his 29th studio album. George is currently working on new music that’s…MORE

Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay & More React to Their Grammy Nominations

Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay & More React to Their Grammy Nominations

After the nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards were revealed this morning, many country stars—including Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay and more—posted their reactions to the great news via social media. Check out some of the responses below, as we continue to update the page. what… the hell 🙌🏼😭 — MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris)…MORE

Dolly Parton’s “Girl in the Movies” Earns Golden Globe Nomination for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture

Dolly Parton’s “Girl in the Movies” Earns Golden Globe Nomination for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture

Dolly Parton’s new song, “Girl in the Movies,” from the Netflix movie, Dumplin’, received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture. In addition to re-recording six songs from her iconic catalog for the movie’s soundtrack, Dolly co-penned and recorded six new songs, including “Girl in the Movies.” Best Original Song…MORE

Toby Keith Celebrates 25 Years of No. 1 Debut Single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy”

Toby Keith Celebrates 25 Years of No. 1 Debut Single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy”

Toby Keith’s 1993 debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” helped ignite a career that has seen the Oklahoma native win multiple CMA Awards and ACM Awards, earn 20 No. 1 singles and sell more than 40 million albums worldwide. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Toby’s breakthrough song and self-titled debut album—which also included Top…MORE

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Danielle Bradbery

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Danielle Bradbery

Danielle Bradbery has been in the public eye since winning The Voice as a 16-year-old in 2013. But winning a reality talent competition doesn’t immediately translate to superstardom. Like most reality show winners, Danielle has had to work tirelessly to prove herself—and find herself as an artist. In our sit-down interview this week, Danielle talks…MORE

Garth Brooks Announces Another Stadium Tour Date & Venue

Garth Brooks Announces Another Stadium Tour Date & Venue

Garth Brooks trickled out another date and venue for his 2019 Stadium Tour: May 4 Minneapolis, MN U.S. Bank Stadium Tickets will go on sale for $94.95 on Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. CT. Today’s news follows Garth’s previously announced stadium shows in St. Louis, Glendale, Gainesville and Pittsburgh. The stadium concerts will feature in-the-round…MORE

NTSB Concludes Pilot Error Caused Helicopter Crash That Killed Troy Gentry

NTSB Concludes Pilot Error Caused Helicopter Crash That Killed Troy Gentry

The National Transportation Safety Board released a final report regarding the death of Troy Gentry, who was killed in a helicopter crash on Sept. 8, 2017, at the Flying W Airport in Medford, New Jersey. According to the NTSB, the pilot, who also died, cut the engine too soon as he tried to make an…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)