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Country Stars Remember Joe Diffie, Including Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw & More

Country Stars Remember Joe Diffie, Including Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw & More

A number of country artists shared their sentiments regarding Joe Diffie, who passed away from complications of COVID-19 on March 29. Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Scotty McCreery, Chris Young, Kelsea Ballerini, Carly Pearce, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and many more shared their love on social media and via statements. Carrie Underwood “Absolutely no…MORE

John Prine Hospitalized With COVID-19 Symptoms: “His Situation Is Critical”

John Prine Hospitalized With COVID-19 Symptoms: “His Situation Is Critical”

Singer/songwriter John Prine, 73, has been hospitalized after suffering from COVID-19 symptoms. John’s family released a statement via Instagram on March 29: “After a sudden onset of COVID-19 symptoms, John was hospitalized on Thursday. He was intubated Saturday evening, and continues to receive care, but his situation is critical. This is hard news for us…MORE

Joe Diffie Dies at 61 After Complications From COVID-19

Joe Diffie Dies at 61 After Complications From COVID-19

Two days after confirming he tested positive for COVID-19, Joe Diffie, 61, died on March 29, according to a statement from his PR company:  “Grammy-winning country music legend Joe Diffie passed away today, Sunday, March 29, from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19). His family requests their privacy at this time.” Joe topped the charts with “Pickup…MORE

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood to Headline Live Concert Event on CBS on April 1

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood to Headline Live Concert Event on CBS on April 1

After Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood broke the Internet on March 23 during their at-home concert on Inside Studio G via Facebook Live, the tandem has decided to take their talents to CBS on April 1 for a prime-time TV special, Garth & Trisha Live. During the special, Garth and Trisha will perform live from…MORE

Grand Ole Opry Member Jan Howard Dies at 91

Grand Ole Opry Member Jan Howard Dies at 91

Longtime Grand Ole Opry member Jan Howard, 91, “passed away peacefully” on March 28 in Gallatin, Tenn., according to a statement from the Opry. Jan scored a number of Top 20 hits in the 1960s, including “Evil on Your Mind,” “Bad Seed,” “Count Your Blessings, Woman” and “My Son,” which served as an ode to…MORE

Joe Diffie Releases Statement After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Joe Diffie Releases Statement After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Joe Diffie, 61, has confirmed he tested positive for COVID-19. The “John Deere Green” singer released a statement on March 27: “I am under the care of medical professionals and currently receiving treatment. My family and I are asking for privacy at this time. We want to remind the public and all my fans to…MORE

Craig Morgan Announces New Album, “God, Family, Country”

Craig Morgan Announces New Album, “God, Family, Country”

Craig Morgan will drop a new album, God, Family, Country, on May 22. The 10-song offering features five new songs, as well as five newly remastered tunes from Craig’s past catalog, including “Almost Home” and “That’s What I Love About Sunday.” New songs include his recent iTunes No. 1 hit, “The Father, My Son and…MORE

Charlie Daniels Reveals Lineup for 2020 Volunteer Jam at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena

Charlie Daniels Reveals Lineup for 2020 Volunteer Jam at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena

Charlie Daniels announced the lineup for his all-star concert, Volunteer Jam, which will take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Sept. 15. Since its inception in 1974, Charlie’s Volunteer Jam has brought together some of music’s biggest stars for a number of worthwhile causes. This year’s lineup includes Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, The Marshall Tucker Band, Chris…MORE

Kane Brown Teams With John Legend in New Ballad, “Last Time I Say Sorry” [Listen]

Kane Brown Teams With John Legend in New Ballad, “Last Time I Say Sorry” [Listen]

After recording tunes with Marshmello, Becky G, Khalid and more, Kane Brown added to his cross-genre collaborations by teaming with John Legend for the new ballad, “Last Time I Say Sorry.” “Last Time I Say Sorry” was co-written by Kane, Legend, Matt McGinn and Andrew Goldstein, who also produced the track. Kane and Legend initially connected…MORE

Kip Moore Announces 4th Studio Album, “Wild World”

Kip Moore Announces 4th Studio Album, “Wild World”

Kip Moore will release his fourth studio album, Wild World, on May 29. The 13-song offering features 12 songs that Kip co-wrote, including lead singe, “She’s Mine,” which is currently No. 36 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after 28 weeks. In addition, Kip co-produced the album with David Garcia, Luke Dick and Blair Daly on…MORE

Brantley Gilbert Turns Up the Heat in New Video for “Fire’t Up” [Watch]

Brantley Gilbert Turns Up the Heat in New Video for “Fire’t Up” [Watch]

Brantley Gilbert turned up the heat in his new video for current single, “Fire’t Up.” The new clip, which was directed by Shaun Silva, features pyrotechnics with a circus-like group of performers, including fire breathers, aerial hoop acrobats and motorcycle riders inside the Globe of Death. The new tune, which Brantley co-penned with Brandon Day…MORE

Thomas Rhett Announces Rescheduled Dates on “Center Point Road Tour”

Thomas Rhett Announces Rescheduled Dates on “Center Point Road Tour”

Thomas Rhett revealed the rescheduled dates for his Center Point Road Tour, which will now kick off in July. Originally scheduled dates in May and June were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. TR’s tour will start on July 9 in Charlotte, N.C., with special guests Cole Swindell and Hardy. Tickets purchased for the original…MORE

TV Special “ACM Presents: Our Country” to Feature Performances by Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton & More

TV Special “ACM Presents: Our Country” to Feature Performances by Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton & More

The Academy of Country Music announced performers for its two-hour TV special, ACM Presents: Our Country, which will air live on April 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown and John Legend, Luke Bryan, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum,…MORE

Watch Thomas Rhett & Jon Pardi’s Smooth New Video for “Beer Can’t Fix”

Watch Thomas Rhett & Jon Pardi’s Smooth New Video for “Beer Can’t Fix”

Thomas Rhett dropped a new video for his current single, “Beer Can’t Fix,” featuring Jon Pardi. Directed by Shaun Silva in Key West, Fla., the video features TR and Jon hitting the beach, cruising on scooters, riding the waves and more. “We wrote this song to be fun and uplifting and wanted to take that same…MORE

Enjoy the Rush in Kenny Chesney’s New Video for “Here and Now” [Watch]

Enjoy the Rush in Kenny Chesney’s New Video for “Here and Now” [Watch]

Kenny Chesney dropped a new video for his current single, “Here and Now,” on March 25. “In these times, remember how blessed we are to be alive,” said Kenny via Twitter, as he announced the new video. “Wherever you are, look around, get engaged! Love the people you’re with, find something to smile about. Be…MORE

Glen Campbell’s “Wichita Lineman” & Eddy Arnold’s “Make the World Go Away” Earn Historic Honor

Glen Campbell’s “Wichita Lineman” & Eddy Arnold’s “Make the World Go Away” Earn Historic Honor

The Library of Congress added 25 titles to the National Recording Registry, including Glen Campbell’s “Wichita Lineman,” Eddy Arnold’s “Make the World Go Away” and Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” which was penned by Dolly Parton. The 25 titles were chosen based on their “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” importance. This year’s additions…MORE

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