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  1. Bullying victim and East Tennessean Keaton Jones started his school week with a small army of new celebrity friends. An emotional video of the 11-year-old opening up about being bullied at school has gone viral online and started a new national conversation about the issue. The video posted by his mother Kimberly Jones has been... Read more »
  2. Now that Luke Bryan‘s latest album What Makes You Country is out, and his fans have been living with the new music for a few days, it’s pretty obvious that this one is countrier than most. And it sounds like that was Bryan’s intention his sixth time around. In a new Esquire video, Bryan calls... Read more »
  3. Over the weekend, Jana Kramer revealed some personal news that affects nearly one million expectant mothers every year. In a heart-wrenching social media post, she announced that she had a miscarriage. “This unfortunately isn’t my first loss,” she wrote. “When I first found out I was pregnant I wanted to shout it from the rooftop,... Read more »
  4. If you ask Nicole Kidman, her idea of a traditional holiday doesn’t include all the trimmings of an American Christmas. And Us Weekly did ask her, and she shared her plans for the upcoming season with Keith Urban and their two little girls, Sunday and Faith. “We go back to Australia,” Kidman said. “We go... Read more »
  5. On Monday (Dec. 11), Florida Georgia Line unveiled plans for their property in Nashville’s trendy Hillsboro Village neighborhood. Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced the purchase of two office buildings at 1910 21st Avenue South in 2015, and they plan to make it a multi-use compound that will be the home of their publishing company... Read more »
  6. As we get closer and closer to the holidays, you might find that some of the country stars are starting their vacations earlier. I mean, Luke Bryan sure makes it seem that way. He posted two Instagram videos showing him trying to feed some big ol’ squirrels. Also taking her downtime seriously was Kelsea Ballerini,... Read more »
  7. Since Carly Pearce broke out with her No. 1 hit “Every Little Thing,” the country music community cannot imagine a world without her. In 2012, the rising artist was signed to another record label in Nashville that had dropped her, but while going home to Kentucky was an option, giving in to those thoughts was... Read more »
  8. “Do you believe in fate?” That’s the first question asked of Juliette Barnes in an all-new dramatic season six trailer for Nashville. After concluding season five at peace, Hayden Panettiere’s character returns struggling with depression after receiving backlash for revealing she stole Maddie Jaymes’ song. Her inner struggles take the spotlight along with the other... Read more »
  9. When Luke Bryan was in New York on Wednesday (Dec. 6), he took some time out of his album-release adventures to pack up his guitar and head to Manhattan’s Upper East Side. He went straight to Lenox Hill Hospital to perform for the patients, doctors, nurses and other caregivers there. It’s all part of Musicians... Read more »
  10. When sports fans look back on 2017, the NFL’s “take a knee” protests during the National Anthem will be remembered as a divisive issue in an entertainment realm that is usually as unifying as music. Nineties country star Neal McCoy openly criticizes the movement in his new song “Take a Knee My Ass.” Footage of... Read more »
  11. Walker Hayes agrees. One of the greatest gifts a parent can pass down to their children is showing them what it’s like to chase a dream. Hayes and his wife Laney have six and another on the way. In his 13-year Nashville life, the Mobile, Alabama native, 37, had signed with a few record labels... Read more »
  12. When Blake Shelton tweets directly to a little boy saying that he can’t wait to meet him, you know there’s a good story behind it. And this is what it is: Sammy Hodgett, an eight-year-old boy from a small town in Western Illinois, loves Shelton and his music. Especially “Boys Round Here.” When Hodgett was... Read more »
  13. The 2018 Country Radio Broadcasters’ seminar in Nashville is still a couple months away, but already we know who is getting a big award. Dierks Bentley will be picking up the 2018 Artist Humanitarian Award when the Country Radio Seminar kicks off on Feb. 5, 2018. The Artist Humanitarian Award has been around since 1990,... Read more »
  14. Look at Isaiah Fisher go. He is not quite three years old, but he already has the hang of cookie decorating. Carrie Underwood shared a picture on Thursday morning (Dec. 7) of her son in a high chair, using a tube of frosting — and a lot of red sugar — to make a little... Read more »
  15. Some of the biggest names in country and rock will honor Charlie Daniels at the Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute to Charlie. The all-star concert event is set for March 7, 2018 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The initial lineup promises performances by Daniels and the Charlie Daniels Band, Alison Krauss, Blackberry Smoke, Bobby Bare, Chris... Read more »
  16. Visiting with “Kiss Somebody” singer and Australian native Morgan Evans is a glimpse into the lives of musicians who immigrate to the U.S. to pursue their craft. Fans around the world know Evans as a monster talent, and to his wife, Kelsea Ballerini, he’s the love of her life (the two married in Mexico on... Read more »
  17. Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman have put one of their Middle Tennessee properties on the market. The private, gated retreat sits on 35 acres of land in Williamson County and features a renovated brick farmhouse, a guest cottage, a barn and a hilltop building site with a stunning view of the area’s rolling hills. The... Read more »
  18. On Tuesday night’s (Dec. 5) episode of The Good Doctor, one of the female surgical residents was sexually harassed by an attending physician — he was asking her out for drinks and then bragging about his massage and omelet-making skills — and she knew she’d be blamed if she went over his head to report... Read more »
  19. Five new exhibits chronicling the careers of Little Big Town, Ralph Stanley, The Judds and Emmylou Harris, as well as the music of 2017 are coming to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 2018. Opening March 9, American Currents: The Music of 2017, will feature memorabilia from Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Eric... Read more »
  20. It’s beginning to look a lot like the people at Today have gotten their hands on Miranda Lambert‘s holiday shopping list, and that they are generous enough to share it with us. So if you want to Christmas like Lambert, this is what you’ll need: vodka, snacks, dog toys, a how-to book on canning, a... Read more »
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