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  1. The next 30 songs from Eric Church‘s 61 Days in Church include live covers of The Band, Dolly Parton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger, Bobby Bare, Marc Cohn, Little Feat and more. The latest release also features live selections from Church’s discography — Mr. Misunderstood, The Outsiders, Chief, Carolina and Sinners Like Me. Talladega by Eric... Read more »
  2. On Thursday (Sept. 21), Darius Rucker and his record label Capitol Nashville hosted several members of the Music Row community at the city’s new Topgolf to celebrate the five-time Grammy winner’s seventh country No. 1 “If I Told You.” Written by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally and Jon Nite, “If I Told You” is the first... Read more »
  3. Everyone’s heart is in the right place when they donate to a good cause. But when tragedy strikes, good hearts and good causes aren’t always enough. Kenny Chesney has seen first hand what that’s like when charity work doesn’t work, and he’s committed to doing something about it. “Getting supplies in is hard,” Chesney said... Read more »
  4. How can you get invited to join Little Big Town on tour? Make music they like. It sounds like it might be just that simple. “I love the first songs off (Midland’s) record, the traditional country sound,” Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild told ET Online. “And I think Kacey (Musgraves) is so important to the... Read more »
  5. The end of the film Only the Brave is just the beginning for Dierks Bentley. It’s the very first time he’s ever had a song be part of a movie, and in a press release, he said this one — “Hold the Light” — moved him like never before. “This is at the top, if... Read more »
  6. Blake Shelton will release his next album Texoma Shore on Nov. 3. Its lead single “I’ll Name the Dogs” is currently No. 22 on Billboard‘s country airplay chart. “Lake Texoma has always been a place of great memories, new and old,” Shelton said in a release. “I literally recorded this album on its shore so... Read more »
  7. If you’re looking for your next country music sweetheart, then don’t look any further. It’s Sandra Lynn. The west coast native follows up her singles “Afterparty” and “Bar Hoppin” with the sassy and flirtatious “Hey California,” a song she says captures her free spirit to a “T.” “I feel like this song is such a... Read more »
  8. It kind of looks like any other loving birthday post. Early on Thursday morning (Sept. 21), Tim McGraw penned a tribute to his wife Faith Hill on his Instagram. He gushed over her beauty, their daughters and said that he is truly in love with her more every day. For a woman who probably has... Read more »
  9. The beauty of Midland’s debut album On the Rocks is that it could have been made when Gram Parsons formed the Flying Burrito Brothers in the early ’70s, or when Gary Stewart released his 1975 debut album Out of Hand & Brand New or when George Strait broke out with Strait Country in 1981. Honky-tonk... Read more »
  10. CMT has partnered with the Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges System (LCTCS) and the nonprofit Louisiana Calling for a unique opportunity to increase awareness of career training and higher education in the Pelican Sate. The news was announced on Thursday (Sept. 21) at the 2017 LCTCS Annual Conference in New Orleans. Rising artist and Louisiana... Read more »
  11. This is how I know that the lawsuit against Carrie Underwood will go nowhere: all the details behind the writing of “Something in the Water” are very well-documented. Underwood and co-writers Brett James and Chris DeStefano are being sued in federal court for song theft. Canadian songwriters Ron McNeill and Georgia Lyons claim that they’d... Read more »
  12. On Tuesday (Sept. 19), Grammy winner Miranda Lambert celebrated the double platinum status of The Weight of These Wings with a special acoustic concert featuring live collaborations with 14 of the collection’s co-writers. The performance marked the first night that Lambert shared the stories behind her soul-baring songs “To Love Her,” “Vice” and “Tin Man”... Read more »
  13. Jason Aldean‘s They Don’t Know Tour stop on Oct. 20 at Louisville, Kentucky’s KFC Yum Center will be his 2017 Concert for the Cure benefit. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Komen Kentucky to support the fight against breast cancer. The night will include sets by Chris... Read more »
  14. Rodney Crowell has canceled his tour dates through the remainder of 2017. He announced on Wednesday (Sept. 20) that he is taking time off to address health issues that require complete rest. “For the foreseeable future,” he said, “with expert medical guidance, my work will consist of quietly encouraging my body to return to its... Read more »
  15. It’s Twaining Day on Broad City, and you know what that means. Nothing. It literally means nothing. Because Shania Twain has no interest in working out. She’d much rather go home and watch Friends reruns. Twain is on Wednesday night’s (Sept. 20) Broad City — the second episode in the Comedy Central show’s fourth season... Read more »
  16. “Helping Texans: A Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concert” on Nov. 28 will bring together Clint Black, Don Henley and Lyle Lovett live for one night only at Fort Worth’s Bass Hall. Tickets go on sale Friday (Sept. 22) through the performance hall’s website. Proceeds from the night will support the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the... Read more »
  17. Willie Nelson and the Boys, his new collaborative album with his sons Lukas and Micah Nelson, will be released on Oct. 20 via Legacy Recordings. Following 2014’s December Days featuring his sister Bobbie Nelson, the collection is the second release from Willie’s Stash, which is the country legend’s series of archival recordings. The new 12-song... Read more »
  18. After they wrap their one-year residency at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Nov. 27, Little Big Town will be ready to hit the road. The band’s new tour — the Breakers Tour — will feature two opening acts that fit perfectly with its live show: Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves and rising band Midland. And together they... Read more »
  19. Well, it’s been a week of tragedy and triumph on Music Row, and the new Billboard charts vividly reflect this. First to the triumphs, most of which accrue to Thomas Rhett, whose new album, Life Changes, debuts at No. 1 on both the country and all-genre Billboard 200 rankings. Add to that the comforting fact... Read more »
  20. Songwriter Mark Selby, who co-wrote such hits as the Dixie Chicks‘ “There’s Your Trouble” and Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s “Blue on Black,” died Monday (Sept. 18) of cancer at the age of 56. Apart from songwriting, the Oklahoma-born Selby was also a talented singer and guitarist. He was married to fellow composer, Tia Siller, co-writer of... Read more »
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