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  1. Following being named the Country Music Association’s Male Vocalist of the Year in 2020, Luke Combs has finally made his musical entry into 2021 via his new single, “Forever After All.” The song was originally released as an album track from the Academy of Country Music’s 2020 Album of the Year What You See Is... Read more »
  2. Good news, Cody Johnson fans! The singer/songwriter says he has a full album set to release this year. “I’m sitting on top of an 18-track record that we are going to drop this year,” he told radio station Y100 in San Antonio. “I feel like you should always feel like it’s the best record you’ve... Read more »
  3. Trio Runaway June’s Natalie Stovall, Jennifer Wayne and Naomi Cooke are set to perform on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Island Time Music Festival, and they are using the performance to give back. Each year, the festival raises money to support the operating costs of The Little Yellow School House, a school for special needs children... Read more »
  4. Leave it up to Dan + Shay to know how to productively spend what must feel like “10,000 Hours” cooped up in their homes in Nashville. For the duo, that involves taking a self-deprecating stab at TikTok user Sharon Rowland’s off-key and hilarious attempt at singing their 2018 hit “Tequila” to “tell [us] he got... Read more »
  5. After achieving a platinum-selling album featuring a number-one Billboard Country Airplay chart single in a quarantine year, Sam Hunt’s first order of business in 2021 is straightforward by comparison: he wants to complete re-growing his beard, get back in shape, and get back in the studio to record a follow-up to his 2020 album Southside.... Read more »
  6. For two of the nearly three decades that Nelly has been a hip-hop superstar, his success has intersected — and been greatly enhanced by — country music’s influence. In a recent Black History Month conversation with’s Natasha Castles, he chronicled what about country has maintained his interest—from the groundbreaking 2004 Tim McGraw duet “Over... Read more »
  7. Taylor Swift’s latest accolade is one that only Dolly Parton has managed to do before her. This week, Swift’s re-recording of “Love Story,” named “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” debuted atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, joining Dolly Parton’s iconic “I Will Always Love You” as the only songs to have hit No. 1 on the... Read more »
  8. Because America is a country founded on Christian values, and two out of every five Americans practice the Protestant faith, the relationship between gospel music and all American-borne musical genres is essential. However, when considering how specifically gospel’s rhythmic, percussive, and spiritually empowering Black tradition impacts country, a musical conversation transpires that highlights not just... Read more »
  9. “I think I got booed off the stage by, like, five-year-olds.” Brad Paisley’s had a quarter-century-long country music career highlighted by 12 studio albums, 15 headlining tours, and 21 number-one singles. However, as he recently told Kelly Clarkson on the Kelly Clarkson Show, his most daunting live event was being booked to sing for children... Read more »
  10. Most dads will do anything to make their daughters smile—and Kane Brown is no exception. The “Famous Friends” singer’s wife Katelyn recently shared a video of Brown making their 1-year-old daughter Kingsley laugh by throwing an orange ball and pretending to fall down. His daughter responds by laughing hysterically in the cute clip. View this... Read more »
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