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  1. Embedded from Willie Jones follows up his January-released debut album Right Now with “Down By The Riverside,” a summer-ready country-trap heater highlighting the familiar stylings of the singer’s Louisiana roots. “This song is straight Louisiana jambalaya: swampy, sexy and drippin’ all over the floor,” says the performer. “[Songwriters Josh Logan, Jason Afable and I]... Read more »
  2. Embedded from If needing proof that the proverbial Earth is healing, Dolly Parton has finally returned to Dollywood. After noting in early March that she would return to the park after full vaccination, following her April 2 dose of the Moderna vaccine, she joined Good Morning America host Robin Roberts from the theme park... Read more »
  3. Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks have been married for 15 years and been friends long before then, as both of them got their starts in the Nashville music industry as demo singers–singers paid to quickly record vocals for rough, first-draft versions of songwriters’ compositions, which are then pitched to recording artists who might choose to... Read more »
  4. Embedded from Jack Ingram, Jon Randall, and Miranda Lambert performed “In His Arms” during their recent appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Released in March as a prelude to their now-available collaborative album, the track — like the rest of the critically acclaimed release — are raw, stripped-back songs recorded in Marfa,... Read more »
  5. On Friday (May 14), the Grand Ole Opry opens its venue to full-capacity audiences for the first time in more than a year since the start of the pandemic. Among those appearing on the lineup are Lorrie Morgan, the Oak Ridge Boys, and CMT Next Women of Country Class of 2021 member Brittney Spencer, who... Read more »
  6. Embedded from In the midst of resuming a sold-out slate of touring dates and announcing a June 19 headlining date at the Ryman Auditorium, Cody Johnson released the first song from his forthcoming, fall-released 18-track double album, a duet with Willie Nelson on the Red-Headed Stranger’s 1973 hit “Sad Songs and Waltzes.” Johnson recalls... Read more »
  7. On May 14, 1991, Alan Jackson released his second studio album Don’t Rock The Jukebox, a project that further established Jackson as a force in country music and solidified his place as a neo-traditionalist within the genre. The album produced five country radio singles, including the chart-toppers “Someday,” “Dallas,” “Love’s Got A Hold On You,”... Read more »
  8. Happy birthday to Darius Rucker, who turns 55 today (May 13)! After his career skyrocketed in the 1990s with a string of successful Hootie & the Blowfish hits such as “Hold My Hand,” and the Diamond-certified debut project Cracked Rear View, Rucker released his first country album in 2008 with Learn to Live. Since then,... Read more »
  9. When not winning Academy of Country Music Awards for her 2019-released smash-hit single “The Bones,” or celebrating the first birthday of she and her husband Ryan Hurd’s first child, Hayes, Maren Morris is fond of spending time with her pet dogs. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝙼𝙰𝚁𝙴𝙽 𝙼𝙾𝚁𝚁𝙸𝚂 (@marenmorris) In a... Read more »
  10. This summer, Miranda Lambert will open her recently-revealed Nashville bar, Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa, and she recently gave CMT Radio’s Cody Alan the inside scoop on what to expect from the place. Alan noted that painting was already taking place at the venue and that it features a lot of pink. “It’s got some girly... Read more »
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