Steve Nedved

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Oct 14

After her first chart-topping hit, Lainey Wilson is “proud, humbled…and ready to do it again”

Larry McCormack/ABC Though Lainey Wilson’s still a little in shock that she’s got a number-one country radio hit, the “Things a Man Oughta Know” star says she’s fired up to be a part of where country music is headed next. “It feels like it couldn’t be a better time for me and my music. I’m …

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Oct 14

Luke Combs once partied a little too hard with his country music hero, Eric Church

Larry McCormack/ABC Luke Combs was among the honorees at Wednesday night’s CMT Artists of the Year ceremony, and on hand to celebrate his accomplishments in country music was one other than the Chief himself, Eric Church. It’s no secret that Eric has long been one of Luke’s musical idols. Both men hail from North Carolina …

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Oct 14

Darius Rucker featured on carefree new song by singer-songwriter Keb’ Mo’, “Good Strong Woman”

Rounder Records Darius Rucker lends his voice to “Good Strong Woman,” a breezy new release off of Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Keb’ Mo’’s forthcoming Good to Be album. Gently lilting and optimistic, the song celebrates how beautiful life can be with the right partner. “She will never leave you if you treat her right /She’ll be there …

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Oct 14

CMT Artists of the Year 2021 brings genre-defying moments, epic performances

Courtesy of CMT Stars of all backgrounds and descriptions collided at the 2021 CMT Artists of the Year ceremony, which aired live from Nashville on CMT Wednesday night. A handful of the genre’s biggest and most influential artists were the night’s honorees, while other stars from a diverse background of genres and musical styles were …

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Oct 14

Luke Bryan sees a day when he’ll trade in arenas for Friday night football games

Larry McCormack/ABC Tonight in Irvine, California, Luke Bryan kicks off the final four shows on his Proud to Be Right Here Tour. And as much as he’s enjoying being back on the road, the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year is looking ahead to a time when he won’t be hitting it quite so hard, as he …

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Oct 13

Kacey Musgraves weighs in on the exclusion of ‘star-crossed’ from Grammy country categories

Theo Wargo/Getty Images Earlier this week, the Recording Academy revealed their decision to exclude Kacey Musgraves’ newest album, star-crossed, from consideration in country categories at next year’s Grammy Awards ceremony. That’s due to the fact that the Academy ultimately didn’t believe that Kacey’s new album has sufficient sonic and stylistic elements to be considered as …

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Oct 13

Nashville notes

Hardy surprise-revealed the track list for his Hixtape Vol. 2 on Wednesday, along with collaborators and release dates for each song. Next up, he’ll share “Break Your Own Damn Heart,” featuring Midland and Marty Stuart, this Friday. Randy Travis has released a digitally enhanced, high-definition music video for his “No Place Like Home,” a song …

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Oct 13

Blake Shelton says he’s gotten “softer” now that he’s married to Gwen Stefani

Trae Patton/NBC Fans of The Voice have long been accustomed to Blake Shelton’s witty quips and good-natured jabs at his fellow coaches, which is why it seemed a little out of character when he offered some sympathy to Ariana Grande during this week’s episode. He even offered an emotional Ariana a box of tissues as …

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Oct 13

Chris Stapleton teams up with Jimmy Fallon again, this time for a hilarious Nancy Meyers film spoof

Erika Goldring/Getty Images for CMT Chris Stapleton recently recruited late-night host Jimmy Fallon to fill in as his guitar player during a performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Apparently, creative sparks flew, because the two men have teamed up yet again on the show, this time for a hilarious musical spoof skit. The …

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Oct 13

‘The Rest of Us’: Shy Carter pours his heart into his celebratory debut EP

Warner Music Nashville Longtime behind-the-scenes hitmaker Shy Carter has recently been stepping out into the spotlight as an artist with songs like the R&B-flavored “Good Love” and “Beer with My Friends,” a country banger collab with Cole Swindell and David Lee Murphy. Now, Shy’s following those releases with a bigger project. This week, he announced …

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