Steve Nedved

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Oct 22

“Gone”: Dierks Bentley is down-and-out, but still undefeated, in his catchy new single

Capitol Records NashvilleEven though live country music’s been mostly “Gone” since early this year, Dierks Bentley is still right here. Now, he’s giving fans a taste of new music to tide them over until he can get back out on the road again. “Gone” is an infectious, sing-a-long ode to how a breakup can make …

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Oct 22

Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd “lucked out” with “laid back” baby Hayes, who’s on the cusp of some big milestones

ABC/Image Group LAAs far as Maren Morris and her fellow artist husband Ryan Hurd are concerned, they hit the parenting jackpot with their six-month-old son, Hayes. “Ryan and I are both pretty laid back. We kind of lucked out having a very chill baby,” the singer tells People. “We’re pretty chill people, so maybe that’s …

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Oct 22

Garth Brooks hoped to give fans a ‘Fun’ preview of “Shallow” Wednesday, but got benched by a hand injury

Pearl RecordsIn response to fan demand, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are sending their version of “Shallow” to country radio. The song, best known from the A Star Is Born soundtrack, found its way to the country superstar couple after fans requested a version of it during one of their Facebook live performances. Garth and …

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Oct 22

Charley Pride will receive the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2020 CMAs

Joseph LlanesLegendary country trailblazer Charley Pride is set to be honored at this year’s CMA Awards ceremony with the 2020 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. The new accolade comes in recognition of Pride’s life’s work as a trailblazer in music and beyond. As country music’s first Black superstar, Pride has notched over 50 top-ten hits …

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Oct 22

Miranda Lambert is “Settling Down” in her home-inspired new video, with help from her hubby

Blythe ThomasMiranda Lambert strikes a balance between her wandering spirit and a happy home life in her new music video for “Settling Down.” The clip is an especially personal one, as it was filmed at Miranda’s farm and features her husband, Brendan McLoughlin, as co-star. “My mom always called me a wild child and a …

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Oct 22

Matt Stell believes you’re ‘Better Than That’: When “I Love You Too” isn’t good enough

RECORDS Nashville/Arista NashvilleIn Matt Stell‘s top-five hit, “Everywhere but On,” the Arkansas native has a hard time putting an old lover in the past.  Elsewhere on his new EP, Better Than That, the “Prayed for You” hitmaker tackles other relationship issues. On “I Love You Too,” it’s a friend who suspects a romantic partner isn’t quite up to par. …

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Oct 21

Carrie Underwood reigns at the socially-distanced, mostly-outdoor 2020 CMT Music Awards

CMTCMT took to the great outdoors around Nashville and Middle Tennessee Wednesday night to put on a socially-distanced version of the 2020 CMT Music Awards. A sparse, spaced-out audience even got to watch in Music City’s Cumberland Park — all sporting masks emblazoned with the show’s logo. Carrie Underwood preserved her record as the winningest artist …

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Oct 21

Amid her virtual five-city run, Maren Morris says remote touring provides “some semblance of normal”

ABC/Image Group LAOf course, Maren Morris would rather be on the road, performing in front of a cheering crowd and getting to see and hug her fans in person. But the singer tells People that her new five-city virtual tour — a partnership with Verizon’s loyalty program Verizon Up — is helping her stay connected …

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Oct 21

Dierks Bentley hints that he’s got big plans coming with a series of social media teasers

ABC/Chris HolloDierks Bentley has been out of the spotlight for a little while, but it seems like he might be ready to make his return to country music. The “Living” star started posting a series of enigmatic teaser clips to social media this week, hinting at something to come in the not-so-distant future. Each video …

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Oct 21

Morgan Wallen and his 3-month-old son are twinning in adorable new Halloween costume snapshot

ABC/Image Group LAMorgan Wallen’s son, Indigo Wilder, may only be three months old, but he’s already proving that he takes after his famous papa. The singer’s ex-fianceé, KT Smith, shared a photo on social media this week showing off their son’s new Halloween costume, and it’s a perfect replica of Morgan’s signature look. In the …

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