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Mitchell Tenpenny debuts new music as he sells out two nights at the Ryman

Jason Kempin/Getty Images This weekend, Mitchell Tenpenny got to experience something many artists only dream of: selling out two nights in a row at Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium. “I’ve been able to check a lot of things off my bucket list because you’ve streamed the music and supported me, like selling out back-to-back nights at the Ryman,” …

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Grand Ole Opry rolls out first major change in more than 20 years

© Grand Ole Opry LLC. Chris Hollo, photographer Country music’s most famous stage unveiled its new look this weekend, as Jon Pardi, Ricky Skaggs and many more played the Grand Ole Opry.  While the show made its typical January move to the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, the Opry House got busy putting $4 million worth of …

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Ashley & Carly grab a Grammy first with “Never Wanted to Be That Girl”

Stewart Cook/CBS Ashley McBryde‘s still getting used to the reality that she and Carly Pearce won their first Grammys Sunday night.  “@carlypearce remember that time we wrote us a song because we really really wanted to sing together?” she tweeted on Monday. “And then it sent us on all kinds of adventures? And then we won a freaking GRAMMY?! GAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!” Ashley …

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Kacey was playing Loretta’s guitar at the Grammys

Francis Specker/CBS When Kacey Musgraves paid tribute to Loretta Lynn during Sunday’s Grammys, she was playing the icon’s prized guitar.  “10 year old me singing Loretta’s songs would never have imagined I’d be putting my hands right where she made magic for decades,” she tweeted after her performance of “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”  “(Her 1963 Epiphone was a dream to play.)” Kacey …

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Parker McCollum’s got a handle on hits, even if it’s hard for him to admit it

MCA Nashville The day Parker McCollum wrote “Handle On You” was just an ordinary session with songwriter Monty Criswell.  “I had been tossing some melodies around but didn’t really have anything that I was too over the top about or over the moon about when Monty came over that day,” Parker says. “And he was like, ‘Man, I’ve got this …

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Grammys 2023: Scenes from backstage and the red carpet

CBS/The Recording Academy Backstage and on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, artists were grateful for the recognition, though some had a hard time believing that they’d actually won. Harry Styles’ Harry’s House beat out albums by Adele and Beyonce to win the Album of the Year trophy. Backstage, the pop …

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Grammys 2023: Willie Nelson nabs two, Kacey Musgraves pays tribute to Loretta Lynn & more

Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS The 65th annual Grammy Awards went down in Los Angeles Sunday Night with Willie Nelson walking away the big country winner, with two trophies.  The 89-year-old legend won Best Country Album for A Beautiful Time, and Best Country Solo Performance for “Live Forever,” bringing his total career Grammy wins to 12. The night’s other big country …

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Nashville notes: LOCASH paints “Three Favorite Colors” + it’s “All or Nothing” for Caylee Hammack

The Mavericks‘ 10th anniversary deluxe edition of their In Time album is set to arrive March 3.  You can check out the music video for the new LOCASH track “Three Favorite Colors” on YouTube now. On May 19, Josh Turner will put out the first-ever vinyl edition of his Long Black Train album, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of his signature song and his upcoming tour …

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Luke Combs is ‘Gettin’ Old’ and gettin’ romantic with upcoming track

Sony Music Nashville Luke Combs is a man of his word. On Thursday, he tweeted, “Curious to know y’all’s thoughts on this… If I were to release another song before the album comes out, what would y’all want it to be?” A short time later, he followed up with, “‘Love You Anyway’ out next Friday, Feb. 10,” which, of …

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Dierks Bentley & Ashley McBryde put on their “Cowboy Boots” for new duet

ABC Dierks Bentley delivers his ode to “Cowboy Boots” in the latest preview of his forthcoming 10th album.  “When I first really fell in love with country music, Jim Beam and cowboy boots came along for the ride,” Dierks reflects. “I’ve had a few pair of boots over the years, many requiring duct tape at times. …

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