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Hard life lessons inspired Dan + Shay’s “Bigger Houses”

Courtesy of Warner Music Nashville “Bigger Houses” is more than just a song for Dan + Shay. It’s a track that Shay Mooney says was inspired by lessons he and Dan Smyers gleaned from prior life curveballs. “We had to learn the hard way to stop chasing after things that don’t matter and that happiness doesn’t live in bigger houses. It doesn’t …

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Ryan Gosling cowboys up after fanboying over Chris Stapleton in ‘SNL’ promo

2024 NBCUniversal Media, LLC If you’ve seen Barbie, you know Ryan Gosling can pull off a cowboy hat. Well, the big screen’s Ken takes that to another level in a new promo for his upcoming stint as host of Saturday Night Live. The clip shows the Oscar nominee wearing a Chris Stapleton T-shirt, hesitating in …

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“Hold” on, did Michael Ray just tease a new track?

Cindy Ord/Getty Images The wait for new Michael Ray music is almost over. Michael’s announced that he’s dropping his new track, “Hold,” “at the end of this month.” While an exact release date hasn’t been announced yet, the “Think a Little Less” singer did tease a preview clip of its life-inspired chorus. “Hold a beer, don’t hold a grudge/ Hold …

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Cole Swindell’s dropping a new love song on Friday

ABC Cole Swindell will release a new track, “Forever to Me,” on Friday. While not much is known about the upcoming song yet, Cole’s shared snippets of it on social media, alluding to it being a romantic ode about his sweetheart. “She gave 18 summers to Carolina/ Spent a few more wild and free,” Cole sings in …

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Ashley McBryde on the life lesson that inspired “The Devil I Know”

Disney/Frank Micelotta Ashley McBryde‘s no stranger to getting unsolicited advice. Sometimes the advice resonates, but sometimes it doesn’t. Reflecting on the counsel she’s received, Ashley says she’s gleaned an important life lesson that inspired “The Devil I Know.” “We’re all constantly getting advice from every direction. We are told to do this and told to do …

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Nashville notes: Maren Morris’ new book + Jake Worthington’s Nashville show

Maren Morris has teamed with her former schoolteacher and close friend Karina Argow to release her first picture book, Addie Ant Goes on an Adventure. To order signed copies and to see Maren on her book tour, head to addieant.com. Jake Worthington has announced that he’s playing his debut headlining show in Nashville on August 22. You can purchase …

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Meet Lee Brice’s new “Drinkin’ Buddies”: Nate Smith + Hailey Whitters

Courtesy of Curb Records It’s time to get rowdy with Lee Brice and his new drinkin’ buddies, Nate Smith and Hailey Whitters. Lee has announced he’s teamed with Nate and Hailey for his new song, “Drinkin’ Buddies,” arriving April 26. According to a press release, the track is a “celebratory toast to the folks who help take the sting out of …

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Conner Smith on first ACM Awards nomination: “I’m just so grateful”

Terry Wyatt/Getty Images Conner Smith is beaming with gratitude for his career-first ACM Awards nomination. “Honestly, it’s just kind of sinking in right now, but I’m just so grateful,” Conner says in an Instagram video of his New Male Artist of the Year nod. “Thank you guys for voting for us, thank you guys for the …

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Jelly Roll brings ‘American Idol’ “Halfway to Hell”

Disney/Eric McCandless Jelly Roll brought his latest single, “Halfway to Hell,” to Monday’s episode of American Idol. Donning an all-black outfit, Jelly took the stage at the show’s taping in Hawaii to perform his soaring number, which he co-wrote with Matt Jenkins, Jesse Frasure and Jessie Jo Dillon.  After his performance, Jelly chatted with host Ryan Seacrest about what mentoring …

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Parker McCollum fires up fourth #1 hit with “Burn It Down”

Courtesy of Universal Music Group Nashville Parker McCollum has locked in his fourth consecutive #1 hit with “Burn It Down.” The breakup song was penned by Parker, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose, and it follows his third chart-topper, “Handle on You.” Parker recently treated fans to a fiery “Burn It Down” performance with Brittney Spencer at the 2024 CMT Music Awards. In …

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