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Kane Brown’s blackbear duet means even more to him because it talks about depression and anxiety

ABC Kane Brown has had plenty of cross-genre collaborations, but “Memory,” his summer 2021 duet with pop songwriter/producer blackbear is extra special because it addresses some important subject matter. “I don’t really talk about it a lot, but it’s hard for an artist to go through depression because for us, we have to be on …

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Russell Dickerson surprises fans with ‘Studio 900 Sessions,’ an acoustic three-pack of ‘Southern Symphony’ songs

Triple Tigers Records Russell Dickerson is offering a stripped-down, acoustic perspective on three of his favorite songs from his latest album, Southern Symphony. The singer dropped his Studio 900 Sessions this week, including a wedding version of his romantic, chart-topping ballad, “Love You Like I Used To.” The track list also includes an acoustic version …

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Dolly Parton sets new Guinness World Records for her longevity and country chart success

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Dolly Parton fans already know that the singer’s one in a million, and now it’s official: She’s adding three new entries to the Guinness Book of World Records, one of which breaks a record she already held. That record was for having more hits on the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart than …

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As ‘1883’ premiere nears, Tim McGraw’s not taking a break: “I look forward to getting back out on the road”

Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for for Paramount+ Fans will get to see Tim McGraw step into the role of James Dutton this weekend with the premiere of 1883, the highly-anticipated prequel series to Yellowstone that will stream on Paramount+. But now that the season’s filmed, the singer says he’s not slowing down: He’s about to kick …

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Nashville notes

Mickey Guyton and Brandi Carlile are on the bill for the 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute Concert, which will honor Joni Mitchell. The annual gala is set for January 29 in Los Angeles. Brandi also will serve as an artistic director for the event, along with musician and TV personality Jon Batiste. Maddie …

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Miranda Lambert wasn’t a big fan of Christmas albums until she heard pop star Sia’s record

Hunter Berry/CMA Pistol Annies band mates Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe have been wanting to make a holiday record for some time, but apparently, the third member of the trio, Miranda Lambert, was the hold-out. Miranda simply felt that a lot of Christmas music feels cheesy and overdone, the trio explain in a new interview …

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Walker Hayes is repping the country genre on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2022

ABC Walker Hayes will be ringing in the new year in style on the West Coast: He’s joined the LA party segment of of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2022, which will air on ABC on December 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. He’s the sole country act on a bill that …

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“Never Say Never” to new music from Cole Swindell: He says he’s “wrapping up album 4” this week

Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Georgia Music Foundation New music from Cole Swindell is on the way soon, according to a hint from the singer on social media. It all started on Thursday morning, when one of Cole’s Twitter followers posted an offer for tickets to Eric Church’s Friday night show in Greenville, South Carolina. Cole …

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Luke Bryan’s about to be a great-uncle: His niece, Jordan, is expecting a baby boy

ABC He’s a singer, American Idol judge, and now, he’s great-uncle Luke: Country superstar Luke Bryan is celebrating the exciting news that his niece, Jordan, is pregnant with a baby boy. Jordan and her husband Clint shared their big news on Instagram, including video footage of a gender reveal where the couple found out they’re …

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Ariana Grande hilariously fails at being a “Country Boy” with a spoof on Blake Shelton’s music video

Sure, you’ve seen the music video for Blake Shelton’s latest single, “Come Back as a Country Boy,” but did you know that Ariana Grande originally auditioned for a part in that video? Well, not really, but Blake’s fellow The Voice coach did share a hilarious spoof on the video this week, posting footage of a …

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