Category: Country

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Nov 25

Morgan Wallen’s small-town anthem reaches way “More Than My Hometown” with latest chart success

John ShearerMorgan Wallen’s homage to his hometown has reached listeners in small towns nationwide, as “More Than My Hometown” ascends to the top spot on country radio. That makes the single Morgan’s fourth in a row to go number one, giving him something extra to be grateful for this Thanksgiving week. “Thank you, country radio, …

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Nov 24

Sam Hunt’s “Break Up Was Easy in the 90s” video offers a fresh start

Steven WorsterSam Hunt chronicles the journey of a man starting life anew in his “Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90s” video.    The clip follows a man named James as he’s released from prison and now re-acclimating to civilian life. Upon returning to his mother’s house, he comes across an old letter received from a past love …

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Nov 24

Sam Hunt’s “Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90s” video offers a fresh start

Steven WorsterSam Hunt chronicles the journey of a man starting life anew in his “Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90s” video.    The clip follows a man named James as he’s released from prison and now re-acclimating to civilian life. Upon returning to his mother’s house, he comes across an old letter received from a past love …

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Nov 24

Maren Morris, Mickey Guyton & more react to Grammy nominations

ABCMany country stars turned to social media to share their gratitude following Tuesday morning’s announcement of the 2021 Grammy Award nominations. Mickey Guyton made history by becoming the first Black female solo artist to be nominated for a Grammy in a country category, when “Black Like Me” earned a nod for Best Country Solo Performance. “I …

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Nov 24

’90s country hitmaker Hal Ketchum dead at 67

Chris Armstrong ’90s country great Hal Ketchum has died at the age of 67. Hal’s wife Andrea Ketchum confirmed his passing on his official Facebook page today. “With great sadness and grief we announce that Hal passed away peacefully last night at home due to complications of dementia. May his music live on forever in your hearts and bring you peace,” she …

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Nov 24

Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris among 2021 Grammy nominees

ABCMiranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Ingrid Andress picked up multiple nominations at the 2021 Grammy Awards.  Miranda appears in three of the show’s four country categories, including Best Country Album for Wildcard and Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance, for the chart-topping “Bluebird.” Newcomer Ingrid also pulled in nods for Best Country Song, for her hit “More Hearts Than Mine,” and Best Country …

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Nov 24

Brett Eldredge teams with Sofia Reyes for Latin “Baby It’s Cold Outside” video

Greg NoireBrett Eldredge and Sofia Reyes head to historic Capitol Studios in Los Angeles for the video for their duet on the Spanish version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”  Dressed to the nines — Brett in a tuxedo and Sofia in a shimmering gold gown — the twosome offer a beautiful, bilingual rendition of the holiday classic, sitting socially distanced …

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Nov 24

Dolly Parton releases “Have a Holly Dolly Christmas” holiday card collection

Valerie Macon/Getty ImagesDolly Parton continues her reign over the Christmas season wth a new line of holiday cards.  As part of her partnership with American Greetings, the Have a Holly Dolly Christmas Collection features a variety of digital greeting cards that are connected to the icon’s music and legacy.  One shows the singer in a cozy red and white jacket surrounded …

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Nov 23

Tyler Hubbard says quarantine experience was “bittersweet”: “I made the most of the time”

John ShearerWhen Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line contracted COVID-19 earlier this month, he spent nearly two weeks quarantining on his tour bus parked in his driveway. It was difficult being so close, yet so far from his wife Hayley and their two-month-old son, Atlas, one-year-old son Lucca and daughter Olivia, who turns three next month.  But the singer found the silver lining by using his time …

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Nov 23

Chris Stapleton is ‘Starting Over’ with #1 debut

ABCChris Stapleton is back on top.  The country superstar has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with his latest project, Starting Over, and reached #3 on the all-genre Billboard 200, with sales of more than 102,733 units since its November 13 release.   The album also bows at the top of the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums and Digital Albums charts. Starting Over’s …

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