Category: Country

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Jan 25

“See y’all on the runway!”: Brett Young to perform livestream show at Fort Lauderdale airport

Brett YoungBrett Young is taking to the runway.  The country crooner is partnering with Spirit Airlines and Mastercard to promote the new Free Spirit Mastercard loyalty program with a first-of-its-kind performance at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida. The show will begin from inside a new Spirit aircraft before Brett takes his music to the tarmac, where …

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Jan 25

Maren Morris, Carly Pearce & more welcome CMT Next Women of Country 2021 class

CMTCMT has unveiled the 10 up-and-coming artists named to its Next Women of Country class of 2021 — Tenille Arts, TikTok star Priscilla Block, Brittney Spencer, Hannah Dasher, Ashland Craft, Reyna Roberts, Harper Grae, MacKenzie Porter, trio Chapel Heart, and Sacha.  Launched in 2013, the annual program aims to elevate rising female artists in the genre. The new inductees were welcomed in by Next Women of Country alums Maren …

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Jan 25

Morgan Wallen is ‘Dangerous’ with second week at #1 on ‘Billboard’ 200

Big Loud RecordsMorgan Wallen has set yet another Dangerous precedent in country music.  The 27-year-old singer sits in the #1 spot on the all-genre Billboard 200 album chart for the second week in a row with his double album, Dangerous, making for the first country album to accomplish this feat since Chris Stapleton‘s Traveller in 2015.  Additionally, Morgan is the first country act in five years to have an …

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Jan 22

Carly Pearce details how “Next Girl” evolved from a “sad little letter” to an “anthem for women”

ABCCarly Pearce’s current single, “Next Girl,” is filled with musical nods to ‘90s country and a twangy, upbeat message of empowerment for any woman staring down a relationship full of cheesy pickup lines and broken promises. But Carly says that the idea for the song actually started from a much sadder place: Her feelings of …

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Jan 22

Garth Brooks thanks Lady Gaga for loaning him her glam squad on Inauguration Day

ABC/Image Group LABlame it all on his roots, he showed up in boots…and apparently needed a little extra help getting camera-ready before his Inauguration Day performance! Garth Brooks was among the stars who turned out to celebrate President Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, and the country superstar opted for an a cappella performance of “Amazing Grace.” …

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Jan 22

Shania Twain recounts memories of the best shows she watched during her Las Vegas residency

Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesIn the latest episode of her Home Now Radio show on Apple Music, Shania Twain takes a walk down memory lane of her Las Vegas residencies, sharing some of the most memorable highlights and stunning shows she saw by other resident artists. “During my first Las Vegas residency at Caesers Palace, I saw …

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Jan 22

Jason Aldean + wife Brittany had a five-hour trip to the ER, but everything turned out okay

ABC/Image Group LAJason Aldean and his wife, Brittany were tired but still cracking jokes late Thursday night, after a five-hour emergency room trip turned out to have a happy ending. The couple went into the ER after Brittany began experiencing chest pains earlier that day. She updated fans via Instagram stories, having canceled her plans …

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Jan 22

Dan + Shay put an a cappella spin on their favorite new Morgan Wallen song, “Sand in My Boots”

ABC/Image Group LALike lots of country fans, the bandmates of Dan + Shay can’t stop spinning Morgan Wallen’s newly-released Dangerous: The Double Album. So much so, in fact, that the pair decided to lend their trademark vocal harmonies to an a cappella rendition of their favorite track, “Sand in My Boots.” Duo members Dan Smyers …

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Jan 22

Darius Rucker invites Lady A to become the newest Grand Ole Opry members

Courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry/Schmidt RelationsLady A just joined the Grand Ole Opry!  The surprise announcement was made Thursday, January 21. The “Need You Now” singers — comprised of members Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood — learned of their nomination while taping their performance for the Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music celebration, which airs February 14 …

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Jan 21

Chris Young offers a sneak peek into his album-making process with new studio session snippet

John Shearer/Getty Images for Academy of Country MusicWith his next musical chapter on the horizon, Chris Young is busy perfecting his new batch of songs: And he offered fans a sneak peek into that process on social media on Thursday. On Instagram, Chris posted a video snippet of himself in the studio, masked up and …

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