Category: Country

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Sep 17

The Highwomen arrive at the top of ‘Billboard”s country album chart

Low Country Sound/Elektra/EMGThe Highwomen are living up to their name, debuting at the top of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this week. The supergroup — made up of Maren Morris, Americana Grammy-winners Brandi Carlile and Amanda Shires, and songwriter Natalie Hemby — is the first all-female act to top the country album ranking since Miranda Lambert’s Pistol Annies did back in November with Interstate Gospel. All in …

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Sep 16

Take a peek inside “the hillbilly Smithsonian” as ‘Dolly: My Opry Memories’ opens in Nashville

ABC RadioDolly Parton will mark her 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry by performing two shows on Nashville’s most famous stage on Saturday, October 12. To kick off the celebration, the Dolly: My Opry Memories exhibit is now open at the Music City institution. The collection includes two dozen iconic items of clothing Dolly’s …

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Sep 16

After conquering iTunes with Blake Shelton, Craig Morgan reunites with former label to tackle radio

Broken Bow Craig Morgan now has a new record deal, after Blake Shelton helped propel his new song to #1 on iTunes through a Twitter campaign. “The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost” is now going to be promoted to country radio stations via Broken Bow Records, Craig’s label home from 2002 until 2008. Craig wrote the song …

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Sep 16

Midland’s ready to “Let It Roll” on tour and on TV on Tuesday

Big Machine Midland’s planning to Let It Roll Tuesday night on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy, and Jess Carson are set to perform the track “Playboys,” from their #1 sophomore album, on the show. You can tune in to watch starting at 12:35 a.m. ET on NBC. On Tuesday, the trio also kicks off their Let It …

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Sep 16

After a week on top for Luke Bryan, country fans still want more “Knockin’ Boots”

ABC/Image Group LACountry music fans just can’t stop “Knockin’ Boots”: This week, Luke Bryan’s latest hit hangs on to its position at the top of the chart. “#KnockinBoots sitting at #1 for the second week in a row. Wow. Can’t believe it,” Luke tweeted on Monday, along with photos of himself  with writers Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson and Jon Nite, as well …

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Sep 16

Tim McGraw pays tribute to The Cars’ Ric Ocasek, the inspiration for his latest song

SonyTim McGraw is remembering Ric Ocasek, the day after the lead singer of The Cars was found dead in New York City. Tim’s most recent release happens to be a cover of the band’s 1984 hit ballad, “Drive.”  “Man…so saddened to hear about the passing of Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, and legendary producer to many,” Tim tweeted on …

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Sep 16

Lauren Alaina insists she can’t dance, but she’s ready to “twerk,” “drop it,” and “shake [her] booty” on ‘DWTS’

ABC/Justin Stephens Monday night, we’ll meet the new man in Lauren Alaina‘s life: Not her boyfriend, but her partner on Dancing with the Stars. For the first time, the pairs won’t be revealed this season until the premiere. Lauren’s motivation to compete came when she sang on DWTS. “Watching them dance to my song, like, …

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Sep 13

‘Hard Times’: Why Sheryl Crow believes America needs to watch Ken Burns’ new ‘Country Music’ film

PBS Noted filmmaker Ken Burns traces the history of Country Music — along with the history of America — in his new sixteen-hour documentary that premieres Sunday on PBS. For Nashville-based rocker Sheryl Crow, it’s a connection that’s easy to see. “I think the journey of country artists and the journey of American musicians at …

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Sep 13

‘We Back’: It’s SC vs. AL when football Saturday returns with Jason Aldean

Broken BowIf you haven’t heard Jason Aldean’s new song, “We Back,” chances are if you watch college football, you will. The SEC on CBS has picked the lead single from Jason’s forthcoming album as their song for the season. You can listen for “We Back” this weekend when the first football Saturday in the Southeastern Conference takes place …

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Sep 13

No ‘Fooling Around’ here: Miranda Lambert sounds great with her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars girls

Vanner Records/RCA NashvilleOnce you check out Miranda Lambert’s new version of “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” with her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars tour mates, you probably won’t mind if the entire show is one big sing-along. Miranda starts the cover of the pop hit by guitarist Elvin Bishop, before Ashley McBryde continues the first verse. Maren Morris joins on …

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