Listen now: Luke Combs readies new single, “One Number Away,” for country radio

ABC/Randy HolmesLuke Combs will release his third single, “One Number Away,” on Jan. 8. The follow-up to his previous back-to-back number-one hits “Hurricane” and “When It Rains It Pours,” on “One Number Away,” Luke finds himself in despair and unable to keep an ex off his mind. Co-written by Combs, Robert Williford, Sammy Mitchell and Steven Andre Battey, “One Number …

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From “Whiskey” to “Wine”: Carly Pearce releases new single

ABC/Image Group LAHot on the heels of her first number-one hit with “Every Little Thing,” newcomer Carly Pearce has released her new single, “Hide the Wine.”  Unlike “Every Little Thing,” “Hide the Wine” showcases the singer’s sassy side. On the track, Carly sings about getting rid of anything that might make her lower her defenses when her …

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George Strait named 2018 Texan of the Year

ABC News RadioGeorge Strait will be recognized as the 2018 Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative Conference. The country legend will be celebrated on March 22 at the New Braunfels, TX Civic/Convention Center. The prestigious honor has been given annually since 1974, and it’s previously been presented to former presidents, U.S. senators, congressmen and …

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Montgomery Gentry announce 2018 winter tour

Average Joes EntertainmentMontgomery Gentry will return to the road in 2018 in celebration of the band’s 20-year anniversary and forthcoming album, Here’s To You. Aptly titled the Here’s to You Tour, the trek will be the first without Troy Gentry, who died in a helicopter accident earlier this year. “I’m anxious to get back out on the road …

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Garth Brooks earns first number-one in 10 years with “Ask Me How I Know”

ABC/Image Group LAGarth Brooks celebrates his first number-one song in over a decade with the success of “Ask Me How I Know,” which lands atop both Billboard‘s Country Airplay and Mediabase charts this week. “The first time I heard it, it was a great demo from a kid named Mitch Rossell,” Garth says in a statement. “And all …

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CRS 2018 New Faces Show lineup announced

ABC/Image Group LAThe Country Radio Seminar has revealed its lineup for the annual New Faces Show Monday, and it’s an impressive one. Lauren Alaina, Luke Combs, Midland, Carly Pearce and Michael Ray have been named CRS New Faces for 2018. The annual showcase will be held Feb. 7 at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Nashville and will close out the three-day seminar, …

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital launches new campaign with help from country stars

St. Jude Children’s Research HospitalSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has launched a nationwide campaign called THIS SHIRT SAVES LIVES, and some of the biggest names in country music are helping to raise awareness. Artists including Brett Eldredge, Brothers Osborne, Cassadee Pope, Chris Janson, Chris Young, Cole Swindell, Darius Rucker, Dustin Lynch, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen and Jon Pardi are taking part.  So are Josh Turner, Kelsea Ballerini, Kip Moore, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Maren …

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Luke Bryan schedules “Good Morning America” performance for “What Makes You Country” release

(ABC/Image Group LA)Luke Bryan is set to release his sixth studio album, What Makes You Country, on Friday. He’ll celebrate the new project with a special performance on Good Morning America on Dec. 8 live from the Opry City Stage in New York City. The “Light It Up” singer will be the first artist to perform at the brand …

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Martina McBride spreads the Joy of Christmas, both at home and on tour

ABC/Image Group LAMartina McBride’s already completed half a dozen dates on her Joy of Christmas Tour, and the four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year confesses that for her, it really is the most wonderful time of the year. “Our Christmas tour is one of my favorite tours that we do,” she tells ABC Radio. …

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Kelsea Ballerini is “Unapologetically” a married woman

ABC/Image Group LAKelsea Ballerini and her love Morgan Evans are officially husband and wife.  On Saturday, she tweeted, “I’m gonna love you I’m gonna love you forever. Forever and Evans, Amen.  @Morgan_Evans.”  On Sunday, she tweeted, “Woke up to the hottest human I’ve ever seen wearing a ring and ate leftover wedding cake for breakfast …

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