Darius Rucker may have been “a little too honest” in his memoir

ABC Honesty takes center stage in Darius Rucker‘s upcoming memoir, Life’s Too Short. Arriving May 28, the book will detail Darius’ growing-up years, success in Hootie & the Blowfish and as a solo artist in country music, and the highs and lows experienced in between.  “I was pretty honest in this book, maybe a little too honest,” Darius says of his …

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Lee Brice’s all smiles teasing new song, “Drinkin’ Buddies”

Jason Kempin/Getty Images If you’ve been waiting on new Lee Brice music, good news: It’s coming. Lee recently took to Instagram to tease a new song, “Drinkin’ Buddies.” The unreleased track boasts an uptempo, drum-heavy production with a spirited singalong chorus that includes the lyric, “Thank God for drinkin’ buddies.” “Here’s to all my drinkin buddies.. can’t wait …

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Kenny Chesney wants to record music that encourages fans

Disney/Frank Micelotta When it comes to recording new songs, Kenny Chesney says the ones that stand out usually have a message that emboldens the listener. “When I look for songs, obviously [I] feel like I’ve got to have a little bit of me in it, but that’s not always the case,” shares Kenny. “I look for …

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“God Gave Me a Girl” hitting #1 was “a very surreal milestone” for Russell Dickerson

ABC Hitting pause to celebrate milestones is important to Russell Dickerson — and that’s what he recently did in Nashville. Russell and various industry members gathered for a party celebrating three of his chart-toppers: “Every Little Thing,” “Love You Like I Used To” and “God Gave Me a Girl,” his latest and fifth career #1. “I always get so pumped with …

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Parker McCollum loves seeing you sing back his songs

ABC If you’ve sung Parker McCollum‘s songs back to him at shows, you’ve put a smile on his face. The “Pretty Heart” hitmaker, who’s currently on his Burn It Down Tour, says seeing fans know his songs and sing them back to him makes him feel fulfilled as a songwriter. “It is the gratification of knowing that you’re …

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Cody Johnson’s all about connecting personally with fans at shows

ABC If you’re headed to a Cody Johnson show, don’t expect big production elements like pyrotechnics, aerialists or hydraulic lifts. The “‘Til You Can’t” singer prefers keeping things simple, and there’s a reason for that. “I mean, listen, some people do this stuff. But for me, we don’t need pyro. We don’t need all this extra stage plot …

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Nashville notes: Randy Travis on ‘The Price Is Right’ + Kassi Ashton’s teaser

A special episode of The Price Is Right featuring country icon Randy Travis and his wife, Mary, airs Tuesday on CBS. A recap video and photos from Randy’s guest appearance are also up now on Instagram. The Outlaw Music Festival kicks off this summer with a star-studded multigenre lineup featuring Willie Nelson & Family, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Bob Dylan, Brittney Spencer …

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Dig into Dolly’s lemon glazed blueberry crumb cake

JB Rowland/Courtesy of Dolly Parton If lemons, blueberries and cakes are your thing, Dolly Parton might have a dessert that you’ll enjoy. The global icon, who just expanded her product line with Duncan Hines, has shared her lemon glazed blueberry crumb cake. It’s got a prep time of 20 minutes and uses ingredients such as lemon juice, grated …

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Kane Brown adds new dates to In The Air Tour

ABC Kane Brown has added new dates to his upcoming In The Air Tour. The expanded trek now includes stops in Quapaw, Oklahoma; Orange Beach, Alabama; Hollywood, Florida; Airway Heights, Washington; and Fort Hall, Idaho. A rotating list of artists including Tyler Hubbard, Jon Pardi, Chris Young, Bailey Zimmerman, Cole Swindell, Jackson Dean and Parmalee will open on select dates. Presale begins Wednesday, …

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Chris Janson on how he tattooed his wife’s kiss

Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Billboard Did you know that Lee Brice had something to do with the kiss tattoo on Chris Janson‘s arm? The lip, which belongs to Chris’ wife, Kelly, was tattooed while Chris was out touring with Lee, courtesy of Lee’s tattoo artist. “This is my wife’s lips. I was playing a show on …

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