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Country Music News
Columbia Nashville/Dack Janiels RecordsChase Rice is re-teaming with the writers behind his hits “Ready Set Roll” and “Gonna Wanna Tonight” for “Whisper,” the lead single from his forthcoming album."Personally, I believe my writing has evolved since we put out the last album and it's been a hell of a ride so far, so this one will have a more mature sound to it,” the North Carolina native reveals. “‘Whisper’ is an example of that, h
02/06/2016 05:00:00am
Warner NashvilleDan + Shay are back with their follow-up to their first number one. Just two months after “Nothin’ Like You” topped the charts, they’re releasing  the lead single from their sophomore album, as well as its accompanying video.“‘From the Ground Up’ is a song that started with a conversation about our grandparents and the love that they shared for the 65-plus years that they were married,” Dan Smyers shares. “It tells t
02/05/2016 06:00:00pm
ABC/Image Group LAFour-time nominee Chris Stapleton is the latest country artist now set to perform on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. He’ll team up with Bonnie Raitt and Gary Clark Jr. to pay tribute to blues legend B.B. King, who passed away last May.Chris’s debut solo effort Traveller is up for both the all-genre Album of the Year as well as Country Album, while its title track competes for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song.He joins fellow nominees Little Big To
02/05/2016 02:00:00pm
Columbia Nashville/Dack JanielsThese days, there's more than one current country singer who once had a promising career in college football. Sam Hunt was the quarterback for the University of Alabama at Birmingham, while Chase Rice was a linebacker at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Even though he's a native Tar Heel, Chase says it's still not easy picking a side when it comes to Super Bowl 50."Yeah, the Super Bowl’s tough for me this year," he admits. "I’m a huge
02/05/2016 10:00:00am
ABC/Image Group LASam Hunt and Peyton Manning are both set to take the field this Sunday for Super Bowl 50. Sam will be performing as part of the pregame festivities, while Peyton, of course, will be playing quarterback as the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers. Since Sam himself is a longtime 'baller, having played QB for the University of Alabama at Birmingham in his college days, it turns out he has a little bit of history with the five-time MVP."When I was in high school, I
02/05/2016 05:00:00am
Comstock/ThinkstockWhat did "Burning House" hitmaker Cam study in graduate school? ANSWER:  Psychology.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
02/04/2016 10:00:00am
Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockVince Gill, Charley Pride, The Oak Ridge Boys, Brenda Lee, Tanya Tucker and others will perform on the 2017 Country Music Cruise. The voyage from Key West, Florida, to Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico, starts on January 27 of next year and goes through February 3.Chris Young and the Eagles' Joe Walsh will perform at the 8th Annual T.J. Martell Honors Gala in Music City. They join Nashville's Charles Esten, Don Henley and Ronnie Milsap, who were already on the b
02/04/2016 05:00:00am
Eric AdkinsEven though Scotty McCreery has recently been working on finishing his new album, we now know it won’t be on his longtime label. The American Idol winner announced in a statement Wednesday he’s come to the end of the line with Mercury Nashville/Interscope."I enjoyed being on Mercury Nashville/Interscope, and I appreciate all the great people who worked hard on my behalf while I was there. I am excited about what the future holds and the opportunities being presented to
02/03/2016 06:37:00pm
ABC/Image Group LAThough we most often hear from Blake Shelton when he’s hanging out in L.A. shooting The Voice or on his 1,200-acre ranch outside Tishomingo, Oklahoma, it looks like he and rock star girlfriend Gwen Stefani could soon be spending more time in Music City. According to Variety, Blake recently dropped $3.4 million on a 400-acre spread about an hour south of Nashville.The Primm Springs, Tennessee compound boasts three houses -- two of them rustic but luxuriously appointed ca
02/03/2016 06:00:00pm
Mark TuckerFor the first time in almost two decades, Garth Brooks is coming back to Louisville, Kentucky. He and wife Trisha Yearwood will play the KFC Yum! Center Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets for Garth’s first show in the Derby City in 18 years go on sale Friday, February 12 at 10 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster.This week, Garth and Trisha have a rare weekend off from their World Tour, with their next stop set for North Charleston, South Carolina on Valentine’s Day weekend. Tr
02/03/2016 02:00:00pm
Capitol NashvilleThough his first child isn't officially due until later this month, Charles Kelley tells ABC Radio he and his wife Cassie believed they were becoming parents on Tuesday, just hours before his Wednesday morning appearance on Good Morning America."I'll go ahead and reveal that we thought it might be happening yesterday, before we were coming here," he revealed backstage at GMA. "My wife went in for an appointment, and they were like 'Uh-oh! I might be having contractions, I do
02/03/2016 01:17:00pm
ABC/Image Group LAThomas Rhett is hoping you’ll try on his “T-Shirt,” as he releases the follow-up to “Die a Happy Man,” the  monster hit that spent six weeks at number one. The new single is a song Thomas has quite a history with, and one he says is already a hit on tour.“I have wanted to put [“T-Shirt”] out since my first record,” he reveals. “Everyone has been in that fun ‘honeymoon’ phase of dating, which is w
02/03/2016 10:00:00am
Arista Nashville/RCA RecordsHow do you follow up one of the most-talked-about songs of the year that's already been nominated for a Grammy and an ACM Award? Thanks to feedback from her fans, Cam says it was much easier deciding on the successor to her breakthrough hit, "Burning House.""["Mayday"] is a lot of people's favorite song, actually. It's got a really cool drum beat to it, which I programmed in the beginning," she says proudly. "But now it's real drums on it."Cam's new single has it
02/03/2016 05:00:00am
ABC/Image Group LABrett Eldredge already took home a CMA statue -- in 2014 as New Artist of the Year -- and he may soon have an ACM trophy to match. This year, he’s up for both New Male Vocalist and Male Vocalist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.“All I’ve ever wanted to do is sing,” the Illinois vocalist says. “I went to college at MTSU and would drive back and forth to Nashville and play at the Holiday Inn Commodore Lounge or songwriters&rsqu
02/02/2016 06:01:00pm
ABC/Fred LeeFresh off his five nominations at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, Chris Stapleton is mapping out his spring tour. He’ll hit the road with Miranda Lambert’s beau, Anderson East.Miranda and Anderson reportedly met while working on their songs for the forthcoming Southern Family concept album, due March 18. You can check out the new video for Anderson’s contribution, “Learning,” on YouTube now. Chris and his wife Morgane recorded a track
02/02/2016 06:00:00pm