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Curb RecordsWynonna is going back to her beginnings on her 2017 tour, launching the Roots & Revival trek with her band The Big Noise in March.“My roots are firmly planted in country music,” Wy says. “But I was given wings, and I’m grateful that my fans have allowed me the freedom to sing the music that I love.”Billed as “part nostalgia, part comedy, and all rich, soulful music,” the Roots & Revival Tour will take fans on a journey
01/20/2017 02:00:00pm
ABC/Todd WawrychukWith one show under his belt on the 2017 What the Hell Tour, Dierks Bentley has moved ahead with mapping out his summer. The “Black” hitmaker opened the trek Thursday night to a sold-out crowd in Dayton, Ohio, with Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi opening, and has just added more dates.“The show [Thursday] night -- and even just being with Cole and Pardi hanging off stage the last few days -- has me so pumped for the rest of this year,
01/20/2017 11:16:00am
ABC/Image Group LA Justin Moore’s last music video may’ve been a comic spoof on classic westerns, but he’s taken an entirely different approach with the treatment for his new single, “Somebody Else Will.”The Arkansas native is lit in shades of neon in the stylish video for the second release from his Kinda Don’t Care album. Shot at The Sutler just off 8th Avenue South in Nashville, the clip juxtaposes Justin’s performance against an electric ni
01/19/2017 06:01:00pm
ABC/Image Group LA As we wait to see how Old Dominion will follow up their recent #1, “Song for Another Time,” the band has booked a date with Ellen DeGeneres. We know the five prolific songwriters have been road-testing new material as far back as their summer stint on Kenny Chesney’s tour. They’ve also hinted their new single is likely to be the lead release from their sophomore album.You can catch Old Dominion on The Ellen DeGeneres Show&n
01/19/2017 02:00:00pm
ABC/Image Group LA Later this year, Shania Twain is set to deliver her first new album since 2002’s Up!. When considering the talent that’s come along during her hiatus, it’s interesting to note that the Canadian superstar focuses on a Grammy winner who has a foot in both country and pop, just as she does.“There's a lot of really amazing young artists out right now.  It's tough.  I think Meghan Trainor, you know, gets my vote certainly for be
01/19/2017 10:00:00am

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Eight years ago this week, Garth Brooks performed at an inaugural event for President Barack Obama on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Can you recall the song he sang? ANSWER:  "We Shall Be Free."Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
01/19/2017 10:00:00am
Capitol NashvilleAfter taking a year off to pursue their solo endeavors, Lady Antebellum is back in a big way. You can check out the trio’s new single, “You Look Good,” via the usual digital outlets or through a new lyric video that takes you behind-the-scenes as Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood record their sixth album. HEART BREAK is set to be released June 9.    “We knew right away that we
01/19/2017 08:41:00am
ABC/Image Group LA Tonight in Dayton, Ohio, Dierks Bentley hits the stage for the first show on his What the Hell Tour with Jon Pardi and Cole Swindell.Even though Dierks also appears on Cole’s new single, “Flatliner,” he admits their entire relationship is based on a misunderstanding.“I've known Cole for a long time,” he recalls. “He's still in my phone as C-O-A-L, Coal. And then it says, 'Luke Bryan,' because he was Luke's guy,
01/19/2017 05:00:00am

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Big Machine Label Group will launch its own digital video platform in February at BigMachineTV.com. It’ll become the hub for video content from Big Machine artists like Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Reba, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett and more.  The Bellamy Brothers crank up their 2017 World Tour January 20 in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, before continuing on to Singapore, Switzerl
01/19/2017 05:00:00am
Sonja Flemming/CBSBlake Shelton had a good night last night.  Not only did his If I'm Honest project win the People's Choice Award for Favorite Album, he's the first country artist ever to win that non-genre honor.On top of that record-setting win, Blake also won his second consecutive People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Country Artist. Blake made sure during his acceptance speech to thank girlfriend and fellow The Voice coach Gwen Stefani, whom he called "the hottest date here t
01/19/2017 05:00:00am
ABC/Image Group LARespected newsman Dan Rather continues to prove he’s a true country music fan, as the fifth season of his show The Big Interview kicks off next month on AXS TV.Kix Brooks and Crystal Gayle will both be featured in the upcoming 18 episodes, along with Sheryl Crow and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons. The new shows start February 14 at 8 p.m. ET with Kid Rock.In the past, Dan has interviewed Crystal’s sister, Loretta Lynn, as well as Keith Urban, Dolly Parton, Willie Nels
01/18/2017 06:00:00pm
ABC/Image Group LAChris Janson won’t reveal his tour plans for 2017 until later this month, but until then, there’s one place you’ll definitely be able to catch him.The “Holdin’ Her” hitmaker will perform his latest top-25 country hit Monday on the Today show. You can check out NBC’s morning talkfest starting at 7 a.m.Meanwhile, Chris is also busy in the studio working on his follow-up to his debut album, Buy Me a Boat, which boasts the #1 single of th
01/18/2017 06:00:00pm