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Country star trivia

This CMA Female Vocalist of the Year was one of the first non-gospel artists to record "Mary, Did You Know?" It appeared on her Grammy-winning 1993 Christmas album, Good News. Can you name her? ANSWER: Kathy Mattea. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

"There Was This Girl": Riley Green reveals his debut hit was inspired by some of "the dumber things [he's] done"

Tonight in Nashville, newcomer Riley Green makes his Grand Ole Opry debut at the historic Ryman Auditorium, as he enjoys his first top twenty hit with "There Was This Girl." The Alabama native says he's loving watching fans discover his debut single. "As a songwriter, because I write all my own music,…... Read More

"Hallelujah Nights" across the pond: LANCO takes headlining tour to the U.K.

LANCO is extending their 2019 Hallelujah Nights Tour, adding a five-show run in the United Kingdom. The British shows kick off May 1 in London and wrap May 6 in Bristol, England. Newcomer Bailey Bryan will join them on the trek. Pre-sales start Wednesday, before seats become available to the general public on…... Read More

Brantley Gilbert teams up with Lindsay Ell for "What Happens in a Small Town," coming Friday

Brantley Gilbert’s new single, “What Happens in a Small Town,” is a duet with newcomer Lindsay Ell. “This song builds and burns,” Brantley says of the tune, which he co-wrote. “It really has that want for someone you can’t have, and having to live in all the places they are.” “I…... Read More

Mitchell Tenpenny notches his first #1 with "Drunk Me"

Newcomer Mitchell Tenpenny makes it to #1 on the country chart this week with his debut single,  “Drunk Me.” Ironically, Mitchell was discovered as he was trying to get another artist to cut that song, which he co-wrote. "I recorded 'Drunk Me' after pitching it to other artists in town for over…... Read More

Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina join the West Coast party on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve"

Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina are joining the lineup for this year’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC. Kane and Lauren will perform both separately and together from the show’s West Coast celebration. The two former schoolmates topped the chart together with “What Ifs” in October of 2017. They…... Read More

Maren Morris spends "A Not So Silent Night" with Pentatonix in Vegas

The yearly CMA Country Christmas special premieres tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, but that’s not the only place you’ll be able to see some of your favorite country stars delivering a holiday tune. Tonight, Maren Morris guests on Pentatonix’ new yuletide offering, A Not So Silent Night. It premieres at 10 p.m. ET on…... Read More

Watch now: Reba previews "CMA Country Christmas" with special performance of "Hard Candy Christmas"

Tonight, Reba McEntire returns to both host and sing on the annual CMA Country Christmas special for the second year in a row. But you don’t have to wait another minute to hear the Country Music Hall of Famer perform. Reba’s released a special, extra performance as a tease today on YouTube. In the clip,…... Read More

Dan + Shay are "Home" for tonight's "CMA Country Christmas" on ABC, and they're ready to rock

If you notice a little something different about Dan + Shay tonight on ABC's CMA Country Christmas special, it's probably because they're still on a bit of high after the year they've had: In 2018, "Tequila" became the biggest song of their career so far, and the follow-up, "Speechless," is now nearing the top of…... Read More

Country Star Trivia

Reba McEntire returns for the second year in a row to host the annual CMA Country Christmas special tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.  Prior to Reba taking over the job, though, can you name the show's host? ANSWER: Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

"I Don't Dance": Reba pulls off some "cute" choreography for her second year hosting tonight's "CMA Country Christmas" on ABC

When you tune in tonight to see Reba McEntire's second time hosting the annual CMA Country Christmas special on ABC, the Country Music Hall of Famer warns you'd better be ready for an enormous dose of yuletide cheer -- from the way the halls have been decked to the way the carols are…... Read More