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Countdown to

The countdown to filmmaker Ken Burns’ eight-part, sixteen-hour PBS documentary Country Music begins Sunday, September 8 with a special live concert recorded at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The two-hour music special features both songs and performers that figure prominently in the epic re-tracing of country music’s history. Dierks Bentley sings Waylon Jennings’ “Are You Sure…... Read More

Miranda Lambert heads in a

Miranda Lambert hopes to have new music out before she sets her all-girl Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour in motion this fall. She tells Rolling Stone that she recently delivered the follow-up to 2016’s The Weight of These Wings to her record label.  She switched producers, working with Jay Joyce, known for collaborating with Eric Church and Little…... Read More

Country star trivia

Country Music Hall of Famer Roger Miller won the 1985 Tony Award for Best Original Score for this musical based on Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn. Can you name it? ANSWER: Big River. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton

Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton’s “Dive Bar” is already a top twenty hit, even though it’s only been out a week. The new duet debuts at #16 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, giving it the best first chart week of any song since Luke Combs’ “Beer Never Broke My Heart” started at #15 back…... Read More

Why

Newcomer Matt Stell is on the verge of having his first top-thirty hit, as his debut single, "Prayed for You," makes it to #31 on the country chart this week. At six-foot-seven, the Arkansas native easily qualifies as one of the tallest men in country music, alongside Lady Antebellum's Charles…... Read More

Nashville notes

NBC's Today show shot a feature with Luke Bryan this past Friday during his sold-out show at Gillette Stadium in the Boston area. It's set to air on Tuesday, July 2.  Eli Young Band will follow-up their latest #1, "Love Ain't," with the new track, "Break It In." You can check out the song's lyric…... Read More

Everything's coming up

Runaway June can't wait until their debut album, Blue Roses, comes out on Friday. But in the meantime, the trio has plenty to celebrate. On Sunday night, they broke out the champagne as they marked the end of the first leg of Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty Tour. They’ll be busy working their own…... Read More

Watch now: At LakeShake, it's Miranda, Maren, Lauren, Cassadee, Lindsay...and U2

Who needs Bono when you’ve got Miranda Lambert and some of the best female voices in country music? Friday night at Country LakeShake in Chicago, the evening’s all-girl lineup tackled one of U2’s signature songs, their 1987 number one, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” Maren Morris, Lauren Alaina, Cassadee Pope, Lindsay Ell and Miranda’s fellow Pistol Annies -- Ashley…... Read More

Granger Smith debuts new tattoo in honor of his son, while returning to the road in Chicago

Granger Smith returned to the road this past weekend for the first time since the death of his youngest son River a little more than three weeks ago. Medical personnel were unable to revive the three-year-old after a drowning accident in the family pool at Granger’s home in the Austin, Texas area. Sunday…... Read More

This week, Thomas Rhett’s collection of number ones grows, as “Look What God Gave Her” rises to the top of the country chart. “Just wanna say thanks so much to country radio, my amazing team, my band, publicist and everyone that made this possible,” TR reacted on Instagram. “I can’t believe ‘Look…... Read More

Carrie Underwood's baby can't

Just like practically everyone else on the planet, five-month-old Jacob Fisher loves his mom Carrie Underwood's singing. When it comes to his dad, former hockey star Mike Fisher...not so much. You can witness it for yourself, in an unforgettable video Carrie posted on Instagram. In the clip, Carrie and Mike serenade Jacob with Vince Gill's classic,…... Read More