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#ReadAlong with Dolly: Imagination Library creator kicks off YouTube Kids Reading Month

Childhood literacy has long been one of the causes closest to Dolly Parton’s heart, and this August, she’s pitching in to help YouTube Kids with its Reading Month. In addition to recording a new intro video for the video platform, the global superstar has also curated her own #ReadAlong playlist that includes lyric videos from…... Read More

How to be a country star: Russell Dickerson's getting a crash course from his pals Thomas Rhett and FGL

With his first #1, "Yours," already under his belt, and the follow-up single, "Blue Tacoma," rapidly approaching the top ten, Russell Dickerson's career is definitely on the rise. Add to that a high-profile opening spot on the Summer Plays On Tour with Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker, and the relative…... Read More

Country star trivia

Eight years ago this week, Jerrod Niemann scored his only #1 so far on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with this song. Can you name the tune that was a remake of a 1992 hit by the band Sonia Dada? ANSWER: "You Don't Treat Me No Good," which was renamed "Lover, Lover" for its…... Read More

Dan + Shay are pouring shots of "Tequila," and pop fans are drinking it up

After two weeks at the top of the country chart with "Tequila," Dan + Shay are poised to follow Florida Georgia Line and Maren Morris with a hit on the pop chart. But Dan Smyers is quick to point out the crossover success of "Tequila" won't signal any change of…... Read More

Nashville notes

Sugarland is set to stop by Live with Kelly and Ryan on Thursday. You can watch for the duo following Good Morning America on most ABC stations. Kenny Chesney surprised industry veteran Connie Bradley by presenting her with the CMA's Irving Waugh Award of Excellence earlier this week in Nashville. Arista newcomer Carlton Anderson has signed with Morris Higham Management,…... Read More

Ten thousand fans turn out to celebrate "Tequila Tuesday" with Dan + Shay in Nashville

Ten thousand fans crowded the street next to Warner Music on Nashville’s Music Row yesterday, as Dan + Shay delivered a high-energy “Tequila Tuesday” concert celebrating their recent multi-week #1. “This is one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen,” Shay Mooney said shortly after kicking off the free event. “This is my favorite…... Read More

Charles Kelley's turning Lady A's summer tour into a playdate with son Ward

Even though Charles Kelley’s son Ward isn’t even three yet, he’s already become quite the world traveler. Charles estimates the boy's already been on more than one hundred flights and traveled to multiple continents, including Europe. The Lady Antebellum hitmaker brings Ward and his wife Cassie on tour as much as he can, because he doesn’t want…... Read More

Thomas Rhett's "Life Changes" bring him gold and platinum

Less than a year since its release, Thomas Rhett’s latest album, Life Changes, has already been certified platinum. The top-five title track has also gone gold as well. TR got the news last weekend as he was opening Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around the Sun date in Music City. “I found out Life Changes went platinum and…... Read More

Watch Old Dominion cover Garth Brooks at the Wildhorse back in 2010

If you’d like to hear what Old Dominion sounded like back in the days when they were just a bunch of songwriters playing in a bar in downtown Nashville, all you need to do is check out their socials. The reigning ACM Vocal Group of the Year shared a clip from nearly…... Read More

Much more than "The Tin Man": Kenny Chesney's entire Sony catalog certified either gold or platinum

Every album Kenny Chesney ever released on his former record label, Sony Nashville, has now been certified gold or platinum. In all, that encompasses twenty projects, ranging from 1995’s All I Need to Know to 2017’s Live in No Shoes Nation. Five of Kenny’s albums are multi-platinum, ten are platinum, and five are gold. “It…... Read More

Feel the Tree Vibez: "Simple" reflects Florida Georgia Line's back-to-basics attitude right now

If you wonder how Florida Georgia Line's latest top ten hit came to be, the answer is "Simple," just like the title of the song. It's one of the many hits that have been born out of the duo's tradition of bringing a bus filled with songwriters on tour, sponsored by…... Read More