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Justin Bieber's been posting multiple messages denouncing racism since the death of George Floyd, whose death following his arrest by the Minneapolis police has sparked protests worldwide.  Now, his "10,000 Hours" duet partners, Dan + Shay, have added their voices to the chorus. In a lengthy Instagram post, the duo…... Read More

'Guitars, Couches, ETC., ETC.': Midland combats the quarantine blues with acoustic EP

Midland put an acoustic spin on five of their best-loved hits in Guitars, Couches, ETC., ETC., a new EP recorded from quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The project’s name is a good-natured tip of the hat to Dwight Yoakam’s 1986 Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc., an album that the trio counts as an important influence on their…... Read More

Tanya Tucker postpones CMT Next Women of Country: Bring My Flowers Now tour stops through August

In light of the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tanya Tucker announced this week that her headlining CMT Next Women of Country: Bring My Flowers Now tour will postpone all its scheduled shows through August.  “My heart is absolutely broken knowing that we will have to wait to be together again,” the star…... Read More

Old Dominion revisits their musical past, shares three old songs for the first time

Old Dominion has combed through the archives of their career, and now they’re sharing three previously unreleased songs from three different points in their musical past.  “We’re releasing NEW, old music,” explains frontman Matthew Ramsey.  “Three songs, previously unreleased but that were recorded for our previous albums Meat and Candy, Happy Endings, as well…... Read More

“Fire and Flame”: Kip Moore unfurls 'Wild World' with blazing, anthemic new track

Kip Moore’s new album, Wild World, came out on Friday, and the project is teeming with introspective anthems filled with passion and self-discovery. Just before the project came out, Kip premiered its third track, the high-octane “Fire and Flame,” on The Country Show with Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. The song spotlights…... Read More

“Redwood Tree”: Cam’s new single is inspired by family, home and her favorite childhood climbing tree

Cam reflects on the bittersweet passage of time in her meditative new single, “Redwood Tree,” a song inspired in large part by a climbing tree that grew in her backyard when she was a child. Since then, her musical dreams and ambitions have taken her far away from her hometown and…... Read More

Country star trivia

On this date in 2001, one of country music’s biggest stars released his sophomore album, called Part II. The track list included the goofball fan favorite, “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song).” Do you know who he is? ANSWER: Brad Paisley. By Carena LiptakCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Watch now: King Calaway circles the globe to duet with Laine Hardy on Beatles' classic

Even though King Calaway's still relatively new, they already have the distinction of being country's most internationally-diverse band.  In fact, two of its members have weathered the COVID-19 pandemic in their homelands: Jordan Harvey in Scotland, and Simon Dumas in Gibraltar. Like many other country acts, King Calaway was overseas for the Country to Country Festival…... Read More

Nashville notes

The Cadillac Three bandmate Neil Mason announced this week that he and his wife, Chelsea Eager, are expecting a baby. The new addition to the family, a girl, will be the couple’s first child.  On Monday, which also happens to be her birthday, Brandi Carlile and her band mates will deliver a virtual performance of her 2018…... Read More

Ingrid Andress, Gabby Barrett land on 'Billboard'’s Grammy New Artist nominee watch list

Ingrid Andress and Gabby Barrett have both been named as likely contenders to earn Grammy nominations for Best New Artist this year, according to a new list of potential nominees from Billboard.  The two rising artists have been neck-and-neck on the charts this spring. In April, Gabby hit number one on the Country Aircheck chart with…... Read More

Dolly Parton looks to a brighter future with “When Life is Good Again” music video

Just hours after debuting her new, pandemic-inspired “When Life is Good Again,” Dolly Parton premiered the music video for the song via TIME magazine's TIME 100 Talks.  As the clip begins, Dolly sits alone in a dark room, setting up a video projector to watch a series of family-focused home movies dated 1994. But by the end of…... Read More