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Hank Jr., Marty Stuart and Dean Dillon headed for the Country Music Hall of Fame

Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart and singer/songwriter Dean Dillon will be the 2020 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  Hank Jr., of course, is the son of country legend Hank Williams, and went on to develop a stellar career in his own right, charting hits like "Family Tradition," "Whiskey Bent and…... Read More

Lauren Akins launches limited edition handbag line to benefit Love One

Lauren Akins is stepping into the world of fashion. The author and philanthropist has partnered with fashion brand ABLE to create a new line of handbags called ABLE x Lauren Akins.  The limited edition collection features two bags, a shoulder tote and the cross body. Lauren describes the tote, which features two…... Read More

Morgan Wallen says fatherhood has

Morgan Wallen surprised fans with the news that he became a dad last month, and the singer says the new role has "changed" him. Morgan and his ex, KT Smith, welcomed son Indigo Wilder on July 11. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Morgan admits he's a bit of a "wildcard," but now has clarity, knowing that his…... Read More

Lindsay Ell hosting 24-hour livestream celebrating new album, 'heart theory'

Lindsay Ell will ring in the arrival of her new album, heart theory, with a 24-hour livestream event this week. Beginning on Thursday at 12 p.m. ET, Lindsay will host an all-day virtual event featuring performances, special guests and other surprises leading up to heart theory's release on Friday.  Additionally, Lindsay is set to perform…... Read More

Dan + Shay unveil The (Arena) Tour 2021 dates

Dan + Shay have announced new dates for The (Arena) Tour in 2021.  The 31-date tour is slated to kick off on September 9 in Greensboro, North Carolina at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. It'll then travel across the country through early December, making stops in cities including New Orleans, Chicago,…... Read More

Kane Brown shares story of getting lost in the woods for several hours on his Tennessee property

Last week in an interview with Extra TV, Kane Brown revealed that he recently got lost on his 30-acre property in Tennessee. He's since provided more insight into the matter, sharing that what he thought would be a 30-minute excursion turned into seven hours.  According to People, the singer and his wife, Katelyn, made their own trail…... Read More

Country star trivia

On this day in 2001, this country superstar and The Voice judge scored his first number-one country single with "Austin." Can you guess who it is? ANSWER: Blake Shelton.  By Cillea HoughtonCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Chris Janson earns his first multi-week number one, thanks to his wife and George Strait

Chris Janson extends his run at the top of the chart, as "Done" spends its second week at number one on Billboard's Country Airplay ranking.  The Missouri native's latest hit was inspired by his wife, who also stars alongside him in the song's music video. "It's a love song about Kelly, and I…... Read More

Nashville notes

A Thousand Horses have officially released their first single in three years, "A Song to Remember," to country radio. It's featured on the group's upcoming album, Let the Band Play On.  Americana and bluegrass festival MerleFest will take place September 16-19, 2021 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Past performers include Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson.…... Read More

Luke Bryan opens up about cancelling live shows:

Luke Bryan doesn't want to be a "sacrificial lamb" when it comes to performing live shows during a pandemic. Like countless other artists, Luke's cancelled or postponed many live shows scheduled for this year, including his annual Farm Tour and his Proud to Be Right Here Tour, which has been moved…... Read More

Dolly Parton designs butterfly spatula for Williams Sonoma

Dolly Parton is adding her signature flair to the culinary world as part of Williams Sonoma's 2020 lineup of celebrity-designed spatulas.  Dolly is one of 10 celebrities who has created a special spatula and accompanying tea towel to benefit of No Kid Hungry. The singer's design features a brightly colored blue-and-red butterfly floating…... Read More