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Maren Morris, Jason Isbell to headline 2020 Railbird Festival

Maren Morris and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit have been named as headliners for this year’s Railbird Festival, which will take place in August in Lexington, Kentucky.  The festival’s roster skews towards Americana and indie rock, with acts like the Head and the Heart, the Decemberists and Shovels and Rope taking the stage. However, mainstream country is well…... Read More

Kelsea Ballerini previews her next record with new live song at CRS in Nashville

Kelsea Ballerini headlined the Amazon Country Heat showcase at Nashville’s Country Radio Seminar on Wednesday night, and she took the opportunity to share a bit more of her just-announced third album, kelsea.  Kelsea treated the audience to the previously-shared song “club,” as well as her current top-twenty single, “homecoming queen?” She also…... Read More

Luke Combs adds new, in-the-round dates to 2020 What You See is What You Get Tour

Luke Combs just launched his 2020 What You Get Tour earlier this month, but the country superstar is already making big plans for later in the year: He’s extending the run to include several more dates this fall and winter.  For the newly-confirmed dates, Luke will mount a new, in-the-round style…... Read More

Country star trivia

On this day in 1988, this iconic pair that frequently performed on the Porter Wagoner Show dueted on the Grand Ole Opry together for the first time since parting ways in 1974. Can you guess who it is? ANSWER: Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner.  ... Read More

Nashville notes

Stephanie Quayle is teaming up with Harley Davidson for a three-part video series chronicling her journey from learning how to ride horses to riding a motorcycle. She stars alongside her mother, who teaches her how to ride the chopper. The series launches on May 3.    The Country Music Cruise has…... Read More

90-day vegan: Luke Combs is determined to

Luke Combs is now a vegan.  Yep, you read that right. The deer-hunting, fast-food-loving country hitmaker has revamped his eating habits to cut out all animal products.  It's not because he's overhauling his health or becoming an activist, however -- it's because he lost a football bet. You see, Luke bet his…... Read More

Wednesday at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, Rascal Flatts came together for a retrospective look at their 20-year career, which will come to a close in October when they wrap up their farewell tour. The chart-topping trio discussed their many achievements, such as winning the CMA's Horizon Award, becoming members of the…... Read More

Kenny Chesney receives Humanitarian Award, thrills crowd with acoustic performance at CRS in Nashville

It's been so long since Kenny Chesney played some of his songs live that, he admitted at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville on Wednesday, he literally had to look up the words to some of them. But thankfully, he didn't stumble over any of the lyrics as he performed three of his…... Read More

On her way to perform eight shows in ten days, Miranda Lambert stopped off to make an appearance at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, TN on Wednesday.  In a rare intimate conversation, Miranda talked about her earliest days making music, her current album Wildcard, and more. Miranda, who said that she was such a shy…... Read More

Garth Brooks says 2020 will be year of

Garth Brooks dominated venues on the opposite end of the spectrum in 2019 as he simultaneously juggled his Stadium Tour with the Dive Bar Tour, and he says that won't stop any time soon.  During the most recent episode of his online show, Inside Studio G, Garth raved about the fun he had…... Read More

Trailblazer Festival reveals

A group of up-and-coming country artists have been selected to perform at Trailblazer Festival's "Next From Nashville" stage. Fans who attend the New York-based festival will have the opportunity to see some of Nashville's rising talent including Filmore, Niko Moon, Brandon Ratcliff and Hailey Whitters. Caroline Jones, who's toured with the likes of Zac Brown Band, and dueted…... Read More

Ashley McBryde announces European tour dates

Ashley McBryde is heading back across the pond.  The "One Night Standards" singer is set for a nine-date run across Europe in September, and is scheduled to perform in England, Ireland, Scotland and elsewhere. Ashley will spend roughly two weeks in the British Isles, playing for crowds at such venues as the Academy…... Read More

Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton turn Boise into a

Garth Brooks has unveiled the long-awaited video of him and Blake Shelton performing "Dive Bar" live for the first time.  Captured during Garth's show at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho in July 2019, the video, which premiered on Facebook today, shows the two superstars delighting the capacity crowd with the lighthearted tune about the joys of a dive…... Read More

Luke Bryan is venturing down a new creative path.  The superstar has partnered with high-end wine, beer and liquor company, Constellation Brands, to launch his own brand of beer. Titled Two Lane American Golden Lager, the company says the beer is made from ingredients sourced from the U.S., including two-row barley and…... Read More