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Hardy cracks open

Hardy only needed "One Beer" to launch his artist career.  The hit songwriter is celebrating his first number one as an artist, as "One Beer," his collaboration with Devin Dawson and Lauren Alaina, reaches the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart. This also marks Hardy's eighth hit as a songwriter. He's also appeared at the…... Read More

Country star trivia

This "David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs" singer is celebrating his 28th birthday today. Born in Georgia in 1992, he topped the country charts this year with "After a Few." Can you guess who it is? ANSWER: Travis Denning. By Cillea Houghton Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.... Read More

From Gabby Barrett's perspective, the Christmas season has arrived when she sees cartons of eggnog filling  grocery store aisles.  The American Idol season 16 finalist admits that during her frequent trips to the supermarket, she knows the holiday season is in full swing by the sight of the creamy beverage.  "When I see eggnog, that's…... Read More

Nashville notes

Husband and wife duo of Holly and Stewart Halcomb, known as The Springs, have released an original holiday song, "Falling for You." Both are from Alabama and met during a performance at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.   Up-and-coming singer Bryan Lanning has teamed up with actress Jen Lilley for a 2020-themed rendition of "Baby, It's Cold Outside," with the…... Read More

Dolly Parton marathon to air on CMT on Saturday

Dolly Parton is taking over CMT.  On December 5, CMT is devoting a day's worth of programming to the iconic star, which will include several of her classic music videos, a holiday movie marathon and reflections from Dolly herself. The marathon begins at 9 a.m. ET with a Dolly takeover on CMT…... Read More

Darius Rucker and Lindsey Stirling deliver haunting

Darius Rucker has teamed up with Lindsey Stirling for a mystical rendition of "What Child Is This?"  Acclaimed instrumentalist Lindsey provides the haunting violin as Darius sings the Christmas classic that dates back to 1865, accompanied by a twinkling piano and steady drums. The pair will perform their rendition of the song on CMA Country…... Read More

HBO Max releases trailer for Carrie Underwood's festive Christmas special

The trailer for Carrie Underwood's HBO Max special is giving fans a preview of what will be a truly festive holiday event.  My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood finds the superstar singer performing a myriad of Christmas classics and original songs from her album My Gift.  Poised on an elaborately decorated stage adorned…... Read More

Lady A celebrates Christmas past and present with

Lady A walks down memory lane in the video for their original song, "Christmas Through Your Eyes."  The trio of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood share a compilation of Christmases past with vintage clips of their childhood memories, including snowball fights, pictures on Santa's lap and Charles opening a guitar on Christmas morning.…... Read More

Brad Paisley to ring in holiday season with Elf on the Shelf

Brad Paisley is getting into the Christmas spirit with Elf on the Shelf.  The singer has partnered with The Lumistella Company, the creators of Elf on the Shelf, to kick off the holiday season by reciting "The Elf on the Shelf's Night Before Christmas Storytime."  The original story follows a Scout Elf's journey to…... Read More

Matt Stell strikes gold with

Matt Stell is going for gold.  During a Grand Ole Opry performance over the weekend, Matt was surprised backstage with a plaque signifying that his single, "Everywhere but On," has been certified Gold by the RIAA.  "That is incredible," Matt marveled after opening the wrapped plaque presented to him by Runaway June member and Circle All…... Read More

Keith Urban lends his voice to animated film 'Back to the Outback'

Keith Urban is heading back to his native land in Back to the Outback.  The country superstar has joined the cast of the upcoming animated Netflix movie that follows a group of Australia's venomous animals, who are well-meaning on the inside, as they escape from captivity at a zoo and travel across the…... Read More

Country star trivia

On this date in 1990, a celebrated country traditionalist who hails from North Carolina was at the top of the albums chart with his duets project, Heroes & Friends. Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard and Tammy Wynette were just a few of the big names to grace this album’s track list.…... Read More

Nashville notes

Lee Brice has signed on for next year’s LPGA Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. The golf event will take place in Orlando in January; other famous participants include ABC’s The Bachelor alum Ben Higgins, Larry the Cable Guy and more. RaeLynn dropped a pair of Christmas tunes last week. Those…... Read More

Lady A will get festive on the CMA Country Christmas stage when the special airs tonight, and the three band mates agree that they’re more than ready for the holiday season to kick off. “It can’t get here fast enough,” laughs Hillary Scott. “But then at the same time, I…... Read More