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Jason Aldean's little ones, Memphis and Navy, are

There's been a lot of celebrating at Jason Aldean's house lately. His son Memphis just turned two on Sunday, and today, his daughter Navy is ten months old. And if you've been paying attention to Jason or his wife Brittany's socials, you know that Navy's starting to favor her older brother an awful lot. "They're pretty much twins,…... Read More

Nashville notes

Miranda Lambert's recent eBay for Charity auction raised more than $105,000 for her MuttNation Foundation. CCMA Female Vocalist of the Year Tenille Townes is set to open most of the dates on Alan Jackson's 2020 tour. Newcomer Jameson Rodgers kicks off his Grew Up in the Country headlining tour on Valentine's Day in St. Louis.…... Read More

Tonight, Chris Janson brings his frenetic energy to ABC's CMA Country Christmas special, turning in a dynamic performance of the Chuck Berry classic, "Run, Run Rudolph." "I said, 'Man, I want to do mine like Chuck would do it,'" he tells ABC Audio. "So it's gonna be rock-and-roll. Loud raucous guitars, and I'm putting my twist…... Read More

'Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special,' and his sons Huck and Jasper do, too

Tonight, Brad Paisley's one-hour variety outing, Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special, premieres on ABC. And the musician with a gift for comedy's already managed to tickle the funny bones of two of his biggest fans, his sons Huck and Jasper, who are twelve and ten. "They've been around since the inception of this," Brad tells…... Read More

It won't be

Tonight after you hear Brett Young sing the R&B classic "This Christmas" on ABC's annual CMA Country Christmas special, it may leave you wondering about an entire album of holiday music from the California-born crooner. Brett says that's something that's likely to materialize -- someday. "We've been talking about that for a couple of…... Read More

'Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special,' that Darius Rucker is

For his first prime time variety special, Brad Paisley enlists two big-name acts from the pop world, with whom he goes way back: Darius Rucker and Jonas Brothers. Brad took Darius out on his first major tour once he stepped away from Hootie & the Blowfish to pursue his country career. "Darius is two different people. It's very…... Read More

'It Must Be...' 'CMA Country Christmas': Chris Young's

Tonight's annual CMA Country Christmas special on ABC not only serves as country music's yuletide greeting to the world, it's also a chance for some of the genre's biggest stars to dust off their holiday material. That's the case with Chris Young, who released his collection, It Must Be Christmas, in 2016. "Christmas albums…... Read More

'Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special' -- and that Peyton Manning is, too

Brad Paisley gets a little coy when asked about the clever title of his ABC variety outing, Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special, which premieres tonight. "That's a good question," he tells ABC Audio. "I really fully expected this to be The Brad Paisley Special, and I have no idea where 'thinks he's' got…... Read More

Six down, one to go: Weather postpones Garth's final Dive Bar show

Even though the weather foiled Garth Brooks’ plan to play two Dive Bar concerts in one night on Monday, he still managed to rock the house at Prospector’s in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. The seven-time CMA Entertainer of the Year played for a capacity crowd of five hundred, all of whom…... Read More

Trisha Yearwood is queen of the quick-change, hosting tonight's 'CMA Country Christmas' on ABC

Backstage before shooting CMA Country Christmas in September, Trisha Yearwood was feeling confident about singing and hosting, but she was a little worried about her wardrobe. "I have never had a quick-change room in my life," she admitted, "and I have one tonight! And I've never done this before, and that's the thing I'm…... Read More

Country star trivia

Thirty years ago this week, seven-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks hit number one on Billboard's Hot Country Songs tally for the first time. Can you recall the title of his first chart-topper? ANSWER: "If Tomorrow Never Comes." Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Prepare to see the

If you missed seeing Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood together hosting this year's CMA Awards, you'll be glad to know that tonight, the dynamic duo reunites on ABC's Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special. But Brad warns you should be prepared to see a very different side of the "Drinking Alone" hitmaker. "Of all the people…... Read More

Nashville notes

CMA New Artist of the Year Ashley McBryde is adding three new dates to her One Night Standards Tour: February 6 in Springfield, MO; March 6 in Detroit, MI; and March 27 in Huntsville, AL. Thompson Square's Keifer Thompson heads out on his first-ever stand-up comedy tour, titled Laughs and Lyrics, starting January 8…... Read More

Blake, Brett, Devin and more sing for 'Hallmark Channel's Christmas Album'

If you can’t get enough of the holiday movies on the various Hallmark Channels this time of year, you’ll be glad to know there’s now a soundtrack to match. Warner Music Nashville has partnered with Hallmark to put out a new collection that features original songs written for the films,…... Read More