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Luke Combs’ highly anticipated sophomore album, What You See Is What You Get, debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart this week. The new album, which dropped on Nov. 8, moved 172,000 equivalent units, according to Nielsen Music. What You See Is What You Get is Luke’s second full-length studio album, following 2017’s This One’s for You, which has spent a record-tying 50 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Produced by Scott Moffatt, What You See Is What You Get features 17 songs, including the five tracks previously released on Luke’s recent EP, The Prequel. The new album also includes featured artists Eric Church on “Does to Me” and Brooks & Dunn on “1, 2 Many.” Cover art by Rob Hendon; original photo by David Bergman Luke’s 2017 debut album, This One’s for You, spawned five consecutive No. 1 singles, including “Hurricane,” “When It Rains It Pours,” “One Number Away,” “She Got the Best of Me” and “Beautiful Crazy.” He scored a sixth consecutive No. 1 single with the release of “Beer Never Broke My Heart” from his 2019 EP, The Prequel. Earlier this year, the recent Grand Ole Opry inductee made history as the first artist [...]
Mon, Nov 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
After postponing more than 25 shows on their 50th Anniversary Tour in 2019 as frontman Randy Owen dealt with vertigo and migraines, Alabama is planning to announce rescheduled shows for 2020 in the coming weeks. Alabama’s show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena—originally scheduled for Nov. 20, 2019—has be rescheduled for July 17. In addition, a second show at Bridgestone Arena has been announced for July 18. Tickets for the new date go on sale on Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. CT. Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Daniels will join Alabama at both Nashville shows. [...]
Mon, Nov 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Chris Young will team with Gavin DeGraw for a new episode of CMT Crossroads. The episode will be taped at The Factory in Franklin, Tenn., on Nov. 26. The taping of the show is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis—and you must register to attend. Doors open at 7 p.m. and close at 8 p.m. for the concert that’s slated to end at 9:30 p.m. The cross-genre stars are expected to collaborate on each other’s hits, share stories and more. While Chris, 34, has scored 10 No. 1 hits on the country charts since dropping his self-titled debut album in 2006, Gavin, 42, has found success on the pop charts with hits like “I Don’t Want to Be,” “Not Over You” and more. The episode is slated to premiere in early December on CMT. [...]
Mon, Nov 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Scotty McCreery’s tour dates in 2019 may be winding down, but the North Carolina native still has plenty of work to do before closing out the year. Scotty has four dates—Nov. 21, 22 and 23 and Dec. 14—remaining as part of Old Dominion’s Make It Sweet Tour, and then it’s back into the studio to record new music for his upcoming album. Scotty had to wait almost five years between releasing his 2013 sophomore album, See You Tonight, and his 2018 No.1 album, Season’s Change, which spawned two No. 1 hits, “Five More Minutes” and “This Is It.” “We’re headed back into the studio in mid-December,” says Scotty to Nash Country Daily. “We’ve got a lot of songs we’ve been writing and a lot of songs we’ve been sitting on that we’re excited about. So we’re going to get them in the can. The last record [Season’s Change], I had to wait five years between records. We’re not doing that again. We want to be ready to go. [...]
Mon, Nov 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Brantley Gilbert is following up his recent No. 1 single, “What Happen in a Small Town,” with the release of “Fire’t Up.” The new tune, which Brantley co-penned with Brandon Day and Justin Weaver,” is featured on Brantley’s 2019 No. 1 album, Fire & Brimstone. “Fire’t Up” will impact country radio on Dec. 2. Watch the lyric video for “Fire’t Up” below. [...]
Mon, Nov 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
If you didn’t make it to Nashville in September for AmericanaFest, you can still catch some of the action thanks to Austin City Limits on PBS. Austin City Limits will air highlights of the 18th annual Americana Honors & Awards on PBS on Nov. 23 (check local listings) with performances by Brandi Carlile; Elvis Costello and Jim Lauderdale; Rodney Crowell and Joe Henry; Mark Erelli with Shawn Colvin, Lori McKenna, J.S. Ondara and Josh Ritter; Rhiannon Giddens; I’m With Her; The Milk Carton Kids; Mumford & Sons; Our Native Daughters; Bonnie Raitt & John Prine; The War and Treaty; and Yola. The one-hour special will also be available for streaming beginning on Nov. 23 at 10 p.m. CT. 2019 AmericanaFest took over Nashville during the week of Sept. 10–15, with the Honors & Awards ceremony on Sept. 11 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium serving as the week’s centerpiece. More than 320 acts performed at 55 different venues during the six-day festival. Check out the new promo for Austin City Limits. [...]
Mon, Nov 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Co-hosts Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton kicked off the CMA Awards on Nov. 13 with a rendition of “Those Memories of You,” a Top 5 tune made popular by Dolly, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris on their 1987 album, Trio. Jennifer Nettles and Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman joined the ceremony to sing “You’re Looking at Country,” a Top 5 hit Loretta Lynn penned and recorded in 1971. The Highwomen—Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, Brandi Carlile and Natalie Hemby—performed “Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad,” a song Tammy Wynette took to No. 3 in 1967. Tanya Tucker entered the stage to sing her 1972 Top 10 hit, “Delta Dawn,” followed by Gretchen Wilson, who performed her 2004 No. 1 hit, “Redneck Woman.” Crystal Gayle slowed it down with a rendition of her 1977 No. 1 hit, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” before Terri Clark treated fans to her 1993 Top 5 hit, “Better Things to Do.” Sara Evans joined the mix to sing her 2000 No. 1 hit, “Born to Fly,” before Martina McBride closed the performance with her anthemic 1994 single, “Independence Day.” Watch the opening medley below. [...]
Fri, Nov 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Vocal powerhouses Pink and Chris Stapleton teamed up to perform “Love Me Anyway” at the CMA Awards on Nov. 13. Pink co-penned the tune with Allen Shamblin and Tom Douglas, the songwriting tandem behind Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me.” The heavy-hearted piano ballad features Chris’ harmony vocals. The song is featured on Pink’s recent album, Hurts 2B Human. This isn’t Pink’s first foray working with a country artist—she collaborated with Kenny Chesney in 2016 for the duet, “Setting the World on Fire,” which hit the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart later that year. Watch Pink and Chris’ performance at the CMA Awards. [...]
Fri, Nov 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Before the 53rd CMA Awards kicked off at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 13, many of country’s biggest stars walked the red carpet. Check out our red carpet photo gallery, featuring Scotty McCreery, Lindsay Ell, Dustin Lynch, Ashley McBryde, Jennifer Nettles, Randy Travis, Midland and more, courtesy of photographer Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com. [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Zac Brown Band has extended its The Owl Tour with 20 dates in 2020. The tour takes its name from ZBB’s 2019 album, The Owl. ZBB’s 2020 trek will kick off on Feb. 28 in Moline, Ill., with additional stops in Toronto, Las Vegas, Nashville and more. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Nov. 22 at 12 p.m. local time. The Zamily Fan Club pre-sale will begin on Nov. 19 at 12 p.m. local time. The Owl Tour 2020 Feb. 28 | Moline, IL | TaxSlayer Center* Feb. 29 | Lincoln, NE | Pinnacle Bank Arena* March 4 | Raleigh, NC | PNC Arena* March 5 | Knoxville, TN | Thompson Boling Arena* March 6 | Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena* March 12 | St. Louis, MO | Enterprise Center* March 13 | Columbus, OH | Nationwide Arena* March 14 | Detroit, MI | Little Caesars Arena* (on-sale Nov. 25) March 15 | Toronto, ON | Scotiabank Arena* March 26 | Salt Lake City, UT | Maverik Center* March 27 | Las Vegas, NV | T-Mobile Arena* March 28 | Phoenix, AZ | Ak-Chin Pavilion* April 15 | Sioux Falls, SD | Denny Sanford Premier Center* April 16 | Kansas City, MO | Sprint Center* April 17 | Little Rock, AR | Simmons [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019, Continue reading at the source
One of the highlights from the CMA Awards on Nov. 13 was the cross-genre collaboration between Lady Antebellum and indie pop star Halsey. The collaboration kicked off as the artists joined forces on “What If I Never Get Over You,” a current Top 10 single that is featured on Lady A’s new album, Ocean. With Lady A’s Dave Haywood on piano, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott harmonized the first verse before Halsey joined them. The artists transitioned to Halsey’s “Graveyard,” which is featured on her upcoming album, Manic. Halsey plucked a guitar and began singing the song before Hillary and Charles joined her. Watch Lady A and Halsey perform below. [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Co-host Reba McEntire threw it back to 1990 for her performance of “Fancy” on the CMA Awards on Nov. 13. Reba recorded “Fancy” for her 1990 album, Rumor Has It. Released as a single in 1991, “Fancy” reached No. 8 on the Billboard Country chart. Watch Reba’s performance below. [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Jimmy Kimmel rounded up some of his musical chums for the sixth installment of his popular late-night bit, Mean Tweets: Music Edition. The premise is simple—and hilarious—as stars read unflattering tweets about themselves. Check out the new clip, which features Billie Eilish, Midland, Chance the Rapper, Luke Bryan, Perry Farrell, Green Day, Leon Bridges, Monsta X, John Mayer, Alice Cooper, Lizzo, Luke Combs and Cardi B. [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Hosted by Trisha Yearwood, CMA Country Christmas will air on ABC on Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. CT with performances by Chris Young, Lady A, Chris Janson and more. [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019, Continue reading at the source
More than 50 performers took the stage at the CMA Awards on Nov. 13, including Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, The Highwomen, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker, Gretchen Wilson, Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell, Maddie & Tae, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, Runaway June, Dierks Bentley, Joe Walsh, Sheryl Crow, Chris Janson, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Lady Antebellum, Halsey, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Old Dominion, for King & Country, Zach Williams, Pink, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban. Take a look at 23 of our favorite performance photos from the CMA Awards, courtesy of photographer Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com. [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019, Continue reading at the source
The CMA Awards were handed out at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 13. Take a look at the night’s big winners, including Blake Shelton, Garth Brooks, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay and more, courtesy of photographer Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com. Single of the Year (Awarded to Singer, Producer and Engineer) “God’s Countryâ€� – Blake Shelton – Producer: Scott Hendricks – Mix Engineer: Justin Niebank Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters) “Beautiful Crazy” – Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette II, Robert Williford New Artist of the Year Ashley McBryde Vocal Duo of the Yea Dan + Shay Vocal Group of the Year Old Dominion Album of the Year (Awarded to Artist & Producer), Girl – Maren Morris – Producers: busbee, Maren Morris, Greg Kurstin Male Vocalist of the Year Luke Combs Female Vocalist of the Year Kacey Musgraves Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2019, Continue reading at the source
We’ll be updating this post as the winners for the 53rd CMA Awards are announced. TV broadcast begins at 7 p.m. CT on ABC. Two awards were announced earlier in the day. Musical Event of the Year “Old Town Road” (remix) – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus WINNER “All My Favorite People” – Maren Morris feat. Brothers Osborne “Brand New Man” – Brooks & Dunn feat. Luke Combs “Dive Bar” – Garth Brooks feat. Blake Shelton “What Happens in a Small Town” – Brantley Gilbert feat. Lindsay Ell Music Video of the Year (Awarded to Artist & Director) “Rainbowâ€� – Kacey Musgraves – Director: Hannah Lux Davis WINNER “Burning Manâ€� – Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne – Director: Wes Edwards “GIRLâ€� – Maren Morris – Director: Dave Meyers “God’s Countryâ€� – Blake Shelton – Director: Sophie Muller “Some Of Itâ€� – Eric Church – Director: Reid Long Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks Eric Church Chris Stapleton Carrie Underwood Keith Urban Female Vocalist of the Year Kelsea Ballerini Miranda Lambert Maren Morris Kacey Musgraves Carrie Underwood Male Vocalist of the Year Dierks Bentley Luke Combs Thomas Rhett Chris Stapleton Keith Urban Vocal Duo of the Year Brooks & Dunn Brothers Osborne Dan + Shay Florida Georgia Line Maddie & Tae New Artist of the Year Cody Johnson Ashley McBryde Midland Carly Pearce Morgan Wallen Single of the Year (Awarded to Singer, Producer and Engineer) “Burning Manâ€� – Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne  – [...]
Wed, Nov 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Jimmie Allen and fiancée Alexis Gale announced that they are expecting their first child together—a baby girl—in March. Jimmie, who also has a five-year-old son from a previous relationship, stopped by the NCD studio during CMA Awards week’s Radio Row on Nov. 12 to talk about his growing family. “I’m excited, man,” says Jimmie. “I’m looking forward to it. I heard daughters present a different level of love for fathers and bring out better parts of you, so I’m excited about that. I’m thankful I have a healthy son, healthy fiancée and baby girl on the way.” Congrats to the happy family. [...]
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Last month, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd announced that they are expecting their first child—a baby boy—in March. During CMA Awards week’s Radio Row on Nov. 11 and 12, both Maren and Ryan stopped by NCD’s studio to talk about their upcoming bundle of joy. “We have a baby coming next year, and we are so excited,” said Ryan. “That’s kind of where all of our headspace is right now. Baby boy Hurd, that’s the thing we’re really pumped on.” “I’m thankful for my health and my husband and our baby on the way—and getting to do this crazy dream for a living,” added Maren. Maren and Ryan married in March 2018. Congrats to the happy family. [...]
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Canaan Smith and wife Christy welcomed their first child—a baby girl named Virginia Rose Smith—on Oct. 31. As Canaan told NCD on Nov. 12 during CMA Awards week, he’s having a “blast” as a new dad. “I’ve got a brand-new baby girl in the house—I’m up all night,” said Canann to NCD. “She’s 12 days old. It’s awesome. It’s so much fun. It’s crazy how much it changes you instantaneously. I’m not getting any sleep, really. My wife is getting even less. I’m helping where I can, but it’s a blast. We’re having a great time.” Canaan and Christy got married in August 2014. Congrats to the happy family. [...]
Wed, Nov 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
With two Grammy Awards and five GMA Dove Awards to their credit, duo For King and Country—comprised of Australian-born brothers Joel, 35, and Luke Smallbone, 33—is well known in the Christian pop community. Country music fans were likely introduced to the duo during the recent remix of their hit song, “God Only Knows,” which features Dolly Parton. The duo’s original version of the song reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart in 2019. Joel and Luke will team with Dolly for the first live performance of “God Only Knows” at the CMA Awards on Nov. 13. The duo sat down with NCD to talk about how the collaboration with Dolly came together, experiencing their first CMA Awards week and more. “We’re originally from Australia, but we grew up in Nashville, so we’ve kind of grown up in this whole world of ‘the storytelling as writers,’ and that’s what we’ve really set out to do,” says Joel. “We write stories about life and love and God, and in the case of ‘God Only Knows,’ a song very much about where we find ourselves socially. We just became United States citizens not long ago. This is our first CMA Awards. We’ve been in town [since [...]
Wed, Nov 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Performing rights organization Broadcast Music Inc. held its 67th BMI Country Awards on Nov. 12 to honor its Songwriters of the Year, Song of the Year and Publisher of the Year, as well as present Dwight Yoakam with its President’s Award. The BMI President’s Award is presented to songwriters who have “distinctly and profoundly influenced the entertainment industry.” Past recipients include Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Harlan Howard, Billy Sherrill, Pink, Toni Braxon and more. A number of country stars took the stage to honor Dwight, including Jon Pardi (“Guitars, Cadillacsâ€�), Margo Price and Bob Weir (“Fast as You”), and The Highwomen (A Thousand Miles from Nowhere”). Both Nicolle Galyon and Ross Copperman were awarded Songwriter of the Year, while Dan + Shay’s “Tequila” earned Song of the Year. Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Group took home Publisher of the Year. BMI also bestowed the inaugural Evergreen Award (posthumously) to Felice and Boudleaux Bryant for penning “Rocky Top.” Take a look at our red carpet photo gallery courtesy of Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com, featuring Dwight Yoakam, Luke Combs, Cole Swindell, Chris Young, Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker, Maren Moris, Lindsay Ell and more. [...]
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Reba McEntire announced she will hit the road in 2020 for a dozen tour dates. Reba shared the news via social media, saying, in part: “I’m so excited to get back out on the road in 2020 and visit some places I haven’t been to in a while! Tickets for select dates go on sale Friday, November 22.” Reba McEntire 2020 Tour March 20 | Evansville, Ind. | Ford Center March 21 | Huntsville, Ala. | Von Braun Center Arena March 26 | Pittsburgh, Pa. | PPG Paints Arena March 28 | Toledo, Ohio | Huntington Center April 24 | Rosemont, Ill. | Allstate Arena April 25 | Green Bay, Wisc. | Resch Center April 26 | Sioux Falls, S.D. | Denny Sanford Premier Center May 1 | Biloxi, Miss. | Mississippi Coast Coliseum May 2 | Duluth, Ga. | Infinite Energy Center May 7 | St. Paul, Minn. | Xcel Energy Center May 8 | Peoria, Ill. | Peoria Civic Center May 9 | Grand Rapids, Mich. | Van Andel Arena [...]
Wed, Nov 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
CMT revealed its 2020 Next Women of Country class during its seventh annual showcase at the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Nov. 12. Martina McBride introduced the 2020 class, which included Abbey Cone, Avenue Beat, Caylee Hammack, Gabby Barrett, Hailey Whitters, Kylie Morgan, Madison Kozak, Renee Blair, Sycamore, Tiera and Walker County. CMT also announced that Tanya Tucker will headline the 2020 CMT Next Women of Country Tour. Supporting acts, venues and ticket information will be announced in the coming weeks. In addition, Brandi Carlile received CMT’s 2019 Impact Award for her “contributions to songwriting, recording, radio airplay, record sales, streams, media impressions, awards and touring in country music over the past year. [...]
Tue, Nov 12, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Dates and cities have been announced for Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett's shows for the 14th annual CMT on Tour. Danielle Bradbery, season four winner of The Voice, will be the special guest during CMT on Tour: Brett Eldredge & Thomas Rhett — Suits & Boots which kicks off Oct. 29 in New York City…. » Powered by WPeMatico [...]
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, Continue reading at the source
BBR Music Group, label home to Jason Aldean, Thompson Square and others, is launching Wheelhouse Records as the company's fourth label imprint. Trace Adkins and Texas singer-songwriter Granger Smith are the first artists signed to the new label. Broken Bow Records was established as an independent label in 1999 by businessman Benny Brown, the company's… » Powered by WPeMatico [...]
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, Continue reading at the source
It's already been two and a half years since the Boston Marathon bombing. But if it's up to Kenny Chesney, it's always going to feel like it just happened yesterday. When his Big Revival tour brought him to the Boston area last week, he attended a luncheon with several of the survivors, according to the… » Powered by WPeMatico [...]
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, Continue reading at the source
He plays a mean fiddle, but Charlie Daniels himself is anything but mean. In fact, the “Devil Went Down to Georgia” singer and master fiddler is more like an angel in disguise. Daniels' Volunteer Jam is a massive night of music that benefits charities. And this year, he had a lot to donate when the… » Powered by WPeMatico [...]
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, Continue reading at the source
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Sat, Aug 29, 2015, Continue reading at the source
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has opened its latest exhibit, Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll: The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips, and several key figures in the history of rockabilly music will gather Saturday (Aug. 29) to discuss the visionary producer's legacy. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in… » Powered by WPeMatico [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015, Continue reading at the source