Category Archives: Country Music News

Country star Don Williams, ‘the Gentle Giant,’ dead at 78

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Don Williams, an award-winning country singer with love ballads like “I Believe in You,” has died. He was 78. A statement from his publicist said he died Friday after a short illness. Williams had 17 No. … Continue reading

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Thomas Rhett books whirlwind one-day tour to celebrate “Life Changes”

Thomas Rhett will hit Chicago, Boston and Philadephia — all in the same day — to celebrate the release of his third album, Life Changes.

TR is calling his intimate, release-day shows “Live from the B-Stage,” since they were inspired by the set he plays out in the audience during his Home Team Tour Continue reading

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Billy Curringon hangs on to #1 for the third week in a row

Billy Currington has made it to the top, and he’s not letting go. For the third week in a row, his hit “Do I Make You Wanna” sits at #1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart Continue reading

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Music City Skate Jam: Kip Moore and Tony Hawk come together for a mashup of skateboarding and country music

Kip Moore is teaming up with arguably the most famous skateboarder in the world, Tony Hawk, to put on the Music City Skate Jam next month in Nashville Continue reading

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“The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone”: Lee Ann Womack goes back to her Texas roots for new album

2001 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Lee Ann Womack returns October 27 with her first new album since 2014’s The Way I’m Livin’.

The daughter of the Lone Star State traveled back to her native Texas for The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone, recording most of the album at the legendary SugarHill Studios in Houston Continue reading

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Nashville notes

Garth Brooks is celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Chase and In Pieces by giving away free copies of both projects, in partnership with Geico and Amazon Music Continue reading

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“We’re the same person, he’s just a boy”: Why Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett work as “CMA Fest” co-hosts

Kelsea Ballerini steps up to the mic tonight to co-host ABC’s annual special taped at CMA Music Festival back in June. While it’s her first time hosting the three-hour extravaganza, her recent tourmate Thomas Rhett returns to helm the show for a second year Continue reading

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Country star trivia

Elvis Presley scored his final #1 on the country chart after his death in 1977. Can you name his posthumous chart-topper from 1981? ANSWER:  “Guitar Man Continue reading

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Dolly Parton climbs up to the treehouse and connects with the kids for first children’s album

Dolly Parton will release her first album of original children’s music this fall, with all the proceeds going to her Imagination Library, that sends free books to kids all over the world Continue reading

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A “Small Town Boy” takes the big stage: Watch Dustin Lynch’s dreams come true at “CMA Fest”

Dustin Lynch’s hit, “Small Town Boy,” is just steps away from becoming his latest number one. Back in June, he got to do the new single from his Current Mood album during his very first appearance on the main stage at Nissan Stadium, during CMA Music Festival Continue reading

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