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  • Carrie Underwood to Host the CMA Awards With Special Guests Reba McEntire & Dolly Parton August 19, 2019
    The Country Music Association announced that Carrie Underwood will host the 53rd CMA Awards with special guest co-hosts Reba McEntrie and Dolly Parton on Nov. 13 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Carrie and Brad Paisley co-hosted the CMA Awards for the past 11 years. Dolly hosted the CMA Awards in 1988, while Reba hosted the show […]
    Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey
  • Listen to Jon Pardi’s Laid-Back New Song, “Tequila Little Time” August 16, 2019
    Following in the long line of agave-inspired country songs, Jon Pardi released a new tune, “Tequila Little Time,” from his upcoming album, Heartache Medication, which drops on Sept. 27. Written by Jon, Rhett Akins and Luke Laird, the laid-back song features a south-of-border flair with horns, accordion and stylized strings. ‘It’s about picking up a […]
    Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey
  • Randy Travis Releases Affectionate New Single, “Lead Me Home” [Listen] August 16, 2019
    Warner Music Nashville has shared a previously unreleased song, “Lead Me Home,” by Country Music Hall of Fame member Randy Travis. Randy recorded the bluegrass-infused ballad prior to his stroke in 2013. The new tune follows the release of “One in a Row” in May and comes out on the heels of the release of […]
    Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey
  • Dierks Bentley to Host Westwood One’s Labor Day Special August 16, 2019
    While Dierks Bentley has plenty of sizzling songs in his cache of hits—including “Feel That Fire,” “Somewhere on a Beach” and “Burning Man”—the Arizona native will help say goodbye to summer and hello to cooler weather (hopefully) when he hosts Westwood One’s Labor Day special: Workin’ Hard Country. During the four-hour radio special, Dierks will […]
    Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey
  • Watch Brett Young Team With Gavin DeGraw for Acoustic Version of “Chapters” August 16, 2019
    Brett Young continues to roll out songs from his monthly video series, Acoustic Sessions, which features stripped-down performances of tunes from his recent sophomore album, Ticket to L.A. The new installment teams Brett with Gavin DeGraw for a performance of “Chapters,” which the tandem co-penned with Ross Copperman. “This song is so special to me,” […]
    Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey
  • Alabama Cancels More Shows as Randy Owen Deals With Health Issues August 16, 2019
    After canceling four shows in July (19th, 20th, 26th and 27th), Alabama has scratched their upcoming shows in Lewisburg, W.Va. (Aug. 16), and Holmdel, N.J. (Aug. 17), as frontman Randy Owen continues to deal with vertigo and migraines. Alabama’s management company, Conway Entertainment Group, released a statement via Instagram on behalf of the Hall of […]
    Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey
  • Listen to Blake Shelton’s New Single, “Hell Right,” Featuring Trace Adkins August 16, 2019
    Blake Shelton will try to score the 27th No. 1 single of his career with the release of “Hell Right.” The new tune, which features vocals from Trace Adkins, was penned by David Garcia, Brett Tyler and Michael Hardy, who is one of the co-writers behinds Blake’s most recent No. 1 hit, “God’s Country.” “The […]
    Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey
  • Watch Hardy’s Stripped-Down Performance of Blake Shelton’s No. 1 Hit, “God’s County” August 15, 2019
    Over the last couple of years, Michael Hardy, known professionally as Hardy, has earned a rep as one of Nashville’s hottest songwriters. The Mississippi native has co-penned recent No. 1 singles “God’s Country” (Blake Shelton), “Simple” (Florida Georgia Line) and “Up Down” (Morgan Wallen). Hardy also had a hand in writing FGL’s “Talk You Out […]
    Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey
  • Miranda Lambert Announces Release Date for New Album, “Wildcard” [+Listen to New Song “Bluebird”] August 15, 2019
    Miranda Lambert announced she will release her seventh studio album, Wildcard, on Nov. 1. The upcoming album marks Miranda’s first collaboration with producer Jay Joyce and features lead single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” as well as previously released tracks “Locomotive” and “Mess With My Head.” “When people listen to this record, I […]
    Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey
  • Maren Morris Drops Trippy New Video for “The Bones” [Watch] August 15, 2019
    Maren Morris released a “trippy” new video for her song “The Bones.” Directed by Alex Ferrari, the video features footage of Maren vacationing on the beach with husband Ryan Hurd. The lovebirds share plenty of hugs and kisses in the clip as Maren croons the chorus: “When the bones are good, the rest don’t matter […]
    Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey

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