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  • Chris Janson’s Grand Ole Opry Induction Set for March 20: “I Will Be the Greatest Ambassador the Opry Has Ever Had” February 21, 2018
    Fun-loving Chris Janson will achieve a lifelong dream when he’s formally inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on March 20 during a showcase that also includes performance by Charlie Daniels Band, Del McCoury Band, Lorrie Morgan, and Carly Pearce. Keith Urban surprised Chris with an invitation to join the Opry during the “Buy Me a […]
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  • Toby Keith Announces “Should’ve Been a Cowboy Tour XXV” February 21, 2018
    Toby Keith will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of his No. 1 song, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” with a tour of the same name. The tune, which was penned by Toby, hit the top of the Billboard chart for two weeks in June 1993. Toby’s tour will kick off on April 6 in […]
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  • Brett Young Ships New Stripped-Down Single, “Mercy,” to Country Radio [Listen] February 20, 2018
    Following back-to-back-to-back No. 1 singles “Sleep Without You,” “In Case You Didn’t Know” and “Like I Loved You” from his 2017 self-titled debut album, Brett Young will try to make it four in a row by releasing “Mercy” to country radio on Feb. 20. The breakup ballad, which was co-penned by Brett and Sean McConnell, […]
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  • Academy of Country Music Reveals “Party for a Cause” Lineups for ACM Awards Weekend February 20, 2018
    The Academy of Country Music announced its roster of performers for the events surrounding ACM Awards weekend in Las Vegas on April 12–15. More than 40 country artists—including Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, Kip Moore, Midland, Old Dominion and more—are scheduled to take the stage at various Vegas venues for the 6th annual Party for a […]
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  • Watch Margo Price Endure the Grind in New Video for “A Little Pain” February 20, 2018
    Margo Price dropped a new video for “A Little Pain,” a tune from her 2017 album, All American Made. Penned by Margo, “A Little Pain” features orchestration by Lester Snell, who was responsible for the string arrangements in the 2000 movie, Shaft. The new clip, which was directed by Mike Dempsey and Joshua Shoemaker, features […]
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  • Troy Gentry’s Widow Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Helicopter Company February 20, 2018
    Angela (Angie) Gentry, the widow of Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry, has filed a lawsuit against Sikorsky Aircraft Co. and Keystone Helicopter Co., the manufacturers of the helicopter Troy was in when he was killed in a crash on Sept. 8, 2017. The lawsuit claims there were multiple defects in the aircraft, including, “The dangers from […]
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  • Carrie Underwood Donates $10,000 to Injured Oklahoma Police Officer February 20, 2018
    Carrie Underwood donated $10,000 to the GoFundMe account of Justin Durrett, an assistant police chief in her hometown of Checotah, Okla., who was injured in an automobile crash on Feb. 11. Carrie donated the money under her married name, Carrie Fisher. Justin’s family members told Oklahoma City affiliate KOCO New 5 that Justin and Carrie […]
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  • Chris Young Extends “Losing Sleep Tour” With New Dates in September February 20, 2018
    Chris Young must be in demand. After initially announcing 18 winter dates for his Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour, Chris extended the tour with 12 more dates in April and May. Now, Chris has added nine new dates in September. New stops include Nashville, Charleston, Philadelphia and more. Kane Brown and Morgan Evans will serve […]
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  • Blake Shelton Launches New Tour With Carly Pearce & Brett Eldredge: “I Can’t Believe This Lineup Actually Worked Out” February 19, 2018
    Blake Shelton launched his 14-date Country Music Freaks Tour with openers Carly Pearce and Brett Eldredge on Feb. 15. Between his gig as a coach on The Voice, releasing new single “I Lived It” (currently No. 27 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after five weeks) and making the media rounds, Blake says touring is still […]
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  • Kelsea Ballerini Scores 4th No. 1 With “Legends” & Is “Looking Forward to Whatever Is Next—We Can Take a Risk” February 19, 2018
    Kelsea Ballerini is once again in familiar territory. The Tennessee native scored her fourth career No. 1 single as “Legends” ascended to the top spot on the Mediabase chart, following previous No. 1 singles “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs” and “Peter Pan.” “Legends” is the lead single from Kelsea’s sophomore album, Unapologetically, which […]
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