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March 6, 2015 - Tyler Farr will release his sophomore disc in late April, Columbia Nashville announced today. "Suffer in Peace" drops April 28 and features his current hit single "A Guy Walks Into a Bar." Farr had a hand in writing 3 of the 11 songs. Songs on the disc are: 1. C.O.U.N.T.R.Y.... »»»
March 5, 2015 - Sam Hunt scored a chart double again on the Billboard charts. "Montevallo" was back at number one on the Top Country Albums chart for the week ending March 14, while "Take Your Time" was first on the Billboard Country Songs chart. Hunt displaced Texas singer Aaron Watson's "The Underdog," which slipped to second.... »»»
March 5, 2015 - Zac Brown Band will release "Jekyll + Hyde" in late April and launch a tour starting in May with several stadium shows, including two at Boston's Fenway Park. The new disc streets April 28 on Southern Ground/John Varvatos Records/Big Machine Label Group/Republic Records. The band will premiere new... »»»
March 4, 2015 - Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line are among the acts playing the LP Field concerts at the CMA Music Festival in June, the festival announced today. Eric Church, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell, Darius Rucker,... »»»
March 4, 2015 - The duo Striking Matches released the title track of their debut disc, "Nothing But the Silence," as instant track. "It's the last song we wrote for the record right before heading into the studio with T Bone," the group said on its web site, referring to producer T Bone Burnett.... »»»
March 4, 2015 - Shania Twain is launching her first North American tour in more than 10 years in June, the singer announce today. The "Rock This Country" tour will total 48 dates and comes following her two-year residency in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The tour starts on June 5 in Seattle and concludes Aug.... »»»
March 3, 2015 - Asleep at the Wheel has a Jones for Bob Wills because "Still the King - Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys" is the third tribute disc by Ray Benson and the boys for the king of Texas swing. This edition is filled with 22 songs and features help from such folks as Playboys member... »»»
March 3, 2015 - It is a boy for Carrie Underwood. The singer announced via Twitter late Tuesday morning that she and husband Mike Fisher are the parents of Isaiah Michael Fisher, who was born on Friday. "Tiny hands and tiny feet...God has blessed us with an amazing gift! Isaiah Michael Fisher - born February 27.... »»»
March 3, 2015 - Willie Watson and The Steel Wheels joined the 2015 MerleFest lineup, it was announced today. The Steel Wheels, a quartet of Americana folk musicians based in Virginia, will host the Midnight Jam during MerleFest, which is April 23-26 in Wilkesboro, N.C. MerleFest is known for its mix of... »»»
March 2, 2015 - Eric Church is launching a Sirius XM satellite radio show, Outsiders Radio. Church will host a monthly radio show on SiriusXM's The Highway. Outsiders Radio will explore Church's personal music influences and play his current favorites. He will also play exclusive, never before heard music from his own archives.... »»»
March 2, 2015 - Mumford & Sons dropped the news today that "Wilder Mind" will be the band's next Cd, out May 5. The quartet also will return to the Gentlemen of the Road tour in the U.S. and England. In a humorous email, the band wrote, "At the end of 2013 we went our separate ways to pursue our individual passions -... »»»
February 27, 2015 - Kacey Musgraves will release a new single, "Biscuits," to country radio March 16. This will be the debut single from her upcoming Mercury Records Nashville sophomore album, which follows up Grammy Best Country Album and ACM Album Of The Year winner, "Same Trailer Different Park.... »»»
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February 27, 2015 - The Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas will be back for a second go-round this year with Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum and Florida Georgia Line plauying. Live Nation, in collaboration with MGM Resorts International, will be held Oct. 2-4. The three-day, two-stage festival, held at the... »»»
February 26, 2015 - Country rock band Old Dominion signed with RCA Nashville, it was announced today. The signing came several months after the veteran group released its self-titled debut EP, which includes the single " Break Up With Him." "We couldn't be more excited to join the RCA Nashville family," said front man Matt Ramsey.... »»»
February 26, 2015 - Unknown to the wider market, Aaron Watson lived up to the title of his new CD, "The Underdog," as the Texas country singer was first on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the week ending March 7. He had one of three debuts in the top five. Sam Hunt continues topping the Billboard Hot Country... »»»
February 25, 2015 - The Academy of Country Music announced its radio awards winners today with the Big D & Bubba Show winning the National Personality honor. Other winners were: Major Market Personality: Lisa Dent & Ramblin' Ray, WUSN/Chicago. Large Market Personality: Big Dave, Chelsie, Stattman, WUBE/Cincinnati.... »»»
February 25, 2015 - Garth is going to Portland. Brooks announced on his web site today that the shows will be April 12 and 13. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Pacific time on Friday, March 6. Brooks currently is in the midst of four nights of dates in Detroit. He then goes to Buffalo, N.Y. for shows March 5-8, Denver,... »»»
February 25, 2015 - Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and Carrie Underwood top the fourth Watershed Music and Camping Festival coming in late July in Washington. Gary Allan, Frankie Ballard, Mark Chesnutt, Easton Corbin, Clare Dunn, Hunter Hayes, Sam Hunt, Jana Kramer, Joe Nichols, Parmalee, Michael Ray, Thomas Rhett... »»»
February 24, 2015 - James McMurtry is back with his first albumin six years, while The Gibson Brothers look to other brotherly duos for inspiration. McMurtry releases "Complicated Game," The record's lead single, "How'm I Gonna Find You Now." The disc covers a few different styles, including a sort of Americana rap.... »»»
February 24, 2015 - Dee Jay Silver, the first DJ signed to a major Nashville record label, is going to Vegas. Silver will play the Body English Nightclub and spin at their spring break parties at Rehab Pool in February, March and April. Confirmed performances at Body English Nightclub are as follows: "I'm... »»»
February 24, 2015 - Sam Hunt makes his first appearance on ABC's " Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Wednesday night, Feb. 25. Hunt performs his latest Top 15 single " Take Your Time" and "House Party" on the late night show's outdoor stage. "Take Your Time" follows Hunt's number one Platinum-selling hit "Leave the Night On" off... »»»

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