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September 30, 2014 - With both Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum releasing new music on Tuesday, this was one of the busiest days of the year. Shelton is out with "Bringing Back the Sunshine." The 12-song collection includes the single "Neon Light." Ashley Monroe helps out on "Lonely Tonight," while RaeLynn is on "Buzzin'.... »»»
September 30, 2014 - Kenny Rogers will perform holiday favorites and his hits across the U.S. and Canada when his 33rd Christmas tour - Christmas & Hits Through The Years with Special Guest Linda Davis - launches this November for 25 shows. Rogers will perform favorites such as "White Christmas," "O Holy Night," "The... »»»
September 29, 2014 - Lady Antebellum launched 7FOR7 today, a week-long campaign where the band travels across the country to surprise and fulfill seven wishes for seven fans in seven days. The promotional effort precedes the release of their fifth studio album "747," which drops Tuesday. This morning, Lady A popped up in... »»»
September 29, 2014 - Dierks Bentley wrapped the first leg of his 2014 Riser Tour with capacity crowds as the tour made its final stops across the Midwest. He capped the weekend with his 9th Annual Miles & Music For Kids event raising $335,479 for Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, notching the event's... »»»
September 29, 2014 - Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and The Band Perry were added to the line-up on Monday to perform at the 48th Country Music Association awards in November. They join Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban, who were previously announced to be performing. For the seventh... »»»
September 29, 2014 - Jason Aldean's lead single, "Burnin' It Down," from his upcoming CD, was officially certified Platinum by the RIAA in nine weeks, making it the fastest selling single of 2014. In advance of the Oct. 7 release of his sixth studio album "Old Boots, New Dirt," Aldean will perform the hit song on The... »»»
September 28, 2014 - Carrie Underwood will release her first collection of hits, "Greatest Hits: Decade #1," on Dec. 9. With a final track listing to be announced, the album will draw from Underwood's 18 number 1 singles to date, while also featuring new material, kicked off by the first single, "Something in the Water.... »»»
September 24, 2014 - Garth Brooks is heading to Minneapolis in November. Brooks announced Thursday that he will do two shows per night on Nov. 14 and 15 at the Target Center. Trisha Yearwood will appear as well. Tickets go on sale Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. Brooks, whose new album will probably be released around Thanksgiving,... »»»
September 24, 2014 - Lady Antebellum is launching 7FOR7, a week-long campaign where the band will travel across the country to surprise and fulfill seven wishes for seven fans in seven days. The special endeavor kicks off "747" album release week, with the first surprise launching on Monday. "We can't wait to see... »»»
September 24, 2014 - The line-up for the new season of public television's concert series "Front and Center" includes its first country performances from the likes of Dierks Bentley and Lady Antebellum. Keith Urban, John Hiatt, Counting Crows, The Fray, John Hiatt, Paul Rodgers, Richie Sambora, Joe Satriani and Richard... »»»
September 24, 2014 - Tim McGraw will have the top selling country disc when the Billboard charts are out on Thursday. "Sundown Heaven Town" was the leading country album and the third best selling disc of any genre in the U.S. with 71,000 units sold. This is McGraw's 15th number 1 on the country charts.... »»»
September 23, 2014 - Keith Urban will debut the new video for his latest single "Somewhere In My Car" on Thursday, at www.people.com/keithurban. The 9 a.m. eastern debut, followed by its posting on VEVO, will be preceded by the Sept. 24 exclusive premiere of the behind the scenes making of the video on Entertainment Tonight at 7:30 p.... »»»
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September 23, 2014 - Kenny Chesney is back in action with a new CD, and Lee Ann Womack has her first disc out in seven years. Chesney's "The Big Revival" continues his long relationship with producer Buddy Cannon. This is Chesney's 17th album with the lead single being the hit "American Kids." Chesney helped write 4 of the 11 songs.... »»»
September 23, 2014 - Trisha Yearwood will release her 12th studio album, "PrizeFighter: Hit after Hit," on Nov. 17. The disc will feature the first new songs from Yearwood in 7 years plus 10 hits, including "She's in Love With the Boy." The title track is her new single, which features Kelly Clarkson.... »»»
September 23, 2014 - Kip Moore is kicking off his headlining CMT On Tour 2014 : Up In Smoke this Thursday with a sold-out show at New York's Best Buy Theatre. Advance sell outs include Nashville and a two-night stand in Chicago. Boston and Minneapolis are very close to going clean as well. Moore will hit more than 20... »»»
September 22, 2014 - Dierks Bentley will see if he can be third time lucky as he released a new single, "Say You Do," today. Bentley's last two singles "I Hold On' and "Drunk on a Plane" both reached the top of the charts. The track is the third release from "Riser." The music video, shot in Canada last month and... »»»
September 19, 2014 - New Orleans-based country-soul band The Deslondes signed with New West Records. The five-piece is currently on the road with Old Crow Medicine Show through early October. Following the tour, they will put the finishing touches on their debut full-length album, which will be out in early 2015.... »»»
September 19, 2014 - Lee Ann Womack and John Legend teamed up last night in Nashville for CMT CROSSROADS. The show of their performance together premieres Friday, Sept. 26 at 10 p.m. eastern/Pacific on CMT. The two artists, who met for the first time on stage at rehearsal, were joined on stage by Womack's band featuring... »»»
September 18, 2014 - George Hamilton IV, a star of the Grand Ole Opry, died on Wednesday at 77 after suffering a heart attack on Saturday. Hamilton was born in Winston-Salem, N.C. on July 19, 1937. He enjoyed his first hit while a student at the University of North Carolina with "A Rose and a Baby Ruth" for a local... »»»
September 18, 2014 - Lee Brice debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with "I Don't Dance," while Jason Aldean leads the Hot Country Songs chart again, for the week ending Sept. 28, with "Burnin' It Down." On the albums chart, Dustin Lynch debuted in second with "Where It's At.... »»»
September 17, 2014 - Garth Brooks is going to the Bluegrass State. Brooks said on his web sit that he would do two shows at the Rupp Arena in Lexington on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 with both shows at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will cost $69. Brooks opened his world tour in Chicago before going to Atlanta. He also announced dates for Jacksonville, Fla.... »»»

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