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June 24, 2019 - Newcomer Trea Landon released a second song "Get the Girl," the follow-up to "Loved by a Country Boy." The 26-year-old Georgian said, of the new song, "This song is about a girl that isn't impress with just pick-up lines. You have to go above and beyond to get a girl like this to be interested in you.... »»»
June 21, 2019 - It's a busy release day today with releases from the likes of Willie Nelson and a few couples, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis and Buddy and Julie Miller, among others. Nelson is out with "Ride Me Back Home," an 11-song disc produced by Buddy Cannon. Nelson, 86, wrote three songs with Cannon, who also... »»»
June 21, 2019 - Kane Brown and producer superstar Marshmello officially released their new single, "One Thing Right," today. Written by Brown, Marshmello, Jesse Frasure, Josh Hoge and Matthew McGinn, "One Thing Right" (Joytime Collective/RCA Nashville) is Marshmello's first collaboration with a country music artist... »»»
June 21, 2019 - Brett Young announced today he will release "The Acoustic Sessions" EP on Sept. 13. The stripped-down collection features five tracks co-written by Young from his chart-topping album "Ticket to L.A." CD, which came out in December. Available today, Young delivers the acoustic treatment to his... »»»
June 20, 2019 - Granger Smith and his wife Amber, who lost their three-year-old son River in a pool accident at their home in Texas, released a video, updating fans of how they are doing. Smith said in the heartfelt, emotional video that he would start touring next week with his family aboard next week.... »»»
June 19, 2019 - Canadian singer Sykamore is the first artist to sign with Music Knox Records, a joint venture between country music producer Michael Knox and BBR Music Group/BMG. Sykamore moved to Nashville in 2017 after being discovered on Twitter by hit songwriter, Rhett Akins. Soon after, she signed a publishing... »»»
June 18, 2019 - Brett Eldredge will return to Europe at the beginning of 2020 for a run of headlining dates. The tour will include shows in Germany, Netherlands and stops all across the United Kingdom. "Playing on tour in Europe this year was such a musical game changer for me that we decided to book my very own... »»»
June 17, 2019 - The Mavericks will hit the road with a series of events to make the group's 30 years together. Shows will feature special staging and reimagine the group's catalog, from their early days in Miami's punk and alternative scene through their chart-topping years in the '90s and 2000s and right up to their reunion.... »»»
June 17, 2019 - Hunter Hayes released a new song "One Good Reason." The ballad, written and produced by Hayes and Sam Ellis, tells the story of the reasons behind a breakup and serves as the fourth song off of his upcoming album expected later this year. 'One Good Reason' represents a totally different side of this... »»»
June 17, 2019 - Old Dominion released "One Man Band" as their next radio single. "One Man Band" impacted country radio today as the most added song. Old Dominion front man Matthew Ramsey said, "'One Man Band' is the first true 'love song' we've ever released. One of the things we talk about the most in this band is... »»»
June 15, 2019 - Fresh off releasing her new single "Every Girl In This Town," Trisha Yearwood has announced the"Every Girl On Tour," which kicks off Oct. 3 for three nights with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The 22-city trek stops in New York, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, St.... »»»
June 14, 2019 - Mason Ramsey released a new single, "Twang," today. Ramsey, 12, put out a video as well. Ramsey gained some success last year with his "Famous" EP that was traditional country with odes to Hank Williams Sr. in particular. As the youngest major label country artist signed in the genre in nearly two... »»»
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June 14, 2019 - Montgomery Gentry released the seven-song EP "Outskirts" today. This marked the second release since the death of Troy Gentry in September 2017 in a helicopter accident while en route to a New Jersey gig. Noah Gordon and Shannon Houchins produced the set. The song "King of the World" features ace guitarist Steve Vai.... »»»
June 14, 2019 - Following an emotionally-charged performance of "Drowning" during his Opry appearance last week, Chris Young has released the song today. The grief-soaked song was penned in tribute to Adam, a close friend of Chris's who passed away several years ago. "When I wrote this song with Corey Crowder and... »»»
June 13, 2019 - Thomas Rhett debuted in first on the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums chart for the week ending June 15 with "Center Point Road." Blake Shelton was first on the Hot Country Songs chart with "God's Country." On the albums chart, Luke Combs was second with "This One's For You," Dan + Shay third with... »»»
June 13, 2019 - The upcoming PBS documentary: "Country Music - A Film By Ken Burns" will be available as a soundtrack in a five-CD deluxe box set on Aug. 30. Legacy will release a suite of soundtrack products, including 2CD, 2LP and digital configurations of the multi-artist album, on Sept. 13.... »»»
June 12, 2019 - Keith Urban has a new show on Graffiti U World Tour, he announced today. The tour, which debuted this past weekend in New York, features new music, including the reigning CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year's latest single "We Were," and a brand-new production and lighting design.... »»»
June 12, 2019 - Wade Bowen released a short film today, "Inconsistent Chaos," a documentary short film about mental health. The singer chronicles his struggles with vocal chord issues that left him unsure if he would be able to sing again and the death of his nephew and crew member Chase Everett Cavender, who died by... »»»
June 12, 2019 - Luke Combs will be the next member of the Grand Ole Opry. The country star received the word on Tuesday when Craig Morgan, Chris Janson and John Conlee walked onstage to ask Combs if he wanted to join. Conlee told Combs, "I just want you to know that the Grand Ole Opry" with Combs responding, "I love... »»»
June 12, 2019 - Todd Snider assembled a new band to hit the road in September to play a few select shows on the continuation of his 'Cash Cabin Session' album tour. Snider will gather together with Hard Working Americans' band mates Neal Casal, Jesse Aycock and Chad Staehly as well as welcome into the fold Nashville... »»»
June 11, 2019 - Garth Brooks had a record-breaking audience Saturday at Denver's Mile High Stadium with 84,500 fans, making it the biggest ticketed event in stadium history. Brooks broke the previous record of 77,000 set by U2 in 2011. Since launching The Stadium tour, Brooks has broken attendance records in St.... »»»