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September 29, 2016 - Country tradiitonalist William Michael Morgan celebrates release day of his first full-length CD, "Vinyl," with an appearance in his hometown of Vicksburg, Miss. on Saturday. Morgan, first, will play the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Nevada, followed by a hometown in-store appearance at the Vicksburg Wal-Mart.... »»»
September 28, 2016 - Flatt Lonesome won three International Bluegrass music Association Awards on Thursday, but Earls of Leicester won the big one, Entertainer of the Year. Flatt Lonesome - a band that includes siblings Kelsi, Charli and Buddy Robertson - won for Album, Song and Vocal Group of the Year.... »»»
September 28, 2016 - Thomas Rhett will launch his first headlining tour in 2017, the 2017 Home Team Tour, in 2017, he announced today. Kelsea Ballerini and new artists Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd will open the shows, which starts Feb. 23 in Saginaw, Mich. and end in Rhett's hometown at Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater.... »»»
September 27, 2016 - Miranda Lambert will open the Pink Pistol, a shopping boutique, in her hoimetown of Lindale, Texas on Oct. 22. Lambert's experiential shopping lifestyle boutique, The Pink Pistol will have a larger inventory than previous locations, more Lambert merchandise and shopping opportunities for her fans.... »»»
September 27, 2016 - Brett Eldredge will have a "Glow" about him come late October because that's when his holiday disc will be out. The disc features Meghan Trainor teaming up with Eldredge on "Baby, It's Cold Outside." The release is the follow up to 2015's "Illinois," which had the hits "Lose My Mind," "Drunk On Your... »»»
September 26, 2016 - Cam got hitched on Saturday in the deserts of California, according to People. Cam, who had a hit with "Burnin' House," married Nashville real estate agent Adam Weaver in Joshua Tree, Cal. on Saturday evening. Cam walked down the aisle to a mariachi band playing "Bésame Mucho" with140 guests in attendance.... »»»
September 26, 2016 - Aaron Lewis enjoyed his biggest week ever sales-wise as his third solo disc, "Sinner," was the fourth best selling CD in the U.S., according to Billboard. "Sinner" moved 42,000 units, including 39,000 in traditional album sales, bettering the 38,000 from his 2011 EP "Town Line." Jason Aldean fell from... »»»
September 26, 2016 - Aubrie Sellers released a single, "Sit Here and Cry," the same week she will see her debut reissued. "Sit Here and Cry" was co-written with Adam Wright and is on "New City Blues." Sellers released the disc independently in January. Warner will reissue the disc this Friday with two bonus tracks.... »»»
September 26, 2016 - Kacey Musgraves launches her first Christmas Headlining Tour, "A Very Kacey Christmas Tour," in late November in Canada. The eight-date tour ends Dec. 27 in Evansville, Ind. Musgraves' holiday disc, "A Very Kacey Christmas," drops Oct. 28. "I'm so excited to tour my first Christmas album and to get... »»»
September 26, 2016 - Thomas Rhett is going deluxe, at least when it comes to "Tangled Up," his most recent disc. Rhett announced today "Tangled Up Deluxe" drops Oct. 28 on Valory Music. The 18-track album includes 5 unreleased songs, including his new single "Star Of The Show" and a remix of his ACM and Billboard Music... »»»
September 25, 2016 - Country Music Hall of Famer Jean Shepard, who was a member of the Grand Ole Opry for six decades, died Sunday at 82. Shepard was an American honky tonk singer-songwriter who became the first female country artist to sell more than a million copies with her 1953 duet with Ferlin Huskey, "A Dear John Letter.... »»»
September 22, 2016 - John D. Loudermilk, who had more success as a songwriter than a country singer, died at 82 on Wednesday in Christiana, Tenn. Loudermilk is best known for his composition "Indian Reservation," a hit for Paul Revere & The Raiders in 1967. His songwriting credits include: "Abilene," "A Rose and a Baby... »»»
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September 22, 2016 - Sam Hunt was named as a headliner for the 5th Annual Taste of Country Music Festival, in 2017 at Hunter, N.Y. The festival will be held June 9-11 at Hunter Mountain Resort in the Catskills. Jason Aldean was the first headliner announced for the festival. This past summer's Taste of Country Music... »»»
September 21, 2016 - Kenny Chesney revealed the cover art for his upcoming disc, Cosmic Hallelujah." Chesney also announced the disc would contain 11 songs. "I've been blessed with some of the best songs out there, some songs written, actually, just for this album by writers whose work I've loved for years," Chesney said.... »»»
September 21, 2016 - Jason Isbell won two awards - Album of the Year and Song of the Year - at the Americana Music Association Awards on Wednesday at the Ryman in Nashville. "Well this one's huge," Isbell said. "This community has given us a place that is a lot bigger than it used to be. I was not part of the first... »»»
September 20, 2016 - Jason Aldean has the leading CD in the country with his new release, "They Don't Know," which debuted in first on the overall top 200 and Top Country Albums charts for the week ending Oct. 1. Kelsea Ballerini again tops the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "Peter Pan." Aldean displaced Florida... »»»
September 20, 2016 - Lee Brice and Justin Moore will hit the road together in 2017, they announced today. The "American Made" tour launches Jan. 12 in Indianapolis at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Brice and Moore are co-headlining the tour. William Michael Morgan and Brett Young will open the shows.... »»»
September 20, 2016 - The Last Bandoleros announced today the release of their debut self-titled six-song EP. The San Antonio, Texas-band consists of Jerry Fuentes (guitar and vocals), Derek James (guitar and vocals), Diego Navaira (bass and vocals) and Emilio Navaira (drums and vocals). The brothers Navaira are the sons of... »»»
September 19, 2016 - Brad Paisley today announced a second round of six free shows for the 2016 Brad Paisley Country Nation College Tour throughout September and October. The "Country Nation College Tour presented by Frontier Communications" will stop at The Air Force Academy on Thursday, Sept. 29 before heading to East... »»»
September 19, 2016 - Jennifer Nettles will celebrate Christmas with "To Celebrate Christmas," her first first holiday album, due Oct. 28 on Big Machine Records. The 10-song disc features Idina Menzel and Andra Day. Julian Raymond produced the set, which includes Dolly Parton's "Circle of Love." The track list is: 1.... »»»
September 18, 2016 - Jason Aldean's "They Don't Know" is the top selling release in the country, Billboard announced today, his third straight chart topper. Aldean's latest moved 138,000 units with 131,000 of them in album sales. The numbers were far lower than 2014's "Old Boots, New Dirt" at 278,000 copies sold and... »»»

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