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Maren Morris Could Be Headed to Broadway, Gets Callback for “Wicked”

Maren Morris is wicked happy. She could be headed to Broadway. Morris, who recently said she dreamed of playing Elphaba in “Wicked,” Tweeted Thursday that she got a callback for the wildly popular musical. “I got a callback for Wicked,” she wrote. “I am in tears. What the hell.” I got a callback for Wicked....… ... Continue Reading

WATCH: Ashley McBryde And Her Mom Join Forces On Country-Gospel Cover

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in the McBryde household. The “One Night Standards” singer recently jumped on TikTok to prove that she gets her down-to-earth personality and humor from her mother, Martha. While on her headlining This Town Talks Tour, the GRAMMY-nominated artist had the opportunity to perform in her home state...… ... Continue Reading

Dolly Parton And Willie Nelson Spotted At Dollywood Filming Upcoming Christmas Movie

It’s unusual to see country music royalty cruising around an amusement park. So, when Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson were spotted on a golf cart at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., fans did not hesitate to snap photographs and take videos. A spokesperson for Dollywood told WBIR, that the legends took to the theme park...… ... Continue Reading

Blake Shelton Gives Friendly Nod To Jason Aldean’s Hit “Amarillo Sky” In Farming Video

Harvest season is right around the corner, and Blake Shelton is already gearing up on the farm. The “Corn” singer recently (Aug. 11) shared a video on social media revealing his 1,300-acre land in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Shelton brought fans along as he tackled tasks on his long-running to-do list. Shelton begins the video by showcasing...… ... Continue Reading

Chris Stapleton, Alabama and More Rally to Help Kentucky Flood Victims

The country music community is stepping up to help residents of storm-ravaged Kentucky recover after devastating floods swept through the eastern region of the state in late July, killing 38 people. During a recent concert in Sharpsburg, KY, Country Music Hall of Famers Alabama donated $25,000 to The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky, a non-profit organization...… ... Continue Reading

Kane Brown To Make History As ‘VMAs’ Headliner

Kane Brown is about to make history as the first male country artist to perform on the “VMAs.” The awards show revealed Thursday that Brown will headline the “VMAs” Toyota Stage with the television debut of “Grand,” the new pop single from his much-anticipated upcoming album “Different Man” that will be available Sept. 9. However,...… ... Continue Reading

CMT Premiere: Progressive Artist Twinnie Touches Upon Mental Health In “Welcome To The Club” Short Film

Nearly a decade ago, mental health was rarely a topic of conversation – causing an alarming crisis in America. However, it’s musicians and public figures with influence like Twinnie that brought the matter to light and broke down the therapy taboo. The progressive creative released her four-track EP titled “Welcome To The Club” in early...… ... Continue Reading

Scotty McCreery Celebrates His Latest Back-To-Back No.1 Singles: “It Takes A Village”

Scotty McCreery has popped the bubbly to celebrate his three back-to-back No.1 singles. Notable names in the music industry and family gathered Tuesday (Aug. 9) evening to recognize the hitmaker’s latest hits, “Damn Strait,” “You Time,” and “In Between,” ahead of his Grand Ole Opry performance. McCreery spent nearly 50 days on the Billboard Country...… ... Continue Reading

Dierks Bentley Confirmed His Tenth Studio Album Is Officially “Done” And Talks Touring With Ashley McBryde

Dierks Bentley has been bursting with creativity and gratitude since he stopped and smelled the roses in 2020. The platinum-selling performer recently caught up with Country Heat Weekly host Amber Anderson to discuss his feel-good anthem “Gold” and how it serves as a preview to his tenth studio album. The country hitmaker told the popular...… ... Continue Reading

The “Uncanceling” of Morgan Wallen

When Morgan Wallen dropped his sophomore double album ‘Dangerous’ at the top of 2021, the hype around country music’s young superstar seemed to be at its peak. Having already survived multiple public scandals over the previous year, the quality and popularity of his music had always absolved him of his sins. But when video surfaced...… ... Continue Reading

Cody Johnson Forced To Cancel Upcoming Shows Due To Sudden Illness

Country powerhouse Cody Johnson has called off his upcoming weekend shows. Johnson’s team took to social media late Tuesday (Aug. 9) evening to announce that the “‘Til You Can’t” singer will have to cancel his scheduled appearances due to illness. “Regrettably, the Cody Johnson concerts scheduled for this Thursday, Friday & Saturday are unable to...… ... Continue Reading

Thomas Rhett Reflects On The First Song He Wrote With His Father Rhett Akins

Thomas Rhett may be 32-years-old, but he still leans on his father for help. The platinum-selling performer recently (Aug. 7) caught up with Big Machine Label Group to explain how his father, Rhett Akins still plays a vital role in his artistry and to reflect on the first time they joined forces in the writing...… ... Continue Reading

Darius Rucker To Headline New “CMT Storytellers” Episode

Darius Rucker is celebrating not one but two careers of hits when he’s featured in “CMT Storytellers” that will premiere Aug. 31 at 10pm ET/PT on CMT. Additional encores of the show will air on CMT on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 11p/10c and Sunday, Sept. 4 at 12p/11c and on CMT Music on Friday, Sept....… ... Continue Reading

Carrie Underwood Covers Stevie Nicks And Tom Petty Single At Tennessee Bar

A Tom Petty tribute band named The Heartshakers received a surprise of a lifetime over the weekend (Aug. 6) during an evening gig at a local Tennessee restaurant. Country sensation Carrie Underwood was grabbing a bite to eat with friends, when she decided to join the full-set ensemble on stage for an impromptu performance. Following...… ... Continue Reading

Exclusive: Niko Moon And Wife Anna Expecting First Baby: “I Am Meant To Be A Father”

The holiday season will be arriving early this year for Niko Moon and his wife Anna, as they will welcome their first child in November. The country couple has been trying to start a family for nearly two years, making their daughter a blessing from above. Ahead of a festival performance in Chicagoland, the “GOOD...… ... Continue Reading

Country Music Artists React To Olivia Newton-John’s Death

The country music community is grieving the loss of legend Olivia Newton-John, a beloved member of the genre and critically acclaimed Hollywood actress. Early Monday morning (Aug. 8) Newton-John’s husband, John Easterling, announced that his wife passed away peacefully at age 73 at their Southern California ranch following her decades-long battle with breast cancer. Since...… ... Continue Reading

Kelsea Ballerini Reveals Why She Took A Break From High-Intensity Workouts And Turned To Ballet

While many musicians hit the gym before embarking on a headlining tour, Kelsea Ballerini has decided to take an alternative route. The 28-year-old hitmaker caught up with Women’s Health to discuss how she recently exchanged her running shoes for ballet slippers to prepare for her upcoming 10-night-only trek. Ballerini is slated to kick-start her highly...… ... Continue Reading

Next Up Now: Emily Earle Emphasizes The Common Thread Between “Rockstars” In New Music Video

Long before Emily Earle broke into the country music space, she made ends meet by singing on subway platforms in the heart of New York City. While commuters scurry through the concrete jungle, one can instantly identify the common thread that ties society together – human interaction and love. The lyrics within the single “Rockstars”...… ... Continue Reading

Exclusive: Chase Rice Reveals Why “Key West & Colorado” Is More Than A Breakup Song And Talks Upcoming Album

Chase Rice has reinvented his sound, and it is nothing like we have ever heard before from the platinum-selling performer. Rice previously provided fans with the cross-country ode “Key West & Colorado,” a single that serves as a preview into his next era and forthcoming record. “I have become a pretty good singer in the...… ... Continue Reading

Olivia Newton-John, Awarded Country Singer and “Grease” Actress Dies At 73

Award-winning singer and actress Olivia Newton-John, died Monday (Aug. 8) at 73-years-old. The beloved performer best-known for her country-pop sound and iconic role as Sandy Olsson in the 1978 blockbuster, “Grease” passed away at her ranch in Southern California. Her official Facebook page confirmed the devastating news with a lengthy statement. “Dame Olivia Newton-John (73)...… ... Continue Reading