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Celebrate Johnny Cash and June Carter’s Wedding Anniversary With a Look Back at Some of Their Best Duets

On March 1, 1968, two of country music’s cornerstone artists, Johnny Cash and June Carter, married in Franklin, Kentucky. The couple first met 12 years earlier, backstage at the Grand Ole Opry in July 1956, shortly after Johnny—who at the time was married to his first wife, Vivian Liberto, had released the song “I Walk... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Willie Nelson to Release New Book, ‘Letters To America,’ In June

At 87, Willie Nelson isn’t slowing down. He just released his second collection of Frank Sinatra covers, That’s Life, on Feb 26, and just announced he will issue a book titled Letters To America on June 29. Harper Horizon will publish the book, a collection of letters addressed from Nelson to his fellow Americans. It... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Luke Bryan Recalls The Song That Made His Career Skyrocket

Luke Bryan has been a mainstay on country radio for over a decade, with a lengthy list of No. 1 hits such as his latest, “Knockin’ Boots” and “What She Wants Tonight.” During an interview at Nashville’s Country Radio Seminar recently, he recalled the early reaction from country radio to the song that would take... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Country Star Parents Maren Morris And Ryan Hurd Gush Over Their Son’s First Words

When not enjoying the out-of-the-gate success of their first collaboration, “Chasing After You,” country star artist couple Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd are — as new parents often do — eagerly anticipating the moment that their child takes their first step and forms their first sentence. While guests on’s The Ride with Kimo and... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Since Coming Out As Gay, TJ Osborne Reveals Response Has Been a “Tsunami of Love”

A month has passed since Brothers Osborne’s TJ Osborne announced to the world, via Time Magazine, that he was gay. “Had I known that the whole time, I would have done it probably a long time ago and saved myself a lot of strife,” the musician noted while appearing during the ACM Award nominee announcements... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Breland Returns With Biographical New Single, “Cross Country”

After a year that saw his single “My Truck” break out as a least-anticipated to most-wanted, platinum-selling country smash, Breland — the Atlanta-based and New Jersey-born singer-songwriter — has returned with “Cross Country,” a bold, genre-crossing single that shows the artist ready to “legitimately be and do whoever and whatever I want,” as he tells... Read more » ... Continue Reading

See Photos of Carrie Underwood Celebrating Son Isaiah’s 6th Birthday

Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher celebrated their son Isaiah’s 6th birthday on Saturday, Feb. 27. Underwood shared two photos from the celebration, including a pic of Isaiah’s “epic” Power Rangers cake, as well as a shapshot of Isaiah reading a birthday card while hugging his mom. “Today, we celebrate Isaiah … because today, he... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Premiere: Brett Eldredge’s “Good Day” Is a Heartwarming Reminder That Better Days Are Ahead

Embedded from Award-winning and chart-topping Midwest native Brett Eldredge returns for 2021 with “Good Day,” a single that reminds us all that love can still be felt by all of us, “though the sun ain’t even shining.” The Ian Fitchuk and Daniel Tashian co-written ballad provide a heartwarming moment to pause and reflect on... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Premiere: Scotty McCreery Trades Logging Miles For “You Time” in New Video

Embedded from Since Scotty McCreery won the 10th season of American Idol in 2011 and skyrocketed to the top of the country charts with his debut album Clear As Day, he’s spent the past decade as a road warrior, logging miles and performing for fans. The hits—and the work—have kept coming as McCreery notched... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Darius Rucker Speaks Out After Friend Tiger Woods’ Accident

Darius Rucker recently offered his thoughts about his longtime friend, golf legend Tiger Woods, following Woods’ accident earlier this week. On Tuesday, Feb. 23, golf legend Woods suffered significant leg injuries and underwent surgery following a rollover crash outside of Los Angeles. Woods is awake and responsive and was later transferred to Cedars-Sinai. Rucker, 54,... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Mickey Guyton Releases Captivating Cover of Beyoncé’s “If I Were a Boy”

Continuing with a theme of releasing captivating torch songs, Mickey Guyton has covered Beyoncé’s 2008 single “If I Were a Boy” as a part of an Amazon Music Black History Month campaign. This release follows her groundbreaking award nominations for Best Country Solo Performance for the Grammy Awards, plus her recent Academy of Country Music... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Eric Church Reveals “Never Break Heart” From Forthcoming Album ‘Heart & Soul’

Soulful musicianship and earnest songwriting highlight “Never Break Heart,” the latest single revealed from Eric Church’s Heart & Soul, his seventh studio album releasing this April over three days between April 16-23. Heart & Soul will be a 24-track, triple album highlighting the work he undertook during a month-long, marathon songwriting and recording session in... Read more » ... Continue Reading

PREMIERE: Elle King and Miranda Lambert’s Duet “Drunk” Is an “All-In” Party of an Event

Embedded from Elle King’s cackle cracks loudly over a Thursday afternoon Zoom chat while discussing her now-released video for her new single “Drunk.” She describes shooting the video for her pop-rocking, ’80s homage, superstar country collaboration with Miranda Lambert as “the only real work thing that I’ve done in over a year!” However, that’s... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Jimmie Allen, Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton, John Legend Make History With ACM Nominations

When the nominations for the 56th annual Academy of Country Music Awards were revealed earlier today (Feb. 26), history was made when four black country artists were nominated for awards in a single year. Kane Brown has nods for Album of the Year for his EP Mixtape Vol. 1, and Video of the Year, for... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Maren Morris Is “Still Chasing Down” the Sound of Sheryl Crow’s 90s Hits

Hit-making country star Maren Morris’ acclaim exists as a blend of numerous factors. Not being adequately discussed until recently is her adoration of the sounds of ’90s pop/rock icon Sheryl Crow. In a recent Rolling Stone interview, “The Bones” vocalist gushed in adoration of the “All I Wanna Do” song maker. Early in her musical... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton Lead 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

The Academy of Country Music announced the nominees for the 56th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Friday morning (Feb. 26), with Kelsea Ballerini and Brothers Osborne appearing on CBS This Morning. The country stars revealed finalists for categories including Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year,... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Carrie Underwood Shares the Reason Behind Including “Softly and Tenderly” on Her Upcoming Album

On March 26, Carrie Underwood will release My Savior, a collection of gospel hymns she grew up singing in church. Many of the songs are uplifting and hopeful, but she says one song, “Softly and Tenderly,” is particularly meaningful. In a behind-the-scenes video, Underwood recounted performing the song during the “In Memoriam” segment of the... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Kane Brown Launches Verse 2, His Own Publishing Company

Not content to rest on his laurels of starting his own label, 1021 Entertainment, Kane Brown has also launched Verse 2 — his own publishing company, as a joint venture with Sony Music Publishing Nashville. This continues Brown’s building of a musical empire of sorts with Sony, as 1021 is also a joint venture with... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Luke Bryan Gets “Emotional” When He Thinks About Getting Back on the Road

Luke Bryan’s in the midst of a push for Born Here Live Here Die Here, his gold-selling seventh studio album that has yielded two top-five singles, “One Margarita” and “Down To One.” The star can also currently be seen as a judge on the current season of American Idol. However, during an artist Q&A at... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Brett Eldredge Delights Instagram Followers With Acoustic Rendition of “Killing Me Softly”

On Wednesday (Feb. 24), Brett Eldredge offered up a brief acoustic rendition of the Fugees classic “Killing Me Softly” on Instagram. He asked his fans to let him know if they remembered the 1996 hit, before offering up a chorus and verse of the song, singing the lyrics from a male perspective. “This song always... Read more » ... Continue Reading