Country Music News

Chris Young Enlists “Famous Friends” Lauren Alaina And Dan + Shay For New Album

It turns out that Chris Young’s “Famous Friends” duet with Kane Brown was only scratching the surface of the personal, good-time vibes he’s been preparing for his new album — also entitled Famous Friends — due out on Aug. 6. “For me, this album feels like I’m putting my arms around a whole lot of... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Rissi Palmer Says Race Relations Are “Improving” in Country Music, Advocates for More Progress

Whether tuned in to CMT’s Top 20 Countdown, listening to Apple Music’s Color Me Country podcast or eagerly anticipating her promised, forthcoming new album, groundbreaking country performer and broadcaster Rissi Palmer’s unusually busy — but awfully easy to find — these days. Noteworthy as well is her work as an advocate for modern era BIPOC... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Niko Moon Wants “No Sad Songs”: “I’m on a Mission of Happiness”

Embedded from Earlier this year, Niko Moon’s chart-topping debut single “Good Time” managed a feat no other song has done since Sam Hunt’s “Keep The Night On” in 2014: it simultaneously topped both Billboard’s Country Airplay chart and Hot Country Songs chart. When the infectious earworm was sent to country radio, Moon celebrated by... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Garth Brooks Will Bring His Stadium Tour to Nashville

There is not much in the music industry that Garth Brooks hasn’t conquered, with his legendary catalog of hits and his ability to put on a show that is both high-energy, yet maintains an intense connection with fans, whether they are in the front row or the very back of the venue. However, Brooks just... Read more » ... Continue Reading

10 Country Songs To Celebrate Pride Month

Each June the LGBTQ+ community celebrates Pride month, commemorating not only the 1969 events at Stonewall, but also the promotion of equality and visibility of the Queer community. This year, as COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings slowly ease, and Pride events begin to be held in person, there’s even more reason for celebration. For Country Music’s... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Nelly Talks Working With Florida Georgia Line, Details His Forthcoming EP

With nearly two dozen global top-ten charting singles, Nelly has as many hits as he has years in the music industry as a recording artist. As famous as he is for soulful, multi-platinum selling 2002-released rap single “Hot in Herre,” he may be equally as renowned in many respects for his duet with Tim McGraw... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Lauren Alaina Announces Starring Role In Hallmark Channel Film

“HallMARK your calendars. My movie with @hallmarkchannel comes our September 11th,” wrote country performer Lauren Alaina on Instagram recently. After significant teasing that she had something intriguing in the offing, announced that Alaina would be starring in a film titled Roadhouse Romance, a romantic comedy kicking off the network’s 2021 Fall Harvest programming. View... Read more » ... Continue Reading

2021 CMT Next Women Of Country Class Members Chapel Hart Feel “It’s [Their] Time Now”

“Our new album is aptly named The Girls Are Back In Town. We are three Black women bringing back quintessential country vibes to modern country music.” Recently, just before taking the stage for a 90-minute set at Annapolis, Maryland’s intimate Rams Head On Stage venue, Chapel Hart’s Trea Swindle could barely withhold her calm excitement... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Luke Combs Reveals New Song, “Good Ol’ Days”

Embedded from Luke Combs performed at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina’s Carolina Country Music Festival on Sunday, June 13, and–being the prolific writer he is–Combs used the opportunity to debut an unreleased song he’s written. Combs introduced a song titled “Good Ol’ Days,” which finds the burly-voiced singer reveling in nostalgia for a time when... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Premiere: Kelsea Ballerini, LANY’s Paul Klein Reveal Rain-Soaked “I Quit Drinking” Video

Embedded from Last week, Kelsea Ballerini joined LANY’s Paul Klein to debut their new track, “I Quit Drinking” during the CMT Music Awards, with an intense performance on a rooftop in downtown Nashville. Now, they have revealed the official music video for the track. “I Quit Drinking,” which Ballerini and Klein penned with Nicolle... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Shania Twain, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith Among Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Nominees

The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (NaSHOF) has announced the 12 nominees for the class of 2021, and this year’s nominees in the Artist/Songwriter category include Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Shania Twain and Phil Vassar. This year’s ceremony, set for Nov. 1 in Nashville, will induct one of these artists into the Nashville Songwriters Hall... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Carrie Underwood To Release ‘My Savior: Live From the Ryman’ DVD

Embedded from On Easter Sunday this year, music lovers received a powerful infusion of spirit and song when Carrie Underwood performed tracks from her recent gospel album, My Savior, from the stage of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, via livestream. Now, Underwood will release that Ryman performance as a DVD, for her first gospel... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Brooks & Dunn Set Reboot 2021 Tour With Travis Tritt, Elvie Shane

Brooks & Dunn are set for their first nationwide tour in a decade, when they return to the road for their Reboot 2021 Tour, which includes seven new dates. They will welcome Travis Tritt and “My Boy” singer Elvie Shane for stops on the tour. The tour was initially set for last year, though like... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Brantley Gilbert Teams With HARDY, Toby Keith For “The Worst Country Song of All Time”

Brantley Gilbert, HARDY and Toby Keith seem ready to share the “The Worst Country Song of All Time,” a new single that is set to release Friday (June 18). Gilbert shared a snippet of the song on social media on Monday (June 14). View this post on Instagram A post shared by Brantley Gilbert (@brantleygilbert)... Read more » ... Continue Reading

PHOTOS: See Pics From RaeLynn’s Daisy-Themed Baby Shower

Singer-songwriter RaeLynn recently announced that she and husband Josh Davis are expecting their first child–a girl they have named Daisy Rae–in September of this year. The “Keep Up” singer recently took to social media to share photos from a sweet baby shower–awash in shades of yellow, white and pink–thrown for her by friends Savannah and... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Jimmie Allen To Release “Gold Edition” of His ‘Bettie James’ EP

“After talking to my management and label…they decided that the collaborations shouldn’t stop!” So after a cryptic-sounding Sunday evening Instagram post, Delaware native country star Jimmie Allen has announced nine additional duets will be added to a retooled “Gold Edition” of his July 2020-released Bettie James album. Promising “cool and different” songs from his usual... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Trisha Yearwood Is Cooking Up Something for Her Musical Hero Linda Ronstadt

Trisha Yearwood has become as well known for her series of cookbooks and her Trisha’s Southern Kitchen program on the Food Network as she has for her music–her latest cookbook, Trisha’s Kitchen: Easy Comfort Food for Friends and Family, will release Sept. 28. Over the years, she’s also made no secret of her admiration for... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Premiere: The Reklaws, Sacha Take a Backroad in “What The Truck” Video

In the opening lyrics of “What The Truck,” a new track from Canadian sibling duo Jenna and Stuart Walker–better known as The Reklaws–Jenna sneers at both a bad boss and terrible ex-lover, and for a moment, fantasizes about murder. Instead of resorting to crime, however, the duo recruits CMT Next Women of Country Class of... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Blanco Brown Talks His Penchant for Carrying Bags, Excitement for “Standing On Two Feet”

Rising country singer-songwriter Blanco Brown has stood out as notable as much for songs like “The Git Up” as always appearing dapper on red carpets and stages while carrying a travel-size carry-on bag or over-the-shoulder satchel. While holding a rather extravagant-looking cow-print duffle on the 2021 CMT Music Awards red carpet, he stopped to talk... Read more » ... Continue Reading

Restless Road Discuss Their Friendship With Kane Brown, Developing Their Unique Harmonies

Country vocal trio Restless Road is the first act signed to Kane Brown’s new 1021 Entertainment label via Sony Nashville. Comprised of Zach Beeken, Garrett Nichols, and Colton Pack, they’re seasoned songwriters with credits attributed to the likes of Rascal Flatts and Granger Smith. However, via their new single “Bar Friends,” they’re well on the... Read more » ... Continue Reading