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Thomas Rhett & Wife Lauren Expecting Third Child

Thomas Rhett & Wife Lauren Expecting Third Child

Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren revealed via Instagram they are expecting their third child—a baby girl—in 2020. TR and Lauren are the parents of two girls, Willa Gray, 3, and Ada James, 1. Lauren post on Instagram features a number of photos and a video of the gender reveal, with the caption: “We decided we…MORE

ACM Honors Ceremony to Feature Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Janson, Barbara Mandrell, Maddie & Tae & More

ACM Honors Ceremony to Feature Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Janson, Barbara Mandrell, Maddie & Tae & More

The Academy of Country Music announced its first round of talent participating in the 13th annual ACM Honors ceremony, which will take place on August 21 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Participating artists include Keith Urban, Chris Janson, Maddie & Tae, Barbara Mandrell, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes and Trisha Yearwood, with more talent to be announced…MORE

Watch Kane Brown Perform “Short Skirt Weather” on “Late Night”

Watch Kane Brown Perform “Short Skirt Weather” on “Late Night”

Kane Brown stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers to perform his new song, “Short Skirt Weather,” on July 22. Co-penned by Kane, Chase McGill and Will Weatherly, “Short Skirt Weather” is featured on Kane’s 2018 sophomore album, Experiment. Although not officially released as a single, “Short Skirt Weather” is currently No. 50 on Billboard’s…MORE

Chris Young Says New Album Is “Gonna Freak People Out in the Best Way Possible”

Chris Young Says New Album Is “Gonna Freak People Out in the Best Way Possible”

With lead single, “Raised On Country,” climbing the charts (currently No. 9 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart), Chris Young is gaining momentum as he prepares to release his upcoming eighth studio album. Although no release date has been announced for the new album, Chris has kept his fans appeased—and on the edges of their seats—in…MORE

Miranda Lambert’s New Single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” Debuts in Top 20

Miranda Lambert’s New Single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” Debuts in Top 20

Miranda Lambert is feeling fresh. The Oklahoma native’s new single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after being released to country radio on July 18. The feat marks Miranda’s second-highest debut on the Airplay chart, following 2016’s “Vice,” which launched at No. 18. The…MORE

Listen to Blair Garner’s Interview with Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg

Listen to Blair Garner’s Interview with Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg

Country Radio Hall of Fame member Blair Garner sat down with Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg for a 20-minute interview on July 17 that covered a variety of topics, including his political platforms, reaching conservative-leaning audiences via country radio, meeting country stars Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley and more. “I think that our base tends…MORE

Eric Church Tops Country Charts With “Some of It”

Eric Church Tops Country Charts With “Some of It”

Eric Church’s current single, “Some of It,” reached No. 1 on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Co-penned by Eric, Jeff Hyde, Clint Daniels and Bobby Pinson, “Some of It” finds Eric dispensing “some” fatherly advice during the chorus: “Some of it you learn the hard way / Some of…MORE

Old Crow Medicine Show to Release “Live at the Ryman” Album on Sept. 20

Old Crow Medicine Show to Release “Live at the Ryman” Album on Sept. 20

After more than 40 performances on the Ryman Auditorium stage—including 20 headlining gigs—Old Crow Medicine Show will release a new album commemorating their time at the iconic Nashville venue. The Grammy-winning roots band will release Live at the Ryman on Sept. 20. The 11-track album, which was recorded during various headlining performances, features fan-favorties like…MORE

Kip Moore Announces Six-Date “Dive Bar Tour” & New Leg of “Acoustic Tour”

Kip Moore Announces Six-Date “Dive Bar Tour” & New Leg of “Acoustic Tour”

Kip Moore is ramping up his summer and fall schedule with the announcement of two new touring stints. Kip will embark on a six-date Dive Bar Tour in August, with stops in Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and more. Tickets for the Dive Bar Tour are available via an online contest. Kip also announced the third…MORE

Sturgill Simpson Announces New Album & Film, “Sound & Fury” [Watch Trailer]

Sturgill Simpson Announces New Album & Film, “Sound & Fury” [Watch Trailer]

Sturgill Simpson announced he will release his fourth studio album, Sound & Fury, this fall. The new album will be released in conjunction with an anime film of the same name that will be available via Netflix. Sturgill revealed the news at San Diego’s Comic-Con over the weekend. The new Sturgill-produced album will be his…MORE

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