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Willie’s Weed: Coming Soon to Colorado and Washington

Photo credit: Danny Clinch/Courtesy Shock InkIf you live in Washington or Colorado, you’ll soon be able legally to partake of Willie Nelson‘s premium brand of cannabis. Willie’s Reserve is expected to be available in select stores in July in Washington, before debuting in Colorado in August.

In a press release that calls the Country Music Hall of Famer “the face of responsible marijuana use in the United States,” Willie says he always knew marijuana would be legalized. He’s just surprised it happened in his lifetime.

“I’ve smoked enough and I want to give back,” he admits candidly. “Now that legalization is spreading …read more

Photo credit: Danny Clinch/Courtesy Shock InkIf you live in Washington or Colorado, you’ll soon be able legally to partake of Willie Nelson‘s premium brand of cannabis. Willie’s Reserve is expected to be available in select stores in July in Washington, before debuting in Colorado in August.

In a press release that calls the Country Music Hall of Famer “the face of responsible marijuana use in the United States,” Willie says he always knew marijuana would be legalized. He’s just surprised it happened in his lifetime.

“I’ve smoked enough and I want to give back,” he admits candidly. “Now that legalization is spreading …read more

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Warner Music NashvilleNewcomer William Michael Morgan is getting high praise from ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean.

“Just a really, really cool voice, and it’s very country,” Jason says, evaluating WMM’s abilities. “I think it’s really important to have those guys that are the traditionalists, that carry the flag in country music, and after hearing this guy sing I was like, ‘He could be the dude.’ I love the song, I love his voice and I hope he does well because I think we need this kind of thing in the format.”

William Michael’s debut single, “I Met a …read more

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MCA NashvilleNext month, Kip Moore headlines Nashville’s annual Guitar-B-Que fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, but last week in Memphis, he got the chance to visit with some of the patients the concert will help.

You can see Kip in action with the kids in a new YouTube clip, laughing, hugging and performing an impromptu rendition of Josh Turner‘s “Your Man” as he gets to know the youngsters undergoing treatment at the non-profit hospital. Dustin Lynch, Jon Pardi, Brandy Clark and Chris Lane will join Kip for the show August 10 at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater.

Right now, Kip’s latest …read more

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Cover Art Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.Brantley Gilbert is back with a new single, just in time for “The Weekend.” It’s a song that was inspired by the crowds on his Blackout Tour last winter.

“We were rolling through the Midwest, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Minnesota, and you see how hard people work– and how much they need to let it go when they get to Friday!” Brantley recalls. “All those people coming out to the shows and rocking hard, they meant business. I wanted to write a song that matched that intensity to …read more

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Courtesy BMLG/Photo Credit: Sheryl NieldsIt’s been ten years since Rascal Flatts‘ “My Wish” topped the charts, and for the entire decade since its release, ESPN has used the song as the soundtrack for its series that follows the Make-a-Wish Foundation as they turn dreams into reality for children with life-threatening illnesses.

To celebrate the anniversary, Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney have recorded a new version of their hit from 2006. They also reflect on the impact of “My Wish” on the Friday night edition of SportsCenter. You can catch it at 6 p.m. …read more

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Comstock/Thinkstock What was Lady Antebellum‘s most recent number-one on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart? ANSWER: 2011’s “We Owned the Night.”

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Arista NashvilleCarrie Underwood has country’s most successful tour of 2016 so far, according to Billboard. The American Idol winner made $29.9 million from the 40 dates on her Storyteller tour, enough to land at number 10 on the magazine’s Highest-Grossing Tours list.

The “Church Bells” hitmaker also has the distinction of being the only country artist on the ranking, though it’s worth pointing out that Garth Brooks doesn’t release his numbers. Carrie’s former country colleague Taylor Swift comes in at number 9 with $33.3 million for just a dozen shows. Bruce Springsteen lands at the top, making $135 million …read more

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Capitol Records NashvilleJon Pardi may’ve grown up in California, but his latest hit, “Head over Boots,” actually has its roots in the Lone Star State. He was visiting his dad, who lives near San Antonio, when the inspiration struck.

“Texas has a bunch of dance halls,” Jon recalls, “so we were out there kinda hanging out, having some beers, watching the band, listening to country music. And they were playing like western swing and old Merle Haggard songs and stuff. There was old couples and young couples dancing, and I was like, ‘Man, it’d be really cool just to get like …read more

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ABCLittle Big Town and Bonnie Raitt were among the artists who explored the years 1990-1995 on Thursday night’s episode of ABC’s musical tribute show Greatest Hits.

Thursday’s show saw the “Girl Crush” quartet put their spin on the Oasis hit “Wonderwall,”with the band giving the 1995 song a southern twist.

Andra Day teamed up with Raitt for a duet of Bonnie’s 1994 hit, “Love Sneakin’ Up on You.” Next, the pair, who first met at this year’s Grammy Awards back in February, joined forces for a powerful version of Day’s “Rise Up.”

The evening also included “Here” singer Alessia Cara …read more

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