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Cody Johnson saddles up for RodeoHouston 2020 appearance

Jay Trevino, Warner Music NashvilleFormer rodeo bull rider and country artist Cody Johnson will return to the Houston Livestock and Rodeo in 2020, following his sold-out appearance at last year's show. Cody became the first independent artist to ever sell out the rodeo's venue, the NRG Stadium, which seats over 74,000 concert-goers.

Cody found success at country radio with songs like “On My Way to You” and his current single, “Nothin' on You,” winning fans with his staunch traditional style. His spot in the limelight was hard-won, though: The singer dropped five albums before seeing any kind of mainstream success. He ...read more

Luke Bryan announces Born Here, Live Here, Die Here album, tour plans for 2020

UMG NashvilleLuke Bryan has just shared a huge announcement with his fans: He's got plans to release his seventh studio album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here on April 24, 2020.

The country superstar didn't give away too many details during his announcement, which he made Thursday via Facebook Live, but he did offer a few tidbits about the new record. He picked up an acoustic guitar and played a couple songs live, including a brand-new one off his new album. Called “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here,” the track is a sentimental, mid-tempo anthem about small-town life.

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FGL heads back to the Brickyard to headline 4th of July concert in Indianapolis

Courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Florida Georgia Line's headed back to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this July 4 for a weekend of fun surrounding the Big Machine Vodka 400.

Last September, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley played for a crowd of 25,000 fans before the event's move to Independence Day weekend in 2020. This year, they'll headline a star-studded Saturday night concert, with the lineup to be revealed in the coming weeks. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, January 24.

The concert will follow the NASCAR Xfinity Series road course race that starts at 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday, and precedes the ...read more

Go deeper into “Dive Bar” with Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton this weekend

ABC/Image Group LAThis weekend, Garth Brooks takes you deeper into “Dive Bar,” as his new behind-the-scenes special chronicling the music video for his top-fifteen hit premieres on CMT. Garth himself co-directed his first video in a dozen years, which also stars his duet partner, Blake Shelton.

Your first chance to see Garth Brooks: The Making of Dive Bar is Saturday at 12 p.m. ET on CMT. It re-airs the next day at the same time.

This weekend's CMT Hot 20 Countdown will also be Garth-themed. You can check it out either Saturday or Sunday starting at 9 a.m. ET.

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Eli Young Band’s ready to “Break It In” on the road in 2020

BMLG/Eli Young BandEli Young Band will kick off their 2020 headlining tour on Valentine's Day in Denver, Colorado, with Canadian duo High Valley joining them for a handful of dates on the trek.

“After taking some time off over the holidays to regroup and reset, we're so ready to get back to rockin' on the road,” Mike Eli says. “We've been rehearsing a new show and new songs, and we can't wait to share all of it with our fans!”

Pre-sales for the tour are underway now, before tickets become available to the general public on Friday. You can find full details ...read more

Blake and Gwen book rare pre-Grammy interview with Gayle King

CBSBlake Shelton will sit down for a rare one-on-one interview with Gayle King in the days leading up to the Grammys. Blake's appearance on The Gayle King Grammy Special will also include a special cameo by his superstar girlfriend, Gwen Stefani.

You can tune in to catch the chat Thursday, January 23 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS. The Gayle King Grammy Special will also feature Blake's fellow nominees Lil Nas X, Jonas Brothers, Lizzo, and Billie Eilish.

Blake's nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for “God's Country,” and he and Gwen are also set to debut their new single, “Nobody but ...read more

“We Back” for summer: Jason Aldean extends 2020 tour

Broken BowJason Aldean's extending his We Back Tour into the summer.

Brett Young, Mitchell Tenpenny and Dee Jay Silver will join him on the new dates, which kick off July 17 in Toronto, Ontario. The trek is set to wrap September 26 in Irvine, California.

Fans can buy the first tickets to Jason's summer run as part of Live Nation's Country Megaticket. You can find the complete itinerary at JasonAldean.com.

Later this month, Jason sets the winter leg of the tour in motion January 30 in Columbia, South Carolina, with Morgan Wallen and Riley Green opening.

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Country star trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date in 1992, this iconic star and Man in Black was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Can you name him? ANSWER: Johnny Cash.

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“Catch” Brett Young in the kitchen, creating recipes on the fly

ABC/Mark Levine So far, every song Brett Young's released has eventually made its way to number one, with his top twenty hit, "Catch," currently following that path as well.

Before the California native started pursuing his career in music, his baseball skills were so impressive he landed a scholarship to play at Ole Miss.

In addition to his talents onstage and on the field, it turns out there's one more place where Brett's pretty handy -- the kitchen.

"I think as far as guys go, I'm decent in the kitchen," he says. "I do enjoy cooking, so I'm really ...read more

Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLocash has returned from the Joint Chiefs of Staff 2020 USO Holiday Tour. The duo traveled to Romania and Poland, where they visited with and performed for military members.

Kalie Shorr is embarking on her debut headlining tour. The Too Much To Say Tour begins on January 31 in Nashville and brings her to a handful of cities across the country through May.

Lanco are giving fans a behind-the-scenes video of the launch of their headlining What I See Tour. The trek kicked off January 9 and wraps on March 14.

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