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Ashley McBryde details plans for her 2020 sophomore album, ‘Never Will’

Warner Music NashvilleHot on the heels of a massive breakout year, Ashley McBryde has shared plans to release her sophomore album, Never Will. The new record is due out on April 3, and will feature the same fiery attitude Ashley brought to her critically acclaimed debut, Girl Going Nowhere.

In fact, the singer says the new album's name comes from a pact and promise she, her producer Jay Joyce, and her band made in the studio.

“The significance behind the album title comes from the lyrics in the title track: ‘I didn't, I don't and I never will,'” Ashley explains. ...read more

‘Heart’s Going Out of its Mind’: Carly Pearce shares her real-life love story in...

Big Machine Label GroupAhead of the release of her forthcoming self-titled sophomore album, Carly Pearce is revealing another piece of the big picture. She shared “Heart's Going Out of its Mind,” the album's sixth track, on Friday.

The song, which she co-wrote with Joe Ginsburg and Laura Veltz, lets fans in to the early days of her relationship with her now-husband, fellow artist Michael Ray.

“I wrote ‘Heart's Going Out of its Mind' after my second date with Michael,” Carly says in a behind-the-scenes video about the song, adding that even back then, ...read more

Country star trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockToday, one of country's pioneering female artists is celebrating her 34th anniversary of becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Can you guess who it is? ANSWER: Reba McEntire.

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Dan + Shay notch CMA International Awards nomination following global hit ‘10,000 Hours’

Catherine Powell, Warner Music NashvilleIn their seven years as a duo, Dan + Shay have achieved worldwide success, and now they've got the accolades to prove it. The pair have been nominated for International Artist Achievement Award at the 2020 CMA International Awards.

The recognition comes as their new duet with pop superstar Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours,” tops 600 million global streams. In China alone, the song hit 100 million streams at a lightning-fast pace.

“There are people in nearly every corner of the Earth who are craving what we have to share, and Dan + Shay are doing everything ...read more

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.

In the ...read more

Maren Morris will bring the country to NYC for 2020 Governors Ball Music Festival

ABC/Image Group LAMaren Morris will represent the country genre at the 2020 Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City, which features a lineup of over 65 artists. Now in its 10th year, the festival will return to Randall's Island Park from June 5-7.

One of country's fastest-rising young artists, Maren has also proven her talents for genre blending and reaching a wide array of audiences. She scored a massive crossover hit in 2018 with “The Middle,” a collaboration with producer Zedd and electronic duo Grey that marked Maren's first #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart.

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Old Dominion gears up for Summer 2020 We Are Old Dominion Tour with Dustin...

ABC/Image Group LAOld Dominion are hitting the road this summer, and they're taking a stacked lineup of opening acts with them. Carly Pearce and Dustin Lynch are joining the band for several U.S. dates in 2020.

According to Old Dominion frontman Matthew Ramsey, Carly and Dustin aren't just two of country's fastest-rising acts -- they're old pals of the band's, too.

“We are so excited for this lineup! We've had the pleasure of playing shows and making music with both Carly Pearce and Dustin Lynch for years now,” Matthew says in a statement. “Dustin brings the heat like no other, ...read more

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.

Meanwhile, if you want ...read more