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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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“I Hope You’re Happy Now” that Carly Pearce and Lee Brice’s duet is a...

Big Machine RecordsCarly Pearce and Lee Brice's duet is ascending the country charts.

The pair find themselves in the top 20 on both the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and Mediabase country chart with "I Hope You're Happy Now." Carly wrote the break-up song with Luke Combs, Randy Montana and Jonathan Singleton. It's her fastest-rising song to date.

“I often gravitate towards the beauty and the break in country music, probably why it's always been my dream to experience the realness of life so openly. Writing ‘I Hope You're Happy Now' with Luke Combs, Jonathan Singleton and Randy Montana brought ...read more

Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard among 2020 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees

ABC/Image Group LAMultiple country stars will have their recordings inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.

The Recording Academy announced today that 26 recordings will added to the Grammy Hall of Fame, which preserves prominent songs of historical significance that are at least 25 years old.

Among the 2020 selections are Patsy Cline's "Walkin' After Midnight," which became her breakthrough single after its 1957 release, reaching number two on the Billboard country chart. Also on the list is Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard's collaboration on "Pancho and Lefty," the title track of their acclaimed 1983 album.

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UMG Nashville signs “This Is Us” star Chrissy Metz

Emma GoldenChrissy Metz is on the road to officially becoming a country star.

Known for her role as Kate Pearson on the NBC drama This is Us, Chrissy has signed a deal with Universal Music Group Nashville, which boasts an artist roster that includes Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban and many more.

The actress partnered with the country music label on the soundtrack for her 2019 film, Breakthrough. She also made her live singing debut at the 2019 ACM Awards where she performed the Academy Award nominated song off the soundtrack, "I'm Standing with You," alongside fellow UMG artists Carrie, ...read more

Chris Young embarking on 2020 Town Ain’t Big Enough Tour

ABC/Image Group LAChris Young is ready to hit the road again, announcing a series of dates for his 2020 Town Ain't Big Enough World Tour.

The "Raised on Country" singer has established several dates for the first leg of the tour that keeps him on the road throughout the summer, with Scotty McCreery and newcomer Payton Smith in tow as opening acts. They'll visit amphitheaters across the country in such cities as Dallas, Charlotte, Pittsburgh and Atlanta.

The first round of shows begin on May 28 in Detroit and conclude on September 26 in Cincinnati, with more shows expected to be ...read more

“One Heart to Another:” Maddie & Tae announce 2020 headlining tour

ABC/Image Group LAMaddie & Tae are set to cross the country as a headlining act this year.

The duo will embark on the Tourist in This Town Tour, visiting a handful of towns across America in the spring. They'll mainly travel throughout the South and Midwest for nearly 10 shows, with up-and-coming trio Avenue Beat set to join them as the opener.

“Feels so surreal to be going out on a headlining tour, especially with our new record. These songs are our raw unfiltered stories, and we can't wait to tell them live," describes Taylor Dye. “We've waited five years to ...read more

Country star trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 2000, Deana Carter's debut album, featuring the classic hit "Strawberry Wine," was certified five-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Can you guess the title? ANSWER: Did I Shave My Legs for This?

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Country star trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 2000, Deana Carter's debut album, featuring the classic hit "Strawberry Wine," was certified five-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Can you guess the title? ANSWER: Did I Shave My Legs for This?

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Country star trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 2000, Deana Carter's debut album, featuring the classic hit "Strawberry Wine," was certified five-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Can you guess the title? ANSWER: Did I Shave My Legs for This?

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