Home » Archives by category » Country Music News (Page 4)

Nashville Notes

Comments Off on Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJason Aldean, Eric Church and Sam Hunt will headline the 4th Annual Route 91 Harvest Festival September 29-October 1 at Nevada’s Las Vegas Village. Tickets go on sale March 3.

Best-known for the original version of “Wagon Wheel,” Old Crow Medicine Show is the newest artist signed to Columbia Records Nashville. The band crafted the eventual Darius Rucker hit out of an unfinished Bob Dylan tune. Their first Columbia release will be the live 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde, which celebrates Dylan’s iconic album record partially in Music City. It’ll be out April 28.

Darius Rucker sang “Love Do …read more

Continue reading …

They want it that country way: Backstreet Boys team with Florida Georgia Line for new video

Comments Off on They want it that country way: Backstreet Boys team with Florida Georgia Line for new video

BMLGThe Backstreet Boys are one of the unexpected guests on Florida Georgia Line‘s Dig Your Roots: they duet with the “Cruise” duo on a track called “God, Your Mama and Me.” Now, both acts have teamed up for the song’s video, which was just released Tuesday.

The clip features the groups singing on Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, intercut with of each of the guys doing something romantic for their real-life loves. There’s champagne, cocktails, an actual gift horse, a candlelit dinner, a rose petal-strewn bathtub and bed, a hot tub dip and more. As the song lyrics say, …read more

Continue reading …

Little Busy Town: LBT plans a big week to bring on “The Breaker”

Comments Off on Little Busy Town: LBT plans a big week to bring on “The Breaker”

Capitol NashvilleAs they celebrate the chart-topping success of “Better Man” this week, Little Big Town will also be busy promoting their new album, The Breaker.

The foursome is set to return to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, on the heels of their memorable November appearance, which featured them playing the show’s Silly String game, “Stranger Strings.”

Tune in to see if the CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year reprise their TaylorSwift-penned #1, which they’ve already sung on the show, or debut another tune from their seventh album, which comes out Friday.

The record’s release date will find …read more

Continue reading …

Miranda Lambert & Anderson East: “Fifty Shades Darker”

Comments Off on Miranda Lambert & Anderson East: “Fifty Shades Darker”

ABC/Image Group LAThe first time many country fans heard of roots musician Anderson East was when they found out that he’s dating Miranda Lambert. But lately, Anderson’s been making some impressive strides in his own right.

His song “What Would It Take” appears alongside the likes of Taylor Swift, John Legend and Nick Jonas on the soundtrack for the provocative flick Fifty Shades Darker. Even more impressive, the collection just debuted at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.

Anderson also re-teams with his previous tour partner Chris Stapleton on his All American Road Show dates starting June 9 in Southaven, Mississippi.

Copyright …read more

Continue reading …

“Back to God,” back to Vegas: Reba’s on a roll

Comments Off on “Back to God,” back to Vegas: Reba’s on a roll

BMLGFor the second week in a row, Reba McEntire is hanging on to #1.

Her gospel double album set Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope remains at the top of both Billboard‘s Country and Christian/Gospel album charts in its second week of release. So far, the video for its lead single, “Back to God,” has also been viewed close to 5 million times on YouTube.

After two shows last week at Nashville’s historic Ryman auditorium, Reba’s headed back to work in Sin City. She and Brooks & Dunn continue their Together in Vegas residency Wednesday, holding …read more

Continue reading …

Backstreet’s back with new video with Florida Georgia Line

Comments Off on Backstreet’s back with new video with Florida Georgia Line

BMLGOn Tuesday, Florida Georgia Line will roll out their new video with the Backstreet Boys at BigMachineTV.com.

In the meantime, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have been sharing snippets of “God, Your Mama and Me” on social media. Look for plenty of footage of the guys’ significant others and kids, as well as a performance clip set on the beach.

“God, Your Mama and Me” is the third single from the duo’s Dig Your Roots album. Both “H.O.L.Y” and “May We All” with Tim McGraw have gone to #1.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

<blockquote …read more

Continue reading …

Country star trivia

Comments Off on Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Twenty-one years ago, Joe Diffie went to #1 with this tune that references the Fab Four. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Bigger than the Beatles.”

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

…read more

Continue reading …

Soon-to-be father of two Thomas Rhett learns the sex of one of his little ones

Comments Off on Soon-to-be father of two Thomas Rhett learns the sex of one of his little ones

ABC/Image Group LA Even though Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren went for an ultrasound last week, they opted not to learn the sex of their new baby until a gender reveal party on the weekend.

TR taunted the excited family and friends on-hand for the big announcement by hesitating as he started to cut the cake that would reveal whether the first-time parents are having a boy or a girl. A pink cake confirmed it’s a girl.

The happy couple learned they were expecting a baby of their own after they’d already started the process of adopting a child from Africa. …read more

Continue reading …

Nashville notes

Comments Off on Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Ricky Skaggs headlines this year’s annual Jammin’ to Beat the Blues benefit April 4 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Proceeds help Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee.

Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers will pay tribute to Kenny Rogers Wednesday night, as he’s honored with the Lifetime Achievement honor at the 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Awards in Austin.

Angaleena Presley‘s sophomore album will include tunes she co-wrote both with her Pistol Annies band mates Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe, as well as with Chris Stapleton. Wrangled comes out April 21.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

…read more

Continue reading …

Why ‘Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance” has both the Garth — and Trisha — seal of approval

Comments Off on Why ‘Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance” has both the Garth — and Trisha — seal of approval

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteMonday night in Nashville, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood helped out at a fundraiser for the Opry Trust Fund on the stage of the historic venue.

Meanwhile on the charts, the lead single from Garth’s Gunslinger album is closing in on the top 15. The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year says he believes “Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance” works simply because it’s so much fun.

“It’s real easy to sing, one of those things that kinda just fell out,” he says of his latest hit. “[I] love everything from the double harmony to it to [the fact that …read more

Continue reading …