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“Shoot Me Straight”: Hear the new Brothers Osborne song in its entirety now

ABC/Image Group LA You won’t be able to stream or download the new single from Brothers Osborne until Friday, but you can hear “Shoot Me Straight” in its entirety on YouTube now.

The audio-only version of the gritty, guitar-driven track is posted on TJ and John‘s official channel now, complete with extended musical breaks that make the song clock in at nearly seven minutes long.

“Shoot Me Straight” is the lead single from the siblings’ forthcoming sophomore album, which is expected sometime this year. The CMA and ACM Vocal Duo of the Year released their debut project, Pawn …read more

PETA is upset with Luke Bryan over his exotic Christmas gift to Caroline

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ABC/Image Group LA Luke Bryan may’ve scored some major points with his wife Caroline by giving her two baby kangaroos for Christmas, but his exotic present has landed him in hot water with PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

The vice president of the animal rights organization calls Luke out in a statement on PETA’s website.

“Baby kangaroos belong in their mothers’ pouches, not in gift bags,” Colleen O’Brien says. “These joeys have complex needs, including specialized diets and room to roam — they are not toys and will only become more difficult to care for …read more

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Sugarland will be “Still the Same” on tour this summer

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ABC/Heidi GutmanIt’s been more than five years since Sugarland set out on a major tour, but that’s all about to change.

“And now for the moment we’ve certainly been waiting for…” the duo announced Wednesday on social media. “We are headed to a city near you this summer!!!”

The new trek will take its name from the new single by Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, “Still the Same.” The duo’s first new album since 2010’s The Incredible Machine is expected sometime this year.

Pre-sales start next Tuesday. You can get more details by signing up for the pair’s newsletter …read more

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“Men of the Woods”: Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake reunite on JT’s new album

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ABC/Image Group LA Justin Timberlake helped launch Chris Stapleton into superstardom, with a show-stopping duet at the 2015 CMA Awards. Now, the reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year is returning the favor.

Stapleton guests on JT’s new album, Man of the Woods, which comes out February 2. So far, we don’t know any details about the song from the men who teamed for a mash-up of “Tennessee Whiskey” and “Drink You Away” on the night Stapleton swept the CMA Awards.

This fall, Justin and Chris reunited for the first time since that 2015 performance, doing three songs at the Pilgrimage Music …read more

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How does Carrie Underwood look after her fall? You can see for yourself

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ABC/Image Group LA Lots of folks are anxious to get a glance at Carrie Underwood, after the superstar told her fan club earlier this week she “might look a bit different,” after requiring 40-50 stitches on her face following a serious fall down some steps outside her home in November. But if you’re paying attention to Carrie’s socials, you’ve already glimpsed the Oklahoma beauty, whether you realized it or not.

Adrienne Gang — from the Bravo reality show Below Deck shared a photo with Carrie in early December, after running into her during a workout. In …read more

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Thomas Rhett – “Unforgettable” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – January 3rd, 2018 – Thomas Rhett – “Unforgettable” is your new music add and song of the day for this Friday on 103-FXD! Thomas Rhett – “Unforgettable” is a powerful new song and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country – 103-FXD and WFXD.com! Be sure to check out […]

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After “Sing It Now,” what’s next? Reba’s working on it

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ABC/Image Group LA In 2017, Reba McEntire put out two new records: her Grammy-nominated, Dove-Award-winning gospel album, Sing It Now, and the expanded re-release of her My Kind of Christmas project.

Never one to slow down, the Country Music Hall-of-Famer is already working on the follow-up, though she’s not quite sure what direction it will take.

“I don’t know,” Reba explains. “We’re thinking, we’re looking for songs already. You know, I think the songs will dictate a lot of that. Because when I let everybody know we are looking for songs, when they start coming in, it kinda makes the direction …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Reba McEntire won her very first Grammy in 1986, for a song that also inspired her very first music video. Can you name the track that nabbed Reba the Best Female Country Vocal Performance at the 29th Annual Grammys? ANSWER: “Whoever’s in New England.”

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Charlie Worsham and Charles Esten will do “Looking for the Light” Thursday on NBC’s Today show. The song the two wrote together will be featured in an upcoming episode of Nashville.

Former Grand Ole Opry announcer Hairl Hensley passed away Sunday at the age of 81.

If you missed the TV debut of LOCASH‘s new single, “Don’t Get Better Than That,” you can watch the duo’s performance on Megyn Kelly Today online.

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“What Makes You” busy: Luke Bryan prepares for his biggest year yet

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ABC/Paula Lobo2018 is set to be the busiest year of Luke Bryan‘s career to date. In addition to a new album and an upcoming tour — both titled What Makes You Country — he’ll take a seat at the judges’ table alongside Lionel Richie and Katy Perry for ABC’s re-launch of American Idol.

Ultimately, the “Light It Up” hitmaker says it’ll be up to his fans to decide just how successful he is in 2018.

“I think the fans and what people see out of me will determine whether this is my biggest year ever or not,” Luke says …read more

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