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Luke Bryan “sat up at night” after hearing from Black fans who’ve felt uncomfortable...

ABC/Gavin BondAmid growing nationwide protests against racism and police brutality, country music has had to confront and question some of its own Southern symbols in recent months. Lady A opted to drop “Antebellum” from their name, The ...

Humanitarians and hitmakers: Rascal Flatts honored for helping children’s healthcare

ABC/Image Group LA At this point in their career, it's not uncommon for Rascal Flatts to be picking up awards. But now they've reached the place where they're being honored for their charity work, as well as for their music.

Thursday night in Nashville, Vanderbilt's Cumberland Pediatric Foundation presented Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox, and Joe Don Rooney with the 2018 Excellence in Children's Health Award. Rascal Flatts has raised so much money for Nashville's Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital that the Pediatric Surgery Center is named for them.

The band's philanthropy also includes work with Make-A-Wish, Little Kids Rock, and Tim Tebow ...read more

This Good Girl Is Loving Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood is making waves with her latest single, "Good Girl," off her 4th album called "Blown Away."  It's a rockin' song with a...

Here’s to the 2010s: Florida Georgia Line dominates ‘Billboard”s decade-ending rankings

ABC/Randy HolmesAs the second decade of the 21st century comes to a close, Billboard's looking back at the biggest songs and albums of the past ten years. And there's one name that seems to be coming up a lot: Florida Georgia Line.

FGL has three of the top five hits on Billboard's Hot Country Songs of the Decade chart, which takes streaming, airplay, and sales into account. “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha is number one, while “Cruise” and “H.O.L.Y.” follow at #3 and #5, respectively.

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley's 2012 debut, Here's to the Good Times, ...read more

Country star trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockOn this day in 2001, Garth Brooks had the number-one album on the country chart with what would be the last project he put out before his decade-long hiatus. Can you name the title of this seasonally-appropriate hit album? ANSWER: Scarecrow.

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Brett Young offers fans a peek into his baby daughter’s “incredibly life-changing” first month

ABC/Image Group LAProud papa Brett Young and his wife, Taylor Mills, open up about life with a newborn in a new People article.

The couple's daughter, Presley Elizabeth, was born in late October, but they admit that it feels like they've known her forever.

“Presley's first month has been the most incredibly life-changing experience for both of us. Somehow, it has flown by, but at the same time, we can't remember a day when she wasn't here with us,” Brett says.

Taylor reveals that the couple enlisted a local Nashville artist to paint a mural on the wall ...read more

Ronnie covers Eric Clapton and the Eagles, with the full ‘RE-Dunn’ album coming in...

Steven MartineSince September, Ronnie Dunn's been releasing two songs a month from his epic 24-track covers album, RE-Dunn. Today, the final pair arrives, ahead of the full record's release on January 10. And the Country Music Hall of Famer may have just saved the best for last.

You can now stream or download Ronnie's covers of the Eagles' "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight." As you might expect, the Oklahoma native has a personal connection to each one.

“I would drive back and forth from Tulsa to Nashville with Eric Clapton's drummer, ...read more

BREAKING NEWS: Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer Split!

One of the more famous country couples have called it quits, according to People magazine.You can read about the breakup on the People website.

Midland postpones dates due to “medical emergency” following birth of Mark Wystrach’s baby

ABC/Image Group LAMidland front man Mark Wystrach and his wife Ty welcomed a baby daughter this holiday weekend, but unfortunately, the band has been forced to postpone their tour dates because there were complications.

"We regretfully must postpone our upcoming tour due to a medical emergency following the birth of Mark and Ty's baby," the band wrote on Twitter. "His daughter is expected to make a full recovery, but Mark is unable to be away from home until that happens."

"We are all incredibly saddened to delay the tour and are working hard to reschedule ...read more

Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockGeorge Strait headlined a benefit concert at ACL Live in Austin, TX on Monday night, helping raise $1.5 million for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. George also helped create a t-shirt to benefit the cause.

This week, Craig Morgan made a special Thanksgiving visit to military servicemen and women stationed in South Korea. He was joined by CMT's Cody Alan and members of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders squad. Tune into CMT's “Hot 20 Countdown” on Dec. 14 and 15 to see footage of Craig's visit.

Darius Rucker has been named an ambassador for golf ...read more