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Jimmie Allen Becomes Second Black Country Artist to Reach No. 1 With Debut Single

Jimmie Allen Becomes Second Black Country Artist to Reach No. 1 With Debut Single

Jimmie Allen’s debut single, “Best Shot,” reached No. 1 on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts this week. Jimmie joins Darius Rucker as the only African-American country artists to hit No. 1 with their debut singles. Darius, who became a household name in the early 1990s as the frontman of Hootie & the…MORE

Photo Gallery: CMA Country Christmas With Reba, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley & More

Photo Gallery: CMA Country Christmas With Reba, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley & More

Reba McEntire returned for a second year to host the ninth annual CMA Country Christmas, a two-hour music celebration that airs on ABC on Dec. 10. CMA Country Christmas was taped on Sept. 27 at Belmont University’s Curb Event Center in Nashville. In addition to Reba—and her multiple wardrobe changes—this year’s lineup included performances by…MORE

Thomas Rhett Announces 2019 Tour With Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson & Dad

Thomas Rhett Announces 2019 Tour With Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson & Dad

Thomas Rhett announced he will heat things up in 2019 with his Very Hot Summer Tour. Kicking off on May 17 in Spokane, Wash., the 39-date tour will make stops in Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Nashville and more. Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson and TR’s father, Rhett Akins, will serve as support. “We literally just…MORE

Kenny Chesney Reveals 18 “Songs for the Saints Tour” Dates

Kenny Chesney Reveals 18 “Songs for the Saints Tour” Dates

After Kenny Chesney’s 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour hit more than a dozen major stadiums and more than 20 amphitheaters, the Tennessee native is scaling back his 2019 tour, which he has dubbed the Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour. “I wanted to change it up,” says Kenny. “Last year was so intense, and…MORE

15 of Our Favorite Performance Photos From the CMA Awards

15 of Our Favorite Performance Photos From the CMA Awards

More than 35 artists took the stage to perform at the CMA Awards on Nov. 14, including Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, Midland, Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley,…MORE

Country Music Hall of Fame Member Roy Clark Dead at 85

Country Music Hall of Fame Member Roy Clark Dead at 85

Roy Clark died Nov. 15 at the age of 85 due to complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Okla. If anyone in the country realm could be termed “multimedia star,” the amiable singer/guitarist fit that bill. He won the CMA Entertainer of the Year honor in 1973, copped Grammy awards for his instrumental…MORE

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“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Heather Morgan

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Heather Morgan

Heather Morgan has been a songwriting staple in Nashville for the better part of this decade, having penned songs for Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Maddie & Tae, Cole Swindell and Brett Eldredge, including two of his No. 1 hits, “Beat of the Music” and “Lose My Mind.” Now Heather is stepping out from behind the…

Kane Brown Talks New Album, Recent Wedding, Upcoming Tour, Guinness Record & More

Kane Brown Talks New Album, Recent Wedding, Upcoming Tour, Guinness Record & More

Jim Casey talks with Kane Brown about: staying cool under pressure getting married in October releasing his new sophomore album, Experiment, on Nov. 9 learning from the process of making his debut album in 2016 growing as a songwriter working with producer Dan Huff on the new album choosing current Top 10 hit, “Lose It,”…

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Maren Morris

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Maren Morris

As of today, there is only one woman in the Top 30 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart: Maren Morris, whose single “Rich” is currently No. 5. Maren stopped by Women Want to Hear Women this week and delivered an open and honest dialogue about the current state of women in the country industry, differences…

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