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The Highwomen, John Prine & More Win 2020 Americana Awards

The Highwomen, John Prine & More Win 2020 Americana Awards

The Americana Music Association announced the winners of the 2020 Americana Honors & Awards on Dec. 15. Winners included The Highwomen (Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year), the late John Prine (Artist of the Year), Black Pumas (Emerging Act of the Year) and Brittany Haas (Instrumentalist of the…MORE

Sam Hunt Indicted by Grand Jury on DUI & Open Container Charges

Sam Hunt Indicted by Grand Jury on DUI & Open Container Charges

Sam Hunt has been indicted by a Davidson County (Tennessee) grand jury to face charges of DUI and an open container violation. Sam was arrested for driving under the influence and having an open container in Nashville on Nov. 21, 2019. The indictment means there is probable cause to charge Sam with a crime(s). Court…MORE

Watch Garth Brooks Perform “Shallow” With Kelly Clarkson

Watch Garth Brooks Perform “Shallow” With Kelly Clarkson

Garth Brooks stopped by The Kelly Clarkson Show on Dec. 14 to chat with the titular host and perform a few songs, including his new single, “Shallow.” The new single, which Garth duets with wife Trisha Yearwood, is featured on his new album, Fun. However, Kelly Clarkson filled in for Trisha—since she was not in…MORE

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Charley Pride

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Charley Pride

Funeral arrangements for Charley Pride have been announced. According to a press release from Charley’s publicist, which you can read below, family and close friends will hold a private wake in Dallas this week, with future plans for a public celebration of life. “Charley Pride’s family and close friends will hold a private wake and…MORE

Chris Lane Scores 3rd No. 1 Single With “Big, Big Plans”

Chris Lane Scores 3rd No. 1 Single With “Big, Big Plans”

Chris Lane scored his third No. 1 single as “Big, Big Plans” topped both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Penned by Chris, Jacob Durrett and Ernest Keith Smith, the tune marks Chris’ first No. 1 single as a songwriter. Chris wrote and recorded the tune as part of his surprise…MORE

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Cole Swindell’s New Song Is Rough Around the Edges

Cole Swindell’s New Song Is Rough Around the Edges

Cole Swindell is following up his number-one hit “Single Saturday Night” with his new track, “Some Habits” Talking about the track, Cole says, “I think a lot of people can relate to a song like ‘Some Habits’ – it’s a love song about being rough around edges but meeting someone that changes you for the…

Scotty McCreery Performs “Damn Strait” on the Today Show

Scotty McCreery Performs “Damn Strait” on the Today Show

This past Friday, Scotty McCreery released his album Same Truck… and this week he showed up on The Today Show to talk about his new project – along with a performance of “Damn Strait.” “Damn Strait” is one of the tracks on Same Truck – which also includes “You Time” – his song that is…

Carly Pearce is Bringing Her 29: Written In Stone Album on Tour

Carly Pearce is Bringing Her 29: Written In Stone Album on Tour

Carly Pearce‘s album, 29: Written In Stone, just came out and fans are loving the new music. Talking about her very personal collection of songs, Carly says, “29: Written In Stone. This project is my heart on paper. We all go through hard things, but through those hard things we have the opportunity to bring so…

Dan + Shay Are Ready to Go Acoustic For Your Wedding

Dan + Shay Are Ready to Go Acoustic For Your Wedding

Dan + Shay have created so many songs that have become an important part of so many people’s lives over that last several years. Through messages from their fans, the duo know that their song “From The Ground Up” has become a favorite to play at weddings, so they posted a question to everyone on…

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