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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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Dolly Parton Gets COVID Vaccine — All is Well in the Universe Now

Dolly Parton Gets COVID Vaccine — All is Well in the Universe Now

Last April news broke that Dolly Parton donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University’s coronavirus research. Dolly posted the following message at the time…   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Dolly Parton (@dollyparton) In response to the donation Vanderbilt University Medical Center released the statement “We are incredibly grateful to Dolly for…

Tim McGraw Does His Own Carpool Karaoke

Tim McGraw Does His Own Carpool Karaoke

Turns out that Tyler Hubbard isn’t the only one sharing vocal duties with Tim McGraw these days. As Tim and Tyler’s “Undivided” is climbing the country airplay chart, Tim is going retro on the road trip playlist. He shared a video of him and his brothers jamming out to The Eagles‘ classic “Hotel California” Tim…

Dierks Bentley Shares Some Good News About New Music

Dierks Bentley Shares Some Good News About New Music

Dierks Bentley is still here with “Gone” on the country airplay chart — but now he’s also saying new music is coming! While his latest track is getting ready to jump inside the Top 20, Dierks took to social media to announce, “Back in the studio with the band working on some new tunes. Album…

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