Michael Ray says the heartbreak expressed in “Her World or Mine,” poignantly brought to life in his latest video, “is the reason I got into country music.” The video premieres today exclusively with “Good Morning America” and ABC.com. Ray’s third single is the emotional centerpiece of his 11-song sophomore album Amos and starkly contrasts the carefree theme and upbeat sound of his last ...

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BobbyCast Recap: Songwriter Rodney Clawson Talks About His Biggest Hits, Coaching John Rich In Middle School, And More


On episode #205 of his podcast the BobbyCast, Bobby Bones chatted with hit country songwriter, Rodney Clawson, who has written countless songs for artists such as Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton and many more. Bones and Clawson chatted about some of those songs, but first, they dove into his background. Although he is a well-known country hitmaker ...

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Michael Ray Channels Parents’ Divorce in ‘Her World or Mine’ Video


Michael Ray taps into real-life torment in the emotional video for his current single, “Her World or Mine,” enlisting One Tree Hill star Chad Michael Murray for a deeply personal role. Directed by Daniel Carberry and Keenan O’Reilly, the profound clip puts artistic spin on the struggle of Ray’s childhood, which included a tumultuous divorce and the death of a ...

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Candi Carpenter Gets Far Out on New Track ‘Astronaut’


Fresh faced traditionalist Candi Carpenter asks some big questions in her new track, “Astronaut,” working with Grammy winner Brandi Carlile to search out her place in the universe. Built around a squeaky-clean throwback sound and filled with all the wonder of the cosmos, the deep-thinking track finds Carpenter exploring the bounds of what it truly means to be human. She ...

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Style Profile: Kalie Shorr


Feminine and tough, Kalie Shorr’s look complements her music. Shorr’s not shy about rocking pastel-hued tulle dresses with studded combat boots or crossing genres in her music. She was recently featured on NPR Music’s top 20 songs of September. This winter, Shorr can be found on tour with LeAnn Rimes. We caught up with the ambitious singer-songwriter to gab about ...

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Jaden Michaels Welcomes Baby Girl, Maelynn Jane


Aspiring country singer and songwriter Jaden Michaels has welcomed her first child, a baby girl named Maelynn Jane Ritz. She was born Monday, October 15. Michaels, who’s written songs for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Carly Rae Jepsen, Glee star Lea Michele and provided background vocals for Demi Lovato, opened up about her pregnancy to Sounds Like Nashville in August. ...

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Blake Shelton Reboots Friends and Heroes Tour for 2020


If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s Blake Shelton’s thinking as he preps for 2020, rebooting his Friends and Heroes Tour with the exact same lineup as a year earlier. Kicking off February 13 in Portland, Oregon, and once again featuring Lauren Alaina, The Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins, Friends and Heroes 2.0 will hit 16 cities ...

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Blake Shelton Announces 2020 “Friends & Heroes Tour” With Trace Adkins, Lauren Alaina & More


Blake Shelton announced he will once again hit the road in the new year for his Friends & Heroes 2020 Tour—and he’s taking some of his friends and heroes along, including the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson, Trace Adkins and Lauren Alaina. Kicking off on Feb. 13 in Portland, Ore., the 16-date tour will make additional stops in Los Angeles, Denver, ...

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Blake Shelton Releases Soulful New Song, “Jesus Got a Tight Grip” [Listen]


Blake Shelton dropped a soulful new song, “Jesus Got a Tight Grip,” on Oct. 16. Co-penned by Blake, Chase McGill, Jessi Alexander and Rhett Akins, “Jesus Got a Tight Grip” will be featured on Blake’s upcoming album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country, which will drop on Dec. 13. The 12-song offering will feature five new tunes—including “Jesus Got a Tight Grip,” ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Tonight’s “CMT Artists of the Year” Special


From honorees and awards to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about CMT’s Artists of the Year television special. Date: Oct. 16 Time: 8 p.m. ET Location: Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center Television Station: CMT Honorees: Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett Artist of a Lifetime Award: Reba McEntire Breakout ...

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