Oak Ridge Boys Plan Two New Dave Cobb-Produced Albums, Including a Christmas Record


The Oak Ridge Boys—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban—are getting a jump on the Christmas season by announcing an upcoming holiday record that will be released this fall. Produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton), the new holiday collection follows the Oaks’ 2016 yuletide offering, Celebrate Christmas. In addition, the Oaks revealed that ...

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Kellie Pickler to Star in Hallmark Movie Sequel, ‘Wedding at Graceland’


Country singer and TV personality Kellie Pickler will star in the sequel to her popular Hallmark movie debut this summer. Wedding at Graceland is set to start filming in April, and follows 2018’s holiday themed Christmas in Graceland. Pickler will reprise her role as Laurel, a Chicago-based executive who accidentally returns to her roots in Memphis, Tennessee. Christmas in Graceland ...

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Watch Hall of Fame Inductees Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens & Jerry Bradley Reflect on Historic Honor


The Country Music Association announced its new inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame on March 18. The Class of 2019 includes Brooks & Dunn (modern era), Ray Stevens (veteran era) and Jerry Bradley (non-performer). Brooks & Dunn, Ray and Jerry will be officially inducted at a ceremony this fall. To celebrate the historic accomplishment, the CMA put together ...

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Album Review: Lauren Jenkins’ ‘No Saint’


Country music always benefits from strong female voices, especially one as unique as Lauren Jenkins’. The newcomer demonstrates this on her dynamic debut album No Saint, a 10-track biography built from unflinching honesty and brave storytelling. One of the brazen examples of this is the title track. Jenkins doesn’t rush into the story, but rather lets the soft melody pull ...

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Ashley McBryde Earns Daytime Emmy Nomination


The nominations for the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on March 20, leaving one country artist something to be excited about. Ashley McBryde earned a nomination for Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program for her renditions of “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” and “American Scandal” on CBS This Morning Saturday. Both songs appear on Ashley’s 2018 debut album, Girl Going ...

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Watch Carly Pearce’s Passionate ‘Closer to You’ Acoustic Video


Rising country star Carly Pearce strips down her current single in a rootsy new acoustic video, revealing the raw romantic passion of “Closer to You” during a YouTube Nashville Session. Flanked by acoustic guitar, dobro and cajon, the hit-making newcomer filmed the clip at Music Row’s Ocean Way Studio. It puts her stunning vocal and all its smooth sensuality on ...

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Woodstock 50 Lineup Includes Margo Price, Sturgill Simpson, Brandi Carlile & More


The lineup for Woodstock 50—a festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1969 peace-love-music event—has been revealed and it features a handful of of country-centric performers, including Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price, Anderson East and Brandi Carlile. The three-day festival takes place Aug. 16–18 in Watkins Glen, N.Y., about 115 miles from the original location in Bethel Woods, N.Y. Additional performers ...

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George Strait to Headline Gillette Stadium Concert With Blake Shelton


Country legend George Strait will headline a rare stadium concert in Massachusetts this summer. He’ll take over Gillette Stadium with Blake Shelton, Cody Johnson and Caitlyn Smith on Saturday, August 17th. Although the icon quit touring in 2014 he still performs select dates, including his ongoing Strait to Vegas residency in Sin City. Strait announced the Gillette Stadium gig in ...

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AJ McLean Celebrates Lifelong Romance in ‘Boy and a Man’ Video


The Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean tugs at heartstrings in the dreamy new video for his debut country single, “Boy and a Man.” Directed by René Elizondo, the romantic clip finds McLean looking back over a long life filled with love. He starts out in heavy makeup as an older version of himself, flashing back to the childhood sweetheart which would ...

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Dylan Scott and Wife Expecting Baby No.2


Dylan Scott is going to be a father of two after he and his wife announced that they are pregnant with their second child. The couple is over the moon about their new addition, who is due in September. “Secret is out! Baby number 2 coming September 2019!” wrote Scott on Instagram with a photo of himself, his wife Blair ...

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