3 Nashville Sites Sweep ACM Awards in “Venue of the Year” Category


If the Academy of Country Music’s Industry Awards are any indication, Nashville is living up to its Music City moniker. The Academy revealed the winners of the ACM Industry and Studio Recording Awards on May 20, and Nashville sites swept the three Venue of the Year categories: Ryman Auditorium (small capacity), Ascend Amphitheater (medium capacity) and Bridgestone Arena (large capacity). ...

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5 Best Things We Saw at 2019 Live in the Vineyard Goes Country


Live in the Vineyard Goes Country 2019 brought country music’s brightest new talent and longtime favorites to the sweeping hills of Napa Valley. The second edition of the country-meets-California festival saw the likes of Little Big Town, Brad Paisley, Brothers Osborne and newcomers Tenille Townes, Hardy, Ingrid Andress and more in a series of serene performances at Napa’s sunning wineries, ...

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LOCASH Spread the Love With New Single, ‘One Big Country Song’


CMT Music Awards-nominated duo LOCASH capture a countrified spirit of inclusivity with their new single, “One Big Country Song.” Serving as the lead track on their March-released Brothers album, “One Big Country Song” is a feel-good standout with a message that seems more necessary with each day’s news. Written by Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley and Michael Hardy, its big-picture theme ...

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American Idol Recap: And Your Season 17 Winner Is…


It was a nice of suspense, drama, tears, and wall-to-wall music. The finale of season 17 of American Idol was as epic and awe-inspiring as was the entire season. In a night bursting with great music, ABC’s American Idol host Ryan Seacrest didn’t waste a milli-second opening the show with a simple, “Ladies and gentlemen, Lionel Richie.” Belting out “Dancing ...

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Watch Carrie Underwood Sparkle During Performance of “Southbound” on Season Finale of “American Idol”


Carrie Underwood knows a thing or two about winning over the crowd—and judges—on American Idol. After winning Season 4 of the reality competition in 2004, Carrie returned to the show during the Season 17 finale on May 19 to perform her new single, “Southbound.” Decked out in a colorful sequined dress, Carrie delivered a rousing performance of the new tune, ...

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Listen to Wade Bowen’s Soulful New Song, “Yours Alone”


Wade Bowen scored one of the best albums of 2018 with the release of Solid Ground, an 11-song offering that was produced by Keith Gattis. The gritty collection of tunes—Wade co-wrote 10—serves as a love letter to his home state of Texas by incorporating many of his musical influences, everyone from Guy Clark to ZZ Top. Wade will release the ...

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Maddie & Tae Channel the 1990s With Cover of Diamond Rio’s “Meet in the Middle” [Listen]


Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye of Maddie & Tae were both born in 1995—four years after the release of Diamond Rio’s debut single, “Meet in the Middle,” which topped the charts in 1991. The duo channeled the 1990s by covering Diamond Rio’s hit for the Amazon Original series, which is available for streaming and purchase via Amazon Music. “We have ...

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