T.G. Sheppard Returns With First New Solo Country Album in 22 Years, “Midnight in Memphis”


T.G. Sheppard, 75, will drop his first new solo country album in more than 20 years with the release of Midnight in Memphis on Sept. 20. The 13-track offering, which T.G. co-produced with Buddy Hyatt, features tunes that pay homage to T.G.’s years spent in Memphis and the friendship he developed with Elvis Presley as a teenager in the 1960s, ...

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“Opry Salute to Ray Charles” With Chris Young, Travis Tritt, Darius Rucker, Trisha Yearwood & More to Premiere Nationwide on Sept. 5


The Grand Ole Opry paid homage to icon Ray Charles in October 2018 with a special showcase that was hosted by Darius Rucker and featured performances by Darius, Cam, Brett Eldredge, Ronnie Milsap, Lukas Nelson, LeAnn Rimes, Allen Stone, Travis Tritt, Charlie Wilson, Leela James, Trisha Yearwood, Jessie Key, Chris Young and Boyz II Men. The night’s performances were filmed ...

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Get an Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at Jon Langston on Tour


Georgia native and rising country star Jon Langston is making a name for himself as one of Nashville’s hottest new live performers. His live show is so good, in fact, that fans packed the house at Marathon Music Works to capacity on Friday, August 30 ahead of the holiday weekend to catch the “Now You Know” singer. The show was ...

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Kassi Ashton: Style Profile


From a very young age, up-and-coming singer-songwriter Kassi Ashton has been designing and sewing her own clothes. Ashton’s not afraid to rock a biker boot with a short short or don a camera-ready dramatic-sleeve dress, such as the self-made frock worn in her “Pretty Shiny Things” video. This fall, Ashton can be found on select dates of award-winning entertainer Maren ...

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Garth Brooks Announces 10th City on Stadium Tour


After the University of Tennessee’s football team suffered an epically embarrassing defeat courtesy of Georgia State on Aug. 31, Garth Brooks is giving Knoxvillians a reason to rejoice. Garth is bringing his Stadium Tour to Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., on Nov. 16. The G-man’s gig marks the first concert at Neyland Stadium in 16 years. Tickets for the new ...

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Gabby Barrett Spotlights ‘The Good Ones’ in Heartwarming New Video


Vocal powerhouse and American Idol alum Gabby Barrett shined a light on loving relationships in the heartfelt video for her latest single, “The Good Ones.” The clip tells the story of a couple’s life together, and it is filled with shots of them enjoying each other’s company in many different situations from racing around the grocery store to hanging out ...

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Midland Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart With “Let It Roll”


Midland—the trio comprised of Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Jess Carson—debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with their sophomore set, Let It Roll. The 14-song offering moved 22,000 equivalent units, according to Nielsen Music. Like their 2017 debut album, On the Rocks, the new LP was co-produced by Dann Huff, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. Since ...

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Taylor Dye of Maddie & Tae Engaged to Josh Kerr


Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Dye certainly won’t ‘die from a broken heart’ after her longtime boyfriend Josh Kerr popped the question. The couple shared their exciting news early Tuesday morning (9/3). “Can’t wait to love you forever Joshua Peter Kerr WE’RE ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!” wrote the bride to be with a series of photos showcasing her surprise engagement. View this post on ...

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Parmalee Related to New Song, ‘Be Alright,’ After First Listen


For about as long as country music has been around, artist from within the country realm have recorded songs plucked from other genres, just as rock, pop and soul artists have made a decades-long habit of giving country songs a new sound and style for their own audiences. Who can ever forget Whitney Houston’s majestic, chart-topping smash hit, 1992 remake ...

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Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Dye and Josh Kerr Get Engaged


Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Dye got engaged to hit songwriter Josh Kerr on Sept. 2. Tae revealed the news via Instagram, stating, in part: “can’t wait to love you forever Joshua Peter Kerr WE’RE ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!” Josh also shared the news via Instagram, saying: “bought the house. got the ring. asked her dad. got the girl. forever started Sept 2nd. I ...

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Nashville Neighborhood Watch: Melrose


A decade ago, visitors to Nashville rarely paid any attention to the Melrose neighborhood of 8th Ave South/Franklin Pike between Wedgewood and where the I-440/65 interchange soars over the edge of the neighborhood. This was more of a “blink-and-you’ll-miss it” stretch of road which didn’t really offer many opportunities for drinking and dining. Nowadays, both tourists and locals have discovered ...

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