BobbyCast Recap: Bobby Chats With Ken Burns About New ‘Country Music’ Documentary


On episode #200 of the BobbyCast, Bobby Bones talked with Ken Burns, established filmmaker behind the new PBS documentary, Country Music. Bobby had recently finished the documentary when he talked to Burns, which allowed for a candid conversation about the film. During their conversation, Burns talked at length about the history of country music and what the genre means to ...

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Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown & Dan + Shay Named 2019 CMT Artists of the Year


CMT announced its 2019 Artists of the Year: Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett. The artists will be honored on Oct. 16 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center in a televised special, CMT Artists of the Year. In addition to paying tribute to the honorees with live performances from other artists—including those from outside the ...

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AmericanaFest Rundown: Here’s a List of Our Favorite Shows From the Week


AmericanaFest took over Nashville for a week-long music-filled experience. Artists in the Americana genre got to showcase their talents with live performances in many of Music City’s most iconic venues. Here’s a look back at some of our favorite moments from the week… Wednesday 9/11Brent Cobb and Jade Bird lift our “Feet Off The Ground” on Cannery Row On Wednesday night ...

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Garth Brooks Dishes How His “Dive Bar” Duet With Blake Shelton Came Together: “I Called Him Up”


Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton have a Top 20 hit on their hands with their new duet, “Dive Bar,” which is currently No. 19 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after 13 weeks. Penned by Garth, Mitch Rossell and Bryan Kennedy, “Dive Bar” will be featured on Garth’s upcoming album, FUN. If you were wondering how two of country music’s biggest ...

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Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown Among 2019 CMT Artists of the Year


The 2019 CMT Artists of the Year celebration will return this October with an all new ensemble of artists. Announced early Tuesday morning (9/17), this year’s AOTY class includes Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay and Kane Brown. According to Associated Press, each of the five honorees were selected by CMT for their chart-topping success in the ...

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Charley Pride to Be Honored With Inaugural “Crossroads of American Music Award”


After more than 50 years as a recording artist, Mississippi native Charley Pride can add another feather to the cap of his Hall of Fame career as he will be the recipient of the inaugural Grammy Museum Mississippi’s Crossroads of American Music Award. The award honors an artist who has made significant musical contributions “influenced by the creativity born in ...

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Dancing With The Stars: Lauren Alaina Cha-Chas Her Way Into America’s Heart on Season Premiere


Oh, those sneaky producers of ABC’s hit reality show Dancing With the Stars. Even though they announced the celebrity participants on August 21, fans of the show didn’t find out which professional ballroom dancers they were paired with until the season 28 premiere on September 16. Hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews returned as hosts, as did judges Carrie Ann ...

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Album Review: Zac Brown Band’s ‘The Owl’


You have got to hand it to the Zac Brown Band. The highly decorated outfit has long since given up worrying about what country purists think of its music. It would be one thing if the Georgia-bred band teamed up with noted electronic DJs or pop producers to create a sleek, decidedly un-country album, only to publicly pass it off ...

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Watch Lauren Alaina Dance the Cha-Cha to “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” on “Dancing With the Stars” Debut


Lauren Alaina made her debut on Dancing With the Stars on Sept. 16 as she danced the cha-cha to Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” with partner Gleb Savchenko. The dancing tandem scored 19 out of 30 points from judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, with Carrie Ann remarking that the couple had “style.” Lauren’s ...

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The Highwomen’s Self-Titled Debut Album Hits No. 1 on Billboard Top Country Albums Chart


The Highwomen—Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby—reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with the release of their self-titled debut album. The new album, which also reached No. 10 on the Billboard all-genre Top 200 chart, moved 34,000 equivalent units, according to Nielsen Music. The Highwomen were joined by several guest musicians, vocalists and ...

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