Album Review: Vince Gill’s ‘Okie’


There’s not much that Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill hasn’t done. It seemed as though he went even further to ensure such a distinction when he began touring with country-rock forerunners the Eagles a couple of years ago. He’s as decorated of a country performer as there has ever been thanks to his many boatloads of Grammys, ACMs ...

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Garth Brooks to Receive Inaugural “George H.W. Bush Award” for Philanthropy


Garth Brooks will soon add another award to his crowded trophy case, the inaugural George H.W. Bush Points of Light Award for Caring and Compassion. Points of Light, a global nonprofit dedicated to accelerating people-powered change, created the award to honor outstanding individuals who advance solutions to the world’s toughest challenges and exemplify the extraordinary traits of its late founder ...

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Dan & Shay Scores Sixth Career No. 1 With ‘All To Myself’


It is no easy feat attaining a six career No. 1’s or having all singles from one album reach the top of the charts. But, GRAMMY-winning and hit-making country duo Dan + Shay have done that all. Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney recently earned their sixth No. 1 with their latest single to country radio, “All To Myself.” Penned by ...

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Drake White Reveals He’s Suffering From a Brain Condition


Drake White revealed to People in July that he is suffering from arteriovenous mallformation, a tangle of abnormal blood vessels connecting arteries and veins in the brain. The news comes to light after Drake stumbled onstage and cut short his performance in Roanoke, Va., on Aug. 16. Drake says he was diagnosed with the condition in January after suffering from ...

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Jordan Brooker Digs Up the Bare Bones of ‘Surefire Way’


’90s rock-loving Jordan Brooker writes many of his songs with an electrifying edge, courtesy of hard-charging influences like Fuel, Soundgarden and more. But he’s still a country singer-songwriter, and a new series premiering on Sounds Like Nashville today (August 21) digs in to his acoustic roots. First up is the rural Indiana native’s latest single, “Surefire Way,” which transforms from ...

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Music City Makers: AtelierSavas


Working with unique leathers, Savannah Yarborough creates one-of-a-kind jackets at her funky studio, located just off 8th Avenue in downtown Nashville. Each jacket can take weeks to make, costing upwards of $5,000. In addition to bespoke goods, AtelierSavas now offers a lesser priced made-to-measure collection, handbags, and more. Yarborough studied at the prestigious Central Saint Martins art school in London. ...

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Album Review: Midland’s ‘Let It Roll’


Neotraditional trio Midland made a sizable splash in the modern country pool in 2017 with the release of its debut album On the Rocks. Filled with immensely listenable, smooth ‘80s-style, neon-lit jams, including the retro-tactic smash hit “Drinkin’ Problem” the record helped Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Jess Carson win massive commercial tallies and an impressive number of major award ...

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Lauren Alaina Joins New Season of Dancing With the Stars


Country singer Lauren Alaina is among the list of celebrities who will soon shimmy their way across primetime TV on the new season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. The lineup for Season 28, which was revealed Wednesday (August 21) on Good Morning America, also includes a wide variety of other notable names. Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek ...

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Carrie Underwood Returns to “Sunday Night Football” With New Rendition of Original Theme Song Featuring Joan Jett


Carrie Underwood is returning to Sunday Night Football on Sept. 8 with a new rendition of “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” that features Joan Jett. From 2013 to 2015, Carrie opened SNF with “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” which is based on Joan’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” The re-tooled song replaces “Game On,” which was featured ...

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Garth Brooks Announces Third Stop on “Dive Bar Tour”


After taking his Dive Bar Tour to Chicago (July 15) and Bakersfield (Aug. 15), Garth Brooks announced the third stop on his seven-date tour: Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, Texas, on Sept. 23. Built in the 1870s and known as the oldest continually run dancehall in the state, the 6,000-square-foot Gruene Hall is featured on the National Register of Historic ...

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