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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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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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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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Carrie Underwood Shares Inspiring Message About Her Postpartum Body


Carrie Underwood is often praised for her svelte physique and toned legs. But after welcoming baby No.2 in January, the Oklahoma native admits that getting her body back to it’s pre-baby fitness level has been harder than she anticipated. “I’m going to be honest, ‘bouncing back’ after having Jacob has been much more difficult than after I had Isaiah and ...

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Tim McGraw to Perform Free Show at 2019 NFL Draft


Grammy-winner Tim McGraw will participate in the 2019 NFL Draft celebration by performing a free concert at the Draft Main Stage in Nashville on April 26. The performance will take place on Lower Broadway after the conclusion of player selections. “Tim’s performance will be a showcase of the talent and charisma we have in our city,” said Nashville Mayor David ...

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Billy Ray Cyrus Reveals Plans for Mysterious ‘SnakeDoctor Circus’ Album


Billy Ray Cyrus is reuniting with his “Achy Breaky Heart” mentor for the mysterious new album The SnakeDoctor Circus. Details are relatively scarce so far, but Cyrus describes the impending new album release as a “concept record –and one which reunites him with an old artistic foil. Don Von Tress wrote Cyrus’ multi-Platinum “Achy Breaky Heart,” ushering in a whole new era of country ...

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Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson + More to Perform on 2019 ACM Awards


The Week Vegas Goes Country just got a whole lot bigger. The Academy of Country Music has announced a slew of incredible new talent taking the stage at the 54th Annual ACM Awards. The power-packed lineup will include incredible live performances from Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line ...

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Want to Play Guitar? Lindsay Ell Has Some Advice


Lindsay Ell is a fierce guitar player, shredding with the likes of Keith Urban and Brad Paisley. She first picked up the guitar at eight years old, studying some of the best guitar-playing musicians around, including Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton and Derek Trucks. She eventually made the instrument her own and has included it as a staple ...

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