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After 7 Years, Chris Knight Readies New Album, “Almost Daylight”


Known for songs that are as dark as the Kentucky coalmines he once worked, Chris Knight will release a new album, Almost Daylight, on Oct. 11. The upcoming project will be Chris’ first new album since the release of Little Victories in September 2012. The 11-song offering, which was helmed by frequent producer Ray Kennedy (Enough Rope, Little Victories), features ...

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Clare Bowen Talks Growing Up in Australia, Overcoming Childhood Cancer, Starring on “Nashville,” Finding Love, Creating New Album & More


Jim Casey talks with singer/songwriter/actress Clare Bowen and her husband, Brandon Robert Young, about: Clare Bowen and Brandon Robert Young. photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.comreleasing her self-titled debut album in the U.S. on July 12 releasing the album in Germany, U.K. and Australia over the last year starring as Scarlett O’Connor on Nashville for six season growing up in Australia ...

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Little Big Town and More Join Cracker Barrel to Lift Up Country’s Women


Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is teaming with some of country’s biggest female artists to support the women who will come next, launching Five Decades, One Voice. Meant to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the comfort food chain in September, the special initiative pairs five country stars with up-and-coming talents of their choosing. The result will be an in-depth ...

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Willie Nelson Reveals Star-Studded Farm Aid 2019 Lineup


Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds are calling upon their fans and friends in the music industry to help family farmers at this year’s Farm Aid music and food festival. Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin, the performers include Bonnie Raitt, Nathaniel Rateliff & The ...

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Jo Dee Messina Shares Emotional Story About Finding Jesus Amidst Cancer And Personal Battles


Country icon Jo Dee Messina, known for chart-topping hits like “Heads Carolina, Tails California” and “Lesson In Leavin’,” has not been much in the public spotlight over the last few years, let alone play a show at a venue as big as the Nissan Stadium. That’s because the last few years “has not been a typical life,” Messina shared at ...

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Chris Young and Lauren Alaina Duet on ‘Town Ain’t Big Enough’


Chris Young and Lauren Alaina curse their tiny hometown in the wounded-hearts duet, “Town Ain’t Big Enough,” a brand new track off Young’s upcoming album release. Wishing they could end their romantic misery once and for all, the anthemic ballad cuts straight to the heart for anyone who still has to see their ex on a regular basis. Contrasting Young’s ...

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Kenny Chesney Serves Up Magnetic New Single ‘Tip of My Tongue’


Superstar Kenny Chesney has served up a brand new single, unveiling the magnetic romantic pulse of “Tip of My Tongue.” Co-written by Chesney with Ross Copperman and pop superstar Ed Sheeran, it features an atmospheric groove, tastefully modern production and intimate lyrics filled with breathless desire. But it’s a kind of passion that’s not rushed. Instead, the first single from Chesney’s upcoming album ...

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Taylor Acorn Waves a Flag for Small Town Summers in ‘Red White’


Promising newcomer Taylor Acorn captures the essence of a small town summer in her new track, “Red White,” premiering exclusively on Sounds Like Nashville today. A propulsive anthem dedicated to fast days you can never get back — and that you’ll never forget — it shows off the 26-year-old’s crisp vocals and songwriting prowess, as she co-wrote the relatable jam ...

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Blanco Brown Takes ‘Trailer Trap’ to No.1 With ‘The Git Up’


Viral breakout Blanco Brown and his irresistible “trailer trap” single, “The Git Up,” have hit No.1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart, marking the fastest climb to the top since Sam Hunt’s record-setting “Body Like a Back Road.” Topping the chart in just five weeks based mostly on streaming and single downloads (Hunt blazed to the top in two), the ...

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Dolly Parton to Appear in Hallmark’s ‘Christmas at Dollywood’


Country legend Dolly Parton is set to appear in a new Christmas movie for the Hallmark Channel, taking a role in the upcoming Christmas at Dollywood. Starring Hallmark regular Danica McKellar, the heartwarming film is said to tell a theatrical story centered on a Broadway producer and single mom named Rachel. After her big time holiday show on Broadway goes ...

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Here’s a First Listen of LJ’s Dreamer’s Anthem, ‘Scarecrow’


Rising singer-songwriter LJ (real name Lindsay James Hague) offers up a bittersweet anthem to leaving home in the new track, “Scarecrow,” giving country fans an early listen on Sounds Like Nashville today. Capturing both the quiet beauty of the American plains and the impulse to escape they often inspire, the delicate track feels like a Dear John letter to LJ’s ...

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Why Chris Young Declares ‘Raised on Country’ is ‘The Best Record I’ve Ever Made’


Settling was not an option for Chris Young as he created his new album, Raised on Country. With his eighth studio installment, Young vows that it’s his most well-crafted undertaking yet, one where he continuously challenged himself and fine tuned the details to ensure the best outcome.   “Top to bottom, I think it’s my favorite album as a whole,” ...

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