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Miranda Lambert set for Harvest 2017
Miranda Lambert and Nathan Carter are set to headline a brand new country music festival in two locations.
Harvest 2017 will take place over two days in Enniskillen Airport, Co Fermanagh and Westport House, Co Mayo on Saturday 26 and Sunday, August 27.
The festival will see over 30 acts performing at each festival across three music stages.
It's going to be a fantastic weekend with a food village, boutique camping and campervan facilities including family friendly zones
The festival will also feature a host of artists from USA and UK.
Harvest 2017 will also feature homegrown talent including Cliona Hagan, Pete Kenedy and Hurricane Highway.
Ward Thomas and Jake Carter have also been added to the line-up with more artists to be announced over the coming weeks.
Tickets go on sale Monday, December 12th from all usual Ticketmaster outlets.
C2C Dublin 2017 Line Up Announced
The 2017 Country to Country music festival comes back to Dubin's 3 Arena from 10th to 12th March
The line-up featuring Brad Paisley, the Zac Brown Band, Brothers Osbourne, Chris Young, Darius Rucker, Hunter Hayes, Dan and Shay, Maren Morris, and more to be announced.
C2C is Ireland’s and the UK’s largest country music festival.
The 2017 line-up announcement follows the storming success of C2C 2016 earlier this year when over 80,000 country fans packed out The O2, London, Glasgow Clyde Auditorium and 3Arena Dublin that saw Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and Eric Church.
Tickets go on sale Friday, 4th November.
In celebration of “The 50th Annual CMA Awards,” CMA has created the biggest video in Country Music history. Titled “Forever Country,”
The single and accompanying music video features 30 CMA Award-winning acts. This single was produced by CMA Board member Shane McAnally and the video was directed by Grammy Award-winning director Joseph Kahn.
The music video is set to an intricate medley of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again,” and Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.” All are former CMA Entertainers of the Year. This new rendition was produced by McAnally.
In another historic move, the single will be unveiled to the public Friday, September 16th in a global roadblock across Country radio, premiering nationally on hundreds of radio stations simultaneously at 8:30 AM/ET across the U.S., in addition to premiering in key international markets. But fans will have to wait a few more days to see the full length music video; the video will make its worldwide premiere on Tuesday, September 20th.
The 50th Annual CMA Awards” will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, November 2nd on the ABC Television Network in the US.
Sky Arts will broadcast the awards into Irish homes following the event in Nashville
Tucker Heading Back To Ireland
Tucker Beathard has announced that he will return for a second time this year to play a string of headlining dates in the UK and Ireland. Beathard continues to follow in the footsteps of very few others, taking on new audiences the best way he knows how - with just him and his guitar.
Beathard will begin his headlining stint on 3rd December in Dublin, and continuing to London as well as Glasgow. Tickets will go on-sale starting Wednesday 31st August.
Tucker’s debut single “Rock On" has captivated country radio in the US, hitting the Top 10 this week, while fans continue to hit the repeat button as the track also achieved over 16 million streams worldwide.
Stars to Return for ‘Nashville’ Season Five
Since the amazing news that Nashville has been saved by CMT, fans have been anxiously awaiting the fate of their favorite stars.
Well good news, it’s been confirmed that Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere (Left) are both returning to the show.
Also back for the 22-episode season are Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella and Chris Carmack.
Will Chase, who played the role of Luke Wheeler is leaving the show and headed back to Broadway, while Aubrey Peeples who played Layla Grant, is also not be returning to the show.
Season four ended with Layla trying to destroy the relationship between Hayden Panettiere’s Juliette and Jonathan Jackson’s Avery in order to avenge the death of Jeff Fordham.
ABC cancelled the show following the forth season last May, but thankfully it was revived by CMT following a massive social media campaign that almost broke the internet!
Chris Young To Release His First Christmas Album
It may be mid summer but Chris Young is already thinking of Christmas
The Tennessee native has announced on facebook that he is working on his very first Christmas album.
He said “I am so excited. You guys know Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. I have so many Christmas songs I want to do that it’s hard to narrow it down to this album.”
Chris Stapleton and Jason Aldean big ACM winners
Chris Stapleton dominated the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards taking home a total of six wins – Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year as both Artist and Producer, Song of the Year as both Artist and Producer, and New Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean brought home the evening’s top honor, with his first win as Entertainer of the Year... Jason believes this was his time...
Miranda Lambert set a new record with her seventh consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year win.
The complete list of ACM Awards winners are...
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Florida Georgia Line
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Little Big Town
NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Traveller – Chris Stapleton
SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Die A Happy Man”– Thomas Rhett
SONG OF THE YEAR
“Nobody To Blame” – Chris Stapleton
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Mr. Misunderstood” – Eric Church
VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Smokin’ And Drinkin’” – Miranda Lambert Featuring Little Big Town
Thomas Rhett (pictured recently with Stephen Keogh) won his first ACM Award, for Single Record of the Year with “Die A Happy Man.”
Jack Bauer Goes Country
Kiefer Sutherland's long anticipated Americana-tinged album, Down In A Hole, is set for release in 2016.
Here's the debut track, "Not Enough Whiskey,"
Kiefer Sutherland told his Facebook fans his upcoming album, Down in a Hole, to be released this summer, is like a personal “journal.”
Sutherland said he was drawn to country music because it “tells a story.” He went on to say he hopes his fans enjoy “Not Enough Whiskey” as much as he enjoyed recording it and playing it live.
Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town Win Big At GRAMMY Awards
Chris Stapleton took home two Grammys. He was awarded Best Country Album for his debut solo release Traveller, and Best Country Solo Performance for the album’s title track, “Traveller.”
It was also a big night for Little Big Town. Prior to the live show on CBS, the quartet picked up the GRAMMY for Best Country Duo/Group performance for “Girl Crush” in the pre-telecast ceremony. Additionally, the song was named Best Country Song.
In one of the best moments of the night was Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt joined forces for a mashup of “Heartbeat” and “Take Your Time.”
Luke Bryan made his GRAMMY debut in a star-studded tribute to Lionel Richie.
'Country USA' on TV!!!!!
Decade #1” Reaches Platinum Status
Carrie Underwood’s “Greatest Hits: Decade #1” Reaches Platinum Status
According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Carrie Underwood’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1 has reached platinum status for selling in excess of 1 million units, her fifth album to do so
The 25-song collection, released in December 2014, is her first hits package, and also includes two new tracks which reached the No. 1 spot at country radio—“Something in the Water” and “Little Toy Guns,” which also earned Carrie a Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance.
"Girl Crush" was the best-selling country single of 2015
Little Big Town's "Girl Crush" was the best-selling country single of 2015. Sam Hunt had two in the Top 5, while Thomas Rhett had two in the Top 10.
2015’s Top 10 Digital Country Singles (based on US sales):
1) Little Big Town – Girl Crush – 1.925 million
2) Sam Hunt – Take Your Time – 1.759 million
3) Luke Bryan – Kick The Dust Up – 1.066 million
4) Eric Church – Like A Wrecking Ball – 1.010 million
5) Sam Hunt – House Party – 0.957 million
6) Chris Janson – Buy Me A Boat – 0.872 million
7) Thomas Rhett – Crash And Burn – 0.861 million
8) Zac Brown Band – Homegrown – 0.856 million
9) Cam – Burning House – 0.840 million
10) Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man – 0.823 million
Miranda Lambert Dating Again
Miranda Lambert kicked off the new year by announcing her new relationship to the world.
The 32-year-old country superstar confirmed the rumors that have been swirling about her dating singer Anderson East with a photo she posted to Instagram late in the evening on Jan. 1. The pic shows the new couple snuggling together under a blanket on a sofa, wearing yarn caps as if they had been outside in the cold. Lambert captioned the adorable photo, “The snuggle is real.”
Nominees for the 2016 GRAMMY Awards were revealed this week, and plenty of reasons for Country music to celebrate!!!!
Chris Stapleton received four nominations, including ‘Album of the Year’, for ‘Traveller’.
Little Big Town are also celebrating four nominations including ‘Song of the Year’ for “Girl Crush.”
Sam Hunt earned two nominations, including the all-genre New Artist of the Year category
Here’s the list of nominations… (Country music in bold)
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Sound & Color -Alabama Shakes
To Pimp A Butterfly -Kendrick Lamar
Traveller - Chris Stapleton
1989 - Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind The Madness - The Weeknd
SONG OF THE YEAR
“Alright" - Kendrick Lamar
“Blank Space” - Taylor Swift
“Girl Crush” - Little Big Town
“See You Again” - Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth
“Thinking Out Loud” - Ed Sheeran
BEST NEW ARTIST
BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
“Burning House” - Cam
“Traveller” - Chris Stapleton
“Little Toy Guns” - Carrie Underwood
“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16″ - Keith Urban
“Chances Are” -Lee Ann Womack
BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
“Stay A Little Longer” - Brothers Osborne
“If I Needed You” - Joey+Rory
“The Driver” - Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay
“Girl Crush” - Little Big Town
“Lonely Tonight” - Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe
BEST COUNTRY SONG
“Chances Are” - Hayes Carll, songwriter (Lee Ann Womack)
“Diamond Rings And Old Barstools” - Barry Dean, Luke Laird & Jonathan Singleton, songwriters (Tim McGraw)
“Girl Crush” - Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
“Hold My Hand” - Brandy Clark & Mark Stephen Jones, songwriters (Brandy Clark)
“Traveller” - Chris Stapleton, songwriter (Chris Stapleton)
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Montevallo - Sam Hunt
Pain Killer - Little Big Town
The Blade - Ashley Monroe
Pageant Material - Kacey Musgraves
Traveller - Chris Stapleton
'Nashville' wins CMT Award
TV show “Nashville” was given CMT’s first-ever “International Impact Award.” this week
CMT President Brian Philips said “Nashville” has become an international ambassador for country music.
They also honored Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Little Big Town and Blake Shelton
Country legend Kenny Rogers received the prestigious Artist of a Lifetime Award, and Chris Stapleton performed live and received the first-ever CMT Artists of the Year Breakout Award.
Brad Paisley Set For Dublin Gig Next Summer
More great news for Irish country music fans as Brad Paisley has announced a show in Dublin's 3Arena on Saturday July 30th.
The critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer has picked up three Grammys, scored 23 number one singles and hosted the CMA Awards alongside Carrie Underwood
Tickets for his Dublin gig go on sale Friday, November 20th at 9am via Ticketmaster.
Eric Church’s drops ‘Mr. Misunderstood’
Following in the footsteps of Beyonce and George Strait - Eric Church dropped the first surprise album of his career.
With no fanfare, no promotional push and no advance single, it was announced that the million-selling artist was releasing an album.
In true maverick fashion, Church released the new music to his fan club members first – an unheard move these days.
The title track is a cracker - check out the video…
Old Dominion Release Debut Album, ‘Meat and Candy’
With debut single, “Break Up With Him,” sitting on top the Country radio chart, Old Dominion are also celebrating the release of their much-anticipated debut album, Meat and Candy.
The album, which features 11 tracks, was produced by GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter and producer, Shane McAnally.
Jason Aldean’s music is back on Spotify
Jason Aldean has returned to Spotify a year after pulling out of the streaming service over concerns about fair compensation.
Aldean’s six albums were available for streaming, including his platinum-selling 2014 release, Old Boots, New Dirt.
Last November, Aldean removed his music from Spotify, saying he wanted everyone involved in making his music to be paid fairly. He has been named the top male country artist for digital single certifications, counting song downloads and on-demand streams.
Aldean say’s he wants to continue to be a part of the discussion inside the music business to figure out how to make streaming music work financially for the creative community
Luke Bryan 2015 CMA Entertainer of the Year, but Chris Stapleton steals the show!
Luke Bryan won top honor over fellow industry heavyweights Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, and Eric Church.
Luke Bryan (left) accepted his Entertainer of the Year trophy with a huge smile on his face thanking God, his wife, and his team.
In a surprising sweep, Chris Stapleton (below) took home three CMA Awards, winning New Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for his critically acclaimed release Traveller
Miranda Lambert was crowned Female Vocalist of the Year for the sixth time, edging out Kelsea Ballerini, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood, and Lee Ann Womack in the category.
Here’s a list of the CMA Award winners
Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan -- WINNER
New Artist of the Year
Chris Stapleton – WINNER
Album of the Year
Traveller, Chris Stapleton -- WINNER
Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert -- WINNER
Male Vocalist of the Year
Chris Stapleton -- WINNER
Single of the Year
"Girl Crush," Little Big Town -- WINNER
Music Video of the Year
"Girl in a Country Song," Maddie & Tae -- WINNER
Song of the Year
"Girl Crush," Little Big Town -- WINNER
Musical Event of the Year
"Raise 'Em Up," Keith Urban & Eric Church -- WINNER
Vocal Duo of the Year
Florida Georgia Line -- WINNER
Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town -- WINNER
Country's Biggest Night Just Got Bigger!
Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Sam Hunt, and Blake Shelton have been added to the lineup for the CMA Awards
They join previously announced performers Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Maddie & Tae, Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church with Hank Williams, Jr., Keith Urban and Thomas Rhett.
The 49th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 4th.
'American Country Show' wins PPI Radio Award
The awards, which are regarded as the Oscars of the radio industry in Ireland, were presented by comedian Barry Murphy at a gala event at The Radisson Blu Galway on Friday night
Radio stations and presenters across the board - and country - were recognised for their contribution to music, news, sports and entertainment... More
Stephen Keogh, Presenter, American Country Show
FULL COUNTRY TO COUNTRY 2016 LINE UP ANNOUNCED
This just gets better and better!!
The Country 2 Country 2016 festival comes to Dublin in March 2016
It will be headlined by some of America’s biggest stars;Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Dwight Yoakam, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton plus Maddie and Tae and Ashley Monroe.
For the first time Country To Country will be held over three consecutive days – Friday 11, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March, 2016 at the 3Arena.
Friday 11th March
ERIC CHURCH, KACEY MUSGRAVES, CHRIS STAPLETON
Saturday 12th March
MIRANDA LAMBERT, DWIGHT YOAKAM, THOMAS RHETT, ASHLEY MONROE
Sunday 13th March
CARRIE UNDERWOOD, LITTLE BIG TOWN, SAM HUNT, MADDIE & TAE
Tickets go on general sale at 10am Friday 9th October from Ticketmaster
Carrie Underwood Will Headline Country to Country
Nashville is taking over Ireland next March!!!
Carrie Underwood has been confirmed as the first headliner for 2016 Country to Country
The Oklahoma native, who performed at the inaugural event in 2013 is coming back to Ireland, with the full line up to be announced at launch event on 6th October
The annual country music festival will be held at 3Arena, Dublin, The O2 arena in London and for the first year, an additional 3rd night, at Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium.
The full event line up and on-sale details will be exclusively revealed during a C2C Launch Party at Brooklyn Bowl, London on Tuesday 6th October. There will also be a special guest performance on the night.
Nominees for the 49th Annual CMA Awards are out.
The announcements were revealed on ABC’s Good Morning America by Steven Tyler and Kelsea Ballerini.
Eric Church and Little Big Town lead the way with five nominations each.
Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert have four nominations while Sam Hunt, Maddie & Tae, Kacey Musgraves, and Chris Stapleton received three... FULL LIST
Garth Brooks Re-Records ‘Friends In Low Places’
To celebrate the silver anniversary of Garth Brooks‘ classic hit “Friends In Low Places,” Gath Brooks has re-recorded the song with a handful country music superstars.
“Friends In Low Places” reboot will feature Brooks along with Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line as well as his musical hero George Strait.
“Friends in Low Places” was originally released in August of 1990 as the first single off the No Fences album and would then go on to spend four weeks at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart. The song then proceeded to win Brooks the Single of the Year honors at both the CMA and ACM awards that same year.
Unfortunately, just one day after the news of the star-studded new release, Billboard has announced that not all is well in the Brooks camp. According to them, all plans for the “Friends in Low Places” have been shelved for the time being due to issues with Brooks’ music publishers.
Watch this space!
Clint Black To Release New Album
Clint Black is back with “On Purpose,” his first all-new studio album in a decade, released on Friday, September 25th.
While Black's recording career has slowed since 2005's "Drinkin' Songs and Other Logic," he's actually been quite busy for the past two years working on an arena theater show called "Aussie Adventure."
‘On Purpose’ is Black’s twenty-first album overall and was recorded at his studio in Nashville
Of the album’s title Black says, “On Purpose comes from a line in the song ‘Better and Worse.’ It represents my attitude towards life, in that it’s never easy to ‘go your own way’, but the rewards are greater when you follow your heart. I know that’s what my fans expect from me, and I hope that they hear that in the songs on this album.”
"A Better Man," Black's first single, was released early in 1989 and it went to number one -- he was the first new male country artist to have a number one hit with his debut single
Great News For American Country Show
Delighted to announce that the American County Show has been shortlisted for a PPI radio award this year
Known at the Oscars of Irish radio, The PPI’s will take place on Friday October 9th 2015 at a new venue – the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway
Since its launch in 2009, the American Country Show has received three nominations for the awards sponsored by Phonographic Performance Ireland (PPI) and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).
The 2015 awards gained the largest ever volume of entries from radio stations North and South, National and Local... MORE
New Keith Urban Video
Keith Urban has released the video for his latest hit single, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,”
The song, which was written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman and Josh Osborne, is the lead single from his forthcoming new album.
Along with the video premiere, Keith Urban also shared a message to fans about the making of the video.
Jana Kramer To Release New Album
Jana Kramer will release her new album, ‘thirty one’, October 9th
"I want this title to be strong; I want this title to be me," says Kramer, who turned 31 last December. "I want this title to somehow portray the woman that I am. There's no other way of saying that than thirty one.
"In my mind, thirty one shows strength, confidence and grace. That's exactly who I feel like I am as a person and what I've been through in my life."
Kramer co-wrote six of the album's 11 songs, which include her current single I Got the Boy.
The former One Tree Hill actress released her first album in 2012, which produced one of the year’s most-played country songs with ‘Why Ya Wanna.’
Last May, Kramer married former NFL player Michael Caussin and the couple are expecting their first child early next year.
Lady Antebellum To Take A Break
Lady Antebellum are to take a break so they can spend time with their families.
Hillary Scott reveals she and Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood are gearing up to take a short break after their current Wheels Up Tour plays its final show.
Lady A has sold 11 million copies of their 747 album and have won Vocal Group of the Year at both the CMAs and ACM Awards for the past three years
Hillary says, "We've just made so many albums in such a short period of time, and we're proud of them, and what we've done in our career, and what we've said with them - but we've never given ourselves the gift of time.
"Knowing us, it will probably be a lot shorter than what we probably set out for it to be, because we can't ever really stop. There's no timeline, and that feels so nice to know. When we feel like it's ready we'll go to work."
The hiatus comes at a perfect time for singer Charles Kelley, who recent announced he and his wife Cassie MCConnell Kelley, will welcome their first child in February after years of struggling with fertility issues.
Carrie Underwood New Single and Album
Carrie Underwood has released a new single, “Smoke Break,” and revealed plans to release her much-anticipated new album, Storyteller, on October 23.
“Smoke Break. ss written by Underwood, Hillary Lindsey and Chris DeStefano, and produced by Jay Joyce, the song has a message that Carrie thinks is very relatable.
“It’s one of those story songs that I feel like everybody can relate to about how life is so hectic and it’s so nice when, if and when, you actually get to kind of step away for a second,” she shared. “We all need that time to ourselves to get to take a break.”
Here’s the brilliant new video…
Jennifer Nettles Signs New Record Deal
Less than three weeks after announcing her departure from Universal Music Group (UMG), Jennifer Nettles has joined the Big Machine Label Group (BMLG). Nettles joins the labels impressive roster which includes artists such as Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, and many more.
The Band Perry have
released a brand new
single, ‘Live Forever,’
But is it COUNTRY???
Luke Bryan explains what fans can expect from his
new album, Kill the Lights.
Luke Bryan’s new album, Kill The Lights, released this week
The 13-track collection was produced by Jeff Stevens and his son Jody Stevens and contains 13 songs, six of which were co-written by Luke including the title track.
Luke hopes fans who pick up a copy of Kill the Lights will have all of their expectations fulfilled. “I want them to be going ‘Oh yeah, this is what we wanted, this is what we expect,’ Luke explains. “I think when you hear ‘Kick the Dust Up’ right off the bat, it sets a tone that I’m right here with what I am, but then when you start getting into ‘Kill the Lights’ and hear that new kind of sound of that song, and then even with some of the other tracks like ‘Fast’ and then even ‘To the Moon and Back,’ those go down that ‘Drink a Beer’ seriousness that I was able to do a little bit on Crash My Party. And now it worked on Crash My Party, and now I’m confident to do it certainly on this album and more albums to come.”
And for those of you who want even more Luke Bryan music, Target has an exclusive Kill the Lights package with three additional songs, all of which the Georgia native co-wrote.
Kill the Lights is the follow up to 2013′s Crash My Party, which has been Luke’s most successful album to date. The album includes six consecutive No. 1 singles, been certified double platinum after selling more than two million copies, along with eight million digital downloads overall.
He’s headlining his Kick the Dust Up Tour, which features opening acts Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch. The trek also includes seven stadium dates, which also feature Florida Georgia Line, as well as Thomas Rhett on select dates.
Jana Kramer Is Pregnant!
Jana Kramer and her husband, NFL player Michael Caussin, are expecting a baby!
The pair, who wed in May, made the announcement this week
“Being a mom will be the greatest job I’ll ever have,” the “I Got the Boy” singer, 31, says. “I feel like the luckiest girl alive to be on this journey with the love of my life.”
Baby Caussin is expected to arrive early next year.
“Words can not describe how happy and blessed we feel to become parents,” the couple says.
In other baby news...
Charles Kelley and Wife Cassie Are Expecting a Baby!
Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley and his wife Cassie are expecting their first child together!
The couple made the announcement on Cassie’s lifestyle blog, Womanista
“Charles and I are SO BEYOND EXCITED to share with y’all that we are expecting a baby,” Cassie shared. “He or she is due in February and we are so happy we can hardly stand it. Like, ecstatic and I’m crying even as I type those words!”
Coat of Many Colors
Jennifer Nettles has been cast in the upcoming NBC TV movie Dolly Parton‘s Coat of Many Colors.
Nettles will play Parton’s mother, Avie Lee Parton, in the movie, which is based on Parton’s upbringing.
Dolly Parton is serving as executive producer on the movie.
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Divorcing
After years of tabloid gossip claiming marital troubles, country music's top couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert announced their divorce after four years of marriage.
The news was confirmed in a statement by the couple to The Associated Press, issued by their representatives Monday.
"This is not the future we envisioned," the former couple said in the statement.
"And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter."
Shelton and Lambert, who wed in May of 2011, reportedly have a prenup, therefore, their financials have already been worked out. Sources tell TMZ that Shelton will keep their Oklahoma ranch and that she will get the family home in Nashville.
Despite nasty rumors, fans can rest assured that Chris Young has nothing to do with it.
The singer made a point of shooting down the circulating whispers on his social media accounts on Tuesday afternoon (July 21). Young noted that he doesn’t normally address gossip involving himself, but he felt the need to do so this time.
“My name has been mentioned as a contributing factor in Blake and Miranda’s divorce. That is totally FALSE,” Young writes. “They are both my friends and I would not betray that friendship. Just wanted to clear that up.”
The rumor was first mentioned by TMZ, with the website’s sources alleging that Lambert was unfaithful to her husband because of Young.
Kenny Chesney Breaks Record / Releases New Video
Kenny Chesney broke his own attendance record at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field this week while performing at the venue as part of his 2015 The Big Revival Tour.
Kenny sold 55,131 tickets for the concert — making it the largest single-night country show ever at Lincoln Financial Field.
Meantime the Tennessee native has released the video to what American Country Show reckons is one of this summers hottest tunes ‘Save It For A Rainy Day’
Little Big Town Make History
Little Big Town have made Billboard history as their reign continues at Number 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for the 11th consecutive week with “Girl Crush.”
THe GRAMMY award-winning country group sets a new record as the longest run by a group in the chart’s history ousting the previous record set by The Browns with “The Three Bells” in 1959.
“Girl Crush” is also the No.1 country download on the Nielsen SoundScan Digital Country Songs Chart; making it the most downloaded song in country music for 2015 with sales totaling nearly 1.4 million.
The song is currently at Number 4 on the country radio chart and will no doubt become Number 1 in the coming weeks
Kenny Rogers To Release First New Chistmas Album In 17 Years
The 76-year-old has announced that he will release a new holiday-themed album, Once Again It’s Christmas, in 2015.
The album will be Rogers’ first Christmas release since 1998’s Christmas From The Heart and his sixth Christmas release overall.
“I can’t tell you how much fun it was recording a Christmas record again,” Rogers says.
Since the release of his first ever Christmas album, Christmas, in 1981, Rogers has embarked on an annual Christmas & Hits Tour, which continues this winter for the thirty-fourth straight year.
“Christmas is my favorite time of year. It’s a very important season for me, especially now that I have twin boys who just turned 11 years old. It’s reminded me of how you see it through different eyes when you’re a parent. It’s wonderful,” Rogers said.
New Video Release: Steven Tyler
Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler released the video for his country tune "Love is Your Name", the first single from a forthcoming album Tyler released later this year.
Tyler says the video was inspired by his childhood growing up in a cabin by the lake with a pet raccoon
Brantley Gilbert Marries Amber Cochran
Brantley Gilbert married fiancée Amber Cochran at his Georgia home on June 28th
Last year Brantley revealed that Amber, whom he has known for several years, has been the subject of many of his songs.
They dated for a while, then went their separate ways for a brief period before rekindling their relatonship. “She’s a hometown girl,” Brantley said at the time of his engagement. “I’m pretty excited, to say the least.”
Have you watched the amazing duet by Michael Martin Murphey And Lexi Walker of "What's Forever For" #MustSee
Kacey Musgraves will play Dublin on November 12th.
The Grammy winner has just released her second album 'Pageant Material', and will perform for her Irish fans at The Academy
The Texan native will also play in the UK with shows at the Sage in Gateshead, Birmingham Institute, the O2 ABC Glasgow, Manchester's Albert Hall and London's Royal Albert Hall between November 9 and 18.
Tickets for the Dublin gig are €20 including booking fee
New Video Release:
Tyler Farr has released the video for his latest single, “Withdrawals.”
The video features Tyler in one room, and being trapped in a glass box that fills up with water and smoke.
The track is the second release from his album, Suffer In Peace
New Video Release:
Brett Eldredge - Bring You Back'
After three consecutive No.1 singles from his debut album, Brett Eldredge is back with a new tune 'Bring You Back '
Rapper Nelly Is Going Country
Nelly's officially going country, not that he hasn't been there before.
His manager J. Erving of Atom Factory is reporting to Billboard magazine that the rapper will record a country music EP called "Heartland."
This wouldn’t be first time the Texas native has delved into the world of country. He helped Florida Georgia Line with a remix of their hit song, “Cruise” in 2013 and featured Tim McGraw in his 2004 song “Over and Over.”
ACM Awards 2015 - Winners
It was a great night to celebrate country music at the 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards held at AT&T Stadium on Sunday in Arlington, Texas.
Miranda Lambert was one of the big winners of the night, taking home Album of the Year for Platinum, Song of the Year for “Automatic,” and Female Vocalist of the Year.
Click HERE for winners
New Video Release:
Little Big Town - Girl Crush
Little Big Town have released the highly-anticipated music
video for their latest single, “Girl Crush.”
The follow up to recent No.1 hit, “Day Drinking.” is the
second single from the GRAMMY winner’s newest album,
Darius Rucker’s ‘Southern Style’ Hits No.1
Steven Tyler Goes Country
Steven Tyler has signed with the Big Machine Label Group
While no specific release date or title has been announced, the album, set for release later this year, will feature songs that the Aerosmith singer has already been writing and recording in Nashville over the past few months