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  • Kacey Musgraves announces Oh, What a World tour

    Kacey Musgraves announces Oh, What a World tour

    Country star Kacey Musgraves has announced “Oh, What a World” dates for the fall of 2018. Tickets to many of the shows in the UK and Europe are available on AXS. Golden Hour, Musgraves’ third studio album, includes the versatile tracks “High Horse,” “Happy & “Sad,” “Oh, What a World" and “Slow...
  • Interview: Karen Waldrup discusses her dream record 'Justified'

    Interview: Karen Waldrup discusses her dream record 'Justified'

    Karen Waldrup is an independent country music artist who has burst onto the scene. She has become something of a viral sensation with regular live videos that she records at home. By phone, she discussed her new album Justified, her fan base known as Waldrup Worldwide, and the opportunities now...
  • Dolly Parton to receive second star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Dolly Parton to receive second star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Music icon Dolly Parton will receive her second star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, becoming the first woman this century to achieve such an honor. Earning her first star 24 years ago, this time Parton will be honored with her 'Trio' cohorts Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris.  The three singer...
  • Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Chris Stapleton and more to play Farm Aid 2018

    Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Chris Stapleton and more to play Farm Aid 2018

    The annual Farm Aid benefit concert organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, will return for its 33rd year this coming September when it takes place in Connecticut for the first time since the event was launched back in 1985. The details for this year’s Farm Aid were revealed on...
  • Travis Tritt joins Shania Twain, Jake Owen on 'Real Country' judging panel

    Travis Tritt joins Shania Twain, Jake Owen on 'Real Country' judging panel

    Travis Tritt is returning to the spotlight as a judge on the talent contest "Real Country," which USA Network will premiere on a date to be announced. He joins previously announced judges Shania Twain and Jake Owen. The show will have emerging solo artists, duos and groups perform different types of...
  • CMA Fest 2018: Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett return to host ABC special; see lineup of performers

    CMA Fest 2018: Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett return to host ABC special; see lineup of performers

    For the second year in a row, Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett are hosting the ABC special "CMA Fest," which airs this year on Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The three-hour special will have highlights from the 2018 CMA Fest, which takes place June 7-10 at several venues in Nashville. The Country Music...
  • 2018 CMT Music Awards: Backstreet Boys, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland among presenters

    2018 CMT Music Awards: Backstreet Boys, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland among presenters

    CMT has announced that a mix of music stars, actors, media personalities and famous athletes are scheduled to be presenters at the 2018 CMT Music Awards, which will take place June 6 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. CMT will telecast the program at 8 p.m. ET/PT.  Music stars who will be...
  • Blue Yonder recalls Gram Parsons on 'Rough and Ready Heart'

    Blue Yonder recalls Gram Parsons on 'Rough and Ready Heart'

    When you listen to some bands, you realize just how indistinct the line is between country and bluegrass - even if that band doesn't feature a banjo. On the new album Rough and Ready Heart, Blue Yonder plays country music that is steeped in bluegrass tradition.  Sometimes you just have to be still...
  • A scripted Dolly Parton anthology themed around her music is coming to Netflix

    A scripted Dolly Parton anthology themed around her music is coming to Netflix

    Two years ago, the television audiences were reintroduced to the music of Dolly Parton when her semi-biographical “Coat of Many Colors” movie aired on NBC. According to The Hollywood Reporter, 13 million total viewers tuned into the television movie when it aired on Dec. 10 of that year, making it...
  • CoCo O'Connor tells great stories on 'This Ol' War'

    CoCo O'Connor tells great stories on 'This Ol' War'

    According to CoCo O'Connor, she was too rebellious for Nashville in her previous time in the city. After some time in Santa Fe, she has moved back to Nashville and recorded This Ol' War, which shows that she doesn't want to record the pop-country Nashville manufactures en masse. It doesn't take long...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to catch Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts

    It is very easy to have preconceived ideas about two sons bred from an iconic band like The Allman Brothers. Devon Allman and special guest Duane Betts are on tour together and the mating of these two ‘guitar slingers’ is nothing short of glorious. AXS was able to catch these two genius guitar...
  • 'Outlaws and Armadillos' celebrates the golden age of outlaw country

    'Outlaws and Armadillos' celebrates the golden age of outlaw country

    If you're a fan of classic country, it's a little disheartening to hear what currently passes for country music on commercial radio. It's a far cry from outlaw country of the 70s. Sony is celebrating outlaw country with a two-disc collection of songs that coincides with the Outlaws and Armadillos...
  • AXS Patio Sessions: Country artist Cash Campbell talks about his sound, fans and what's to come

    AXS Patio Sessions: Country artist Cash Campbell talks about his sound, fans and what's to come

    Country artist Cash Campbell has a diverse sound—something that is not common in the country music scene. "My sound compared to a couple others, might be a little right or left of center," Campbell told AXS. "Like upbeat dance music,  a lot of '80s or '90s older country, so somewhere between those...
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    Photos: 5 reasons to catch Billy Currington’s live show

    Country artists Billy Currington and LoCash thrilled the crowd at Tucson’s Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheatre on May 10 with a show filled with one hit song after another. Currington didn’t kick off his musical career until he was in his 30s. Once Mercury Records signed Currington, his music...
  • Little Big Town announces Red Rocks show with Ashley McBryde, The Brummies

    Little Big Town announces Red Rocks show with Ashley McBryde, The Brummies

    Raise a glass: Country music quartet Little Big Town is coming to Red Rocks and there will be "Day Drinking." Earlier this week, the Grammy-winning band announced a show at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sept. 20, with Ashley McBryde and The Brummies opening in support. Beyond the performance...
  • Grand Ole Ory announces Bonnaroo 2018 lineup: Bobby Bare, Brothers Osborne and more

    Grand Ole Ory announces Bonnaroo 2018 lineup: Bobby Bare, Brothers Osborne and more

    For the first time, Grand Ole Opry is presenting a showcase at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, on June 10, 2018. The Grande Ole Opry at Bonnaroo lineup has now been revealed to include Bobby Bare, Brothers Osborne, Del McCoury Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Riders in the Sky, LANCO, Nikki...
  • Interview: Country outlaw goes metal with DevilDriver's Dez Fafara

    Interview: Country outlaw goes metal with DevilDriver's Dez Fafara

    Every once in awhile, someone in music will put something together that's simply explosive - something out of the ordinary that makes fans of all genres and all walks of life just lean back and go 'woah!' And groove metal's DevilDriver has just put one of those projects together - only X 10.  Titled...
  • Keith Urban performing at STAPLES Center, Santa Barbara Bowl

    Keith Urban performing at STAPLES Center, Santa Barbara Bowl

    Country musician Keith Urban has added a pair of big California stops to his upcoming Graffiti U tour. Urban will play the Santa Barbara Bowl and LA's STAPLES Center in early October. Pre-sales for both shows start right here on AXS on Thursday, May 3, at 10 a.m., with prices ranging from $49.50 to...
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    Complete Stagecoach 2018 set times and lineup

    Grab your friends in low places, head across the Florida Georgia Line and get ready for a once in a lifetime experience: Stagecoach 2018 is almost here. California's country music festival is set to go down this weekend, April 27-29, at Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. Headlined by Florida Georgia...
  • BBVA Music Sessions: Watch Luke Pell kick off new live music series

    BBVA Music Sessions: Watch Luke Pell kick off new live music series

    The first of 10 BBVA Music Sessions kicked off on April 4 with a live, intimate performance and interview with country star Luke Pell in Dallas. Pell, who is currently on tour, gave fans an up close and personal opportunity to see him live at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, performing a slew of songs...
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