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  • Listen to Keith Urban's gentle new love ballad 'Parallel Line'

    Listen to Keith Urban's gentle new love ballad 'Parallel Line'

    Grammy-winning country star Keith Urban has revealed a gentle new love ballad, “Parallel Line,’ which is likely to be the first new track off his forthcoming studio album Graffiti U, according to Rolling Stone on Jan. 19. Listen to the attached lyric video to hear the artist crooning in a tender...
  • Keith Urban announces ‘GraffitiU’ North American Tour with Kelsea Ballerini in support of new album

    Keith Urban announces ‘GraffitiU’ North American Tour with Kelsea Ballerini in support of new album

    Keith Urban announced his upcoming touring plans in support of what will be his 11th studio album during a popup concert that took place at Nashville’s Exit/In earlier this week. Titled GraffitiU, the upcoming release will be promoted with a 58-city tour across North America that is scheduled to...
  • Watch: Oak Ridge Boys release song 'Brand New Star' on 45th anniversary

    Watch: Oak Ridge Boys release song 'Brand New Star' on 45th anniversary

      The Oak Ridge Boys have released a new song titled “Brand New Star,” from their upcoming album 17th Avenue Revival, according to Rolling Stone. The country-gospel quartet is celebrating their 45th anniversary in 2018 and has announced new music to mark the occasion. Watch the attached video to...
  • Watch Dierks Bentley releases 'Woman Amen' from new album 'The Mountain'

    Watch Dierks Bentley releases 'Woman Amen' from new album 'The Mountain'

    Country star Dierks Bentley has unveiled his first new single titled “Woman Amen” from his upcoming new album The Mountain, according to Rolling Stone. The song has an upbeat tempo and surging sound reminiscent of the great outdoors in Telluride, Colorado, which is where the album was recorded...
  • Eric Church, Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne to give Route 91 tribute at Grammys

    Eric Church, Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne to give Route 91 tribute at Grammys

    Country stars Maren Morris, Eric Church, and Brothers Osborne will perform a tribute to the victims of Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas at the 60th Grammy Awards, according to the Grammy Awards website.  “Music's biggest night” will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York on Jan. 28 and...
  • Dolly Parton received two 2018 Guinness World Records.

    Dolly Parton honored with two 2018 Guinness World Records

    Music legend Dolly Parton added two more awards to her already impressive collection, receiving two certificates from the Guinness World Records in recognition for her achievements in country music. Parton was recognized with record title certificates naming her as the female artist with the most...
  • Johnny Cash Folsom Prison film doc in the works

    Johnny Cash Folsom Prison film doc in the works

    A new film documentary about the legendary country music icon Johnny Cash is in the works, according to Hollywood Reporter on Jan. 12. Imperative Entertainment and "Jurassic World" producer Frank Marshall and director Thom Zimny have teamed up on the project. The famous Folsom Prison concert took...
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    The Deep Dark Woods play melancholy, moody set

    Canadian alt-rock-country hybrids The Deep Dark Woods brought their dark and moody sound to Ignition Records in Goshen, Ind. Saturday night. In a live setting, their sound was brighter and less baleful than on record, although they were still a bit darker than the typical fare found on the Ignition...
  • Dierks Bentley announces new album, 'The Mountain'

    Dierks Bentley announces new album, 'The Mountain'

    Platinum country music artist Dierks Bentley was inspired by the Telluride Bluegrass Festival to create his ninth studio album, The Mountain, which will be released by Capitol Records Nashville in 2018, according to NPR on Jan. 10. Bentley will be live on all social media platforms on Jan. 10 at 1...
  • Walker Hayes releases new album 'boom.'

    Interview: Walker Hayes blasts open the door of country

    Walker Hayes breaks off some cold, hard truths on his new album ⎯⎯ “I met Craig at a church called Redeeming Grace / Like he understood my ‘I don't want to be here’ face / I felt out of place, and I smelled like beer,” he ruminates on evocative closer “Craig." boom., a title both bombastic and...
  • 7 best Johnny Cash cover songs

    7 best Johnny Cash cover songs

    Johnny Cash was a unique artist. He was without question one of the greatest country artists to ever record a song. At the same time, he had a punk-rock spirit before anyone knew what punk rock was. Part of the reason he is such an enduring artist is that no matter what he recorded - including songs...
  • 'CMA Awards Live: Greatest Moments 1968-2015' 10-DVD set now available

    'CMA Awards Live: Greatest Moments 1968-2015' 10-DVD set now available

    The TIME LIFE Company has just released a 10-DVD set called "CMA Awards Live: Greatest Moments 1968-2015" that features highlights from many of the CMA Awards shows that took place over the last 50-years. Since the CMA Awards shows have always featured the hottest country music acts, the list of...
  • Interview: Singer Tyler Williams charts own path on new album ‘Good for Me’

    Interview: Singer Tyler Williams charts own path on new album ‘Good for Me’

    Contemporary country singer Tyler Williams might be one of the busiest dudes around - singer/songwriter, NASCAR driver, actor, author - yep, he has his irons in a lot of fires these days. For a guy, so busy and so driven, you’d never guess that at a young age a bad case of stage fright almost...
  • Interview: Ernest K. discusses genre-defying songwriting

    Interview: Ernest K. discusses genre-defying songwriting

    Ernest K. is an artist from Nashville who incorporates country, hip-hop, and R&B into his music. By phone he discussed his longtime connection to music, having a heart attack at age 19, and learning songwriting from some of the best in Nashville  AXS: You've been interested in music since you...
  • Merlefest 2018 lineup is announced

    Merlefest 2018 lineup is announced

    Merlefest is about to enter its 21st year. This festival began in 1988 as a fundraiser for the host Wilkes Community College. It has always been known as a festival supporting the "traditional plus" music of the Appalachians where the festival is held. Every year you can count on some big names...
  • Kenny Chesney adds two Las Vegas dates to his 'Trip Around the Sun' tour

    Kenny Chesney adds two Las Vegas dates to his 'Trip Around the Sun' tour

      Country music superstar Kenny Chesney has announced the addition of two shows in Las Vegas to his ‘Trip Around the Sun Tour” in conjunction with his new album Live in No Shoes Nation. Chesney will perform at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on March 16-17, 2018. The tour will feature hits...
  • Alan Jackson adds dates to 2018 Honky Tonk Highway Tour

    Alan Jackson adds dates to 2018 Honky Tonk Highway Tour

    Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson has announced 2018 dates to his ‘Honky Tonk Highway Tour,’ following a year of packed houses and sold-out shows. Jackson will hit the highway again in 2018, starting with a show at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY. The country music icon will be playing at some of...
  • Willie Nelson adds 2018 Florida tour dates

    Willie Nelson adds 2018 Florida tour dates

    Country music legend Willie Nelson has added Florida tour dates in Florida to his 2018 schedule. The famed “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” singer will be appearing with Los Lonely Boys at Florida appearances between Feb. 10-18. Nelson’s album God’s Problem Child debuted at Number One on Billboard’s...
  • Reba and Brooks & Dunn announce the 2018 return of 'Together In Vegas' at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace

    Reba and Brooks & Dunn announce the 2018 return of 'Together In Vegas' at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace

    Country singers Reba McEntire, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn will be extending their “Together In Vegas” residency well into 2018. Announced on Friday, the veteran performers will deliver a dozen more shows in the spring and summer of next year at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, with ticket pre-sales...
  • Tyler Childers announces 2018 North American winter tour

    Tyler Childers announces 2018 North American winter tour

    2017 has been a pretty exciting breakout year for country guitarist and singer Tyler Childers. The singer-songwriter from Kentucky released his debut album, Purgatory, back in August, which was produced by country hotshot Sturgill Simpson. Childers will now be carrying the party over into 2018, with...
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