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Listen to Blake Shelton’s New Single, “Hell Right,” Featuring Trace Adkins

Listen to Blake Shelton’s New Single, “Hell Right,” Featuring Trace Adkins

Blake Shelton will try to score the 27th No. 1 single of his career with the release of “Hell Right.” The new tune, which features vocals from Trace Adkins, was penned by David Garcia, Brett Tyler and Michael Hardy, who is one of the co-writers behinds Blake’s most recent No. 1 hit, “God’s Country.” “The…MORE

Watch Hardy’s Stripped-Down Performance of Blake Shelton’s No. 1 Hit, “God’s County”

Watch Hardy’s Stripped-Down Performance of Blake Shelton’s No. 1 Hit, “God’s County”

Over the last couple of years, Michael Hardy, known professionally as Hardy, has earned a rep as one of Nashville’s hottest songwriters. The Mississippi native has co-penned recent No. 1 singles “God’s Country” (Blake Shelton), “Simple” (Florida Georgia Line) and “Up Down” (Morgan Wallen). Hardy also had a hand in writing FGL’s “Talk You Out…MORE

Maren Morris Drops Trippy New Video for “The Bones” [Watch]

Maren Morris Drops Trippy New Video for “The Bones” [Watch]

Maren Morris released a “trippy” new video for her song “The Bones.” Directed by Alex Ferrari, the video features footage of Maren vacationing on the beach with husband Ryan Hurd. The lovebirds share plenty of hugs and kisses in the clip as Maren croons the chorus: “When the bones are good, the rest don’t matter…MORE

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Trace Adkins & More Walk the Red Carpet at L.A. Premiere of “Bennett’s War” [Photo Gallery]

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Trace Adkins & More Walk the Red Carpet at L.A. Premiere of “Bennett’s War” [Photo Gallery]

Trace Adkins will co-star in the upcoming film, Bennett’s War, which hits theaters nationwide on Aug. 30. During the flick’s L.A. premiere on Aug. 13, Trace walked the red carpet with his co-stars—Michael Roark, Ali Afshar, Allison Paige and more—as well as his longtime friend Blake Shelton, who was joined by girlfriend Gwen Stefani. For…MORE

Josh Turner Scores Multiple Gospel Music Awards Nominations

Josh Turner Scores Multiple Gospel Music Awards Nominations

The Gospel Music Association announced its nominees for the 50th annual GMA Dove Awards. A number of gospel music staples earned multiple nominations in the Dove Awards categories, including Lauren Daigle (6), For King & Country (5) and Kirk Franklin (5). Josh Turner, who has scored a number of Top 10 hits on the country…MORE

“Opry Salute to Ray Charles” TV Special With Darius Rucker, Chris Young, Trisha Yearwood & More to Premiere on PBS on Aug. 15

“Opry Salute to Ray Charles” TV Special With Darius Rucker, Chris Young, Trisha Yearwood & More to Premiere on PBS on Aug. 15

The Grand Ole Opry paid homage to icon Ray Charles in October 2018 with a special showcase that was hosted by Darius Rucker and featured performances by Darius, Cam, Brett Eldredge, Ronnie Milsap, Lukas Nelson, LeAnn Rimes, Allen Stone, Travis Tritt, Charlie Wilson, Leela James, Trisha Yearwood, Jessie Key, Chris Young and Boyz II Men. The…MORE

The Highwomen Share Self-Titled Track [Listen]

The Highwomen Share Self-Titled Track [Listen]

The Highwomen—Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby—have shared their eponymous song, “Highwomen,” from their upcoming self-titled album (Sept. 6). “Highwomen” was penned by Amanda Shires, Brandi Carlile and Jimmy Webb, who is the songwriter behind “Highwayman,” the titular track performed by 1980s supergroup The Highwaymen, which featured Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie…MORE