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Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Tanya Tucker & More Help Raise $800,000 for Country Music Hall of Fame

Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Tanya Tucker & More Help Raise $800,000 for Country Music Hall of Fame

The star-studded 7th All for the Hall benefit concert on Feb. 10 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, which was hosted by Keith Urban, helped raise more than $800,000 for the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s education programs. The all-star lineup featured performances by Keith Urban, Ingrid Andress, Luke Combs, Lauren Daigle, Brothers Osborne, Carly Pearce,…MORE

Chris Young Extends “Town Ain’t Big Enough Tour” With Scotty McCreery

Chris Young Extends “Town Ain’t Big Enough Tour” With Scotty McCreery

Chris Young has added a handful of dates to his upcoming Town Ain’t Big Enough Tour, which takes its name from his recent duet with Lauren Alaina. Initially slated to kick off in Detroit on May 28, Chris’ tour will now get started on April 30 in Columbus, Ohio, with new dates in Missouri, Iowa,…MORE

Maren Morris Scores Third No. 1 Single With “The Bones”

Maren Morris Scores Third No. 1 Single With “The Bones”

Maren Morris’ “The Bones” ascended to the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Maren co-penned the tune, which is featured on her 2019 album, Girl, with Laura Veltz and Jimmy Robbins. “The bones are good,” said Maren via Twitter. “Thank you so much for my third number 1…MORE

Gene Watson Joins the Grand Ole Opry

Gene Watson Joins the Grand Ole Opry

After Vince Gill invited him to join the Grand Ole Opry on Jan. 17, Gene Watson was inducted into the esteemed organization by Opry member Steve Wariner on Feb. 7. “I remember my induction night as humbling and overwhelming,” said Steve. “But tonight, it’s about Gene who is a great ambassador for country music and…MORE

Midland to Drop New Live Album on Feb. 28

Midland to Drop New Live Album on Feb. 28

Midland—the trio comprised of Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Jess Carson—re-opend iconic West-coast venue The Palomino for a special concert on Oct. 15, 2019. Now the trio is commemorating the performance with a new album, Midland Live From the Palomino, which will drop on Feb. 28. The 10-song offering features Midland’s current single, “Cheatin’ Songs,”…MORE

Carly Pearce Talks New Self-Titled Album, Busbee Friendship, Opry Importance, Gaining Confidence, Finding Love & More

Carly Pearce Talks New Self-Titled Album, Busbee Friendship, Opry Importance, Gaining Confidence, Finding Love & More

Jim Casey talks with Carly Pearce about: releasing her self-titled sophomore album on Feb. 14 finding confidence over the last few years the evolution of her music since releasing her 2017 debut project, Every Little Thing her friendship with writer/producer busbee, who passed away in September 2019 the responsibility of keeping busbee’s music alive the…MORE

CMA Announces International Tour With Abby Anderson, Niko Moon, Cassadee Pope & Mitchell Tenpenny

CMA Announces International Tour With Abby Anderson, Niko Moon, Cassadee Pope & Mitchell Tenpenny

The Country Music Association will visit the Pacific Rim in March with an international showcase featuring Abby Anderson, Niko Moon, Cassadee Pope and Mitchell Tenpenny. The five-date tour, dubbed Introducing Nashville, will visit Australia, New Zealand and Japan. As part of CMA’s mission to support the expansion of country music around the globe, Introducing Nashville…MORE