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"Legend" in the making: Kelsea Ballerini goes gold while working on new music

Kelsea Ballerini’s been spending some golden days in the Golden State lately. The “Legends” hitmaker has just learned her current top-15 single, “Miss Me More,” has been certified gold, and so has her previous hit, “I Hate Love Songs.” She shared the news with her fans on social media, while also…... Read More

Toes in the water: Zac Brown Band plans a Vegas pool party the night of the ACMs

Zac Brown Band will be playing a party at the pool the night of the ACMs in Las Vegas. After the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Arena on Sunday, April 7, ZBB will kick off the KAOS Pool Concert Series at the Palms. The music gets underway…... Read More

Dustin Lynch dominates with his new track, "Ridin' Roads"

Lots of people are downloading Dustin Lynch’s new song, “Ridin’ Roads.” This week, the title track of his new three-song EP debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Country Digital Song Sales chart, having sold 16,000 downloads. Though it’s Dustin’s sixth top ten on this particular chart, it’s his first #1. Last week’s chart-topper, Thomas…... Read More

Backstreet Boy AJ McLean shows love through the years in video for his country single, “Boy and a Man”

Backstreet Boy AJ McLean already has a number one country single thanks to "God, Your Mama, and Me," his group's collaboration with Florida Georgia Line. Now, he's hoping to repeat his success with his first official solo country single, “Boy and a Man.” The video for the song tells the story of a…... Read More

FGL, Luke Combs, Dan+Shay, Dierks, B&D, Church, Kelly Clarkson and more book stage time at the ACMs

The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards are less than three weeks away, and the list of performers who’ll take the stage at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas continues to grow. Florida Georgia Line, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Eric Church, Ashley McBryde, pop star Kelly Clarkson, and Grammy-winning Americana favorite Brandi…... Read More

"Love (Yourself) Wins": Carrie Underwood radiates body positivity as she "bounces back" after the birth of baby Jacob

In about six weeks, Carrie Underwood will hit the road on her Cry Pretty Tour. As she gets ready, she’s also taking care of her new baby Jacob, who was born January 21. Tuesday, the fitness enthusiast checked in with her fans after her workout. “I’m going to be honest,” Carrie started the…... Read More

George Strait and Blake Shelton do a little cowboy comedy to promote summer stadium show

George Strait may’ve officially retired from the road in 2014, but nearly five years later, there are still plenty of chances to see the Country Music Hall of Famer play live. The latest will be Saturday, August 17 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Blake Shelton, “On My Way to You” hitmaker Cody…... Read More

Country star trivia

In 2006, Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill teamed up with Brooks & Dunn to record this top-five hit from their Hillbilly Deluxe album. Can you name it? ANSWER: "Building Bridges." Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

'American Idol' final auditions: Surprise appearances, a former country star and a Maddie Poppe prank

American Idol's final audition episode of the season aired Monday night, and it was a crazy combination of unexpected guest appearances, the usual sob stories and one very funny prank, courtesy of reigning Idol champ Maddie Poppe.  Attack of last season's finalistsAbout 90 minutes into the show, we were introduced…... Read More

Nashville notes

Carly Pearce recently filmed a new acoustic take on her hit, "Closer to You," at Music City's Ocean Way Studios. You can check out the YouTube Nashville Sessions version of the the tune online. Brad Paisley and Little Big Town are the headliners for Live in the Vineyard Goes Country May 14-16 in Napa Valley, California. Brothers…... Read More

Brooks & Dunn are bound for the Hall of Fame: "We made a big ole mess out there for 20 years"

Monday, the world learned something Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn have known for several weeks: Brooks & Dunn will be this year's Modern Era inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame. "It was just a couple weeks ago," Ronnie recalls. "And they said, 'Don't tell anybody.'" "The first thing…... Read More