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Listen now: George Strait serves up a shot of tequila with "Codigo"

George Strait is following up his Cold Beer Conversation with a shot of tequila. The Country Music Hall of Famer returns with his first new music since his 2015 album with the new track “Codigo," which immortalizes the brand of tequila in which he's a partner. King George co-wrote the tune with his…... Read More

"Here Tonight" on NYE: Brett Young joins Keith Urban for Nashville's nationally-broadcast Music City Midnight

“Here Tonight” hitmaker Brett Young is joining the lineup for the annual Music City Midnight New Year’s Eve celebration in Nashville. For the third year in a row, CMA Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban will headline the free show at Tennessee’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, which will be broadcast nationally for the…... Read More

Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves lead the country contenders for the 61st Grammys

Female artists may fight for airplay at country radio these days, but they’re not struggling for critical acclaim, as Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves lead the country nominees for the 61st annual Grammy Awards. Maren leads the pack with six nominations, with half of her nods coming from her pop collaboration with Zedd. “The Middle”…... Read More

Country star trivia

In Jessi Colter's #1 hit from 1975, "I'm Not Lisa," what is the song's protagonist's name? Answer: Julie. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

"O, Christmas Tree," you've been warned: Brett Eldredge admits his beloved dog Edgar can be a tinsel-time terror

With the new Deluxe edition of his yuletide album, Glow, available this holiday season, Brett Eldredge is busier than ever this December. But come Christmas Day, you can bet Brett will be back home celebrating with his beloved dog, Edgar. "We've had two now, I think, where we go back home to Illinois," he recalls, "which…... Read More

From "sad" to "uplifting" and "happy," Brett Young takes fans to a new place with "Ticket to L.A."

Brett Young's sophomore album, Ticket to L.A., arrives Friday, and shows a new side of the California-born singer. Simply put, Brett admits he's much happier now than when he recorded his self-titled debut. "I think the first album was a really good way for me to introduce myself to people," he…... Read More

Nashville notes

Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman, Hunter Hayes, 38 Special, and 3 Doors Down are just some of the artists confirmed for the Christmas 4 Kids Tour Bus Show that takes place Monday, December 17 at the Hendersonville, Tennessee Walmart. During the event, stars meet with fans and take them on a tour of their home-away-from-home.…... Read More

That makes me a "Millionaire": Chris Stapleton is "Billboard"'s #1 country artist of 2018

Chris Stapleton is the Top Country Artist of 2018, according to Billboard. It’s a title the Kentucky native also claimed in 2016, though label mate Sam Hunt outranked him in 2017, on the strength of “Body Like a Back Road.” Stapleton wins the title based largely on the success of his albums, according to Billboard.…... Read More

Willa Gray becomes the "Star of the Show" when she visits "Sesame Street" with dad Thomas Rhett

If you need a little pick-me-up, just check out the videos of Thomas Rhett’s daughter Willa Gray visiting the set of Sesame Street. In the social media clips shared by his wife Lauren, Willa cuddles with Abby Cadabby and shares a cookie with Cookie Monster, all with an expression of wide-eyed amazement. “‘Oh. My. Word.…... Read More

Reba McEntire and the Oak Ridge Boys sing for their friend, George H.W. Bush, at Thursday's funeral in Texas

President George H.W. Bush was a great fan of country music, so it was only fitting that two members of the Country Music Hall of Fame sang at his service Thursday in Texas. Reba McEntire did “The Lord’s Prayer,” while the Oak Ridge Boys performed an a cappella version of “Amazing Grace.”   “What a…... Read More

Much more than the "Girl in the Movies": Dolly grabs her sixth Golden Globe nod

Dolly Parton may finally take home a Golden Globe in 2019. The global superstar is up for Best Original Song at this year’s ceremony for “Girl in the Movies,” the tune she wrote and recorded for the film Dumplin’ with producer Linda Perry. “I was like ‘Yay Dolly!’” Perry said, reacting to news of…... Read More

Brad Paisley gets "Bucked Off" shooting new video at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge

Some lucky Brad Paisley fans not only got to see a surprise set by the superstar this week in Nashville, they also have a shot at being in his new music video. The West Virginia native played a pop-up show Wednesday night at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and filmed part of the video…... Read More

Country star trivia

On this day in 2008, Zac Brown Band hit number one on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for the very first time.  Can you name the tasty hit that earned them the milestone? ANSWER: "Chicken Fried." Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Old Dominion takes "Little Saint Nick" for a spin on CMA Country Christmas

Old Dominion has never recorded a holiday song, but you'll get your first chance to hear the five-man band doing some yuletide fare on this year's CMA Country Christmas special. For their first appearance on the annual show, the CMA Vocal group of the Year picked the rock and roll classic "Little Saint…... Read More