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Matt Stell

Newcomer Matt Stell is now officially a golden boy. The six-foot-seven former college basketball player found out Monday night -- in front of a capacity crowd at the impromptu Nashville tradition known as Whiskey Jam -- that his breakthrough hit, “Prayed for You,” has been certified gold. “Prayed for You” is also…... Read More

Country star trivia

Waylon Jennings achieved his fourth #1 with this 1975 song questioning whether country music had lost its way. Can you name the classic tune from his Dreaming My Dreams album? ANSWER: "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way." Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Nashville notes

Chris Stapleton's set to join Sheryl Crow for her appearance this Friday on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He sings on the track "Tell Me When It's Over" from her new Threads album. Sara Evans will kick off her ten-date Blue Christmas Tour December 5 in Huntsville, Alabama. Newcomers Temecula Road will open. "After a Few" hitmaker Travis…... Read More

Carly Pearce is now happily engaged to Michael Ray, and they're on the way to the altar sometime this fall.  But before their romance could blossom, she had to deal with a painful reality: breaking up with her then-boyfriend. It's something she tackles head-on in her new album. "I want people to…... Read More

After conquering iTunes with Blake Shelton, Craig Morgan reunites with former label to tackle radio

Craig Morgan now has a new record deal, after Blake Shelton helped propel his new song to #1 on iTunes through a Twitter campaign. “The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost” is now going to be promoted to country radio stations via Broken Bow Records, Craig’s label home from 2002 until 2008. Craig…... Read More

Midland's ready to

Midland’s planning to Let It Roll Tuesday night on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy, and Jess Carson are set to perform the track “Playboys,” from their #1 sophomore album, on the show. You can tune in to watch starting at 12:35 a.m. ET on NBC. On Tuesday, the trio also kicks off…... Read More

After a week on top for Luke Bryan, country fans still want more

Country music fans just can't stop "Knockin’ Boots”: This week, Luke Bryan’s latest hit hangs on to its position at the top of the chart. “#KnockinBoots sitting at #1 for the second week in a row. Wow. Can’t believe it,” Luke tweeted on Monday, along with photos of himself  with writers Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson and Jon…... Read More

Tim McGraw pays tribute to The Cars' Ric Ocasek, the inspiration for his latest song

Tim McGraw is remembering Ric Ocasek, the day after the lead singer of The Cars was found dead in New York City. Tim’s most recent release happens to be a cover of the band’s 1984 hit ballad, “Drive.” “Man...so saddened to hear about the passing of Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, and legendary…... Read More

Country star trivia

Reba McEntire scored her first top-ten hit in 1980 with the lead single from her Feel the Fire album. Can you name it? ANSWER: "(You Lift Me) Up to Heaven." Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

We Back on tour: Jason Aldean heads out with Morgan Wallen and Riley Green this winter

Jason Aldean will launch his 20-city We Back Tour on January 30 in Columbia, South Carolina. Morgan Wallen and Riley Green will open the trek, named after Jason’s new single, “We Back.” His ninth album, titled 9, will be out November 22. Here’s a look at the complete itinerary for Jason Aldean’s We Back Tour,…... Read More

Lauren Alaina insists she can't dance, but she's ready to

Monday night, we'll meet the new man in Lauren Alaina's life: Not her boyfriend, but her partner on Dancing with the Stars. For the first time, the pairs won't be revealed this season until the premiere. Lauren's motivation to compete came when she sang on DWTS. "Watching them dance to…... Read More