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[Live] Watch the Country Music Hall of Fame Announce Its Class of 2019

[Live] Watch the Country Music Hall of Fame Announce Its Class of 2019

Today, the Country Music Association will elect one new member/act to the Country Music Hall of Fame in each of its three categories: Modern Era, Veteran Era and Songwriter/Musician/Non-Performer (this category rotates, and this year a non-performer will be elected). Reba McEntire will host the announcement at the Hall of Fame’s rotunda on March 18…MORE

Eric Church Adds 13 New Shows to “Double Down Tour”

Eric Church Adds 13 New Shows to “Double Down Tour”

With 16 shows already under his belt, Eric Church’s 37-date Double Down Tour is in full swing. Now, the tour is getting additional dates. Eric announced 13 new shows in eight new cities, including stops in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Calgary, Sacramento and more. “I don’t want to be two months from the end of this…MORE

Watch Chris Young Crank It Up in New “Raised On Country” Video

Watch Chris Young Crank It Up in New “Raised On Country” Video

Chris Young cranks up the volume in his new video for “Raised On Country.” Directed by Peter Zavadil, the new clip was filmed at a Nashville-area dive bar, as well as the WSM Radio Tower, a historic tower built in 1932 that was responsible for broadcasting the Grand Ole Opry from New York to California.…MORE

Watch Miranda Lambert, Cassadee Pope, Brandi Carlile & Natalie Hemby Join Maren Morris to Sing “My Church” at the Ryman

Watch Miranda Lambert, Cassadee Pope, Brandi Carlile & Natalie Hemby Join Maren Morris to Sing “My Church” at the Ryman

During Maren Morris’ sold-out show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on March 13, Miranda Lambert, Cassadee Pope, Brandi Carlile and Natalie Hemby surprised Maren by joining her onstage to sing “My Church.” “This moment was not planned but it made my 🖤 explode,” said Maren, in part, via Twitter. Earlier in the evening, Brandi teamed with…MORE

Blake Shelton Opens Ole Red Gatlinburg With Concert & $54,000 Donation to Local High School

Blake Shelton Opens Ole Red Gatlinburg With Concert & $54,000 Donation to Local High School

Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Gatlinburg is celebrating its week-long grand opening in Gatlinburg, Tenn., March 11–17. On March 13, Blake took part in the festivities by performing a private concert that raised $29,214 via tickets sales for Gatlinburg-Pittman High School’s music programs. Ryman Hospitality Properties donated an additional $25,000 to bring the total to $54,214.…MORE

Rachel Wammack Gets Engaged

Rachel Wammack Gets Engaged

Rachel Wammack revealed via Twitter that she got engaged on March 11. “I’m going to be Mrs. Noah Purcell,” said Rachel, in part, along with a pic of her fiancé and new ring. Rachel, 24, is a native of Muscle Shoals, Ala. She released her four-song debut EP in April 2018, which featured her debut…MORE

Trisha Yearwood Celebrates 20th Opry Anniversary With Star-Studded Show

Trisha Yearwood Celebrates 20th Opry Anniversary With Star-Studded Show

Trisha Yearwood celebrated the 20th anniversary of her Grand Ole Opry induction with an appearance on the Opry on March 12. A number of artists attended the show to help Trisha celebrate, including Ricky Skaggs—who surprised Trisha with the invitation to the join the Opry 20 years ago; Emmylou Harris, who Trisha cites as her…MORE

Listen to Scotty McCreery’s New Single, “In Between”

Listen to Scotty McCreery’s New Single, “In Between”

Scotty McCreery will try to score his third consecutive No. 1 single with the release of “In Between” on April 1—no foolin’. Penned by Scotty, Frank Rogers, Jessi Alexander and Jonathan Singleton, “In Between” follows previous No. 1 single “Five More Minutes” and “This Is It.” All three songs are from Scotty’s 2018 album, Seasons…MORE

Devin Dawson Announces “California Smoke Tour” to Benefit CA Fire Foundation

Devin Dawson Announces “California Smoke Tour” to Benefit CA Fire Foundation

California native Devin Dawson announced a new tour, dubbed the California Smoke Tour, which gets its name from lyrics in his current single, “Dark Horse.” All proceeds from the six-date run in California will go straight to the California Fire Foundation, aiding them in providing emotional and financial assistance to firefighters, their families and the…MORE

ACM Awards to Feature Performances by George Strait, Reba, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton & More

ACM Awards to Feature Performances by George Strait, Reba, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton & More

The Academy of Country Music announced the first round of performers for the 54th ACM Awards on April 7: Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton and George Strait. As previously announced, ACM Artist of the Decade Award winner Jason Aldean will also perform. Additional…MORE

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