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Dwight Yoakam to Receive BMI President’s Award

Dwight Yoakam to Receive BMI President’s Award

Born in Kentucky. Raised in Ohio. Perfected in California. That’s the ol’ Dwight Yoakam adage. It’s no secret the Kentucky native gave Nashville a try in 1977 before becoming disinterested with the city’s pop-country proclivity. Instead, he boot-scooted across the heartland to California, where he found himself better suited to the L.A. Cowpunk scene with…MORE

Sam Hunt Drops Friendly New Single, “Kinfolks” [Listen]

Sam Hunt Drops Friendly New Single, “Kinfolks” [Listen]

Sam Hunt dropped his first new single in more than a year with the release of “Kinfolks” on Oct. 10. Penned by Sam with frequent collaborators Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne, “Kinfolks” will impact country radio on Oct. 14. “When I think of ‘kinfolks,’ when I think of that phrase, I think of…MORE

Dolly Parton’s 50th Anniversary Show at the Opry to Air on NBC

Dolly Parton’s 50th Anniversary Show at the Opry to Air on NBC

If you don’t have tickets to Dolly Parton’s 50th anniversary show at the Grand Ole Opry on Oct. 12, you can still catch all of the action on TV—albeit six weeks later. The two-hour TV special, Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry, will debut on NBC on Nov. 26 at 9 p.m.…MORE

CMT Announces Performers & Presenters for “Artists of the Year” TV Special

CMT Announces Performers & Presenters for “Artists of the Year” TV Special

CMT announced that its Artists of the Year celebration on Oct. 16 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center will feature performances by Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Ashley McBryde, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum and more. Award presenters will include Vince Gill, Maddie & Tae, Bobby Bones, Johnny Galecki, Lauren Akins and Lonnie…MORE

Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge Celebrates 59th Birthday With Brantley Gilbert, Jamey Johnson, Lee Brice  & More [Photo Gallery]

Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge Celebrates 59th Birthday With Brantley Gilbert, Jamey Johnson, Lee Brice & More [Photo Gallery]

Nashville’s legendary watering hole, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, celebrated its 59th birthday on Oct. 9 with a free outdoor show that featured performance by Brantley Gilbert, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Lee Brice, Terri Clark and more—and, by “more,” we mean golfer John Daly and actor Johnny Galecki. Over the years, Tootsie’s has served as a songwriting…MORE

Take a Trip on Jason Aldean’s Ride All Night Tour in His New “We Back” Video [Watch]

Take a Trip on Jason Aldean’s Ride All Night Tour in His New “We Back” Video [Watch]

Jason Aldean dropped a video for new single, “We Back, which is currently No. 23 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after four weeks. Directed by longtime collaborator Shaun Silva (“Any Ol’ Barstool,” “Gonna Know We Were Here”), the new clip features footage from Jason’s Ride All Night Tour. “We’ve put out music videos in the…MORE

Listen to Miranda Lambert’s Buzzworthy New Song, “Tequila Does”

Listen to Miranda Lambert’s Buzzworthy New Song, “Tequila Does”

Cheers. Miranda Lambert has shared another new song, “Tequila Does,” from her upcoming seventh studio album, Wildcard, which drops on Nov. 1. Miranda co-penned the twangy, buzzworthy tune with Jon Randall and Jack Ingram, the same songwriting trio behind Miranda’s award-winning single, “Tin Man.” “‘Tequila Does’ is country,” says Miranda. “And country music makes me…MORE

Midland’s Mark Wystrach & Ty Haney Get Married

Midland’s Mark Wystrach & Ty Haney Get Married

After getting engaged in May, Midland frontman Mark Wystrach, 39, and Ty Haney, 30, got married on Oct. 8. Mark shared the news via Instagram, saying, in part: “Got hitched in a quiet lil ceremony today and am mighty proud & delighted to now call @ty_haney, “My wife.” Ty, who is the founder and CEO…MORE

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