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  • Is Sugarland“Still the Same”?
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:37 PM
    It’s been thirteen years since the world first met Sugarland. Since their 2004 debut with “Baby Girl,” the trio has turned into a duo, made five studio albums, taken a break from the band to work on solo projects, and now, finally, has come back together to make music as a duo again. And the... Read more »
  • Chris Stapleton Has Week’s No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4 Country Albums
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:48 AM
    Who knew that Santa Claus had gotten into talent management? How else can we explain why Chris Stapleton has three of this week’s Top 5 country albums? His newest offering, From a Room: Volume 2 debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart and at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 all-genres list, coming... Read more »
  • If Thomas Rhett Shows Up at Your Front Door
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:56 AM
    Okay. This time I really mean it. I have got to move to Nashville. Because down there, the true meaning of Christmas is that Thomas Rhett, Tyler Hubbard, Russell Dickerson and all of their wives could possibly show up at your front door dressed in vintage holiday threads — Hubbard is even wearing a top... Read more »
  • For Bailey Bryan, the Beauty Is in the Struggle
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:56 AM
    Before newcomer Bailey Bryan moved to Nashville from her small town of Sequim, Washington, she thought her path to country fame would go something like this: she’d get to town, sign a record deal, write songs and then play the Bluebird every weekend. It would be that easy. While her Nashville successes have come relatively... Read more »
  • Country Artists #StandWithKeaton
    Monday, December 11, 2017 2:06 PM
    Bullying victim and East Tennessean Keaton Jones started his school week with a small army of new celebrity friends. An emotional video of the 11-year-old opening up about being bullied at school has gone viral online and started a new national conversation about the issue. The video posted by his mother Kimberly Jones has been... Read more »
  • Lightning Strikes at the End of Luke Bryan’s Pen
    Monday, December 11, 2017 12:09 PM
    Now that Luke Bryan‘s latest album What Makes You Country is out, and his fans have been living with the new music for a few days, it’s pretty obvious that this one is countrier than most. And it sounds like that was Bryan’s intention his sixth time around. In a new Esquire video, Bryan calls... Read more »
  • Jana Kramer Opens Up About Pregnancy Loss
    Monday, December 11, 2017 11:00 AM
    Over the weekend, Jana Kramer revealed some personal news that affects nearly one million expectant mothers every year. In a heart-wrenching social media post, she announced that she had a miscarriage. “This unfortunately isn’t my first loss,” she wrote. “When I first found out I was pregnant I wanted to shout it from the rooftop,... Read more »
  • All Keith Urban Wants for Christmas is Oz
    Monday, December 11, 2017 10:56 AM
    If you ask Nicole Kidman, her idea of a traditional holiday doesn’t include all the trimmings of an American Christmas. And Us Weekly did ask her, and she shared her plans for the upcoming season with Keith Urban and their two little girls, Sunday and Faith. “We go back to Australia,” Kidman said. “We go... Read more »
  • Florida Georgia Line Detail Plans for Creative Compound
    Monday, December 11, 2017 10:40 AM
    On Monday (Dec. 11), Florida Georgia Line unveiled plans for their property in Nashville’s trendy Hillsboro Village neighborhood. Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced the purchase of two office buildings at 1910 21st Avenue South in 2015, and they plan to make it a multi-use compound that will be the home of their publishing company... Read more »
  • Last Weekend’s Greatest Hits
    Monday, December 11, 2017 10:39 AM
    As we get closer and closer to the holidays, you might find that some of the country stars are starting their vacations earlier. I mean, Luke Bryan sure makes it seem that way. He posted two Instagram videos showing him trying to feed some big ol’ squirrels. Also taking her downtime seriouslywas Kelsea Ballerini,... Read more »
  • Former Texas Troubadours Guitarist Leon Rhodes Dead at 85
    Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:25 PM
    Leon Rhodes, who came to fame in the 1960s as lead guitarist in Ernest Tubb’s Texas Troubadours, died Saturday (Dec. 9) at the age of 85. As much at home playing jazz as country and pop music, Rhodes also distinguished himself as a guitarist for the Hee Haw and Grand Ole Opry staff bands. Rhodes... Read more »
  • Carly Pearce on Dreams and Determination
    Friday, December 8, 2017 1:30 PM
    Since Carly Pearce broke out with her No. 1 hit “Every Little Thing,” the country music community cannot imagine a world without her. In 2012, the rising artist was signed to another record label in Nashville that had dropped her, but while going home to Kentucky was an option, giving into those thoughts was... Read more »
  • Nashville Trailer Previews Upcoming Drama
    Friday, December 8, 2017 12:47 PM
    “Do you believe in fate?” That’s the first question asked of Juliette Barnes in an all-new dramatic season six trailer for Nashville. After concluding season five at peace, Hayden Panettiere’s character returns struggling with depression after receiving backlash for revealing she stole Maddie Jaymes’ song. Her inner struggles take the spotlight along with the other... Read more »
  • Luke Bryan Plays It Again for NYC Hospital
    Friday, December 8, 2017 10:02 AM
    When Luke Bryan was in New York on Wednesday (Dec. 6), he took some time out of his album-release adventures to pack up his guitar and head to Manhattan’s Upper East Side. He went straight to Lenox Hill Hospital to perform for the patients, doctors, nurses and other caregivers there. It’s all part of Musicians... Read more »
  • Neal McCoy on Patriotism and“Take a Knee”Song
    Friday, December 8, 2017 9:35 AM
    When sports fans look back on 2017, the NFL’s “take a knee” protests during the National Anthem will be remembered as a divisive issue in an entertainment realm that is usually as unifying as music. Nineties country star Neal McCoy openly criticizes the movement in his new song “Take a Knee My Ass.” Footage of... Read more »
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