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Dolly Parton teases new Experience at Dollywood:

Dolly Parton teases new Experience at Dollywood: "People are going to really love that"

Todd Owyoung/NBCPlanning a trip to Dollywood? Then, be sure to check out The Dolly Parton Experience.Launching this spring, fans will be treated to three distinct experiences: Songteller, an exhibit chronicling Dolly's expansive and iconic career; Behind The Seams, a curated display of Dolly's style and fashion; and Precious Memories, a showcase of the music legend's faith and love… ... Continue Reading
Nashville notes: Hillary Scott on 'Today' + Wyatt Flores hits pause

Nashville notes: Hillary Scott on 'Today' + Wyatt Flores hits pause

Lady A's Hillary Scott appeared on NBC's Today to perform "Beautiful Messes." You can find the song on Hillary Scott & The Scott Family's 2016 album, Love Remains.Fast-rising newcomer Wyatt Flores has canceled several upcoming shows and is taking a break from touring to prioritize his mental health. "Since November, I’ve been struggling with the feeling of feeling… ... Continue Reading
Jordan Davis to deliver

Jordan Davis to deliver "Good News" on Friday

ABCJordan Davis will release a new song, "Good News Sold," on Friday, February 23.The announcement follows Jordan's recent sharing of a snippet of the unreleased track."If good news sold/ The world wouldn't seem so bad/ If good news sold/ We'd be buying everything they had/ We'd all sleep a little bit better at night," goes part of the song's chorus."Good News… ... Continue Reading
Jelly Roll missed the People's Choice Awards for a philanthropic reason

Jelly Roll missed the People's Choice Awards for a philanthropic reason

ABCJelly Roll was absent at the 2024 People's Choice Awards, and he's setting the record straight.Taking to Instagram, the "Save Me" singer revealed why he wasn't in Santa Monica, California, to receive his Male Country Artist of the Year award in person."Here's the truth: I'm standing in the juvenile courthouse right now. I just walked out of the juvenile… ... Continue Reading
Luke Combs scores 18th #1 with

Luke Combs scores 18th #1 with "Where the Wild Things Are"

ABCLuke Combs has earned his 18th career chart-topper with "Where the Wild Things Are.""'Where the Wild Things Are' is a song that my friend Randy Montana had wrote with another writer in town. Had just heard it throughout the years. Something that kind of ended up on my phone, getting passed around town," Luke recalls of… ... Continue Reading
Garth Brooks' Friends In Low Places to open in March

Garth Brooks' Friends In Low Places to open in March

Danielle Del Valle/Getty ImagesGarth Brooks' Friends In Low Places will officially open its doors on March 7.Located on Nashville's iconic Lower Broadway, the honky-tonk will span four floors and feature live music, bars, private event spaces, a rooftop and a food menu curated by Trisha Yearwood."If you are one of the lucky ones who come to this town and receive… ... Continue Reading
Dan + Shay plot summer tour with Jake Owen + Dylan Marlowe

Dan + Shay plot summer tour with Jake Owen + Dylan Marlowe

Disney/Frank MicelottaDan + Shay have announced the summer leg of their Heartbreak On The Map Tour.Kicking off July 18 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the duo will hit Syracuse, New York; Raleigh, North Carolina; Tampa, Florida; Dallas, Texas; and more, before wrapping things in Greenwood Village, Colorado, on September 21."Barefoot Blue Jean Night" hitmaker Jake Owen and newcomer Dylan Marlowe will serve… ... Continue Reading
Lainey welcomes Beyoncé to country:

Lainey welcomes Beyoncé to country: "The more the merrier"

Disney/Randy HolmesOne country star that's a fan of Beyoncé? Lainey Wilson.Chatting with Extra recently, the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year shared her thoughts on Beyoncé going country with "Texas Hold 'Em.""I love it. The more the merrier," said Lainey. "I'm like, again, it's about that storytelling. It's just about making people feel at home, and… ... Continue Reading
Tim McGraw was Brett Young's gateway artist into country music

Tim McGraw was Brett Young's gateway artist into country music

David A. Smith/Getty ImagesBrett Young may have covered Tim McGraw's "Don't Take the Girl," but singing with Tim in the studio is still on his bucket list. "In country music, I still haven't gotten to do anything with Tim yet," says Brett. "'Don't Take the Girl' is literally what caused a Southern California kid to find country music when nobody… ... Continue Reading
Gabby Barrett and husband welcome third child

Gabby Barrett and husband welcome third child

Todd Williamson/NBC via Getty ImagesGabby Barrett is now a mother of three.The "Glory Days" singer and husband Cade Foehner welcomed a daughter, Ivy Josephine Foehner, on February 17.  She posted on Instagram, "Our third baby arrived earth side early this morning, at home. Another life to love and cherish. Praising God for His kindness!"  Gabby and… ... Continue Reading
Nashville notes: Drake Milligan's 'Jukebox Songs' + BRELAND's

Nashville notes: Drake Milligan's 'Jukebox Songs' + BRELAND's "Heartbreak & Alcohol"

Drake Milligan's new EP, Jukebox Songs, has arrived. The twangy four-track set features "What I Couldn't Forget" and "Jukebox Songs and Barstool Beers," as well as the previously released "Don't Leave Me Loving You" and "I Got A Problem." "I’m so excited for everyone to hear Jukebox Songs, this project was a labor of love and brought out a new creative side of me," says Drake.

BRELAND's melding country and hip-hop in his new track, "Heartbreak & Alcohol." "It's been a long journey for me blending Country music with other genres, but one thing I always wanted to do is sample something from the Hip-Hop world," BRELAND shares. "Lil WayneDrake and Future absolutely nailed it the first time with 'Love Me,' and I'm hoping people appreciate the Country spin I've put on it with 'Heartbreak and Alcohol.'"

Josh Ross has announced his Complicated EP with a new song, "Matching Tattoos." "Finally! I'm stoked to announce a body of work that showcases lyrically who I am as a person, and me sonically as a creative. Like a lot of country fans, I listen to all types of music. I am drawn to different sounds and production depending on what the emotion of the song calls for, and I think that comes across in this EP," Josh says of his project, which drops March 29.

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Okies unite: Vince Gill is joining Blake Shelton's All for the Hall concert

Okies unite: Vince Gill is joining Blake Shelton's All for the Hall concert

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Vince Gill will join Blake Shelton's All for the Hall concert on March 30.

Taking place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the show will feature a star-studded lineup that includes fellow Okies Ronnie DunnWade Hayes and The Swon Brothers.

"I can’t think of a better place than Oklahoma for the next All for the Hall show," says Blake. "Oklahoma and country music are synonymous, and members of the Country Music Hall of Fame include some of our most iconic stars, from Ronnie Dunn to GarthReba and Vince Gill, to name a few. I’m thrilled to be hosting this show in my home state!"

All proceeds from the All for the Hall concert will support the nonprofit museum's education initiatives.

Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster's website.

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"Texas Hold 'Em" is Beyoncé’s first entry on 'Billboard''s Country Airplay chart

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Beyoncé’s no stranger to Billboard lists, yet it's her first time on the country charts. Just two days after Columbia Nashville announced Bey's "Texas Hold ‘Em" is being promoted on country radio, the track's landed at #54 on the Country Airplay chart.

The chart displays audience impressions at roughly 150 country radio stations in the U.S.: "Texas Hold 'Em" hit 1.1 million via 100 stations in the week ending February 15.

"We immediately added it a sub-power rotation, which is where we put top-trending new music," Bo Matthews, program director at San Jose's KBAY, tells Billboard of "Texas Hold 'Em." "I want people to hear it. One of the biggest artists in the world delivered a great country record for us to have fun with, and the song is really good. We are in the business of creating excitement for our listeners and I’m embracing the moment. Plus, there is plenty of room for great artists, even from other genres. It’s a big country tent.”

Virginia radio station WUSH's program director Dave Parker says he "put the Beyoncé [song] directly into a strong rotation so it can be heard."

"I want the station to sound as interesting as possible, because the opposite is boring," he continues. "This song is sounding great and doesn’t sound like anything else. Plus, the feedback from listeners and even fellow staffers so far has been very positive."

Tim Roberts, program director of Detroit's WYCD, adds, "I think it’s a good record, and country is so popular right now, it’s great that she wants to be here. Just like we do with any song on our playlist, now the listeners will decide."

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Jordan Davis wonders what if

Jordan Davis wonders what if "Good News Sold"

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Jordan Davis is working on new music, and he's sharing snippets of it with fans on socials.

The "Next Thing You Know" hitmaker took to Instagram recently to tease an unreleased song, "Good News Sold."

The reflective number considers the nature of news reporting, the sometimes sensationalized nature of stories and what would happen if good news triumphed over the negativity.

"If good news sold/ The world wouldn't seem so bad/ If good news sold/ We'd be buying everything they had/ We'd all sleep a little bit better at night," goes part of the life-inspired chorus.

While a release date hasn't been announced, you can check out a preview clip of "Good News Sold" now on Jordan's Instagram.

Jordan's latest single, "Tuscon Too Late," is currently in the top 15 and ascending the country charts. 

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Jelly Roll says he

Jelly Roll says he "cried" when Kelly Clarkson covered his song on her show

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During the Kellyoke segment of The Kelly Clarkson Show Thursday, Kelly covered "Save Me," the Jelly Roll/Lainey Wilson duet that's currently climbing the charts. Jelly has since taken to X, formerly Twitter, to express his gratitude to Kelly for singing his song.

"I would’ve never believed you if you would’ve told me that I’d write a song so impactful that incredible Kelly Clarkson would deem it worthy to cover," Jelly wrote. "Thank you Kelly- wow - I’m honored in a way I can’t even described [sic] - I cried watching it."

Of course, fans are now clamoring for Kelly and Jelly to duet. "Please collaborate in the studio! It would be magic," wrote one fan.

"Save Me" was recently nominated for a Grammy, while Jelly was nominated for Best New Artist.

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Post Malone teases new country song with Luke Combs

Post Malone teases new country song with Luke Combs

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Post Malone is in his country era — and he's got friends.

The global star took to Instagram on February 15 to share a snippet of a new song, captioning the clip with a clinking beer mugs emoji and tagging collaborator Luke Combs.

While Post doesn't reveal the name of the song, he and Luke repeat the phrase "Ain't Got a Guy For That" multiple times, suggesting that could very well be the title.

Luke took to the comments to react to the post, leaving his own clinking beer mugs emoji, as well as a fire emoji.

"Yessir," Post commented back.

This tease of new music is fresh off Post wowing the crowd with his take on "America the Beautiful" at the Super Bowl, strumming an acoustic guitar during his performance.

Luke, of course, is still riding high after a showstopping duet of "Fast Car" with Tracy Chapman at the 2024 Grammy Awards.

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Lainey Wilson celebrates Western life in

Lainey Wilson celebrates Western life in "Country's Cool Again"

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Saddle up, y'all. Lainey Wilson's new track, "Country's Cool Again," has arrived.

Lainey penned the spirited number with Trannie AndersonDallas Wilson and bandleader Aslan Freeman, and it chronicles her love for all things country.

"Everybody wanna be a cowboy/ Drive a jon boat, whip a John Deere/ Everybody want a backwoods front porch/ With a tub full of iced-down beer/ Must be something in the water flowing out of the holler/ Blue collar musta caught a new wind/ Doggone, dadgum it, didn't see that coming/ Country's cool again," goes the chorus of the upbeat ode.

"I'm so excited for everyone to hear 'Country's Cool Again.' This song is a welcome to everyone who's wanting in on the Western way of life. For a lot of us, Country music isn’t just a genre, it’s our livelihood," shares Lainey. “Thank you to my amazing collaborators and my producer for helping me bring the idea of this song to life. Country’s Cool Again y’all!"

Lainey's latest album is the Grammy-winning Bell Bottom Country, which spawned the #1 hits "Heart Like a Truck" and "Watermelon Moonshine," as well as current single "Wildflowers and Wild Horses."

Coming up, Lainey will fly over to Australia to headline the annual CMC Rocks festival and several of her own shows. On May 31, she'll kick off her Country's Cool Again Tour in Nashville, before hitting New York, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and more. 

For Lainey's tour schedule and tickets to an upcoming show, head to laineywilson.com.

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Tyler Hubbard announces new album, 'Strong'

Tyler Hubbard announces new album, 'Strong'

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Tyler Hubbard is releasing his sophomore album, Strong, on April 12.

The 13-track project is co-produced by Tyler and Jordan Schmidt and will spotlight topics such as love, fatherhood and hometown nostalgia. Featured on the album are its lead single "Back Then Right Now," the newly released "Wish You Would," "Turn" and "A Lot With a Little."

"I wish you would light me up/ Be that fire that's in my cup/ Break my walls, cross that line/ Take my breath and take my time/ I wish you would trip me up/ Make this old boy fall in love/ Wreck my plans, rock my world/ Be my brown-eyed, blue-jean girl/ I wish you would/ I wish you would," Tyler sings in the uptempo tune.

"Back Then Right Now" is currently in the top 20 of the country charts.

While you wait for Strong to arrive, you can preorder and presave now.

Here's the track list for Strong:

"Wish You Would"
"Park"
"A Lot With a Little"
"Night Like That"
"Take Me Back"
"Back Then Right Now"
"Vegas"
"Turn"
"American Mellencamp"
"BNA"
"Summer Talkin'"
"'73 Beetle"
"Strong"

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Lady A credits fans for choosing

Lady A credits fans for choosing "Love You Back" as a single

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Wondering how Lady A landed on "Love You Back" as their latest single? Well, if you're a fan, you have yourself to thank for that.

The decision, as Lady A's Hillary Scott recounts, arrived after two main events: their 2023 Request Line Tour and CMA Fest.

"It's been such an incredible experience. We've learned, I think, a lot about just how to connect with our fans on a much deeper and intentional level, and that had a lot to do with actually picking this song as the single," says Hillary.

"We did a fan event over CMA Fest where we invited people into a room and we kind of polled them and we're like, 'Here's three songs, here's four songs. Which one is your favorite?'" she shares. "'Love You Back' was the one."

"Love You Back" is the lead single from Lady A's forthcoming new project. Their latest album is 2021's What A Song Can Do.

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Nashville notes: Maren Morris'

Nashville notes: Maren Morris' "Dancing with Myself" + Kane Brown's candles

Maren Morris has teamed up with Visible to drop her cover of Billy Idol's "Dancing with Myself." "It's always been such a melancholic anthem to me. It also captures where I'm at right now; a little blue but a lot relieved. Dancing through my feelings and shaking off the expired layers that no longer strengthen me," Maren shares on her Instagram Story.

Kane Brown has rolled out two new candles. Hand poured in Nashville, the Vetiver Woods and Green Tea Matcha candles are available for purchase now at Kane's merch store.

Tyler Hubbard is releasing a new song Friday. A preview clip of it is available to check out now on Tyler's Instagram.

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