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Nashville notes: Jelly Roll & Brantley Gilbert drop new video, and more

Nashville notes: Jelly Roll & Brantley Gilbert drop new video, and more

Jelly Roll and Brantley Gilbert have released the video for their collaboration "Son of the Dirty South." It's also the name of their joint tour, which launches June 30.  Randy Houser has shared a new song, "Workin' Man," off his upcoming album, Note to Self, which will be released November 11.   Kylie Morgan has unveiled the track list for her EP, P.S., coming out July… ... Continue Reading
Nashville notes: Brett Eldredge + more

Nashville notes: Brett Eldredge + more

In case you missed it, Brett Eldredge was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night, where he performed his new song “Holy Water.” Up-and-comer Brooke Eden will perform on NBC’s TODAY next week. Set for June 27, her appearance will feature her new song “Left You for Me.” The late Charlie Daniels will be… ... Continue Reading
Kip Moore lights up new single

Kip Moore lights up new single "Fire on Wheels," accompanying tour

MCA NashvilleKip Moore's got "Fire on Wheels" with his new single.  The singer is crossing the country with the fiery, rock-leaning melody and lyrics to match. He name-checks "Detroit diesel," the "Windy City pretty" women in Chicago, Midwest fields and venturing up to California, all with some "fire on wheels" along the way.  "'Cause everybody… ... Continue Reading
Jimmie Allen on why he waited to release

Jimmie Allen on why he waited to release "Down Home": "It's so personal"

BBR Music Group Jimmie Allen's current single, "Down Home," could've hit country radio a lot sooner, but there's a specific reason Jimmie wanted to wait on its release.  "Down Home" serves as a message to his late father, James Allen, who passed away in 2019 at the age of 65. The song was originally supposed to… ... Continue Reading
Luke Bryan sings with a baby on his hip in Las Vegas

Luke Bryan sings with a baby on his hip in Las Vegas

ABC/Gavin BondLuke Bryan had a very special guest join him on stage in Las Vegas.  Luke was in the middle of his headlining performance at Resorts World when he somehow managed to pick up a baby from the audience and walk around the stage singing "All My Friends Say" with the baby boy perched on his hip, not… ... Continue Reading
Luke Combs feels a sense of responsibility to

Luke Combs feels a sense of responsibility to "expand the influence" of country music

ABCLuke Combs is feeling the weight of responsibility he has in country music.  As one of the genre's biggest artists, with 14 #1 singles to his name, Luke says he wants to help diversify country music.  In 2021, the singer publicly apologized for his appearance in Ryan Upchurch's 2015 video for "Can I Get an Outlaw" that featured Confederate… ... Continue Reading
Tyler Hubbard aims to be present in new song,

Tyler Hubbard aims to be present in new song, "35's"

EMI Records Nashville Tyler Hubbard is letting go of life's worries in his new song, "35's."  The lyrics find the hit singer admitting that he's a guy who's "always grinding" and "guilty of going too fast," with an unwavering desire to win. But he wants to let go of his fast-paced way of life for a moment… ... Continue Reading
A lighter-than-usual tour schedule led Old Dominion to “really fun” idea to play surprise pop-up shows

A lighter-than-usual tour schedule led Old Dominion to “really fun” idea to play surprise pop-up shows

ABCIf you’ve been following Old Dominion on social media, you might have noticed that the band is trying something different this year. While on the road as openers for Kenny Chesney’s Here and Now Tour, they’ve been making some surprise stops at small venues. Those pop-up shows were the result of a brainstorming session on… ... Continue Reading
Six years after “Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw thinks song’s message is more important than ever

Six years after “Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw thinks song’s message is more important than ever

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Six years ago this week, in 2016, Tim McGraw was at the top of the country charts with his fan-favorite ballad “Humble and Kind.” Penned by in-demand songwriter Lori McKenna, the song is a message to a younger person about the most important things in life: first and foremost, to be “humble… ... Continue Reading
Song on Jimmie Allen’s Tulip Drive will chronicle father’s addiction

Song on Jimmie Allen’s Tulip Drive will chronicle father’s addiction

ABCJimmie Allen has said that his next album, Tulip Drive, will be his most personal and autobiographical record to date. Now, he’s getting a little more specific about some of the stories he plans to share. In a conversation with Billboard, Jimmie says that one track on the project, called “Habits & Hearts,” will detail… ... Continue Reading
Luke Combs’ wife had a pretty underwhelming reaction to his steamy new single, “The Kind of Love We Make”

Luke Combs’ wife had a pretty underwhelming reaction to his steamy new single, “The Kind of Love We Make”

ABCA good chunk of Luke Combs’ catalog is devoted to beer-drinking and small-town party anthems, but his latest single, “The Kind of Love We Make,” is a little bit steamy. The new track -- off Luke’s Growin’ Up album, which comes out tomorrow -- describes finally finding some time alone with your significant other. But… ... Continue Reading
Luke Bryan shares a peek into his Las Vegas residency shows, featuring a whole lot of free beer

Luke Bryan shares a peek into his Las Vegas residency shows, featuring a whole lot of free beer

ABCIf you’ve been on the fence about catching a show during Luke Bryan’s current residency at Resorts World Las Vegas, a new sneak peek video into the show just might change your mind. Luke posted a compilation clip of all the highlights so far, this week, showcasing some dazzling onstage production, fans dancing along in… ... Continue Reading
Sam Hunt gets nostalgic in “Water Under the Bridge,” his playful new summer anthem

Sam Hunt gets nostalgic in “Water Under the Bridge,” his playful new summer anthem

MCA NashvilleSam Hunt offers up an up-tempo slice of small-town nostalgia with “Water Under the Bridge,” a new single that he’s putting out just in time for summer. Peppered with tinkling piano lines and a twangy guitar, “Water Under the Bridge” recounts memories of youthful, carefree days spent on the water, when “love was fun… ... Continue Reading
On Tulip Drive, Jimmie Allen is ready to share his story: Each song is “from a moment in my life”

On Tulip Drive, Jimmie Allen is ready to share his story: Each song is “from a moment in my life”

BBR Music GroupBoth of the albums Jimmie Allen has released so far have had a personal family connection: His debut, Mercury Lane, was named after the street he grew up on. His next projects, Bettie James and its lengthened Bettie James Gold Edition, were named for his late grandmother Bettie Snead and his late father, James… ... Continue Reading
Nashville notes: Carly Pearce, Kacey Musgraves + more

Nashville notes: Carly Pearce, Kacey Musgraves + more

Carly Pearce will be hosting the ACM Honors this year. The 2022 show is celebrating special award recipients Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Morgan Wallen and more; it’ll take place in Nashville on August 24. Kacey Musgraves’ cover version of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” from the Elvis original motion picture soundtrack, is out… ... Continue Reading
Dustin Lynch heads back down to the beach for unreleased new song “Fish in the Sea”

Dustin Lynch heads back down to the beach for unreleased new song “Fish in the Sea”

Brian de Rivera Simon/Getty ImagesLooks like Dustin Lynch isn’t leaving “Party Mode” anytime soon. The singer’s latest album, Blue in the Sky, features a number of songs that are feel-good, uptempo odes to his love of the water and summertime fun, and he’s keeping that theme going in the new music he’s currently writing and… ... Continue Reading
Luke Combs’ “Better Together” is a top wedding song, and Dan + Shay, Chris Stapleton are popular choices too

Luke Combs’ “Better Together” is a top wedding song, and Dan + Shay, Chris Stapleton are popular choices too

ABC“Better Together,” Luke Combs’ romantic hit single from 2019, is one of the top choices for newlyweds picking wedding and first dance songs. That news comes from wedding site Hitched.co.uk, which compiled data from Spotify playlists. Out of all popular playlists featuring the term “Wedding” or “First Dance,” Luke’s song appears in 211 of them,… ... Continue Reading
Chris Stapleton postpones three shows after testing positive for COVID-19

Chris Stapleton postpones three shows after testing positive for COVID-19

ABCChris Stapleton fans in Denver and Salt Lake City will have to wait another week to see the country star’s All-American Road Show. After contracting COVID-19, he postponed three upcoming shows: One in Salt Lake City on June 23, and two in Denver on June 25 and 26. He’s already got make-up dates for all… ... Continue Reading
Keith Urban makes a triumphant return with The Speed of Now Tour’s opening weekend: “We made it!”

Keith Urban makes a triumphant return with The Speed of Now Tour’s opening weekend: “We made it!”

ABCKeith Urban is officially back out on the road. The country superstar headed to Florida over the weekend, where he brought his The Speed of Now World Tour to stops in Tampa and West Palm Beach. It marked the first time in almost four years that he’s toured the U.S., and Keith and the crowd… ... Continue Reading
Russell Dickerson says Jake Scott collaboration

Russell Dickerson says Jake Scott collaboration "She Likes It" is "absolutely explosive"

ABCRussell Dickerson and Jake Scott have a hit on their hands with "She Likes It," but the country singer says the collaboration came about naturally and grew over time.  Russell was inspired to write with the pop singer-songwriter after their mutual friend, hit songwriter Josh Kerr, shared some of Jake's music. Russell reached out to Josh to set up a… ... Continue Reading