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Nashville notes: Tracy Lawrence’s charity turkey fry, Morgan Wallen’s Thanksgiving donations + more

Nashville notes: Tracy Lawrence’s charity turkey fry, Morgan Wallen’s Thanksgiving donations + more

Tracy Lawrence’s 17th annual Mission:Possible Turkey Fry and Benefit concert took place earlier this week, raising over $250,000 to benefit the Nashville Rescue Mission. With help from over 250 volunteers, the event produced over 1,200 fried turkeys, which will be distributed across middle Tennessee this holiday season. Just in time for the holiday, Morgan Wallen… ... Continue Reading
Garth Brooks sells out every show of his 2023 Las Vegas residency in just one day

Garth Brooks sells out every show of his 2023 Las Vegas residency in just one day

Terry Wyatt/Getty ImagesJust days after Garth Brooks announced his Garth Brooks/Plus ONE Las Vegas residency, all shows for the 2023 run sold out in the first day of presale. The singer shared the news on this week’s installment of his Facebook Live series, Inside Studio G. “First of all, thank you. What an unbelievable day… ... Continue Reading
Amid sobriety journey, Charles Kelley pens his “goodbye letter to alcohol” in a new song

Amid sobriety journey, Charles Kelley pens his “goodbye letter to alcohol” in a new song

ABCCharles Kelley documents his sobriety journey in an intimate new song called “As Far as You Could.” The Lady A vocalist shared the demo on social media, posting a stripped-back, raw recording that features only his vocals and a piano. In the caption of his post, Charles shared just how personal this track is to… ... Continue Reading
John Legend thinks Carrie Underwood should replace Blake Shelton on 'The Voice'

John Legend thinks Carrie Underwood should replace Blake Shelton on 'The Voice'

ABCBlake Shelton might be leaving The Voice, but that doesn’t mean country music is leaving the show. In fact, Blake’s fellow coach John Legend is hoping that another superstar from the format replaces the Voice veteran once he steps down. “I think it should be someone in country,” John told Extra on the red carpet… ... Continue Reading
Which country star hosts the best Thanksgiving dinner? Justin Moore, Riley Green + more make their case

Which country star hosts the best Thanksgiving dinner? Justin Moore, Riley Green + more make their case

Terry Wyatt/Getty ImagesTheir songs might be easy on the ears, but how do country stars stack up when it comes to cooking Thanksgiving dinner? Well ... that depends on what kind of turkey day meal you’re looking for. Justin Moore’s Thanksgiving sounds pretty traditional — and pretty delicious. “I fry turkeys, and then I do a… ... Continue Reading
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Luke Bryan will be "Prayin' in a Deer Stand" this Thanksgiving

ABC/Gavin BondThe man behind "Huntin', Fishin', and Lovin' Every Day" is waxing philosophical with his latest tune. Luke Bryan's follow-up to his top-ten-and-climbing "Country On" takes his love of the outdoors and adds a spiritual element. "I wrote a song a couple of years ago called 'Prayin' in a Deer Stand,'" he explains. "And we… ... Continue Reading
Nashville notes: Lainey Wilson’s 'Yellowstone' song, Tyler Hubbard’s Thanksgiving plans + more

Nashville notes: Lainey Wilson’s 'Yellowstone' song, Tyler Hubbard’s Thanksgiving plans + more

In case you missed it, Lainey Wilson debuted a new song during Sunday night’s Yellowstone episode. Called “Smell Like Smoke,” the song is available now. Tyler Hubbard will play the halftime show at the Vikings vs. Patriots Thanksgiving Day game in Minnesota. Brandi Carlile has announced her The Mothership Weekend, a Mother’s Day celebration planned… ... Continue Reading
Carly Pearce promises to keep showing fans “how I see the world” in her next album

Carly Pearce promises to keep showing fans “how I see the world” in her next album

ABCCarly Pearce’s life these days looks a whole lot different than it did when she was writing songs for her last album, 29: Written in Stone. And that’s a good thing: Much of that project was inspired by her highly public divorce from fellow artist Michael Ray, and the grief she experienced after the unexpected… ... Continue Reading
Thomas Rhett thinks it’s “absolutely insane” that “Half of Me” is his 20th number-one hit

Thomas Rhett thinks it’s “absolutely insane” that “Half of Me” is his 20th number-one hit

ABCThomas Rhett’s career is coming full circle. 2022 marks a decade since the release of his debut single, “Something to Do With My Hands,” and just before the end of the year, he notched another big accomplishment: his 20th number-one country single as an artist, “Half of Me,” a duet with Riley Green. “It’s pretty… ... Continue Reading
Breland, For King & Country take the stage for a CMT Crossroads Christmas special

Breland, For King & Country take the stage for a CMT Crossroads Christmas special

ABC Christian duo For King & Country, who are known for country collabs with artists like Dolly Parton, are taking center stage for a festive CMT special. The bandmates are hosting CMT Crossroads Christmas: For King + Country & Friends, a one-hour holiday special featuring an array of special guests from the country format and… ... Continue Reading
Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney jokes that his kids are “pretty devastated” about getting a baby brother

Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney jokes that his kids are “pretty devastated” about getting a baby brother

ABCDan + Shay won Favorite Duo or Group at the 2022 AMA Awards over the weekend, but back home in Arkansas, band mate Shay Mooney is working on growing another group of his own: He and his wife Hannah are eagerly anticipating the arrival of baby boy number three. However, on the AMAs red carpet,… ... Continue Reading
Enchiladas, banana pudding + “Whiskey Cupcakes”: Get in the kitchen with Miranda Lambert’s new book

Enchiladas, banana pudding + “Whiskey Cupcakes”: Get in the kitchen with Miranda Lambert’s new book

ABCJust in time for Thanksgiving, Miranda Lambert has announced the release of a new book centered around family, food and home. Called Y’all Eat Yet? Welcome to the Pretty B*****in Kitchen, Miranda’s new book of recipes and family stories will draw inspiration from the meals and memories of her childhood in Texas. “Watching my mom… ... Continue Reading
Nashville notes: Luke Combs’ Crocs collab and Parker McCollum’s summer 2023 shows

Nashville notes: Luke Combs’ Crocs collab and Parker McCollum’s summer 2023 shows

Luke Combs’ latest collab with Crocs will drop on Wednesday. The singer, whose limited-edition Crocs shoes have been in high demand in the past, is releasing a new design with a Mossy Oak camo pattern. Parker McCollum has announced some summer 2023 dates on his upcoming headlining tour. Larry Fleet, Jackson Dean, Flatland Cavalry and… ... Continue Reading
Maren Morris is “thinking of my LGBTQ+ family” after Colorado Springs nightclub shooting

Maren Morris is “thinking of my LGBTQ+ family” after Colorado Springs nightclub shooting

ABC/Randy HolmesMaren Morris extended her love, support and thoughts to the LGBTQ+ community in Colorado Springs following a nightclub shooting that claimed the lives of five victims. On Twitter, Maren shared her devastation at the tragedy, especially in light of the continuing high numbers of mass shootings in the U.S. “Can’t really continue saying ‘my… ... Continue Reading
Kane Brown adds summer leg to Drunk or Dreaming tour, with a stacked bill of opening acts

Kane Brown adds summer leg to Drunk or Dreaming tour, with a stacked bill of opening acts

ABC/Connie ChornukKane Brown just added seven new days to his Drunk or Dreaming Tour, spanning between the middle of June and early August. The new shows are set to feature a stacked lineup of opening acts. Darius Rucker, Gabby Barrett, LoCash and Restless Road are all on the bill, and they’re divvying up dates across… ... Continue Reading
Lauren Alaina announces she’s engaged from the Grand Ole Opry stage

Lauren Alaina announces she’s engaged from the Grand Ole Opry stage

Jason Kempin/Getty ImagesLauren Alaina recently got engaged to her boyfriend Cam Arnold, and she picked a special spot to share the news with fans. The singer -- who has been a Grand Ole Opry member since February -- appeared onstage for her Saturday night performance with a brand new ring on her finger. “I was… ... Continue Reading
Kenny Chesney announces I Go Back 2023 Tour with opening act Kelsea Ballerini

Kenny Chesney announces I Go Back 2023 Tour with opening act Kelsea Ballerini

Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT Just weeks after wrapping his Here and Now Tour, Kenny Chesney is already announcing tour plans for 2023. The singer shared the news on Monday, unveiling his I Go Back 2023 Tour, which is set to launch next March. Of course, the trek takes its name from Kenny’s 20004 hit… ... Continue Reading
Parades, parties and trophies usher in 'Bluebird Days' for Jordan Davis

Parades, parties and trophies usher in 'Bluebird Days' for Jordan Davis

ABCJordan Davis has plenty to celebrate these days, hot off his Song of the Year win for "Buy Dirt" at the recent CMA Awards.  Even before that, the busy father of two had to get creative to squeeze in a birthday party for his firstborn, Eloise, who turned 3 on November 17. "It was the only Sunday that… ... Continue Reading
American Music Awards 2022: Taylor Swift, Morgan Wallen and Dan + Shay earn country honors

American Music Awards 2022: Taylor Swift, Morgan Wallen and Dan + Shay earn country honors

ABCThe 2022 American Music Awards went down in Los Angeles last night, with Taylor Swift and Morgan Wallen the big country winners. Taylor nabbed two country awards: Favorite Female Country Artist, and Favorite Country Album for Red (Taylor’s Version). These wins, along with several others last night, extend Tay's record as the most awarded artist in AMA history with 40… ... Continue Reading
American Music Awards 2022: The winners

American Music Awards 2022: The winners

dick clark productions/ABCThe 2022 American Music Awards aired Sunday night on ABC. Here's the complete list of winners: ARTIST OF THE YEAR Taylor SwiftNEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR Dove CameronCOLLABORATION OF THE YEAR Elton John & Dua Lipa “Cold Heart -PNAU Remix”FAVORITE TOURING ARTIST ColdplayFAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO Taylor Swift, “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)”FAVORITE MALE… ... Continue Reading