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  • WATCH: Kenny Chesney Joins Jimmy Buffett at Nashville Club Show
    You never know who will turn up for a surprise show in Nashville, Tennessee, and it’s one of the things that makes the music town unique. On Monday, June 21, Jimmy Buffett performed a private, unannounced show with his Coral Reefer Band at Nashville club Exit/In–the same small venue Buffett first performed in back in... […]
  • Chris Stapleton, Mickey Guyton, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker Sign on For Metallica Tribute Album
    Several country artists including Mickey Guyton, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker and Chris Stapleton are among more than 50 artists taking part in the upcoming The Metallica Blacklist tribute album, out Sept. 10 alongside a remastered version of the band’s original project. The artists each offer their own renditions of music from the legendary rock group’s... […]
  • Brantley Gilbert’s “The Worst Country Song of All Time” Was Originally A “Goofy” Idea
    Nashville songwriting circles are well known for oftentimes being as tiresome as they are necessary. For Brantley Gilbert and HARDY, the session that yielded the former’s collaboration with the latter — and Toby Keith — for new single “The Worst Country Song of All Time” was a “goofy” moment turned very serious that has yielded... […]
  • Dierks Bentley Shares a Bittersweet Story About His Late Fan, Baylee Barradas
    Dierks Bentley posted a photo to Instagram with a note attached that speaks directly to the much larger reach and impact that country artists often achieve: “Up until a month ago, I thought that the free gigs led to the gigs where I got paid in beer, and then tips on Lower Broadway, to the... […]
  • Texas Artist Koe Wetzel Talks His First Major Label Album: “We’re Not Going To Change for Anybody”
    Pittsburg, Texas native Koe Wetzel has spent nearly a decade touring and building up a following with his hard-hitting blend of rock and country, paired with irreverent lyrics that deal in striking honesty. Among his indie album releases are 2016’s Noise Complaint, which included the tracks “Something To Talk About,” “February 28, 2016,” “Fuss &... […]
  • Luke Combs’ New Song “Joe” Tells a Story of Alcoholism Recovery
    Embedded from www.youtube.com. In a recent appearance at the Grand Ole Opry, country superstar Luke Combs premiered “Joe,” a song that, in telling one man’s struggle with recovery from alcoholism, offered a note that may seem odd coming from the same man whose recent vocal output includes the Jameson Rodgers collaboration “Cold Beer Calling My... […]
  • Brett Young Discusses Why He Keeps His Music Accessible For All Ages
    During his career, Brett Young has earned several No. 1 hits with romantic fare such as “In Case You Didn’t Know” and “Catch.” As he and his wife Taylor welcomed their first child, Presley, in 2019, and are currently expecting the arrival of their second daughter this year, Young’s latest music has blended familial themes... […]
  • PREMIERE: Valerie June’s Video For “Smile” “Awakens Optimism and Inner Joy”
    Embedded from embed.vevo.com. Soulful, rootsy singer-songwriter Valerie June’s “Smile” is a jazzy, poppy tune aimed at highlighting the Memphis-based artist’s optimistic, positive outlook on activism, centered on the idea that — as she tells CMT — “joy and hope are inner treasures that can never be taken from us unless we allow them to be.”... […]