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Tim McGraw Amplifies #NeverAgain Movement

Thursday, February 22, 2018 -- 12:33 pm EST

When tragedies like the mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, Sandy Hook Elementary and Route 91 Harvest Festival happen, the country music community is always among the first emotional responders. Last fall, so many country music benefit concerts were organized for those affected by natural disasters and horrific violence nationwide; they could almost be... Read more »

 

There’s More to Jake Owen Than the Music

Thursday, February 22, 2018 -- 12:12 pm EST

There’s a saying in country music that it all starts with a song. But after seeing Jake Owen‘s latest Instagram post, I think maybe it actually starts with a life. On Thursday morning (Feb. 22), Owen shared an adorable, unstaged picture of his daughter Pearl and their German Shepherd Axel. “I’ve realized when I look... Read more »

 

Aaron Watson: “Two Chords and Sexy”

Thursday, February 22, 2018 -- 9:33 am EST

Aaron Watson has been married for 14 years. He and his wife Kim have three busy kids, 8-11, with sports and dance and school commitments. And yet, the country singer’s found a couple of ways to keep the fires burning. One, he knows just what to do when life starts getting in the way of... Read more »

 

Maren Morris Still Believes in Albums

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -- 1:43 pm EST

Are you the kind of person who listens to an album from beginning to end? Or do you just listen to the handful of songs you like? Either way, Maren Morris gets you. “I still believe in the art of the album. I love being in the studio and making a full record, a body... Read more »

 

Watershed Festival Books Brantley Gilbert, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -- 1:20 pm EST

Brantley Gilbert, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton will headline the seventh annual Watershed Music and Camping festival, running Aug. 3-5 at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Wash. The initial lineup includes Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Big & Rich, Morgan Evans, Jillian Jacqueline, Chris Lane, LOCASH, Cassadee Pope, Granger Smith and Brett Young, with more to... Read more »

 

Kane Brown Toasts First No. 1 “What Ifs”

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -- 1:01 pm EST

Kane Brown enthusiasts packed the reception hall at BMI’s Nashville headquarters Tuesday (Feb. 20) to celebrate the young artist’s first No. 1 single, “What Ifs.” Being honored along with him were his two “What Ifs” cowriters, Matt McGinn and Jordan Schmidt. The event on this balmy afternoon seemed very much a family affair, with little... Read more »

 

Kelsea Ballerini Commands Country Airplay Charts with “Legends”

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -- 12:44 pm EST

Kelsea Ballerini racks up her fourth chart-topping single this week as “Legends” moves into the winner’s circle. It arrives there after a steady 37-week trek. She first reached this prominence in 2014 with “Love Me Like You Mean It.” Legends by Kelsea Ballerini on VEVO. No big surprises on the Billboard country albums rankings. Chris... Read more »

 

Renowned Evangelist Billy Graham Dies at 99

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -- 10:21 am EST

Evangelist William Franklin “Billy” Graham, a friend and inspiration to many country music stars, died Wednesday (Feb. 21) at his home in Montreat, N.C. at the age of 99. In 1947, Graham conducted the first of what would become a series of more than 400 “crusades” that took him to virtually every country in the... Read more »

 

Thomas Rhett on Those Kenny Chesney #Goals

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -- 8:18 am EST

When Thomas Rhett was a teenager, he had a big dream. And that dream’s name was Kenny Chesney. And now, nearly ten years later, Thomas Rhett’s going to live that dream. “Being on a Kenny Chesney tour, I think is a dream that I’ve had since I was 19 years old,” Thomas Rhett told PopCulture.com.... Read more »

 

Is Kelsea Ballerini the Cure for Everything?

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -- 7:03 am EST

Oh, the glamorous life of a country star. Wait, what? Kelsea Ballerini is on the bathroom floor throwing up? Maybe life at the top is not so perfect after all. Maybe the flu doesn’t care how many singles you’ve had on the charts. And maybe being honest with your fans is the best medicine ever.... Read more »