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Maren Morris: The Bond of Young Guns

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -- 4:16 pm EDT

When Maren Morris won her first ACM Award earlier this year, the same happened for her friends. She received her new female vocalist of the year award at the same time that Brothers Osborne won new vocal duo or group and Jon Pardi won new male vocalist. And this is what she told the industry... Read more »

 

Garth Brooks: “Get Your Voices Ready”

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -- 3:56 pm EDT

Garth Brooks cannot keep a secret. First, during one of his recent Facebook Live chats, Brooks hinted that he might possibly be recording his Louisiana shows to turn those concerts into a live album. “We’re gonna bring a surprise down there to you guys,” Brooks said. “So all I can tell you is: get your... Read more »

 

AmericanaFest Reveals Second Round of Performers

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -- 3:22 pm EDT

The North Mississippi Allstars, Yola Carter, Drive-By Truckers, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, Amanda Shires, Willie Nile, Hayes Carll, Iron & Wine, Joan Osborne and John Hiatt & the Goners are on the second-round list of performers announced for the 18th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville. Taking place at venues throughout the city, the concerts are... Read more »

 

2017 ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp Wraps With Chris Young Live at the Opry

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -- 3:20 pm EDT

Campers from the ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp left the 2017 program with memories they will never forget. The week-long event closed on Tuesday (June 27) with a live performance of their original song “I Love Big” on the Grand Ole Opry with Chris Young. The song was co-written Thursday (June 22) with Dierks Bentley... Read more »

 

Shania Twain Previews Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Exhibit

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -- 2:44 pm EDT

Wearing a gold lamé suit, Shania Twain previewed her new Rock This Country exhibit at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Tuesday (June 27). The event attracted several members of the local music community including Kelsea Ballerini. Opening Friday and running through July 15, 2018, the display highlights Twain’s rise to prominence... Read more »

 

Jason Isbell and Florida Georgia Line Are Back on Top

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -- 10:52 am EDT

All of a sudden, summer is in full bloom. There’s lots of new music this week to report, beginning with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, whose The Nashville Sound roars in as Billboard‘s top country album. This is Isbell’s second bow at the summit. His last came in July 2015 with Something More Than... Read more »

 

Nashville Music Community Bands Together for Music Health Alliance

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 -- 9:54 pm EDT

With the uncertain landscape of American healthcare today, the Nashville music community isn’t waiting on impending legislation or corporate entities to fix it. On Tuesday (June 27) in Nashville, the Music City Music Council along with mayor Megan Barry issued a proclamation to observe Oct. 20 as Heal the Music Day. The capital campaign encourages... Read more »

 

Dear Tyler Farr:

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 -- 4:16 pm EDT

I’ve always found country music to be kind of therapeutic. Like it holds all the answers to so many of my questions. So I guess it makes sense that Tyler Farr has become a sort of advice columnist, in this new Dear Tyler video from Vevo. Farr says he’s there to provide help, answers and... Read more »

 

Scotty McCreery Begs for “Five More Minutes” in Heartfelt Video

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 -- 2:38 pm EDT

Oh, you need to grab tissues before watching Scotty McCreery’s new video for “Five More Minutes.” The North Carolina native has never been shy about the importance of his family and the place they hold on his list of priorities — the top spot. In a beautifully moving tribute to them, Scotty has put his... Read more »

 

Dierks Bentley Kicks His iPhone Habit

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 -- 1:21 pm EDT

Good luck, Dierks Bentley. He opened up on Instagram on Monday (June 26), telling his fans and followers that he was going phone-free. And he asked for everyone’s well wishes. His caption accompanied a photo of all the tools he will need to replace his smart phone: a typewriter, a recorder, a camera, a metronome,... Read more »