Country Stars Eulogize Gregg Allman

Sunday, May 28, 2017 -- 12:27 am EDT

As the writer behind Southern rock anthems like “Whipping Post,” “Midnight Rider” and “Melissa,” Gregg Allman’s memory will be eternal in the music he made with the Allman Brothers Band and as a solo artist. He died at his home in Savannah, Georgia on Saturday (May 27). He was 69. Jason Aldean, Randy Houser, Jason... Read more »


Allman Brothers Band’s Gregg Allman Dies at 69

Saturday, May 27, 2017 -- 5:11 pm EDT

Gregg Allman, founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and long-time solo artist, has died at his home in Savannah, Georgia. He was 69. A statement on his official website says, “Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years. During that time, Gregg considered being on the road playing music with his... Read more »


Eric Church Gives His All in Nashville

Saturday, May 27, 2017 -- 2:15 pm EDT

Eric Church was in the middle of “Springsteen” on Friday (May 26) at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena when he held up a fan’s banner that summed up everything about the 2017 Holdin’ My Own Tour. In big capital letters, it simply read, “BEST [EXPLETIVE] TOUR EVER.” When Church returned it to its owner, a woman in... Read more »


Steve Earle Searches for a Good Heart in “Lookin’ for a Woman”

Saturday, May 27, 2017 -- 12:01 pm EDT

In his new song, Steve Earle is looking for a woman and not just any woman — a good one, who won’t treat him mean, break his heart, and leave him lonely and restless and itching to rebel. This is the stuff outlaw country is made of right here, and if anyone can tell you... Read more »


Dierks Bentley Introduces Extreme Tour Ritual on CMT Hot 20 Countdown

Friday, May 26, 2017 -- 6:52 pm EDT

Dierks Bentley fans are already familiar with his annual polar lake jump tradition on New Year’s Day. Well, that tradition has gone mobile in a new extreme ritual he practices on his What the Hell Tour, and he invited CMT Hot 20 Countdown‘s Cody Alan to try it recently backstage in Cincinnati. We're CHILLIN' with... Read more »


Jason Aldean Tours Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit

Friday, May 26, 2017 -- 5:19 pm EDT

When Jason Aldean and his family previewed his new exhibit at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Thursday (May 25), his children were getting their first impressions of their father’s life before “Hicktown” broke out in 2005. After getting a private tour with his family, Aldean delivered a few remarks in the... Read more »


Eric Church on His Intermission Anxiety

Friday, May 26, 2017 -- 12:36 pm EDT

When Eric Church announced that he’d be playing for about three and a half hours on his new tour, and that there’d be an intermission, I wasn’t so sure it would work. And Church wasn’t either. He told Nashville Scene that when he finally got to the point in his career when he had enough... Read more »


Thomas Rhett Shares Plans for Mushy Album

Friday, May 26, 2017 -- 11:30 am EDT

Thomas Rhett is not going to make an all-Willa album. But he did recently admit that the last 20 song titles he came up with were all about his 18-month-old daughter. “I feel like the whole next record is going to be a pretty mushy one about my kids,” Rhett told told Lousiana’s Advocate (He... Read more »


Lady Antebellum Packs Horns for New Tour

Friday, May 26, 2017 -- 10:55 am EDT

With every new tour, Lady Antebellum‘s Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott look forward to rearranging some of their biggest hits for their loyal fans. So on their all-new You Look Good Tour, launching Friday (May 26) in Bakersfield, California, their catalogue will get a fresh twist with the addition of a live horn... Read more »


Granger Smith on Luke Bryan’s Invitation

Friday, May 26, 2017 -- 10:09 am EDT

After a very thorough tour of the summer fair and fest circuit, Granger Smith will be joining Luke Bryan‘s tour in the middle of September. So I wondered what it would be like for Smith to go from playing his own shows — packed with his own very loyal fans — to opening Bryan’s shows.... Read more »