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Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus is joining a new, cross-genre supergroup called The Rise Above

When country superstar trio Rascal Flatts announced earlier this year that they planned to call it quits after their 20th anniversary celebration, they hinted that all three band mates were looking toward pursuing their own projects. Now, bassist Jay DeMarcus is offering more details about what's in store. Jay is…... Read More

Mitchell Tenpenny is wishing you a 'Neon Christmas' with festive new seven-track EP

Mitchell Tenpenny is embracing the Christmas spirit. The “Drunk Me” singer drops his Neon Christmas EP on Friday, a seven-track set of tunes that mix cozy Christmas favorites with a few seasonal originals. Mitchell offers up his spin on classics like “Joy to the World,” “Let it Snow,” “O Holy…... Read More

Darius Rucker brings country flair to the “Wrong Side of Love” on Young Bombs’ new single

Canadian EDM duo Young Bombs enlisted some country royalty in the form of Darius Rucker to give an extra boost to their new single, “Wrong Side of Love.” Placing Darius’ crooning vocals front and center, the song is a brooding ode to a doomed love story, set to a catchy…... Read More

Florida Georgia Line, Nelly have a “Lil Bit” more duet fun with new country and hip-hop crossover

Rapper Nelly is no stranger to going country.  He of course famously teamed up with Florida George Line in 2012 for a remix of the country duo’s “Cruise,” which appears on their Here’s to the Good Times album. Since then, Nelly and FGL have shared stages and tours together.  Now…... Read More

Country star trivia

Happy birthday wishes are in order to the country star who pioneered his own brand of “urban cowboy” music, beginning with his studio debut, Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc. This Kentucky native, who would later become an influential part of the Bakersfield sound, turns 64 today. Can you name him? ANSWER:…... Read More

“If Only”: Ashley McBryde joins Shenandoah for a wistful look back towards simpler times

Ashley McBryde is the newest guest star to appear alongside ‘90s hitmaking duo Shenandoah in song, with the release of “If Only.” It’s a slice of down-home, harmony-laden nostalgia that reaches back toward a simpler past, wondering why things can’t always be that easy. In gentle, easy-going harmony, the three…... Read More

'What You See Ain't Always What You Get': If Luke Combs is involved, it's probably better

Just as Luke Combs' debut album, This One's for You, evolved into This One's for You Too, today his sophomore effort, What You See Is What You Get, expands to become What You See Ain't Always What You Get.   If you suspect Luke had a plan all along -- you're right. "Yeah, actually, I…... Read More

Nashville notes

Supergroup trio Texas Hill this week shared the rustic, stripped-down video for their song “Love Me When I’m Leaving.” The band is made up of Craig Wayne Boyd, Adam Wakefield and Casey James. Filmore is a married man. The “Slower” singer wed his fiancée, Paige Korte, in a small South…... Read More

Maren Morris is among the artists scheduled to appear at a massive Joe Biden campaign concert

Maren Morris will be making an appearance at a sprawling upcoming concert for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign. The event, dubbed “I Will Vote,” features a massive list of performers from all genres. Cher, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews and The Black Eyed Peas are just a few of the…... Read More

Dustin Lynch is planning an epic Vegas pool party for the summer of 2021

As fans and artists alike dream of the day when the COVID-19 pandemic is a thing of the past, Dustin Lynch is doing more than just wishing. He’s planning ahead to next summer, with his just-announced Dustin Lynch Pool Situation: Vegas. The event is a epic three-day pool party in…... Read More

Lady A lands first Christian Airplay chart-topper with their Chris Tomlin duet, “Who You Are to Me”

Country trio Lady A are expanding their horizons as they nab their first number-one hit on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart, dated October 24. The band’s new hit comes courtesy of “Who You Are to Me,” their collaboration with veteran Christian artist Chris Tomlin. It’s the first single off of Chris’…... Read More