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Dan + Shay will rock in the New Year live from New York City

Dan + Shay will represent country music December 31 on ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, as they play live in New York City’s Times Square. The “Tequila” and “Speechless” hitmakers join headliner Christina Aguilera and New Kids on the Block, who are also set to perform in the Big Apple. Meanwhile, Florida Georgia Line and Maren Morris will be…... Read More

Blake Shelton and Keith Urban to ring in 2019 on NBC

Blake Shelton and Keith Urban will both be ringing in 2019 on TV this December 31. As previously announced, Keith will join the NBC's New Year's Eve telecast live from Nashville, where he'll be performing at the annual Music City Midnight New Year's Eve event. Blake's pal and fellow Voice coach Kelly Clarkson is set to sing as well, along with Diana…... Read More

Country star trivia

Sixty-one years ago this month, this yuletide staple peaked at #13 on what was then called Billboard's "Most Played Country & Western by Jockeys" chart. Can you name the Christmas classic by Bobby Helms? ANSWER: "Jingle Bell Rock." Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Party in the Crescent City: Florida Georgia Line brings Allstate Fan Fest to the world on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

The night before the Sugar Bowl, Florida Georgia Line plans to play an unforgettable set as part of the Allstate Fan Fest in New Orleans. "The energy's gonna be epic," Tyler Hubbard tells ABC Radio. "New Orleans is already an amazing place. But bring the Sugar Bowl to the city and team up with…... Read More

Nashville notes

Brett Eldredge and Mason Ramsey are set to appear on NBC’s Today on Thursday, which starts at 7 a.m. Tune in to see a new profile of Reba McEntire as she accepts the Kennedy Center Honor, Thursday on CBS This Morning starting at 7 a.m. Ashley Monroe has recorded her cover of the Amy Grant classic, “Tennessee Christmas,” with Amy’s husband, Vince Gill,…... Read More

From Elvis remakes to "Oy to the World," Brad Paisley loves Christmas collaborating with his pal William Shatner

Brad Paisley pitches in to help his pal William Shatner on his new holiday record, Shatner Claus: The Christmas Album. Even though the Star Trek icon and the "Bucked Off" hitmaker weren't in the studio at the same time, they made it a point to hang out. "We got together, but not to record it," Brad…... Read More

More Opry dreams come true for Chris Janson, as he hosts for the first time on Friday

Chris Janson will be able to cross one more item off his bucket list before 2018 ends. This year, the Missouri native became, at 31, the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry when he was inducted by Garth Brooks in March. That night, Chris also talked about how he looks forward to…... Read More

They're baaaack: "American Idol" returns March 3

Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry will once again be gracing your TV screens in 2019, as American Idol returns for its second season on ABC. The show, once again hosted by Ryan Seacrest, will return Sunday, March 3, with a two-hour season premiere airing from 8 p.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET -- but we…... Read More

Fore! Justin Moore works on his swing Thursday morning on Golf Channel

Just how good is Justin Moore on the links? You can find out Thursday morning when he makes a special appearance on the Golf Channel. Tune in Thursday at 10:30 A.M. ET to The Morning Drive to see Justin demonstrate his best swing and then work on it using analytic sports technology at GolfTec…... Read More

Kacey Musgraves' "Golden Hour" is 2018's best album in any genre, according to "Entertainment Weekly"

Entertainment Weekly and the Country Music Association are in agreement: Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour is the best album of 2018. First, the Texan took home the coveted Album of the Year trophy at last month’s CMA Awards, and now, EW ranks it #1 on its list of “The Year’s Best Albums” in its current issue. “Musgraves remains tethered…... Read More

Dolly Parton pays tribute to her late brother Floyd: "He lived a short life full of love and beautiful songs"

Dolly Parton’s been busy making a slew of media appearances to promote her new soundtrack for the film Dumplin’, but at the same time, she’s been mourning the passing of her younger brother, Floyd Parton. The 61-year-old died last Thursday, and late Tuesday, Dolly commented for the first time on Twitter, posting a…... Read More

Country star trivia

Fifteen years ago this fall, Kenny Chesney released his platinum-certified holiday album. Can you recall its title? ANSWER: All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Maren Morris and FGL join Kelsea, Kane and Lauren Alaina to rock in the New Year on ABC

The list of country stars who’ll be rockin’ in the New Year on ABC is growing. Maren Morris and Florida Georgia Line join this year’s edition of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, performing live from New Orleans. They’ll be playing at the Allstate Fan Fest, which happens in advance of the…... Read More

Nashville notes

"Best Shot" hitmaker Jimmie Allen is set to guest on Steve Harvey's syndicated Steve on December 20. He'll also return to NBC's Today show on December 27. You can check out LOCASH's new video for "Feels Like a Party" on Apple Music. If you missed Cole Swindell doing his new single "Love You Too Late" and "Break Up in the End" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!,…... Read More