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Luke Combs returns to #1 on country albums chart, claims all-time high on all-genre "Billboard" 200

Luke Combs' debut returns to the top of the country albums chart this week, thanks to the deluxe re-issue titled This One's for You Too. In all, it's the fifth week at #1 for the North Carolina native's first record. The set also claims his all-time high on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart,…... Read More

Dierks Bentley's "Woman, Amen" climbs to the top of "The Mountain"

Dierks Bentley collects the seventeenth #1 of his career this week, as "Woman, Amen" ascends to the top of the chart.  It's the lead single from his ninth studio album, which just came out on Friday. "Making The Mountain with my fellow songwriters and musicians was such a creatively inspiring journey and it’s…... Read More

Country star trivia

In 2000, this trio -- made up of sisters Kassidy, Kelsi and Kristyn Osborn -- scored the biggest hit of their career with the #2 hit "I Will... But." Can you recall the name of their group? ANSWER: SHeDAISY. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Miranda Lambert's MuttNation Foundation finds 56 dogs new families during CMA Fest

Fifty-six dogs now have new forever homes, thanks to the work of Miranda Lambert's MuttNation Foundation at CMA Fest.  One family even made the eleven-hour trip from Pennsylvania to adopt a pup in Nashville. Many of this year's adoptees were christened with new country music names, like Lady A, Zac Brown, Luke Bryan, George Strait, Keith…... Read More

Report: Martina and John McBride sued by former employee over treatment of interns

A former employee of Martina McBride and her husband John is suing the couple for $1 million, according to TMZ. Richard Hanson says he ran the McBrides' internship program until last year, and alleges the two forced unpaid interns to do menial tasks like clean bathrooms, deliver food, and set up and tear down equipment. He…... Read More

Little Big Town showcases "The Power of Four" at the Country Music Hall of Fame

Little Big Town's new exhibit, titled The Power of Four, opens June 29 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  Included in the display is Karen Fairchild's dress from her 2006 wedding to Jimi Westbrook, as well as her high school cheerleading uniform. You'll also be able to see the LED-lined…... Read More

Kenny Chesney will give his "Songs for the Saints" money to the Love for Love City Fund

Kenny Chesney will donate the money he makes from his new record, Songs for the Saints, to his Love for Love City Fund, to help the Virgin Islands rebuild after Hurricane Irma. The eight-time Entertainer of the Year wrote the title track and another song called “Love for Love City” around the…... Read More

Nashville notes

Dierks Bentley plays the Today show concert series on Tuesday morning. Watch for him starting at 7 a.m. on NBC. Dan + Shay will release another track from their forthcoming self-titled album on Friday. You can check out Old Dominion's new video for "Hotel Key" on YouTube now. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Watch now: From the Nut House to Nashville's Nissan Stadium, Luke Bryan watches the "Sunset" on CMA Fest 2018

During CMA Fest 2018, Luke Bryan celebrated the tenth anniversary of his fan club "The Nut House," named for the fact that the Georgia native grew up on a peanut farm. As he told ABC Radio backstage at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, “It's been a few years since I've had the opportunity to…... Read More

Watch now: Why Brett Eldredge's fans are throwing dog toys onstage

Brett Eldredge hosted one of the most unusual gatherings during CMA Fest year: a meet-up with his fans at a dog park. The Illinois native was surprised how many people showed up, though perhaps he shouldn’t be, given the popularity of his 2-year-old Weimaraner/Vizsla mix, Edgar. So, at this point, Edgar's the…... Read More

Watch now: Cole Swindell explains why "Break Up in the End" is really a "pretty powerful" love story

CMA Fest is all about the fans, and for Cole Swindell, one of the highlights of the week was his fan club party. “You know, it's always one of my favorite times,” he told ABC Radio backstage at Nissan Stadium over the weekend. “Because you get to meet new fans you…... Read More

Watch now: Tyler Hubbard's daughter Olivia steals the show at FGL's #1 party with Backstreet Boys and Bebe Rexha

Florida Georgia Line celebrated the #1 success of both “Meant to Be” and “God, Your Mama and Me” this weekend with a party at FGL House in downtown Nashville. Both Bebe Rexha and Backstreet Boys were on hand for the festivities, but even the world-famous pop stars couldn’t compete with the most popular girl at…... Read More

Watch Now: Dierks Bentley says summer tour with LANCO and Brothers O is so much fun, "it shouldn't be allowed"

Dierks Bentley's current Mountain High tour features LANCO and Brothers Osborne, and backstage at CMA Fest this weekend, Dierks told ABC Radio that choosing those acts are all a part of his philosophy of creating the most fun summer tour experience possible. "You know I've learned a lot from my…... Read More

Watch now: Brett Young admits he's "kinda freaking out" about singing at his upcoming wedding

You might think playing the main stage this weekend at CMA Fest would be Brett Young’s most pressure-packed performance of the year. But you’d be wrong, because the California native recently found out his fiancée, Taylor Mills, expects him to sing at their wedding. “If we get the venue we…... Read More