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Coming soon: Kelsea Ballerini's collaboration with The Chainsmokers arrives next Tuesday

They’ve been hinting at it for some time, and now it’s official: Kelsea Ballerini’s collaboration with Grammy-winning electronic duo The Chainsmokers is coming out on Tuesday. Both artists tweeted the news via social media Thursday morning, sharing a black, white and red drawing that simply says Tuesday’s date, 9/18. The picture shows a female skeleton…... Read More

Country star trivia

Seven years ago this week, Jake Owen claimed the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with this casual hit. Can you name the tune that was written by Eric Paslay? ANSWER: "Barefoot Blue Jean Night."  Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Nashville notes

Willie Nelson will headline a concert on September 29 at Auditorium Shores in Austin for Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke. This will be the first public concert the legend has ever held for a political candidate. Musicians on Call will honor Nashville actor Charles Esten with its Music Heals Award October 10 at the CMA Theater…... Read More

The "Experiment" is on: Kane Brown's ready with his sophomore album, on the heels of multiple AMA noms

Even though Kane Brown is one of the most-nominated country artists at next month's American Music Awards, the "Lose It" hitmaker is still pretty low-key about the whole affair. "It feels great, man, because I'm still new to the game," he tells ABC Radio. "So just being nominated, you know, you just…... Read More

Watch now: Michael Ray explores Miami with the "One That Got Away"

The “One That Got Away” takes Michael Ray on a romantic, impromptu jaunt around South Beach in the new music video for his latest hit. Even though Michael himself is a Florida native, he was eager to embrace a part of the Sunshine State he didn’t know quite so well. “We wanted…... Read More

Are Pistol Annies about to spread the "Interstate Gospel?"

While we know Pistol Annies have finished a new record that's supposed to be out sometime this fall, we don't know exactly when it will be released or what it will be called. But Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley may be dropping some hints.  You can now follow a new Pistol Annies playlist titled Interstate Gospel on…... Read More

Watch now: Carrie Underwood's back with new look in uplifting "Love Wins" video

Carrie Underwood sports elaborate pink-and-purple “glitter tears” on the cover of both her Cry Pretty album, and in the video for the title track. Now, in the new music video for the record’s second single, “Love Wins,” Carrie’s fancy eye makeup is back. This time, Carrie wears mask-like splotches of electric blue and…... Read More

Dan + Shay are "Speechless" after their first AMA nominations

“Tequila” continues to be the song that’s helping take Dan + Shay to the next level. Wednesday morning, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney grabbed their first-ever American Music Awards nods, for Favorite Country Duo or Group, as well as Favorite Country Song for “Tequila.” “What a year 2018 continues to be for us,” Dan says in…... Read More

Miranda Lambert invites you to catch the Idyllwind, as her clothing line goes nationwide

If you’d like to dress like Miranda Lambert, now all you have to do is go to your local Boot Barn. Miranda’s new clothing line -- called Idyllwind - Fueled by Miranda Lambert -- is now available at all of the retailer’s 233 stores in the United States. Boot Barn originally launched the…... Read More

"Here I Am": Dolly Parton's collaboration with pop star Sia arrives tonight, as "Dumplin'" heads to Netflix

Dolly Parton’s soundtrack for the new movie Dumplin’ will include superstar collaborations on some of her biggest hits, as well as six new tunes co-written with super-producer Linda Perry. Miranda Lambert, gospel and R&B legend Mavis Staples, rocker Elle King and bluegrass stars Alison Krauss and Rhonda Vincent are just some of the guest vocalists who’ll join Dolly on the…... Read More

Brett Young and Carly Pearce unite to go "Front and Center" in the Big Apple

Brett Young and Carly Pearce are teaming up to record a double episode of Front and Center next Monday at Opry City Stage on Times Square in New York City. The two label mates previously toured together on Brett’s headlining Caliville trek.  Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now, with new episodes of Front…... Read More

Kane Brown, FGL, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay are top country contenders at the 2018 AMAs

Kane Brown not only helped announce the contenders for this year’s American Music Awards Wednesday in L.A., he’s also one of 2018’s top nominees. Kane will vie for Male Artist, Album and Favorite Song for “Heaven” in the country categories. Florida Georgia Line is in the running for three trophies as well,…... Read More

Country star trivia

Ten years ago this month, Capitol Nashville released the first country album by Darius Rucker. Can you recall its title? ANSWER: Learn to Live. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

"Blue Tacoma": How a month in California re-shaped Russell Dickerson's latest hit

Russell Dickerson's latest top-five hit, "Blue Tacoma," extols the joys of taking to the open road in a Toyota truck. When he first wrote the song, the "Yours" hitmaker admits the story took most of its inspiration from one of his collaborators. "It started out more hypothetical," Russell explains. "One…... Read More