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Midland saddles up for the Electric Rodeo Tour this fall

Midland will follow-up their September stint on Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes trek with their own headlining dates. The Electric Rodeo Tour is set to launch October 24 in Tucson, Arizona, and will wrap up December 14 in Springfield, Illinois.  Pre-sales start on Wednesday, with tickets becoming available to the general public on…... Read More

David Lee Murphy lands his first #1 in 23 years, with a little help from Kenny Chesney

For the first time in 23 years, David Lee Murphy returns to the top of the country chart this week, as his duet with Kenny Chesney, “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” ascends to #1. “When Kenny asked me about making a record, I thought that sounded like a whole lot of fun,” David Lee…... Read More

Country star trivia

In April of 1970, Loretta Lynn became the first country female ever to be awarded a gold record for one of her albums. Can you guess which LP it was? ANSWER: Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind). Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

Kelsea Ballerini "Unapologetically" admits tour mate Keith Urban helped start her country career

Kelsea Ballerini's now two shows into her gig as the opening act for Keith Urban’s Graffiti U World Tour. It’s a gig that’s especially meaningful for Kelsea, because it was one of Keith’s songs that first piqued her interest in country music. “Keith Urban, he's in my bio, y'all!” she told…... Read More

Nashville notes

Watch for Granger Smith Monday night on both The Bachelorette and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The shows air at 8 and 11:35 p.m. ET respectively, both on ABC. Gretchen Wilson kicked off her Workin' Women Tour Saturday night in Robinsonville, Mississippi. Newcomer Jessie G will open all the shows on the trek. Michael Ray's new single from his Amos album will…... Read More

Keith Urban enlists his fans to help plan his Graffiti U set list

Keith Urban kicked off his Graffiti U World Tour this weekend, with stops in St. Louis, Missouri and Indianapolis, Indiana.  But before he even started rehearsals, the Australian superstar made it a point to find out which songs off his new Graffiti U record his fans were anxious to hear. “I reached out…... Read More

Scotty McCreery marries longtime girlfriend Gabi Dugal in North Carolina

Scotty McCreery married his longtime sweetheart, Gabi Dugal, on Saturday in the couple's home state of North Carolina, according to People. The American Idol winner freely admitted he'd been love with Gabi for more than six years, and based his latest single, "This Is It," on his proposal. Earlier this…... Read More

Cole Swindell gives fans a "Reason to Drink" with new song

Cole Swindell is such a fan of  “Reason to Drink” that he made it the name of his headlining trek earlier this year. Now, the Georgia native is releasing the track as the latest preview of his third album, All of It, which comes out August 17. “Somebody somewhere’s getting married today/Somebody’s…... Read More

If you're "Keeping Score," Dan + Shay hold their own on impressive new duet with Kelly Clarkson

A week before their self-titled third album comes out, Dan + Shay are releasing one of the most anticipated tracks from the record: “Keeping Score,” their collaboration with Kelly Clarkson. Shay Mooney proves he can hold his own with Kelly’s powerhouse vocals on the emotional ballad, co-written by Dan Smyers. “It is such an honor…... Read More

Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert "Drown the Whiskey" at Nashville's oldest dive bar

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, you can get an early look at Jason Aldean’s new video for “Drowns the Whiskey” with Miranda Lambert. The clip premieres on Apple Music today; it becomes widely available on Saturday. Jason and Miranda shot “Drowns the Whiskey” at Nashville's Springwater Supperclub and Lounge, a frequent music…... Read More

Walker Hayes wants you to "Be a Craig" this Father's Day

Just in time for Father’s Day, Walker Hayes is launching his “Be a Craig Fund.” The project takes its name from Walker’s latest single, “Craig,” which tells the story of a friend who surprised Walker, his wife, and their six kids by giving them a van when they desperately needed it.   “I want…... Read More

Country star trivia

Thirty years ago this week, this six-time CMA Entertainer of the Year signed his deal with Capitol Records. Can you name him? ANSWER: Garth Brooks.  Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.... Read More

"Look at Daddy up there blowin' it with Demi Lovato": How Darius Rucker managed to impress his daughter

There's no doubt Darius Rucker is a superstar in the world of music, having found success as the lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish, before collecting a string of number ones during his solo country career. But his daughters Carolyn Pearl and Daniella Rose and his son, Jack, don't seem to be terribly…... Read More

What Makes You Country: Luke Bryan remembers a Father's Day adventure gone wrong

Luke Bryan hasn't decided exactly how he'll celebrate Father's Day on Sunday. But he has a pretty strong idea what he WON'T be doing, after his plans went south last year. "[My wife] Caroline was perfect in asking me what did I want for Father's Day," he recalls, "and I said, 'I want to…... Read More