class="page-template page-template-page-templates page-template-abc page-template-page-templatesabc-php page page-id-164 group-blog masthead-fixed full-width singular wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.2.0 vc_responsive"
Matt Stell finds his quarantine ‘silver lining’ with new eight-song EP, 'Better Than That'

Matt Stell returns today with news of a new EP, Better Than That, due for release on October 16. Matt’s next batch of tunes will include his current top-10 single “Everywhere but On,” as well as his breakout hit “Prayed for You” and another previously-released song, “If I Was a…... Read More

Grand Ole Opry to reopen to live audiences beginning October 3

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic forced Nashville stages to close to the public back in March, the Grand Ole Opry has been broadcasting its weekly Saturday evening show without its usual live audience. Now, the venue announces that they will begin welcoming back concertgoers on Saturday, October 3 -- with…... Read More

Dolly Parton confirms some rumors about whether she’s got ink: “I do have some tattoos, that’s true”

Dolly Parton’s heard some pretty salacious rumors about herself over the years. She’s been falsely romantically linked to everyone from Elvis Presley to Kenny Rogers, accused of being ultra-high maintenance in the studio, and much more. The star has gotten used to shutting down stories about herself that aren’t true,…... Read More

Country star trivia

On this date in 2015, the superstar pop-country crossover artist who duetted with Dolly Parton for “Islands in the Stream” officially announced his retirement. The singer called the music business quits after his final tour. Can you name him? ANSWER: Kenny Rogers. By Carena LiptakCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All…... Read More

Carrie Underwood will bring her Christmas album, 'My Gift', to life with a new HBO Max TV special

As the Friday release date nears for Carrie Underwood’s holiday album, My Gift, the singer reveals that she’s got yet another holiday treat in store for fans. This week, Carrie revealed that she'll release a holiday television special on HBO Max to go along with her new album. The show,…... Read More

Fresh off winning Group and Song of the Year at last week's ACM Awards, Old Dominion's heading back into the studio to start work on their next album.  And in a rare bright spot in a year when they can't play live shows because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they'll get to make…... Read More

Nashville notes

Singer-songwriter Brandy Clark just dropped “Same Devil,” a collaboration with Brandi Carlile. Lakeview spotlights local Music City bars in their music video for “She Drove Me to the Bar,” sitting down with two Nashville bar owners to talk about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the March tornado that…... Read More

Kane Brown says he hopes daughter Kingsley has a baby brother someday: “I want a boy and a girl”

Ever since Kane Brown and his wife, Katelyn, welcomed baby girl Kingsley in October of last year, the proud parents have been happily adjusting to life as a family of three. In fact, the singer says he’s such a big fan of dad life that he’s not done having babies…... Read More

Thomas Rhett hopes to raise his Black daughter to have

Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren, are proud parents to three adorable little girls: Willa Gray, Ada James and Lennon Love. While Ada and Lennon are the couple’s biological children, Willa was adopted, and traveled to the U.S. from her native country of Uganda.  As the only Black child in…... Read More

Blake Shelton will perform on the Season 15 finale of America’s Got Talent

Blake Shelton will bring a little country flair to the stage of NBC's America’s Got Talent tonight: He’s signed on to perform during the show’s Season 15 finale. Blake is one of several stars who are on deck to take the stage, though he's the only country performer in the…... Read More

Trisha Yearwood’s “I’ll Carry You Home” video is a montage of personal childhood home movies

Trisha Yearwood showcases the personal meaning behind her heart-tugging new ballad, “I’ll Carry You Home,” in the song’s music video. The clip takes a look back at the singer’s own family home movies from her childhood.  Trisha offers a look into her first few years at home in Georgia, surrounded…... Read More

Ashley McBryde, Luke Combs and more lead the pack of nominees for 2020 CMT Music Awards

Ashley McBryde, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett and Sam Hunt are the most-nominated artists at the 2020 CMT Music Awards, which unveiled its nominees this week. Other nominated artists include Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown, Old Dominion and more. The Chicks received their first…... Read More

“Happy half year, Bub”: Maren Morris celebrates six-month-old son in sweet post

It’s been six whole months since Maren Morris and her husband, fellow artist Ryan Hurd, welcomed their baby boy, Hayes, the couple’s first child. Since then, the singer has been open about the ups and downs of new parenthood, sharing her story with postpartum depression and responding to the mommy-shamers…... Read More

Dolly Parton wrote one of her biggest hits during “waiting-around time” on the set of '9 to 5'

The old saying goes that “idle hands are the Devil’s workshop,” but in Dolly Parton’s case, idle hands sometimes result in a massive hit. In the singer’s new book, Dolly Parton, Storyteller: My Life in Lyrics, she remembers how she wrote her 1980 hit “9 to 5,” while on the…... Read More