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Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans’ Tequila Wedding Toast
One can almost smell the ocean air blowing off the Pacific reading all the new details from Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans’ wedding day. The two married on Dec. 2 at the Esperanza luxury resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and it seems like every minute was tailored to the happy couple. The Nashville-based wedding... Read more »

Kenny Chesney: “There’s No Blueprint”
After Hurricane Irma hit Kenny Chesney‘s home away from home — St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands — he got to work right away helping rebuild for the locals who were struggling with how to get things done. “We did all we could to try for the people who were struggling there. We flew... Read more »

How Publix Keeps Carly Pearce Grounded
Carly Pearce‘s new single is called “Hide the Wine,” so naturally the people at Food & Wine wanted to talk to her. And naturally, they talked all about food and wine. First, the food. Pearce said that the foods she loves the most are the ones from growing up in Kentucky. Chicken and dumplings, collard... Read more »

Chris Lane: “Everybody Has an Old Flame”
Who will be digging Chris Lane‘s new “Old Flame”? Let me guess. All of Lane’s loyal fans, minus about four or five ex-girlfriends. Last week, Lane tweeted that he’ll be releasing the new song, and a couple of days later I had the chance to ask him about it when he was in Chicago for... Read more »

Dylan Scott Becomes a Father
On Tuesday evening (Dec. 12), Dylan Scott and his wife Blair welcomed their first child, a son named Beckett Scott Robinson. The Scott family announced the new arrival via social media. Their son was welcomed to the world weighing eight pounds and measuring 21 inches long. “Thanks to everyone for all the prayers,” Scott said.... Read more »

Is Sugarland “Still the Same”?
It’s been thirteen years since the world first met Sugarland. Since their 2004 debut with “Baby Girl,” the trio has turned into a duo, made five studio albums, taken a break from the band to work on solo projects, and now, finally, has come back together to make music as a duo again. And the... Read more »

Chris Stapleton Has Week’s No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4 Country Albums
Who knew that Santa Claus had gotten into talent management? How else can we explain why Chris Stapleton has three of this week’s Top 5 country albums? His newest offering, From a Room: Volume 2 debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart and at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 all-genres list, coming... Read more »

If Thomas Rhett Shows Up at Your Front Door
Okay. This time I really mean it. I have got to move to Nashville. Because down there, the true meaning of Christmas is that Thomas Rhett, Tyler Hubbard, Russell Dickerson and all of their wives could possibly show up at your front door dressed in vintage holiday threads — Hubbard is even wearing a top... Read more »

For Bailey Bryan, the Beauty Is in the Struggle
Before newcomer Bailey Bryan moved to Nashville from her small town of Sequim, Washington, she thought her path to country fame would go something like this: she’d get to town, sign a record deal, write songs and then play the Bluebird every weekend. It would be that easy. While her Nashville successes have come relatively... Read more »

Country Artists #StandWithKeaton
Bullying victim and East Tennessean Keaton Jones started his school week with a small army of new celebrity friends. An emotional video of the 11-year-old opening up about being bullied at school has gone viral online and started a new national conversation about the issue. The video posted by his mother Kimberly Jones has been... Read more »