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Cole Swindell Wants Song Souvenirs
Cole Swindell will be disappointed if he left Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots tour without having written some new music with his fellow tour mates, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley and the guys from the Cadillac Three. Together Swindell, Florida Georgia Line and Cadillac Three front man Jaren Johnston have co-written 26 No. 1 hits... Read more »

Jason Aldean Reveals Top 2016 Summer Concert Memories
It’s good to be Jason Aldean this summer. He is about to release his first album as the ACM’s reigning entertainer of the year and he’s made plenty of unforgettable summer memories on his successful tour with Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses. They will share the spotlight for the inaugural CMT Concert of the... Read more »

Dierks Bentley: Performing for Fans Is What He Loves
There is a recurring theme in the new feature story on Dierks Bentley from Esquire. It’s that he loves performing music live. The story covers other topics just fine, but the conversation seems to come back to the touring life every chance Bentley gets. He admits that in the beginning, it was good, even when... Read more »

Charlie Worsham’s Summer of Side Projects
Charlie Worsham’s critically-acclaimed debut album Rubberband turned three on Saturday (Aug. 20). Not only that, summer 2016 marks 10 years in Nashville for the guitar-slinging Mississippi native. A lot has changed since then. But at heart, he will always be among country music’s kindest musicians. So how does one of the genre’s biggest hearts occupy... Read more »

Dustin Lynch Celebrates No. 1 “Mind Reader” With Writers Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip
A hugging, backslapping crowd surged through the South bar on Nashville’s Music Row Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 24) to applaud Dustin Lynch for his third No. 1 single, “Mind Reader,” written by Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip. All three principals were on hand to bask in the congratulations, as well as the song’s producer, Mickey Jack... Read more »

ACM Honors Announces Final Performers
The final performers for the 10th annual ACM Honors are Alicia Keys, Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Dan + Shay and the Band Perry. Mike Fisher, Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride and Thomas Rhett have been added as presenters for Tuesday’s (Aug. 30) event at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. They join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini,... Read more »

World Premiere: Granger Smith “If the Boot Fits”
Granger Smith took the Nashville scene by storm with his No. 1 hit “Backroad Song,” and now he’s singing one for the cowgirls with his newest “If The Boot Fits.” Call it a country boy’s version of the Cinderella story — because who needs a glass slipper when you’ve got a cowgirl boot? And this... Read more »

Reba McEntire Selling Nashville-Area Home
When I hear that a home on 83 acres is for sale, I don’t consider that a home. To me, that is a small town. So now that Reba McEntire has put her property in Lebanon, Tennessee, up for sale at $7.9 million, all I can think of is that someone will scoop that up... Read more »

Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin Reportedly Separating
While Jana Kramer was busy out in California on Wednesday (Aug. 24) taping an episode of Chelsea Handler’s Netflix show Chelsea, reports that her marriage was over were starting to show up everywhere. According to Entertainment Tonight, a source close to the couple confirmed that Caussin is currently being treated in a rehab facility for... Read more »

Ronnie Dunn and Reba: Collaborating Again
Ronnie Dunn and Reba McEntire have a duet on his upcoming album Tattooed Heart. It’s called “Still Feels Like Mexico.” But even outside the recording studio, it sounds like the two stars are collaborating in other ways. Dunn admitted in a new radio interview that Reba called him recently for a favor. “She calls one... Read more »

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