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Kenny Chesney Reveals 18 “Songs for the Saints Tour” Dates

Kenny Chesney Reveals 18 “Songs for the Saints Tour” Dates

After Kenny Chesney’s 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour hit more than a dozen major stadiums and more than 20 amphitheaters, the Tennessee native is scaling back his 2019 tour, which he has dubbed the Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour. “I wanted to change it up,” says Kenny. “Last year was so intense, and…MORE

15 of Our Favorite Performance Photos From the CMA Awards

15 of Our Favorite Performance Photos From the CMA Awards

More than 35 artists took the stage to perform at the CMA Awards on Nov. 14, including Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, Midland, Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley,…MORE

Country Music Hall of Fame Member Roy Clark Dead at 85

Country Music Hall of Fame Member Roy Clark Dead at 85

Roy Clark died Nov. 15 at the age of 85 due to complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Okla. If anyone in the country realm could be termed “multimedia star,” the amiable singer/guitarist fit that bill. He won the CMA Entertainer of the Year honor in 1973, copped Grammy awards for his instrumental…MORE

The 8 Biggest Winners & Losers From the 52nd CMA Awards

The 8 Biggest Winners & Losers From the 52nd CMA Awards

1. Winner: Chris Stapleton With the whiskey-soaked voice of a bearded angel, Chris Stapleton burst onto the mainstream scene at the 2015 CMA Awards when he won Album, Male Vocalist and New Artist of the Year. The honeymoon ain’t over. In 2016, Chris won Male Vocalist and Music Video of the Year. In 2017, he…MORE

Watch Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Kacey Musgraves, Scotty McCreery, Dan + Shay & More Read Mean Tweets on “Jimmy Kimmel”

Watch Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Kacey Musgraves, Scotty McCreery, Dan + Shay & More Read Mean Tweets on “Jimmy Kimmel”

Jimmy Kimmel rounded up some of his country music chums for the fourth installment of his popular late-night bit, Mean Tweets: Country Music Edition. The premise is simple—and hilarious—as country stars read unflattering tweets about themselves. Check out the new clip, which features Jake Owen, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett, Midland, Dierks Bentley, Lauren Alaina, Brothers…MORE

CMA Awards: THE WINNERS

CMA Awards: THE WINNERS

We’ll be updating this post as the winners for the 52nd CMA Awards are announced. TV broadcast begins at 7 p.m. CT on ABC. Two awards were announced earlier in the day. Musical Event of the Year “Burning Man” – Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne “Dear Hate” – Maren Morris (Feat. Vince Gill) “Drowns the…MORE

Thomas Rhett Hosts Volunteer Event to Support U.S. Military

Thomas Rhett Hosts Volunteer Event to Support U.S. Military

On Nov. 13 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Plaza, Thomas Rhett teamed with Crown Royal for the Purple Bag Project to benefit U.S. servicemen and women stationed overseas. TR hosted the volunteer takeover and helped fans fill purple Crown Royal bags with uplifting notes and food items. Chris Lucas and Preston Brust of Locash also stopped…MORE

Chris Young Teases New Tune, “Raised On Country” [Listen]

Chris Young Teases New Tune, “Raised On Country” [Listen]

Earlier this week, Chris Young scored the 11th No. 1 single of his career as “Hangin’ On” topped the Mediabase chart. The tune is the second single from Chris’ 2017 album, Losing Sleep, to hit No. 1, following the title track in February. While Chris has the option of choosing from eight more possible singles…MORE

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