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Craig Morgan, Elizabeth Cook + More Hosting Shows on New Grand Ole Opry TV Channel Circle

The Boot News - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 12:14

The new network is debuting at the beginning of 2020!

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Thomas Rhett's Co-Writers Help Him Braid Style With Substance

The Boot News - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 11:56

"Because if I were to just sit down with a guitar ... I will always write a 6/8 ballad," says Rhett.

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Grand Ole Opry, Hee-Haw Returning to TV Via the Circle Network

Saving Country Music - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 11:47
As first reported by Saving Country Music in October, The Grand Ole Opry will finally be returning to television via the recently-announced Circle Network owned by the Opry Entertainment Group---or at least portions of the show will be, along with expanded specialty programming tied to the iconic country music institution.
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See Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit's 'Stockholm' From Warren Haynes' 'The Benefit Concert Vol. 16′ [Exclusive Video]

The Boot News - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 11:00

Watch a newly released live video of the group's "Stockholm," which is included on Warren Haynes' forthcoming 'The Benefit Concert Vol. 16' live album and DVD.

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See Which Country Stars Welcomed Babies in 2019

Taste of Country News - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 11:00

Welcome to the world, little ones!

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2019 in Review: Chris Stapleton Duets With Pink, Keith Urban Debuts a Cover + More of April's Biggest Country Music Headlines

The Boot News - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 10:39

Look back and remember the stories that have made waves in the country music world during the year.

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Grand Ole Opry Parent Company Buys Austin City Limits Property

Saving Country Music - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 10:27
Ryman Hospitality Properties, which owns The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, as well as numerous other important music properties in Nashville and beyond, has struck a deal to purchase the 37-story, full city block-sized mixed-use complex in downtown Austin along second street known as Block 21.
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17 Songs From Women In Country That Demand Your Attention In 2020

Taste of Country News - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 10:27

Themes of love and heartbreak, empowerment and faith describe the 17 songs on this list.

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Lady Antebellum Are Going to 'Live Vicariously Through' Their Kids This Christmas

The Boot News - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 10:20

The holiday season is different once you're a parent!

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Blake Shelton: 'God's Country' Is 'the Right Three and a Half Minutes' to Start His Next Chapter

The Boot News - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 10:07

Shelton's next album, 'Fully Loaded: God's Country', was inspired by the fresh inspiration the singer felt after releasing the single.

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Story Behind the Song: Jeremy Ivey, 'Diamonds Back to Coal'

The Boot News - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 09:39

"It was the most generic way to start any song. But you can get specific in your genericness ..."

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“The Ty Bentli Show” Collects More Than “100,000 Thank Yous” for U.S. Troops With Help From Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean & More

Nash Daily News - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 09:37

The Ty Bentli Show successfully complete its 3rd annual “100,000 Thank Yous” campaign this week, with a goal of collecting at least 100,000 thank-you cards for deployed members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Jason Aldean signs his personalize card for U.S. troops.

On Dec. 9, the titular host of the show—along with co-hosts Chuck Wicks and Tricia Jenkins—announced that that they had received 153,422 thank-you cards, exceeding their goal by more than 53,000 cards. The 153,422 well-wishes will be sent to U.S. troops via Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit that sends care packages to deployed troops. 

This year, a number of country stars stopped by The Ty Bentli Show to compose personal cards for the troops, including Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Justin Moore, Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Mitchell Tenpenny and more.

Since 2017, The Ty Bentli Show has collected more than 450,000 thank-you cards for deployed troops.

photos by NCD

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Remember When Brad Paisley Scored His First No. 1 Hit?

Taste of Country News - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 09:11

Do you remember which song it was?

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“Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special” to Re-Air This Month After 6.3 Million Viewers Watch Debut Broadcast

Nash Daily News - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 08:42

Brad Paisley may have been absent from the CMA Awards this year, but he came back to prime time in a big way on Dec. 3 as host of his own variety TV special, Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special.

The 60-minute special featured Brad—and a bevy of his famous friends—performing music and comedic numbers from Nashville’s iconic War Memorial Auditorium. Special guests included Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker, Kelsea Ballerini, Hootie & the Blowfish, Jonas Brothers, Chris Harrison, Peyton Manning and more.

Brad’s TV special netted 6.3 million viewers during its initial broadcast on Dec. 3, so ABC is re-airing the show on Dec. 28 at 8 p.m. ET.

Brad sat down with Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown to chat about his TV endeavor.

Q: How did the TV special come to fruition?

Brad: “I went to ABC and said this is an idea I have that I think is a niche that’s not being filled on prime-time television, and I would love to do this TV special that’s a really good example of the best scenario of people collaborating in music and trying to have a good time and telling some jokes and doing some funny skits and being a part of something that sort of shows that a lot of us [in entertainment] are friends.”

Q: How did you decide on the show’s name?

Brad: “One of the reasons we named it Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special is because I felt like it would be a lot of fun to tear me down throughout this and that’s kinda the vehicle. I’m roasted the whole time. This doesn’t serve to elevate me in any way, really [laughing]. From the minute the show starts, Peyton Manning is telling me how I really should not even be doing this. And it gets worse after that.”

Q: What’s a quality your special guests have in common?

Brad: “People that are . . . willing to laugh at themselves are perfect for this. That’s where people like Peyton and Carrie and Tim McGraw—they’re just willing to joke about themselves, but at the same time, it gets easy when I tell them, ‘Look, it’s really about roasting me.’ They were all in on that.”

Q: Tell me about one of the night’s special performances.

Brad: “I had met this girl, Addie Pratt, at St. Jude Children’s Hospital, who’s now a proud [cancer] survivor—a great example of what that place can do. One of the things I said when ABC gave me this show was I would like to do something good with this as opposed to just making a show. Let’s do something that serves the higher good. I can’t think of a better example of what’s great about being alive right now than a place like St. Jude Children’s Hospital. I had this idea to have a survivor sing a line [from a new song], but I had no idea this survivor was like Beyoncé. She deserves a record deal. In the show you can image that moment is really—it was all I could do not to cry.”

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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The Boot News Roundup: Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay Lined Up for 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve' + More

The Boot News - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 08:23

Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay and Blanco Brown are among the performers for 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve'.

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J.T. Hodges Goes Acoustic for New Christmas Song, 'All Through the Night' [Exclusive Video]

The Boot News - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 08:00

Hodges brings tender vocals and plucky instrumentation to "All Through the Night," a Welsh Christmas tune that's been covered by many an artist throughout the years.

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20 Years Ago: Brad Paisley Scores First No. 1 Hit With 'He Didn't Have to Be'

The Boot News - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 07:58

On Dec. 11, 1999, Paisley earned his first No. 1 hit.

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'The Voice': Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins Perform 'Hell Right'

Taste of Country News - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 22:16

Shelton has no country dog in the game this season of 'The Voice," but he's still the country ambassador on the show!

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