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Gwen Stefani's Not Pressuring Blake Shelton to Propose After Traumatic Divorces

More Music News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:10

She says there is "zero pressure" at home, she insists.

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Jaida Dreyer Named Season 1 Winner of USA's 'Real Country'

More Music News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:52

Her new song is "Jack It to Jesus."

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Jordan Davis' 'Home State' Success Gave Him Confidence as an Artist

And More Music - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:59

"You know, that first album is something you put out and you hope people connect to," Davis explains. "I guess now we've made a connection.."

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Maren Morris, Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina, Kelsea Ballerini, FGL & More to Perform at “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”

Even More Music News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:40

A handful of country stars will help ring in 2019 as part of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve event on ABC.

Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina will perform as part of the Hollywood lineup, while Maren Morris and Florida Georgia Line will showcase their skills from New Orleans.

Ryan Seacrest will host the five-plus-hour event from New York City, while Lucy Hale will handle emcee duties in New Orleans and Ciara will call the shots from Hollywood. Additionally, Jenny McCarthy will report from Times Square.

Other performers include The Chainsmokers, Ella Mai, Camila Cabello, Hasley, Shawn Mendes, Weezer, Post Malone and more.

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve begins live from New York City at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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2018 in Review: The Year's 20 Best Country, Americana, Bluegrass and Folk Songs

And More Music - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:39

Is your favorite one of our favorites?

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John Rich Happy to Debate Gun Control With Tyler Hubbard, But Wants Fans to Back Off With the Hate

And More Music - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:22

John Rich may disagree with Tyler Hubbard about gun control, but that doesn't mean he thinks it's okay for fans to attack Hubbard on social media.

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Maren Morris, Florida Georgia Line on Board for 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve'

More Music News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:12

It's the best way you could possibly ring in a new year.

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Interview: How The Sisterhood Learned to Build Their Music From the Ground Up

And More Music - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:43

The Sisterhood started touring with a stripped-down approach, and they're building their sound from there.

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Son Volt Confronts Political Division in Upcoming New Album, 'Union'

And More Music - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:42

'Union' takes on a big question: How can we bring a divided society back together?

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Luke Combs Debuts Unfinished New Song, 'Dear Today,' in Concert [Watch]

More Music News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:08

Luke couldn't wait to share a sneak of his new album with fans.

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Tucker Beathard Doesn't Listen to the Radio, But Hearing His Song for the First Time Was Still Special

And More Music - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:58

"It was the first time I had In-N-Out, too, so that was a good day ..."

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Billboard Reveals 2018’s Top 10 Country Artists, Singles, Albums & More

Even More Music News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:38

As 2018 begins to wind down, Billboard has released its top listening trends of the year, including the most-played country artists, singles, albums and more.

Check out a few of Billboard’s Top 10 lists below. For more comprehensive lists, visit billboard.com.

2018 Top Country Airplay Songs photo by Jason Simanek
  1. “Heaven” | Kane Brown
  2. “Get Along” | Kenny Chesney
  3. “One Number Away” | Luke Combs
  4. “Hotel Key” | Old Dominion
  5. “Tequila” | Dan + Shay
  6. “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” | David Lee Murphy & Kenny Chesney
  7. “Hooked” | Dylan Scott
  8. “For the First Time” | Darius Rucker
  9. “Blue Tacoma” | Russell Dickerson
  10. “Most People Are Good” | Luke Bryan
2018 Top Country Albums photo by Tammie Arroyo
  1. This One’s for You Too | Luke Combs
  2. Kane Brown | Kane Brown
  3. Rearview Town | Jason Aldean
  4. Traveller | Chris Stapleton
  5. Life Changes | Thomas Rhett
  6. What Makes You Country | Luke Bryan
  7. From A Room: Vol. 2 | Chris Stapleton
  8. Brett Young | Brett Young
  9. From A Room: Vol. 1 | Chris Stapleton
  10. Cry Pretty | Carrie Underwood
2018 Top Country Artists photo by Tammie Arroyo
  1. Chris Stapleton
  2. Kane Brown
  3. Florida Georgia Line
  4. Luke Combs
  5. Thomas Rhett
  6. Luke Bryan
  7. Jason Aldean
  8. Dan + Shay
  9. Kenny Chesney
  10. Blake Shelton

main photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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How Lindsay Ell Ended Up on Brantley Gilbert's 'What Happens in a Small Town'

More Music News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:00

She was his first choice, but not necessarily for the reason you might suspect.

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10 Lady Antebellum Songs That Secured Their Place in Our Hearts

More Music News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:40

Wild, carefree romps of the heart make up most of the 10 songs included on this list.

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Dierks Bentley Had to Have Jon Pardi on His Tour One Last Time Before Jon “Blasts Off Into Outer Space”

Even More Music News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:16

Dierks Bentley will get the bus wheels turning in 2019 with his headlining Burning Man Tour, which kicks off on Jan. 17 and makes more than 20 stops in Canada and the U.S.

Joining Dierks on tour will be ’90s country cover band The Hot Country Knights, Tenille Townes and Jon Pardi, who is joining Dierks’ tour for the third time. As Dierks told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, this will probably be his last tour with Jon, whose career is poised to “blast off into outer space.”

“This is the third time out with Jon,” says Dierks. “I called Jon back in March to propose going out in 2019. We always talked about going out one more time with him being direct support ’cause he’s never been direct support—he’s always been the opener. So this will be the last year with Jon. I think Jon’s gonna blast off into outer space after this tour. He’s just poised to really start headlining on his own, for real. But, [he’s a] great guy. He’s one of the most fun people to be around, and he balances that with a really hard work ethic and killer live show. So I know when I walk out onstage every night, the fans have already had their money’s worth, you know? They’re already teed up and ready to go so we can go out there and try to knock it out of the park. I cannot wait to have him out there, along with Tenille Townes and the Hot Country Knights, There will be a lot of laughter, a lot of good times and, hopefully, a lot of great music.”

Burning Man Tour

  • Jan. 17 | Hamilton, ON | FirstOntario Centre
  • Jan. 18 | Ottawa, ON | Richcraft Live at the Canadian Tire Centre
  • Jan. 19 | Oshawa, ON | Tribute Communities Centre
  • Jan. 22 | Winnipeg, MB | Bell MTS Place
  • Jan. 23 | Saskatoon, SK | SaskTel Centre
  • Jan. 24 | Edmonton, AB | Rogers Place
  • Jan. 26 | Calgary, AB | Scotiabank Saddledome
  • Jan. 28 | Kelowna, BC | Prospera Place
  • Jan. 29 | Vancouver, BC | Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
  • Feb. 14 | Ontario, CA | Citizens Business Bank Arena
  • Feb. 15 | Fresno, CA | Save Mart Center
  • Feb. 16 | Reno, NV | Reno Events Center
  • Feb. 21 | Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
  • Feb. 22 | Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena
  • Feb. 23 | Columbia, MO | Mizzou Arena
  • Feb. 28 | Sioux Falls, SD | Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
  • March 1 | Wichita, KS | INTRUST Bank Arena
  • March 2 | Omaha, NE | CHI Health Center Omaha
  • March 7 | Moline, IL | TaxSlayer Center
  • March 8 | Duluth, MN | AMSOIL Arena
  • March 9 | Grand Forks, ND | Alerus Center
  • March 28 | Toledo, OH | Huntington Center
  • March 29 | Columbus, OH | Nationwide Arena
  • March 30 | Grand Rapids, MI | Van Andel Arena

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Ricky Skaggs Invigorated By Young Players' Excitement About Music

And More Music - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:04

"You've got these kids still in their 20s, and they're full of it. They just wanna play and play and play ..."

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