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Kelly Clarkson Adds a Dash of Soul to Travis Tritt's 'Here's a Quarter' [WATCH]

The Boot News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 14:49

Clarkson's soulful voice brings a new power to the track, which spotlights her country roots.

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Most Country Listeners Want Equal Play for Female Artists, New Study Reports

The Boot News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 14:27

CMT and Coleman Insights have teamed up for a new study, which shows that 84 percent of listeners want to see equal airplay for female artists.

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Darius Rucker to Serve as Official Ambassador for South Carolina Tourism

Nash Daily News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 13:15

From titling his 2010 album, Charleston, SC 1966, to his ardent support of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, it’s no secret Darius Rucker is a Palmetto State pundit through and through. Now he has finally found the perfect job.

Darius will partner with the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism to serve as an official ambassador for South Carolina tourism in 2020.

Darius will make appearances at several major tourism events, including the RBC Heritage golf tournament on Hilton Head Island in April. He also will appear on marketing material for the state’s DiSCover campaign and as the cover story for the state’s official vacation guide.

As Darius shared with Nash County Daily a couple of years ago, his love for his hometown of Charleston, S.C., runs deep.

“Charleston is home,” says Darius. “I think it’s the greatest city in the world. The people are so nice. I love the weather. I love the fact I can play golf year round. It’s just one of those towns. I think the restaurants are absolutely incredible. I love to take my kids and just walk downtown. And just people watch and see all the amazing history. I can live wherever I want, but when I think about it, I don’t want to live anywhere but Charleston.”

photo by Tammie Arroyo,

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'The Bachelor' Recap [Week 8]: It's Time to Meet the Family

Taste of Country News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:45

The drama just keeps on going.

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Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton to Headline 2020 Hometown Rising

Taste of Country News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:20

Dierks Bentley, Old Dominion, Clint Black and more are also on the lineup.

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Who Is Katie Pruitt? 5 Things You Need to Know

The Boot News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:00

Get to know the up-and-comer before she releases her debut album, 'Expectations'.

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Jason Isbell Says There Are No Great Conservative Songwriters

Saving Country Music - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 11:30
"If it ever gets to be too much for you, there are a lot of great songwriters out there who agree with you politically. Oh wait, no there aren’t," Jason Isbell responded to a Twitter user. But this assessment severely discounts to work of conservative songwriters who've contributed to the American songwriting canon.
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Mark Wystrach + Ty Haney — Country's Greatest Love Stories

The Boot News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 11:00

Midland lead singer Wystrach and his wife, Ty Haney, are a picture-perfect couple.

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Maren Morris’ “The Bones” Tops Country Charts for Second Consecutive Week

Nash Daily News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:50

Maren Morris’ “The Bones” is No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart for the second consecutive week.

A solo female artist hasn’t accomplished back-to-back weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart since Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” in October/November 2012.

“2 weeks at number 1. If I can be honest, I really thought the only way this could ever happen is if I was the feature artist on a guy’s song,” said Maren via Twitter. “Sitting here seeing my name at the top of a chart at all is rare, but to break this 8 year streak just feels so unbelievable. Thank you.”

Maren co-penned the tune, which is featured on her 2019 album, Girl, with Laura Veltz and Jimmy Robbins.

“The Bones” follows Maren’s previous No. 1 hits, “I Could Use a Love Song” (January 2018) and “Girl” (July 2019), as well as Thomas Rhett’s “Craving You” (July 2017), which featured Maren.

Directed by Alex Ferrari, the video for “The Bones” features footage of Maren vacationing on the beach with husband Ryan Hurd. The lovebirds share plenty of hugs and kisses in the clip as Maren croons the chorus: “When the bones are good, the rest don’t matter / Yeah, the paint could peel, the glass could shatter / Let it break ’cause you and I remain the same / When there ain’t a crack in the foundation / Baby, I know any storm we’re facing / Will blow right over while we stay put / The house don’t fall when the bones are good.”

photo by Curtis Hilbun,

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Trace Adkins Announces 2020 The Way I Wanna Go Tour Dates

Taste of Country News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:36

He is also working on a new album.

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Trace Adkins Announces “The Way I Wanna Go Tour”

Nash Daily News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:21

Trace Adkins is hitting the road this spring and summer for his The Way I Wanna Go Tour.

Kicking off on April 15 in Lancaster, Pa., the tour will make additional stops in Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Tampa and more.

“I’ll be on stage singing ‘Every Light in the House Is On,’ and I look down at the crowd and realize that person right there wasn’t even alive when I recorded that song,” says Trace. “To watch their face go, ‘Oh, that’s a cool hook, I like this.’ It’s like, ‘Well, these songs still resonate today and are tried-and-true hits.’ It’s pretty special.”

Pre-sale tickets for select dates are available now.

Trace Adkins’ The Way I Wanna Go Tour 

April 15 | American Music Theatre | Lancaster, PA
April 16 | Packard Music Hall | Warren, OH
April 17 | The Ritz Theatre | Tiffin, OH
April 18 | Midland Theatre | Newark, OH
April 19 | Capitol Music Hall | Wheeling, WV
May 7 | Clay Center | Charleston, WV
May 8 | Del Lago Resort & Casino | Waterloo, NY
May 9 | Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races | Charles Town, WV
May 15 | IP Casino Resort & Spa | Biloxi, MS
May 16 | Delta Downs Racetrack Casino | Vinton, LA
June 27 | Frederick Brown Jr Amphitheater | Peachtree City, GA
July 2 | Fraze Pavilion | Kettering, OH
July 3 | French Lick Resort Casino | French Lick, IN
July 5 | Dauphin’s Countryfest | Dauphin, MB, CAN
July 8 | Northern Wisconsin State Fair | Chippewa Falls, WI
July 9 | Red River Valley Fairgrounds | West Fargo, ND
July 10 | Gathering On The Green | Mequon, WI
July 11 | Hodag Country Fest | Rhinelander, WI
July 17 | Sunset Station Hotel & Casino | Las Vegas, NV
July 18 | Peppermill Concert Hall | West Wendover, NV
July 19 | Cheyenne Frontier Days | Cheyenne, WY
July 29 | Neshoba County Fair | Philadelphia, MS
July 30 | Tailgate N’ Tallboys Festival | Taylorville, IL
Aug. 1 | Jackson County Fair | Maquoketa, IA
Aug. 7 | Manitoulin Country Fest | Little Current, ON
Aug. 13 | Missouri State Fair | Sedalia, MO
Aug. 15 | Chase County Fair | Imperial, NE
Aug. 21 | Antelope Valley Fair | Lancaster, CA
Sept. 25 | Oklahoma State Fair | Oklahoma City, OK
Sept. 9-14 | Country Cruising | Tampa, FL

photo by NCD

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Trace Adkins Reveals 2020 The Way I Wanna Go Tour Plans

The Boot News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:19

Mark your calendars, Adkins fans!

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Interview: Carly Pearce Has One Teeny, Tiny Issue With Life With Michael Ray

Taste of Country News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:15

Life is pretty perfect with Michael Ray, almost.

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'The Bachelor' Hopeful Madison Prewett Has a Real Big Secret

Taste of Country News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:04

Actually, the 23-year-old has a few secrets.

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10 Things You Probably Don't Know (Yet) About Darius Rucker

The Boot News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:00

Rucker has been a prominent face in the music industry for nearly 30 years -- but not always in the country genre.

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