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Reba McEntire Reveals Her Country Crush + Talks About Being Crushed On

More Music News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:00

"Yes, I did have a crush when I was getting started in the business, or even before when I was in college," she says.

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Reba McEntire Is Pitching Another TV Show Idea

And More Music - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:53

After 2017's 'Red Blooded' didn't get picked up, the country icon has something new in the works.

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Florida Georgia Line Reveals Release of New Album, “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country”

Even More Music News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:40

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line revealed they will release their fourth studio album, Can’t Say I Ain’t Country, on Feb. 15.

“We’re excited. In February, we’re releasing our fourth album,” said Tyler to Entertainment Tonight. “I think Feb. 15 is the official date, so we’re really excited. We’ve been working on that album for over a year now, so BK and I are definitely ready.”

“You can say a lot of things,” added Brian, “you can call somebody a lot of different names and have a lot of different opinions, but at the end of the day, when it comes to me and Tyler, you can’t say we ain’t country.”

The duo also revealed they are planning a headlining tour that will kick off in May.

In October, FGL scored their 16th No. 1 single as “Simple” reached the top of the charts. The duo has released three No. 1 albums: 2012’s Here’s to the Good Times, 2014’s Anything Goes and 2016’s Dig Your Own Roots.

Brian and Tyler recently earned their first Grammy nomination for “Meant to Be” in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category.

photo by Jason Simanek

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Florida Georgia Line Announce New 'Can't Say I Ain't Country' Album

More Music News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:55

Florida Georgia Line also plan to name their 2019 tour the Can't Say I Ain't Country Tour.

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Brandi Carlile Says Her 2019 Grammy Awards Album of the Year Nod Means the Most

And More Music - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:54

"To have my album considered among those people is just stunning to me."

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Jewel to Receive 2019 Horatio Alger Award

Even More Music News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:48

Jewel Kilcher, better known to the music-loving world as singer/songwriter “Jewel,” has been named one of 13 recipients of the 2019 Horatio Alger Award.

Bestowed annually to accomplished corporate, civic and cultural leaders from across North America, the award recognizes an individual’s ongoing commitment to higher education and generosity toward philanthropic endeavors. Past winners of the award include Reba McEntire (2018), Johnny Cash (1977), Waylon Jennings (1988) and more.

Jewel overcame homelessness, abuse and severe poverty to become an award-winning performer. Her 1995 debut album, Pieces of You, is one of the best-selling debut albums of all time and kicked off a versatile music career that has spanned seven studio albums, including Perfectly Clear, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in 2008.

“This award holds a special place in my heart,” said Jewel. “To be recognized for overcoming adversity—experiences I have given voice to through song and written story—is truly humbling. Early in life and my career, I learned to be my own champion because no one else was going to be. I understand that is the same story for many Horatio Alger Scholars, but I want them to know that they are no longer alone. I promise to be the support these students need as they navigate life’s challenges and come to know the power of their own resilience.”

The Horatio Alger Association will honor the following 13 individuals during the 72nd Horatio Alger Award induction ceremonies in Washington, D.C., on April 4–6.

  • David P. Abney, chairman and CEO, United Parcel Service
  • James W. Ayers, executive chairman of the board, FirstBank
  • Colonel Vance L. Cryer, director of operations and experimentation, IOMAXIS
  • Amy Dickinson, syndicated advice columnist, “Ask Amy”
  • John J. Haley, chief executive officer, Willis Towers Watson
  • Jay S. Hennick, global chairman and CEO, Colliers International; founder and chairman, FirstService Corporation
  • Michael Ingram, founder, chairman and chief executive officer, El Dorado Holdings, Inc.
  • Jewel Kilcher, award winning singer-songwriter, actress and New York Times best-selling author
  • Ronald J. Kruszewski, chairman and CEO, Stifel Financial Corp.
  • Daniel Lubetzky, founder and CEO, KIND Healthy Snacks
  • John C. Maxwell, author, speaker and founder, The John Maxwell Co. and The John Maxwell Team
  • Chandrika K. Tandon, business leader, Grammy-nominated musician and humanitarian
  • William C. Weldon, retired chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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A Blake Shelton Song (and His Mom's Novel) Inspired a New Hallmark Christmas Movie

And More Music - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:06

Hallmark Channel holiday movies have been tearjerkers for years, but in 2018, they tapped into country music to create one of their new Christmas movies.

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Jimmie Allen Becomes First Country Artist Since 2008 to Return to Top Spot on Airplay Chart

Even More Music News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 09:52

After spending two week’s at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart (Nov. 24 and Dec. 1), Jimmie Allen’s “Best Shot” was bested by Kane Brown’s “Lose It” last week (Dec. 8).

This week, “Best Shot” is back on top, making Jimmie the first artist in 10 years to have a single return to No. 1 after relinquishing its crown. The last artist to accomplish the feat was Jimmy Wayne in 2008 with “Do You Believe in Me Now.”

Written by Jimmie, Josh London and JP Williams, “Best Shot” is the first single from Jimmie’s debut album, Mercury Lane.

“In writing this song, we just wanted to be honest with ourselves and write something that others can empathize with,” says Jimmie.

Jimmie joined Darius Rucker as the only African-American country artists to hit No. 1 with their debut singles. Darius, who became a household name in the early 1990s as the frontman of Hootie & the Blowfish, accomplished the feat in 2008 with “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” which remained No. 1 for two weeks.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Hear Luke Combs' in-Progress New Song, 'Dear Today'

And More Music - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 09:50

Combs isn't done perfecting "Dear Today" just yet, but ...

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LISTEN: The Ultimate Country Christmas Playlist

And More Music - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 09:37

Merry Christmas, country music fans! Here's more than eight hours of holiday tunes for you.

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Brett Eldredge Stuns With A Cappella 'The First Noel' Video [Watch]

More Music News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 09:35

He calls the video shoot a "magical experience."

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Story Behind the Song: Travis Meadows, 'First Cigarette'

And More Music - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 09:18

"I think the idea originally — I hate to even admit this — but ..."

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2018 in Review: Keith Urban Joins 'The Voice', George Strait's Drummer Dies + More of September's Biggest Country Music Headlines

And More Music - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 09:03

The featured stories received the most visitors throughout the month in which they broke.

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POLL: Which 'CMA Country Christmas' 2018 Performance Was Your Favorite?

And More Music - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 08:43

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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Brantley Gilbert's 'What Happens in a Small Town' Is Based on a True Story

More Music News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 08:30

It's a country-rock power ballad about a girl. Yep, that girl.

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The Boot News Roundup: Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina, Brett Young Book New Year's Eve Performances + More

And More Music - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 08:12

Brown and Alaina will be part of 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve', while Young will be celebrating in Nashville

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Granger Smith's 'They Were There' Video Honors Soldiers' Sacrifice [Watch]

More Music News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 07:56

He's trying to bring awareness to a subject that's very close to his heart.

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

And More Music - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 07:26

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

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