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Brantley Gilbert, Wife Amber Welcome Baby Girl

Taste of Country News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 14:16

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Brantley Gilbert + Family Welcome Baby Girl

The Boot News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 14:13

The Gilberts are now a family of four!

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Ring in the New Year in Nashville With Free Show Featuring Keith Urban, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, The Struts & More

Nash Daily News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 14:10

You can ring in the New Year in Nashville with a free show featuring Keith Urban, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, The Struts, Amanda Shires and the Fisk Jubilee Singers.

The free event—dubbed the Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville—will take place at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park (approximately one mile from the heart of downtown). This will be the fourth year in a row that Keith headlines the event.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. CT on Dec. 31, followed by the raising of the Music Note (Nashville’s equivalent to NYC’s ball drop) to kick off the live music. The event will include the traditional Music Note Drop and accompanying fireworks display to ring in the New Year against the backdrop of the iconic State Capitol building and unique view of the Nashville skyline.

Last year’s show was featured on NBC’s New Year’s Eve national broadcast from Times Square in New York.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Loretta Lynn: 5 Badass Moments She Changed Everything

The Boot News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 13:30

When Lynn entered country music nearly 60 (SIXTY!) years ago, she changed everything, from what a female country singer could sing about to what a female country singer could achieve.

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Brad Paisley to Star in New Amazon Show 'Fish Out of Water'

The Boot News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 13:14

The country singer will star in a brand-new Amazon TV comedy, 'Fish Out of Water'.

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When Are the 2020 ACM Awards?

Taste of Country News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:45

We know you need to know!

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Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton Detail Their Deep Dive

Music News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:10
Well, it looks like Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton have found their whiskey river reservoir after all. On Brooks’ Facebook live chat on Monday night (Sept. 9), after he’d shared a handful of behind-the-scenes moments from the making of his “Dive Bar” music video, it answered a lot of our questions about how literal it... Read more »
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Top 5 Oak Ridge Boys Songs

The Boot News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 11:59

The Oak Ridge Boys dominated the years of 1977-87 with 26 Top 10 hits, including 15 No. 1 singles.

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Tenille Townes: Miranda Lambert's Tour Is a Lesson in Supporting Fellow Artists

The Boot News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 11:46

The rising singer explains why Lambert is a role model for how to be a supportive friend on the road.

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Chris Janson Reveals Real Friends Fall 2019 Tour Dates

The Boot News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 11:17

Mark your calendars!

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Listen to Florida Georgia Line’s Grateful New Single, “Blessings”

Nash Daily News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 11:07

Florida Georgia Line will try to score their 17th No. 1 single with the release of “Blessings,” which ships to country radio on Sept. 23.

FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley penned the new tune with Tom Douglas, Jesse Frasure, Jordan Schmidt and Ernest K. Smith.

“This is another love song we both fell in love with and had to put on this album,” says Tyler. “It’s a couple years old and we were kinda digging through the files and as this album really continued to take shape, we kinda dug through the archives and ‘Blessings’ really matched our mindset sonically where the album was headed and where we wanted to go. You always gotta count your blessings.”

“It is a love song, but I think it’s a great reminder for us and for everybody else that’s listening to our album, no matter where you’re at, no matter what you have going on, no matter how many blessings or how little blessings you have, everybody’s got something to be thankful for and blessings in their life, even if it’s just the weather outside, so it’s important to be grateful, be thankful, and always count your blessings—a lot of joy comes out of that—so don’t forget to count your blessings.”

“Blessings” will be the third single released from FGL’s 2019 album, Can’t Say I Ain’t Country, following No. 1 lead single “Simple” and “Talk You Out of It,” which peaked at No. 11.

Listen to “Blessings” below.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Zac Brown Band Give Back to Furry Friends With New 'Leaving Love Behind' Video [WATCH]

The Boot News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 11:00

The Zac Brown Band's "Leaving Love Behind" music video stars the sorts of quirky and adorable pets that can be displaced during natural disasters such as the recent Hurricane Dorian.

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Martina McBride Calls Out Spotify's All-Male Country Music Playlist Suggestions

The Boot News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 10:40

"I'm frustrated for my sisters. For all the sisters. For all the great female artists who are making fabulous music," says McBride.

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Blake Shelton Takes Over Radio Promotion for Craig Morgan

Music News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 10:24
To quote Tracy Lawrence, you find out who your friends are when somebody drops everything for you. And that’s the kind of friend Blake Shelton is to Craig Morgan. Because no matter what other things were on Shelton’s to-do list on Monday night (Sept. 9), he started a chain of tweets to support Morgan’s new... Read more »
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Album Review – “The Highwomen” (Self-Titled)

Saving Country Music - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 10:24
Strong songwriting underpins inspired performances delivered by four women with passion for this project and its material in this initial effort by The Highwomen. Instead of writing it all themselves, they took the Nashville approach of utilizing co-writers to refine each effort that began with their original ideas, and it shows in the results.
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Chris Janson Announces Real Friends Fall Tour

Taste of Country News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 10:12

The 'Real Friends' album drops Oct. 18.

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Kelly Clarkson Launches 'The Kelly Clarkson Show' With Laughs, Guests

Taste of Country News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 10:00

The singer's first show had plenty of famous faces.

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Luke Combs Is 3 Weeks Shy of Shania Twain’s All-Time Chart Record

Nash Daily News - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 09:50

Luke Combs is inching closer to one of country music’s most impressive records.

Once again this week, Luke’s 2017 debut album, This One’s for You, is No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The double-Platinum album, which has moved 2 million units according to the RIAA, has now spent 47 weeks at No. 1.

Only Shania Twain’s Come On Over, which led for 50 weeks from 1997–2000, has spent more time at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Come On Over has been certified as 20x Platinum by the RIAA for sales of 20 million units.

Will Luke’s This One’s For You break Shania’s chart record? While the odds appear favorable, let’s take a look at some of the big names releasing albums in the coming weeks before Luke drops his sophomore set on Nov. 8.

Sept. 6 (sales haven’t been announced)
The HighwomenThe Highwomen

Sept. 13
Brett YoungThe Acoustic Sessions
VariousCountry Music – A Film By Ken Burns (The Soundtrack)
George StraitStrait Out of the Box: Part 1 (re-issue)

Sept. 20
Zac Brown BandThe Owl
Riley GreenDifferent ’Round Here
Old Crow Medicine Show – Live at the Ryman

Sept. 27
Jon Pardi Heartache Medication
Sturgill SimpsonSound & Fury

Oct. 4
Brantley Gilbert Fire & Brimstone

Oct. 11
Brothers OsborneLive at the Ryman

October 18
Chris JansonReal Friends

Oct. 25
Old DominionOld Dominion
The Oak Ridge Boys – Down Home Christmas

Nov. 1
Miranda LambertWildcard

Nov. 8
Luke Combs – TBA

Nov. 22
Jason Aldean9

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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