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Hunter Hayes Drops New Single & Will Hit the Road for “Closer to You” Tour

Hunter Hayes Drops New Single & Will Hit the Road for “Closer to You” Tour

Hunter Hayes shipped a new single, “Heartbreak,” to country radio on March 25. “Heartbreak” marks Hunter’s first single since 2016’s “Yesterday’s Song.” The new tune is the lead single from Hunter’s upcoming third studio album, which is expected later this year. “It’s a song about freedom,” says Hunter. “It’s a song about true honest happiness…

Blake Shelton Teases New Single, “God’s Country” [Listen]

Blake Shelton Teases New Single, “God’s Country” [Listen]

Blake Shelton will release a new single, “God’s Country,” on March 29. The new tune will be the first sample of music from Blake’s upcoming 12th studio album. Penned by Michael Hardy, Jordan Schmidt and Devin Dawson, “God’s Country” follows Blake’s previous Top 10 single, “Turnin’ Me On,” which was featured on his 2017 album,…

Watch Carrie Underwood Surprise Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde & Lanco With ACM Awards

Watch Carrie Underwood Surprise Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde & Lanco With ACM Awards

The ACM Awards may be two weeks away, but the Academy is already handing out hardware. Over the weekend, Carrie Underwood phoned Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde and Lanco to let them know they had won ACM Awards for New Artist of the Year in their respective categories. Watch Carrie surprise Luke, Ashley and Lanco with…

Maddie & Tae to Release New 5-Song EP on April 26

Maddie & Tae to Release New 5-Song EP on April 26

Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye of Maddie & Tae will release a new EP, One Heart to Another, on April 26. The five-song offering features lead single, “Friends Don’t,” which was released in 2018 and peaked at No. 33 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. Maddie & Tae co-penned four of the five tracks on the…

Morgan Evans Announces Six-Date European Tour

Morgan Evans Announces Six-Date European Tour

Australia native Morgan Evans will spend some time in Europe this summer. Morgan will headline five dates in Ireland, Scotland, England and Germany, as well as a festival appearance in Lutterworth, U.K. Tickets will be available on March 29. Morgan Evans World Tour Sept. 3 – Dublin, Ireland – Green Room at The Academy Sept.…

George Strait Curates New “Strait Country” Playlist

George Strait Curates New “Strait Country” Playlist

George Strait has curated his own “Strait Country” playlist on Spotify. George will continually deliver fans a playlist full of traditional country sounds from icons such as Merle Haggard, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson and more, as well as some of his own tracks. The first iteration of more than 30 songs includes tunes…

Carrie Underwood’s Canadian-Born Husband Mike Fisher Becomes U.S. Citizen

Carrie Underwood’s Canadian-Born Husband Mike Fisher Becomes U.S. Citizen

Carrie Underwood’s Canadian-born husband, Mike Fisher, has become a U.S. citizen. Mike, 38, who was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, shared the news via his Instagram Story, with the caption: “Big day I’m officially American.” In 2018, Mike retired from the NHL after 18 years, including eight for the Nashville Predators. photo by Curtis Hilbun,…

Listen to Reba McEntire’s Liberating New Single, “Freedom”

Listen to Reba McEntire’s Liberating New Single, “Freedom”

Reba McEntire is shipping a new single, “Freedom,” to country radio. The tune, which was co-penned by James Brunswick, Tommy Cecil, Jaida Dreyer and John Pierce, is featured on Reba’s upcoming 33rd studio album, Stronger Than the Truth, which drops on April 5. In addition to co-producing the project with Buddy Cannon, Reba co-penned two…

Listen to Brett Young Duet With Brooks & Dunn on “Ain’t Nothing ’Bout You”

Listen to Brett Young Duet With Brooks & Dunn on “Ain’t Nothing ’Bout You”

Two weeks before the April 5 release of their new album, Reboot, Brooks & Dunn have shared another track from the project: “Ain’t Nothing ’Bout You,” which features Brett Young. The upcoming album features an all-star cast of artists performing duets with country’s best-selling duo, including Kacey Musgraves, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, Lanco,…

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Sticky Situations: Picture Perfect

Sticky Situations: Picture Perfect

Desiree got a call from a friend saying she went to a bar that does a “cutest couple” contest where they take a photo and put it up on the wall for people to vote on. Apparently, her friend saw Desiree’s boyfriend in a picture kissing another girl and now Desiree wants answers!

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