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Sam Hunt on Distinctive Singing Style: “I’m Kind of at the Mercy of My Abilities”

Sam Hunt on Distinctive Singing Style: “I’m Kind of at the Mercy of My Abilities”

Buoyed by Top 5 lead single, “Kinfolks,” Sam Hunt will be dropping his sophomore album, Southside, on April 3. Sam’s upcoming album will follow his 2014 debut project, Montevallo, which spawned hits “Leave the Night On,” “Take Your Time,” “House Party” and more. Southside’s lead single, “Kinfolks,” is currently No. 2 on Billboard’s Country Airplay…

Thomas Rhett & Wife Lauren Welcome Third Child

Thomas Rhett & Wife Lauren Welcome Third Child

Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins welcomed their third child on Feb. 10—a baby girl named Lennon Love Akins, who weighed 9 lbs., 2oz. Lauren shared the news via Instagram, along with a number of pics, saying: “Our early Valentine baby was born yesterday, February 10th and her sisters couldn’t be happier to finally get…

Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Tanya Tucker & More Help Raise $800,000 for Country Music Hall of Fame

Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Tanya Tucker & More Help Raise $800,000 for Country Music Hall of Fame

The star-studded 7th All for the Hall benefit concert on Feb. 10 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, which was hosted by Keith Urban, helped raise more than $800,000 for the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s education programs. The all-star lineup featured performances by Keith Urban, Ingrid Andress, Luke Combs, Lauren Daigle, Brothers Osborne, Carly Pearce,…

Chris Young Extends “Town Ain’t Big Enough Tour” With Scotty McCreery

Chris Young Extends “Town Ain’t Big Enough Tour” With Scotty McCreery

Chris Young has added a handful of dates to his upcoming Town Ain’t Big Enough Tour, which takes its name from his recent duet with Lauren Alaina. Initially slated to kick off in Detroit on May 28, Chris’ tour will now get started on April 30 in Columbus, Ohio, with new dates in Missouri, Iowa,…

Maren Morris Scores Third No. 1 Single With “The Bones”

Maren Morris Scores Third No. 1 Single With “The Bones”

Maren Morris’ “The Bones” ascended to the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Maren co-penned the tune, which is featured on her 2019 album, Girl, with Laura Veltz and Jimmy Robbins. “The bones are good,” said Maren via Twitter. “Thank you so much for my third number 1…

Gene Watson Joins the Grand Ole Opry

Gene Watson Joins the Grand Ole Opry

After Vince Gill invited him to join the Grand Ole Opry on Jan. 17, Gene Watson was inducted into the esteemed organization by Opry member Steve Wariner on Feb. 7. “I remember my induction night as humbling and overwhelming,” said Steve. “But tonight, it’s about Gene who is a great ambassador for country music and…

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