Country Music News

Cole Swindell brought in as Brand Ambassador for Diamond Resorts

ABC/Image Group LAPlatinum-selling Cole Swindell is bringing a bit of that bling to Diamond Resorts International: he's the latest artist to sign on as a Brand Ambassador for the hospitality and vacation ownership company. The celebrity Brand Ambassadors are meant to provide guests of the resorts wi […]

Miranda Lambert raises funds to encourage aspiring female songwriters

ABC/Image Group LAYou can now apply for Miranda Lambert's 2017-2018 Women Creators Scholarship at Nashville's Belmont University. Miranda created the program last year to help a female student majoring in music business, songwriting or entertainment industry at Belmont's Mike Curb College of Enterta […]

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat was Tanya Tucker's first #1 on the country chart? ANSWER:  1973's "What's Your Mama's Name." Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. […]

Smooth cruisin': Florida Georgia Line touring with Nelly this summer

Courtesy of BMLG RecordsRemember when Florida Georgia Line did that remix of "Cruise" with rapper Nelly and it was a massive hit?  Now the two musical acts are teaming up for a big summer tour...and bringing Chris Lane along for good measure. Florida Georgia Line and Nelly have already performed tog […]

How Blake Shelton's late brother Richie inspired his musical journey

David LaChapelle/NBCAs the platinum-selling, award-winning star of The Voice, Blake Shelton is in a prominent spot to influence scores of up-and-coming musicians. But when the Oklahoma hitmaker was growing up, he recalls he found his greatest mentor at home. “My biggest musical influence I guess was […]

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJason Aldean, Eric Church and Sam Hunt will headline the 4th Annual Route 91 Harvest Festival September 29-October 1 at Nevada’s Las Vegas Village. Tickets go on sale March 3. Best-known for the original version of “Wagon Wheel,” Old Crow Medicine Show is the newes […]

Miranda Lambert & Anderson East: "Fifty Shades Darker"

ABC/Image Group LAThe first time many country fans heard of roots musician Anderson East was when they found out that he’s dating Miranda Lambert. But lately, Anderson’s been making some impressive strides in his own right. His song “What Would It Take” appears alongside the likes of Taylor Swift, J […]

Little Busy Town: LBT plans a big week to bring on "The Breaker"

Capitol NashvilleAs they celebrate the chart-topping success of “Better Man” this week, Little Big Town will also be busy promoting their new album, The Breaker. The foursome is set to return to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, on the heels of their memorable November appearance, […]

"Back to God," back to Vegas: Reba's on a roll

BMLGFor the second week in a row, Reba McEntire is hanging on to #1. Her gospel double album set Sing It Now:  Songs of Faith & Hope remains at the top of both Billboard’s Country and Christian/Gospel album charts in its second week of release. So far, the video for its lead single, "Back to God," h […]