Country Music News

Wynonna Gets Back to Her Roots and Plans a Revival for 2017

Curb RecordsWynonna is going back to her beginnings on her 2017 tour, launching the Roots & Revival trek with her band The Big Noise in March. “My roots are firmly planted in country music,” Wy says. “But I was given wings, and I’m grateful that my fans have allowed me the freedom to sing the music […]

What the Hell: With One Show in the Books, Dierks Bentley Extends His Tour

ABC/Todd WawrychukWith one show under his belt on the 2017 What the Hell Tour, Dierks Bentley has moved ahead with mapping out his summer. The “Black” hitmaker opened the trek Thursday night to a sold-out crowd in Dayton, Ohio, with Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi opening, and has just added more dates. […]

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Fifty-four years ago this week, "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" from The Beverly Hillbillies topped Billboard's country chart. Can you recall who sang the classic TV theme? ANSWER:  Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. […]

"Burning House" Hitmaker Cam Steps Onstage to Deliver Her First TED Talk

ABC/Image Group LA Cam is certainly no stranger to standing on stages in front of large audiences, but Friday in Reno, Nevada, the "Burning House" hitmaker will do something she’s never done before. She’ll be a featured speaker at the University of Nevada’s annual TEDx conference. While this is her […]

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Real-life Music City Mayor Megan Barry played herself in Thursday night’s episode of Nashville on CMT. Rock icon John Mellencamp will release a new duet album titled Sad Clowns and Hillbillies this spring, recorded with Carlene Carter, the daughter of country lege […]

"Nashville" Recap: "Leap of Faith"

CMTOn Thursday’s new episode of Nashville on CMT, Juliette Barnes’ determination to walk again, coupled with her insistence on not taking her pain medication, threatened to push her relationship with Avery Barkley over the brink. After a new therapy brought on flashbacks of the deadly plane crash th […]

Justin Moore Goes Neon for "Somebody Else Will"

ABC/Image Group LA Justin Moore’s last music video may’ve been a comic spoof on classic westerns, but he’s taken an entirely different approach with the treatment for his new single, “Somebody Else Will.” The Arkansas native is lit in shades of neon in the stylish video for the second release from h […]

Old Dominion Books a Date with Ellen DeGeneres This Friday

ABC/Image Group LA As we wait to see how Old Dominion will follow up their recent #1, “Song for Another Time,” the band has booked a date with Ellen DeGeneres.  We know the five prolific songwriters have been road-testing new material as far back as their summer stint on Kenny Chesney’s tour. They’v […]

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Eight years ago this week, Garth Brooks performed at an inaugural event for President Barack Obama on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Can you recall the song he sang? ANSWER:  "We Shall Be Free." Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. […]

Shania Twain & Meghan Trainor: Making Their Marks on Both Country and Pop

ABC/Image Group LA Later this year, Shania Twain is set to deliver her first new album since 2002’s Up!. When considering the talent that’s come along during her hiatus, it’s interesting to note that the Canadian superstar focuses on a Grammy winner who has a foot in both country and pop, just as sh […]