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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockMartina McBride is set to make “a very special announcement” Monday morning at 11 a.m. CT inside the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Ford Theater, according to a release from her label, Big Machine. It involves the Cancer Institute of Hospital Corporation of America, […]

Scotty McCreery and Five Other "American Idol" Winners Return to Mentor the Top 24

Eric AdkinsScotty McCreery and five other American Idol winners return to the show that made them famous this Thursday, to mentor contestants during the farewell season. Though the identity of the two singers he worked with is top secret, the season-10 winner says he knows how valuable the three day […]

Dierks Bentley: Every Mile a Memory Headed for the Hall of Fame

ABC/Image Group LADierks Bentley will soon have his own place in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The new exhibit, Every Mile a Memory, opens March 4 and will showcase the singer’s stage clothes, guitars, song manuscripts and more. The always-reverent country fan says he can hardly believe […]

Chase Rice Reveals First Taste of New Music with "Whisper"

Columbia Nashville/Dack Janiels RecordsChase Rice is re-teaming with the writers behind his hits “Ready Set Roll” and “Gonna Wanna Tonight” for “Whisper,” the lead single from his forthcoming album. "Personally, I believe my writing has evolved since we put out the last album and it's been a hell of […]

Dan+Shay Follow Their First Number One with a Romantic Tribute to Their Grandparents

Warner NashvilleDan + Shay are back with their follow-up to their first number one. Just two months after “Nothin’ Like You” topped the charts, they’re releasing  the lead single from their sophomore album, as well as its accompanying video. “‘From the Ground Up’ is a song that started with a conver […]

Chris Stapleton to Team Up with Bonnie Raitt at the Grammys

ABC/Image Group LAFour-time nominee Chris Stapleton is the latest country artist now set to perform on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. He’ll team up with Bonnie Raitt and Gary Clark Jr. to pay tribute to blues legend B.B. King, who passed away last May. Chris’s debut solo effort Traveller is up for b […]

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockThis Pennsylvania native spent five seasons playing for the Cincinnati Bengals before hitting number one on the Billboard Country Singles chart in 1990 with "Walk on Faith." Can you name him? ANSWER:  Mike Reid. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. […]

Sam Hunt Set to Take the Field with His Hero Peyton Manning Sunday

ABC/Image Group LASam Hunt and Peyton Manning are both set to take the field this Sunday for Super Bowl 50. Sam will be performing as part of the pregame festivities, while Peyton, of course, will be playing quarterback as the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers. Since Sam himself is a long […]

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCountry Music Hall of Famer Merle Haggard has cancelled all his February dates, as he continues to recover from double pneumonia. He hopes to be back on the road by spring. Mary Chapin Carpenter's new album, The Things That We Are Made Of, will be released May 6. G […]