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Chris Young Makes Directorial Debut in Emotional New Video for “Drowning” [Watch]

Chris Young Makes Directorial Debut in Emotional New Video for “Drowning” [Watch]

Chris Young is following up his Top 5 hit “Raised on Country” with the release of a touching new single, “Drowning,” on Sept. 23. Co-penned by Chris, Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge, “Drowning” was partly inspired by the death of Chris’ close friend, Adam Carnes, and features lyrics: “So tonight I’m gonna pull out pictures,…MORE

Dierks Bentley Scores 19th No. 1 Single With “Living”

Dierks Bentley Scores 19th No. 1 Single With “Living”

Dierks Bentley scored the 19th No. 1 single of his career as “Living” ascended to the top spot on both the Mediabase chart and Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. “Living” follows back-to-back No. 1 singles, “Burning Man” and “Woman, Amen,” from Dierks’ 2018 album, The Mountain. The anthemic track, which was penned by Dierks,…MORE

Keith Urban and Drake on the Same Page When It Comes to Measuring a Song’s Success

Keith Urban and Drake on the Same Page When It Comes to Measuring a Song’s Success

There are a number of metrics used to measure a song’s success: chart performance, sales, streaming and more. While those figures are convenient when it comes to defining an artist’s career success, Keith Urban uses his own benchmark. As Keith told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, the measure of a song’s success is the…MORE

Chris Stapleton Wins Inaugural ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Decade Award

Chris Stapleton Wins Inaugural ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Decade Award

The Academy of Country Music recently announced the addition of seven new ACM Decade Awards: Song of the Decade, Album of the Decade, Artist-Songwriter of the Decade, Breakout Artist of the Decade, Single of the Decade, Songwriter of the Decade and Music Event of the Decade. The ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Decade has been awarded…MORE

Justin Moore Plans 2020 “Late Night & Longnecks Tour” With Tracy Lawrence

Justin Moore Plans 2020 “Late Night & Longnecks Tour” With Tracy Lawrence

Justin Moore announced he will hit the road in 2020 for the Late Night & Longnecks Tour with Tracy Lawrence. The 19-date trek, which takes its name from Justin’s 2019 album, will kick off on Jan. 16 in Dodge City, Kan., making additional stops in Indianapolis, Cleveland, Denver, Atlanta and more. Tickets for the new…MORE

Sturgill Simpson Announces Limited Tour Run to Benefit the Special Forces

Sturgill Simpson Announces Limited Tour Run to Benefit the Special Forces

Sturgill Simpson will hit the road this month for a limited tour that will support the Special Forces Foundation, a nonprofit that provides support to Army Special Forces soldiers and their families. The six-date run kicks off on Sept. 29 in West Hollywood, Calif., making additional stops in San Francisco, Brooklyn, Washington, D.C., and more.…MORE

Miranda Lambert Announces 2020 “Wildcard Tour” With Cody Johnson, Lanco & More

Miranda Lambert Announces 2020 “Wildcard Tour” With Cody Johnson, Lanco & More

After Miranda Lambert caps her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour at the end of November, she’ll refuel during December before hitting the road in January for her headlining Wildcard Tour, which takes its name from her upcoming seventh studio album (Nov. 1). The 27-date run kicks off on January 16 in Tupelo, Miss., making…MORE

Lady Antebellum to Release New Album, “Ocean,” on Nov. 15 [Watch New Video for Title Track]

Lady Antebellum to Release New Album, “Ocean,” on Nov. 15 [Watch New Video for Title Track]

Lady Antebellum will release their eighth studio album, Ocean, on Nov. 15. The 13-track offering, which was produced by first-time collaboration Dann Huff, features a number of top songwriters, including Ross Copperman, Chris DeStefano, Hillary Lindsey, busbee, Ryan Hurd, Laura Veltz, Corey Crowder and more. Lady A’s Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley had…MORE

New George Strait T-Shirt to Benefit Hurricane Relief Efforts

New George Strait T-Shirt to Benefit Hurricane Relief Efforts

George Strait has teamed with Discovery Land Company Foundation to create a themed t-shirt to support Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. All proceeds from the shirt—which costs $20—will benefit the Abaco Relief Fund, which the Foundation created to “assist with the immediate disaster relief needs of Bahamian citizens, including water, shelter, medical needs,…MORE

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