ASHLEY McBRYDE will headline the Girl Going Nowhere Tour this fall. Dates begin September 5 in Atlanta and run through December 15 in Rochester, New York. The tour will also include a handful of overseas shows in Europe and Scotland.
BLAKE SHELTON and KEITH URBAN will perform as part of Macy’s 4th of July spectacular on NBC.
BRETT YOUNG’s wedding to Taylor Mills will happen toward the end of 2018 and he’s nervous about one important part of the ceremony: singing for the big day. Brett says he doesn’t want to dip into his own catalog unless he writes something new between now and then, so he’s not sure what song he might sing to his bride.
BLAKE SHELTON and KELLY CLARKSON will return as coaches for season 15 of NBC’s The Voice. They will be joined by Adam Levine and Jennifer Hudson.
BRETT YOUNG says he’s taking a hands off approach to his upcoming wedding to Taylor Mills. He says those details are all up to her. He’ll just keep doing the honey-do list and let her handle the rest.
BROTHERS OSBORNE, who have found great popularity in the United Kingdom, have announced plans to return for a second headlining tour this November and December. The duo’s currently-schedule dates overseas have sold out at a rapid pace.
BRAD PAISLEY will serve as one of the judges on a rotating panel for the new season of ABC’s The Gong Show, which will debut June 21.
BLAKE SHELTON will open a third location of his Ole Red Restaurant and Bar, this one in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The 16,000 foot, two story establishment will open in the spring of 2019. Blake’s Nashville location is open now, while his Tishamingo, Oklahoma Ole Red has been operating since last fall.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD shared on Instagram that her 3-year-old son’s new favorite toy is a potato.
CHRIS LANE’s sophomore album, Laps Around The Sun, will hit stores July 13.
COLE SWINDELL’s third album, All Of It, is coming August 17. He will celebrate the release by playing the Summer Concert Series on NBC’s Today Show the same day.
CAM has teamed with rockers Train for their latest tune, Call Me Sir.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD is headed to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. She’ll be inducted during a ceremony in Tulsa, November 15.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD and Mike Fisher are looking to re-locate from their custom-built Nashville area home after Carrie’s freak accident last November. People reports Carrie and Mike are not looking at leaving the Nashville area, but the magazine reports a change of scenery is in order. A source claims they are “completely done” with the neighborhood.
CHRIS YOUNG’s German Shephard, Porter, is following in the footsteps of BRETT ELDREDGE’s dog, Edgar, and has his own Instagram account.
CHRIS LANE has earned his third consecutive gold single with Take Back Home Girl. It’s the lead single from Chris’ upcoming sophomore album.
CHRIS STAPLETON has scored more heavy metal as his album From A Room: Volume 1 has been certified platinum while his album From A Room: Volume 2 achieves gold status. Each of his albums have achieved certification since the 2015 release of his debut, Traveler, which has sold more than 3 million copies.
According to “People”, CASSADEE POPE is dating actor SAM PALLADIO. You may know him for playing Gunnar Scott on “Nashville”. They’ve been spotted around Music City.
CASSADEE POPE said she tried the dating app Raya and found “some hilarious people on there.” And then she got tired of it.
CHASE BRYANT posted a long message on Instagram about how he let his ego get the best of him after his first couple of hits. He vowed to be more honest with himself in the future and is proud of the latest music he’s been recording. He closed by reintroducing himself and thanking his fans for hanging in.
CHRIS STAPLETON may have a few songs in some movies and some cool collaborations on the horizon, but don’t expect a new full-length album anytime soon. Chris says he plans to tour off the two volumes of his From A Room album, which have plenty of life in them.
DAVID LEE MURPHY will team with JUSTIN MOORE for a couple of shows this September. The two are hinting there may be more shows together in the future. David Lee and Justin have collaborated on material for Justin’s next album, expected later this year.
DAVID LEE MURPHY has his first number one in more than two decades this week with Everything’s Gonna Be Alright, his tune with KENNY CHESNEY. David Lee’s last number one hit was 1995’s Dust On The Bottle.
DAN + SHAY will release their third album, the self-titled Dan + Shay, on June 22. The project includes guest vocals by KELLY CLARKSON on a song titled Keeping Score.
DUSTIN LYNCH says at age 33 , he’s longing to find that perfect lady to settle down with. In fact, his new single, Good Girl, was drawn from that idea of finding his own Good Girl.
The Today show summer concert series is loaded with country acts this year. DAN + SHAY will play on June 25th.
EASTON CORBIN will play half a dozen private Air Force base concerts in the south between June 29 and July 7.
The inspiration for ERIC PASLAY’s new song “Young Forever” came from Kelsea Ballerini’s husband Morgan Evans. Eric says, quote, “I think they had just gotten engaged, so he was like, ‘We’re gonna live forever and be in love forever’ . . . and just good vibes. This song is about being ‘young’ in every experience.”
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE was recently presented with Billboard’s inaugural Trailblazer Award for their forward thinking in business and chart success.
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE’s Tyler Hubbard says (to Billboard) that the duo’s fourth studio album is expected to be out in early 2019.
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE’s song Meant to Be has surpassed 1 billion audio and video streams worldwide.
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE’s hinting that an FGL Boat House could be in the works in Florida. On their Instagram the duo posed the question: Anyone think there needs to be an FGL Boat House in Florida? The post also includes several images that would indicate FGL Boat House is in the works, including a building with large outdoor pool, cowboy hat, beer mugs and more. The duo’s FGL House in Nashville opened last June
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE will headline FGL Fest, September 8 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event will be the 25th anniversary of the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race. More acts will be revealed to perform in the coming weeks.
Garth Brooks plans to reveal information about a tour on July 9 and says it’s the biggest thing he’s ever done on the road.
GEORGE STRAIT will close the 2019 Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo with a performance March 17. It will be his 30th appearance at “The Greatest Show on Dirt.” *The Houston rodeo is credited with giving Strait his “big break” when he had the chance to fill in for an ailing Eddie Rabbit. The exposure to a crowed of almost 70,000 people put his career in overdrive.
HIGH VALLEY will hit the road with OLD DOMINION this fall.
JASON ALDEAN’s High Noon Neon Tour has sold every show on its first two weekends.
JASON ALDEAN says his daughters, 15-year-old Keeley and 10-year-old Kendyl, are good helpers with their baby brother, Memphis, born last December. Jason says especially Kendyl, who always offers to help with feeding and changing duties.
JASON ALDEAN says it’s nice to have a lot of stuff, but it doesn’t change who he is or where he’s from. Quote, “It doesn’t matter how many cars you drive. It’s all nice stuff to have, but underneath it all, you are who you are, and you’re from where you’re from.
According to Nashville Business Journal, a restaurant concept named JASON ALDEAN’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar is in the works for the downtown area. If this reported plan goes through, Jason would join a number of country artists with Nashville eating and drinking establishments, including DIERKS BENTLEY, BLAKE SHELTON, JOHN RICH, ALAN JACKSON and FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE.
JASON ALDEAN is looking forward to having his youngest child, Memphis, out on the road with him. Back when is daughters were born, when he was touring he was on one bus with his whole band — 12 on the bus. Jason said that baby-proofing his tour bus has been “new territory,” but they’re slowly getting there.
BLAKE SHELTON and KEITH URBAN will perform as part of Macy’s 4th of July spectacular on NBC.
KACEY MUSGRAVES’ debut album, Same Trailer, Different Park, has been certified platinum for sales of more than 1 million copies.
KENNY CHESNEY’s album Songs For The Saints will include guest collaborations with Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Buffett and Mindy Smith.
Kenny Chesney’s 17th album “Songs for Saints” will be released July 27th.
KANE BROWN has revealed his sophomore album will be released November 9.
KELSEA BALLERINI admits to being star struck around famous people. Kelsea says while her interactions typically turn out for the good, she isn’t one to just approach a musical hero or celebrity of any kind.
KANE BROWN says the idea for his latest, Heaven, came from missing his fiancée, Katelyn Jae, while he was touring. He says to him, Heaven is simply spending time with Katelyn and their dogs at home and maybe paying a visit to their favorite Mexican restaurant in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville.
The Today show summer concert series is loaded with country acts this year. August will start with KEITH URBAN August 2nd.
KEITH URBAN owns more than 100 guitars. Actually, he’s not even sure of the exact number but says he tends to get a lot of them from eBay.
KELSEA BALLERINI is the only country artist on the bill for Good Morning America’s Summer Concert series this year. She’ll perform August 3.
KELSEA BALLERINI posted a photo of her favorite “travel tools” that she takes on the road. She captioned it, “My picks for staying healthy, feeling trendy, and capturing it all on a trip. Not an ad, just sharing.” We noticed sunglasses, a camera, a passport, Smart Water, and green tea.
LITTLE BIG TOWN will be the focus of an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum starting June 29
LANCO’s sophomore single, Born To Love You, is being used in the Netflix series The Ranch, which just began its new season.
Lady Antebellum will play the Today Show Summer Concert Series on July 6th.
LUKE COMBS’ This One’s For You Too is at the top of the Country Albums chart this week. The deluxe edition with five new songs outsold the original version by 12,000 copies in its first week. <<<week of 6/11-6/15>>>
LUKE COMBS has three number ones and is now looking to invest in a house in the Nashville area. Luke says he hopes to find a place with several acres so he can do some hunting and have some quiet space on the property.
LUKE COMBS has recorded 20 songs for his sophomore album and plans to record more this fall. Luke hopes to narrow the field of tunes to the best dozen after the first of the year and put out new music sometime in 2019.
LUKE BRYAN says his road crew and band are like an extension of his family. Luke says it takes everyone working together to make his concerts a success and he likes to create a positive vibe of encouragement and good relationships to help make that happen.
LUKE BRYAN’s 10th Annual Farm Tour will begin in Irwin, Ohio, September 27. He’ll visit six farming communities through October 6 awarding scholarships to farming families within each community.
LUKE COMBS will partner with R&B singer Leon Bridges for an episode of CMT Crossroads. The show will air on the network June 28.
LOCASH’s song Don’t Get Better Than That has been selected by ESPN as the theme for the network’s coverage of NCAA Men’s College Baseball coverage this summer.
LUKE BRYAN’s 5th Annual Crash My Playa is set for January 23-26 in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Luke will headline two nights of concerts with special guests. Tickets are on sale now.
LUKE COMBS has teamed with iconic outdoor apparel company Columbia Sportswear, spotlighting Luke’s passion for fishing and the outdoors.
LUKE COMBS will be the only country artist to play this year’s Lollapalooza, August 2-5 at Chicago’s Grant Park.
MAREN MORRIS has taken notice of all the star-powered bars in Nashville and thinks she should open her own. Maren shared on social media: “There are so many dude artists opening bars downtown. When I’m rich, I’m seriously opening one called My Church. All we’ll serve is wine…”
MORGAN EVANS has his first top ten song in the U.S. with Kiss Somebody.
MAREN MORRIS says being the boss is one of the best things about her career. Not because she likes being in charge and giving orders, but because members of her band and crew can come to her with any issue and know she has an open door policy and always has their back.
MAREN MORRIS is at work on her sophomore album and says she hopes to maintain a balance of musical styles while remaining true to her signature sound.
MAREN MORRIS and new husband Ryan Hurd have shared their wedding video on Maren’s Instagram.
With the success of her Fill The Little Red Wagon campaign on her Livin’ Like Hippies Tour, MIRANDA LAMBERT will roll out the campaign again this summer on her tour with LITTLE BIG TOWN. Filling the Little Red Wagon consists of fans bringing food and pet supplies or cash donations to Miranda’s Mutt Nation Foundation at each stop on the tour.
RUSSELL DICKERSON says the most country thing he’s ever done, he said, “Probably pop a beer bottle open with a shotgun shell.”
RASCAL FLATTS will go with Boise, Idaho as the next location for a Rascal Flatts restaurant. The trio, who recently opened a location in Connecticut, have also requested permits in St. Louis, Orlando, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles.
SAM HUNT says he didn’t plan on touring this summer, but when he had the chance to join LUKE BRYAN’s stadium tour, he couldn’t pass it up. Sam says after the tour wraps this fall, he intends to go full speed ahead on his second album.
SCOTTY MCCREERY and Gabi Dugal were married on Saturday and will take off for a tropical honeymoon in Tahiti on Tuesday.
SCOTTY MCCREERY’s first number one, Five More Minutes, has been certified platinum for sales of 1 million copies.
SAM HUNT says his priorities have shifted in the past few months and he’s now striving to maintain balance between his career and personal life. To that end, he says a new album is nowhere close, but promises another single to follow the newly released Downtown’s Dead.
TYLER FARR has partnered with boot brand Durango to be a 2018 Durango Boot Country Music Ambassador. Tyler will release Livin’ Hard — a special five-song EP presented by Durango and available to Durango boot purchasers.
THOMAS RHETT has added a string of fall shows to his Life Changes Tour with special guests BRETT YOUNG and MIDLAND. The shows begin September 13.
Turns out TIM MCGRAW’s grueling workouts are one of the reasons he collapsed on stage in Ireland. Now, at the insistence of his wife Faith Hill, He said, quote, “I’ll have to cut short my workouts.”