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Dolly Parton Joins Melissa Manchester For Duet Of 'Midnight Blue'

Dolly Parton Joins Melissa Manchester For Duet Of 'Midnight Blue'

Iconic artists Dolly Parton and Melissa Manchester have teamed up on "Midnight Blue," a duet that will feature on Manchester's 25th studio album, RE:VIEW.

RE:VIEW celebrates the artist's 50th year anniversary by reinterpreting some of her biggest hits, with an assist from some special friends. The album also features collaboration with Kenny Loggins on "Whenever I Call You Friend," which the two wrote in the mid-'70s.

"Midnight Blue" was written by Manchester alongside Carole Bayer Sager and produced by Vini Poncia with an executive production by Richard Perry. It was released in April 1975 as the first single from Manchester's third studio album, Melissa.

In the U.S., the single became her first top ten entry on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 6. Additionally, it peaked at No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

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Kenny Chesney Shares 'Thinkin' Bout' From Upcoming Album

Kenny Chesney Shares 'Thinkin' Bout' From Upcoming Album

Kenny Chesney recently shared another song from his upcoming Album, Born.

The fifteen-song album is set to come out on March 29.

Chesney spoke at length about the latest release from the album, titled, "Thinkin' Bout."

"The hardest part of letting go is actually letting go. All that chemistry, all that intimacy, all that doesn't need to be said is such a big thing... Whatever's wrong, obviously it's not gonna change," Chesney said. "But it gets late, you get thinking - and next thing you know, you're tumbling back into something that just can't be."

"I love this song, because it gets into that space where you're thinking about knowing you shouldn't do this, shouldn't think about that person, and that's when maybe the letting go can really start to happen no matter how good it feels or how much you make each other laugh," he added.

"Take Her Home," the lead track, and "Just To Say We Did" are the two other songs from Born that Chesney has already shared.

Fans who purchase tickets to Chesney's current Sun Goes Down 2024 Tour will receive an email with a link to buy the special Born Tour Edition with three extra live tracks.

Born is available for pre-order now at https://kennychesney.lnk.to/preorder-born.

Born Track Listing:

1. Born2. Just To Say We Did3. Take Her Home4. Few Good Stories5. Thinkin' Bout6. Guilty Pleasure7. One More Sunset8. Top Down9. The Way I Love You Now10. This Too Shall Pass11. Blame It On The Salt12. Come Here, Go Away13. One Lonely Island14. Long Gone15. Wherever You Are Tonight

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Dierks Bentley Shares Cover Of Tom Petty's 'American Girl'

Dierks Bentley Shares Cover Of Tom Petty's 'American Girl'

Dierks Bentley recently shared a cover of Tom Petty's 1976 hit "American Girl."

Bentley's version will feature on the upcoming tribute album, Petty Country: A Country Music Celebration of Tom Petty, due to be released on May 31 in a partnership between Big Machine Records and the Tom Petty Estate.

The album features several top country and Americana artists, including Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Lady A, Wynonna Judd, Lainey Wilson, George Strait, and more.

"Petty's southern roots shined through across his songwriting and storytelling," Bentley said in a statement. "He might not have ever been considered as Country but you can't go into a bar in Nashville without hearing this song. It is one of the greatest songs in a life's work of great American songs."

Bentley added, "The spirit of this woman, the idea of such relentless hope-and disappointment-ignites such a spark. Jon Randall and I were driven to make that feeling of American roots stand tall."

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Dolly Parton Reacts To Beyonce Hitting No. 1 On Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart

Dolly Parton Reacts To Beyonce Hitting No. 1 On Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart

Dolly Parton has congratulated Beyonce for earning an historic No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart with "Texas Hold 'Em."

"Texas Hold 'Em" and "16 Carriages," the firs two tracks from Beyonce's upcoming album, Act II, were featured on the chart dated February 24.

With "Texas Hold 'Em" coming in at No. 1, Beyonce became the first Black woman, or female known to be biracial, to top the Hot Country Songs tally.

Beyonce has also become the only artist to top seven of Billboard's multimetric song charts as a solo artist.

She is also the first woman musician to earn No. 1 ranking on both the Hot Country Songs and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts.

Parton made public her joy for the pop star's achievement with an Instagram post, which reads, "I'm a big fan of Beyonce and very excited that she's done a country album. So congratulations on your Billboard Hot Country number one single. Can't wait to hear the full album!"

Act II, which will be Beyonce's eighth studio album, is scheduled for release on March 29.

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Taylor Swift Breaks Record For Most Albums In Top 10 On Australian Charts

Taylor Swift Breaks Record For Most Albums In Top 10 On Australian Charts

Taylor Swift has broken the record for most albums in the top 10 at one time on the Australian Charts.

Swift's Midnights has returned to the No. 1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart for a 15th non-consecutive week.

Including Midnights, seven of Swift's albums are featured in the top 10 of the latest chart, breaking her own record of six albums in the top ten.

For the third time in her career, the entire top five on the ARIA Albums chart are Swift's albums.

On descending order, Midnights, 1989 (Taylor's Version), Lover, Folklore and Reputation are ranked from No. 1 to No. 5 on the chart dated February 23.

On the Singles Chart, Swift's "Cruel Summer" reaches the summit for the first time, almost five years after it first appeared. The track, from her 2019 album Lover, is her 11th chart topper. With this, she has tied with Madonna as the artist with the third most No. 1 singles in Australia.

The Beatles are on top with 26 chart-toppers, followed by Elvis Presley with 14.

Dua Lipa's new track "Training Season" lands at No. 12 in its first week. It's the second track from her upcoming third album, which is slated for release later this year.

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Miranda Lambert And Enrique Iglesias Team Up On 'Space In My Heart'

Miranda Lambert And Enrique Iglesias Team Up On 'Space In My Heart'

Miranda Lambert and Enrique Iglesias recently released their collaboration, "Space in My Heart."

Iglesias co-wrote the romantic song with Carlos Paucar, Simon Wilcox, Ross Golan and Nolan Lambroza. The track is an English-language reimagining of Iglesias' Spanish ballad "Espacio en tu Corazón," which arrived in 2022.

"You don't love me yet, but I know you will / If you only felt half of what I feel / If you ever go, I will never change / There's a space in my heart / and it's just your shape," Lambert and Iglesias sing in the chorus.

The Latin pop star teased the collaboration via social media on February 12. "Texas meets Spain! Can't wait for y'all to hear this one," Lambert commented.

"Space in My Heart" is set to be featured on Iglesias' last album, Final (Vol. 2).

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Chet Atkins Tribute Album To Feature Eric Clapton, Vince Gill & More

Chet Atkins Tribute Album To Feature Eric Clapton, Vince Gill & More

Eric Clapton, Vince Gill and James Taylor are among a star-studded group of artists set to feature on a new tribute album celebrating the music of "Mr. Guitar" Chet Atkins.

The album, We Still Can't Say Goodbye: A Musicians Tribute to Chet Atkins, is due out April 19.

The 15-track album will feature an A-list lineup of artists. Atkins passed away in 2001 at the age of 77.

In total, 22 musicians and artists appear on the record. In addition to Clapton, Gill and Taylor, Alison Krauss, Brad Paisley and Tommy Emmanuel will also appear on the record.

Clapton appears on two songs on the album, "So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)," which also features Gill and Bradley Walker, and "Freight Train," which features several special guests.

During his career, Atkins won 14 Grammy Awards, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the Music Excellence category in 2002.

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Jelly Roll Announces 2024 'Beautifully Broken Tour'

Jelly Roll Announces 2024 'Beautifully Broken Tour'

Rising country star Jelly Roll has announced his 2024 Beautifully Broken Tour.

Spread across 37 U.S. cities over two months, the late summer and fall tour will kick off at Salt Lake City's Delta Center on August 27.

The trek will wrap up exactly two months later at Charlotte's Spectrum Center on October 27.

Produced by Live Nation, the arena tour marks the Nashville native's biggest headlining tour.

Warren Zeiders and Alexandra Kay will open the shows.

Tickets will be available starting with various presales beginning on February 26. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general on-sale beginning on March 1 at 10 am local time on jellyroll615.com.

Citi card members will have access to presale tickets beginning on February 26 at 10am local time until February 29 at 10pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program.

VIP Packages also are available for sale.

Beautifully Broken Tour Dates:

Aug 27 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Delta CenterAug 28 - Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho CenterAug 30 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane ArenaAug 31 - Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge ArenaSept 1 - Portland, OR @ Moda CenterSept 3 - San Jose, CA @ SAP CenterSept 4 - Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 CenterSept 6 - Los Angeles, CA @ Crypto.com ArenaSept 7 - Anaheim, CA @ Honda CenterSept 9 - El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins CenterSept 11 - San Antonio, TX @ Frost Bank CenterSept 13 - Lafayette, LA @ CAJUNDOMESept 14 - New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King CenterSept 17 - Orlando, FL @ Kia CenterSept 19 - Charleston, SC @ North Charleston ColiseumSept 20 - Raleigh, NC @ PNC ArenaSept 21 - Washington, DC @ Capital One ArenaSept 24 - Albany, NY @ MVP ArenaSept 26 - Boston, MA @ TD GardenSept 27 - New York, NY @ Madison Square GardenSept 28 - Belmont Park, NY @ UBS ArenaSept 29 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential CenterOct 1 - State College, PA @ Bryce Jordan CenterOct 2 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo CenterOct 5 - Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints ArenaOct 6 - Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank CenterOct 9 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide ArenaOct 11 - Chicago, IL @ United CenterOct 12 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! CenterOct 15 - Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank ArenaOct 18 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK CenterOct 20 - Bossier City, LA @ Brookshire Grocery ArenaOct 22 - Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank ArenaOct 23 - St Louis, MO @ Enterprise CenterOct 25 - Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City CenterOct 26 - Atlanta, GA @ State Farm ArenaOct 27 - Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center

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Chris Janson Announces New Single 'Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get'

Chris Janson Announces New Single 'Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get'

Chris Janson has announced that his new single, "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get," will be released on March 8 via BMLG Records/Harpeth 60 Records.

After teasing fans on social media earlier this week, Janson performed the track live for the first time Wednesday night during "Dolly Parton's Pet Gala" that aired on CBS and streamed on Paramount+.

"Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" is availble to pre-order at https://chrisjanson.lnk.to/WhatchaSeeIsWhatchaGetPR

"There is no better way to describe me on a daily basis. This song is 100% authentic, every word. It's fun, it's rowdy and it's the truth. Roll your window down and crank it up," said Janson.

Written by Janson, Tyler Hubbard, RaeLynn, Blake Hubbard and Jarrod Ingram, and produced by Julian Raymond, the song is a true celebration of self. "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" will impact Country radio on March 11.

Janson's debut single with BMLG Records, "All I Need Is You," off his album The Outlaw Side of Me, recently reached the top of the radio charts.

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Taylor Swift Wins IFPI's 2023 Global Recording Artist Of The Year Award

Taylor Swift Wins IFPI's 2023 Global Recording Artist Of The Year Award

Taylor Swift has won The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry's 2023 Global Recording Artist of the Year Award.

The IFPI, an organization that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, calculates the award winner based on an artist's or group's worldwide sales across streaming, download and physical music formats during the calendar year and covers their entire body of work.

The award is presented to the artist finishing No. 1 on IFPI's Global Artist Chart, which was released Wednesday.

In the 11 year history of the IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award, Swift has topped the chart more than any other artist; in 2014, 2019, 2022 and 2023.

This latest win follows a stellar year in which three of her albums - Midnights and the Taylor's Version releases of the Speak Now and 1989 albums - topped the charts, and the record-breaking Eras tour lifted engagement with her entire catalogue on streaming platforms.

K-Pop stars SEVENTEEN and Stray Kids are placed second and third, respectively, in the Global Artist Chart in a record year for Korean artists. Four K-Pop acts are featured in the Top 10, with TOMORROW X TOGETHER at No. 7 and NewJeans at No. 8, while IVE and NCT Dream also made their first appearances in the IFPI Global Artist Chart Top 20, at No. 12 and No. 15, respectively.

Country star Morgan Wallen made his first appearance on the chart, at No. 6, following the huge success of the 2023 release One Thing At A Time.

Lana Del Rey entered the Top 10 for the first time, at No. 10.

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LeAnn Rimes To Serve As Coach On Upcoming Season Of 'The Voice UK'

LeAnn Rimes To Serve As Coach On Upcoming Season Of 'The Voice UK'

Grammy-winning singer LeAnn Rimes will serve as a coach on the upcoming season of "The Voice UK."

The Grammy-winning singer, who is currently in Sydney filming her role as a coach on the upcoming season of the Australian version of the music reality show, expressed her joy on being named in the role for two international versions of "The Voice."

"What an honor and rare opportunity it is to be asked to coach on both, The Voice Australia and The Voice UK," she said in a statement. "I'm looking forward to discovering new voices across these nations, mentoring the next generation of talent and sharing my heart, not only with these gifted vocalists, but with the Australian and UK fans."

"I have experienced so much love from both countries throughout my career and I look forward to deepening that connection during my time on The Voice," she added.

Rimes will join Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am, legendary Welsh singer Tom Jones, and McFly stars Tom Fletcher and Danny Jones on the coaching panel for "The Voice UK."

Jones and Fletcher of the UK boy band are new coaches, and will share a chair on the panel.

The winner of "The Voice UK" awaits a record contract with EMI, a cash prize of GBP50,000 ($63,127) and a holiday ticket to Universal Studios Florida.

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Vince Gill Invites T. Graham Brown To Join Grand Ole Opry

Vince Gill Invites T. Graham Brown To Join Grand Ole Opry

Vince Gill, who was at the SiriusXM Studio as a guest for a recent taping of T. Graham Brown's show "Live Wire," invited the veteran country hitmaker to join the Grand Ole Opry.

"BREAKING: @VGcom has invited @TGrahamBrown to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry!" a post from the Opry's official X account reads.

Responding to Gill's invitation, Graham said through tears of joy, "Awww, man. That's amazing, Vince. Oh my goodness. Please tell me you're not kidding me. This is the greatest thing. You don't know what that means to me. I so wanted this; you just don't know. I'm so proud of the Opry. I'm just so proud to be there every time. I've never taken it for granted. It's just amazing."

"They love you," Gill said. "That's a special place, and you'll be a valued part of that place. I didn't mean to make you cry. Congratulations!"

"T. Graham Brown feels like family every single time he walks through the backstage doors of the Grand Ole Opry House," shared Dan Rogers, Opry executive producer. "He adds a special spirit and a great performance to every Opry show he's part of. It's not lost on me that immediately after having been invited to join the Opry at the SiriusXM studios, within minutes he was on the road to the Opry for yet another performance, adding to his 300+ count of Opry appearances."

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Ariana Grande, Kacey Musgraves Announced As 'Saturday Night Live' Musical Guests

Ariana Grande, Kacey Musgraves Announced As 'Saturday Night Live' Musical Guests

"Saturday Night Live" has announced Ariana Grande and Kacey Musgraves will be the musical guests during upcoming episodes of the late-night sketch comedy series.

While Musgraves will join host Anyone But You actress Sydney Sweeney on March 2nd, Grande will join host Josh Brolin for the March 9th episode.

For both Grande and Musgraves, the upcoming appearances on "SNL" will be their third on the show.

Grande first appeared as the musical guest in September 2014. In March 2016, she did double-duty as both host and performer. Musgraves was the musical guest in May 2018 and October 2021.

Both Grande and Musgraves are set to release their new albums in March. Grande is set to release her seventh album, Eternal Sunshine, on March 8, a day before her "SNL" appearance, while Musgraves will release her sixth album, Deeper Well, on March 15.

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Garth Brooks Announces Grand Opening Of Friends In Low Places

Garth Brooks Announces Grand Opening Of Friends In Low Places

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have announced the grand opening celebration of their honky-tonk Friends In Low Places on March 7.

Situated at 411 Broadway in the heart of Nashville's famed Neon Neighborhood, the four-floor, 54,715-square-foot entertainment complex is the largest honky-tonk on the strip. The highly-themed Friends In Low Places even includes a police substation developed in partnership with the Metro Nashville Police Department.

"If you are one of the lucky ones who come to this town and receive its many blessings, don't you owe something to Nashville?" Garth said. "Garth Brooks owes a lot to Music City."

The bar's initial opening only encompassed the first two floors. But on March 7, guests will be able to enjoy every floor. Each level - and even the staircase that connects them - has a distinct feel and theme that blends tradition and innovation.

The first two floors pay tribute to classic honky-tonks with advanced audio-visual technology and a one-of-a-kind expansive performance stage. The first floor boasts massive, customizable viewing screens and two bars. The second floor includes two additional bars and more space overlooking the first-floor action.

The third floor includes intimate private event spaces inspired by Garth and Trisha's home complete with double-sided fireplace and cozy patio.

And the rooftop bar is appropriately called The Oasis.

The grand opening will feature an array of menu items Garth loves inspired by "Trisha's Southern Kitchen" and her best-selling cookbooks.

"I can't imagine there being a Garth honky-tonk without Trisha Food!" Trisha said. "I'm honored to get to be a part of something so exciting and so big and to work alongside the love of my life doing it. The whole team at Friends In Low Places is incredible!"

The honky-tonk's food menu is planned to be available from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., seven days a week.

Friends In Low Places plans to be open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. - 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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Dan + Shay Add Summer 2024 'The Heartbreak On The Map Tour' Dates

Dan + Shay Add Summer 2024 'The Heartbreak On The Map Tour' Dates

Grammy Award-winning duo Dan + Shay have announced an extension of their highly anticipated 2024 The Heartbreak On The Map Tour due to fan demand.

Produced by Live Nation, this tour is set to expand with 30 new dates that will feature support from Jake Owen and Dylan Marlowe.

The tour receives its title from "Heartbreak On The Map," the third song and an early fan-favorite on the duo's fifth studio album, Bigger Houses.

The first leg of the tour is set to kick off on February 29 in Greenville, South Carolina, with support from acclaimed singer-songwriters Ben Rector and Hailey Whitters.

The new set of dates begins on July 18 with a show at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Tickets to the newly announced stops will be available starting with presales beginning Tuesday. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general on-sale beginning February 23 at 10 AM local time.

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The Heartbreak On The Map Tour Newly Added Dates:

Thu Jul 18 | Cincinnati, OH | Riverbend Music Center

Fri Jul 19 | Noblesville, IN | Ruoff Music Center

Sat Jul 20 | St. Louis, MO | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St. Louis, MO

Thu Jul 25 | Toronto, ON | Budweiser Stage

Fri Jul 26 | Syracuse, NY | Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater at Lakeview

Sat Jul 27 | Gilford, NH | BankNH Pavilion

Thu Aug 01 | Clarkston, MI | Pine Knob Music Theatre

Fri Aug 02 | Burgettstown, PA | The Pavilion at Star Lake

Sat Aug 03 | Bristow, VA | Jiffy Lube Live

Fri Aug 09 | Cuyahoga Falls, OH | Blossom Music Center

Sat Aug 10 | Wantagh, NY | Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Sun Aug 11 | Bangor, ME | Maine Savings Amphitheater

Thu Aug 15 | Charleston, SC | Credit One Stadium

Fri Aug 16 | Charlotte, NC | PNC Music Pavilion

Sat Aug 17 | Raleigh, NC | Coastal Credit Union Music Park

Thu Aug 22 | West Palm Beach, FL | iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

Fri Aug 23 | Tampa, FL | MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Sat Aug 24 | Alpharetta, GA | Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Thu Aug 29 | Rogers, AR | Walmart AMP

Fri Aug 30 | Dallas, TX | Dos Equis Pavilion

Sat Aug 31 | Woodlands, TX | The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

Thu Sep 05 | Phoenix, AZ | Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre

Fri Sep 06 | Chula Vista, CA | North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Thu Sep 12 | Ridgefield, WA | RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater

Fri Sep 13 | Bend, OR | Hayden Homes Amphitheater

Sat Sep 14 | Mountain View, CA | Shoreline Amphitheatre

Sun Sep 15 | Stateline, NV | Lake Tahoe Harveys Outdoor Arena

Thu Sep 19 | Nampa, ID | Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater

Fri Sep 20 | West Valley City, UT | Utah First Credit Union Amphitheater

Sat Sep 21 | Denver, CO | Fiddlers Green Amphitheater

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Tracy Lawrence Announces 'Out Here In It' EP, Shares Title Track

Tracy Lawrence Announces 'Out Here In It' EP, Shares Title Track

Country music icon Tracy Lawrence recently announced that his new six-track EP, Out Here In It, will be out on June 7th. He also shared the EP's title track.

The upcoming six-track record features cuts from Ernest Keith Smith, Rodney Clawson, Jacob Durrett, Wyatt McCubbin, Devin Dawson, Lee Thomas Miller and other top songwriters from Nashville.

"It's been a while since I've been in the studio. I always have a blast working up new songs so it felt so good to cut new music," Lawrence said in a statement. "My last project, the 30th anniversary album Hindsight 20/20, was the closing of a chapter of my life."

"With this new project, I really wanted to freshen things up a bit," he added. "A little bit more contemporary but still very Country. I'm very proud of it and hope you all really enjoy it."

Lawrence's last release was Hindsight 2020 Vol 3, which arrived in 2022.

The title track from the upcoming EP sees Lawrence taking listeners on a retrospective look at his life from where he is now. It also showcases his timeless and familiar sound as he recalls life's hardships, successes, and all the moments in between.

Out Here In It EP Tracklist:

1. "Pretty Dang Good" (Wyatt McCubbin, Bobby Pinson, Carson Chamberlain)2. "I Could Use One" (Brent Rupard, Brad Hutsell, Kyle James, Anthony Olympia)3. "A Cowboy Would" (Jacob Durrett, Ernest Keith Smith, Devin Dawson, Rodney Clawson)4. "Gulf of Mexico" (Monty Criswell, Derek George, Bubba Strait)5. "Out Here In It" (Trey Lewis, Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Utley)6. "Honky Tonk Up" (Monty Criswell, Derek George, Thomas Archer)

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Tyler Hubbard Announces Sophomore Solo Album 'Strong'

Tyler Hubbard Announces Sophomore Solo Album 'Strong'

Tyler Hubbard has announced his sophomore solo album, Strong, which is set to drop on April 12.

Along with the announcement, Hubbard released, "Wish You Would," a track from the upcoming project.

"I wish you would light me up/ Be that fire that's in my cup/ Break my walls, cross that line/ Take my breath and take my time/ I wish you would trip me up/ Make this old boy fall in love/ Wreck my plans, rock my world/ Be my brown-eyed, blue-jean girl/ I wish you would/ I wish you would," Tyler sings in the new track.

The 13-track project is co-produced by Hubbard and Jordan Schmidt and will feature the lead single "Back Then Right Now," the newly released "Wish You Would," "Turn" and "A Lot With a Little."

Strong Tracklist:

"Wish You Would""Park""A Lot With a Little""Night Like That""Take Me Back""Back Then Right Now""Vegas""Turn""American Mellencamp""BNA""Summer Talkin'""'73 Beetle""Strong"

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Reba McEntire To Be Honored At 63rd Annual Western Heritage Awards

Reba McEntire To Be Honored At 63rd Annual Western Heritage Awards

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has announced that country music icon Reba McEntire will be honored at the 63rd annual Western Heritage Awards ceremony on April 13 with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl member is set to return as a coach on Season 25 of NBC's "The Voice."

Actor Mo Brings Plenty will be presented the Western Heritage New Horizon award.

The Western Heritage Awards honors individuals who have made remarkable contributions to Western heritage through their creative endeavors in literature, music, television and film.

The event also serves as the induction ceremony for the National Cowboy Museum's Hall of Great Westerners, Hall of Great Western Performers and the presentation of esteemed honors such as the Lifetime Achievement Award and Chester A. Reynolds Award.

Jack LeForce and Buster Welch are the 2024 Hall of Great Westerners.

"Each individual being honored embodies the spirit of the American West in their own unique way, contributing to its rich tapestry of culture and history," said National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum President & CEO, Pat Fitzgerald.

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Taylor Swift Donates $100K To Family Of Chiefs Parade Shooting Victim

Taylor Swift Donates $100K To Family Of Chiefs Parade Shooting Victim

Taylor Swift has donated $100,000 to the family of the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl parade shooting victim.

One person was killed and 22 others injured in indiscriminate shooting at the rally in Kansas City last Wednesday. Many of them are critically injured, according to reports.

Tens of thousands of revelers had rallied near Union Station in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, to celebrate the Chiefs' Super Bowl victory.

Kansas City Police arrested three suspects in connection with the shooting.

44-year-old Kansas City radio DJ Lisa Lopez-Galvan died of gunshot wounds.

Swift's financial help will go to a GoFundMe set up for Lisa's family.

Swift, who is an honorary member of Chiefs Nation, wrote, "Sending my deepest sympathies and condolences in the wake of your devastating loss. With love, Taylor Swift".

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Lainey Wilson Shares New Single 'Country's Cool Again'

Lainey Wilson Shares New Single 'Country's Cool Again'

Lainey Wilson recently released a new single, "Country's Cool Again." The release is Wilson's first since her 2022 album, Bell Bottom Country.

Wilson wrote "Country's Cool Again" with frequent collaborators Trannie Anderson and Dallas Wilson, and her band leader, guitarist Aslan Freeman.

The new song, which showcases Wilson's Western roots and upbringing, highlights the revival of the country way of life.

"This track is an ode to my upbringing and the story of my journey in this industry - where I have been and where I am now," Wilson said in a statement. "I'm feeling all the love from Country music fans, and I can't wait to hear everyone singing this song back to me while we're out on the road this year."

"I was born in boots on humble ground/These kind of roots they sure don't grow out," Wilson sings.

"I'm so excited for everyone to hear 'Country's Cool Again.' This song is a welcome to everyone who wants in on the Western way of life. For a lot of us, Country music isn't just a genre, it's our livelihood," Wilson says. "Thank you to my amazing collaborators and my producer for helping me bring the idea of this song to life. Country's Cool Again y'all!"

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