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Bonnaroo Organizers Reveal Dates For 2023

Bonnaroo Organizers Reveal Dates For 2023

Organizers of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival have announced the festival's 2023 edition will take place June 15-18, 2023 on The Farm, located about 60 miles south of Nashville in Manchester, Tennessee. "You heard that right, Bonnaroovians: We are BACK next June 15-18, 2023!" tweeted Bonnaroo. "Before we return to The Farm, sign up… ... Continue Reading
Garth Brooks To Narrate Nat Geo Docuseries 'America's National Parks'

Garth Brooks To Narrate Nat Geo Docuseries 'America's National Parks'

Garth Brooks has signed with National Geographic to narrate their upcoming docuseries "America's National Parks." Brooks will also executive produce the show, which is set to air on five consecutive nights, marking the celebration of a new National Geographic tradition dubbed America's National Parks Week. A new teaser trailer released by National Geographic for the… ... Continue Reading
Taylor Swift Declares 'Shake It Off' Lyrics 'Were Written Entirely By Me' In Copyright Lawsuit

Taylor Swift Declares 'Shake It Off' Lyrics 'Were Written Entirely By Me' In Copyright Lawsuit

In response to a lawsuit that claims Taylor Swift stole the lyrics to "Shake It Off," the pop superstar has declared that the lyrics for the song "were written entirely by me" and that she has "never heard" the song she has been accused of copying. A 2017 copyright lawsuit claims that Swift stole the… ... Continue Reading
Carrie Underwood Covers Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty During Impromptu Bar Performance

Carrie Underwood Covers Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty During Impromptu Bar Performance

Country music superstar Carrie Underwood surprised everyone present at a Tennessee bar after she joined a band called The Heartshakers for an impromptu cover of a Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty classic. In a video shared on social media, Underwood, who was with some friends at the restaurant/bar Fox and Locke in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee,… ... Continue Reading
Chris Young & Kane Brown's 'Famous Friends' Certified Double Platinum

Chris Young & Kane Brown's 'Famous Friends' Certified Double Platinum

Chris Young and Kane Brown's "Famous Friends," the title track from Young's eighth studio album, has been certified double platinum by the RIAA. Young co-wrote "Famous Friends" with Corey Crowder and Cary Barlowe, who also joined him for the celebration. Young also earned a platinum plaque for his song "Drowning," which he co-wrote with Crowder… ... Continue Reading
Darius Rucker To Headline 'CMT Storytellers' Episode

Darius Rucker To Headline 'CMT Storytellers' Episode

Darius Rucker will headline a new episode of "CMT Storytellers" that will premiere on August 31 at 10 pm ET/PT on CMT. The one-hour "CMT Storytellers: Darius Rucker" special will include exclusive stories about how the singer's hits were born, including songs from his solo country career and from Hootie & the Blowfish. "There have… ... Continue Reading
Cody Johnson Cancels Shows Due To Illness

Cody Johnson Cancels Shows Due To Illness

Country star Cody Johnson has canceled a few of his shows this weekend due to illness. "Regrettably, the Cody Johnson concerts scheduled for this Thursday, Friday & Saturday are unable to go on as originally planned due to illness," a statement from the singer reads. "We understand the inconvenience this causes with travel, plans and… ... Continue Reading
Kane Brown Reveals 'Different Man' Tracklist

Kane Brown Reveals 'Different Man' Tracklist

Kane Brown has revealed the tracklist for his highly-anticipated third studio album, Different Man, which is due out on September 9. The graphic shared by Brown shows the Different Man record will feature 17 tracks in all, including the recently released single, "Like I Love Country Music." Other previously released tracks such as "Grand," "One… ... Continue Reading
Kenny Rogers Memorabilia Headed To Auction

Kenny Rogers Memorabilia Headed To Auction

Julien's Auctions will conduct a three-day auction of Kenny Rogers memorabilia in honor of the late country and pop music icon. The auction event will open on October 21 at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills and online at julienslive.com. Ahead of the auctions, a public exhibition of the Rogers memorabilia will be held at Julien's… ... Continue Reading
Carrie Underwood Announces Return To 'Sunday Night Football'

Carrie Underwood Announces Return To 'Sunday Night Football'

Carrie Underwood recently took to social media to announce that she will return to "Sunday Night Football" on NBC on September 11. "10 years and we're still going strong, @snfonnbc!" Underwood captioned her post. "See you Sunday nights beginning in September!" The video shared by Underwood features clips of her show openers through the years.… ... Continue Reading
Brandi Carlile Launches Siriusxm Show 'Somewhere Over The Radio'

Brandi Carlile Launches Siriusxm Show 'Somewhere Over The Radio'

Brandi Carlile has announced the launch of "Brandi Carlile's Somewhere Over the Radio," a monthly SiriusXM show. The show premieres on August 10, with new episodes airing the first Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m. ET on The Spectrum (ch. 28). Carlile will curate the music on the show, focusing on artists who are… ... Continue Reading
Breland Teams Up With Lady A On 'Told You I Could Drink'

Breland Teams Up With Lady A On 'Told You I Could Drink'

"Told You I Could Drink," a collaboration featuring Breland and Lady A, was released on Friday, August 5. The song was co-written by Breland, Lady A's Charles Kelley and Zachary Manno. In a caption to a photo with Lady A that he shared on Instagram, Breland said he is "so grateful for these friendships that… ... Continue Reading
Judge Grants Family's Request To Keep Naomi Judd's Death Records Sealed

Judge Grants Family's Request To Keep Naomi Judd's Death Records Sealed

Country music star Naomi Judd's family was granted a temporary court order to keep her death records sealed from the public record. In court documents obtained by Fox News, Larry Strickland and Judd's two daughters, Wynonna and Ashley, filed for injunctive relief in Williamson County, Tennessee. According to the family, photo and video evidence, along… ... Continue Reading
Jewel Reveals Tour Bus Caught Fire But Nobody Was Hurt

Jewel Reveals Tour Bus Caught Fire But Nobody Was Hurt

Jewel has revealed that her tour bus caught fire in a hotel parking lot on Saturday but said nobody was hurt in the accident. Jewel is currently in the middle of a North American tour, playing shows with Blues Traveler. The tour is in support of her 13th studio album, Freewheelin' Woman. The singer-songwriter made… ... Continue Reading
Parker McCollum Shares New Single 'Handle On You'

Parker McCollum Shares New Single 'Handle On You'

Rising country star Parker McCollum recently shared a new single, "Handle On You." "I know I have written quite a few songs about heart break and drinking So here's another one," McCollum said about the single. The song was written by McCollum and Monty Criswell. "I went and bough the biggest bottle they got cause… ... Continue Reading
Lady A Postpones Request Line Tour As Charles Kelley Embarks On 'Journey To Sobriety'

Lady A Postpones Request Line Tour As Charles Kelley Embarks On 'Journey To Sobriety'

Lady A have announced that the band is postponing their upcoming tour to next year as band member Charles Kelley begins a "journey to sobriety." The other members of Lady A, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, said in a statement on social media that they decided to delay their "Request Line Tour" to give the… ... Continue Reading
Dolly Parton To Be Honored With Carnegie Medal Of Philanthropy

Dolly Parton To Be Honored With Carnegie Medal Of Philanthropy

Country music legend Dolly Parton will be honored with the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. Parton is one of the five philanthropists that the international family of Carnegie institutions named as winners of the 2022 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy in recognition of their extraordinary contributions toward addressing the challenges facing the world. The other recipients are… ... Continue Reading
CMT To Celebrate Vince Gill With Star-Studded 'CMT Giants: Vince Gill'

CMT To Celebrate Vince Gill With Star-Studded 'CMT Giants: Vince Gill'

CMT has announced a star-studded special honoring country star Vince Gill's music career. The announcement was made Thursday during Gill's sold-out residency run at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. "CMT GIANTS: Vince Gill," an all-new 90-minute star-studded special celebrating Gill, will premiere at 9 p.m./8 p.m. CT on September 16 on CMT. CMT will feature Brad Paisley,… ... Continue Reading
Mitchell Tenpenny Announces New Album 'This Is The Heavy'

Mitchell Tenpenny Announces New Album 'This Is The Heavy'

Mitchell Tenpenny has announced that his third studio album, This Is The Heavy, will be released on September 16. "I hope the fans are as excited as I am that this music will be out soon," Tenpenny said in a statement. "I spent an enormous amount of time writing during the pandemic and sharing bits… ... Continue Reading
Reba McEntire Featured In Teaser For 'Big Sky: Deadly Trails'

Reba McEntire Featured In Teaser For 'Big Sky: Deadly Trails'

Iconic country star Reba McEntire is featured in a new teaser for ABC's mystery series "Big Sky." Season 3 of the show, which has been renamed "Big Sky: Deadly Trails," will premiere on Wednesday, September 21. According to Entertainment Weekly, the crime drama from David E. Kelley follows Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury), her former partner… ... Continue Reading