Charles Kelley has released The Driver tour dates. This will be his first run as a solo artist since Lady Antebellum went on hiatus. The Driver tour kicks off November 28 in Cleveland and runs for 22 dates until it wraps up on January 28 in Las Vegas. The tour is named after his debut solo single "The Driver."
Scotty McCreery will release his first book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream, a biography, next year. Go Big or Go Home follows the former American Idol winner from his childhood to his appearance on the TV singing competition to what things are like now in his country music career.
Blake Shelton has announced a new set of dates for the early part of 2016. "Alright, time to let the cat outta the bag … I'm going back out on tour next year!" he writes on Facebook. "We kick off Feb. 18 in Cincinnati. And for the first time ever, we're offering some really cool VIP packages that are gonna make hangin' with y'all a lot of fun!"
Luke Bryan has released a new video for "Strip It Down," the second single from his newest album, Kill the Lights, which was released in August. Bryan's "Strip It Down" video tells the tale of two couples, one in a big city and the other living on a farm, trading places for an evening.
Carrie Underwood has released a new lyric video for "Smoke Break," featuring fan-submitted photos showing what Underwood's followers do when they need to unwind. The official music video for the single has already been released.
Taylor Swift says that she will probably take some time off after her current world tour wraps up, adding that she thinks some fans "might need a break from me." "I think I should take some time off," Swift told NME. "I think people might need a break from me."
Alan Jackson has announced plans to release a new three-disc collection, Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story, next month. Along with the biggest hits of his career, such as "Livin' On Love," "Don't Rock the Jukebox" and "Where I Come From," Genuine: the Alan Jackson Story will feature eight previously unreleased tracks . . .
Thomas Rhett will team up with Fall Out Boy for a performance at the 49th annual CMA Awards. Rhett and FOB's collab is the second announced, following that of Eric Church and Hank Williams Jr. In the follow up to the event, producers are teasing it with "one-of-a-kind Wednesdays" unveiling unique artist collaborations to be featured during the event.
Blake Shelton is returning to The Voice for the show's tenth season. "The coaches on The Voice continue to bring incredible energy, unrivaled musical expertise and a want-to-win attitude that makes for the perfect ingredients of a two-time Emmy-winning show," said a rep for the show.
Raelynn pulled the ultimate prank on Scotty McCreery during a California stop on Rascal Flatts' Riot Tour. The singer dressed as the Left Shark, the viral sensation from Katy Perry's Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, and joined McCreery onstage during his set.
Following the pair's wedding anniversary, Tim McGraw has opened up about the night he proposed to his wife Faith Hill. Writing on Facebook, McGraw said he made the leap while he and Hill stood in his dressing room trailer. "I looked at her and grabbed her by the hands right before I went on stage, she'd already done her show."
Shania Twain has been forced to cancel two of her 2015 Rock This Country Tour dates after being diagnosed with a respiratory infection. According to Twain's official Facebook page, doctors have advised her to rest for several days.
Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum says that he wants to perform in more intimate, smaller clubs when he takes his new solo act out on the road. "We never got to do the full club tour, which is always a dream of mine," Kelley tells the Boot.
Johnny Cash and Miranda Lambert have both earned stars on Nashville's Music City Walk of Fame. Cash's star was accepted by his youngest son, Tommy, who said that his dad's spirit was present. "I miss him very much," Cash said. "He's been gone 12 years, and June Carter Cash has been gone, but their spirits and their genuineness is here in this plaque today."
Taylor Swift is the most followed celeb on Instagram, according to the social media network's official numbers. The "Shake It Off" singer has 49.6 million followers, followed by Kim Kardashian (48.1), Beyonce (47.2), Selena Gomez (45.9), and Ariana Grande (44.6). An unofficial count, taken a few weeks ago, had put Kim K at the top and Bey in second place.