Music News - Country


MirandaLambert-102209.jpg While Miranda Lambert's Pink Pistol store in Tishomingo, Oklahoma has closed its doors for good, the Lindale, Texas, location is set for expansion. Plans call for the Lindale locale to have a larger inventory, including more "Miranda'ize" merchandise and unique shopping opportunities for fans, according to a press release.

FGL-SINGLE-041415.jpg Florida Georgia Line recently treated fans at the Rapid City, South Dakota stop of their Dig Your Roots Tour to a cover of the Backstreet Boys "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)." A fan-shot video of the cover opens with Brian Kelley explaining that Backstreet Boys were the first show he ever attended, followed by a "Big surprise!"

dollyparton-010612.jpg Dolly Parton has extended her Pure & Simple Tour, adding a number of new dates that will keep the iconic singer out on the road through November. Newly announced dates include Denver, Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater and Los Angeles, California's Hollywood Bowl, as well as a show in Parton's hometown of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The singer's shows will be largely acoustic.

DavidNail-071310.jpg David Nail is keeping busy these days. Not only did he release a surprise EP, Uncovered, on May 20, he also shared details of his forthcoming studio album, Fighter. "With this record, I had no expectations of making one, period," Nail tells The Boot. "I wrote a couple songs that I wanted to go in and record, just really as demos."

MerleHaggard-040716.jpg A fishing boat that once belonged to the late Merle Haggard now belongs to his son Ben. According to Country Rebel, the 1980s Ranger boat, formerly owned by Haggard, came into the possession of a blind friend of Tanyalynn Cornett's father. When the friend passed away, Cornett bought the boat from his widow and continued to make memories on it with his family.

BlakeShelton.jpg Blake Shelton has opened up about his relationship with Gwen Stefani and says that his new girlfriend saved his life last year. Speaking with the Tennessean, Shelton admitted that he was in a very troubling time of his life before he and Stefani connected. "I tell people all the time, 'Gwen saved my life last year.' She did."

LadyAntebellum.jpg Lady Antebellum is set to host the upcoming ACM Honors, which takes place at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on August 30. The night will be filled with award recipients, such as Carrie Underwood (ACM Lifting Lives Gary Haber Award), Glen Campbell (2016 Career Achievement Award), Crystal Gayle and more.

carrieunderwood-051111.jpg Carrie Underwood has confirmed that she will return to perform the theme song for Sunday Night Football again this year. Since 2013 she has performed the track "Waiting All Week for Sunday Night" at the beginning of the football broadcast. She hit Twitter earlier this week to note that she is "honored and excited" to return and that she loves being a part of the weekly tradition.

GarthBrooks1.jpg Garth Brooks has confirmed new tour stops in San Antonio set for this summer. The country icon is set for a pair of performances at the AT&T Center on July 22 and 23 and he will be joined by his wife and special guest Trisha Yearwood for the shows. Brooks also made recent headlines as he has launched a new album video series Inside Studio G.

Littlebigtown-060412.jpg Little Big Town have confirmed that their forthcoming new album Wanderlust will be produced by Pharrell. The album is set for release on June 10 and singer Karen Fairchild revealed that the project came about because of what she calls "incredible friendship and chemistry." "What started out as one writing session a few months ago turned into multiple . . ."

rodneyatkins-082310.jpg Rodney Atkins is set to host the sixth annual Music City Gives Back benefit concert. The country singer will be performing at the event along with Dustin Lynch, Craig Campbell, Lanco and Canaan Smith. "This is hands-down one of my favorite events to do every year," Atkins says in a press release.

BlakeShelton.jpg Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani took to the stage to perform a duet at the 2016 Billboard Awards on Sunday, May 24. The country singer and pop star teamed up to sing their duet "Go Ahead and Break My Heart" after being introduced by Thomas Rhett and Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz.

RascalFlatts-062911.jpg Rascal Flatts have revealed plans to release their first ever Christmas album. "We've done some songs, but this is our first complete Christmas album, our first entire project," Joe Don Rooney tells The Boot. "We're thrilled. So we're going to be really busy, knock that out, get that done, before the Rhythm & Roots Tour starts . . . We're blessed. We're blessed to be working."

JakeOwen-041012.jpg Jake Owen has revealed new details about his forthcoming new release American Love. The album will serve as his fifth release and will follow his 2013 effort Days of Gold. Speaking with Taste of Country, Owen revealed that the album features a collab with Nashville phenom Chris Stapleton. "And it sounds so good," Owen told Sam Alex.

BlakeShelton.jpg Blake Shelton has debuted a new song, "She's Got a Way With Words." "When you put two and two together / You figure out love's got four letters / I should of known that when I met her / But she had to spell it out for me," Shelton sings on the new track. "She put the her in hurt / She put the why in try / She put the S.O.B. in sober / She put the hang in hangover / She put the ex in sex."

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