Music News - Country


imge3-062916.jpg The Band Perry have released a new teaser of their single "Comeback Kid." The new single is set to hit radio on August 1 and finds the sibling trio sharing uplifting words about being resilient in the face of tough times. "They like you kick you when you're down / They like it better when you're there on the ground / And up 'til now, I've never made a sound," the song goes.

garth-brooks-070916.jpg Garth Brooks has announced his first ever show at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The show will come as part of the launch for Brooks' upcoming new satellite radio show, and the star says he's thrilled to finally take the stage at the Ryman. "Just the thought of playing the Ryman is crazy," Brooks says in a press release.

jakeowen-061616.jpg Jake Owen has revealed that he actually turned down the opportunity to record the track "She's Got a Way with Words." The track has since been released by Blake Shelton, but Owen says he passed on the divorce-based tune out of respect for his ex-wife. "That was pitched to me, and I remember vividly the first time I heard that, I was like, 'That's a really good, cool song . . ."

imge1-072716.jpg Alan Jackson's guitar is part of a new exhibit on display now at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. The country icon's Jim Triggs guitar, which was used to perform "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" during the 2001 CMA Awards, will be featured in Louder Than Music: Rock, Power & Politics, an exhibit.

brad-paisley-062116.jpg Brad Paisley joined Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas on stage during a recent appearance in Washington, D.C. The latter two are currently out on a U.S. tour and Paisley hit the stage with them for a performance of his duet with Lovato called "Without A Fight." Speaking of the collaboration Paisley joked, "I think she can hit notes that we can't hear."

blake-shelton-061016.jpg Blake Shelton surprised fans in Kansas City with an impromptu free concert at the city's Whiskey Tango. Shelton heavily teased the performance on Twitter. "Hmmmm . . . Well . . . Let's play a game y'all," he first wrote. "I have the day off and a map of the United States in front of me. Where should I go?"

taylor-swift-070916.jpg Taylor Swift has been completely shut out of the nominations for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. The snub may come as a shock to some fans, as last year Swift lead all nominees for the event with ten for her video "Bad Blood." Thus far the event organizers have not confirmed if Swift may have been left of the nomination ballad because of her success at last year's awards.

maxresdefault-070916.jpg Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline the inaugural Outlaw Music Festival as it gets underway in Scranton, Pennsylvania this fall. As per usual, Nelson will be joined by his Family Band, while Young is backed by Promise of the Real, featuring Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah Nelson.

frankieballard-061616.jpg Frankie Ballard has selected "Cigarette" as his next single from his album El Rio. "I wanna be your cigarette / Smokin' on so cool / Or maybe that red wine / Drinkin' down so smooth / I wanna be the fire / That's takin' you higher / Girl, you can leave me or let me burn / I wanna be your cigarette, cigarette," Ballard sings on the new track.

dierksbentleyr-061316.jpg Dierks Bentley has extended his Somewhere On a Beach tour through the end of October. The newly added dates kick off October 13 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and will see Bentley performing in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Jonesboro, Arkansas, Lexington, Kentucky, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Columbia, Missouri, Springfield, Missouri, Knoxville, Tennessee and Roanoke, Virginia.

FGL-062716.jpg Florida Georgia Line are setting the record straight - they are not anti-police. The accusation stemmed from incidents at a pair of concerts in Iowa and Wisconsin. The band was performing at Wisconsin's Country Thunder music festival on July 22, then played the Great Jones County Fair in Monticello, Iowa on July 23.

Leannrimes-072616.jpg LeAnn Rimes has released a new music video for her latest single, "The Story." The new clip finds Rimes seemingly frozen in time amidst a bevy of clips that flash around her; bright lights, a rose garden and a cloud-filled sky among them. The new video was directed by Steven Sebring. "All of my friends who think that I'm blessed/ They don't know my head is a mess . . ."

keith-urban-062316.jpg Keith Urban welcomed actor Miles Teller to the stage for a rendition of the 1960's classic "My Girl" at a recent stop in Albuquerque, New Mexico on his current Ripcord World Tour. The two traded off verses and choruses of the timeless Temptations classic with Teller improvising "What can make me feel this way? Keith Urban!"

Rascal-Flatts-062416.jpg Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus says that while they aren't greedy, it is a bit disheartening for the group to not have won a major country music award since 2009. "I love what Dale Earnhardt used to say: 'I'm not greedy, I'm just stingy,'" DeMarcus tells The Boot. "I'd like to win them all. When you're up for them, you like to win them."

littlebigtown30-070916.jpg Little Big Town recently performed a cover of Oasis' "Wonderwall" on the ABC show Greatest Hits, according to The Boot. The band covered the mid-1990s song, which comes from Oasis' What's the Story Morning Glory album. Little Big Town's most recent album, Wanderlust, highlights the band's ability to play genres of music outside country.

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