Music News - Country


chrisstapleton-101617.jpg Chris Stapleton dominated the country music categories at the Billboard Music Awards over the weekend. Stapleton won awards for Top Country Artist, Top Male Country Artist, and Top Country Album for From A Room: Volume 1.

carrieunderwood-061517.jpg Carrie Underwood is set to be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame at Gaylord-Pickens Museum, the highest honor the state can bestow upon a resident.

taylor-swift-032218.jpg Taylor Swift was joined by Shawn Mendes during her recent concert at Pasadena, California's Rose Bowl. Swift performed the first verse of Mendes' 2017 hit "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" before welcoming him out to the stage.

blakeshelton-120117.jpg Blake Shelton will open the Nashville location of his Ole Red Bar during the 2018 CMA Music Festival, June 6-10 in downtown Nashville.

campbell-landing-070916.jpg Craig Campbell announced the participants for the sixth annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge earlier this week. The event will benefit Fight Colorectal Cancer, an organization dedicated to support those affected by the disease and fund research for a cure.

danshay-050418.jpg Dan + Shay have released the official track listing for their upcoming self-titled album. The new album features previously released tracks such as "Tequila," "Speechless" and "All to Myself," as well as a collaboration with Kelly Clarkson ("Keeping Score").

kacey-musgraves-051818.jpg A new, previously unaired, Saturday Night Live skit involving Kacey Musgraves has surfaced online. She served as the musical guest on the show's May 12 episode, where she performed her tracks "High Horse" and "Slow Burn."

thompson-square-090616.jpg Thompson Square have released the official track listing for their upcoming new album Masterpiece. Husband and wife duo Kiefer Thompson and Shawna Thompson co-wrote most of the album alongside a host of writers including Emily Weisband, Brad and Brett Warren, Cary Barlowe and more.

george-strait-080216.jpg George Strait will perform at the 2019 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, marking his only performance in Texas for 2019. KHOU reports that the festival added an additional day just for Strait's performance.

jasonaldean-092117.jpg Jason Aldean has been added to Xfinity Fan Fair X, CMA Fest's Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience. Aldean closes out the first night of CMA Fest Thursday, June 7 with a performance at Nissan Stadium. Other artists previously scheduled to take the stage that day include Brothers Osborne, Darius Rucker and Carly Pearce.

kanebrown-121516.jpg Kane Brown has scored his second number one on Billboard's Country Airplay chart with his track "Heaven." The track is also number two on the Hot Country Songs chart (which blends airplay, streaming and sales data).

maxresdefault-070916.jpg Country legend Willie Nelson has shared the music video for "Heaven Is Closed," which appears on his latest album Last Man Standing. "Heaven Is Closed" is one of the 11 new songs Nelson wrote with his longtime collaborator Buddy Cannon.

lukebryan-072617.jpg Luke Bryan has revealed that fans can expect another Crash My Playa weekend in Riviera Maya, Mexico in January 2019. Bryan will headline two of the four nightly shows held during the vacation, with other artists yet to be announced at this time.

keithurban-110817.jpg Keith Urban is set to perform at the 2018 Canadian Country Music Awards, to be hosted by Shania Twain, in Hamilton on September 9. Urban who is scheduled to play 10 dates across Canada as part of his world tour, said "the timing is perfect'' on being invited to play during the Awards.

samhunt-060817.jpg Sam Hunt has released a new single, "Downtown's Dead." Hunt co-wrote the song with Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Zach Crowell, along with hip hop songwriter Charlie Handsome.

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