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  • Jason Aldean opens up about Las Vegas: “It will be forever on our minds”

    Jason Aldean opens up about Las Vegas: “It will be forever on our minds”

    On October 1, 2017, Jason Aldean was onstage in Las Vegas singing “When She Says Baby” when he heard a noise.  He thought a guitar amp blew, but it was gunshots.  What happened next — the night of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history — and in the months that followed, was the topic of a panel at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville on Friday called “Overcoming Obstacles.” “It was confusion, more than anything,” Jason told a roomful of seminar attendees.  Then, he says, panic set in, because he didn’t know where his wife, who was eight months’ pregnant with their […]

  • Keith Urban wraps things up Down Under, brings Graffiti U tour to Europe

    Keith Urban wraps things up Down Under, brings Graffiti U tour to Europe

    Keith Urban hadn’t toured his home country in nearly two years, so it’s no wonder the Australian leg of the Graffiti U World Tour was a big success. Keith played sold-out shows to over 100,000 fans in cities like Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, as well as a club show that benefited Rural Aid, which provides relief for victims of Australia’s droughts.  You can watch a YouTube video of Keith’s adventures Down Under now. Next up for Keith — who debuted a brand-new song called “We Were” Thursday at Nashville’s Country Radio Seminar — is a run of shows in Europe.  […]

  • Listen now: Reba pours something “Stronger Than the Truth” as she gets ready to reveal the ACM noms

    Listen now: Reba pours something “Stronger Than the Truth” as she gets ready to reveal the ACM noms

    Reba McEntire’s gearing up for a busy week ahead, as she prepares to reveal the nominees for this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards next Wednesday on CBS This Morning. Reba will reveal the first contenders during the 8:30 a.m. half hour of the show, with the full rundown following at 8:50 a.m. ET via ETOnline.com. The Oklahoma native’s day only gets busier from there. At 11 a.m. ET, she’ll do a livestream Q&A as part of the Build series. Fast forward twelve hours, and Reba will sit down with Andy Cohen on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live at 11 p.m. […]

  • Dierks Bentley goes back to “The Mountain” for the second Seven Peaks Music Festival

    Dierks Bentley goes back to “The Mountain” for the second Seven Peaks Music Festival

    Dierks Bentley’s Seven Peaks Music Festival will return to Buena Vista, Colorado this Labor Day Weekend for the second year in a row. Fans who attended the gathering’s first year will get first crack at tickets through the Alumni Pre-Sale. Even if you didn’t get to go in 2018, you can access this year’s pre-sale by signing up for the event’s newsletter at SevenPeaksFestival.com. Expect more details about the 2019 incarnation of Dierks’ Rocky Mountain music festival in the coming weeks. The Arizona native’s vision for the Labor Day gathering was inspired by recording his most recent album, The Mountain, […]

  • Rascal Flatts, Riley Green, Brantley & Lindsay rock the CRS crowd

    Rascal Flatts, Riley Green, Brantley & Lindsay rock the CRS crowd

    Rascal Flatts sang, Brantley Gilbert rocked and Riley Green showed why he’s a top 10 artist at the Big Machine Label Group luncheon at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville on Friday. CEO Scott Borchetta introduced the label’s acts to the crowd, starting with Riley Green.  The “There Was This Girl” hitmaker recalled that just one year ago, he was an unsigned artist and now he’s got a song that’s #8 on the chart.  In addition to playing that hit, he also performed three other songs: “Georgia Time,” “Betting Man” and “In Love By Now.” Next up was rising star Lauren Jenkins, with her songs “Makers Mark and You” and […]

  • “Let’s Be Frank,” and Aretha, but not Linda: Trisha Yearwood tackles the American songbook

    “Let’s Be Frank,” and Aretha, but not Linda: Trisha Yearwood tackles the American songbook

    If you’d like a refresher course in why Trisha Yearwood has two CMA Female Vocalist trophies to her credit, all you need to do is pick up her new Let’s Be Frank record.  Trisha’s first full-length studio album since 2007 becomes widely available today, after being exclusive to Williams Sonoma since December. In the tribute, Trisha covers tunes from the classic American songbook, particularly ones by Frank Sinatra. But she admits there are definitely other influences on the collection.    “I narrowed this album down to a hundred songs at first,” she explains. “And I’m like, ‘Okay, how do I pick twelve songs?'” She adds: […]

  • “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country”: “[Brian Kelley] and I are about as country as it gets, regardless of what you may think,” F…

    “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country”: “[Brian Kelley] and I are about as country as it gets, regardless of what you may think,” F…

    Florida Georgia Line‘s fourth studio album arrives today, boasting a title track that Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley not only believe is a smash — it’s also meant to settle the question of the duo’s country cred.  “‘Can’t Say I Ain’t Country’ is what we like to call just a no-brainer,” Tyler explains. “It just feels like a hit. It’s a fun song.” “And you know what? At the end of the day,” he adds, “BK and I are about as country as it gets, regardless of what you may think. We grew up in the country, we love the country. That’s kind of […]