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  • Kenny Rogers remains in a Georgia hospital, but “plans on sticking around through the years to come”

    Kenny Rogers remains in a Georgia hospital, but “plans on sticking around through the years to come”

    Kenny Rogers is responding to what he calls “wild misinformation and speculation from several media outlets” about his health by issuing a statement on Instagram. “Kenny was recently admitted to a local Georgia hospital and treated for dehydration,” the post begins. “He will remain there to complete some physical therapy to get his strength back prior to discharge.” “He appreciates the concern and well wishes he has received from his fans and can assure everyone he plans on sticking around through the years to come,” the message closes. The 80-year-old had planned to retire from touring in 2018, but was forced to […]

  • Luke Bryan is “excited for the hang” with Cole Swindell and Jon Langston, as the Sunset Repeat Tour brings on “fun song …

    Luke Bryan is “excited for the hang” with Cole Swindell and Jon Langston, as the Sunset Repeat Tour brings on “fun song …

    When Luke Bryan kicks off his Sunset Repeat Tour tonight with Cole Swindell and Jon Langston, you can bet there’ll be a moment when all three end up onstage together.  But Luke says it’s hard to predict exactly what it will be. “We may visualize in our head a fun moment for us…” he explains, “but until we get live bodies reacting, [it’s hard to tell what will work].” “Then we’ll start going, ‘Well, we did this and it really didn’t work with them. But when we did this, people loved it.’ So kinda learning that stuff will be fun.” Luke, Cole, and Jon are […]

  • It’s a boy! Chris and Morgane Stapleton reveal more about their newborn

    It’s a boy! Chris and Morgane Stapleton reveal more about their newborn

    A month after the birth of Chris Stapleton’s fifth child, his wife Morgane is revealing the little one is a boy. “Sweet boy… It’s hard believe almost a month has already gone by,” Morgane posted on Instagram, along with a photo of the newborn, wrapped in a blanket before going home from the hospital. “Time flies faster than I ever thought imaginable,” she added. “My heart is so full!” In a post two weeks ago on Mother’s Day, Morgane announced the birth of the little one, though she didn’t disclose the baby’s name or gender. Chris and Morgane have also chosen not to reveal the names […]

  • Kristian Bush invites you to crack open his “Summertime Six Pack”

    Kristian Bush invites you to crack open his “Summertime Six Pack”

    This Friday, Kristian Bush gets you ready to hit the beach with his new Summertime Six Pack. Five of the six songs on the EP are new, while “Flip Flops” previously appeared on 2015’s Southern Gravity. “Coppertone and Chlorine” was crafted by the CMA-and-Grammy winning threesome behind Little Big Town’s smash, “Girl Crush.” “Summer smells like ‘Coppertone & Chlorine,’” Kristian tweeted. “This gem was offered to me from the famous songwriting trio, the Love Junkies (Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsay & Lori McKenna).” “It was so fun to record,” he added, “and I guess if I’m gonna sing a song I didn’t write, you can’t get any better than them!” Dan Tyminski, […]

  • Fitness fanatic Walker Hayes reveals he gave up drinking in favor of working out

    Fitness fanatic Walker Hayes reveals he gave up drinking in favor of working out

    Next week during CMA Fest, Walker Hayes is inviting his fans to work out with him to raise money for his Be a Craig Fund, named for the friend who helped him out when he really needed it. The “You Broke Up with Me” hitmaker has no trouble admitting he’s a hardcore fitness fanatic. “It’s the first thing I do every single day, if I am in control,” he reveals. “Some days obviously there’s not time for it, or I would have to get up at four or five, and I pass on the gym.” “But the first thing I do on […]

  • Tim McGraw previews “Songs of America” tonight on TalkShopLive

    Tim McGraw previews “Songs of America” tonight on TalkShopLive

    Thursday night, Tim McGraw will preview his upcoming book tour with historian Jon Meacham on the website TalkShopLive. The pair’s new volume, Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation, comes out in about ten days, on June 11. Their six-city tour kicks off the day before in New York City. In the 320-page book, the two consider patriotic classics like “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” along with more contemporary tunes like “The Age of Aquarius” and “Born in the U.S.A.” Pulitzer Prize winner Meacham looks at the historical significance of the compositions, while Tim […]

  • Six Breakthrough artists get their “Best Shot” to shine on Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards

    Six Breakthrough artists get their “Best Shot” to shine on Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards

    All six nominees for Breakthrough Video of the Year will perform on next Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards in Nashville. Jordan Davis, Mitchell Tenpenny and Jimmie Allen will sing their nominated number-ones: “Take It from Me,” “Drunk Me,” and “Best Shot,” respectively. Meanwhile, Morgan Wallen will do “Whiskey Glasses,” the song that may very well turn out to be his second chart-topper. Runaway June and Tenille Townes will perform their singles that are currently climbing the chart, “Buy My Own Drinks” and “Somebody’s Daughter.” You can weigh in on the fan-voted honors through Tuesday at midnight via CMT.com. The awards, hosted by Little Big Town, air live from Music City’s Bridgestone Arena Wednesday […]