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Watch Lauren Alaina Honor Late Step-Dad on “Dancing With the Stars”

Watch Lauren Alaina Honor Late Step-Dad on “Dancing With the Stars”

Lauren Alaina partnered with Gleb Savchenko to perform a contemporary dance to her new song, “The Other Side,” on Dancing With the Stars on Oct. 21. Lauren co-penned the new tune with Jon Nite and Zach Kale in honor of her step-dad, Sam Ramker, who passed away on Oct. 21, 2018, after battling cancer. “[Sam]…MORE

Chris Janson Reaches No. 1 With “Good Vibes”

Chris Janson Reaches No. 1 With “Good Vibes”

The always-energetic Chris Janson reached the top of both the Mediabase chart and Billboard Country Airplay chart this week with “Good Vibes.” Penned by Chris, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowel, “Good Vibes” is the lead single from Chris’ third studio album, Real Friends, which dropped on Oct. 18. “I’m very humbled this morning,” says Chris.…MORE

Keith Urban Teams With Eric Church for New Release of “We Were” [Listen]

Keith Urban Teams With Eric Church for New Release of “We Were” [Listen]

Keith Urban released a new version of his current single, “We Were,” which now features vocals from one of the tune’s songwriters, Eric Church. Penned by Eric, Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell, the song reminisces about lost teenage love with lyrics like “We were a couple of line steppers who just couldn’t wait to step…MORE

Brett Eldredge Announces 10-Date Holiday Tour

Brett Eldredge Announces 10-Date Holiday Tour

Brett Eldredge will embark on a 10-date holiday tour this December. The Glow Live Tour—which takes its name from Brett’s 2016 holiday album—will kick off on Dec. 4 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, making additional stops in Atlanta, Boston, New York, Chicago and more. “Since I was a kid, I’ve had the Christmas music spirit running…MORE

Country Music Hall of Fame Welcomes New Members Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens & Jerry Bradley in Star-Studded Ceremony [Photo Gallery]

Country Music Hall of Fame Welcomes New Members Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens & Jerry Bradley in Star-Studded Ceremony [Photo Gallery]

Ray Stevens, Jerry Bradley and Brooks & Dunn were formally inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame during a star-studded medallion ceremony on Oct. 20 at the CMA Theater. A number of current Hall of Fame members were on hand for the celebration, including Charley Pride, Randy Travis, Reba McEntire, Charlie Daniels, Ricky Skaggs,…MORE

Wade Bowen Announces New Christmas Album, “Twelve Twenty-Five”

Wade Bowen Announces New Christmas Album, “Twelve Twenty-Five”

Texas country mainstay Wade Bowen will release his first holiday album, Twelve Twenty-Five, on Nov. 8. The 13-song offering features a number of holiday classics, including “O Holy Night” and “Silent Night,” as well as renditions of Wham!’s “Last Christmas” and Maria Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas,” which you can listen to below. Wade…MORE

Garth Brooks Helps Honor Sam & Dave at “Grammy Salute to Music Legends” TV Special [Watch Preview]

Garth Brooks Helps Honor Sam & Dave at “Grammy Salute to Music Legends” TV Special [Watch Preview]

The Recording Academy hosted its fourth Grammy Salute to Music Legends television special in July at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre to honor its 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees included Sam & Dave, Black Sabbath, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, and Dionne Warwick, while Lou…MORE

Keith Urban Announces 2020 Las Vegas Residency

Keith Urban Announces 2020 Las Vegas Residency

Keith Urban is coming to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for 12 dates in 2020. The Sin City residency—dubbed Keith Urban Live—features multiple dates in January, April, July, August and November. The 12-date residency follows two sold-out performances at the newly renovated venue in September 2019. Keith Urban Live Jan. 10, 11,…MORE