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Nominations Revealed for 2020 Billboard Music Awards

Nominations Revealed for 2020 Billboard Music Awards

The nominees for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards were announced on Sept. 22. Luke Combs, Maren Morris and Dan + Shay picked up four nominations, while Kane Brown and Thomas Rhett netted three nominations apiece. Crossover star Lil Nas X received 13 nominations, with Billy Ray Cyrus copping five nominations for “Old Town Road.” Kelly…MORE

Instead of Learning to Cook, Keith Urban Created “The Speed of Now: Part 1”

Instead of Learning to Cook, Keith Urban Created “The Speed of Now: Part 1”

Keith Urban released his new studio album, The Speed of Now: Part 1, on Sept. 18. While the idea for the album’s title came to Keith in October 2019, many of the tunes on the 16-song project were created in 2020 when Keith immersed himself in music during his self-quarantine. Keith’s time at home—where he…MORE

Ingrid Andress to Release Deluxe Version of Debut Album, “Lady Like,” on Oct. 2

Ingrid Andress to Release Deluxe Version of Debut Album, “Lady Like,” on Oct. 2

Ingrid Andress will release a deluxe version of her 2020 debut album, Lady Like, on Oct. 2. Lady Like Deluxe will include 10 songs from Ingrid’s debut album, as well as three new recordings: “Feeling Things,” “Boys” and “More Hearts Than Mine,” featuring Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town. “My love life…MORE

Runaway June to Release New Holiday EP, “When I Think About Christmas,” on Oct. 16

Runaway June to Release New Holiday EP, “When I Think About Christmas,” on Oct. 16

Runaway June will release a new holiday EP, When I Think About Christmas, on Oct. 16. The five-song EP features three holiday standards, “Sleigh Ride,” “O Holy Night” and “Let It Snow,” as well as two original tunes, “Christmas on the Radio” and the title track. “Our new Christmas EP, When I Think About Christmas,…MORE

Marty Stuart, Connie Smith & Sierra Hull to Perform on the Opry on Sept. 26

Marty Stuart, Connie Smith & Sierra Hull to Perform on the Opry on Sept. 26

The Grand Ole Opry will tally its 4,943rd consecutive Saturday night broadcast on Sept. 26 with a showcase featuring Opry members Marty Stuart and Connie Smith, as well as Sierra Hull. The one-hour show will air live on Circle Television at 7 p.m. CT. The show will also stream live on Circle’s YouTube. The Grand…MORE

Watch Chris Stapleton’s New Video for “Starting Over”

Watch Chris Stapleton’s New Video for “Starting Over”

Chris Stapleton released a new video for his current single, “Starting Over.” Penned by Chris and Mike Henderson, “Starting Over” is the title track to Chris’ upcoming album, which drops on Nov. 13. The new song features Chris crooning the uplifting chorus: “And it don’t matter to me / Wherever we are is where I…MORE

Country Stars Remember Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Country Stars Remember Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A number of country stars—including Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood and more—shared their thoughts via social media after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Sept. 18 at the age of 87. Dolly Parton via Twitter: “She was small in stature but even the tallest looked up to her.…MORE

Watch Carrie Underwood Honor Trailblazing Female Country Stars With 6-Song Medley at the ACM Awards

Watch Carrie Underwood Honor Trailblazing Female Country Stars With 6-Song Medley at the ACM Awards

Carrie Underwood performed a medley of songs made popular by trailblazing female country stars at the Grand Ole Opry during the ACM Awards on Sept. 16. Carrie’s medley included Patsy Cline’s “Crazy,” Loretta Lynn’s “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man),” Barbara Mandrell’s “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool,” Dolly Parton’s “Why’d You…MORE