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How to Get Tickets to Luke Bryan’s 2023 Tour

The "Country On Tour" follows the singer's Las Vegas residency this winter. Get details and pre-sale info here. How to Get Tickets to Luke Bryan’s 2023 Tour Bryan Kress

Shania Twain Recalls “Very Scary” Airlift to Hospital with COVID

In a new interview, the country-pop star talked about her frightening COVID pneumonia experience while living in Switzerland. Shania Twain Recalls “Very Scary” Airlift to Hospital with COVID Abby Jones

God Is Disappointed on Dolly Parton’s New Song “Don’t Make Me Have to Come Down There”: Stream

Today, January 19th is Dolly Parton’s birthday, but her fans are the ones getting a present. The country legend has shared the sly new song, “Don’t Make Me Have to Come Down There,” which is told from the perspective of a disappointed parental figure: God. As the new Rock and Roll Hall of Famer explains in the song’s intro, the idea came to her in a dream, while many of the lyrics sound like something your mom and dad might have yelled down the stairs. “Don’t make me have to come down there,” she sings, “My children you had best beware/ Clean up this mess and put on something decent to wear/ Don’t make me have to come down there.” She also threatens to “take my Bible belt and whip you into shape,” and warns, “You know I put you in this world and I can take you out....

Lainey Wilson’s ‘Heart Like a Truck’ Rumbles Into Hot Country Songs Chart’s Top 10

Lainey Wilson’s “Heart Like a Truck” ascends to the top 10 on Billboard’s streaming-, airplay and sales based Hot Country Songs chart, giving the singer-songwriter her fourth career-opening hit in the tier. On the chart dated Jan. 21, it climbs from No. 12 to No. 8. Wilson co-penned “Truck” with Trannie Anderson and Dallas Wilson, and it was produced by Jay Joyce. The song drew 8.8 million official streams (up 1%) and sold 4,000 downloads in the U.S. in Jan. 6-12, according to Luminate. On Country Airplay, it rolls 13-12 for a new high (16.4 million impressions, up 14%, in the same span). Concurrently, Wilson’s featured turn on HARDY‘s “Wait in the Truck” ranks at No. 11 after hitting No. 7 in November. On Country Airplay, it pushes 14-13 (15.3 million, up 12%). Plus, it attracted 9.9 mill...

Dolly Parton’s 15 Best Songs: Critic’s Picks

Since releasing her debut solo album, 1967’s Hello, I’m Dolly, more than 50 years ago, Dolly Parton has changed the face of the entertainment industry. Kicking down doors for female performers in both country and pop music, she has soared in the worlds of books, television, philanthropy and movies — and pretty much whatever else she tackled. On top of it all, her expansive roster of hits reads like a “best of” list of the 1970s and 1980s, and it remains one of the strongest song catalogs of any singer-songwriter in any genre. As a writer, she has penned everything from poignant, detailed ballads about life in the Smoky Mountains, where she grew up, to some of the most defining love songs of all time. Her prowess as a songwriter and performer is so great, it earned her a hist...

CMT’s Next Women of Country Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary, Reveals Largest Class to Date

As CMT’s Next Women of Country celebrates its 10th anniversary, the franchise welcomes its largest class so far. Revealed on Tuesday night (Jan. 17) at Nashville’s City Winery, the 16 rising female artists in the class of 2023 are Sony Music Nashville/Columbia artist Alana Springsteen, Angie K, Big Loud’s Ashley Cooke, Warner Music Nashville’s Avery Anna, Carter Faith, Catie Offerman, Sony’s Georgia Webster, Julie Williams, Kasey Tyndall, Kimberly Kelly, Mackenzie Carpenter, Black River’s MaRynn Taylor, Sony Music Nashville/Columbia’s Megan Moroney, O.N.E The Duo, Pillbox Patti and Roberta Lea. Over the next year, the new CMT Next Women of Country class will receive cross-brand support for their music and videos on CMT, CMT Music, PlutoTV’s CMT Equal Play Channel, CMT Hot 20 Countdown, CMT...

Maren Morris Addresses Country Music’s Treatment of LGBTQ+ Community on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: ‘I’m Sorry’

Maren Morris got emotional as she fulfilled a “decade-long dream” of serving as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race. The country star appeared on Friday’s (Jan. 13) episode of the series and that night tweeted: “I’ve done some cool s—. #DragRace is rivaling it all. Getting my jacket framed next to my Grammy. It is DONE.” In a post-episode Untucked clip, Morris was teary-eyed as she spoke from her heart to the room. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news “Coming from country music and its relationship with LGBTQ+ members, I just want to say I’m sorry,” Morris said. “And I love you guys for making me feel like a brave voice in country music. So I just thank you guys so much for inspiring me.” “I’m gonna cry,” she admitted. In August, Morris show...

Here’s Why Some Fans Think Kelsea Ballerini Is Dating ‘Outer Banks’ Actor Chase Stokes

Is Kelsea Ballerini jumping in ‘Heartfirst’ with someone new? The singer-songwriter was spotted hanging out with Outer Banks actor Chase Stokes during the college football national championship game at Inglewood, California’s SoFi Stadium on Monday as the Georgia Bulldogs took on the TCU Horned Frogs. Ballerini and Stokes were included in a group photo from the game that Raising Canes founder Todd Graves shared on social media. The group also included Taylor Rooks, entrepreneur Jonathan Davis, Noah Beck and more. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news Stokes later shared a carousel of photos, including a pic of himself seated beside a blonde woman as they watched the game together. He tagged Ballerini in the photo. Ballerini commented on the p...

Megan Moroney, ERNEST & 49 Winchester Land on Spotify’s 2023 Hot Country Artists to Watch List 

On Thursday (Jan. 12), Spotify released its Hot Country Artists to Watch list, and making this year’s list is Megan Moroney, who just released a music video for her viral hit “Tennessee Orange, which currently ranks at No. 43 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart. Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news “I remember when I moved to town, I dreamed of being on the Hot Country Playlist,” Moroney said in a Spotify video. “To be on that playlist now is very cool for me and I’m very grateful.” “Narcissist” singer-songwriter Avery Anna makes the list too, as does Dylan Marlowe (known for his remake of Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” and new song “Goodbye Gets Around”). ERNEST, who earned a top 20 Billboard Country Airplay hit with “Flower Shops” (featuring ...

Kate Hudson Signs With Sandbox for Music Management Ahead of Album Release

Actress, singer, producer, entrepreneur and author Kate Hudson has signed with Jason Owen and Sandbox Entertainment Group for music management, the company announced Monday (Jan. 9). Hudson is known for her work in films including Almost Famous, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, but has also showcased her vocal talent in films including Nine and Music (which earned Hudson a Golden Globe nomination for best actress in a comedy or musical), as well as episodes of the hit television show Glee. In signing with Sandbox, Hudson joins a talent roster that includes Kelsea Ballerini, Dan+Shay, Faith Hill, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town and the Johnny Cash estate. “Music has always been my touchstone,” Hudson said in a statement. “To finally feel ready to share mi...

Fans Choose Shania Twain’s ‘Giddy Up!’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music

Shania Twain‘s new single “Giddy Up!” has topped this week’s new music poll. Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (Jan. 6) on Billboard, choosing Twain’s track as their favorite new music release of the past week. “Giddy Up!” brought in 87% of the vote, beating out new music by YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Popcaan feat. Drake and more. Twain’s party-ready new sing is the first track off of Queen of Me, her forthcoming album that’s set for a Feb. 3 release. The singer line danced into 2023 with “Giddy Up,” dropping the song and its music video on Jan. 5. “The saying ‘Let’s Go Girls!’ is such a wonderfully uplifting sentiment now, but it’s just something I said during the recording in the studio and I guess that’s the same for ‘Giddy Up!’,” Twain said in a statement...

Tyler Childers, Jason Isbell, Amythyst Kiah Lead Hello From the Hills Benefit Concert: 5 Standout Performances

Americana artists gathered Saturday evening (Jan. 7) at Nashville’s City Winery for the fundraising concert Hello From the Hills, which supported a range of nonprofit organizations dedicated to addiction and substance abuse recovery, restorative justice work, and residential recovery/transitional living. Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news Held by The Hello in There Foundation (which launched in 2021 to remember singer-songwriter John Prine and aims to support people who are marginalized or discriminated against) and Tyler Childers’ Hope in the Hills, the show featured performances from artists including Childers, Jason Isbell, Sierra Ferrell, Amythyst Kiah, and Margo Price with Jeremy Ivey. Oh Boy Records leader Jody Whelan welcomed the crowd, whi...