Category Archives: Country Music News

Eric Church releases “Do Side” to Church Choir members

Eric Church releases “Do Side” to Church Choir members

ABCEric Church continues to share songs with fans off his upcoming three-part album, Heart & Soul.  The singer announced on Twitter on Tuesday that “Do Side” is the latest song to become available exclusively to the members of his fan club, known as the Church Choir. It’s one of six songs featured on the middle album, &, and joins previously released track, “Lone…Read more »

A taste of her own medicine: Dolly Parton gets COVID-19 vaccine

A taste of her own medicine: Dolly Parton gets COVID-19 vaccine

Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesDolly Parton has received her first round of the COVID-19 vaccine. On Tuesday, the superstar shared an Instagram video from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in Nashville that she was “so excited” to be getting the vaccine. “I’ve been waiting a while. I’m old enough to get it, and I’m smart enough to get…Read more »

Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban & more featured in Time Life’s ‘Austin City Limits Country’

Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban & more featured in Time Life’s ‘Austin City Limits Country’

Time Life Generations of country music artists are coming together for Austin City Limits.  Time Life has compiled five decades of performances from the long running Texas-based music show into a 10-DVD set, Austin City Limits Country. The collection features performances pulled from the archives of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whoever’s in New England” by Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw’s “Live Like…Read more »

Garth Brooks moves Charlotte stadium show to September

Garth Brooks moves Charlotte stadium show to September

Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesGarth Brooks has postponed his show at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. On Monday, it was announced on Garth’s website that the sold-out show has been postponed from April 10 to September 25. This is the fourth time the show’s date has been changed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.…Read more »

CMA Fest canceled for second year in a row

CMA Fest canceled for second year in a row

Country Music Association CMA Fest 2021 has been canceled.  The Country Music Association announced on Tuesday that the festival will not be taking place for the second consecutive year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “After thoughtful deliberation, we are saddened to share that CMA Fest will not take place in 2021. We know our fans near and…Read more »

Lindsay Ell teaches songwriting to fourth graders: “You guys are brilliant”

Lindsay Ell teaches songwriting to fourth graders: “You guys are brilliant”

Jeremy Cowart Lindsay Ell is kicking off Music In Our Schools Month in a heartwarming way.  The “wAnt me back” singer joined forces with the CMA Foundation to lead a virtual songwriting workshop for a fourth grade class at Mt. View Elementary School just outside of Nashville.  The singer instructed the young students that the first step in the songwriting process is…Read more »

Blake Shelton is shocked when former bandmate auditions for ‘The Voice’

Blake Shelton is shocked when former bandmate auditions for ‘The Voice’

Trae Patton/NBCBlake Shelton got quite the surprise during Monday night’s season premiere of The Voice.  When Pete Mroz took the stage for the blind auditions during the episode, performing Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home,”  both Blake and John Legend hit their buzzers. But when Blake turned around, he was met with a face from the past.  “I think I’m the old guy…Read more »

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood voice support for music educators: “We love you guys”

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood voice support for music educators: “We love you guys”

Michael Loccisano/Getty ImagesThe National Music Council and the National Federation of State High School Associations have tapped several country artists to voice their support for music education and how it’s impacted their lives, including Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.  The superstar couple opens the video, with Garth sending a “big hello and a big thank you and a big ‘keep it going’ to the…Read more »