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Eric Church Tops Country Charts With “Some of It”

Eric Church Tops Country Charts With “Some of It”

Eric Church’s current single, “Some of It,” reached No. 1 on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Co-penned by Eric, Jeff Hyde, Clint Daniels and Bobby Pinson, “Some of It” finds Eric dispensing “some” fatherly advice during the chorus: “Some of it you learn the hard way / Some of…MORE

Old Crow Medicine Show to Release “Live at the Ryman” Album on Sept. 20

Old Crow Medicine Show to Release “Live at the Ryman” Album on Sept. 20

After more than 40 performances on the Ryman Auditorium stage—including 20 headlining gigs—Old Crow Medicine Show will release a new album commemorating their time at the iconic Nashville venue. The Grammy-winning roots band will release Live at the Ryman on Sept. 20. The 11-track album, which was recorded during various headlining performances, features fan-favorties like…MORE

Kip Moore Announces Six-Date “Dive Bar Tour” & New Leg of “Acoustic Tour”

Kip Moore Announces Six-Date “Dive Bar Tour” & New Leg of “Acoustic Tour”

Kip Moore is ramping up his summer and fall schedule with the announcement of two new touring stints. Kip will embark on a six-date Dive Bar Tour in August, with stops in Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and more. Tickets for the Dive Bar Tour are available via an online contest. Kip also announced the third…MORE

Sturgill Simpson Announces New Album & Film, “Sound & Fury” [Watch Trailer]

Sturgill Simpson Announces New Album & Film, “Sound & Fury” [Watch Trailer]

Sturgill Simpson announced he will release his fourth studio album, Sound & Fury, this fall. The new album will be released in conjunction with an anime film of the same name that will be available via Netflix. Sturgill revealed the news at San Diego’s Comic-Con over the weekend. The new Sturgill-produced album will be his…MORE

Midland’s Mark Wystrach and Fiancée Ty Haney Expecting First Child

Midland’s Mark Wystrach and Fiancée Ty Haney Expecting First Child

Midland frontman Mark Wystrach and fiancée Ty Haney are expecting their first child—a baby girl due in November. Ty, who is the CEO of active-wear apparel company Outdoor Voices, shared the news on Instagram on July 19 with a topless photo and two strategically positioned flowers. “I am beyond thrilled to be welcoming a girl,…MORE

Alabama Cancels Two Shows as Randy Owen Deals With Illness

Alabama Cancels Two Shows as Randy Owen Deals With Illness

Alabama was forced to cancel two dates on their 50th Anniversary Tour as frontman Randy Owen deals with vertigo and migraines. The Hall of Fame group of Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook cancelled their shows at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, ON, on July 19 and at the Big Sky Music Festival in…MORE

Listen to Billy Currington’s Easygoing New Single, “Details”

Listen to Billy Currington’s Easygoing New Single, “Details”

Billy Currington will return to country radio on Aug. 5 with the release of his new single, “Details.” The easygoing jam revolves around a man who is focused on the little “details” that make his girlfriend special. Penned by Mark Trussell, Nicolle Galyon and Stephen Lee Olsen, “Details” will most likely be featured on Billy’s…MORE

Kane Brown & Marshmello Drop Runaway Video for “One Thing Right” [Watch]

Kane Brown & Marshmello Drop Runaway Video for “One Thing Right” [Watch]

Kane Brown joined forces with electronic music producer/DJ Marshmello for a new single, “One Thing Right.” Penned by Kane, Marshmello, Jesse Frasure, Josh Hoge and Matthew McGinn, “One Thing Right” is Marshmello’s first collaboration with a country artist. The tune was initially slated for Kane’s 2018 sophomore album, Experiment, but Kane decided to send it…MORE

The Highwomen Release Debut Single & Video for “Redesigning Women” [Watch]

The Highwomen Release Debut Single & Video for “Redesigning Women” [Watch]

The Highwomen—Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby—released their first single, “Redesigning Women,” from their upcoming self-titled album, which is slated to drop on Sept. 6. The new track, which was penned by Natalie and Rodney Clawson, was produced by Dave Cobb. “‘Redesigning Women’ is the life most women are living today,” says…MORE

Gibson Guitar Jam with Jason Isbell, Lee Roy Parnell, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Cassadee Pope, Chris Isaak, Parmalee & More [Photo Gallery]

Gibson Guitar Jam with Jason Isbell, Lee Roy Parnell, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Cassadee Pope, Chris Isaak, Parmalee & More [Photo Gallery]

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) summer trade show (July 18–20) kicked off in Nashville at the Wildhorse Saloon on July 18 with the Gibson Summer NAMM Jam. The showcase featured a lineup of legends, stars and emerging acts—all strumming Gibson guitars—including Jason Isbell, Nathaniel Rateliff, Chris Isaak, Lee Roy Parnell, Ray Wylie Hubbard,…MORE

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Tom Hanks is absolutely perfect as Mister Rogers in new movie trailer

Tom Hanks is absolutely perfect as Mister Rogers in new movie trailer

Just in time for a Monday, Sony has released the first trailer for the upcoming film about the late Fred Rogers, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. In the teaser, schoolchildren sing to Rogers on the subway and we see Tom Hanks dressed as the children’s television host on the set of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”…

Viewers are demanding a third season of ‘Big Little Lies’

Viewers are demanding a third season of ‘Big Little Lies’

The demand for more “Big Little Lies” worked before so why not try it again? After an explosively successful first season back in 2017, viewers immediately started clamoring for a second season. This despite the fact that the book by Liane Moriarty that the series is based on did not have a sequel. But thanks…

‘The Lion King’ sinks its teeth into critic-audience divide

‘The Lion King’ sinks its teeth into critic-audience divide

As “The Lion King” counts up receipts from a big opening weekend while still licking its wounds from negative reviews, you can almost hear the familiar murmurs — that critics are “out of step” with the audiences they profess to serve. It’s a notion that contains a few crumbs of truth, but also a host…

Lenny Kravitz loves Jason Momoa too

Lenny Kravitz loves Jason Momoa too

Lenny Kravitz has decided to “Let Love Rule” with his ex-wife’s husband. In a recent interview with the UK publication The Times reportedly talked about his relationship with ex-wife Lisa Bonet and her husband, Jason Momoa. Kravitz and Bonet were married from 1987 to 1993 and are the parents of actress Zoë Kravitz. Bonet married…