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Maddie & Tae Are Living the Dream
Maddie & Tae threw a party for their debut single with a lot to celebrate. Their breakout hit “Girl in a Country Song” reached its first notable milestone with a Billboard No. 1, something the girls never dreamed would take place. It has since gone on to earn a gold certification from the RIAA for... Read more »

Eric and Jessie James Decker Expecting Second Child
Country singer and co-host of CMT’s Redneck Island Jessie James Decker has confirmed she is pregnant with her second child. Decker and her husband, New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker, broke the news Monday (March 2) on Instagram. The announcement comes hours before her Nashville performance at Tin Roof. Bet she’ll be showing off... Read more »

Florida Georgia Line Respond to Twitter Diss
When Sony Nashville CEO Gary Overton did an interview with The Tennessean last week, I bet he never expected it would lead to these tweets from Florida Georgia Line: Lost a lot of respect for a great songwriter @CharlieRobison today. The country music community has always been about respect and support. — Florida Georgia Line... Read more »

Faith Hill: J. Mendel and a Healthy Cervical Spine
After the recent Academy Awards, everyone was searching Faith Hill. (Her short pixie cut was, in fact, the most-searched hairstyle of the night, according to Google.) People were searching for answers. What was she wearing? How classy is her new haircut? And what was that not-so-little scar on her neck? Hill’s plunging neckline on her... Read more »

New Faces Show Quickens the Pace
Country Radio Broadcasters’ sold-out New Faces show Friday night (Feb. 27) at the Nashville Convention Center was the tightest, most entertaining edition in recent memory. That may have had something to do with the fact that all five featured acts — Sam Hunt, Frankie Ballard, Maddie & Tae, Eric Paslay and Cole Swindell — each... Read more »

The Blake and Adam Bromance Is on Point
Ever since The Voice premiered in April of 2011, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine have been entertaining America with their bickering bromance. Even though it seems they are rivals on Monday and Tuesday nights, there is proof they are actually good friends, or maybe even bros. They laugh together. They support each other. Blake gives... Read more »

“It Took Guts,” Says Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw thinks it took guts for Glen Campbell to open up about his health struggles. But, then again, it took guts for McGraw to do what he did when he performed Campbell’s “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” at the recent Academy Awards. “I realized I did everything I could to be as exposed as... Read more »

Four-Step Guide for a European Tour
Ever wonder how a country music superstar handles touring Europe? Luke Bryan, Kip Moore and Florida Georgia Line are performing in cities as part of the Country to Country Festival. Their photos provide step-by-step instructions to touring success. Step 1. Overcome jet lag. Jet lag is rough. Whew. pic.twitter.com/Hbl3Ks4ASh — Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) March 1,... Read more »

Aaron Watson’s The Underdog Overachieves to Crown Albums Chart
Texas fave Aaron Watson rockets to the summit of Billboard’s country albums chart this week with The Underdog. How’s that for irony? Nielsen SoundScan reports the package gained first-week sales of 26,340 copies. "You lack what we all call commercial appeal, you don't have what it takes to make it here in Nashville";) Phil4:13 pic.twitter.com/xY2k6g6mE1... Read more »

Glen Campbell’s Final Music Triumph
Glen Campbell’s legions of loyal fans were disappointed when his original song, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” failed to win the best song category at the recent Academy Awards. Although the honor went to John Legend and Common for “Glory,” featured in the film Selma, the song written by Campbell and producer Julian Raymond is... Read more »

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