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Josh Turner Scores Multiple Gospel Music Awards Nominations

Josh Turner Scores Multiple Gospel Music Awards Nominations

The Gospel Music Association announced its nominees for the 50th annual GMA Dove Awards. A number of gospel music staples earned multiple nominations in the Dove Awards categories, including Lauren Daigle (6), For King & Country (5) and Kirk Franklin (5). Josh Turner, who has scored a number of Top 10 hits on the country…MORE

“Opry Salute to Ray Charles” TV Special With Darius Rucker, Chris Young, Trisha Yearwood & More to Premiere on PBS on Aug. 15

“Opry Salute to Ray Charles” TV Special With Darius Rucker, Chris Young, Trisha Yearwood & More to Premiere on PBS on Aug. 15

The Grand Ole Opry paid homage to icon Ray Charles in October 2018 with a special showcase that was hosted by Darius Rucker and featured performances by Darius, Cam, Brett Eldredge, Ronnie Milsap, Lukas Nelson, LeAnn Rimes, Allen Stone, Travis Tritt, Charlie Wilson, Leela James, Trisha Yearwood, Jessie Key, Chris Young and Boyz II Men. The…MORE

The Highwomen Share Self-Titled Track [Listen]

The Highwomen Share Self-Titled Track [Listen]

The Highwomen—Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby—have shared their eponymous song, “Highwomen,” from their upcoming self-titled album (Sept. 6). “Highwomen” was penned by Amanda Shires, Brandi Carlile and Jimmy Webb, who is the songwriter behind “Highwayman,” the titular track performed by 1980s supergroup The Highwaymen, which featured Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie…MORE

George Strait Adds More Dates to Las Vegas Residency

George Strait Adds More Dates to Las Vegas Residency

George Strait is keeping busy in 2019 . . . and 2020 is shaping up to be the same. George will extend his Strait to Vegas residency into its fifth year with the announcement of two new dates in 2020 on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. Tickets will go on sale on Aug. 23 at…MORE

Hardy Is One of Nashville’s Hottest Songwriters: “It’s an Incredible Feeling Getting a Song Cut”

Hardy Is One of Nashville’s Hottest Songwriters: “It’s an Incredible Feeling Getting a Song Cut”

Michael Hardy, known professionally as Hardy, is climbing the charts with his debut single, “Rednecker,” which is currently No. 28 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. Before his success as a singer, Hardy earned a rep as one of Nashville’s hottest songwriters, having co-penned recent No. 1 singles “God’s Country” (Blake Shelton), “Simple” (Florida Georgia Line)…MORE

Luke Combs’ Singles Have Spent 18 Weeks at No. 1 (And Counting)

Luke Combs’ Singles Have Spent 18 Weeks at No. 1 (And Counting)

Luke Combs’ current single, “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” continued its reign at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay for a second week. With his latest No. 1 single, Luke is first country artist in history whose first six singles have reached No. 1, following previous chart-toppers “Hurricane,” “When It Rains It Pours,” “One Number…MORE

Americana Association Reveals 2019 Lifetime Achievement Honorees, Including Mavis Staples, Elvis Costello, Delbert McClinton & More

Americana Association Reveals 2019 Lifetime Achievement Honorees, Including Mavis Staples, Elvis Costello, Delbert McClinton & More

The 2019 Americana Honors & Awards show—the centerpiece of AmericanaFest—announced the special honorees for its ceremony on Sept. 11 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Felice & Boudleaux Bryant (posthumously): President’s Award Elvis Costello: Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting Delbert McClinton: Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance Maria Muldaur: Americana Trailblazer Award Frank Johnson (posthumously) and Rhiannon Giddens:…MORE

Lady Antebellum Drops Intimate Video for New Song, “Pictures” [Watch]

Lady Antebellum Drops Intimate Video for New Song, “Pictures” [Watch]

Lady Antebellum dropped an intimate video via Vevo for their new song, “Pictures.” The new tune, which was penned by Lady A’s Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott with Sarah Buxton and Corey Crowder, follows the May release of their current single, “What If I Never Get Over You.” Both songs are expected to…MORE