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Dierks Bentley’s “The Mountain” Summits Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart

Dierks Bentley’s “The Mountain” Summits Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart

Dierks Bentley scored the seventh Billboard No. 1 album of his career as “The Mountain” summited this week’s Top Country Albums chart. Dierks’ ninth full-length album moved 102,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music, besting his previous record of 101,000 units for 2017’s Black. The Mountain also debuted at No. 3 on the all-genre…MORE

Garth Brooks Puts Some Honky in His Tonky With New Single, “All Day Long”

Garth Brooks Puts Some Honky in His Tonky With New Single, “All Day Long”

Garth Brooks shipped a new single—“All Day Long”—to country radio and Amazon Music on June 19. Co-written by Garth, Mitch Rossell (“Ask Me How I Know”) and Bryan “Chuck” Kennedy (“American Honky-Tonk Bar Association,” “The Beaches of Cheyenne’’), “All Day Long” is the lead single from Garth upcoming 2019 album. Garth says the new single…MORE

Midland Announces “Electric Rodeo Tour”

Midland Announces “Electric Rodeo Tour”

Following a fall run on Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes Tour, Midland will embark on their own Electric Rodeo Tour. The eight-date trek will kick off on Oct. 24 in Tucson, Ariz., and make stops in Washington D.C., Atlanta, Minneapolis and more. Tickets go on sale on June 22 at 10 a.m. CT. Electric Rodeo Tour…MORE

4th Annual NASH Next Competition Begins the Search for the Next Great Country Star

Aspiring country stars have the opportunity to kick-start their careers via the 4th annual NASH Next competition. NASH Next 2018 officially launched on June 18, bringing together aspiring stars, a major record label (Big Machine Label Group) and the power of country radio (Cumulus Media). The winner of the four-month competition will receive a record…MORE

After More Than 20 Years, David Lee Murphy Scores His Second No. 1 Single With “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” Featuring Kenny Chesney

After More Than 20 Years, David Lee Murphy Scores His Second No. 1 Single With “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” Featuring Kenny Chesney

There might be a little “dust on David Lee Murphy, but don’t let it fool ya about what’s inside.” David Lee, 59, scored the second No. 1 single of his career this week with “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” which features vocals from Kenny Chesney. The tune topped both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase…MORE

Watch Jason Aldean’s New Video for “Drowns the Whiskey,” Featuring Miranda Lambert

Watch Jason Aldean’s New Video for “Drowns the Whiskey,” Featuring Miranda Lambert

Jason Aldean dropped a new video for his current single, “Drowns the Whiskey,” which features vocals from Miranda Lambert. Like the song, Jason enlisted Miranda’s talents during the filming of the new clip at Nashville’s oldest dive bar, Springwater Super Club & Lounge. “I wanted keep the video simple and really let the heartbreak and…MORE

Scotty McCreery Marries Gabi Dugal

Scotty McCreery Marries Gabi Dugal

Scotty McCreery, 24, and longtime girlfriend Gabi Dugal, 24, tied the knot in North Carolina on June 16. The couple met in kindergarten in Garner, N.C., and grew up together in the close-knit community. They began dating six years ago during their senior year at Garner High School. Gabi has appeared in several of Scotty’s…MORE

Watch Rory Feek’s Profile on “CBS Sunday Morning” as He Talks About 3 Daughters: Hope’s Coming Out, Heidi’s Atheism, Indiana’s Down Syndrome

Watch Rory Feek’s Profile on “CBS Sunday Morning” as He Talks About 3 Daughters: Hope’s Coming Out, Heidi’s Atheism, Indiana’s Down Syndrome

It’s been more than two years since Rory Feek lost his wife—and Joey+Rory duo partner—Joey Martin Feek to cancer in March 2016. Since that time, Rory has had to adjust to being a single father to their daughter, Indiana, 4, who was born with Down syndrome, as well as his daughters—Hope, 29, and Heidi, 31—from…MORE

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