Nashville notes

Nashville notes

Tenille Arts and Yola have joined the lineup for Summerfest. Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton are among the headliners at the festival, taking place in Milwaukee in September.  Marty Stuart has released a cover of Waylon Jennings' "This Time" as the fifth single off his acoustic covers album, Songs I Sing in the Dark.  Hit songwriter Lori McKenna has signed a multifaceted publishing…
Kane Brown to perform at ‘We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert’

Kane Brown to perform at ‘We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert’

New York City is celebrating its comeback from the COVID-19 pandemic with a major concert.  Kane Brown has been tapped as part of the expansive lineup for We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert, a multi-act event in Central Park on August 21.  The "Worldwide Beautiful" singer is the lone country act in a massive list of…
Maren Morris, Jimmie Allen & more featured on Diane Warren’s debut album

Maren Morris, Jimmie Allen & more featured on Diane Warren’s debut album

Diane Warren has called on a vast array of talent for her upcoming debut album, The Cave Sessions Vol. 1.  On Tuesday, the legendary songwriter unveiled the track list for the cross-genre album that includes a series of collaborations with country artists. Maren Morris is featured on "I Save Me," while Jimmie Allen appears on "You Kind of…
Jameson Rodgers to headline Cold Beer Calling My Name Tour

Jameson Rodgers to headline Cold Beer Calling My Name Tour

Jameson Rodgers has a cold beer calling his name on the road.  Next month, Jameson will embark on his headlining Cold Beer Calling My Name Tour, a 27-date trek launching on August 6 in Ohio. The tour marks his first headlining show in New York City with a performance at Bowery…
“A perfect day”: Brett Young and wife Taylor share pictures from baby sprinkle

“A perfect day”: Brett Young and wife Taylor share pictures from baby sprinkle

Brett Young and his wife Taylor were honored with a baby sprinkle as they prepare for their second child to arrive.  Taylor recently shared photos from the gathering in April during a family trip to Brett's native California. A series of snaps show Taylor in a pale pink dress posing with family members at a backyard…
Country star trivia

Country star trivia

On this day in 1942, this original singer of "Fancy," also known for hits "Ode to Billie Joe" and a cover of "All I Have to Do Is Dream" featuring Glen Campbell, was born in Mississippi. Can you guess who it is? ANSWER: Bobbie Gentry.  Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights…
Christmas in July: Carrie Underwood announces ‘My Gift (Special Edition)’

Christmas in July: Carrie Underwood announces ‘My Gift (Special Edition)’

Carrie Underwood has a new Gift to offer fans. The superstar singer is releasing a deluxe edition of her 2020 debut Christmas album, My Gift, on September 24.  My Gift (Special Edition) will include three new tracks: "Favorite Time of Year," which was originally released in as an Amazon Original and featured in Ring's holiday commercial; a…
Thomas Rhett hopes to apply the “Country Again” mindset to his life

Thomas Rhett hopes to apply the “Country Again” mindset to his life

2020 was an eye-opening year for many people, including Thomas Rhett, who had an epiphany that led to the creation of his current single, "Country Again."  Thomas reveals that he'd had the song title sitting in his phone for a while, but didn't know what to do with it until he entered a…