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Country Stars Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker, Willie Nelson & More Remember Aretha Franklin

Country Stars Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker, Willie Nelson & More Remember Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin, 76, one of the world’s greatest singers, died on Aug. 16 in her home in Detroit from advanced pancreatic cancer. The “Queen of Soul” transcended genres, influencing countless artists and fans with her unmistakable voice on songs such as “Respect,” “Think,” “Chain of Fools” and many more. Many country artists—including Willie Nelson, Reba…MORE

Watch Dustin Lynch Perform the Biggest Hit of His Career at the Grand Ole Opry

Watch Dustin Lynch Perform the Biggest Hit of His Career at the Grand Ole Opry

Dustin Lynch recently performed the biggest hit of his career, “Small Town Boy,” at the Grand Ole Opry. The performance, which was filmed at the Opry on July 17, features Dustin crooning the tune that spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in 2017, a feat no other country song…MORE

Willie Nelson’s 2018 Farm Aid Concert to Air on AXS TV on Sept. 22 With Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves & More

Willie Nelson’s 2018 Farm Aid Concert to Air on AXS TV on Sept. 22 With Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves & More

The 2018 Farm Aid benefit concert will take place Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Conn. In addition to performances from founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and board member Dave Matthews, the lineup includes Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price…MORE

Watch Florida Georgia Line’s “Simple” Performance on “The Late Late Show”

Watch Florida Georgia Line’s “Simple” Performance on “The Late Late Show”

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line took their talents to L.A. to perform their new single, “Simple,” on The Late Late Show With James Corden on Aug. 14. “Simple,” which is the first offering from FGL’s upcoming fourth studio album, is currently No. 9 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after 11 weeks.…MORE

Chris Lane Announces “Laps Around the Sun Tour” With Mason Ramsey

Chris Lane Announces “Laps Around the Sun Tour” With Mason Ramsey

Chris Lane will embark on his headlining Laps Around the Sun Tour on Oct. 12. The tour takes its moniker from Chris’ new album of the same name, which dropped in July. The 21-city trek will hit both coasts, making stops in Las Vegas, San Diego, Denver, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston, New York and more. Mason…MORE

Angaleena Presley Announces Pregnancy: “I’m Ready to Rock Being an Older Mom”

Angaleena Presley Announces Pregnancy: “I’m Ready to Rock Being an Older Mom”

Angaleena Presley shared news of her pregnancy on Aug. 11 with the help of Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe, her Pistol Annies bandmates. During Miranda’s Bandwagon Tour in Dallas, Ashley and Angaleena joined Miranda onstage, but before they dropped a note, Miranda dropped the news: “Since we’re at a hometown show and both [Ashley and…MORE