Category Archives: Country News

Cobb takes ACM honor

Cobb takes ACM honor

Dave Cobb, producer of Chris Stapleton, received the Academy of Country Music for Producer of the Year, it was announce today. The ACM announced winners in musician and industry honors. Winners were:MORE

Prine, Hiatt lead AmericanaFest performers

Prine, Hiatt lead AmericanaFest performers

The AmericanaFest announced about 100 new performers were joining the line-up for the September event in Nashville including John Prine and friends, Nicki Bluhm, John Hiatt, I’m With Her and The MilkMORE

Warner signs Johnson

Warner signs Johnson

Texas country singer Cody Johnson has signed a deal with Warner Nashville. The Sebastapol, Texas native veers towards the more traditional side. He released his most recent album, “Gotta Be Me” in 201MORE

Brooks goes “All Day Long”

Brooks goes “All Day Long”

Garth Brooks released a surprise new single today, “All Day Long,” from a forthcoming album slated for 2019. Brooks, who helped write the song said to be a honky tonker, also plans “an imminent tour,”MORE

Jennings releases new song

Jennings releases new song

Shooter Jennings released a new song today from a forthcoming album, his first for Dave Cobb’s Low Country Sound/Elektra Records label. “Rhinestone Eyes” was the second song released from his upcomiMORE

Bentley third on Billboard chart

Bentley third on Billboard chart

Dierks Bentley will have the number one country disc in the U.S. when the Billboard charts are out on Tuesday with “The Mountain.” Bentley also was third on the overall chart. Bentley was third with 1MORE

The Stray Birds “Let It Pass”

The Stray Birds “Let It Pass”

The Strays Birds are back with “Let It Pass” on Sept. 7 on Yep Roc Records., The release came after the tro was at a self-described crossroads career-wise since the release of 2016’s “Magic Fire.” DurMORE

Flatt Lonesome signs with Rounder

Flatt Lonesome signs with Rounder

IBMA Vocal Group of the Year Flatt Lonesome has a new home. The bluegrass sextet announced via social media today that it had signed with Rounder Records. “Well friends, one of our biggest dreams hasMORE

Presley drummer D.J. Fontana passes away

Presley drummer D.J. Fontana passes away

D.J. Fontana, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer who played on more than 460 Elvis Presley recordings, passed away on Thursday at 87 in Nashville. Fontana started playing for Presley in October 1954MORE