Lowdown From Twang Town 

Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay, Chris Janson, and More Lead in CMA nominations

  • 6:39 am Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 by Staff Writer

CMA Awards are in November. The nominees were announced yesterday and there quite a few artists with multiple nominations! Here’s a breakdown of the the artists leading the pack.

Chris Stapleton: 5 Nominations
Entertainer of the Year
Single of the Year (“Broken Halos”)
Album of the Year (From A Room: Volume 2)
Song of the Year (“Broken Halos”)
Male Vocalist of the Year
Stapleton leads this year’s CMA Awards nominations with five, adding to his previous 11 nominations and seven wins. He lands his third consecutive nod for Entertainer of the Year in addition to nominations in the Single and Song of the Year categories for “Broken [More]

Blake Shelton Gushes Over Kelly Clarkson

  • 11:21 am Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 by Staff Writer

Blake Shelton, every season on The Voice, competes so hard and works his butt off to get one of this contestants to be the winner of the season. But This last season, Kelly Clarkson won and turns out, Blake wasn’t upset about it! He told Westwood One’s Country Countdown USA, “I don’t know that any of us put as much over time into it as she did. CMA Fest week I saw her at the CMT Awards walking around backstage with one of her contestants from this season that you know, she was showing ’em around backstage and she’s the [More]

Thomas Rhett Brings Daughters To Disney World

  • 6:01 am Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 by Staff Writer

Did you see that Thomas Rhett and his adorable matching daughters are in Orlando and at Disney? Both Thomas and his wife Lauren took to Instagram to share their daughter’s matching outfits. Willa Gray and Ada James were the cutest kids at Disney!

Disney World with my girl… more photos to come @waltdisneyworld

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Walker Hayes Releases Statement After Losing 7th Child

  • 6:24 am Thursday, June 7th, 2018 by Staff Writer

So sad. Walker Hayes was scheduled to perform at the CMT Awards Wednesday night. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. He shared to social media a statement saying “It is with great sadness that Laney and I share the news that our sweet Oakleigh Klover Hayes was born this morning at the hospital and now is safely in Heaven. Thank you for honoring our privacy as we grieve.”

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Garth Brooks Announces New Music and Tour

  • 5:59 am Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 by Staff Writer

It has been 3 years since Garth Brooks announced his return to the stage and that he was going to do a world tour for the first time in 18 years AND with his wife, Trisha Yearwood. Well, he isn’t even close to making that tour his last one. He took to social media on Monday (6/4) to announce he is releasing new music and he will be announcing a new tour, where he announces the cities as he goes (which is what he did on his last tour vs. releasing all the dates and shows at the same time).

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Backstreet Boy AJ McLean Releases Country Single, Back Porch Bottle Service

  • 5:47 am Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 by Staff Writer

We knew a while back that some of the Backstreet Boys, after working with the guys of Florida Georgia Line, wanted to venture off on their own and try out Country Music. Well, the first of the 5 to do it was AJ McLean, who just released a country single called “Back Porch Bottle Service.” After it was released and posted on social media, it didn’t get favorable reviews from fans. Some were saying they couldn’t tell if this was a serious single or not. Others were saying they expected way better from him and it’s very “overproduced.” Not everyone [More]

Scotty McCreery Has No Interest In Returing, As Judge, On American Idol

  • 7:33 am Monday, June 4th, 2018 by Staff Writer

Since the remake of American Idol on a new network, things have been drastically changing. New Judges have come in and it leaves people wondering what other changes will happen and if the 3 new judges, including Luke Bryan, will be there throughout the next few seasons. One thing we know for sure is that if American Idol’s season 10 champ Scotty McCreery says he has no interest in returning to the show as a judge. “Mentor, yes…judging, I don’t think so,” McCreery tells Taste of Country. “Judging is just–I know how it feels to be on the stage being judged by judges, [More]

New Music Friday: Florida Georgia Line, Michael Ray, Luke Combs and More

  • 11:04 am Friday, June 1st, 2018 by Staff Writer

Lots of new music has been released today! It’s like Christmas in June!! Michael Ray and Luke Combs released full albums while Dan + Shay, Kenny Chesney and Florida Georgia Line released a few singles…

#AMOS IS OUT. #fangirl link in bio

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Luke Combs Admits His Music Changed His Life, And His Travel

  • 7:30 am Thursday, May 31st, 2018 by Staff Writer

It’s uncommon these days for you to meet someone, that isn’t a child anymore, who has never been on an airplane. But before Luke Combs music took off and he became a big country star, he admits he didn’t do much flying, and when we say much we mean none at all! Things changed drastically in the last few years with his career hitting a high note. That guy is all over the place including Australia, Europe, and Canada:

Luke Combs said, “We’ve been everywhere this past year and it’s hard to believe that? you know, I just turned 28 in [More]

Michael Ray Launches Custom Designed Shoes For A Good Cause

  • 6:50 am Thursday, May 31st, 2018 by Staff Writer

This is a big week for Michael Ray. His sophomore album comes out Friday, he sang at the Opry on Wednesday and prior to the release of his sophomore album, Amos, on Friday (6/1), Michael Ray is surprising fans with the launch of his custom designed “Wrigley Cares Limited-Edition Puma Classic Suede” shoe, available exclusively on Zappos.com. All of the proceeds from the sale of the shoes benefit Ray’s charitable initiative, Wrigley Cares: Helping Animals in Need, which helps donate items to animal shelters in cities where his tour stops.

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