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Brett Eldredge reshaped the direction of his career with the release of his mature singer-songwriter album Sunday Drive last summer. With vaccines rolling out and live music quickly returning, the Illinois native is finally ready to tour behind the LP. Eldredge announced his Good Day Tour dates on Monday. Named after the uplifting track “Good
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Country music is easily one of the most patriotic genres. Scores of songs have been written, performed and recorded in dedication to America, her troops and all of the things that make the nation great. Among the dozens of stirring, patriotic anthems, country artists have also turned out a few tunes about the stars and
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This list of the Top 10 country songs of 2021 (so far) recognizes that the word “hit” has several definitions. It awards songs that deserve distinctions when they don’t make the Top 10 but still leave an impact. Think of the first 10 songs on this mid-year list as superlatives, and click any of the titles
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On June 13, 1989, Mary Chapin Carpenter released her second album, State of the Heart. Carpenter co-produced the project her longtime collaborator, the late John Jennings. State of the Heart combines instrumental flourishes from country and folk, and a foundation rooted in sturdy songwriting. The record ended up being Carpenter’s breakthrough, as it peaked at No. 28
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On June 13, 1989, country music’s mainstream audience met Mary Chapin Carpenter. The future hitmaker and multi-Grammy Awards winner wasn’t new to the studio — her folk-leaning debut album, Hometown Girl, arrived in 1987 and featured bluegrass mainstays Mark O’Connor and Tony Rice — yet it’s Carpenter’s sophomore effort, State of the Heart, that helped Class of ’89 peers Clint
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Chris Young songs are some of the most popular of the last few years. Since winning Nashville Star in 2006, the deep-voiced singer has scored an impressive string of hits, including five No. 1 songs in a row from 2009 through 2011, and then another four in a row from 2015 through 2017. Some of Young’s
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Michigan native and Grammy winner Billy Strings pushes boundaries and provokes thought with his latest release “Wargasm.” The brand-new song features rapper RMR. It’s not uncommon for Strings to tackle the big issues, as country and bluegrass fans saw in his recently collaboration with Luke Combs, “The Great Divide.” In “Wargasm,” Strings and RMR take
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Seventy-two years ago today, on June 11, 1949, Hank Williams made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry. The then-25-year-old performed “Lovesick Blues,” his first No.1 hit, as well as his self-penned single “Mind Your Own Business” … and earned an incredible six encores. Williams began performing when he was still a teenager, but in addition
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Kid Rock certainly didn’t apologize for using a homophobic slur during an appearance at a resort and bar in Middle Tennessee over the weekend. On Facebook on Wednesday (June 9), the rock-rapper (real name: Robert Ritchie) acknowledged the controversy around his use of the word “f—-t,” a derogatory term used to describe gay men, during a recent performance.
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In February of 2020, Robyn Ottolini released an independent EP, I’m Not Always Hilarious, featuring “F-150″ — the song that would become a viral hit on TikTok and help earn her a record deal with Warner Music Nashville — and three other breakup-focused, sad-girl country songs. Trouble was, she was about to fall in love. His name is Stephen,
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Nashville Next Best of 3 features 27 Nashville singers of all walks of life that compete with only an acoustic guitar and most importantly their original songs. The top 9 will bring their songs to life with a full band and a big stage. Our music professionals will pick and guide the artist. Featuring Jerry Foster, legendary Country Hall of
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Whether it’s coming out of Nashville, New York, L.A., or points in between, there’s no shortage of fresh tunes, especially from artists who have yet to become household names. Rolling Stone Country selects some of the best new music releases from country and Americana artists. (Check out last week’s best songs.) Joey Cape, “It Could Be
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