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The Top 10 performers on Season 21 of The Voice were whittled down to the Top 8 on Tuesday night (Nov. 30) during the highly anticipated results show. Luckily for Blake Shelton, all of his contenders were safe from going home, thanks to America’s votes. The top of the program saw Paris Winningham moving forward after
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Absent from the stage and on a self-declared “indefinite hiatus” since May 2019, Turnpike Troubadours — a band known as much for its volatility as for its literary songs and stomping melodies — have hit the most-anticipated reset button in Americana music. The group will headline the venerable Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver on
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As a genre-transcending country superstar, actor and businesswoman, Dolly Parton‘s gotten to meet all kinds of different people over the course of her life. But she says there’s something special about the hosts of late-night talk shows — and in particular, Jimmy Fallon. “Well, I have a crush on Jimmy Fallon…I think he is precious,” the
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The Country Music Association (CMA) has unveiled the songs fans can expect to hear on the 12th annual CMA Country Christmas. The beloved television special will be hosted by two of the genre’s fast-rising stars, Carly Pearce and Gabby Barrett. Pearce and Barrett will share their renditions of “O Holy Night” and “Silent Night,” respectively, before teaming up
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Dierks Bentley‘s first taste of live music didn’t come from a country artist. Instead, the singer-songwriter’s first concert was pretty rock ‘n’ roll! When he was a teenager, Bentley went to see Bon Jovi and Skid Row at the now-defunct Compton Terrace in his home state of Arizona. “At 13, a friend introduced me to
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Jimmie Rodgers deserves credit for innovating the role of a touring, band-leading solo star. Yet it’s Roy Acuff who turned top billing into a glamorous lifestyle chased in the coming years by Ernest Tubb and others. Along the way, Acuff’s captivating vocal delivery and electrifying stage presence made him the heart and soul of one
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Singer-songwriter Hailey Whitters brought a little country flair to New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom earlier in November, opening the venue for country trio Midland. Rolling Stone News caught up with Whitters on her tour bus before the show, where she discussed her plethora of D.I.Y. crafts, her country fashion inspiration, and her relentless optimism. Whitters’
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The internet is abuzz with speculation about the current status of Turnpike Troubadours, the acclaimed Oklahoma band who have been on an indefinite hiatus since 2019. On Nov. 24, fans were surprised to find that the band’s official website had been replaced with an image of their trademark logo with the words “Coming Soon” added beneath. All
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Erin Rae “Candy & Curry” “I’m hearing many voices, so convincing,” Erin Rae sings on this meditative new track, which was inspired by an early-pandemic reverie at a friend’s cabin in Madison, Tenn. Produced by Jonathan Wilson, the song pairs Rae’s ethereal, multi-tracked vocals with an arrangement that combines elements of dream-pop and psychedelic rock. The
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A close look at the characters that will join James and Margaret Dutton’s journey to Montana reveals new plotlines. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are set to star in Yellowstone prequel 1883. The full cast was revealed this week. Previously, Sam Elliott, Billy Bob Thornton, Isabel May and LaMonica Garrett were announced to play major characters
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What do Patsy Cline, Kenny Chesney and Dierks Bentley all have in common? If you can believe it, these three country stars have never won a Grammy! For more than 60 years, the Grammy Awards have been the great equalizer across musical genres. From country to hip-hop to R&B, the Grammys transcend mainstream popularity statuses and Top 40
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It’s been 30 years since some of country music’s most impactful albums of the early ’90s were first introduced to fans. In many ways, 1991 marked the beginning of a very important and formative chapter in the genre’s history. It was the year that many artists, including Trisha Yearwood and Tracy Lawrence, were first introduced to fans
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Dierks Bentley videos are some of the coolest in modern country music. Since his debut in 2003, the artist has released a long string of singles, more than a dozen of which have reached the top of the charts, and Bentley has shot accompanying videos that have helped establish him as one of the most
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Dierks Bentley songs are some of the most daringly original tracks in the last two decades of country music. Since his debut in 2003, the singer-songwriter has consistently defied radio trends to produce some of the most sonically interesting records in contemporary country music. Bentley has wandered around stylistically, touching on uptempo party anthems, slow and
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Paul Cauthen makes a bold, swaggering declaration of his bona fides in his new single “Country as Fuck,” the first release from Country Coming Down, the Texas native’s third full-length album. For the man nicknamed “Big Velvet,” the groove-driven “Country as Fuck” feels like a natural extension of his larger-than-life presence. Cauthen sing-raps his verses
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