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Megan Moroney Leads 2024 CRS New Faces of Country Music Show

With radio programmers spread across the country, it’s not often that artists have a chance to interact with the programmers and personnel who have aided them in their respective journeys to earning their first country radio hits — at the same time, all in one room. But each year, they do get that chance when radio programmers — along with plenty of label personnel — gather in Nashville for the […]

todayMarch 2, 2024

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John Fogerty Reacts To Being Pulled From Australian Country Music Festival

John Fogerty reacted with surprise to being pulled from an upcoming Australian country music festival.Country Fest Queensland announced earlier this week that the Creedence Clearwater Revival co-founder had been dropped from its 2024 lineup due to "unforeseen circumstances.""I was ready to celebrate with you all for my one and only show this year in Australia when the Country Fest Queensland blindsided me yesterday by canceling my appearance," Fogerty wrote on […]

todayMarch 2, 2024 2

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Better Country Rock Song – Austin Snell vs. Warren Zeiders?

Does Austin Snell or Warren Zeiders have the better country rock crossover song at the moment? That's the battle this week as part of Loudwire Nights' Chuck's Fight Club.But before we ding in the two competitors, it's worth noting the impact that country artists have started having on the rock charts over the past year. Acts such as Jelly Roll, Hardy and now Austin Snell and Warren Zeiders have defied genre lines […]

todayFebruary 26, 2024 1

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Tom Petty Tribute Album, ‘Petty Country,’ Coming This Spring

A Tom Petty tribute album, Petty Country, is set to arrive on May 31.Among the contributors is Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton, Marty Stuart, Margo Price and many more. Two former Heartbreakers, Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, also appear on the album ("Ways to Be Wicked" and "Don't Come Around Here No More," respectively.)Ahead of the album's release, the first track, Dierks Bentley's cover of "American Girl," is available […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024 1

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Beyoncé Becomes First Black Woman To Top Billboard Country Chart

Beyoncé has officially become the first Black woman to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart with her new single, “Texas Hold ’Em.”Billboard revealed Tuesday (February 20), that both the aforementioned track and Bey’s other new single “16 Carriages” made for her first two entries on the chart, with the latter debuting at No. 9.Both songs were released in a surprise drop on February 11 after she announced […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024

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Slipknot-Loving Horse Has Hilarious Reaction to Country Music

There's a headbanging, Slipknot-loving horse that's gone viral for her love for rock and metal, as well as her hilarious reaction to country music.A Canadian Quarter Horse named Pretty has become a star on TikTok over the last few weeks after a woman named Autumn Purdy posted a few videos of her headbanging along to some heavy music. In the videos, she can be seen nodding along to the beat both in […]

todayFebruary 13, 2024

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2-day Virginia Beach country music festival returns May 31

The two-day Veterans Band Aid Music Festival is coming to Virginia Beach for the fifth year in an effort to raise money for emerging treatment used to ease symptoms of service-related traumatic brain injuries in military veterans. Headlining the concert is country music star Randy Houser, festival organizer Jill Crist said. Other musicians taking the stage include The SteelDrivers, Bryan Martin, Tracielynn, JB Brown and the Jared Stout Band as […]

todayFebruary 13, 2024 1

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Bruce Dickinson Dabbles in Outlaw Country on New Song

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson has just released a music video for "Rain on the Graves," the slight outlaw country-tinged single from his forthcoming solo album, The Mandrake Project.The track appears third on the album and is the second single, following the thumping "Afterglow of Ragnarok," which came out in late November of last year. “I had the chorus lyric in my head since I visited Grasmere for a wedding back […]

todayJanuary 24, 2024

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Top Country Music Stories of 2023 – Billboard

As the year draws to a close and the country music business looks toward 2024, it’s time to contemplate the headline-making moments of the genre over the past year. 2023 saw monumental crests for country music on the Billboard Hot 100, with songs and albums that cemented superstar status for some artists, such as Morgan Wallen, and brought unprecedented breakthroughs for others. The continuing sea change of the way listeners […]

todayDecember 23, 2023 2

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