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Who’s New: Heath Sanders

Heath Sanders Born: Marshall, Ark. Lives: Cleveland, Ark. Age: 35 Single: “Down on the South” Twitter: @HeathSandersMus Instagram: @HeathSandersMusic Facebook: @HeathSandersMusic Arkansas native Heath Sanders left his job in the oil fields last year to pursue music full-time—and it seems to be working out well for the singer/songwriter. The 35-year-old brings his real-world experience to the stage every night, whether he’s opening for guys like Drake White ...

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Trisha Yearwood to Hit the Road for First Solo Run in 5 Years With “Every Girl On Tour”

June 14, 2019 Fresh off of releasing her new single, “Every Girl in This Town,” Trisha Yearwood announced she will hit the road for her first solo run in five years with the Every Girl On Tour. Kicking off on Oct. 3 for a three-night run with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the 23-date tour will made additional ...

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Luke Bryan Reveals Dates & Locations for 11th Annual Farm Tour

May 30, 2019 Luke Bryan announced that his 11th annual Farm Tour will visit six cities this fall. The tour will make stops at farms in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas (X2) and Oklahoma between Sept. 26–Oct. 5. Over the years, Luke has awarded more than 60 college scholarships to local students from farming families within the communities the tour has ...

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Alan Jackson’s New Documentary, “Small Town Southern Man,” Available on May 3

Country Music Hall of Fame member Alan Jackson was the subject of a recent documentary, Small Town Southern Man, which premiered on AXS TV in October 2018. Small Town Southern Man will be available via digital services (Apple iTunes, Amazon Prime, Amazon Video Direct) on May 3, followed by a DVD release on June 28. The feature-length documentary chronicled Alan’s life from ...

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Listen to Reba McEntire’s Liberating New Single, “Freedom”

March 24, 2019 Reba McEntire is shipping a new single, “Freedom,” to country radio. The tune, which was co-penned by James Brunswick, Tommy Cecil, Jaida Dreyer and John Pierce, is featured on Reba’s upcoming 33rd studio album, Stronger Than the Truth, which drops on April 5. In addition to co-producing the project with Buddy Cannon, Reba co-penned two of the 12 ...

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Kelsea Ballerini Comes Out Swinging in New Video for “Miss Me More” [Watch]

November 9, 2018 Kelsea Ballerini isn’t pulling any punches in her new video for “Miss Me More,” which is currently No. 44 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after two weeks. “Miss Me More,” which was penned by Kelsea, David Hodges and Brett McLaughlin, is featured on Kelsea’s 2017 sophomore album, Unapologetically. The tune follows previous single “I Hate Love Songs,” which peaked at ...

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Vince Gill, John Prine, Dean Dillon, Tom T. Hall & More Earn Nominations for 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame

November 8, 2018 The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced more than 20 nominees in two categories (performing and non-performing) for its Class of 2019, including a handful of country-centric songwriters. Performing nominees include Vince Gill, John Prine, Mike Love, Jimmy Cliff, Jeff Lynne, Cat Stevens, Mariah Carey, Chrissie Hynde, Lloyd Price, Missy Elliott, Tommy James and the Eurythmics (Annie Lennox ...

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Dolly Parton to Be Honored as the 2019 “MusiCares Person of the Year”

September 5, 2018 Dolly Parton can add another honor to her Hall of Fame career: 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year. Following in the footsteps of past honorees like Paul McCartney, Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Tom Petty and more, Dolly will be presented with the award at the 29th annual benefit gala at the Los Angeles Convention Center ...

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Dustin Lynch Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 More than six years after making his Grand Ole Opry debut on March 2, 2012, Dustin Lynch was invited to join the esteemed organization during last night’s (Aug. 21) Opry showcase. Dustin received the surprise invite from Trace Adkins, who was celebrating his 15th anniversary as an Opry member. “Being a member of the Grand Ole ...

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Ray Stevens, Jeannie Seely, Brenda Lee & Ben Folds Inducted Into Music City Walk of Fame

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 The Music City Walk of Fame inducted four new members—Ben Folds, Brenda Lee, Jeannie Seely and Ray Stevens—during a ceremony on Aug. 21. The Music City Walk of Fame—created in 2006—is a tribute to artists of all genres who have contributed to the world through song and made a significant contribution to the music industry with ...

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