Category: Country News

Carrie Underwood has two songs in the top 10 on the ‘Billboard’ Hot Country Songs chart

UMG NashvilleCarrie Underwood is riding high on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.  This week, Carrie scored her first top-10 hit on the chart in two years as her duet with John Legend, “Hallelujah,” soars to #3 and her other original Christmas tune, “Favorite Team of Year,” sits at #5.  The last time Carrie was in the top 10 on …

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“Couple things”: Kane Brown and wife Katelyn share video imitating each other

Matthew BerinatoKane Brown and his wife Katelyn are finding ways to amuse themselves at home. Last week, Kane posted a blooper reel of himself trying to imitate his wife, promising that a full video was forthcoming. Kane delivered on this promise with a video of him and Katelyn attempting their best impressions of each other. The clip begins with Kane on the elliptical, peddling …

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Luke Bryan heads on tropical vacation with family

ABC/Image Group LALuke Bryan and family are beachside for a post-holiday vacation.  In a series of photos and videos posted on Instagram by Luke’s mother, LeClaire Bryan, the family is vacationing somewhere tropical with palm trees and crystal blue waters.  Among the other family members on the trip are Luke’s wife, Caroline, their two sons Bo and Tate, nephew Til, and nieces Jordan and Kris. Part of the …

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Runaway June’s Jennifer Wayne is engaged

Ford Fairchild Another member of Runaway June is tying the knot!   Jennifer Wayne revealed on Wednesday morning that she and up-and-coming country singer Austin Moody are engaged: She posted a photo of the couple holding glasses of champagne, with Jennifer showing off the giant rock on her ring finger.  “Happy birthday to the man I get to spend the rest …

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Keith Urban hosting ‘Urban Underground: Holiday Edition’ tonight

ABCKeith Urban is heading back Underground.  When quarantine began back in March, Keith would perform original and cover songs for fans from his home, in a series titled Urban Underground, often with wife Nicole Kidman dancing by his side. The country superstar will be hosting a holiday edition of the virtual show tonight, marking his final Urban Underground livestream of 2020.   Fans can expect …

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Lady A opted for songs that were “different and unique” on deluxe holiday album

BMLG RecordsWhen Lady A was curating the track list for the deluxe edition of On This Winter’s Night, they were intentional in selecting Christmas songs that aren’t typically covered.  In addition to the original number “Christmas Through Your Eyes,” which Dave Haywood describes as a “really fun write,” the trio also recorded their own renditions of Paul McCartney‘s “Wonderful Christmastime,” “Little St. Nick” …

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Kane Brown delivers a spectacle of hit songs with Thanksgiving halftime show

Joey Tortuga Kane Brown has shared the footage from his stadium-worthy halftime performance at the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game. Last week, Kane led the annual tradition from the AT&T Stadium in Dallas where the Washington Football Team defeated the Cowboys, with Kane utilizing the stadium as his stage.  Accompanied by a socially distanced orchestra with the musicians wearing …

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Jake Owen and Erica Hartlein are engaged

ABCJake Owen is an engaged man.  The “Down to the Honky Tonk” singer proposed to now-fiancée Erica Hartlein, sharing the evidence on his Instagram Stories Monday night. In the photos, Erica is seen flashing her glistening diamond ring to the camera while holding the couple’s one-year-old daughter, Paris. Erica beams while Jake wears an elated expression on his face.    The hitmaker shared another …

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Carrie Underwood faced a crossroads auditioning for ‘American Idol’: “It was just too much”

ABCIn an essay penned for Guideposts magazine, Carrie Underwood opens up about the fear she had to overcome on her American Idol journey. Carrie admits that auditioning for the show in 2005 was initially “out of the question” after learning that the closest audition site was in St. Louis, a far drive from her hometown of Checotah, Oklahoma — until her mother offered …

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Dolly Parton talks songwriting and staying humble: “The more I accomplish, the more humble I become”

Ian Gavan/Getty ImagesThough Dolly Parton is a master of many crafts ranging from acting to music, she’ll always be a songwriter at heart. In an expansive feature in The New York Times Style Magazine, Dolly opens up about her songwriting process, revealing that while songs have a way of naturally coming to mind, she’s constantly tweaking them until she feels they’re …

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