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Thomas Rhett Releases Inspiring Fan Video for “Be a Light” [Watch]

Thomas Rhett Releases Inspiring Fan Video for “Be a Light” [Watch]

Thomas Rhett released a new fan video for his collaborative single, “Be a Light.” The new clip was created after TR asked members of his fan club, the Home Team, to “share their light with their friends, families, communities, and world.” Thomas Rhett co-penned the song with Josh Miller, Josh Thompson and Matt Dragstrem. The…MORE

Miranda Lambert Notches First Top 5 Hit in Six Years With “Bluebird”

Miranda Lambert Notches First Top 5 Hit in Six Years With “Bluebird”

The most decorated artist in the history of the ACM Awards—Miranda Lambert—scored her first solo Top 5 hit in six years with “Bluebird.” The tune, which Miranda co-wrote with Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby, is No. 5 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. The last time Miranda had a solo Top 5 hit…MORE

Kenny Chesney Scores 31st No. 1 Hit With “Here and Now”

Kenny Chesney Scores 31st No. 1 Hit With “Here and Now”

Kenny Chesney scored his 31st No. 1 single as “Here and Now” ascended to the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. Penned by Craig Wiseman, David Garcia and David Lee Murphy at a writing retreat Kenny set up in Malibu, the tune beckons listeners to live in the present with a chorus…MORE

Lauren Alaina, Brantley Gilbert, Trace Adkins & More to Perform as Part of “A Capitol Fourth” on PBS

Lauren Alaina, Brantley Gilbert, Trace Adkins & More to Perform as Part of “A Capitol Fourth” on PBS

Trace Adkins, Brantley Gilbert, Lauren Alaina and more will celebrate Independence Day by performing during the PBS television special, A Capitol Fourth. Hosted by John Stamos and Vanessa Williams, the 40th annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth will feature pre-taped performances without a live audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The concert is usually held…MORE

Dan + Shay Scrap 2020 Arena Tour With Plans to Reschedule in 2021

Dan + Shay Scrap 2020 Arena Tour With Plans to Reschedule in 2021

Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay announced via Twitter on June 25 that they are scrapping their 2020 Arena Tour with plans to reschedule it in 2021. “We have been holding on to the hope that something might shift, something might change, that we might actually be able to make these shows happen,” said Dan,…MORE

Maren Morris Shares 2 New Tracks, “Just for Now” & “Takes Two” [Listen]

Maren Morris Shares 2 New Tracks, “Just for Now” & “Takes Two” [Listen]

Maren Morris shared two previously unreleased tracks—“Just for Now” and “Takes Two”—that she recorded during the making of her debut album, Hero (2016), and sophomore album, Girl (2019). Penned by Maren, Ryan Hurd and the late songwriter busbee, “Just for Now” was recorded during the Hero sessions. Penned by Maren, Sarah Aarons and Greg Kurstin—the…MORE

Garth Brooks to Stage Concert Event Across Hundreds of Drive-In Theaters on June 27

Garth Brooks to Stage Concert Event Across Hundreds of Drive-In Theaters on June 27

Garth Brooks is a seven-time CMA Entertainer of the Year for a very good reason—he loves to entertain. Garth will headline a unique concert event on June 27 as he performs across 300 drive-in theaters. The concert will be created exclusively for this event, making it the largest one-night show to play at outdoor theaters…MORE

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