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Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Expecting Twins

Friday, August 18, 2017 -- 3:29 pm EDT

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott and husband Chris Tyrrell found the most adorable way to tell the world that they’re expecting twins. Via social media, the couple posted a video of them warmly sharing the news with their first child, daughter Eisele Kaye. Eisle, who turned 4 last month, appears to be as elated as her... Read more »

 

Life Imitates Art on Josh Abbott Band’s New Album

Friday, August 18, 2017 -- 12:33 pm EDT

Josh Abbott agrees with the famous Oscar Wilde saying, “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” The Texas musician just didn’t know how much that saying would apply to the band’s the Josh Abbott Band latest album Until My Voice Goes Out while it was being made. On Feb. 3, the band was... Read more »

 

Jana Kramer: In Nashville to Stay

Friday, August 18, 2017 -- 12:01 pm EDT

If you want to be a country singer, Jana Kramer says, you have to hang your hat in Tennessee. “I tell people all the time that if they want to sing country music, they need to move to Nashville. You need to dive in. Go to open mic nights. Talk with people. All of that,”... Read more »

 

Ray Wylie Hubbard, Brandy Clark Deliver New Albums

Friday, August 18, 2017 -- 10:16 am EDT

Singer-songwriters Ray Wylie Hubbard and Brandy Clark and bluegrass greats Jerry Douglas and Dale Ann Bradley are among the artists delivering new albums Friday (Aug. 18). At age 70, Hubbard isn’t slowing down or losing his sense of humor with the release of Tell the Devil I’m Getting There as Fast as I Can. Lucinda... Read more »

 

Elvis Week Winds Down in Memphis

Thursday, August 17, 2017 -- 3:21 pm EDT

Elvis Week is winding down in Memphis, Tennessee. And fans who made the pilgrimage to Graceland to pay their respects to the King of rock ‘n’ roll on the 40th anniversary of his death were met with some changes. At Tuesday’s (April 15) candlelight vigil, Elvis Presley Enterprises implemented a $28.75 admission to view his... Read more »

 

Alan Jackson, Chris Stapleton Will Perform at ACM Honors Ceremony

Thursday, August 17, 2017 -- 2:51 pm EDT

Alan Jackson and Chris Stapleton have been added to the list of performers at the 11th annual ACM Honors ceremony taking place Wednesday (Aug. 23) at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. They join several other performers previously announced by the Academy of Country Music, including Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad... Read more »

 

Lady Antebellum Families Are Expecting

Thursday, August 17, 2017 -- 2:49 pm EDT

By next February, Lady Antebellum‘s Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott will be out numbered by children. The group made a big pregnancy announcement on social media Thursday (Aug. 17), revealing that Dave Haywood and his wife Kelli Cashiola-Haywood will welcome a girl in December, and Hillary Scott and her husband Chris Tyrrell are... Read more »

 

Keith Urban’s New Video: An Attitude of Gratitude

Thursday, August 17, 2017 -- 1:29 pm EDT

This is how I know Keith Urban really means it when he says thank you: He doesn’t just throw a half-hearted tweet out there thanking everyone for making his latest song reach the top of the charts. He actually took the time — nearly two minutes — to make a video, and to make sure... Read more »

 

Shania Twain’s NOW Tour Will Happen Later

Thursday, August 17, 2017 -- 11:51 am EDT

Shania Twain fans will have to wait until May 3, 2018 to see her in concert. But once she starts, she’s not stopping until Aug. 4. Twain’s NOW Tour will make 32 stops in the U.S. and 14 stops in Canada. This tour will be the first time she’s gone out on the road since... Read more »

 

Jo-Walker Meador, Longtime CMA Chief, Dead at 93

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 -- 1:31 pm EDT

Jo Walker-Meador, who built the Country Music Association from a tiny, ragged startup into one of the nation’s most visible and successful trade organizations, died Wednesday (Aug. 16) in Nashville at the age of 93. Under her leadership, which extended from 1959 until her retirement in 1991, the CMA established the Country Music Hall of... Read more »