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The Highwomen, John Prine & More Win 2020 Americana Awards

The Highwomen, John Prine & More Win 2020 Americana Awards

The Americana Music Association announced the winners of the 2020 Americana Honors & Awards on Dec. 15. Winners included The Highwomen (Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year), the late John Prine (Artist of the Year), Black Pumas (Emerging Act of the Year) and Brittany Haas (Instrumentalist of the…MORE

Sam Hunt Indicted by Grand Jury on DUI & Open Container Charges

Sam Hunt Indicted by Grand Jury on DUI & Open Container Charges

Sam Hunt has been indicted by a Davidson County (Tennessee) grand jury to face charges of DUI and an open container violation. Sam was arrested for driving under the influence and having an open container in Nashville on Nov. 21, 2019. The indictment means there is probable cause to charge Sam with a crime(s). Court…MORE

Watch Garth Brooks Perform “Shallow” With Kelly Clarkson

Watch Garth Brooks Perform “Shallow” With Kelly Clarkson

Garth Brooks stopped by The Kelly Clarkson Show on Dec. 14 to chat with the titular host and perform a few songs, including his new single, “Shallow.” The new single, which Garth duets with wife Trisha Yearwood, is featured on his new album, Fun. However, Kelly Clarkson filled in for Trisha—since she was not in…MORE

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Charley Pride

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Charley Pride

Funeral arrangements for Charley Pride have been announced. According to a press release from Charley’s publicist, which you can read below, family and close friends will hold a private wake in Dallas this week, with future plans for a public celebration of life. “Charley Pride’s family and close friends will hold a private wake and…MORE

Chris Lane Scores 3rd No. 1 Single With “Big, Big Plans”

Chris Lane Scores 3rd No. 1 Single With “Big, Big Plans”

Chris Lane scored his third No. 1 single as “Big, Big Plans” topped both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Penned by Chris, Jacob Durrett and Ernest Keith Smith, the tune marks Chris’ first No. 1 single as a songwriter. Chris wrote and recorded the tune as part of his surprise…MORE

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Lauren Alaina Thankful Her 15-Year Old Self Tried Out For American Idol

Lauren Alaina Thankful Her 15-Year Old Self Tried Out For American Idol

It was 10 years ago this week that Lauren Alaina‘s life changed with one audition. With inspiration from her cousin Holly, 15-year old Lauren headed in front of the American Idol judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Tyler and completely wowed them. Lauren shares, “I can hardly sandal the fact that ten years ago…More

Reba McEntire Recalls Her Days On Broadway As Annie Oakley

Reba McEntire Recalls Her Days On Broadway As Annie Oakley

It was 20 years ago this week that Reba McEntire made her Broadway debut. Reba took over the role of “Annie Oakley” in the production of Annie Get Your Gun. Looking back on it, Reba shares “I was so excited I could hardly stand it!” While it was Reba’s first turn on the Broadway stage,…More

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