Brantley Gilbert’s “Fire & Brimstone” Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart

Brantley Gilbert’s fifth studio album, Fire & Brimstone, has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The new album features 15 songs, all of which Brantley co-wrote, including the Top 10 single “What Happens in a Small Town” featuring Lindsay Ell.  

In addition to Lindsay, Brantley’s new album features guest vocals from Colt Ford, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson.

Fire & Brimstone follows Brantley’s previous chart-topping albums Just as I Am (2014) and The Devil Don’t Sleep (2017).

Brantley Gilbert’s ‘Fire’ Ignites at No. 1 On Top Country Albums, Sam Hunt Returns to Country Airplay

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Blake Shelton To Take His “Friends And Heroes’ Tour On The Road In 2020

Blake Shelton announced he will be hitting the road next year for his Friends & Heroes 2020 Tour, featuring the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson, Trace Adkins and Lauren Alaina.

The Friends & Heroes 2020 Tour will kick off on Feb. 13 in Portland, Oregon.  The 16-date tour will make additional stops in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Detroit and more. 

Tickets for most dates go on sale on Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. local time, with pre-sale beginning on Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. for American Express card members.

Blake Shelton to revive ‘Friends and Heroes’ tour in 2020

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Carrie Underwood, Eric Church & Thomas Rhett To Headline 2020 Stagecoach Festival

The Stagecoach Music Festival have announced that Carrie Underwood, Eric Church and Thomas Rhett will headline its three-day musical extravaganza in Indio, Calif., in April 2020.  Rhett will headline opening night on April 24, Underwood will headline April 25, and Church will close out the festival on April 26.

The 14th annual Stagecoach Festival will also feature more than 50 additional acts, including Alan Jackson, Dan + Shay, Jon Pardi, Midland, Morgan Wallen, Tanya Tucker and more.

Festival passes go on sale on October 18 at 11 a.m. PT.

Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett to headline Stagecoach 2020

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Garth Brooks Reveals Location Of Fifth Stop On “Dive-Bar Tour”

Garth Brooks is bringing his Dive Bar Tour to Ohio this month for it’s 5th stop!  The country superstar will be at the Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, just east of Akron, on October 28. The series of pop-up concerts have been going on since the summer.

The first three Dive Barstops were Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago in July, Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California in August and Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, Texas in September. The fourth stop is this week at The Barn in Sanford, Florida.

All tickets are free, but can only be won by listening to Country Radio. 

Garth Brooks Reveals Fifth Stop on “Dive Bar Tour”

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Kane Brown’s Drummer, Kenny Dixon, Dies In Auto Accident

Kane Brown’s drummer, Kenny Dixon, 27, died from injuries sustained in a car wreck on Oct. 12.  A statement from Kane’s representatives read: “It is with profound sadness and disbelief that we confirm we lost our drummer Kenny this weekend in a tragic car accident. Kenny was a member of our family from the very beginning and our hearts are with his [fiancée] Sarah, his son, and everyone who knew and loved him. He was truly one of the greatest and kindest people on and off stage we’ve ever known.”

Kenny and Sarah planned to marry on Nov. 30. Sarah also shared a post on Instagram, saying: “I’m at a loss of words. I don’t even know how to write this or ever thought I would have to. Kenny passed away last night in a car accident. I know I have to be strong for Levi and God is gonna pull us through this. We have a forever guardian angel watching above us now. Please keep Levi, my family, and Kenny’s family in your prayers.”

Kane’s next scheduled tour date is on Oct. 19 at the Staples Center in L.A.

Kenny Dixon, Drummer for Country Star Kane Brown, Dies in Car Accident

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Blake Shelton Officiates At Trace Adkins Marriage To Victoria Pratt

Country star Trace Adkins married his girlfriend, Victoria Pratt, over the weekend, and friend and fellow country singer Blake Shelton officiated the couple’s wedding in New Orleans.

“Join us in congratulating Trace & Victoria!” reads the caption on an Instagram photo of the ceremony. “They tied the knot yesterday in New Orleans.”

Adkins’ new bride is an actress, and her work includes roles on “CSI,” “Castle,” “Day Break” and “Heartland.” She was previously married to filmmaker T.J. Scott.  This is the fourth marriage for Adkins.

Trace Adkins Marries Victoria Pratt as Blake Shelton Officiates

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Dwight Yoakam To Be Honored With 2019 BMI President’s Award

Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) will present Dwight Yoakam with its President’s Award at the 67th BMI Country Awards in Nashville on Nov. 12. The BMI President’s Award is presented to songwriters who have “distinctly and profoundly influenced the entertainment industry.” Past recipients include Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Harlan Howard, Billy Sherrill, Pink, Toni Braxon and more.

 In his 30-plus-year career, Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, earned 21 Grammy nominations and charted five Billboard No. 1 albums.

Dwight Yoakam to Receive BMI President’s Award at 2019 BMI Country Awards

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Listen To Sam Hunt’s New Single “Kinfolks”

Sam Hunt has released his first new single in more than a year with the release of “Kinfolks.”  “Kinfolks” will impact country radio on Oct. 14, and was co-written by Hunt along with frequent collaborators Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne.

Hunt is also currently in the studio finishing up his sophomore album, which is expected to be released in 2020.

Listen to “Kinfolks” at the link here!

Hear Sam Hunt’s New Song ‘Kinfolks’

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Take A Look At Jason Aldean’s New Video For “We Back”

Jason Aldean has dropped the video for his new single, “We Back, which is currently No. 23 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after four weeks. Directed by longtime collaborator Shaun Silva, the new clip features footage from Jason’s Ride All Night Tour.

Jason’s upcoming ninth studio album, 9, is set to drop on Nov. 22, and will feature 16 songs. 

Watch the new video for “We Back” at the link here.

Jason Aldean’s ‘We Back’ Video Gives Fans Thrilling 360-Degree View of His Live Show [Watch]

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Miranda Lambert Releases New Song, “Tequila Does”

Miranda Lambert has shared another new song, “Tequila Does,” from her upcoming seventh studio album, Wildcard, which drops on Nov. 1.  Lambert co-wrote the tune with Jon Randall and Jack Ingram, the same songwriting trio behind Miranda’s award-winning single, “Tin Man.”

“Tequila Does” follows the release of the upcoming album’s lead single “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” “Locomotive,” “Mess With My Head,” “Bluebird,” “Way Too Pretty for Prison” and “Pretty Bitchin’.”

Take a listen to “Tequila Does” at the link here.

Miranda Lambert: ‘Tequila Does’ Lyrics, Stream & Download – Listen Now!

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