Jake Owen Debuts His Single “Made For You”

Jake Owen debuted his new ballad, “Made for You,” during an appearance on the Bobby Bones Show. The new song is the second release from Owen, following the release of the upbeat “I Was Jack (You Were Diane),” his first single on his new record label. Owen joined the Big Loud roster in late 2017, which brought him back together with producer Joey Moi. The new songs are in anticipation of the singer’s 2018 Life’s Watcha Make It Tour, which takes him to various baseball venues across the country throughout the summer. His openers will be Chris Janson and “Singles You Up” hitmaker Jordan Davis.

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Cassadee Pope Releases New Song “Take You Home”

It has been some time since her Cassadee Pope’s Summer EP was released, but her newest single, “Take You Home” has just arrived. The lyrics speak to a new relationship that reaches the point of bringing somebody to your hometown, showing them where you come from, and introducing them to the people and things of your past.  Pope and producer Corey Crowder, who previously worked together on “Think of You” (Chris Young) and Summer EP, have joined forces again on the latest track. Listen to Cassadee Pope’s “Take You Home” below and click here to download it from iTunes now.

Hear Cassadee Pope’s Bold New Song ‘Take You Home’

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Cole Swindell Debuts ‘Break Up in the End’ Video

34-year-old country star Cole Swindell travels backwards through an ill-fated relationship in the heartfelt visual for his new single, “Break Up in the End.” “Break Up in the End” is Swindell’s ninth career single, following seven No. 1 singles as a solo artist. The song, written by Jon Nite, Chase McGill and Jessie Jo Dillon, is also Swindell’s first offering from his forthcoming third studio album, expected out later this year. The video is directed by Jay Martin and pairs Swindell with leading lady Alicia Watson.  In addition to the video above, Swindell has also unveiled an alternate version on Spotify. Swindell will wrap his first career-headlining Reason to Drink Tour in Los Angeles with Chris Janson and Lauren Alaina. 

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Jason Aldean Is Dedicating ‘Rearview Town’ To Las Vegas Shooting Victims

Rearview Town, the upcoming album from Jason Aldean, had almost been completed before the horrific massacre in Las Vegas left 58 people dead during the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1 when Aldean was performing. Now the singer is dedicating the project to the victims of the tragedy. 11 out of the 15 tracks that appear on Rearview Town were cut before the mass shooting.  However, “Ride All Night” and “I’ll Wait for You” are two songs Aldean recorded after the event.  “We did dedicate that record to the victims and the people that were there,” Aldean said in an interview. “That was just something I wanted to do on a personal note, for me.” Rearview Town is due to be released on April 13.

Jason Aldean Dedicates ‘Rearview Town’ to Vegas Shooting Victims

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Florida Georgia Line, RaeLynn, Morgan Wallen & More To Headline Hurricane Irma Benefit Concert

The 23rd annual Key West Songwriters Festival on May 9–13 in Florida will feature some of country music’s most talented singer/songwriters, including LANCO, Tyler Farr, Robert Earl Keen, Wade Bowen, Bruce Robison, Ashley McBryde and more. To help further the rebuilding effort due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in September 2017, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, Morgan Wallen, RaeLynn and more will headline the Keys Strong Hurricane Relief concert during the Key West Songwriters Festival on May 9. “We believe that music is healing and are beyond blessed to bring our Nashville community to Key West in support of the relief efforts,” says Brian Kelley. “Spreading the love to a place that first welcomed us and our music completes the circle in a way. We’re looking forward to being back.”

FGL turns the Key West Songwriters Festival into a chance to help victims of Hurricane Irma

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Chris Stapleton And More To Headline 2018 Pilgrimage Festival

Chris Stapleton will return for his second official appearance at the annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival south of Nashville this fall. The multi-genre music event takes place September 22nd and 23rd at the Park at Harlinsdale horse farm in Franklin, Tennessee. Stapleton played the inaugural Pilgrimage Festival in 2015, and this year Jack White and Lionel Richie will co-headline. Ticket options for the 2018 fest include a two-day Pilgrimage pass or the two-day VIP Village pass, with on-site parking passes also available. Children 10 and under get in free when accompanied by an adult Pilgrimage Pass. Passes go on sale Friday, March 30th at 10:00  and details can be found at the Pilgrimage Festival website here 

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival Announces 2018 Lineup: Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie Headlining

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Scotty McCreery’s ‘Seasons Change’ Lands No. 1 Album Spot

Scotty McCreery has reached the top slot on the album charts with Seasons Change.  The album came out on March 23 and has sold more than 40,000 copies, which has sent McCreery to the top of Billboard’s Country Albums Chart.  “It’s been quite a journey these last few years, and to learn that Seasons Change has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart is awesome and so gratifying,” said McCreery.  Fans can hear McCreery’s new music live, as the singer plans to tour for the next couple months. More information can be found on McCreery’s website.

Scotty McCreery Has the No. 1 Country Album With ‘Seasons Change’

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Garth Brooks And Trisha Yearwood Announce 2018 Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductees

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood announced on Tuesday, March 27th that three country legends are being added to the Country Music Hall of Fame‘s famous rotunda.  Ricky Skaggs, Dottie West and Johnny Gimble were announced as the 2018 inductees. Ricky Skaggs was named as the Modern Era Artist inductee for his incredible career achievements in both country music and bluegrass. He played alongside Vince Gill and Jerry Douglas before joining Emmylou Harris’ band in the late 1970s. His solo country career took off in the 1980s, earning him 12 No. 1 hits. Veterans era artist inductee Dottie West, a close friend of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, paved the way for many other female country artists. She recorded multiple hit duets with Kenny Rogers but also found solo success in the 1980s, including her No. 1 hit “A Lesson in Leavin’.” She tragically passed away at just 58 in a car crash while on her way to the Grand Ole Opry in 1991. Texas native and legendary fiddler Johnny Gimble was selected as the Recording and/or Touring Musician nominee. Gimble was a longtime member of Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys but also toured alongside Merle Haggard, George Strait and Marty Robbins. All three artists will be inducted in a private medallion ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year.

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Luke Bryan Earns His 20th No. 1 Single With ‘Most People Are Good’

Luke Bryan’s second single from his sixth studio album, What Makes You Country just made it to No. 1.  The single “Most People Are Good,” has flown up the charts and earned Bryan his 20th No. 1 hit. This week, Bryan’s track moved quickly from the No. 3 spot up to No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, ahead of Devin Dawson’s “All On Me” and Thomas Rhett’s “Marry Me.” Bryan also holds the top spot on the Mediabase Country chart. Bryan is particularly proud that this song earned him his 20th No. 1. “I think that ‘Most People Are Good‘ might be one of the best songs I’ve ever recorded,” Bryan stated in a press release. “I think it’s a song that truly helps people believe in people again.”

Luke Bryan Scores 20th No. 1 Single With “Most People Are Good”

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Brett Young, Lauren Alaina And Midland Win Early 2018 ACM Awards

Up-and-coming acts Brett Young, Lauren Alaina and Midland are early 2018 ACM Awards winners.  Young is 2018’s ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year, Alaina is this year’s New Female Vocalist of the Year, and Midland are the New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year for 2018. This year’s ACM Awards host, Reba McEntire called all three winners to share the exciting news. Other nominees in the ACM Awards’ new artist of the year categories included Luke Combs, Carly Pearce and Lanco. Alaina is also nominated for Vocal Event of the Year, while Midland are in the running for Vocal Group of the Year and Single Record of the Year. The 2018 ACM Awards are set to take place in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 15 and will air live on CBS.

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