Kacey Musgraves Announces New Album ‘Golden Hour’

Kacey Musgraves has just announced that her brand new album, Golden Hour, will be released in early 2018. Describing her next project as “trippy,” the 29-year-old revealed in a recent interview that the album will represent several characters including the “lonely girl,” “blissful girl,” “the new wife,” “the sarcastic girl,” and more. The country singer’s new album follows her Grammy-nominated Pageant Material which was released in 2015. Musgraves will hit the road in 2018 as a supporting act on Little Big Town’s The Breakers Tour.

Kacey Musgraves Plots 2018 Album ‘Golden Hour’

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Blake Shelton And Gwen Stefani Make It Feel Like Christmas On Her NBC Special

Gwen Stefani and her beau Blake Shelton came back to reprise a rendition of the tune “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” on her NBC special of the same name. Directly following the results of The Voice, Stefani’s one-hour holiday program offered up their collaboration Shelton also made some funny cameos aside from the duet.  “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” is the title song of Stefani’s new Christmas album, which was released Oct. 6. The album also features other new songs sung by Stefani, as well as holiday classics including “Jingle Bells,” “Let It Snow,” “Silent Night” and “Santa Baby.”

Watch Gwen Stefani Perform ‘You Make It Feel Like Christmas’ With Blake Shelton & More During Holiday TV Special

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Dylan Scott And Wife Welcome Their First Child

On Tuesday evening, December 12, singer Dylan Scott and his wife Blair welcomed their first child, a son named Beckett Scott Robinson. The Scott family announced the new arrival via social media. Their son was welcomed to the world weighing eight pounds and measuring 21 inches long. The rising star has been on the road with Justin Moore on his Hell on a Highway Tour that continues through April of 2018. Scott scored his first No. 1 single with “My Girl” in 2017.

Dylan Scott & Wife Welcome Son, Beckett Scott Robinson

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Kane Brown And Sugarland Set To Perform On “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest”

Kane Brown was added to the lineup to help kick off 2018 in style with a special performance as part of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2018 on ABC. The country singer is set to perform from the Hollywood Party in Los Angeles on Dec. 31. Brown isn’t the only country artist invited to the New Year’s Eve party: Sugarland will serve as performers in New York City’s Times Square. This year, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve celebrates its 46th anniversary. Ryan Seacrest serves as host in New York City, while pop singer Ciara will host the Hollywood portion.

Kane Brown, Sugarland To Perform During ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2018′

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CBS Will Present The 53rd Academy Of Country Music Awards In 2018

CBS announced today that the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, to be carried live on the network, will air Sunday, April 15, 2018, from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The show, billed as Country Music’s Party of the Year, is slotted for 8-11 p.m., airing live ET.  CBS said the show “will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations and surprising moments, with more announcements to follow in the coming months.”

53rd ACM Awards Will Air Live From Las Vegas on April 15, Tickets On Sale Dec. 14

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Luke Bryan Celebrates Album Release Week With No. 1 Hit ‘Light It Up’

Luke Bryan is back on top. The Georgia native scored his 19th No.1 hit with “Light It Up,” the debut single from his recent What Makes You Country album. The song was written by Bryan, along with Old Dominion’s Brad Tursi.  “Light It Up” is just one of 15 songs on What Makes You Country, which Bryan says is “countrier” than any of his previous albums.

Luke Bryan Scores 19th No. 1 Single: “I’m Just Really Relishing Where I’m At Right Now”

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Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle Lead 2018 30A Songwriters Festival Lineup

Country music fans may already be planning a trip to Florida’s South Walton County next January for the ninth annual 30A Songwriters Festival. Set for January 12th through 15th, 2018, the event will include appearances from Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Lee Ann Womack, North Mississippi Allstars, Shawn Mullins, The Zombies, Indigo Girls’ singer Emily Saliers (fronting her Murmuration Nation Band), and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley. The lineup, a list of venues, weekend passes, and more information are available now at the official festival website. 

Charles Kelley, Lee Ann Womack, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Hayes Carll & More to Play 9th Annual 30A Songwriters Festival

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Country Singer Katie Armiger Faces More Legal Woes With Former Record Label

Singer-songwriter Katie Armiger is facing another lawsuit from her former label, Cold River Record, and the artist has established a GoFundMe to help pay for her legal fees.  Armiger was sued in 2016 by Cold River Records “for refusing to perform the remainder of her contracts with the label.” Armiger countersued, claiming that the label had announced her retreat from country music and locked her out of her social media accounts without her knowledge or consent after she refused to meet “expectations” the label had for her interactions, specifically with men in power. Armiger says that all funds raised will go to her legal expenses, and any excess donations will be contributed to the Sexual Assault Center in Nashville.

Katie Armiger Crowdfunding Legal Fees as More Cold River Lawsuits Fly

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Trace Adkins Tributes Military Heroes With ‘Still a Soldier’ Video

Trace Adkins once again pays tribute to America’s military men and women in his new video for “Still a Soldier.”  The video for the patriotic song follows the day-to-day life of an Iraq veteran who has returned home and resumed his normal life with his wife and son, but is “still a soldier” at heart.  Director Mike Stryker and producer Shanah Zigler helped bring the song to life in the compelling video. “Still a Soldier” is the fourth single from Adkins’ Something’s Going On album, which he released in March 2017.

Trace Adkins Tributes Military With ‘Still a Soldier’ Video

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Jana Kramer Reveals She’s Suffered A Miscarriage

Country singer Jana Kramer has shared some sad news with her fans on social media. She revealed that she has suffered a miscarriage. In a post on her Instagram page, Kramer, who has a 22-month-old daughter named Jolie Rae, is shown holding up an ultrasound photo.  She also shared that this isn’t the first time she has had a miscarriage, and noted the pressure women face to keep their pregnancies secret in the first trimester.

Jana Kramer Suffers Miscarriage: “I Just Don’t Want to Feel Alone”

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