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Florida Georgia Line Makes Public Play for Collaboration With Carrie Underwood

Florida Georgia Line Makes Public Play for Collaboration With Carrie Underwood

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line have released collaborations with some of music’s biggest stars, including Luke Bryan (“This Is How We Roll”), The Backstreet Boys (“God, Your Mama and Me”) Bebe Rexha (“Meant to Be”), Justin Bieber (“Yummy Country Remix”) and more. On Feb. 25, the duo made a public plea…MORE

Nashville’s 2020 Tin Pan South Festival to Feature Jamey Johnson, Hayes Carll, Allison Moorer & More [Tickets On Sale Now]

Nashville’s 2020 Tin Pan South Festival to Feature Jamey Johnson, Hayes Carll, Allison Moorer & More [Tickets On Sale Now]

More than 400 artists will descend upon Nashville on March 23–28 for the 28th annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. During the six-day festival, 10 Nashville venues will play host to 100 shows, featuring some of the industry’s best singer/songwriters, including Hayes Carll, Jamey Johnson, Allison Moorer, Mindy Smith and more. Additional artists will be…MORE

Sam Hunt Scores 6th No. 1 Single With “Kinfolks”

Sam Hunt Scores 6th No. 1 Single With “Kinfolks”

Sam Hunt scored his sixth No. 1 single as “Kinfolks” ascended to the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Penned by Sam with frequent collaborators Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne, “Kinfolks” is the lead single from Sam’s upcoming sophomore album, Southside (April 3). “When I think…MORE

Scotty McCreery’s “Amazing” Wife Helps Keep Things in Perspective: “When I Hear About What She Sees as a Nurse, You Realize What’s Important”

Scotty McCreery’s “Amazing” Wife Helps Keep Things in Perspective: “When I Hear About What She Sees as a Nurse, You Realize What’s Important”

Scotty McCreery is trying to score his third consecutive No. 1 single with “In Between,” which is currently No. 22 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after 45 weeks. Penned by Scotty, Frank Rogers, Jessi Alexander and Jonathan Singleton, “In Between” follows previous No. 1 singles “Five More Minutes” and “This Is It.” All three songs…MORE

Carrie Underwood Moved to Tears During Surprise Presentation as “Cry Pretty” Certified Platinum

Carrie Underwood Moved to Tears During Surprise Presentation as “Cry Pretty” Certified Platinum

Carrie Underwood was moved to tears during a surprise presentation as her 2018 album, Cry Pretty, was certified Platinum by the RIAA. UMG Nashville CEO Mike Dungan and president Cindy Mabe surprised Carrie with a plaque commemorating her album’s new platinum designation—which represents 1 million units—during her artist interview at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville…MORE

Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Dye and Josh Kerr Get Married

Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Dye and Josh Kerr Get Married

After getting engaged in September 2019, Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Dye and hit songwriter Josh Kerr tied the knot on Feb. 21 in Nashville. Tae revealed the news via Instagram, stating, in part: “my person for life ❤️ I am madly in love with you @joshkerrmusic // 2.21.20” and “Friday was a dream. I can’t believe…MORE

Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and Wife Hannah Welcome 2nd Child

Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and Wife Hannah Welcome 2nd Child

Congratulations to Dan+Shay’s Shay Mooney and wife Hannah on the arrival of their second child. Ames Alexander Mooney was born on Feb. 21. Ames joins older brother Asher James, 3, in the Mooney household. Shay posted a series of photos of Ames Alexander on his Instagram account, with the caption: “Ames Alexander, welcome to the…MORE

Sam Hunt Debuts New Song, “2016,” at Country Radio Seminar [Listen]

Sam Hunt Debuts New Song, “2016,” at Country Radio Seminar [Listen]

Universal Music Group held its 11th annual Team UMG at the Ryman event on Feb. 20 as part of Country Radio Seminar 2020. This event showcased UMG Nashville’s incredible roster, including Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Jon Pardi, Little Big Town, Brandon Lay, Caylee Hammack, Adam Hambrick, Kylie Morgan, Parker McCollum and…MORE

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