Country Music News

  • Reba McEntire’s Separation Surprised Fans and Industry Insiders

    In a community where celebrity divorce rumors tend to run rampant, news of Reba McEntire and husband Narvel Blackstock’s separation came as a huge surprise to fans and the Nashville music industry. The couple announced Monday (Aug. 3) that they’ve separated after a 26-year marriage. McEntire confirmed the news on her official website. “In a... Read more »

  • Nashville Legend Billy Sherrill Dead at 78

    Producer and songwriter Billy Sherrill, whose hits for Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Charlie Rich, Tanya Tucker, David Houston and others earned him niches in both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, died Tuesday morning (Aug. 4) in Nashville at the age of 78. Born Nov. 5, 1936 in... Read more »

  • Georgia Boys Alan Jackson, Luke Bryan Top This Week’s Charts

    There are two new titles at the tops of Billboard‘s country albums and country airplay charts this week, both by Georgia boys. Alan Jackson’s Angels and Alcohol moves in as the No. 1 album (up from No. 2 last week), and Luke Bryan’s “Kick the Dust Up” claims its place as the primo song. Like... Read more »

  • Check Out Photos From the Oregon Jamboree

    Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban and Big & Rich delivered the goods during their headlining sets this past weekend (July 31-Aug. 2) at the Oregon Jamboree. Others who headed to the Cascade Mountains for the festival in Sweet Home, Oregon, included Lee Brice, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, Hunter Hayes Love and Theft and Michael Ray. Check... Read more »

  • Billy Currington Joins Writers of “Don’t It” at No. 1 Party

    Music Row toasted Billy Currington and the three writers of his latest hit, “Don’t It,” with a No. 1 party Monday afternoon (Aug. 3) at the CMA building in Nashville. The writers are Ashley Gorley, Jaren Johnston and Ross Copperman, all of whom were present with Currington to bask in the accolades. Mike Sistad spoke... Read more »

  • Brett Eldredge to Judge Miss America Pageant

    Poor Brett Eldredge. How will he ever pick the next Miss America out of all those gorgeous women set to hit Atlantic City in September? That’s right. Eldredge is the first of seven celebrity judges revealed for the 2016 Miss America Competition, which airs live next month on ABC. It’s a tough, tough job, but... Read more »

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