Country Music
Subscribe To This Feed

Capitol NashvilleWatching the new lyric video for “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” is a lot like flipping through Luke Bryan’s photo album.

The new clip showcases snapshots of Luke’s nearest and dearest, including his wife Caroline, his kids, his manager and many more. If you watch closely, you’ll also spot Blake SheltonCole Swindell and Dierks Bentley.

You can check out the new lyric video on YouTube now.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesLate Country Music Hall-of-Famer Roger Miller is the focus of an all-star, multi-genre, two-disc tribute coming August 31.

In addition to country stars like Dolly PartonLoretta LynnEmmylou HarrisRonnie DunnKacey Musgraves, and Alison KraussBeatles legend Ringo Starr and alternative rock bands Toad the Wet Sprocket and Cake also contribute songs to the project.

Brad Paisley covers one of Miller’s signature tunes, “Dang Me,” while his fellow Hall-of-Famers Willie NelsonKris Kristofferson, and Merle Haggard team up to do “Old Friends.” Eric Church tackles “Oo De Lally,” a song Roger wrote for Walt Disney’s Robin Hood.

Actor John Goodman, who scored one of his big career breaks in Miller’s Broadway musical Big River, contributes the show’s “Guv’ment.”

King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller was produced by Roger’s son, Dean Miller.

“Roger Miller didn’t have to say much,” he says of his dad in the liner notes. “You were simply drawn to him. He had a magnetic smile, and electric wit and a passion for life and music that transcended generations.”

The elder Miller died of cancer in 1992, at the age of 56. During his career, he landed more than 30 top-40 hits on the country chart, including ten tracks that crossed over to the pop world.

A TV tribute is also in the works.
 
Here’s the complete track listing for King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller:

Disc One
"Chug-a-Lug" -- Asleep at the Wheel ft. Huey Lewis
"Dang Me" -- Brad Paisley
"Leavin's Not the Only Way to Go" -- The Stellas/Lennon and Maisy
"Kansas City Star" -- Kacey Musgraves
"World So Full of Love" -- Rodney Crowell
"Old Friends" -- Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard
"Lock Stock and Teardrops" -- Mandy Barnett
"You Oughta Be Here With Me" -- Alison Krauss ft. The Cox Family
"The Crossing" -- Ronnie Dunn, The Blind Boys of Alabama
"In the Summertime" -- The Earls of Leicester ft. Shawn Camp
"England Swings" -- Lyle Lovett
"You Can't Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd" -- Various Artists
"Half a Mind" -- Loretta Lynn
"Invitation to the Blues" -- Shooter Jennings, Jessi Colter
"It Only Hurts Me When I Cry (Live)" -- Dwight Yoakam

Disc Two
"Hey, Would You Hold It Down?" -- Ringo Starr
"Engine, Engine #9" -- Emerson Hart ft. Jon Randall
"When Two Worlds Collide" -- Flatt Lonesome
"Oo De Lally" -- Eric Church
"You Can't Do Me This Way and Get By With It" -- Dean Miller ft. The McCrary Sisters
"Nothing Can Stop Me" -- Toad the Wet Sprocket
"Husbands and Wives" -- Jamey Johnson ft. Emmylou Harris
"I Believe in the Sunshine" -- Lily Meola
"Guv'ment" -- John Goodman
"The Last Word in Lonesome Is Me" -- Dolly Parton ft. Alison Krauss
"I'd Come Back to Me" -- Radney Foster ft. Tawnya Reynolds
"Reincarnation" -- Cake
"One Dying and a Burying" -- The Dead South
"Do Wacka Do" - Robert Earl Keen, Jr.
"King of the Road" -- Various Artists

 Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

PEOPLELook for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on the cover of this week’s People magazine, along with an article titled “How We Make Our Love Last.”  

Faith says one of the secrets to their 21-year marriage -- especially when they’re on tour together, as they are now -- is to take some time apart.

“We both have our daily routines and we have our own dressing rooms,” she reveals. “We each have our own space to retreat to so we do get time to ourselves.”

Still, the two make it a point to come together before they start their Soul2Soul show each night.

“Tim and I share a quick quiet moment together before hitting the stage,” Faith reveals. “Always praying.”

Even after more than two decades together, the two remain huge fans of each other.

“She’s such a powerhouse that it forces me to raise my game every night,” Tim says of his wife.

“Tim is the absolute best entertainer, hands down,” Faith asserts, returning the compliment. “He can bring a crowd to their feet with the motion of his hand. He knows how to deliver songs to the fans and make them feel like he’s singing to them.”

This weekend, Tim and Faith take their Soul2Soul trek to Raleigh, North Carolina and Duluth, Georgia.

You can read more in the latest edition of People, which hits newsstands Friday.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Monument/Arista NashvilleWalker Hayes will head back to work next Wednesday, as he resumes his touring schedule after the loss of his seventh child.

His first date will be June 27 at Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to a post on his socials. All his subsequent concerts are set to go on as well.

On June 6, Walker was forced to cancel his planned appearance at the CMT Music Awards, announcing later via Twitter that “Oakleigh Klover Hayes was born this morning at the hospital and now is safely in heaven.”

Less than a week later, he posted his favorite photo of his wife Laney and their kids, to wish her a happy 14th wedding anniversary.

Walker’s new single “Craig” is the follow-up to his debut top-ten hit, “You Broke Up with Me.”

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

ABC/Image Group LA Scotty McCreery may be busy honeymooning in Bora Bora with his new wife, Gabi Dugal, but he still took time to leave a little something behind for his fans.  The lyric video for his latest single, “This Is It,” is set to premiere at noon ET Thursday on his socials.

You can check out a short snippet on Scotty’s Twitter feed now. The North Carolina native wrote the song about his mountain-top proposal to his longtime sweetheart, and the visuals for the lyric video match that theme.

Scotty and Gabi tied the knot last weekend in their home state. You can check out some of their wedding photos in the new issue of People, which comes out on Friday.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

RCA/Monarch PublicityHaving already sold out more than 30 shows on his Losing Sleep World Tour, Chris Young is extending the trek through the end of the year.

Dan ShayMorgan Evans and Dee Jay Silver will join the "Hangin' On" hitmaker on the fifteen new dates.

Pre-sales start Tuesday, June 26, with seats becoming available to the general public the following Thursday.

Here's a complete look at the new additions to Chris Young's Losing Sleep World Tour: 

10/25 -- Evansville, IN, Ford Center
10/26 -- Milwaukee, WI, Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Center
10/27 -- Champaign, IL, State Farm Center
11/1 -- London, ONT, Budweiser Gardens
11/2 -- Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena
11/3 -- Dayton, OH, Wright State University Nutte Center
11/8 -- Norfolk, VA, Constant Convocation Center
11/9 -- Hershey PA, Giant Center
11/10 -- Syracuse, NY, The Onecenter War Memorial Arena
11/29 -- Knoxville, TN, Thompson-Boling Arena
11/30 -- Greenville, SC, Bon Secours Wellness Arena
12/1 -- Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
12/6 -- Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena 
12/7 -- Long Island, NY, NYCB Live/Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
12/8 -- Manchester, NH, SNHU Arena 

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

ABC/Kelsey McNeal"Meant to Be," the collaboration between Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, has been one of the biggest hits of the year. FGL is now dreaming of collaborating with other pop stars -- and they're setting their sights pretty high.

"Bruno Mars...that'd be somebody to spend a couple days with in the studio and try to create something from nothing," says Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelly. "Y'know, get in the studio and make it really come to life. But I think Rihanna would be cool [too]...I think it'd be cool to hear our voices together."

According to FGL's Tyler Hubbard, they're pretty much down to work with any number of stars outside of the country genre.

"I think every time we go to an awards show, BK and I are always [saying], 'That'd be cool to do a song with them!' or 'That'd be awesome to do a song with them!'" he laughs. "There's so many talented artists out there, it's pretty unreal."

Meanwhile, Tyler says that the message of "Meant to Be" has not only resonated with music fans, but with him and BK as well.

"It's been over a year since we wrote that  song and we've been living with it way before the world had it, so I think we were learning the day we wrote it," Tyler explains. "And learning how to kinda look at the world that way, and look at life that way, and just kinda let go of some control and just let things happen."

Tyler adds, "I just think that's something that we've continued to be reminded of, with...every bit of success that this song has had...and then it's cool to kinda see the world be reminded of that as well and really connect with that."

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Comstock/Thinkstock Fifteen years ago this week, Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett shot the video for this song in Jupiter, Florida. Can you name the tune that hit #1 in August of 2003? ANSWER: "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere."

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Peach State native John Berry celebrated the 25th anniversary of his recording career by performing the national anthem for Sunday's Atlanta Braves game against the San Diego Padres. He was also presented the key to the city during a Friday concert in his hometown of Athens, Georgia.

"Kiss You All Over" hitmakers Exile are marking the 55th anniversary of the band with a re-recording of their most loved songs. Hits is available now online.

Rory Feek's second book, Once Upon a Farm: Lessons on Growing Love, Life, and Hope on a New Frontier, is available now. The new volume chronicles Rory's life since the passing of his wife Joey, the other half of the ACM-winning duo Joey Rory

If you missed Granger Smith doing his hit "Happens Like That" and his new single "You're in It" on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, you can catch his performances on YouTube now.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Valory Music Co. With two little girls, a wife, and a packed touring schedule, the autobiographical “Life Changes” is a whole lot more than Thomas Rhett’s latest single -- it’s just one of the signs of how fast things are moving for him these days.

“We're on our fourth single, which is crazy, because the record, it's not even a year old,” TR says of the album, also called Life Changes. “I remember, on my second record, man, we didn't make a new record for like two years or something like that.”

But now that Thomas Rhett has reached headliner status, things seems to be speeding up.

“I just think it's the way that a lot of fans are consuming music today,” he explains. “When my album came out, that was the first time that we'd ever gone out on the road after an album and got to play album cuts that people knew all the words to.”

“Songs like 'Sixteen' and 'Renegade' have sort of acted like singles to me on the road, even though they haven't been singles,” he explains.  TR says the same was true of “Life Changes” as well, which is currently in the top 20.

Luckily, Thomas never stopped looking ahead to his next project.

“I've been doing nothing but writing my face off since the last album came out,” he admits. “And so we are, right now, just trying to lock down a time to figure out what songs we're gonna record and when we're gonna record 'em. But it is my goal to just keep putting more music out there.”

This summer, Thomas Rhett’s working his own headlining dates, in between opening for Kenny Chesney on the Trip Around the Sun Tour.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Dove ShoreThis summer, newcomer Brandon Lay is busy opening all the dates on Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around the Sun Tour. One song you’re sure to hear during his set is his new single, “Yada Yada Yada.”

“I had the melody in my head one day as I was driving home from a gig but I didn’t have any lyrics yet,” Brandon explains, “so I was just humming yada yada yada as dummy lyrics [into my phone].”

Brandon continues: “A few days later I was in a writing room with the voice memo and [co-writers] Mikey [Reaves] and Heather [Morgan] thought that would make a pretty good title in itself so we went with it.  It’s a fun tune that I hope people will enjoy.”

You can check out the new lyric video for “Yada Yada Yada” on YouTube now.

This Saturday, Brandon plays Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona with Kenny Chesney.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

ABC/Paula LoboHow'd you like an all-expenses-paid trip to see Luke Bryan at Wrigley Field in Chicago?

All you need to do is download Luke's app for a chance to win. That lucky individual will not only get airfare, hotel, and two tickets to the What Makes You Country Tour -- XL Stadium Sized in the Windy City on September 1, they'll also be treated to a backstage tour, a meet-and-greet with the American Idol judge, and a special VIP performance.

This week, the "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset" hitmaker swings through the Sunshine State, playing dates in West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, and Tampa, Florida.  

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Reviver Records“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” may be the title of this week’s #1 collaboration between David Lee Murphy and Kenny Chesney, but things are considerably more than alright for the duo, as they've also set multiple records with the feat.

The tune becomes Kenny’s 29th chart-topper, tying Tim McGraw’s record for the most number ones on Billboard’s Country Airplay ranking. If “Get Along” -- which is currently at #8 -- makes it to the top, Kenny will claim the all-time title.

Alan Jackson and George Strait are just behind Kenny and Tim, by the way, with 26 number ones apiece.

The lead single from David Lee’s No Zip Code album is also making the history books for the length of time between the singer's number ones. Murphy last topped the tally with “Dust on the Bottle” on October 28, 1995: 22 years, five months and three weeks ago. 

That time span between number ones beats everyone except Vince Gill, whose time between “Tryin’ to Get Over You” in 1994 and last year’s “Sober Saturday Night” with Chris Young was 23 years and one week.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

ABC/Image Group LA Miranda Lambert hasn’t done very many in-depth interviews since her split from Blake Shelton in 2015, or the release the following year of her album, The Weight of These Wings. But she opens up to journalist Holly Gleason in a new article for Hits Daily Double.

The typically candid CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year pulls no punches when it comes to admitting her own shortcomings.  “I am who I am. I am honest about being flawed. That’s all I can be, you know?” Miranda admits. “I cuss. I drink. I get divorced and get my heart broken. I break hearts…”

As she’s done before, Miranda acknowledges she uses both her writing and her recordings to deal with her emotions.

“My intention was to use it as therapy, to figure this s*** out,” she declares. “I was going through a divorce very publicly, and thank the Lord I am a writer. That meant I could find some way to deal with it…"

"There’s fun stuff on there too,” she says of The Weight of These Wings. “I feel like I’ve captured the seven stages of grief, but it took me 24 songs to get there.”

“It made me feel so alone,” Miranda says of the divorce, “as much as it does anybody else."

The “Keeper of the Flame” singer also talks about being a favorite target of the tabloid media.

“It’s such bulls***,” she says. “I’m thankful for the drama of it all, because it gets sillier and sillier. They make up so many lies, no one can know the truth. The truth is it’s in my music if you listen close enough.”

Look for more from Miranda in the upcoming second part of the Hits Daily Double interview.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

ABC/Randy Holmes; ABC/Image Group LALuke Combs and Lauren Alaina will celebrate Independence Day this year with a collection of the biggest stars in American music, as they perform on the 2018 edition of the PBS special A Capitol Fourth.

Jimmy BuffettThe Beach Boys and The Temptations are also set to sing on the show, hosted by actor John Stamos. A cappella sensation Pentatonix and gospel legend CeCe Winans will also take the stage that’ll be set up on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

The annual special will also commemorate America’s 242nd birthday with an impressive fireworks display, set against the Washington, D.C. skyline. You can tune in to watch A Capitol Fourth Wednesday, July 4 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Comstock/Thinkstock Little Big Town scored their first #1 single with this song that peaked in the summer of 2012. Can you name this hit, which was also the lead release from their Tornado album? ANSWER: "Pontoon."

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

ABC/Image Group LAGet ready for new music from Garth Brooks today.  The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year will drop "All Day Long" later Tuesday on all the usual digital outlets.

"From the very first lick, this song is a party," Brooks says of the new single in a statement.  "Country radio, uptempo honky-tonk and summer go soooooooo good together!"

"All Day Long" is the first single from Garth's as-yet untitled fourth studio album, due out next year.  You'll also be able to pre-order that project later today via Amazon.com for the special price of ten bucks.  If you pre-order the album now, you'll not only get "All Day Long" right away, you'll also score the instant grat track "The Road I'm On," which Garth has already said would likely be the opening song on his next tour. 

The new album will be Garth's first since his 2016 project, "Gunslinger."

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Cole Swindell was a surprise guest on Saturday's Cincinnati stop on Luke Bryan's What Makes You Country Tour -- XL Stadium Sized. The two duetted on "Roller Coaster" and "This Is How We Roll," both number ones Cole co-wrote. 

Big Machine's Riley Green launches his Outlaws Like Us Tour August 9 in Huntsville, Alabama, with fellow newcomers Troy Cartwright and Trea Landon.

You can check out Sam Hunt's lyric video for "Downtown's Dead" on YouTube

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

ABC/Randy HolmesFlorida Georgia Line just released the lead single from their next album, "Simple," hot on the heels of their #1 crossover smash with Bebe Rexha, "Meant to Be." 

But before "Simple" has its shot at the top of the chart, there's another FGL song that will likely make it there first: their top-five collaboration with newcomer Morgan Wallen on "Up Down." 

"That's our buddy, man," Tyler Hubbard tells ABC Radio. "Morgan's a great guy, and he's been a friend of ours for awhile. We've been on tour together and done a bunch of stuff."

"So, when he asked us to get on this song, we felt like this song was a hit and we couldn't wait to get on it," he explains. "It's been a huge honor, and to watch it go up the charts -- that never gets old. We're really proud and happy for Morgan."

Morgan, Tyler and Brian Kelley also wrote Jason Aldean's latest #1, "You Make It Easy," while Tyler also had a hand in crafting Granger Smith's "Happens Like That" and Craig Campbell's "See You Try."

So how do Tyler and BK manage to be such prolific tunesmiths?

"We just write a lot of songs!" Tyler says.

"When we have a tour, we have our Tree Vibez bus out, so we're writing every day," Brian adds, name-checking the duo''s publishing company. "Tyler is in town, when we're not on tour, in Nashville at the Tree Vibez building writing everyday."

"So I'll be flying guys down to Florida writing..." Brian goes on. "We just try to stay creative. I think that's what's helped up so far in our careers, just never really taking too much time off. Just trying to get as much inspiration, organic creativity as we can, keeping this train rolling."

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

0
comments



Subscribe To This Feed

ABC/Image Group LA Some lucky fans will get the chance to celebrate Dan Shay’s new record at an exclusive album release event Friday in New York City.

The duo’s self-titled third record comes out June 22, and the pair is partnering with YouTube to host a special gathering that starts at 5:30 p.m. ET in Chelsea. All you need to do is fill out the form online for a chance to win tickets for you and a friend.

Dan Shay’s lead single, “Tequila,” is currently at #2 and seems poised to hit the top spot next week.  

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

0
comments



Hound Poll
Do you agree with Girls being allowed to be a part of the Boy Scouts?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.