Country Music 411

Sam Hunt And Hanna Lee Fowler Welcome Their Second Child

Sam Hunt and his wife, Hanna Lee Fowler, have welcomed their second child together.

The 38-year-old country star took to Instagram Friday (November 22nd) to share a family photo including his 18-month-old daughter Lucy and the couple’s new addition. He captioned the photo with, “Thank You Lord.”

Earlier this year, Hunt revealed that he and Fowler were expecting their second child during a concert at Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas. 

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Does Cody Johnson Have More Tats than Jelly Roll?

Cody Johnson is all tatted up.  Including one tattoo that's in a very weird spot:  The bottom of his FOOT. Someone asked him if he has more tattoos than Jelly Roll.  He said he's not sure, because he's never seen Jelly with his shirt off.  Then he started listing all the places HE has them . . . including one on the ARCH of his foot.

So, what's the tattoo, and WHY?  He answered the why question first:  Alcohol.  The tattoo itself has a story.  He had his tattoo artist on tour with him, and asked if there was any body part he'd never done a tattoo on before.

Turned out he'd never tattooed the bottom of someone's foot.  So Cody went for it.  He says it tickled a little, but it wasn't too bad.  The alcohol probably helped.


He didn't show it off, and we couldn't find any photos online.  But it was inspired by his favorite Waylon Jennings song, "I've Always Been Crazy".  Specifically, the lyric, "I've always been different, with one foot over the line."



The tattoo is the number "1" . . . then an apostrophe for the word "foot" . . . and it's underlined.  So, "1 foot" over a line. 


Jason Aldean's Family Features In 'Let Your Boys Be Country' Video

Jason Aldean’s latest music video is a family affair.

The visual for “Let Your Boys Be Country” features his son Memphis and shows the father-son duo heading into the woods for a hunting trip.

The five-year-old isn’t the only family member to make an appearance in the video. The singer’s wife Brittany and their 4-year-old daughter, Navy, also make an appearance.

He wrote on YouTube shorts, “’Let Your Boys Be Country’ is about raising your kids to enjoy the simpler parts of life.



Lainey Wilson won big at the 2023 CMA Awards

The "Watermelon Moonshine" singer went into the event with nine nominations and walked away with five awards including Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.  


Jelly Roll took home the New Artist of the Year Award.  He noted in his speech, “There is something poetic about a 39-year-old man winning new artist of the year… What’s in front of you is so much more important than what’s behind you. Let’s party, Nashville!”


“Fast Car” won awards for both Luke Combs, who snagged the prize for Single of the Year, and Tracy Chapman, who accepted the Song of the Year award in absentia. 


Performance highlights included Wynonna Judd joining Jelly on stage for his single, “Need A Favor,” Morgan Wallen bringing Eric Church out to recreate their duet of “Man Made a Bar” and Post Malone joining Wallen and Hardy for a tribute to Joe Diffie.


There was also an all-star salute to Jimmy Buffett with Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Zac Brown and longtime Buffett band member Mac McAnally.


2023 CMA Award Winners



  • Lainey Wilson


Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s)

  • “Fast Car” – Luke Combs Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton Mix Engineer: Chip Matthews


Award goes to Artist, Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s)

  • Bell Bottom Country – Lainey Wilson Producer: Jay Joyce Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce


Award goes to Songwriter(s)

  • “Fast Car” Songwriter: Tracy Chapman


  • Lainey Wilson


  • Chris Stapleton


  • Old Dominion


  • Brothers Osborne


Award goes to Artists and Producer(s)  

  • “Wait in the Truck” – Hardy (feat. Lainey Wilson) Producers: Hardy, Joey Moi, Jordan Schmidt, Derek Wells


  • Jenee Fleenor


Award goes to Artist(s) and Director(s)

  • “Wait in the Truck” – Hardy (feat. Lainey Wilson) Director: Justin Clough


  • Jelly Roll


Photo credit: Ben Childers

Kenny Chesney And Zac Brown Band To Embark On The Sun Goes Down 2024 Tour

Kenny Chesney has enlisted Zac Brown Band to join him on the Sun Goes Down 2024 tour.

They will also be joined by Megan Moroney and Chesney's “When The Sun Goes Down” duet partner, Uncle Kracker.

Chesney said of the tour, “I wanted a name that suggested – obviously – when all the good stuff starts to happen. The one thing I’ve learned about No Shoes Nation and these stadium shows is they start the good times early and they just keep it going. We all know, when the sun goes down, that’s when people really get loose and enjoy themselves.”

Kicking off April 20th, 2024 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, the tour will run through August 23th at Foxborough, Mass.’s Gillette Stadium for what has become a tradition: closing out the tour in a venue Chesney has played to well over a million people.

Tickets for these major stadium shows will go on-sale Friday, November 17th.



Miranda Lambert's Walmart Home Line

As Miranda Lambert‘s Wanda June Home fall collection, is making its journey, of her Walmart home line — one that she calls a labor of love. 

“It takes a long time to build a brand and we’re still definitely in the building stages. But every day is a new day of trying to make sure that Wanda June represents exactly who I am and who my family is and what we stand for,” Miranda tells ABC. “I think that all comes from mostly just being who you are in keeping it simple, you know?” 

While Miranda is still building out her home line, she’s got big, generation-transcending dreams for it. 

“Wanda June is one of those lines that once we keep building it out, I’m hoping that it’s generational,” she says. “My mom has my grandmother’s dishes and I’ve got some of my grandmother’s dishes, and then I’ll get my mom’s. I hope Wanda June is one of those collectible generational things people can attach memories to.”  

You can shop Miranda’s Wanda June Home line now at

Source: ABC  

Photo Credit: Walmart


Scotty McCreery Dresses Up As A Texas Ranger For Halloween

Despite being a Boston Red Sox fan, Scotty McCreery dressed as a Texas Rangers player for Halloween.

During his Saturday (October 28th) night show at the Fort Worth-area bar Billy Bob’s Texas, the singer dressed as a member of the local baseball team.

A photo shared to Facebook Sunday (October 29th) shows he wasn’t the only one in costume. Among his bandmates were a ghostbuster, a vampire, and a wrestler.

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Oliver Anthony To Record His First Album Outdoors

Oliver Anthony is planning on recording his first album outdoors.

The singer announced on Instagram Friday (October 27th), “Have been in the woods lately writing some songs and petting some dogs. Will be recording my first official album in January. Going to be recording outdoors, much like the RAdioWv session videos you’ve seen popping up on YouTube recently, but with a few other instruments added.”

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Luke Bryan's Son Taken To ER After Fishing Accident

Luke Bryan’s son, Tate, ended up in the emergency room after having a fishing accident. Lina Bryan shared a video of her son with a fishing lure stuck in his leg on Sunday (October 29th) with the caption, “Another fish hook ER visit…but he wanted Luke to know that still caught the fish.”

The country star added in the comments, “At least I caught the trout. Dats my boy.




Darius Rucker Recalls His Encounter With A Ghost

Darius Rucker once had a ghost encounter so scary he tried to hop into bed with one of his Hootie & the Blowfish bandmates.

He told Kelly Clarkson Monday (October 23rd) that it all happened when he moved in with bass player Dean Felber and started using furniture once owned by his grandmother.

Rucker said, “My grandmother had died. And I wake up one [night], three o'clock in the morning, and I look at the edge of my bed. My grandmother's sitting there. I sit up, and I wipe my eyes, and I go, 'wow,' and she's still sitting there."

The singer continued, "I get up and run out of my bed. I run to Dean's room, and I was like, 'Dean, my grandmother's ghost is in my room. Can I sleep in you bed?' He went, 'No!' I went on the couch."



Jelly Roll Approves Of Fans Dressing As Him For Halloween

If you’re thinking of dressing as Jelly Roll for Halloween this year, you just might earn a retweet from the singer.

Jelly reposted images of multiple impersonators over the past few days including one couple that dressed up both as the singer and his wife, Bunnie XO.

It started when Jelly gave his stamp of approval to a post of user @GriffinWade, who copied everything to perfection, even the country star’s facial tattoos.

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Jordan Davis Is Not A Fan Of Halloween Candy Corn

Jordan Davis is a fan of Halloween but some of the candy he can do without.  First the candy he does enjoy. 

“My favorite Halloween candy is probably Reese’s or M&M’s, although I love the variety of Starburst. It’s one that I feel like I only eat at Halloween, because I feel like at Halloween one of the popular ones is the two-piece Starburst things. So, probably Reese’s, M&Ms and throw in some Starbursts.”  


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Luke Bryan Closes Out Elk Season With A Hunting Trip In Colorado

Luke Bryan and his sons made the most of a recent hunting trip to Colorado.

The country star shared a series of photos to Instagram Thursday (October 12th) that show him hunting and fishing with his nephew, Til, and his sons Bo and.

He also displayed a shot of himself next to a massive kill with the caption, "Nothing like a trip out to Colorado with my boys to close out elk season."

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Maren Morris Files For Divorce From Ryan Hurd

Maren Morris has filed for divorce against her husband of five years, Ryan Hurd.

Taste of Country reports that paperwork was filed at the Davidson County Circuit Court in Nashville on October 2nd, citing irreconcilable difference as the reason for their split.

Court documents obtained by the outlet show that the couple signed a prenuptial agreement that was amended after they were married.  The "Chasing After You" singer is asking the court to enforce the original agreement, the amendment and requests that she be awarded her separate property. 

Additionally, Morris is seeking shared custody of their son, Hayes, born in 2020.

Morris has hired attorney Rose Palermo, who previously represented Wynonna Judd, Tracy Lawrence, and Vince Gill’s first wife in their divorces.  



Blake Shelton's 'Barmageddon' Returns For Season 2

Blake Shelton’s Barmageddon will return to USA this fall with guests like Carly Pearce, Jelly Roll, Gwen Stefani and Kelly Clarkson.

The show, cohosted by Carson Daly and WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Glasser, will feature a series of celebrity bar games filmed in the country star’s Ole Red bar in Nashville.

Season Two premieres on Monday, November 11th.


Morgan Wallen Tours with Peyton Manning

Morgan Wallen took to X, previously known as Twitter, to announce his 'One Night At A Time 2024' tour with Peyton Manning! Check it out below: 



Country People's Choice Awards

Little Big Town is set to host the first-ever People's Choice Country Awards.  This Thursday, September 28th, at 8PM on NBC and Peacock. 


The People's Artist of 2023   Kane Brown   Kelsea Ballerini   Lainey Wilson   Luke Combs   Morgan Wallen   Old Dominion   Zach Bryan 

The Male Artist of 2023   Bailey Zimmerman   Blake Shelton   Hardy   Jelly Roll   Kane Brown   Luke Combs   Morgan Wallen   Zach Bryan 

The Female Artist of 2023   Ashley McBryde   Carly Pearce   Carrie Underwood   Elle King   Kelsea Ballerini   Lainey Wilson   Megan Moroney   Miranda Lambert 


T-Swift is Living Her Best Life

"Drunk Taylor" memes are all over the Internet, thanks to Taylor Swift's lively energy at the VMAs. Whether she was drinking or not, she seemed to be having the time of her life! Check out some of the clips below:


Video credit: tswiftclips on TikTok





Maddie & Tae's, Maddie Font, is a mom!

The singer and her husband Jonah welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Forrest Henry, on Saturday (September 9th).

She shared a photo of the newborn to Instagram Monday (September 11th) and revealed that she had an emergency c-section “after 37 hard hours of labor.”

She continued, “Thank you to our incredible medical team at St Thomas Midtown for taking incredible care of us and making a really scary experience as calm and comfortable as possible for our little family. Forrest is everything Jonah and I could’ve ever dreamed of, and we’d go through it all over again for him.”




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Kelsea Ballerini Shares Video Of 30th Birthday Tumble

Kelsea Ballerini took quite a spill in a video she posted to social media Sunday (Sept 10th). The clip shows her nearly tumbling off a balcony and down a steep, tree-filled incline that leads down to the water during an early 30th birthday getaway with friends. Fortunately, the "If You Go Down" singer was saved by a clear barrier that stopped her from disaster. Ballerini offiially turns 30 on Tuesday (September 12th). ARTICLE PHOTO CREDIT: LINKED BELOW



Scotty McCreery's Dog Moose Is a Crazy-Good Swimmer

Scotty McCreery recently posted a video of himself swimming with his son, Avery, who turns one year old next month.   But the real STAR of the video is Scotty's dog Moose, who's swimming in the background.  Moose is swimming laps and is totally tearing it up, like a canine Michael Phelps!  



Country Stars Share Condolences over Jimmy Buffetts's Death

The legendary Jimmy Buffett passed away of skin cancer on Friday.  He was 76.  Jimmy was a HUGE star . . . but at his heart, he was always a country singer, and he was an inspiration and influence to many country artists over the past few decades.

1.  Kenny Chesney said, "Jimmy painted pictures and short stories in all the songs he wrote.  He taught a lot of people about the poetry in just living, especially this kid from East Tennessee." Kenny also posted an early morning video of himself singing Jimmy's "A Pirate Looks at Forty" on a beach.


2.  Toby Keith posted photos with Jimmy, along with the caption:  "The pirate has passed.  R.I.P. Jimmy Buffett.  Tremendous influence on so many of us."


3.  Old Dominion thanked Jimmy for "providing countless musicians like us a comfortable, welcoming place to create our own music."  (Here's a clip of Old Dominion paying tribute to Jimmy over the weekend.)


4.  20 years ago, Jimmy appeared on Alan Jackson's singalong, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere", a massive Number One hit that earned Jimmy his first CMA Award, for Vocal Event of the Year in 2003.  (Alan shared a tribute to Jimmy on Instagram.)

"It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" is #1 on Billboard's list of Jimmy's BEST country collaborations.  Here's the rest of the Top 6:

5.  A lot of musicians were celebrating Jimmy this weekend by performing renditions of "Margaritaville" . . . including Zac Brown.  Halfway through his tribute, Zac told the crowd, "He [once] said he'd pass the torch on to us.  It was one of the greatest honors of my life.  [He was] such an incredible American poet and soul."  (Here's video.)


6.  In an interview online, Clint Black said, "People always say don't meet your heroes, because, a lot of times they disappoint.  [Jimmy was] not one of those . . . he was a one-of-a-kind, larger-than-life, sweetheart of a guy. "Fun, funny, brilliant.  He holds a special place in the hearts of all of us Parrotheads."


7.  Blake Shelton Tweeted, "Heartbroken hearing of Jimmy Buffett's passing. What an incredible talent and man.  His songs will live on forever . . . raising a glass today to the 'Son of a son of a Sailor.'"


8.  Brad Paisley said, "He got the point of all this.  Thank you Jimmy, for being the soundtrack to the best in life.  Heartbroken.  But thankful for you.  Sail towards that distant horizon."

Kenny Chesney Sings a Farewell to Jimmy Buffett

Kenny Chesney said goodbye to Jimmy Buffett in a heartfelt post shared to Instagram Saturday (September 2nd).

The country star found a spot on the beach in Key West, FL and filmed himself singing Buffet’s song, “A Pirate Looks at Fort.”

He captioned the post with, “So goodbye Jimmy. Thanks for your friendship and the songs I will carry in my heart forever. Sail On Sailor.”

Buffett died Friday (September 1st) at the age of 76.



Luke Bryan is Selling Peanuts

Luke Bryan is turning into the "snack king."  Last year he started selling popcorn through his Boldly Grown Goods label . . . and this year he's added peanuts.  There are three delicious flavors "handpicked by Luke."