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Kelly Clarkson Announces New Single "Christmas Isn't Canceled (Just You)"

Who's ready for Christmas?!

Kelly Clarkson has unveiled her new holiday single “Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You).” arriving on September 23.

Is this a shot fired at her ex husband?!

 

Kelly has already hinted that the new album will be all about the emotional ups and downs she’s experienced over the past few years, from her ongoing divorce, to raising children as a single working mom in the midst of a global pandemic.

 

Kelly announced her new song on Instagram:

“Y’all know I’m obsessed with Christmas and that’s why I’m so excited to announced my new single ‘Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You)’ is coming out September 23,” Clarkson said in the clip, before promising fans, “you’re going to love it!”

The single will appear on the singer's upcoming ninth studio album. 

Thomas Rhett Charts 18th Number One Hit

Thomas Rhett returns to the top of the country charts for the 18th time this week with "Country Again." The song claims the Number One spot on both the Billboard Country and Mediabase/Country Aircheck Charts.

 

Thomas shared the news on social media yesterday (Monday, September 13th) in a video message to fans writing, "Country Again is number 1 this week!!!! Thank you to everyone that made this possible!! Love y’all!"

 

"Country Again" marks his 12th consecutive Number One hit, the longest current active streak in the format (Mediabase/Country Aircheck Chart), according to a release. 

 

Of the song, Thomas said, "This song is so special to me, because every line really is autobiographical, but it’s also a song about centering yourself and reconnecting with the things that are truly important to you; which is different for all of us. Being able to share this song with fans each night on the road finally and seeing how it’s resonating with them is something I will never take for granted.”

 

Thomas's headlining The Center Point Road Tour rolls on to Syracuse, NY, Holmdel, NJ, Mansfield, MA and Cuyahoga Falls, OH this weekend. 

 

 

Jimmie Allen Joins 'Dancing With the Stars' for Season 30

The star-studded cast list for season 30 of Dancing With the Stars is finally here and JIMMIE ALLEN will be competing for the mirrorball Trophy! We didn't see this one coming.


Jimmie joins an all-star lineup that includes Olympian Suni Lee, YouTube star JoJo Siwa, reality star Christine Chiu, actor Melora Hardin, YouTuber Olivia Jade, actor Martin Kove, professional wrestler Mike “the Miz” Mizanin, Peloton's Cody Rigsby, actor Brian Austin Green and NBA star Iman Shumpert.


Mel C from the Spice Girls, former Bachelor star Matt James, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore and talk show host Amanda Kloots are also part of season 30.


We're putting our money on Jimmie, a man who's not afraid to wear glitter. Jimmie is going to rock these costumes!


Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough will return as the judging panel, while Tyra Banks will executive produce and host the show. 
DWTS season 30 kicks off on Sept. 20th on ABC.

 

 

Listen: Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay's New Collab "Only Us"

The wait is over!!  Carrie Underwood shared the new duet with the country superstar duo, Dan + Shay.


"My version of “Only Us” with @DanAndShay from the #DearEvanHansenMovie soundtrack will be released tonight! Here’s a sneak peek!"


This incredible song is featured on the soundtrack to Dear Evan Hansen. The movie is an adaptation of a Tony-award winning Broadway musical of the same name, and the film comes out September 24th.


The full Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack also includes songs by Tori Kelly, Finneas, Sam Smith, SZA and more.

 


 

Luke Combs Promises 'High Energy Set' At Tonight's 'CMA Summer Jam'

Luke Combs will be among the artists taking the stage tonight (Thursday, September 2nd) at CMA Summer Jam, a three-hour concert event airing on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. He will be treating viewers to performances of three of his hits, along with a visit from one of his favorite singers.

 

Luke tells us: ["It's obviously gonna be a high energy set. It's a couple songs, man. We're gonna come out . . . I'm bringing my buddy Jimmie Allen out, which is gonna be really exciting. He'll get to sing for everybody. I'm a huge fan of his, and I'm just looking forward to it, man. I'm looking forward to the energy, drink some beers, drink some drinks, you know throw some drinks on some people probably. It'll be fun."] SOUNDCUE (:19 OC: . . . It'll be fun.)

 

CMA Summer Jam was filmed in late July at an outdoor venue in Nashville.

 

The show will also feature performances by Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Breland, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Mickey Guyton, Hardy, Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Lainey Wilson and Dwight Yoakam.

 

 

Carly Pearce Honors Sister For Her Service In The Military

Carly Pearce put her sister, Cristy, in the spotlight during her recent tour stop with headliner Lady A in Evansville, Indiana. A member of the military, Cristy is headed to Kuwait to serve as a Captain in the National Guard so Carly brought her up on stage and asked the crowd to pray for her.

 

Carly shared a post on Instagram along with a few pictures of them together on stage writing in part, "I surprised my sister (she wanted to kill me) & brought her up on stage . . . What a beautiful moment it was for someone I admire & love so much. We also together gave a moment of silence for the devastating loss our country experienced this past week & cheered for all of the men & women who have served that were in the crowd. Cristy, thank you for your service. I love you & I’ll miss you, but am so damn proud of you."

 

Carly will perform as part of CMA Summer Jam, a three-hour concert event airing tonight (Thursday, September 2nd) on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. She will appear on Good Morning America today.

 

 

Kenny Chesney Dropped a Surprise Music Video!

Kenny Chesney dropped a surprise for his No Shoes Nation fans on Friday (August 20th) in the form of a video for "Beautiful Life." It's one of four songs added to the Deluxe Edition of his Here And Now album.

 

The clip was shot largely in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico and is a patchwork quilt of various memories from the last decade of Kenny's time spent sailing around the globe. 

 

Kenny Chesney Puts Nashville Area Mansion On The Market

Kenny Chesney has put his Nashville area mansion on the market. The 12,599-square-foot home located in Franklin, Tennessee sits on 56 acres of land and comes with a high price tag -- $13.9 million!

 

The home, dubbed Bella Luce (Beautiful Light), features four bedrooms and nine bathrooms, along with a home theater, gym, elevator, infinity-edge swimming pool and spa, an attached garage with parking for six cars, while a separate detached garage holds four more vehicles.

 

The house is described as a Mediterranean villa which was built in 2008.

Pictures here: https://frenchking.com/2278714

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill To Star In Prequel To 'Yellowstone'

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will both star in the upcoming prequel to Yellowstone, called 1883, it was announced yesterday (Wednesday, August 4th) by streaming service Paramount+.  The prequel will also star Sam Elliott.

 

According to a release, "1883 follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. It is a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land — Montana." 

 

Tim and Faith will portray James and Margaret Dutton, the patriarch and matriarch of the Dutton family, respectively.

 

Tim said, “This is truly a dream job . . . The Duttons are tremendous characters and it’s so thrilling to be able to bring them to life.  As a kid growing up riding horses, you think about dream jobs like this and I am just so excited to work with this amazing cast and crew.”

 

Faith said, “This is the opportunity of a lifetime. The Duttons are a formidable family and it is an absolute dream to bring such a strong female character like Margaret Dutton to life . . .”

 

Additional cast members will be announced in the near future.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mickey Guyton on the Time She Sang "Natural Woman" at Prince's House

CMT has a digital series called "Probably Shouldn't Tell You This".  It's the perfect title to get famous people to share stuff you actually want to hear . . . instead of promotional nonsense or fluff pieces.

 

The latest one has MICKEY GUYTON talking about the time she and some friends were partying in Hollywood and needed a ride home.  One of the friends was dating Prince, so she called him.  He showed up in a limo and took them to his mansion.

 

And it was exactly the kind of place you'd imagine Prince living in.  Mickey says, quote, "We get in this purple suede elevator, [which] takes us to this giant ballroom with chandeliers.  There's a rose piano, a microphone set-up, and some drums. 

 

"I first get on the drum set, and I'm trying to play, and he takes the drumsticks away and tells me I have no rhythm, which I don't.

 

"Then he gets on the rose piano and I get on the microphone and I was like, 'Okay, I'm with Prince, and he looks soul, so why NOT sing 'Natural Woman'?'  We sing 'Natural Woman', I am not kidding.  [Hard to] believe it actually happened, but it did."

 

 

Brett Young And Wife Welcome Baby Girl

Congrats to Brett Young and his wife, Taylor, who welcomed their second child and second daughter, whom they named Rowan Marie Young, on July 21st. Brett just shared the news over the weekend on social media with a picture of little Rowan and a sweet letter to his new baby girl.

 

He wrote, "I thought my heart was maxed out. I usually don’t like to be wrong…… I was wrong. And I can’t wait to thank you properly for the opportunity to be your daddy. I already love you so much and I can’t wait to watch you and your sister become best friends. FYI….. the women in your life are super heroes and you’re the luckiest lady alive. Presley has been begging for you. Be prepared for me to mess everything up and your mom and sister to always be there to fix it. I love you. Welcome to the ‘Youngs’." He signed it "Daddy." 

 

Brett and Taylor's oldest daughter, 21-month-old Presley, made the singer changed his mind about wanting a boy. He recently told us that he can't imagine anything being better than being a girl dad. [“I have a half-sister, but growing up in my house, my sister had already moved out, so it was just like me and my dad. And so, that’s why I was excited to have a boy and wanted that relationship. But I can’t imagine having a better relationship with my child than I do with my daughter.  It’s such a blessing.  It’s so sweet and it’s challenging because I’ve never been a woman. I don’t know what her challenges are going to be in life, but that’s what ‘Lady’ was all about. She’s got her mama for that. So I just get to be the big ‘ol dad that she runs and jumps in bed and watches cartoons with, and it’s been perfect.”] SOUNDCUE (:27 OC: . . . it's been perfect.)

 

Brett gets to spend a few more days at home with his growing family until he has to hit the road for a show in Salem, OR on Thursday (August 5th).

 

He continues climbing the charts with his latest single, "Not Yet."

 

 

Tenille Townes Has Released The Video to Her New Song, "Girl Who Didn't Care".

Tenille Townes has released the video for her new song, “Girl Who Didn’t Care."

Her vision is to inspire young girls to always chase their dreams, no matter how hard or how distant they may seem.

 

Tenille Townes chose three real-life "girls who didn’t care" to star in the clip -- Sarah Fuller, the first woman to play and score points in a Power Five College Football game when she stepped in as a place kicker for Vanderbilt University; Alyssa Carson, who is the only person to have attended every space camp offered around the world and will be one of seven ambassadors representing Mars One, a mission to establish a human colony on Mars in 2030; and Shannon Wells, a Nashville firefighter and one of just two females in her training class. 

 

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Russell Dickerson on Singing "Friends in Low Places" in Tighty-Whities and Cowboy Boots

 "Music Mayhem" asked RUSSELL DICKERSON to share some of the things that made him who he is today, so he went way back for the good stuff.  He said the first album he ever bought was "Michael Jackson's Greatest Hits". 

 

His first concert was Hanson, and before you judge, here's why:  Quote, "My cousin came to town, and brought all her cute friends, and I definitely invited myself to the concert to hang out with her cute friends."

 

His first musical memory goes back when he was a wee lad of four.  Quote, "I was singing 'Friends in Low Places' in my little tighty-whities and cowboy boots into the karaoke machine at my aunt's house.  Singing a drinking song at four years old."

 

His first celebrity crush?  Quote, "The Olsen Twins.  I had the calendar and everything."  His first job as at a home decor store when he was 15.  He also spent time working at Chick-fil-A.

 

And the first song he ever wrote was pretty darn good.  Quote, "The first song I've ever written was 'Zero to Sixty', and that was on my first EP."

Jason Aldean Confirms "If I Didn't Love You" Duet With Carrie Underwood

After teasing fans about a new collaboration, Jason Aldean confirmed his new single will feature powerhouse vocalist Carrie Underwood!


“We’ve got a brand new song coming your way this Friday! Who do y’all think is singing on this one with me?” Aldean captioned the post, asking fans to guess who they think it is.


Fans quickly figured it out after brightening up the image, which found Carrie Underwood’s photo hiding behind the green overlay.


On Thursday (July 22), Aldean confirmed that collab via Twitter by retweeting Carrie's tweet with an emoji raising its hand.


This is the first time the two have collaborated together and it's going to be epic!! 
What do you think of "If I Didn't Love You"?

 

 

Luke Combs Shares Unreleased Rowdy Southern Anthem "South On Ya"

Luke Combs is celebrating his southern roots with a rowdy unreleased track that’s guaranteed to get you fired up!


Combs teamed up with SEC football and the SEC Network for the official hype video for Southeastern Conference (SEC) Network.


The song is called, 'South on Ya' and not only pays tribute to Combs’ Carolina roots but also gives nods to the SEC football teams, including the Florida Gators and then others within the lyric “Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, and Georgia, come and find us.” 


If there was ever a hype video designed to pull at the heart string of SEC fans laced with country vibes, this it it! Combs shared the hype song in a video clip on Monday, (July 19).


Let's hope he throws this one on the upcoming album that we're hoping to get his fall. He’s already shared songs such as “Five Leaf Clover,” “Ever Mine,” “We Still Drink Beer,” “Good Ol’ Days” to name a few.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dan + Shay Release New Single "Good Things," Detail New Album

After teasing that they just finished the greatest album of the entire life, Dan + Shay officially announced their new album.


As promised at 6pm CT on Thursday, the superstar duo announced their fourth studio album, Good Things will be released on August 13.


The new album will feature 12-tracks including their already released singles “I Should Probably Go To Bed,” “Glad You Exist” and their Justin Bieber collaboration “10,000 Hours.


“We poured every bit of our hearts into this project and have never been more excited for anything in our entire lives. can’t wait for it to be yours so soon,” Smyers and Mooney captioned the album art on Instagram. 


Along with the album details, Dan + Shay dropped the music video for the title track, Good Things. 

 

 

Carrie Underwood Hits The Water To Hook Some Bass

Carrie Underwood is enjoying summer! 


The superstar shared a fun day out on the water catching some bass with her husband, Mike Fisher.


Carrie did a photo dump on Instagram Wednesday afternoon posting several pictures with bass of variable sizes, including a couple big ones.  Oh, and she looks smoking hot in her bikini.


Though Underwood is clearly enjoying herself with her catches, the animal-loving star is quick to note that she's catching and then releasing the fish.


"Feeeeeeshies!" Carrie writes adding several fish emojis and the hashtags #CatchAndRelease #JustSayinHi #Outdoors #LakeLife.


Have you caught any big fish this summer?

Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Give Former President A Unique Gift

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood were guests at former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn's 75th anniversary party in Georgia over the weekend, but they sent their gift a couple days ahead of the big event.

 

People.com reports that Garth and Trisha gifted the Carters with a red convertible built in 1946, the year they were married.

 

According to a friend of the couple's, the car arrived last week and Secret Service stored in an area of the compound so the Carters wouldn't see it until their big celebration on Saturday (July 10th).

 

Garth and Trisha were just two of the 300 guests in attendance at the party, which was held at Plains High School in Plains, GA. Other attendees included Bill and Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Ted Turner.

Gwen Stefani Shares First Full Family Photo From Her Wedding

Thank you Gwen for sharing all these wedding pictures! We now have our first look at the Blake Shelton family.


On Wednesday morning (July 7) Gwen posted another stunning photo from her weekend wedding to Blake Shelton. It's an official family photo, with her boys looking sharp in suits.


Stefani has three sons with her first husband, Gavin Rossdale: Kingston, 15, Zuma, 12, and 7-year-old Apollo. 


They're dressed in tailor-made suits and the new family members are all beaming with happiness.  I mean to have Blake Shelton as your bonus dad is pretty cool!


She captioned the post saying, "thank u @suzyrperryfor making all my boys wedding suits we love u gx."


See all the beautiful pictures on Gwen's Instagram. It's so cool (like her) that she keeps sharing her special day with us.

George Strait & Eric Church To Share The Stage For One Night Only

ATLive is coming back to Atlanta, Georgia. The multi-genre concert is all for a worthy cause.


The King of Country and The Chief are hosting country night on Friday, November 5th. It will be George Strait, Eric Church along with Caitlyn Smith.


Saturday, November 6th, is rock night with Metallica, Cage The Elephant and Greta Van Fleet at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. That's going to be a heck of a show too!


This year, the event will partner with George Strait and his partners at the Military Warriors Support Foundation, as well as Metallica’s All Within My Hands nonprofit, to donate a portion of the proceeds from ATLive to providing housing for wounded veterans and feeding the hungry.
Ticket go on sale July 16th. 


Who's down for a road trip to the ATL?!

 

 

 

Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani To Get Married This Weekend?

It looks like Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will be tying the knot over the next few days.

 

The couple applied for a marriage license earlier this week in Johnston County, OK and they only have 10 days to get married. TMZ reports that according to their sources, Blake and Gwen's nuptials will take place on Saturday (July 3rd) at Blake's Oklahoma ranch.

 

They are reportedly hoping to have the ceremony in an outdoor chapel on the ranch if the weather cooperates.

 

Blake, Gwen and their kids are already in OK, and the couple allegedly sent their plane back to pick up Gwen's family in Los Angeles yesterday (Thursday, July 1st).

 

Blake and Gwen got engaged in October after five years of dating.

Brad Paisley Brings His Guitar to "Shark Country" for Discovery Channel's 'Shark Week'

If you can’t get enough of Brad Paisley’s current hit duet “Freedom Was A Highway” with Jimmie Allen, just wait. The Discovery Channel — via their popular, July-aired, seven days of “Shark Week” programming — may find the country superstar making his wildest pairing ever.

 

Part of the record-breaking 45 hours of content airing on Discovery Channel between Sunday, July 11th and continuing through Sunday, July 18th, will be “Brad Paisley’s Shark Country.”

 

The show will feature him pairing with comedian JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Spider-Man: Far From Home) and marine scientist Dr. Austin Gallagher to decide whether Paisley’s sounds can attract or repel sharks infesting a large body of water in the Bahamas.

 

Shark Week begins July 11, with “Brad Paisley’s Shark Country” premiering on Tuesday, July 13 at 9 PM ET.

Little Big Town's Canned Wine Is Fastest-Growing Brand

Little Big Town's canned wine called Day Drinking is the fastest growing 375 ml can wine brand out of Top 10 brands and the second largest flavored can wine brand. Flavored Wine Cans make up 35% of the can wine category.

 

Group member Karen Fairchild said, “Diving into the wine world has been an incredible way for us to extend ourselves creatively. From every single flavor profile down to the last detail of the can design is as thought out as if we were writing or recording a song. We’re thrilled to know that it’s connecting with consumers on such a huge level.”

 

Each 375ml can of Day Drinking wine is equal to half a standard bottle of wine and has a SRP of $6.99.

 

A new flavor, called Pontoon Punch, was recently added to the line up. Pontoon Punch features of notes of juicy orange, cherry, and pineapple with a hint of lemon and rum flavors. Like all Day Drinking can wines, it has no artificial flavors and colors and is gluten-free with 9% ABV.

 

Other flavors in the Day Drinking line include Rosé Bubbles, Watermelon Rosé, Southern Peach and Black Cherry.

Luke Combs Shares New Music On Social Media

Last night (Tuesday, June 29th), Luke Combs shared an unreleased song on social media called "Good Old Days." He teased the new material on Sunday (June 27th) on Twitter writing, "Been playing two new songs on tour… Figured I’d share them with y’all if that’s cool? If so, I’ll post one this Tuesday and one this Thursday at 8 PM ET."

 

Luke made good on his promise, sharing a live version of the song and writing, "The first new song I’m sharing this week - 'Good Old Days.' Let me know what y’all think!"

 

He recently returned to the road after delaying his tour due to Covid. He plays three back-to-back shows this holiday weekend in Orange Beach, AL at The Wharf.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Maren Morris and The Highwomen Put Their Spin on a Lady Gaga Track

The Highwomen supergroup, Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires give a new country-rock interpretation of Lady Gaga's "Highway Unicorn (Road to Love)." The girls paired with fellow female singer-songwriters Madeline Edwards and Brittney Spencer for this radical cover. 


The Highwomen's Gaga cover is part of larger compilation project called Born This Way Reimagined, which accompanies Born This Way: The 10th Anniversary, of the singer's deluxe re-release of her landmark Born This Way album. 


The 10th Anniversary features all 14 of Born This Way's original songs, while the Reimagined tracklist is a six-song selection of Born This Way covers. 


The reimagined covers are performed by artists who represent and advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community, including pop legend Kylie Minogue, New Orleans-bounce rapper Big Freedia, and Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt.


Born This Way: The Tenth Anniversary is now available.

 

 

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