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Is Carrie Underwood Planning a Las Vegas Residency?

Carrie Underwood sent fans into a flurry on Monday afternoon by teasing some exciting news. 
She posted a video on social media, saying she’s got something to share in a few days.


“I’m all aflutter with something exciting coming April 21,” Underwood posted.


The news sent fans into a frenzy as they quickly tried to decipher the message. As they were decoding, they noticed that longtime Vegas residency performer and musical icon Celine Dion also teased a very similar message.


“A little teaser for a fabulous reveal on April 21. Stay tuned,” wrote Dion in both English and French. In her clip, the Canada native is seen surrounded by neon lights and is standing in a pinball machine.


Fans are guessing Carrie is heading to Las Vegas for a residency at The Theatre in the new Resorts World Las Vegas hotel. The resort doesn’t open until June 24, but reportedly has a list of performers scheduled to perform.


Among the confirmed acts is Zedd and Tiesto. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Luke Bryan and Katy Perry are supposedly on a list as headliners for the 5,000 seat venue!

 

 

The ACM Awards Full List of Winners!

The 56th ACM Awards returned to Music City to celebrate the finest in country music. Co-hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton from iconic Nashville venues, including the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.


Miranda Lambert and Elle King kicked off the show with their new duet, ‘Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) giving King a chance to show off her baby bump! The girls were rocking some serious neon fringe on their matching black leather jackets. 


Next Chris Young and Kane Brown took the stage to perform "Famous Friends" and then the first award of the night was handed out by Blanco Brown. His first public appearance since his near fatal motorcycle accident back on August, 31, 2020.


And the winner is:
SONG OF THE YEAR - Maren Morris "The Bones"
SINGLE OF THE YEAR - Carly Pearce & Lee Brice "I Hope Your Happy Now"
ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Chris Stapleton "Starting Over"
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR - Thomas Rhett
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR - Maren Morris
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR - Luke Bryan
DUO OF THE YEAR - Dan + Sha
GROUP OF THE YEAR - Old Dominion
NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR - Jimmie Allen
NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR - Gabby Barrett 
VIDEO OF THE YEAR - “Worldwide Beautiful” – Kane Brown Director: Alex Alvga Producer: Christen Pinkston
MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR -  “I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce & Lee Brice Producer: busbee

 

 

The ACMs are THIS Sunday, Here's Your Nominees and Early Winners!

The ACMs are back in Nashville this year!


Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton lead all 2021 ACM Awards nominees with six each and Miranda Lambert has five. Thomas Rhett and Ashley McBryde have four.


Carly Pearce and Lee Brice won a BIG one! 'Music Event of the Year' for "I Hope Your Happy Now"


Gabby Barrett won New Female Artist of the Year!


Jimmie Allen is your New Male Artist of the Year!


Kane Brown won 'Video of the Year' for "Worldwide Beautiful"
Here's the list of all nominations.


Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton
Female Artist of the Year: Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Carly Pearce


Male Artist of the Year: Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton
Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Maddie & Tae


Group of the Year: Lady A, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, The Cadillac Three, The Highwomen
Album of the Year: Born Here, Live Here, Die Here, Luke Bryan Mixtape Vol. 1, Kane Brown, Never Will, Ashley McBryde, Skeletons, Brothers Osborne, Starting Over, Chris Stapleton 
Single of the Year: "Bluebird," Miranda Lambert, "I Hope," Gabby Barrett, "I Hope You’re Happy Now," Carly Pearce and Lee Brice, "More Hearts Than Mine," Ingrid Andress, "The Bones," Maren Morris


Song of the Year: "Bluebird," Miranda Lambert, "One Night Standards," Ashley McBryde, "Some People Do," Old Dominion, "Starting Over," Chris Stapleton, "The Bones," Maren Morris 
Songwriter of the Year: Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne


Good luck to all the nominees!


Don't miss the ACMs this Sunday night, April, 18 at 8PM ET live on CBS. Stream it live on Paramount+.

Eric Church Has New Perspective On Entertainer Of The Year

Eric Church is the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, and he's up for the same honor at Sunday (April 18th) night's ACM Awards in Nashville. Since taking home CMA Entertainer in November, Eric tells us he has a completely new perspective on carrying that title.

 

“Coming off the CMA Entertainer of the Year, I did not know what that award would mean to me. I know what that award means to the format; I know what that means historically, and I tried to live up to that. I think with the vaccinations, I think with the touring, I think with the things we’ve tried to do during this, I’ve done more in that regard than I ever would’ve, because I understand the people that came before me, and I understand the people that will come after me. So, that nomination means more to me now than it probably ever has, and I think representing the format that I adore is something that I’m trying to live up to.”

 

Eric is also nominated for Male Artist and Music Event of the Year for "Does To Me" with Luke Combs. He is set to perform during the live ACM Awards broadcast, which airs on CBS beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Miranda Lambert & Elle King, Chris Young & Kane Brown Among Collabs At ACM Awards

Sunday's (April 18th) 56th ACM Awards will feature an unprecedented number of world television premiere performances including Elle King and Miranda Lambert opening the show with “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” Dierks Bentley performing U2’s classic “Pride (In The Name of Love)” with husband and wife duo The War and TreatyBrothers Osborne (“I’m Not For Everyone”), Kenny Chesney (“Knowing You”), Eric Church (“Bunch Of Nothing”), Luke Combs (“Forever After All”), Dan + Shay (“Glad You Exist”), Mickey Guyton (“Hold On”), Alan Jackson with “You’ll Always Be My Baby” and a special mashup for “Drive (For Daddy Gene),” Miranda Lambert with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall (“In His Arms”), Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd (“Chasing After You”), Thomas Rhett premiering “What’s Your Country Song” and “Country Again,” Blake Shelton celebrating the 20th Anniversary of his first hit single “Austin” as well as “Minimum Wage,” Chris Stapleton (“Maggie’s Song”), and Chris Young and Kane Brown (“Famous Friends”).

 

Additional collaborations include Carly Pearce and Lee Brice duetting on “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” Carrie Underwood performing a medley from her new album of gospel hymns, My Savior, which will also feature a duet with CeCe Winans, and Kelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney performing together for “half of my hometown.”

 

Lady A will join the lineup in addition to recently revealed New Male Artist of the Year, Jimmie Allen, and New Female Artist of the Year, Gabby Barrett, who will all perform on this year’s show. Previously announced performers include, Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde, and Keith Urban.

 

The ACM Awards, hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton, will air live on CBS beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Performances will air from three iconic venues in Nashville -- the Ryman Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry House and The Bluebird Cafe.

Kelsea Ballerini Duets with Kenny Chesney for New Single, "Half of My Hometown"

Knoxville, Tennessee natives Kelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney have joined together for “Half of My Hometown,” and the back story to this country magic is sweet.


Kelsea shared a touching story about superstar Kenny Chesney. She was preparing to play at the Playstation Theater in New York’s Times Square when Kenny reached out to her through text and said, “I’m so proud of you, hometown girl.” 


“Two and a half years ago, it was the most encouraging and magical thing that could’ve happened to me,” Ballerini says. “The fact that [Chesney] knew who I was was wild.”
After recording Half of my Hometown, she got the wild idea to reach out to Kenny and see if he wanted to be on the song.


“I love this song. It made me emotional listening to it. Let me figure out my plans because I want to do [the collaboration] and do it right.” After a few months elapsed, the two joined forces in the studio and recording this amazing song.


For Kelsea, it was an extraordinary moment.


 “I wore my ’Knoxville’ t-shirt and [Chesney] face-timed my dad. It was wild,” she noted. “My dad still lives in Knoxville, so when he got that face-time [from me], he couldn’t keep it cool.”
"Half of my Hometown" is the fourth single from her album 'Kelsea' and her favorite song! 

 

 

Jason Aldean, Ryan Tedder And More Among All-Star Celebrity Duets On 'American Idol'

Jason Aldean, Jewel, Ryan Tedder and more are among the celebrity duets to take place during the live rounds on American Idol.


As if these Idol hopeful's weren't nervous enough, the Top 24 will compete to make it to the live shows alongside some A-list talent. 


The contestants will face off to try and impress Idol judges Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry by performing one-of-a-kind duets with a superstar singer.


The star-studded list of artists includes Aldean, Jewel and Tedder as well as Josh Groban, Incubus’ Brandon Boyd, Tori Kelly, Brian McKnight, Katharine McPhee, Ben Rector, Maroon 5’s Pj Morton and Joss Stone.


The all-star duet rounds will kick off on April 4 & 5th from 8-10 p.m. EST on ABC.

 

 

Luke Combs Writes, Shares Song Inspired By Beer-Drinking Fan

Luke Combs has shared a brand new song that he wrote specifically for a fan who tweeted him recently. The newly-married fan, named Billy McKee, tweeted a picture from his wedding over the weekend showing himself surrounded by his eight groomsmen and they're all drinking Miller Lites. McKee is down on one knee with the beer box on his head. He tagged both Combs and Miller Lite in the tweet. On Monday (March 29th), Combs replied with a brand new song called "We Still Drink Beer."

 

Combs replied, "Hell yeah! My kinda folk. Congrats and drink another one for me." Later in the day he tweeted, "One small sip for man, cold cans for all mankind. "We Still Drink Beer," tagging McKee and posting a video of himself with co-writers Dan and Reid Isbell. Combs explained that the three had been together writing for Combs' third album when he discovered McKee's tweet and said he was the inspiration for the song. McKee is even referred to in the song's lyrics as "beer box-headed guy."

 

Combs' latest single, "Forever After All," is a current Top 30 hit at country radio.

 

 

 

 

Luke Bryan Suffers Fishing Injury

Luke Bryan recently suffered a gruesome injury while fishing. He shared a video of the injury on social media yesterday (Tuesday, March 30th) which happened when two of the prongs on a fishing lure got stuck in his hand. Luke captioned the video with "Dammit."

 

In the clip, Luke looked at his hand from different angles and said, "This is gonna leave a mark. Pretty sure that's in my bone."

 

Luke is back to work on the new season of American Idol. The show just whittled down the list of contestants to 24.

 

 

Old Dominion, Brad Paisley To Perform Virtual Fundraiser For Zoos, Aquariums

Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Ashley McBryde, Wynona Judd, Riley Green, Jessie James Decker, Shy Carter and more are stepping up to help zoos and aquariums around the world which have been devastated by the global pandemic over the past year. They will perform at the All Together For Animals virtual benefit concert for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on Wednesday, March 31st at 8 p.m. ET. The organization boasts 240 member zoos and aquariums globally.

 

Tickets to the concert are $30 and are available online at aftontickets.com.

Old Dominion recently shared the announcement via YouTube.

 

 

 

Miranda Lambert Reveals How She Celebrated Her Grammy Win

Miranda Lambert’s “Wildcard” won Best Country Album at the Grammys and let's talk about that gorgeous silver dress!


 “I’m wearing Genny and it has music notes on it. I thought it was appropriate, and I got to bring the girls out. It’s been a while — we’ve been in quarantine," Lambert told Extra’s Rachel Lindsay after the show.


As for how she plans to celebrate, Miranda dished, “It’s low-key out here — my manager, my husband, and my tour manager and I are gonna go probably eat something bad for us to eat and have a couple cocktails.”


Miranda is thankful for the success of her album, 'Wildcard' and her song Bluebird that hit at the right time during Covid-19.


 She explained, “Since ‘Bluebird’ was out, I haven’t got to talk to people. I just relied on social media and people I run into. I’m very thankful that I had a song like this and a record during a time the time that this record came out and ‘Bluebird’ got its wings, so to speak. It was a song of hope, and I never imagined we would need it as much as we did. It was really good timing. That song helped me through. I’m so glad it was able to do that for other people.”


Her husband also celebrated her win posting a sweet message on Instagram.
"I could not be more proud of this wonderful woman I get to call my wife. Last night you continue to show the world how being true to yourself rewards you. Watching this album go from being just a thought to celebrating your Grammy victory was magical. I cannot wait to be a part of the future magic you create ????"

Here Are The COUNTRY Nominees for The Grammy Awards

Country music will shine bring on the Grammy stage this Sunday night on CBS. 

 

Catch performances by Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile, and Mickey Guyton. Taylor Swift will also be hitting the Grammy stage.


 Here's a look at your COUNTRY nominees!
 

  • Best Country Album 
  • LADY LIKE Ingrid Andress 
  • YOUR LIFE IS A RECORD Brandy Clark
  • WILDCARD Miranda Lambert 
  • NIGHTFALL Little Big Town 
  • NEVER WILL Ashley McBryde

 

  • Best Country Duo/Group Performance
  • ALL NIGHT Brothers Osborne 
  • 10,000 HOURS Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber 
  • OCEAN Lady A 
  • SUGAR COAT Little Big Town 
  • SOME PEOPLE DO Old Dominion

 

  • Best Country Song- A Songwriter(s) Award.
  • BLUEBIRD Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
  • THE BONES Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Maren Morris)
  • CROWDED TABLE Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori McKenna, songwriters (The Highwomen)
  •  MORE HEARTS THAN MINE. Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis & Derrick Southerland, songwriters (Ingrid Andress) 
  • SOME PEOPLE DO. Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey & Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Old Dominion)

 

  •  Best Country Solo Performance
  • Stick That In Your Country Song Eric Church 
  • WHO YOU THOUGHT I WAS Brandy Clark
  •  WHEN MY AMY PRAYS Vince Gill 
  • BLACK LIKE ME Mickey Guyton 
  • BLUEBIRD Miranda Lambert

  • Best New Artist
  • INGRID ANDRESS
  •  PHOEBE BRIDGERS
  •  CHIKA
  •  NOAH CYRUS
  •  D SMOKE
  •  DOJA CAT
  •  KAYTRANADA
  •  MEGAN THEE STALLION

Miranda Lambert's MuttNation Foundation Gifts 'Surprise' Donations To Animal Shelters

Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation and Tractor Supply Company have teamed up to provide a quarter-million dollars in grants through MuttNation’s Mutts Across America program. A ‘surprise’ $5,000 donation will be made to one shelter or foster-based rescue in each state across the country. Organizations are carefully researched and vetted before honoring one outstanding nonprofit in each state.

 

Miranda said, “This was our first signature program and it’s our cornerstone. It lets us reward the hard-working rescues and celebrate shelter pets everywhere. It hits all the high notes . . . Given the fundraising difficulties rescues have faced over the past year, we know it will make a huge difference to thousands of animals.”

 

In addition to this donation, Tractor Supply is the exclusive retailer of MuttNation products. A percentage of all sales goes to the MuttNation Foundation to further support the cause.  

 

Since the initiative’s inception, MuttNation’s Mutts Across America has supported more than 350 shelters with over $1.25 million in grants.

 

 

Justin Moore's Son Broke His Leg On Daddy's 'Watch'

For the second time in his young life, Justin Moore's three-year-old son, South, has broken his leg. It happened on the trampoline at the Moore's Arkansas home, and Justin was most upset because the accident occurred while he was home alone with his four children.

 

He relayed the incident to Taste of Country saying, "I go pick 'em up from school, we go outside. They're all four on the trampoline and my 7-year-old is usually really good about keeping out for her brother and stopping her sisters from doing something stupid, you know. So I said, 'I'm gonna run in, I'm gonna grab a glass of water. I'll be right back.'" Justin says that's when the injury happened, and he learned that his nine-year-old daughter had "double-jumped" South on the trampoline.

 

Justin says the first time South broke his leg -- which happened to be his other leg -- he was with his grandfather at church.

 

On the music front, Justin continues climbing the charts with "We Didn't Have Much," which will be included on his next project.

 

 

 

Kenny Chesney To Release 'Knowing You' Video On Friday

Kenny Chesney will release the video for his new single, "Knowing You,” on Friday (March 12th).

 

The clip was filmed last fall in Gloucester, Mass. and St. Croix in the Virgin Islands by Kenny's longtime director/collaborator Shaun Silva.

 

Kenny said, “This song could be so many things to so many people. However the other person faded from your life, it doesn’t have to be sad, or it can be as complete as losing your spouse, family, your best friend or band member. Those moments you shared were so electric and so alive, you’re forever more... and though they’re gone, you’re always better for what was shared. I wanted to make a video where people could see it, even feel that connection and how it holds you going forward. To me, the people who touch your life in profound ways are everything, so this song – and this video – are for them.”

 

In addition to airing across multiple platforms on Friday, “Knowing You” will also be shown on the Viacom/CBS billboard in the heart of Times Square.

 

 

 

Luke Bryan Reintroduces Two Lane Lager, Adds Hard Seltzer To Line

Luke Bryan is reintroducing his Two Lane American Golden Lager to the marketplace and adding Two Lane Hard Seltzer, described as "a new Southern-inspired hard seltzer."

 

The American Idol judge first introduced Two Lane Lager in early 2020, before temporarily hitting pause on production. Now, the beer is back on shelves and available in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, with plans to steadily expand distribution in the coming years.

 

Luke tells us that settling on the Two Lane name was pretty easy for him: "I was really happy at how fast we decided on the name. Like, when I go to name a tour or an album it doesn't go well. I mean, it doesn't happen quickly, but in the early stages we were able to put some ideas and names and concepts in front of me. I looked at it and I said, 'Two Lane just feels right.' Two Lane felt right in the story, in the ruralness and what it says."

 

There are four flavors of Two Lane Hard Seltzer - Cherry Limeade, Peach Tea, Blueberry Lemonade and Watermelon Punch.

 

Two Lane Lager and Hard Seltzer is brewed in Daleville, Virgina, with water sourced from the Blue Ridge Mountains.

 

 

 

Midland Release Trailer For "Midland: The Sonic Ranch," Documentary & Soundtrack

Midland have something big planned for their fans.


The Texas boys just announced a new documentary and soundtrack, Midland: The Sonic Ranch and dropped the trailer.


The documentary will give you never-before-seen footage of the early days of the band, footage that was accumulated before their 2017 platinum-certified and Double Grammy-winning radio hit, “Drinkin’ Problem.”


The video documents the encounter between frontman Mark Wystrach and guitar player Jess Carson, who reconnected at a friend’s wedding. With an ambition to break the “bro-country” sound that was plaguing Nashville at the time.

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CMT will premiere the documentary on March 19th, directed by Cameron Duddy himself.

 

 

 

Brett Young Drops New Single "You Got Away With It"

Happy Friday!
Brett Young released his brand new single “You Got Away With It” on Friday (Feb. 26) it's the follow up to his single, "Lady" which just certified Gold!


"I’m speechless. You all made this happen! // I’m so thankful for each and every one of you, my growing family, my incredible team, and the big man above. Cheers to many more! I can’t wait for y’all to hear what’s coming... ????"


Last year Brett talked about his new music and promised that he has more than ballads to offer although singing ballads will always be his thing.


Here's our first taste of that with "You Got Away With It."

 

 

Eric Church's Resilient "Never Break Heart" is Here!

New music Friday always brings surprises. 
Eric Church's song, “Never Break Heart,” is a song about hope and encouragement, a song of resilience.


The Chief actually wrote it before the pandemic hit during his legendary month-long songwriting/recording session in the mountains of North Carolina. 


Everyone is going through something, but Eric encourages listeners to keep on fighting.
Heart will be available everywhere on Friday, April 16th and Soul will hit shelves on Friday, April 23rd.


Thomas Rhett recently talked about Eric Church being his favorite guy in country music.


“As far as just me growing up and really falling in love with the craft of songwriting and a guy that can just perform the crap out of a show, it would be Eric, for sure,” said Rhett. He added that Church’s “These Boots,” is one of his favorite songs, alongside Merle Haggard’s “Misery and Gin.”

 

 

Miranda Lambert and Elle King Drop Collab 'Drunk'

Miranda Lambert and Elle King are having way too much fun in their new collaboration, "Drunk (and I Don't Wanna Go Home)." 


The country star and the "Ex's and Oh's" singer dropped their brand-new song on Friday (Feb. 26).

 

Elle King co-wrote the upbeat song "Drunk" with Martin Johnson, who also produced the song. It was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic in both New York City and Nashville. She says, "The true story of this song sums up our wild friendship.

 

 

Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For Covid-19

Trisha Yearwood has tested positive for COVID-19. The country couple’s team shared a note from the duo on Facebook, revealing the news on Wednesday (Feb. 24). 
Brooks, meanwhile, remains negative for the virus. 


“The Queen and I have now tested twice. Officially, she’s diagnosed as ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ now, though, which I’m extremely thankful for," Brooks says. "Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I will ride through this together. And anyone who knows her knows she's a fighter and she's been doing everything right, so I know we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together."


We learned that Trisha does have symptoms, but Garth did not share what they are. He continued to share his love for his wife.


"Living with her, I sometimes take it for granted she’s one of the greatest voices in all of music, so the possible long-term effects on her concern me as her husband and as a fan,” Brooks admits. “We’re very lucky she is currently under the greatest care in the best city for treating and healing singers.”


Brooks asks for prayers and well wishes for Yearwood. "She's tough. She's stronger than me," he says, but adds that he, too, is praying for her.

Carly Pearce Surprises Injured Fan With Zoom Call

Carly Pearce made the day of a fan when she surprised Danielle Sparkman with a Zoom call on Thursday (Feb. 18th).

 

Sparkman was injured in a car accident coming home from Carly's club show in Nashville earlier this month. Carly also contributed $1000 toward Sparkman's $10,000 goal on GoFundMe to help pay the college student's medical bills.

 

Sparkman posted about the call on social media writing, "Today was one of the coolest experiences to come out of one of the worst situations. I’m so thankful Carly Pearce took the time to call me! I can’t wait for her new project, 29, to come out tonight and I can’t wait to go see her again in concert! You’re the best, Carly!" She also shared some of the Zoom clip during which Carly played a song off the new project.

 

Carly's 7-song compilation, called 29, was released on Friday (Feb. 19th).

 

 

Eric Church Releases Behind-The-Scenes Video Of Making Of 'Heart & Soul' Project

Eric Church has just released a video taking fans behind the scenes of the making of his upcoming three-album project, Heart & Soul. The clip shares a glimpse at the writing and recording process in the mountains of North Carolina where Eric was holed up with his producer, band, musicians and various songwriters for a month-long retreat.

 

He is set to release all three albums in April. The & album will only be released to members of his fan club, the Church Choir, on April 20th. Heart will be released April 16th, while Soul will be available April 23rd.

 

The North Carolina native is making his way up the country charts with his latest single, “Hell Of A View.”

 

 

Carly Pearce Will Always Sing About Her Life, Good Or Bad

Carly Pearce's new seven-song project, 29, will be released tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 19th), and it includes some of the most personal songs of her life.

 

She has said the new music lets listeners know what she experienced with the untimely loss of her producer, Busbee, and her short marriage to and divorce from Michael Ray. But is she nervous about the reaction those insightful songs will draw from Michael or others close to the situation?

 

Carly tells us: "What have I always done? I sing about my life. I sing and I try to interpret what goes on in my life the best way that I can. That's what I started with when I was 25 years old and I'm doing nothing different in writing this music, and, you know, I'm writing from a place of speaking for what all women and men -- I mean, I have some men tell me they really can relate to 'Next Girl' -- but I'm just doing what I've always done."

 

"Next Girl" is the lead single from 29. It currently sits inside the Top 30 and climbing on the country charts.

Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris 'Chasing After You' is Here!

Ryan Hurd said that this song, 'Chasing After You' is a song that is known around music row. A few years ago it found it's way back home to the songwriters.


Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris sat down with Apple Music and talked about this incredible duet which is their first official one together.


The couple was on vacation when Maren expressed to her hubby that she wanted to be on the record. This song literally is years in the making and the wait is finally over!


They recorded this new version of 'Chasing After You' in quarantine. 
Maren calls it a, "gorgeous and romantic" song. 


Valentine's Day weekend is the perfect time to release it. 
These two are #goals!

 

 

Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd connect with Kelleigh Bannen to discuss their latest song, “Chasing After You.“ They talk about the evolution of the duet, co-writing songs about their relationship, and upcoming projects they're looking forward to this year.

 

 

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