Country Music 411 Archives for 2023-08

Carly Pearce Shares Moving Moment with Fan

Carly Pearce shared an emotional moment with a grieving fan.  When it was time to perform her song "Show Me Around", she said, quote, "This beautiful girl told me that she lost her dad."  So Carly kneeled in front of the girl and held her hand during the entire performance.



Lainey Wilson, Darius Rucker & The Cadillac Three To Take Over The College GameDay Opening Theme

Lainey Wilson, Darius Rucker and the Cadillac Three will be the new voices of ESPN College GameDay’s opening theme. College GameDay announced Monday (August 28th) afternoon that the artists will sing “Comin’ to Your City,” now that Big & Rich have moved on.



College Football Coaches Reveal Favorite Country Stars

Action Network surveyed all 133 head coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and asked them who their favorite musician is. While their answers vary from genre to genre, there are a whopping fifty coaches who called out a country act as their top choice of music to listen to.

Some of the most popular choices on this list? George Strait, Eric Church and Luke Combs  — and of course there's some home state love for a few artists.

Read More: 50 College Football Coaches Reveal Their Favorite Country Artists 

Jelly Roll Shares The Stage With 11-Year-Old Fan

Jelly Roll brought a talented young fan on stage last Tuesday (Aug 15th) to sing Lainey Wilson’s part on “Save Me.”

According to Music Mayhem, 11-year-old Josie Salvittie attended the Pittsburgh-area show with a sign asking if she could sing the duet.

After her performance, went backstage and posed for photos with Jelly after the show. She shared the pictures on social media, writing, "I'm so lucky. The nicest guy you'll ever meet. Cannot wait to do it again soon."

Kelsea Ballerini Getting Ready For Her First Date With Chase Stokes

Kelsea Ballerini took her fans back in time by sharing a video of herself getting ready for her first-date with actor Chase Stokes.

In a TikTok video set to her new song “How Do I Do This,” the 29-year-old singer shows off her short black dress and tells her best friend, "Here's the look. With the boots. We've got the hair in a clip because we're trying to be [a] cool girl. He's picking me up and we're going to a sushi place. And I'll call you tomorrow with a full update."

Clearly nervous, she tells herself, "I can do this. I can do this. It's just a date."

Ballerini publicly confirmed that she was dating the Outer Banks star on the Call Her Daddy podcast in February.


@kelseaballerini happy weekend heres a video i sent to my best friend before my first date with chase ???????? #howdoidothis #rollingupthewelcomemat ? How Do I Do This - Kelsea Ballerini

Oliver Anthony's Rich Men North of Richmond

Oliver Anthony shares his thoughts on why his new song 'Rich Men North of Richmond' has been captivating folks. The original video of his song soared to 15 MILLION views in a short 7 day time span. Check out his response below:



You can view his original song preview here


Megan Moroney Releases New Music Video

Megan Moroney's "I'm Not Pretty" was inspired by an ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend.  Well, the video is out and it looks like a reenactment . . . except Megan is playing a version of herself AND her ex. 


Thomas Rhett And Lauren Atkins On The Cover Of 'Southern Living'

Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins will cover Southern Living when the September issue hits newsstands Friday, August 18th.

The couple posed for photos at their farm in Tennessee and talked about their family’s love of football.

Rhett, a Georgia Bulldogs fan, told the outlet, “When you get to hear a whole stadium calling the Dawgs, a lot of people would call it funny that grown men and women are out there barking on a Saturday. But when you hear it all in unison there’s something electric about that.”




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Kelsea Ballerini Opens Up About Her New 'Spur Of The Moment' Haircut

Kelsea Ballerini recently opened up to People about the new “spur of the moment” haircut she debuted on Instagram last month. 

The singer told the outlet, “I chopped it. I went to my hair girl to get my roots done and ended up chopping it off. I didn’t tell anyone. I left and I called my manager and I called my boyfriend and I was like, ‘I just chopped my hair off.’”

The responses were encouraging, causing Ballerini to add, “It’s a new chapter, you know, so why not? It grows back.”



Gibson Launches Signature Guitar Inspired By Miranda Lambert

Gibson Custom Shop has launched the new Gibson Miranda Lambert Bluebird, the singer’s first ever signature guitar.

She said in a statement, "I have been playing Gibson acoustic guitars for so long now, so to be able to partner with such an iconic brand to create my own version of the classic Hummingbird is a dream come true. I hope this encourages musicians everywhere - especially young girls - to pick up a Bluebird and chase the same dream that guitars have made come true for me.”

The signature piece is available now. 


Check it out below:




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Luke Bryan's Newest Music Video

Luke Bryan released a music video for "But I Got a Beer in My Hand" on YouTube on July 31st. Check it out below: