Country Music 411 Archives for 2024-01

Jelly Roll Laughs Off The News About His Damaged Mercedes

Jelly Roll couldn’t help but laugh when his wife dinged up their brand-new $200,000 Mercedes Benz.

Bunnie XO told Jelly that she hit a rock in a Facetime call posted to TikTok. His response was, “You didn’t hit a rock, you hit a boulder.”

She shot back with, “Why do we have boulders in our front yard?”

The two giggled about the incident before the “Son of a Sinner” singer signed off by saying, “Don’t let my wife drive without her glasses. I love you.”


@xomgitsbunnie Its still not fixed btw ???? #jellyandbunnie #onthisday ? Cena Engraçada e Inusitada de 3 Minutos - HarmonicoHCO

Jon Pardi Says Rhett Akins Suggested Luke Bryan For His Latest Single

Jon Pardi‘s latest single with Luke Bryan, “Cowboys And Plowboys” is climbing the country charts, and it’s the first new music from him since the album, Mr. Saturday Night

He says one of the songwriters sent it to him and even suggested his duet partner. Jon tells us more:

“I remember hearing it for the first time ‘cause Rhett Akins sent it to me and said, ‘You and Luke need to record this song,’” says Jon. “Luke called me like an hour later was like, ‘We gonna do this song, man?’ And it was just perfect. He comes from a farming background. I come from a farming/cowboys kind of lifestyle all the time now. It’s just perfect for me and him to sing together.”



Keith Urban Teases First New Music In Two Years

Keith Urban took to social media Tuesday (January 30th) to tease his first new song in two years. A video posted to his channels shows the country singer in the studio, seated at the soundboard, while an unreleased song plays in the background. He gave no further information about the song, only writing, “hi !” in the caption.

However, he told the Associated Press in August he’d be releasing a new album in 2024.




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Eric Church & Morgan Wallen Relaunch 'Field & Stream' Magazine

Eric Church and Morgan Wallen are planning to relaunch Field & Stream magazine.

The country singers are part of a group of investors that plan to revive the outdoor brand as a print magazine, website, and apparel company as well as a live music festival.

Church wrote on Instagram Thursday (January 25th), “I can remember my grandfather kept a few of his favorite Field & Stream magazines on the dash of his truck. That truck took us on hundreds of outdoor adventures and I all but memorized every story and every picture on every page. They were my Bible. It is the honor of my life to make sure that legacy carries on. It is both this responsibility to an American Icon and also to a young boy in his papaw’s truck that will be the compass that guides our steps.”

The iconic brand originally launched in 1871.  



Megan Moroney's New Single Came From Personal Experience

Megan Moroney has two songs in the Top 30 right now… “I’m Not Pretty,” which has been charting since August. Plus, her collaboration with Old Dominion, “Can’t Break Up Now.” And it looks like she’s about to add a 3rd song to that list.
Megan’s new single, “No Caller ID,” was produced by Sugar Land’s Kristian Bush. We talked with Megan about her new song and she says the idea came from a personal experience: 


“So No Caller ID was written with Jessi Alexander, Jessie Joe Dillon and Connie Harrington. And I was in the middle of tour, it was in July. And it was like the first free day I had to write. So we wrote the first song, which is going to be on my next album, and then we had some time after because we wrote that one so quickly. And I was like, kind of just explaining what was going on in my life. And No Caller ID is about if you’ve had an ex that is blocked and still finds ways to contact you. I think you’ll just kind of understand the song, but I like the growth that the song shows and represents and it’s one of my favorites.”

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Elle King Postpones Upcoming Show Amongst Opry Controversy

Elle King rescheduled her Friday (January 26th) show in Fort Worth, Texas, following her controversial performance at a Grand Ole Opry concert over the weekend.

Billboard reports the show at Billy Bob’s Texas will now take place on September 21st.

The news comes after King’s profanity-laced performance during a Dolly Parton tribute show in which King admitted on stage that she was “hammered.”



Elle King's Drunken Grand Ole Opry Performance

Elle King recently gave a very drunken performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville Tennessee. The audience, as well as several celebrities (including Dolly Parton's sister) have taken to social media to express their frustration with her performance. During her show, she was attempting to pay tribute to Dolly's birthday by singing one of her songs, but rather she botches the song by forgetting the lyrics, yells profanities at the crowd about being 'hammered', and eventually even mocks them saying 'Y'all bought tickets for this ****, y'all ain't gettin' your money back!" The Grand Ole Opry even took to X and issued a public apology for her slurred and profane performance. Check out the performance, the Opry’s apology, and Dolly’s sister’s take on the situation below:




@countrycentral Elle King drunk on stage during Dolly Parton tribute. The Opry has since apologized on Twitter. #elleking #dollyparton #countrymusic ? original sound - Country Central













Ryan Hurd Covers T-Swift

Taylor Swift is dominating NFL headlines right now, so it's probably smart for artists to start covering her songs.  Luckily, Ryan Hurd is all over it.  He just posted a cover of her song, "Now That We Don't Talk", one of her "From the Vault" tracks. Ryan said, "Every time I cover a Taylor song I am amazed at how perfectly they are written." 




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Garth Brooks Plans To Release Five More Chris Gaines Albums

Garth Brooks is not quite finished with his alter ego, rocker Chris Gaines. He confirmed June 7th, that he intends to release more music as the movie character that never was. 

Chris Gaines was the fictional lead character in a movie called The Lamb which never made it to theaters. The 1999 album, Garth Brooks… In the Life of Chris Gaines, was originally recorded as a companion album to a film, so it became a little confusing for fans at the time. 

Garth explained that the album was created as a compilation of songs from five of Chris Gaines' fictional records. Today, he still wants to release those albums. Garth said, “The five albums have to come out . . . The Gaines project was a lot of time put in, because it's not natural, right? You're acting on a record. But I want to do it . . . I don't know when we're going to get to it, but it’s on the list that we're going to get done. Five albums." 


Watch the video below for more information on 'Chris Gaines'




AI Created Hank Hill Singing Morgan Wallen Songs

The latest online oddity is a video of an A.I.-generated version of Hank Hill from "King of the Hill" . . . singing the Morgan Wallen hit "Last Night" with Bobby on the drums, Kermit the Frog and Homer Simpson on guitar. Now this isn't something you see every day! 


Check out the unique creation below:



@theaijukebox share and comment if you'd go see Hank Hill in concert ( Hank Hill sings Last Night by @morganwallen ) #hankhill #concert #morganwallen #aicover #fyp ? original sound - AI Covers

Luke Combs Takes A Break From 'Dad Duty' To Share New Track

Luke Combs is using fatherhood for the inspiration to write some new tracks.

In a video posted to social media Sunday (January 14th), the country star introduced the new track, “The Man He Sees in Me,” by explaining, “Luke here, on dad duty again. Back from our hunting trip. Beau’s over there doing tummy time, expressing himself. Tex is taking a nap, got the baby monitor over here. Nicole’s on the treadmill. So, ya’ll said you like dad songs, so I got a whole bunch of ‘em lined up.”

He continued in the caption, “I hope he never finds out that I didn’t hang the moon… New tune called “The Man He Sees in Me” that I wrote with my buddy @imjoshphillips.”




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Morgan Wallen Previews Never-Released Song On Instagram

Morgan Wallen previewed a never-released song on Instagram over the weekend.

The country star posted the one-minute teaser on Friday (January 12th) along with the caption – and probable song title – “I Guess.”

With lyrics like, "It got me thinking / If I'm the problem / You might be the reason,” the track tells the painful story of a lover that constantly blames him for being the destructive one in the relationship. Check it out below!




Jelly Roll Gives Powerful Speech To Congress About The Fentanyl Epidemic

Jelly Roll went to Capitol Hill Thursday (January 11th) to take a powerful stance against the fentanyl epidemic.

The former drug dealer gave Congress examples of how his life’s been personally affected by the opiate epidemic in an effort to encourage them to pass the FEND Off Fentanyl act.

The 39-year-old Grammy Nominee said, “I've attended more funerals than I care to share with you all [on] this committee. I could sit here and cry for days about the caskets I've carried of people I loved dearly, deeply in my soul — good people, not just drug addicts. Uncles, friends, cousins, normal people, some people that just got in a car wreck and started taking a pain pill to manage it. One thing led to the other and how fast it spirals out of control — I don't think people truly, truly understand.”

The "Son of a Sinner" singer posted a C-Span clip of the hearing to Instagram where he thanked Chairman Senator Brown and Senator Scott for allowing him to "speak on behalf of the broken in todays hearing."  He wrote, "I pray this message is the beginning of a real change and awareness when it comes to Fentanyl and Drug Addiction in America."


Check out the speech below:


Luke Bryan Goes ELVIS!

Luke Bryan did his best Elvis impression during his last night in Vegas.

The country star closed out his residency at Resorts World Las Vegas on January 6th with his rendition of “The Wonder of You.”

He shared a clip on Instagram and wrote, “Listened to this over and over as a kid. Fun to do a small clip on my last night in vegas. Happy Birthday Elvis.


Check out the clip below: 


Kane And Katelyn Brown's Gender Reveal Surprise!

Kane Brown and his wife, Katelyn Brown, are having a baby boy.

In a gender reveal video posted on Instagram Tuesday (January 9th), Kane can be heard guessing that their third child together will be a girl.

Instead, when the couple cut into the bumblebee themed "what will baby bee?" cake, they revealed that “baby boy Brown” will be born in 2024.

The whole family, including four-year-old Kingsley Rose and not-quite-two-year-old Kodi Jane, took part in the celebration.


Check out the adorable Gender Reveal video below: 




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Jon Pardi And Wife Are Expecting Another Baby

Jon Pardi and his wife Summer are expecting another baby. The couple made the announcement of their second child on Sunday (January 7th).

In the announcement video, the family walks through a construction site, with their 1-year-old daughter Presley, who delivers the exciting news. Presley is holding on a strip of sonogram images.

Summer wrote in the caption of the social media post, "Good thing we have that extra guest room. We can't wait to fill those home with all the love from our little family of four."


Check out their announcement below: 


Lainey Wilson LOVES a Young Fans Cover of Her Song

A 13-year-old impressed Lainey Wilson with a cover of "Heart Like a Truck". 

She commented on a video of the girl with, quote, "Let's go!!!  Sing it girl."  The video also caught the attention of Jelly Roll and Morgan Wallen.

Jelly Roll said, quote, "She sounds incredible to be so young!  Tell her keep chasing that dream, keep singing from the soul young lady."  And Morgan said, quote, "She got something special!  Keep goin."


Check out her viral video below: 



@theesingingbarber Sweet Rilee is only 13 years old. She has never sang in front of anyone. @Lainey Wilson i want you to see this!!!! #singingbarber ? original sound - Noah Peters

Jelly Roll Visits His Old Jail Cell

Jelly Roll got emotional during a recent visit to his old jail cell.

During an appearance on CBS Sunday Mornings on Sunday (January 7th), Jelly Roll took a trip to the Metro-Davidson Country Detention Facility in Nashville, Tennessee.

While leading CBS correspondent through the facility, Jelly explained, "This is jail. It sucks. Every one I've ever been to."

Holding back tears, he continued, "There was a time in my life when I truly thought this was it. Coming here, after getting nominated for two Grammys, it hits different...Even when I left here, I didn't have a plan. I knew that I loved music, and it was the only thing I had any skill set in, I thought."

Jelly Roll's first stint in jail was at a youth detention facility at 14, and for the next decade, he was in and out of jail, mostly on drug-related charges.

He then served an 18-month sentence for aggravated robbery at 16 years old.


Luke Bryan Plans To Write New Music And Go On Tour In 2024

Luke Bryan is looking at a busy 2024.

He explained during a recent interview that in addition to returning to American Idol, he’s planning on making new music.

He told the Rob & Holly podcast, “My main thing is always to focus on trying to write songs. Carving out enough time to write songs. Making Some albums. And then having a nice balance.”

He added that he’s “definitely gonna be out on tour. We haven’t announced all that stuff yet, but it’s coming down the pipeline.”

Luke Combs Shares Clip of Unreleased Song on Instagram

It should come as no surprise that Luke Combs is all about the dad songs.  After all, he has two sons of his own, a one and a half-year-old and a four-month-old.  He recently shared a clip singing a new song about fatherhood.

Luke says, quote, "Sorry for all the dad songs but that's where I'm at these days and I couldn't be happier about it.  A lot more songs to come soon."






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Jelly Roll Offers The Secret To Lainey Wilson's Success

Jelly Roll has shared the secret to Lainey Wilson’s newfound musical success.

According to Taste of Country on Friday (December 29th), while speaking on “Save Me,” his duet with Wilson, Jelly Roll said, “First of all, let's start with praising Lainey, man. I pride myself on being a really hard worker. This is what I say to people: I do the stuff that other people in this town won't do, Lainey Wilson does the stuff that I won't do. She is willing. She is working.”

He continued: "When I seen her, I could tell she was a little frazzled. I said, 'You okay?' She'd just pulled up, she was running late. She was like, 'Man, I had to wake up at 5 o'clock this morning to catch a flight, and had a layover at such and such for five hours. I leave here and I got a 4AM flight tomorrow to do a corporate show at three in the afternoon, then I gotta fly to another city to do Luke Combs.' These were commercial flights. This girl was running on fumes. Her work ethic is next level."


Jelly Roll has shared the secret to Lainey Wilson’s newfound musical success.

According to Taste of Country on Friday (December 29th), while speaking on "Save Me," his duet with Wilson, Jelly Roll said, "First of all, let's start with praising Lainey, man. I pride myself on being a really hard worker. This is what I say to people: I do the stuff that other people in this town won't do, Lainey Wilson does the stuff that I won't do. She is willing. She is working."

Carrie Underwood Had Lots To Celebrate In 2023

Carrie Underwood wrapped a stellar 2023 with numerous highlights including joining Guns N’ Roses on their North America Tour for stadium appearances over the summer. She also made 43 stops on her own arena tour that kicked off over a year ago to promote her album, Denim & Rhinestones.

Just this fall, she released a Deluxe Edition of her 2022 album, that features six new tracks. We asked her about it and she told us how she came up with the title:


“I love the song ‘Denim & Rhinestones,’ first and foremost, but I thought there was just something so cool about the title of it that is very me, that I wanted to name my album Denim & Rhinestones. When you think of Denim & Rhinestones, you think of the staples in your closet, the things that are reliable, the things that are comfortable, that you always feel good in them. Then you think of rhinestones and it’s all the things that sparkle on top, and I feel like that kind of just sums up me. It sums up this album. It’s a little vintage. It’s a little shiny, and it just makes you feel good. So, I felt like that was the perfect title for this album.” 



  • Her Las Vegas Residency continues into 2024.
  • She launched CARRIE’S COUNTRY, her own 24-hour 24/7 channel on SiriusXM channel 60, in June.
  • Carrie celebrated her 11th Season performing the Sunday Night Football anthem.
  • In October, Carrie began a collaboration with Allegiant Travel Company, in support of the company’s Allways Rewards Visa® credit card and loyalty program, which kicked off with three national spots.
  • Carrie brought the house down with her showstopping tribute to inductee George Michael at the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, which streamed live on Disney TV+ and will air on ABC in January.





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