Country Music 411 Archives for 2024-03

Are Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson on Beyoncé's New Album?

Beyoncé released the track list for her upcoming album "Act II: Cowboy Carter" on Instagram.  In a picture meant to look like an old concert poster, she teases songs like "Levii's Jeans" and "II Hands II Heaven".


There's also a cover of "Jolene", and the name Dolly P is on the poster . . . so it's possible that Dolly appears on the track, or somewhere else on the album.


And there appears to be a song called "Smoke Hour", featuring some guy named . . . WILLIE NELSON! There's no word on any other guests.  The album drops FRIDAY3/29


Check out her reveal here: Instagram

Miranda Lambert Hosts Gender Reveal

Miranda Lambert hosted a gender reveal for her longtime friend and personal assistant, during her Las Vegas residency show Friday night.  It was a girl.


Read the full story here: Music Mayhem

CMT Nominees

The 2024 CMT Music Awards just released the full list of nominees and there was a five-way tie at the top.  Kelsea BalleriniCody JohnsonLainey WilsonJelly Roll, and Megan Moroney are all tied with three nominations each.

The CMT Awards are Sunday April 7th on CBS, Hosted by Kelsea Ballerini

Video of the Year


"Light on in the Kitchen" by Ashley McBryde


"Dear Insecurity" by Brandy Clark featuring Brandi Carlile


"Nobody's Nobody" by Brothers Osborne


"The Painter" by Cody Johnson


"Fires Don't Start Themselves" by Darius Rucker


"Truck Bed" by Hardy


"Let Your Boys Be Country" by Jason Aldean


"Need a Favor" by Jelly Roll


"Next Thing You Know" by Jordan Davis


"Deeper Well" by Kacey Musgraves


"If You Go Down (I'm Goin' Down Too)" by Kelsea Ballerini


"Watermelon Moonshine" by Lainey Wilson


"Nothing Compares to You" by Mickey Guyton featuring Kane Brown


"Gonna Love You" by Parmalee


"In Your Love" by Tyler Childers


"Nine Ball" by Zach Bryan


Jimmy Buffett Tribute Concert

The Hollywood Bowl announced that a special concert, called Keep The Party Going: A Tribute To Jimmy Buffett" will be taking place on April 11th.


The all-star lineup will include Paul McCartney, the Eagles, Jon Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Sheryl Crow, and Jackson Browne to name a few.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 15.


Other artists include Brandi Carlile, Scotty Emerick, Jack Johnson, Caroline Jones, Mac McAnally, Jake Owen, Eric Church, Zac Brown, Pitbull, Jake Shimabukuro, The Coral Reefer Band and more special guests.



Jelly Roll Undergoes Complete Mouth Reconstruction

Jelly Roll says he “wants a pretty smile,” so he underwent compete mouth reconstruction.


His wife, Bunnie Xo, chronicled the experience for fans by sharing video from his dental chair. He said, “I've had these same veneers for 20 years, I'm finally getting them replaced, and I'm getting some implants and getting some cavities and wisdom teeth pulled out.”


Jelly Roll has been very upfront about his past, rugged way of life. The streets don't offer dental insurance, so now that the star has come up in music, he decided to get all of the necessary dental work done at one time.


He plans to be healed and well rested in time to kick off his Beautifully Broken Tour next month.



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Keith Urban Drove Lainey Wilson to the Airport

Having someone drive you to the airport is a big ask now that we've all got Uber.  So, it takes a good friend to do it.


Lainey Wilson just headed off to Australia for a string of concerts this month.  And Keith Urban dropped her at the airport.


She posted a video of them driving, where he teases her about all the wildlife that could KILL her . . . like redback spiders that "love toilet seats." 




Kelly Clarkson & Lainey Wilson Collab

Kelly Clarkson had Lainey Wilson on her show and they both are huge fans of one another.  They also paired up to sing Lainey's new song called "Country's Cool Again".



Garth Brooks' Daughter Thought "To Make You Feel My Love" Was Adele's Song

"To Make You Feel My Love" was a hit for Garth Brooks in 1998.  But it was a cover song.  Bob Dylan wrote and recorded it the previous year.  It's been covered by several other artists since, including Adele in 2008.


And imagine Garth's surprise when his youngest daughter came home from school 12 or 13 years ago, absolutely gushing over Adele's version . . . and having no idea her father had ever even recorded it.



Luke Combs' Stuffed Cowboy Squirrel Riding a Pheasant

What do you gift someone who has everything?  How about a stuffed cowboy squirrel riding a pheasant?  That's exactly what Luke Combs got from his wife for his 34th birthday on Saturday.  He named him Federico the Cowboy Squirrel.



Morgan Wallen's Newest

Morgan Wallen released SEVEN songs recorded at Abbey Road in London.


(You can check out all seven tracks on the "Abbey Road Sessions", here.)



Riley Green's Evansville Indiana Party

Riley Green had a wild show on Thursday night in Evansville Indiana.  During his performance of "Dixieland Delight", he got such a nonstop flow of bras being thrown onstage, that he started hanging them off his guitarist's guitar.


He posted some photosand said, quote, "Indiana y'all sure know how to party."




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Kenny Chesney Releases New Single 'Guilty Pleasure'

There’s a new song out from Kenny Chesney and he says it very unique. He described it and said: “I have absolutely never heard a song like this… ever. And I’ve heard a lot of songs. It’s such an unusual, fresh way to come at something you think you know and have heard everything all about. And then something falls out in a writing session, everyone looks at each other – and you all say, ‘OH! We’re writing that.’”

“Guilty Pleasure,” is the third single from his album, Born, which comes out on March 29.



  • Kenny’s Sun Goes Down 2024 Tour, kicks off at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium on April 20th.



Keith Urban Drops New Single 'Messed Up As Me'

Four-time Grammy winner, Keith Urban dropped a new single today (3-1), “Messed Up As Me” is from his upcoming album, that hasn’t been named yet. 


He debuted the song publicly in front of a group in Nashville that were attending Country Radio Seminar


From the Ryman Auditorium stage, he introduced the song by saying: “Let’s put it this way, most of us have been in dysfunctional relationships before, where there’s not a lot of compatibility, except for that one area where it’s so good you put up with all the rest.  A phone call or a night out and you’re right back where you shouldn’t be.”

“Messed Up As Me,” was produced by Keith’s longtime co-producer Dann Huff and is the second song from his album expected later this year.