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Trisha Yearwood to Release Frank Sinatra Tribute Album, “Let’s Be Frank”

Trisha Yearwood to Release Frank Sinatra Tribute Album, “Let’s Be Frank”

Start spreading the news: Trisha Yearwood will release her first full-length studio album in more than 10 years with Let’s Be Frank, a collection of tune made famous by Frank Sinatra. The album will be available on Dec. 20 via Williams-Sonoma and everywhere on Feb. 14. “I’ve done some standards over the years in my…MORE

CMA Awards Announce Additional Performers, Including Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, Lauren Alaina, Brad Paisley & More

CMA Awards Announce Additional Performers, Including Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, Lauren Alaina, Brad Paisley & More

The Country Music Association announced another round of performers for the 52nd annual CMA Awards: Lauren Alaina, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs, and Chris Stapleton with Maren Morris and Mavis Staples. Previously announced performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Florida…MORE

Justin Moore to Host “Veterans Day Salute” Across Cumulus Stations

Justin Moore to Host “Veterans Day Salute” Across Cumulus Stations

Justin Moore will host the inaugural Veterans Day special across select Cumulus platforms on Monday, Nov. 12. Tune in at noon (all time zones) to hear A Veterans Day Salute with Justin Moore as he performs some of his hits, including “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” and “Small Town USA.” In addition, he’ll perform…MORE

Kelsea Ballerini Comes Out Swinging in New Video for “Miss Me More” [Watch]

Kelsea Ballerini Comes Out Swinging in New Video for “Miss Me More” [Watch]

Kelsea Ballerini isn’t pulling any punches in her new video for “Miss Me More,” which is currently No. 44 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after two weeks. “Miss Me More,” which was penned by Kelsea, David Hodges and Brett McLaughlin, is featured on Kelsea’s 2017 sophomore album, Unapologetically. The tune follows previous single “I Hate Love…MORE

Kane Brown Talks New Album, Recent Wedding, Upcoming Tour, Guinness Record & More

Kane Brown Talks New Album, Recent Wedding, Upcoming Tour, Guinness Record & More

Jim Casey talks with Kane Brown about: staying cool under pressure getting married in October releasing his new sophomore album, Experiment, on Nov. 9 learning from the process of making his debut album in 2016 growing as a songwriter working with producer Dan Huff on the new album choosing current Top 10 hit, “Lose It,”…MORE

Vince Gill, John Prine, Dean Dillon, Tom T. Hall & More Earn Nominations for 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame

Vince Gill, John Prine, Dean Dillon, Tom T. Hall & More Earn Nominations for 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame

The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced more than 20 nominees in two categories (performing and non-performing) for its Class of 2019, including a handful of country-centric songwriters. Performing nominees include Vince Gill, John Prine, Mike Love, Jimmy Cliff, Jeff Lynne, Cat Stevens, Mariah Carey, Chrissie Hynde, Lloyd Price, Missy Elliott, Tommy James and the Eurythmics…MORE

Country Stars Send Thoughts and Prayers to California Shooting Victims

Country Stars Send Thoughts and Prayers to California Shooting Victims

Another senseless shooting has left 12 people dead, including sheriff’s deputy Sgt. Ron Helus, after a lone gunman opened fire at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Nov. 7. Many country stars, including Loretta Lynn, Charlie Daniels, John Rich, Brad Paisley, Zac Brown and more, sent out their thoughts and prayers…MORE

George Strait, Vince Gill, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack, Sheryl Crow & More to Perform at Willie Nelson Tribute Concert

George Strait, Vince Gill, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack, Sheryl Crow & More to Perform at Willie Nelson Tribute Concert

An all-star cast of performers will hit the stage to pay tribute to country icon Willie Nelson at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Jan. 12. The tribute concert—Willie: Life & Songs of an American Outlaw—will feature performances by Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers, George Strait, Jack Johnson, John Mellencamp, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack, Lyle Lovett,…MORE

Who’s New: Carter Winter

Who’s New: Carter Winter

Home: Columbus, Ohio Age: 31 New Single: “Skylines” New Album: Temptation  Twitter: @CarterWinter Instagram: @CarterWinter Facebook: CarterWinterMusic Website: CarterWinter.com How did you get started in music? I spent a lot of time with my great-grandpa when I was young. He would take me to the VFW or AmVets, and I would sit in there all…MORE

CMA Awards Predictions: Who Will Win in Each Category

CMA Awards Predictions: Who Will Win in Each Category

Before the 52nd CMA Awards kick off at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. CT on ABC, we asked 10 people around the Nash Country Daily office to predict which artists will be taking home trophies. There was no back-and-forth debate, no who “should” win, and no waffling. Each panelist was simply…MORE

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