Category Archives: CountryNow

CMA Announces First Round Of Performers For 2021 CMA Awards

CMA Announces First Round Of Performers For 2021 CMA Awards

The Country Music Association has announced the first round of performers for the 55th Annual CMA Awards. Featuring first-time nominees as well as reigning CMA Awards winners, this year’s performers will include Jimmie Allen, Brothers Osborne, Eric Church, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton featuring Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, and…read more »

Morgan Wallen To Headline Country Thunder Festivals In 2022

Morgan Wallen To Headline Country Thunder Festivals In 2022

Morgan Wallen has been announced as the headliner for several Country Thunder Festivals in 2022. Wallen, who had canceled his summer 2021 appearances due to the “N-Word” controversy, including a number of Country Thunder festival dates, will headline three of the five Country Thunder festivals in the U.S. in 2022. Wallen will headline Country Thunder…read more »

Garth Brooks Announces Two Shows At Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium

Garth Brooks Announces Two Shows At Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium

Garth Brooks has announced plans to perform two concerts at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on November 19 and 20. Brooks told fans to get ready to hear the story behind the songs during the shows, titled, “Just Garth, the Ryman and You: An Intimate Evening with Garth Brooks at the Ryman Auditorium.” A limited number of…read more »

Chris Stapleton Postpones Shows To Continue Vocal Rest

Chris Stapleton Postpones Shows To Continue Vocal Rest

Chris Stapleton has postponed three live shows scheduled for this week after doctors advised him to continue giving rest to his vocal chords. The country music star was set to perform Thursday at the Riverbend in Cincinnati, and on Friday and Saturday at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The Nashville shows have been pushed back to December,…read more »

Kelly Clarkson Covers The Isley Brothers’ ‘It’s Your Thing’

Kelly Clarkson Covers The Isley Brothers’ ‘It’s Your Thing’

Kelly Clarkson covered The Isley Brother’s 60’s independence anthem “It’s Your Thing” during the “Kellyoke” segment of her talk show on Monday, October 18. “It’s your thing, do what you wanna do/ I can’t tell you who to sock it to,” Clarkson crooned during the cover. “It’s Your Thing,” a funk single by The Isley…read more »

‘Living & Learning With Reba McEntire’ Returning For Second Season

‘Living & Learning With Reba McEntire’ Returning For Second Season

Season two of Reba McEntire’s Spotify podcast, “Living & Learning with Reba McEntire,” will begin on October 25. “Living & Learning with Reba McEntire” is a new podcast inspired and informed by the way Reba approaches life: with an insatiable curiosity, dedication to expanding her knowledge, and reliance on her own lived experience. Reba invites…read more »

Travis Tritt Cancels Shows At Venues With Covid-19 Requirements

Travis Tritt Cancels Shows At Venues With Covid-19 Requirements

Multi-platinum selling and award-winning artist Travis Tritt has announced he will not perform at venues that require proof of Covid vaccination, mask mandates, or testing. As a result, four Travis Tritt concerts have been canceled. Tritt will not turn up to perform at Muncie, Indiana, on October 23; Philadelphia, Mississippi, on November 6; Peoria, Illinois,…read more »

Luke Bryan To Host The 55th Annual CMA Awards

Luke Bryan To Host The 55th Annual CMA Awards

The Country Music Association and ABC have announced that country music superstar and “American Idol” judge Luke Bryan will host the 55th Annual CMA Awards. The event will be broadcast live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on November 10 at 8 pm ET on ABC. For the two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year, this will…read more »

Jimmie Allen And Wife Alexis Welcome Second Daughter

Jimmie Allen And Wife Alexis Welcome Second Daughter

Jimmy Allen and his wife Alexis welcomed their second daughter, Zara James Allen, on Saturday (October 16). Earlier that day, Allen posted on Instagram that a show scheduled for the night in Forest City, North Carolina, would be rescheduled due to a “family emergency.” “It’s currently being rescheduled. See y’all soon,” he added, without providing…read more »

Gary Allan Announces Vinyl Edition Of ‘Ruthless’

Gary Allan Announces Vinyl Edition Of ‘Ruthless’

Gary Allan has announced that the vinyl edition of his celebrated new album Ruthless will be available on October 22. The multi-platinum-selling California native marked his return to the country music spotlight with the stunning 13-track album in June. The album, praised by Taste Of Country as “an unusually diverse album that touches on both…read more »