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Gabby Barrett reaches for the stars with “Footprints on the Moon” video

Gabby Barrett reaches for the stars with “Footprints on the Moon” video

Robby KleinGabby Barrett just released the official video for “Footprints on the Moon.” The song, from her freshman Goldmine album, was written by Gabby, along with Zach Kale and Jon Nite. “A lot of people were very negative through school, anywhere and everywhere that I went, and it was difficult,” Gabby explains to CMT of the inspiration for the song. “I wish I…read more »

Sam Smith and Summer Walker release uplifting “You Will Be Found” from ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

Sam Smith and Summer Walker release uplifting “You Will Be Found” from ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

Interscope RecordsSam Smith and Summer Walker add a heartfelt touch to “You Will Be Found” for the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack.  Sam’s signature falsetto voice shines on the uplifting lyrics, while Summer provides gentle harmonies. The chorus proclaims, “So let the sun come streaming in/’Cause you’ll reach up and you’ll rise again/Lift your head and look around/You will be found.”  The…read more »

Brett Eldredge will become “Mr. Christmas” with new holiday album

Brett Eldredge will become “Mr. Christmas” with new holiday album

Andrew EcclesBrett Eldredge loves everything about Christmas, including the music. The Illinois native just announced his new album, Mr. Christmas, due out on October 22. The record will feature both holiday classics and original songs, including the title track. “Mr. Christmas is something that I’ve been planning out for quite a while,” Brett says. “This album is so much…read more »

Loretta Lynn’s Hometown Rising concert raises nearly $1 million

Loretta Lynn’s Hometown Rising concert raises nearly $1 million

Ryan SlatteryLoretta Lynn was the force behind the star-studded Hometown Rising concert, held at the Grand Ole Opry on September 14, to raise money for those impacted by the devastating floods that struck Middle Tennessee in August. Proceeds from the show, which drew country music superstars like Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Luke Combs, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban and more, went directly to…read more »

Country star trivia

Country star trivia

On this day in 1977, a then-rising star made her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, although it definitely didn’t go as planned. The guard didn’t see her name on the list of performers and refused to allow her entrance until she was able to call her booking agent from a pay phone. And,…read more »

Zac Brown Band has “Fun Having Fun” with new track

Zac Brown Band has “Fun Having Fun” with new track

Warner Music Nashville/Home Grown MusicThe Zac Brown Band just dropped a new song, “Fun Having Fun,” from their upcoming The Comeback album, out on October 15. The song was written by lead singer Zac Brown, along with Kenny Habul, Kurt Thomas and Ben Simonetti, and inspired by reminiscing about their own respective carefree childhoods. “‘Fun Having Fun’ is about all the dumb stuff you…read more »

Carly Pearce drops ’29: Written in Stone,’ announces headlining tour

Carly Pearce drops ’29: Written in Stone,’ announces headlining tour

Allister AnnIt’s a big day for Carly Pearce! The Grand Ole Opry member has released her autobiographical 29: Written in Stone album, and also announced her own headlining The 29 Tour.  29: Written in Stone is the follow-up to Carly’s telling 29 EP, adding eight new songs to the original project. “Once I started writing, I thought I’d gotten it all…read more »

“Damn Strait,” Scotty McCreery’s driving the ‘Same Truck’ from ‘Idol’ — and delivering an important message

“Damn Strait,” Scotty McCreery’s driving the ‘Same Truck’ from ‘Idol’ — and delivering an important message

Jeff RayMore than ten years after winning the tenth season of American Idol, Scotty McCreery arrives with his fifth studio album, driving the Same Truck he won on the popular singing competition.  The 27-year-old wrote ten of the record’s twelve tracks, including his top five hit, “You Time.” In fact, he believed he was almost done with the follow-up to 2018’s Seasons Change — and…read more »

Blake Shelton announces new Ole Red location in Nashville

Blake Shelton announces new Ole Red location in Nashville

Art Streiber/NBCBlake Shelton is opening another one of his Ole Red venues in Music City, this time at the Nashville International Airport. Blake announced the good news in a video posted on social media. “Guaranteed, some of you people are going to be missing your flights,” Blake joked. Blake, who owns all of the Ole Red locations in conjunction with…read more »