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Kelsea Ballerini Says She Is Stoked to Learn From “Real, Authentic, Successful” Kelly Clarkson on “Meaning of Life Tour”

Kelsea Ballerini Says She Is Stoked to Learn From “Real, Authentic, Successful” Kelly Clarkson on “Meaning of Life Tour”

Kelly Clarkson will hit the road for her 28-date Meaning of Life Tour on Jan. 24—and the original American Idol will be bringing along Kelsea Ballerini for 19 dates. Kelsea will serve as Kelly’s support during stops in Oakland, Salt Lake City, Detroit, Chicago, Nashville and more. For Kelsea, who headlined The Unapologetically Tour in…MORE

Kane Brown Named “2019 Breakthrough Artist” by Music Biz

Kane Brown Named “2019 Breakthrough Artist” by Music Biz

Kane Brown will follow in the successful footsteps of past winners Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt and Maren Morris as the recipient of the Music Biz 2019 Breakthrough Artist Award. Kane will be honored with the award alongside fellow 2019 Breakthrough Artist Bebe Rexha during the Music Biz 2019 Conference’s Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner…MORE

Alan Jackson Is Giving Fans the Chance to Vote for His Tour Openers

Alan Jackson Is Giving Fans the Chance to Vote for His Tour Openers

Alan Jackson will hit the road for a number of weekend shows in 2019 . . . and he’s bringing special guests Randy Houser and William Michael Morgan along for the ride. Alan also needs your help selecting his openers from a list of artists who regularly play at his Nashville honky-tonk, AJ’s Good Time Bar.…MORE

Keith Urban “Agrees” to Jump Out of a Cake to Fulfill Loretta Lynn’s Birthday Wish

Keith Urban “Agrees” to Jump Out of a Cake to Fulfill Loretta Lynn’s Birthday Wish

In honor of Loretta Lynn’s 87th birthday on April 14, a number of artists will take part in her All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on April 1. The concert will feature performances by Alan Jackson, Brandy Clark, Darius Rucker, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Jack White, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Little Big Town,…MORE

Tim McGraw to Launch Flagship Fitness Club in Nashville on Jan. 18

Tim McGraw to Launch Flagship Fitness Club in Nashville on Jan. 18

The perpetually fit Tim McGraw has partnered with Snap Fitness to help design and launch a new line of boutique gyms called Trumav Fitness. The flagship club is slated to open in Nashville on Jan. 18 at 601 9th Ave South. On opening day, a ribbon cutting event will be held from 12 p.m. to…MORE

Rascal Flatts Cut Ties With Developer After Failed Namesake Restaurants

Rascal Flatts Cut Ties With Developer After Failed Namesake Restaurants

Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts have severed ties with restaurant developer RF Restaurants, LLC. In 2017, the trio licensed the use of its name to RF Restaurants to open a chain of restaurants, reportedly in Cleveland, L.A., Orlando and more. However, according to Rascal Flatts’ recent post on Instagram,…MORE

Old Dominion Extends “Make It Sweet Tour” With Spring Dates

Old Dominion Extends “Make It Sweet Tour” With Spring Dates

The guys from Old Dominion—Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi and Whit Sellers—are extending their Make It Sweet Tour with 14 new dates this spring. Added stops include Nashville, New York, Philadelphia and more. Old Dominion will use a bevy of openers for the tour, including Michael Ray, Jordan Davis, Morgan Evans and…MORE

Dustin Lynch Scores Sixth No. 1 Single With “Good Girl”

Dustin Lynch Scores Sixth No. 1 Single With “Good Girl”

With the release of “Good Girl” in May 2018, Dustin Lynch took a hiatus from his 2017 album, Current Mood, which spawned No. 1 hits “Seein’ Red” and “Small Town Boy.” The move paid off. “Good Girl” is No. 1 on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Co-written by Dustin,…MORE

John Prine and Tom T. Hall to Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

John Prine and Tom T. Hall to Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its six inductees for 2019: John Prine, Tom T. Hall, Dallas Austin, Missy Elliott, Jack Tempchin and Cat Stevens. John Prine, Missy Elliott and Cat Stevens will be inducted into the “performing” category, while “non-performing” inductees include Tom T. Hall, Dallas Austin and Jack Tempchin. The Class of 2019…MORE

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