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Merle Haggard Biopic Coming to Amazon

Merle Haggard Biopic Coming to Amazon

Amazon has plans for a Merle Haggard biopic, according to Deadline. Based on Merle’s 1981 memoir, Sing Me Back Home, the upcoming flick is set to be directed by Robin Bissell, who is also co-writing the script with Merle’s widow, Theresa Haggard. Oscar-winning actor Sam Rockwell is in talks to play Merle. The film will…MORE

Luke Combs and Nicole Hocking Get Married

Luke Combs and Nicole Hocking Get Married

Luke Combs and Nicole Hocking got married on Aug. 1 in Florida. Luke revealed the news via Twitter on Aug. 2, saying: “Yesterday was the best day of my life. I got to marry my best friend. I love you @nicohocking, here’s to forever.” Nicole added an Instagram post of her own on Aug. 2,…MORE

Watch Dan + Shay’s Moving New Video for “I Should Probably Go to Bed”

Watch Dan + Shay’s Moving New Video for “I Should Probably Go to Bed”

Dan + Shay dropped a moving new video for their new single, “I Should Probably Go to Bed.” The stylized clip features plenty of nifty camerawork—including some cool dolly zooms—and special effects. Penned by Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Sean Douglas and Jason Evigan, “I Should Probably Go to Bed” was produced entirely by Dan, who…MORE

Rascal Flatts Saying Goodbye—For Now—With New 7-Song EP, “How They Remember You”

Rascal Flatts Saying Goodbye—For Now—With New 7-Song EP, “How They Remember You”

Rascal Flatts is saying goodbye—for now—with its new seven-song EP, How They Remember You, which dropped on July 31. In January, the trio—comprised of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Roone—revealed they will disband this year to tackle individual projects, but they left the door open to reunite. While the COVID-19 pandemic put a…MORE

Exclusive: Chris Tomlin Sings the Praises of the Artists & Songs on His New Worship Album, “Chris Tomlin & Friends”

Exclusive: Chris Tomlin Sings the Praises of the Artists & Songs on His New Worship Album, “Chris Tomlin & Friends”

Chris Tomlin is a heavyweight in the world of Contemporary Christian Music, having scored 16 No. 1 singles, sold more than nine million albums, and earned numerous awards, including one Grammy, three Billboard Music Awards and 21 Dove Awards.  Recently, mainstream country music fans may recognize Chris’ name—and vocals—from Thomas Rhett’s current Top 10 single,…MORE

Eric Church Lays the Hammer Down in New Song, “Bad Mother Trucker” [Listen]

Eric Church Lays the Hammer Down in New Song, “Bad Mother Trucker” [Listen]

Eric Church dropped a new song, “Bad Mother Trucker,” on July 31. Penned by Eric, Casey Beathard, Luke Dick and Jeremy Spillman and produced by Jay Joyce, “Bad Mother Trucker” follows the recent release of Eric’s new single, “Stick That in Your Country Song,” which is currently No. 34 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart…MORE

Listen to Zac Brown Band’s Soothing New Song, “You and Islands”

Listen to Zac Brown Band’s Soothing New Song, “You and Islands”

Zac Brown Band released a soothing new song, “You and Islands,” on July 31. Penned by Zac Brown, Ben Simonetti and Adam James, “You and Islands” was written, recorded and produced while in quarantine. The breezy tune finds Zac crooning the optimistic chorus about the feel-good days ahead: “Let’s get back to you and islands / And…MORE

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