- 12:32 am Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
It was an incredibly sad day for Montgomery Gentry fans when Troy Gentry died in a helicopter crash on Sept. 8. And healing is a painfully slow process. But the day couldn’t have been as sad or the healing as slow as it has been for the other half of the country music duo, Eddie Montgomery.
Eddie has remained quiet since he lost his friend/family member/musical and business partner, and rightfully so, but with a new song now out at country radio, the singer is speaking up about Troy and the music that meant so much to them.
In a letter sent [More]
- 12:20 am Monday, September 25th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
Gwen Stefani isn’t afraid to show the world how much she loves Blake Shelton. She proved that with her latest bold fashion choice.
The “Make Me Like You” singer, who began dating Blake back in November 2015, recently stepped out in a custom-made pair of kicks with her beau’s face featured on the front.
Nope. We’re not kidding.
According to “E! News,” the cute couple, who recently recorded a holiday duet titled “You Make It Feel Like Christmas,” were spotted walking hand-in-hand in Beverly Hills on Sept. 20.
- 12:13 am Monday, September 25th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
Unlike on most Sundays in the middle of September, many people did not tune into NFL football on Sept. 24 just to check out their favorite team or to see who would run in for the most touchdowns. Instead, they tuned in to see who would be sitting down, or rather kneeling down, during the national anthem.
It all started on September 22 when President Donald Trump spoke at a rally in Alabama and called for the firing of NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. From there, a Twitter backlash spread quickly, and even some NFL team [More]
- 2:49 pm Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 by Jake Stewart
If you’re one of those country fans who thinks there’s too much pop and R&B influence in today’s country music, then you’re going to love Midland. The Texas-based trio just released their debut album, “On the Rocks,” featuring their stone-cold country top 10 hit, “Drinkin’ Problem.”
This is the kind of country music we haven’t heard on the country airwaves in some time, and it’s clear Midland’s band members have done more than just pay lip service to country’s icons of the past. They’ve actually grown up listening [More]
- 3:05 pm Friday, September 22nd, 2017 by Candy Graham
Be sure to head on over to Mo’s Place in Katy for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Benefit on Sunday, September 24th!
Tracy Byrd and Doug Stone will be taking the stage. Event starts at 1pm and goes on until closing time….$10 donation entry!
Texans helping Texans!!!
More info here
- 12:52 am Thursday, September 21st, 2017 by Jake Stewart
Nashville is a tight-knit community, filled with people who know as much about each other’s professional accomplishments as they do about how each other’s kids are doing in school. So when word came that acclaimed songwriter Mark Selby had passed away on Sept. 18 following a very private battle with cancer, the news shocked many in the industry.
“He went through this disease privately and with dignity, and what else can you say?” explained Nashville Songwriters Association International executive director Barton Herbison in an interview about his dear friend, who he had last talked to two days before his death. [More]
- 12:45 am Thursday, September 21st, 2017 by Jake Stewart
Babies and baubles. From 2016 to 2017 we’ve seen a surge of epic proportions in engagements, pregnancies, and new babies in country music … and we aren’t mad about it. In fact, we’re tickled to discover that another country artist, Runaway June’s Hannah Mulholland, has said “yes.”
Hannah shared the big news on social media that she and longtime boyfriend Ian Jay are now “💍 just 2 crazy kids who decided they’re gonna marry each other.”
- 12:53 am Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
It’s no secret that the Rare Country team loves George Strait. Strike that. LOVES George Strait. And we know that the King of Country Music, who is a longtime fan of Frank Sinatra, has very discerning taste in music. So, when George tapped Chris Stapleton to perform a duet of one of his big singles, well, it means more than just the usual thumbs up, you know?
- 12:50 am Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
We all know who the King of Country Music is, right? (Answer: George Strait) And there are a few Queens of Country Music (Reba, Dolly, Loretta, Tammy). We have an almost never-ending list of princes and princesses: Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini and more. Heck, we even have a couple of court jesters with Blake Shelton and Brett Eldredge. And while the job doesn’t include a crown and scepter, country music now has a pair of big brothers as well in Brothers Osborne.
And just like big brothers are often inclined to do, they’re taking out [More]
- 12:31 am Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
Sam Hunt has made a name for himself mixing his childhood love for country music with his passion for R&B sounds. The combination has led to one of the biggest hits in pop and country music this year — “Body Like a Back Road.”
Now, Sam is performing a little solo acoustic set during his “15 in a 30 Tour” dates to show how he came to mix those two genres.