Merle Haggard

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard Announce ‘Django and Jimmie’ Tour

The duo will be playing songs for their latest collaboration of the same name.

08/26/2015

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Johnny Gimble, Former ACM Awards Fiddler of the Year, Dead at 88

Gimble had suffered a series of strokes since 1999.

05/11/2015

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New Music to Know: With Brothers Osborne, Less Is Always More

Witnessing Brothers Osborne live is a unique experience where you see two real life brothers connect on stage in the most honest of ways.

03/26/2015

George Jones

10 Best Country Songs About Drinking

Some are happy, some are sad, some don’t exactly remember who, what or where they are.

03/13/2015

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Bob Dylan Clarifies MusiCares Speech: ‘I Wasn’t Dissing Merle’

“I wasn’t dissing Merle, not the Merle I know.”

02/13/2015

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Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood to Headline Big Barrel Country Festival

The inaugural Big Barrel Country Festival will be held June 26-28 in Dover, Del.

12/18/2014

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Willie Nelson to Host Variety TV Show ‘Inside Arlyn’

Willie Nelson will shine a light on Austin, Texas, with his new television show ‘Inside Arlyn.’

11/07/2014

Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton Stagecoach festival lineup 2015

Stagecoach Music Festival 2015 Lineup: Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton Headlining

Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton have been tapped to headline the 2015 Stagecoach country music festival in California next April. See the complete lineup.

10/06/2014

Randy Travis

Stream Randy Travis’ New Album ‘Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am’

The album comes out Aug. 19 and features more songs that have influenced Travis during his career. Hear the full collection now.

08/06/2014

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New Music to Know: Mary Sarah Goes From Kidz Bop to Duetting with Dolly Parton

Mary Sarah got her start with kidz, and is now working with legends like Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard on her album ‘Bridges.’ She talks to us about connecting with her elders, the sage advice she was given, and what songs not to listen to in the car (because they will make you weep).

07/10/2014

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10 Country Songs About Nostalgia and The Good Ol’ Days

From the pain of a George Jones classic and the simple joys of the Judds, on up to the determination of Dierks Bentley to move ahead even as he ‘holds on,’ these ten songs show different shades of nostalgia in contemporary country music.

06/18/2014

Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Dolly Parton country cliches nostalgia

Country Clichés Unraveled: Nostalgia and The Good Ol’ Days

Miranda Lambert’s chart topping single “Automatic” is the latest in a long line of country songs from the likes of Dolly Parton, Kenny Chesney and Merle Haggard, pining for the joys and sorrow of days gone by. But would we really want to trade the present for our vision of the past?

06/13/2014

Toby Keith

Country Clichés Unraveled: Drinking Songs

From Hank Williams moaning that there’s “A Tear in My Beer” on up to Toby Keith’s “Red Solo Cup,” Kenny Chesney’s “Beer in Mexico” and even recent single “Bartender” from Lady Antebellum, drinking has been a favorite topic in country music.

05/30/2014

Toby Keith

Country Artists ‘Salute the Troops’ in TV Special

Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes and The Band Perry are just some of the artists who perform on their own or alongside members of the military during tonight’s “All-Star Salute to the Troops.”

05/20/2014

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