HoustonLive 2020 Songwriter Competition and Showcase Launches | Country Music News Blog

February 19, 2020 (Nashville, TN) HoustonLive™, a Houston-based singer-songwriter platform to discover and support promising Texas singer/songwriters launches their 2020 Songwriter Competition and open submissions registration. The competition is ope to Texas Residents and welcomes song submissions from all genres of music.  The HoustonLive 2020 Songwriter Competition and Showcase is May 9th and will be held […]

LeeAnne Locken Is Leaving The Real Housewives of Dallas

The carny is saying goodbye to Dallas.  LeeAnne Locken is leaving The Real Housewives of Dallas after four seasons, E! News can confirm. She’s been a cast member since day one, bringing the drama for four full seasons now.  “The last four years have been a trolley-slapping good time but after much consideration, I have made […]

Ian Munsick Takes a “Solo” With His Nashville Friends

by CMT.com Staff 1h ago Nashville musician Ian Munsik is putting his own spin on country with his new video for “Solo.” Backed by a group of friends, Munsick went with a grainy visual, almost like this performance video was unearthed from a forgotten VHS tape. By the way, who’s jealous of the awesome Western […]

“I Have Been Writing My Rear End Off”http://www.cmt.com/” CMT

by Alison Bonaguro 21m ago Jake Hoot, the latest winner of The Voice, is on the verge of releasing his first official country album. So cue the sound of 18,300 Twitter followers, 63,500 Instagram followers and 43,644 Facebook followers virtually applauding that highly anticipated news. And Hoot knows that he is blessed to have a […]

Dustin Lynch’s TULLAHOMA Brings Home Career Best Critical Acclaim | Country Music News Blog

Photo Credit: Connor Dwyer NASHVILLE, TENN. (February 24, 2020) — Rave reviews for Broken Bow Records star Dustin Lynch and his TULLAHOMA LP continue to roll in, as the Country star celebrates his fourth straight Top 5 Billboard Country Album. FOURTH STRAIGHT TOP 5 ALBUM PRAISED BY PEOPLE, ROLLING STONE AND MORE   Inspired by his Tennessee hometown and released on the heels of back-to-back GOLD-certified […]

With “Kinfolks,” Sam Hunt Gets Reacquainted With Radio’s Top Spot

by Edward Morris 9m ago It’s been a spell, but Sam Hunt is back atop Billboard’s country airplay chart with “Kinfolks.” He last occupied that real estate in May 2017 with “Body Like a Back Road,” a song that set all sorts of records, including staying at No. 1 on Billboard’s hot country songs rankings […]

I Am Jazz Exclusive: A Drag Request Doesn’t Go Over So Well

Jazz Jennings is looking for a little help from her family. But it’s not your typical request. In the exclusive sneak peek of I Am Jazz, above, Jazz asks her brother, grandpa and dad to perform in her drag show. This isn’t just any drag show, it’s a charity event for her friend Noelle whose […]

Hailey Whitters on the Watershed Moments That Made The Dream a Reality

by Alison Bonaguro 2h ago Sure, Hailey Whitters is 12 years into a ten-year town. But her brand new full-length album The Dream? It’s the kind of album that just feels like it took a while to craft. Like she didn’t hastily throw together a mix of quick writes in order to get something out […]

MerleFest Hosts its 20th Year of Acoustic KidsTM Showcases in 2020 | Country Music News Blog

February 24, 2020 – Wilkesboro, N.C. – Over the past two decades, hundreds of young musicians have taken part in the Acoustic Kids programming at MerleFest presented by Window World. This year—the showcase’s 20th anniversary—young musicians from the MerleFest audience will once again step on stage and perform in Andy May’s Acoustic Kids Showcases. Some […]

The Country Music Cruise 2021 Lineup Announced | Country Music News Blog

Josh TurnerPhoto Credit; Michael Gomez Just as the sold-out 2020 Country Music Cruise arrived back in port, StarVista LIVE announced the exciting lineup for the 8th annual Country Music Party At Sea. Neotraditional Country artist Josh Turner will headline a special performance for passengers onboard in Key West, and Mark Chesnutt, Lee Greenwood, The Oak […]