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Watch Luke Combs & His Fiancée Get Some “Practice” Cutting Their Wedding Cake

Watch Luke Combs & His Fiancée Get Some “Practice” Cutting Their Wedding Cake

After Luke Combs was officially inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on July 16, he and fiancée Nicole Hocking got some “practice” for their upcoming wedding reception. The couple was tasked with cutting Luke’s celebratory cake at the Opry’s post-show party. “We’ve got to practice,” said Luke, before he and Nicole cut the first slice…MORE

Miranda Lambert Drops High-Speed Bonus Track, “Locomotive” [Listen]

Miranda Lambert Drops High-Speed Bonus Track, “Locomotive” [Listen]

In addition to releasing the lead single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” from her upcoming seventh studio album on July 18, Miranda Lambert dropped a driving new bonus track, “Locomotive.” Miranda co-penned the new track, which she describes as “total country punk-rock,” with Ashley Monroe and K.S. Rhodes. Miranda debuted the high-speed song…MORE

Miranda Lambert Releases New Single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash” [Listen]

Miranda Lambert Releases New Single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash” [Listen]

Miranda Lambert dropped her first single in more than 15 months with the release of “It All Comes Out in the Wash” on July 18. The new tune, which was co-penned by Miranda, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose and Hillary Lindsey, is expected to serve as the lead single from Miranda’s upcoming seventh studio album. “I…MORE

AmericanaFest Adds 150 Artists, Including Brent Cobb, Shawn Colvin, Maggie Rose, Micky & the Motorcars, Foy Vance & More

AmericanaFest Adds 150 Artists, Including Brent Cobb, Shawn Colvin, Maggie Rose, Micky & the Motorcars, Foy Vance & More

Nashville’s 2019 AmericanaFest (Sept. 10–15) has revealed an additional 150 artists set to perform during the six-day festival, including Maggie Rose, Micky & the Motorcars, Foy Vance, Brent Cobb, Shawn Colbin, Drivin N Cryin, Andrew Combs and more. Previously announced performers include Brandy Clark, Tanya Tucker, Corb Lund, Jack Ingram, Lori McKenna, Buddy Miller, Jim…MORE

George Strait to Reissue 72-Song Boxed Set, “Strait Out of the Box: Part 1”

George Strait to Reissue 72-Song Boxed Set, “Strait Out of the Box: Part 1”

George Strait will reissue his 72-song boxed set, Strait Out of the Box: Part 1, on Sept. 13, available exclusively at Walmart. Originally released in 1995, Strait Out of the Box covers George’s recordings from 1976 to 1995 and features 31 No. 1 singles, including “You Look So Good in Love,” “All My Ex’s Live…MORE

Tim McGraw Authors New Fitness Book, “Grit & Grace”

Tim McGraw Authors New Fitness Book, “Grit & Grace”

Tim McGraw is showing no signs of writer’s block. After collaborating with Jon Meacham to pen Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest and the Music That Made a Nation, Tim has authored a new fitness book, Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life. According to the press release, the new lifestyle…MORE

Watch Vince Gill & Joe Diffie Induct Luke Combs Into the Grand Ole Opry

Watch Vince Gill & Joe Diffie Induct Luke Combs Into the Grand Ole Opry

After John Conlee, Chris Janson and Craig Morgan surprised Luke Combs with an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry on June 11, Luke was officially inducted into the esteemed organization on July 16 by musical heroes Vince Gill and Joe Diffie. During his set, Luke performed No. 1 hits “When It Rains It Pours”…MORE

Alabama, Steve Wariner, Don Everly & More to Be Inducted Into the Musicians Hall of Fame

Alabama, Steve Wariner, Don Everly & More to Be Inducted Into the Musicians Hall of Fame

The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum announced the addition of more than a dozen inductees in its Class of 2019, including: Alabama (Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, Randy Owen) Steve Wariner Don Everly Felix Cavaliere The Surfaris (Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller and Ron Wilson) The Original Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (David Briggs, Jerry…MORE

Loretta Lynn & George Strait to Be Honored at Nashville Songwriter Awards [Performers Include Reba, Dierks, Sam Hunt & More]

Loretta Lynn & George Strait to Be Honored at Nashville Songwriter Awards [Performers Include Reba, Dierks, Sam Hunt & More]

The 2nd annual Nashville Songwriter Awards—taking place on Sept. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium—will feature star-studded performances from Reba McEntire, Sam Hunt, Dierks Bentley, Chris Janson, Lee Brice, David Lee Murphy, Michael Ray, Dean Dillon and more. Country legend Loretta Lynn will receive the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her contributions to…MORE