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The Highwomen’s Self-Titled Debut Album Hits No. 1 on Billboard Top Country Albums Chart

The Highwomen’s Self-Titled Debut Album Hits No. 1 on Billboard Top Country Albums Chart

The Highwomen—Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby—reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with the release of their self-titled debut album. The new album, which also reached No. 10 on the Billboard all-genre Top 200 chart, moved 34,000 equivalent units, according to Nielsen Music. The Highwomen were joined by…MORE

Listen to George Strait’s Heavy New Single, “The Weight of the Badge”

Listen to George Strait’s Heavy New Single, “The Weight of the Badge”

George Strait will ship a new single, “The Weight of the Badge,” to country radio on Sept. 30. Penned by George, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon, “The Weight of the Badge” is featured on George’s 2019 album, Honky Tonk Time Machine. The new tune finds George paying homage to law officers as he croons, “He…MORE

Taylor Swift to Mentor Contestants on Season 17 of “The Voice”

Taylor Swift to Mentor Contestants on Season 17 of “The Voice”

Taylor Swift will serve as a mentor during Season 17 of The Voice, which debuts on Sept. 23 on NBC with coaches Blake Shelton, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson and Gwen Stefani. As a mentor, Taylor will help the contestants on each team prepare for the Knockout Rounds, which pit teammates against each other in a…MORE

Justin Moore Drops Spirited New Single, “Why We Drink” [Listen]

Justin Moore Drops Spirited New Single, “Why We Drink” [Listen]

Justin Moore will try to score the 9th No. 1 hit of his career with the release of the spirited new single, “Why We Drink.” Penned by Justin, Casey Beathard, David Lee Murphy and Jeremy Stover, “Why We Drink” is featured on Justin’s 2019 album, Late Nights and Longnecks, which recently spawned No. 1 hit,…MORE

Sammy Kershaw & Mendy Gregory Welcome Baby Girl, Natelia Mae

Sammy Kershaw & Mendy Gregory Welcome Baby Girl, Natelia Mae

Sammy Kershaw, 61, and longtime girlfriend Mendy Gregory welcomed a baby girl, Natelia Mae Kershaw, to their family on Sept. 11 in Lafayette, La. The birth of Natelia, who weighed 7 pounds, marks the sixth child for Sammy, who is also the father of daughters Emily, Erin and Sammie, as well as son Brandon and…MORE

Craig Morgan Releases Heartfelt Thank-You After “The Father, My Son & the Holy Ghost” Reaches No. 1: “Jerry’s Work on Earth Did Not End With His Passing”

Craig Morgan Releases Heartfelt Thank-You After “The Father, My Son & the Holy Ghost” Reaches No. 1: “Jerry’s Work on Earth Did Not End With His Passing”

After Blake Shelton spearheaded a successful viral campaign to get Craig Morgan’s new song, “The Father, My Son & the Holy Ghost” to No. 1 on the iTunes chart, Craig released a heartfelt thank-you to the fans and Blake via Instagram. The new tune, which Craig penned and produced, honors his late son, Jerry Greer,…MORE