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Country Music Hall of Fame Announces Colorful New Kacey Musgraves Exhibit

Country Music Hall of Fame Announces Colorful New Kacey Musgraves Exhibit

Kacey Musgraves will be the subject of a new exhibit at the the Country Music Hall of Fame titled Kacey Musgraves: All of the Colors. Opening on July 2 and running through June 7, 2020, the new exhibit will explore the musical and personal journey of the six-time Grammy winner, from her upbringing in Texas…MORE

Eli Young Band Scores First No. 1 Single in More Than 5 Years With “Love Ain’t”

Eli Young Band Scores First No. 1 Single in More Than 5 Years With “Love Ain’t”

Eli Young Band scored its fourth No. 1 single as “Love Ain’t” ascended to the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. The emotionally charged tune, which was penned by Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, and Shane McAnally, is the band’s first No. 1 single since “Drunk Last Night” topped…MORE

Garth Brooks Performs for 75,000 Fans in Biggest Ticketed Show in Pittsburgh History

Garth Brooks Performs for 75,000 Fans in Biggest Ticketed Show in Pittsburgh History

Garth Brooks continues to achieve feats of Garthonian proportion with his current Stadium Tour. On May 18, Garth performed in front of more than 75,000 fans at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, making it the biggest ticketed show in the history of the Steel City, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The previous record was set during the…MORE

3 Nashville Sites Sweep ACM Awards in “Venue of the Year” Category

3 Nashville Sites Sweep ACM Awards in “Venue of the Year” Category

If the Academy of Country Music’s Industry Awards are any indication, Nashville is living up to its Music City moniker. The Academy revealed the winners of the ACM Industry and Studio Recording Awards on May 20, and Nashville sites swept the three Venue of the Year categories: Ryman Auditorium (small capacity), Ascend Amphitheater (medium capacity)…MORE

Listen to Wade Bowen’s Soulful New Song, “Yours Alone”

Listen to Wade Bowen’s Soulful New Song, “Yours Alone”

Wade Bowen scored one of the best albums of 2018 with the release of Solid Ground, an 11-song offering that was produced by Keith Gattis. The gritty collection of tunes—Wade co-wrote 10—serves as a love letter to his home state of Texas by incorporating many of his musical influences, everyone from Guy Clark to ZZ…MORE