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The Country Music Association (CMA) has unveiled the songs fans can expect to hear on the 12th annual CMA Country Christmas. The beloved television special will be hosted by two of the genre’s fast-rising stars, Carly Pearce and Gabby Barrett. Pearce and Barrett will share their renditions of “O Holy Night” and “Silent Night,” respectively, before teaming up
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The internet is abuzz with speculation about the current status of Turnpike Troubadours, the acclaimed Oklahoma band who have been on an indefinite hiatus since 2019. On Nov. 24, fans were surprised to find that the band’s official website had been replaced with an image of their trademark logo with the words “Coming Soon” added beneath. All
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Erin Rae “Candy & Curry” “I’m hearing many voices, so convincing,” Erin Rae sings on this meditative new track, which was inspired by an early-pandemic reverie at a friend’s cabin in Madison, Tenn. Produced by Jonathan Wilson, the song pairs Rae’s ethereal, multi-tracked vocals with an arrangement that combines elements of dream-pop and psychedelic rock. The
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Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker appeared on The Tonight Show to perform their joint single “Bite Me.” Appearing with Lavigne’s band, the duo gave a punk-inspired performances complete with fish-eye lens shots. “Bite Me,” released earlier this month, marks Lavigne’s debut on Travis Barker’s label DTA Records. The song shows the Canadian musician harking back
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A close look at the characters that will join James and Margaret Dutton’s journey to Montana reveals new plotlines. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are set to star in Yellowstone prequel 1883. The full cast was revealed this week. Previously, Sam Elliott, Billy Bob Thornton, Isabel May and LaMonica Garrett were announced to play major characters
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“Patria Y Vida,” the protest anthem that won Song of the Year and Best Urban Song at this year’s Latin Grammys, is getting a full-length documentary through a partnership between Exile Content Studio and composer/musicians Beatriz Luengo and Yotuel Romero. The film will explore how “Patria Y Vida” became a rallying cry that Cubans shouted
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The process for selecting Grammy nominees underwent big changes for 2022, but in country music, the end results were similar. The electorate also gave a cold shoulder to a marketing trick that’s becoming more and more popular as the industry shifts from airplay and hard sales to streaming as the hallowed metric. Once again, country music’s biggest
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Starting in 2022, the Brit Awards will remove separate male and female prizes for best solo and best international act. The gendered categories will be replaced with two gender-neutral awards: artist of the year and international artist of the year. “The Brits have committed to making the show more inclusive,” the organizers said in a
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Taylor Swift’s 10-minute version of “All Too Well” is now the longest Number One hit of all time, replacing Don McLean’s “American Pie” on Monday — a.k.a. the day the music died. According to Billboard, the extended version of Swift’s greatest song, released earlier this month on Red (Taylor’s Version), assumes Number One at 10
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It’s been 30 years since some of country music’s most impactful albums of the early ’90s were first introduced to fans. In many ways, 1991 marked the beginning of a very important and formative chapter in the genre’s history. It was the year that many artists, including Trisha Yearwood and Tracy Lawrence, were first introduced to fans
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