Jimmie Allen and wife Alexis welcome daughter Zara James

Jimmie Allen and his wife Alexis have welcomed their second daughter together, Zara James Allen, born on October 16. Allen’s fans were informed that his show scheduled Saturday night in Forest City, N.C., was canceled, just hours before the country star was due to take the stage. Allen posted to Instagram that the concert would …

Luke Bryan set to host the 2021 CMA Awards in Nashville this November

Luke Bryan is confirmed as the host of this year’s 2021 Country Music Association Awards (CMAs). The 45-year-old Bryan posted on social media that he will host the 55th annual awards show live in Nashville this November. The event will mark Bryan’s first time hosting the CMA Awards. Bryan tweeted: “It’s an honor to announce …

Jon Pardi has emotional surprise visit from Randy Travis as he performs some of his greatest hits

Jon Pardi honored Randy Travis with a performance of two of his iconic country hits, paying tribute to Travis during CMT’s Artist Of A Lifetime. In a video clip recorded at The Nashville Palace in Tennessee, Pardi pays homage to the country music legend days ahead of the CMT’s Artist Of The Year special, which …

Lee Brice earns his 9th consecutive No. 1 with “Memory I Don’t Mess With”

Lee Brice has earned his 9th consecutive No. 1 with the ballad “Memory I Don’t Mess With.” The song has now simultaneously reached the top of the charts on both the Billboard and Mediabase radio charts. Lee said via social media, “Y’all…We have the #1 song on country radio!! A huge THANK YOU to country …

George Strait with special guest Willie Nelson to headline new Austin venue grand opening

George Strait is set to headline Austin’s newest venue, the Moody Center, next April as part of their grand opening ceremony, and Strait will be joined by Willie Nelson & Family, as well as Randy Rogers Band. The manager of Moody Center says, “While planning our grand opening celebration, we knew we had an obligation …

Kacey Musgraves reacts to her ‘Star-Crossed’ album being deemed ineligible in country categories for the 2022 Grammy Awards

Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. made the decision last week that Kacey Musgraves’ latest album ‘star-crossed’ is ineligible for the country album category at the upcoming Grammys. Members of the screening committees can reject recordings if they do not feel they fit into the genre, though they remain eligible for the all-genre Album of …

Chase Bryant and girlfriend Selena Weber announce their engagement

Singer Chase Bryant and his girlfriend Selena Weber are engaged; the couple took to Instagram to announce the news and show off Weber’s new ring, which they celebrated on Bryant’s 28th birthday. Bryant captioned his post, “Can’t wait to spend forever with you my love. Best birthday present ever, was you saying yes to eternity!”  …

Chris Stapleton teams up with Carlos Santana for new track ‘Joy’

Chris Stapleton has joined Carlos Santana for a new song titled “Joy.” Santana uploaded an animated lyric video for the song to his official YouTube channel; “Joy” will appear on Santana’s upcoming album Blessings and Miracles, which is set for release this Friday, October 15th. Santana gives a signature guitar solo on “Joy” while Stapleton provides …

CMT announces presenters for 2021 “Artists of the Year” event including Eric Church, Garth Brooks and more

CMT has revealed its presenters for the 2021 “CMT Artists of the Year” celebration, airing LIVE from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday, October 13th at 9p/8c on CMT. Garth Brooks will honor friend and country legend Randy Travis with the “Artist of a Lifetime” award. Connie Britton, Eric Church, Lady A, Michael W. Smith, …

Reba McEntire announces ‘Reba: Live in Concert’ tour

Reba McEntire will be hitting the road again for a new, multi-city tour across North America. The Reba: Live in Concert tour will begin with two shows at the Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Okla., on Nov. 26 and 27 before wrapping up at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., on March 19. Brandy …