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Loretta Lynn to Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award by Nashville Songwriters Association International

Loretta Lynn to Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award by Nashville Songwriters Association International

The Nashville Songwriters Association International announced that Loretta Lynn will be the recipient of the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award, which is the organization’s highest honor. The award is given in recognition to a songwriter whose works have made a significant contribution to the American songbook and who has inspired the careers of others. The…MORE

Country Music Hall of Fame Member Maxine Brown of The Browns Has Died

Country Music Hall of Fame Member Maxine Brown of The Browns Has Died

Maxine Brown Russell, one-third of the Country Music Hall of Fame group The Browns, died on Jan. 21 from complications of heart and kidney disease. Maxine was 87 years old. Maxine and brother Jim Ed Brown performed together in the early 1950s. After younger sister Bonnie Brown graduated from high school, the siblings formed a…MORE

Garth Brooks Reveals the Name of His Upcoming Studio Album

Garth Brooks Reveals the Name of His Upcoming Studio Album

Garth Brooks just wants to have fun. On his Inside Studio G series on Facebook Live on Jan. 21, the G-Man revealed his upcoming studio album will be titled Fun. “We’re just going to call it Fun,” said Garth. “There it is. That’s all it’s going to be. It’s just been a fun thing to…MORE

Lauren Alaina & Alex Hopkins Call Off Their Engagement

Lauren Alaina & Alex Hopkins Call Off Their Engagement

Lauren Alaina and Alex Hopkins have called off their engagement. Lauren and Alex, who got engaged in July 2018, announced they were ending their six-year relationship via a joint statement on Instagram. “Over the last several years, you have been so supportive of us through all of our ups and downs, including personal struggles with…MORE

Tim McGraw Opens His New Nashville Fitness Club [Photo Gallery]

Tim McGraw Opens His New Nashville Fitness Club [Photo Gallery]

Tim McGraw opened a new club in Nashville on Jan. 18. Unlike his peers on Lower Broadway, Tim’s club is for pumping iron, not pounding booze. Tim partnered with Snap Fitness to help design and launch a new line of boutique gyms called Trumav Fitness. The flagship club opened in Nashville on Jan. 18 at…MORE

Country Music Hall of Fame’s First Exhibit of 2019 to Feature Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton & More

Country Music Hall of Fame’s First Exhibit of 2019 to Feature Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton & More

The Country Music Hall of Fame will open its first exhibit of 2019 on March 8 by memorializing the music of 2018. American Currents: The Music of 2018 will examine the previous year in country music, Americana and bluegrass by highlighting noteworthy figures, including Jason Aldean, John Anderson, Dan Auerbach, Matraca Berg, Bobby Bones, Brothers…MORE

Jake Owen to Co-Star in Movie With Casey Affleck and Dakota Johnson

Jake Owen to Co-Star in Movie With Casey Affleck and Dakota Johnson

Jake Owen has landed his first acting gig in the upcoming movie, The Best Friend. Jake revealed the news on the recent BobbyCast podcast, saying, in part, “It’s exciting man, I’ve been kinda dipping my tail into lots of different things, but I was really surprised to get this [role]. And I’ve never been one…MORE

Listen to Maren Morris’ Uplifting New Single, “Girl”

Listen to Maren Morris’ Uplifting New Single, “Girl”

Maren Morris released an uplifting new single, “Girl,” on Jan. 17. The new tune is the lead single from Maren’s upcoming album, which will follow her 2016 award-winning major-label debut album, Hero. Penned by Maren, Sarah Aarons and Greg Kurstin, who also produced the song, “Girl” features the encouraging chorus: “Girl, don’t hang your head…MORE

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