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Dan + Shay Score 7th No. 1 Single With “10,000 Hours” Featuring Justin Bieber

Dan + Shay Score 7th No. 1 Single With “10,000 Hours” Featuring Justin Bieber

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay scored their seventh No. 1 single as “10,000 Hours,” which features Justin Bieber, ascended to the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Co-penned by Dan, Shay, Justin, Jessie Jo Dillon, Jordan Reynolds and Jason Boyd, “10,000 Hours” features…MORE

Watch Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani’s Tender New Video for “Nobody But You”

Watch Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani’s Tender New Video for “Nobody But You”

Blake Shelton released a tender new video for his duet with Gwen Stefani, “Nobody But You.” Penned by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Tommy Lee James, “Nobody But You” is one of four new tracks on Blake’s recently released album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country. “I was at The Voice compound and Shane McAnally…MORE

2020 Grammy Awards: Everything a Country Music Fan Needs to Know About the Show

2020 Grammy Awards: Everything a Country Music Fan Needs to Know About the Show

From nominations and notes to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26. The Notes Date: Jan. 26 Location: Staples Center in L.A. Time: 8 p.m ET Channel: CBS Live Stream: CBS All Access Host: Alicia Keys Non-Televised Awards: Grammy.com at 3:30…MORE

Nashville Singer/Songwriter David Olney Dies Onstage During Florida Festival

Nashville Singer/Songwriter David Olney Dies Onstage During Florida Festival

Singer/songwriter David Olney, 71, died onstage during the 30-A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., on Jan. 18. David collapsed onstage after an “apparent heart attack” during a showcase alongside Amy Rigby and Scott Miller. Amy shared details of the tragedy via Facebook, saying: “David Olney, a beautiful man, a legend, a songwriting poet…MORE

Gene Watson Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry

Gene Watson Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry

During his set on the Grand Ole Opry on Jan. 17, Gene Watson was surprised by Vince Gill with an invitation to join the esteemed club. “He’s one of the greatest country singers that’s walked the earth,” said Vince during Gene’s introduction. After Gene performed “Sometimes I Get Lucky and Forget” and “Nothing Sure Looked…MORE

New Court Date Set for Sam Hunt’s DUI Case

New Court Date Set for Sam Hunt’s DUI Case

Sam Hunt is scheduled to appear in a Nashville court on March 17 at 9 a.m. to face misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and having an open container. The new case details were released after Sam’s initially scheduled court date on Jan. 17. Sam was arrested in Nashville on Nov. 21. According to…MORE

Ashley McBryde to Release Sophomore Album, “Never Will,” on April 3

Ashley McBryde to Release Sophomore Album, “Never Will,” on April 3

After breaking out in 2018 with her Grammy-nominated debut album, Girl Going Nowhere, Ashley McBryde announced she will drop her sophomore album, Never Will, on April 3. The 11-song offering, which was produced by Jay Joyce, features lead single “One Night Standards” and newly released track “Martha Divine.” Ashley co-penned nine of the 11 tracks.…MORE

Kelsea Ballerini & Kacey Musgraves Stand Up to Sexist Tweet

Kelsea Ballerini & Kacey Musgraves Stand Up to Sexist Tweet

It started with a tweet. It ended with, well, we don’t yet. But here’s the middle, so far. On Jan. 14, Chris Willman, a features editor for Variety, tweeted: “I turned on the 105.1 country station in L.A. just now, and they were playing the new song by Gabby Barrett, and then, without any pause…MORE

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Author Archives: Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey

Dan + Shay Score 7th No. 1 Single With “10,000 Hours” Featuring Justin Bieber

Dan + Shay Score 7th No. 1 Single With “10,000 Hours” Featuring Justin Bieber

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay scored their seventh No. 1 single as “10,000 Hours,” which features Justin Bieber, ascended to the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week.

Co-penned by Dan, Shay, Justin, Jessie Jo Dillon, Jordan Reynolds and Jason Boyd, “10,000 Hours” features Shay and Justin trading vocals alongside Dan’s production. The tune is the first new music from Dan + Shay since the release of their 2018 self-titled album, which spawned three No. 1 singles: “All to Myself,” “Tequila” and “Speechless.”

The duo thanked fans and country radio via Twitter: “country radio, you are so good to us. thank you for taking #10KHOURS to #1 this week. we appreciate you like crazy. and as always, thank you to our fans for continuing to write this story. please help us say thanks by tagging your local country radio station(s).”

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

Watch Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani’s Tender New Video for “Nobody But You”

Watch Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani’s Tender New Video for “Nobody But You”

Blake Shelton released a tender new video for his duet with Gwen Stefani, “Nobody But You.” Penned by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Tommy Lee James, “Nobody But You” is one of four new tracks on Blake’s recently released album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country. “I was at The Voice compound and Shane McAnally…Continue Reading

George Strait Adds Vegas Dates & Announces Stadium Show With Chris Stapleton & Little Big Town

George Strait Adds Vegas Dates & Announces Stadium Show With Chris Stapleton & Little Big Town

George Strait will be keeping busy in 2020 with a handful of tour dates, including a newly announced stadium performance with Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town. George will be performing at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., on Aug. 22 with LBT and Stapleton, followed by two new dates in Las Vegas with…Continue Reading

2020 Grammy Awards: Everything a Country Music Fan Needs to Know About the Show

2020 Grammy Awards: Everything a Country Music Fan Needs to Know About the Show

From nominations and notes to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26. The Notes Date: Jan. 26 Location: Staples Center in L.A. Time: 8 p.m ET Channel: CBS Live Stream: CBS All Access Host: Alicia Keys Non-Televised Awards: Grammy.com at 3:30…Continue Reading

Nashville Singer/Songwriter David Olney Dies Onstage During Florida Festival

Nashville Singer/Songwriter David Olney Dies Onstage During Florida Festival

Singer/songwriter David Olney, 71, died onstage during the 30-A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., on Jan. 18. David collapsed onstage after an “apparent heart attack” during a showcase alongside Amy Rigby and Scott Miller. Amy shared details of the tragedy via Facebook, saying: “David Olney, a beautiful man, a legend, a songwriting poet…Continue Reading

Lady Antebellum Honored With “Angels Among Us Award” by St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Lady Antebellum Honored With “Angels Among Us Award” by St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Following in the esteemed footsteps of Randy Owen, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, John Rich, Darius Rucker and more, Lady Antebellum was honored with the 2020 Angels Among Us Award by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Lady A was recognized at the 31st annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids on Jan. 18 in Memphis. The…Continue Reading

Ashley McBryde to Release Sophomore Album, “Never Will,” on April 3

Ashley McBryde to Release Sophomore Album, “Never Will,” on April 3

After breaking out in 2018 with her Grammy-nominated debut album, Girl Going Nowhere, Ashley McBryde announced she will drop her sophomore album, Never Will, on April 3. The 11-song offering, which was produced by Jay Joyce, features lead single “One Night Standards” and newly released track “Martha Divine.” Ashley co-penned nine of the 11 tracks.…Continue Reading

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