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Sam Hunt on Distinctive Singing Style: “I’m Kind of at the Mercy of My Abilities”

Sam Hunt on Distinctive Singing Style: “I’m Kind of at the Mercy of My Abilities”

Buoyed by Top 5 lead single, “Kinfolks,” Sam Hunt will be dropping his sophomore album, Southside, on April 3. Sam’s upcoming album will follow his 2014 debut project, Montevallo, which spawned hits “Leave the Night On,” “Take Your Time,” “House Party” and more. Southside’s lead single, “Kinfolks,” is currently No. 2 on Billboard’s Country Airplay…MORE

Brooks & Dunn to Hit the Road for “Reboot 2020 Tour”

Brooks & Dunn to Hit the Road for “Reboot 2020 Tour”

Brooks & Dunn announced they will hit the road this summer for the Reboot 2020 Tour, which takes its name from the duo’s 2019 album. The 18-date trek will kick off on May 5 in St. Louis, making additional stops in Tampa, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Chicago and more. The Reboot 2020 Tour will be Brooks &…MORE

Dan + Shay on Attending Justin Bieber’s Wedding With Their Wives: “It’s a Good Thing We Already Had Our Weddings”

Dan + Shay on Attending Justin Bieber’s Wedding With Their Wives: “It’s a Good Thing We Already Had Our Weddings”

After teaming with Justin Bieber to record their current Top 5 single, “10,000 Hours,” Dan + Shay—and wives Abby and Hannah—were guests at Justin and Hailey Baldwin’s star-studded wedding in September. In a sit-down interview with Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, the duo revealed that the extravagant celebration was definitely a “good time,” but…MORE

Video Premiere: Carrie Underwood Overcome With Emotion After Hearing Miranda Lambert’s Praise: “We Lift Each Other Up”

Video Premiere: Carrie Underwood Overcome With Emotion After Hearing Miranda Lambert’s Praise: “We Lift Each Other Up”

During a sit-down interview on The Ty Bentli Show this week, Carrie Underwood was overcome with emotion after hearing Miranda Lambert’s praise regarding her nomination for CMA Entertainer of the Year. Here’s a little backstory regarding Miranda’s praise. Last month in a lengthy Instagram post, Miranda Lambert shared her personal thoughts about the five nominees…MORE

Keith Urban and Drake on the Same Page When It Comes to Measuring a Song’s Success

Keith Urban and Drake on the Same Page When It Comes to Measuring a Song’s Success

There are a number of metrics used to measure a song’s success: chart performance, sales, streaming and more. While those figures are convenient when it comes to defining an artist’s career success, Keith Urban uses his own benchmark. As Keith told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, the measure of a song’s success is the…MORE

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Sam Hunt on Distinctive Singing Style: “I’m Kind of at the Mercy of My Abilities”

Sam Hunt on Distinctive Singing Style: “I’m Kind of at the Mercy of My Abilities”

Buoyed by Top 5 lead single, “Kinfolks,” Sam Hunt will be dropping his sophomore album, Southside, on April 3.

Sam’s upcoming album will follow his 2014 debut project, Montevallo, which spawned hits “Leave the Night On,” “Take Your Time,” “House Party” and more. Southside’s lead single, “Kinfolks,” is currently No. 2 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.

While Sam’s distinctive style has resonated with his passionate fanbase, the Georgia native humbly tells Kix Brook of American Country Countdown that he’s at the “mercy of my abilities.”

However, it’s those “abilities” that have helped Sam garner a cache of No. 1 hits, multiple Grammy and CMA nominations, as well as win the ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award, which is presented to a country music artist for outstanding achievement.

“Yeah, I’m kind of at the mercy of my abilities or maybe the . . . styles that have influenced me,” says Sam. “Wherever that comes from, I can’t really pinpoint, but for whatever reason, it comes out a little different than everybody else, and I can’t mimic other people. I can’t do what they do. I’m just glad that what I do resonates with folks out there.”

For more on Sam’s distinctive style, check out his newly released song, “Hard to Forget,” which will be featured on Southside.

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

Dan + Shay on Attending Justin Bieber’s Wedding With Their Wives: “It’s a Good Thing We Already Had Our Weddings”

Dan + Shay on Attending Justin Bieber’s Wedding With Their Wives: “It’s a Good Thing We Already Had Our Weddings”

After teaming with Justin Bieber to record their current Top 5 single, “10,000 Hours,” Dan + Shay—and wives Abby and Hannah—were guests at Justin and Hailey Baldwin’s star-studded wedding in September. In a sit-down interview with Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, the duo revealed that the extravagant celebration was definitely a “good time,” but…Continue Reading

Kix Brooks to Host Westwood One’s 13th Annual “An American Country Christmas” Holiday Special

Kix Brooks to Host Westwood One’s 13th Annual “An American Country Christmas” Holiday Special

Kix Brooks will be spreading cheer across the radio airwaves this season as he hosts Westwood One’s 13th annual An American Country Christmas holiday special. Keeping with tradition, Kix has invited some of his festive friends to join him on this year’s show, including Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Keith…Continue Reading

Video Premiere: Carrie Underwood Overcome With Emotion After Hearing Miranda Lambert’s Praise: “We Lift Each Other Up”

Video Premiere: Carrie Underwood Overcome With Emotion After Hearing Miranda Lambert’s Praise: “We Lift Each Other Up”

During a sit-down interview on The Ty Bentli Show this week, Carrie Underwood was overcome with emotion after hearing Miranda Lambert’s praise regarding her nomination for CMA Entertainer of the Year. Here’s a little backstory regarding Miranda’s praise. Last month in a lengthy Instagram post, Miranda Lambert shared her personal thoughts about the five nominees…Continue Reading

After 3-Decade Career, Tim McGraw Says He’s Still Trying to “Push the Limits of What I’m Capable of Doing”

After 3-Decade Career, Tim McGraw Says He’s Still Trying to “Push the Limits of What I’m Capable of Doing”

Since releasing his self-titled debut album in 1993—and his 14 subsequent studio albums—Tim McGraw has built himself into one of the most successful country stars in history. From “Don’t Take the Girl” and “Real Good Man” to “Live Like You Were Dying” and “Humble and Kind,” Tim’s 29 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Country…Continue Reading

Chris Lane Says His Top 5 Single, “I Don’t Know About You” Has an Alias: “Wrist Tattoo Bible Verse Song”

Chris Lane Says His Top 5 Single, “I Don’t Know About You” Has an Alias: “Wrist Tattoo Bible Verse Song”

Chris Lane’s new single, “I Don’t Know About You,” has been climbing the charts since it was released in October 2018. Currently, the tune is No. 2 on both the Mediabase chart and Billboard Country Airplay chart, where it looks to make a push for No. 1 next week. As Chris told Kix Brooks of…Continue Reading

Keith Urban and Drake on the Same Page When It Comes to Measuring a Song’s Success

Keith Urban and Drake on the Same Page When It Comes to Measuring a Song’s Success

There are a number of metrics used to measure a song’s success: chart performance, sales, streaming and more. While those figures are convenient when it comes to defining an artist’s career success, Keith Urban uses his own benchmark. As Keith told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, the measure of a song’s success is the…Continue Reading

Garth Brooks Dishes How His “Dive Bar” Duet With Blake Shelton Came Together: “I Called Him Up”

Garth Brooks Dishes How His “Dive Bar” Duet With Blake Shelton Came Together: “I Called Him Up”

Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton have a Top 20 hit on their hands with their new duet, “Dive Bar,” which is currently No. 19 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after 13 weeks. Penned by Garth, Mitch Rossell and Bryan Kennedy, “Dive Bar” will be featured on Garth’s upcoming album, FUN. If you were wondering how…Continue Reading

Take a Sneak Peek Inside Brooks & Dunn’s New Exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame [Photo Gallery]

Take a Sneak Peek Inside Brooks & Dunn’s New Exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame [Photo Gallery]

Not only will Brooks & Dunn be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this fall, but the best-selling country duo of all time is also the subject of a brand-new exhibit at the CMHOF. Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon highlights Kix and Ronnie’s early careers as solo artists and songwriters, the circumstances…Continue Reading

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