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John Prine, influential singer-songwriter, dead at 73 due to COVID-19 complications

Influential Grammy-winning singer/songerwriter John Prine has died at 73, ABC Audio has confirmed.  Known for folk/country songs that often featured humor and social commentary, Prine influenced giants like Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson.  His rep confirmed on behalf of Prine’s family that his death was due to complications due to COVID-19. In late…

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Luke Bryan postpones album release, tour

Luke Bryan is delaying the release of his new album and his summer tour in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The singer announced today that his album, Born Here Live Here Die Here, will now be released on August 7. It’s original release date was April 24.  Additionally, Luke is delaying the start of his Proud to Be Right…

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Ashley McBryde joins “CMT Next Women of Country Goes Live” today

Ashley McBryde will join up-and-coming artist Caylee Hammack today for the latest episode of CMT Next Women of Country Goes Live. The “One Night Standards” singer — who released her sophomore album, Never Will, on Friday — will deliver a special performance. Fans will be able to connect with the two artists during the online broadcast as they perform together. Next…

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Maren Morris sets a pop chart record with “The Bones”

Maren Morris‘ crossover hit “The Bones” has set a new record.  The song has peaked at number one the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart after a 45-week-long journey to get there, marking the longest trip to the top spot in the chart’s history.  Pop group The Script was the previous act to hold that record, with its 36-week climb…

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Garth Brooks reiterates message of strength: ‘Stay apart so we can be together sooner’

Garth Brooks continues to share words of encouragement as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the Monday night episode of his Facebook Live show, Inside Studio G, Garth again offered a simple, but sweet message, encouraging people to stay positive while remaining apart. “Stay strong. Stay at home. Stay apart so we can be together sooner,” Garth…

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Kenny Chesney is “Knowing You” with new song

Kenny Chesney has new music on the horizon. The country superstar will release a new song called “Knowing You” on Friday, an instant gratification track off his upcoming album, Here and Now.  Described as a “simple country waltz,” “Knowing You” reflects on those who left a lasting impact on our lives, the singer celebrating the joy that…

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ICYMI: COVID-19 Survivor Rita Wilson To Host CMT GIANTS Kenny Rogers: A Benefit For MusiCares

According to CMT News: Beloved singer-songwriter, actress and producer Rita Wilson will host CMT GIANTS Kenny Rogers: A Benefit For MusiCares, premiering Wednesday, April 8 at 8 PM ET/PT on CMT. The uplifting celebration to honor the extraordinary life and legendary music of the late Kenny Rogers will encore on MTV Live on April 10 at 8 pm…