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  • Dolly Parton Reveals Her Dad Used to Clean Her Hometown Statue at Night
    by Marcus K. Dowling on January 25, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Claims that Dolly Parton is the nicest person to sing country music and save the world simultaneously could be overstated. However, via Apple’s December-released Fitness+ subscription-based app’s premium workout service’s just-debuted “Time to Walk” function, the 75-year old global icon and country music legend can inspire your creativity. Parton joins fellow musician Shawn Mendes, plus… Read more »

  • Morgan Wallen on Balancing His Success With Co-Parenting His Son
    by Marcus K. Dowling on January 25, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    If needing another reason to connect with the fast-rising success of Morgan Wallen, consider that he’s achieving his success while also co-parenting his seven-month-old son, Indigo Wilder, with KT Smith, his former girlfriend. The 27-year-old Sneedville, Tennesse native, did not imagine that this scenario would be his introduction to parenthood. Noting that his parents are… Read more »

  • James White, Owner of Iconic Broken Spoke Dance Hall, Dies at 81
    by Marcus K. Dowling on January 25, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    James White, an icon as old as both country music and the genre’s rise and establishment as a notable feature of Austin, Texas, has died at 81, of congestive heart failure. As the Broken Spoke Dance Hall owner, he played a vital role in the spread of honky-tonk music and culture, plus the rise of… Read more »

  • Darius Rucker Surprises Lady A With Grand Ole Opry Invite
    by Marcus K. Dowling on January 25, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    From co-hosting the CMA Awards during quarantine to having a top-10 hit on country radio with “Beers and Sunshine,” Darius Rucker’s played a key role in all facets of pop-ready country music in the past twelve months. Now add to this list, on January 21, honoring Grammy award-winning legends Lady A with entry into the… Read more »

  • The Shires Enlist Lauren Alaina for Spirited New “Lightning Strikes”
    by Alison Bonaguro on January 25, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    Now that the UK’s favorite country duo is a semi-permanent fixture in Nashville, it makes sense that singer-songwriters Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes would recruit another country newcomer to join them for their infectious tune off their Good Years album released in early 2020. “Lightning Strikes” was written by Josh Bruce Williams, Evan Bogart and… Read more »

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