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Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Venues Launch “Battle of the Bands” Series

Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Venues Launch “Battle of the Bands” Series

Blake Shelton’s four Ole Red venues—Nashville, Gatlinburg, Tishomingo and Orlando—will launch a new competition series on Aug. 19. Ole Red Battle of the Bands will be a weekly competition that takes place across all Ole Red locations. Four artists/bands—one at each venue—will play two songs (one cover, one original). The performances from each venue will…MORE

Mickey Guyton to Release New EP, “Bridges,” on Sept. 11

Mickey Guyton to Release New EP, “Bridges,” on Sept. 11

Mickey Guyton will release a new six-song EP, Bridges, on Sept. 11. Mickey co-penned every song on the upcoming EP, which also features songwriters Karen Kosowski, Hillary Lindsey, Jesse Frasure, Nathan Chapman and Victoria Banks. The EP includes recent releases “Black Like Me” and “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?” as well as current single,…MORE

Dolly Parton to Release New Holiday Album, “A Holly Dolly Christmas,” on Oct. 2

Dolly Parton to Release New Holiday Album, “A Holly Dolly Christmas,” on Oct. 2

Dolly Parton will release a new holiday album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, on Oct. 2. The 12-song collection features several holiday standards, such as “Mary, Did You Know,” “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” “Holly Jolly Christmas” and more, as well as six original tunes that Dolly penned. The album also features duets with some…MORE

Gone West Disbands Two Months After Debut Album

Gone West Disbands Two Months After Debut Album

Country quartet Gone West—comprised of Colbie Caillat, Justin Kawika Young, Jason Reeves and Nelly Joy—released its debut album, Canyons, on June 12. Two months later on Aug. 12, Colbie announced via Instagram that she and Justin have decided to leave the group: “After a lot of thought during this time, Justin and I have decided…MORE

Tennessee Senate & House Pass Resolution Honoring the Memory of Charlie Daniels

Tennessee Senate & House Pass Resolution Honoring the Memory of Charlie Daniels

The Tennessee Senate passed a resolution honoring the memory of Charlie Daniels on Aug. 11. The ceremonial resolution, Senate Joint Resolution 8011, passed with a unanimous vote of 28 to 0, stating, in part, “that we celebrate the life of Charlie Daniels, even as we mourn his passing, and reflect fondly upon his impeccable character…MORE

Hayes Carll Reimagines Past Songs on New Acoustic Album, “Alone Together Sessions”

Hayes Carll Reimagines Past Songs on New Acoustic Album, “Alone Together Sessions”

Typically touring troubadour Hayes Carll used his downtime during the pandemic to record a new album, Alone Together Sessions, which will drop on Sept. 4. The 11-song album features acoustic versions of 10 of Hayes’ past songs, as well as a duet with wife Allison Moorer on Merle Haggard’s “That’s the Way Love Goes.” “It’s…MORE

Dan + Shay Announce 2021 Arena Tour

Dan + Shay Announce 2021 Arena Tour

Dan + Shay announced a new 2021 Arena Tour with more than 30 dates. “thank you to our fans for being so patient while we worked through the rescheduling of the (arena) tour. we’re absolutely crushed that it wasn’t able to happen this year, but your safety is more important to us than anything, so…MORE

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