NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Carly Pearce and Michael Ray “Finish Your Sentences”

By |2020-02-14T15:25:53-06:00February 14th, 2020|

Carly Pearce just released a new duet with her husband Michael Ray titled "Finish Your Sentences". The track is fresh off her sophomore album Carly Pearce, which was released today. Written by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini, the song is about the beginning stages of a relationship and falling in love with someone. Originally she did not want to record the song because her and Michael were still dating at the time, but after they got married she knew she wanted to release it. Be sure to check out her new album and song, available everywhere. Source -Intern Brandon https://youtu.be/Tg1eq05y5t0

Darius Rucker’s Wagon Wheel Reaches a New Milestone

By |2020-02-13T16:25:12-06:00February 13th, 2020|

Darius Rucker’s hit single “Wagon Wheel” turned 8x platinum, meaning there have been over 8 million copies sold. Since being at the top of the charts for back-to-back weeks in 2013, “Wagon Wheel” is now one of the top five best-selling country songs of all time. “Wagon Wheel,” originally released by Old Crow Medicine Show, was written by the band’s lead singer Ketch Secor and was based on a sketch by Bob Dylan, who is credited as a co-writer. Rucker's performance of the song earned him a Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance. Rucker had the idea to cover the song [...]

Thomas Rhett and His Family Welcome Baby No. 3!

By |2020-02-12T10:15:21-06:00February 12th, 2020|

Country singer Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren, have welcomed a new bundle of joy! The couple welcomed a baby girl, Lennon, on Feb. 10 at 8:30 a.m. “It was such a joy to watch this little angel be brought into the world. My wife is just incredible through the entire birth,” he added. “Watching our kids meet Lennon for the first time was probably the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life! Ada James and Willa Gray are going to be the best big sisters on the planet," Rhett said. Rhett doesn't have any tour dates lined up [...]

Blake Shelton and Pitbull “Get Ready”!

By |2020-02-10T09:50:33-06:00February 10th, 2020|

Country music star Blake Shelton and rapper Pitbull are gearing up to work on a song together. The song that they collaborate on is a remix of the 1930s "Get Ready". The music stars first crossed paths with each other back in 2018 at the Pendleton Whisky Music Fest in Oregon. The music video that they star in will feature girls dancing in a honky-tonk in Tennessee, and the other half will feature poolside dancers in Florida. In a behind-the-scenes video, Shelton shows Pitbull how they get down in Tennesse. They were drinking lemonade, and they appeared to enjoy each other's [...]

KELSEA BALLERINI AND HALSEY PERFORM – “GRAVEYARD” on the CMT Crossroads

By |2020-02-07T13:34:46-06:00February 7th, 2020|

Halsey and Kelsea Ballerini Performed an excellent version of Graveyard recently on the CMT Crossroad series. Their performance includes a unique harmony that accentuates both of their voices in a way that is different from what you would hear on the radio. Their energy was enhanced by a bit of extra 'twang to the new interpretation of the song. Kelsea will be in Michigan on her American tour in July. Source -Intern Yin Tai  

New Tracy Lawrence Video

By |2020-02-07T05:04:19-06:00February 7th, 2020|

In case you're a fan and missed it, Tracy Lawrence dropped the music video for his new song, “Made in America,” this week. It’s the title track of his most recent album. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=179&v=MD_7W9cVlcU&feature=emb_logo  

Let’s Go! Shania Twain extends Vegas residency through 2020

By |2020-02-06T11:49:03-06:00February 6th, 2020|

Shania Twain’s having too much fun at her Let’s Go! Las Vegas residency to quit. The singer revealed 14 new dates on her Twitter and Instagram Thursday morning, extending the run through the end of 2020. “Just announced! I am extending my Let’s Go! Las Vegas residency at [Zappo’s Theatre], with new shows August through December,” the singer wrote. “I look forward to spending more time with you all.” Since launching her residency last December, Shania has enchanted fans with a dazzling, elaborate set and a series of in-depth, behind-the-scenes looks at how she put the show together. In addition to her Vegas performances, she delivered a high-power medley [...]

Gabby Barrett’s Big Plans For 2020

By |2020-02-05T10:42:50-06:00February 5th, 2020|

It has been a crazy ride these past few years for singer-songwriter Gabby Barrett. Since winning 3rd place on American Idol in 2018, the 19-year old has been on the rise. Her debut single "I Hope" released in 2019 shows off her vocal chops and talent as a songwriter, and has been making waves in Nashville and on the charts. Barrett has big dreams and plans for the future. She's hoping her success this past year might bring her to the CMA's "To be nominated for a CMA Award next year would be cool, or to perform," she muses. "Seriously, that [...]

Loretta Lynn “They’ve Killed Country Music”

By |2020-02-03T11:04:34-06:00February 3rd, 2020|

Country Music Legend, Loretta Lynn, suggests country music is dead and needs saving. Speaking to fellow country singer Martina McBridge on the podcast Vocal Point, per People, Lynn states her feelings about today's country music "I think it's dead. I think it's a shame". Country music today is certainly different than it was back when Lynn started her career as a pioneer in the genre 60 years ago. "Some of these new country singers aren't really country ... I think some of them should be singing pop music and leave country alone," she wrote in her memoir, Coal Miner's Daughter when it [...]

Safety Will Be a Big Topic at this Week’s Minnesota Pork Congress

By |2020-01-28T10:12:33-06:00January 28th, 2020|

The Minnesota Pork Congress is taking place in Minneapolis. JoDee Haala of New Ulm is the president of the Minnesota Pork Board. She told the Linder Farm Network safety would be one of the big topics of discussion. "Protection from foreign animal disease and foreign animal disease preparedness," said Haala. "The goal is to make a stronger pork industry. To do that we all need to step up and make a stronger pork industry." Haala says federal authorities are always on the lookout but state and local officials have to be prepared as well. "We need to work with the University [...]

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