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Sam Hunt: Debut Spotlight

Sam Hunt: Debut Spotlight

Hailing from rural Cedartown, Georgia, Sam Hunt grew up with a passion for playing football. At Cedartown High School in 2002, he won recognition from the Rome News-Tribune as co-Offensive Player of the Year, was...Read full article... »

The Swon Brothers Stage A Surprise Wedding Gig

The Swon Brothers Stage A Surprise Wedding Gig

CMA Vocal Duo of The Year nominees The Swon Brothers surprised the daughter of former Tennessee Volunteers football coach Phil Fulmer with a special rendition of Tim McGraw’s “My Little Girl,” for the daddy/daughter dance...Read full article... »

Stars Go Scratchy for St. Jude

Stars Go Scratchy for St. Jude

Just one day after St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital announced its fourth annual No Shave November, an initial wave of Country artists has vowed to stash its razors for an honorable cause. Look for the...Read full article... »

Brian Collins: Debut Spotlight

Brian Collins: Debut Spotlight

Take elements of Eli Young Band, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen and Marc Broussard, and the results point the way toward Brian Collins. His broad range of influences have enabled him to share stages with KISS,...Read full article... »

Danny Griego: Debut Spotlight

Danny Griego: Debut Spotlight

Born in Prescott, Ariz., descended on his father’s side from Spanish cowboys and from Kentucky moonshiners through his mother, based now in Austin, Texas, Danny Griego earned degrees in business management and business marketing from...Read full article... »

Gord Bamford Trades His Guitar For Smiles

Gord Bamford Trades His Guitar For Smiles

Canadian Country Music star Gord Bamford put up his personal guitar during a private corporate appearance recently in Calgary, Alberta, to help raise donations for “Operation Smile.” Dedicated to providing reconstructive surgery and related medical...Read full article... »

Brothers Osborne: Debut Spotlight

Brothers Osborne: Debut Spotlight

Growing up the sons of a working-class mother and father, T.J. and John Osborne learned at an early age how to make do with what they had. Their blue-collar rural Maryland upbringing was far from...Read full article... »

George Jones Museum Promises ‘Grand Tour’ of Memories

George Jones Museum Promises ‘Grand Tour’ of Memories

George Jones, member of CMA’s Country Music Hall of Fame and seven-time CMA Award winner, will soon be further enshrined in Country Music history with the opening of a museum dedicated to his life and...Read full article... »

Florida Georgia Line goes to the Mat

Florida Georgia Line goes to the Mat

CMA Awards nominee Florida Georgia Line found themselves in the heart of the action on “WWE’s Night Of Champions,” broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on the WWE Network on Sunday, Sept. 21. It’s not...Read full article... »

Lizzie Sider Battles Big Apple Bullying

Lizzie Sider Battles Big Apple Bullying

Sixteen-year-old Country artist Lizzie Sider will bring her “Nobody Has the Power to Ruin Your Day” Bully Prevention Assembly Tour to New York City from October 6-15. The tour, which has already hit California, Florida...Read full article... »

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