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Garth Brooks Tops the List of Best-Selling Country Artists of All Time . . . Followed by George Strait and Shania Twain

Garth Brooks Tops the List of Best-Selling Country Artists of All Time . . . Followed by George Strait and Shania Twain

  NashCountryDaily.com listed the Top 20 Best-Selling Country Artists of all time.  GARTH BROOKS is way out in front with 138 million albums sold.  GEORGE STRAIT follows with 69 million, and SHANIA TWAIN is next with 48 million in U.S. sales.     Here’s the Top 10:   1.  Garth Brooks, 138 million   2. …

Luke Bryan Wants His Song Lyrics To Be Suitable for Young Ears

Luke Bryan Wants His Song Lyrics To Be Suitable for Young Ears

There’s a good reason why LUKE BRYAN’s music is so family-friendly.  He was talking to “Billboard” about his song “Fast” when he explained why he took out a lyric that’s barely offensive.     The original version of the chorus featured the line, “Damn, it just goes too fast.”  He changed it to, “Man, it…

Kane Brown Remembers The Social Media Post That Jumpstarted His Career

Kane Brown Remembers The Social Media Post That Jumpstarted His Career

I love hearing artists talk about that career moment when they went from being a nobody . . . to realizing that things are about to change.  KANE BROWN had that happen a few years ago when he posted his cover of Lee Brice’s “I Don’t Dance”.   He said, quote, “I woke up and…

Sam Hunt Is Engaged to the Girl Who Inspired “Montevallo”, and He Released a New Song About Them

Sam Hunt Is Engaged to the Girl Who Inspired "Montevallo", and He Released a New Song About Them

SAM HUNT got engaged over the holidays to Hannah Lee Fowler, the woman who inspired his “Montevallo” album.  He also released a new song about their relationship. SAM HUNT got engaged over the holidays to the woman who influenced his “Montevallo” album.  Her name is Hannah Lee Fowler and you may have seen some of…

Maren Morris’ Souvenir Is No 80s Mercedes

Maren Morris’ Souvenir Is No 80s Mercedes

I guess a vintage Mercedes-Benz convertible, like the one in Maren Morris’ latest hit song “80s Mercedes,” might be hard to come by. And who knows. Maybe Keith Urban went shopping for that exact car — the one that is like a summer dream and a teenage time machine that just keeps getting sweeter with…

Kelsea and Morgan Evans are officially engaged! #HECALLEDDIBS

Kelsea and Morgan Evans are officially engaged! #HECALLEDDIBS

Kelsea Ballerini used #HECALLEDDIBS — a play off of her hit song, “Dibs” — to share the news that she got engaged to her Australian boyfriend, Morgan Evans, on Christmas Day: She writes: “This morning, 9 months and 13 days later, he got down on one knee in the kitchen while I was burning pancakes…

Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountains Rise telethon raises nearly $9M

Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountains Rise telethon raises nearly $9M

Dolly Parton’s star-studded “Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund” telethon has raised nearly $9 million so far, and donations are still being counted. “I am overwhelmed by the generosity of the people who have donated from all over the country and to my friends who donated their time, their talent, and money for My…

Eric Church Explains Why the Music Industry is Backwards

Eric Church Explains Why the Music Industry is Backwards

  ERIC CHURCH believes the music industry has it backwards.  Instead of the suits and critics hearing new albums first, it SHOULD be the fans, because they’re the ones who are going to buy it and spread the word if they like it. Here’s another reason why ERIC CHURCH is his own man.  As you may…

Some Guy Vandalized Dan + Shay’s Tour Bus . . . But They Weren’t In It

Some Guy Vandalized Dan + Shay's Tour Bus . . . But They Weren't In It

A guy threw a brick that hit the windshield of DAN + SHAY’s tour bus while it was in a parking lot on Wednesday.  They weren’t in it, and a security camera got video.   Well, this wasn’t very Christmasy.  Some angry guy hurled a brick at DAN + SHAY’s tour bus on Wednesday in Baltimore….

“Entertainment Weekly’s” Top 10 Country Albums of 2016

"Entertainment Weekly's" Top 10 Country Albums of 2016

Sturgill Simpson’s “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” tops “Entertainment Weekly’s” Best Country Albums of 2016.  It’s followed by Margo Price’s “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter”, and Miranda Lambert’s “The Weight of These Wings”. EntertainmentWeekly.com put out their Top 10 Country Albums of 2016.  It’s topped by Sturgill Simpson’s “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth”, Margo Price’s “Midwest Farmer’s…

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