Kane Brown scored the third #1 single of his career as “Lose It” reaches the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart.
“Lose It,” the lead single from Kane’s sophomore album, "Experiment", follows previous #1 singles “What Ifs” and “Heaven.”  

 

Garth Brooks and "Garth! Live at Notre Dame" drew 8.85 million viewers and a 1.3 rating/5 share for CBS Sunday night among Adults 18-49. The special was filmed October 20th in South Bend, IN.

 

The Country Radio Seminar has officially announced its New Faces of Country Music 2019 class! Congratulations are in order to Jimmie Allen, Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell, Lanco and Dylan Scott, who have all been named as New Faces artists for the upcoming year.

The five country up-and-comers will participate in a showcase during 2019's New Faces of Country Music Dinner and Show, which will take place on Feb. 15, as part of the annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, Tenn. The batch of artists was elected out of a ballot announced in November of 2018, which also included country artists such as Morgan Wallen, Jordan Davis, Chris Lane and many others.

Dolly Parton was on the "Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon Friday to promote her new movie, “Dumplin”.

Dolly said the movie's star, Jennifer Aniston, approached her for the soundtrack. Dolly said her husband, Carl Dean, is "crazy" about the actress.

She said: ”He was more excited that I was gonna do a movie with her than he was about how I got the chance to write all this music. I think he kinda fantasizes like a threesome with us."

Jessie James Decker is set to embark on a headlining tour that will run across spring and early summer 2019.

The 19-date trek takes the reality and country singer to a series of theaters in key cities throughout the U.S., with stops in Seattle, San Francisco, Atlanta, New York, Washington, D.C. and more. The tour kicks off on her birthday, April 12th, in Denver, Colo.

The Sisterhood Band, comprised of singer-songwriters Alyssa Bonagura and Ruby Stewart, daughter of music icon Rod Stewart will join her as openers.
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It's hard to keep a good cowboy down. Since George Strait wrapped his Cowboy Rides Away Tour in 2014, his appearances onstage have been few and far between outside of his 18 "Strait to Vegas" concerts.

However, George is feeling froggy in 2019, he's already announced a handful of shows for the new year, including a headlining gig at the Buckeye Country Festival in Columbus, Ohio, on June 8. The one-day festival lineup also features Blake Shelton, Midland, Chris Janson and RaeLynn.

Tickets for Buckeye Country Superfest will go on sale on December 7th at 10 a.m. ET, ranging from $49.50 to $399.50, plus fees. Pre-sale begins on November 30th at 10 a.m. ET.

In addition to performing at Buckeye Country Superfest, George has announced four Strait to Vegas dates (Feb. 1, Feb. 2, Aug. 23, Aug. 24) as well as a date at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on March 30th and a show at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 22nd. George will wrap 2018 with two Vegas shows on December 7th and 8th.

Dan + Shay's headlining benefit concert in Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon raised more than $60,000 for the Tree of Life Synagogue.

Dan+ Shay played the show to support the synagogue devastated by the murder of 11 members during Sabbath morning services on Oct. 27. The gunman, Robert Bowers, survived the shooting and has been charged with murder.

The 1,200 in attendance at the sold-out show contributed several thousand dollars additional via merchandise purchases (an exclusive, event-only t-shirt designed by Dan + Shay) as well as their own monetary donations. All proceeds were donated to re-building the synagogue.

The duo heads to ABC's today's "Good Morning America" for a performance of the fifth most-streamed country song of 2018 and their latest hit radio single, "Speechless."

Jana Kramer's baby boy is here!

Kramer and her husband Mike Caussin welcomed their second child, Jace Joseph Caussin, into the world on Thursday (11/29). 

According to People, Jace Joseph was born in Los Angeles, weighing 7 lbs., 12 oz., and measuring 20.5 inches.

He joins older sister Jolie Rae, who turns 3 in January.

Jana says, "Welcome to the world Jace Joseph Caussin. Our hearts are so full. Thank you to all our friends and family and all of you who have supported Mike and I and our growing family."

Granger Smith released the documentary "They Were There: A Hero's Documentary" Friday.

The self-produced documentary honors the lives of five fallen soldiers and seeks to pay tribute to their heroic sacrifices and infinite legacies.

The film is available on Smith's YouTube channel.

On January 4th, 2019, Dolly Parton will celebrate her 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

To commemorate the milestone accomplishment, the Opry will celebrate Dolly Week in October with a number of performances on October 10th, 11th and 12th.

Oct. 10 | Opry Country Classics featuring performances of Dolly's No. 1 hits
Oct. 11 | Dolly's Mountain Soul: Bluegrass, Americana & Roots Music honors Dolly
Oct. 12 | Dolly Parton's 50th Grand Ole Opry Anniversary Celebration featuring Dolly Parton and many more (two shows)

"It was always my dream to be on the Opry," says Dolly. "I actually got to sing on the Grand Ole Opry when I was about 10 years old. I officially became a member back in 1969 and I cannot believe next year I will celebrate 50 proud years of being a member of the Grand Ole Opry! They call it the 'Mother Church' because the old Ryman was a church, but it's sacred to me, wherever it goes--the church of my heart. For me, the Opry is like the song 'New York, New York'--if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. I am excited to be coming back home to celebrate 50 years of membership."

Country music stars are reflecting on the death of the 41st U.S. president, George Herbert Walker Bush.

Bush died at his Houston home late Friday. He was 94.

The former Navy pilot served as U.S. president from 1989 to 1993, after two terms as Ronald Reagan's vice president. 


Randy Travis wrote his 1991 hit "Point of Light" for Bush's "Thousand Points of Light" initiative highlighting America's spirit of volunteerism. 

Travis said, "The world lost a wonderful human being whose greatest concern was for others, and for that which is right. President George Bush, Sr.’s steady leadership encouraged us all to work together to make a difference in his 'Thousand Points of Light' initiative, which I was blessed to be a part of."

Travis said his relationship with the Bush family continued for years to come. He attended Bush's 80th birthday.

"President Bush served our country well," Travis said. "He laughed often and lived well. He collected accomplishments, not accolades. His example as a faithful Christian father, friend, and family man never wavered. Thank you, sir, for the difference you made in my life and millions of others."
 
Larry Gatlin, of Grammy-award winning trio The Gatlin Brothers, also befriended Bush during his presidential campaign. He went on to perform several times at the White House. 

But he first met him decades before that, when he performed at a campaign event for Bush's failed run for for Congress in 1964. 

In the 1980s, Gatlin ran into then-Vice President Bush again at the White House and said "hello."

Gatlin recalls, "He stuck out his hand and said: 'Hey Larry Gatlin, you're one of those little snotty nose kids who sang for my campaign in Odessa in 1964'. I said: 'Yessir I am.' He said: 'It worked out better this time. We won!' Rest in peace, old friend."

The Gatlin Brothers went on to develop a friendship with Bush, performing multiple times for his campaigns and at the White House. 

 
Charlie Daniels also had fond memories of the former president. 

He tweeted a photo of himself standing next to Bush before the Super Bowl in 2005. 

Daniels wrote, "Deepest condolences to the Bush family on the death of George H W Bush, a patriot and a truly nice gentleman." 

Earlier this month, Chris Stapleton revealed during his concert at Madison Square Garden that he and wife Morgane are expecting their fifth child in 2019. Chris and Morgane also have twins sons who are eight months old and a son and daughter around ages 6 and 8.

For an artist who headlined more than 50 shows in 2018 with his wife by his side, Chris' tours have become a family affair both literally and figuratively which bodes well for everyone involved, including the upcoming addition to the Stapleton clan.

"You know, our kids go on the road, my in-laws go on the road, my mom goes on the road when she feels like coming, and so we carry a good bit of actual family," says Chris. "As an extension of that, I consider Derek [Mixon on drums] and J.T. [Cure on bass] to be family members, you know, the guys in the band, and all the guys in the crew. I want everybody to feel like they are family. We try to approach things that way. That's always been the goal with me anytime."

Chris and his touring family will have some downtime over the next couple of months before heading to the U.K. and Ireland in March. Chris will also perform in honor of Dolly Parton at 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year gala on February 8th.