Tanya Tucker's comeback continued the Grammys on Sunday. The veteran took home honors for Best Country Album for "While I'm Livin'" and her "Bring My Flowers Now," penned by Brandie Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth and Tucker, took home the Grammy for Best Country Song.
Best Country Duo/Group Performance went to Dan + Shay for "Speechless."
"Old Town Road" won the Grammy for Music Video on Sunday. The hit song, although not on the country songs, was by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. The song also took Best Pop/Duo Group Performance.
Near the end of the evening, John Prine received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Bonnie Raitt sang part of his "Angel From Montgomery" before announcing the award.
Willie Nelson won a Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance for "Ride Me Back Home."
Michael Cleveland won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album for "Tall Fiddler."
I'm With Her, the trio of Aioffe O'Donovan, Sarah Jarosz and Sara Watkins, took the Best Americana Roots Song for "Call My Name."
Keb Mo' won the Best Americana Album for "Oklahoma."
Patty Griffin scored a Grammy for Best Folk Album for the recording of the same name.
South Carolina-based band Ranky Tanky took home Regional Roots Album for "Good Time."
The Grammy for Song Written for Visual Media went to "I'll Never Love Again" from "A Star is Born." The song was penned by Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsay and Aaron Raitiere.
"A Star Is Born" with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper also won a Grammy for Best Compilation soundtrack for a visual media.
The Historical Album winner was "Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection".
The Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song went to "God Only Knows," the song written by Dolly Parton; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone and Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters, and recorded by King & Country and Parton.
Bebe Rexha has been picked as the official advisor for Team Blake Shelton on "The Voice" Season 18 which premieres on February 24th on NBC.
The pop star revealed the big news on her Instagram account.
Country icon Tanya Tucker is dating a ruggedly handsome singer-songwriter named Craig Dillingham. They've been an item since last summer.
Is he the one?
Tanya replies, "If it ain’t him, I’m done.”
Both native Texans, the two first met 48 years ago at a Fort Worth, Texas, radio station. At the time, they were both 13-year-old prodigies: Tucker was making a splash with “Delta Dawn,” her first single that’s now her signature song. Dillingham already had years of experience singing in a family group, and he was striking out on his own, working as the opening act to future Hall of Famer Ray Price.
Tanya says, “Craig’s always loved me, always. I mean, he’s never not loved me.”
Kelsea Ballerini will release her third studio album, "Kelsea", on March 20. Kelsea shared the news via a secret pop-up show on January 22nd, before posting on Instagram: “my third album, kelsea, will be released March 20th and will be available for preorder/presave this friday."
The album’s lead single, “Homecoming Queen,” which was released in September, is currently #20 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after 20 weeks. Kelsea also teased that her new song, “LA,” will be dropping on January 24th.
Jason Aldean, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett lead the Faster Horses Festival lineup, which also includes Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Kelsea Ballerini, Russell Dickerson, Gone West f/Colbie Caillat, Riley Green, Hardy, Chris Lane, Tracy Lawrence, David Lee Murphy, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Mitchell Tenpenny and DeeJay Silver. The festival returns to Brooklyn, MI July 17th-19th.
The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville will host a Roger Miller tribute concert, "King of the Road: Celebrating The Music of Roger Miller", on March 22nd.
The all-star lineup includes Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood, Jamey Johnson, Wynonna, Rodney Crowell, Chris Janson, Lee Ann Womack, Larry Gatlin, Cake and The War and Treaty. Buddy Miller will serve as bandleader.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. CT. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit Thistle Farms, a nonprofit that aids female survivors of trafficking, prostitution and addiction.
Over the course of his 30-plus-year career, Roger Miller earned 11 Grammys and scored No. 1 hits with “Dang Me” and “King of the Road. Miller, who died in 1992 at age 56, was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1995.
Kenny Chesney appears to be gearing up to release a new album.
Chesney's publicist says the singer/songwriter has spent a lot of time making music, working on songs and recording. His next album will be his first for Warner Music Nashville. Chesney also will start rehearsing for the Chillaxifacation 2020 Tour soon as well.
No official word on when we can expect to hear new songs from Kenny.
George Strait has revealed several new performance dates, including additional nights as part of his Strait to Vegas concert.
The country legend has revealed he’s heading to Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium on August 22nd for a headlining show with special guests Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town. Additional acts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for that show are available beginning January 31st at 10 a.m. CT via ticketmaster.com.
Additionally, he has announced two new dates for the Strait to Vegas show including August 28-29 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The two concerts will include an opening set from Monument recording artist Caitlyn Smith. Tickets to those shows go on sale January 31st at 10 a.m. PT via straittovegas.com.
Strait has spent three years performing in Las Vegas as part of his Strait to Vegas show.
CMT, the country music video and lifestyle channel has pledged to institute 50/50 airplay between male and female artists across all of its platforms, effective immediately.
CMT broke the news via Twitter on Tuesday morning (January 21st), writing:
"Effective immediately all music video hours on CMT and CMT Music channels will have complete parity between male and female artists. That means 50/50. #CMTEqualPlay."
In addition to the video channel, CMT's platforms include CMT Radio, the CMT Next Women of Country showcase and tour, and an upcoming list of rising stars called CMT's Listen Up list, which CMT will announce on January 24th.
Luke Combs will make his debut as the musical guest on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" next Saturday, February 1st, with host J.J. Watt.
Watt is a defensive end for the Houston Texans and will be making his debut as well.