Tim McGraw is returning to the Big Machine Label Group.

McGraw, who most recently was onSony Nashville, started his career on Curb.

BMLG head Scott Borchetta introduced McGraw as "a real bad boy ... and a real good man" at the Country Radio Seminar session Friday.

McGraw will release the album "Here on Earth" on Big Machine Records. 

Maddie & Tae's Taylor Dye and songwriter Josh Kerr got married in Nashville on Friday.  

Further details about the couple's big day were not released.

The couple announced their engagement in September after more than a year of dating. 

Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and Hannah Billingsley welcomed their second child together, "Ames Alexander Mooney".  The baby was born Friday in Nashville, Tennessee, weighing 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and measuring 19.5 inches long.   

The Dan + Shay singer announced in August that they had another little one on the way after welcoming their son, Asher, now 2, in January 2017.

Rascal Flatts are extending their 'Rascal Flatts Farewell: Life Is a Highway Tour' with 11 new dates.

After announcing an initial run of 25 dates, including stops in Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta and more, Rascal Flatts will make 11 additional stops in Kansas City, New Orleans, Nashville and more. Tickets for the new dates go on sale on February 21st at 10 a.m. local time.

In additional, Rascal Flatts shared that they will be inviting special guests Chris Lane, Chase Rice, Avenue Beat, Caylee Hammack, King Calaway, Matt Stell and Rachel Wammack to join them on select dates across the run.

Darius Rucker was named an official ambassador for South Carolina for 2020.

The country singer and frontman for Hootie & the Blowfish will work with the state’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.

Rucker is a native of Charleston. He will share his music and name recognition to help strengthen the state’s tourism. Rucker also will make appearances at major tourism events statewide and will be featured on advertising for the state’s DiSCover campaign.

Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks posted a series of teaser pics over the weekend from what appears to be the video shoot for a new song entitled "Gaslighter." The pics on the Chicks' Instagram show Maines along with bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer drinking wine through a straw along with the hashtags #gaslighter and #dcx2020, suggesting that a new album is coming this year.

Maines shared the same images as well, with the additional tags #verysoon and #musicvideo. 

Back in September, Maines told the Spiritualgasm podcast that she had "a lot to say" on the long-awaited follow-up to 2006's "Taking the Long Way".

Daniel Lee Martin, a country singer in the 2000s, died by an apparent suicide on Friday. The 54-year-old was under investigation for child sex abuse crimes in both Florida and Tennessee.

A Pasco County, Fla., Sheriff SWAT team discovered Martin's body at a home in New Port Richey, Fla., on Friday afternoon, after entering the house in order to take Martin into custody. Martin had threatened to harm both himself and others, and was found with what is believed to be a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound.
 
Martin was arrested in Pasco County in late January and charged with a felony for lewd and lascivious exhibition because a minor female reported that he had performed a lewd act in her presence. The alleged victim claimed that Martin exposed himself to her while the two were seated on a sofa together, and that he fondled himself and shared pornographic images. Martin was released on $15,000 bail within three hours after that arrest.

In September of 2018, a grand jury in Williamson County, Tenn., indicted Martin on four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of solicitation of a minor to commit rape of a child, two counts of indecent exposure and one count of solicitation of a minor. These incidents reportedly took place between May of 2014 and January of 2018 and involved three children ranging in age from 9 years old to 12 years old.

Martin had turned himself into police in Spring Hill, Tenn., in October of 2018 in relation to those charges. A trial was set for March, but Pasco County officers were trying to serve a warrant related to those charges when they found Martin's body on Friday.

Radney Foster suffered a fall recently that resulted in trauma to his vocal cords.

A post to Foster's Facebook page on Friday (February 14th) informed fans of his fall and asked for their assistance in speeding his recovery.

"Please send healing thoughts," the post reads. "Radney fell while fly fishing and hit his head and shoulders. He will be fine, but the fall caused vocal cord bruising."
 
"He is on voice rest for 10 days but is expected to make a full recovery, and should be good for the shows in March.  Thanks for all the good wishes."

Foster got his start as a member of Foster & Lloyd, who placed nine singles on the country charts between 1986 and 1990 including "Crazy Over You," "Sure Thing," "What Do You Want From Me This Time" and more. Foster has gone on to a well-respected solo career, and he's written a long string of songs for other artists including Keith Urban, Sara Evans, Hootie & the Blowfish, Gary Allan and more.

Maren Morris appeared on on "Sesame Street" for an episode titled "Let's Draw" that aired Saturday (February 15th), and she performed a special song to encourage young viewers not to give up when the going seems tough.

Morris and the cast of Sesame Street sand a song called “Oops! Whoops! Wait, Ah ha!”, which the writers of the iconic children's show composed to encourage their young viewers to keep at it when they're having trouble mastering a new skill.

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and Steve Miller Band will join forces for a co-headlining tour this summer.

The Americana Tour will kick off on June 13 in Austin, with additional stops in Nashville, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, St. Louis and more. Gary Mule Deer will serve as support. The new tour follows a 34-date co-headlining tour in 2019.
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