Two country stars are featured on Forbes’ 2019 list of the Top 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities.
Luke Bryan ranks #78 after earning $42.5 million,, while coming in at #95 is Zac Brown Band with $38.5 million.
Taylor Swift topped the list with $185 million, while Kanye West (#3, $150 million), Ed Sheeran (#5, $110 million) and The Eagles (#8, $100 million) rounded out the Top 10.
Dolly Parton has unveiled plans to bring her famous Smoky Mountains theme park to Hallmark's small screen with a new holiday movie, called "Christmas at Dollywood".
Filming for the project, which stars actor Danica McKellar, will begin in August in Tennessee. In addition to McKellar's leading role, Parton herself will make an appearance in the movie.
The new film tells the story of New York City-based Broadway producer Rachel Lewis (played by McKellar), who takes a job producing a show to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival at Dollywood. Together with her 9-year-old daughter, Amy, Rachel leaves the big city to return to East Tennessee, reconnecting with her own memories of growing up in Appalachia.
The holiday film is scheduled to premiere in December 2019 as part of Hallmark's 10th anniversary of its annual lineup of holiday-themed films, 'Countdown to Christmas'.
Pet-lover Miranda Lambert gifted a few thousand dollars to Scituate Animal Shelter in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, allowing them to waive adoption fees.
Executive director Maryann Regan was sifting through her mail back in March when she came upon a letter and certificate personally signed by Miranda.
The letter was from Miranda's MuttNation Foundation, a nonprofit the Grammy winner co-founded with her mom 10 years ago to promote the adoption of shelter animals. It also donates money and other resources to well-run shelters.
Scituate is a first-time recipient of Miranda's generosity, and Maryann says they earmarked the donation to help increase adoptions during the summer, which is typically when shelters are most packed.
Maryann says during summer time the shelter's lucky if it can get 2 animals into forever homes a day -- however they're tripling that rate, thanks in large part to Miranda's donation which eliminates fees ranging from $100 to $250. The special kicked off last week and runs through next week.
Willie Nelson and collaborators Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews will host the 24th annual Farm Aid at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wis.
The Sept. 21 festival's initial list of performers includes a country and Americana who's-who: Margo Price, Bonnie Raitt, Tanya Tucker, Tim Reynolds (featured in an acoustic set with Matthews), Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson, Brothers Osborne, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Yola and Nelson's son Micah Nelson's alter-ego, Particle Kid.
The original Farm Aid in 1985 helped answer a wave of farm foreclosures. This year, the economy forced an estimated 3,000 dairy farms to close, including nearly 700 in "America's Dairyland," the state of Wisconsin. As a result, Farm Aid's farmer assistant has logged a 109 percent increase in calls in the past year.
For further details and ticket pre-sale information, visit the Farm Aid website.
Luke Bryan announced the lineup for his 11th annual Farm Tour: Cole Swindell, Mitchell Tenpenny, DJ Rock and the Peach Pickers (on 3 dates).
The tour will make six stops at farms in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas (2 shows) and Oklahoma between Sept. 26–Oct. 5.
Over the years, Luke has awarded more than 60 college scholarships to local students from farming families within the communities the tour has played.
Tickets for the this year’s Farm Tour are on sale now.
Close to three months after making their red carpet debut as a couple at the 2019 ACM Awards, Cole Swindell and Barbie Blank have gone their separate ways.
A source confirms to E! News that the famous duo has split.
The news comes after fans noticed that the country music singer and WAGS LA star no longer follow each other on Instagram.
Back in April, the "You Should Be Here" singer arrived at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with the professional wrestler, also known by her ring name Kelly Kelly.
Before celebrating his Song of the Year nomination at the award show, Cole was able to walk the red carpet with his leading lady.
Barbie is expected to attend tonight's ESPYs in Los Angeles. She also continues to model around the world.
As for Cole, he's traveling across the country this summer as part of Luke Bryan's tour.
An Idaho mother was surprised with Garth Brooks tickets 21 years after being hit by a car on her way to the show.
Kelsey Countryman was just 6-years-old when she was hit by a car just hours before she was supposed to see Brooks perform live in Salt Lake City back in 1998.
She doesn’t remember the impact of being struck by the vehicle but recalls she was upset that emergency crews had to cut off her brand new pants she had purposely worn for the concert. The young girl ended up having surgery and never made it to see one of her favorite singers.
When Garth announced earlier this year that he was doing two shows in Boise on July 19th and 20th, East Idaho Credit Union launched a social media contest called ‘Good for Garth.’
They "were asking for nominations of good people that do good in their life and want a chance to see Garth Brooks in Boise later this month."
Countryman’s story was shared with the credit union and mentioned the mother of three, who works at Arctic Circle, is not able to afford tickets to the concert. Countryman’s youngest child was also recently diagnosed with autism.
The vice president of the credit union surprised Countryman at her home Friday morning with a Garth Brooks concert package, including field tickets to the show, a hotel room, gas card and money for food.
And now, after more than two decades, Countryman will be able to say she went to a Garth Brooks concert.
Blake Shelton scored the 26th #1 single of his career as “God’s Country” tops both the Mediabase chart and Billboard Country Airplay chart this week.
Old Dominion announced its self-titled, third studio album will be out October 25th.
For the first time, the band will be co-producing the album alongside longtime collaborator Shane McAnally.
Old Dominion recently named "One Man Band" as the next radio single.
The group's last CD, "Happy Endings," came out in 2017 and yielded hits with "Hotel Key," Written in the Sand" and "No Such Things as a Broken Heart."
Willie's Remedy, the company co-founded by Willie Nelson and wife Annie Nelson, is releasing two new products: Willie's Remedy Relief Balm and Willie's Remedy Tea.
The new items, infused with hemp oil, arrive after the debut of Willie's Remedy Coffee, and Willie's Remedy Hemp Oil Tincture.
Willie's Remedy Relief Balm is inspired by a cannabis topical that Annie Nelson created in her kitchen and has used for years, along with her husband, his band and numerous friends.
She explained, "Studies have shown hemp compounds have the ability to reduce inflammation. So whether you're a touring musician who plays 100 shows a year or someone with regular garden-variety aches and pains, this balm is a great plant-based essential."
Annie added, "Just like our coffee, our teas are pure plant beverages. The infusion process to add the hemp extract to the tea is all-natural, with no added chemicals, preservatives or binding agents."
All products are available online and at select stores.