Kelsea Ballerini Throws an Epic Girls Night

Kelsea Ballerini got some of country’s hottest female stars together on Monday for an epic girls’ night celebration. Lauren Alaina, RaeLynn, Carly Pearce, Cassadee Pope and Lindsay Ell were among the women who attended the party, which Kelsea threw to just celebrate each other and talk about the challenges and successes they’ve had. The girls also flooded social media with pictures from the celebration, including shots of them posing with paper crowns on.

BREAKING: Cassadee Pope Gets Engaged

Cassadee Pope is officially off the market! Pope took to her socials on Friday (2/10) to announce that she’s engaged to her boyfriend of seven years, Rian Dawson. Cassadee shared a picture of the happy couple sharing a kiss along with the caption, “We’re ENGAGED!”  Rian soon shared the same image on his Instagram account along with a caption that read, “The love of my life is now OFFICIALLY the love of my life. Never been happier. :)”

2017 Country Grammy Nominees Announced

All- Genre Best New Artist:


Kelsea Ballerini

The Chainsmokers

Chance The Rapper

Maren Morris

Anderson .Paak


Best Country Solo Performance


Love Can Go To Hell

Brandy Clark

Miranda Lambert


My Church

Maren Morris


Church Bells

Carrie Underwood


Blue Ain’t Your Color

Keith Urban


Best Country Duo/Group Performance


Different For Girls

Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King


21 Summer

Brothers Osborne


Setting The World On Fire

Kenny Chesney & P!nk



Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton


Think Of You

Chris Young With Cassadee Pope


Best Country Song


Blue Ain’t Your Color

Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen, songwriters (Keith Urban)


Die A Happy Man

Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur, songwriters (Thomas Rhett)


Humble And Kind

Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)


My Church

busbee & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris)



Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)


Best Country Album


Big Day In A Small Town

Brandy Clark


Full Circle

Loretta Lynn



Maren Morris


A Sailor’s Guide To Earth

Sturgill Simpson



Keith Urban


The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will broadcast live on CBS on February 12, 2017. 


June 2nd: On This Day

On this day in 2014, the Fifth Annual Darius Rucker and Friends Benefit raised $120,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon. Darius was joined by Kenny Rogers, Eli Young Band and David Nail. Other performers include Cassadee Pope, Clint Black, Corey Smith and Thompson Square.

The Seventh Annual Darius Rucker and Friends Benefit will be held on June 6th of this year.

Chris Young Extends His “I’m Comin’ Over Tour”

Chris Young has extended his headlining “I’m Comin’ Over Tour” into the fall with 25 shows kicking off in September. Dan + Shay will join Young for his September and October dates, with Dustin Lynch coming on board in November and December. Cassadee Pope is also set to return for all of his fall dates.

Country Musicians React To Merle Haggard’s Passing

Several country musicians released statements and took to social media to react to Merle Haggard’s death on Wednesday (4/6).

Willie Nelson: “He was my brother, my friend. I will miss him.”

Luke Bryan: “A true hero was lost today. Thank you for your contribution to not only country music but all music. @MERLEHAGGARD”

Carrie Underwood: “Love and prayers for the Haggard family. Merle was a pioneer…A true entertainer… A legend. There will never be another like him.”

Brad Paisley: “There are no words to describe the loss & sorrow felt within all of music with the passing of Merle Haggard. Thank god for his life & songs.”

Dolly Parton: “We’ve lost one of the greatest writers and singers of all time. His heart was as tender as his love ballads. I loved him like a brother. Rest easy, Merle.”

Cassadee Pope says there’s a good reason why people love listening to heartbreak songs: it’s relatable.

Chris Young And Cassadee Pope Help Celebrate Southwest Airlines 30 Years Of Service

Chris Young and Cassadee Pope helped Southwest Airlines celebrate 30 years of service in Nashville on Monday (2/22) by giving a surprise performance on the airlines newly-christened “Tennessee One” state plane. The two teamed up to entertain guests onboard during its flight from Nashville to Memphis with an acoustic in-flight performance of their duet single, “Think Of You.”


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