Tuesday, October 25, 2016

CARRIE UNDERWOOD: Best-Selling Country Artist in This Century

Carrie Underwood has taken the throne, and it will probably be a long time before she gives it up.

All five of Carrie's records have been certified platinum or multi-platinum, making her the highest-certified country album artist since 2000. A platinum album signifies one million albums sold.

Her 2005 debut, Some Hearts, is her best-selling album so far with more than eight million copies sold. 

Here's a rundown of the others:

  • Storyteller - platinum
  • Blown Away - 2x platinum
  • Play On - 3x platinum
  • Carnival Ride - 4x platinum

ERIC CHURCH: To Release Live Album Next Month

Eric Church is taking fans back to his two shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado this summer with the release of Mr. Misunderstood on the Rocks Live & (Mostly) Unplugged.

The live album features seven songs captured during those shows, including his cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." 

Mr. Misunderstood on the Rocks Live & (Mostly) Unplugged will be available exclusively at Walmart on November 4th. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

KENNY CHESNEY: Setting the Charts on Fire

Kenny Chesney is busy celebrating his latest number-one hit as "Setting the World on Fire" featuring Pink topped the chart over the weekend.

"Setting the World on Fire" jumped two places on the Mediabase Country Airplay chart, seizing the number-one spot from last week's top song, LoCash's "I Know Somebody."

ALABAMA, GEORGE, REBA: CMA Awards Performers

More Entertainer of the Year winners will perform at the CMA's 50th anniversary celebration on November 2nd.

AlabamaBrooks and Dunn, Vince GillAlan JacksonCharley PrideReba McEntire and George Strait join the CMA Awards lineup. 

The CMA Awards, hosted by Brad and Carrie, will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on ABC.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

GARTH BROOKS: Inks Music Streaming Deal with Amazon

Garth Brooks has ended his music streaming holdout and inked a deal with Amazon Music Unlimited.

Available right now are his album The Ultimate Hits and Double Live and his new single, "Baby, Let's Lay Down and Dance." More of his music will be added to the service before the end of the year. Garth says, "It is a joy to work with a company that is all about the customer when it comes to service, and all about the music and its creators when it comes to the music. I applaud Amazon on their commitment to quality and thank them for this opportunity." 

VIDEO: Brett Eldredge Christmas Album Preview

Brett Eldredge is finally teasing his upcoming Christmas album, Glow, which is set to release on October 28th. Yesterday, he decided to give his fans a little taste of what to expect, sharing his duet with pop singer Meghan Trainor. The two sing the playful classic "Baby, It's Cold Outside."

BRAD PAISLEY: Celebrating Another First

Brad Paisley can mark another first off his bucket list. His new single, "Today," has debuted at number-one on the Billboard Country Digital Song Sales chart after racking up 41,000 downloads its first week out.

Monday, October 17, 2016


There wasn't a dry eye in the house. Randy Travis sang "Amazing Grace" during his induction to the Country Music Hall of Fame yesterday (Sunday).

Three years after a devastating stroke, Randy was inducted alongside Charlie Daniels and Fred Foster. He took the stage with his wifeMary, who addressed the crowd on his behalf. She noted the inspiration Randy has always drawn from his father, who passed away a week ago.

And then, something amazing happened. Randy grabbed the mic and led the crowd in "Amazing Grace." 

GARTH BROOKS: Reveals Gunslinger Artwork

Garth Brooks gave fans a little taste of what to expect from his 11th studio album on Monday night.

During his weekly Inside Studio G Facebook series, Garth shared the artwork for his upcoming album. This big reveal comes just days after he announced the title of the album, Gunslinger, during the SEC Game of the Week on CBS.

The album is set to drop on November 25th. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

KEITH, ERIC, DIERKS: To Perform on CMA Awards

The first round of performers has been announced for the 50th Annual CMA Awards, which takes place on November 2nd.

Co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will perform, of course, and so will Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Maren Morris and Keith Urban. Many more performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

The CMA Awards will air live on ABC.