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Luke Combs celebrates his 13th consecutive No. 1 single “Doin’ This”

Luke Combs has scored his 13th consecutive No. 1 single with “Doin’ This” which hit the top of the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts. The record-breaking news was announced on the fifth anniversary of his debut single, “Hurricane” going No.1.  Combs tweeted: “Today is the 5 year Anniversary of “Hurricane” going #1. I get to celebrate with my 13th in a row with “Doin’ This.” That’s INSANE! Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this every step along the way. Wouldn’t be possible without you. Love y’all!”

Combs wrote “Doin’ This” alongside frequent collaborators Robert Williford and Drew Parker. The song is set to appear on Combs upcoming album, “Growin’ Up,” set for release on June 24.  Combs recently released the full, 12-song tracklist and shared the song “Tomorrow Me”. He also revealed on social media that the album will include a duet called “Outrunnin’ Your Memory” with Miranda Lambert.

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Cody Johnson adds 22 new tour dates this fall

Cody Johnson has just announced 22 new concert dates for this fall, adding to an already lengthy list of shows. Johnson announced on his social media: “Where will I see y’all this Fall?! 22 brand new dates just announced. Looking forward to hitting the road!”

Johnson released Human The Double Album in October of 2021. Johnson said of the album’s track list: “There was too much good out there to let go of, so I just said, ‘We’re going to cut all of them.’ There are ones I wrote on, there are ones I didn’t write on, and there are ones that I wish I’d written. I addressed things personally with this music and when people listen to Human, they are going to hear a lot more of me being me. I am finally comfortable with myself and able to share that with my fans.” The project includes the title track and the hit song “’Til You Can’t.”

For the full list of tour dates & ticket sale info, head here – cojo.lnk.to/tour.

Cody Johnson Announces Nearly Two Dozen New Tour Dates: “Looking Forward To Hitting The Road!”

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NBC announces the holiday film ‘Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas’

NBC revealed that Dolly Parton will return to television with “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas,” a new Christmas special this holiday season. A statement from NBC describes the new show as “the frenetic backstage story and delightful on-camera results of Dolly’s desire to uplift an exhausted world’s spirits by sharing the unique ’mountain magic’ she has always found in and around Dollywood at Christmas.”

The made-for-television musical is set at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and will according to NBC is will document Parton in the making of a special-within-a-special as she becomes engulfed in “a private journey into her past, guided by the mysterious appearances of her personal Three Wise Men.  Parton has an epiphany when it’s time to broadcast her fictional television special. She diverts from the plan and shows the world that the real magic of Christmas lies in the hearts of the children we all once were, the realization that Christmas is about the people we share it with, and how her faith remains the common thread between Christmases past, present, and future.”

In 2015, Parton signed a development deal with NBC to create movies based on her songs, stories and life. Her first two films were Coat of Many Colors in 2015, and Christmas of Many Colors the following year.

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Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard announces new solo single ‘5 Foot 9’

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard announced earlier this month that he has signed as a solo artist to EMI Nashville and now he’s sharing news about his solo project, which he’s been working on for over a year.

The first single off that project is called “5 Foot 9,” set to drop on May 20. Hubbard wrote the song with Jaren Johnston — of The Cadillac Three — and Nashville songwriter Chase McGill. Hubbard shared in a statement: “Songwriting is central to everything I do as an artist. It has allowed me to connect with fans for many years, and I’m excited for everyone to hear new music for a new chapter in my career.”

Florida Georgia Line announced that they were going on hiatus in February, but Hubbard has been keeping busy. He co-wrote Little Big Town’s current single, “Hell Yeah,” and wrote and sang on the Thomas Rhett-led “Death Row,” along with Russell Dickerson. Meanwhile, FGL will still be hitting the stage together this year, with seven festival dates booked including the upcoming Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach, Florida next month.

You can pre-save Hubbard’s song 5 Foot 9 here.

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Luke Combs shares track list for new album ‘Growin’ Up’ & reveals duet with Miranda Lambert

Luke Combs shared details of his forthcoming third studio album, Growin’ Up, including the full track list and album art, which will be released on June 24. The project will feature 12 tracks, including his latest No. 1 hit “Doin’ This,” and the newly released “Tomorrow Me.”  Growin’ Up will also feature a collaboration with country superstar Miranda Lambert called “Outrunnin’ Your Memory.”  In addition to sharing the full track list, Combs also revealed that he will be releasing the unreleased tune, “The Kind Of Love We Make,” on June 17.

Combs shared in a press release:  “I’ve been working on this album on and off for two and a half years now. It was sort of a crazy process through what COVID brought, and what that meant for our touring life last year. It made me have to put a pause on this album for a second, but I’m just really stoked that it’s finally coming out. Working with Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton as a producer has been really great and I think that the fans are going to love these songs. I’m just excited to get them out and see what they think.”

Growin’ Up is the follow-up to his two-time Platinum album from 2019, What You See Is What You Get, and the 2020 deluxe edition What You See Ain’t Always What You GetGrowin’ Up is available for preorder/pre-save now HERE.

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John Driskell Hopkins of Zac Brown Band shares ALS diagnosis

Bassist John Driskell Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band has been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) — also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, ALS ‘is a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control. While symptoms vary based on individual cases, it generally is recognized by muscle weakness that spreads and gets worse over time.’

The 51-year-old Hopkins, who is a founding member of the country band, stood beside his bandmates in an Instagram video while sharing the diagnosis: “I have tough news to share. Over the past several years, I’ve noticed some balance issues and some stiffness in my hands. After careful analysis by some of the country’s top neurologists, I’ve been diagnosed with ALS. Because my symptoms have been slow-progressing from the start, we believe they will continue to be slow progressing going forward. God willing, I plan to be rocking with these amazing people for many years to come.”

Hopkins has since launched the ‘Hop on a Cure; foundation to help search for a cure. Lead singer Zac Brown explained in the social media video: “The technology and research around ALS treatments has been advancing, but we still don’t have a cure. Thanks so much for your prayers and helping us cure ALS.”

Hopkins — who shares three daughters with wife Jennifer Hopkins — is currently performing with the band on their “Out in the Middle” tour.  The Zac Brown Band is also comprised of musicians including Coy Bowles, Clay Cook, Daniel De Los Reyes, Jimmy De Martini, Chris Fryar and Matt Mangano.

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Reba McEntire lands role in Season 3 of ABC’s ‘Big Sky’

Reba McEntire has landed a role as a series regular on Season 3 of ABC’s Big Sky. Big Sky is based on “The Highway” book series by C.J. Box and stars Katheryn Winnick and Kylie Bunbury. The show follows a pair of private detectives (Winnick and Bunbury) as they investigate local crimes involving missing women, stolen drugs and money and more. McEntire will portray the role of character Sunny Brick, described as a  “successful backcountry outfitter with a secret history of missing customers.”

This is not Reba’s first time on the small screen.  She starred in her own sitcom, Reba, for six seasons and later appeared in Malibu Country, Baby Daddy, Last Man Standing, and Young Sheldon. McEntire has also appeared in movies such as Tremors and The Little Rascals and voiced characters for Charlotte’s Web, The Land Before Time XIV, PJ Masks, and more.

McEntire’s casting in Big Sky comes after Jensen Ackles was added to the show as a series regular, and Jamie-Lynn Sigler was confirmed to return for Season 3.

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Wynonna Judd announces star-studded lineup of women as guests for The Judds’ Final Tour

Wynonna Judd will continue on with the planned “The Judds: The Final Tour” that was announced prior to the passing of Naomi Judd, who died by suicide in April at the age of 76.

On Thursday, a revised tour ‘celebrating the life and legacy of Naomi Judd’ was announced on The Judd’s official social media accounts. The tour will include appearances by fellow artists Brandi Carlile, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Ashley McBryde, Trisha Yearwood and others to be announced at a later date.

Wynonna Judd said in a statement: “I am humbled, once again, by the loyalty of the fans who have been with us for 38+ years, who continue to show up for me when I need them the most I am grateful that we will continue to honor The Judds legacy, together.”

The 11-date arena tour will launch on September 30 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and run through October, wrapping up in The Judd’s home-state of Kentucky. Larry Strickland, Naomi’s longtime husband, also shared a statement in support of the tour:  “I am so happy that in this time of grief for us all, Wynonna has agreed to move forward with this tour as my sweet wife Naomi would have wanted her to do.” 

For ticket information, head to TheJudds.com

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Lainey Wilson announces new single ‘Heart Like a Truck’ to drop on Friday

Lainey Wilson will release her next single and its accompanying music video, “Heart Like A Truck” on Friday, May 20th; the song will impact country radio on May 23rd and will make its television debut on NBC’s Today on Tuesday, May 24th.  You can pre-add/pre-save the song – here.

Says Wilson: “These past few months have been such a whirlwind, but man, it was quite the journey to get here. Miley wasn’t playing when she said, ‘it’s about the climb,’ because it really is what builds character and teaches you the most about yourself.  ’Heart Like A Truck’ is all about self-discovery, growth and embracing scars as badges of honor. After all, a truck that has hit a few bumps and earned some scratches has proved itself and its tenacity—the shiny one on the lot can’t say that.”

Lainey recently teased “Heart Like A Truck” on her social media channels, which is the follow up to her second No. 1 song, “Never Say Never” with Cole Swindell. That song remained at No. 1 on country radio for two weeks, and was Wilson’s biggest radio success to date. Fans can also catch Wilson on the Ain’t Always the Cowboy Tour with Jon Pardi and Hailey Whitters this summer, and she will appear on select dates with Morgan Wallen and Luke Combs.

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George Strait announces return to Las Vegas with two ‘Strait to Vegas’ shows in December

George Strait is returning to Las Vegas in early December 2022, announcing two dates in his Strait to Vegas series for December 2 and 3.

Strait’s December shows will take place in Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, marking the 35th and 36th time he’s played the venue. Joining him at the shows will be Caitlyn Smith.

Tickets for the newly-announced shows go on sale Friday, May 27 at 10AM PT. For complete ticketing information and details about all the shows, visit Strait’s website.

George Strait Announces Two New Shows As Part Of His ‘Strait To Vegas’ Residency

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