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Kelsea Ballerini says it’s her “responsibility” to be vulnerable with fans, especially young girls

ABC Digital  ·  September 23, 2022

ABC/Connie Chornuk Kelsea Ballerini has always tried to share all sides of her life with her fans, and there’s an important reason for that. “I just feel like it’s my responsibility as someone that people look up to and little girls look up to to show all sides of the human condition and all the sides […] Read More

“Waking Up Dreaming”: Shania Twain shares her first new single in five years

ABC Digital  ·  September 23, 2022

Louie Banks/Republic Nashville Fresh off the finale of her Las Vegas residency, Shania Twain returns this week with “Waking Up Dreaming,” her first new single since 2017’s Now. The new song delivers Shania’s patented blend of uptempo country and feel-good, irrepressible pop. “So let’s start waking up dreaming / And dress up crazy like superstars / […] Read More

What’s a “Velvet Rodeo”? Miranda Lambert says her Las Vegas residency braids femininity with “the circus”

ABC Digital  ·  September 23, 2022

Getty This weekend, fans will finally enter the colorful, larger-than-life world of Miranda Lambert’s Velvet Rodeo residency when she opens the show in Las Vegas. But what’s a “Velvet Rodeo,” anyway? For one thing, it’s a tip of the hat to Miranda’s latest album, Palomino: Opening track “Acting Up” features the line “I want a […] Read More

Nashville notes: Go behind the scenes with Hardy and Lainey Wilson + more

ABC Digital  ·  September 22, 2022

Hardy recently shared a behind-the-scenes look into the making of his “Wait in the Truck” music video with duet partner Lainey Wilson. You can watch it now. An enormous log mansion once owned by Barbara Mandrell is going up for auction next month. Called “The Fontanel,” the residence spans a sprawling 30,000 square feet and […] Read More

Kelsea Ballerini says promoting an album during tough personal time makes her feel like a “sociopath”

ABC Digital  ·  September 22, 2022

ABC/Eric McCandless Kelsea Ballerini’s Subject to Change album is all about growth and the contrasting, complicated emotions it brings — so it makes sense that she’s feeling some complex feelings about her own life as she readies the project. Of course, a big change going on in the singer’s life right now is her divorce: […] Read More

Maddie & Tae’s Maddie Font once held Taylor Dye’s baby for a whopping eight hours: “I’m a baby hog”

ABC Digital  ·  September 22, 2022

Terry Wyatt/Getty Images Maddie & Tae are more than just bandmates — they’re also best friends. So when Maddie Font first met Taylor Dye’s baby girl Leighton, she immediately slipped into aunt mode. “I’m such a baby hog,” Maddie admits in an interview the duo recently gave to ET Online. “The first time she met […] Read More

Wynonna Judd says she didn’t see mother Naomi Judd’s death coming

ABC Digital  ·  September 22, 2022

Jason Kempin/Getty Images for CMT Wynonna Judd reflects on the death of her mother and The Judds partner, Naomi Judd, in a new conversation with CBS Sunday Morning, the first television interview she’s given since Naomi died in late April. “I did not know that she was at the place she was at when she ended it,” […] Read More

Jon Pardi and wife Summer are expecting their first baby in early 2023

ABC Digital  ·  September 22, 2022

Jason Kempin/Getty Images for CMT/Viacom It’s going to be a “Pardi of three” for country star Jon Pardi and his wife, Summer: The couple is expecting their first child early next year. “I’m ready to start a new adventure with my wonderful wife Summer and our new little one — Pardi of three!” the singer […] Read More

Unflinching honesty, ‘90s bops + a “roller coaster” of emotion? That’s 'Subject to Change,' says Kelsea Ballerini

ABC Digital  ·  September 22, 2022

ABC/Connie Chornuk When fans finally get their ears on Subject to Change, Kelsea Ballerini hopes it’ll take them on a whirlwind of emotions. “I loved the idea of having a record that takes you through a roller coaster — of growing up, and love, and a lot of inward conversation and maturity,” the singer tells […] Read More

Nashville notes: Maddie & Tae’s stop on 'TODAY' and more

ABC Digital  ·  September 21, 2022

n case you missed it, Maddie & Tae made a stop on NBC’s TODAY on Wednesday to perform “Every Night Every Morning.” Their new project, Through the Madness Vol. 2, comes out on Friday. Country singer Luke Bell died of an accidental fentanyl overdose, according to an autopsy report from the Pima County medical examiner’s […] Read More