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Luke Combs expecting baby no. 2 with wife Nicole

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Party of four now loading! Luke Combs and his wife Nicole are expecting their second child. 

The couple, who are already parents to 9-month-old son Tex, announced the baby news in a joint post on Instagram Monday night. Alongside a slideshow of photos of the family, with Tex wearing a shirt that read "big brother" on the back. 

"Joining the 2 under 2 club! Baby boy #2 coming this September!!" they captioned the post

The post was set to Luke's song "Take Me With You," which is scheduled to be released Friday, March 24. 

Nicole also shared the post to her Instagram Stories and wrote, "What a surprise."

The country star, 33, and Nicole, tied the knot in August 2020 after getting engaged in 2018. They welcomed their first child last year on June 19, which was also Father's Day.

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Carly Pearce knows exactly where her Grammy trophy is going


Earlier this year, Carly Pearce won her first Grammy award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for her duet with Ashley McBryde, "Never Wanted to Be That Girl." Though the trophy has yet to arrive at her doorstep, Carly already knows exactly where she's going to put it — and it's somewhere of sentimental value.

"I have like an area now that has all of my awards," says Carly, who has also won several CMA, CMT and ACM awards. "And my grandma, when she was little, used to sit around this really old radio from the '40s that my great-grandfather always listened to. And he loved country music and listened to WSM all the time."

"And my parents, for my induction into the Grand Ole Opry, they had it refurbished, the radio," she adds. "So it’s in my house now, and I think that the Grammy is gonna sit right on top of the radio.”

Carly's single "What He Didn't Do" is currently number three and ascending the country charts. The singer is also nominated for two CMT Music Awards: Female Video of the Year for "What He Didn’t Do," and CMT Performance of the Year with LeAnn Rimes and Ashley McBryde for their "One Way Ticket" performance on CMT Crossroads: LeAnn Rimes & Friends.

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Nashville notes: Carrie is "thankful" + Brad's new induction


Carrie Underwood wrapped up the end of her Denim & Rhinestones Tour with a group photo of her band and crew in a heartfelt Instagram post. "Words can’t describe how thankful I am to this band and crew who helped put on this show night after night [purple heart emoji] Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen and to all the venue staff who made us feel at home every night. @jimmieallen, thank you for putting on such a GREAT show - it was so fun to listen to you every night!! [music notes emoji] This was a tour I’ll never forget!"

Brad Paisley was inducted into the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s esteemed Star Trail of Fame on Saturday, March 18. The "Mud on the Tires" singer now joins Brooks & DunnAlan JacksonGeorge StraitSelena and others in the ranks of inductees.

Newcomer Drew Parker is set to release his Warner Music Nashville debut EP, At The End Of The Dirt Road, on June 2. Produced by Phil O’Donnell and Scott Hendricks, the six-track project will feature an as-yet-unannounced special guest on Drew's song "King of Country Music." 

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Get Miranda Lambert's cookbook signed by her


To celebrate her upcoming cookbook, Y’all Eat Yet? Welcome to the Pretty B*tchin’ KitchenMiranda Lambert has announced that she'll be holding three exclusive book signings.

Miranda will first visit the 5th Avenue Barnes & Noble store in New York City on April 25 at 12 p.m. ET. She will then stop by The Grove Barnes & Noble store in Los Angeles on April 28 at 11 a.m. PT. The three-stop book signings will conclude at her very own Pink Pistol store in her hometown of Lindale, Texas, on May 9 at 12 p.m. CT.

"Watching my mom and her friends, I saw the way pitching in, working together, loving music and being there for each other is the greatest gift you can have in life," Miranda shares of the female friendship that's highlighted in her book, alongside the special family recipes. "I think my mom inherited that gift from her mom, because they both attracted the most awesome group of girlfriends."

Limited tickets priced at $38.11, plus an Eventbrite fee of $4, will be available at 11 a.m. local time on Tuesday, March 21, via

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It's your 'Lucky' day: Megan Moroney announces a new tour


Megan Moroney is spreading her good luck on the road with her newly announced The Lucky Tour. 

Beginning in New York City on September 20, the 22-city trek will hit Washington, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston and other major cities, before capping it off in Atlanta on December 10. 

"THE LUCKY TOUR!?!? well this is gonna be fuunnnnn," Megan shared on Instagram.

Tickets and VIP packages will go on sale Friday, March 24, at 10 a.m. local time. A presale will also be available to Megan's fan club members in select cities on Wednesday, March 22, at 10 a.m. local time via the code JACKPOT.

On the music front, Megan's slated to release her highly anticipated debut album, Lucky, on May 5. The record will feature her breakout single, "Tennessee Orange."

For tickets and a full list of tour dates, visit Megan's website.

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Get 'Stoned Cold Country' with a Rolling Stones tribute album


Country music's biggest stars are paying tribute to the Rolling Stones with a new covers album, Stoned Cold Country: A 60th Anniversary Tribute to the Rolling Stones.

Out now, the star-studded 14-song record features fresh renditions of Rolling Stones classics from Jimmie AllenBrooks & DunnBrothers OsborneEric ChurchSteve EarleElle KingMarcus KingLittle Big TownAshley McBrydeMaren MorrisElvie ShaneKoe WetzelThe War And TreatyLainey Wilson and Zac Brown Band.

"Four years ago, I had this idea of a country tribute record to the Rolling Stones – the greatest rock band of all time. That we are finally here and introducing this project to the world is both gratifying and, honestly, overwhelming,” producer Robert Deaton tells the press. "I could not be more proud of the artists and musicians that participated on this album. As the song says ... 'It's Only Rock and Roll But I Like It' – I hope everyone will join us in celebrating 60 years of The Rolling Stones."

Here's the full track listing for Stoned Cold Country:

"(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction" – Ashley McBryde
"Honky Tonk Women" – Brooks & Dunn
"Dead Flowers" – Maren Morris
"It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)" – Brothers Osborne & The War And Treaty
"Miss You" – Jimmie Allen
"Tumbling Dice" – Elle King
"Can’t You Hear Me Knocking" – Marcus King
"Wild Horses" – Little Big Town
"Paint It Black" – Zac Brown Band
"You Can’t Always Get What You Want" – Lainey Wilson
"Sympathy for the Devil" – Elvie Shane
"Angie" – Steve Earle
"Gimme Shelter" – Eric Church
"Shine A Light" – Koe Wetzel

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Jackson Dean's taking you to the Ryman

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Here's your chance to listen to Jackson Dean live at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. The fast-rising newcomer has announced plans to drop a new live album that's aptly titled, Live at the Ryman

Arriving on April 14, the eight-track set will feature live renditions of Jackson's songs, including the number one single "Don't Come Lookin'," his current single, "Fearless," as well as unreleased fan favorites "Heavens to Betsy" and "1971."

"The Ryman is hallowed ground; it had been a bucket list item for me to take that stage. It was a blessing not only playing there, but also capturing that moment in a way I can revisit again and again," shares Jackson, who recorded this collection during his October 2022 performance at the iconic venue.

"I love that I can share that memory and the energy of that crowd with the rest of the world. I hope the folks listening are transported to those pews and can feel the five of us giving it our all— no click, no tracks—just raw noise, running on pure adrenaline," he adds.

Fans can preview Live at the Ryman with "Fearless (Live at the Ryman)" now.

Here's the full track listing for Jackson's Live at the Ryman:

"Greenbroke (Live at the Ryman)"
"Trailer Park (Live at the Ryman)"
"Fearless (Live at the Ryman)"
"Wings (Live at the Ryman)"
"Heavens To Betsy (Live at the Ryman)"
"1971 (Live at the Ryman)"
"Don’t Come Lookin’ (Live at the Ryman)"
"Red Light (Metal Version / Live at the Ryman)"

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Jon Pardi's bringing 'Mr. Saturday Night' worldwide

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Jon Pardi is hitting the road this fall for his Mr. Saturday Night World Tour.

Named after his latest album, Mr. Saturday Night, the trek will kick off overseas in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on August 25, with stops in the U.K., Germany and Sweden, as well as in U.S. cities such as Knoxville, Savannah and Fort Worth. Jon will wrap things up stateside in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 9.

MidlandJackson DeanRandall KingElla Langley and DJ Highmax have been tapped as rotating openers for Jon's tour.

Presale starts on Tuesday, March 21, for fans on Jon's email and text list, while the general sales begin on Friday, March 24.

For a full list of dates and ticket information, visit Jon's website. 

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Keith Urban's favorite post-concert activity? Driving

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Putting on a headlining concert is no easy feat. The experience typically leaves the performer with a post-show euphoria that makes heading straight to bed an impossible task. Thus, some artists choose to head out for late-night meals, jam out with their band on the tour bus or binge their favorite shows. For Keith Urban, however, it's neither. 

In a recent interview with People, Keith revealed that his favorite post-concert activity is driving. 

"I love driving, and almost everywhere I go I'll rent a car so that I can drive myself everywhere," he shared. "I especially love driving after a gig. If it's just a little hike to wherever I'm staying, it's heaven to just be in the car on my own after a show. It's really nice coming off a stage with such an intense, rowdy environment to then immediately be in a car with something calm playing, or just some Ray Charles or something just completely chill."

"I like the quiet isolation," the "Days Gone By" singer added.

Keith is currently headlining his Las Vegas Residency, with shows happening in March, June, July and November. For a full list of dates and to get tickets, go to Ticketmaster.

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Nashville notes: Hannah's headed to the "Bank" + Lainey on 'The Kelly Clarkson Show'

Hannah Dasher's new track, "Cryin' All the Way to the Bank," is set to arrive March 31. It's the first new music from the Stand by Your Pan star since 2021's The Half Record. You can presave Hannah's new song now

Lainey Wilson appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show Thursday, March 16. In case you missed it, watch her interview with Kelly and her performance of "Heart Like a Truck" now.

Yellowstone actor and rising country artist Luke Grimes has released a reflective new song, "Oh Ohio." It follows his Mercury Nashville/Range Music debut track, "No Horse To Ride," which dropped last year.

Randy TravisJoe NicholsSara EvansGretchen Wilson and more join the lineup of performers for the Still Playin’ Possum: Music & Memories of George Jones tribute show. Previously announced artists include Wynonna JuddDierks BentleyMichael Ray and Tracy Lawrence. The event will take place at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on April 25. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.

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Walker Hayes reflects on fatherhood with two new songs

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"Fancy Like" hitmaker Walker Hayes reflects on fatherhood, loss, life and fame in his new songs "6 string american dream" and "if father time had a daughter."

In "6 string american dream," Walker takes a long, hard look at his life and the journey he's trekked, with its highs and lows.

"Yeah I’m a little bit higher up on that Nashville ladder/ But money didn’t fix anything that really matters/ My haters still say I can’t sing/ My marriage still needs counseling/ My sons don’t know how not to fight/ My daughter’s shorts are too short & too tight/ If I’m drinking honestly/ Still can’t drink responsibly/ I’m a 6 string American dream/ But I still wake up sad/ I still need Jesus/ And I still miss my dad," Walker sings in the candid chorus.

Meanwhile, in "if father time had a daughter," the singer begs the fictional Father Time to slow down the clock for dads so that their daughters don't have to grow up so quickly.

"Been waiting to get these two songs out for a long time," Walker says. "As I look at the body of work and the songs I’m sitting on, I think about what I want to say – and this is what I want to say to the world right now. These songs wreck me in different ways and it’s my hope that everyone that listens will leave feeling real feelings." 

Walker will kick off his The Duck Buck Tour on April 13 in Rosemont, Illinois. For a full list of dates and to get tickets, visit Walker's website.

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Here's what you can expect for 2023 CMT Music Awards Week

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CMT has just announced the star-studded programming for this year's CMT Music Awards Week

Happening from March 27 to April 2, the network will air several original programs, including two new CMT Storytellers episodes featuring Dierks Bentley and CMT Music Awards co-host Kane Brown. It will also air CMT Defining, a new series of specials that will highlight the career of a featured female artist, in celebration of CMT Next Women of Country's 10th anniversary. Carly Pearce will be the spotlight artist for the first special.

Here's the full programming for CMT Music Awards Week:

Monday, March 27, at 10 p.m. ET: CMT Music Awards Nominee Special
Tuesday, March 28, at 10 p.m. ET: CMT Storytellers: Kane Brown
Wednesday, March 29, at 10 p.m. ET: CMT Storytellers: Dierks Bentley
Thursday, March 30, at 10 p.m. ET: CMT Defining: Carly Pearce
Sunday, April 2, at 7 p.m. ET: CMT Music Awards Red Carpet (Live)
Sunday, April 2, at 8 p.m. ET: 2023 CMT Music Awards (Live)
Thursday, April 6, at 8 p.m. ET: CMT Music Awards Extended Cut 

For more information, visit

The 2023 CMT Music Awards air live on CBS April 2 at 8 p.m. ET.

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Luke Combs is grateful for his "5 Leaf Clover"

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Luke Combs is a lucky man, and he's reflecting on that in his new song, "5 Leaf Clover."

Penned by Luke, Chase McGill and Jessi Alexander, the track finds the country star counting his blessings for the beautiful life he has.

"I know I’m a lucky man, but I ain’t sure why I am/ 'Cause it ain’t like anyone deserves the world in the palm of their hand/ Now I hit my knees, thankful as can be/ But the one thing I can’t get over/ How’d a guy like me, who’d have been fine with three/ Wind up with a five-leaf clover?" Luke sings in the midtempo chorus.

"One of the 1st times I ever played 5 Leaf Clover, and y’all have politely let me know to release it ever since. Haha. I’m glad to say it’s now out everywhere, and I hope y’all love it!" Luke writes in an Instagram post alongside a performance video of "5 Leaf Clover."

"'I know I’m a lucky man but I ain’t sure why I am.' My wife, son, family, friends, and Y’ALL are some of the biggest reasons why I’m a lucky man," he adds. "And I’ll be forever grateful to y’all for giving me the opportunity to get to do something I love - create and play country music. Thank you!"

"5 Leaf Clover" is the latest preview of Luke's forthcoming album, Gettin' Old, which drops on March 24. 

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Carly Pearce drops new track ahead of live album

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Carly Pearce is giving fans a preview of her upcoming live album with a new song, "Should’ve Known Better (Live From Music City)."

"I'm so excited to release my live album next week and just had to share another song with y'all before it comes out. So surprise!!! 'Should've Known Better' (Live From Music City) is streaming everywhere now! [smiling face with hearts emoji]" Carly tweeted.

Due out on March 24, 29: Written in Stone (Live From Music City) is produced by Carly alongside David Clauss and was recorded live at Marathon Music Works in Nashville. The 19-song collection also features Lee BriceAshley McBrydeThe IsaacsMatthew West and Jenee Fleenor as special guests.

Carly's forthcoming live record will close the chapter of her latest studio album, 29: Written in Stone. The deeply personal record includes Carly's current single, "What He Didn't Do," which is number four and rising on the country charts.

Fans can preorder 29: Written in Stone (Live From Music City) now.

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The wait is over: Bailey Zimmerman's debut album is coming

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Fast-rising country newcomer Bailey Zimmerman has announced his highly anticipated debut album, Religiously. The Album. Dropping on May 12 via Warner Music Nashville/Elektra, the 16-track collection features Bailey as a co-writer on 11 of its songs.

"The past two years of my life have been insane and the fact that I get to release my first ever album is so surreal," Bailey shares in a statement. "Thank you to everyone that has had my back through thick and thin. I will never be able to repay y’all for the love and support, this album is for you."

Bailey coupled this news with the release of the album's title track, "Religiously."

Religiously. The Album. will include Bailey's number one debut single, "Fall in Love," as well as his current single, "Rock and a Hard Place," which is ascending to the top of the country charts.

Religiously. The Album. is available for preorder and presave now.

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