1. William Michael Morgan Puts 'Missing' Into Action

    December 28, 2016 12:39 PM EST 0 0 0 The new country singer de-stresses with a song that recalls Randy Travis and George Strait. When country went through its recent bro-country phase, many longtime fans of the genre -- not to mention a major faction of Nashville’s creative  community ...

  2. 'A Guy With A Girl' Makes A Personal Statement For Blake Shelton

    November 04, 2016 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Blake's new single reflects his real-life relationship with Gwen Stefani. In the middle of a knock-down, drag-out presidential campaign, Barack Obama held the final state dinner of his administration at the White House on Oct. 18, and who shoul ...

  3. Dan + Shay's 'How Not To' A New Wrinkle In Duo's Playbook

    October 25, 2016 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last Song Cut For Current Album Takes A Darker Tone Five singles into their career, Dan + Shay have created a how-to manual for their own path to success, putting tight harmonies on top of pop-flecked melodies with positive messages. The approach ha ...

  4. RaeLynn Gives Voice to a 
Painful Reality In 'Love Triangle'

    July 29, 2016 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former contestant on "The Voice" launches her new Warner Bros. deal with a personal story. “Love Triangle,” the first single RaeLynn released in her new recording deal with Warner Music Nashville (WMN), already has a reputation, despite th ...

  5. The Last Bandoleros Hope to Travel Far With 'Where Do You Go?'

    July 18, 2016 2:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 New Warner Music Nashville Tex-Mex act formed after writing its first single. The first single in an artist’s career is crucial. It establishes a sonic baseline for the act, and every move after that -- whether it’s building on that sound or moving ...

  6. Blake Shelton Steps Out of His Own Past With 'Savior's Shadow'

    May 11, 2016 8:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Gospel track on Shelton's 'If I'm Honest' album "helped save my life." One of the bedrock, yin-yang foundations of country music — the Saturday-night sinner and Sunday-morning saint — is really about the coping mech ...

  7. Jana Kramer Previews Country Album 'thirty one' Live in New York City

    September 24, 2015 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 In 1994, Alan Jackson released “Gone Country,” a track that poked fun at Nashville carpetbaggers. It’s an amusing, if not entirely accurate, song -- after all, Bob Dylan went country to record parts of Blonde On Blonde back in the ‘60s -- but it hel ...

  8. 'The Voice' Recap: Music's Biggest Producers Shape Top 10

    April 20, 2015 10:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 The top ten artists performed live on The Voice tonight, and the four coaches invited top-tier producers to help shape their teams. Christina Aguilera invited Mark Ronson of “Uptown Funk” fame. Blake Shelton brought in Scott Hendricks , and Adam Lev ...

  9. 'The Voice' Recap: New Coaches In, Nervous Singers Out

    April 30, 2014 5:55 AM EDT 0 0 0   As "The Voice" continues to add coaches and mentors -- this week featured the industry mentorship of Crosby, Stills and Nash's Graham Nash and producers Busbee, Scott Hendricks and Natural, and the official announcement that both Ph ...

  10. 'The Voice' Recap: Music Biz Mentors Challenge Top 10

    April 29, 2014 1:23 PM EDT The Instant Save may be annoying to half of the country, and the weekly double eliminations might be occasionally harsh, but the best thing about "The Voice" is that it's a show that constantly changes. So far, season six has knocked ...

  11. Backbeat: Warner Music Nashville Team Celebrates CMA Wins With Faith Hill, John Esposito, More

    November 02, 2012 6:35 PM EDT The mood was definitely celebratory at Warner Music Nashville 's post- CMA Awards bash held at the company's headquarters on Music Row . The evening's big winner was Blake Shelton , who took home trophies for entertainer and male vo ...

  12. Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Lead CMA Award Nominations

    September 05, 2012 10:36 AM EDT Eric Church grabbed five nominations for this year's CMA Awards -- including nods for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Chief , and three nominations for hit song "Springsteen -- to lead all artists, with husband and wife ...

  13. Dwight Yoakam Talks Return to Warner, Working With Beck at Billboard Country Summit

    June 05, 2012 5:50 PM EDT Dwight Yoakam speaks to Billboard's Tom Roland during his Keynote Q&A at the Billboard Country Music Summit. (Photo: Michael Seto) 1986 saw the release of one country music's most acclaimed albums ever -- Dwight Yoakam's Guitars ...

  14. Blake Shelton Readies Second 'Six Pak'

    June 14, 2010 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following the award-winning success of "Hillbilly Bone," his first Six Pak, country singer Blake Shelton is excited and a little bit apprehensive as he looks ahead to the Aug. 10 release of a second, as-yet-untitled EP. "I think the s ...

  15. Blake Shelton "Hillbilly Bone" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 3:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Blake Shelton, "Hillbilly Bone" (Warner Bros.) Release Date: March 2, 2010 Blake Shelton 's raucous duet with Trace Adkins , "Hillbilly Bone," is proving a strong lead-in for Shelton's new project. "I honestly feel ...

  16. Comin' On Strong

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Armed with an imposing presence and a big, bold, bodacious baritone, it is surprising that major stardom has eluded Trace Adkins. Armed with an imposing presence and a big, bold, bodacious baritone, it is surprising that major stardom has eluded Tra ...

  17. Adkins Offers 'Strong' Adult Flavor

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With the deep baritone of a soothing storyteller, Trace Adkins delivers his fifth Capitol studio effort, "Comin' on Strong," on Dec. 2. But despite the inherent gentle tone of his voice, Adkins hopes With the deep baritone of a soothi ...

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