• NEWS AND NOTES: Kacey Musgraves, The War And Treaty, Luke Bryan, Anne Wilson, Josh Ross

    Kacey Musgraves has created Etsy shoppable mood boards delving into her upcoming album, Deeper Well, available March 15th. She says, “Etsy is a place I return to for inspiration in many facets of my life, and while making this album I kept saving pieces that I felt like a true reflection of where my head was at aesthetically. Sometimes when I can’t sleep, I find myself in the strangest, coolest Etsy wormholes and I’m always amused at the things I find. I also just love putting money in the pocket of the actual creator. I hope that through this moodboard my fans feel connected to me and my music in a real and intimate way.” This partnership is the beginning of a series of exclusive merch drops on Etsy, curated by Kacey as a reimagined gift shop. Check it out here.

    Don’t forget to catch Kacey as the musical guest on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live on NBC.

     

    The War And Treaty, Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift are among the artists and music creators included in the new American Currents: State of the Music exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The installment, which will run through February 2025, offers a broad look at country music and its place in American culture over the past year. Oliver Anthony, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Jelly Roll, Molly Tuttle, Morgan Wallen and Lainey Wilson are also featured.

     

    Earlier this week, Luke Bryan has teased his fans with a big announcement on social media. He says he’s counting down the minutes until Thursday (February 29th) at 12:50pm CT. What could it be, we wonder? In April, he’s set to kick off his Mind of a Country Boy Tour in Alberta, Canada (April 17th).

     

    Anne Wilson and Josh Ross have been announced as two of the members of the Opry NextStage program, which spotlights country music’s rising talent on the Grand Ole Opry stage and across its platforms. 49 Winchester, Charles Wesley Godwin, Chase Matthew, Ella Langley, Flatland Cavalry, Madeline Edwards and Wyatt Flores are also included in the Opry NextStage Class of 2024.

     

     

     

     

  • JOSH ROSS RELEASES NEW SONG, “SINGLE AGAIN.”

    Josh Ross has just released his new radio single, “Single Again,” which he co-wrote  with Joe Fox and Brad Rempel. He says he came up with the idea when he approached an old crush about four years ago.

    “The honest story behind ‘Single Again’ was the title actually came from a night out. I was at a bar probably about four years ago, and I had saw a girl that I always had a crush on growing up, and I went to approach her and give her a drink and I found out she had a boyfriend, but I politely still said hello and then I gave her the drink, and I said, ‘Let me know if you’re ever single again.’ And that’s how we got the idea.”

    Josh, who is on the road with Bailey Zimmerman on the Religiously The Tour as well as headlining his own Trouble Tour, will release an eight-song collection titled Complicated on March 29th.

     

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    “The honest story behind ‘Single Again’ was the title actually came from a night out. I was at a bar probably about four years ago, and I had saw a girl that I always had a crush on growing up, and I went to approach her and give her a drink and I found out she had a boyfriend, but I politely still said hello and then I gave her the drink, and I said, ‘Let me know if you’re ever single again.’ And that’s how we got the idea.”

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  • BREAKOUT COUNTRY HITMAKER JOSH ROSS ANNOUNCES NEW EP, COMPLICATED, AVAILABLE MARCH 29th.

    Today, breakout country singer-songwriter Josh Ross announces the forthcoming release of his anticipated EP, Complicated, arriving March 29. Produced by frequent collaborator Matt Geroux (“Trouble,” “Red Flags,” “On A Different Night”), Complicated is an eight-song collection representing the last couple years of Ross’ life, showcasing a next generation talent who pairs heart-on-his-sleeve storytelling with a modern country-rock edge.

    Reflecting on the project, Ross shares, “Finally! I’m stoked to announce a body of work that showcases lyrically who I am as a person, and me sonically as a creative. Like a lot of country fans, I listen to all types of music. I am drawn to different sounds and production depending on what the emotion of the song calls for, and I think that comes across in this EP. Complicated represents who I’m becoming as an artist, and I’m excited for y’all to hear it March 29th.”

    The EP is preceded with today’s release of his revealing piano ballad, “Matching Tattoos.” Laced with real-life detail, Ross co-wrote the track with Joe Fox, Mason Thornley, and Brad Rempel. “Matching Tattoos” follows his recent two-song pack “Single Again” and “Truck Girl” 

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    Ross’ lyricism delivers an emotional honesty as he sings, “I wonder where you are now / Sometimes I still think of how / We said something bout forever / but what’s that mean at 22? / Cause all that lasted are some matching tattoos.”

    Of the track, Ross shares, “‘Matching Tattoos’ is very personal to me. It is a song that comes from a real experience I went through a few years ago. I wrote this song on the Nickelback tour this past year and I hope y’all can connect to the emotion of the song as much as I do.”

     

    Complicated marks only the beginning of what is set to be a banner year for Ross, who has been named an artist to watch by Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora, MusicRow and more. He is currently on his sold-out headlining ‘The Trouble Tour’ across Canada, and supporting Bailey Zimmerman’s ‘Religiously. The Tour.’ He will take the stage at high-profile festivals including Stagecoach and Country Thunder, and was recently tapped to join Luke Bryan’s ‘Mind Of A Country Boy Tour’ for select dates this summer. For tickets and a full list of tour dates, please visit www.joshrossmusic.com/#tour.

    With more than 307 million global streams, Ross continues to carve out his place in Country music on both sides of the border. 2023 was marked by “Trouble” hitting No. 1 on Canadian country radio while achieving Platinum certification and led to his ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year’ win at the Canadian Country Music Awards.  For the latest information and to learn how to join his fan club, The Roster, for first access to merch drops, new music and exclusive content, visit www.joshrossmusic.com.

     

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Eric Church, Josh Ross, Reba McEntire, Kacey Musgraves, Alan Jackson

    Eric Church will perform the post-race concert on July 13th during the IndyCar Weekend taking place July 12th – 14th at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.

    Josh Ross has released a performance video for his song, “Truck Girl.”

     

    Reba McEntire just loves her Tater Tots. In fact, she and her boyfriend, actor Rex Linn, have nicknames for each other: she is Tater Tot and Rex is Sugar Tot. So, Sonic Drive-In has partnered with the Queen of Country on a new combo meal, Reba’s Sweetheart Meal, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The special meal will be available beginning Monday (February 12th) at participating restaurants. The limited-edition meal, which includes a Sonic cheeseburger with everything on it, a side order of Tots and a new Chocolate Covered Strawberry Shake, will be available through March 3rd.  “My boyfriend Rex and I have known each other since 1991,” she says in a press release. “After getting reacquainted in 2020 at a dinner, he found out I love tots! That started my nickname, ‘Tater Tot.’ My little sister, Susie, gave Rex the name ‘Sugar Tot.’ So now, we’re The Tots! Sugar and Tater. We both love tots, especially at SONIC! They are our absolute favorite. We even spent our most memorable Valentine’s Day dinner at SONIC and will do the same this year. We encourage others to make special Valentine’s memories at SONIC this year too! Just like Sugar and Tater.”

     

    Kacey Musgraves just announced her new album, Deeper Well, which will come out March 15th. Now she’s offering a special Zine packaging that has photos, lyrics, thoughts behind the songs and the album CD. It will be available on her website, at Barnes & Noble Bookstores and Indie record stores.

    New merch for Deeper Well is also available.

     

    Kacey Musgraves will appear on NBC’s TODAY Show on March 15th.

     

    Alan Jackson announced on his socials that he and his wife Denise will become grandparents for the second time later this year. His daughter Mattie and her husband Connor Smith are expecting their first child — a boy — in June. Daughter Ali gave birth to a son — Jackson Alvie Bradshaw — in 2022.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • VALENTINE’S DAY LINERS 2024

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    “Hey! This is Billy Currington. Hope you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

     

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    “Hey everybody, it’s Brad Paisley. In the words of the late, great Buck Owens, ‘Love’s Gonna Live Here.’ Happy Valentine’s Day.”

     

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    “Hey, this is T.J., and I’m John, and we’re Brothers Osborne. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Bryce Leatherwood (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Bryce Leatherwood. Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all. All the love in the world.”

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hi! I’m Carrie Underwood, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day. Send me some chocolate.”

    Audio / LINER Catie Offerman (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody, this is Catie Offerman, wishing you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all! This is Caylee Hammack, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Dalton Dover (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey, I’m Dalton Dover – for all the lovers out there, I’m wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Valentine’s Day)

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    “What’s up y’all? This is Darius Rucker, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey, it’s Dierks Bentley, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Eric Church, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER George Strait (Valentine’s Day)

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    “This is George Strait, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hi! It’s Jon Pardi, and I hope you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! It’s Jordan Davis, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Josh Ross (Valentine's Day)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Josh Ross, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Josh Turner, and I want to wish you and your sweetheart a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hi, this is Kacey Musgraves, and I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

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    “Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. This is Keith Urban.”

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    “Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. This is Keith Urban. Make the day special for your ‘Once in a Lifetime’ love.”

    Audio / LINER Kylie Morgan (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Kylie Morgan, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy Valentine’s Day!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Luke Bryan. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

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    “Hey y’all. It’s Luke Bryan. Happy Valentine’s Day. Make sweet love to your other.”

    Audio / LINER Parker McCollum (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody. I’m Parker McCollum, wishing all the lovers out there a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Priscilla Block (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Priscilla Block wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Reba McEntire (Valentine’s Day) 1

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    “Hey everybody, this is Reba McEntire, wishing you and your sweetheart a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

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    “Hey everybody, this is Reba McEntire, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hi, this is Shania Twain. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER The War And Treaty (Valentine’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody, I’m Michael and I’m Tanya, and we’re The War And Treaty, and Happy Valentine’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Tyler Hubbard (Valentine’s Day)

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Reba McEntire, Tyler Hubbard, Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Brothers Osborne, Darius Rucker and more

    According to several media reports, initially by TVLine.comReba McEntire is returning to the small screen in a scripted show. She’s teaming up with her Reba Executive Producer and writer to reportedly work on a pilot for NBC. Reba will star as a woman who “inherits her father’s restaurant and is less than thrilled to discover that she has a new business partner in the half-sister she never knew she had.” She’s no stranger to TV, as she also headlined Malibu Country and recently recurrances on CBS’ Young Sheldon and joined the cast of ABC’s Big Sky for its third and final season, as well as serving as a coach on NBC’s The Voice and in last year’s Lifetime movie, The Hammer.

    Tyler Hubbard is set to perform at Family Gras in Metairie, Louisiana on Sunday (February 4th). The three-day festival, taking place Friday (February 2nd), Saturday (February 3rd) and Sunday, will also feature performances by Amy Grant, Cheap Trick, the Oak Ridge Boys and Amanda Shaw, among others.

    Reba McEntire, boyfriend Rex Linn, friends and family had their third annual Chili Cookoff recently, and the superstar unfortunately came in LAST place. However, she still got a trophy, which featured a chili pepper mounted on top of a mini toilet. Check out the behind-the-scenes below.

    Eric Church and Sam Hunt will headline this year’s Lasso in the City in Montreal August 16th and 17th. Tyler Hubbard, Kip Moore, Josh Ross, The War And Treaty, Dalton Dover, Dustin Lynch, Nate Smith, Brett Young and many others will also perform. Tickets are on sale now.

    Brothers Osborne will perform at the 2024 Symphony Fashion Show in Nashville on April 23rd. The fundraiser for the Symphony will showcase the Fall 2024 collection from clothing designer Prabal Gurung.

     

     

    Darius Rucker recently chatted with the CBC about his latest album, Carolyn’s Boy, Hootie & The Blowfish and much more.

     

    Taylor Swift has been named Billboard‘s No. 1 on their 2024 Power 100 List. Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2023 has made history on the charts, in stadiums, in movie theaters and more, and she’ll continue to do so as her Eras Tour resumes its world domination in February. Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group worldwide, is ranked No. 2.

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Luke Bryan, Maddie & Tae, Kassi Ashton, Josh Ross, George Strait

    Luke Bryan has been announced as one of the headliners for the 12th annual Watershed Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. The three-day event, Friday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 4th, will also feature performances by headliners HARDY and Old Dominion, as well as Maddie & Tae, Josh Ross, Kassi Ashton, The Cadillac Three, Terri Clark, Riley Green, Brian Kelley, Dylan Scott, Cole Swindell, Zach Top and Koe Wetzel, among others. Tickets for the festival will go on-sale beginning next Friday, January 26th at 10am PT at WatershedFest.com.

     

    George Strait has launched four new exotic boots with his collaboration with Justin Boots. The new releases are available in two caiman options — the Haggard, offered in tan and black; and two pirarucu variations — the Ocean Front, also offered in tan and black. “I’ve got some new exotics coming out that I’m thinking are going to be your new favorites. They are mine anyway,” says George Strait, in a press release. “They’re named Haggard, after my hero of course, and Ocean Front. Try some out. You’re going to love the way they fit and feel, and they’re absolutely beautiful.” A portion of the proceeds from each sale of boots in the George Strait Collection goes to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, an organization committed to providing need-based financial assistance to professional rodeo athletes. These new boots are available for purchase at select retailers and online at http://www.justinboots.com.

  • BREAKOUT COUNTRY HITMAKER JOSH ROSS RELEASES TWO-SONG PACK “SINGLE AGAIN” AND “TRUCK GIRL,” OUT NOW.

    Breakout country singer-songwriter Josh Ross sets the tone for 2024 with the release of two compelling tracks, “Single Again” and “Truck Girl,” available today. Weaving his personal narrative into relatable lyrics, the songs showcase Ross’ own journey in life and music. Both tracks were produced by frequent collaborator, Matt Geroux, who produced Ross’ previous releases including “Trouble,” “Red Flags,” “First Taste of Gone,” and “On A Different Night.”

    Listen to “Single Again” and “Truck Girl” HERE

    “I wanted to kick off 2024 with two songs that I feel highlight the two different sides of me as a person,” shares Ross. “These songs are based on real-life situations I feel people can relate to as well as personal experiences I’ve had.”

    “Single Again” explores a specific moment in time, with Ross sharing a personal anecdote of an unexpected encounter. “‘Single Again’ leans into how timing can sometimes be everything. I ran into my high school crush at a bar and wanted to buy her a drink. She let me know she had a boyfriend and I remember saying ‘well let me know if you’re ever single again’.”

    “Truck Girl” delves into the intense feelings associated with a love lost. Ross reflects on the song, “’Truck Girl’ is about realizing and processing the raw emotion that comes from having that person you thought could be your forever, walk away for good.”

    These releases offer a glimpse into forthcoming music, and Ross is eager to connect with fans and bring his fresh sound both on and off stage, “I’m stoked to share these two songs with a promise for lots of new music this year.”

    Recently named one of MusicRow’s Next Big Thing artists for 2024, Ross will kick off his debut headline tour across Canada, THE TROUBLE TOUR, this weekend. After previously joining Bailey Zimmerman as special guest on a run of shows last year, Ross will support Zimmerman on RELIGIOUSLY. THE TOUR. and will perform at high-profile festivals including Stagecoach. For tickets and a full list of tour dates, please visit JoshRossMusic.com.

    2023 was marked by the release of his debut US radio single, “Trouble” his awaited Grand Ole Opry debut and winning the ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year’ award at the Canadian Country Music Awards. With more than 266 million streams worldwide, Ross continues to carve out his place in Country music on both sides of the border.

  • JOSH ROSS IS BUILDING A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR HIS MUSIC.

    Ontario native Josh Ross had a big year in 2023, and as he reflects back over the year, the main thing he realizes is that he grew his fan base exponentially.

    “I think just building a really good fan base,” says Josh. “Just seeing that we really have built a fan base that is foundational and really exciting, and then on top of that, I feel like I’ve built a really great team and management and label partners and everybody that is very excited for what I’ve got to come in the future. Obviously, moments like playing the Opry was incredible and having all of my family and friends there and being on the Nickelback tour, but definitely, just honestly, seeing what the music has done with fans this year would be to me what stood out the most.”

    For this year (2024), Josh wants to continue growing his fan base and having people get to know him better. “I’m still, I believe, in the early stages of, you know, the new artist thing and let people get to know me,” he says. “And I just look forward to kind of taking people on the journey of like this is where I was when I started songwriting, and this is the first song I wrote and then this is when I went through this phase. I think a lot of people can kind of go on that rollercoaster with me of okay, this is a really fun song and we’re partying to this on a Friday, and then now we’re emotional and going through stuff on a Tuesday. That’s just me as a person, and my mom’s always joked that I’m a Gemini and I try to bring that into my shows – there’s two different sides to the emotions and yeah, just give everybody a packed full show of different stuff.”

    After a short holiday break, the reigning CCMA Breakthrough Artist of the Year, who has been working on new music, will hit the road on his Trouble Tour beginning January 12th in Winnipeg, Ontario. In-between headlining shows, he’ll join Bailey Zimmerman on his Religiously-The Tour starting February 1st.

    For more tour information, go to joshrossmusic.com.

    Audio / Josh Ross looks back at 2023.

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    Josh Ross (looking back at 2023) OC: …stood out the most. :28
    “I think just building a really good fan base. Just seeing that we really have built a fan base that is foundational and really exciting, and then on top of that, I feel like I’ve built a really great team and management and label partners and everybody that is very excited for what I’ve got to come in the future. Obviously, moments like playing the Opry was incredible and having all of my family and friends there and being on the Nickelback tour, but definitely, just honestly, seeing what the music has done with fans this year would be to me what stood out the most.”

    Audio / Josh Ross talks about what he wants to accomplish in 2024.

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    Josh Ross (looking ahead to 2024) OC: …different stuff. :39
    “I’m still, I believe, in the early stages of, you know, the new artist thing and let people get to know me. And I just look forward to kind of taking people on the journey of like this is where I was when I started songwriting, and this is the first song I wrote and then this is when I went through this phase. I think a lot of people can kind of go on that rollercoaster with me of okay, this is a really fun song and we’re partying to this on a Friday, and then now we’re emotional and going through stuff on a Tuesday. That’s just me as a person, and my mom’s always joked that I’m a Gemini and I try to bring that into my shows – there’s two different sides to the emotions and yeah, just give everybody a packed full show of different stuff.”

  • NEW YEAR’S 2023

    What are some of your favorite stars doing to welcome in the New Year? A few of them are working to help fans celebrate. Several artists have taken the time off around the holidays and will hit it hard when they return to the road in 2024. Some artists have resolutions, some artists look ahead to 2024 and some are very helpful with their own hangover cures for those who imbibe too much on New Year’s Eve.

    For several country stars, they’ll be ringing in the new year in Nashville on New Year’s Eve as CBS presents NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE: NASHVILLE’S BIG BASH on Sunday (December 31st) at 7:30-10:00pm ET/PT, 10:30pm – 1:05am ET/PT. The special programming will air on CBS and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Originating from downtown Nashville across multiple locations, the star-studded special will be packed with high-energy performances celebrating the excitement and anticipation of a new year. In addition to host Elle King, along with Entertainment Tonight’s Rachel Smith, Jon Pardi, Brothers Osborne, Parker McCollum, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lainey Wilson, Trace Adkins, Grace Bowers, Kane Brown, Jackson Dean, HARDY, Cody Johnson, Megan Moroney, Carly Pearce, Blake Shelton, Trombone Shorty, Morgan Wallen and Bailey Zimmerman. TV and radio host Cody Alan and CBS anchor Lonnie Quinn will be corresponding from New York City’s Times Square, along with Dustin Lynch, who will also be performing live.

    The five-hour broadcast will feature a staggering hit parade of more than 50 back-to-back performances, live from the home of country music. Nashville will count down with the East Coast at midnight and keep the party going through midnight Central Time with the city’s renowned Music Note Drop at the Bicentennial Mall stage.

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    Parker McCollum will not only be a part of Music City’s New Year’s Eve Bash, but he’ll be performing a full headlining show at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, along with opening act Catie Offerman.

    Priscilla Block will ring in the New Year on stage. She will be in Durant, Oklahoma with pal and duet partner Justin Moore performing at the Choctaw Resort & Casino.

    Audio / Brothers Osborne talk about how people spend the last moments of the year, and the first moments of the new year.

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    JOHN: “I think it’s kind of funny how we spend literally the last moment and the very first moment of every year being extremely intoxicated, extremely, because you don’t want to wait until like 12:30 to get your buzz on. You’ve got to do it before midnight, and then once midnight happens, you’re like, ‘Omigod! Now it’s time to celebrate even more.’ Debauchery is the literally bookending your entire year.” TJ: “I love how everyone starts the year off with diets and then we end the year with like excessive amounts of food. And then you get to the end of the year, you’re like, ‘Oh, I’m going to start a diet on the 1st, so I’m going to eat everything that’s in front of me.’ I love it.” JOHN: “And come February 1st, ‘what diet?’” [laughs] TJ: “What diet? I’ll start it next month.” [laughs]

    Audio / John Osborne of Brothers Osborne says a little hair of the dog is definitely the cure for a hangover.

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    “Usually drinking more. I mean, a little hair of the dog never hurt anybody. Plus, it’s the first of the year.”

     

    Audio / A few years ago, Dierks Bentley talked about taking New Year's Eve in stride nowadays.

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    “New Year’s is rough. New Year’s hurts no matter what’s going on. I’ve played a lot of New Year’s shows, you know, but I’ve honestly found that it’s not my favorite night to throw down. Look, for a living, that’s what I do. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, I host a big party; not only on stage, but I’ve got friends backstage. It starts before the concert sometimes, [and] it goes long after the concert, so a lot of times on New Year’s, I’m looking for a really mellow hang – a good party, good friends, pretty chill. Some of my best New Year’s – it doesn’t make for great radio – but some of my best New Years have been just like actually hearing fireworks go off while I’m in bed, [laughs] and know I’m gonna wake up the next morning for the first day of the New Year feeling great, feeling recharged and I’m ready to go ad go into the New Year feeling good as opposed to going into it with a giant Jagerbomb hangover, which I’ve done many, many times. So, the goal this year is to go into it feeling pretty good and the kids help with that, because you really just don’t want to be hungover with children. It’s not a good feeling. You would probably admit to any crime to get them, just feel better, and get them leave you alone. So, [I’m] gonna try to hit New Year’s this year in stride.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley says there’s not really a cure for a hangover.

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    Dierks (NYE) OC: …for that. :10
    “I think January first is universally accepted as a dog. So I mean, a little hair of the dog, I guess. But just…water and stay on the couch, I guess. There’s no real sure-fire cure for that.”

    Audio / Eric Church has a couple of hangover cures for those times (especially on New Year’s Eve) when you might imbibe a little too much.

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    Eric Church (hangover cure) OC: …every time. :17
    “The best hangover cure – I’ve got two. One is 5-hour Energy [bottles], because of all the B-vitamins that are in it. You can start pounding those, and it’s either gonna work, or it’s gonna keep you up and prolong your misery. But the other one I have is just take two Advil and a beer in the morning. Hair of the dog, man – that works every time.”

    Audio / Josh Ross talks about performing on New Year's Eve this year.

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    Josh Ross (playing New Year’s Eve 2023) OC: …worth it. :33
    “You know, obviously just the energy around it being a new year and new goals and it’s my refresh for the year, and, but it’ll I get to kind of start my refresh right at the very first moment of time, so I’m really looking forward to that. It honestly reminds me of when I came to Nashville which is really cool. I remember I got to watch Keith Urban play in 2017 on New Year’s here in Nashville, and I thought how cool would it be to be an artist that gets to bring in the year for people and play, and I get to do that this year, which is real exciting, up in Edmonton, Canada. But it’s gonna be good. It’ll probably be minus-25 (degrees) and freezing cold, but it’ll definitely be worth it.”

    Audio / Josh Ross gives his best hangover cures.

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    Josh Ross (hangover cure) OC: …for the day. :37
    “Best hangover cure—I think it’s depending on what I have to do that day or the next day. But yeah, there’s definitely two. There’s my old approach, which was the football approach when I played college football, was we used to have Sunday morning rundown and no matter how much fun you had on Saturday night, you had to be at the field at 8 or 9am and we used to have to jog around the track. Running or doing some type activity is one of the best cures. As I’ve gotten lazier, I would maybe say, sometimes just having water, having liquid IV or sometimes my grandma’s old trick of the hair of the dog is a real thing and kind of just help level you out for the day.”

    Audio / Kacey Musgraves has her own hangover cure.

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    Kacey Musgraves (hangover cure) OC: …water. Yup! :32
    “Coconut water is a major help with hangovers and also, a lot of times we go and eat Vietnamese pho. It’s a soup, and it’s got this awesome broth. You can get different things in it or whatever, but for some reason, it’s just like…it’s almost like a chicken noodle soup kind of an idea, you know, but it’s good. That’s good for hangovers too. That, sleep, Tylenol, coconut water and just water, in general. And when you’re drinking, have your alcohol, drink a little bit of water, drink some more alcohol, drink some water. Yup!”

    Audio / Since he’s performing one of his Vegas residency dates at Resorts World AND it’s his wife Caroline’s birthday, Luke Bryan says they’re going to have a “big time” on New Year’s Eve this year.

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    Luke Bryan (New Year’s 2023) OC: …in Vegas. :40
    “Every new year is always tricky because New Year’s Eve is Caroline’s birthday. So, I always have to run my New Year’s plans by her, and she has to sign off on them, because we don’t want to interrupt her birthday. But this year, I’m gonna be in Vegas for my Las Vegas residency. It’s some of the final shows, and we got tons of friends coming out – all of her college friends, some friends from Nashville – and it’s gonna be a big group of us having a lot of fun. We’re gonna try our best to make her birthday really special and to have fun doing the shows and ringin’ in the New Year, and it should be a big time out there in Vegas.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan takes a look back at 2023.

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    Luke Bryan (looking back at 2023) OC: …every night. :38
    “When I look back at 2023, what stands out the most literally is how busy of a year it was and how amazing the Country On Tour was. You might prepare yourself for stuff to slow down a little bit, but for me it was not that way. I mean, the crowds were huge. We were selling ‘em out. The fans were going crazy. We had a lot of new baby acts come out with me, and I enjoyed getting to know them and hopefully being a part in taking their career to the next level. So, the Country On Tour was definitely the highlight of the year, as far as just how big it was and how the fans showed up every night.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan is looking forward to a few things in 2024.

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    Luke Bryan (looking ahead at 2024) OC: …a snowstorm. :28
    “For 2024, we haven’t announced our tour, but there’ll be a tour and we’ve got Crash My Playa coming up right at the top of the year. We’ve got Dierks and Jelly Roll and Eddie Montgomery from Montgomery Gentry – he and I are gonna do some songs together. I’m really excited about that. We got Dustin Lynch getting ready for the pool party, so Playa’s just been a great thing. Just about the time it gets too cold to be in Nashville, we fly to Mexico and get warm. Every time we’re driving to the airport, it’s a snowstorm.”

    Audio / Reba McEntire's New Year's Resolution includes a few things we should all wish for in 2024.

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    Reba McEntire (New Year’s Resolution 2024) OC: …laugh a lot. :06
    “My New Year’s resolution for 2024 is to stay happy, healthy and laugh a lot.”

    Audio / Travis Denning recalls his favorite New Year’s Eve party.

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    Travis Denning (favorite New Year’s Eve party) OC: …it was good. :41
    “I think my favorite New Year’s Eve party ever was when my sister got married, and my sister’s party got done at 10:30, 10:45 and she got married right behind a little club that I played a lot in Macon, Georgia called the Crazy Bull and love the owner. We’re boys, you know? So, we just literally walked right over and burned the house down. That was one of my favorite New Year’s Eve memories, ‘cause I got to see my sister and brother-in-law get married and that was such a great, great time, and then me and my older cousin and best friend, we ended up at Waffle House that night, so it was good.”

     

     

    Audio / Travis Denning talks about his hangover cures.

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    Travis Denning (hangover cure) OC: …me better. :17
    “You know, I think my hangover cure is just sitting on my butt, [laughs] not doing anything. Drink some water, a cup of coffee, but usually anything greasy or just some big ole Mexican food that’ll get me at least to a nap, which will get me better.”

     

    Audio / Travis Denning talks about getting dressed up for New Year’s Eve.

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    Travis Denning (wants to get dressed up for New Year’s Eve) OC: …good for it. :13
    “No matter what I do for New Year’s Eve, I want to get dressed up. I want to wear a suit. I want to get real snazzied up, and I don’t care if I’m just going to a bar. Like, it’s New Year’s Eve, let’s look good for it.”

    Audio / Tyler Hubbard recalls one of his most prominent New Year's Eve memories.

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    Tyler Hubbard (New Year’s memory) OC: …comes to mind. :24
    “Well, this is probably a classic answer, but we did play New Year’s in New York and watched the ball drop and it was a big, special moment, one of those kind of check it off the bucket list type of moments, and we did that. And it is incredible. The energy’s amazing, and it’s super cold, but we had a great time. When I think of epic New Year’s, that’s definitely, it’s probably the first memory that comes to mind.”