• NEWS AND NOTES: Reba McEntire, The War And Treaty, Carrie Underwood, Tyler Hubbard, Kip Moore

    Reba McEntire appeared on NBC’s America’s Got Talent on Wednesday night (September 20th). She performed “Can’t Even Get The Blues” with contortionist Sofie Rossi, who was a contestant in Season 11. This wasn’t the first time Reba and Sofie have met. Reba, as a guest AGT judge in 2016, gave Dossi her Golden Buzzer.


    The War And Treaty (Michael and Tanya Trotter) won Duo/Group of the Year for the second consecutive year at the 22nd Annual Americana Honors & Awards at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Wednesday night (September 20th). The award came just a couple of days after they slayed the ACM honors by performing “Cold” in tribute to Chris Stapleton. Kacey Musgraves popped up as a surprise presenter.


    Carrie Underwood will join Mike Tirico and Cris Collinsworth on NBC’s Football Night in America on Sunday at 7pm ET to talk about performing the show open for 11 consecutive seasons, releasing the deluxe edition of Denim & Rhinestones and her residency, REFLECTION, at The Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas. She will also attend the Steelers-Raiders game at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Kickoff is at 8:20pm ET/7:20pm ET on NBC.


    Tyler Hubbard will head out on the road on Kane Brown‘s In The Air Tour in select cities. Tyler’s dates — with opening act Parmalee — will kick off March 28th in Charlottesville, Virginia and are set to run through June 1st in Tampa, Florida. Jon Pardi, Cole Swindell, Bailey Zimmerman and others are also set to join various dates on Kane’s 2024 tour.


    Kip Moore has joined forces with Charlie Worsham for a brand-new song and video “Kiss Like You Dance.” The song will be included on Charlie’s upcoming five-song EP, Compadres, which also features his friends Dierks Bentley, Elle King, Luke Combs and Lainey Wilson.





    As a testament to his outstanding achievements this year, multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore is nominated for CMA’s International Artist Achievement Award, alongside fellow nominees Luke Combs and Morgan Wallen.

    A force to be reckoned with globally, Moore has notched breakthrough achievements on his DAMN LOVE WORLD TOUR this year with sold-out headlining stadium shows in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, The U.K., Europe, and continues stateside through the end of the year. “No one entertains quite like the gravel and grit singer-songwriter from Tifton Georgia” (Entertainment Focus), whose captivating tours have garnered international attention for his rapidly growing cult following and impressive performances that continuously sell out each headlining venue.

    Moore made a landmark return to Australia in March, doubling the capacity size of the venues he has previously played with sold-out arenas and an entrancing headline festival slot. “The crowd, tens of thousands strong, went from getting down in their seats or wherever they stood, to slowly swaying, holding up torch lights” and was praised “truly cementing Moore as an Aussie fave” (The Courier Mail Australia).

    He then kicked off his sold out South Africa run with an electrifying stadium show in Pretoria playing to over 25,000 fans, followed by two consecutive full capacity arena shows in Cape Town. Moore started his 10-stop stint with intimate shows for his first-ever stops in Germany and the Netherlands, followed by a string of sold-out shows in the U.K., including Royal Albert Hall’s iconic stage in London, where he headlined the inaugural Highways Festival.

    Keeping busy this year, Moore released his fifth studio album, DAMN LOVE, this spring. “Each of these songs seems tailor-made for his much-acclaimed live shows,” (Billboard) with the project being praised as “the best album of Kip Moore’s career” (Holler). Co-produced by Moore, along with Jaren Johnston (The Cadillac Three), the 13 tracks  emotionally raw and thick with epiphany explores an internal tug of war and puts it simply enough: Damn Love. Listen to the much praised project HERE.

    About Kip Moore:
    Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore recently released his fifth studio album DAMN LOVE, out now. Praised by Holler as “the best album of Kip Moore’s career.” Moore kicked off his DAMN LOVE WORLD TOUR with sold-out headlining stadium shows in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, The U.K., Europe, and continues stateside through the end of the year with The Cadillac Three as support. Known as “one of country’s more thoughtful artists” (Billboard), Moore has toured the world earning acclaim and a rabid fanbase as an all-in performer in each setting, consistently selling out headlining shows internationally with huge followings. Praised by Noisey as “an uncompromising, genre-defying artist firing on all cylinders” Moore has blazed his trail, with “a bit more Southern rock than traditional country… to be a Kip Moore fan suddenly became a marker of your having a certain refinement in your country-music taste” (Chicago Tribune). Moore first splashed into the mainstream with the double-PLATINUM “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” in 2012, then followed up with three more best-selling No. Ones (“Hey Pretty Girl,” “Beer Money” and “More Girls Like You”).


    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Labor Day)


    Hey y’all! It’s Billy Currington, wishing you a very happy Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Brad Paisley (Labor Day)


    Hey everybody, it’s Brad Paisley, wishing you a Happy and work-free Labor Day Weekend.

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Labor Day)


    This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Labor Day Weekend)


    Hey everyone! I’m Carrie Underwood, hoping you have a happy Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Catie Offerman (Labor Day Weekend)


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    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Labor Day)


    Hey y’all! This is Caylee Hammack. I’m wishing you a fun and work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Dalton Dover (Labor Day)


    Hey y’all, this is Dalton Dover, hoping you have a work-free Labor Day Weekend.

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Labor Day)


    Hey! It’s Darius Rucker, and I hope you have a have a happy work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Labor Day)


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    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (Labor Day)


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    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Labor Day weekend)


    Hey! It’s Jon Pardi, and I hope you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Labor Day)


    Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Labor Day weekend)


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    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Labor Day weekend)


    Hi everybody! This is Keith Urban, wishing you a very happy Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (Labor Day)


    Hey—what’s happening guys? This is Kip Moore, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day Weekend.

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    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Labor Day)


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    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Labor Day)


    Hey everybody! I’m Maddie, and I’m Tae, and we’re Maddie & Tae, hoping you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Parker McCollum (Labor Day)


    Hey everybody, I’m Parker McCollum, wishing you a work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Priscilla Block (Labor Day)


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    Audio / LINER Reba McEntire (Labor Day)


    Hey everybody, this is Reba McEntire, wishing you and your family and all your friends a Happy Labor Day Weekend.

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Labor Day)


    Hey everybody! I’m Sam Hunt. Have a great and work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER The War And Treaty (Labor Day)


    Hey everybody, I’m Michael, and I’m Tanya, and we’re The War And Treaty, wishing you a Happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (Labor Day)


    Hey y’all. It’s Travis Denning, hoping you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Tyler Hubbard (Labor Day)


    Hey y’all, it’s Tyler Hubbard, wishing you a fun and work-free Labor Day Weekend.


    A devastated Kip Moore posted a video on his socials on Thursday (August 10th) to reveal he’s working on a benefit to help those ravaged and destroyed by the horrific fire that has engulfed the Hawaiian island of Maui. According to news reports, the fire, which was fueled by a dry summer and strong winds from a passing hurricane, has claimed the lives of at least 36 people so far. *UPDATED: at least 55 killed and more than 1,000 structures damaged or destroyed.

    “Anyone that’s followed this page for any length of time knows that it’s not just a place that I go, it’s home, and I’ve developed some of the strongest friendships that I have in my life there; the kind of people that would truly do anything for you, if you asked ’em. So, I guess I’m making this (video) to say to anyone that’s watching from Maui that’s seeing this video, there’s a lot of people talking about you, there’s a lot of people that want to help, that are going to help, and I know it’s a long, long, it’s going to be a long road back to rebuilding, but there’s people that want to jump on board and help that process. And I’ve already been on the phone with different artist friends of mine, agents, managers trying to figure out how quickly we can get over there and do a show to raise funds to help that process, get it moving. Already talking to different construction companies that might want to team up and help this process. So, yeah,  just wanted to say there are so many people on the mainland thinking about you guys and we want to help.”


    For fans and friends who want to donate, Kip included a link to the One Heartbeat Hawaii Fund, which is a charitable endeavor established by the singer-songwriter last year to help nourish the needs of underserved native Maui residents. A percentage of tickets sold from his “Fire On Wheels Tour” last year went to the fund.


    Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain and tyranny.

    The Declaration of Independence, which is on public display in the Rotunda of the National Archives in Washington, D.C., was primarily authored by Thomas Jefferson, however, he worked with Benjamin Franklin and John Adams to come up with the final document. The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4th, 1776, but the actual signing of the document took place August 2nd, 1776. Now, the Fourth of July holiday is commonly associated with fireworks displays, parades, barbecues and concerts.

    Some of your favorite country stars take time to remember their Fourth of July traditions, memories and what the holiday really means to them.


    Brad Paisley is set to headline “Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th” celebration. The downtown event in Nashville will present one of the country’s largest July 4th fireworks show, which will be synchronized to live music from the Nashville Symphony. Brad, who is headlining the show for the second time (his last appearance was in 2021), will be joined on the bill by The War And Treaty, Ben Rector, Tiera Kennedy and singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim. The event is partnering with The Store, a free referral-based grocery store founded by Brad and his wife, Kimberly Williams Paisley. One dollar from the sale of each event T-shirt will benefit The Store.



    Darius Rucker has been tapped to perform on CNN’s The Fourth In America on July 4th for the 247th anniversary of the United States’ independence. Other musical performances include Alanis MorrisetteThe All-American RejectsDemi LovatoDuran DuranFlo RidaLeon BridgesPost MaloneSheryl CrowSmash Mouth, Zac Brown BandThe Plain White T’s, and more. The special, which will feature performances and firework shows from around the country (including Nashville, New Orleans, Boston, Chicago, Houston, New York City and more), will air live from 7pm ET to 1am ET on CNN.

    Maddie & Tae will celebrate Independence Day by performing “This Land Is Your Land” as part of the PBS TV specialA Capitol Fourth. Boyz II Men, Belinda Carlisle, Chicago, Babyface, Renee Fleming, Charles Esten and the Broadway cast of A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical, among others, will also perform. The live broadcast will air beginning at 8pm ET/7pm CT on Tuesday (July 4th) on PBS.


    Audio / Alan Jackson recalls one of the coolest Fourth of July memories he’s ever enjoyed.


    Alan Jackson (fave 4th of July memory) OC: …very cool. :58
    Well, this one is hard to beat. A couple of years ago, maybe longer than that now, I had an old boat in Florida. It’s like an old antique motor yacht, and it was kind of a cool old boat. I had taken that boat, I’ve always wanted to take it up north like to New York and up in that area, up in the northeast where it’s so pretty. So, we took the boat up there and Denise and the girls, we all went up. They like going to New York City, which I don’t really care about going to the city. So, I got to stay in my boat there at the harbor tied up, which was cool anyway. So they spent time in the city a few days and then that was Fourth of July, and we went out in the Hudson River that night and they shot the fireworks off and we were anchored out in front of the Statue of Liberty and New York City was behind us, and the Statue of Liberty and the fireworks were going off sitting on that boat. That was the coolest thing and my girls still talk about that. I mean, that was the coolest thing on Fourth of July I can ever remember. I can’t top that one probably. It was emotional sitting there watching the Statue of Liberty and thinking about all that. It was very cool.”


    Audio / Billy Currington talks about his favorite Fourth of July memories.


    Billy Currington (4th of July) OC: …of my life. :16
    “My best memories would be hanging out with my mom, brother and sister on the beach on Tybee Island right off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. We’d go there every year, and we’d light our own fireworks and watch the ones that they had for us. They were the best times, some of the best times of my life.”


    Audio / Carrie Underwood recalls one of her favorite Fourth of July memories.


    Carrie Underwood (favorite Fourth of July memory) OC: …work out. :51
    “I think my favorite Fourth of July memory would be going to the fireworks stand and picking out which fireworks I wanted to do. I must’ve been like 7 or 8, and I came home and made a list of what order I wanted to do them in, because I wanted to put a show on for Mom and Dad, and of course I couldn’t wait until it was dark outside (laughs). So, I made my Mom and Dad get the lawn chairs and come out to the backyard and watch some not very dramatic fireworks at like six o’clock in the evening, but I was so proud of myself, and I was so proud of the show that I put on. So, I feel like that was a little training for what I do now – putting on shows, figuring out how it’s all going to work out.”

    Audio / Dalton Dover recalls memories of the Fourth of July when he was a young boy.


    Dalton Dover (Fourth of July) OC: …back then, you know? :17
    “We would go out on the lake. We’d fish all day. I just remember my mom and my uncles and my grandpa, they would all go get fireworks across the Alabama line and we would all just be in the yard shooting ‘em. We’d have sparklers and all kinds of stuff. Even the littlest, cheapest fireworks, we thought were huge back then, you know?”

    Audio / Darius Rucker talks about what the Fourth of July means to him.


    Darius Rucker (4th of July) 1 OC: …in the world. :24
    “The Fourth of July to me is a day to celebrate freedom. We get to travel all over the world and see a lot of stuff, and I’ve been to a lot of countries that aren’t like ours and that’s when you really appreciate the fact that you can do whatever you want. As long as you’re willing to deal with the consequences, you can do whatever you want, you know?  [I] appreciate those soldiers who died for us to be sitting here doing this, and we live in the greatest country in the world.”

    Audio / Darius Rucker enjoys setting off fireworks.


    Darius Rucker (fireworks) OC: …off once. :15
    “Oh, I love fireworks. We had the bottle rocket fights and all that good stuff. I was the typical little crazy kid, you know. In South Carolina, it was always legal, so we shot fireworks when it was legal. We did all that sort of stuff. I almost blew my hand off once.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley says the people of this country are what define America.


    Dierks Bentley (people are America) OC: …all about. :17
    “The definition of America to me, you know, getting a chance to travel across the country on a tour bus, stepping upon stages whether it be county fairs, state fairs, arenas, rock bars, the Opry stage, anywhere across the country and looking out at that crowd and seeing people. The people, to me, are what America’s all about.”

    Audio / Eric Church recalls his family activities on the Fourth of July holiday.


    Eric Church (4th of July) OC: …freedoms. 1:17
    “The Fourth of July for me, growing up we would always go to the lake, we didn’t live on the lake but we would all go to the lake. Had a buddy who had a pontoon and we would always get on the pontoon and you go out and you’d tie all the pontoons together and just have a big time. This was before, I was younger then, the adults were having more fun than we were, you know it was just to go swim in the water and shoot off fireworks. Basically, water tailgating is what it was. And then as we got older, same thing…we would just, us younger kids had our own boat and we had as much fun as the adults.”

    Audio / Jon Langston says his plans for Fourth of July are always different.


    Jon Langston (Fourth of July) OC: …either way. :17
    “The Fourth of July is usually different every year. We’re usually playing shows, or we’re out on the lake or at the beach, or sometimes I’ve said, ‘I’m staying at home,’ shooting fireworks off the back porch or something. That’s probably not the safest thing, but we have a good time either way.”



    Jordan Davis (Fourth of July) 2 OC: …really cool. :17
    “Probably baseball games, firework shows at baseball games. We’d go to Shreveport Captains games, so yeah, we’d do that or barbecues and fireworks. I can remember being on the lake for a couple of Fourth of Julys. We’d take the boat out and we’d watch the downtown fireworks show from the boat, which was really cool.”

    Audio / Jordan Davis has a few days off from the Gravel & Gold Tour, so he plans to cookout for family and friends for the Fourth of July holiday.


    Jordan Davis (Fourth of July cooking out) OC: …a bunch of food. :29
    “I love cooking for people. I love having people over to the house, grilling hot dogs, cooking/making brisket, just being around the people you want to be around with – drinking beer, watching baseball. I don’t know. Maybe I’m just getting old, but like my idea of having fun now is having people over to the house and just playing host, and so that’s exactly what we’re going to do this year; have some friends and family over and hang out with the kids, let ‘em run around the sprinklers and cook a bunch of food.”

    Audio / Josh Turner talks about the fireworks “wars” his family would have when he was growing up.


    Josh Turner (fireworks) OC: …of money. [laughs] :20
    “Yeah, we had fireworks around, especially my Daddy’s family. All the individual families had a lot of competition with each other and tried to outdo each other to try to see who had the biggest and baddest fireworks and all that. [laughs] My daddy, I think, was the smartest one. He just went out and bought maybe $25 worth of fireworks and let everybody else put on the big show, so he saved a lot of money.” [laughs]

    Audio / Keith Urban recalls coming over to America for the first time.


    Keith Urban (coming to America 1st time) OC: …as I could. :39
    “1989 was the first year I came to the States, and it had always been my goal, but I had no plan on how to get here. It was just a case of keep playing, keep getting better at what you do, and then hopefully, somehow, some way I’ll end up over here. The guy who was managing me at the time, we just planned a trip over here – it was actually for the New Music Seminar in New York. And we came over for that, and then we did a trip down to Nashville, and I shopping my little demo around. I think I humored everybody more than anything else [laughs] with my tragic, ill-fitting demo for the time. So, I left there, but I was just so committed to coming back as quick as I could.”

    Audio / Kip Moore says he’s very proud of the U.S. military and can’t imagine having to do what they do to protect the United States.


    Kip Moore (Fourth of July-soldier) OC: …every day. :32
    “I’m a very, very patriotic person, proud of the country that I live in, and I’m very proud of what those guys do for us each and every day, and I don’t take it for granted one bit. My grandparents were in the military, fought wars, and I’ve seen the battle that they go through, just the horror of remember things. When I start to think that I’m half-way tough, I realize how I’m not one bit when I talk to soldiers when I’m out and realize the things that they go through. I can’t imagine facing what those guys face every day.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan recalls one of his favorite Fourth of July memories.


    Luke Bryan (4th of July memories) OC: …we used to. :21
    “Some of my favorite Fourth of July memories were spent on Lake Blackshear down in Georgia with my family. I was always kind of in charge of driving home from Tennessee and picking up all the fireworks and my nieces and nephews always got excited when I rolled in because they knew I had all the fireworks. But, it was always a great memory, and I miss not getting to do that as much as we used to.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan says every year his plans for the Fourth of July include water and fireworks.


    Luke Bryan (Fourth of July plans) OC: …on the fourth. :15
    “My plans for the Fourth are always to be on the boat somewhere in the water, and buy a few fireworks, send ‘em up in the sky for the boys, but it’s always a boat and water, whether it’s in the Gulf of Mexico, whether it’s in Georgia…we don’t have a total plan yet, but we’ll be having a good time on the fourth.”



    Maddie & Tae (Fourth of July) OC: …it’s perfect. :29
    TAE: “One of my favorite Fourth of July traditions – I’d say it’s a tradition ‘cause it happens every year, but I’m not always able to make it – is that we go to my grandparents in Oklahoma, and we all line up lawn chairs right in front of their garage and we just light fireworks. We always do it far away and then we light it, and we always run back and watch the fireworks, but that’s probably one of my favorite memories.” MADDIE: “My birthday is July 7th, so I always get built-in fireworks for my birthday, and sometimes we actually celebrate it on the 4th, because there’s fireworks everywhere, so it’s perfect.”



    Parker McCollum (Fourth of July) OC: …days of my life. :23
    “My favorite Fourth of July memories growing up are actually kind of dangerous now that I think about it, but we used to have fireworks wars where we’d shoot like roman candles and bottle rockets. We’d always go to my grandma’s house, pop fireworks and we’d end up shooting ’em at each other and having wars; no eye protection, no nothing, just shooting bottle rockets at each other’s faces. But it was so fun; some of the best days of my life.”



    Priscilla Block (Fourth of July) OC: …we get crazy. :26
    “I love Fourth of July. I usually always have a Fourth of July party. It is known that there is a slip-n-slide at my house on Fourth of July. You know, it’s such a great holiday to just bring friends together and, I don’t know, we get wild on the Fourth. We get crazy.”

    Audio / Sam Hunt talks about what he and his family did over the Fourth of July holiday when he was growing up in Georgia.


    Sam Hunt (Fourth of July) OC: …good time. :39
    “My granddad on the other side of my family, he would always take a lot of pride…fireworks were actually, I’m from Georgia, and most of them were illegal, I’m pretty sure, growing up. But over in Alabama, that’s where all the firework stands were, and we only had to drive 10, 15 minutes to get to the Alabama line, so we could go get a bundle of fireworks pretty easy. But he would always take a lot of pride in going and finding all the good stuff, and coming back with a  big pile. He’d have his torch out there at the end of the driveway and we’d all eat homemade ice cream and put down towels on the driveway and he’d shoot off fireworks for 30-45 minutes. Such a good time.”



    Travis Denning (Fourth of July) OC: …will love. :51
    “Fourth of July in Warner Robins, Georgia is an event. It’s something else. In fact, forever they’ve thrown an Independence Day concert, and back in the day, it was huge. It was the biggest thing they did all year. They would actually have the concert in the MAC (McConnell-Talbert Stadium), which was the high school football stadium that Warner Robins and Northside and Houston County shared. I mean, one year they had Wynonna play and then they had Josh Turner one year, Darius Rucker. I mean it was like a big deal, and there’d be 15,000, 20,000 people there, and I think it’s so cool that there’s a little bit of a legacy of people coming together in that town and making something happen, you know? I’ll never forget going to those shows and thinking, I was more proud of what the city had done. I was like, ‘That’s just so cool that they could put together a show like this, an event that everybody will love.”



    Tyler Hubbard (Fourth of July) OC: …that freedom. :43
    “Yeah, I love the Fourth of July. A lot of great memories growing up, watching fireworks, being with family, hanging out. And even to this day we have a tradition where we try to go to Sun Valley where my wife is from and hang out in the mountains and take the kids and just spend a week out there just kind of enjoying life and taking it all in, and obviously, we still love to do the fireworks and hang out, but also just kind of reflect and be thankful for the country we live in, the sacrifices made so that we can live here and be free and it’s just a special, special holiday. We’re always so grateful and thankful for the people who served this country and the sacrifice that’s made with their families and everything else, and pay honor and tribute to those who fight so hard for that freedom.”


  • NEWS AND NOTES: Chris Stapleton, Brothers Osborne, Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae, Reba McEntire

    Chris Stapleton teamed up with famed bootmaker Lucchese to launch its new collection, Lucchese x Chris Stapleton, which is available now and includes three different types of boots. “Everything can be refined to an art and that’s what I love about Lucchese boots – they’ve taken boot making and refined it to an art,” says Chris. With every purchase, a portion of the proceeds supports Chris & Morgane Stapleton’s charitable fund Outlaw State of Kind.


    Brothers Osborne will perform a FREE show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Plaza on Monday (June 26th) prior to the NHL Awards, which will be hosted by Dierks Bentley.


    Kip Moore and Maddie & Tae will perform a free show as the NHL’s Nashville Predators launch the 25th Anniversary with a Broadway Block Party on Tuesday following the NHL Awards (hosted by Dierks Bentley) on Monday (June 26th). A full week of events will also include the 25th Anniversary Concert (on Tuesday, June 27th), NHL Draft, red carpet walks, games, giveaways, food trucks and more.

    Reba McEntire will extend her run as a coach on NBC’s The Voice into 2024. It was announced on Thursday (June 22nd) she will return, in addition to Dan + Shay joining as coaches in the Double Chair for the first time. For the 25th season, they will be joined by John Legend and Chance The Rapper. The new season, which will feature Reba, Gwen Stefani, Niall Horan and John Legend, kicks off this fall.




    Kip Moore continues to hit new milestones with a sold-out European leg, bringing his live show to Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K.. Moore kicked off his 10-stop stint with intimate shows for his first-ever stops in Germany and the Netherlands, followed by a string of sold-out shows in the U.K., including Royal Albert Hall’s iconic stage in London, where he headlined the inaugural Highways Festival.

    “I learned a long time ago to never look at a chart or pay any attention to the pack,” said Moore. “Our first-ever headlining show in the UK was in a 800 seat London club back in 2014. Several years and sweaty nights later we found ourselves in the legendary venue of Royal Albert Hall and amazing venues across Europe on this run. We’ve enjoyed the ride and we’ll be back soon.”

    Moore will continue his DAMN LOVE WORLD TOUR with headlining shows in the States, inviting special guest The Cadillac Three along for his fall tour. Moore’s headlining fall run is set to launch in Saginaw, Michigan August 24th. Moore also just announced 10 additional stops in Canada, inviting Aaron Raitiere to join his on the Canadian leg. For a full list of tour dates, visit kipmoore.net.

    Kip Moore’s fifth studio album DAMN LOVE is available now. Co-produced by Moore, along with Jaren Johnston (The Cadillac Three), the 13 tracks hold on to passion, with the persistent anthem “Heart on Fire,” while “Another Night In Knoxville” captures the magnetic draw of the stage as a sweeping ‘70s-rock ballad that soundtracks a long-cherished memory. Meanwhile the refreshing “Kinda Bar” conjures magic from a roadside tavern, and a comforting sense of clarity arrives with gentle instant classics, “Some Things” and “One Heartbeat” (featuring Ashley McBryde).

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Kip Moore, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift

    Kip Moore stopped by ABC’s GMA3 on Monday (May 1st) to discuss his new album, Damn Love, and perform the title track, which is also his new single. Check out the interview and the performance below.

    Luke Bryan took to his socials to show him playing his new single for buddy and American Idol host Ryan Seacrest. “But I Got A Beer In My Hand” drops on Friday (May 5th).

    Speaking of Luke Bryan, he will be joined by two superstars at the judges’ desk on ABC’s American Idol this Sunday night (May 7th) as Lionel Richie and Katy Perry will be performing at the historic coronation of King Charles III in England. The two guest judges are Alanis Morrissette and Ed Sheeran.


    Taylor Swift is the subject of a new pop-up exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Titled “Through Taylor Swift’s Eras,” the limited-run exhibit features outfits and costumes worn by the global superstar and each represents one of her 10 albums, beginning with 2006’s self-titled debut to last year’s Midnights. The exhibit, which coincides with her three-night stand of her Eras Tour at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium this weekend, runs through May 31st.

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Kip Moore, Carrie Underwood, The War And Treaty

    Kip Moore sits down with Cody Alan to talk about his new album, Damn Love, as well as his trek to Australia and South Africa. Check it out this weekend — Saturday(April 29th) and Sunday (April 30th) at 9am ET/8am CT,

    Carrie Underwood will perform at the Opry on June 6th. She’ll be joined by Josh Turner, The Oak Ridge Boys, Bill Anderson and Lainey Wilson for the Grand Ole Opry 50th CMA Fest week kick-off celebration. The two shows will be filmed and will air Saturday June 10th as Opry Live on Circle Network, as well as Circle Networks social pages.


    The War And Treaty covered Willie Nelson‘s “Whiskey River” to celebrate the superstar’s 90th birthday exclusively on Spotify.






    Kip Moore’s fifth studio album DAMN LOVE is out today, available to listen here.  Co-produced by Moore, along with Jaren Johnston (The Cadillac Three), the 13 tracks hold on to passion, with the persistent anthem “Heart on Fire,” while “Another Night In Knoxville”  captures the magnetic draw of the stage as a sweeping ‘70s-rock ballad that soundtracks a long-cherished memory. Meanwhile the refreshing “Kinda Bar” conjures magic from a roadside tavern, and a comforting sense of clarity arrives with gentle instant classics, “Some Things” and “One Heartbeat” (featuring Ashley McBryde).

    Moore will perform the title track and his new radio single (impacting Monday) “Damn Love” on GMA3 on Monday (May 1st) on ABC at 9:00am ET.

    Moore is also sharing the music video for “Sometimes She Stays,” as the third installment in a series of recently released videos “Damn Love” and “Kinda Bar”. Directed by PJ Brown, the last piece of the story depicts Moore and his love interest revisiting moments in their relationship, set against the backdrop of New York City. Fans can watch the “Sometimes She Stays” video here.

    “Jaren Johnston and I kicked off this album after writing “Peace & Love,” which helped create a theme for the rest of the record,” said Moore. “‘Damn Love’ comes from a combination of progression within myself and my career, and being emotionally raw, and the honesty that came along with some self-realization. This record shares all the highs and lows throughout my life, and I hope those who listen can feel that.”

    The genre-blending songsmith has a history of entrancing audiences and growing a truly global following, receiving worldwide praise and kicking off his DAMN LOVE WORLD TOUR with multiple sold-out headlining shows in Australia and South Africa. Moore will continue his DAMN LOVE WORLD TOUR with headlining shows in Germany, the Netherlands, and the U.K., along with a slot at Bonnaroo this summer. Inviting special guest The Cadillac Three along for his fall tour, Moore’s headlining U.S. run is set to launch in Saginaw, MI on August 24th. For a full list of tour dates, visit kipmoore.net.

    DAMN LOVE Official TrackList:
    1.  Damn Love
    (Jason Gantt, Jaren Johnston, James McNair)

    2.  Kinda Bar
    (Kip Moore, Dan Couch)

    3.  Neon Blue
    (Kip Moore, Dan Couch, Jaren Johnston)

    4.  The Guitar Slinger
    (Kip Moore, Dan Couch)

    5.  Heart On Fire
    (Kip Moore, Jaren Johnston)

    6.  Another Night In Knoxville
    ( Kip Moore, Dan Couch)

    7.  Silver And Gold
    (Kip Moore, Dan Couch, Chris DeStefano)

    8.  Peace & Love
    (Kip Moore, Jaren Johnston)

    9.  Sometimes She Stays**
    (Kip Moore, Kenton Bryant)

    10. Some Things
    (Kip Moore, Dan Couch)

    11. One Heartbeat (Featuring Ashley McBryde)
    (Kip Moore)

    12. Mr. Simple
    (Kip Moore, Jaren Johnston)

    13. Micky’s Bar*
    (Kip Moore, Dan Couch)
    Produced by Kip Moore and Jaren Johnston
    *Produced by Kip Moore and Matt Bubel
    **Produced by Kip Moore


    Audio / Kip Moore discusses how making this album during and after the pandemic helped shape Damn Love.


    Kip Moore (Damn Love the album) OC: …dear to you. :42
    “The past few years have definitely affected my writing for this particular record. I didn’t write about the pandemic specifically, but the pandemic definitely shifted perspectives in the way that you look at certain things. And even something like love, you know the title ‘Damn Love’ encompasses so many things. It encompasses the complexities of what that word means, the heartache of it, the power of it, the trying to understand it and figure it out, the need for it, the need for companionship. And I think that the last few years shifted your outlook on things and what you hold dear to you.”

    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (available now)