Charles Kelley Brings “The Driver” to ‘The Late Show’

idth=”480″ height=”270″> Charles Kelley stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last week to perform his GRAMMY nominated song, “The Driver.” Check it out!

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Justin Moore & Family Featured in Super Bowl Commercial

Did you catch a familiar face during the Super Bowl?! Justin Moore and his family were featured in the spot for Simmons Bank. Check it out!

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HGTV’s ‘The Property Brothers’ Go Country with New Single & Video “Hold On”

HGTV reality stars, The Property Brothers (Jonathan and Drew Scott) are going country. The brothers recently released their debut country music video for their single “Hold On.” We’re always on the road [filming for our show] and always away from home,” Drew and Jonathan explained to Entertainment Tonight, where the video premiered. “It really makes […]

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Merle Haggard Makes Surprise Return to the Stage

After canceling his February tour dates  due to health concerns from double pneumonia, Merle Haggard returned to the spotlight this past weekend at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for a show that also included Toby Keith. It was the singer’s first appearance since calling off his February 2nd performance in Riverside, California, just minutes before he was set to take the stage. Initially, that appearance was to mark his return to touring. Merle Haggard on Health Scare: ‘I’m Lucky to Be Alive’ According to the Los Angeles Times , the 78-year-old performer will resume his schedule with three upcoming shows in California. He is slated to be in Santa Rosa on Wednesday, February 10th, and plays in Beverly Hills the following day with Kris Kristofferson. He’s also scheduled to appear in Oakland on Saturday, February 13th. Earlier this month, after “The Fightin’ Side of Me” singer was unable to perform in Riverside (a make-up date for a postponed December 3rd show), his publicist issued a statement saying Haggard was “still feeling weak from his recent struggle with double pneumonia and has decided to seek further treatment.” After breathing difficulties made it impossible for him to perform in Palm Desert, California, on December 2nd, Haggard spent 11 days in California’s Eisenhower Medical Center and another facility receiving treatment, with hopes to return to the road “later in the spring,” the statement noted

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The Grand Ole Opry Performs for CRS 2016

The Grand Ole Opry held a special performance last night as the kick-off night of the Country Radio Seminar (CRS), which will be held through Feb. 10 at Omni Nashville. The star-studded lineup included Trace Adkins, Ashley Campbell, Chris Carmack, Easton Corbin, Chris Janson, Tracy Lawrence, Maddie & Tae, Martina McBride and David Nail and […]

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Warner Music Settles ‘Happy Birthday’ Lawsuit for $14 Million

Warner Music’s publishing wing Warner/Chappell has settled a lawsuit challenging its hold on “Happy Birthday to You” for $14 million, paving the way for the song to finally enter the public domain, according to The Hollywood Reporter . James Corden, Craig Robinson Sing Sexy Public Domain Songs The settlement comes after United States District Judge George H. King ruled in September that Warner/Chappell’s copyright on the song was invalid. The rights to “Happy Birthday” had previously changed hands frequently before Warner/Chappell scooped it up in 1988 and began aggressively charging royalties for its use in TV shows and movies. King, however, decided that their copyright was not valid because the original 1935 copyright of “Happy Birthday” applied only to a specific piano arrangement. In addition, “Happy Birthday to You” borrows its melody from “Good Morning to All,” the 1893 song, which has long been in the public domain

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DMX Hospitalized in Stable Condition After Collapse

UPDATE: DMX has been released from the hospital, his attorney told the Associated Press . “He’s good and in great spirits,” added Swizz Beatz on Twitter . DMX  has been hospitalized after he collapsed in a hotel parking lot Monday, police in Westchester, New York confirmed to The Daily News . The rapper fell unconscious outside of a Ramada Inn in Yonkers, and was reportedly not breathing and without a pulse when officers arrived. Police immediately began performing CPR and were able to revive the rapper approximately one minute later. A representative for DMX did not immediately reply for a request for comment. According to TMZ, DMX is now in stable condition at the hospital where he was treated

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VIDEO: Struts 'Kiss This'

‘Featuring tour footage from Motley Crue’s, The Final Tour.’

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Henry Rollins, Hannibal Buress Tapped for 9:30 Club Variety Show

Henry Rollins and Hannibal Buress will contribute to a new variety show set at Washington D.C.’s famed 9:30 Club , scheduled to air on public television this spring. The Best Big Rooms in America: 9:30 Club Live at 9:30  will kick off its 12-episode run this April, while the first three shows will boast musical performances from Garbage, Tove Lo, the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Arcs, Ibeyi, Frank Turner, El Vy, MisterWives, MS MR, Cold War Kids, Youth Lagoon and Jess Glynne. The hour-long episodes will feature a combination of music, comedy, short films and interviews, as well as a revolving door of contributors and hosts, among them Buress, Rollins, NPR Music’s Bob Boilen, author and actress Jill Kargman and comedian Ralphie May. Famed artist Wayne White — the set designer behind  Pee-wee’s Playhouse , The Weird Al Show and the Smashing Pumpkins’ “Tonight, Tonight” video  — will serve as the show’s art director. A preview of Live at 9:30 is available to watch on the show’s website . The 9:30 Club opened in Washington D.C.

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Slay Anything: Is Beyonce Beyond Criticism?

Beyoncé’s recent music video, “Formation,” offered a stunning kaleidoscope of New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina imagery: Beyoncé lying atop a New Orleans police car as it sinks into an abandoned street flooded with water, she and her dance troupe shimmying in an empty pool, a child clad in a Mardi Gras Indian costume. It incorporates scenes from Abteen Bagheri’s short film on bounce culture, That B.E.A.T., its twerking dancers helping create “Formation”‘s glorious vision of poly-gender blackness amid constant racial, economic and environmental stress. Her appearance during Coldplay’s halftime concert on Super Bowl Sunday brought enough concepts for a day’s worth of Internet textual analysis. She wore a Dsquared2 black leather jacket with a metal sash splayed in X formation across her chest, a homage to Michael Jackson’s costume at his groundbreaking Super Bowl XXVII concert. Her backup dancers sported puffy Afros and raised their fists as tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party, which was founded in Oakland, about a 45-minute drive from Levi Stadium in Santa Clara. In post-concert photos, the dancers held up a “Justice for Mario Woods” sign, drawing national attention to the young man shot dead by San Francisco police on December 2. Watch Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars’ Epic Super Bowl Show Social media effused over Beyoncé’s effortless and seemingly predestined upstaging of Coldplay and wondered aloud whether the OG Black Panthers have approved (it’s not likely, since the Communist theory-espousing group took a dim view of radical chic exploitations like Shaft in their heyday)

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Max Weinberg on ‘River’ Tour, What He Learned From Bruce Springsteen

” The River is my summer record,” Max Weinberg  said between sips of a cocktail in a hotel bar in Pittsburgh — the drummer’s reward after three hours onstage earlier in the evening at the Consol Energy Center, the night before Bruce Springsteen   opened his 2016 tour with the E Street Band there on January 16th. Bruce Springsteen on Reviving ‘The River,’ New Solo LP “Through the years, every summer, I would listen to that in my convertible,” Weinberg went on. “That was always my long drive — just put The River on.” Weinberg — the backbeat in the E Street Band since the fall of 1974 — is now performing The River every night, in its entirety, as Springsteen follows the December release of the multi-disc retrospective,  The Ties That Bind: The River Collection  (Columbia), with thorough, passionate live reexaminations of the 20 songs on that record, a personal crossroads that became the singer’s first double album and first Number One hit. “I’m the white line down the center of the road,” Weinberg said, summing up his role in these concerts. “My job is to be observant, to make the transitions, to focus on what Bruce is doing — to be as commanding a percussive force as I can be, so he has the freedom to go where he wants to go.” After that rehearsal and an immediate interview with Springsteen, I joined Weinberg that evening for a drink and a second hour of spirited conversation. Weinberg, who turns 65 in April, spoke about the birth of The River in rigorous practice sessions at Springsteen’s home; a “tough-love” moment with Springsteen, during the recording, that changed Weinberg as a drummer; other motivating counsel from the album’s co-producers, Jon Landau and E Street guitarist Steven Van Zandt; Weinberg’s memories of the late E Street men Danny Federici and Clarence Clemons as he revisits The River ; and his trust in Springsteen, at this advanced point in the E Street Band’s life, to know when it’s time to walk off the stage for good.

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Brett Eldredge, Jake Owen Join Country Night Lights Lineup

Country Night Lights, the Athens, Ohio-based country music festival, has announced plans to return for a second year of existence. The festival will close out a packed summer of country festivals on September 23rd and 24th at the Venue of Athens, a 178-acre site that lives within two miles of Ohio University. Watch Brett Eldredge Multiply in ‘Drunk on Your Love’ Video Headlining this year’s event will be Brett Eldredge and Jake Owen, with additional artists to be announced in the coming weeks. Performers at the inaugural Country Night Lights included Sam Hunt, Easton Corbin and Chase Bryant. Eldredge recently nabbed his first Male Vocalist of the Year nomination from the Academy of Country Music, having scored hits in the past year with “Mean to Me” and “Lose My Mind.” His latest single is “Drunk on Your Love,” from the 2015 album Illinois. Owen’s most recent single “Real Life” was released in 2015 as the first offering from the follow-up to his fourth album Days of Gold . He recently revealed in a Facebook Q&A that his new single will be out in early March 2016.  Two-day general admission tickets start at $75 and are now on sale at countrynightlights.com . VIP, camping and RV passes are also available. Related See Photos From Brett Eldredge, Thomas Rhett’s Tour Kickoff See Jake Owen’s Hilarious Country Hanukkah Skit on ‘Kimmel’ Hear Keith Urban and New Tourmates’ Loose Adele Cover

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