16 Best Country Albums of 2016

From Drake White’s Spark, to Keith Urban’s Ripcord, here are our picks for the 16 best country albums of 2016.

Annie Reuter • December 9, 2016

Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift Make Donations to Aid Wildfire Relief

Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift are stepping up to aid those who lost everything in the devastating East Tennessee wildfires.

Kelly Brickey • December 9, 2016

‘Every Little Thing’ with Carly Pearce — Girls Night Out: Winter Edition

In this SLN exclusive, newcomer Carly Pearce shares “Every Little Thing” about piecing together the perfect winter girls night out look. 

carlypearce • December 9, 2016

Zac Brown Band to Headline ‘Mountain Tough’ Benefit Festival

Zac Brown Band is stepping up to the plate to help raise funds and awareness for the City of Gatlinburg following the devastating wildfires.

Lauren Jo Black • December 9, 2016

NBC to Re-Air ‘Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love’

Circle of Love originally aired on November 30 and is currently available for viewing on NBC’s website.

Lauren Laffer • December 9, 2016

Bobby Bones Inspires Garth Brooks to Donate Box Set Proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

“After talking with Bobby on the show last week, I was stunned when I heard just how much money the show had raised in one day,” said Brooks.

Lauren Laffer • December 9, 2016

Alan Jackson to Hit the Road on 2017 Honky Tonk Highway Tour

Jackson’s tour will feature special guest Lee Ann Womack on select dates.

Lauren Laffer • December 9, 2016

‘Today’ Visits the Set of ‘Nashville,’ Chats with Cast

Chatting with stars like Connie Britton and Charles Esten, the Today co-hosts took on their own roles to film a cameo for the upcoming season.

Kelly Brickey • December 9, 2016

This Spiked Apple Pie Punch Will Get Your Next Christmas Party Going

Who ever said that apple cider has to be boring and non-alcoholic?

Kelly Brickey • December 9, 2016

Chris Young Sets Up College Scholarship for MTSU Students

The donated scholarship will be awarded to a rising junior or senior at Middle Tennessee State University on an annual basis.

Kelly Brickey • December 9, 2016

PHOTOS: Eric Church Headlines 2016 BMI Maui Songwriters Festival

Country music AND Hawaii? Sign us up!

Lauren Laffer • December 9, 2016

Dolly Parton’s Wildfire Relief Telethon Adds Chris Stapleton, Chris Young and Others

“I’m truly honored that these artists are giving their time and energy to help us raise money for everyone affected by the wildfires,” Parton said.

Lauren Laffer • December 8, 2016

WIN a Tipsy Elves ‘Single and Ready to Jingle’ Sweater as Seen on Brett Eldredge

We have your chance to win a “Single and Ready to Jingle” ugly Christmas sweater from Brett Eldredge and his friends at Tipsy Elves.

SLN Staff Writer • December 8, 2016

Beyoncé’s ‘Daddy Lessons’ Rejected by Grammy Country Committee

A source anonymously gave a tip that Beyoncé had tried to submit the country-influenced tune to the country categories for the upcoming GRAMMY Awards. 

Kelly Brickey • December 8, 2016

Christmas in Nashville: How to Do the Holidays in Music City

From ice skating to Christmas feasts, Nashville is home to plenty of winter activities to get you wishing Christmas Day was every day.

Kelly Brickey • December 8, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Remember When Blake Shelton Had His Own Christmas Special?

Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas included appearances from Kelly Clarkson, Reba, and his then-wife Miranda Lambert.

Laura Hostelley • December 8, 2016

Alabama, Kenny Rogers & More Confirmed for Randy Travis Tribute Concert

The event will take place February 8 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. 

Kelly Brickey • December 8, 2016

12 Of The Best Original Country Christmas Songs

Our Yuletide compilation includes original songs from Loretta Lynn, Reba, Kacey Musgraves and many others!

Chuck Dauphin • December 8, 2016

Shania Twain Shares Details On ‘Triumphant’ New Album

“I talk a lot more about pain,” she said, “but I didn’t feel the need to be that literal about anger or hate.”

Lauren Laffer • December 8, 2016