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Album Review: Walker Hayes’ ‘boom.’

Leave it to Walker Hayes to drop an album full of quirks, sick beats and plenty of heart, all wrapped around thought-provoking lyrics unlike anything you’ll hear on country radio today.

Cillea Houghton • December 7, 2017

Everything Cole Swindell Does Is for the Fans

“Country music fans are the best and I think as long as I get to do this, they’re going to be a huge, huge part of everything I do,” Swindell shares.

Cillea Houghton • December 7, 2017

Ruthie Collins Strikes a Personal Chord With ‘Get Drunk and Cry’

When watching the singer’s short film based off her new album, you’re bound to see a piece of yourself in it.

Cillea Houghton • November 25, 2017

Cam Greatly Admires George Strait: He’s ‘Such a Badass’

Cam returns to Vegas with Strait for the final dates of his 2017 residency on Dec. 8-9.

Cillea Houghton • November 24, 2017


Jessie James Decker Paves Her Own Way Through Country Music

With a chart-topping new album under her belt, Jessie James Decker is ready to make a name for herself within the country genre.

Cillea Houghton • November 16, 2017

Album Review: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s ‘The Rest Of Our Life’

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s The Rest of Our Life showcases the couple’s strong voices and undeniable passion.

Cillea Houghton • November 16, 2017

Troy Gentry’s Wife and Daughter Attend CMA Awards in His Honor

Gentry’s bandmate Eddie Montgomery also paid tribute to his friend during the 2017 CMA Awards, surprising the audience when he joined Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts onstage to sing their hit, “My Town.”

Cillea Houghton • November 9, 2017

Garth Brooks Admits To Lip-Syncing His CMA Awards Performance

“We made a gametime call on whether to sing to a track or lip-sync. And we decided to lip-sync it,” Brooks told reporters backstage.

Cillea Houghton • November 9, 2017


Blake Shelton Makes It All About the Fans at Pandora’s ‘Sounds Like You: Country’ Event

It was a true celebration of hits old and new when Blake Shelton took the stage in an intimate setting at Oz Arts Nashville.

Cillea Houghton • November 6, 2017

15 Things You May Not Know About Sam Hunt

Think you know everything about the “Body Like a Back Road” singer? Think again!

Cillea Houghton • November 1, 2017

Album Review: Blake Shelton’s ‘Texoma Shore’

Texoma Shore showcases what Shelton does best, combining a little bit of humor, a touch of romance and a whole lot of country.

Cillea Houghton • October 31, 2017

Morgan Wallen Strives For Authenticity in Burgeoning Career

The country newcomer is spending time honing in on his songwriting in an effort to stand out within the genre.

Cillea Houghton • October 30, 2017


Jerrod Niemann Pulls Back the Layers of His Life on ‘This Ride’

Jerrod Niemann’s new album takes fans on a ride through the ups and downs of life.

Cillea Houghton • October 20, 2017

Home Free Finds a New Identity on ‘Timeless’

The guys of Home Free open up about their new album and their “always evolving” sound.

Cillea Houghton • October 16, 2017

Cam Hones in on Her Songwriting Craft on Upcoming Album

“I want to make sure everything hits everyone in an emotional way,” Cam tells SLN of her approach to her new album. 

Cillea Houghton • October 11, 2017

Album Review: Dolly Parton’s ‘I Believe In You’

In typical Dolly Parton fashion, I Believe In You will leave fans, young and old, feeling inspired and ready to take on the world.

Cillea Houghton • October 10, 2017


Album Review: Russell Dickerson’s ‘Yours’

If Yours is any indication of his career path, then Russell Dickerson has a long road of success ahead of him.

Cillea Houghton • October 9, 2017

Home Free Dazzle Fans at ‘Timeless’ Release Showcase in Nashville

Home Free dazzled fans with an hour and 45 minute set at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Monday to celebrate their album, Timeless.

Cillea Houghton • September 27, 2017

Josh Abbott Band’s ‘Until My Voice Goes Out’ Was Driven by Fate

“I just hope everybody appreciates the fact that we didn’t play it safe, we didn’t make a normal sounding record,” Abbott confesses. 

Cillea Houghton • September 21, 2017

Stephanie Quayle Gets Real on ‘Love the Way You See Me’

“I feel like if someone were to say ‘who are you as an artist?’ I have no problem handing over that album and go ‘this is me,’” she says.

Cillea Houghton • August 31, 2017