Carly Pearce has announced the October 13th release of her debut album, "Every Little Thing".  Pearce has already made waves with her first single, the album’s title track: “Every Little Thing” became the singer’s first Top 20 hit.
 
Pearce will join Brett Young on his Caliville Tour this fall.

Jerrod Niemann’s fourth major album, "This Ride", will drop on October 6th.  The set features current single, “God Made a Woman,” as well as his previous single, “A Little More Love,” featuring Lee Brice. 

 

Lindsay Ell’s new album ‘The Project’ takes the #1 spot on the Country Albums Chart this week. Ell is now the secod solo female to debut at Number 1 with a debut album in 2017. The album also scored Number 7 on the Top Ten All Genres Album Chart.

 

The Grand Ole Opry hosted five star-studded shows over the weekend to get folks into a stellar mood for today’s total eclipse.
Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, Charles Esten, Wynonna and more stepped onto the famed Opry circle on Sunday for the Total Eclipse celebration and treated fans to a number of their hit songs.

After wrapping up their Classic East and Classic West festival shows, the Eagles have announced that they will (briefly) hit the road again this fall. Both Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, son of the late Glenn Frey, will again play with the band at each of the four upcoming shows.

The Eagles’ newest tour dates will take place in late October, from October 17th through October 27th in Greensboro, N.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Louisville, Ky.; and Detroit, Mich. 

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RaeLynn joined childhood hero Keith Urban onstage on Saturday night (Aug. 19) to perform “We Were Us”.

The 23-year-old rising star turned to Instagram on Sunday morning, writing, “2006: I signed up for @keithurban monkeyville fan club. 2017: I sang #wewereus on stage in Oregon with him. GOD: your awesome and thank you.”

 

Kacey Musgraves joined the debate over the removal of Confederate statues and monuments. On Twitter, the singer shared her own thoughts, writing:

“Lets swap confederate statues in USA w/ statues of MLK, Harriet Tubman, Anne Frank, Native Americans + others who have fought for freedom”.

Luke Bryan has released his new single, “Light It Up". The tune is expected to be the first single from Luke’s upcoming sixth studio album.

Luke has not released new music since his single, “Fast,” in November 2016, which became the sixth song from his 2015 album, "Kill the Lights", to reach Number 1.

SAD NEWS:  Rockabilly legend Sonny Burgess, a Sun Records contemporary of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison, died this weekend. The guitarist and singer was 86.

Burgess passed away Friday night at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Ark., about a month after taking a fall at his home.

The Arkansas native, born on a farm near rural Newport, was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2002.

His fans and friends included singer-songwriter Dave Alvin, who recorded the acclaimed album “Tennessee Border” with Burgess, and E Street Band bassist Garry Tallent.

Bruce Springsteen’s previously unreleased song “Tiger Rose” appeared on Burgess’ 1996 self-titled album, produced by Tallent. Springsteen and Burgess performed the tune at a 2001 benefit in Red Bank, N.J.

Thomas Rhett's wife, Lauren, has shared a touching video of the moment their 21-month-old daughter, Willa Gray, met their newborn baby girl, Ada James. In the video, which was taken about 17 hours post delivery, Willa Gray seems to be puzzled by Ada at first, but she eventually warms up and gives her little sister a kiss on the cheek. The video can be seen on Instagram.

Lauren's post also served as an update on the family. She writes that with Thomas gone sometimes, it's hard for her to recover and take care of their two dogs and two kids at the same time. She then admitted that Willa Gray has been staying with family and friends a lot recently, but promised that the two girls will have lots of sister time soon. 

 

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott and husband Chris Tyrrell are expecting twins.

Via social media, the couple posted a video of them warmly sharing the news with their first child, daughter Eisele Kaye, who turned 4 last month.

The news of the twins was revealed Friday, just a day after Scott and Tyrell announced that she is expecting in February 2018 and that Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood and wife Kelli Cashiola-Haywood will welcome a daughter in December.

 

The memory of bluegrass great Ralph Stanley will be honored by an all-star cast, including Dierks Bentley, at an October concert in Nashville.  The bluegrass pioneer died at the age of 89 in 2016.
 
On October 19th, Bentley will headline "Dr. Ralph Stanley Forever: A Tribute Concert," an all-star salute to the late icon at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, celebrating the music of the man known as Dr. Stanley. T Bone Burnett, Heidi Newfield, T. Graham Brown, Daryl Worley, Shane Owens and Stanley's grandson Nathan Stanley are also on the bill.

 Tickets for "Dr. Ralph Stanley Forever" are available now.

Taylor Swift donated a “generous” sum to Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation for sexual assault survivors after she won her case in court this week against a Denver deejay.

Swift had said she would support several organizations after she won the lawsuit with DJ David Mueller after he was told to pay her the symbolic $1 she asked for as settlement.

The singer said she knows that many people who are sexually assaulted do not have the means to defend themselves, as she did in this trial. “My hope is to help those whose voiced should also be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves,” she said.

Swift and Hargitay collaborated on the singer’s “Bad Blood” music video. Hargitay plays Olivia Benson on “Law and Order: SUV,” which airs on NBC.