This Week in Country Music News

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Luke Bryan announced a save-the-date for his second “Crash My Playa” in the Rivera Maya, Mexico. Tickets go on sale April 9th at 11am CDT. Go to for more event details!


Earlier this week, Canaan Smith released his debut EP on iTunes. It includes his radio hit single, Love You Like That as well as 4 other great songs. Grab your copy here! (No, really, go buy it, it’s less than $7 bucks!)

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Thomas Rhett‘s sophomore album is largely inspired by Bruno Mars! wrote up a great article that you can read here! T. Rhett has been known to cover a few Bruno Mars songs during his set. Check out this swoon-worthy cover of When I Was Your Man. Last show of his that I saw, he ended it with an AMAZING rendition of Uptown Funk! He’s also got some killer dance moves, for those of you who haven’t seen him in concert yet!

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Florida Georgia Line released their newest video, Sippin’ on Fire. Up and comer singer/songwriter Cole Taylor penned this track for them, along with Matt Dragstrem and Rodney Clawson. If you haven’t heard of Cole Taylor yet, don’t worry… you will be hearing more about him in the future! His EP was just released at the beginning of this month and you can check it out here!

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Country music took home some big wins at the iHeart Radio awards last night! Taylor Swift walked away from the night with 3 awards, in the Best Lyrics, Song of the Year and Artist of the Year categories.

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Jason Aldean had a busy week! Last weekend he married Brittany Kerr and last night he took home the award for Country Song of the Year.

Brantley Gilbert also walked away with the Renegade Award. “This year, iHeartRadio introduced a brand new category: The Renegade Award. Renegade nominees defy convention and let their instincts rule. These emerging standout artists are boundary breakers, willing to take risks while staying true to themselves. They explore new sounds – they not only break external boundaries but their own personal boundaries, as well; creating new music lanes distinctly their own; artists with the talent and spirit to separate from the pack. They are authentic, they are passionate, and they are willing to stretch the limits to do something extraordinary.  In other words… they are renegades.” (Copied from iHeart Radio)

That’s all for now! Until next time, country music lovers! ❤


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