Ryan and Rory; Photo by Daniel Brown

Country Next: Ryan And Rory

Posted on May 24, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

We are proud to showcase country music’s brightest new stars through our Country Next series. In this installment, we talk with Ryan and Rory.

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Luke Bryan, Mia Matthews; Photo Courtesy American Idol

WATCH: Luke Bryan and Mia Matthews Team Up For George Strait Cover on ‘American Idol’ Finale

Posted on May 19, 2024

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Lauren Jo Black

Matthews said Bryan was “the best duet partner.”

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Lainey Wilson, Ashley Cooke on the CMT Music Awards red carpet

Lainey Wilson and Ashley Cooke Break Year-Long Drought Of Female Solo Songs In Country Radio Top 10

Posted on April 23, 2024

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Lauren Jo Black

It’s been over a year since two female artists have had solo entries on the Mediabase country radio chart.

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Norah Lee Allen; Photo Provided

Norah Lee Allen, Longtime Opry Vocalist, and Wife Of The Oak Ridge Boys’ Duane Allen, Dies At 76

Posted on April 1, 2024

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Lauren Jo Black

The Oak Ridge Boys shared a heartfelt statement, revealing “we have lost the matriarch of our family.”

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Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry of Alabama; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Alabama To Bring Classic Country Hits To Arenas, Amphitheaters, and Festivals In 2024

Posted on March 21, 2024

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Lauren Jo Black

“We can’t wait to see the fans who made it all possible,” Randy Owen shares.

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Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan; Photo by Disney/Eric McCandless

Here’s Why American Idol Will Not Air On Sunday, March 10

Posted on March 9, 2024

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Lauren Jo Black

Fans will have to wait until Sunday, March 17 to witness the next round of American Idol auditions.

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Jelly Roll, Megan Moroney, Morgan Wallen; Photos Provided

Jelly Roll, Megan Moroney & Morgan Wallen To Be Featured In New Country Music Hall Of Fame Exhibit 

Posted on January 18, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The new exhibit opens on February 28, 2024 and runs through February 2025.

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Mia Matthews, Jacy Matthews; Photo Courtesy Worth the Wait

From The Voice to American Idol: Mia and Jacy Matthews Of Worth The Wait Reveal Big News

Posted on December 18, 2023

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Lauren Jo Black

Mia and Jacy surprised fans by revealing that they auditioned for the upcoming season of ‘American Idol.’

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Vince Gill and Keith Urban; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Keith Urban, Vince Gill, And More Unite To Help Raise Over $900,000 For Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum

Posted on December 6, 2023

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Nicole Palsa

All For The Hall featured performances by Urban, Gill, HARDY, Kelsea Ballerini, Mickey Guyton, Trisha Yearwood, and more.

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Carly Pearce, Lauren Alaina, Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley McBryde; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

Female Artists Absent In Mediabase Country Airplay Top 20 For Second Consecutive Week

Posted on November 29, 2023

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Lauren Jo Black

Amidst a troubling trend, the Mediabase Country Airplay chart remains void of solo female hits in the Top 20 for the second consecutive week.

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