ABC Music News

Gabby Barrett and Carrie Underwood Are Texting Buddies: 'I Think I Can Call Her a Friend Now'

In an interview with People, Gabby reveals that their mentor-mentee relationship has since blossomed into a friendship, with the “Cry Pretty” singer sending Gabby a congratulatory text about the song’s success.
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Eric Church Says You Can 'Stick That in Your Country Song' With Daring New Single

“I’ve never had a song in my career that was a harbinger of things to come,” Eric explains. “And when we recorded ‘Stick That in Your Country Song,’ we had a booming economy and a pretty great world going on.”
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Brantley Gilbert, Lauren Alaina Among 'A Capital Fourth' Performers

The annual 4th of July tradition, which typically takes place live on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capital, has been adapted to follow social distance principles with a series of pre-taped performances in cities across the country.
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Alan Jackson’s Drive-In Shows Draw Over 12,000 Socially-Distanced Country Fans

It was an adjustment for both fans and those arranging the concert to make the transition to a drive-in format. The two events were originally set for the first weekend in June, but had to be postponed due to the threat of inclement weather.
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Kelly Clarkson Says She Was Body-Shamed With Magazine Covers of Naked Women

Kelly also believes it’s up to artists to push back and change the industry’s views on body image. The mother of two adds that she was hired to be on ‘The Voice’ when she was “at my heaviest point because it was right after I had kids.”
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Maren Morris Drops a Double Dose of New Music

’GIRL’ was released in March 2019 and spawned the hit singles, “Girl” and the multi-week crossover chart-topper “The Bones,” in addition to current single “To Hell & Back.” The project was named ‘Album of the Year’ at the 2019 CMA Awards.
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'After a Few,' Travis Denning Might Just Tell You Who Inspired His First Number One

“There’s always that person that at least once in somebody’s life, whether it’s several times or one or two times, you just get drawn back to this person and you know deep down, you shouldn’t.”
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Hello, Disney! Lionel Richie's Songs to Be Turned Into a Movie Musical

Variety reports that Walt Disney Studios is developing an original movie musical based on Lionel’s vast catalog of hits. The musical is tentatively titled ‘All Night Long,’ and it’ll be live action, rather than animated.
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Covered by Country: Dierks Bentley, Carrie Underwood and More Featured in New Line of Face Masks

The new line offers a wide selection of masks to choose from, featuring a number of different country acts. Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Maddie & Tae and Darius Rucker are just a few of the artists with a mask sporting their name.
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'CMT Celebrates Our Heroes' With Luke Combs, Sam Hunt, and More

The two-hour extravaganza featured much-loved covers appropriate to the times, as well as several songs inspired by life during coronavirus.
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