SOUTH 93.5 COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS

Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes Arrives Sept. 8

Thursday, July 27, 2017 -- 1:59 pm EDT

Currently performing on his first major headlining tour, Thomas Rhett has announced that his third album, Life Changes, arrives Sept. 8. The new music is described as Rhett’s “boldest-sounding” release to date and features a mix of country ballads, rock anthems, EDM-influenced pop songs and R&B slow jams. Having accumulated eight No. 1s on Billboard‘s... Read more »

 

Shania Twain Gets Her Groove Back in “Life’s About to Get Good” Video

Thursday, July 27, 2017 -- 1:11 pm EDT

“Changing your life starts from within.” That’s the underlying message in Shania Twain‘s colorful new video for “Life’s About to Get Good.” The clip starts off with the CMT Artist of a Lifetime waking up with a broken heart and leftover pizza in bed. Then she sits down for breakfast with a vacation brochure advertising... Read more »

 

Brett Eldredge Plays True or False on Self-Titled Album

Thursday, July 27, 2017 -- 11:56 am EDT

The No. 1 thing about Brett Eldredge that will never change as his career continues to grow will be the love he has for his family and friends. They are the ones who will always be there for him no matter what. “My brother, my parents, all my friends and managers are all like family... Read more »

 

Kelsea Ballerini: Game for Anything

Thursday, July 27, 2017 -- 11:55 am EDT

A lot of singers might go on The Tonight Show just to sing. But Kelsea Ballerini was there for so much more this week. She performed her latest single “Legends,” obviously, but also stuck around to play a couple games while she was in Jimmy Fallon’s studio. Like charades. Fallon was paired with actor Jessica... Read more »

 

Kellie Pickler and Phil Vassar Announce A Christmas Tour

Thursday, July 27, 2017 -- 11:24 am EDT

Merry Christmas in July from Kellie Pickler and Phil Vassar! Their 13-city A Christmas Tour launches Nov. 24 in Wheeling, West Virginia, and they have a new holiday collaboration “The Naughty List” coming this holiday season. Vassar and Juliana Songs co-wrote the song, which was co-produced by Vassar and Dane Bryan. Tickets for A Christmas... Read more »

 

Singer-Guitarist Michael Johnson Dead at 72

Thursday, July 27, 2017 -- 10:40 am EDT

Singer Michael Johnson, whose mellow “Give Me Wings” and “The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder” topped the country charts in 1986-87, died Tuesday (July 25) in Minneapolis after a long illness. He was 72. Prior to moving into the country format, the Colorado-born Johnson had enjoyed pop success with “Bluer Than Blue” (No. 12,... Read more »

 

Earls of Leicester, Balsam Range Top IBMA Nominations

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -- 4:10 pm EDT

The Earls of Leicester and Balsam Range emerged as the top nominees for the 28th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards announced Wednesday (July 26) in Nashville. Additionally, this year’s International Bluegrass Hall of Fame inductees were revealed. Among them are Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, who became key representatives for women in bluegrass music during... Read more »

 

Win for Jordan Spieth Is a Win for Country

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -- 1:20 pm EDT

This is no red Solo cup. And yet, the historically significant silver trophy known as the Claret Jug was right at home on stage with thirsty country stars Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen. Texan golf champ Jordan Spieth brought his newly-acquired trophy to their Dallas House of Blues show on Tuesday night (July 25), so... Read more »

 

Rascal Flatts Return to No. 1 With “Yours If You Want It”

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -- 12:22 pm EDT

Let us now celebrate Rascal Flatts’ 14th trip to the radio summit as the trio’s “Yours If You Want It” rolls into No. 1 this week on Billboard‘s country airplay chart. It wasn’t a quick win, though. The song took 29 weeks to complete its climb. Yours If You Want It by Rascal Flatts on... Read more »

 

Luke Combs Makes Room for King Ranch

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -- 12:02 pm EDT

If you’ve heard newcomer Luke Comb‘s first two hit songs — “Hurricane” and “When It Rains It Pours” — you know he’s got a huge voice. And he has been driving that big voice around in one of the smallest cars ever made: the Dodge Neon. In a recent radio interview, Combs said now that... Read more »