SOUTH 93.5 COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS

Kacey Musgraves’ Pageant Material Parades In as No. 1 Album

Saturday, July 4, 2015 -- 11:39 am EDT

Kacey Musgraves’ Pageant Material lives up to its title by debuting at No. 1 this week on Billboard’s country albums chart. It achieves that eminence via first-week sales of 54,752 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That total was sufficient to secure Musgraves the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200 all-genres rankings. And another round... Read more »

 

Fourth of July: A Short Playlist

Friday, July 3, 2015 -- 12:46 pm EDT

What’s on your Fourth of July playlist? Maybe it’s Lee Greenwood‘s durable “God Bless the U.S.A.” and Elvis Presley’s take on Mickey Newbury’s arrangement of “American Trilogy.” Or maybe it’s the two very different takes following the attacks of 9/11 — Toby Keith’s no-holds-barred “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)” and... Read more »

 

Recap: Party Down South 2: If the RV’s A’Rockin’, Don’t Come A’Knockin

Friday, July 3, 2015 -- 10:51 am EDT

The gang takes an RV trip to the Mud Bog. Raven goes four-wheeling, and Hunter and Kelsie make a serious decision about their relationship, and Duke gets caught between two girls. Go Duke! Oh ya, and this happened. Creator of Party Down South 2 has more to share about the recent episode. Here’s her take... Read more »

 

Natalie Stovall’s Good Deed for the Fourth of July

Friday, July 3, 2015 -- 8:30 am EDT

Sometimes, the Fourth of July is all about fireworks and barbecues and patriotic playlists and those flag cakes that you see all over Pinterest. And then other times, it’s about celebrating in a way that’s so completely American, you just have to sit back and be proud of what we stand for. That’s the case... Read more »

 

Unreal Details From Jake Owen’s “Real Life” Video

Thursday, July 2, 2015 -- 5:43 pm EDT

One of the things that surprised director Jeff Venable about making Jake Owen‘s “Real Life” video was the crane kick. Actually, it was that, plus all of Owen’s dance skills. “His dancing just kind of came out of nowhere,” Venable told me about the video shoot. “When we were doing the Beastie Boys fisheye lens... Read more »

 

Get Tangled Up With Thomas Rhett

Thursday, July 2, 2015 -- 5:03 pm EDT

If you’ve been wanting to get tangled up with Thomas Rhett, you’ll get your opportunity — at least musically speaking. The singer-songwriter is set to release his sophomore album, Tangled Up, on Sept. 25. This is the album we’ve been discussing obsessively since our sneak-preview listening session earlier this year. It’s the album where Thomas... Read more »

 

Dog and Beth: On the Hunt Returns July 18

Thursday, July 2, 2015 -- 4:21 pm EDT

Get ready for an all-new season of wild pursuits and action-packed captures. America’s most beloved bounty hunting family is back with an all-new season of Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, premiering July 18 with two back-to back episodes at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET/PT. And every week, you’ll get all-new back-to-back episodes. Armed... Read more »

 

FGL’s Tyler Hubbard Ties the Knot

Thursday, July 2, 2015 -- 9:32 am EDT

Now it’s official: Both Florida and Georgia are off the market after Florida Georgia Line‘s Tyler Hubbard married Hayley Stommel on Wednesday night (July 1) at Trail Creek Cabin in Sun Valley, Idaho. According to People, the date was a special one because it was the two-year anniversary of their first kiss. Here are some... Read more »

 

Famed Songwriter Red Lane Dead at 76

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 -- 11:41 pm EDT

Award-winning songwriter Red Lane died Wednesday evening (July 1) following a lengthy illness. He was 76. A member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame since 1993, Lane wrote or co-wrote such country classics as Tammy Wynette’s “Till I Get It Right,” Merle Haggard’s “My Own Kind of Hat,” John Conlee’s “Miss Emily’s Picture,” George... Read more »

 

Catch CMT’s All-Time Top 40: Artist’s Choice This Weekend

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 -- 7:20 pm EDT

Some of the biggest names in music will appear this weekend during a special re-airing of All-Time Top 40: Artist’s Choice, produced by CMT Hot 20 Countdown. With an all-genres list that ranges from Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash to the Rolling Stones and Aerosmith — and even some younger performers — the results were... Read more »