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Luke Combs has a Stapleton-sized breakthrough with “This One’s for You”

ABC/Mark LevineLuke Combs’ debut album, This One’s for You, has now officially been certified platinum, a feat that’s drawing a comparison with country superstar Chris Stapleton. Luke’s first record is the fastest debut country album to reach the one-million sales mark since Stapleton’s 2015 breakthrough, Traveller. This One’s for You managed to go platinum in just over a year — …

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Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around the Sun ranks with the tours of Timberlake, Taylor, Springsteen and more

Jill TrunnellKenny Chesney is the only country artist to land in the top ten, as Pollstar ranks the top tours so far this year. The “Get Along” hitmaker comes in fifth on the list, an impressive feat since his ticket prices are typically much lower than his contemporaries. “What we do isn’t just country, it’s life,” he says …

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Kelsea Ballerini sings karaoke at dive bar with Halsey after pop star’s Nashville show

ABC/Mark LevineKelsea Ballerini may be burning up the road these days with Keith Urban on the Graffiti U World Tour, but Wednesday night, she found time to take in pop star Halsey’s show at Ascend Amphitheater in Music City. “100% ready to girl crush on Halsey tonight in Nashville,” the “I Hate Love Songs” hitmaker announced on Twitter. Later on Instagram, …

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No need to “Hide the Wine,” Michael Ray is celebrating — and it looks like Carly Pearce won’t be “The One That Got Away”

ABC/Image Group LA It’s official: Carly Pearce and Michael Ray are country music’s latest all-star couple. Late Wednesday night, the two both shared the same photo of themselves backstage at the Opry, laughing and hugging, along with a similar message: “And then one random night at the Nashville Palace changed everything.” Earlier in the day, Michael had all but …

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Georgia girl Lauren Alaina looks forward to a legendary moment with her dad and the Braves’ Chipper Jones

ABC/Image Group LA  Saturday, Georgia native Lauren Alaina gets the chance to realize a dream, as she plays the Atlanta Braves’ new Suntrust Park with Jason Aldean, Hootie & the Blowfish, and Luke Combs. “I grew up a Braves fan,” the American Idol runner-up explains, “so to be able to play in their new stadium, …

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Are Michael Ray and Carly Pearce dating?

ABC/Image Group LA Go ahead and “Hide the Wine.” It looks like Carly Pearce may be the one Michael Ray is singing “Kiss You in the Morning” about these days. If you’re an avid follower of either country hitmaker on social media, you may’ve noticed the two engaging in some friendly flirting on Instagram. Wednesday afternoon, the “One That Got …

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