“Welcome Home” to the top of the charts: Zac Brown Band scores big debut

Shore Fire Media/Jimmy FontaineZac Brown Band makes it four in a row this week, as Welcome Home becomes their fourth project to debut at #1 on the country albums chart. The Georgia-based musicians also make an impressive showing...

Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock The new drama The Gospel of Kevin premieres this fall on ABC, and happens to star the grandson of a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Can you name both the actor and...

It’s a boy! Jason Aldean shares his baby’s gender reveal on Instagram

ABC/Image Group LA Jason Aldean already has two girls, and soon he’ll have a baby boy. On Monday, the ACM Entertainer of the Year and his wife Brittany Kerr shared their gender reveal on Instagram. “Today is the day….....

Sir Roger Moore, former James Bond actor, dead at 89

Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images) (SWITZERLAND) --  Sir Roger Moore, the actor best-known for playing super-spy James Bond in seven films in the 1970s and 1980s, has died. He was 89. Moore's family made the...

Universal Pictures reviving “Frankenstein,” “Invisible Man” with Javier Bardem and Johnny Depp

Universal/DarkUniverse.com - 2017(LOS ANGELES) -- The Mummy is just the beginning.It turns out the upcoming Tom Cruise-fronted remake of the classic horror film is the first in a new franchise planned by Universal Pictures to reboot...

James Corden gives impassioned speech about Manchester in ‘Late Late Show’ cold open

Art Streiber/CBS(LOS ANGELES) -- When the tragic news broke about the 22 people who died and 59 others injured after an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in England, The Late...

Zack Snyder departs “Justice League” after family tragedy; Joss Whedon takes over

© 2016 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC(NEW YORK) -- Zack Snyder is stepping down as director of Justice League in the wake of his daughter's recent suicide, ABC News has confirmed.  Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon will step in...

Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Phil Vassar, Brooke Eden, Knoxville Central High School’s Bobcat Company and Restless Heart will each sing the national anthem to kick off the nightly CMA Music Festival concerts June 8-11 at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium. Jamey Johnson, Easton...

“We know a lot about bars”: Why Midland’s “Drinkin’ Problem” is the real deal

Big Machine With their debut single firmly seated in country’s top-20, the new trio Midland is off to the kind of start that makes you think they may be around for a while. Lead singer -- and...

Stars react to explosion at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live Natiom(NEW YORK) -- Celebrities are reacting in horror at the news that 22 people are dead and nearly 60 others are injured after a reported explosion took ...

Ariana Grande says she’s “broken from the bottom of my heart” by Manchester concert...

Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.(NEW YORK) -- "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words." That's the first public reaction from Ariana Grande to the...

At least 19 dead, 50 injured after incident at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester,...

Image Group LA/ABCAt least 19 people are dead and about 50 others injured after reports of an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena, according to Greater Manchester Police. Police said the situation...

Rock on: Cracker Barrel brings free nightly concerts — and rockers — to CMA...

CMAIf you didn’t score tickets to CMA Music Festival’s big nightly concerts at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium this year, the Country Music Association is offering you a free alternative for the first time ever. On Thursday,...

Alec Baldwin teaches daughter Carmen how to imitate President Trump

NBC/Will Heath(NEW YORK) -- While Alec Baldwin's imitation of President Donald J. Trump has helped Saturday Night Live see its best ratings in years, he may have some competition on his heels: his three-year-old daughter Carmen. In a video shot by his...

How you can help Weekend Warrior Brad Paisley send “Love and War” to the...

ABC/Image Group LAMemorial Day is less than a week away, and Brad Paisley is hoping you’ll help him say thank you to America’s men and women who serve. From now through next Monday, for every copy of...

Little Big Town delivers a mother lode of special guests at the “Mother Church”

ABC RadioFans who turned out to see Little Big Town this weekend at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium got a whole lot more than they bargained for. In addition to performing their hits and tracks from their new...

Rascal Flatts returns to Vegas for Eight “Night(s) to Shine” in October

BMLGRascal Flatts is headed back to Sin City for a limited-run residency this October. The “Yours If You Want It” hitmakers will play eight shows at the 1,800-seat Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Las Vegas. “Vegas just...

“The Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay feeling the pressure for tonight’s premiere

(LOS ANGELES) -- Rachel Lindsay makes her debut tonight on The Bachelorette.  There's been a lot of talk about how she's the first African-American star of the franchise, and she tells ABC Radio she's feeling the...

Shout-out to Gwen and the fans: Blake Shelton is “Billboard”‘s Top Country Artist

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCBlake Shelton took home the Top Country Artist honor at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards, and the Oklahoma native knows exactly whom to thank. “I know this award is based on streaming...

“Dancing with the Stars” finale kicks off tonight

ABC/Eric McCandless(LOS ANGELES) -- Tonight is night one of the two-night Dancing with the Stars finale! NFL star Rashad Jennings and his partner Emma Slater tell ABC Radio that no matter what happens now, they're...

Zoe Saldana says she doesn’t believe in diets

Warner Bros. - 2016(LOS ANGELES) -- Zoe Saldana has given up on dieting. "I try not to deprive my body of anything because the moment I have just salads and protein for a few days, I...

For Sentimental Reasons: Lee Brice pays tribute to his “Boy(s)” on album #4

ABC/Rick RowellLee Brice’s self-titled fourth studio album will arrive November 3, and the soon-to-be father of three reveals there are multiple reasons he chose “Boy” as the lead single. “First, Sara and I have two sons, Takoda and Ryker,” Lee...

Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Lee Brice co-wrote this #1 from 2011 for the Eli Young Band. Can you name it? ANSWER:  "Crazy Girl." Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

“Saturday Night Live” closes best season in 23 years with highest rated finale in...

NBC/Will Heath(NEW YORK) -- It's been a great year for Saturday Night Live.The late-night sketch comedy show ended its season last Saturday night with its highest-rated season finale in six years, NBC proclaimed. ...

“Alien: Covenant” edges “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” at weekend box office

© 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Mark Rogers(LOS ANGELES) -- It was a real squeaker at the box office this weekend, as Alien: Covenant edged out Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, according to Box Office Mojo. Ridley...

“Billboard” Music Awards 2017: Florida Georgia Line tease more collaborations

Courtesy Dick Clark ProductionsAt the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night in Las Vegas, Florida Georgia Line won the award for Top Country Song for "H.O.L.Y." and also performed with John Legend.  Performing...

Could Chris Janson’s “Fix a Drink” be the song of the summer?

ABC/Image Group LA Chris Janson is hoping his new single, “Fix a Drink,” is one you’ll have on repeat this summer. Ironically, the infectious tune came to life during a session where the “Buy Me a...

Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Garth Brooks will play four shows at the Forum in Los Angeles starting July 21. He and wife Trisha Yearwood will do Friday and Saturday concerts during the last two weekends of July.   Gary Allan’s...

Florida Georgia Line and Sam Hunt represent at Sunday’s “Billboard” Music Awards

Courtesy Dick Clark ProductionsIf you're a Florida Georgia Line fan, you won't want to miss Sunday's Billboard Music Awards. In addition to being the most-nominated country act with six nods, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley are set to perform with John Legend. They'll do...

Granger Smith reveals how songwriting just “Happens Like That” on the FGL tour

BBR Music GroupGranger Smith’s just-released single, “Happens Like That,” was written while he was on the road with Florida Georgia Line, and FGL’s Tyler Hubbard even has a co-writing credit on the song. When Granger felt sure he’d...

Tom Hardy cast as “Spider-Man” baddie Venom

Getty Images/Jason LaVeris(LOS ANGELES) -- Tom Hardy has gone from playing Bane in The Dark Knight Rises to portraying another superhero baddie: Spider-Man's shape-shifting nemesis Venom.  "Tom Hardy is Eddie Brock," reads the announcement made Friday by Sony Pictures, naming the...

Honey, it’s here! Preview the new single from Shania Twain

Brian Bowen Smith/NBCIf you can’t wait until next month to hear Shania Twain’s new single, well, it turns out you don’t have to. “It’s been a longggg 15 years but the day has finally arrived!!” the...

Clear a spot for Old Dominion in the Video of the Year category: “No...

ABC/Image Group LA Old Dominion’s music video for “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart” just may be the coolest one ever, especially if you’re a child of the eighties or nineties. In the...

How to be a “Playa Crasher”: Luke Bryan will show you

ABC/Image Group LA If you’ve always wanted to be a “Playa Crasher,” you’ll get another chance to meet your goal in 2018. That’s the nickname for fans who take part in Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa...

“Zardu Hasselfrau” speaks: David Hasselhoff on his work in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol....

ABC/Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) -- While it was all but certain fans would see him in the upcoming remake of Baywatch, Guardians of the Galaxy fans weren't expecting David Hasselhoff to appear -- in word, deed, and song --...

Sticky-fingered “Pirates of the Caribbean” stars admit they’re pirates at heart

Disney - 2017(LOS ANGELES) -- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, had its Hollywood premiere Thursday night, and two of its...

Judge rules Prince’s six siblings are legal heirs to his estate

Theo Wargo/WireImage(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Over a year after Prince died, a Minnesota judge has ruled that the late musician's six siblings are the legal heirs to his estate. The ruling came Friday in Carver County, MI,...

“Scandal” Double Recap: “Transfer of Power,” and “Tick, Tock”

ABC/Richard Cartwright(LOS ANGELES) -- Scandal's season finale was a two-part, two hour send-off. Here are the recaps of both episodes, "Transfer of Power" and "Tick, Tock" "Transfer of Power" On Thursday's Scandal episode "Transfer...

Lady A warms up for their world tour on Dancing with the Stars finale

ABC/Image Group LA Next week will be a busy one for Lady Antebellum, but they’ve found time to squeeze in a little dancing -- Dancing with the Stars, that is. The trio will perform their top-15 hit,...

Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock What is Carrie Underwood's middle name? ANSWER:  Marie. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Check out that last note: Kelly Clarkson sings the anthem for the Nashville Predators

John Russell/NHLI via Getty ImagesThese days, Nashville is more than a little obsessed with its hockey team’s most successful run ever toward the Stanley Cup. But if you’ve been keeping up with the Nashville...

“Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay says she’s engaged

ABC/Paul Hebert(LOS ANGELES) -- Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay is off the market. The star of the upcoming season told reporters Thursday she's engaged, though she could not specify to whom. However, Lindsay, a Dallas-based lawyer, said that if she...

Chris Cornell’s family says prescription drug may have prompted apparent suicide

Buda Mendes/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- Chris Cornell's wife doesn't believe her husband intentionally took his own life, and feels the prescription drug Ativan may have played a role in his death. A joint statement...

Carrie Underwood set for induction into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame

ABC/Image Group LAAdd another notch on Carrie Underwood's belt. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame announced on Thursday that the singer will be inducted into the institution at a ceremony in Oklahoma City on...

“Back to Us”: How Jay, Joe Don and Gary rediscovered the Rascal Flatts magic

BMLGFor Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox, and Joe Don Rooney, “Back to Us” is more than a song on Rascal Flatts’ tenth studio album. It became the obvious title for the project, after the trio did some serious soul-searching...

Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock This weekend, Chris Lane opens for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as the Soul2Soul Tour stop in Bozeman, Montana for two shows.   Check out the Women in Music issue of ELLE magazine for a feature on Warner Brothers artist Aubrie Sellers....

“Alien: Covenant” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” among this week’s...

20th Century Fox - 2017(LOS ANGELES) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday: * Alien: Covenant -- Ridley Scott's sequel to 2012's Prometheus, and the second chapter in the Alien prequel series, follows the crew of a...

Why Josh Turner is “All About You”

MCA NashvilleJosh Turner is following up his #1 hit, “Hometown Girl,” with a road-tested tune titled “All About You.” “From the first time I heard , I loved the energy that it had,” the South Carolina...

You can keep the car seat, Thomas Rhett’s daughter prefers to fly

Valory Music Co. It sounds like Thomas Rhett’s adopted daughter Willa Gray may be tailor-made to hit the road with dad. After a 7,000-mile, 30-hour trip from Uganda last week, TR says the 18-month-old was nothing but excited....

Abigail Breslin said her friend joked that she would “kill her” if she botched...

ABC - 2017(LOS ANGELES) -- Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes are feeling the gravity of remaking Dirty Dancing 30 years after it hit theaters, and a lot of that pressure is coming from close friends and family. "One of my best...
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