Miranda Lambert isn't too proud to use her new husband to promote her new single.
In a new video posted on her socials, Miranda sneaks up on a shirtless Brendan McLoughlin as he's loading clothes into a stackable washer/dryer.
"C'mon, really?" the New York City policeman asks as he realizes he's being caught on camera showing off his abs.
Miranda's new single is appropriately titled "It All Comes Out in the Wash."
"I wrote 'All Comes Out in the Wash' with The Love Junkies, some of my favorite people to write with: Mrs. Lori McKenna, Liz Rose, and Hilary Lindsay," Miranda explains.
"I had the title for awhile written down on my phone, and we like to talk about girly things, and things going on in life when we write together," she continues. "So I feel like this song is just kind of a mix of scenarios that all of us have either been a part of or seen or, you know, something that's happened in all of our lives."
In addition to the literal laundry reference, Miranda admits the new song does have a deeper meaning.
"Realizing that when you have something in your life that's a little hurtful or a moment that you wish would pass, it does all pass," she says encouragingly. "And it all comes out in the wash."
"And, you know, that's something that all of our moms would say to us when we were little, 'Let's not worry about a stain,'" she adds. "So I'm really proud of it. It's a really fun song."
You can hear "It All Comes Out in the Wash" in its entirety starting at 6 a.m. ET today. Miranda's also been hinting she may have some more surprises on Thursday as well.
Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock"More Hearts Than Mine" newcomer Ingrid Andress will launch her European tour September 16 in Cologne, Germany. You can also watch for her Thursday starting at 7 a.m. on NBC's Today show.
Country Music Hall of Famers Alabama will receive the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the Musicians Hall of Fame during a ceremony October 22 at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Cole Swindell will release "All Nighter" on Friday. It's the latest track from his Down Home Sessions V EP.
You can check out Old Dominion's new lyric video for their track "Some People Do" on YouTube now.
ABC/Image Group LA; Warner NashvilleWhile “God’s Country” is spending its second week atop the country chart, Devin Dawson’s putting his own spin on the monster hit, which he co-wrote for Blake Shelton.
Devin delivers a stripped-down, acoustic take on the tune he authored with HARDY and Jordan Schmidt in a new video now available on YouTube. Shot on producer Scott Hendricks’ farm, the clip shows Devin sitting on a stool in the shallows of a shaded creek as he accompanies himself on guitar.
“God’s Country” is Devin’s first number one as a writer. Previously, he made it to number two as both an artist and a songwriter with his platinum-selling debut single, “All on Me.”
Big Machine Tonight, you can tune in to watch the premiere of Carly Pearce’s episode of Front and Center on public television.
Recorded last September in New York City, Carly’s performance features songs from her debut album, including its chart-topping title track, “Every Little Thing,” plus the hit “Hide the Wine” and the fan favorite “If My Name Was Whiskey.”
“Since I was a little girl growing up in Kentucky, all I’ve wanted to do is sing country music like the greats on the Grand Ole Opry,” Carly says. “When the chance to truly be 'front and center' with my own songs came along, I was thrilled.”
“I’ve been inspired by so many artists and shows like this,” she adds, “[that] allow for both discovery and a deeper connection with fans.”
Check your local listings to see when Front and Center airs in your area. You can also watch Carly’s episode online at PBS.org.
The Kentucky native’s latest single, “Closer to You,” is currently nearing country’s top 25, as Carly opens Jason Aldean’s Ride All Night Tour this summer.
This weekend, the trek plays Gilford, New Hampshire on Friday and Saturday, before continuing on to Camden, New Jersey on Sunday.
Harper WaveWith one best-seller already under his belt, Tim McGraw is unveiling what will likely be his next one.
“Really excited to share the cover of my new book #GritandGrace coming this fall,” the Louisiana-born superstar tweeted on Wednesday.
The full title of the 304-page volume is Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life. On the cover, Tim wears his signature black cowboy hat, along with a black t-shirt and jeans, against a grey background.
The “one-of-a-kind lifestyle book” mixes Tim’s “personal transformation story with practical advice to inspire healthy changes in readers’ lives,” according to his publisher, Harper Wave. It’s set to come out November 5.
Tim’s historical offering, Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation -- which he wrote with Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham -- is currently spending its fourth week on the New York Times’ list of Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers.
ABC/Image Group LA This fall, for the third year in a row, Kimberly Williams-Paisley will be taking Music City back to the eighties. The actress -- who’s also Mrs. Brad Paisley -- will host her annual Dance Party to End Alz on Sunday, September 29 at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon.
Some of country music’s biggest names will take the stage to cover some of their favorite tunes from the heydays of Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and Prince, while also raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association.
“Our third year is going to be the best yet, and I can’t wait to bring together another great group of musicians to rock out to hits from the ‘80s,” Kimberly says. “The event is raising awareness and much-needed funds that will help accelerate research and push us closer to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and other dementias.”
“It’s moving and motivating to see Music City’s continued support of the cause,” she adds, “which is so important to me and my family, and millions of other families across the country.”
Kimberly lost her own mother after a long battle with dementia in 2016.
Pre-sales for the fundraiser start Thursday, before tickets become available to the general public on Monday. You can find out more at Alz.org/DanceParty.
Look for this year’s performers to be announced in the coming days. In the past, they’ve included Darius Rucker, Chris Young, Lindsay Ell, and of course, Kimberly’s husband, Brad.
Tuesday night in Nashville, Dustin Lynch, Mark Wills, the Gatlins and more walked onstage at the Grand Ole Opry to help induct Luke Combs as its newest member.
Since Luke's mom sneaked him into a Vince Gill show as his first concert, the Country Music Hall of Famer led the honors.
"What I love about this guy: he opens his mouth [and] his singing is undeniable..." Vince declared.
"I found out not too long ago that the first concert he ever went to was one of mine. So I obviously didn't ruin him," Vince added.
Luke listened to hits like "Pickup Man" and "John Deere Greene" before he was in kindergarten, so it was Joe Diffie who actually pronounced him the Opry's latest addition.
"It's pretty hard to find anything to say that makes me feel like I wouldn't sound like an idiot right now," Luke said candidly as the audience laughed and applauded.
"Here I am onstage with people that... shaped me as an artist," he added, "and I just want to say thank you to you guys."
The North Carolina native went on to voice his appreciation for the ones that make it all possible.
"Thank you to the fans. You guys should always remember that you are the most important thing... that all of us have on this stage," Luke continued. "Without y'all, there is no country music. There is no Grand Ole Opry."
For his debut as an Opry member, Luke sang the title of his record-setting debut album, This Ones for You, changing some of the words for the special occasion: "There's a couple people in the Grand Ole Opry tonight I owe a beer to. And three or four I owe more than a few," he closed, ending to thunderous applause.
Big Machine Tuesday, Riley Green marked a coveted milestone, celebrating his debut single, "There Was This Girl," at a number-one party at Nashville's Sutler saloon.
Riley recalls hearing the song on the radio for the first time, not that long ago.
"I was coming back from a hunting trip in Georgia," he remembers, "and one of those stations in Atlanta were pretty early on playing it."
"And it's weird," Riley adds. "You hear the song eight billion times when you're in the studio, and then when you're going to shoot the video... But hearing it on the radio's got a different feel, for sure."
Even though Riley had been making music before, the Alabama native couldn't believe how things changed once he signed with Big Machine and put out his first single.
"I was really fortunate to be able to put out a lot of music before I ever signed a record deal and have a fan base kind of grow in the Southeast..." he explains. "But that was something that I couldn't get over, was... going to all these places I never thought I'd go, and places I've never stepped foot, and people are singing this song just louder and louder every week."
It's a phenomenon Riley's still noticing this summer, opening Brad Paisley's World Tour.
"It takes awhile for people to hear it, even when it was played on the radio for awhile..." he says. "Still even today, it just gets louder every show..."
"I may... be in a place where people don't know who I am. But I get there and play that song and they know it, and that's a pretty cool thing. It makes it a lot easier to go play in front of new crowds."
Riley's follow-up's the new single, "In Love By Now."
Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJoLivi has released the music video for her new song, "Better."
Teddy Robb has released his debut single "Really Shouldn't Drink Around You."
The Gatlin Brothers have partnered with Colorado-based company Newton Running to design a custom shoe that will benefit Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). It's a nonprofit that provides resources and counseling to those grieving the loss of a loved one who served in the military.
Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith are teaming up for a seven-date Christmas tour later this year. It kicks off November 30 in Cincinnati, Ohio and ends on December 8 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicJimmie Allen put a ring on it!
The "Best Shot" singer proposed to his girlfriend Alexis Gale, a nurse from his hometown of Milton, Delaware, on Monday, July 15, during a trip to one of his favorite places -- Disney World.
The two were surrounded by family and friends -- including both sets of parents -- when he popped the question in front of Cinderella's Castle in the Magic Kingdom.
Jimmie, 33, and Alexis, 23, began dating during the spring, and he says he knew she was the one because of the compassion she has for him and his five-year-old son Aadyn.
“With Alexis being from my hometown, it is like always having a piece of home with me. We had an immediate connection. It was like we’d always known each other," Jimmie shares with People.
“Her smile melts me, her pure heart challenges me to love better, the way she motivates and supports me is unlike anything I’ve ever seen, the way she loves me and my son is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced," he gushes. "It feels incredible to find the type of love I’ve been writing songs about all these years!”
Scott Legato/NBCMaren Morris continues to climb the ladder of success with a series of new sales certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America.
The star was surprised with four new plaques commemorating the success of her two albums, Hero and Girl during a private reception at the home of Randy Goodman, chairman and CEO of Maren's record label Sony Music Nashville.
Maren received a platinum certification for her debut album Hero -- signifying one million units sold -- and a gold certification of its fourth single, "Rich," as well as gold certifications for her songs "Girl and "The Bones." Gold certifications signify 500,000 units sold.
"Tequila was served tonight. GIRL, The Bones, and Rich are gold and HERO IS AN EFFING PLATINUM ALBUM!" Maren writes on Twitter. "Thank you Sony, my Columbia team and thank you to every writer, player, and fan who made this possible."
Maren continues on her Girl: The World Tour through the summer and fall before serving as an opening act for select dates of Miranda Lambert's Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour in October and November.
ABC/Image Group LADierks Bentley has found a new way to energize his fans.
The "Free and Easy" singer is expanding his partnership with energy drink brand 5-hour Energy through a new initiative. The 5-hour Energy Country Sweepstakes will give one fan the opportunity to meet Dierks during an exclusive trip to Nashville.
After buying a 5-hour Energy shot or 5-hour Tea shot now through Oct. 31, fans can upload their receipts to the official sweepstakes website or text "5HECOUNTRY” to 467467. One winner will be selected for the grand prize of a four-day, three-night trip to Nashville for them and a guest, including excursions to the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium and Country Music Hall of Fame.
"I love the relationship my fans and I have with 5-hour Energy. We all work hard and when it’s time to play, 5-hour Energy is there," Dierks says. "The 5-hour Energy Country Sweepstakes is just another chance to further my connection with our hardcore fans. I’m looking forward to meeting the winner!"
Dierks initially partnered with 5-hour Energy on his 2018 Mountain High Tour, and appeared in a national advertising campaign for the brand.
Country Music Hall of Fame and MuseumThe new exhibit Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon will open Friday, August 9 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The display honors Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, who’ll be officially inducted as members of the Hall during the annual Medallion Ceremony in October.
"Ronnie and I are really fired up about having an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum,” Kix says. “We’ve shared some of our favorite things with the museum over the years, and it's going to be really special for us to revisit those moments from our career, especially in a format like the Hall that reaches all generations of fans.”
“When you’re reminded that what you have created is part of history like that,” Ronnie adds, “it’s beyond humbling. I’m so, so proud.”
The exhibit features rare artifacts like the red cowboy boots Ronnie wore when he was five, as well as an early draft of his lyrics for the hit “Red Dirt Road.” In addition to guitars and awards, you’ll also be able to see the racing suits Kix and Ronnie wore when they raced Legends cars in the nineties.
Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon will run through July 19 of next year.
Kix and Ronnie will also take part in a special discussion in the Hall’s CMA Theater on Saturday, August 24, along with their longtime manager, Clarence Spalding.
You can find out more about the program, titled Proud of the House We Built,online.
Comstock/Thinkstock Forty years ago this week, Anne Murray topped Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with this single, which also hit #1 on the Adult Contemporary ranking. Can you name the second #1 from her New Kind of Feeling album? ANSWER: "Shadows in the Moonlight."
ABC/Randy Holmes Garth Brooks kicked off his Dive Bar Tour Monday night with a 100-minute set at Joe’s on Weed Street in the Windy City, according to the Chicago Tribune.
For his scaled-back tour, Garth brought six of his band mates, but left his back-up singers at home. He delivered his version of several country classics, plus the hits his fans expect: “Friends in Low Places,” “The Thunder Rolls,” “The Dance,” and “That Summer,” plus his chart-topping cover of Billy Joel’s “Shameless,” just to name a few.
The Oklahoma native sang Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried” and George Strait’s “Amarillo by Morning,” and granted a fan's request by doing “The Red Strokes.”
Fans also got two performances of the tour’s inspiration -- Garth’s new single “Dive Bar” -- because the performance was being televised on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Six more stops remain on the Dive Bar Tour, but as of now, they remain a mystery. Garth took suggestions during his weekly Monday night Inside Studio G session on Facebook, hinting the next show might be revealed there.
After weeks of being available exclusively on country radio, you can now get the duet version of “Dive Bar” via Amazon Music. Blake Shelton will perform the hit with Garth for the first time Friday during Brooks’ stadium show in Boise, Idaho.
Most artists never forget the first time they hear themselves on the radio, and newcomer Tenille Townes is no exception.
For her, it happened last year with her debut single, "Somebody's Daughter," while she was on The Bandwagon Tour with Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town.
"I was in a rental car in Charlotte, North Carolina," Tenille recalls. "We were driving to soundcheck. I was like, 'Hold on a second. What is that sound?' And turned the song up and it was playing -- during the daytime hours -- and I was so excited!"
The native of Grand Prairie, Alberta remembers there were quite a few memorable moments on that trip.
"Charlotte's got a sweet spot in my heart," Tenille admits, "because it was the first town that I heard a song on the radio. It was the first sort of amphitheater that I played on my first big tour... And it was the first time I ever slept in tour bus. So it was a lot of firsts that happened in Charlotte."
"Somebody's Daughter" is currently nearing the top 25 in the U.S., after topping the chart earlier this year in Tenille's native Canada. This fall, she's up for Female Artist, Single, and Video of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards.
Tenille continues on Dierks Bentley's Burning Man Tour this summer, before teaming up with Miranda for her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour this fall.
Russell Dickerson recently picked up a platinum plaque for his second number-one single, "Blue Tacoma."
You can tune in to watch Brad Paisley as a guest judge Tuesday night on America's Got Talent. The popular talent show starts at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Dierks Bentley, Chris Stapleton, Emmylou Harris, Amy Grant and others have are all donating a percentage of their single-day earnings as part of Heal the Music Day on October 18. It's put on by Music Health Alliance, an organization that works to help members of the music community who are uninsured.
If you missed Colbie Caillat and her country band Gone West doing their new single, "What Could've Been," on Live with Kelly and Ryan, you can check out their performance online.