Best of Country Music 2017

Best of Country Music 2017

 

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Country music (frequently referred to as just country) is a genre of United States popular music that originated in the southern United States in the 1920s.[1] It takes its roots from the southeastern genre of United States, such as folk music (especially Appalachian folk music), and blues music. Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history.[2] Country music often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments such as banjos, electric and acoustic guitars, dobros and fiddles as well as harmonicas.[3][4][5] According to Lindsey Starnes, the term country music gained popularity in the 1940s in preference to the earlier term hillbilly music; it came to encompass Western music, which evolved parallel to hillbilly music from similar roots, in the mid-20th century. The term country music is used today to describe many styles and subgenres. The origins of country music are the folk music of working-class Americans, who blended popular songs, Irish and Celtic fiddle tunes, traditional English ballads, and cowboy songs, and various musical traditions from European immigrant communities. In 2009 country music was the most listened to rush hour radio genre during the evening commute, and second most popular in the morning commute in the United States.[6]

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Chris Stapleton
 
bornApril 15, 1978
 
Zac Brown Band
 
 
Maren Morris
 
bornApril 10, 1990
 
Miranda Lambert
 
bornNovember 10, 1983

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Miranda Leigh Lambert (born November 10, 1983) is an American singer and songwriter. Outside of her solo career, she is a member of the Pistol Annies alongside Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley. Lambert has been honored by the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Country Music Association Awards.

Lambert's debut album Kerosene (2005) was certified Platinum in the United States, and produced the singles "Me and Charlie Talking", "Bring Me Down", "Kerosene", and "New Strings". All four singles reached the top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. Her second album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, was released in early 2007. Three of its singles–"Famous in a Small Town", "Gunpowder & Lead", and "More Like Her")–peaked within the top 20 on the country songs chart, with "Gunpowder & Lead" becoming her first top 10 entry in July 2008. Her third album, Revolution, was released in September 2009. Two of its songs–"The House That Built Me" and "Heart Like Mine"–topped the Hot Country Songs chart.

2011's Four the Record, included the singles "Baggage Claim", "Over You", "Fastest Girl in Town", "Mama's Broken Heart", and "All Kinds of Kinds". Lambert released her fifth album, "Platinum", in 2014.[3] The record won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album, and the album's lead single "Automatic" reached top 5 on the Country charts.[4] Her sixth studio album, The Weight of These Wings, was released on November 18, 2016.

From 2011 to 2015, Lambert was married to fellow country singer Blake Shelton.[5]

Album Releases this Month10

Artists with New Releases11

New Releases this Year11

Chart-Topping Artists66

Chart-Topping Albums43

Chart-Topping Songs87

#1 Radio Songs3

Top iTunes Songs10

Top NPR Songs6

Top SoundCloud Songs10

Award Winners19

Top Albums by Award Winners18

Top Songs by Award Winners18

Artists on the Rise9

Top Albums by Artists on the Rise11

Top Songs by Artists on the Rise9

Artists on Tour56

Popular Music Festivals26

Popular Record Labels19

Videos167

Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles131

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Featured Tracks112

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts5

News Articles24

Phoenix International Raceway inks sponsor deals with Outback Steakhouse, country music star’s whiskey brand
  –  April 19, 2017
Beach Whiskey is a brand founded by country music star Jake Owen. The Beach Whiskey Outback Steakhouse Qualifying Day precedes April 29’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix at PIR. The night race is part of the Verizon IndyCar Series.
New Songs on the Radio for April 2017
  –  April 19, 2017
Big & Rich are ready to make a comeback with a new song on the radio for April 2017, offering a more laid-back style with their new single “California,” but they’re not the only ones with new music ... Which new country songs are you most looking ...
Midland’s Mark Wystrach Is The Sexiest Man In Country Music. Here’s The Proof (15 Photos)
  –  April 19, 2017
Umm, who is this beautiful man and where has he been all my life? Midland may be new to the country music scene, but lead singer Mark Wystrach has been around for some time. The singer, actor, model, footwear designer is really a jack of all trades ...
Midland New Country on Tap VIP Passes
  –  April 19, 2017
With all the chest-thumping going on in Nashville today, where bluster and swagger have replaced heart and soul, you half expect some of country music’s male stars to be sporting bruises. Which is what makes Midland, a trio of friends based in Dripping ...
Country Music
  –  April 19, 2017
Lately, the radio in the car has been tuned to country music. Normally I listen to 80s music, but Kelly isn’t a fan of 80s music, and for some reason, we both enjoy country. This isn’t something I could openly admit a decade ago. Country music carries ...
Goldenvoice aims high in 2017 with its award-winning Stagecoach Country Music Festival
  –  April 19, 2017
Since 2007, the staff at Los Angeles-based concert production company Goldenvoice have worked tirelessly to produce its annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival, the multi-day sister fest to its massive Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which ...
2017 Music On The River Begins June 8
  –  April 18, 2017
Lawrenceburg Main Street, Inc. has released its 2017 Music on the River schedule ... outdoor musical concert series features a wide variety of musical acts from country to rock, pop, big band and more. In addition, the will be a Cruise-In Car Show each ...
Country Music Hall of Fame to Host Inaugural Mother’s Day Brunch
  –  April 18, 2017
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will host its inaugural Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 14, 2017. The Martin Family Circus will headline a morning of music and traditional Southern food. Family-style seating will be offered at both 9 a.m ...
Honey, I'm Home: Could new music from Shania Twain be coming soon?
  –  April 18, 2017
Shania’s label confirms she’ll guest on the Late Late Show with James Corden Tuesday night to talk about her new music. So far ... but with her huge stable of hits, the country/pop icon seems like a natural candidate. You can find out what Shania ...
Review: Admit it, Brad Paisley is really good at country
  –  April 18, 2017
If you’re new to the genre, he’s an easy way in because he surrounds his music ... can hate bro-country, but don’t hate Brad Paisley for being the best at it. Ron Harris is on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/journorati Copyright 2017 The Associated ...
Award-Winning Country Chart-Toppers Little Big Town to Perform at Music Biz 2017 Awards Breakfast
  –  April 18, 2017
April 18, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that Grammy Award-Winning vocal group Little Big Town will perform live at the Music Biz 2017 convention’s Awards Breakfast & Presentations, beginning at 8:30 a.m. CT on May 17 ...
Aldean again wins top country music award
  –  April 18, 2017
"I just wanna be in Lady Antebellum's band", Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman yelled. Is there an ACM for Country Couple of the Year? 2017 would mark her eighth consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year win.
Lineup Announced for Willie Nelson’s 2017 4th of July Picnic
  –  April 17, 2017
Included in this years lineup are country traditionalist Jamey Johnson, Texas music mainstays the Turnpike Troubadours, songwriters Hayes Carll and Steve Earle, upsurging traditionalist Margo Price, along with the usual cast of music legends such as Johnny ...
New Chris Stapleton Music, Brad Paisley Goes Small Town & More in Weekend Celebrity Wrap-Up!
  –  April 17, 2017
Brad Paisley headed back to Franklin, Tennessee on Saturday to film his new music video for “Heaven ... song and shooting a video. I need country fans. You're all invited. — Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) April 15, 2017 No place like home!
Drake Slams Coachella Country Club for Racial Profiling
  –  April 17, 2017
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival drew in big names, big crowds and even bigger stars for 2017, sustaining its reputation for ... Taking his scathing review of the country club to Instagram, Drizzy posted a now-deleted photo of the Madison ...
2017 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees: Hear their best songs
  –  April 16, 2017
Three more country music heroes are set to be enshrined in Nashville. Alan Jackson, Jerry Reed and Don Schlitz will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year. The 2017 inductees were announced earlier this month. Even casual country ...
Nick Jonas Reveals the Reason He Likes Country Music So Much!
  –  April 14, 2017
Sometimes I turn on the radio and listen to country music because I need to get back to what matters. — Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) April 12, 2017 Pictured: Nick leaving Craig’s after enjoying a meal with a friend on Thursday (April 13) in West Hollywood ...
CMA Music Festival Announces Budweiser “Forever Country” Stage Lineup
  –  April 12, 2017
With nearly 150 acts already set to perform at the 2017 CMA Music Festival across four stages, CMA announced lineups for two additional free stages today: The brand new Budweiser “Forever Country” Park Stage in the park space behind Ascend Amphitheater ...
Blake Shelton closes Country Thunder Arizona on a high note
  –  April 10, 2017
Some country music... freaks! This calls for a drink ... Tyler Farr performs during Country Thunder Sunday, April 9, 2017/ in Florence, Ariz. (Photo: David Kadlubowski/azcentral.com) He doesn't always operate in that mode, though. He called attention ...
Luke Bryan, Hillary Scott and More Earn 2017 Billboard Music Awards Nominations
  –  April 10, 2017
Luke Bryan, Hillary Scott and more country acts have earned nominations for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Nominees for the May awards show were revealed on Monday morning (April 10). Bryan received nods for the all-genre Billboard Chart Achievement ...
2017 Academy of Country Music Awards Red Carpet
  –  April 10, 2017
Miranda Lambert attends the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 2, 2017. Carrie Underwood attends the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 2, 2017. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend the 52nd Academy Of ...
Florida Georgia Line Leads Country Nominees for 2017 Billboard Music Awards
  –  April 10, 2017
Leading the pack for this year’s country music nominees for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards is powerhouse duo Florida Georgia Line. The duo proved their staying power by nagging six nominations for the upcoming celebration, including a nod on the all ...
American Country Music Awards 2017
  –  April 10, 2017
She won album of the year for her double disc, The Weight of These Wings, and female vocalist of the year, besting Reba McEntire's record for most wins in the category. Miranda Lambert accepts the award for female vocalist of the year at the 52nd annual ...
Alan Jackson Leads 2017 Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductees
  –  April 7, 2017
Alan Jackson, Jerry Reed and songwriter Don Schlitz are all set to be inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame during the Medallion Ceremony on October 22nd. The class of 2017 was revealed during a press event lead by Vince Gill at the Country Music ...

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