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These are our Top 10 stories of 2021. Happy New Year!

Walker Hayes Embraces His True Self in ‘Country Stuff The Album’ [EXCLUSIVE]

 Walker Hayes‘ Country Stuff The Album is out! The eclectic 13-track record includes not only his viral hit, “Fancy Like,” but fun tracks like “U Gurl” and “Drinking Songs,” along with the thought-provoking “Briefcase,” the spiritually-leaning “Craig” and more. It’s a diverse track list that for some might seem risky. For Hayes, it’s just showing his true colors, sharing…

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Russell Dickerson Reflects on Personal Changes After Becoming a Father [EXCLUSIVE]

Russell Dickerson is a changed man, thanks to fatherhood. The “Home Sweet” singer became a dad in September of 2020, when his wife, Kailey, gave birth to their first child, a son named Remington. Since then, almost everything in Dickerson’s life has changed, he says, for the better. “I think the biggest part is really, it makes you soak…

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Home Free’s Austin Brown Offers Texas Hill Advice Ahead of Opry Debut [EXCLUSIVE]

 Texas Hill will cross a big item off their bucket list when they make their Grand Ole Opry debut this weekend as a trio. The group, made up of The Voice contestants Adam Wakefield and Craig Wayne Boyd, and American Idol finalist, Casey James, will take the stage for the first time together, on January 22. Home Free ‘s Austin Brown, who has performed…

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Parker McCollum Became a Different Artist After Touring With Dierks Bentley

Parker McCollum had one of the coveted touring slots last year, serving as the opening act on Dierks Bentley‘s Beers on Me Tour. The rising star learned plenty by watching Bentley night after night, lessons he will now carry with him as he continues performing on the road. “The number one thing I took away from Dierks really just…

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Parker McCollum Sets His Sights On the Country Music Hall of Fame [EXCLUSIVE]

Some artists dream of No. 1 singles, platinum-selling albums and sold-out tours, but Parker McCollum has set his sights higher — much higher. The Texas native has one ultimate goal in mind: becoming a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. “That’s a tall drink of water. I know,” McCollum tells Everything Nash. “I don’t know if I’ve…

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Scotty McCreery Shares the Story Behind ‘Damn Strait’ [EXCLUSIVE]

  Scotty McCreery has another big hit on his hands, with his current single, “Damn Strait.” The song, from his Same Truck album, follows his recent chart-topping single, “You Time.” Although a talented songwriter himself, McCreery didn’t write “Damn Strait,” which instead was written by Trent Tomlinson and Joe Collins. The song is one of only two that McCreery…

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Marshall Tucker Band’s Doug Gray Feels Charlie Daniels’ Loss With New Tour

It’s been 50 years since the Marshall Tucker Band began. To celebrate the milestone anniversary, the band will embark on their ambitious 50th Anniversary Tour, kicking off on January 12 in The Woodlands, Texas. Doug Gray is the band’s lead singer, and the only remaining founding member of the iconic group. For Gray, the five decades have been punctuated…

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Lauren Daigle Shares Story Behind ‘Hold On To Me’ [EXCLUSIVE]

Lauren Daigle earned another No. 1 hit, with her single, “Hold On To Me.” Written by Daigle, along with Paul Duncan and Paul Mabury, the song was written before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with Daigle completely unaware how much the song would be the balm people needed amid so many struggles. “Honestly, we wrote it in 2019,…

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Lee Brice’s ‘Memory I Don’t Mess With’: Story Behind the Song

Lee Brice followed up his multi-week, No. 1 hit, “One of Them Girls,” with his hit single, “Memory I Don’t Mess With,” The song, from his Hey World album was written by the singer, along with Brian Davis and Billy Montana, “I think it’s a really cool story about how he wrote it. I had finished a write with…

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Justin Moore: 11 Questions With the Country Music Hitmaker

Justin Moore‘s debut single, “Back That Thing Up,” came out in 2008. Since then, the father of four has been releasing hit after hit, and selling out large arenas all over the country, while remaining focused on his family and his Arkansas roots. While talking to Moore about his romantic new single, “With a Woman You Love,” and his…

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