09:59 AM EDT 08/25/2016
Originally posted 08/24/2016 01:00PM
When Texas singer Cody Johnson's new album Gotta Be Me landed at No. 2 on the Billboard chart last week – sandwiched between Blake Shelton and Chris Stapleton – you could almost hear the collective confusion in mainstream country circles: "Cody Who? After all, the singer doesn't have a record deal and gets virtually no play on country radio.
Originally posted 08/12/2016 12:30PM
Originally posted 09/22/2015 01:15PM
If you didn't make it to George Strait's farewell tour, The Cowboy Rides Away, you can now breathe a huge sigh of relief. It turns out the cowboy didn't actually ride away, he just rode to Las Vegas!
Originally posted 04/19/2015 09:10PM
What better way to kick off the 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards than with a rocking performance by the reigning King of Country?
Originally posted 03/25/2015 04:00PM
Is Taylor Swift making a country comeback already? Kind of – though the pop star isn't actually working on any new country tunes.
Originally posted 10/30/2014 08:00AM
With the CMA Awards less than a week away, PEOPLE asked this year's crop of Album of the Year nominees to look back and share their favorite winning albums from the past.
Originally posted 08/11/2014 04:30PM
Dierks Bentley isn't afraid of a challenge. Neither are Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, George Strait or Florida Georgia Line ...
Originally posted 06/08/2014 01:30PM
When George Strait says goodbye, he makes quite the party out of it.
Originally posted 06/06/2014 05:00PM
In the 17 months since George Strait walked onto the stage at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, to kick off the first leg of his two-year The Cowboy Rides Away tour the country icon has played 45 SRO arenas and stadiums in 31 states, singing his remarkable catalog of hits for well over 1 million fans.
His star-studded roster of opening acts has included Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Merle Haggard, Little Big Town, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Lee Ann Womack and Chris Young. Strait has also – with the Military Warriors Support Foundation – handed the keys to a new house to four Marine veterans, one National Guard veteran, and 21 Army veterans.
On Saturday, the beloved Texas cowboy will close the tour in the home of the Dallas Cowboys – AT&T Stadium, where he played the venue's first show five years ago.
"At sound check, there was still construction going on," he remembered with a laugh at a press conference there last year with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. "It was the only time I've ever had to wear a hard hat during sound check!"
Originally posted 04/07/2014 01:35PM
[BRIGHTCOVE "3441573352001"] Winners at the Academy of Country Music Awards showed off their trophies in the PEOPLE photo studio, and they all agree – winning an award feels good.
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