Amy Grant is now a permanent fixture in Nashville.
The songstress was inducted into Music City Walk of Fame on April 27. MercyMe frontman Bart Millard gave a moving and heartfelt introduction to his longtime friend.
The Music City Walk of Fame is located in Downtown Nashville in the Hall of Fame park directly across from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
RaeLynn wrote this song about her parent's own divorce with Nicolle Gaylon and Jimmy Robbins and her pain comes through every time she sings it.
I haven't experienced her emotions first hand (my parents have been married for 85 million years) but seeing how the big D affected her life just cuts me at my core.
Watch her flawless performance:
Hear Tyler Farr's Powerful "I Should Go to Church Sometime" That Will Have You Reevaluating Your Weekend Plans
The reflective tune was written by Brinley Addington, Michael Hardy and Sarah Turner and has a powerful message that resonates with someone like myself, who tends to be overextended but has good intentions.
"I'm not exactly known for walking the 'straight and narrow,' but I have a strong conscience and I was taught right from wrong," Tyler says.
Saw a man on the sidewalk /
"Hungry" written in red chalk /
Maybe he just wanted to talk /
But I walked away /
Saw a kid on the TV /
He was only seventeen /
Wrapped his truck 'round an oak tree /
The whole town prayed /
I should go to church sometime
"It's something that we all face at some point," Tyler adds. "What am I going to do? How am I going to act? What am I going to do today that's different from yesterday? That decision is what this song is all about."
I should go to church sometime /
Walk a little straighter line /
Lord knows I could use some light /
To get where I'm going /
I shouldn't say "next Sunday" /
I shouldn't let my pride get in the way /
I know I shouldn't be afraid /
Of what I know I'll find /
I should go to church sometime /
I should go to church sometime /
Chase Rice went back to where it all began this week to perform a pop up show in Chapel Hill, N.C. The singer, who played football for the University of North Carolina, returned to a popular dive bar, which he actually name checks in one of his tunes.
Chase sent a simple tweet and UNC students came flocking to see him.
He's Not Here, is a dive bar that is named-checked in Chase's album cut, "Carolina Can," when he sings: "faded blue denim on Franklin Street / a He's Not buzz and a house band beat."
"Kids were jumping over walls trying to get in, singing every song," Chase said. "To see fellow Carolina students drop everything they had going on and completely pack He's Not out was one of the coolest things I've ever experienced in music. It's an unbelievable honor to know my music has had such an impact on the University Of North Carolina. This was just a small bar that I used to go to because they had big blue cups full of beer for cheap, and now we've filled it with fans screaming my music."
Chase is known for his ever-present blue solo cup, but at this show he wasn't alone in sporting one.
"I carry that big blue cup on stage with me every single night, and I'm usually the only one in the whole place with it," he adds. "But last night, we ALL had them, held high, proudly singing 'a He's Not buzz' at the top of our lungs. We finally got to bring it home to where it all started -- where I learned to play guitar, where I wrote my first song after my dad died, where I went from an 18-year-old kid to a 22-year-old graduate who finally realized music was his dream."
Watch a clip from the performance:
If you follow Lee Brice on social media you probably have discerned a few things about him. 1) He likes to hunt and fish. 2) Jerrod Niemann is his best friend. 3) He is madly in love with this wife Sara.
I cannot think of anyone -- artist or just random person I know -- who posts such sweet things about their spouse online.
Here are 13 of the most precious photos -- and captions -- that Lee has shared about his bride and mother to his two sons (and daughter who is on the way). Honestly, there are more than 13 but there's only so much "mushy stuff" I can handle in a day.
RaeLynn's "Love Triangle" tells the delicate story of what it was like to grow up the child of divorced parents who loved their daughter, but couldn't make their own love work.
The tune is easily one of the most heartfelt and powerful songs to come from Nashville in the last decade and each every performance of the song from RaeLynn brings you closer and closer to those bowling alley burgers and looking out the window at the taillights of one of her parents driving away for the weekend.
RaeLynn's acoustic performance backstage at the Grand Ole Opry is especially delicate as her voice and vulnerability is on full-display with only an acoustic guitar and cajon to back her up.
Keith Urban's 2016 release RIPCORD, was unprecedented before its release with two No. 1 singles in "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" and "Break On Me." Now, the album has reached even newer heights.
Urban is one of only two country artists whose 2016 album release was certified platinum by the RIAA.RIPCORD also places Urban as the second country artist (amongst artists with nine or more platinum releases) to currently have every album certified platinum or multi-platinum. This platinum streak of nine also places Urban at No. 8 on the all-time list of country artists with consecutive platinum albums.
Upon its release, Urban yet again did what no other male solo country artist in history has been able to do, celebrating a No. 1 all-genre album chart position simultaneously in the U.S., Australia and Canada. RIPCORD has also been certified platinum in Australia and Gold in Canada.
RIPCORD has also produced four No. 1 country radio singles bringing Urban's career total No. 1 singles to 22 (on Mediabase). This also brings his record-breaking, historic run of consecutive Top 10 songs to an incredible 37 and places Urban at No. 8 on Billboard's all-time Country Airplay Chart.
Urban's significance in the streaming marketplace is undeniable, as his worldwide streams have topped 3.4 BILLION, with over 524 million on RIPCORD alone. His latest No. 1 song "Blue Ain't Your Color" has over 160 million streams and it spent 13 weeks as the most-streamed country song.
In Australia, RIPCORD was 2016's No 2 selling album on the all-genre chart behind Adele's 25. It spent 27 weeks in the Top 10. The album also produced Urban's first Top 10 and over 6.4 million streams. In Canada, with over 29 million streams, RIPCORD has produced four No. 1 country radio singles, all of which have held the No. 1 spot for 3 weeks or more.
Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley went just a little north of the Florida-Georgia Line to meet up with new friends and collaborators, The Chainsmokers, to help pull off a surprise performance for their fans.
The country duo met up with the pop stars in Cincinnati to play their song "Lost Day Alive" live for the first time. The track is featured on The Chainsmokers debut album, Memories…Do Not Open.
BK shared a video of the foursome on stage saying, "What a freaking Wednesday night. Let's do this some more."