Aaron Watson’s The Underdog Overachieves to Crown Albums Chart

Aaron Watson
Texas fave Aaron Watson rockets to the summit of Billboard’s country albums chart this week with The Underdog. How’s that for irony? Nielsen SoundScan reports the package gained first-week sales of 26,340 copies. And after an excruciating 30-week slog, Thomas Rhett’s “Make Me Wanna”becomes the most-played country song. There are two other new titles within the Top 5 albums: Steve Earle & the Dukes’Terraplane, selling 10,888 units to debut at No. 3, and the Mavericks’ Mono, which scanned 7, ...

Carrie Underwood Shines a Light on Slavery

Carrie Underwood
When a U.S. senator tags you in a tweet, it must be pretty important. Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee posted a Twitter photo Thursday (Feb. 26) to show his support of the End It Movement and the Shine a Light on Slavery Day, which is Friday (Feb. 27). Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher were the stars of that tweet, both wearing big red X’s on their hands. The movement has a website that tells you to draw a red X on your hand, take a selfie showing off that X and then tag any social media ...

Craig Morgan Announces 5K Race for Children’s Charity

Craig Morgan
The recent frigid weather has Tennesseans eagerly anticipating springtime, and while warm weather may still seem far away, there’s a ray of sunshine in the midst of these dreary weather reports. Craig Morgan recently announced his second annual Billy’s Place 5K run, which will take place this spring. The race will take place on April 12 at Montgomery Bell State Park in the singer’s hometown of Dickson, Tenn. All proceeds will benefit the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation, which was founded ...

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