About Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena

Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena is a freelance writer for both Country Music News and Country Music On Tour. You can reach Shauna on Twitter or Facebook.

Watch “CMA Fest” July 19 on ABC!

Watch "CMA Fest" July 19 on ABC!

The Music Event of Summer is back in action featuring performances by Country Music’s hottest stars including hosts Dierks Bentley, Elle King and Lainey Wilson! The three-hour primetime concert special from the 50th Anniversary of CMA Fest airs Wednesday, July 19 at 8/7c on ABC. Want to join the party in person?! Four-night and single day tickets to Nissan Stadium are nearly sold out! Hurry and purchase yours today. As always, ticket proceeds benefit music education across the country through the CMA Foundation.

Listen Now: Hannah Dasher “Ugly Houses”

Listen Now: Hannah Dasher "Ugly Houses"

Hannah Dasher shares her new song “Ugly Houses,” the latest single on her forthcoming ‘The Other Damn Half’ record, due August 4th. “Ugly Houses is a love letter to all of the fixer-uppers in life who struggle with imperfection. Dasher channels her faith and shows a new side of herself outside of her fiery, wise-cracking persona that fans have come to know and adore.

Save The Music & SongFarm to honor CMT’s Leslie Fram, Mickey Guyton & Trisha Yearwood at 4th annual “Hometown to Hometown” on June 5th

Save The Music & SongFarm to honor CMT’s Leslie Fram, Mickey Guyton & Trisha Yearwood at 4th annual “Hometown to Hometown” on June 5th

Save The Music and SongFarm.org today announced Nashville’s 4th annual “Hometown to Hometown” event taking place on Monday, June 5th at City Winery Nashville. This year’s event will honor CMT’s Leslie Fram and country superstars Mickey Guyton and Trisha Yearwood for their contributions to the music industry and their passion for music education. Tickets are now available here. Hosted by CMT Hot 20 Countdown’s Cody Alan and Rissi Palmer, the much-anticipated annual fundraising event will feature special acoustic performances from Kelsea Ballerini, Madeline Edwards, Caylee Hammack, Karyn Rochelle, Leslie Satcher and Brittney Spencer with appearances by Tracy Gershon (President, TG Management & Consultants; Co-Founder, Northern Light Music), Cindy Mabe (Chair & CEO, Universal Music Group Nashville), Melinda Newman (Executive Editor, West Coast & Nashville, Billboard), and Julie Williams (Artist, CMT Next Women of Country & Black Opry). 

Ford Motor Company Backpeddles on Decision to Remove AM Radio in Newer Model Vehicles

Ford Motor Company Reverses Course on Removing AM Radio in Newer Model Vehicles

In a surprising turn of events, Ford Motor Company has decided to backtrack on its plans to eliminate AM radio from newer model vehicles. The company’s decision comes in response to mounting pressure from Congress and the introduction of a bill advocating for the inclusion of AM radio in all new vehicles, proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This move showcases the power of public opinion and the vital role AM radio continues to play in our daily lives.

Morgan Wade Reveals She Will Have a Double Mastectomy As a Preventative Measure

Morgan Wade News

In a social media post, rockin country artist Morgan Wade made a major (for her) announcement that makes us wanna rewrite the classic Hank Jr tune into “A Country Gal Can Survive”. On Facebook, Morgan posted: “I’ll go in depth later, but I was diagnosed with the #rad51d gene a while back. In November I’ll undergo a double mastectomy as a preventative. As always appreciate you all “

Watch Now: Dolly Parton “World On Fire” Live Performance From the 2023 ACM Awards

Dolly Parton Reveals Album Title, Release Date and Track List for Upcoming Rock Album Rockstar

Last night Dolly Parton fired up the crowd at the 2023 ACM Awards with her debut performance of “World On Fire”, the first track released from her upcoming album “Rockstar” and it was everything we would expect from a Dolly rock song, gospel choir and all. Watch now!

How to watch the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards live on Prime Video

How to watch the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards live on Prime Video

The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards show is taking place on May 11 from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The star-studded night will be hosted by global superstars and country music legends Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, marking the first time Brooks will take the stage to host an awards show and Parton’s second consecutive year hosting the show.