Category Archives: NCD News

Luke Combs and Nicole Hocking Get Married

Luke Combs and Nicole Hocking Get Married

Luke Combs and Nicole Hocking got married on Aug. 1 in Florida. Luke revealed the news via Twitter on Aug. 2, saying: “Yesterday was the best day of my life. I got to marry my best friend. I love you @nicohocking, here’s to forever.” Nicole added an Instagram post of her own on Aug. 2,…MORE

Watch Dan + Shay’s Moving New Video for “I Should Probably Go to Bed”

Watch Dan + Shay’s Moving New Video for “I Should Probably Go to Bed”

Dan + Shay dropped a moving new video for their new single, “I Should Probably Go to Bed.” The stylized clip features plenty of nifty camerawork—including some cool dolly zooms—and special effects. Penned by Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Sean Douglas and Jason Evigan, “I Should Probably Go to Bed” was produced entirely by Dan, who…MORE

Rascal Flatts Saying Goodbye—For Now—With New 7-Song EP, “How They Remember You”

Rascal Flatts Saying Goodbye—For Now—With New 7-Song EP, “How They Remember You”

Rascal Flatts is saying goodbye—for now—with its new seven-song EP, How They Remember You, which dropped on July 31. In January, the trio—comprised of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Roone—revealed they will disband this year to tackle individual projects, but they left the door open to reunite. While the COVID-19 pandemic put a…MORE

Exclusive: Chris Tomlin Sings the Praises of the Artists & Songs on His New Worship Album, “Chris Tomlin & Friends”

Exclusive: Chris Tomlin Sings the Praises of the Artists & Songs on His New Worship Album, “Chris Tomlin & Friends”

Chris Tomlin is a heavyweight in the world of Contemporary Christian Music, having scored 16 No. 1 singles, sold more than nine million albums, and earned numerous awards, including one Grammy, three Billboard Music Awards and 21 Dove Awards.  Recently, mainstream country music fans may recognize Chris’ name—and vocals—from Thomas Rhett’s current Top 10 single,…MORE

Eric Church Lays the Hammer Down in New Song, “Bad Mother Trucker” [Listen]

Eric Church Lays the Hammer Down in New Song, “Bad Mother Trucker” [Listen]

Eric Church dropped a new song, “Bad Mother Trucker,” on July 31. Penned by Eric, Casey Beathard, Luke Dick and Jeremy Spillman and produced by Jay Joyce, “Bad Mother Trucker” follows the recent release of Eric’s new single, “Stick That in Your Country Song,” which is currently No. 34 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart…MORE

Listen to Zac Brown Band’s Soothing New Song, “You and Islands”

Listen to Zac Brown Band’s Soothing New Song, “You and Islands”

Zac Brown Band released a soothing new song, “You and Islands,” on July 31. Penned by Zac Brown, Ben Simonetti and Adam James, “You and Islands” was written, recorded and produced while in quarantine. The breezy tune finds Zac crooning the optimistic chorus about the feel-good days ahead: “Let’s get back to you and islands / And…MORE

Listen to Dan + Shay’s Stirring New Single, “I Should Probably Go to Bed”

Listen to Dan + Shay’s Stirring New Single, “I Should Probably Go to Bed”

Dan + Shay will try to score their eighth No. 1 single with the release of “I Should Probably Go to Bed,” which dropped at midnight ET on July 31. The song was produced entirely by the duo’s Dan Smyers, who performed and recorded every instrument at his home studio in Nashville. “We’re so excited…MORE

Taylor Swift to Ship New Single, “Betty,” to Country Radio [Listen]

Taylor Swift to Ship New Single, “Betty,” to Country Radio [Listen]

For the first time in almost three years, Taylor Swift will ship a new single, “Betty,” to country radio. Penned by Taylor and William Bowery, “Betty” is feature on Taylor’s new album, Folklore. The single will officially impact country radio on Aug. 17. Taylor’s label home, Republic, and the country-focused MCA Nashville will act as…MORE

Luke Bryan & Darius Rucker to Perform on the Grand Ole Opry on Aug. 15

Luke Bryan & Darius Rucker to Perform on the Grand Ole Opry on Aug. 15

The Grand Ole Opry will tally its 4,937th consecutive Saturday night broadcast on Aug. 15 with a showcase featuring a pair of country music’s biggest stars: Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker. The one-hour show will air live on Circle Television at 7 p.m. CT, as well as stream live on Circle’s YouTube. On Aug. 1, Emmylou…MORE

PERSONALITIES

Dave Daniels

Dave Daniels

The 2018 Academy of Country Music Small Market Personality! It’s a great honor to be recognized for the work we do on air and around our community. We have only been here a short time in Ventura County, taking up residence in Camarillo. My wife and I are starting to find our favorite places to…

Dakota

Dakota

Well, hello there! I’m so excited to hang out with you Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm. My life is busy as I balance two jobs with getting a master’s degree in Journalism but being busy keeps me out of trouble. I’ve been lucky enough to work as a radio DJ in Bakersfield, Los…

Chad Taylor

Chad Taylor

Get the most out of your ride home from work with Chad Taylor!

Nights With Elaina

Nights With Elaina

California native, Elaina D. Smith has become one of the strongest female presences on Country Radio. While working at Entertainment Tonight and The Insider in L.A., Elaina found her true passion when she got an opportunity to work with the wildly popular Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw morning show. Elaina caught the radio “bug” and never…

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