Country Music News for May 20, 2019

Country legend Travis Tritt is breathing a sigh of relief, but is also offering up a prayer to others after he was involved in a three-car accident that resulted in multiple fatalities.

Travis shared a photo on his Instagram page of the wreckage and offered details. He wrote, “We were sideswiped in a fatal accident with a driver going the wrong way on Veteran’s Highway as we were leaving Myrtle Beach tonight. The Jeep driver hit a pickup truck head on right in front of us.”

He added, “Two human beings died tonight for no reason other than stupidity. I am saddened beyond belief.”

Congratulations to Eli Young Band. The band is back at the top of the charts for the first time in a few years with their dynamic “Love Ain’t.”

They held off Kane Brown, whose dialed back newest release, “Good As You,” has risen to number-two in just 18 weeks.

Close behind Kane is Morgan Wallen with his latest single, “Whiskey Glasses,” taking two steps from five to three. Also taking two steps forward is Kelsea Ballerini’s “Miss Me More,” which goes from six to four.

Wrapping up the Top 5 is Chase Rice’s “Eyes On You,” which rang the bell at number-one last week.

It seems a little surprising that pop-country leaning Thomas Rhett and neo-traditionalist Jon Pardi would collaborate on new music. But they did, and now fans can get a listen to “Beer Can’t Fix,” which will be on Thomas’s Center Point Road album.

Thomas released the song as a preview track for those who pre-order his upcoming album, which is scheduled for a May 31st release. He broke the news on Instagram with a snippet of the song and explained that it was inspired by a bad day on the golf course that got better after a beer.

Lady Antebellum have released their newest single, “What If I Never Get Over You,” and for the band’s Hillary Scott, it feels fresh, but familiar.

Though Rascal Flatts haven’t announced a new album yet, they do have a new single, “Back to Life,” climbing the charts. And, according to the band’s Jay DeMarcus, they’ve been in the studio.


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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