~~Luke Bryan debuted at No. 1 on the country albums chart and on the Top 200 chart with “What Makes You Country”. The album sold more than 99,000 copies in its first week.
~~Blake Shelton’s “I’ll Name the Dogs” tops both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay charts this week, marking his 25th career No. 1 single.
~~Brett Eldredge introduces his dog Edgar to Christmas in a new holiday video.
In the clip, Edgar enjoys some of the tastier aspects of Christmas, including TV dinners and gingerbread cookies.
The video ends with Eldredge heading off to a red carpet event, leaving Edgar and his buddy Doug to fend for themselves.
~~Scotty McCreery announced he will release his third studio album, “Seasons Change”, on March 16.
The 11-song set will be Scotty’s first album since 2013’s “See You Tonight”.
Autographed copies of “Seasons Change” that will be bundled with exclusive merchandise options will be available for pre-order on Dec. 20.
~~Sara Evans will serve as the headliner for the 4th annual CMT Next Women of Country Tour.
The 15-date tour kicks off on Feb. 12 in New York City and caps on April 7 in Mobile, Ala.
RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr will serve as openers.
Tickets go on sale on Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. (local time).