Taylor Swift Previews New Song 'Welcome To New York'

Taylor Swift has released a 30-second snippet of "Welcome to New York," the third listen from her upcoming record 1989. The cut, co-written by Ryan Tedder, is set to hit iTunes at 11:50 PM EST on Monday, October 20. "New York has been an important landscape and location for the story of my life in the last couple of years," she says in an accompanying clip about the song.

Zac Brown Band Announces Greatest Hits So Far . . .

Zac Brown Band have announced the impending release of Greatest Hits So Far . . ., a 14-track compilation that celebrates the group's string of instant classics, including all 11 of their number one country singles. Highlights are "Chicken Fried," "Sweet Annie," "As She's Walking Away" (feat. Alan Jackson), and "Knee Deep" (feat. Jimmy Buffett).

Blake Shelton Speaks On Barbra Streisand Collaboration

Blake Shelton recently connected with Barbra Streisand for her new duets album Partners, and, speaking with People.com, Blake said that he was thrilled when she asked him to sing: "It's still shocking to me. I don't know how it came down. I don't know how she knows about me, but I'm just glad. I'm just going with it!" he began.

Darius Rucker Talks Race In Country Music

Darius Rucker has opened up about his views on the status of race in country music. Rucker is the first African American to hit number one on the country chart since Charley Pride, and he tells the Wall Street Journal that Pride paved the way. "You know, Charlie went through a lot of stuff to do what he loved to do, and he loved to sing country music."

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