(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

In This FOX Country podcast: Garth Brooks makes some major announcements, Taylor Swift's take on the music industry and Colt Ford chats about his new album.

FOX News Radio Entertainment Correspondent, Michelle Pollino has the scoop on the Country music stars making headlines this week:

FOX Country. I'm Michelle Pollino.

Brooks: "'Cause I've got friends in low places..." (song)

Garth Brooks took the stage, sealing the deal of a new partnership with Sony and RCA Nashville. With a new label-- the country superstar announced new music to be distributed for the first time digitally through his website and yes, he did announce a world tour. Cities and dates will be announced July 14th.

Theron Kirkman / The Associated Press
Theron Kirkman / The Associated Press

Taylor Swift took to the Wall Street Journal op-ed page to voice optimism about the future of the music industry and made many predictions-- saying artists will be able to name their own album prices based on the heart they put into it.

7-8 Colt Ford

Colt Ford dropped by the FOX News studios to talk about his new album, "Thanks For Listening"-- which pairs him with several of his favorite artists, including Keith Urban, who Colt was just grateful to work with:

Ford "The song, once you hear it, I think it makes perfect sense. And the first time I played it for Keith, halfway through, he was singing along-- so it was a big honor to work with him."

The album also features Ford with Chase Rice, Justin Moore and Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson.

That's FOX Country, on FOX News Radio.

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