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Is Blake Shelton a Shania Twain Superfan?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:11:21 +0000

As the coach to the coaches on The Voice this week, Shania Twain talked to Entertainment Tonight about meeting Blake Shelton for the first time during the show’s tapings. “He is just really sweet and kind. He was very nurturing and caring and welcoming to me. A true gentleman,” Twain said, adding that Shelton told... Read more »

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Kelsea Ballerini vs. Thomas Rhett

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:38:59 +0000

I get that boxing is a solid workout. And I get that workouts are important when you’re out on tour. But, still, I just cannot wrap my head around the concept of Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini boxing. Do they just bob and weave? Are they perfecting their footwork? Did they buy their own boxing... Read more »

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Brothers Osborne Hit the Beach for New Album

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:30:54 +0000

Poor John and TJ Osborne. The ACM and CMA-winning vocal duo of the year Brothers Osborne has had to endure the most dreadful conditions as they record their next album. Just kidding. They were in paradise. The siblings hit the Gulf of Mexico to work on brand new music, and with those two, you know... Read more »

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Brad Paisley, Bill Anderson, John Fogerty and Timbaland Live on Lower Broadway

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:08:54 +0000

“There are 500 bands covering John Fogerty songs tonight, but we’re the only one doing it with John Fogerty.” That’s what Brad Paisley said according to Nashville’s Tennessean while playing next to Fogerty live at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge on Sunday (April 23) night. Paisley, Fogerty, Bill Anderson and Timbaland were performing at the famous Lower... Read more »

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Last Weekend’s Greatest Hits

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:03:21 +0000

What a weekend, right? If you weren’t able to scroll through the country artists’ social feeds, this is what was going on in Nashville and on the road. Carrie Underwood caught up on some binge watching, Dierks Bentley finally put a cowboy hat on, Lee Brice‘s wife Sara and their sons surprised him live onstage... Read more »

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Thomas Rhett’s Home Team Tour Comes Home

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:41:35 +0000

Night two of Thomas Rhett‘s Home Team Tour at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater on Friday (April 21) was “24K Magic.” Rhett’s live version of the Bruno Mars hit was so explosive, even a Nashville Metro Police officer directing traffic outside the venue was caught dancing and singing along. Rhett’s cover capped nearly four hours of live... Read more »

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See Charlie Worsham Tell His Truth in “Cut Your Groove”

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:36:21 +0000

If ever there was a champion for truth in life and music, it would hands-down be Charlie Worsham. After releasing his debut album in 2013, Worsham admittedly had fallen out of love with music and lost his way a bit. Quality time spent honestly reflecting and consistently journaling led him to rediscover his musical purpose:... Read more »

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Matthew McConaughey Sings With Jack Ingram, Kris Kristofferson, Little Big Town

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:35:41 +0000

All right. All right. All right. Matthew McConaughey won the unofficial award for best Friday night (April 21) in Austin when he sang with Jack Ingram, Kris Kristofferson, Little Big Town and hit-maker Jon Randall. The concert moment happened live at the ACL Moody Theatre during the Jack & Friends guitar pull, closing the fifth... Read more »

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Brad Paisley Hints of More Songs With Mick Jagger

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:32:25 +0000

When Mick Jagger flies into Nashville to record, Brad Paisley says the pressure to not blow the opportunity is massive. “You don’t want to be like, ‘Well, we didn’t get anything,'” Paisley tells Katie Cook on an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown airing Saturday (April 22) and Sunday (April 23) at 9 a.m. ET. Paisley... Read more »

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Brandy Clark and Charlie Worsham Share Common History

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:14:23 +0000

Those who catch Brandy Clark and Charlie Worsham on their spring tour will get more than just one incredible night of live music. Together, the two artists have more than three decades of experience working in Nashville’s music scene and they’ve always led musical lives. Washington state native Clark moved to Nashville to pursue music... Read more »

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William Michael Morgan Goes “Missing”

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:14:30 +0000

William Michael Morgan isn’t really missing, but he’s thinking about sneaking away for a while in his cheeky single for “Missing,” a song about taking off under the radar every once in a while to escape the madness of life. With Mercury currently in retrograde, don’t think I haven’t thought about it myself. I hear... Read more »

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Zac Brown Band Covers John Prine With Kacey Musgraves

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:32:38 +0000

Zac Brown Band‘s cover of John Prine‘s “All the Best” on their forthcoming album Welcome Home is an acoustic collaboration with Kacey Musgraves. The Grammy-winning group unveiled a behind the scenes look at the song’s recording session on social media on Thursday (April 20). It’s among the four tracks that are available now with pre-orders... Read more »

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Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley Witness Smashville History

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:27:57 +0000

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley witnessed a historic night in Smashville on Thursday night (April 20). They were at the Bridgestone Arena when the Nashville Predators swept their Stanley Cup playoff series, beating the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1. Never before have the Preds swept a playoff series, and this is the first time an eight seed... Read more »

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Jillian Jacqueline Lays Down the Law in “Reasons”

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:12:54 +0000

Friday (April 21) is the official release day for Jillian Jacqueline‘s long-awaited song “Reasons” and we’ve got the uber-cool video to go along with it. The song is a sonically delightful and effervescent ode to something actually not so delightful — calling it quits on a relationship way past its expiration date. Breaking up has... Read more »

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A Country Guide to Record Store Day 2017

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:50:41 +0000

Record Store Day turns 10 on Saturday (April 22), and there’s no shortage of country music to invest in this weekend. Brad Paisley, Angaleena Presley and Charlie Worsham each have new albums coming out Friday (April 21), while a limited number of commemorative RSD releases from Eric Church, the Cadillac Three, Dolly Parton, David Bowie,... Read more »

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‪Ty Herndon‪ Announces Initial Performers for Concert for Love and Acceptance

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:52:18 +0000

Thompson Square, Billy Gilman, Kree Harrison and Runaway June will join Ty Herndon as performers at his 2017 Concert for Love & Acceptance set for June 8 at the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville. Ryan Kinder, Lorrie Morgan, Michael Ray and Street Corner Symphony are also on the list of initial performers announced Thursday (April... Read more »

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Dierks Bentley Nominated to Nashville Airport Authority’s Board of Directors

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:18:00 +0000

Dierks Bentley is being appointed to the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority’s board of directors, according to The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville. Nashville Mayor Megan Barry nominated Bentley to serve on the 10-member board to fill the expired term of Rod Essig, a talent agent who co-heads the Nashville office of the Creative Artists Agency (CAA).... Read more »

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The Peach Pickers’ Georgia On My Mind Benefit Reveals Full Lineup

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:06:46 +0000

Lauren Alaina, Chris Janson, Kip Moore and Michael Ray are among the artists set to perform at the fourth annual Georgia On My Mind benefit concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on May 16. The songwriting team the Peach Pickers — Georgia natives Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip — will host the show with... Read more »

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Pass It Around: Country Songs About Marijuana

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:40:23 +0000

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard weren’t joking around when they recorded “It’s All Going to Pot” for 2015’s Django and Jimmie. While researching popular songs about marijuana, it looks like country musicians love singing about weed just as much as they sing about whiskey and beer. Here is a list of other marijuana-friendly country songs... Read more »

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Esten’s Questions: Charles Esten’s Fan Q&A

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:40:47 +0000

Even during a long day on the Nashville set, Charles Esten always makes time for his fans. One of our favorite ways he interacts with the Nashies is something he calls “#EstensQuestions”, where he records video responses to fan questions on Twitter. On Tuesday (April 18), Esten spent his time between takes answering fans’ questions... Read more »

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Kelsea Ballerini Stuns in Zac Posen at Nashville Symphony Fashion Show

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:54:29 +0000

After singing “Yeah Boy,” Kelsea Ballerini was putting her guitar down at Tuesday’s (April 18) 2017 Nashville Symphony Fashion Show when she took a moment to point out her own fashion crime live onstage. Wearing a stunning periwinkle Zac Posen gown, Ballerini joked, “Y’all, I feel like it’s a sin playing my guitar for that... Read more »

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Russell Dickerson on the Music That Built Him

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:45:02 +0000

Russell Dickerson is currently out on the road with his friend Thomas Rhett, and I think I know what their pre-show jams might be. Keith Urban … and more Keith Urban. Dickerson told industry publication Country Aircheck that he considers Urban’s albums and his live shows to be some of his biggest influences. “I’ve been... Read more »

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Shania Twain Finds Artistic Independence on New Album

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:15:34 +0000

It looks like the 11th annual Stagecoach music festival will be the place to experience new Shania Twain music live. According to California’s Orange County Register, her headlining set on April 29 will include a mix of new songs and her greatest hits. She said writing music for the new project was like therapy, since... Read more »

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Second Annual Dylan Fest Returns to the Ryman Auditorium

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:30:54 +0000

The Best Fest returns to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium for the two-night Dylan Fest starting May 23. The shows will commemorate Bob Dylan’s 76th birthday and the anniversary of 1967’s John Wesley Harding album. The night will feature live Dylan tributes by several country, Americana and rock acts including Wynonna & The Big Noise, Elle King,... Read more »

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