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Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleSam Hunt continues to rack up more career milestones. Sam’s record company UMG Nashville reports that this week Sam’s album, Montevallo, has reached a half million in sales, climbing to that mark faster than any debut album since 2012.

Meanwhile, Sam’s single “Take Your Time” is spending its 10th week atop Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart. According to the magazine, “Take Your Time” is one of only sixteen tunes to accomplish that feat since the chart was launched in 1958.

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Image Courtesy Arista Nashville/Jeremy CowartDJ Earworm, who’s known for producing annual five-minute long mashups that include all the big songs from the year, has now applied his technique to a decade of hits from Carrie Underwood.

The DJ’s audio and video montage, posted to YouTube, contains more than fourteen songs, including Carrie’s number ones “Something in the Water,” “Good Girl,” “Undo It” and “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” as well as her current single “Little Toy Guns.”

All the songs are included on Carrie’s latest album, the 25-track Greatest Hits: Decade #1. …read more

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Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleCountry fans in the Dallas-Fort Worth area this weekend have a chance to win a free invitation to an exclusive post-ACM Awards concert by David Nail, courtesy of ride-sharing service Uber and Ram Trucks. From now through noon Central time on Saturday, anyone who enters the promo code UBERCOUNTRY on the Uber app will have a chance to go to the show.

The lucky winners will be notified by 5 p.m. on Saturday and told the secret location of the concert. Uber riders will have a second opportunity to score tickets …read more

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLittle Big Town will perform their latest hit, “Girl Crush,” on Sunday night’s ACM Awards. It’s included on their latest project, Pain Killer, which is up for Album of the Year. Speaking of that nod along with their mention in the Vocal Group of the Year category, band member Kimberly Schlapman says, “We’ve been on both sides of the spectrum. So, these nominations really, really do mean a lot to us, because there were so many years when there was just birds chirping in the background.”

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Comstock/ThinkstockThe Academy of Country Music is not based in Nashville like the Country Music Association. Where are the ACM offices located? ANSWER: Encino, California.

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Nino Munoz/Big Machine RecordsTim McGraw‘s facing some online backlash for his scheduled performance in Hartford, CT this July — a performance that benefits Sandy Hook Promise, an organization founded in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT, whose stated purpose is to help protect children from gun violence.

McGraw on Monday announced the show, dubbed the Concert for Sandy Hook Promise, part of his ongoing Shotgun Rider tour with supporting acts Billy Currington and Chase Bryant. But because the show’s proceeds go to what some are …read more

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Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert grew up just 80 miles from Dallas, Texas, in the town of Lindale, so it’s only fitting she is the lead nominee going into Sunday night’s ACM Awards in nearby Arlington. Miranda has eight nods including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year for Platinum.

She says, “I feel like of all the times for it to be in Dallas, now is perfect for me because I’m still on a high from this album, and from everything that’s going on. Now to be like, at home …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockTim McGraw will perform on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live next month. We’ll keep you posted on exact airdate.

Martina McBride will headline the St. Jude Country Music Marathon & Half Marathon concert April 25 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

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Image Courtesy Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line has their first-ever nomination in the Entertainer of the Year category going into Sunday night’s ACM Awards. The duo’s Brian Kelley admits he and singing partner Tyler Hubbard were “blown away” by the nod.

“That’s something that we’ve been working for for a long time,” Brian says. ‘It’s been a dream. It happened so fast for us. We’re very, very blessed and honored. “

The nod comes just months after FGL released their sophomore album, Say Anything, and Brian says that project has made them step up their game on the road.

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Image Courtesy Stoney CreekRandy Houser is on the road with Luke Bryan all year long on the Kick the Dust Up tour, but he still remembers when they were newcomers to Nashville trying to make it in the music industry.

Randy says in the latest installment of his House Band TV series, “We were playing bars around Nashville, sitting on stools playing our acoustic guitars. And then I get to see all the new toys he gets to go and play with every night and I’m like, ‘That looks like fun!’”

Could it be Randy is making …read more

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