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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!’”

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Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert has written and recorded a new song for the upcoming Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara comedy, Hot Pursuit. The song is called “Two of a Crime,” and Miranda wrote it after getting a text from Reese asking her to contribute a track to the movie. Reese wanted the song to mix Southern and Latin flavors, and Miranda was very inspired by the source material.

She says, “[The movie] was a bit of a Thelma and Louise theme and that’s totally up my alley. It is really so fun to be part …read more

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Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge will release his brand-new single, “Lose My Mind,” to radio Tuesday, April 21. The song’s groove came to Brett one night and actually kept him from sleeping before he went into a writing session that next day, where they wound up writing the lyrics about a love interest that completely takes over your thoughts.

“That’s what this song’s about,” Brett explains, “when you literally feel like you’re going crazy, but it’s because you’re so crazy about them and shows you how much you love them and you can’t …read more

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Image Courtesy ACM Modern Family star Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon have signed on as presenters at this Sunday’s 50th Annual ACM Awards. The two co-star in the upcoming comedy, Hot Pursuit.

Keith Urban, Jake Owen, Brett Eldredge, Darius Rucker, Kelly Clarkson, Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett, Alabama, Big & Rich, Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes, Mickey Guyton, Justin Moore, Steven Tyler, Trisha Yearwood, Troy Aikman, and Tony Romo have also been added as presenters.

Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Reba, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Martina McBride, Florida Georgia Line, and Brooks & Dunn are set to perform on the …read more

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Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsTim McGraw has made Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People for 2015, along with Kanye West and Taylor Swift. Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham wrote Tim’s profile story, and calls the country star “a kind of Renaissance man in a cowboy hat.”

The Time article applauds Tim for his continued success in country music with hits like “Shotgun Rider” and “Diamond Rings and Old Bar Stools.” The writer also point out Tim’s love of reading “serious novels and history.”

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Image Courtesy EB Media PREric Church is looking forward to performing at the 50th Annual ACM Awards Sunday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. In a time where a new awards show comes along almost every week, Eric says of the ACMs, “The fact that it’s 50 years and there’s a history there, there’s a heritage, I love that, and I love that they’re celebrating that.”

More than 60,000 fans will be in the audience for the show, and Eric can’t wait to see that energy from the crowd captured for the live …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhich up-and-coming country group has a member named Zach Brown, who is no relation to Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band? ANSWER: A Thousand Horses.

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott had a close call Thursday morning when her tour bus caught fire on the way to Dallas for the ACM Awards. Everyone is safe and back on the road.

Hey guys, we had a crazy morning on the way to Dallas today. Our bus tire caught on fire and we had to evacuate very quickly. EVERYONE IS SAFE AND SOUND. It was me, my husband, our tour manager, and driver. Thanking God for our safety and the safety of all of those who helped …read more

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