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Comstock/ThinkstockSam Hunt is a co-writer on which one of Kenny Chesney‘s #1 hits? ANSWER: “Come Over.”

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RCA NashvilleThe members of new group Old Dominion know a good song when they write one. Collectively, the members of the band have had a hand in writing Blake Shelton‘s “Sangria,” Dierks Bentley‘s “Say You Do,” “Better Dig Two” by The Band Perry and “A Guy Walks into a Bar” by Tyler Farr. So, how did they decide to release their debut single, “Break Up with Him,” out of all the other songs they’ve written?

Lead singer Matthew Ramsey tells ABC Radio, “I think, it sounds a little different. It says something a little different, and as songwriters I …read more

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Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert is playing an acoustic show at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley Bar & Grill Tuesday, July 28. The club show is billed as Roadside Bards & Pink Guitars Unplugged, and Miranda says it’s a one-night-only show starring her with her songwriter friends Jessi Alexander and Natalie Hemby. Special guests RaeLynn, Clare Dunn and Courtney Cole are also on the bill.

Tickets are now on sale at 3rdandLindsley.com. Miranda played a similar club show at Music City’s Exit/In earlier this year.

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CMADierks Bentley spent many years on the road as an opening act for artists like Kenny Chesney before he was able to branch out and become a full-time headliner. Now that he’s the main act on The Sounds of Summer tour, Dierks is enjoying his role as a kind of mentor for his support acts Kip Moore, Canaan Smith and Maddie and Tae.

Dierks tells ABC Radio, “I feel like I do have some advice to dispense when it’s wanted or needed or necessary, but I’ve been fortunate to be out there with a bunch of …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockSam Hunt‘s debut album, Montevallo, jumps three spots to #5 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart with 44,000 copies sold.

Darius Rucker‘s new video, “Southern Style,” takes you on a cross-country trip from California to Darius’s hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. Check it out now at RollingStone.com. Darius is also extending his Southern Style tour into the fall with special guests A Thousand Horses and David Nail. He’ll announce tour dates soon.

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Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line showed they have a deeper side with “Dirt,” the lead single from their sophomore album, Anything Goes. Since then, they’ve gone back to releasing three party anthems in a row — “Sun Daze,” “Sippin’ on Fire” and the title track, “Anything Goes.” Those singles follow the good-time anthem hits from their debut album, Here’s to the Good Times, including “Cruise,” “This Is How We Roll,” “Round Here,” and “Get Your Shine On.”

If you’re hoping to see the duo change things up content-wise on their next album, you may be in luck. …read more

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Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean‘s wife, Brittany Kerr, once competed as a contestant on American Idol, but you shouldn’t expect to hear a duet between the lovebirds on country radio any time soon.

“I don’t know if she wants any part of the music business anymore,” Jason tells The Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “She’s a great singer and would probably do fairly well. She had a little taste of all of that stuff. She can sing in the car and in the shower and here in the house, but I don’t know if she cares to pursue it …read more

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Republic NashvilleCassadee Pope scored a top-10 country hit with her debut single, “Wasting All These Tears,” and the track eventually went platinum. Now she’s gearing up to release a brand-new single, “I Am Invincible,” as the first release from her upcoming sophomore album.

Though she’s had many high points in her career, including winning NBC’s The Voice, Cassadee admits there were several times she faced challenges that could have driven her to quit making music. “I Am Invincible” reminded her to be proud of herself for sticking to her true passion.

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Capitol RecordsDon Henley‘s long-in-the-works country album, Cass County, will be released September 25, and the Eagles singer/drummer will support it with a North American tour that kicks off in October. The record, which features guest appearances by Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Martina McBride and others, will be available in a variety of configurations, including 12-track standard CD and digital versions, and 16-song deluxe CD, digital and two-disc vinyl editions.

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Dick Clark/ABCLuke Bryan is releasing his first fan app on July 24 through the iTunes App Store and Google Play. The app is designed to give you “in-the-moment” fan experiences with Luke as well as exclusive video and audio content and more.

Luke says, “I really see it as the perfect opportunity to connect with my fans in a very meaningful and direct way.”

Luke’s app will be available with a monthly subscription fee or with a flat fee for the year. You can check it out for free for the first month.

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