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Image Courtesy Mercury NashvilleKacey Musgraves admits it wasn’t easy picking the lead single from her upcoming sophomore album, Pageant Material. She made a really big impression with her debut project, Same Trailer Different Park, which produced the CMA Song of the Year, “Follow Your Arrow.” That song was Kacey’s last single released to country radio back in October 2013, so there was a lot riding on the new single choice.

Says Kacey, “I feel like it’d been a while since I’d said anything and I’ve been one to put out weighty messages or whatever; every song …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of Jason Aldean‘s current tour? ANSWER: The Burn It Down tour.

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Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleTyler Farr’s career is in overdrive these days thanks to his latest #1 hit, “A Guy Walks into a Bar,” and his opening spot on Jason Aldean‘s Burn It Down tour. Keeping that momentum going takes a lot out of Tyler.

He tells ABC Radio, “If I’m working, I’m just going 90 to nothing, and I’m like that with anything.”

When he needs to recharge his batteries, Tyler just heads to his farm south of Nashville for some peace and quiet.

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Image Courtesy Trae Patton/NBCBlake Shelton and Keith Urban have joined the lineup for the NBC charity event Red Nose Day on Thursday. Keith is teaming up with John Mellencamp for a performance of “Pink Houses,” and Blake will be featured in a pre-taped segment visiting a mobile health clinic in Los Angeles.

The Red Nose Day special seeks to raise money to help lift children out of poverty in the United States and abroad. Jimmy Fallon, Zac Efron and Liam Neeson are among the other stars appearing on the special Thursday night at 8 ET on NBC.

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Image Courtesy Ben Enos/Bieber PRBrad Paisley kicked off his Crushin’ It World Tour over the weekend with sold-out shows in Philadelphia and Raleigh, North Carolina. He closed out the weekend headlining the Shaky Boots Festival in Atlanta. More than 50,000 fans caught Brad’s show over the weekend. His new set includes an edited version of his new, animated video for “Crushin’ It.”

Justin Moore and Mickey Guyton are the special guests on the road with Brad this summer.

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Image Courtesy EB Media PRKenny Chesney‘s first tour bus — affectionately named Moby — recently hit the million-mile mark on the interstate between his shows in St. Louis and Des Moines, Iowa. It’s still part of the caravan of buses and tractor trailers on Kenny’s The Big Revival tour. Kenny bought the bus before he hit it big, so it was a big gamble for him to make such a big investment.

Kenny explains, “It was a used Silver Eagle when I bought it — and the bank had no business lending me …read more

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Image Courtesy EckrichRandy Houser surprised Army veteran Aaron Woods and his family with a year of free groceries at Albertsons. Randy brought James and his family backstage before his recent show in Boise, Idaho for a meet-and-greet and gift card presentation in association with Eckrich Meats. It’s all a part of the Eckrich Operation Inspiration campaign to “honor, thank and support” military personnel for their service through Operation Homefront.

Randy has taken been working on the campaign with Eckrich and Operation Homefront for the past year. He says, “It was great to meet the …read more

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images for ABCLittle Big Town and Faith Hill’s performance of “Girl Crush” on the 2015 Billboard Music Awards had lots of viewers whipping out their mobile phones to find out more about the song. The song-search app Shazam ranked “Girl Crush” at #5 on their list of “Top Shazamed Moments” of the night, beating out searches for performances from Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson and more. Ed Sheeran topped Shazam’s list with his solo performance of “Bloodstream.”

LBT and Faith earned a standing ovation for their Billboard Music Awards performance. The rare musical performance from Faith …read more

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Image Courtesy UMG NashvilleJon Pardi is busy working on the follow up to his 2014 debut album, Write You a Song, but he had a few unreleased tracks from that first project he really wanted to share with the fans. That’s why he’s releasing the six-song EP, The B Sides 2011 – 2014, to all digital outlets this week.

Jon tells ABC Radio, “I thought it’d be cool if we got this little project as something to kind of give the fans in between the first and second album.”

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhich Kacey Musgraves single won Song of the Year at last November’s CMA Awards? ANSWER: “Follow Your Arrow.”

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