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Image Courtesy Broken Bow RecordsDustin Lynch loves playing for the college-age crowds filling the seats on Luke Bryan‘s 2015 tour, but the drop in age group means Dustin has to rethink a few of his cover song choices from the early-to-mid 2000s.

He tells ABC Radio, “We did a really cool mash-up of Justin Timberlake‘s ‘Summer Love’ and we went into Ja Rule, ‘Mesmerize,’ and we went straight into ‘Where It’s At.’ And after the first three shows, we were like, nobody here knows these songs.”

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Image Courtesy Vector ManagementEmmylou Harris is being honored with what some call the “Nobel Prize of Music.” She’s one of two artists recognized as this year’s Laureates for The Polar Music Prize and will be recognized June 9 at a gala ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Polar Music Prize recognizes one artist from the contemporary music world and one classical music artist each year for their achievements in music, and for breaking down musical boundaries. Emmylou says, “I was both surprised and honored at the news of this most prestigious award, and am …read more

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Image Courtesy Jon-Paul Bruno/EB MediaChase Rice will perform his new single, “Gonna Wanna Tonight,” on ABC’s Good Morning America Monday, March 23. The appearances takes place just days before Chase joins Kenny Chesney for The Big Revival Tour. The trek kicks off March 26 and 27 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Chase is excited to hit the road with one of his heroes. “There are only a few entertainers that continuously set the bar both musically and on stage, and Kenny has always been that guy for me,” Chase says. “The fact that we’re going out on tour …read more

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Image Courtesy Jon-Paul Bruno/EB MediaChase Rice will perform his new single, “Gonna Wanna Tonight,” on ABC’s Good Morning America Monday, March 23. The appearances takes place just days before Chase joins Kenny Chesney for The Big Revival Tour. The trek kicks off March 26 and 27 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Chase is excited to hit the road with one of his heroes. “There are only a few entertainers that continuously set the bar both musically and on stage, and Kenny has always been that guy for me,” Chase says. “The fact that we’re going out on tour …read more

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Image Courtesy Chris Hollo/Grand Ole OpryCarrie Underwood rang in her 32nd birthday early Tuesday morning hanging out with her newborn baby, Isaiah Michael, who came into the world on February 27. Carrie took to Twitter to capture the moment, saying, “My 1st present = late night date with a tiny semi-bald chubby dude who likes to grunt & cry & pass gas! #bestgiftever”

Fellow American Idol alum and mother Kelly Clarkson replied to Carrie’s Tuesday morning with some words of advice for the new mom.

“He will grow so fast!” Clarkson wrote Underwood. “Everyone says that but …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the title of Luke Bryan‘s 2007 debut single? ANSWER: “All My Friends Say.”

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Image Courtesy Capitol Nashville/Joseph LlanesLady Antebellum has released “Long Stretch of Love” as the new single from their album 747. The song already has hit the airwaves in Europe, and Lady A has been testing out the song on their international tour dates this past week.

Says group member Hillary Scott, “‘Long Stretch of Love’ sounds like we feel right now…it’s bold, upbeat and fresh. It’s the perfect song to go into a new tour with.”

Lady A will kick off their Wheels Up tour in the U.S. this May with special guests Hunter Hayes and Sam …read more

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Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge is on his way to scoring his third consecutive #1 hit with “Mean to Me,” but the reigning CMA New Artist of the Year has his sights set far beyond just scoring the new big hit.

“I want to be like Willie Nelson when I’m 80 and still hopping on that tour bus and heading to the next town and singing, ’cause that’s all I love to do,” Brett tells ABC Radio.

Brett is going on the road with another road warrior, Darius Rucker, who has been touring for more than two …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockKeith Urban performs on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday. His fellow cast mates from American IdolHarry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Seacrest — are also slated to appear.

Mickey Guyton‘s postponed performance on ABC’s Good Morning America has been rescheduled for Monday, March 16.

Country newcomer Kelsea Ballerini got a big thumbs up from Taylor Swift Monday. The pop superstar tweeted, “Driving around with the Kelsea Ballerini EP on repeat.. SO lovely.” Kelsea posted a screenshot of Taylor’s tweet to Instagram with the caption, “This just happened and I can’t even.”

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan‘s new spring break album, Checkin’ Out, is now on sale as he gears up for his final spring break shows in Panama City Beach, Florida. The two-day event at Spinnaker’s Beach Club attracted more than 230,000 fans last year, and it isn’t easy for Luke to say goodbye to the spring break celebration.

He says, “It’s always been one of the highlights of my year going down there and doing the show, just ‘cause it’s hard to turn down that much fun. It gives me a sadness to have …read more

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