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Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleDavid Nail and Sheryl Crow returned to their hometown of Kennett, MO Monday night to play a benefit show for their alma mater, Kennett High School. The show, called Kennett Crossroads, was held in the school’s gym to raise money for the Performing Arts and Athletic Departments.

David was honored to be part of the show. He tweeted, “Can’t thank my hometown enough for the experience.”

The concert also featured up-and-coming country acts from Kennett, Blackjack Billy and Trent Tomlinson, as well as David and Sheryl.

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Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton is speaking out against actor Seth Rogen‘s comments about the blockbuster film, American Sniper. The movie, starring Bradley Cooper as the late Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, has come under criticism from some who believe it glorifies a killer.

The controversy surrounding the Oscar-nominated drama intensified when Seth Rogen tweeted on Sunday, “American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that’s showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds.” He was referring to a fake Nazi propaganda movie about a German sniper that was shown in …read more

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Image Courtesy Sony Music/Blue ChairKenny Chesney has added a second show in Nashville on March 27 to launch The Big Revival tour. The first show is set for March 26. Kenny and his team added the new date due to overwhelming demand from fans before the tickets even went on sale.

The Nashville dates mark the beginning of Kenny’s first tour since 2013, and he’s relieved to find out the fans are ready to welcome him back with open arms. “When you take a year off and you’re as far into a career as I …read more

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Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsRascal Flatts is headed out on their Riot Tour 2015 starting May 29 in St. Louis. Scotty McCreery will be coming along as the opening act. The new tour follows the Flatts’ upcoming residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock Las Vegas February 25 through March 14.

Flatts band member Jay DeMarcus says of the Vegas dates, “Those shows are going to be the ultimate way to kick off our 2015 tour, where we can try new things and pretty much do whatever the hell we want. We’re having a …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of Eric Church‘s fan club? ANSWER: The Church Choir.

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Image Courtesy Valory Music Co.Justin Moore loves to cook for his family when he’s at his house near Little Rock, Arkansas, but he’s not always sure of what to make for dinner. That’s why he is reaching out to his fans for recipes.

He says, “I do run out [of ideas] from time to time of things to do. So anybody who’s got any ideas, bring ‘em to the show and give ‘em to me or somethin’.”

Justin is enjoying the catering on Miranda Lambert‘s Certified Platinum tour this weekend with shows in South Carolina, Tennessee and …read more

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Image Courtesy John Peets/Capitol NashvilleEric Church‘s latest hit, “Talladega,” looks back on the memory of a day spent at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, but the song really isn’t about NASCAR racing it all. The lyrics capture the memory of a carefree group of teenagers setting out on an adventure together.

Eric explains, “I think that’s the most interesting thing about the song is it’s about life, and it’s about freezing life and wishing you could freeze life, and we all wish we could do that. “

Eric has had several experiences like the one …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockSam Hunt will play his first show in the United Kingdom on March 9 at the Borderline in London.

Alabama will perform with the Nashville Symphony on May 12, 13 and 14, 2016 as part of the symphony’s Pops Series.

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Image Courtesy Michael Wilson/EB Media PRDierks Bentley and Josh Turner are among the featured artists on bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley‘s new album, Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow. Dierks joins Ralph on the song “I Only Exist,” and Josh is featured on “We Shall Rise.”

Says Ralph, “I’ve always enjoyed singing with other artists. Everyone who joined me on this record did a fine job. I think this will be a project that my fans will really enjoy.”

Lee Ann Womack, Robert Plant, Ricky Skaggs and Elvis Costello are also featured on the album. …read more

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Image Courtesy Sony Music Nashville/Blue ChairKenny Chesney has scored the 26th #1 radio airplay hit of his career with “Til It’s Gone.” The song, which tops the Mediabase Country chart, is the second #1 from Kenny’s latest album, The Big Revival, and he recorded the track as a message straight to his fans.

“It’s hard to believe,” Kenny says about the success of “Til It’s Gone.” “All that music… All those songs… And here we are. 26 #1 hits is hard to get your head around, but I’m glad it could be this song — because …read more

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