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Image Courtesy of PCH FilmsGrammy-winning country legend Glen Campbell is now an Oscar nominee.

The 78-year-old Campbell, who’s suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, has been nominated in the Best Original Song category for “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” which he co-wrote with Julian Raymond for the documentary Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me.

While the Best Original Song nominees category at the Golden Globe Awards was filled with pop and rock acts, the Oscars category is very different. There’s only only one song that was nominated for both the Oscars and Golden Globes: “Glory,” co-written by singer/songwriter John …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLee Ann Womack will perform on ABC’s The View on Monday, January 19.

The Swon Brothers have released the lyric video for their new single, “Pray for You,” at Cambio.com.

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Image Courtesy CMAFlorida Georgia Line launches their Anything Goes tour Thursday night in Toledo, Ohio, and they’ve taking two of country’s hottest up-and-comers along to get the crowd warmed up this year — Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard.

This trek marks the first time Thomas has performed in the middle slot on a major tour, which means he’ll get about 40 to 45 minutes to play for the fans. Before now, Thomas has only had 20 minutes to play for fans on arena shows, but he sees the value in performing all those short shows.

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Image Courtesy EB Media PRBrandy Clark’s 2015 is shaping up to be a very big year. She’s up for two Grammy Awards — New Artist of the Year and Country Album of the Year for 12 Stories — at next month’s ceremony. Brandy is also introducing her music to fans with an opening slot on Alan Jackson‘s 25th Anniversary tour, which launched this past weekend. Brandy has always looked up to Alan for his honest songwriting and commitment to keeping country music’s rich history alive.

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Image Courtesy Mercury NashvilleCondolences to Scotty McCreery on the passing of his paternal grandfather, James “Bill” McCreery II, last Sunday. The death was unexpected and came just two days after his 86th birthday.

Scotty says, “My Granddad was a hard worker who spent 20 years in the US Air Force Strategic Air Command and 10 more years working for the US Civil Service at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. He lived life to the fullest, was good-natured and had a hearty laugh.”

Scotty’s grandfather was married to his grandmother, Paquita, for 57 years. They had three …read more

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Image Courtesy CMACarrie Underwood‘s beloved dogs, Ace and Penny, are enjoying their final moments alone with their mom before she welcomes her first baby in the coming months. It looks like Carrie’s learning some lessons from those pups to pass on to her child.

Carrie shared a tender photograph on Instagram of Penny’s head resting on her pregnant belly. The caption reads, “We should all try to see ourselves the way our dogs see us…with unconditional love and acceptance, in spite of our many flaws…”

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Image Courtesy Sony Music Nashville/Blue ChairKenny Chesney will kick off The Big Revival tour on his birthday, March 26, at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Tickets for the opening show go on sale Friday, January 23 through Ticketmaster.

The hometown concert marks Kenny’s first time playing a major tour in more than a year, and he plans to have a lot of famous friends from Music City on hand that night. He says, “When you’re playing where everybody lives — and they know it’s a party, well, all kinds of people show up! So with …read more

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Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleWillie Nelson is taking on a song from Stevie Wonder‘s catalog for an upcoming Grammy TV special. Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life — An All-Star Grammy Salute airs on CBS February 16 at 9 p.m. ET. Chris Martin of Coldplay, Usher, Ed Sheeran, and Janelle Monáe will also appear on the special.

The show tapes at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Tuesday, February 10. Tickets are available at AXS.com.

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockMiranda Lambert recently opened a bed and breakfast in her hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma. What is the name? ANSWER: The Ladysmith.

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Image Courtesy Valory Music Co.RaeLynn is off to a great start with her new EP, titled ME, hitting the top 5 on the iTunes Country Albums chart when it came out Tuesday. The project features RaeLynn’s debut hit, “God Made Girls,” which is now sitting inside the top 20 at country radio.

RaeLynn debuted the cover of her ME EP via Instagram. It’s made up of the singer striking several different selfie poses. RaeLynn is also credited as a co-writer on all five of the EP’s tracks.

Here is the ME EP track listing:

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