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Image Courtesy Universal Music GroupSam Hunt‘s debut album, Montevallo, is now in stores featuring his breakthrough hit “Leave the Night On.”

The album title comes from the name of a city in Alabama about 25 minutes south of Birmingham. Sam played football at the University of Alabama at Birmingham before moving to Nashville. Once he got to Music City, Sam ended up dating a girl who lived down in Montevallo. Though that relationship is now over, that girl is the main inspiration for the songs Sam wrote and recorded for his debut project.

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Image Courtesy CMARonnie Milsap was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Sunday night in Nashville at the organization’s annual Medallion Ceremony. Ronnie was on hand to accept the honor following tribute performances from Martina McBride on “(I’d Be) A Legend in My Time” and Hunter Hayes on “(There’s) Gettin’ Over Me.” Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill and R&B legend Sam Moore also teamed up to sing Ronnie’s 1985 hit, “Lost in the Fifties Tonight.”

Bluegrass pioneer Mac Wiseman and the late songwriter Hank Cochran were also inducted into the Country Music Hall of …read more

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Image Courtesy Splash PRThe Swon Brothers helped former Tennessee Volunteers football coach Phil Fulmer surprise his daughter at her wedding reception last weekend in Maryville, Tennessee. The brothers played Tim McGraw‘s “My Little Girl” as Fulmer and his daughter shared their father-daughter dance. The Fulmer family has been fans of The Swon Brothers since the duo competed on The Voice.

To show his appreciation, Coach Fulmer presented Colton and Zach Swon with autographed Tennessee Vols footballs.

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Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleGloriana‘s Rachel Reinert didn’t have to get into character to sing the trio’s latest single, “Trouble,” since the song came from her real-life experience. Rachel co-wrote the song with band mate Mike Gossin about an ex-boyfriend who cheated on her about two years ago.

Rachel tells ABC News Radio, “We dated for a couple years. I ended up finding out that he was cheating on me, which I did suspect. He, of course, lied about it, which, shocker, right?”

Like anybody, Rachel can be nice and sweet, but it’s a different story …read more

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Image Courtesy Splash! PRThe Band Perry recently gave a Master Class for aspiring musicians at Belmont University’s School of Music in Nashville. During the hour-long event, The Band Perry’s Reid, Neil and Kimberly Perry shared stories of playing shopping malls, campgrounds and campsites while trying to make it as performers. They also stressed the importance of a strong work ethic and a good support system for those trying to make it in the music business.

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Image Courtesy Becky Fluke/SonyMusicMiranda Lambert‘s 7th Annual Cause for the Paws event raised more than $600,000 to help rescue dogs in need of forever homes. The event took place in Las Vegas in conjunction with Miranda’s performance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival earlier this month. A VIP experience complete with a live and silent auction helped to boost proceeds.

Miranda says, “Getting to do what I love and help the cause that’s closest to my heart, and do it in Vegas; it doesn’t get any better. With the money raised, I am …read more

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Image Courtesy Starstruck EntertainmentReba is working with two of her closest friends, Tony Brown and James Stroud, to produce her upcoming studio album, but a new release from one of country’s hottest acts has her thinking it’s time to rock the boat and work with totally different people on future projects.

Reba says, “I did hear the new Little Big Town album. Yes. So, yeah, now I’m considering it, yeah. I would love to kinda see what somebody else could do with me.”

Little Big Town’s just-released album, Pain Killer, really pushes the envelope when it comes …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is Luke Bryan‘s wife’s name? ANSWER: Caroline.

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Image Courtesy CMACondolences to Reba on the passing of her father, Clark McEntire. Reba’s sister, Susie McEntire, posted the news on her Facebook page with the message, “I am going to miss you Daddy. May you rest quietly.” He died Thursday night in Coalgate, OK.

Clark McEntire was born in Oklahoma on November 30, 1927 and went on to win the Rodeo World Championships in 1957, 1958 and 1961. He was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1979. He went on to play a major role in encouraging Reba to pursue …read more

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Image Courtesy Blue Chair/SonyKenny Chesney will launch The Big Revival tour on March 26, 2015 in Nashville. That date also happens to be his birthday.

Kenny says, “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate. I’ve been ready to get out there for a long time. Now that we’re announced I’m fired up!”

Kenny revealed the big news on ABC’s Good Morning America Friday. He’ll have different opening acts for different shows on the tour. Look for tour dates to be announced soon.

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