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Image Courtesy Stoney CreekThompson Square‘s Keifer and Shawna Thompson are rebuilding their dream home in Alabama after a water leak in the upstairs bathroom flooded the entire house a few weeks ago. Water spewed throughout the house for six days while the duo was on the road.

Keifer tells ABC Radio, “[Shawna’s] mother went to the house to let somebody in to do some work, and she stepped into ankle-deep water. Literally destroyed the house. It’s all down to studs. It’s been a nightmare.”

To make matters worse, the people cleaning up the flood backed their truck …read more

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Image Courtesy BMLG/ABCThe new soundtrack for ABC’s Nashville is coming out May 12, just a day before the third season finale airs May 13. The Music of Nashville: Original Soundtrack Season 3, Volume 2 will be available at all digital retailers. A physical version will be available at Target featuring two exclusive bonus tracks.

Look for Nashville cast members Chris Carmack and Aubrey Peeples to perform a song from the soundtrack on ABC’s The View Wednesday. The Nashville Live in Concert Tour kicks off Wednesday night at the Beacon Theatre in New York City as well.

Here is the track listing:

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Image Courtesy Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean and Kenny Chesney merge their respective tours for 10 stadium dates starting this Saturday in San Francisco. While each artist will give fans a full solo set, the superstars will come together to collaborate on several songs during the concert.

Jason tells Rolling Stone, “You’re going to hear songs that you wouldn’t typically hear from us. . . some Americana type stuff, [Bob] Seger, [John] Mellencamp.”

Jason and Kenny started rehearsing together a few weeks ago, and they’ve been talking and texting about additional ideas for the show ever …read more

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Image Courtesy Southern Ground/Varvatos/BMLGZac Brown Band‘s latest album, Jekyll + Hyde, is now on sale featuring their latest #1 hit, “Homegrown.” As always, the guys cover a lot of musical ground on the new project, and the title, Jekyll + Hyde, is meant to capture the shifting moods of the new music.

Zac Brown says, “[The new album] kind of time travels and goes to different genres and goes to different periods in time, and there’s some [songs] that have a real kind of darkness to them and some of them have a light and some …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of Zac Brown Band‘s recording studios in Nashville? ANSWER: Southern Ground.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDarius Rucker is getting back together with his rock band, Hootie & The Blowfish, to perform “Hold My Hand” on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman Thursday night. The group’s appearance on Letterman essentially launched Hootie’s career in the mid-’90s, and they’re making a rare appearance on the show in honor of his last month on the air.

Tim McGraw sits down for an interview and gives a performance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night. He also appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday afternoon.

Jana Kramer is set to perform her new single, “I Got the Boy,” …read more

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Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleTyler Farr‘s new album, Suffer in Peace, is out this week. As you might have guessed from the title, there are plenty of sad country songs on the new project, including his latest hit, “A Guy Walks into a Bar.” Tyler named the album after one of the songs on the project, and he knew it would grab people’s attention.

Tyler tells ABC Radio, “Suffer in Peace, for me, the title is kind of like a book, where you read a chapter, and if it’s good and interesting, you want to …read more

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Image Courtesy Republic NashvilleA Thousand Horses, Keslea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne, CAM, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer and Michael Ray are among the new artists performing at the CMA Music Festival’s Bud Light Plaza Stage outside Nashville Bridgestone Arena. These concerts are free and open to the public during each day during the festival which runs from June 11 through 14.

Lauren Alaina, Greg Bates, Nashville star Chris Carmack and Sunny Sweeney are on the bill for the Belk Park Stage at Walk of Fame Park that weekend, too.

Go to CMAFest.com for a full list of talent performing …read more

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Image Courtesy Joseph Llanes/Stoney CreekRandy Houser‘s new single, “We Went,” has been delivered to country radio and will be available for download on Monday, May 18. It’s the lead release from Randy’s upcoming studio album, the follow up to his hit 2013 project, How Country Feels.

As for the new single, Randy tells Rolling Stone, “The song is about hanging out, a little bit of danger, running from the cops — all things I grew up doing (well, maybe avoiding the cops is more accurate). But rhythmically and lyrically it’s more progressive …read more

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Image Courtesy CMAEric Church feels right at home headlining arenas on The Outsiders World Tour, but he admits he didn’t handle his first arena tour very well. His third album, Chief, had just broken through to country radio when he started playing those big rooms in early 2012.

Eric tells the Asbury Park Press, “We came from where we were really in our element in these bars, clubs, theaters, and we just owned those places. And then all of a sudden we’re an arena act. And what I found is I was a little …read more

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