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Brett Eldredge debuts autobiographical single “Somethin’ I’m Good At”

AtlanticThe bouncy new single from Brett Eldredge, “Somethin’ I’m Good At,” is total reflection of his personality.

“I can’t even explain the anticipation and excitement I’ve been feeling about putting out new music,” says Brett. “It’s exciting to write and record a song that captures this side of me and this song is full of life and excitement. I hope everyone feels the way I do about it and I hope it puts a smile on your face when you hear it as you’re driving down the road or unloading the dishwasher or whatever …read more

Country Stars shine on soundtrack to film “The Shack”

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Atlantic RecordsThe soundtrack to The Shack, the new movie starring Tim McGraw, is out today, one week ahead of the movie’s premiere on March 3, featuring new music from some of country’s biggest stars.

As previously reported, Dan + Shay, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Brett Eldredge, and of course Tim and Faith Hill, have all recorded new music for the film. This marks the first time Tim and Faith have both written and recorded a song together.

Dan + Shay’s track, “When I Pray for You,” will be out as a single next Friday. Lady Antebellum contributes “Lay …read more

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Lady Antebellum shift into high gear with back-to-back TV appearances including the Daytona 500

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ABC/Image Group LAThis Sunday, Lady Antebellum will help get those engine’s revving as the headlining entertainment prior to the start of the 59th Annual Daytona 500. The race is the official kick-off the NASCAR season and airs on FOX beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern.

The following night, the trio will return to Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC and join the highly influential R&B group Bell Biv Devoe, for a one-time-only Mashup Monday performance as Lady AnteBell Biv Devoe.

There’s no stopping Lady A’s current single either, as “You Look Good” has just entered the top 30 on the Billboard …read more

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Jon Pardi cleans up real nice in his sexy new video for “Dirt on My Boots”

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ABC/Image Group LAJon Pardi is hoping to boost his “Dirt on My Boots” single to the top of the charts with the release of a sexy video.

The clip, streaming on YouTube, intercuts shots of Jon performing the song before an adoring crowd and a woman returning from an afternoon of horseback riding and getting dolled up before turning up at the show to meet Jon in the wings as he exits the stage.

The tune currently sits at #5 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and is the latest single from Jon’s California Sunrise album.

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Here’s the country music connection at Sunday night’s Academy Awards

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ABC/Image Group LAIf you don’t want to watch the Academy Awards this Sunday night because no country stars are involved, it turns out you’re wrong…sort of. Chris Stapleton contributed the song “Outlaw State of Mind” to the soundtrack of Best Picture Nominee Hell or High Water.

In the film, two brothers, played by Chris Pine and Ben Foster, rob branches of a West Texas bank to obtain enough money to prevent foreclosure of their family ranch. A crafty Texas Ranger, played by Jeff Bridges, is soon on the case — his last before he retires — and as …read more

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Darius Rucker goes from hitmaker to “Hawaii Five-0”

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ABC/Image Group LAGrammy and CMA Award winner Darius Rucker will get to showcase another talent tonight as he makes a guest appearance on the hit TV show Hawaii Five-0.

In the role of Desmond Abati, a terrorist bomb maker and notorious criminal, Darius will get the chance to show off the dramatic side of his acting skills. Many remember his appearances in the 2001 comedy Shallow Hal and, more recently, in the tongue-in-cheek role of Jesus in an episode of CMT’s Still the King starring another country hitmaker Billy Ray Cyrus.

Darius Rucker’s episode of Hawaii Five-0 debuts tonight, …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockLittle Big Town‘s album, The Breaker, is out today. But do you remember the group’s break-out hit from 2005 that was their first platinum-selling single? ANSWER: “Boondocks”

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Nashville recap: “If Tomorrow Never Comes

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CMTOn Thursday’s new episode of Nashville on CMT, the entire premise of the series changed.

Rayna Jaymes was determined to finish a new song on her concept album with Deacon Claybourne, even though she was fighting for her life after being blindsided by a truck while riding in a police car.

Gunnar Scott tried to rescue his relationship with Scarlett O’Connor, despite the fact she was transfixed by the video director who had frustrated her earlier.

Pain in Juliette Barnes’ leg made her wonder if she’d ever be able to fully recover from the plane crash …read more

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Little Big Town launches 7th studio album “The Breaker” with rare Ryman residency

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Capitol NashvilleEarlier this week Little Big Town took their Taylor Swift-penned power ballad “Better Man” to the top of the charts.

To end the week the group will find themselves launching their 7th studio album The Breaker with a sold-out and highly anticipated concert at the Ryman Auditorium, part of a recurring residency for the group at the venue.

It will be one of the few chances they’ve had to perform “Better Man” for a live crowd so far. But, Karen Fairchild of the group says, if the fan response is as strong in person as it’s been on the radio, …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLuke Bryan might have over indulged just enough to get himself in trouble after singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl recently. Luke met legendary Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps during the game and said that after “a few beers,” he apparently presented a challenge to Phelps. “The next morning Caroline let me know that I had challenged Michael Phelps to a swim off at my house,” Luke revealed this to a packed house of radio execs during this week’s annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville.

The Country Music Association recognized a group of Music …read more

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