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How the Horns Sealed the Deal for Lady Antebellum’s “Come Back” Song

Capitol Nashville“The horns, man!” That’s how Charles Kelley responds when asked what makes Lady Antebellum‘s new single, “You Look Good,” stand out against the other contenders from the trio’s HEART BREAK album, which comes out June 9.

Charles goes on to reveal he believes the band’s first album since taking a break to pursue solo endeavors is so strong, any number of tracks could’ve been the lead release.

“We usually fight for singles pretty hard,” he says, “and this is the one time I will say that I went into the label and said, ‘Guys, you know better than us. We love …read more

Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Chris Janson does his latest hit, “Holdin’ Her,” Monday on the Today show, which starts at 7 a.m. on NBC.

Chris Lane appears on Monday night’s episode of The Bachelor, performing his single “For Her” during a one-on-one date. The reality-dating hit starts at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

If you missed Old Dominion‘s performance of “Song for Another Time” Friday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, you can check it out online.

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Luke Bryan Scores Coveted Performance Slot at the Super Bowl

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ABC/Image Group LA We’ve know for some time that Lady Gaga will do the halftime show at this year’s Super Bowl, but on Sunday, we found out Luke Bryan is set to sing the national anthem.

You’ll be able to watch Luke’s performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” live from Houston’s NRG Stadium Sunday, February 5 on Fox, before the Atlanta Falcons take on the New England Patriots in the NFL championship game. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Luke joins the ranks of country performers like Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, and the Dixie Chicks, who’ve sung the national anthem at the …read more

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Sam Hunt Storms the “Billboard” Charts with His Non-Single, “Drinkin’ Too Much”

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ABC/Mark LevineSam Hunt‘s new song, “Drinkin’ Too Much,” may not officially be a single, but it’s making its mark on the Billboard charts anyway. In fact, it’s the Georgia native’s highest debut ever on the Hot Country Songs tally, making its initial appearance at #16.

Written about how the success of Sam’s breakthrough Montevallo album affected his fiancée Hannah Lee Fowler, “Drinkin’ Too Much” is making an even more impressive showing when it comes to digital sales. It moved 26,000 downloads in its first week, landing at #3 on the Country Digital Song Sales ranking — all without any …read more

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Chase Rice Heads Back to the Bars, Previewing New Album at Pub Shows

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ABC/Image Group LA Chase Rice‘s new album likely won’t be out until summer, but he’s planning to give fans a preview during a series of “Pub Shows” in March.

Named for his backstage hang known as Pub 44, the concerts will be a throwback to the intimate dive bars where the “Ready Set Roll” hitmaker cut his teeth.

Expect to hear his current single, “Everybody We Know Does,” which is from Chase’s as-yet-untitled project.

Here are the initial dates on Chase Rice’s Pub Shows trek, with tickets on sale now:

3/23 — Rome, GA, Brewhouse Music & Grill
3/24 — Valdosta, GA, Bluewater Bar & …read more

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Wynonna Gets Back to Her Roots and Plans a Revival for 2017

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Curb RecordsWynonna is going back to her beginnings on her 2017 tour, launching the Roots & Revival trek with her band The Big Noise in March.

“My roots are firmly planted in country music,” Wy says. “But I was given wings, and I’m grateful that my fans have allowed me the freedom to sing the music that I love.”

Billed as “part nostalgia, part comedy, and all rich, soulful music,” the Roots & Revival Tour will take fans on a journey through Wynonna’s 33-year career. It’s set to run through late October.

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What the Hell: With One Show in the Books, Dierks Bentley Extends His Tour

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ABC/Todd WawrychukWith one show under his belt on the 2017 What the Hell Tour, Dierks Bentley has moved ahead with mapping out his summer. The “Black” hitmaker opened the trek Thursday night to a sold-out crowd in Dayton, Ohio, with Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi opening, and has just added more dates.

“The show [Thursday] night — and even just being with Cole and Pardi hanging off stage the last few days — has me so pumped for the rest of this year,” Dierks says. “There’s not a cooler feeling in the world than the love that country music fans pour …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Fifty-four years ago this week, “The Ballad of Jed Clampett” from The Beverly Hillbillies topped Billboard‘s country chart. Can you recall who sang the classic TV theme? ANSWER: Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.

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“Burning House” Hitmaker Cam Steps Onstage to Deliver Her First TED Talk

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ABC/Image Group LA Cam is certainly no stranger to standing on stages in front of large audiences, but Friday in Reno, Nevada, the “Burning House” hitmaker will do something she’s never done before. She’ll be a featured speaker at the University of Nevada’s annual TEDx conference.

While this is her first time giving a TED Talk, the California native has long been a fan of the short, inspirational speeches that typically focus on technology, entertainment or design.

“I just love how it’s a historic-type way of transmitting information,” Cam says, “but somehow it got rediscovered with YouTube, and now it’s like a …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Real-life Music City Mayor Megan Barry played herself in Thursday night’s episode of Nashville on CMT.

Rock icon John Mellencamp will release a new duet album titled Sad Clowns and Hillbillies this spring, recorded with Carlene Carter, the daughter of country legend June Carter Cash.

Dan + Shay love Ed Sheeran‘s new song “Shape of You” so much, they covered it in a social media post late Thursday.

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