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Image Courtesy BMLGReba‘s latest single, “Going Out Like That,” bows at #28 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart — her highest debut ever on that tally.

This bests her previous entry at #32 on “If You See Him/If You See Her” with Brooks & Dunn in 1998. At that time, Hot Country Songs chart positions were based solely on radio airplay; now, downloads and streams are factored in with airplay to determine chart placement. “Going Out Like That” benefits from 21,000 downloads sold in the first week, which is Reba’s best digital sales week ever. Her …read more

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Image Courtesy Monarch PublicityLee Brice and Chris Young are headed out on a joint headlining tour starting January 22 in Syracuse, NY and continuing through a March 8 show in Honolulu, HI.

Lee and Chris have toured together in the past. Chris says, “Lee and I had a blast last year when we were out with Brad [Paisley] and so we thought it would be great to join up for a co-headlining tour for our fans this winter.”

Lee agrees. saying, “Chris and I have been talking about touring together again for a while. We have a lot of fun …read more

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Image Courtesy Monarch PublicityLee Brice and Chris Young are headed out on a joint headlining tour starting January 22 in Syracuse, NY and continuing through a March 8 show in Honolulu, HI.

Lee and Chris have toured together in the past. Chris says, “Lee and I had a blast last year when we were out with Brad [Paisley] and so we thought it would be great to join up for a co-headlining tour for our fans this winter.”

Lee agrees. saying, “Chris and I have been talking about touring together again for a while. We have a lot of fun …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the title of Lee Ann Womack‘s signature song, which she performed at Maya Angelou‘s funeral last year? ANSWER: “I Hope You Dance.”

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Image Courtesy BMLGA few of country’s hottest new acts have signed on to perform at Nashville Lifestyles magazine’s 11th Annual Music in the City event, coming up Tuesday, January 20. Danielle Bradbery, Mickey Guyton, Lindsey Ell and new duo Native Run are on the bill.

The show takes place at Barlines at Nashville’s Omni Hotel. Tickets are available now at NashvilleLifestyles.com. Carrie Underwood graces the cover of the magazine’s Music Issue, on stands now.

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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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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.

Brandy tells ABC News Radio, “I was definitely a huge …read more

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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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