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Joseph Anthony BakerWhat’s it like touring with Blake Shelton? Pretty fun, according to The Band Perry.

Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry stopped by E! News Tuesday to spill the behind-the-scenes details of their recent tour with Shelton.

“2014 has been totally slammed. We’re very blue collar when it comes to our touring life,” Kimberly Perry said. “It was funny being out with Shelton all the time. It was like summer camp.”

And apparently, The Voice judge is just as crazy as he is on TV. “He is, especially when he’s out playing basketball between the buses,” Kimberly …read more

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Image Courtesy Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line‘s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley knew “Burnin’ It Down” was a big hit as soon as they co-wrote it with songwriter Rodney Clawson. So, why did they give it away to Jason Aldean?

It turns out the song was written about a year ago, and FGL had just finished up recording the new tracks for the re-release of their debut album, Here’s to the Good Times. They knew they wouldn’t be able to put it out for at least a year or more if they held on to it.

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Image Courtesy Southern GroundZac Brown Band‘s first best-of compilation, Greatest Hits So Far…, is coming out November 10. Kicking off with their debut hit, “Chicken Fried,” the 14-track collection also includes their collaborations with Alan Jackson on “As She’s Walking Away” and Jimmy Buffett on “Knee Deep.” Hits like “No Hurry,” Goodbye in Her Eyes” and “Toes” are also featured.

Here’s the Greatest Hits So Far… track listing:

“Chicken Fried”
“Whatever It Is”
“Toes”
“Free”
“Highway 20 Ride”
“As She’s Walking Away” (featuring Alan Jackson)
“Colder Weather”
“Knee Deep” (featuring Jimmy Buffett)
“Keep Me in Mind”
“No Hurry”
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Image Courtesy CMACongratulations to Keith Urban on his nominations at this year’s ARIA Awards, Australia’s equivalent of the Grammys. His latest album, Fuse, is up for Best Country Album. Keith’s also mentioned in the Best Live Act category for his Light the Fuse tour, which kicked off Down Under. The ARIA Awards will be handed out in Sydney, Australia on November 26.

Back in the U.S., Keith is up for four CMA Awards next month including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year for Fuse. Look for Keith to perform on the 48th Annual CMA Awards Wednesday, …read more

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Image Courtesy Arista NashvilleBrad Paisley‘s new video for “Perfect Storm” includes his fans in a big way. He called on his Twitter followers to submit photographs of either themselves or a special someone wearing a t-shirt in a reference to the line in “Perfect Storm,” “She destroys me in that t-shirt.”

Brad chose 42 of the photos to appear in the new clip and let selected contributor know via Twitter to look for themselves in the video. Of course, Brad included a photo of his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, for the clip, too.

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Comstock/ThinkstockJason Aldean, Eric Church and Luke Bryan collaborated on which hit single from Jason’s album, Night Train? ANSWER: “The Only Way I Know.”

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Image Courtesy Nino Munoz/Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum has released the uptempo track “Freestyle” as the new single from their just-released album, 747. It follows their recent #1 hit, “Bartender.” Lady A plans to keep the party going strong with “Freestyle.”

The group’s Charles Kelley admits “Freestyle” is so “fun and different” it actually scares him a bit to put it out. He explains, “The song conjures up all of these vivid images — tons of pop culture — and the best part is it can be taken so many different ways. We just wanted to put a …read more

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Image Courtesy Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean‘s sixth studio album, Old Boots, New Dirt, is now on sale featuring his latest hit, “Burnin’ It Down.” That sexy song is something of a departure for Jason, but fans of his hard-rocking signature sound will find plenty to love about the new album.

Jason even hints at that mix of old and new sounds in the album title. He tells ABC News Radio, “Well, I think Old Boots, New Dirt kind of applies to a lot of things. It sort of applies to musically where I’ve been, where we’re going.”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRascal Flatts will perform their latest single, “Playback,” on ABC’s The View Friday.

Carrie Underwood‘s new single, “Something in the Water,” sold more than 124,000 downloads in its first week. That’s Carrie’s best-ever opening week sales tally ever.

Toby Keith‘s new single, “Drunk Americans,” will be released to country radio and to fans digitally on October 14.

Chris Young is performing at the Nashville Basket Brigade’s Fundraising Fright Night at the Tin Roof Nashville on Wednesday, October 29. Proceeds go to help feed local families in need this Thanksgiving.

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Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleThe Swon Brothers burst onto the national scene in a big way as contestants on NBC’s The Voice, but they knew that was no guarantee their debut single, “Later On,” would become a hit at country radio. Their coach on The Voice, Blake Shelton, made it clear they’d have to work very hard to earn their spot on those radio playlists.

The duo’s Zach Swon tells ABC News Radio, “You still have a lot of loyal fans, but getting the radio audience is a little harder task, and you have a lot to prove. I …read more

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