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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRascal Flatts has been in talks with Donatos Pizza to open pizza stores in Nashville.

Frankie Ballard‘s first stop on his Light ‘Em Up tour will be livestreamed from Minneapolis on Yahoo’s Live Nation Channel on October 16.

Fans who pre-order Florida Georgia Line‘s new album, Anything Goes, on iTunes will now get an instant download of the new album cut, “Sippin’ on Fire.”

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Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleCole Swindell‘s career is off to an amazingly good start with his first two singles hitting #1 at country radio. Since he came onto the country scene, Cole’s life has kicked into overdrive, but his mentor and friend Luke Bryan is there to help him adjust to life in the spotlight.

“I’ve been around him probably the most over my career here in Nashville,” Cole says of Luke. “He’s always just told me to have fun. Like, literally, that’s what he said. Just have fun with it, ’cause I think he …read more

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Image Courtesy Peets/Capitol NashvilleYou might assume from the title of Eric Church‘s new single, “Talladega,” that he’s penned a song about race cars and pit crews, but the Talladega International Speedway in Alabama only serves as the venue for the song’s story about the lives of the fans in the crowd. In fact, Eric actually lived out the lyrics to “Talladega” as a teenager, except he attended a NASCAR race at the Martinsville Speedway in Virginia.

Eric tells Billboard, “It was a thing where a group of your buddies go take stuff, tents, camp …read more

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Image Courtesy Broken Bow RecordsCountry newcomer Chase Bryant released his self-titled debut EP this week featuring his hit song “Take It on Back.” The 21-year-old native Texan co-wrote all five songs on the EP, and co-produced the project, too.

Chase is on the road with Brantley Gilbert‘s Let It Ride tour through the fall.

Here’s the Chase Bryant EP track listing:

“Wayfarer Weather”
“Little Bit of You”
“Change Your Name”
“Jet Black Pontiac”
“Take It on Back”

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Image Courtesy Show Dog/UniversalToby Keith‘s Toby Keith Foundation is hosting its second annual Schooner Fall Classic golf tournament at Toby’s Belmar Golf Club in Norman, Oklahoma, this weekend. Seventeen of the nation’s Women’s Collegiate Golf teams will play in the tournament, spearheaded by Toby’s wife, Tricia. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Oklahoma City’s OK Kids Korral facility for pediatric cancer patients.

Tricia says, “We are hosting a tournament with an intended purpose, and that is to encourage these future golf professionals and business leaders to consider how fortunate they are to be able to …read more

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Image Courtesy RCA Nashville/PearlGarth Brooks‘ new album is titled Man Against Machine. It comes out November 11 featuring the lead single, “People Loving People.”

As for the title, Garth was inspired to reflect how he sees mankind affected by technology. He says, “For 14 years, I have watched heart and soul, dreams and individualism, fighting for their very existence in a world of increasing technology. This album is a reminder to all those who dream, work and fight for what they believe; do not give up your vision.”

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum‘s 7 for 7 campaign continued Thursday in Fort Meade, MD. The trio surprised army wife Carrie Warfel with a party on the base where her husband is stationed. They also treated her to a day at the spa and gave Carrie and her husband a trip to the 2015 ACM Awards in Dallas. Carrie’s husband was also surprised with a Polaris ATV.

Lady Antebellum is fulfilling seven wishes over seven days with their 7 for 7 campaign in connection with their brand-new album, 747, in stores now.

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Image Courtesy RCA NashvilleMiranda Lambert is headed back on the road this January with her Certified Platinum tour, with special guest Justin Moore. RaeLynn, Sunny Sweeney, Ashley Monroe and Danielle Bradbery will be on the bill in select markets, too.

So far, Miranda has only announced the tour cities for the Certified Platinum tour. Venues will be announced soon:

Evansville, IN
Lexington, KY
Columbus, OH
Charleston, SC
Knoxville, TN
Charleston, WV
Spokane, WA
Tacoma, WA
Eugene, OR
Toledo, OH
Rockford, IL
Peoria, IL
Little Rock, AR
Tulsa, OK
Oklahoma City, OK
Wichita, KS
Dallas, TX
Cedar Rapids, IA
Grand Rapids, MI
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Image Courtesy Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean‘s new album, Old Boots, New Dirt, is coming out Tuesday, and he’s set to kick off that morning with a multi-song performance on NBC’s Today. Jason also will stop by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that night.

To cap off his release week, Jason is headlining his annual Concert for the Cure on October 11 in Detroit. The concert raises money for Susan G. Komen in their fight against breast cancer. A portion of ticket sales from each city on Jason’s 2014 Burn It Down tour have gone to local Susan …read more

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Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleKip Moore hand-picked Charlie Worsham and Sam Hunt to join him on his latest headlining trek, CMT On Tour: Up in Smoke.

While their musical styles are completely different, Kip feels his opening acts compliment his music to create a great concert bill. He tells CMT.com, “I know we all respect what each other does. We’re all very different. We’re all very different onstage, but they are killer. They’ve been awesome.”

Kip and his crew continue their tour this weekend with shows in Iowa and Minnesota.

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