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Image Courtesy Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean is going all out to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his Concert for the Cure to raise money for breast cancer research and treatment. The show will take place October 24 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida, and a portion of Jason’s ticket proceeds from every show on his 2015 Burn It Down Tour will help support Susan G. Komen South Florida’s efforts in the Palm Beach area.

Jason is also honoring two breast cancer survivors at each show on his tour this year. …read more

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Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleAshley Monroe is nearing the top of the country chart with her Blake Shelton collaboration “Lonely Tonight,” and now she’s releasing a brand-new single of her own, “On to Something Good.” The uptempo track captures the positive attitude Ashley is feeling lately now that she’s a 28-year-old married woman.

Ashley says of “On to Something Good,” “As cheesy as this might sound, that’s exactly how it felt. I like that the song is hopeful and it’s saying, ‘Hey, we’ve all been there. We all know what it’s like to be down …read more

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Image Courtesy Jeremy Cowart/Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line‘s latest #1, “Sun Daze,” was actually the last song they wrote and recorded for their latest album, Anything Goes. The track was written toward the end of their baseball stadium tour with Nelly last summer.

FGL’s Brian Kelley says, “We thought we pretty much had every song we wanted [for the album], but this one definitely kicked one of the songs off. It shows that right down to the wire you need to keep writing and stay in your creative zone. We knew we had something special.”

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhich country legend is featured on Toby Keith‘s hit “Beer for My Horses”? ANSWER: Willie Nelson.

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Image Courtesy ABCBrad Paisley has been very forthcoming with parenting advice for his CMA Awards co-host and mom-to-be, Carrie Underwood. She’s reached out to ask him questions about finding a good pediatrician in Nashville and raising a kid while on the road. Brad admits Carrie will face more challenges than he does balancing parenthood and a demanding concert schedule.

Brad tells CMT.com, “My kids get to be home with my wife, their mother, and it’s a much different thing when it’s the mom going on the road. I cannot imagine what it …read more

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Image Courtesy Stoney Creek RecordsRandy Houser had three number one hits from his latest album, How Country Feels, before he released the fourth single from the project, “Like a Cowboy.” That song will most likely top the country chart in the coming weeks, and Randy is proud the traditional-sounding track about a guy who can’t commit to a relationship is catching on with fans.

“[It’s] definitely more of the songwriter side of me and me expressing myself more than trying to get a hit,” Randy says. “We obviously have to record things that sound …read more

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Image Courtesy Republic NashvilleThe Band Perry has teamed up with dance/pop DJ and artist Diplo to create a new song. Diplo tweeted about the collaboration, saying he is addicted to the Perry siblings’ “good vibes.”

In other Band Perry news, the group performed a concert at Cascade High School in Cascade, Iowa Monday. The students won the concert through their participation in State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive campaign to promote safe driving among teenagers.

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockReba performed a Valentine’s Day show in Music City Saturday to benefit the Nashville Rescue Mission.

Kacey Musgraves regularly covers Dolly Parton‘s 1977 hit “Here You Come Again” in her live shows.

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Image Courtesy Monty Brinton/CBSTwo days after the Grammy Awards, music’s top stars gathered to tape a special paying tribute to Stevie Wonder that’ll air Monday night. The special, Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life — An All-Star Grammy Salute, features a cover of Stevie’s 1974 song, “You Haven’t Done Nothin’” performed by The Band Perry.

LL Cool J hosts the special, which also features everyone from Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Ed Sheeran, to John Legend, Tony Bennett and Jennifer Hudson. Some of the presenters on the show include Tyler Perry, Craig Robinson, Jamie Foxx and former SNL …read more

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Image Courtesy Little, Brown and CompanyWillie Nelson‘s new book, It’s a Long Story: My Life, will be released on May 5. The book covers his childhood in Texas during the Depression to his time as a Nashville songwriter in the ’60s to his reinvention as a cultural icon starting when he moved back to Texas in the ’70s. The stories behind Willie’s classic albums such as Stardust, Red Headed Stranger and Phases and Stages are included, too.

Fans will also get to read about Willie’s relationship with his fellow country legends Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Waylon …read more

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