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Warner Music NashvilleHunter Hayes sent a video serenade of his song “Invisible” to fan from Maryland just one day before she passed away from cancer. In the clipd he called her “a rock star” and one of the most inspiring human beings he has ever come across.

Her name was Erin Catterton, and she lost her battle to uterine cancer on July 29 at age 22. Before her passing, Erin’s brother, Robert, reached out to Hunter’s camp to try to fulfill her wish to meet her favorite singer. Hunter responded by sending Erin a heartfelt video …read more

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Valory Music Co.Thomas Rhett has revealed more details of his genre-bending new album, Tangled Up, due out September 25. The project features his R&B-inspired hit, “Crash and Burn,” as well as collaborations with pop/R&B stars Jordin Sparks and Lunch Money Lewis.

“I didn’t grow up listening to just one style of music,” Thomas says of his varied musical influences. “So, I don’t know how to write just one style of music. Whether these songs have more of a pop influence or more of a hip-hop influence or a completely country influence, they all — …read more

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Joseph Llanes/UMGKip Moore will launch his 2015 Wild Ones Tour October 8 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in support of his new album, Wild Ones, due out August 21. If you’ve caught Kip’s show in the last few months, then you’ve probably already heard a good chunk of his new project.

Kip says, “We’ve been playing so many of these new songs in the live show because we road-tested them night after night before recording what became the final album. They were a huge part in helping me formulate what Wild Ones became.”

Kip’s new tour …read more

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ABC RadioFlorida Georgia Line is just one of the superstar acts you’ll see performing on ABC’s CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock Tuesday night at 8 ET. The three-hour special was shot last month on location in Nashville during the four-day CMA Music Festival. The event attracts fans from around the world because it offers the public a chance to interact with their favorite country stars on top of seeing them perform live.

While taping a segment for the ABC special during CMA Music Festival, FGL’s Tyler Hubbard said, “CMA Fest in Nashville, Tennessee is where …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of the clothing and lifestyle brand Florida Georgia Line‘s Brian Kelley runs with his wife, Brittney? ANSWER: Tribe Kelley.

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Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge has a really rough gig coming up. He’s signed on as a celebrity judge for the 95th annual Miss America Competition airing this Sunday, September 13 on ABC.

Brett says, “I get to judge Miss America. Are you kidding me?! Talk about a dream come true! I can’t wait to be a part of this.”

The Miss America Competition will broadcast live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fifty-two women representing their home states and territories will compete to be named Miss America and win scholarship money.

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Webster PRDolly Parton played two sold-out benefit concerts at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium Friday and Saturday night. The shows marked the first time Dolly had headlined a concert in Nashville since her 2002 concert at the Ryman, which was the home of the Grand Ole Opry when Dolly became a member in 1969.

Dolly admits she usually likes to just stay home when she’s in Nashville, but the Ryman is always her first choice when she plays Music City.

She says of the historic venue, “I just wanted this to be the place I played because …read more

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Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert was in the audience for Shania Twain’s concert in Nashville Friday night. The two connected backstage after the show and hugged for a photograph posted on Shania’s Instagram account. During the show, Miranda posted an Instagram picture of Shania riding a fringe saddle on the end of a crane that took her out over the audience. The caption reads, “Shania Twain. Fringe Saddle. That’s All. #nashville #girlsnight #rockthiscountry #bada** #musicismedicine.”

Girls night, love seeing you! #RockThisCountry

A photo posted by Shania Twain (@shaniatwain) on Aug 1, 2015 at …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockKelsea Ballerini will join Chase Rice for the Atlanta stop on his JD and Jesus Tour 2015 coming up November 12.

Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean‘s show at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri set a new venue attendance record with more than 57,000 fans in the audience. Pink Floyd had the previous record with more than 56,000 fans back in 1994.

Steven Tyler will perform a pre-race concert prior to the Irwin Tools Night NASCAR race at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee on August 22.

Tim McGraw has a brand-new single, “Top of the World,” coming out …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockKelsea Ballerini will join Chase Rice for the Atlanta stop on his JD and Jesus Tour 2015 coming up November 12.

Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean‘s show at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri set a new venue attendance record with more than 57,000 fans in the audience. Pink Floyd had the previous record with more than 56,000 fans back in 1994.

Steven Tyler will perform a pre-race concert prior to the Irwin Tools Night NASCAR race at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee on August 22.

Tim McGraw has a brand-new single, “Top of the World,” coming out …read more

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