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Frankie Ballard steps front and center Friday on AUDIENCE Network

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ABC/Mark LevineFrankie Ballard gets his own special on AUDIENCE Network this Friday night.

“Whenever I needed a little boost of energy or confidence or I wasn’t feeling great, I would always turn to music for my medicine,” the “Young & Crazy” hitmaker says in the promo for the show.

The Michigan native performs his latest single, a cover of Bob Seger‘s “You’ll Accompany Me,” as well as hits and other tracks from his latest album, El Rio.

You can catch the show Friday at 9 p.m. ET on AUDIENCE Network.

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Country star trivia

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Who was the first act ever to win the CMA Vocal Duo of the Year trophy, which was introduced in 1970? ANSWER: Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton.

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Lauren Alaina’s “Doin’ Fine,” with an early-morning concert this Friday

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ABC/Lou RoccoIt’ll be an early wake-up call for Lauren Alaina this Friday morning, as she starts her day with a mini-concert on Fox & Friends.

The Rossville, Georgia native will play the show’s All-American Concert Series this week, and you can expect to hear tunes like her #1 “Road Less Traveled,” as well as her current single, “Doin’ Fine.” You can watch for Lauren’s set starting at 6 a.m. ET on Fox News.

Lauren next hits the road on July 13, as she joins Luke Bryan‘s Huntin’, Fishin’, and Lovin’ Every Day Tour in Bethel, New York.

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Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum perform on ‘Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular’

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Lady Antebellum; Hodges Usry/NBC Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum lit up Tuesday night’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, broadcast on NBC.

Brad, in the midst of his Weekend Warrior World Tour, performed a couple of songs off his Love and War album, live from Mountain View, California’s Shoreline Amphitheatre. First up was “Today,” which he sang as clips of soldiers reuniting with their families played on a jumbo video screen behind him. He returned later with his new single, “Last Time for Everything.”

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Luke Bryan reveals he’s “halfway through” the album that will “outdo” “Kill the Lights”

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ABC/Image Group LA It’s been three months since Luke Bryan hit the top of the charts with his most recent #1, “Fast.” Now, we’re waiting for new music from the four-time Entertainer of the Year, and it will likely come from his new album.

“Certainly, I’m in the studio,” Luke reveals. “[I’ve] recorded some stuff, [and am] probably halfway through my project. [I’m] really getting geared up.”

“I’ve been writing the past month,” he goes on, “and I really have not ever taken like a breath since I rolled into this town. So [I’m] kinda taking a little breath and enjoying that, …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Chris Stapleton‘s new single is “Broken Halos.” He first debuted the song last December on Dolly Parton‘s Smoky Mountains Rise telethon.

Morgan Wallen will make his Grand Ole Opry debut this Friday. Currently out on Florida Georgia Line‘s Smooth Tour, the newcomer has his first top-40 hit with “The Way I Talk.”

Reba McEntire, Lee Ann Womack and Brandy Clark are set to play a benefit for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Wednesday, July 12 at Nashville’s City Winery.

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Frankie Ballard – “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – July 5th, 2017 – Frankie Ballard – “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” is your new music add and song of the day for this Wednesday on 103-FXD! Frankie Ballard – “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” is a powerful new song and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country – 103-FXD and WFXD.com! Be […]

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The race is on: Brantley Gilbert lends his name to NASCAR

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Valory Music Co. Brantley Gilbert is getting his own NASCAR race.

The Georgia native’s label, Big Machine, will sponsor this year’s Brickyard 400. The Sunday, July 23 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will now be known as the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400.

The “Weekend” hitmaker will be there, and perform as part of the festivities leading up to the event. Big Machine also plans to sponsor the race in 2018.

Brantley’s latest single is “The Ones That Like Me” from his #1 album, The Devil Don’t Sleep. He and his wife Amber are expecting their first child before the …read more

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Blake Shelton makes it two dozen #1’s and counting with “Every Time I Hear That Song”

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David Becker/Getty Images via ABCNot only will Blake Shelton be celebrating Independence Day this week, he’s also marking the 24th #1 of his career with “Every Time I Hear That Song.”

“Holy crap, this is awesome!” the star of The Voice says with his typical candor. “I just recently had a birthday, and, as I get older, I have a greater appreciation for everything.”

“First and foremost, thank you to the fans for making this crazy career possible…” he goes on. “I also want to extend a special thank you on this 4th of July holiday to the first responders and service …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Though it would go on to be a #1 hit for Ricky Skaggs in 1982, George Strait also recorded this song for his Strait from the Heart album, not realizing Skaggs had cut it a couple weeks earlier. Can you name this Guy Clark classic? ANSWER: “Heartbroke.”

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