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Kenny Chesney calling on college students to create his next video; awarding scholarships to the winner

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Kenny Chesney calling on college students to create his next video; awarding scholarships to the winner

Blue Chair Records/Columbia NashvilleKenny Chesney is calling on Nashville-area college students to create the music video for his latest single, “All The Pretty Girls.”

Chesney asked students from Nashville’s Belmont University and Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN to submit a video they’ve created for the song, including lyric videos, live action, notion, animation and more.

“Get creative. Get real. Get inside the song, and show us how ‘All The Pretty Girls’ looks, feels, and resolves,” Chesney said in the announcement. “I wanna help a student filmmaker with school. And I want to give people …read more

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So many country acts wanted to perform with Earth, Wind & Fire for Fridays CMT Crossroads episode, they had to take the concert outdoors

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So many country acts wanted to perform with Earth, Wind & Fire for Fridays CMT Crossroads episode, they had to take the concert outdoors

John Shearer/Getty Images for CMTSome of country’s biggest stars have teamed up with legendary funk/R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire for a first of it’s kind outdoor CMT Crossroads, premiering tonight.

Filmed during the CMA Music Festival earlier this month, the group took to a stage in Downtown Nashville outside the Bridgestone Arena to welcome the likes of Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Dan + Shay, Martina McBride and more.

The electric collaborations showcases Earth, Wind & Fire’s timeless hits including “Shining Star,” “After the Love Has Gone” and “September,” performed with Lady A. Get …read more

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Country star trivia

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Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Actress Barbara Eden starred in both a movie and an NBC TV series based on this 1968 hit by Jeannie C. Riley. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Harper Valley P.T.A.”

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Carrie Underwood to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Carrie Underwood to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Image Group LA/ABCIt’s no exaggeration that Carrie Underwood‘s rise to stardom has been non-stop since she won the fourth season of American Idol thirteen years ago. Her latest career milestone? Her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Carrie’s one of eight recording artists on the list to be honored as part of the Class of 2018, according to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Carrie’s the only country star in her category, which she shares with R&B star Mary J. Blige, former American Idol judge Harry Connick, Jr., rapper Snoop Dogg, and even …read more

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Nashville notes

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Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockWednesday night the Country Radio Hall of Fame held its annual induction ceremony at the Vanderbilt Marriott in Nashville. In addition to welcoming more than ten country radio personalities and business executives, the organization bestowed their 2017 Artist Career Achievement Award upon Martina McBride.

Prolific Nashville songwriters Sarah Buxton and Rodney Clawson have re-signed with powerhouse publishing company Big Loud Shirt Publishing. Sarah has written charts hits for Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson and Florida Georgia Line. Rodney Clawson has written #1 hits for Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean as well as Justin Moore‘s most recent chart-topper, “You …read more

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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood to play first ever concert at new stadium in Atlanta

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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood to play first ever concert at new stadium in Atlanta

ABC/Image Group LAGarth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will break in the new home of the Atlanta Falcons when the couple play the first-ever concert at Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 12.

Garth made the announcement live on Facebook, opening with a video of himself playing guitar inside the catwalks of the new stadium which is scheduled to open in August.

“This is gonna be cool,” Garth said in the video. “It’s gonna be the inaugural concert in there,” he added, gushing about the vista of Atlanta from the stadium’s skywalk.

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Nashville Recap: “A Change Would Do You Good”

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Nashville Recap: “A Change Would Do You Good”

CMTOn Thursday’s new episode of Nashville on CMT, Juliette Barnes worked to get Hallie Jordan a record deal, which exposed the promising singer’s complicated relationship with her still-married guitarist. Though Hallie initially hesitated when she realized she wouldn’t be able to use her band on her record, she eventually acquiesced, and started working with producer Avery Barkley.

Zach Welles brought in marketing genius Alyssa Greene to breathe new life into Highway 65, though she admitted she knows nothing about country music. After the label’s artists were initially hesitant to embrace her suggestions, Will …read more

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Why Kenny Chesney was instantly attracted to “All the Pretty Girls”

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Why Kenny Chesney was instantly attracted to “All the Pretty Girls”

Blue Chair Records/Columbia NashvilleKenny Chesney was instantly attracted to his new single, “All the Pretty Girls,” because of its universal appeal.

“When I first heard this song I knew it was me,” the native of East Tennessee says. “I knew that the beauty of it was that so many different age groups can feel that angst in the song, and hear those lines in the song and go, ‘Oh my God that’s me and my buddies.’”

The “Bar at the End of World” hitmaker says no matter where you grew up, your story is likely the same.

“We all got in trouble, we …read more

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Kane Brown FT/Lauren Alaina – “What Ifs” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – June 23rd, 2017 – Kane Brown FT/Lauren Alaina – “What Ifs” is your new music add and song of the day for this Friday on 103-FXD! Kane Brown FT/Lauren Alaina – “What Ifs” is a powerful new song and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country – 103-FXD and […]

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Little Big Town will make people happy on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series on Friday

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Little Big Town will make people happy on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series on Friday

ABC/Image Group LAOn Friday, Little Big Town will rock New York City as part of ABC’s Good Morning America 2017 Summer Concert Series. The band will perform live from SummerStage in New York’s Central Park, and the show will be free and open to the public from 7a.m. to 9 a.m. ET.

Fans interested in joining LBT and GMA in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield, SummerStage’s location, via the 72nd Street entrance at 6 a.m. when the park opens to the public.

LBT will be the second country act to perform on this …read more

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