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#TheInternetIsForever: Brad Paisley’s fan-sourced Facebook project

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Arista NashvilleIf you like Brad Paisley‘s new video for “selfie #theinternetisforever,” there are plenty more where that came from — and they’re on the way soon.

The clip for the new track from Brad’s forthcoming Love and War album is just the first of six videos the West Virginia native plans to premiere on Facebook ahead of the project’s April 21 release.

“selfie #theinternetisforever” includes some of the most embarrassing self-portraits ever, sent in by Paisley’s fans after he put out the call on social media. You can participate in Brad’s upcoming videos too by watching his posts …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock 2017 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Alan Jackson made his most recent trip to the top of the country chart with this tune from 2008. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Country Boy.”

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“From A Room”: Chris Stapleton to release two albums this year from legendary RCA Studio A

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Mercury Records NashvilleChris Stapleton‘s follow-up to Traveller will be called From A Room: Volume 1, and will be out May 5, exactly two years since his breakthrough album was released.

The record’s title references legendary RCA Studio A, where it was recorded. What’s more, a second volume from the sessions this winter will be released later this year.

The collection features eight new songs co-written by Stapleton, many of which avid fans may recognize. Chris debuted the set’s opening track, “Broken Halos,” on Dolly Parton‘s Smoky Mountains Rise telethon last December. The second cut is the …read more

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How Glen Campbell helped soon-to-be fellow Hall-of-Famer Alan Jackson

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ABC Radio In 2017, Alan Jackson will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and coincidentally, the Georgia native owes his start in the music business to another Hall of Famer, Glen Campbell.

When Alan was just beginning, his wife Denise worked as a flight attendant, and a chance airport encounter with the “Rhinestone Cowboy” eventually led to a songwriting contract for Alan with his publishing company.

“That’s when it really kinda hit me…,” Alan says of the highest honor in country music, “I got the list and started going through all the artists that are in here, and I …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Willie Nelson is releasing “He Won’t Ever Be Gone” as the lead single from his new album, God’s Problem Child. It’s a tribute to his late friend, the legendary Merle Haggard.

Newcomer Lindsey Ell‘s new EP, Worth the Wait, debuts at #8 on the Nielsen Soundscan Current Country Albums chart this week.

If you missed Dustin Lynch performing his latest single Tuesday night on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, you can check out “Small Town Boy” on YouTube.

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Why Jason Aldean is admiring his own chest hair

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Madame Tussauds/Quinn Kaemmer/Reed PRWhen you’re a two-time Entertainer of the Year, there’s likely just not enough of you to go around. So for Academy of Country Music honoree Jason Aldean, maybe it helps to have a double.

The “Any Ol’ Barstool” hitmaker unveiled his wax likeness this weekend at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, just as ACM mania overtook the town. The figure will eventually reside at the new Madame Tussauds in Nashville, which opens later this month.

“It blows my mind how realistic it is,” he laughs. “They got the chest hair and everything.”

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductee Alan Jackson: “I thought they [were] gonna drop me from the label!”

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ABC/Image Group LABy the time the rest of the world found out that Alan Jackson would be going into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2017, the legend himself was already struggling to get used to the idea. But when he first got the news, he admits he was prepared for something that wasn’t exactly positive.

“Yeah, they snuck up on me man,” he recalls. “They called this fake meetin’ here at the record label and I thought they [were] gonna drop me off the label or something, you know?”

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Zac Brown Band sets the “Family Table” this Friday

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Elektra RecordsZac Brown is inviting you to sit down at his “Family Table” this Friday.

The track is the latest taste of Zac Brown Band‘s new album, Welcome Home, which won’t be available until May 12. If you pre-order the new effort, however, you’ll be able to download the cut “Real Thing,” as well as the lead single, “My Old Man,” which is just steps away from top-20 status.

Come Friday, “Family Table” joins that list. You can get a behind-the-scenes preview of the track thanks to a new studio clip ZBB shared on …read more

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Alan Jackson, Jerry Reed, songwriter Don Schlitz are the newest Country Music Hall of Fame inductees

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ABC RadioThis year’s inductees for the Country Music Hall of Fame were announced this morning in Nashville. They are:

Modern Era — Alan Jackson: Part of country’s legendary “Class of ’89” along with Clint Black, Garth Brooks and Travis Tritt, Alan and his modern version of honky tonk stormed the charts with “Here in the Real World,” “Wanted,” “Chasin’ that Neon Rainbow” and “I’d Love You All Over Again,” all from his debut album, Here in the Real World. He’s been a continuous presence on the country chart ever since, selling over 80 million records …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Merle Haggard scored the first top-ten hit of his career in 1964, with this song that also inspired the name of his band. Can you name it? ANSWER: “(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers.”

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