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Love & Daisies: Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman offers you a piece of her kitchen on HSN

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ABC/Image Group LAIf you’ve followed the culinary endeavors of Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town, you know she’s already had her own cooking show, a cookbook, and a signature houseware line at Cracker Barrel.

Next up, the bubbly soprano takes to the airwaves of HSN to launch a new line of kitchen products, as part of the shopping network’s Music City Nashville promotion this month.

“Love & Daisies is southern, feminine and beautiful,” Kimberly says of her new offerings. “It is a collection inspired by exactly what is in my kitchen. [It] is an extension of …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triole/ThinkstockBrad Paisley‘s follow-up to his chart-topping single, “Today,” will be “Last Time for Everything,” from his new album Love and War, which comes out April 21.

Garth Brooks is set to play seven shows in Kansas City over two weekends next month. So far, fans have snapped up more than 115,000 tickets to the concerts that start May 5 and run through May 13.

You can now download newcomer Ryan Hurd‘s self-titled debut EP. Previously, the four-track collection was only available to stream. Currently on Thomas Rhett‘s Home Team Tour, Ryan also happens to be the significant other of …read more

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Newcomer Luke Combs set to storm the top ten with “Hurricane”

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Columbia Nashville Newcomer Luke Combs heads into the week about to mark a career milestone: his debut single, “Hurricane,” is on the verge of cracking the top ten.

“I’m just hoping it keeps going,” the North Carolina native says. “It’s super-cool. It’s a ton of dreams realized at one time, y’know. And obviously, we’re out on the tour with Brantley [Gilbert] doing the arenas now…What a lucky guy!” He means himself, not Brantley.

The 27-year-old went from doing his own club dates to joining The Devil Don’t Sleep Tour just as “Hurricane” started getting played on the radio.

“Hearing a thousand people …read more

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Garth Brooks – “Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – April 10th, 2017 – Garth Brooks – “Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance” is your new music add and song of the day for this Monday on 103-FXD! Garth Brooks – “Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance” is a powerful new song from Garth Brooks and can be heard today on 103-FXD. […]

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Thomas Rhett’s going into business with his dad… and Jay Z

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Valory Music CompanyThomas Rhett is expanding his Home Team empire, opening a new publishing company with his dad, hit songwriter and 90’s hitmaker Rhett Akins. TR’s longtime manager Vanessa Davis will also be a partner in Home Team Publishing, and so will the entertainment company Roc Nation, which was founded by rapper Jay Z.

“I was a songwriter before I was an artist,” TR tells Billboard. “I was lucky enough to find a team that believed in me really early on.”

“Songwriting is the foundation for my artist career,” he adds, “so I’m excited and honored to be …read more

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“Happy People”: Little Big Town’s antidote for troubled times

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ABC/Image Group LA“Happy People” is both the opening track on Little Big Town‘s new The Breaker album and the band’s latest single, and the foursome is hoping the happy tune can also help soothe some of the political tension in the U.S. right now.

“There’s probably not a house in America that’s not divided right now, disagreeing about things going on in the country,” Karen Fairchild tells Billboard.

“If you can’t learn to look across the table and go, ‘I love you and I totally disagree with you, but hey, let’s have a glass of …read more

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The show must go on: Why Trisha Yearwood is leaving the Garth Brooks World Tour for one night

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ABC/Image Group LATrisha Yearwood has been a fixture on the Garth Brooks World Tour since it launched more than two years ago. But for at least one night, the two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year will be sitting it out.

The “How Do I Live” hitmaker will miss the April 30 show in Champaign, Illinois so she can attend the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California.

Trisha’s Food Network show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, is nominated this year for Outstanding Culinary Program. It’s a trophy she’s taken home once before, in 2013.

“The …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Can you guess how many singles Little Big Town released before they finally hit #1? ANSWER: The CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year made it to the top of the charts with their 13th release, “Pontoon,” in 2012.

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Lauren Alaina Takes the “Road Less Traveled” from American Idol to the top of the chart

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ABC/Image Group LAMore than five years since Lauren Alaina was crowned the runner-up during season 10 of American Idol, the Georgia native is on the verge of having her very first #1 song with “Road Less Traveled.”

While the 22-year-old looks back on her Idol time fondly, she says she realized doing well on the show wasn’t a one-way ticket to success.

“It sets you up properly and gives you a great platform and a great opportunity, but you have to work really hard and do something with it,” she says thoughtfully. “And I feel like I’ve been working so hard for …read more

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Mississippi Woman, Louisiana Man: Tim & Faith kick off Soul2Soul The World Tour

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ABC/Image Group LA Friday night in New Orleans, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill take the stage to kick off their first dates together in a decade. One song you can be sure you’ll hear on Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 is the couple’s new single, “Speak to a Girl.”

“The first time I heard it… First of all, it was simply just a great song,” Faith says of the lead release from her upcoming album with her husband. “I connected to it lyrically, melodically, everything.”

The two agree the song addresses a worthy topic.

“It’s important that we be honest with …read more

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