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Warner Music NashvilleEven though he’s keeping the premise of the music video for “Tattoo” a secret, Hunter Hayes has released a teaser clip that goes behind the scenes of the shoot. It was filmed on the outskirts of Nashville in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, at least partially inside a large warehouse. The 23-second preview shows Hunter playing the guitar and chatting with an attractive brunette in front of a wall that resembles the back of a large white building.

“[‘Tattoo'] is about inspiration,” Hunter says. “It’s about that moment when you meet somebody and you’re inspired …read more

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Curb RecordsWhen he wrote his latest top 10 hit, “I Don’t Dance,” Lee Brice says he knew it was time to start a new record.

“We could’ve come with another single or two off of Hard 2 Love, and the label actually really wanted to,” he recalls, “but I asked them, I said, ‘Guys, I feel like the next step [is] these songs — this next record.’”

Lee says the song took a change in his personal life and carried it through to the music he was making.

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhich 1997 movie featured Trisha Yearwood‘s version of “How Do I Live?” ANSWER: Con Air, starring Nicolas Cage.

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CMABlake Shelton says his marriage to Miranda Lambert had an unforeseen silver lining– it revitalized the economy of his hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma. After relocating to Tishomingo, Miranda opened her store, The Pink Pistol, in November of 2012.

“I think it’s great what it’s done for the community and the people there love it, and I’m proud of her when you do drive through,” Blake boasts. “If you could have seen a picture of downtown Tishomingo four years ago and see it now, it would blow your mind. It’s unbelievable. It went from absolute …read more

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Capitol NashvilleThis year, Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley and his brothers will host their first-ever Kelley Brothers & Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament & Concert near their hometown of Augusta, Georgia. The October 27 event kicks off on the golf course that morning, and wraps up with Lady A headlining a concert that evening.

Proceeds will benefit local charities, including an endowment named for their father, who’s a retired cardiologist. Charles’ brother Josh is in the music business as well, while his brother John does construction and development in North Carolina.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrothers Osborne shot their first music video in their hometown of Deale, Maryland, for their hit, “Rum.”

Striking Matches opens for headliner Josh Turner October 15 at the 17th Annual Concert for Cumberland Heights. The show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium benefits the local alcohol and drug addiction center.

Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle contribute covers to Look Again to The Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited. The August 19 release pays tribute to the golden anniversary of the Man in Black’s classic 1964 album.

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First, she was the Dancing with the Stars champion. Now she’s playing a sweet potato. This fall, Kellie Pickler makes her debut as a yam named Mirabelle in a forthcoming feature-film length installment of the popular animated children’s series VeggieTales, starring alongside Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber.

The former American Idol contestant lends her voice as the lead singer of a family band of sweet potatoes in the winter-themed Beauty and the Beet. Kellie also performs seven original songs in the film which will be available October 14 both on DVD and via …read more

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Mercury NashvilleIf you’ve noticed that Billy Currington‘s not quite as active on social media as some other country stars, he says it’s no accident, partly due to his private nature. “I like [to keep] a little more to myself sometimes. More than others, I’m sure, but that’s just me,” he laughs.

Billy says he does enjoy Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — just not as much as his manager wants him to. “I know people that I’m working with wish I was on it more. I hear that quite a bit, and that makes …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat was Billy Currington‘s first top ten hit? ANSWER: “Walk A Little Straighter,” in 2003.

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Mark TuckerOn Monday, Garth Brooks revealed that he’ll be kicking off his world tour in Chicago. Now, he’s revealed details of that show.

Garth will perform at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL on September 4. It’ll mark the first time he’s played the Chicago area in 17 years. Tickets go on sale next Friday, July 25 at 10 a.m. CST via Ticketmaster; there’s a six-ticket limit. With tax and service charges, tickets will set you back $65.50 apiece, which isn’t bad, considering the fact that Garth hasn’t done an extensive …read more

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