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Rascal Flatts plays their pop-rock favorites on new Jukebox EP

Big MachineYou can hear Rascal Flatts covering some of the biggest names in pop-rock music on their new, surprise Jukebox EP.

The trio does Foreigner‘s “Feels Like the First Time,” “You Make My Dreams” by Hall & Oates, and Kenny Loggins‘ “Heart to Heart” on their new passion project, which is available to stream or download now.

A fourth track, their take on “Do You Believe in Love” by Huey Lewis and the News, is exclusive to Amazon Music Unlimited.

“We always enjoy songs that resonate with each of us individually, ones that we can all connect to,” lead singer Gary LeVox explains. …read more

Atlantic/Warner Music NashvilleIn 2018, Ashley McBryde went from going nowhere to going everywhere. Following the success of her breakthrough single, “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega,” the Arkansas native now has her first Grammy nomination for Best Country Album for her debut, Girl Going Nowhere.

“I’m stunned and humbled and just blown away,” she shared on Twitter. “And I’m honored to be alongside artists I admire so much.”

“When other girls my age were planning their dream weddings, I dreamt of a GRAMMY nomination,” she added. “I don’t even need to win. Five-year-old me and teenage me are …read more

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ABC/Image Group LAIf you want to see what Kelsea Ballerini‘s Grammy nomination for Best Country Album for Unapologetically means to her, all you have to do is watch the Facetime with her mom she posted on social media.

Though there’s no sound on the clip, Kelsea and her mom both break into tears of happiness as the Knoxville native shares the news.

“This woman unapologetically moved to Nashville 10 years ago for me to make music and give it a fair shot,” Kelsea added. “I got to call her this morning and tell her about my second Grammy …read more

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ABC/Image Group LAFollowing a sold-out run this fall, Kip Moore is extending his Room to Spare: Acoustic Tour into the spring.

The 2019 leg kicks off March 7 in Chicago and continues with a run through Canada, before wrapping in the United Kingdom at the end of May.

Charlie Worsham and duo Muscadine Bloodline will join the “Last Shot” hitmaker at different points on the trek.

Here’s the complete itinerary for Kip Moore’s Room to Spare: Acoustic Tour, with tickets going on sale Friday, December 14:

3/7 — Chicago, IL, Copernicus Center
3/8 — Carmel, IN, The Palladium
3/9 — Bowling Green, KY, SKYPAC
3/14 — Minneapolis, …read more

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UMG NashvilleGeorge Strait is following up his Cold Beer Conversation with a shot of tequila.

The Country Music Hall of Famer returns with his first new music since his 2015 album with the new track “Codigo,” which immortalizes the brand of tequila in which he’s a partner. King George co-wrote the tune with his son Bubba Strait and his longtime collaborator, Dean Dillon.

“A little sip and you’re ready to roll/I’m talkin’ ‘bout Codigo,” George sings on the composition that almost sounds like an extended jingle for the brand.

This weekend, the country legend plays his 19th and 20th sold-out shows at T-Mobile …read more

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ABC/Image Group LA “Here Tonight” hitmaker Brett Young is joining the lineup for the annual Music City Midnight New Year’s Eve celebration in Nashville.

For the third year in a row, CMA Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban will headline the free show at Tennessee’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, which will be broadcast nationally for the first time as part of NBC’s New Year’s Eve.

The Aussie superstar will both perform and host the cut-ins from Nashville, as Carson Daly and Chrissy Teigen anchor the coverage from New York City’s Times Square with comedian Leslie Jones.

You can tune in to watch …read more

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Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves lead the country contenders for the 61st Grammys

ABC/Image Group LA Female artists may fight for airplay at country radio these days, but they’re not struggling for critical acclaim, as Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves lead the country nominees for the 61st annual Grammy Awards.

Maren leads the pack with six nominations, with half of her nods coming from her pop collaboration with Zedd. “The Middle” is up for the all-genre trophies for both Record and Song of the Year, as well as Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

Meanwhile, Maren’s country recognition comes in the form of two noms for “Dear Hate,” the song she wrote after the Charleston church shooting …read more

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Comstock/Thinkstock In Jessi Colter‘s #1 hit from 1975, “I’m Not Lisa,” what is the song’s protagonist’s name? Answer: Julie.

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ABC/Mark LevineWith the new Deluxe edition of his yuletide album, Glow, available this holiday season, Brett Eldredge is busier than ever this December. But come Christmas Day, you can bet Brett will be back home celebrating with his beloved dog, Edgar.

“We’ve had two now, I think, where we go back home to Illinois,” he recalls, “which is exciting because he gets to run out in the country and go crazy.”

Brett confesses the loveable Edgar has had a run-in or two with a Christmas tree.

“You know, having a dog, you have to hang the bulbs for the tree not as low,” …read more

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GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty ImagesHere’s the complete list of nominees in key categories for the 61st annual Grammy Awards. Winners will be revealed on music’s biggest night Sunday, February 10, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS.

Album of the Year
Invasion of Privacy — Cardi B
By the Way I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile
Scorpion — Drake
beerbongs & bentleys — Post Malone
H.E.R. — H.E.R.
Dirty Computer — Janelle Monae
Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves
Black Panther: The Album — Kendrick Lamar

Record of the Year
“I Like It” — Cardi B
“The Joke” — Brandi Carlile
“This Is America” — Childish Gambino
“Shallow” — Lady …read more

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