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Keith Urban Writes Editorial Encouraging Nashville to Preserve Music Row

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleKeith Urban has written an editorial in The Tennessean speaking out on the need to preserve Nashville’s famous Music Row. The area that houses most of country music’s record labels, publishing houses and recording studios is now dotted with bulldozers and construction crews. Due to Music City’s rapid growth, developers are buying up parcels on Music Row to build condos, apartment buildings and boutique hotels. Keith is sounding the alarm to preserve Music Row’s quaint, community feel.

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Image Courtesy Sarah Barlow/Big MachineTaylor Swift has signed on as a presenter on the Teen Choice 2014 awards Sunday, August 10. She’s not only up for a few awards — the appearance marks a return to the spotlight for Taylor as she gears up to release her new album this fall.

Voting for Teen Choice 2014 is now underway at TeenChoiceAwards.com. The show airs live on FOX August 10.

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Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton‘s new album, BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE — spelled in all caps — comes out September 30, and it’s now available for pre-order at Walmart.

The black-and-white album cover shows the sun breaking through clouds over the water tower in Blake’s hometown of Ada, OK. A track listing hasn’t been announced yet.

Look for the lead single from Blake’s new project to hit the airwaves soon.

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Comstock/ThinkstockWho was Billy Currington‘s duet partner on the 2004 country hit, “Party for Two?” ANSWER: Shania Twain.

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Image Courtesy Big EnterprisesWynonna and her band, The Big Noise, will set off on their holiday tour December 3 in Springfield, Ohio. Titled A Simpler Christmas, the trek takes Wy through Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan and Virginia before wrapping up December 21 in Newberry, South Carolina. The set list will include Wynonna’s favorite holiday songs along with her greatest hits.

She says, “My hope is that people can come to the show, forget about their ‘to do’ list and, for the time we are together, simply enjoy themselves.”

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Image Courtesy Mercury NashvilleSome of Billy Currington‘s favorite childhood memories were made listening to the big record player at his grandparents’ house back home in Georgia.

He says, “They had this old, in perfect shape record player with an eight-track cassette tape player in it, and also a radio and speakers. It was a whole cabinet thing.”

Unfortunately, Billy’s grandfather decided to get rid of the record player after Billy moved to Nashville.

“They didn’t know I loved that thing that much,” Billy explains, “and my granddad put it in the paper or something for free — somebody …read more

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Image Courtesy of Warner Music NashvilleMore than 60,000 people went to the beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Thursday to enjoy a free Blake Shelton concert, Philly.com reports.

Shelton greeted the huge crowd by declaring, “I didn’t drag my big ass out here today to play volleyball or go swimming or build sand castles. I came here to drink and play country music.”

The free concert was presented by The Atlantic City Alliance and Live Nation to showcase the New Jersey city and attract visitors.

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Image Courtesy Jon-Paul Bruno/EB MediaWhile most country artists claim to be NASCAR fans, newcomer Chase Rice actually worked for Hendrick Motor Sports before launching his music career.

He tells ABC News Radio, “I was in the pit crew going over the wall, changing tires doing all that. I was one of the dumba**es running out in front of a car when it’s coming at you at 60 miles an hour. That was me.”

Chase insists he wasn’t seeking danger working on the NASCAR track. He’s just always been something of a thrill-seeker, which is why …read more

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleKeith Urban has released a statement regarding the alleged rape that occurred at the Mansfield, Massachusetts, stop on his Raise ‘Em Up tour last Saturday.

“My team and I were horrified to learn of the events reported in Boston this past weekend and our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected,” Keith writes in a statement posted on his official website. “This type of behavior stands in stark contrast to the spirit of our shows,” Keith’s statement concludes.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJake Owen will host the 8th Annual ACM Honors ceremony September 9 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Tickets are now available through Ticketmaster.

Little Big Town spent Thursday having fun at Disneyland in California.

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