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Comstock/Thinkstock Lee Brice co-wrote this #1 from 2011 for the Eli Young Band. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Crazy Girl.”

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For Sentimental Reasons: Lee Brice pays tribute to his “Boy(s)” on album #4

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ABC/Rick RowellLee Brice‘s self-titled fourth studio album will arrive November 3, and the soon-to-be father of three reveals there are multiple reasons he chose “Boy” as the lead single.

“First, Sara and I have two sons, Takoda and Ryker,” Lee says. “This song is a tribute to them. It’s my way of saying how proud I am to be their dad.”

Takoda is nine and Ryker is three, and both are about to become big brothers.

“The second reason,” Lee goes on, “is because, coincidentally, we have a daughter on the way in a couple of weeks and we wanted to share this …read more

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“Billboard” Music Awards 2017: Florida Georgia Line tease more collaborations

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Courtesy Dick Clark ProductionsAt the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night in Las Vegas, Florida Georgia Line won the award for Top Country Song for “H.O.L.Y.” and also performed with John Legend. Performing with artists outside their genre is nothing new for FGL — they’ve collaborated with Nelly, The Chainsmokers and The Backstreet Boys too. And, it seems, more collabos are coming.

Backstage, FGL’s Brian Kelley told ABC Radio why their music seems to work with many different genres.

“Our influences are kinda all over, they always have been,” he explained. “We try to keep an …read more

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Could Chris Janson’s “Fix a Drink” be the song of the summer?

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ABC/Image Group LA Chris Janson is hoping his new single, “Fix a Drink,” is one you’ll have on repeat this summer.

Ironically, the infectious tune came to life during a session where the “Buy Me a Boat” hitmaker and songwriter Chris DuBois just weren’t getting anywhere.

“[We] were sitting on the back porch… smoking cigars, drinking Mt. Dews and we were working on a song and trying to woodshed one out…” Janson recalls. “And he goes, ‘Hey man, screw this. I got something!’”

“And he… played me a little snippet of what they had. All they had literally was ‘I can fix a …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Garth Brooks will play four shows at the Forum in Los Angeles starting July 21. He and wife Trisha Yearwood will do Friday and Saturday concerts during the last two weekends of July.

Gary Allan‘s new single, “Mess Me Up,” is available to stream or download now.

Billy Ray Cyrus continues to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Achy Breaky Heart” with an appearance on NBC’s Today show next Thursday. You can also download a new reggae take on the song that features Latin star Jencarlos Canela.

Martina McBride will be honored with the 2017 CRB Artist Career Achievement Award …read more

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Florida Georgia Line and Sam Hunt represent at Sunday’s “Billboard” Music Awards

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Courtesy Dick Clark ProductionsIf you’re a Florida Georgia Line fan, you won’t want to miss Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards.

In addition to being the most-nominated country act with six nods, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley are set to perform with John Legend. They’ll do a mash-up of their nominated song “H.O.L.Y.,” along with the Oscar-winning R&B singer/songwriter’s current single “Surefire.”

Even though he’s not among this year’s nominees, Sam Hunt will take the stage to sing his chart-topping hit, “Body Like a Back Road.” It’s his first major TV appearance since getting married last month. Ironically, he performed the same song …read more

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Granger Smith reveals how songwriting just “Happens Like That” on the FGL tour

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BBR Music GroupGranger Smith‘s just-released single, “Happens Like That,” was written while he was on the road with Florida Georgia Line, and FGL’s Tyler Hubbard even has a co-writing credit on the song.

When Granger felt sure he’d hit on a good idea, the “Backroad Song” hitmaker reached out to Tyler to collaborate.

“I texted him, ‘We’re onto something,’ and about 20 seconds later he was coming in the bus door,” Granger tells People. “He puts his reading glasses on, studies what we’re saying, and immediately reverses a couple of words here and there, phrases something different and …read more

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Honey, it’s here! Preview the new single from Shania Twain

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Brian Bowen Smith/NBCIf you can’t wait until next month to hear Shania Twain‘s new single, well, it turns out you don’t have to.

“It’s been a longggg 15 years but the day has finally arrived!!” the Canadian superstar posted on her socials. “Incredibly excited to share a preview of my new single, ‘Life’s About to Get Good…’”

Shania included a one-minute clip of the lead single from her new album, which is due in September. The snippet of “Life’s About to Get Good” is part of a promo for the 2018 Winter Olympics on NBC.

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Clear a spot for Old Dominion in the Video of the Year category: “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart” is here

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ABC/Image Group LA Old Dominion‘s music video for “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart” just may be the coolest one ever, especially if you’re a child of the eighties or nineties. In the new clip, the five-man band transforms their music video into a video game.

What begins as an ode to 1980s Atari morphs through several different levels as the guys literally navigate their way through the song. In the process, there’s an ode to a-ha‘s 1985 “Take on Me” video, stand-up comedy, a presidential debate, a Michael Jackson glove and a whole lot more.

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How to be a “Playa Crasher”: Luke Bryan will show you

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ABC/Image Group LA If you’ve always wanted to be a “Playa Crasher,” you’ll get another chance to meet your goal in 2018.

That’s the nickname for fans who take part in Luke Bryan‘s Crash My Playa getaway in January, and next year, the party will take over Riviera Maya, Mexico for the fourth time.

The all-inclusive Caribbean vacation takes place January 17-20, and includes a star-studded concert every night. Two will be headlined by Luke, with more artists to be revealed soon.

“Kicking the year off on the beach with an amazing backdrop, good ol’ country music and watching the fans have the …read more

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