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Ten thousand fans turn out to celebrate “Tequila Tuesday” with Dan + Shay in Nashville

Photo credit: Jeremy HarrisTen thousand fans crowded the street next to Warner Music on Nashville’s Music Row yesterday, as Dan + Shay delivered a high-energy “Tequila Tuesday” concert celebrating their recent multi-week #1.

“This is one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen,” Shay Mooney said shortly after kicking off the free event. “This is my favorite show we’ve played in my career.”

Shay and Dan Smyers offered a 17-song set packed with hits and fan favorites like “19 You + Me,” “Nothin’ Like You,” “From the Ground Up,” and “How Not To.” The pair returned for an encore that included their …read more

ABC/Randy HolmesEven though Charles Kelley‘s son Ward isn’t even three yet, he’s already become quite the world traveler.

Charles estimates the boy’s already been on more than one hundred flights and traveled to multiple continents, including Europe. The Lady Antebellum hitmaker brings Ward and his wife Cassie on tour as much as he can, because he doesn’t want to miss any of the big moments in his little boy’s life.

“My wife and I have such a strong relationship that it’s just so much better when they’re out with me,” Charles tells People. “Having them with me is …read more

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BMLGLess than a year since its release, Thomas Rhett‘s latest album, Life Changes, has already been certified platinum. The top-five title track has also gone gold as well.

TR got the news last weekend as he was opening Kenny Chesney‘s Trip Around the Sun date in Music City.

“I found out Life Changes went platinum and the single was gold the same day I got to play Nissan Stadium at home in Nashville, so that was a really special moment for me.” Thomas says. “When you put out something so personal to you, you always wonder if other people will be able …read more

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ABC/Mark LevineIf you’d like to hear what Old Dominion sounded like back in the days when they were just a bunch of songwriters playing in a bar in downtown Nashville, all you need to do is check out their socials.

The reigning ACM Vocal Group of the Year shared a clip from nearly a decade ago, captured as they covered Garth Brooks‘ 1993 #1, “That Summer.” A lone couple two-steps on the dance floor at Music City’s Wildhorse Saloon.

“This is us in 2010,” the band tweeted. “Jamming our favorite Garth Brooks tune to a crowd …read more

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Allister AnnEvery album Kenny Chesney ever released on his former record label, Sony Nashville, has now been certified gold or platinum. In all, that encompasses twenty projects, ranging from 1995’s All I Need to Know to 2017’s Live in No Shoes Nation.

Five of Kenny’s albums are multi-platinum, ten are platinum, and five are gold.

“It always amazes me how deep into the catalogue No Shoes Nation goes,” Kenny says, referring to his fans. “People talk to me about songs from Me and You; they talk to me about Hemingway’s Whiskey, Be As You Are and even All I Want for Christmas.”

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BMLGIf you wonder how Florida Georgia Line‘s latest top ten hit came to be, the answer is “Simple,” just like the title of the song. It’s one of the many hits that have been born out of the duo’s tradition of bringing a bus filled with songwriters on tour, sponsored by their publishing company, Tree Vibez Music.

“It started on the Tree Vibez bus,” Tyler Hubbard explains, “which is a bus that we bring out on tour with us, with all our writers, about a year ago actually. We wrote that song a little over a year ago.”

Tyler says “Simple” came …read more

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Comstock/Thinkstock Eleven years ago this week, Luke Bryan‘s first album was released. Can you recall the name of the debut record from the man who would go on to be a four-time Entertainer of the Year? ANSWER: I’ll Stay Me.

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ABC/Image Group LA As Lady Antebellum continues their Summer Plays On trek with pal Darius Rucker, there’s no denying things have changed drastically since last year’s You Look Good Tour.

Both Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott have new babies. In fact, Hillary has two: twins Betsy Mack and Emory JoAnn, who were born in January.

In December, Dave and wife Kelli welcomed daughter Lillie Renee –– she joined older brother Cash, who’ll be four next month. Dave admits it takes a lot more planning to hit the road these days.

“It’s a lot of logistics now with the kids…” he explains. “There’s a …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean is the first headliner revealed for next year’s Tortuga Music Festival. Look for more information about the April 12-14 festival in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in the coming months.

Thomas Rhett‘s current album, Life Changes, has been certified platinum, while his current hit, which is also the title cut, has just gone gold.

Pistol AnniesAngaleena Presley announced she’s expecting her second child in January. She revealed the news during a surprise appearance with bandmates Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe this past weekend.

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Blackbird PresentsYou can experience Charlie Daniels‘ 2018 Volunteer Jam this Sunday, as a new concert special premieres August 19 at 10 p.m. ET on AXS TV. The show was recorded March 7 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

The show, titled Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute to Charlie Daniels, is headlined by the Country Music Hall of Famer, and also features performances by Chris Janson, Chris Young, Justin Moore, Lee Brice, Alabama, The Oak Ridge Boys, Travis Tritt, Sara Evans, Eddie Montgomery and Ricky Skaggs, as well as Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons.

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