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Watch now: Trent Harmon draws on real-life heartbreak for “You Got ‘Em All” video

Big Machine RecordsTrent Harmon‘s new video for “You Got ‘Em All” is every bit as heart-wrenching as the emotional single itself.

The storyline draws on the real-life inspiration for the ballad, which Trent wrote in less than an hour after getting some devastating news.

“My girlfriend just told me over the phone that she was moving to Thailand with two days notice to fulfill her dream of teaching overseas,” Trent reveals. “I was so happy for her but at the same time was so heartbroken that she was literally going to be across the world from me for …read more

ABC RadioLess than a day after Jake Owen premiered his new video for “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” at an exclusive event at the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the mini-movie is now available to view online.

Jake followed Thursday’s video’s unveiling with a chat with director Justin Clough and the video’s stars, Nashville‘s Jake Etheridge and MacKenzie Porter of the Netflix show, Travelers. The new clip follows an ’80s-era high school couple as they navigate the challenges of love, baseball, college and their home town. In addition to …read more

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ABC/Randy HolmesDierks Bentley started the week by performing his top ten hit, “Woman, Amen,” on the 53rd ACM Awards, and things only got busier from there.

The Arizona native stayed on the West Coast for a Wednesday appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he again cued up “Women, Amen,” as well as “The Mountain,” for the Los Angeles audience. If you missed Dierks’ set, you can catch up online.

Thursday night, he stopped by the Grammy Museum in L.A. for an in-depth discussion about his new album, also called The Mountain, which comes out …read more

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BMLGBrett Young will start the week begging for a little “Mercy.”

The Academy of Country Music’s New Male Vocalist of the Year will perform his latest single Monday on Good Morning America. The show starts at 7 a.m. on ABC, with Brett’s performance to set to come up in the 8 a.m. hour.

The California native is currently in the running for both Top Country Album for his self-titled debut and Top Country Song for “In Case You Didn’t Know” at next month’s Billboard Music Awards. This spring, he’s part of Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes Tour.

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Atlantic Michael Ray stands in the foreground on the cover of his new album, Amos, with a framed picture of his grandfather — who inspired the album’s title — behind him. The photo sits on a chest of drawers, along with what appears to be a bible, a watch, an ashtray and a coffee cup.

The Florida native named his sophomore effort after the man who led his family’s band and helped inspire his love for country music. Amos died a couple of months before Michael made his Grand Ole Opry debut.

The 11-track album includes tunes written by members of Old …read more

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Nick Walker“The Middle,” Maren Morris’ pop hit with DJ/producer Zedd, sounds like a typical upbeat dance song about love, but Maren feels that it’s also a reflection of what our society needs at this moment in time.

“I related to it so much, not so much like the vocal, but the meaning behind the song and especially at such a crazy time right now,” she tells ABC Radio. “Just politically, the world is just, it feels very divisive.”

“I feel like the song ‘The Middle,’ like, ‘Why don’t you just meet me in the middle?’ is …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockK.T. Oslin‘s second #1 hit featured the line “There’s a wooden wonder from way Down Under they call a boomerang.” Can you name this song, which topped the Billboard chart thirty years ago this week? ANSWER: “I’ll Always Come Back.”

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Big Machine RecordsSugarland has shared another track from their upcoming album Bigger, and it’s probably the one everybody’s most excited to hear.

Titled “Babe,” the song features vocals by Taylor Swift, who co-wrote the song with Pat Monahan of the band Train. Taylor offered the breakup song to the duo last year.

“We’ve never put someone else’s song on a Sugarland record, but we were immediately interested in ‘Babe’ the first time we heard it!” Jennifer Nettles says in a statement. “This one really felt like it belonged so we saved it for the final …read more

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EMI Records NashvillePort Saint Joe, the sophomore record from Brothers Osborne, arrives on 4/20, and it’s not exactly a coincidence that Friday’s date is also considered the unofficial holiday of pot smokers. After all, the project features a song called “Weed, Whiskey and Willie.” On Saturday, a special Record Store Day edition of the album is released on colored vinyl that reinforces that theme.

“We love supporting independent record stores,” TJ says. “And we made a…vinyl release that’s unique for Record Store Day that will be green. Tip of the hat to …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Brad Paisley is extending his relationship with Sony Music Nashville, re-signing a long-term recording contract with Arista. The “Today” hitmaker has been at the label since launching his career in 1999.

“Get Down South” will be the second single from Montgomery Gentry‘s Here’s to You album, which was finished shortly before Troy Gentry‘s death in a helicopter crash last year.

If you missed Dierks Bentley performing his latest hit “Woman, Amen” Wednesday on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, you can catch his performance online.

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