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Watch Old Dominion cover Garth Brooks at the Wildhorse back in 2010

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

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.”

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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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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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ABC/Mark LevineLuke Combs may only be on the fourth single of his career so far, but the North Carolina native is already amassing quite a collection of precious metal.

His debut single, “Hurricane,” has just been certified triple platinum by the RIAA, while his follow-up, “When It Rains It Pours,” is now double platinum. If you’re seeing a pattern here, you might have predicted that his third single, “One Number Away,” has just crossed the million mark and gone platinum.

Single number four, “She Got the Best of Me,” just broke into country’s top-30 this week. It’s from the deluxe reissue of …read more

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ABC RadioDierks Bentley will be hanging out with the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Whoopi Goldberg and John Stamos this Friday night, as he appears on the fourth annual WE Day special on ABC.

The event is “a celebration of young people making a difference,” and is put together by the WE organization, which encourages the next generation to effect positive change in the world.

Dierks performed his most recent #1, “Woman, Amen,” when the special was taped back in April, and says there’s no question his kids have positively impacted his life, going so far as to say …read more

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