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“What I See” in an “Old Camaro”: LANCO’s back with two new songs

ABC/Image Group LAThe five-man band LANCO plays with idea of perspective in their new single, “What I See.”

Lead singer Brandon Lancaster recalls how the song was born.

“We had the idea for ‘What I See’ after our bus picked us up in this little random parking lot with just a rundown bar and restaurant,” he explains. “To us, it might have been insignificant as we were just passing through, but to someone, it could be a landmark. This could be the place where someone spent all their Friday nights or had their first fender-bender in high school.”

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ABC/Image Group LAMidland‘s hinting they have a secret to reveal Tuesday during their debut appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. They’re set to sing on the syndicated program as well. Check your local listings to see when it airs in your area.

That same day, Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Jess Carson are set to play North Hollywood’s Palomino Club, which wouldn’t be that remarkable, save for one thing — it closed in 1995. Embracing their retro roots, the trio will bring L.A.’s most famous country music joint back to life for one night with a sold-out performance.

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ABC/Image Group LA Mitchell Tenpenny not only kicked off his headlining tour Thursday night in Nashville, he also passed the two million mark.

Backstage at Marathon Music Works, the Nashville native learned his breakthrough hit, “Drunk Me,” has officially been certified double platinum for sales and streams equaling two million units.

Mitchell’s debut single topped the chart last December and was certified platinum in January.

He continues on the Anything She Says Tour with Australian duo Seaforth through December, before joining Old Dominion on the road in February.

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ABC/Image Group LAEllen DeGeneres has built practically her entire career on “Good Vibes,” so it’s only fitting she should hang with Chris Janson.

Chris will perform his top-five single, “Good Vibes,” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, October 25. Check your local listings to see when the syndicated hour airs in your area.

That’s exactly one week after Chris’s new album, Real Friends, comes out next Friday.

The Missouri native has one more major TV appearance coming up as well. Catch him during the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. hours of NBC’s Today show on Tuesday, October 22.

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ABC/Mark LevineEurope can’t get enough of Keith Urban, so the Aussie superstar’s adding three new dates in the United Kingdom.

Initial shows in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham sold out practically the moment they went on sale. Now, the CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year is expanding his itinerary to accommodate the demand.

This is Keith’s first major tour of the U.K. in more than a dozen years.

Here’s a look at the added concerts on the Keith Urban Live tour, with tickets on sale now:

5/6 — London, England, Eventim Apollo
5/9 — Manchester, England, O2 Apollo Manchester
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‘Grit & Grace’ on tour: Tim McGraw hits the road to promo new fitness book

Harper WaveTim McGraw will kick off a five-city book tour Saturday, November 2 in Nashville, before his new fitness book comes out the following Tuesday.

In Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life, the superstar reveals the “mental and physical routines that got him into the best shape of his life” for the first time.

Journalists Hoda Kotb, Jenna Bush Hager and Nischelle Turner will join Tim for a discussion at different stops on the tour, along with health entrepreneur Aubrey Marcus.

You can find out more at TimMcGraw.com.

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Connor DwyerIf Sam Hunt‘s long-awaited new single, “Kinfolks,” seems familiar to you, the Georgia native is just fine with that. In fact, he sees the new music as an extension of two of his biggest hits.

“On the first record, I had a song called ‘House Party’ that I didn’t really know for sure if I was going to put on the record,” Sam admits. “And then it turned out to be one of our best live songs… We’ve had such a good reaction from that song.”

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Fifty years ago this week, Merle Haggard recorded his live Okie from Muskogee album. Can you name the location of that concert? ANSWER: Muskogee, Oklahoma.

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EMI NashvilleBack in February, Brothers Osborne played three sold-out shows at the Mother Church of Country Music in Nashville. It’s a series of performances that will live on forever, thanks to their new album, Live at the Ryman, which comes out today.

Both John and TJ Osborne agree: it’s the people seated in the historic pews that really made the nights come to life.

“There [were] a lot of really true fans in the audience,” TJ tells ABC Audio. “And you can hear it on the record, particularly on a song called ‘Weed, Whiskey and Willie.’ You can hear the audience just …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockTune in to see the man behind “The Git Up,” Blanco Brown, Friday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America, starting at 7 a.m. local time. Blanco’s album, Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs, comes out Friday.

The first holiday album from the band Blackhawk, titled The Spirit of Christmas, is set to be released on Friday, October 18. The new project features ten classic Yuletide tunes.

Performing rights organization BMI will give Dwight Yoakam its President’s Award Tuesday, November 12 at the 67th annual BMI Country Awards in Nashville. Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, and Willie Nelson have previously received the honor.

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