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Maddie & Tae prove they’re more than a “Girl in a Country Song” as they extend fashion empire

ONE Jeanswear GroupIf Maddie & Tae have their way, lots of girls will be going back to school wearing Black Daisy jeans this fall.

The burgeoning fashionistas have partnered with ONE Jeanswear Group to be the faces of the denim brand for juniors. They’ll design some pieces for the line later this year, with a full collection slated for 2018.

The “Girl in a Country Song” hitmakers officially assume their Black Daisy duties with a performance and meet-and-greet at New York City’s Macy’s Herald Square on Saturday.

This isn’t the duo’s first foray into fashion. Previously, Maddie & Tae had …read more

#Twinning! There’s more to the Lady Antebellum baby news

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ABC/Paula LoboIf you thought it was big news that both Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood and their spouses are expecting babies, wait’ll you hear what’s next!

Hillary revealed on social media Friday that she and her husband, Lady A drummer Chris Tyrell, are expecting twins.

“God has answered our family’s countless prayers!” Hillary tweeted, along with a video of the couple telling their daughter Eisele the news.

“When am I gonna have a baby in my belly?” the four-year-old hilariously responded.

“That’s a great question” was her dad’s comeback.

The news is especially sweet, since Hillary’s solo Christian hit, …read more

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Brett Young invites you to Caliville on headlining tour

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BMLG Brett Young is giving his fans the chance to get to know him a little better, as he embarks on his Caliville Tour this fall. “Caliville” is the word the California native uses to describe his sound.

“I am so excited to get to go out on my first ever headlining tour this year,” Brett says. “It’s a pretty surreal feeling. I can’t wait to see all my amazing fans out on the road…”

Brett’s labelmate, Carly Pearce, who has her first top-15 hit with “Every Little Thing,” will open the trek, which kicks off October 14 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Janie Fricke scored her first #1 in 1982 with this carefree tune from her album Sleeping with Your Memory. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me Baby.”

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From “Sixteen” to the “Grave,” Thomas Rhett previews “Life Changes”

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BMLGThomas Rhett‘s Life Changes album won’t be out until September 8, but if you pre-order the project, you can download several tunes ahead of time.

One of those is the song that TR’s wife Lauren says is her favorite, “Sixteen.”

“That song is the epitome of just, the grass is always greener,” Thomas tells ABC Radio. “We’ve all been sixteen. If we haven’t been sixteen yet, we can’t wait to be sixteen. And then when you get there, you’re just like, ‘Well, all my friends are going to college, and I can’t buy a lottery ticket!’”

Though it’s titled “Sixteen,” the touching track …read more

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Johnny Cash’s children denounce Charlottesville protester who wore shirt with his name on it

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Kevin Mazur/WireImageThe five children of Country Music Hall of Famer Johnny Cash took to Facebook to release a statement involving a protester wearing a T-shirt bearing Cash’s name over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

At the white nationalist rally last Saturday in Charlottesville, a 32-year-old counterprotester named Heather Heyer died when a man drove his car into a crowd.

“We were alerted to a video of a young man in Charlottesville, a self-proclaimed neo-Nazi, spewing hatred and bile. He was wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the name of Johnny Cash, our father. We were sickened by …read more

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Back to Us: Rascal Flatts remembers their roots, as they celebrate their 17th #1

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ABC RadioRascal Flatts celebrated their seventeenth #1 Thursday with a party at BMI, on Nashville’s Music Row.

“Yours If You Want It” was the perfect song to introduce their latest album, Back to Us, according to Joe Don Rooney.

“I think everything Rascal Flatts is about is inside that song,” Joe Don says. “It’s an uptempo song, it’s a lot of fun, but when you really dissect the lyrics… it’s a really great, lot of meat-on-the-bone lyric…”

Gary LeVox revealed one of the ways “Yours If You Want It” hearkens back to their roots. The song’s video was shot at the same location …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock In the week since his passing, Glen Campbell‘s album sales have increased 833 percent over the previous seven days, according to Nielsen Music, moving 28,000 records.

Sony Music Nashville’s new duo The Sisterhood will make their Grand Ole Opry debut this Sunday.

If you missed Florida Georgia Line‘s appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday night, you can watch both their interview and their performance of “Smooth” online.

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They may be “Taking the Long Way,” but there are six new Dixie Chicks tracks coming

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ColumbiaThe Dixie Chicks haven’t made a new record since 2006’s Grammy-winning Taking the Long Way, but next month, they’ll be back with new music.

While it’s not a studio album, DCX MMXVI captures the trio’s successful 2016/2017 tour live, complete with at least six covers they’ve never recorded before:

Sinead O’Connor’s 1990 hit written by Prince, “Nothing Compares 2 U”

–Singer/songwriter Patty Griffin’s “Don’t Let Me Die in Florida”

Beyonce’s “Daddy Lessons,” which they performed with her on last year’s CMA Awards

Bob Dylan’s “Mississippi”

–Singer/songwriter Ben Harper’s “Better Way”

–“Something in the Air,” the 1969 hit from British rock band, Thunderclap Newman, which was produced …read more

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Baby Bellum! Two Lady A members are expanding their families

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ABC/Randy HolmesLady Antebellum have a lot going on right now with their Heart Break album and You Look Good world tour. Well, their lives are about to get even more complicated: two members are expecting additions to their families.

“#BabyBellum round 2!” the group tweeted. “Thrilled to announce the Haywoods are welcoming a girl this Dec, AND the Tyrrells are expecting in Feb 2018!!”

That means Hillary Scott is expecting her second child with husband Chris Tyrrell, and Dave Haywood and wife Kelli are expecting their second child as well.

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