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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Peach State native John Berry celebrated the 25th anniversary of his recording career by performing the national anthem for Sunday’s Atlanta Braves game against the San Diego Padres. He was also presented the key to the city during a Friday concert in his hometown of Athens, Georgia.

“Kiss You All Over” hitmakers Exile are marking the 55th anniversary of the band with a re-recording of their most loved songs. Hits is available now online.

Rory Feek‘s second book, Once Upon a Farm: Lessons on Growing Love, Life, and Hope on a New Frontier, is available now. …read more

Valory Music Co. With two little girls, a wife, and a packed touring schedule, the autobiographical “Life Changes” is a whole lot more than Thomas Rhett‘s latest single — it’s just one of the signs of how fast things are moving for him these days.

“We’re on our fourth single, which is crazy, because the record, it’s not even a year old,” TR says of the album, also called Life Changes. “I remember, on my second record, man, we didn’t make a new record for like two years or something like that.”

But now that Thomas Rhett has reached headliner status, things …read more

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Dove ShoreThis summer, newcomer Brandon Lay is busy opening all the dates on Kenny Chesney‘s Trip Around the Sun Tour. One song you’re sure to hear during his set is his new single, “Yada Yada Yada.”

“I had the melody in my head one day as I was driving home from a gig but I didn’t have any lyrics yet,” Brandon explains, “so I was just humming yada yada yada as dummy lyrics [into my phone].”

Brandon continues: “A few days later I was in a writing room with the voice memo and [co-writers] Mikey [Reaves] and Heather [Morgan] thought that would …read more

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ABC/Paula LoboHow’d you like an all-expenses-paid trip to see Luke Bryan at Wrigley Field in Chicago?

All you need to do is download Luke’s app for a chance to win. That lucky individual will not only get airfare, hotel, and two tickets to the What Makes You Country Tour — XL Stadium Sized in the Windy City on September 1, they’ll also be treated to a backstage tour, a meet-and-greet with the American Idol judge, and a special VIP performance.

This week, the “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” hitmaker swings through the Sunshine State, playing dates …read more

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Reviver Records“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” may be the title of this week’s #1 collaboration between David Lee Murphy and Kenny Chesney, but things are considerably more than alright for the duo, as they’ve also set multiple records with the feat.

The tune becomes Kenny’s 29th chart-topper, tying Tim McGraw‘s record for the most number ones on Billboard‘s Country Airplay ranking. If “Get Along” — which is currently at #8 — makes it to the top, Kenny will claim the all-time title.

Alan Jackson and George Strait are just behind Kenny and Tim, by the way, with 26 number …read more

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ABC/Image Group LA Miranda Lambert hasn’t done very many in-depth interviews since her split from Blake Shelton in 2015, or the release the following year of her album, The Weight of These Wings. But she opens up to journalist Holly Gleason in a new article for Hits Daily Double.

The typically candid CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year pulls no punches when it comes to admitting her own shortcomings. “I am who I am. I am honest about being flawed. That’s all I can be, you know?” Miranda admits. “I cuss. I drink. I …read more

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ABC/Randy Holmes; ABC/Image Group LALuke Combs and Lauren Alaina will celebrate Independence Day this year with a collection of the biggest stars in American music, as they perform on the 2018 edition of the PBS special A Capitol Fourth.

Jimmy Buffett, The Beach Boys and The Temptations are also set to sing on the show, hosted by actor John Stamos. A cappella sensation Pentatonix and gospel legend CeCe Winans will also take the stage that’ll be set up on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

The annual special will also commemorate America’s 242nd birthday with an impressive fireworks display, set against …read more

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Comstock/Thinkstock Little Big Town scored their first #1 single with this song that peaked in the summer of 2012. Can you name this hit, which was also the lead release from their Tornado album? ANSWER: “Pontoon.”

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ABC/Image Group LAGet ready for new music from Garth Brooks today. The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year will drop “All Day Long” later Tuesday on all the usual digital outlets.

“From the very first lick, this song is a party,” Brooks says of the new single in a statement. “Country radio, uptempo honky-tonk and summer go soooooooo good together!”

“All Day Long” is the first single from Garth’s as-yet untitled fourth studio album, due out next year. You’ll also be able to pre-order that project later today via <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DTVPTVX" …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Cole Swindell was a surprise guest on the Saturday’s Cincinnati stop on Luke Bryan‘s What Makes You Country Tour — XL Stadium Sized. The two duetted on “Roller Coaster” and “This Is How We Roll,” both number ones Cole co-wrote.

Big Machine’s Riley Green launches his Outlaws Like Us Tour August 9 in Huntsville, Alabama, with fellow newcomers Troy Cartwright and Trea Landon.

You can check out Sam Hunt‘s lyric video for “Downtown’s Dead” on YouTube.

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