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“It Goes Like This”: Thomas Rhett readies songwriter night in Vegas

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ABC/Image Group LA Thomas Rhett and Lee Brice lead the lineup for ACM Stories, Songs & Stars: A Songwriter’s Evening Benefitting ACM Lifting Lives.

The Friday, April 13 show at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas will showcase the still-to-be-announced ACM Songwriter of the Year nominees, ahead of the 53rd ACM Awards that Sunday.

In addition to TR and Lee, hit songwriters Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna and Ashley Gorley will take the stage, with more talent still to be revealed.

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Maren Morris bonds with Kesha at “All for the Hall” NYC

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Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame“I’m really nervous. This is I think the craziest guitar pull I’ve ever done,” Maren Morris said, as she prepared to play the All for the Hall show Tuesday night at New York City’s PlayStation Theater.

Country-Music-Hall-of-Famer Vince Gill led the otherwise all-female line-up, featuring fellow Hall-of-Famer Emmylou Harris, Maren, and pop star and former Nashville resident, Kesha. The show featured the classic Music City guitar pull format, with all the artists onstage at once, taking turns and contributing to each other’s songs at will.

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Florida Georgia Line “Cruise(s)” to their second top-ten pop hit with “Meant to Be”

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ABC/Kelsey McNealFlorida Georgia Line lands the second top-ten pop hit of their career this week with “Meant to Be,” their collaboration with Bebe Rexha. FGL’s first, of course, was their smash debut single, “Cruise.”

Even though Bebe comes from the world of pop and Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley hail from the country music capitol of the world, Rexha says they were on the same page, musically.

“When we wrote this song, Tyler was just doing what he does best with his country roots and I was doing what I knew best with my roots,” she tells Billboard. …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Originally, this Chris Young hit made it to #37 on the Billboard chart in 2008. But when it was re-released in 2011, it made it all the way to the top. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Voices.”

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Wakeboarding or a #1 song? How Kip Moore almost missed “More Girls Like You”

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ABC/Image Group LA Kip Moore celebrated his #1 lead single from his album Slowheart, at a party Tuesday afternoon at Analog at Nashville’s Hutton Hotel.

It’s a moment that almost didn’t happen, because Kip nearly missed the writing appointment when “More Girls Like You” came to life. At the time, he’d just come off the road and was headed to the lake to do some wakeboarding.

“I’ve always had that fear of maybe I’m gonna miss out on a magical day,” Kip admits, “so I don’t cancel stuff. I’d already had those plans, and then [publisher] Nate [Lowery] was like, ‘Well, I’ve …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Sara Evans, RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr kicked off the 4th annual CMT Next Women of Country tour with a sold-out show Monday night in New York City. Look for Sara to guest on the syndicated Pickler & Ben on Thursday.

Millie Mercy Bowles joined the extended Zac Brown Band family on Monday. She’s the second daughter of ZBB’s Coy Bowles and his wife Kylie.

If you missed Kane Brown‘s hits “Heaven” and “What Ifs” Monday on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, you can catch Kane’s performances online.

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Lady A’s Hillary Scott proved to be the key to Valentine’s Day happiness for Charles Kelley

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ABC/Randy HolmesOn Valentine’s Day, Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley owes a big thank you to his band mate, Hillary Scott. Seems it was Hillary who had the idea to match up Charles with his now-wife, Cassie.

“We actually had just started the band,” Charles explains, “and Dave [Haywood] and I, we had decided we were going to get the band together and go out to this dinner. Little did we know that Hillary kind of secretly was trying to set me up with Cassie.”

At the time, Lady A’s keyboard player was dating Cassie’s sister, so Cassie tagged along to the dinner.

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Cole Swindell will be running with the NASCAR All-Stars

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ABC/Randy HolmesCole Swindell will be hangin’ with his NASCAR buddies this spring in North Carolina. The “Stay Downtown” singer will headline a 70-minute show May 19 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He’ll also co-host the driver introductions before the NASCAR All-Star Race.

“I’m pumped…” the Georgia native says. “I’ve been a fan of NASCAR for so long, I can’t believe I’ll actually be part of the day’s activities. It will be great to see all my driver friends and cheer them on in person.”

Cole is a particular favorite of Dale Earnhardt Jr., who asked him to play his retirement party in December.

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Maren Morris lets the fans pick, and the result is “Rich”

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ABC/Image Group LA For her final release from her first album, Maren Morris let fans make the call.

“‘Rich’ feels like the perfect, confidant, laugh-the-BS-off-with-your-friends kind of song to go into spring with,” she says. “More importantly, ‘Rich’ is the first time we’ve really let fans pick the single, so it was a no-brainer to make it my final single from Hero.”

The Texas native points out that “Rich” has also been road-tested.

“From the Bowery in New York City to Shepherds Bush Empire in London,” she adds, “my fans grabbed a hold of ‘Rich’ and never let go, so I wanted my …read more

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“Kinda Don’t Care” is not the case: Justin Moore makes plans to headline the Ryman

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ABC/Image Group LA Justin Moore will play his first headlining date at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, May 2. The Arkansas native first took the stage at the Mother Church of Country Music nearly nine years ago, as part of the Opry Country Classics show.

“It’s sentimental because I’m a huge fan of the tradition of country music,” Justin says. “For me, playing the Ryman is more about that and all the people who have played there and what it’s meant to country music as a whole from generation to generation.”

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