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Image Courtesy Mercury NashvilleIf you’ve caught Billy Currington‘s new video, “Don’t It,” then you’re probably wondering how well Billy knows his beautiful, brunette co-star. The two get very cozy in the romantic clip, but Billy had never seen her before they shot the video in Nashville.

He tells ABC Radio, “I didn’t know the girl. I still don’t know her. I’ll probably never see her again. But for that moment, that day, we had good chemistry. It was easy to do that.”

Billy adds, “Hopefully, I made you feel like she’s real, and the love was …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockWynonna will give an interview and performance at the South by Southwest Music Conference coming up Friday, March 20 in Austin, TX.

Eli Young Band is giving fans a preview of their new single, “Turn It On,” at Vevo.

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Image Courtesy Chris Hollo/Grand Ole OpryDarius Rucker is always open to collaborate with other artists, but music business politics often get in the way of making those collaborations actually happen. This subject has got a lot of attention in the past few weeks since Kelly Clarkson admitted in an interview other artists often turn her down when she approaches them about collaborating. According to Darius, those artists might not even know Kelly asked to sing with them in the first place.

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Image Courtesy Shock InkWillie Nelson will perform at the fourth annual Heartbreaker Banquet at his Luck, Texas ranch near Austin. The event takes place March 19, and tickets are now on sale at HeartbreakerBanquet.com.

The Heartbreaker Banquet showcases artists in the roots music community and is timed to coincide with the South by Southwest conference each year. Willie’s son, Lukas Nelson, is also on the bill with his band, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.

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Image Courtesy Campbell Entertainment GroupLady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott, RaeLynn, Casey James, Craig Campbell and Brandy Clark are on the performers lineup for the 23rd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival, March 24 through 28 in Nashville. The event takes places at multiple venues around Music City with 92 shows booked throughout the week. Charlie Worsham, Josh Thompson and Vince Gill are also on the bill along with dozens of Nashville’s top songwriters.

Go to TinPanSouth.com for ticket and schedule information.

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Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleGary Allan‘s new single, “Hangover Tonight,” finds him exploring a ’50s and ’60s-inspired sound, which is a very comfortable place for the singer. Gary tapped into his own musical history to co-write the song with Chris Stapleton and two other young Nashville hitmakers.

Gary says, “I was in rockabilly bands my whole life, and to me it was just a throwback to my youth writing with these guys. It was a lot of fun.”

“Hangover Tonight” is the lead single from Gary’s new studio album, due out later this year.

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Comstock/ThinkstockWho was Rascal Flatts‘ special guest on the hit song, “Easy”? ANSWER: Natasha Bedingfield.

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Image Courtesy Jeremy Cowart/SonyCongratulations to Carrie Underwood and her husband, Mike Fisher, on the birth of their son, Isaiah Michael Fisher, February 27.

Tiny hands and tiny feet…God has blessed us with an amazing gift! Isaiah Michael Fisher – born on February 27. Welcome to the world, sweet angel!

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Carrie made the announcement on Instagram, posting a picture of the baby’s tiny hand. The caption reads, “Tiny hands and tiny feet…God has blessed us with …read more

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Image Courtesy Greenroom PRKix Brooks was honored with the CMA Foundation’s first-ever Humanitarian Award Monday night in Nashville. The two-hour gala was held at City Winery with Kix’s pal Reba leading the toast in his honor. Chris Young was also in the crowd to honor Kix for his work in growing the CMA Music Festival into a big fundraiser for school music education programs. He spearheaded those changes when he joined the CMA Board of Directors in 1998.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCountry newcomer Mickey Guyton will make her national TV debut on ABC’s Good Morning America Friday singing her debut single, “Better than You Left Me.”

Rascal Flatts will perform the national anthem at the NASCAR race taking place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 8.

George Strait and his Ace in the Hole band played their first gig at Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos, Texas. Kent Finlay owned the club and served as a mentor to George and many other aspiring singer/songwriters. Finlay died Monday, and George issued a statement, “Country music — and just music …read more

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