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Image Courtesy Valory Music Co.RaeLynn is off to a great start with her new EP, titled ME, hitting the top 5 on the iTunes Country Albums chart when it came out Tuesday. The project features RaeLynn’s debut hit, “God Made Girls,” which is now sitting inside the top 20 at country radio.

RaeLynn debuted the cover of her ME EP via Instagram. It’s made up of the singer striking several different selfie poses. RaeLynn is also credited as a co-writer on all five of the EP’s tracks.

Here is the ME EP track listing:

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ABC News RadioMiranda Lambert played for a few hundred lucky fans at Nashville’s Exit/In Tuesday night. She announced the free show on Instagram just hours before it began at 8 p.m local time. The performance gave Miranda and her band a chance to run through their Certified Platinum tour set list in front of a group of fans before the trek launches Thursday.

While the show featured Miranda’s biggest hits, including “White Liar,” “Mama’s Broken Heart,” “Automatic” and her new single, “Little Red Wagon,” she also threw in a few covers. RaeLynn and Gwen …read more

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe Voice winner Craig Wayne Boyd is set to open for Rascal Flatts at their nine-show residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino venue, The Joint, launching February 25.

Jerrod Niemann will headline the Chords for a Cause benefit concert to raise money for Monroe Carell, JR. Children’s Hospital on Tuesday January 27 at Nashville’s Dan McGuiness Irish Pub. Admission is free to the public but donations are appreciated.

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Image Courtesy Capitol Nashville/John PeetsEric Church is set to perform on the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, which is right around the time his wife, Katherine, is due to give birth to their second child.

Eric says, “I told my wife, if you can just make it ’til day after the Grammys, we’re good for whatever happens after that. So, it’s gonna be close.”

After the little one arrives, Eric and Katherine plan to take the baby on the road as soon as possible. Eric’s boy, Boone, started traveling on the tour bus at just two …read more

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Image Courtesy CMAReba is teaming up with the cast of ABC’s Nashville to tape a new installment of the show’s Nashville: On the Record TV specials to air this spring. She’ll sing her brand-new single, “Going Out Like That,” on the show.

Cast members Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Chris Carmack, Lennon and Maisy Stella, Clare Bowen and Will Chase are slated to perform for Nashville: On the Record, taping at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House on Saturday, January 31. Tickets to attend the taping go on sale to the public Wednesday through Opry.com.

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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleDarius Rucker will release his fourth country album, titled Southern Style, on March 31. The project features his latest single, “Homegrown Honey.”

Look for Darius to support Southern Style with the Southern Style Tour, launching May 14 in Holmdel, NJ. The trek will feature Brett Eldredge, Brothers Osborne, and A Thousand Horses in the supporting slots.

Here are the announced cities for Darius’s Southern Style Tour. More info coming soon:

Holmdel, NJ
Pittsburgh, PA
Alpharetta, GA
Tampa, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
Scranton, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Detroit, MI
Toronto, ON
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
St. Louis, MO
Indianapolis, IN
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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockReba‘s duet partner on the Grammy-winning hit, “Does He Love You,” is also the mother of Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott. What is this artist’s name? ANSWER: Linda Davis.

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Image Courtesy UMG/David McClisterCountry newcomer Mickey Guyton made her Grand Ole Opry debut this past weekend performing her first single, “Better Than You Left Me.” The song is shaping up to be a big hit at country radio, and Mickey is excited to follow in the footsteps of her country female vocalist heroes like Reba, Martina McBride and Faith Hill. In fact, it was another big-voiced female country star that first inspired Mickey to sing country music in the first place.

While attending a Texas Rangers baseball game with her family, an eight-year-old Mickey heard a then-10-year-old …read more

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EB MediaEric Church, who’s nominated for four Grammys this year, including Best Country Album for The Outsiders, is among the first performers announced for the Grammy telecast in February.

In addition to Eric, the first batch of performers announced includes Madonna, hard rock legends AC/DC, and pop stars Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran.

The Grammys air February 8 on CBS.

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Image Courtesy Valory Music Co.Brantley Gilbert is headed across the pond for a run of shows through Europe starting next month. It’s a long way from his native Georgia, and Brantley admits he didn’t do much traveling before he launched his country career.

Says Brantley, “Before this thing really got to the point it’s at, I was a southeast guy. I never really left Georgia all that much except for travelin’ to play shows.”

As part of the C2C: Country to Country festival tour launching February 28, Brantley will entertain fans in Norway, Sweden, Ireland …read more

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