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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Country Music Hall of Famer Bonnie Brown Ring passed away Saturday at the age of 77 in Little Rock, Arkansas’s Baptist Hospital, after complications from lung cancer. The Browns were inducted into the Hall last year, shortly after the death of brother Jim Ed Brown. Their signature song, “The Three Bells,” spent ten weeks atop the country charts and was a number-one pop hit as well.

Steven Tyler‘s tune “Hold On (Won’t Let Go)” is the new theme for the Professional Bull Riders, both at events and on CBS. The song is from the Aerosmith frontman’s solo album, …read more

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EMI Records NashvilleWith everything happening in the world these days, Eric Paslay hopes his new single, “Angels in This Town,” can lift listeners’ spirits in the midst of some dark times.

“As of late, our world has been impacted by tragedy of all kinds,” the Texas native says. “I’m so grateful we can use [this song] to shine a light on all the good that happens every day in our world. I’m excited for it to be heard and for it to bring hope and positivity into people’s lives.”

While “Angels in This Town” will eventually end up on Eric’s sophomore album, …read more

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ABC/Image Group LAZac Brown Band is headed back to the Caribbean this winter for the second year of their all-inclusive Castaway with Southern Ground tropical vacation. The all-inclusive four-night getaway will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico January 30 – February 3, 2017.

ZBB’s Black Out the Sun tourmates Drake White and the Big Fire will be along for the ride, along with Jamaican band Toots & the Maytals, newcomer Margo Price and more. Tickets go on sale for returning guests July 27 at noon ET, with the general public getting …read more

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Capitol NashvilleWhat do Dave Haywood and NFL Linebacker Thomas Davis have in common? Well, both the Lady Antebellum musician and the Carolina Panther graduated from the University of Georgia Athens, and they’re both on the alumni association’s “40 Under 40” list this year.

Dave picked up his degree from the Terry College of Business in 2004, just three years before Lady A charted their first hit, “Love Don’t Live Here,” in 2007. He’ll be honored at an awards luncheon September 8 in Atlanta.

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Capitol NashvilleWhat do Dave Haywood and NFL Linebacker Thomas Davis have in common? Well, both the Lady Antebellum musician and the Carolina Panther graduated from the University of Georgia Athens, and they’re both on the alumni association’s “40 Under 40” list this year.

Dave picked up his degree from the Terry College of Business in 2004, just three years before Lady A charted their first hit, “Love Don’t Live Here,” in 2007. He’ll be honored at an awards luncheon September 8 in Atlanta.

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Broken BowNow that “Lights Come On” has reached its peak at number one, Jason Aldean is ready with the second single from his upcoming release.

“‘A Little More Summertime’ really hit me the first time I heard it,” the ACM Entertainer of the Year says. “It’s always been about the vibe of a song for me. So when that chorus hits and the song takes off, I knew it had to be on this album.”

Jason’s seventh studio effort, They Don’t Know, comes out September 9. If you pre-order the project via the usual digital outlets, …read more

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ABCIf you’re a fan of the TV show Nashville and you’ve wondered why the man who plays Deacon Claybourne has never released an album of original material himself, it turns out you’re not alone. Charles Esten has been thinking along those same lines, and he’s about to change all that.

The only thing is, he won’t be releasing a traditional project. Instead, he’ll be putting out a new song every Friday, starting today with the tune “Through the Blue.” He’s calling it #EverySingleFriday, and he vows to continue the tradition until he “runs out of …read more

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Comstock/Thinkstock This 2010 hit by Craig Campbell was featured in HBO’s popular series, True Blood. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Family Man.”

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MCA NashvilleDavid Nail‘s new album Fighter not only includes his top-15 hit, “Night’s on Fire,” it also boasts several special guests, including Vince Gill and Brothers Osborne. In fact, the record starts with a song TJ and John wrote — one David liked so much, it actually upset him because he figured he’d never be able to cut it himself.

“‘Good at Tonight’ was a song that I heard the demo and I was actually kind of mad because I just assumed that they were…sending me the song because we’d been on the road with Brothers Osborne and they were just …read more

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Courtesy of RCA NashvilleWell, that didn’t take long. Less than a day after Miranda Lambert last teased that her new single would be out Monday, we got confirmation this morning.

Titled “Vice,” the single will be released to country radio Monday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. ET, 2:00 p.m. CT.

Miranda’s been teasing the release all week after promising new music at last month’s CMA Music Festival. Her most recent tease was Thursday, when she shared a black-and-white Instagram photo of her placing the needle on a vinyl 45. If you look carefully, you can …read more

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