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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Brett Eldredge promises his popular Bed Head Jams will return to Snapchat on Wednesday. He’s had to take a little break because he’s been on vocal rest to prepare for five shows in a row.

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Lee Ann Womack and Brothers Osborne will play the inaugural Outlaw Music Festival Sunday, September 18 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Nettles and Jerrod Niemann will headline this year’s Beach Bash September 9 in Wayzata, Minnesota.

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Image credit: Becky FlukeThanks to Miranda Lambert, lots of country fans are picking up a new “Vice.” Seven days after its release, Miranda’s new single sits at number one on Billboard‘s Digital Country Songs tally, with 65,000 people downloading the tune in the three-and-a-half days before the chart closed for the week.

That’s enough to instantly make “Vice” a top-20 hit on the traditional airplay charts. It currently sits at number 18, making it the fastest-rising song of Miranda’s career. Previously, 2014’s ACM-and-CMA-winning Song of the Year “Automatic” held that record.

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Dot RecordsAerosmith frontman Steven Tyler‘s foray into country music has gotten off to a great start, as his twangy debut solo record, We’re All Somebody from Somewhere, has bowed at #1 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart. According to Nielsen Music, the album sold 17,000 copies during its first week of release, which also was good enough for a #19 debut on the Billboard 200 chart.

Tyler recorded We’re All Somebody from Somewhere in Nashville, co-produced the album, and co-wrote most of the songs with various collaborators. Three singles have been released from the …read more

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Warner Music NashvilleAt his concert last weekend at Peck Fest in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Chris Janson decided to donate all the profits from the sale of his merchandise to help the flood-ravaged state.

“It’s the right thing to do,” the “Holdin’ Her” hitmaker said. “I’ve played many nights here in West Virginia and the people have always treated me and my family so nice. It’s like a second home to me.”

Chris isn’t the only country star who’s pitched in to help after the state was hit hard by flooding about a month ago. Both Billy Ray Cyrus …read more

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Comstock/Thinkstock Soon-to-be Country Music Hall of Famer Randy Travis scored his first Billboard #1 with this song in July of 1986. Can you recall its title? ANSWER: “On the Other Hand.”

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BBR Music Group With signature hits like “Carolina,” “Close Your Eyes” and “Already Callin’ You Mine,” the guys in Parmalee aren’t exactly newcomers anymore. But lead singer Matt Thomas admits there are some things that will always give him a case of the butterflies.

“I mean the Opry is the only show we will probably always be nervous before we get on stage… It’s so cool and so surreal,” he says, having played the historic venue not too long ago.

Tonight, Parmalee has the honor of kicking off the Opry’s Circle in the City concert series in New York’s Bryant Park. Even …read more

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EMI Records NashvilleTuesday night, Hillary Scott & the Scott Family make their Grand Ole Opry debut, as they prepare for the release of their first album together, Love Remains, this Friday. Even though she’s played country music’s most famous stage before with Lady Antebellum, Hillary expects a completely different vibe being there with mom Linda Davis, dad Lang Scott and little sister Rylee.

“I can’t believe it!” Hillary says. “In my wildest dreams, to be able to step on that stage together as a family… I’m just gonna need probably a box of tissues. Needs to be attached to my outfit …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock There’s new music on the way from The Band Perry. Be listening for their new single, titled “Comeback Kid.”

Country Music Hall of Famers The Oak Ridge Boys will hit two dozen cities in sixteen states during their 2016 Christmas Celebration Tour. It starts November 15 in Branson, Missouri, and wraps December 22 in Burlington, Iowa.

Frankie Ballard is following his top-15 hit “It All Started with a Beer” with the new track “Cigarette,” from his album El Rio.

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Photo Courtesy of Big Machine RecordsHaving just released his first single, “There’s a Girl,” Trent Harmon is busy working to finish his debut for Big Machine Records. While we don’t know exactly how long it will be before the American Idol winner’s full album will be out, there is some new music to tide fans over.

The Arkansas native has re-recorded Gary Wright‘s 1975 hit “Dream Weaver” for the new animated film Ice Age: Collision Course. It’s available as a bonus track on the digital release of the soundtrack.

Last week, Trent shared the stage with label mates Maddie & Tae at …read more

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Columbia NashvilleIf you want to know what it’s like to hang out with Maren Morris in her backyard, the “My Church” hitmaker is issuing an invitation for you to check it out. You can vicariously visit Maren’s outdoor space at her East Nashville home, thanks to her partnership with the website Wayfair.

The home furnishings and décor retailer recently helped the newcomer trick out her patio dining space, adding a lounge with a fire pit and a cabana. You can check out pictures of the makeover at People.com, with the individual items available in …read more

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