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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Ryan Kinder‘s digital EP Deconstructed Studio Sessions is out now. In addition to the newcomer’s own songs, it also features a cover of Justin Bieber‘s hit “Sorry.”

Garth Brooks has broken the Rolling Stones‘ record for total ticket sales during a run in Saskatchewan, Canada. Mick Jagger and the gang sold more than 80,000 seats during two shows in 2006. So far, Garth has sold more than 86,000 for his six shows in June, with the number still continuing to grow.

Up-and-coming singer/songwriter Brett Young recently sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” before a Los Angeles Dodgers home game.

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Warner Music Nashville/Katherine TylerIf you’ve spotted a photo lately of a fresh-faced Brett Eldredge, it turns out there’s a very specific reason he’s no longer sporting his familiar facial hair– and it all has to do with the follow-up to his chart-topping single, “Drunk on Your Love.”

“I’ve been waiting to tell people and I actually haven’t really told many people, so now I’m telling people I’m releasing my new single called ‘Wanna Be That Song’ here very very soon,” he reveals. “I just shot an amazing music video for it. I’m so excited!”

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Warner Music NashvilleIf you’re Obsessed with Dan+Shay, there’s good news– you won’t have to wait too much longer for their sophomore album. It’s set to be released in a little more than a month, on June 3.

Fans who pre-order the project now will instantly get two tracks, the top-25 lead single, “From the Ground Up,” as well as the new song, “Already Ready.” You can also check out the new music video for the song, which was filmed at a recent house party in Nashville, almost entirely in one shot.

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Eric Church Spins New Video for “Record Year”

Eric Church and his bandmates drag out the classic vinyl for the new music video for his latest single, “Record Year.” Shot at an abandoned schoolhouse outside of Nashville, the clip stars teen McKinley James, who’s also in Eric’s ACM-winning Video of the Year “Mr. Misunderstood” and on his album cover as well.

Throughout the video, Eric plays his new signature edition Gibson Hummingbird acoustic guitar. The axe Eric has nicknamed Hummingbird Dark goes on sale at authorized Gibson dealers all across the country in May. You can watch the “Record Year” video on <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" …read more

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ABC/Image Group LAAs their final single from Anything Goes, “Confession,” sits at the top of the country chart, Florida Georgia Line is unveiling the first taste of their third album, Dig Your Roots— and Brian Kelley promises “H.O.L.Y.” is worth the wait.

“We really put in the time making sure this song was the strongest it could be,” he says, “and we’re pushing ourselves on all levels: vocally, lyrically, melodically. I promise the fans, the wait was worth it.”

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Comstock/Thinkstock This 1997 Martina McBride album opens with a clip of the singer at age 7, singing the Little Jimmy Dickens hit “I’m Little But I’m Loud.” Can you recall the project’s title? ANSWER: Evolution.

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ABC/Image Group LA Dierks Bentley will be one of the headliners for Live Nation’s 2nd Annual National Concert Day Show May 3 in New York City. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Cheap Trick, and rapper Wiz Khalifa will also take the stage at Irving Plaza.

The Today show’s Hoda Kotb will host, bringing on special appearances by Nick Jonas, Goo Goo Dolls, Simon Kirke of Bad Company and more. If you can’t make it to the Big Apple next week, you’ll also be able to stream the full concert live on Yahoo.

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BMLGWhen you think of daredevils who throw caution to the wind, Martina McBride probably isn’t the first name that pops into your head. But the four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year has to confess — Reckless is more than just the title of her new album and its lead single.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Darryl Worley hosts a tournament at Nashville’s Hermitage Golf Course May 6 to benefit the nonprofit Christmas 4 Kids.

The 4th Annual Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam will donate $2 from every ticket sold to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. Eric Church, Brad Paisley and Jake Owen headline the festival that takes place September 2-4 in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Country Music Hall of Famer Charley Pride will celebrate 50 years of recording by launching his 2016 tour April 30 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

You can check out Keith Urban‘s new video for “Wasted Time” on YouTube now.

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ABC/Image Group LAMiranda Lambert showed the world she’s definitely Anderson East‘s “girl” this week in Los Angeles. The six-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year had been waiting in the wings while Anderson played his sold-out show opening for Chris Stapleton at L.A.’s Greek Theatre on Wednesday — until the Traveller hitmaker spilled the beans, that is.

“She’s gonna kill me,” he apologized, after calling Miranda onstage to join Anderson for their duet on The Temptations‘ “My Girl.” All was apparently forgiven, though, as Miranda jumped in, adding background vocals and impromptu choreography wiith Chris’s wife Morgane. You can …read more

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