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Devin Dawson’s “Dark Horse” leads him to new dates as a headliner

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ABC/Image Group LA Devin Dawson is expanding his headlining dates, as his debut single, “All on Me,” becomes his first top-ten hit. The California native is adding concerts in San Jose, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville and New York City.

The Dark Horse hitmaker’s Big Apple stop will be a half-hour discussion, followed by a stripped-down performance. The evening, titled “Doers Defying Barriers,” takes place February 22, as part of the NYC Plugged series.

You can find the latest info about Devin’s schedule at DevinDawsonMusic.com. In April, he heads out with label mate Brett Eldredge on The …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockSeven years ago this week, this album by two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldeanspent the first of a dozen weeks atop Billboard‘s country album chart. Can you name it? ANSWER: My Kinda Party.

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The advice singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw gave Brett Young that’s paying off now

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ABC/Image Group LA Monday afternoon in Music City, Brett Young took over Broadway’s Nashville Underground, celebrating his third #1 in a row, “Like I Loved You.”

It was important to Brett to have his party there, since singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw is one of the hot spot’s owners.

“Gavin DeGraw is the reason that I decided I wanted to do music,” the California native revealed. “And he gave me some of the best advice years and years ago before I knew I was gonna get to make records.”

“He was talking about his own career, but it [has] just always stuck with me,” Brett …read more

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Brett Eldredge reveals why he’s glad success took “The Long Way”

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ABC/Image Group LA This week, “The Long Way” becomes the seventh top-10 hit of Brett Eldredge‘s career. To mark the occasion, Brett took a group of journalists “The Long Way” around his favorite Music City haunts.

Stops included the spot on the Warner building where Brett typically relieved himself during crazy nights out — now immortalized by his record label with a plaque. He also visited his former Nashville apartment, though the current resident didn’t come to the door when Brett knocked.

“It brought back a lot of memories, because I haven’t gone back to the original place I stayed when I …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock The new Glen Campbell collection Amazing Grace: 14 Hymns and Gospel Favorites will be released February 23 as part of the Gaither Gospel Series.

Brett Eldredge‘s “I Wanna Be That Song,” Dustin Lynch‘s “Small Town Boy,” LANCO‘s “Greatest Love Story,” Midland‘s “Drinkin’ Problem,” and Russell Dickerson‘s “Yours” have all recently been certified platinum by the RIAA.

Lee Ann Womack, Randy Rogers Band and Jackie Lee will play “An Evening of Acoustic Country Music Benefiting Music People in Need” April 24 at AJ’s Good Time Bar in Nashville. Proceeds will go to MusiCares, the charitable arm of The Recording Academy, which …read more

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Kelsea Ballerini “Unapologetically” sells out and sets records on first weekend of headlining tour

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ABC/Paula LoboKelsea Ballerini set her Unapologetically tour in motion this weekend with sold-out shows in Birmingham, Alabama; Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Augusta, Georgia.

In fact, the “Legends” hitmaker set a record in the Peach State: Her show ranked as one of the ten most-attended concerts in the history of Augusta’s Bell Auditorium..

“The energy this weekend was unbelievable and I’m so amazed that my fans knew every word of the album cuts,” Kelsea observed. “Playing the Bell Auditorium in Augusta was my biggest headlining show so far in my career, and I can already tell this tour is going to be so special.”

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“Written in the Sand” is now “Written in…” gold: Old Dominion grabs fourth #1

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ABC/Image Group LA When Old Dominion kicks off the U.S. leg of their world tour on Valentine’s Day, they’ll take the stage with some extra bragging rights: this week, the five-man-band has the #1 country song in America.

“Written in the Sand is OD’s third chart-topper in a row, and the band’s fourth #1 overall. It’s also recently been certified gold, along with “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart” and “Song for Another Time.”

Old Dominion launched the Happy Ending World Tour earlier this month with sold-out shows in Canada. On Wednesday, they’ll greet their U.S. fans in Sacramento, California.

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“Criminal” caper? Lindsay Ell set to conquer Canada with Keith Urban

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ABC/Image Group LA Right now, Lindsay Ell is enjoying her first top-30 hit in the U.S. with “Criminal,” and she’ll soon be hitting the road with Keith Urban in her native Canada.

Lindsay will first take the stage with the Aussie superstar August 15 in Rogers, Arkansas, before kicking off seven shows in the Great White North, starting September 14 in Ottawa.

“It’s not very often you get to share the stage with an artist you’ve looked up to since the beginning of your career,” Lindsay says. “I am SO excited to be touring with Keith Urban and can’t wait to play …read more

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Watch now: Jason Aldean unveils music video trilogy for “You Make It Easy”

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ABC/Image Group LA Call him an overachiever: Jason Aldean hasn’t just made one video for his latest hit, “You Make It Easy” — he’s made three.

Filmed on the outskirts of Nashville, the new clips follow one couple’s romance as they face what life throws at them.

“The first time I heard this song, I was riding around in my truck,” Jason recalls. “I immediately needed to cut it and always felt like it could be the first single. I told [director] Shaun [Silva] that I wanted the videos to capture the love story that this song tells, and I …read more

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Nineties hitmaker Daryle Singletary, dead at 46

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Absolute Publicity1990’s hitmaker Daryle Singletary passed away unexpectedly Monday morning at his Nashville-area home, according to his publicist. Singletary was 46. So far, the cause of death is unknown.

Singletary scored a string of top-five country hits in the mid-nineties, including “I Let Her Lie,” “Too Much Fun,” and “Amen Kind of Love.” The Georgia native continued to maintain a full tour schedule, having just played his first show of 2018 Friday night, according to his official Facebook page.

On social media, his peers remembered him as a music traditionalist, and a family man.

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