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Warner Music NashvilleCole Swindell‘s sophomore album will take its title from the fastest-rising release of his career so far. You Should Be Here is set to arrive May 6.

Currently in the top 15 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart, the lead single has been streamed six million times and downloaded more than 172,000 times. The emotional tune Cole co-wrote about the loss of his father has also sparked a huge response on social media, with fans sharing their stories on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #youshouldbehere.

Cole’s self-titled debut effort has been certified gold, sending …read more

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Sweet Talk Publicity“Power of Positive Drinkin’” hitmaker Chris Janson started the first week in February with the best wake-up call of all.

“I woke up to the sweet sound of screaming kids and ACM nominations,” he says. “It’s caught me completely off guard and I’m shocked, thankful and thrilled! Woohoo!! I’m so grateful to the country music community and the many fans for giving me these amazing opportunities. Thank you all!” he adds.

Chris has the chance to take home three trophies at the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. Two are for Single …read more

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Warner Music NashvilleIt’s been a busy 24 hours for Jana Kramer. A little more than 12 hours after she gave birth to her baby girl, she found out she’s nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2016 ACM Awards.

The “I Got the Boy” singer and her husband, former NFL tight end Michael Caussin, first laid eyes on Jolie Rae Caussin at 4:01 in the afternoon Sunday in Nashville. Their bundle of joy weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19-and-a-half inches long, according to People.

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Sony Music NashvilleYou can check out Old Dominion‘s late-night TV debut this evening on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The five-member band will do two songs, their chart-topping debut single “Break Up with Him,” as well their current top-25 hit, “Snapback.”

Right now, the guys are in the middle of their headlining Meat and Candy tour, having already sold out 15 dates on the trek. In March, they fly to the United Kingdom to play three shows in London, before venturing out with Kenny Chesney on his arena tour for the second year in a row this …read more

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Country Star Trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockGarth Brooks‘ chart-topping album from 2001 and John Mellencamp‘s 1985 record that features his hit “Small Town” both share the same title. Can you name it? ANSWER: Scarecrow.

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Mark TuckerGarth Brooks is challenging Carrie Underwood‘s hockey-playing husband to join him onstage. It all started in early January when the “Heartbeat” hitmaker captured the Nashville Predators’ center singing along to one of Garth’s hits from 1992 and shared it on social media. The Country Music Hall of Famer eventually saw the impromptu performance, and now Mike Fisher officially has an invitation to sing on Garth’s ongoing World Tour.

“You never know who sings. Carrie Underwood’s husband, Mike — I see on Facebook he’s singing ‘The River.’ Well, he’s sandbagging us!” Garth jokes. …read more

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Image Group LA/ABCAs Carrie Underwood launched her Storyteller tour this weekend with a sold-out show in Jacksonville, Florida, she accomplished several firsts. It’s her first time ever to perform in the round, and it’s also the first time she’s mounted a major series of concerts with a baby in tow.

“He’ll come with me most of the time,” she says of her son Isaiah, who’ll turn one on the 27th of this month. “I mean I’ll try to. When I went to the U.K., it was better for him that I did not take him …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockChris Janson, Maddie & Tae, Martina McBride, David Nail, Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin and more play a special edition of the Grand Ole Opry on Monday, February 8. The command performance at Omni Nashville is for attendees of Country Radio Seminar 2016.

Brad Paisley and Chase Rice will play the Buckle Up Country Music Festival August 5 and 6 in Blue Ash, Ohio.

Cam debuted her new single “Mayday” Friday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. You can check out her performance on YouTube.

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ABC/Image Group LAIt looks like Lee Brice must be a fan of The Bachelor. Though the “I Don’t Dance” hitmaker left his own bachelor days behind when he married his wife Sara in April of 2013, he’s set to guest on this Monday’s edition of Bachelor Live.

He’ll discuss the most recent goings-on in the life of Bachelor Ben Higgins with host Chris Harrison on the one-hour talkfest that follows the reality competition. The View‘s Michelle Collins and actress Lacy Chabert from Mean Girls will weigh in as well.

Right now, Lee’s current single, “That Don’t Sound Like You,” is currently …read more

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Carnival Records/Thirty TigersThe little girl from the “I Hope You Dance” video is all grown up now; and even though most fans may have first caught a glimpse of Aubrie Sellers in the sentimental clip for her mother Lee Ann Womack‘s biggest hit, she’s now blazing her own musical trail with her debut album, New City Blues.

“All my memories are sitting on the bus, listening to my mom play and sing, always being on the way to somewhere else… and I love it,” she says.

Aubrie’s rich musical heritage doesn’t end there. Her father is singer/songwriter Jason Sellers, …read more

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