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CMAEric Church is putting the hammer down on scalpers for his upcoming The Outsiders World Tour. A total of 902 tickets for Eric’s September 16 show in Minneapolis which had been purchased by scalpers have been canceled and will go back on sale Friday afternoon to the general public.

Eric says, “I want my fans to be the ones who buy tickets to my shows, and I want scalpers to back off. I can’t stop ticket scalpers completely, but I can definitely make it harder for them.”

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Sony Music NashvilleWhile most folks are thinking about hitting the beach this time of year, Chris Young is daydreaming of heading way up north.

When asked where he’d like to go for a dream vacation, Chris says, “I guess the one place that I haven’t been, and I love cold weather, is I haven’t been up to Alaska.” He adds, “So, if I was gonna go somewhere for just a vacation, like, to go ice fishing, I would do Alaska, just ’cause it’s the one state that I haven’t been to.”

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Valory Music Co.Brantley Gilbert is back with a bang thanks to his latest hit, “Bottoms Up.” Once he finished writing the song with his co-writers, Brantley knew “Bottoms Up” should be the lead single from his upcoming album, Just as I Am.

He tells ABC News Radio, “It got stuck in my head. You know, everybody we played it for, it kinda stuck to their eardrum. When you get those, you just count your blessings.”

Thankfully, Brantley’s fans confirmed his hunch about “Bottoms Up” and downloaded the song and video in droves. He feels …read more

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Broken Bow RecordsDustin Lynch‘s debut #1 hit, “Cowboys & Angels,” gave fans a rather low-key first impression of the rising country star. He feels his latest single, “Where It’s At,” delivers a better idea of what to expect from his concerts.

Dustin tells the San Luis Obispo Tribune, ““We kind of shock [fans] with how hard we rock and how much we dance around onstage. We love to have fun and keep the show upbeat.”

Dustin spent 312 days on the road last year, and he plans to spend just as much time touring this …read more

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Photo Credit: John PeetsEric Church, Kacey Musgraves, Brett Eldredge, Martina McBride, Kix Brooks and Chris Young will be drinking fine wine for a great cause Monday night in Nashville. The T.J. Martell Foundation’s 15th Annual Nashville Best Cellars Dinner brings some of country’s top stars together with some of the nation’s top wine collectors for an evening of food and drink.

The event takes place at Nashville’s new Omni Hotel. Proceeds go to the T.J. Martell Foundation’s funding of leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.

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Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert still has plenty of “sassy” moments on her upcoming album, Platinum, but there are plenty of vulnerable moments. On “Bathroom Sink,” Miranda sings about dealing with body image issues, and “Priscilla” finds her addressing the challenges of having a famous husband, Blake Shelton.

“I always try to make my records be about where I am right now,” Miranda says. “I’m 30 years old. I’m happily married, but I still have problems good and bad. I face everyday life as a 30-year-old girl. So, I wrote a lot about that.”

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Sony Music NashvilleCarrie Underwood has made TIME magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Not only did she make the list, she’s included in the category “Icons.”

In an accompanying essay written about Carrie by Brad Paisley, her CMA Awards co-host says, “Not only has she earned her place [in country music], she’s raised the bar: a prolific songwriter, a trend-setter, and an Opry member. But it’s her decency as a person that is so impressive.”

Brad adds, “So many young girls want to be …read more

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Sony Music NashvilleGarth Brooks is expected to announce plans for a massive world tour in the coming months, and he’s hinted there might be some new music to go along with the trek. Since Jerrod Niemann had a hand in writing several of Garth’s singles, including 2005′s “Good Ride Cowboy,” we wondered if Jerrod might know something about Garth’s recording plans.

“When I chat with him, I don’t hit him up for a bunch of details,” Jerrod tells ABC News Radio. “You know, I wouldn’t probably trust myself with any details ’cause I get so …read more

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RCA NashvilleChris Young hosted a preview of his brand-new live show for a few members of the press Wednesday afternoon in Nashville. The hit-filled set kicked off with the title track from his latest album, A.M., and continued with the single from that album, “Aw Naw” and “Who I Am with You.”

The massive stage features high-tech LED screens and state-of-the-art lighting, making this Chris’s biggest tour production ever. Hits like “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices” and “You” rounded out the set list.

Look for Chris to take his new show out on the road this summer …read more

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Black River EntertainmentCraig Morgan is challenging fans to a go-kart race at his “Wake Up Racing You” fan club party, coming up June 4 in Nashville. The event takes place that morning at the Music City Indoor Karting & Entertainment Center. Fans will be treated to an acoustic performance and a light breakfast in addition to the race.

Go to EventBrite.com to purchase tickets.

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