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Valory Music Co.It seems everything’s going Brantley Gilbert‘s way these days. His breakthrough album, Halfway to Heaven, has just been certified platinum, and his latest release, Just As I Am, had the second-biggest country debut so far this year. When putting out the new album last month, Brantley tried to keep his expectations in check.

He says, “I usually don’t try to predict too much or get above even-keel. You know, you get too excited, you get let down. With this deal, I just wanted to see some dues paying off.”

More than 200,000 fans bought Just …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockChris Young will be playing his shows this weekend wearing a sling due to his recent hand surgery. He tweeted, “I won’t be telling you guys to clap with me.”

Luke Bryan‘s latest album, Crash My Party, has been certified double platinum for shipment of two million copies.

Luke Bryan and Justin Moore will be taking part in a Google Hangout with Cabela’s Wednesday night at 7 ET at Cabelas.com/ItsInYourNature.

According to the New York Daily News, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill went to see James Franco star in Of Mice and Men on Broadway late …read more

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MCA NashvilleKip Moore and Frankie Ballard helped raise $17,000 for Musicians on Call by performing at the Country Weekly Kick-Off Party last week in Nashville. The event took place at Mercy Lounge in Music City, with proceeds going to Musicians on Call’s efforts to bring live and recorded music to patients in healthcare facilities. Chuck Wicks hosted the event.

The fundraising continues through next month with the eighth annual Summer of Music auction benefiting Musicians on Call. Concert ticket packages, meet-and-greet experiences and memorabilia from Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and …read more

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Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert is the hottest female act in country right now, but she didn’t hit her stride until her third album, Revolution, came out in 2009. In fact, Miranda only had one top ten hit, “Gunpowder and Lead,” from her first two albums. She wouldn’t change a thing, though.

Miranda tells CMA Closeup, “I’ve had the exact career I would want. I didn’t shoot to the top immediately. It’s been a slow, steady burn. And I got to do it the right way — my way.”

Now Miranda is a 30-year-old married woman, and that …read more

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Sony Music NashvilleKenny Chesney is back with a brand-new single, “American Kids,” hitting the airwaves June 20. The song celebrates the spirit of youth and also speaks to the resiliency of Kenny’s fans.

He says, “If there’s one thing I’ve seen over the last ten years, looking out at the faces in the crowd: you can’t keep my fans down. These are people who no matter what are in love with life, and they’re gonna find the good times no matter what.”

You can download “American Kids” starting June 23. It’s the lead single from Kenny’s …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockWhich instrument does Hillary Scott‘s husband Chris Tyrell play in Lady Antebellum‘s band? ANSWER: Drums.

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Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum has released a new webisode for their fans almost every week since they first hit the country scene in 2007 with “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore.” The group recently posted their 300th webisode, so they celebrated the milestone by giving away 800 cake pops to everyone who came by to see them at the CMA Music Festival’s Fan Fair X over the weekend.

Band member Dave Haywood says, “That’s a lot of calories.”

As for their webisode series, Lady A’s Hillary Scott adds, “We’ve had a video camera following us around from the very …read more

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Southern GroundZac Brown Band just released “All Alright” as the latest single from their EP, The Grohl Sessions, and a they’ll begin work on a new full-length project this fall.

Zac says, “We’ll be in the studio for a few solid months planning for a spring release. Spring or early summer.”

The guys are taking a different approach to making the new album, too.

“We’re taking more time to record this year than we ever have and working with several different producers as well within the same project,” Zac explains. “So, we’re really excited about that.”

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Sony Music NashvilleChris Young is on the mend following surgery to repair tendons that were injured when he accidentally cut his left hand last week in a kitchen accident.

In a post on Facebook, Chris’s mother, Becky Harris, said he can still move his fingers and will be in a soft cast for another two weeks, then a hard cast for four weeks after that. She also says Chris has a lot of stitches, and they’re not sure if he will be able to play his shows this weekend.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCountry newcomers Sam Hunt, Natalie Stovall and the Drive and David Fanning are among the artists playing the Next from Nashville stage at the Faster Horses Festival July 18 through 20 in Brooklyn, MI.

Josh Turner will appear on the fourth hour of NBC’s Today show Tuesday to talk about his book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood.

Keith Urban keeps the car theme going with his new single, “Somewhere in My Car,” the follow-up to his latest hit, “Cop Car.”

The country tribute to Motley Crue, Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue, is now due out August 19. …read more

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