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Kip Moore Encourages Everyone to Unwind with Some Old Vinyl and a Good Drink

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MCA NashvilleKip Moore is just one of the many country stars you might find digging in the bins at an independent record store. He’s the proud owner of an old record player and is building a collection of old vinyl albums.

Kip tweeted, “Everyone should cut off from the world once a week, grab a drink and listen.”

Saturday, by the way, is national Record Store Day, and a few country artists like Dolly Parton and Eric Church are releasing vinyl products exclusively to independent record stores around the country to celebrate.

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Kellie Pickler Guest Starring on ABC’s “Nashville”

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ABCFirst lady Michelle Obama and Kellie Pickler will guest star on the May 7 episode of ABC’s Nashville as lead character, Rayna Jaymes, organizes a military benefit concert at Fort Campbell. The military-themed event comes after Rayna finds out her current love interest, country star Luke Wheeler, has been injured while in Afghanistan.

Nashville‘s second season finale airs May 14.

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Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard Ready to Trade in the Cold for the Hawaiian Sun

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Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line has been playing shows in Canada this past week, but the duo’s Tyler Hubbard isn’t happy with the weather up there. He posted an photo from his hotel room on Instagram Friday saying, “Not the prettiest place I’ve been to in Canada. It’s so cold and nasty today.”

Luckily, FGL heads to Hawaii for a little fun in this sun this coming week before their show in Honolulu on Thursday, April 24.

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Jason Aldean Guest Judging Major League Baseball’s Honorary Bat Girl Program

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Greenroom PRAvid baseball fan Jason Aldean has joined the guest judging panel to select the participants in this year’s Major League Baseball Honorary Bat Girl program. Each Major League Baseball club will select a woman who has been affected by breast cancer or participated in the fight against the disease to serve as bat girl for their favorite team. The cause is close to Jason’s heart since he lost a good friend to breast cancer a few years back.

You can check out the stories of this year’s nominees at HonoraryBatGirl.com.

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Jerrod Niemann Toasts the Good Times with Latest Hit, “Drink to That All Night”

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Photo Credit: Jeremy CowartJerrod Niemann has already released several songs about drinking, including “One More Drinkin’ Song,” so he wasn’t exactly thrilled when he saw the title of a new song, “Drink to That All Night,” in an e-mail from his songwriter pal Lance Miller a few months back.

Jerrod says, “I was like, ‘Man, come on. Just because it’s a drinking song doesn’t mean you have to send it to me.’ Surely, how different can it be? And then I listened to it. I thought, ‘Woah, this is something else.'”

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Miranda Lambert Learns to Slow Down and Reflect with “Automatic”

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RCA NashvilleMiranda Lambert is one of country music’s biggest stars these days, so her schedule is non-stop between recording, touring, doing interviews and scheduling quality time with husband, Blake Shelton. In all that madness, Miranda has to remind herself to slow down and reflect on how amazing the last few years have been. That’s part of the inspiration for her latest hit, “Automatic.”

Says Miranda, “I’m getting to where I’ve lived a little more. I’ve done some things. I have a long way to go, but I also am realizing that it’s very fast-paced …read more

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Glen Campbell Moved to an Alzheimer’s Facility, Says Family Friend

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CapitolGlen Campbell has apparently been moved to an Alzheimer’s facility. A family friend tells People, “I’m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We’ll know more next week.”

The 78-year-old singer was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s more than three years ago. A documentary about Glen’s Goodbye Tour, titled Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me, debuts Friday at the Nashville Film Festival.

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Brett Eldredge and Jana Kramer Tapped for Macy’s American Icons Campaign

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Macy’sBrett Eldredge and Jana Kramer are taking part in Macy’s American Icons campaign, which means you’ll see their faces in more than 800 Macy’s stores starting next month. They’ll be modeling clothes for I.N.C International Concepts in ads appearing in print and online, too.

The program offers styles inspired by America and supports the Got Your 6 initiative to support U.S. veterans and military families.

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Eric Church Releasing “The Outsiders on Vinyl This Saturday for National Record Store Day

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EMI NashvilleEric Church will release a double-gatefold vinyl version of his latest album, The Outsiders, this Saturday for National Record Store Day. The package also includes an exclusive album poster and two bonus tracks — “Come Together,” and an extended version of the title track. Go to EricChurch.com for more information on where to purchase The Outsiders on vinyl.

Eric will tour behind the album starting September 11 in Bossier City, LA.

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Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus Bringing His Daughter Madeline on the Road This Summer

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Big Machine RecordsRascal FlattsJay DeMarcus has a special guest hitting the road with him this summer — his daughter Madeline. The little one will be heading out on select dates of the Flatts’ upcoming Rewind tour.

Jay says, “I’m really excited for my little Maddie to see what her daddy does.”

Maddie, who turned three last December, is starting to understand her dad is a big country star.

“She’s old enough now to where she kinda gets it and she’ll see a video on TV and kinda puts two and two together,” Jay explains. “So, I’m really lookin’ forward …read more

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