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Truck Yeah! LOCASH gets Soul2Soul with Tim & Faith this weekend

Reviver RecordsThings come full circle for Preston Brust and Chris Lucas this week, as LOCASH opens Tim McGraw and Faith Hill‘s Soul2Soul run through the Sunshine State.

The duo scored one of their first big hits as writers in 2012, with Tim’s top-10, platinum-selling smash, “Truck Yeah.”

“Tim has always been an iconic entertainer,” Chris says, “and after working with him off the stage, performing on the same stage will be the experience of a lifetime.”

“Faith was one of my first country concerts as a fan,” Chris recalls. “We are blessed to have this opportunity, and it happens to be …read more

How Blake Shelton’s time “At the House” with Gwen influenced his new album, “Texoma Shore”

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Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCBlake Shelton‘s girlfriend Gwen Stefani played a big part in inspiring his new album, Texoma Shore.

“I was spending a lot of time this past summer out on Lake Texoma,” Blake says. “There was one week in particular where it was just Gwen and I out there just basically hanging out. We finally had some time off, so we went out on the water every day, went back up to the house every night and just had one of the greatest times of my life.”

At the same time, Blake had discovered the track, “At the …read more

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Is Garth’s autobiography a book or a boxed set? “It’s the whole enchilada,” he says

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ABC/Randy HolmesGarth Brooks is about to make his debut as an author: his first written work — the initial volume of his autobiography, no less — comes out November 14. But in typical Garth fashion, it won’t be just an ordinary book: it’ll come with five CDs featuring audio-visual content that’s never been seen or heard by the public before.

“What is The Anthology?” Garth asks in a new video previewing the project. “It’s the whole enchilada, man. The First Five Years, probably the craziest five years of my life, told by everybody that was there every day. Stories …read more

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“We Got Something They Don’t”: Shania christens new single with a champagne toast

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Chris HolloShania Twain celebrated the #1 global debut of her new album NOW earlier this week with a champagne toast at an intimate gathering at her record label in Nashville.

The CEO of her record label, Mike Dungan, surprised the country/pop superstar with a plaque commemorating the fact that her first album in 15 years arrived at the top of the charts in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

The crossover sensation doesn’t plan to cease her world domination anytime soon: Shania will release “We Got Something They Don’t” as her new single on October 30.

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“I Believe in You”: Dolly donates books and money to hurricane victims

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Dolly Records/RCA NashvilleNearly a year ago, Dolly Parton‘s beloved East Tennessee birthplace was ravaged by wildfires. So it’s only natural the benevolent superstar is eager to do something to help the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

“After the tremendous outpouring of support my hometown received last winter after the wildfires raged through the area, I want to do my part to help other areas affected by natural disasters,” Dolly said, as she announced she’ll be making a donation to the One America Appeal for Hurricane Relief. The effort was created by the five living former U.S. Presidents.

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Dottie West — who’s often mentioned as a front-runner for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame — scored three #1 duets with Kenny Rogers. Can you name them? ANSWER: “Every Time Two Fools Collide,” “All I Ever Need Is You,” and “What Are We Doin’ in Love.”

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Brett Eldredge takes “The Long Way” with “Duck Dynasty” star Sadie Robertson

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Warner Music NashvilleThe video for Brett Eldredge‘s new single “The Long Way” racked up more than a million views on YouTube in the first 24 hours it was available.

That’s particularly gratifying for the Illinois native, who played a large role in guiding the vision for this clip.

“My fans have never reacted to a video quite like this!” Brett said excitedly. “This is incredible! I think we all can relate to the feeling you get when showing off your hometown to someone you really care about, and this video captures that magic.”

Shot on the outskirts of Nashville, “The Long Way” stars …read more

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“2017 CMT Artists of the Year”: Performers offer Las Vegas shooting victims and heroes “hope and healing”

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CMTChris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan were the honorees at this year’s CMT Artists of the Year special, which aired live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday.

However, the focus of the show was less awards and more “hope and healing,” following the mass shooting in Las Vegas and the recent natural disasters in Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico and California.

R&B singer Andra Day, joined by Little Big Town, opened the program with a powerful performance of Day’s hit “Rise Up,” after which the five honorees took the stage to …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Rascal FlattsJay DeMarcus produced the new track, “Noise,” by iconic country group Shenandoah. The song is the band’s first new country single in two decades, and will be featured on their new BMG album, which is due next year.

CMA Album of the Year nominee Jason Isbell is the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s new Artist in Residence. Tickets for The Nashville Sound music maker’s concerts on December 5, 12, and 19, go on sale Friday, October 27.

You can check out the new video by Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives on <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS7xPPcR4Bc" …read more

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Little Big Town, Lee Ann Womack and Danielle Bradbery “Stand Up for Something” with Andra Day and Common, in a moving “CMT Artists of the Year” opening

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CMTAs the stars walked the red carpet before CMT’s 2017 Artists of the Year special Wednesday night, the excitement was already building toward the show’s multi-artist, cross-genre opening number.

“It went really well in rehearsal,” Lee Ann Womack told ABC Radio. “I knew it was going to. It’s very inspirational…”

The show started with R&B phenomenon Andra Day teaming up with Little Big Town on her hit, “Rise Up,” a duet they’d previously done during the opening weekend of LBT’s yearlong residency at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

The Artists of the Year themselves — Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, …read more

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