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Move over, Little Big Town! Here come Little Big Kids

BillboardLooks like Little Big Town‘s musical legacy will continue well into the next generation. In their new Billboard cover story, the “Better Man” hitmakers reveal that their three oldest offspring have formed their own band, called Little Big Kids.

Made up of Kimberly Schlapman‘s daughter Daisy, Phillip Sweet‘s little girl Penelopi, and Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook‘s son, Elijah, most of the up-and-coming act’s impromptu performances take place in their parents’ green room.

While both Daisy and Penelopi have started playing guitar, placing it on their laps like a dulcimer, it’s the younger Schlapman who …read more

Creepin’: Eric Church discovers his double backstage at Staples Center in LA

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Business WireEric Church is the latest in a long line of country stars to come face-to-face with their doubles, thanks to the opening of the new Madame Tussauds in Nashville.

The “Kill a Word” singer met his lookalike wax figure backstage at his recent sold-out show at L.A.’s Staples Center.

“I’ve seen figures before so I knew it would be realistic but the details are unbelievable, even the veins match,” Eric observed. “To see yourself like that is crazy — I’m speechless.”

Eric’s wax figure will take its place alongside remarkable likenesses of Jason Aldean, Reba McEntire, Carrie …read more

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Baby #2 & a new album: Carrie Underwood says they’re both on the way — she’s just not sure when

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ABC/Image Group LAWhile Carrie Underwood seems open to the prospect of having a second little one, it doesn’t sound like she and husband Mike Fisher have exactly put it on the calendar yet.

“We’re on God’s good timing or whatever you might call it,” she tells Entertainment Tonight of the possibility. “I’m just trying to figure out where life’s going to take me next.”

As for her 2-year-old, Isaiah, Carrie admits she’s not so sure he’d be thrilled to share his mommy with a brother or sister. “As a matter of fact, if a dog …read more

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The Heating Up Winter Giveaway – Tonight at River Rock Lanes and Banquet Center

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Marquette, MI  –  April 6, 2017  –  Today’s the day! The Heating Up Winter Giveaway is here and we are ready for someone to go home with a brand new wood stove from Swick Home Services! If you got an invite in the mail, we look forward to seeing you at River Rock Lanes in […]

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#TheInternetIsForever: Brad Paisley’s fan-sourced Facebook project

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Arista NashvilleIf you like Brad Paisley‘s new video for “selfie #theinternetisforever,” there are plenty more where that came from — and they’re on the way soon.

The clip for the new track from Brad’s forthcoming Love and War album is just the first of six videos the West Virginia native plans to premiere on Facebook ahead of the project’s April 21 release.

“selfie #theinternetisforever” includes some of the most embarrassing self-portraits ever, sent in by Paisley’s fans after he put out the call on social media. You can participate in Brad’s upcoming videos too by watching his posts …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock 2017 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Alan Jackson made his most recent trip to the top of the country chart with this tune from 2008. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Country Boy.”

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“From A Room”: Chris Stapleton to release two albums this year from legendary RCA Studio A

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Mercury Records NashvilleChris Stapleton‘s follow-up to Traveller will be called From A Room: Volume 1, and will be out May 5, exactly two years since his breakthrough album was released.

The record’s title references legendary RCA Studio A, where it was recorded. What’s more, a second volume from the sessions this winter will be released later this year.

The collection features eight new songs co-written by Stapleton, many of which avid fans may recognize. Chris debuted the set’s opening track, “Broken Halos,” on Dolly Parton‘s Smoky Mountains Rise telethon last December. The second cut is the …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Willie Nelson is releasing “He Won’t Ever Be Gone” as the lead single from his new album, God’s Problem Child. It’s a tribute to his late friend, the legendary Merle Haggard.

Newcomer Lindsey Ell‘s new EP, Worth the Wait, debuts at #8 on the Nielsen Soundscan Current Country Albums chart this week.

If you missed Dustin Lynch performing his latest single Tuesday night on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, you can check out “Small Town Boy” on YouTube.

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How Glen Campbell helped soon-to-be fellow Hall-of-Famer Alan Jackson

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ABC Radio In 2017, Alan Jackson will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and coincidentally, the Georgia native owes his start in the music business to another Hall of Famer, Glen Campbell.

When Alan was just beginning, his wife Denise worked as a flight attendant, and a chance airport encounter with the “Rhinestone Cowboy” eventually led to a songwriting contract for Alan with his publishing company.

“That’s when it really kinda hit me…,” Alan says of the highest honor in country music, “I got the list and started going through all the artists that are in here, and I …read more

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Previous Show or Live Show, Either Way Enjoy American Country Gold!

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Marquette, Michigan – April 6th, 2017 – I’m patiently waiting to get back to hosting American Country Gold LIVE on Saturday night from 7pm to Midnight here on 103-FXD and WFXD.com. Make sure that you reach out to me on Saturday night by calling me up in the 103-FXD studio at 361-WFXD, that’s 361-9393 or […]

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