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Thomas Rhett’s going into business with his dad… and Jay Z

Valory Music CompanyThomas Rhett is expanding his Home Team empire, opening a new publishing company with his dad, hit songwriter and 90’s hitmaker Rhett Akins. TR’s longtime manager Vanessa Davis will also be a partner in Home Team Publishing, and so will the entertainment company Roc Nation, which was founded by rapper Jay Z.

“I was a songwriter before I was an artist,” TR tells Billboard. “I was lucky enough to find a team that believed in me really early on.”

“Songwriting is the foundation for my artist career,” he adds, “so I’m excited and honored to be …read more

The Mow Like A Pro Giveaway from Four Seasons Small Engine & Altoz is Here!

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Marquette, MI  –  April 7, 2017  – Well, we had a great time last night at River Rock Lanes and Banquet Center for the Heating Up Winter Giveaway. Now that we have our winner, Robbie Jo Fezatt, we’re moving on to the next big thing! Our quarter two grand prize will be a $10,000 Altoz […]

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The show must go on: Why Trisha Yearwood is leaving the Garth Brooks World Tour for one night

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ABC/Image Group LATrisha Yearwood has been a fixture on the Garth Brooks World Tour since it launched more than two years ago. But for at least one night, the two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year will be sitting it out.

The “How Do I Live” hitmaker will miss the April 30 show in Champaign, Illinois so she can attend the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California.

Trisha’s Food Network show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, is nominated this year for Outstanding Culinary Program. It’s a trophy she’s taken home once before, in 2013.

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“Happy People”: Little Big Town’s antidote for troubled times

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ABC/Image Group LA“Happy People” is both the opening track on Little Big Town‘s new The Breaker album and the band’s latest single, and the foursome is hoping the happy tune can also help soothe some of the political tension in the U.S. right now.

“There’s probably not a house in America that’s not divided right now, disagreeing about things going on in the country,” Karen Fairchild tells Billboard.

“If you can’t learn to look across the table and go, ‘I love you and I totally disagree with you, but hey, let’s have a glass of …read more

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Lauren Alaina Takes the “Road Less Traveled” from American Idol to the top of the chart

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ABC/Image Group LAMore than five years since Lauren Alaina was crowned the runner-up during season 10 of American Idol, the Georgia native is on the verge of having her very first #1 song with “Road Less Traveled.”

While the 22-year-old looks back on her Idol time fondly, she says she realized doing well on the show wasn’t a one-way ticket to success.

“It sets you up properly and gives you a great platform and a great opportunity, but you have to work really hard and do something with it,” she says thoughtfully. “And I feel like I’ve been working so hard for …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Can you guess how many singles Little Big Town released before they finally hit #1? ANSWER: The CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year made it to the top of the charts with their 13th release, “Pontoon,” in 2012.

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Pomp’s Tire Text to Win on 103-FXD – This Week’s Winner – Celia from Harvey

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Marquette, Michigan – April 7th, 2017 — Celia from Harvey is this week’s winner of Pomp’s Tire Text to win on 103-FXD! Play along all next week with me, Eric Scott in the 7am hour for your chance to win! Text the keyword to 361-WFXD that’s 361-9393. It’s a free oil change from Pomp’s Tire […]

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock The Music Business Association will give Reba McEntire its Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement May 18 at its luncheon in Nashville. Maren Morris will be honored as its Breakthrough Artist.

Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett and Lady Antebellum are set to headline the 41st Jamboree in the Hills festival July 11-13 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Josh Turner‘s 2010 album Haywire was certified Gold by the RIAA in March.

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Mississippi Woman, Louisiana Man: Tim & Faith kick off Soul2Soul The World Tour

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ABC/Image Group LA Friday night in New Orleans, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill take the stage to kick off their first dates together in a decade. One song you can be sure you’ll hear on Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 is the couple’s new single, “Speak to a Girl.”

“The first time I heard it… First of all, it was simply just a great song,” Faith says of the lead release from her upcoming album with her husband. “I connected to it lyrically, melodically, everything.”

The two agree the song addresses a worthy topic.

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Brad Paisley – “Today” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – April 7th, 2017 – Brad Paisley – “Today” is your new music add and song of the day for this Friday on 103-FXD! Brad Paisley – “Today” is a powerful new song from Brad Paisley and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country – 103-FXD and WFXD.com! Be sure […]

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