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“Life made”: Lauren Alaina celebrates her very first #1

ABC/Lou RoccoLauren Alaina celebrates a career milestone this week, as her very first #1 song tops both the Billboard and MediaBase country charts.

“I cannot believe I have the number one song in the country,” she says of her current single, “Road Less Traveled.”

“I have dreamed of this day my entire life. The five singles, the ups and downs, the tears, the smiles, and the six years of hard work have made this moment so much sweeter…” Lauren goes on.

“Regardless of my future, I get to live the rest of my life saying I have written a …read more

“She’s with Me”: High Valley’s Curtis Rempel welcomes baby girl

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ABC/Image Group LAThe population of High Valley just went up by one.

This weekend, Curtis Rempel and his wife Myranda welcomed their second little one. Millie June was born on Friday, and joins her big brother, 3-year-old Ben. You can catch a glimpse of the new baby girl with her mom and dad on High Valley’s Instagram.

Curtis and brother Brad will take some time off from the road for the next couple weeks, so they can spend some time with their growing family. The siblings’ next date is April 22 at Toronto’s Great Hall in …read more

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No tour, no problem: Kenny Chesney continues to add shows this summer

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ABC/Image Group LAWhile Kenny Chesney won’t be mounting a full-fledged tour in 2017, your chances to see him this summer are growing.

The “Bar at the End of the World” hitmaker is adding four dates to his itinerary: two in Alabama, and two in Connecticut. That’s in addition to the pair of August shows he’s already planned at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

“As long as we’re rehearsing and I’ve got new music in the pipeline, I can’t imagine not playing a little bit,” Kenny says.

“We’re gonna bring a whole year’s worth of energy,” he promises. …read more

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Florida Georgia Line dominates the country categories at 2017 Billboard Music Awards

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Image Courtesy BillboardFlorida Georgia Line is the most-nominated country act at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, picking up a total of six nods for Top Duo/Group, Top Country Artist, Top Country Album and Top Country Collaboration. Tyler Hubbard and Bryan Kelley are nominated twice for Top Country Song, for both “H.O.L.Y.” and “May We All” with Tim McGraw.

Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott continues to make an impressive showing with her faith-based album with her family, picking up nominations for Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album for Love Remains, and Top Christian Song for “Thy Will.”

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock What was Trisha Yearwood‘s most recent top-ten single on the country chart? ANSWER: “I Would’ve Loved You Anyway,” which made it to #4 in 2001.

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Love & Daisies: Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman offers you a piece of her kitchen on HSN

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ABC/Image Group LAIf you’ve followed the culinary endeavors of Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town, you know she’s already had her own cooking show, a cookbook, and a signature houseware line at Cracker Barrel.

Next up, the bubbly soprano takes to the airwaves of HSN to launch a new line of kitchen products, as part of the shopping network’s Music City Nashville promotion this month.

“Love & Daisies is southern, feminine and beautiful,” Kimberly says of her new offerings. “It is a collection inspired by exactly what is in my kitchen. [It] is an extension of …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triole/ThinkstockBrad Paisley‘s follow-up to his chart-topping single, “Today,” will be “Last Time for Everything,” from his new album Love and War, which comes out April 21.

Garth Brooks is set to play seven shows in Kansas City over two weekends next month. So far, fans have snapped up more than 115,000 tickets to the concerts that start May 5 and run through May 13.

You can now download newcomer Ryan Hurd‘s self-titled debut EP. Previously, the four-track collection was only available to stream. Currently on Thomas Rhett‘s Home Team Tour, Ryan also happens to be the significant other of …read more

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Newcomer Luke Combs set to storm the top ten with “Hurricane”

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Columbia Nashville Newcomer Luke Combs heads into the week about to mark a career milestone: his debut single, “Hurricane,” is on the verge of cracking the top ten.

“I’m just hoping it keeps going,” the North Carolina native says. “It’s super-cool. It’s a ton of dreams realized at one time, y’know. And obviously, we’re out on the tour with Brantley [Gilbert] doing the arenas now…What a lucky guy!” He means himself, not Brantley.

The 27-year-old went from doing his own club dates to joining The Devil Don’t Sleep Tour just as “Hurricane” started getting played on the radio.

“Hearing a thousand people …read more

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Garth Brooks – “Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – April 10th, 2017 – Garth Brooks – “Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance” is your new music add and song of the day for this Monday on 103-FXD! Garth Brooks – “Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance” is a powerful new song from Garth Brooks and can be heard today on 103-FXD. […]

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