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“Life’s About to Get Good”: Shania Twain ready to debut new music at Stagecoach

Brian Bowen Smith/NBCWhen Shania Twain plays the Stagecoach festival on Saturday, April 29, she’ll be bringing something she didn’t have when she wrapped her 2015 Rock this Country tour: new music.

In addition to her hits, the Canadian superstar plans to debut a couple of new songs from her upcoming album, which is now expected in early fall. Shania admits tracks like “Life’s About to Get Good” and “I’m Alright” were written in the aftermath of her breakup from her husband and longtime producer, Mutt Lange.

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Chris Janson follows “Buy Me a Boat” with “Fix a Drink”

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ABC/Image Group LAWhen Chris Janson hits the road with Sam Hunt this summer on his 15 in a 30 Tour, the “Buy Me a Boat” hitmaker will have a brand new single.

Chris debuted “Fix a Drink” Wednesday night on the Grand Ole Opry. Though the lead release from his upcoming sophomore album won’t be available digitally until May 5, you can get an early listen thanks to a short video of the performance the Opry shared on its social media.

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Country’s Most Beautiful? “People” picks Carrie Underwood

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ABC/Image Group LAIf you’re judging by the latest issue of People magazine, Carrie Underwood may very well be the most beautiful woman in country music.

While Julia Roberts claims the overall Most Beautiful title for the fifth time, Carrie shows up as one of the magazine’s Fabulous Faces of 2017, alongside the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Alicia Keys and Selena Gomez.

People editor Jess Cagle says Carrie was an easy pick. “She looks great, she’s incredibly popular…” he tells ABC Radio. “She just seems so nice and so down-to-earth.”

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Why Kelsea Ballerini felt like a fairy during her latest performance of “Peter Pan”

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ABC/Image Group LATwo of Kelsea Ballerini‘s great passions came together Tuesday night in Music City, as the “Love Me Like You Mean It” hitmaker headlined the 2017 Symphony Fashion Show in downtown Nashville.

“I feel like just like music, fashion is another form of art and a way of expressing yourself,” she told The Tennessean. “It’s really cool when you’re able to combine different kinds of art to celebrate each other.”

“Playing guitar in this dress is a sin,” she said later as she took the stage at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, wearing an …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockShania Twain scored her first #1 on the U.S. country chart with this 1995 hit from her breakthrough The Woman in Me album. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Any Man of Mine.”

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“All the Best”: Zac Brown Band says “Welcome Home” with major preview of new album

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ABC/Image Group LAThe release of Zac Brown Band‘s new album, Welcome Home, is still a little more than three weeks away, but Zac and company are continuing to give their fans a little taste of what they can expect from the new project.

This Friday, ZBB will roll out the new track, “All the Best.” You can sample a snippet via a new video the band shared on social media.

The Georgia-based musicians have already created three full-fledged lyric videos for the cuts they’ve unveiled so far. You can check out the clips …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLittle Big Town will sing at the Music Biz 2017 Awards Breakfast & Presentations May 17 at the Renaissance Nashville.

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives will perform “Time Don’t Wait” April 24 on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS. The tune is from Marty’s new album, Way Out West.

You can check out the music video for “Never Mine Nevermind” by newcomer Haley Georgia on YouTube. Haley’s signed to EMI Records Nashville.

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Love & Daisies & Dolly: How her new baby is making everything sweeter for Kimberly Schlapman

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ABC/Image Group LAWednesday morning, Little Big Town‘s Kimberly Schlapman gets up early to launch her new line of Love & Daisies home goods on HSN.

Being an early riser is likely something the bubbly soprano is used to, since she adopted a new baby around the first of the year. Kimberly admits just talking about the little girl she and her husband Stephen named Dolly makes her emotional.

“The things that matter the most are the people that we love, and that has been heightened for me lately, because we’ve brought little Dolly into our family…” …read more

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Trent Tomlinson – “When She Goes There” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – April 19th, 2017 – Trent Tomlinson – “When She Goes There” is your new music add and song of the day for this Wednesday on 103-FXD! Trent Tomlinson – “When She Goes There” is a powerful new song from Trent Tomlinson and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country […]

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