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Brad Paisley and John Fogerty stick up for America’s veterans on “Love and War”

Arista NashvilleBrad Paisley and Rock-and-Roll Hall-of-Famer John Fogerty recently shot the music video for their new song “Love and War” aboard the USS Midway aircraft carrier in San Diego, California.

The West Virginia native teamed up with the former Creedance Clearwater Revival lead singer to make a statement about how the U.S. treats its servicemen and women.

“I think the message is, really, ‘We can do better,’” Brad tells Entertainment Tonight. “We can do a lot better when it comes to taking care of veterans. I don’t think there’s anyone who would disagree with that…It …read more

Kacey Musgraves wishes Zac Brown Band “All the Best” on new album

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ABC/Image Group LAKacey Musgraves makes a cameo appearance on the new album from the Zac Brown Band.

The Pageant Material singer and the Georgia music-makers duet on “All the Best,” written by renowned Nashville singer/songerwriter John Prine. He originally recorded the track on his Grammy-winning 1991 album, The Missing Years.

“I had so much fun singin’ on one of my favorite old John Prine songs on the new ZBB record,” Kacey shared on social media, along with a video of herself in the studio with ZBB. “Zac — Thanks for always being so kind and supportive to me,” …read more

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“Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning”: Hear Chris Stapleton cover Willie Nelson

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Chris Stapleton paid tribute to George Jones on his multi-platinum Traveller album by covering his classic “Tennessee Whiskey,” and now on his sophomore effort, he’s tipping his hat to Willie Nelson.

Willie went to #2 in 1982 with “Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning,” and Stapleton offers his take on the tune on his new album, From A Room: Volume 1, which comes out May 5.

You can listen to Chris’s version in an audio-only clip on YouTube, or you can instantly download the track if you pre-order the album.

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From “Drunk on a Plane” to running an airport: Why Dierks Bentley may have a new gig

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ABC/Todd WawrychukDierks Bentley not only plays a pilot in concert and in his “Drunk on a Plane” video, he’s also a pilot in real life. And soon, he may also be running an airport.

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has nominated the “Black” hitmaker for a volunteer position on the Metro Nashville Airport Authority. The 10-member board oversees the Nashville International Airport.

“Dierks brings a unique perspective to the board…having flown into hundreds of airports worldwide,” Barry told The Tennessean. “He will lend an important voice to the Airport Authority, which will be …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockTwenty-five years ago this week, the self-titled debut solo album from this country icon spent the first of three weeks atop Billboard‘s country album chart. Can you name the project whose first single was “She Is His Only Need?” ANSWER: Wynonna by Wynonna Judd.

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Brad Paisley helps Jimmy Fallon celebrate “Weed Day” with 420 songs on “The Tonight Show”

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Andrew Lipovsky/NBCBrad Paisley, who has a new album called Love and War, was the musical guest on Thursday’s Tonight Show, and he also helped host Jimmy Fallon celebrate 420 — the unofficial “Weed Day” — with a marijuana-themed installment of “Tonight Show Hashtags.”

Every Wednesday, Fallon sends out a hashtag on Twitter and asks viewers to respond to the topic, and on Thursday, he reads them. This time, he asked them to send funny 420-themed songs, which he had Paisley perform with the Tonight Show house band, The Roots.

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrad Paisley performs music from his new album, Love and War, Friday on Good Morning America. You can watch for the “Today” hitmaker starting at 7 a.m. on ABC.

After writing the #1 single, “Any Ol’ Barstool” for Jason Aldean, Josh Thompson releases his new album, Change: The Lost Record, on Friday.

Both Vince Gill and Ricky Skaggs will be on hand next Tuesday for the grand opening of the Gallery of Iconic Guitars on the campus of Nashville’s Belmont University. The museum is made up of mainly 20th century American-made guitars and mandolins, and will be open …read more

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“Love and War” and a “Drive of Shame”: How Brad Paisley kept his “bucket list” album from being “goulash”

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Arista NashvilleWith cameos from rock legends Mick Jagger and John Fogerty and pop super-producer Timbaland, Brad Paisley‘s new Love and War is what he calls a “bucket list” experience. But Brad says he’s aware that a stable full of superstars doesn’t necessarily guarantee a great album.

“If I’m wasting Mick Jagger’s time for three days, it better be something… when he leaves. It wasn’t just all for a couple of beers at the bar and a couple of dinners,” he tells ABC Radio. “I was bound and determined that…we would have something to show for it.”

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Little Big Town – “Better Man” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – April 21th, 2017 – Little Big Town – “Better Man” is your new music add and song of the day for this Friday on 103-FXD! Little Big Town – “Better Man” is a powerful new song from Little Big Town and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country – […]

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