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The race is on: Brantley Gilbert lends his name to NASCAR

Valory Music Co. Brantley Gilbert is getting his own NASCAR race.

The Georgia native’s label, Big Machine, will sponsor this year’s Brickyard 400. The Sunday, July 23 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will now be known as the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400.

The “Weekend” hitmaker will be there, and perform as part of the festivities leading up to the event. Big Machine also plans to sponsor the race in 2018.

Brantley’s latest single is “The Ones That Like Me” from his #1 album, The Devil Don’t Sleep. He and his wife Amber are expecting their first child before the …read more

David Becker/Getty Images via ABCNot only will Blake Shelton be celebrating Independence Day this week, he’s also marking the 24th #1 of his career with “Every Time I Hear That Song.”

“Holy crap, this is awesome!” the star of The Voice says with his typical candor. “I just recently had a birthday, and, as I get older, I have a greater appreciation for everything.”

“First and foremost, thank you to the fans for making this crazy career possible…” he goes on. “I also want to extend a special thank you on this 4th of July holiday to the first responders and service …read more

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ABC RadioLittle Big Town can lay claim to one of America’s most patriotic moments so far in 2017, after singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the College Football National Championship Game in January.

But the CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year remembers another anthem performance that didn’t go nearly as smoothly. That time, they were performing before a college basketball game aboard a U.S. military ship.

“The captain of the ship invited us to see his guest quarters, and so we had toured the whole ship,” Karen Fairchild recalls. “And we thought the people from Fox would tell us that …read more

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Comstock/Thinkstock Though it would go on to be a #1 hit for Ricky Skaggs in 1982, George Strait also recorded this song for his Strait from the Heart album, not realizing Skaggs had cut it a couple weeks earlier. Can you name this Guy Clark classic? ANSWER: “Heartbroke.”

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Garth Brooks‘ inaugural concert at Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium sold out in just 67 minutes Friday. More than 73,000 fans snapped up tickets to see the CMA Entertainer of the Year and wife Trisha Yearwood on October 12.

Parmalee‘s sophomore album, 27861, is set for release on July 21. The title is the zip code of band’s hometown of Parmele, North Carolina.

Newcomers Little Feather have signed a deal with Curb Records. The band’s first single will be “Hillbilly Love Song (Hey Y’all)” with their self-titled debut album to come on September 29.

The video for Kristian Bush‘s new release, “Sing …read more

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Mercury NashvilleShania Twain has changed her mind about never touring again.

The pop/country superstar, whose new album, NOW, will drop September 29, says her new music has inspired her to perhaps hit the road again.

“I’m feeling more empowered I think than I’ve ever felt in my whole life so now I’m like, ‘Well, I need to tour with this music again,'” Shania reveals. “I don’t really feel like I can end this chapter with this new music and not tour with it.”

The Canadian hitmaker adds that when she performed “Life’s About to Get Good” at the Stagecoach festival in April, …read more

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Tyler Hammond – “Tough Girl” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – July 3rd, 2017 – Tyler Hammond – “Tough Girl” is your new music add and song of the day for this Monday on 103-FXD! Tyler Hammond – “Tough Girl” is a powerful new song and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country – 103-FXD and WFXD.com! Be sure to […]

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