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Chris Stapleton lands the first gold country album of 2017

ABC/Image Group LAChris Stapleton officially has bragging rights for the first gold country album of 2017.

From A Room: Volume 1 accomplished the feat in record time, since it’s only been out since May 5. Look for a second volume of songs recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A later this year.

The news comes just as Chris is releasing the second single from the album, “Broken Halos,” which he debuted last year at Dolly Parton‘s Smoky Mountains Rise telethon.

His debut album, 2015’s Traveller, has been certified double platinum.

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Shania Twain reveals the 16 songs on her new album “NOW”

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Mercury Nashville“Feels so great to share with you the full track listing for my new album…” Shania Twain tweeted on Wednesday, unveiling the sixteen songs that will make up her fifth release, NOW.

The Canadian superstar wrote all of the songs herself, including the project’s lead single, “Life’s About to Get Good.” Shania’s most recent record was 2002’s Up!.

Here’s the complete track listing for NOW, which is set to come out September 29:

“Swingin’ with My Eyes Closed”
“Home Now”
“Light of My Life”
“Poor Me”
“Who’s Gonna Be Your Girl”
“More Fun”
“I’m Alright”
“Let’s Kiss and Make Up”
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Frankie Ballard steps front and center Friday on AUDIENCE Network

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ABC/Mark LevineFrankie Ballard gets his own special on AUDIENCE Network this Friday night.

“Whenever I needed a little boost of energy or confidence or I wasn’t feeling great, I would always turn to music for my medicine,” the “Young & Crazy” hitmaker says in the promo for the show.

The Michigan native performs his latest single, a cover of Bob Seger‘s “You’ll Accompany Me,” as well as hits and other tracks from his latest album, El Rio.

You can catch the show Friday at 9 p.m. ET on AUDIENCE Network.

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4th of July Grilling Duty

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Marquette, MI – July 5, 2017 – Fireworks, beautiful weather, and grilling. Three staples of a great 4th of July. This year I got to spend some time at the family camp on Sporely Lake. There was a bit of a party going on with family and friends. We could not have asked for a […]

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Lauren Alaina’s “Doin’ Fine,” with an early-morning concert this Friday

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ABC/Lou RoccoIt’ll be an early wake-up call for Lauren Alaina this Friday morning, as she starts her day with a mini-concert on Fox & Friends.

The Rossville, Georgia native will play the show’s All-American Concert Series this week, and you can expect to hear tunes like her #1 “Road Less Traveled,” as well as her current single, “Doin’ Fine.” You can watch for Lauren’s set starting at 6 a.m. ET on Fox News.

Lauren next hits the road on July 13, as she joins Luke Bryan‘s Huntin’, Fishin’, and Lovin’ Every Day Tour in Bethel, New York.

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Country star trivia

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Who was the first act ever to win the CMA Vocal Duo of the Year trophy, which was introduced in 1970? ANSWER: Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton.

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Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum perform on ‘Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular’

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Lady Antebellum; Hodges Usry/NBC Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum lit up Tuesday night’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, broadcast on NBC.

Brad, in the midst of his Weekend Warrior World Tour, performed a couple of songs off his Love and War album, live from Mountain View, California’s Shoreline Amphitheatre. First up was “Today,” which he sang as clips of soldiers reuniting with their families played on a jumbo video screen behind him. He returned later with his new single, “Last Time for Everything.”

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Luke Bryan reveals he’s “halfway through” the album that will “outdo” “Kill the Lights”

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ABC/Image Group LA It’s been three months since Luke Bryan hit the top of the charts with his most recent #1, “Fast.” Now, we’re waiting for new music from the four-time Entertainer of the Year, and it will likely come from his new album.

“Certainly, I’m in the studio,” Luke reveals. “[I’ve] recorded some stuff, [and am] probably halfway through my project. [I’m] really getting geared up.”

“I’ve been writing the past month,” he goes on, “and I really have not ever taken like a breath since I rolled into this town. So [I’m] kinda taking a little breath and enjoying that, …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Chris Stapleton‘s new single is “Broken Halos.” He first debuted the song last December on Dolly Parton‘s Smoky Mountains Rise telethon.

Morgan Wallen will make his Grand Ole Opry debut this Friday. Currently out on Florida Georgia Line‘s Smooth Tour, the newcomer has his first top-40 hit with “The Way I Talk.”

Reba McEntire, Lee Ann Womack and Brandy Clark are set to play a benefit for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Wednesday, July 12 at Nashville’s City Winery.

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Frankie Ballard – “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – July 5th, 2017 – Frankie Ballard – “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” is your new music add and song of the day for this Wednesday on 103-FXD! Frankie Ballard – “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” is a powerful new song and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country – 103-FXD and WFXD.com! Be […]

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