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“The Devil Don’t Sleep” — and Brantley Gilbert’s fans don’t, either

Valory Music Co. Brantley Gilbert‘s fans are turning out in full force for his summer tour, with nearly 30,000 showing up to see him in Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia this past weekend.

“We come to throw down,” Brantley says, “and the BG Nation knows how to do that. I love being outside in the summer and the energy the fans bring. It’s not just about the party, it’s about the music, and it’s awesome when we have crowds like this weekend.”

Next up, Brantley heads for Atlantic City, New Jersey and Gilford, New Hampshire this Thursday and Friday.

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Check out Thomas Rhett’s celebration cannonball

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Valory Music Co. For Thomas Rhett, there was no better way to mark “Craving You” going #1 than by doing a cannonball.

TR shared a GIF of himself jumping in the pool, shortly after finding out the good news while on vacation with his family.

“… Everything about this song has been fun,” he observed. “From having Maren [Morris] sing on it, to making a really rad video to just feeling the energy from the fans each night when we play it live.”

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Miranda Lambert’s “Wings” go platinum

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ABC/Image Group LA The most ambitious project of Miranda Lambert‘s career so far has officially gone platinum.

Even without a major radio hit, The Weight of These Wings has still managed to clear the million-copy milestone, just 33 weeks after its release on November 18 of last year. The 24-track double album is the first release on Miranda’s own Vanner Records imprint.

It’s been almost exactly a year since the album’s lead single, “Vice,” came out. Miranda’s latest radio song, “Tin Man,” is currently in country’s top 40.

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Maren Morris could use a wedding song

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ABC/Image Group LA Maren Morris‘s week is already off to a pretty great start. Not only does she have her very first #1 with Thomas Rhett and “Craving You,” she’s also planning a trip down the aisle with boyfriend Ryan Hurd.

On Sunday, the “I Could Use a Love Song” hitmaker shared candid photos with Ryan where she’s proudly displaying her engagement ring. She added the simple caption, “Yes,” along with the ring emoji.

By Monday morning, she had even more celebrating to do. “So proud to be a part of my first #1 song!” she <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" rel="noopener …read more

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19-Year Old Wins Lottery Twice in One Week

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Marquette, MI – July 10, 2017 – If I had any luck at all, it would be bad luck. The exact opposite can be said for 19-year old Rosa Dominguez of Northern California. Dominguez was driving home from Arizona one day and decided to purchase a Power 5 ticket when she stopped for gas. She […]

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Big & Rich admit they “Did It for the Party” on new album

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Big & Rich will follow their top-40 hit, “California,” with their new album Did It for the Party on September 15.

“This new record is gonna rock America’s boots off,” John Rich brags.

“Can’t wait for y’all to hear it!” Big Kenny chimes in. “It’s been a blast working on [it] and we can’t wait for everyone to hear our new songs!”

Fans who pre-order the 13-track album will get both the lead single and the title cut as well.

Here’s the complete track listing for Big & Rich’s Did It for the Party:

“California”
“Did It for the Party”
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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Thirty-six years ago this week, this Country-Music-Hall-of-Famer recorded both “Big City” and “Are the Good Times Really Over” at Britannia Studios in Hollywood. Can you name him? ANSWER: Merle Haggard.

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The little song that could: How “Yours If You Want It” hung in to become Rascal Flatts’ latest hit

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BMLGIt seems very likely Rascal Flatts will soon notch another number one with the lead single from their Back to Us album.

Even though “Yours If You Want It” locked in an early spot on the record, it wasn’t always the main contender to be the lead single.

“It’s funny because that song, we cut it and it kinda went away, because it was one of the first ones we cut,” lead singer Gary LeVox recalls.

“And then as we continued to keep going… A lot of times you put your ear to new stuff, and you’re like ‘That’s it! That’s it!’ And …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Nashville‘s Charles Esten will stage the free “One Single Year Celebration Concert” Wednesday, July 19 at 6 p.m. CT at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater. The show commemorates the fact that Esten has released a new song #EverySingleFriday for the past 52 weeks.

Lindsay Ell‘s new video for “Waiting on You” premiered this weekend on CMT. The newcomer is currently opening for Brad Paisley on his Weekend Warrior World Tour.

The debut single from EMI Nashville’s Brandon Lay is “Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers.”

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Kip Moore – “More Girls Like You” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – July 10th, 2017 – Kip Moore – “More Girls Like You” is your new music add and song of the day for this Monday on 103-FXD! Kip Moore – “More Girls Like You” is a powerful new song and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country – 103-FXD and […]

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