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If Justin Moore doesn’t play on “Jimmy Kimmel,” “Somebody Else Will”

ABC/Image Group LA With his top-ten hit, “Somebody Else Will,” on its way to number one, Justin Moore is planning a return visit to see his pal Jimmy Kimmel.

Justin will perform the tune that’s likely to become his seventh chart-topper on Tuesday, August 1. You can catch Jimmy Kimmel Live! starting at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.

It’s been a busy summer for the Arkansas native. He and his wife Kate welcomed their fourth child — their first son, Thomas South — in June.

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Thomas Rhett will drop “Unforgettable” new single next Friday

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The Valory Music Co.Look for a new song from Thomas Rhett next Friday. TR has shared a sneak of his new single, “Unforgettable,” on his socials, a week ahead of its debut.

“I just think it’s a very, very sweet way to tell the person that you love, like ‘Hey, I remember when I fell in love with you,’” he says of the song. “And the hook is, ‘That night was just like you — unforgettable.’”

“Unforgettable” — which TR describes as having a “Coldplay feel to it” — is the second single from his forthcoming third album, …read more

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Listen now: Morgan Evans releases “Kiss Somebody,” on his way to the altar with Kelsea Ballerini

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Warner Nashville/Robby KleinAustralian singer/songwriter Morgan Evans is now officially on his way to being a star in the U.S., with the release Friday of his debut single, “Kiss Somebody.”.

“I’m equal parts excited, nervous and proud to have this one out in the world…” says the man who’s also Kelsea Ballerini‘s fiancé. “Feels like the start of a new chapter for me and one I’m stoked to be entering. Hopefully people will turn it up, love it and maybe even kiss somebody too!”

Morgan’s currently working on his debut album for Warner Music Nashville. He and Kelsea plan to tie the knot …read more

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Summer Evenings are for Golf

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Marquette, MI – July 21, 2017 – Everyone has a favorite season, especially in the Upper Peninsula. In a place where you get to experience all four seasons, it’s almost mandatory to choose a favorite. Mine is summer, followed extremely closely by Fall (because football season). No other season allows you to leave work and […]

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Shania Twain’s “Poor Me” single released; why she decided to go it alone to craft the songs for “NOW”

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Giampaolo SguraJust as she teased on social media Thursday, Shania Twain released a new track from her NOW album on Friday.

“Poor Me” is one of twelve tracks on the standard version of the record. It’s also on the 16-track deluxe version, which the country-pop superstar wrote entirely by herself.

“I’m a songwriter first,” Shania says. “That absolutely drives everything. It was a big step toward independence. I pushed myself, knowing it was going to scare me and knowing that I, alone, was responsible for however it turned out.”

“I love collaborating,” she explains, “but I didn’t want any emotional, psychological, or musical …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock This two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year scored her first #1 with 1987’s “Goin’ Gone.” Can you name the West Virginia native? ANSWER: Kathy Mattea.

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Why Parmalee dropped by the post office for tattoos… and an album title

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BBR Music Group The town of Parmale, North Carolina — population 278 — may soon have one of the most famous zip codes in the entire country, thanks to four of its favorite sons.

Brothers Matt and Scott Thomas, cousin Barry Knox, and lifelong friend Josh McSwain named their band after their hometown, adding an “e” to make Parmalee easier to pronounce. Now the foursome is borrowing the town’s zip code, 27861, for the title of their sophomore album.

“We’ve been wanting to use this for years,” Josh tells ABC Radio. “Ever since we named the band Parmelee, we just always thought …read more

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“Nashville” recap: “You Can’t Lose Me”

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CMTOn Thursday’s new episode of Nashville on CMT, Juliette Barnes worked furiously to try to keep her friend Maddie Jaymes from finding out Juliette’s hit, “Water Rising,” had originally been intended for the up-and-coming singer.

When the song’s writer accidentally revealed the secret to Maddie, things exploded, and the teen threw a drink in Juliette’s face. Though Juliette tried multiple times to apologize, Rayna Jaymes’ daughter was having none of it.

Gunnar Scott worried about Scarlett O’Connor and her baby, in the wake of the armed robbery that resulted in his pregnant girlfriend being pushed to the ground. Though he eventually tracked …read more

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Fourteen female songwriters and no political agenda: How Sara Evans’ “Words” came to be

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Born to Fly RecordsGiven today’s political climate — and the fact that female artists struggle more than ever to be played on country radio — it seems like a brilliant move for a female singer to cut an album crafted solely by female writers. But Sara Evans wants you to know that’s not how her new project, Words, came to be.

“I’m always like, ‘May the best song win!’” she tells ABC Radio. “And I think this makes it even more legitimate, because when we were done, we looked, and I had no idea who wrote any of these songs.”

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Chris Stapleton and Lee Ann Womack will honor rock-and-roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis August 24 as they record a new edition of the online series Skyville Live in Nashville. Lewis himself is expected to attend that night. The show will premiere online at a later date.

Radney Foster will release his CD/book collection, For You to See the Stars, on September 15. The collection of short stories is the revered singer/songwriter’s first book, while the album is his eleventh. It’ll feature a new version of the hit he wrote for Keith Urban, “Raining on Sunday.”

Eighties sensation Sylvia returns to …read more

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