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From weddings to little kids, Dustin Lynch is surprised at the folks who are making him a superstar

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Broken BowDustin Lynch has the biggest song of his career so far with “Small Town Boy,” thanks to its four weeks at the top of the Billboard chart.

But the way the Tullahoma, Tennessee native can tell he’s really making an impact, is the way the song is working its way into the lives of his fans.

“Believe it or not, ‘Small Town Boy’ to me, I didn’t think of as a wedding song, but it has been a part of some people’s weddings,” he tells ABC Radio.

“I said the coolest part about ‘Small Town Boy’ is all the kids that have …read more

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CMT gets a dose of reality with “Music City”

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CMTCMT is adding a new dose of reality to its lineup, as it preps the docu-series Music City to premiere early next year.

The eight-part reality show will follow a group of aspiring singer/songwriters and musicians as they try to make it in Nashville. Adam DiVello, who created both The Hills and Laguna Beach for MTV, is the project’s executive producer.

Music City is set to premiere in January of 2018, alongside the new season of Nashville. You can watch a 20-second sneak peek on YouTube now.

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A little “Heart Break”: Lady A won’t be able to go to South Africa

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ABC/Image Group LA From the very first announcement of their You Look Good World Tour, Lady Antebellum has talked about how much they were looking forward to their first shows in South Africa.

The concerts were to take place October 13 in Cape Town and October 15 in Johannesburg, but due to Hillary Scott‘s pregnancy, they’ve been cancelled.

“We are thrilled for Hillary and her precious twin girls, but want to share our deepest apologies to our fans,” the band says in a statement released to South Africa’s Channel24. “We have dreamed of performing in South Africa for …read more

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“Make a Little”: Why Bruno Mars has nothing on Midland when it comes to videos

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ABC/Randy HolmesWhen you have an MTV-Video-Music-Award-winning director in the band, why would you ever hire anyone else to make your videos?

That’s the case with Midland‘s Cameron Duddy, who’s well-known for crafting Bruno Mars‘ clips for “Locked Out of Heaven,” “Uptown Funk,” and “Versace on the Floor,” just to name a few of the pair’s collaborations.

Just as he did with Midland’s debut #1 song, “Drinkin’ Problem,” Cameron was at the helm for the trio’s new video for their latest single, “Make a Little.”

“We incorporated [the shoot] into a live concert at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona,” lead singer Mark Wystrach …read more

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No “Heartache on the Dance Floor” here: Jon Pardi’s keeping it low-key, in the middle of #1s and CMA noms

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Capitol NashvilleIt’s a pretty good time to be Jon Pardi, these days. This week, the Golden State native claims his third #1 in a row on the Mediabase chart with “Heartache on the Dance Floor.”

On top of that, Jon is up for New Artist of the Year at the upcoming CMA Awards, and his previous #1, “Dirt on My Boots,” is nominated for both Single and Song of the Year.

But the low-key cowboy is careful not to get too focused on winning his first CMA.

“I try not to get like, ‘Oh, it’d be so awesome!’” he says. “I mean, it’d …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Lynn Anderson scored her final top-ten hit on the country chart in 1983 with this duet with Gary Morris. Can you name it? ANSWER: “You’re Welcome to Tonight.”

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More than a memory: Garth Brooks readies a massive, 5-part audio-visual autobiography

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Garth Brooks PressFive-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks has written his autobiography, and you’ll be able to experience it November 14, when The Anthology|Part 1: The First Five Years is released.

Not only is the 240-page hardcover the first in a five-part series, it also has an audio-visual component. In addition to more than 150 never-before-seen photos, the package comes with 52 songs, spread across five CDs. Nineteen of the tracks are new, unreleased or demo versions of Garth recordings.

You’ll not only be able to read the story of why “That Summer” was re-written and re-recorded, you’ll also be …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Close to a dozen of Lynn Anderson‘s friends and family members wore items from the late singer’s extensive collection of fashions by Manuel at the party celebrating the “Rose Garden” hitmaker’s new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “Keep Me in Mind” is open now and runs through June 24 of next year.

Sara Evans, Eric Paslay, Lindsay Ell and LeAnn Rimes are just some of the stars set to play the Live in the Vineyard music, food and wine festival November 3-5 in Napa Valley, California.

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Jerrod Niemann: “You’ll never see me not standing for the national anthem”

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Curb RecordsJerrod Niemann is busy promoting his new album, This Ride, which comes out October 6.

But the man who’s had #1 hits with “Lover, Lover” and “Drink to That All Night” took time to weigh in on the current controversy surrounding NFL players who opt to take a knee during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” as a way to address racial injustice.

“You’ll never see me not standing for the national anthem,” Jerrod tells ABC Radio. “I absolutely do respect people’s right to protest, and I know that that’s where those football players have their loudest voice is right then and there. So …read more

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Devin Dawson – “All on Me” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – September 27th, 2017 – Devin Dawson – “All on Me” is your new music add and song of the day for this Wednesday on 103-FXD! Devin Dawson – “All on 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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