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Get ready for a “Record Year” as Eric Church sends “61 Days in Church” to vinyl

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ABC/Mark LevineIf you love Eric Church and you love vinyl — well, all your dreams are about to come true.

The Chief continues to roll out new live recordings from his Holdin’ My Own Tour on Apple Music, as part of his 61 Days in Church project. Now, the massive undertaking is entering the vinyl world in a big way.

Starting this Friday, you’ll be able to order the 61 Days in Church Limited Edition Box Set. Come December 15, you’ll get the first 3 of 15 albums, a road case to house them, a tour book and a tour poster. Members …read more

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Play ball! Brad Paisley to sing national anthem before Game 2 of World Series

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ABC/Image Group LA Brad Paisley is set to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the beginning of Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night.

“Thrilled and honored to sing our national anthem…” Brad tweeted. “Plaaaaay Ballllllllll.”

The Houston Astros will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in L.A. Wednesday night. You can catch Brad’s performance and the game on Fox, starting at 8 p.m. ET.

In exactly two weeks, Brad has another major TV gig: he’ll both host the 51st Annual CMA Awards and perform his new single, “Heaven South,” with newcomer Kane Brown. Country music’s biggest …read more

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Rock and roll pioneer Fats Domino, dead at 89

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Clive Limpkin/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesFats Domino, whose piano-driven R&B hits more than 60 years ago helped define rock and roll, has died in New Orleans. He was 89.

Domino died Wednesday morning, surrounded by family and friends, according to his daughter. The Jefferson Parish coroner’s office says he died of natural causes at 3:30 a.m. local time.

Born Antoine Domino, Jr. in New Orleans, he was nicknamed “Fats” early on in part due to his portly stature. He began playing professionally while still in his teens, and recorded his first record, “The Fat Man,” in …read more

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Whatever It Takes: Kenny Chesney’s attention to detail on “Live in No Shoes Nation”

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Blue Chair Bay/Columbia NashvilleWhen Live in No Shoes Nation comes out on Friday, you can rest assured that Kenny Chesney himself played a major role in making sure everything about the 30-song record is up to his standards.

“I can’t tell you the time spent getting the mixes just right, finding the best tracks,” says the man who went through a decades’ worth of recordings to finalize the record.

“When I think about why I’m doing Live in No Shoes Nation, and who’s going to be listening,” he adds, “to me, everything on these recordings need to feel exactly as it was …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock Not only is this Country Music Hall-of-Famer in the running for Female Vocalist at the 51st CMA Awards, she’s also the most-nominated female in CMA Awards history. Can you name her? ANSWER: Reba McEntire.

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Northland Lawn, Sports & Equipment Hosts Grand Opening For Negaunee Location

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Marquette, MI  –  October 25, 2017  –  Gear up for winter with the Northland Lawn, Sports & Equipment Grand Opening! The John Deere dealer is celebrating its Grand Opening in Negaunee this Saturday, October 28 from 8 am to 4 pm! During the Grand Opening Sale, you can check out the new store front and […]

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and Midland are all set to play the Bayou Country Superfest Memorial Day weekend at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Tickets go on sale Thursday, November 2.

If you missed Tyminski performing the title track of his new album, Southern Gothic, Monday on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, you can check it out online.

Darius Rucker did both his huge hit “Wagon Wheel” and his new single “For the First Time” Tuesday on the Today …read more

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Dierks Bentley goes to Hollywood: How “Only the Brave” piqued the hitmaker’s curiosity about acting

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ABC/Image Group LA In the process of writing and recording the song “Hold the Light” for the new film Only the Brave, Dierks Bentley has seen the movie close to half-a-dozen times.

But he says watching the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots never gets old.

“As much as it’s painful to watch and it stirs up a lot of emotions,” he tells ABC Radio, “I look forward to seeing it every time. Because there’s so many things they’re cuing on. Obviously, the story is so powerful and moving and emotional.”

In the film, actors like Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges and Jennifer …read more

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Granger Smith – “Happens Like That” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – October 25th, 2017 – Granger Smith – “Happens Like That” is your new music add and song of the day for this Wednesday on 103-FXD! Granger Smith – “Happens Like That” 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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Welcome Home to Hollywood: Zac Brown Band ready to wrap tour in Tinseltown

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Shore Fire Media/Jimmy FontaineThis weekend, Zac Brown Band wraps up their Welcome Home Tour with two shows at the Hollywood Bowl.

Before their Saturday and Sunday stops at the iconic Tinseltown venue, ZBB will also do an intimate show Thursday at the Clive Davis Theater inside the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The evening will feature a question-and-answer session with the band, in addition to their performance.

This past weekend, ZBB’s first episode of Austin City Limits premiered on PBS. If you missed it, you can check out Zac’s collection of hits and songs from the Welcome Home album on the <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" …read more

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