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“Still the Same”: Sugarland launches their plan of attack for 2018

ABC/Image Group LA 2018 may very well turn out to be the year of Sugarland.

Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush have already visited the top of the iTunes country songs chart with their reunion single, “Still the Same,” and their first major public appearance together is just days away.

“The title of the song is so meaningful to us,” the two said in a newsletter to their fans. “We always knew we were going to make music again, so this has been the best of both worlds. We were able to take time to feed our personal passions, and we’re excited to …read more

ABC/Mark Levine2017 was a year of Life Changes for Thomas Rhett: he and wife Lauren adopted now-2-year-old Willa Gray from a Ugandan orphanage in May, before their first biological child — Ada James — came on the scene in August.

As the clock counts down toward 2018, TR is taking stock of all that’s happened.

“Feeling very blessed this holiday season,” he shared on his socials Wednesday, along with an adorable photo of Ada and Willa all snuggled up with their mommy.

“These 3 make life incredible,” he added. “Hope everyone had a great Christmas with family and …read more

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ABC/Image Group LA Kelsea Ballerini finishes 2017 with “Legends” — the lead single from her sophomore album — firmly seated in country’s top ten. Unapologetically also claims a spot on Billboard‘s year-end rundown of the 10 Best Country Albums as well.

“A beautiful reminder that following your heart and trusting in your path is what leads you to success,” Kelsea tweeted.

Here’s a look at the full list:

1. The Project — Lindsay Ell
2. On the Rocks — Midland
3. When Was the Last Time — Darius Rucker
4. The Devil Don’t Sleep — Brantley Gilbert …read more

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ABC/Randy HolmesWhat was the best country album of 2017? According to The Washington Post, it was Midland‘s debut, On the Rocks.

Saying “this Texas trio’s flawless neo-honky-tonk album felt so perfect for this inside-out year,” The Post not only ranked On the Rocks as the best country album of the year, but the best album, period, of the past 12 months.

“Very surreal to see #OnTheRocks named the best album of 2017 by the @WashingtonPost,” the trio tweeted.

Lee Ann Womack‘s “The Lonesome, the Lonely, and the Gone” and Sam Hunt‘s “Body Like a Back …read more

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Dierks Bentley – “What the Hell Did I Say” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – December 27th, 2017 – Dierks Bentley – “What the Hell Did I Say” is your new music add and song of the day for this Friday on 103-FXD! Dierks Bentley – “What the Hell Did I Say” is a powerful new song and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW […]

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockTen years ago this month, Taylor Swift notched her first chart-topper on the Billboard country ranking. Can you name this tune, which stayed at #1 for six weeks? ANSWER: “Our Song.”

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ABC/Image Group LAKelsea Ballerini shared a glimpse of her picturesque wedding to Morgan Evans on Dec. 2 in a series of photos shortly after the country couple said “I do.” Now, she shines the spotlight on her best friends who stood by her side on that very special day.

The “Legends” singer was accompanied to the altar by several women and in the hours leading up to her walk down the aisle, she can be seen laughing with her friends.

“My forever girls,” she captions three photos on Instagram while smiling for the camera in a white t-shirt …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLOCASH will have the television debut of their new single, “Don’t Get Better Than That,” on NBC’s Megyn Kelly TODAY on Dec. 29.

Chris Janson will perform his new single, “Drunk Girl,” on NBC’s Megyn Kelly TODAY on Jan. 5.

Brett Young has garnered his third consecutive chart topper with “Like I Loved You.” The hit follows the success of previous singles “In Case You Didn’t Know” and “Sleep Without You.”

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ABC/Image Group LAIn 2017, as Nashville continued to embrace legendary artists like Garth Brooks, it also made plenty of room for the newcomers.

In fact, three new acts managed to score number-ones with their very first singles, starting in May with Luke Combs‘ two-week #1, “Hurricane.” By the end of October, the North Carolina native would be back with another chart-topper, “When It Rains It Pours.”

By August, Midland, an unlikely retro-country trio that included an ex-male model/actor and an MTV Video Music Award-winning director, made it to the top with “Drinkin’ Problem.”

November would find another band at #1, as …read more

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