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Summer Plays On, as Lady A and Darius Rucker hit the road together in July

The GreenRoomGet ready for the show that promises to be the feel-good tour of 2018. Pals Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker are teaming up for the Summer Plays On trek, starting in July. “Yours” hitmaker Russell Dickerson will open.

“For us as a band, being out on the road together is where it all comes to life,” Charles Kelley says. “Darius is one of our closest friends, and so we just feel really excited to get to share this tour and those memories on and off stage with him.”

“There’s no doubt that it’s going to be a total blast,” Charles continues. …read more

Kane Brown keeps a lock on country’s #1 album in 2018

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ABC/Image Group LA Kane Brown is kicking off 2018 on top of the world.

The “What Ifs” hitmaker is currently spending his second week this year at #1 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums ranking. It’s the fourth week at the top overall for the newcomer’s self-titled debut.

Kane Brown immediately ascended to #1 when it was originally released in December of 2016, and then returned to the pinnacle when the Deluxe Edition came out in October of last year. Along the way, the project’s also been certified gold.

Its latest single, “Heaven,” is currently climbing the charts. It’s the follow-up to Kane’s first …read more

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Dylan Scott – “Hooked” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – January 17th, 2018 – Dylan Scott – “Hooked” is your new music add and song of the day for this Monday on 103-FXD! Dylan Scott – “Hooked” is a powerful new song and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country – 103-FXD and WFXD.com! Be sure to check out […]

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“Woman, Amen”: Dierks Bentley’s lead single from “The Mountain” is a shout-out to his wife

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ABC/Image Group LA Dierks Bentley released the lead single from his forthcoming album, The Mountain, on Wednesday. Just like his #1 hit, “Black,” the song, “Woman, Amen” is a tribute to his wife Cassidy.

“My wife and our relationship has been the one constant element in my life over all the ups and downs of my career and personal life,” Dierks says. “Our journey together has made me the man I am today. I doubt my heart would even recognize the old me.”

“This song addresses that in the most direct possible way,” he explains. “The personal gratitude expressed in the …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock The uncle of newcomer Jordan Davis, Stan Paul Davis, wrote two major hits for Tracy Lawrencein the nineties. Can you guess which ones they were? ANSWER: “Today’s Lonely Fool” and “Better Man, Better Off.”

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“I plan on having a hell of a good time!”: Why Chris Young is “Losing Sleep”

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ABC/Image Group LA Chris Young‘s 2018 World Tour may be named Losing Sleep, but the Tennessee native isn’t staying up at night worrying about his opening acts.

“You know, obviously we were out with Kane Brown on the Jason Aldean tour,” Chris explains, “so I got to know all of his camp, all of his guys. I’ve gotten to know the LANCO guys because they’ve opened for me over the past several years, just on random shows. Everybody likes everybody, all of their music is insane, their shows are great.”

As the name at the top of the bill, Chris wants to …read more

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“A Lot of Things Different”: Kenny Chesney leaves longtime label to sign with Warner Bros.

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Allister AnnKenny Chesney is leaving his longtime record label, Sony Music Nashville, to sign with Warner Brothers.

“It’s a big deal to change labels,” the superstar from East Tennessee says. “To me, music is only complete when it gets to the fans and becomes part of their lives. The people at Warner understand my commitment to that idea, and they’re just as committed to those ideals as I am.”

Kenny’s been with Sony since the mid-nineties, scoring his first top-ten hit on the label in 1995 with “Fall in Love.” His most recent studio album for Sony, Cosmic Hallelujah, is up for …read more

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Three decades and $750 million later, Randy Owen keeps the promise he made to St. Jude’s Danny Thomas

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ABC RadioNearly three decades ago, Alabama‘s Randy Owen took up the cause of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas, leading the charge for country music to raise money to help end childhood cancer.

As of this weekend’s 29th annual Country Cares for St. Jude Seminar in Memphis, country’s efforts have brought in more than three-quarters of a billion dollars.

Drake White — who hails from the same part of Alabama as Randy Owen — talked to the Country-Music-Hall-of-Famer about his motivation.

“I asked him, ‘What planted that seed? Was there a sickness in your family? Was there a young person that had cancer or …read more

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You never know where Keith Urban may pop up: Why the Aussie superstar loves keeping it small

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ABC/Image Group LA Keith Urban happens to be a superstar who can take on any size venue he likes these days. Still, one of his favorite things to do is get his band together and play a tiny club or dive bar.

That’s why the Aussie music maker hints you haven’t seen the last of his pop-up shows.

“Yeah, I absolutely love doing ’em,” Keith says. “Someone said, ‘Well, you know when you advertise at the last second, we may only get like ten people who hear about it, just in time to make it.’ And I’d be like, ‘Well, …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, Whitney Houston‘s recording of Dolly Parton‘s “I Will Always Love You,” and Linda Ronstadt‘s 1974 Heart Like a Wheel album are just three of the recordings joining the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2018.

LANCO performed their recent #1 “Greatest Love Story” Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. You can check out their appearance on YouTube.

If you missed Tyminski playing the tracks “Wanted” and “Temporary Love” from his Southern Gothic album Tuesday on Good Morning America, you can catch up online.

Newcomer Jillian …read more

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