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LANCO delivers more love with latest single

ABC/Image Group LA There’s more love on the way from LANCO: the newcomers will follow their two-week #1 “Greatest Love Story” with the track “Born To Love You.”

“‘Born To Love You’ tells another piece of LANCO’s story… who we all are, the small towns we came from and the search for what the world has to offer,” lead singer Brandon Lancaster says.

“This song brings together those early experiences with finding that person who makes it all matter,” he explains, “the person that you were born to love. We spent a couple of weeks writing this one, and in the studio, …read more

Sony LegacyWillie Nelson has been forced to cancel his shows for the rest of this week, as he recuperates from “a bad cold or the flu,” his longtime publicist tells The San Diego Union-Tribune.

The 84-year-old left the stage halfway through the opening song “Whiskey River” at Harrah’s Resort Southern California on Saturday, according to fans at the concert. Willie’s coughing and wheezing was so severe, he wasn’t able to complete his set.

The 84-year-old returned to his ranch in Texas to recover, calling off two dates at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, as well as a concert …read more

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Courtesy BMLGWith three number ones under his belt, Brett Young is headed for New York City. The California native is set to perform Thursday on Good Morning America in New York City’s Times Square.

It’s a safe bet Brett will do his self-penned, current three-week chart-topper “Like I Loved You.” The six-foot-six 36-year-old has also been to the top of the country tally with “Sleep Without You” and “In Case You Didn’t Know.”

Watch for his performance starting at 7 a.m. Thursday on ABC’s Good Morning America.

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ABC/Image Group LA Does Carrie Underwood have a Super Bowl appearance up her sleeve?

While she seems to have answered the question as to when new music is coming, the American Idol winner is also raising a new one. Late in the day on Monday, Carrie tweeted “#TheChampion coming January 12,” along with a photo that includes the word “INVINCIBLE,” as well as the same hashtag.

On Sunday, a brief snippet of the song debuted during the NFL playoff game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Los Angeles Rams. Carrie also shared the same …read more

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Image courtesy BonnarooThe Grand Ole Opry is headed to Bonnaroo. For the first time in its history, the world’s longest-running radio show will host a performance from the popular music festival held each summer in Manchester, Tennessee.

Brothers Osborne, Midland, Sheryl Crow and Old Medicine Show are also part of the massive lineup, which will come to life June 7-10 about an hour southeast of Nashville. We’ll find out exactly who’ll play the Opry show in the coming weeks.

Tickets for Bonnaroo go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. ET. You can find out more at Bonnaroo.com.

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Comstock/Thinkstock The 1970 debut single from two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Crystal Gayle was written by her big sister, Loretta Lynn. Loretta also came up with Crystal’s stage name, thinking her birth name, Brenda Gail Webb, was too similar to Brenda Lee. Can you name Crystal Gayle’s first hit, which peaked at #23? ANSWER: “I’ve Cried (The Blue Right Out of My Eyes).”

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Shervin Lainez for Big Machine Records / UMG Nashville“Still the Same” is Sugarland‘s first new music since 2010’s The Incredible Machine.

While it’s a fitting title for both the duo’s reunion and their upcoming tour, the song itself is also about rekindling a relationship, whether musical, romantic, or otherwise.

“There’s a certain amount of joy that comes from seeing somebody you haven’t seen in a while,” Kristian Bush says. “And it’s always hard for me to determine if it’s my joy or the other person’s joy. And part of it because it’s familiar, part of it because it acknowledges the distance — …read more

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Big Machine Records / UMG NashvilleReunited duo Sugarland is hitting the road this summer on their Still the Same 2018 tour.

The tour kicks off May 4 in Durant, OK, and is scheduled to wrap up September 8 in Newark, NJ. Along the way, the tour will stop in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville and, yes, Sugar Land, TX.

Joining Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush on the road for the first leg of the tour are Brandy Clark and Clare Bowen. Lindsay Ell and Frankie Ballard will be on board for the second part of the trek.

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Hunter Hayes‘ new song, “This Girl,” will be available to stream or download on Friday.

Newcomer Jillian Jacqueline will play her debut single, “Reasons,” Monday, January 15 on Late Night with Seth Meyers. You can catch the show weeknights at 12:35 a.m. ET on NBC.

LANCO‘s follow-up to their #1 hit “Greatest Love Story” will be the track “Born to Love You.” Both songs are featured on the band’s debut album, Hallelujah Nights, which comes out January 19.

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ABC/Image Group LA Brett Young‘s three-week chart-topper “Like I Loved You” is not only his third #1 in a row, it also happens to be one of the very first songs he wrote when he moved to Nashville.

The California native penned the song with Jesse Lee, who also helped craft Kelsea Ballerini‘s smash “Peter Pan.”

“No record deal, no meetings with labels or anything,” Brett recalls, “and I just felt very fortunate to get in the room with her. But then we had one of those stall-outs, where like two, two-and-a-half hours in, we weren’t writing anything. And we did the …read more

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