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Was Tim & Faith’s “The Rest of Our Life” copied from an Australian hit?

ABC/Image Group LA Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are being sued over their latest hit, “The Rest of Our Life,” along with the song’s writer, pop superstar Ed Sheeran, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The lawsuit alleges the top-30 hit was copied from Australian Jasmine Rae‘s 2014 hit, “When I Found You.” Though Rae is a co-writer on the tune, she’s not a part of the suit. Her collaborators, Sean Carey and Beau Golden, are asking for $5 million in damages plus profits, royalties and attorney’s fees.

Rae’s boyfriend, Tim Holland, works as a marketing manager for Sony …read more

Courtesy SixthmanThe ones that like Brantley Gilbert will love cruising with him later this year.

Brantley’s the latest star to join the list of music acts with their own fan cruises. His Kick It In the Ship Cruise departs from Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas aboard the Norwegian Jade from October 23 to October 27, 2018.

The four-night trip will include two unique performances from Brantley, as well as music from special guests Luke Combs, Michael Ray, Blackhawk, Colt Ford and more. You also get to enjoy all the fun of a cruise, including a …read more

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ABC/Image Group LA Chris Young, Lee Brice, Alabama, Travis Tritt and Sara Evans are joining the lineup for Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute to Charlie. Tickets are on sale now for the star-studded show March 7 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels — the driving force behind the annual fundraiser — anchors the show, along with the Charlie Daniels Band.

“This year we get back to basics” he says. “Back to the freeform rocking traditions the Volunteer Jam was known for. I’m planning a jam at the last part of the show that will blow the …read more

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ABC/Image Group LADan + Shay‘s new single isn’t quite what you’d expect from a song called “Tequila.”

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney admit they couldn’t resist having a little fun with what their fans were anticipating.

“They pictured this positive, uptempo, feel-good thing,” Dan explains. “And we teased that first. We teased the agave plant, which our fans were like, ‘Oh, the guys like dogs and animal rescue. It’s probably like a puppy’s paw or something.’ We fed into it. We’re like, ‘Yeah, maybe it is,’ you know. We left it ambiguous.”

“And then we teased the title and we let that …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/ThinkstockThirty-five years ago this week, Country-Music-Hall-of-Famer Reba McEntire arrived at the top of the chart for the very first time. Can you name Reba’s first #1 hit, which happened to be the second single from her Unlimited album? ANSWER: “Can’t Even Get the Blues.”

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John Russell/CMAMiranda Lambert and Little Big Town are teaming up for a co-headlining tour this summer.

Called The Bandwagon Tour, the trek starts July 12 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and right now, it’s scheduled through August 24, but additional dates will be announced, along with more acts. Tickets for select dates will go on sale January 26 as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket deal.

Miranda will be supporting her acclaimed double album The Weight of These Wings, while Little Big Town will be promoting their current Grammy-nominated disc, The Breaker.

The two acts had previously teamed for …read more

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Nashville notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Luke Bryan is adding The Cadillac Three, Ryan Hurd, Adam Craig, Maggie Rose, Kendell Marvel and DJ Rock to the lineup of his Crash My Playa getaway vacation January 17-20 in Riviera Maya, Mexico. They join Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Dustin Lynch, Maren Morris and Brett Young, who were already on the bill.

Aaron Watson‘s follow-up to his first top-ten single, “Outta Style,” will be “Run Wild Horses,” from his Vaquero album.

Tune in to see Brett Young perform his three-week #1, “Like I Loved You,” Thursday on Good Morning America, starting at 7 a.m. on ABC.

Singer/songwriter Mitchell Tenpenny is …read more

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ABC/Image Group LA The New Year is bringing plenty of new beginnings for Dierks Bentley.

His new single, “Woman Amen,” will be released January 17, he revealed in a live social media chat on Wednesday. Later this year, The Mountain, his album inspired by and recorded in Telluride, Colorado, will follow.

Back home in Nashville, Dierks also has a new favorite place to play: his own watering hole located along the famed stretch of Music City honky tonks known as Lower Broadway.

“A little bar called Whiskey Row is open, finally, on 4th and Broadway,” the Arizona native explained. “I actually popped in …read more

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