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“Graffiti U”: Keith Urban reveals album title, plus tour with Kelsea Ballerini

ABC/Image Group LA Keith Urban‘s new album and world tour will both be called Graffiti U. The Aussie superstar made the announcement Wednesday evening during a special Facebook Live event from a surprise pop-up show at Nashville’s Exit/In.

“I’ve been full-on writing, recording, collaborating and creating with some incredibly talented people for Graffiti U, a lot of whom I’ve never worked with before,” Keith says of the album. “I can hear how some of the songs will translate live already, which really makes putting on a new show so exhilarating…”

Kelsea Ballerini, who’ll open the U.S. dates on the tour, joined Keith …read more

“Baby I’m Burning”: The awards roll in for Dolly Parton

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ABC/Lou RoccoWe’re barely two weeks into 2018, and the awards are already piling up for Dolly Parton, as the Emmys, Guinness World Records, and the RIAA are all coming calling.

The Sevierville, Tennessee native will receive The Governors’ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community Service January 20 at the 32nd MidSouth Regional Emmys. Her Smoky Mountains Rise telethon, which raised money to help her hometown after 2016’s devastating wildfires, is also nominated at this year’s ceremony.

If you flip through the pages of Guinness World Records 2018, you’ll find Dolly now holds the titles for both “Most Decades with a Top 20 …read more

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“It Goes On”: Zac Brown & Sir Rosevelt record new song for “12 Strong”

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ElektraZac Brown and his side project, Sir Rosevelt, have recorded a new song for the movie, 12 Strong.

“It Goes On” is featured in the film, which stars Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon. 12 Strong tells the story of the U.S. Special Forces team that worked to take down the Taliban and al-Qaeda in the wake of 9/11.

“It Goes On” is available to stream or download now. 12 Strong opens on Friday.

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

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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

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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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