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CMADierks Bentley's decade of success as a country star means most everyone knows how to pronounce his unique first name. That wasn't always the case, though."I’ve seen it spelled and pronounced wrong so many times," Dierks tells Glamour.Though many suspect "Dierks Bentley" is a stage name, Dierks is actually the maiden name of the singer's great-grandmother. Not that anyone would know that when they criticize it, which they apparently do.Says Dierks, "People tell me it’s a horr
05/27/2015 07:00:00pm
Valory Music Co.Brantley Gilbert's Platinum Edition re-release of his album, Just as I Am, has landed the project at #1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart. The set also hits the top 10 on the overall Billboard 200 tally. The expanded version of the project includes the song "Just as I Am" as well as a remix of Brantley's hit single, "Bottoms Up," with rapper T.I.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
05/27/2015 07:00:00pm
Capitol NashvilleThe lineups for the 25th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game have been announced, with members of Little Big Town on opposing teams. Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman are playing for one team, while Phillip Sweet and Karen Fairchild are batting for the other squad. Nashville's Charles Esten, plus Lauren Elaina, Love and Theft and newcomers Lindsay Ell and Doug McCormick are also stepping up to the plate at this year's event.This year's Celebrity Softball Game takes
05/27/2015 03:00:00pm
Dove Wedding Photography/CMHOFThe Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville will present an impressive list of stars performing and signing autographs during the 2015 CMA Music Festival.  The festivities kick off Wednesday, June 10 with appearances from Chase Bryant and Old Dominion. Kelsea Ballerini, Danielle Bradbery and RaeLynn are among the artists performing at the Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 11 for CMT's Next Women of Country showcase.Eric Paslay, Trisha Yearwood and Montgomery Ge
05/27/2015 11:00:00am
Nancy Seltzer & Assoc.Garth Brooks will bring his Man Against Machine world tour to New Orleans, LA, for two shows in July.  The stop marks Garth's first stop in Louisiana in 18 years.The shows will be Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, 7:00 p.m. at the Smoothie King Center.  Garth's wife Trisha Yearwood will join him for the shows.  Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster Friday, June 5.Garth's next shows take place this Thursday through Sunday at the Thompson-Boling Arena
05/27/2015 08:53:00am
RCA NashvilleJake Owen captured a vibrant sound on his new single, "Real Life," that makes it feel like the listener is dropping in on a jam session with Jake and his band. What you hear on the track is exactly what Jake sang in the studio when they recorded it."We just left it as is," Jake tells ABC Radio. "I think that's pretty cool. It adds, like, a live factor to it. "Taking that approach in the studio fits in with the look at small-town life Jake sings about in "Real Life." No matter w
05/27/2015 06:00:00am
Mercury NashvilleCanaan Smith is closing in on the top 10 with his debut hit "Love You Like That," and it turns out Canaan is just as romantic with his wife, Christy, as the song would lead you to believe.He says, "I have no problem buying her flowers and stuff like that, but I’d rather show her I love her just with taking her out on a cool date somewhere, being creative like that."Christy is the inspiration for a lot of Canaan's songs, but he says, "I don’t get cheesy with it,
05/27/2015 06:00:00am
Mark Abrahams/SandboxShania Twain hasn't released an album since 2002, but she says during her upcoming Rock This Country tour -- which she says is her final one -- there's a possibility that she'll debut some new songs."It's to be determined," she tells Entertainment Weekly.  "Maybe it will work out.  I'm working on new music all the time."  Describing her new music, Shania says, "It breaks my heart in a good way.  It speaks to me. It's very personal music, but it feel
05/26/2015 07:00:00pm
Mercury NashvilleBilly Currington has scored his 10th #1 hit with his latest single, "Don't It."Billy says of the milestone, "I'm so appreciative of the support from the fans to everyone it has taken to accomplish this. I wake up every day grateful I still get to chase this dream and can't wait to hit the road this summer to play some new music!"Billy's new album, Summer Forever, comes out Tuesday, June 2, and he's releasing the song "Drinkin' Town with a Football Problem" as the follow up t
05/26/2015 04:46:00pm
Mike Coppola/Getty Images for EB Media PREric Church will make his second appearance at Marty Stuart's 14th Annual Late Night Jam coming up Wednesday, June 10 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The show takes place the night before the CMA Music Festival officially kicks off June 11.Eric tells Rolling Stone, "I was fortunate enough to play the Late Night Jam early on in my career [in 2007], and enjoyed the whole vibe and experience. I love Marty and his guys and I can't wait to join an alrea
05/26/2015 03:00:00pm
EB Media PRRodney Atkins has assembled an all-star lineup for his 5th Annual Music City Gives Back concert coming up Tuesday, June 9 on Nashville's Lower Broadway. Kip Moore, Tyler Farr, Lee Brice and Maddie & Tae will join Rodney for the show to raise money for the W.O. Smith Music School in Nashville.Rodney says, "I’m grateful to be hosting this special event for the fifth year in a row alongside a stellar group of artists."The concert is free to the public and kicks off at 6 p.m.
05/26/2015 12:39:00pm
CMACarrie Underwood will perform Saturday, June 13 as part of the CMA Music Festival's nightly concerts at LP Field. The appearance marks the 10th anniversary of Carrie's first appearance at the CMA Music Festival -- her first was just a month after she won American Idol in 2005.Carrie will perform at the Grand Ole Opry for two shows Tuesday, June 9, just one day shy of the 10th anniversary of her first appearance on the show. Carrie's annual fan club party will also be held at the Opry th
05/26/2015 12:07:00pm
Comstock/ThinkstockSam Hunt played quarterback for which college football team? ANSWER: UAB -- University of Alabama at Birmingham.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
05/25/2015 11:00:00am
Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockToby Keith's 12th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic event in Oklahoma earlier this month raised $1.2 million for the OK Kids Korral in Oklahoma City. The facility serves as a home away from home for the families of pediatric cancer patients.Montgomery Gentry has been selected as the NRA Country Artist of the Month for May. Check out an exclusive video for their latest single, "Folks Like Us," at Farr, Jerrod Niemann, Sam Hunt
05/25/2015 06:00:00am
Warner Music NashvilleCountry newcomer Michael Ray is becoming a regular at the Grand Ole Opry. He's set to make his third appearance in four weeks on the show this Tuesday night.Michael says, "To be invited back for a third time in such a short time frame is mind-blowing. I was just as nervous the second time I performed and I'm sure I'll be just as overwhelmed.  It's an honor to step inside the circle of the Grand Ole Opry and I'm ready to play anytime they want me.”Michael is
05/24/2015 06:00:00am