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Valory Music Co.Brantley Gilbert is one of the more colorful country stars today, and it sounds like he's cut from the same cloth as his father. Brantley recently had his dad move onto his farm in Alabama, and Brantley says the state is "rubbin' off on him, slowly but surely."The move has caused Brantley's dad to expand his views on guys wearing earrings, too."I thought he was gonna kill me when I got my ears pierced," Brantley admits, "and he called me one night and he said, 'You ain&rsquo
07/29/2015 06:00:00am
EB Media PREric Church will be featured in a new cameo exhibit opening at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville on September 18. It's called Eric Church: Inside the Outsider and will feature stage wear, guitars, song manuscripts and other items from Eric's personal collection.Eric Church: Inside the Outsider will be open through February 2016.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
07/29/2015 06:00:00am
Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert performed with her songwriter friends and her favorite up-and-coming female acts Tuesday night at Nashville's 3rd and Lindsley. The sold-out show was set up as a songwriter round, which meant Miranda sat on the stage with her special guests throughout the night.Miranda admitted she was nervous as the show got started with her performance of "Bathroom Sink," a song about facing self-rejection from her latest album, Platinum.  She also mentioned that
07/28/2015 11:32:00pm
Big Machine RecordsRascal Flatts gives Dan Rather an in-depth look at their life on the road on The Big Interview Tuesday night at 8:00 ET on AXS TV. The chat took place earlier this year during the Flatts' residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.Rascal Flatts guitar player Joe Don Rooney says, "To be able to offer such an esteemed reporter a look into our everyday life was an honor and I know we all really enjoyed talking with him and discussing things that are important
07/28/2015 07:00:00pm
Academy of Country MusicJake Owen returns at the host of the Annual ACM Honors Tuesday, September 1 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Jason Aldean, Randy Houser, Miranda Lambert, Roy Clark and Restless Heart are slated to perform, and Kelsea Ballerini and The Swon Brothers are among the presenters.Look for more stars to be added to the 9th Annual ACM Honors lineup soon. The event recognizes the ACM Awards winners not presented on camera during the nationwide telecast in the spring. Tickets for
07/28/2015 03:00:00pm
Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert is using her position at the reigning ACM and CMA Female Vocalist of the Year to help up-and-coming women get a head start in the music business. The Miranda Lambert Women Creators Fund will provide $40,000 in scholarship money to outstanding female students at Belmont University's Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business.“I am so excited to establish this scholarship fund at Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainme
07/28/2015 11:09:00am
Sony LegacyThe 30th Annual Farm Aid concert will take place September 19 in Chicago. Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson leads the bill along with Farm Aid board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews. Kacey Musgraves will perform, too.Willie helped start Farm Aid in 1985 as a response to the farm crisis. He says, "Thirty years later, in Chicago, we’ll bring together so many of the people -- farmers, eaters, advocates and activists -- who have made the progress
07/28/2015 11:05:00am
John Russell/CMAMiranda Lambert's latest single, "Smokin' and Drinkin'," would probably have ended up on Little Big Town's latest album Pain Killer if Miranda hadn't found the song first. Once Miranda found out LBT wanted the song, she just invited them to sing the song with her for her album, Platinum.Little Big Town's Phillip Sweet, "I'm just really thankful it happened. I love the sound of it. It takes you back and it's a feel-good groove. And I love it."Phillip's band mate Kimberly Schlapm
07/28/2015 11:00:00am
Warner Music NashvilleCountry newcomer Michael Ray's debut hit, "Kiss You in the Morning," leaves a lot to the imagination between the last two lines of the chorus -- "I wanna kiss you with the neon light in your eyes glowing/Then I wanna kiss you in the morning." While it's obvious where this romantic night is leading, Michael thinks there's at least one stop before the couple in the song heads home."There was a 3 a.m. Waffle House visit for sure," Michael tells ABC Radio. "That's the ti
07/28/2015 06:00:00am
Warner Music NashvilleAshley Monroe is going on the road this fall in support of her new album, The Blade. The Blade Tour will kick off October 1 in Macon, Georgia and continue in New York, Chicago, Nashville and Washington, D.C.Tickets go on sale this Friday morning. Go to AshleyMonroe.com for details.Here are Ashley's The Blade Tour dates: 10/1 -- Macon, GA, Cox Capitol Theatre 10/27 -- New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom 10/29 -- Washington, D.C., Sixth & I 10/30 -- Wilmington, DE, World Caf&ea
07/27/2015 07:00:00pm
EMI/ACRAlan Jackson scores his 14th #1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart with Angels and Alcohol. The set sold more than 45,000 copies in its first week. That's enough for a #3 finish on the overall Billboard 200 albums tally.Angels and Alcohol features Alan's latest single, "Jim and Jack and Hank."Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
07/27/2015 03:00:00pm
Greenroom PRJason Aldean's Saturday show with Kenny Chesney at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California attracted more than 53,000 fans. The concert marked the first time country artists have ever headlined the venue.Jason says, "Standing out there in a sea of country fans at an iconic stadium like Rose Bowl sent chills down my spine. It reminds me how lucky I am to be doing this for a living."Coming up this Friday morning, Jason plays Today's 20th Annual Summer Concert Series on NBC. He adds,
07/27/2015 02:29:00pm
CMALittle Big Town has canceled an additional three weeks of shows under doctor's orders as band member Jimi Westbrook continues to heal from vocal cord surgery.LBT released a statement saying, "We want to come back on the road to you guys at 110% and this additional time will make sure that happens! Thanks again for all of your support during this time, and for your love, patience, and excitement for us to come back! We can’t wait to see all of you."Little Big Town will return to the s
07/27/2015 01:00:00pm
Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the title of Blake Shelton's 2012 holiday album? ANSWER: Cheers, It's Christmas.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
07/27/2015 11:00:00am
Valory Music Co. Brantley Gilbert loves being a part of the country music community, but living in the center of it all in Nashville just doesn't work for him.Brantley tells The Las Vegas Review-Journal, "You know, I tried that out, but, man, I moved back home. It wasn't that there was anything wrong with Nashville, but I knew I had people at home that would call me out and hold me accountable."Brantley and his new wife, Amber, now live in Maysville, Georgia, just 10 miles north of where Bran
07/27/2015 11:00:00am