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Image Courtesy RCA RecordsKelly Clarkson's star-studded Miracle on Broadway concert is set for Saturday night at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. The lineup includes pop stars Meghan Trainor and Hayley Williams of Paramore as well as country stars Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Kacey Musgraves, Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Martina McBride. Kelly started the ball rolling for the show less than 90 days ago, and she recruited her mother-in-law, Reba, as the first special guest on the show. Kelly is
12/20/2014 05:00:00am
Image Courtesy Pearl/RCAGarth Brooks has added three dates to his run of shows in Detroit for a total of six concerts starting Friday, February 20. He'll then play two shows on Saturday, February 21. There's another show on Friday, February 27 followed by two shows on Saturday, February 28.So far, Garth has sold more than 90,000 tickets in Detroit with tickets still available through Ticketmaster.com.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElem
12/19/2014 06:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsMartina McBride recently invited Today correspondent Jenna Bush Hager into her home in Nashville for a segment airing just before Christmas. Martina shared stories about her Christmas traditions and prepared a few recipes from her new book about entertaining, Around the Table. The book came out earlier this year and offers tips on how to throw parties for every season.Tune in to see Martina on NBC's Today on Tuesday morning.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id
12/19/2014 02:00:00pm
Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the title of Hunter Hayes' Grammy-nominated crossover ballad from 2012? ANSWER: "Wanted."Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio
12/19/2014 10:00:00am
Image Courtesy Splash! PRThe Swon Brothers caught up with the newly crowned winner of The Voice, Craig Wayne Boyd, over dinner in New York City. The Swon Brothers, who competed on The Voice on Team Blake like Craig, had dinner with Craig at the Bond 45 Italian steakhouse this week. All three stars posed for pictures with fans at the restaurant in between sharing stories about The Voice.The Swon Brothers will hit the road with Brad Paisley next month. Of note, Craig Wayne Boyd has signed a reco
12/19/2014 10:00:00am
Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRolling Stone Country has selected Kenny Chesney's hit song, "American Kids," as the best country single of 2014.Sara Evans has two new Christmas performances available for viewing now at YouTube.com/CountryNow.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"
12/19/2014 05:00:00am
Image Courtesy TNTHunter Hayes performs for President Obama on tonight's Christmas in Washington special on TNT, but this won't be the first time he's entertained a sitting president. In fact, Hunter sang for his first U.S. president as a seven- or eight-year-old child prodigy in a Cajun band.Hunter tells ABC News Radio, "It was actually on the White House lawn."He returned to Washington, D.C. the next year to perform for the president again, but Hunter admits he didn't really understand wha
12/19/2014 05:00:00am
Image Courtesy TNTHunter Hayes performs for President Obama on tonight's Christmas in Washington special on TNT, but this won't be the first time he's entertained a sitting president. In fact, Hunter sang for his first U.S. president as a seven- or eight-year-old child prodigy in a Cajun band.Hunter tells ABC News Radio, "It was actually on the White House lawn."He returned to Washington, D.C. the next year to perform for the president again, but Hunter admits he didn't really understand wha
12/19/2014 05:00:00am
Image Courtesy Republic NashvilleThe Band Perry and Hunter Hayes are both set to attend the People's Choice Awards on January 7. The Band Perry is nominated for Favorite Country Group at the People's Choice Awards, and Hunter is nominated for Favorite Male Country Artist.Ellen DeGeneres, Beth Behrs, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Kevin Hart and Betty White are among the others stars confirmed to attend. The show airs January 7 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.get
12/18/2014 06:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Mercury NashvilleScotty McCreery is performing on Fox News's Fox & Friends Christmas Special on Christmas Eve, December 24. Scotty and his band are set to sing "Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Santa Claus Is Back in Town" on the show, airing that night at 8 p.m. ET. Both songs are included on Scotty's 2012 holiday album, Christmas with Scotty McCreery.Look for the Fox & Friends Christmas Special to re-air on Christmas Day at 2 p.m. ET.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){
12/18/2014 02:00:00pm
Image Courtesy RCA NashvilleJake Owen, Thomas Rhett and Maddie & Tae have been added to the lineup for CMT's Ultimate Kickoff Party special airing January 9 from Dallas. The special is part of the festivities surrounding the first-ever College Football National Championship. Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich and Brett Eldredge are also confirmed for the 90-minute special airing that night at 9 p.m. ET on CMT.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName
12/17/2014 08:01:00pm
Image Courtesy Sunshine SachsTrace Adkins will release a 20-song concert DVD, titled Live Country!, on January 13, 2015. The release includes live versions of his hits "Songs About Me," "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" and "You're Gonna Miss This" among others. Trace filmed the concert in Huntington, New York last August.Here's the DVD track listing:"(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing" "Songs About Me" "Big Time" "This Ain't No Love" "Chrome" "You're Gonna Miss This" "There's a Girl in Texas" "Every Lig
12/17/2014 06:56:00pm
Image Courtesy Schmidt Relations/Kristy BelcherAlan Jackson is bringing his Keepin' It Country Tour to Nashville's Bridgestone Arena April 11, 2015. The trek celebrates Alan's 25th anniversary in the music business. Jeff Foxworthy and Jon Pardi are also on the bill.Alan's Bridgestone Arena concert is a part of the events surrounding the NRA Convention taking place that week at Nashville's Music City Center. Tickets for Alan's concert go on sale Thursday, January 15 through Ticketmaster.com.
12/17/2014 06:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Splash PR/Kenny BakerThe Band Perry has released a brand-new video for their version of Glen Campbell's classic "Gentle on My Mind." The clip stars Alexander Ludwig, of The Hunger Games and Lone Survivor fame, sharing the screen with Shelley Hennig, whom you may recognize from the FX drama Justified.The Band Perry shot the narrative scenes with the actors in Death Valley, CA along with performance scenes at Union Station in Indianapolis."Gentle on My Mind" is the lead single fro
12/17/2014 02:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Live Nation/Colleen Callahan Frankie Ballard will celebrate the holidays with his 5th Annual Frankie Ballard's Country Christmas show in his home state of Michigan on Saturday, December 20. The show will take place at the Kamazoo State Theatre with proceeds going to the Van Andel Institute for cancer research in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Frankie says, "There’s no better place to celebrate this time of year then with all the familiar faces of fans and friends,” share
12/17/2014 10:00:00am