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Warner Music NashvilleIf you’re Obsessed with Dan+Shay, there’s good news-- you won’t have to wait too much longer for their sophomore album. It’s set to be released in a little more than a month, on June 3.Fans who pre-order the project now will instantly get two tracks, the top-25 lead single, “From the Ground Up,” as well as the new song, “Already Ready.” You can also check out the new music video for the song, which was film
Capitol NashvilleThe superstar from Down Under is expanding his tour in the Great White North. Keith Urban is adding five new Canadian concerts to his ripCORD World Tour, with Maren Morris and native son Dallas Smith joining him on the new dates.“Our Canadian shows have always been off the hook giant parties,” Keith recalls. “From the very first shows I ever did, there was a synergy with the audience that’s only grown stronger over the years.
Mark TuckerGarth Brooks’ Sin City shows are selling so well, he’s sticking around for Independence Day.The G-man is already set to play the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada the previous weekend and in the days leading up to July 4. Now, he and wife Trisha Yearwood will also do a 7 p.m. show on Sunday, July 3, as well as a 5 p.m. concert on America’s birthday.Tickets for the new shows go on sale next Friday at 10 a.m. PT, through GarthVegas.com or 1-84
CTK Mgmt/Dolly Records/WebsterPREvery year, Dolly Parton celebrates the opening of Dollywood with a parade through Pigeon Forge, Tennessee -- and this year, she wants to take you along for the ride.The entertainment icon's 31st Homecoming Parade will be streamed live on Facebook, in a feed originating from Dolly’s float, which is decorated to commemorate her new Lumberjack Adventure Dinner & Show. The trek through the gateway city to the Great Smoky Mountains starts Friday, M
ABC/Image Group LABrett Eldredge gave fifty music teachers from Music City a night they won’t soon forget this week at Nashville’s City Winery, passing out $100,000 worth of grants on behalf of the Country Music Association.It’s a cause close to the “Drunk on Your Love” hitmaker’s heart, a fact that was illustrated by the presence of his own musical mentor, a veteran 27-year teacher from his hometown of Paris, Illinois.“Everyone needs somebody to gu
ABC/Image Group LASam Hunt will apparently be full of surprises when he walks on the platform for his appearance Friday night at the Stagecoach Festival. The “Take Your Time” hitmaker will turn his fifty-minute set into a jam session, according to Billboard, continuing his tradition of blurring the lines between country, hip-hop and pop by potentially inviting artists from multiple genres to join him.Since the Montevallo singer often works Drake’s “Marvin&r
Big Loud RecordsWhen newcomer Chris Lane was growing up in North Carolina, the “Fix” hitmaker didn’t dream of taking the stage -- he dreamed of hitting home runs.“I really thought my whole life -- I grew up playing football and baseball and got a scholarship to play college baseball, and always assumed that that would be what I do after college. I mean that was truly my dream. I had several ACL reconstructions that really hurt my chances at that, and my twin bro
ABCOn Wednesday night’s Nashville, Rayna Jaymes was prepared to move heaven and earth to get her daughter Maddie to drop her fight to become an emancipated minor. When her attempts to get through to the teen’s friend Cash failed, she managed to sneak up on Maddie and have a heart-to-heart talk -- but her eldest daughter remained unconvinced. Meanwhile, younger sister Daphne worried her big sister wouldn’t make it for a planned perfor
ABC/Eric GebhartThe Band Perry’s song, “Live Forever” is getting a new life. Originally released as a single last summer, it will now be Team USA’s official song for the 2016 Summer Olympics. The sibling trio performed the tune Wednesday morning on NBC’s Today show, and there’s also a new Olympic-themed version of the “Live Forever” music video.The 2016 Summer Olympics kick off August 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and run through the 2
Webster PRHow well do the two members of LOCASH know each other? Pretty well, it seems, but Chris Lucas and Preston Brust put it to the test in the latest installment of Vevo’s online series Bandmates.“Chris is like the brother I never had,” Preston told Pollstar. “I have an older brother and a younger brother but never had a brother the same age. Chris became that guy. His mom is like my mom, and my mom is like his mom. There
ABC/Image Group LAIf his recent European trek is any indication, it looks like Dierks Bentley may soon be crowd-surfing his way across the U.S.A. Prior to the start of his Somewhere on a Beach tour May 12 in Holmdel, New Jersey, the Arizona native checked off three dates in the United Kingdom and Ireland.Dierks kicked things off last Thursday night in Dublin, and by the time he reached London the next night, he was confident enough in his bond with the British fans to dive in and float
Columbia NashvilleIn addition to being a powerhouse vocalist, newcomer Maren Morris also happens to be a stellar songwriter who's already had cuts by major stars like Tim McGraw and Kelly Clarkson. But when she crafted her breakthrough hit, "My Church," she had a premonition it wasn't one to share -- it was a song she had to sing herself."I had the concept and the title kind of chiseled out," she recalls. "We wrote it really, really quickly -- in under an hour, and that
Debby Stanuch visits with Anne Criss from AR Master Naturalists!