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CMAThis Independence Day, Dierks Bentley marks an item off his bucket list, as he’s set to perform on Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.“I've watched it many times and seen all the acts on there,” he recalls. “You know, I've had a chance to perform at the Capitol building, which is amazing, in front of the steps of the Capitol for the 4th of July, but I've never had a chance to do it in New York City.  So, this is a big deal and a huge honor to
07/04/2015 06:00:00am
Image Courtesy RCA/GwendolynHaving written three best-selling cookbooks and hosting a hit show on the Food Network, it’s no surprise that Independence Day at Trisha Yearwood’s house sounds like it lives up to her culinary reputation. But the Peach State native says she tends to stick to family traditions, like her mother’s coleslaw. “4th of July at my house is one of my favorite holidays just because it's all of my favorite summer foods,” she muses. &ldquo
07/03/2015 06:00:00am
Comstock/ThinkstockName Keith Urban's first hit on the Billboard Country Singles chart. ANSWER:  "It's A Love Thing" climbed to #18 in 1999.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
07/02/2015 11:00:00am
Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDan+Shay recently joined Keith Urban for a rendition of his hit “Tonight I Wanna Cry” on tour. You can check out their rehearsal and performance on the duo’s YouTube channel.You can now watch Lee Brice’s new video for “That Don’t Sound Like You” on YouTube. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
07/02/2015 06:00:00am
Warner Music NashvilleThis Independence Day, Cole Swindell is headed for the town that inspired the hit he co-wrote for Luke Bryan, “Roller Coaster.” “I think I have a few days blocked off to go down to Panama City, maybe, and just relax with some friends,” Cole says. The summer hit was inspired by PCB’s Miracle Strip Amusement Park, and mentions one of the city’s main drags, Thomas Drive.But after his trip to Florida’s Gulf Coast, Co
07/01/2015 07:00:00pm
Mercury NashvilleKacey Musgraves officially claims the crown, topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart, as her second album, Pageant Material, debuts at number one. Her sophomore effort sold close to 55,000 copies during its first week, besting the 43,000 her debut moved in 2013, according to Billboard. Same Trailer Different Park bowed at number 2 on the Country Albums ranking.The new 14-song set also emerges in third place on the all-genre album chart,
07/01/2015 05:17:00pm
Danny Clinch/Southern Ground/Varvatos/BMLGWhat do Madonna and Zac Brown Band have in common? Both have recently collaborated with Swedish DJ and producer Avicii. Best known for his 2013 hit “Wake Me Up,” Avicii recently debuted  a new song on his podcast,  “Broken Arrows” featuring Zac Brown Band and calling Zac an “amazing singer” with “a really unique voice.” While this make be Zac Brown Band’s f
07/01/2015 03:00:00pm
Jeremy Cowart/Republic NashvilleWhile most Americans will be celebrating Independence Day, this weekend will be special for the guys in Florida Georgia Line for a completely different reason:  they’ll be enjoying some rare time off.  “We don’t really get many Friday nights when we’re not playin’,” Brian Kelley points out. But his leisure-time activities may not be as exciting as you’d expect.“We did get one recently. I think my wife and
07/01/2015 06:00:00am
Nino Munoz/Big Machine RecordsAs America prepares to celebrate its independence on July 4, Tim McGraw continues to celebrate the veterans who've helped fight for the country. So far, on the Shotgun Rider 2015 Tour he’s given away six mortgage-free homes to deserving soldiers, with 30 more members of the armed forces set to get new houses by the tour’s end through his partnership with Chase and Operation Homefront.“[These are] people who have given us security for a lot of
06/30/2015 07:00:00pm
Valory Music Co.Congratulations to Brantley Gilbert, who tied the knot with his fiancée, Amber Cochran, over the weekend at his home in Georgia. The couple dated several years ago, and their relationship inspired some of Brantley's biggest hits, like "You Don't Know Her Like I Do" and "More than Miles." They reconnected after Brantley got sober in recent years and the couple got engaged last fall.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
06/30/2015 06:18:00pm
Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan kicks off his seventh annual Farm Tour September 30 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. This year, the eight-concert run adds four new cities including Ft. Wayne; Lexington, Kentucky; Starkville, Mississippi; and Tuscaloosa, Alabama.Last year, the CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year played for 110,000 fans on the rural tour, with some proceeds helping fund college scholarships for students from local farming families. Ticket presales start July 7, with seats for the general
06/30/2015 03:31:00pm
Warner Music NashvilleIf you’ve ever wondered what music your favorite performers listen to, Shazam is now making it easier to find out. Starting today, the popular music-recognition app will now let you follow artists like Zac Brown Band and Hunter Hayes to see what songs they’ve recently checked out.Hunter and Zac join mainstream bands like Maroon 5, Coldplay and One Direction, who are also sharing their playlists.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
06/30/2015 03:00:00pm
John Russell/CMACarrie Underwood can now officially add “rapper” to her list of skills. Sunday at the Big Barrel Country Music Festival in Dover, Delaware, she delivered both Wiz Khalifa’s rap from the hit “See You Again,” and also covered the vocals contributed by Charlie Puth.The tune was part of a mashup that included Carrie’s own hit by the same name from 2013. The Wiz Khalifa track is a tribute to the late actor Paul Walker from the Furious 7 movie soun
06/30/2015 03:00:00pm
Kenny ChesneyKenny Chesney is donating proceeds from his line of Costa Del Mar sunglasses to the Coastal Conservation Association, and he recently got to visit the two man-made reefs built with those funds in Jacksonville, Florida. The two structures were built in just two weeks in the city's St. John River using 1,300 tons of concrete. In the 18 months since they were built, Kenny says the reefs are "thriving with life."“What they were able to create here says a lot about the ways
06/30/2015 11:00:00am
Mercury NashvilleEaston Corbin's third album, About to Get Real, is out this week featuring the lead single, "Baby Be My Love Song." That track does a good job of updating Easton's sound while staying true to his traditional country roots, and Easton keeps up that balancing act throughout the new album. That nod to tradition is a key ingredient in Easton's ongoing success."I have a lot of fans out there that tell me they appreciate me being true to who I am and keeping that traditional co
06/30/2015 06:00:00am