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Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleSam Hunt continues to rack up more career milestones. Sam's record company UMG Nashville reports that this week Sam's album, Montevallo, has reached a half million in sales, climbing to that mark faster than any debut album since 2012.Meanwhile, Sam's single “Take Your Time” is spending its 10th week atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.  According to the magazine, "Take Your Time" is one of only sixteen tunes to accomplish that feat since t
04/18/2015 06:00:00am
Image Courtesy Arista Nashville/Jeremy CowartDJ Earworm, who’s known for producing annual five-minute long mashups that include all the big songs from the year, has now applied his technique to a decade of hits from Carrie Underwood.  The DJ's audio and video montage, posted to YouTube,  contains more than fourteen songs, including Carrie’s number ones “Something in the Water,” “Good Girl,” “Undo It” and “Jesus, Take the Wheel,
04/17/2015 07:00:00pm
Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleCountry fans in the Dallas-Fort Worth area this weekend have a chance to win a free invitation to an exclusive post-ACM Awards concert by David Nail, courtesy of ride-sharing service Uber and Ram Trucks. From now through noon Central time on Saturday, anyone who enters the promo code UBERCOUNTRY on the Uber app will have a chance to go to the show.The lucky winners will be notified by 5 p.m. on Saturday and told the secret location of the concert. Uber riders wi
04/17/2015 03:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLittle Big Town will perform their latest hit, "Girl Crush," on Sunday night's ACM Awards. It's included on their latest project, Pain Killer, which is up for Album of the Year. Speaking of that nod along with their mention in the Vocal Group of the Year category, band member Kimberly Schlapman says, "We've been on both sides of the spectrum. So, these nominations really, really do mean a lot to us, because there were so many years when there was just birds ch
04/17/2015 11:00:00am
Nino Munoz/Big Machine RecordsTim McGraw’s facing some online backlash for his scheduled performance in Hartford, CT this July -- a performance that benefits Sandy Hook Promise, an organization founded in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT, whose stated purpose is to help protect children from gun violence.McGraw on Monday announced the show, dubbed the Concert for Sandy Hook Promise, part of his ongoing Shotgun Rider tour with supporting acts Bi
04/17/2015 06:57:00am
Image Courtesy Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line has their first-ever nomination in the Entertainer of the Year category going into Sunday night's ACM Awards. The duo's Brian Kelley admits he and singing partner Tyler Hubbard were "blown away" by the nod."That's something that we've been working for for a long time," Brian says. 'It's been a dream. It happened so fast for us. We're very, very blessed and honored. "The nod comes just months after FGL released their sophomore album, Say An
04/17/2015 06:00:00am
Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert grew up just 80 miles from Dallas, Texas, in the town of Lindale, so it's only fitting she is the lead nominee going into Sunday night's ACM Awards in nearby Arlington. Miranda has eight nods including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year for Platinum.She says, "I feel like of all the times for it to be in Dallas, now is perfect for me because I'm still on a high from this album, and from everything that's going on. Now to be lik
04/17/2015 06:00:00am
Sheri Oneal Photography/Grand Ole OpryKellie Pickler has partnered with the Grand Ole Opry to launch a new home goods collection -- Selma Drye by Kellie Pickler. The line is named for Kellie's great-grandmother, who inspired Kellie's design choices on the collection's picture frames, dishes, aprons, candles and select furniture pieces.Says Kellie, "My great-grandmother had a simple, loving touch that made her house a home like no other.  It’s really nice being able to take thing
04/15/2015 07:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Mercury NashvilleEaston Corbin's third album, About to Get Real, will be out June 30. The project features Easton's latest top-15 hit, "Baby Be My Love Song."As for that album title, Easton explains, "When country fans listen to this album, I want them to take away that even though the music mixes the modern with the classic, it’s entirely real. Like the music of my heroes, it’s the real deal.”Look for Easton's new video for "Baby Be My Love Song" on Vevo.Fol
04/15/2015 06:43:00pm
Image Courtesy ACMThe new ACM Backstage app gives you an unprecedented view behind the scenes of this Sunday's 50th Annual ACM Awards. Live cameras placed throughout AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas will be streaming footage to the app all night as the show broadcasts live on CBS. Viewers will get access to red carpet footage, the backstage press room, and exclusive messages from artists on the show following their performances.Also, fans who use the Shazam app during the CBS broadcas
04/15/2015 03:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Sony LegacyCountry icons Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard are releasing a new album together June 2.  Titled Django and Jimmie, the title track pays tribute to the relationship between jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and the late Country Music Hall of Fame member Jimmie Rodgers.Willie explains, "Both of those guys were very influential in both of our careers."Willie and Merle also take solo turns on selections from each other's respective catalogs on the new project.  W
04/15/2015 12:39:00pm
Image Courtesy Valory Music Co.Thomas Rhett is kicking off the ACM Awards weekend with a live streaming concert on Yahoo Music Friday night at 9 ET. He'll perform at the legendary club Gilley's in Dallas as part of the Ram Country Live! series.  You can watch at RamCountry.Yahoo.com/Thomas-Rhett-Live."I can't think of a better way to start things off than with a full set for my fans on a rowdy Friday night at Gilley's," Thomas says. "It's one of those iconic Texas clubs that everyone
04/15/2015 12:17:00pm
Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsRascal Flatts has been named ACM Vocal Group of the Year seven times since they first took the category in 2002, but it's been a few years since they've been nominated in that category. The rise of vocal groups like Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band and Little Big Town has made that award one of the toughest to win, so the Flatts are excited to be back in the running this year."You miss what you don't have," says lead singer Gary LeVox. "So, we were just so hum
04/15/2015 11:00:00am
Nancy Seltzer & Assoc.Garth Brooks will bring his world tour to Knoxville, TN May 29 and 30 at the Thompson Boling Arena.Tickets for the show, Garth's first Birmingham dates in over 18 years, go on sale Friday, April 24 through KnoxvilleTickets.com. As always, you can find more information at GarthBrooks.com.  Garth's also making a major push there for fans to give him their vote for ACM Entertainer of the Year.  The 50th annual ACM Awards air Sunday, April 19 on CBS.Foll
04/15/2015 09:55:00am
Image Courtesy Nino Munoz/CapitolDierks Bentley has seven nominations going into Sunday night's 50th Annual ACM Awards, including nods for Male Vocalist and Album of the Year, with Riser. The songs on that project, including "I Hold On" and "Drunk on a Plane," have catapulted Dierks' career to new heights as a headliner on the road.He says of the recognition from the ACM, "I've been nominated for some stuff along the way, but to get the seven ACM nominations kinda at the end of that whole
04/15/2015 06:00:00am