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Image Courtesy RCA RecordsMiranda Lambert's latest release, Platinum, will be a hard act to follow since it's been named ACM and CMA Album of the Year and won the Best Country Album Grammy in the past few months. Since she's only on the third single form the project, "Little Red Wagon," Miranda is in no hurry to start work on her next album, anyway.She says, "I definitely am still riding out Platinum. I'm not even close to being tired of it yet. I feel like it's brand-new, even though it's b
04/27/2015 11:00:00am
Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum's Hillary Scott didn't think twice about getting on board another tour bus after her bus was destroyed in a fire on April 16 on the way to the ACM Awards in Dallas. Everyone on board the bus got out OK, and Hillary turned down her tour manager's offer to put her on a flight back to Nashville from Texas.Hillary says, "We all bussed back from Dallas, and I was intentional with getting back on, because it's like, when you fall off a horse, you g
04/27/2015 06:01:00am
UMG NashvilleEric Paslay is a married man. He tied the knot with music publisher Natalie Harker at Front Porch Farms in Charlotte, Tennessee, on Sunday, according to People magazine.The couple exchanged vows in front of 200 guests.Commenting on her champagne-colored Vera Wang wedding dress, Harker tells People, "This was one of the only dresses I saw that had that old-world elegance to it. I think it's just really, really beautiful."  Paslay says of his bride, "[The best part] is knowing t
04/27/2015 06:01:00am
Image Courtesy Nino Munoz/Capitol NashvilleDierks Bentley's latest hit, "Say You Do," was still pretty new at country radio when he closed out his Riser tour. Now that the song is closing in on the top of the country chart, Dierks expects it to be a huge hit with audiences when he hits the road again in June."Getting back out there on the Sounds of Summer Tour and seeing what’s happened to this song is going to be a huge surprise for us," Dierks says. "[It's] something we’re re
04/26/2015 06:00:00am
Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsCan Tim McGraw's Shotgun Rider Tour actually save troubled marriages? That's the claim put forth in a hilarious new video on Tim's YouTube page.In the clip, spoofing ads for drugs like Cialis, guys suffering from their wives' INS, or Intense Nag Syndrome, are looking for ways to make their wives happy. When they go about seeking a cure, their doctor prescribes tickets to Tim's Shotgun Rider tour.  The prescription seems to work, but the side effects ma
04/24/2015 07:00:00pm
Image Courtesy ABCReba has grown to love the drag queens who dress up like her and perform her biggest hits in clubs across the country, but she was thrown off the first time she saw a man dressed up in Reba drag.Reba tells The Advocate, "One night in the early ’90s, shortly after [my single] ‘Fancy’ came out, I had a gentleman at one of our fan club get-togethers we’d have, and he showed up in full regalia -- total drag -- and it really ticked me off because his ha
04/24/2015 03:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsTim McGraw has gotten backlash from gun rights supporters, including the National Rifle Association, over his upcoming concert to raise money for Sandy Hook Promise, an organization founded in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, whose stated purpose is to help protect children from gun violence.When asked how he is dealing with the headlines the concert has been generating, Tim tells ABC Radio, "I don't put a
04/24/2015 06:00:00am
Image Courtesy CMAJason Aldean and his wife, Brittany, just celebrated their one-month anniversary, but they haven't been able to spend much time at home as husband-and-wife.Jason says, "I mean, we've been on the road pretty much the whole time since we got married. We really haven't had a chance to have a honeymoon or any of that stuff, but that's a cool thing. She gets to travel with me, and we get to go all over the country."Jason and Brittany also spent 10 days in Europe last month whil
04/24/2015 06:00:00am
Image Courtesy Eric Brown/Sweet Talk PRSinger-songwriter Chris Janson has just signed a new record deal with Warner Music Nashville, thanks to his emerging hit song, "Buy Me a Boat." The song recently topped the iTunes Country Songs chart.The buzz on Chris is so strong, CMT has agreed to produce the video for "Biy Me a Boat," marking the first time the network has made a video for an artist.Chris has become a regular at the Grand Ole Opry in the last few years, logging more than 90 appeara
04/23/2015 07:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Jon Peets/EMI NashvilleEric Church will give a rare solo show to open Nashville's brand-new Ascend Amphitheater in Riverfront Park on July 30. The concert will feature Eric playing with just his guitar. He sold out Nashville's Bridgestone Arena in June setting an attendance record with more than 18,000 fans in the audience.Tickets for Eric's solo show go on sale Thursday, April 30 through Ticketmaster.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[
04/23/2015 04:13:00pm
Image Courtesy Joseph Llanes/Sony Music NashvilleTyler Farr's new album, Suffer in Peace, comes out Tuesday, and he's kicking off his promotional schedule for the project with a Friday morning performance on FOX News's Fox & Friends. The appearances continue Tuesday morning on NBC's Today. That night, Tyler will host an album release party with a performance at New York City's Irving Plaza.Suffer in Peace features Tyler's latest hit, "A Guy Walks into a Bar," as well as a duet with Jason A
04/23/2015 03:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Southern Ground/Varvatos/Republic/BMLGZac Brown Band's new album, Jekyll + Hyde, comes out this Tuesday featuring the country hit "Homegrown," as well as their first song to impact Mainstream Rock radio: "Heavy Is the Head," featuring Chris Cornell. They're following up "Homegrown" with the new single, "Loving You Easy," just delivered to country radio Thursday -- you can start previewing samples from the full album Friday on Zac Brown Band's YouTube channel.Zac Brown Band
04/23/2015 12:45:00pm
Image Courtesy CMADierks Bentley, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Martina McBride and members of Little Big Town will be drinking fine wine for a great cause this Monday night in Nashville. The T.J. Martell Foundation's 16th Annual Nashville Best Cellars Dinner brings some of country's top stars together with some of the nation's top wine collectors for an evening of food and drink.The event takes place at Nashville's City Winery. Proceeds go to the T.J. Martell Foundation's funding of leukem
04/23/2015 11:00:00am
Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleFrankie Ballard headed to the border town of Tornillo, Texas on the Rio Grande River to record his new studio album at a place called the Sonic Ranch. The residential studio complex includes living space, a workout room and swimming pool on more than 2,300 acres, and Frankie and his band stayed there for ten days working on the new music.He says, "I just thought it'd be a cool place to go and just experience something different."The decision to record o
04/23/2015 06:00:00am
Image Courtesy ABCHope was wearing thin for Deacon Claybourne on Wednesday night's episode of Nashville. He's still waiting on a donor for his liver transplant. Doctors found a donor and actually rolled Deacon into the operating room, but the donor turned out to have cancer on their lungs, so the doctors couldn't risk introducing more cancer to Deacon's body.After getting that bad news, Rayna Jaymes and her daughter, Maddie, struggled to come to terms with Deacon's illness and possible death
04/23/2015 06:00:00am