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Warner Music NashvilleFrankie Ballard is lighting up “Cigarette” as the follow-up single to his top-15 hit, “It All Started with a Beer.” It happens to have been co-written by fellow performers Chris Stapleton and Kip Moore.“’Cigarette’ is straight up and down just about lust,” Frankie says candidly, “and all you gotta do is listen to it to know what I’m talking about.”You can check it out on YouTube, sinc
Image credit: Becky FlukeThanks to Miranda Lambert, lots of country fans are picking up a new “Vice.” Seven days after its release, Miranda’s new single sits at number one on Billboard’s Digital Country Songs tally, with 65,000 people downloading the tune in the three-and-a-half days before the chart closed for the week.That’s enough to instantly make “Vice” a top-20 hit on the traditional airplay charts. It currently sits at number 18, making it the
Warner Music NashvilleAt his concert last weekend at Peck Fest in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Chris Janson decided to donate all the profits from the sale of his merchandise to help the flood-ravaged state.“It’s the right thing to do,” the “Holdin’ Her” hitmaker said. “I’ve played many nights here in West Virginia and the people have always treated me and my family so nice. It’s like a second home to me.”Chris isn’t the only
BBR Music Group With signature hits like “Carolina,” “Close Your Eyes” and “Already Callin’ You Mine,” the guys in Parmalee aren’t exactly newcomers anymore. But lead singer Matt Thomas admits there are some things that will always give him a case of the butterflies.“I mean the Opry is the only show we will probably always be nervous before we get on stage… It's so cool and so surreal,” he says, having played
EMI Records NashvilleTuesday night, Hillary Scott & the Scott Family make their Grand Ole Opry debut, as they prepare for the release of their first album together, Love Remains, this Friday. Even though she's played country music's most famous stage before with Lady Antebellum, Hillary expects a completely different vibe being there with mom Linda Davis, dad Lang Scott and little sister Rylee.“I can't believe it!” Hillary says. “In m
Columbia NashvilleIf you want to know what it’s like to hang out with Maren Morris in her backyard, the “My Church” hitmaker is issuing an invitation for you to check it out. You can vicariously visit Maren’s outdoor space at her East Nashville home, thanks to her partnership with the website Wayfair.The home furnishings and décor retailer recently helped the newcomer trick out her patio dining space, adding a lounge with a fire pit and a cabana. You can check
Photo Courtesy of Big Machine RecordsHaving just released his first single, “There’s a Girl,” Trent Harmon is busy working to finish his debut for Big Machine Records. While we don’t know exactly how long it will be before the American Idol winner’s full album will be out, there is some new music to tide fans over.The Arkansas native has re-recorded Gary Wright’s 1975 hit “Dream Weaver” for the new animated film Ice Age: Collision Course. It’
Courtesy BMLGThis week, “H.O.L.Y.” becomes Florida Georgia Line’s eleventh career number-one. It’s a milestone that puts the duo in a reflective mode.“From the college guys we were when ‘Cruise’ came out to starting our families, it’s been really cool to see our fans and radio embrace the music BK and I make,” Tyler Hubbard says. “‘H.O.L.Y.’ is personally so special to us.”“Tyler and I have be
Capitol NashvilleDierks Bentley will officially be “Somewhere on Beach” well into the fall. The “Different for Girls” hitmaker is extending his tour of the same name, adding a second leg that will go through the end of October. Current tourmate Randy Houser will continue on the ten new dates, while newcomer Drake White and The Big Fire will join Dierks after they wrap their work on Zac Brown Band’s Black Out the Sun trek.The initial dates on Dierks’ tour co
Blue Chair Bay/Columbia NashvilleKenny Chesney’s surprise new duet with Pink will be his next single. The opportunity to record “Setting the World on Fire” with the acrobatic pop star is one of the reasons the eight-time Entertainer of the Year decided to push back the release of his next album and change the title to Cosmic Hallelujah. “I wanted a song that packs all that joy, all that fun, all the energy that love is made of,” he says of the co
Debby Stanuch visits with Anne Criss from AR Master Naturalists!