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Image Courtesy NBCCarrie Underwood will perform the opening for NBC's coverage of Super Bowl 49 this Sunday. The "Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight" is a new version of Carrie's Sunday Night Football opening, "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night." The new elements include lyrics referring to the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, too.Carrie has been performing the opening for two seasons now, and she is proud of the hard work the crew and production staff puts into the openin
01/27/2015 05:00:00am
Sam Hunt previewed his Lipstick Graffiti tour with a five-song performance at Nashville's Rocketown Monday evening. The mini-concert was staged during Sam's party celebrating his first #1 hit as an artist, "Leave the Night On."Sam's set included that song as well as his latest single, "Take Your Time." I just wanna take your time... @samhuntmusic A video posted by Hunter Kelly (@nashvillehk) on Jan 26, 2015 at 2:11pm PSTIn keeping with the name of the tour, artists created graffiti paintin
01/26/2015 08:20:00pm
Image Courtesy Broken Bow Label GroupChase Bryant is heading out on a headlining club tour starting this Friday, January 30 in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Take It On Back Tour launches as Chase's debut hit, also titled "Take It On Back," hits the top 10 on the country chart. He'll be on the road with Tim McGraw later this year, but Chase wanted to take this opportunity to connect with his fans in smaller venues.In a message to his fans posted at Billboard.com, Chase says, "I wanted to b
01/26/2015 06:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Sony Music/Blue ChairTicket demand for Kenny Chesney's two-night stand in Nashville remains extremely high. That's why Kenny and his team have opened up several hundred more seats for the sold-out Music City dates, coming up March 26 and 27. These shows mark the beginning of Kenny's The Big Revival tour, and he's very excited to see his fans grabbing up the concert tickets so fast.Says Kenny, "To me, it’s about the passion the people who love this music bring. They giv
01/26/2015 02:00:00pm
Image Courtesy CMAAs Thomas Rhett prepares to release his sophomore CD later this year, he says he’s happy to be competing with a group of new artists who are constantly upping the ante-- among them, the trio of Music City natives known as The Cadillac Three.“I’m obsessed with The Cadillac Three, I’m sure that everybody in Nashville is, but they are the funnest people in the world to watch, to me,” he confesses. “So, I wish the best for those guys. They
01/26/2015 10:00:00am
Image Courtesy UMG NashvilleWhile some fans may have been disappointed at the lack of a country single on Taylor Swift’s latest album, newcomer Sam Hunt says he can’t help but admire her evolution as an artist.“I can definitely relate to her progress,” he says. “She's somebody who I've always had a whole lot of respect for. Even though I didn't necessarily relate personally to her songs, always, I always had a huge respect for her songwriting.”Taylor's alb
01/26/2015 05:00:00am
Image Courtesy Dana Edelson/NBCBlake Shelton brought country music to Saturday Night Live in a big way as the host and musical guest this past weekend.In addition to performing his #1 hits "Neon Light" and "Boys Round Here,", Blake recreated the "Picking and Grinning" segment from the classic country variety show Hee Haw for his monologue. Several SNL cast members, dressed in gingham and overalls, joined Blake onstage for the Hee Haw bit, but his attempts at teaching them about G-rated country
01/26/2015 05:00:00am
Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleKip Moore recalls how Ronnie Dunn inspired him to keep pursuing his dreams, in the latest installment of the YouTube series Backstage at the Ryman.“Ronnie Dunn played here, doing a solo acoustic thing one time... It was right when I first moved to town. Ronnie Dunn blew me away in this building, like blew me away, his voice was so magical," Kip remembers. "That was probably the second year I’d been living here and I’d never had the money the fir
01/24/2015 05:00:00am
Becky Fluke/Mercury Records NashvilleWith five number ones already under his belt and album cuts by artists as diverse as Adele and Brad Paisley, writer Chris Stapleton is set to release his first album as a solo artist this spring. Though you may not be familiar with his voice, Chris has penned hits like Kenny Chesney’s “Never Wanted Nothing More,” “Drink a Beer” by Luke Bryan, and George Strait’s “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright.”Though he&rs
01/23/2015 06:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleHunter Hayes is dying to collaborate with British hitmaker Ed Sheeran, and he’s hoping he might have the chance to bring it up at this year’s Grammys. Sheeran, known for his hits like “Don’t,” is set to sing on the show, while Hunter is up for Best Country Solo Performance for “Invisible.”"There's tons of people who want to work with him who are way more capable than I am, so how do you even sell it? Do you bet
01/23/2015 02:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleIn his latest single “Young & Crazy,” Frankie Ballard sings about “sit(ting) out on the porch, telling stories ‘bout my glory days.” So with back-to-back number ones with “Sunshine & Whiskey” and “Helluva Life,” does Frankie feel like he’s living his “glory days” now?“I don't feel like I've had 'em, yet,” he says. “You know, I feel like I'm in the middle of '
01/23/2015 10:01:00am
Image Courtesy Sony Music/Jeremy CowartCarrie Underwood’s latest single, “Something in the Water,” has passed a milestone. This week, it spends a seventh week atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, giving her the longest run at #1 of her career, besting her debut single.  Nine years ago this week, “Jesus, Take the Wheel” was midway through its six-week run on that same chart. But aside from her chart success, Carrie says she has first-hand kn
01/23/2015 05:00:00am
Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton visited NBC's The Tonight Show Thursday to plug this weekend's appearance on Saturday Night Live as host and musical guest. He also joined Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon for a new game called "The Whisper Challenge."The premise of the game is one person wears headphones with loud music playing that prevents him from hearing the other person say a random phrase. The person wearing the headphones has to guess what the other one is saying by reading lips.The
01/23/2015 05:00:00am
Image Courtesy CMAVince Gill and Ashley Monroe will take a break from working on her new CD to set out on a unique mini-tour in March. Charlie Worsham and Vince's daughter Jenny will join them for four "Vince Gill & Friends" shows, which the Country Music Hall of Famer says may not be what you'd expect.“This won’t be a ‘guitar pull,' where one person sings while the others listen and wait for their turn," Vince explains. "We’ll all be pitching in, picking and sin
01/21/2015 06:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleIt appears that Blake Shelton is taking his rivalry with Voice co-star Adam Levine to Saturday Night Live. Blake shot several SNL promos ahead of his appearance on the show this weekend, taking the opportunity to taunt his fellow Voice coach and Maroon 5 front-man.In one of the promos, SNL cast member Cecily Strong asks Blake if his rivalry with Adam on The Voice is real or fake. “It’s real,” he says. “I mean, it’s so real. In f
01/21/2015 06:00:00pm