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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
Capitol NashvilleWith the release of their new song “Something Better” with EDM producer Audien, Lady Antebellum becomes the latest country band to join the Electronic Dance Music movement. “I wanted to push boundaries,” the progressive house/trance artist told Entertainment Weekly. “The song lends itself perfectly to call and response vocals and anthemic harmonies. Lady Antebellum aren’t just some of the best voices in country music, but in overall mu
07/02/2015 07:00:00pm
Big Machine RecordsEven though superstars Rascal Flatts will be working this 4th of July as an opening act, the guys in the band couldn’t be more excited about it, namely because they’re opening for the legendary Rolling Stones on their Zip Code tour. “That was one you put on the bucket list and go, ‘OK, last resort.’ It’s a blessing. So, it's gonna be incredible,” Gary LeVox says of the performance this Saturday at Ind
07/02/2015 03:00:00pm
RCA NashvilleOn the 4th of July, remembering the soldiers who’ve fought for America’s freedom is especially important to Chris Young, having played quite a few shows for the troops overseas and also having several close relatives in the armed forces.“You know, I've got a lot of connection to the military in my family,” he says. “My brother-in-law is still in the Marine Corps. My sister was a Marine. So, it's important to me, and it's something that for sure, I,
07/02/2015 11:00:00am
Michael Buckner/ACM2015/Getty Images for dcpFlorida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard commemorated a special anniversary Wednesday by getting married.He married Hayley Strommel Wednesday night at Trail Creek Cabin in Sun Valley, Idaho, he tells People magazine.The couple tied the knot on the two-year anniversary of their first kiss.Hubbard comments, "There's something about being able to call Hayley my wife and say that it's official!""Marriage is forever and we're just so happy to share our love for
07/02/2015 06:00:00am
Mercury NashvilleAs a kid growing up in Florida, Easton Corbin recalls it being impossible to get “the good fireworks” in his hometown. But he had a relative who always managed to solve that problem for him.“Tallahassee's near the Alabama border right there, so my uncle would go over to Alabama to get fireworks, and we'd all gather up at my grandma's. And he'd bring all that stuff to my grandma's and we'd horse around all day,” he remembers fondly.But Easton&rsq
07/02/2015 06:00:00am
UMG NashvilleFor newcomer Canaan Smith, Independence Day resonates with him in a special way, having grown up in a pivotal city in the Old Dominion.“Williamsburg, Virginia's a spectacular place for 4th of July 'cause it's the birthplace of our nation,” he asserts. “Really started there.  So, when we celebrate our independence, that's a big place to do it and a great place to do it.” The “Love You Like That” hitmaker says the city also lives up t
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
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