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ABC/Image Group LAWith multiple nominations at both last year's CMAs and the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards, newcomer Kelsea Ballerini is no stranger to the red carpet. In fact, she's an admitted, lifelong awards show junkie. Though she didn't end up being nominated for a Grammy at this Monday's ceremony in Los Angeles, she says she's actually excited for what will likely be her last chance to sit on the sidelines."I love awards shows and I love the Grammys. I'm not gonna go, but I
BBR Music GroupNot only is Joe Nichols a hitmaker with five number-ones to his credit -- from "Brokenheartsville" in 2003 to "Yeah" in 2014 -- at home, he's a husband who also happens to have three girls, two of them under the age of four. At his house, Valentine's Day is a big deal for Joe and his wife Heather."We usually try to do a really cool date night -- slash date day-- where we do something fun. One year we made coffee cups for each other. You know, we went to a little pottery plac
ABC/Image Group LAReba, Carrie Underwood and Brooks & Dunn are getting ready to step into the ring with Muhammad Ali. For the eleventh year in a row, Reba will host Celebrity Fight night at the Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.Carrie will headline the April 9 black-tie fundraiser and receive an award too, with David Foster serving as the evening’s musical director. Reba and Brooks & Dunn are set to sing as well. The event was created to raise money in the legenda
Comstock/ThinkstockThis 2005 release was Dierks Bentley's first #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Can you name it? ANSWER:  Modern Day Drifter.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Warner NashvilleWith their romantic new ballad, "From the Ground Up," written about the lifelong romances of their grandparents, it's not too surprising that Dan+Shay sound like they'd probably make good valentines. Shay in particular isn't shy to show his thoughtful side."For me, and this is the romantic in me. This is what I would say to a girl: 'Baby, everyday is Valentine's Day.''But he admits he's skeptical of the commercialism of the holiday. "I think it's super-hyped. I get it, but I
Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock"Record Year" is Eric Church's new single, from his surprise Mr. Misunderstood album, which was released during last year's CMA Awards.Reba's emotional video for "Just Like Them Horses" has generated so much buzz on social media, her record label is now officially releasing it as a single.Newcomer Kane Brown's first single for RCA Records is called "Used to Love You Sober."Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
MCA NashvilleVince Gill plays a special show Friday night inside Nashville’s famed Ernest Tubb Record Shop, to celebrate the release of his new album, Down to My Last Bad Habit.Situated among the stretch of honky tonks on Music City’s Lower Broadway, the iconic music store currently features a pop-up shop dedicated to the Country Music Hall of Famer.  The free concert kicks off at 6 p.m. CT Friday, the same day Vince’s new project comes out.In August, Vince will mark a
Mercury Nashville/19/InterscopeSeason 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina returns to American Idol Thursday night, offering some pointers to two of the contenders in the show’s farewell season. She will perform with the pair as well.“I’m so honored American Idol asked me to mentor,” she says. “It’s really special to be able to go back to the show that taught me the ins and outs of the music business and be able to share what I’ve learned with the new contesta
Arista Nashville/RCA RecordsHot off her appearance at the prestigious New Faces show at Country Radio Seminar this week in Music City, Cam is now gearing up for the Grammys. The Best Country Solo Performance nominee will present on Monday’s show, joining Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt, who are set to perform.Cam opened her New Faces performance Wednesday night at the Nashville Omni with the title track from her debut album Untamed, before segui
Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley is now officially a daddy. He and his wife Cassie welcomed Ward Charles Kelley at 9:20 Thursday morning in Nashville, according to Cassie’s Womanista blog.“We can’t stop staring at him and he hasn’t stopped chitchatting with us since he arrived,” the couple says. “He’s got momma’s nose and daddy’s eyes and vocal chords and a head full of blond hair. We feel like our life just began t
ABC/Image Group LAMonday night at the Grammys, Carrie Underwood's "Little Toys Guns" competes for the Best Country Solo Performance trophy. She confesses the emotional song about the power of a parent's words is just one of her hits that can bring on the tears when she spends one-on-one time with her fans."I cry a lot in meet-and-greets," she admits, "because somebody inevitably will say something about a song that’s important to them or that has affected them or made them think dif
Big Machine Label GroupNext week, Rascal Flatts returns to Las Vegas for their second residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. But even after the trio wraps up their nine shows in Sin City, a part of them will remain. On Tuesday, the Hard Rock will dedicate a case of memorabilia to the “I Like the Sound of That” hitmakers.Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney play their first Rhythm & Roots show Wednesday night at the nearly 4,300-seat venue. Barrett Babe
Justin NolanIf you’re single and Dustin Lynch strikes your fancy, there just may be some hope on the horizon for you, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The singer, whose hit “Mind Reader” just cracked the top 20, confirms he is indeed uncoupled, with the most romantic holiday of the year just around the corner.“It seems like the last four years we've had a show on Valentine's Day. So it'll be doing a show,” he says, looking ahead to his February 14 date
ABC/Image Group LAJason Aldean is hot down under. The “Gonna Know We Were Here” singer is the first headliner ever to sell out Australia’s CMC Rocks QLD festival -- an impressive feat since both Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw have played the show in the past.   “I have been looking forward to heading down under to play, but to hear it’s already sold out without ever stepping foot in Australia is pretty cool,” the nominee for ACM Entertainer of the
Courtesy of Big Loud Records Just as his first hit, “Fix,” breaks into the top 30, Chris Lane is now set to make his Grand Ole Opry debut. He’ll play the world’s longest-running radio show on Saturday, February 20 -- a lifelong dream for the newcomer.“Growing up, I always considered the Grand Ole Opry to be hallowed ground,” Chris says. “So many greats have played that stage and to now have the opportunity to share that stage is a huge mileston