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Dot RecordsSteven Tyler will release his first country video this Friday. The clip for "Love Is Your Name" will be previewed on ABC's Good Morning America that day before it goes live online.Steven shot the video just outside Nashville. We hear he's still got those microphone stand scarves on full display as he makes the move into the country format.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
06/29/2015 07:00:00pm
Pearl RecordsGarth Brooks' return to the concert trail has been very good for his bank account. Garth pulled in an estimated $90 million between June 2014 and June 2015 to take the #6 slot on Forbes' list of the World's 100 Top-Earning Celebrities. Taylor Swift is #8 earning $80 million.Toby Keith is the next country act on the list at #32 with an estimated $53 million coming in. Jason Aldean ranks at #47 with an estimated $43.5 million, and Luke Bryan sits at #48 with $42.5 million earned.&nb
06/29/2015 03:00:00pm
Valory Music Co.Thomas Rhett will release his sophomore album, Tangled Up, on September 25 featuring the lead single, "Crash and Burn." As you can hear in that R&B-influenced song, Thomas has expanded his range of musical influences in the past two years while working on Tangled Up.He says, "The title, Tangled Up, comes from a lyric in one of the new songs, and I think it's a cool way to point to all the different influences that I have as an artist and a songwriter -- from soul and R&
06/29/2015 02:09:00pm
Webster PRDue to popular demand, Dolly Parton has added a second show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium coming up August 1. The first concert on July 31 sold out very quickly after tickets went on sale earlier this month.While proceeds from the original show are going to Nashville's W.O. Smith School of Music, Dolly is donating funds from the August 1 to the Opry Trust Fund. Dolly has been a Grand Ole Opry member since 1969, and she wanted to give back to the institution that has means so m
06/29/2015 12:39:00pm
Black RiverKelsea Ballerini started writing songs as a pre-teen living on a farm in East Tennessee, but she had no idea where those songs might fit. The lyrics and melody didn't sound like the pop music she listened to with her friends.Kelsea tells ABC Radio, "What I was writing came out country just 'cause that's who I am, but I did not listen to country music."That all changed when Kelsea heard Keith Urban's hit single "Stupid Boy.""I was like, 'What is this?'" Kelsea says. "So, I went an
06/29/2015 11:00:00am
CMADierks Bentley is sharing the details of his impromptu fishing trip with superstar pals Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean last week in Florida. All three of them happened to be in the Sunshine State at the same time, so Luke organized the get-together out on the water.Dierks tells ABC Radio, "It was fun. We went down there and hit a little spot and caught our limit of red snapper and grouper and just had a good time hanging out."A photograph of Jason, Luke and Dierks holding up one of the fish
06/29/2015 06:00:00am
Jeremy Cowart/SonyCarrie Underwood is back at #1 on the country airplay chart this week with "Little Toy Guns." When she found out about the good news on Sunday morning, Carrie tweeted, "I want to give a HUGE thank you to Country Radio this morning for making 'Little Toy Guns' #1! You've always supported me & I'm so grateful!"Carrie went on to thank all the "beautiful people" who called and requested the song at their local radio stations. She added, "[You] continue to show us love time
06/28/2015 09:34:00pm
Sandbox EntertainmentShania Twain maintains a civil line of communication with her ex-husband, Mutt Lange, as they continue to co-parent their 13-year-old son, Eja. That communication doesn't include Shania's former best friend, Marie Anne, who had an affair with Mutt and went on to marry him after he and Shania divorced.Shania tells the New York Post, "I don’t see her, ever.  I don’t invite that trigger into my life…She’s not my future — she’s my past.&
06/28/2015 09:31:00pm
CMAKeith Urban references one of his favorite singers in his latest hit, "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16." Growing up in Australia, John Cougar, who now performs under his given name, John Mellencamp, had a big role in shaping Keith's early ideas of America.Keith tells Billboard, "His songwriting was such a huge part of my life. I almost feel like between all the TV I grew up with in Australia and John Mellencamp's music -- among many others -- I knew what it meant to live there and gr
06/28/2015 06:00:00am
Sony Music NashvilleJake Owen hosts a group of eclectic, quirky characters for a dance party at Waffle House in his new video for "Real Life," premiering Saturday on CMT's Hot 20 Countdown. The clip also features cameos from NASCAR star Kevin Harvick, Jake's twin brother, Jerrod, and his mother."Real Life" is the lead single from Jake's upcoming studio album, due out later this year.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
06/26/2015 07:00:00pm
Mercury NashvilleKacey Musgraves has added a second show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium after the first date sold out when tickets went on sale Friday. She'll now play the Mother Church of Country Music on September 23 and 24, and tickets are available through Ryman.com.The Nashville shows are a part of Kacey's Country & Western Rhinestone Revue tour, launching August 27 in Atlanta. Kacey's new album, Pageant Material, is on sale now.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
06/26/2015 03:23:00pm
Grand Ole OpryThe Grand Ole Opry is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year by looking to the future of country music with a new compilation series. Opry 9.0, Vol 1: Discoveries from the Circle is due out this Tuesday, featuring live Opry performances from newcomers Chase Bryant, JT Hodges and Drake White. The series will shine a light on who the Opry believes will help shape the show's next 90 years.You can purchase the Opry 9.0 compilations in the Opry Shop location in Nashville or online
06/26/2015 03:00:00pm
Blue Chair/SonyIf you've got a case of the summertime blues, you might want to turn up Kenny Chesney's new single, "Save It for a Rainy Day." The song is all about getting out on the water with friends and enjoying a cold beer in order to get over a heartache. Kenny thinks the song's message speaks to anything that's getting you down at the moment, though."I have been the person in this song, a lot," Kenny says. "I think that if you sit in negativity too long or whatever's bothering you, o
06/26/2015 11:00:00am
Comstock/ThinkstockWhich rock star produced the EP Zac Brown Band released just before they came out with their latest album, Jekyll + Hyde? ANSWER: Dave Grohl.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
06/26/2015 11:00:00am
Danny ClinchWhen you go to a Zac Brown Band concert, you're just as likely to hear Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic" or Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" as you are their signature hit, "Chicken Fried." On their latest album, Jekyll + Hyde, the band even incorporated some dance and heavy rock sounds into their music. Having eight band members with diverse musical backgrounds helps Zac Brown Band cover so many different genres.Lead singer Zac Brown says, "We've had enough immersion in a lot of differ
06/26/2015 06:00:00am