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BMLGThe Band Perry joins Sting, James Taylor, Mary J. Blige, a capella group Pentatonix, the Rockettes and more for the 83rd annual lighting of the Christmas tree this year at New York City’s Rockefeller Center. Kimberly, Reid and Neil will perform live on the special, hosted by Today anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales. You can witness this year’s 78-foot tall Norway spruce
Sony Music NashvilleCarrie Underwood is on the cover of Cosmopolitan now, but next issue's cover woman is Miranda Lambert, according to ET-- and she’s talking about her divorce from Blake Shelton for the very first time. “Marriage is a tough business, and we gave it our best college try,” she reportedly tells the magazine. “I had a great relationship with an amazing man, so I know what good is. I have a great launching pad for the f
Danny Clinch/Southern Ground/Varvatos/BMLGThanks in part to his Southern Ground Music & Food Festival, lots of folks already know about Zac Brown's interest in cooking and his prowess in the kitchen. So as you might expect, the band leader sets the bar pretty high when it comes to a major culinary holiday like Turkey Day."Thanksgiving Day we go to my sister's house every year and it's unbelievable. Everybody in my family makes two dishes and we bring 'em all. And the spread we have the
James Minchin IIIIn a year that saw Jason Aldean celebrate his wedding to Brittany Kerr in March and wrap his successful Burn It Down Tour in October by giving $615,000 to breast cancer research, the "Gonna Know We Were Here" singer says this Thanksgiving, the things he's grateful for really haven't changed much."You know my thing is pretty much the same every year," he reflects. "You know as long as I didn't have any tragedies happen in my life and my kids are healthy and my family's heal
MCA NashvilleWhile Sam Hunt has had plenty of success this year, what he hasn't had much of is time at home in Georgia with his family."I haven't been home, so it'll be really great to see my parents, my mom and dad," he says of his plans over the Thanksgiving holiday. "I get to talk to them on the phone, but seeing them in person and hanging out in the home I grew up in is even more special. And then most of my family is pretty close to where my parents are in Georgia, so I get to see aun
Brad Lovell/Iconic EntertainmentIt's been quite a year for Kelsea Ballerini -- she had her first number one with "Love Me Like You Mean It," then almost immediately followed that up with CMA nominations for New Artist and Female Vocalist of the Year, then found herself again competing against the likes of Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood for the Favorite Female Artist -- Country trophy at the American Music Awards. So this Thanksgiving, the newcomer says she's most looking forward to t
Comstock/ThinkstockWhat culinary-themed hit was Zac Brown Band's first number one? ANSWER:  "Chicken Fried," in 2008.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Sweet Talk PR/Justin MrusekWith a new single called “Confession,” Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard admits he has one to make, just in time for Thanksgiving.“Sweet potato casserole. That’s my favorite. Can’t wait to get into that. That’s gonna be awesome!” he confesses.But if you put Tyler in charge of making it, it sounds like you might be in trouble.  “I don’t know. I guess...” he trails off, when asked what goes into
Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJennifer Nettles performed her new single, "Unlove You," Tuesday Night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.According to Variety, Kevin Bacon will produce and star in a TV remake of Tremors. There's no word yet on whether Reba might be interested in recreating her role from the 1990 sci-fi film that follows the residents of Perfection, Nevada as they cope with unsavory creatures that live underground.Kacey Musgraves sold out every date on the European le
Schmidt Relations/Kristy BelcherAlan Jackson’s song “You Can Always Come Home” is the centerpiece of a new campaign to build more than 300 Habitat for Humanity homes around the U.S. The “Home for Good” project, sponsored by building products maker Ply Gem, kicks off today with a two-week online contest that will fly two winners home to be with their families during the holidays. Alan will also be a part of a Builders Blitz in the Nashville area next June during
RCA NashvilleSeven is Chris Young’s lucky number, so he made it a point to buy seven copies of his new album I’m Comin’ Over on the day of its release. His purchase in a Muncie, Indiana Walmart apparently paid off, as his fifth project debuts at number one on Billboard’s country album chart, selling 57,147 copies in its first week out. He also tallies an impressive fifth-place finish on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, with close to 65,000 equivalent album units,
Warner Music NashvilleBefore Sam Hunt had his breakout success as a solo artist, he wrote chart-topping hits like “Come Over” for Kenny Chesney and “We Are Tonight” for Billy Currington. Now, he may’ve done it again for new Warner Brothers artist William Michael Morgan. Sam co-wrote his debut single “I Met a Girl.”“You know, we just fell in love with that song immediately when Sam’s publishing company sent that to us. With the lyrics, the m
Warner Music NashvilleThough she sold out the show all on her own, Ashley Monroe called in the big guns when it came time for her performance Friday night at Nashville’s City Winery.“I just released a record this year called The Blade, and I’m gonna do that song and I’m gonna have the special guest vocalist that sang on the record with me sing it the first time live really ever,” Ashley teased, “so here’s little Miss Miranda Lambert!” The six-t
Photo Credit: Nash Icon RecordsWhen Hank Williams, Jr. and Eric Church start performing in the new video for “Are You Ready for the Country,” it looks like they’re in a barn with their band and backup singers. But by the time they get about halfway through the song, the barnyard scene starts disappearing, revealing they’re actually in a downtown parking garage.Hank says that’s not the only surprise associated with this song. Earlier this year when he started pe
Image Group LA/ABCThe country winners were happy to give back to their fans Sunday night at the American Music Awards.Florida Georgia Line claimed two awards: favorite duo or group -- country and favorite album -- country. Backstage, they said they were happy to represent country music."The fans got our back," they continued, noting how "faithful" their followers are.Similarly, Carrie Underwood, who was named favorite female artist -- country, said backstage, "To be able to get up and thank