September 4, 2015
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EB Media PREric Church wrote his latest hit, "Like a Wrecking Ball," about getting back home to his wife after being away from her on the road. Now that the song is on the radio, Eric is honored that the song is now becoming an anthem for members of the military looking forward to getting home to their significant other."It's amazing the stories I get," Eric tells Allentown, Pennsylvania's The Morning Call. "You just don’t expect when you write something  -- specifically soldier
09/03/2015 07:00:00pm
Greenroom PRDierks Bentley's new video, "Riser," tells the emotional story of a formerly homeless mother of two named Amy as she rebuilds her life.Dierks says of the clip's star, "The first thing I thought when I met Amy was you would have never known that she had been living out of her car with two kids and nowhere to go. Hearing her story is such a solid example that there are people we pass all around us every day who are going through tough times."You can see more of Amy's story in a ne
09/03/2015 03:00:00pm
Chris Hollo/Grand Ole OpryGarth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places" could be getting an all-star update to celebrate the song's 25th anniversary. Billboard is reporting rumors that Garth is re-recording the song with his hero George Strait, as well as Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban. The new version apparently includes the third verse of the song Garth includes in his concerts."Friends in Low Places" was released in August 1990 and would go on to win CMA Single of the Year.
09/03/2015 11:55:00am
UMG NashvilleScotty McCreery's fan club members have banded together to form "The Southern Belles" team to participate in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer in Nashville on September 26. The team takes their name from Scotty's latest single, "Southern Belle," and proceeds from the event will benefit one of Scotty's favorite charities, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.Scotty says, "St. Jude performs miracles regularly for children from all walks of life. I am truly honored
09/03/2015 11:00:00am
CMAJason Aldean grew up in Georgia, so he never spent much time in Boston until he started playing shows there. Much to his surprise, Boston has now become one of his favorite places to play. He just performed two sold-out shows with Kenny Chesney at Gillette Stadium, the home of the New England Patriots."Boston has some of the best fans, best country music fans," Jason says. "I mean, 10 years ago, if you would've told me that, I would have said there's no chance, but they have some of the
09/03/2015 06:00:00am
CMAMaddie & Tae's new album, Start Here, is out this week. If you've heard it, you'll notice the high-octane production on the lead single, "Girl in a Country Song," isn't carried out through the rest of the album. In fact, most of the tracks sound more like the acoustic, harmony-driven second single, "Fly." Maddie & Tae only adopted that heavier sound on "Girl in a Country Song" as a vehicle for the lyrics, which make fun of the way women are portrayed in a lot of male country si
09/03/2015 06:00:00am
Sony Music NashvilleChris Young is a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan, even though he lives in Nashville, home of the Tennessee Titans. His allegiance to the Cowboys was set before the Titans came to Music City in the late '90s.Chris tells Sports Illustrated, "When I was growing up we didn’t have the Titans so it was like just pick a team near you. I was always a die-hard Cowboys fan."Recently, Chris got to see the Cowboys in action while attending a day of the team's training camp. Afte
09/02/2015 07:00:00pm
Show DogToby Keith played an invitation-only show in his hometown of Norman, Oklahoma Tuesday night. The concert took place at Toby's venue Hollywood Corners and will air on TNT next month.According to The Norman Transcript, Toby's performance is part of the State Farm Neighborhood Sessions series, which brings stars back to their hometowns to honor those who inspired them along the way.Toby, who lives in Norman, told the crowd most of the songs they were hearing were actually written in t
09/02/2015 03:00:00pm
Pearl RecordsGarth Brooks is taking his World Tour to Phoenix October 23 and 24. It's the first time Garth has played the city in 19 years.As always, Garth's wife Trisha Yearwood will join him on the bill for the shows at Phoenix's Talking Stick Resort Arena. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 11 through © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
09/02/2015 11:12:00am
Webster PRBig & Rich's Big Kenny and his wife, stylist Christiev Alphin, run a hectic household raising their four sons in Nashville. You can get a glimpse into that world on their one-hour special, Big Kenny and Family, premiering Wednesday night on TLC.The idea for this special has been brewing for about five years now. Friends of the celebrity couple started telling them they should really capture their "crazy, big life" with a TV show. At first, that idea didn't sit well with Christi
09/02/2015 11:00:00am
ACMJason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert were on hand for the 9th Annual ACM Honors Tuesday night at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Luke was honored with the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award for scoring six #1 hits off his last album, Crash My Party. His tour mate, Randy Houser, paid tribute to Luke by performing one of those chart-toppers, "Roller Coaster."Jason honored his heroes, Career Achievement Award recipients Alabama, with a medley of their hits, "Tennessee River," "Love in t
09/02/2015 06:00:00am
Comstock/ThinkstockBrad Paisley hails from which town in West Virginia? ANSWER: Glen Dale.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
09/01/2015 11:00:00am
Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrad Paisley will appear on ESPN's College GameDay Saturday, September 5 for the season opener between the University of Alabama and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in North Texas.Congratulations to The Oak Ridge Boys' William Lee Golden, who married longtime friend Simone Staley Saturday in Nashville.Chris Young will perform on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
09/01/2015 06:00:00am
CMAKelsea Ballerini and Steven Tyler will be all over ABC Wednesday, September 9 to announce the nominees for the 49th Annual CMA Awards. The pair will announce the finalists in five categories that morning on ABC's Good Morning America, where Steven will perform his new single, "Love Is Your Name."He says, "I'm just humbled by the open arms of the country community and am honored to take part in this BIG moment."Kelsea grew up watching the CMA Awards as a kid in Knoxville, Tennessee. She sa
08/31/2015 11:04:00pm
Greenroom PRDierks Bentley currently has two locations of his bar and restaurant, Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row, in his home state of Arizona. A third location is slated to open in Chicago in 2016. Though he'd like to expand the franchise further, Dierks is treading cautiously.He tells the Cincinnati Enquirer, "What do they say, it’s like four out of five new bars and restaurants close. It’s a tough business to be in. I’m trying to be selective about the places we go."If
08/31/2015 07:14:00pm