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ABC/Image Group LAYou can now apply for Miranda Lambert's 2017-2018 Women Creators Scholarship at Nashville's Belmont University. Miranda created the program last year to help a female student majoring in music business, songwriting or entertainment industry at Belmont's Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business.Miranda raised the money for this year's scholarship by turning the rehearsal for her Highway Vagabond Tour at Joe’s Bar in Chicago into a fundraiser.If
Courtesy of BMLG RecordsRemember when Florida Georgia Line did that remix of "Cruise" with rapper Nelly and it was a massive hit?  Now the two musical acts are teaming up for a big summer tour...and bringing Chris Lane along for good measure.Florida Georgia Line and Nelly have already performed together at a variety of concerts and award shows, but this trek, dubbed The Smooth Tour, will truly be a "genre-busting" experience, according to the announcement.“It's good to be back out
David LaChapelle/NBCAs the platinum-selling, award-winning star of The Voice, Blake Shelton is in a prominent spot to influence scores of up-and-coming musicians. But when the Oklahoma hitmaker was growing up, he recalls he found his greatest mentor at home.“My biggest musical influence I guess was probably my brother growing up,” Blake reminisces about his older brother, Richie. “He wasn't a singer or a musician or anything. He was just a guy that just loved music and from
BMLGThe Backstreet Boys are one of the unexpected guests on Florida Georgia Line's Dig Your Roots: they duet with the "Cruise" duo on a track called "God, Your Mama and Me."  Now, both acts have teamed up for the song's video, which was just released Tuesday.The clip features the groups singing on Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, intercut with of each of the guys doing something romantic for their real-life loves. There's champagne, cocktails, an actual gift horse, a cand
BMLGFor the second week in a row, Reba McEntire is hanging on to #1.Her gospel double album set Sing It Now:  Songs of Faith & Hope remains at the top of both Billboard’s Country and Christian/Gospel album charts in its second week of release. So far, the video for its lead single, "Back to God," has also been viewed close to 5 million times on YouTube.After two shows last week at Nashville’s historic Ryman auditorium, Reba’s headed back to work in Sin City. She and
Capitol NashvilleAs they celebrate the chart-topping success of “Better Man” this week, Little Big Town will also be busy promoting their new album, The Breaker.The foursome is set to return to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, on the heels of their memorable November appearance, which featured them playing the show’s Silly String game, “Stranger Strings.”Tune in to see if the CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year reprise their Taylor-Swift-penned #
ABC/Image Group LAThe first time many country fans heard of roots musician Anderson East was when they found out that he’s dating Miranda Lambert. But lately, Anderson’s been making some impressive strides in his own right.His song “What Would It Take” appears alongside the likes of Taylor Swift, John Legend and Nick Jonas on the soundtrack for the provocative flick Fifty Shades Darker. Even more impressive, the collection just debuted at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200
BMLGOn Tuesday, Florida Georgia Line will roll out their new video with the Backstreet Boys at BigMachineTV.com.In the meantime, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have been sharing snippets of “God, Your Mama and Me” on social media. Look for plenty of footage of the guys’ significant others and kids, as well as a performance clip set on the beach.“God, Your Mama and Me” is the third single from the duo’s&nbs
ABC/Ida Mae AstuteMonday night in Nashville, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood helped out at a fundraiser for the Opry Trust Fund on the stage of the historic venue.Meanwhile on the charts, the lead single from Garth’s Gunslinger album is closing in on the top 15. The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year says he believes “Baby, Let’s Lay Down and Dance” works simply because it’s so much fun.“It's real easy to sing, one of those thi
ABC/Image Group LA Even though Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren went for an ultrasound last week, they opted not to learn the sex of their new baby until a gender reveal party on the weekend.TR taunted the excited family and friends on-hand for the big announcement by hesitating as he started to cut the cake that would reveal whether the first-time parents are having a boy or a girl. A pink cake confirmed it’s a girl.The happy couple learned they were expecting a baby o