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Sam Hunt previewed his Lipstick Graffiti tour with a five-song performance at Nashville's Rocketown Monday evening. The mini-concert was staged during Sam's party celebrating his first #1 hit as an artist, "Leave the Night On."Sam's set included that song as well as his latest single, "Take Your Time." I just wanna take your time... @samhuntmusic A video posted by Hunter Kelly (@nashvillehk) on Jan 26, 2015 at 2:11pm PSTIn keeping with the name of the tour, artists created graffiti paintin
01/26/2015 08:20:00pm
Image Courtesy Broken Bow Label GroupChase Bryant is heading out on a headlining club tour starting this Friday, January 30 in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Take It On Back Tour launches as Chase's debut hit, also titled "Take It On Back," hits the top 10 on the country chart. He'll be on the road with Tim McGraw later this year, but Chase wanted to take this opportunity to connect with his fans in smaller venues.In a message to his fans posted at Billboard.com, Chase says, "I wanted to b
01/26/2015 06:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Sony Music/Blue ChairTicket demand for Kenny Chesney's two-night stand in Nashville remains extremely high. That's why Kenny and his team have opened up several hundred more seats for the sold-out Music City dates, coming up March 26 and 27. These shows mark the beginning of Kenny's The Big Revival tour, and he's very excited to see his fans grabbing up the concert tickets so fast.Says Kenny, "To me, it’s about the passion the people who love this music bring. They giv
01/26/2015 02:00:00pm
Image Courtesy CMAAs Thomas Rhett prepares to release his sophomore CD later this year, he says he’s happy to be competing with a group of new artists who are constantly upping the ante-- among them, the trio of Music City natives known as The Cadillac Three.“I’m obsessed with The Cadillac Three, I’m sure that everybody in Nashville is, but they are the funnest people in the world to watch, to me,” he confesses. “So, I wish the best for those guys. They
01/26/2015 10:00:00am
Image Courtesy UMG NashvilleWhile some fans may have been disappointed at the lack of a country single on Taylor Swift’s latest album, newcomer Sam Hunt says he can’t help but admire her evolution as an artist.“I can definitely relate to her progress,” he says. “She's somebody who I've always had a whole lot of respect for. Even though I didn't necessarily relate personally to her songs, always, I always had a huge respect for her songwriting.”Taylor's alb
01/26/2015 05:00:00am
Image Courtesy Dana Edelson/NBCBlake Shelton brought country music to Saturday Night Live in a big way as the host and musical guest this past weekend.In addition to performing his #1 hits "Neon Light" and "Boys Round Here,", Blake recreated the "Picking and Grinning" segment from the classic country variety show Hee Haw for his monologue. Several SNL cast members, dressed in gingham and overalls, joined Blake onstage for the Hee Haw bit, but his attempts at teaching them about G-rated country
01/26/2015 05:00:00am
UMG NashvilleWhen tickets go on sale Monday for the Sounds of Summer tour, newcomer Canaan Smith will already have a major bonding moment under his belt with headliner Dierks Bentley -- one he calls “the worst experience of my life.” Dierks enlisted his tourmates, including Kip Moore and Maddie & Tae, to take part in his annual Polar Plunge this January.“It was so freaking cold. The ride out to the middle of the lake on the pontoon was miserable enough, and then when we t
01/25/2015 05:00:00am
Becky Fluke/Mercury Records NashvilleWith five number ones already under his belt and album cuts by artists as diverse as Adele and Brad Paisley, writer Chris Stapleton is set to release his first album as a solo artist this spring. Though you may not be familiar with his voice, Chris has penned hits like Kenny Chesney’s “Never Wanted Nothing More,” “Drink a Beer” by Luke Bryan, and George Strait’s “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright.”Though he&rs
01/23/2015 06:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleHunter Hayes is dying to collaborate with British hitmaker Ed Sheeran, and he’s hoping he might have the chance to bring it up at this year’s Grammys. Sheeran, known for his hits like “Don’t,” is set to sing on the show, while Hunter is up for Best Country Solo Performance for “Invisible.”"There's tons of people who want to work with him who are way more capable than I am, so how do you even sell it? Do you bet
01/23/2015 02:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleIn his latest single “Young & Crazy,” Frankie Ballard sings about “sit(ting) out on the porch, telling stories ‘bout my glory days.” So with back-to-back number ones with “Sunshine & Whiskey” and “Helluva Life,” does Frankie feel like he’s living his “glory days” now?“I don't feel like I've had 'em, yet,” he says. “You know, I feel like I'm in the middle of '
01/23/2015 10:01:00am
Comstock/ThinkstockWhich season of American Idol did Carrie Underwood win? ANSWER:  Carrie took home the title during season four in 2005.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2015 ABC News Radio
01/23/2015 10:01:00am
Image Courtesy Sony Music/Jeremy CowartCarrie Underwood’s latest single, “Something in the Water,” has passed a milestone. This week, it spends a seventh week atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, giving her the longest run at #1 of her career, besting her debut single.  Nine years ago this week, “Jesus, Take the Wheel” was midway through its six-week run on that same chart. But aside from her chart success, Carrie says she has first-hand kn
01/23/2015 05:00:00am
Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton visited NBC's The Tonight Show Thursday to plug this weekend's appearance on Saturday Night Live as host and musical guest. He also joined Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon for a new game called "The Whisper Challenge."The premise of the game is one person wears headphones with loud music playing that prevents him from hearing the other person say a random phrase. The person wearing the headphones has to guess what the other one is saying by reading lips.The
01/23/2015 05:00:00am
Image Courtesy Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Florida Georgia Line are set to headline the third annual Faster Horses Festival July 17-19 in Brooklyn, MI.Mary Kay will be the official beauty sponsor of the 50th Annual ACM Awards, airing six commercials during the live broadcast from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX April 19.Jerrod Niemann takes Fox News Channel on a tour of Music City in the debut installment of Road Trip w/ Anna Kooiman Friday at 7:20
01/23/2015 05:00:00am
Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleThere’s new music today from Miranda Lambert, thanks to her partnership with Ram Trucks. Miranda composed “Roots and Wings” especially for Ram's latest ad campaign. It’s also the focus of a new music video shot at significant locations in Miranda’s life. The YouTube clip showcases many of Miranda's personal family photographs.Miranda set out to create a song that would represent what the brand stands for: “being who you
01/22/2015 06:00:00pm