February 11, 2016
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Justin NolanIf you’re single and Dustin Lynch strikes your fancy, there just may be some hope on the horizon for you, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The singer, whose hit “Mind Reader” just cracked the top 20, confirms he is indeed uncoupled, with the most romantic holiday of the year just around the corner.“It seems like the last four years we've had a show on Valentine's Day. So it'll be doing a show,” he says, looking ahead to his February 14 date
02/11/2016 05:00:00am
ABC/Image Group LAJason Aldean is hot down under. The “Gonna Know We Were Here” singer is the first headliner ever to sell out Australia’s CMC Rocks QLD festival -- an impressive feat since both Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw have played the show in the past.   “I have been looking forward to heading down under to play, but to hear it’s already sold out without ever stepping foot in Australia is pretty cool,” the nominee for ACM Entertainer of the
02/11/2016 05:00:00am
Courtesy of Big Loud Records Just as his first hit, “Fix,” breaks into the top 30, Chris Lane is now set to make his Grand Ole Opry debut. He’ll play the world’s longest-running radio show on Saturday, February 20 -- a lifelong dream for the newcomer.“Growing up, I always considered the Grand Ole Opry to be hallowed ground,” Chris says. “So many greats have played that stage and to now have the opportunity to share that stage is a huge mileston
02/10/2016 06:00:00pm
Eric AdkinsIf you want to know exactly what it’s like to compete to be an American Idol, you’ll have the chance to question Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery this Thursday. The 2011 winner's Q&A starts at 6 p.m. ET on the Fox show’s official page.  “I always have a blast talking with my fans, and I’m really looking forward to hearing what they want to ask me. Maybe I’ll share a backstage story or two from when I was taping American Idol last
02/10/2016 02:00:00pm
Comstock/ThinkstockWho is the most recent country artist to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl? ANSWER:  Carrie Underwood, who sang "The Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl 44 in 2010.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
02/10/2016 10:00:00am
Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockEaston Corbin, Chris Janson, Tracy Lawrence, Nashville's Chris Carmack, David Nail, Trace Adkins and Maddie & Tae played a special edition of the Grand Ole Opry during this week's Country Radio Seminar in downtown Nashville this week.As he prepares for the release of his new album Down to My Last Bad Habit, Vince Gill has opened a pop-up store at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop on Nashville's Lower Broadway.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
02/10/2016 05:00:00am
EMI Records NashvilleOn Wednesday night, Brothers Osborne play what may very well be the most intense performance of their lives. They've been chosen for the New Faces show at Country Radio Seminar. In the old days, Patsy Cline would've called it the deejay convention, as air personalities from all over the U.S. gather to meet the stars and discuss the future of country music. "Just in itself it’s an honor to be up to play the show, so it’s really cool. Anything that&rsquo
02/10/2016 05:00:00am
Curb RecordsIt’s been seven years since the release of Wynonna’s last album, Sing:  Chapter 1-- but that all changes this Friday, as the country legend unveils music from her new vehicle, Wynonna & the Big Noise.The band, which includes Wy’s husband Cactus Moser, one of the founders of late eighties hitmakers Highway 101, will make its first national TV appearance this Wednesday on Late Night with Seth Myers. They’ll do “Ain’t No Thing” from the
02/09/2016 06:00:00pm
ABC/Image Group LAWith six weeks at number one on the country chart, a cover by rapper Nelly and some serious crossover potential on pop radio, Thomas Rhett's monster hit, “Die a Happy Man,” is about to get another round of major mainstream exposure.He’ll perform the song, written about his wife Lauren, Tuesday on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC, and then he’ll get up early Wednesday morning to do it all over again on the Today show, startin
02/09/2016 02:00:00pm
ABCDierks Bentley is teaming up with the cast of ABC’s Nashville to raise money for the African Children’s Choir, with a show at Music City’s historic Ryman Auditorium next Monday. Though the group of youngsters is not terribly well known, they’ve been nominated for a Grammy and their good work is even more impressive. The program has helped put more than 52,000 kids through school in the past three decades and has helped more than 100,000 struggling with poverty in
02/09/2016 10:00:00am
Broken Bow RecordsFor the past two weekends, newcomer Chase Bryant has been unable to go on stage, and he’s not happy about it at all.First, he missed his show with Kip Moore in Cincinnati on January 30, ending up in the emergency room just a few days later on Monday. By Thursday, he was ready to give it another shot, but by Friday, he had to admit he wasn’t well enough to continue, writing his fans a long, thoughtful letter of apology on Twitter. Now his doctors have placed him o
02/09/2016 10:00:00am
Joseph LlanesPop and soul legend Lionel Richie will be honored on this year's Grammy telecast by an all-genre assortment of artists including Luke Bryan, pop stars Meghan Trainor and Demi Lovato, and R&B star John Legend.Lionel is this year's MusiCares Person of the Year; a couple days before the Grammys, he'll be the guest of honor at an all-star tribute.  The segement on Monday night's Grammys will be a smaller version of that.  The songs Luke, Demi, Meghan and John will sing
02/09/2016 09:17:00am
Streamsound RecordsKristian Bush is currently in the studio working on his debut album for Wheelhouse Records, having recently signed with BBR Music Group -- the home of Jason Aldean, Dustin Lynch, Randy Houser and more. From the sound of things, the male half of Sugarland couldn’t be more excited.“As both a recording artist and a songwriter, I am honored to be a part of the… family,” he says. “I’m in love with making music, and I’m humbled every d
02/08/2016 06:00:00pm
Webster PRBack in 2005, the guys in LOCASH got their first national TV exposure on Tanya Tucker’s TLC reality show Tuckerville. Now, thanks to their #2 hit “I Love This Life,” Chris Lucas and Preston Brust are booking even higher-profile TV gigs.“Hard work is really starting to pay off for us,” Chris observes. “We have been seeing the response live. People are singing it back to us. It’s an amazing feeling, for sure.”“Every day is so excit
02/08/2016 02:00:00pm
ABC/Image Group LAIf imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Nelly is giving Thomas Rhett a giant pat on the back. The new single from the St. Louis rapper is a cover of Thomas’s six-week number one, “Die a Happy Man.”Nelly is certainly no stranger to country music, having first collaborated with Tim McGraw on his hit “Over and Over,” which made it to number 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 2004. More recently, he was featured on the remix of Florida Geo
02/08/2016 10:00:00am