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Capitol NashvilleEarlier this week Little Big Town took their Taylor Swift-penned power ballad "Better Man" to the top of the charts.To end the week the group will find themselves launching their 7th studio album The Breaker with a sold-out and highly anticipated concert at the Ryman Auditorium, part of a recurring residency for the group at the venue.It will be one of the few chances they've had to perform "Better Man" for a live crowd so far. But, Karen Fairchild of the group says, if the fan
02/24/2017 05:00:00am
ABC/ Image Group LAJustin Moore has scored six number-one songs on the country airplay charts. He’s had Gold-level album sales. Three of those discs have debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Album Chart. Yet, Justin won’t make his official late-night TV debut until March 7 when he is scheduled to be a guest performer on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
02/23/2017 06:00:00pm
BMLG RecordsFebruary has brought a bunch of firsts for rising artist Brett Young.On February 10, Brett released his self-titled debut album, and tonight, he joins his first major tour as he heads out on superstar Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights trek. Brett will be showcased on eight of the tour dates, including a stop in New York City next week for a sold-out show in Madison Square Garden.Not only is Brett stoked about the big crowds, he’s also hoping Luke will show him the ropes ou
02/23/2017 02:00:00pm

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date five years ago, Carrie Underwood released what would become her 12th #1 single. Co-written by Carrie, the tune became an anthem for girls who had a penchant for dating bad boys. Can you name the song? ANSWER: “Good Girl.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
02/23/2017 10:00:00am
ABC/Image Group LAThe 2017 Home Team Tour featuring headliner Thomas Rhett has at least one female player. Kelsea Ballerini says she's really looking forward to being his opening act."He's on fire. He's the hottest male in country music right now. More than that he's a properly good human being," Kelsea says.Kelsea's also on the fence about the fact that Thomas brings his personal trainer on tour. "That'll be fun and also NOT fun!" she laughed.The 2017 Home Team Tour officially kicks off toni
02/23/2017 10:00:00am

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockNeal McCoy will kick off this summer’s 41st annual Jamboree in the Hills music festival in Belmont County, Ohio July 12 with a free concert. Other headliners for the four days of concerts include Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini and Chris Young.Gentle on My Mind, Wichita Lineman and Galveston, the albums that helped make Country Music Hall of Fame member Glen Campbell a household name, will be reis
02/23/2017 05:00:00am
ABC/Image Group LAToday marks a major milestone in Thomas Rhett's career, as he launches his very first headlining tour.Touted as one of Rolling Stone's most anticipated tours of the year, the 2017 Home Team Tour has sold out multiple cities prior to its official kick-off tonight.  But the real highlight for Rhett will be on April 21 as he plays the first of two shows in Nashville."Anytime I get to show off in front of my friends and family in my hometown and my record label and all th
02/23/2017 05:00:00am
Warner Music NashvilleThe pews of the Mother Church weren’t used much on Tuesday night as Dan + Shay kept the crowd on their feet during the duo’s sold-out show at Nashville’s most iconic music venue, the Ryman Auditorium.“This is just the best night of my entire life,” Shay Mooney told screaming fans.The concert, a stop on their spring Obsessed Tour, was the ultimate pinch-me moment for the pair who moved to Nashville five years ago to chase their musical obsessi
02/22/2017 06:00:00pm
Jason Merritt/LP5/Getty Images for TASTaylor Swift's been out of the country music game for a while, but she's still got the magic touch when it comes to penning country hits."Better Man," a song written by Taylor and recorded by Little Big Town, has just reached #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. "Thanks to Taylor Swift for sending us this beautiful song," the group's Karen Fairchild tells Billboard.The last 12 months have seen many pop stars crossing over to the country charts, either
02/22/2017 06:00:00pm
ABC/Image Group LAPlatinum-selling Cole Swindell is bringing a bit of that bling to Diamond Resorts International: he's the latest artist to sign on as a Brand Ambassador for the hospitality and vacation ownership company.The celebrity Brand Ambassadors are meant to provide guests of the resorts with unique and memorable vacation experiences.As part of the deal, Cole will be a featured artist during the 2017 Diamond Resorts Concert Series, and his concerts across North America in 2017 will
02/22/2017 02:00:00pm
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
02/22/2017 10:01:00am
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
02/22/2017 08:18:00am