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Midland puts “blood, sweat, tears and booze” into On the Rocks

Harper Smith for Big Machine RecordsJust as Midland gets ready to compete for two Grammys at this weekend’s ceremony in New York City, the trio is giving fans an inside look at the making of their breakthrough record. “It’s like this super team where everybody’s working to bring the song to its full potential,” lead singer Mark Wystrach says …

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MTI recognized for excellence in on-line learning

AffordableCollegesOnline.org, a leader in higher education information, resources and rankings, has recognized Mitchell Technical Institute for their excellence in online learning.  MTI was listed as the top two-year college for online programs in South Dakota. The primary data points used to identify the best online colleges of 2018 included regional accreditation; in-state tuition and fees; …

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Weekend Warrior graffiti? Brad Paisley tags Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena

ABC/Image Group LA Brad Paisley has left his mark on Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena — quite literally. Along with artist Rob Hendon, Brad has painted a Music-City-themed mural on the first level of venue. In addition to guitars, a cowboy hat and a catfish, you’ll also spot Gnash, the mascot of Nashville’s Predators hockey team. The artwork is …

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Dolly’s working on new music for Jennifer Aniston’s “Dumplin'”

ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaDolly Parton‘s music will play a central role in an upcoming movie starring Jennifer Aniston. Dumplin’ is based on the popular young adult novel by Julie Murphy about a teen who enters a beauty pageant, and who also happens to be a huge fan of the music superstar from East Tennessee. Dumplin’ is a nickname for Willowdean — …

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“Round Here Buzz”: Eric Church hits #1 as “Mr. Misunderstood” goes platinum

ABC/Image Group LAEric Church may be Mr. Misunderstood, but it seems to be working out for him. The North Carolina native’s surprise 2015 album, which he unveiled more than two years ago at the CMA Awards, has just been certified platinum, as its fourth single, “Round Here Buzz,” climbs to #1 on the country chart. The project’s …

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“Singles You Up”: How an engagement inspired Jordan Davis’s hit about stealing another guy’s girl

MCA NashvilleJordan Davis’s breakthrough hit, “Singles You Up,” happens to be a song about wanting to steal another guy’s girl. But the Louisiana native reveals the idea for the clever turn of a phrase actually came out of a very different situation. “My buddy I wrote that with had just gotten engaged,” Jordan tells ABC …

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