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Could you wear King George’s crown? How to land a role in “Tennessee Whiskey: The Musical”

ABC/Image Group LADo you have what it takes to play a young George Strait? If so, start working on your virtual audition now.  A Broadway-style musical called Tennessee Whiskey is in the works, based on the life of singer/songwriter Dean Dillon, a frequent Strait collaborator.  Naturally, the producers are looking for someone to play George in the production. To …

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Lauren Alaina, Michael Ray, Chris Janson and more join The Peach Pickers to support music education in Georgia

Wendy Pearl Public RelationsThe trio of hit Nashville songwriters who call themselves The Peach Pickers will once again host the Georgia on My Mind benefit this summer to raise money for music education in their home state.  Led by ACM Songwriter of the Year Rhett Akins — who happens to be Thomas Rhett‘s dad — the group also features “Rain Is a …

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“Meant to Be” “Cruise[s]” past FGL’s debut single to set a new “Billboard” chart record

ABC/Kelsey McNealAs Florida Georgia Line‘s “Meant to Be” spends its 25th week atop the Hot Country Songs chart, it officially passes “Cruise” as the duo’s biggest hit ever on that particular Billboard ranking.  FGL’s debut single spent 24 weeks at #1 back in 2012-2013. “Cruise” is now the third biggest hit in the chart’s 59-year history; their collaboration with Bebe …

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Could “Downtown’s Dead” be a bigger hit for Sam Hunt than “Body Like a Back Road?”

MCA NashvilleIf its first-week performance is any indication, Sam Hunt‘s “Downtown’s Dead” could become a bigger hit than his record-breaking smash “Body Like a Back Road.”  Sam’s new single debuts at #18 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart, the best first-week performance of his career so far. By comparison, “Body” emerged at #21 in February of last year.  …

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Contribute to Maren Morris’s vacation fund by supporting Luke Bryan’s new single

Capitol NashvilleMaren Morris happens to have a very personal interest in Luke Bryan‘s latest release. Luke debuted “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” on the American Idol finale, and Maren wasted no time taking to Twitter to tell the rest of the story. “My husband Ryan Hurd wrote the new Luke Bryan single and I couldn’t be prouder,” she explained. “GET IT IN YO EARHOLES BECAUSE WE …

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Brett Young gets “Life” lessons from Thomas Rhett, but leaves the wedding planning up to his fiancee

ABC/Image Group LA When Brett Young‘s not working his own Calville dates these days, he’s opening Thomas Rhett‘s Life Changes Tour.  The California native admits he’s trying to pick up all he can from TR, who also happens to be his label mate.  “Such a great performer!” Brett remarks. “There’s always something to learn with every new …

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