Jul 25

The Lady A kids love Kelsea Ballerini

ABC/Randy HolmesAll the kids on Lady Antebellum’s You Look Good World Tour seem to be in love with Kelsea Ballerini.

Earlier, Hillary Scott told ABC Radio she thinks her daughter Eisele really believes Kelsea is a Disney princess. Tuesday morning, Charles Kelley shared an adorable video of his son Ward, transfixed as he watched his dad’s opening act sing her latest hit, “Legends,” on ABC’s Good Morning America.

“Cheering on his first crush @Kelsea Ballerini on @GMA this morning!” Charles added. In the clip, the Lady A singer repeatedly tries to get his son’s attention, but the toddler refuses to look away from the TV screen. He eventually acquiesces and says, “Kelsea!”

“He’s getting all the cheek kisses when he’s back on the road,” Kelsea replied.

Kelsea, Lady A and Brett Young will be back together again Thursday as they trek through Jacksonville, Tampa and West Palm Beach, Florida this week.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Cheering on his first crush @KelseaBallerini on @GMA this morning! pic.twitter.com/mYcIYZ8Dbj

— Charles Kelley (@charleskelleyla) July 25, 2017


Jul 25

Darius Rucker asks “When Was the Last Time” on upcoming fifth country album

Capitol NashvilleDarius Rucker will release his fifth studio album for Capitol Nashville on October 20. Titled When Was the Last Time, the record takes its name from its current single, “For the First Time.”

The album’s first release, “If I Told You,” became Darius’s eighth country #1 back in June.

The South Carolina native’s most recent project, Southern Style, came out more than two years ago, in March of 2015.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jul 25

Backstreet's back!… in a new “CMT Crossroads” special with Florida Georgia Line

CMTIt’s already been a big summer for Florida Georgia Line and Backstreet Boys. They’re playing stadiums together, and FGL helped BSB score their first #1 country hit with “God, Your Mama and Me.”

Now they’re adding another major event to their calendars. Early next month, they’ll trade lines on each other’s hits as they ready a new edition of CMT Crossroads.

“It’s been really cool to collaborate with BSB in so many different ways this year,” FGL’s Brian Kelley says. “And to be able to take our friendship — and smooth new dance moves — up a notch with this full-blown concert together is going to be epic!”

BSB’s Brian Littrell apparently even gives his seal of approval to FGL’s newfound choreography.

“Being such fans of each other, this is a really fun way for us to put our mark on our songs,” Brian says of the Crossroads special. “It’s going to be a fun night with seven guys who really admire one another. I’m looking forward to what comes of it!”

“Getting us all under one roof in Nashville will be fire,” FGL’s Tyler Hubbard agrees. “We can’t wait to jump in on each other’s songs and add our flavor to ones we grew up listening to!”

You’ll be able to check out Florida Georgia Line and Backstreet’s latest endeavor when their episode of CMT Crossroads premieres Wednesday, August 30 at 10 p.m. ET.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jul 25

Kelsea Ballerini “Unapologetically” reveals the details of her sophomore album on “GMA”

ABC/Paula LoboKelsea Ballerini’s sophomore album, Unapologetically, is set to be released November 3.

The “Peter Pan” hitmaker spilled the details to ABC’s Robin Roberts Tuesday on Good Morning America.

“It’s been such a secret. I’m so excited!” Kelsea said, as she jumped up and down and the audience cheered. She went on to reveal her follow-up to The First Time will focus on the themes of loss and love and life.

Kelsea closed her appearance by performing the album’s lead single, “Legends.” If you missed it, you can check out her GMA segment online.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos

Jul 25

If Justin Moore's daughters don't care for his single, “Somebody Else Will”

ABC/Image Group LA Justin Moore may have his latest top-ten hit with “Somebody Else Will,” but he confesses it’s not his daughters’ favorite song.

For 7-year-old Ella, 5-year-old Kennedy and 3-year-old Klein, that honor goes to another tune on his latest album, Kinda Don’t Care.  

“I don’t like listening to me,” Justin explains. “I don’t think any artist likes riding around listening to themselves, unless you’ve got to check mixes or something. But last year… we had like a 30-minute drive to school and back.”

“I was wanting to listen to sports talk radio or whatever, the news or something,” he continues. “And they go, ‘Dad, can we play your new music?’ And their favorite song on the album is ‘Put Me in a Box,’ which is somewhat morbid. The idea of it, it kinda weirds me out a little bit. But they love it.”

The Arkansas native admits Ella isn’t shy at all about expressing her preferences.

“My oldest daughter, she’ll flat out, she’ll go, ‘Yeah, it’s not my favorite. Will you play “Put Me in a Box”? Play “You Look Like I Need a Drink.”‘ It’s kinda funny,” Justin laughs.  

It likely won’t be long until the Moore girls have to share control of the radio with their little brother. Thomas South joined the family this past June.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jul 25

Little Brooks is going to college, thanks to Uncle Garth

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteCMA Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks specializes in creating moments his crowds will never forget, and this weekend in Los Angeles, he delivered another one.

The “Ask Me How I Know” hitmaker invited parents-to-be Katie and Wes to the front of the stage at The Forum to reveal the gender of their baby, which they’d planned to name Brooks, whether it’s a boy or a girl.

After Garth advised the first-time mom and dad to have as many as they can afford, he opened the envelope that showed they’re having a girl.   

“I’m extremely happy for you, because I have three of these,” the proud father added, as the audience cheered.

But in typical Garth fashion, he took things one step further.

“We’ll make a deal,” Garth said. “If I am still alive when Brooks goes to college, we’ll pay for her college.” You can check out the gender reveal for yourself, thanks to a fan video on YouTube.

This weekend, Garth and wife Trisha Yearwood return for two more shows in L.A.  

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jul 24

After two disappointing singles, Chase Rice finds “Three Chords & the Truth”

BBR Music Group “Three Chords & the Truth” is Chase Rice’s lead release from his forthcoming Lambs & Lions album, which comes out September 29.

The “Cruise” songwriter says the tune was inspired by the disappointment he felt after both “Whisper” and “Everybody We Know Does” failed to catch on at country radio. Previously, he had two top-five hits with “Ready Set Roll” and “Gonna Wanna Tonight.” Chase has since left Columbia Nashville for a deal with BBR Music Group.

“When you go through tough times the truth always has a way of finding its way to you,” he says. “This song was my truth. It’s the soul of my childhood, the songs that went along with it and the memories associated with those songs. It’s my heart waiting to be heard, and the songs that shaped it…”

Here’s the complete track listing for the 10-song Lambs & Lions:

“On Tonight”
“Eyes on You”
“Saved Me”
“One Love, One Kiss, One Drink, One Song”
“Jack Daniels Showed Up”
“Three Chords & the Truth”
“This Cowboy’s Hat” (featuring Ned LeDoux)

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jul 24

Why Rascal Flatts' 17th #1 is a sentimental favorite

BMLGThis week, “Yours If You Want It” becomes the seventeenth #1 of Rascal Flatts’ career.

“It’s so humbling for us that the milestones keep coming,” Joe Don Rooney says, “and it’s definitely not something that we take for granted.”

“Yours If You Want It” was co-written by Jonathan Singleton and Andrew Dorff, the latter of whom died unexpectedly last December.

“I truly believe that this song found us,” Joe Don continues, “and to know that Andrew Dorff, with his passing, loved what we did with the song and that his legacy continues to live on is a blessing. We’re honored to have put our voices on it.”

Andrew was the brother of actor Stephen Dorff, and also wrote the number ones “Save It For a Rainy Day” and “My Eyes” for Kenny Chesney and Blake Shelton, respectively.

“Yours If You Want It” is the lead single from Rascal Flatts’ tenth studio album, Back to Us.

 Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jul 24

Mitchell business robbed

On Sunday  July 23, 2017 at approx.  6:51 p.m.  The Mitchell Department of Public Safety received a report of an armed robbery that occurred at Auto Zone located at 422 E. Havens Avenue in Mitchell, S.D.   At approx. 6:36 p.m.  a male subject entered the business.   The man then pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded money.   The suspect was in the store for approx. 15 minutes before leaving the front door, leaving in an unknown direction with less than $800 cash that was inside a gray Auto Zone bag. 

The suspect was described as a white male approx. approx.  20 to early 30 years old,  5’8 to 5’10 in height, 200-220 pounds with  short blonde shaved or balding hair and “5 o’clock”  beard stubble and wearing a white or gray T-shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.  The suspect had a tattoo of a cloud and bird scene with “V” shaped birds and “Flat” clouds that was located under the suspect’s right ear.  The suspect had unknown tattoos on his upper right arm and possibly on his forearm and tricep area.   The suspect was armed with what appears to be a black semi-automatic handgun.   Nobody was injured during this incident.

The suspect had apparently entered the store earlier on 7-23-2017 at approx. 4:30 p.m., prior to the robbery. 

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact The Mitchell Police Department at ph. 605 995-8400 or Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers at ph. 605 996-1700.

Mitchell Police Department

Jul 24

The story behind “SLOWHEART”: Kip Moore explains his album's unusual title

MCA NashvilleKip Moore has the fastest-rising single of his career so far, with his top-15 hit, “More Girls Like You.” It’s the lead release from his forthcoming album, SLOWHEART.

“My former guitar player called me a ‘slowheart’ many years ago, claiming I don’t just jump the gun and show all my cards or my emotions on what I truly feel,” Kip says, explaining the name. “He always said, ‘You’re a slowheart, man. You observe before you act.’”

“I eventually named the band the Slowhearts,” he goes on, “and my fans are the Slowhearts too. And so, it’s only fitting that the record I’ve been waiting to make was named SLOWHEART.”

The cover for Kip’s third album was shot at a bar in Costa Rica, where the Georgia native recently took an extended break.

SLOWHEART will be out September 8.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Older posts «