Mar 22

Trisha's Southern Kitchen nabs Daytime Emmy nomination

ABC/Image Group LATrisha Yearwood‘s series Trisha’s Southern Kitchen has been nominated a second time for Outstanding Culinary Program at this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards, which will be presented April 30.

Trisha serves as Executive Producer as well as host of the show, which airs every Saturday on the Food Network.  It won this category in 2013, tying with The Best Thing I Ever Ate.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2 a.m.-6 p.m. during the calendar year.

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Mar 22

How Brad Paisley's Nationwide commercial hints at what to expect on his upcoming album

Sony NashvilleYou can’t get full version of Brad Paisley‘s 11th studio album, Love & War, until April 21st, but you can catch him now as the current pitchman for Nationwide Insurance.

Brad’s second commercial for the company began airing last week and is in heavy rotation. Brad wrote the jingle’s lyrics himself and sings about brand-new kitchens, a new yoga business and “saving up for your family/Because the two of you are about to be three.” At the end, he adds, “A little help can go a long way in your life” — and, of course, the tagline, “Nationwide is on your side.”

The down-home lyrics seem to hint at what’s to come on his upcoming release, with the second single being “Heaven South,” which finds Brad singing about fried chicken and sweet iced tea.

Other tracks on Love & War that look to follow these same lighthearted, yet inherently familiar themes are “One Beer Can,” “Grey Goose Chase,” and “Selfie#Theinternetisforever.”

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Mar 22

Kellie Pickler confirms her reality show's been renewed for third season

CMTKellie Pickler confirmed to her Twitter followers Tuesday that CMT’s I Love Kellie Pickler has been renewed for a third season.

“Yaaaay!!! @KelliePickler #ILoveKP will be back for Season 3 soon on @CMT!” she tweeted.

The reality show follows Kellie as she navigates her madcap relationships with friends, family and the unpredictability of romance alongside her husband, Kyle Jacobs, her complete opposite.

I Love Kellie Pickler shows off the singer’s fun-loving personality, uniquely hysterical witticisms and Southern charm.

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Mar 22

More superstars of country confirmed for upcoming ACM Awards

Academy of Country MusicThe Academy of Country Music has announced additional performers to join this year’s already stellar lineup for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards — Country Music’s Party of the Year.

The newly added performers include Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Sam Hunt, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.

The ACM Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 2 on CBS at 8 pm E.T.

Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys, Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, and Jon Pardi.

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Mar 22

Trent Harmon wants to go even further with “There's A Girl”

Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CRSTrent Harmon’s latest single, “There’s A Girl,” is officially his first top 20 song…but he doesn’t want to stop here.

“Looking back, I didn’t even really know what top 20 meant.” he says.

“Top 20 was actually a goal for me whenever we started radio tour on June the 15th, 2016,” he adds. “That day, I remember joking about, ‘Well, you know what, if we can get a song in the top 20 I’ll be happy.’  And now, you get that and it’s like, ‘I’m not exactly happy.  I’m grateful, but now I want a little more!”

The American Idol champ is currently working on his debut album, which he hopes to release sometime later this year.

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Mar 22

Rascal Flatts are pumped about their new album: “It's the quality of the music”

BMLGThe guys of Rascal Flatts say they’re feeling a little nostalgic these days. But as they look back on a stellar career, it’s also apparent the three of them are pretty stoked about the future, too — especially when it comes to their new album.

Back to Us, the group’s 10th studio album, is due May 19, and frontman Gary LeVox says the band has “really been fired up” about the project.

“I think it’s the quality of the music that we’ve been able to get our hands on and it’s really, really fun and they’re incredible songs,” he explains. “We’re thankful to be able to put some music and a voice to it. And it’s been really, really exciting.”

In keeping with Gary’s comments about the incredible songs, Joe Don Rooney is quick to point to the first single from the album, “Yours If You Want It,” whose video was just released last week.

“That song was written, like, two years ago and we just got it pitched to us this past summer and it’s just awesome,” says Joe Don. “Uptempo and fun, great lyric on that song…So we took it in and recorded it and out of seven songs recorded so far, that’s the one that just went to the top.”

Back To Us can be pre-ordered now, with a chance to get an autographed copy at www.RascalFlatts.com

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Mar 21

Girl Power: Cam and Lindsay Ell join forces with Melissa Etheridge for Skyville Live show

ABC/Image Group LAOnline music series and Nashville-based Skyville Live celebrated the musical power of women Monday night in a live webcast featuring collaborations with Cam, rising star Lindsay Ell, rocker Melissa Etheridge, guitar player extraordinaire Orianthi and Def Jam recording artist Troi Irons.

Melissa kicked the show off with a fiery performance of her debut single “Bring Me Some Water” before having Cam join her for a show-stopping duet of her hit “Come to My Window.” Melissa was quick to point out how special the song is, noting that the only other artist who ever sang it with her was Dolly Parton, on an episode of CMT’s Crossroads.

Obviously thrilled about the performance, Cam Instagrammed up a storm during the show, calling Melissa “a presence, a bada** and a guiding light.”

One of country’s rising stars, Lindsay Ell, showcased new music in her set with “Criminal” and “Waiting on You.”

For the finale, the all-female cast closed the show with a tribute to the late rock legend Chuck Berry: a spirited performance of his legendary song “Johnny B. Goode.”

Find the full 90-minute show on the Skyville Live‘s Facebook page

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Mar 21

Reba returns to sing National Anthem at 27th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game

ABC/Image Group LACountry music’s most famous redhead, Reba McEntire, has been selected to kick-off the 27th annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game set for Saturday, Jun 10 during the CMA Music Festival.

The game brings together country music’s brightest stars and draws thousands of its biggest fans with the intent to strike out cancer with City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center. Proceeds from the game go to support the organization.

The game is often cited by fans as one of the highlights of the CMA Music Festival. This year it will once again take place at Nashville’s First Tennessee Park. More celebrity players will be announced in the next few weeks.

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Mar 21

Brad Paisley teases reveal of 2nd track from upcoming album

Sony MusicIt’s still an entire month before you can get the full version of Brad Paisley‘s Love and War album. However, Brad has released audio for the follow-up to his recent #1 hit, “Today.”

The track, called “Heaven South,” celebrates Brad’s love of all things Southern, like beer-battered chicken and sweet iced tea.

Love and War is available for pre-order now. As a bonus, if you buy it you’ll receive both “Today” and “Heaven South” for immediate download.

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Mar 21

George Strait wants you to help decide his biggest hit of all time

ABC/Image Group LAGeorge Strait has had 60 chart-topping songs. That’s more #1 singles than both Michael Jackson and Elvis, combined. But George hasn’t really been able to nail down which one is the all-time favorite — so he’s asking for your help.

You’ll need the Strait to Vegas app to do it. It gives you the opportunity to vote for your favorite King George song, as well as an amazing chance to win a VIP prize package, including tickets to one of Strait’s Las Vegas shows April 7-8.

If you win, you’ll get to hear all of George’s chart-toppers — during this Las Vegas show, he plans to play all 60 of them, 30 on one night and 30 the next.

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