Steve Nedved

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Aug 06

The guys in LOCASH are “blessed” ‘Brothers,’ enjoying the journey, as “One Big Country Song” hits #1

Broken BowThis week, LOCASH is all gratitude, as “One Big Country Song” ascends to the top of the country chart, becoming their second career number one. “We’re blessed to do this, you know what I mean?” Chris Lucas asks. “And it’s good to be around people that kinda understand that, too. There’s a lot of people that are like, …

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Aug 05

Female country artists have highest percentage of number-one hits on Country Airplay chart in 14 years

ABC/Image Group LAWomen have seen an uptick in airplay on country radio lately. Published this week, a new study by Billboard shows that five female artists have had number-one singles on the Billboard Country Airplay chart so far this year, the most in a four-year span.  Additionally, women have accounted for 21% of number-one songs on the chart in 2020, the highest …

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Aug 05

Keith Urban debuts ‘Speed of Now Part 1’ track list

ABC/Image Group LAKeith Urban has unveiled the track list for his upcoming album, Speed of Now Part 1.  Keith shared the news via social media Wednesday, debuting a photo of the album cover that shows the singer with his eyes closed and hands lightly touching his face over a neon yellow backdrop with the album’s title written in purple …

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Aug 05

Trailer released for Rascal Flatts’ star Jay DeMarcus’ new reality show ‘DeMarcus Family Rules’

NetflixJay DeMarcus and family are offering a preview of their upcoming Netflix show, DeMarcus Family Rules. Described as an “unfiltered” look at the lives of the Rascal Flatts star and his family, the format of the show features Jay, his wife Allison and their two children — nine-year-old Madeline and eight-year-old Dylan — doing sit-down interviews in front of the cameras in between clips of the …

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Aug 05

Maddie & Tae tag team with Avenue Beat on soaring “Watermelon Sugar” cover

ABC/Image Group LAMaddie & Tae and Avenue Beat get a taste of “Watermelon Sugar” in a stellar Spotify Singles cover of pop star Harry Styles‘ hit.  The duo of Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye have teamed up with the breakthrough pop-country trio for a rendition of the summery song, made even sweeter by their pristine harmonies. The two acts strip away the pop production and …

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Aug 05

Taylor Swift’s “Betty” debuts on ‘Billboard’ Hot Country Songs chart

Beth GarrabrantTaylor Swift is back on the country charts.  The megastar’s countrified hit, “Betty,” off her new album, folklore, debuts at number six on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart this week. The song off the wildly popular album — which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 846,000 units — marks the highest debut on the chart …

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Aug 05

Laine Hardy to perform national anthem ahead of NASCAR Cup Series

ABC/Stewart CookLaine Hardy is heading to NASCAR this weekend. The American Idol season 17 winner will deliver a virtual performance of the national anthem ahead of the annual NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The race begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday and will broadcast on NBCSN.  “I can’t believe I’m getting to sing the …

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Aug 05

Kane Brown lends support to veterans through “Homesick” remix

Jason Kempin/Getty ImagesKane Brown has released a philanthropic version of his song “Homesick,” featuring three of our nation’s veterans. Titled “Homesick (Veterans Version),” the remix of Kane’s chart-topping song showcases the voices of JW Cortes, a former Marine Combat fighter who is now an actor and philanthropist; Sal Gonzalez, who joined the Marine Corps in the wake of 9/11; …

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Aug 05

With The (Arena) Tour on hold for now, it’s dogs, babies and new homes for Dan + Shay

Warner Music NashvilleDan + Shay had barely set The (Arena) Tour in motion in March before the COVID-19 pandemic brought it to a halt. While Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney desperately wanted to be on the road, they had plenty to occupy them at home. Shay’s second son, Ames, was born in February, and Dan and wife Abby had just bought a new home. “We moved …

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Aug 04

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher are “fly” in fishing trip photos

ABC/Image Group LACarrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher enjoyed a couples’ retreat this weekend with a fly fishing trip.  The former Nashville Predators hockey player shared a photo on Instagram of the happy couple out on the water with their catches of the day. A split-shot photo shows Carrie proudly displaying a fish much larger fish than Mike’s — and apparently, it’s …

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