Steve Nedved

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Darius Rucker’s readying a “personal record” that will honor his mom

ABC/Connie Chornuk Darius Rucker hasn’t put out a full-length album since 2017’s When Was the Last Time. So what’s the holdup on the follow-up that’s been more than five years in the making?  “You know, [hit songwriter] Ross Copperman produced a bunch of tracks and now [longtime producer] Frank Rogers is finishing it up,” Darius reveals. “We’re doing some stuff, so it’s …

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Nashville notes: Jordan’s “Next Thing” + Trace is Somewhere in America

Parker McCollum kicked off his 2023 tour this weekend with sold-out shows in Detroit and Cincinnati.  Jordan Davis‘ follow-up to his most recent #1, “What My World Spins Around,” is the new track “Next Thing You Know.” It will be included on his upcoming Bluebird Days album, which arrives February 17. Trace Adkins will set his Somewhere in America …

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Die a Happy Fan? TR’s offering the chance to get up close and personal

ABC Thomas Rhett‘s planning something pretty special for a group of lucky fans.  One grand prize winner and three friends will get to see TR’s rehearsals for the Home Team Tour 23 in Nashville. It includes roundtrip airfare, two nights at a hotel and meals. The trip will take place in late April. You can …

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Mitchell Tenpenny debuts new music as he sells out two nights at the Ryman

Jason Kempin/Getty Images This weekend, Mitchell Tenpenny got to experience something many artists only dream of: selling out two nights in a row at Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium. “I’ve been able to check a lot of things off my bucket list because you’ve streamed the music and supported me, like selling out back-to-back nights at the Ryman,” …

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Grand Ole Opry rolls out first major change in more than 20 years

© Grand Ole Opry LLC. Chris Hollo, photographer Country music’s most famous stage unveiled its new look this weekend, as Jon Pardi, Ricky Skaggs and many more played the Grand Ole Opry.  While the show made its typical January move to the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, the Opry House got busy putting $4 million worth of …

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Ashley & Carly grab a Grammy first with “Never Wanted to Be That Girl”

Stewart Cook/CBS Ashley McBryde‘s still getting used to the reality that she and Carly Pearce won their first Grammys Sunday night.  “@carlypearce remember that time we wrote us a song because we really really wanted to sing together?” she tweeted on Monday. “And then it sent us on all kinds of adventures? And then we won a freaking GRAMMY?! GAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!” Ashley …

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Kacey was playing Loretta’s guitar at the Grammys

Francis Specker/CBS When Kacey Musgraves paid tribute to Loretta Lynn during Sunday’s Grammys, she was playing the icon’s prized guitar.  “10 year old me singing Loretta’s songs would never have imagined I’d be putting my hands right where she made magic for decades,” she tweeted after her performance of “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”  “(Her 1963 Epiphone was a dream to play.)” Kacey …

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Parker McCollum’s got a handle on hits, even if it’s hard for him to admit it

MCA Nashville The day Parker McCollum wrote “Handle On You” was just an ordinary session with songwriter Monty Criswell.  “I had been tossing some melodies around but didn’t really have anything that I was too over the top about or over the moon about when Monty came over that day,” Parker says. “And he was like, ‘Man, I’ve got this …

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Grammys 2023: Scenes from backstage and the red carpet

CBS/The Recording Academy Backstage and on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, artists were grateful for the recognition, though some had a hard time believing that they’d actually won. Harry Styles’ Harry’s House beat out albums by Adele and Beyonce to win the Album of the Year trophy. Backstage, the pop …

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Grammys 2023: Willie Nelson nabs two, Kacey Musgraves pays tribute to Loretta Lynn & more

Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS The 65th annual Grammy Awards went down in Los Angeles Sunday Night with Willie Nelson walking away the big country winner, with two trophies.  The 89-year-old legend won Best Country Album for A Beautiful Time, and Best Country Solo Performance for “Live Forever,” bringing his total career Grammy wins to 12. The night’s other big country …

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