Steve Nedved

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Jan 22

Carly Pearce details how “Next Girl” evolved from a “sad little letter” to an “anthem for women”

ABCCarly Pearce’s current single, “Next Girl,” is filled with musical nods to ‘90s country and a twangy, upbeat message of empowerment for any woman staring down a relationship full of cheesy pickup lines and broken promises. But Carly says that the idea for the song actually started from a much sadder place: Her feelings of …

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Jan 22

Garth Brooks thanks Lady Gaga for loaning him her glam squad on Inauguration Day

ABC/Image Group LABlame it all on his roots, he showed up in boots…and apparently needed a little extra help getting camera-ready before his Inauguration Day performance! Garth Brooks was among the stars who turned out to celebrate President Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, and the country superstar opted for an a cappella performance of “Amazing Grace.” …

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Jan 22

Shania Twain recounts memories of the best shows she watched during her Las Vegas residency

Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesIn the latest episode of her Home Now Radio show on Apple Music, Shania Twain takes a walk down memory lane of her Las Vegas residencies, sharing some of the most memorable highlights and stunning shows she saw by other resident artists. “During my first Las Vegas residency at Caesers Palace, I saw …

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Jan 22

Jason Aldean + wife Brittany had a five-hour trip to the ER, but everything turned out okay

ABC/Image Group LAJason Aldean and his wife, Brittany were tired but still cracking jokes late Thursday night, after a five-hour emergency room trip turned out to have a happy ending. The couple went into the ER after Brittany began experiencing chest pains earlier that day. She updated fans via Instagram stories, having canceled her plans …

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Jan 22

Dan + Shay put an a cappella spin on their favorite new Morgan Wallen song, “Sand in My Boots”

ABC/Image Group LALike lots of country fans, the bandmates of Dan + Shay can’t stop spinning Morgan Wallen’s newly-released Dangerous: The Double Album. So much so, in fact, that the pair decided to lend their trademark vocal harmonies to an a cappella rendition of their favorite track, “Sand in My Boots.” Duo members Dan Smyers …

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Jan 22

Darius Rucker invites Lady A to become the newest Grand Ole Opry members

Courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry/Schmidt RelationsLady A just joined the Grand Ole Opry!  The surprise announcement was made Thursday, January 21. The “Need You Now” singers — comprised of members Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood — learned of their nomination while taping their performance for the Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music celebration, which airs February 14 …

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Jan 21

Chris Young offers a sneak peek into his album-making process with new studio session snippet

John Shearer/Getty Images for Academy of Country MusicWith his next musical chapter on the horizon, Chris Young is busy perfecting his new batch of songs: And he offered fans a sneak peek into that process on social media on Thursday. On Instagram, Chris posted a video snippet of himself in the studio, masked up and …

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Jan 21

‘Heart & Soul’: Eric Church announces a three-album project on the way

Reid LongOver the past several months, Eric Church has been slowly releasing music and teasing that his next album was on the horizon. In a video message to his Church Choir fan club on Thursday, the singer finally revealed the full picture: A three-part album project called Heart & Soul. The 24-song collection is broken …

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Jan 21

2000s country hitmaker Darryl Worley has announced he’ll resume touring this month

Courtesy of Absolute PublicityAmid the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person country concerts are few and far between. However, Darryl Worley is heading back out on the road, beginning Friday, for his Country Rewind Tour. Darryl is best known for his chart-topping early 2000s hits “I Miss My Friend,” “Have You Forgotten?” and “Awful, …

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Jan 21

Tim McGraw + Tyler Hubbard on singing “Undivided” on Inauguration Day: “It’s been one miracle after the next”

Courtesy of Big Machine Label GroupTim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard made a stop on NBC’s Today Thursday to share the story behind “Undivided,” the duet they performed last night during the Celebrating America TV special to cap off Inauguration Day. “It’s just been one miracle after the next,” recounts Tyler, who wrote the song while …

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