Steve Nedved

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Apr 22

From Hometown Hero to 90-Minute Sell-Out, Jason Aldean Is on a Hot Streak

ABC/Image Group LAOn the eve of selling out Boston’s Fenway Park in only 90 minutes, ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean returned to his hometown to give half a million dollars to charity. The more than $500,000 he raised with an intimate, acoustic performance will go to help Navicent Health, the only dedicated pediatric …

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Apr 22

Thomas Rhett Duets with His Dad for a Home State Crowd

ABC/Randy HolmesThere’s no doubt a home state crowd loves Thomas Rhett. When his March date at Atlanta’s Wild Bills sold out in a matter of hours, the Georgia native added a second show in April, which sold out just as quickly.   The “Die a Happy Man” hitmaker made it well worth his fans’ efforts, even …

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Apr 22

Hillary Scott Recalls a Lighthearted Prince Moment on Tour with Lady A and Darius Rucker

Capitol NashvillePrince may not have been a country singer — but that certainly didn’t stop him from having a big impact on many of the stars in the genre. Hillary Scott recalls a particularly funny moment involving the legend that happened when Lady Antebellum was out with the lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish. “One of my most vivid memories …

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Apr 22

Keith Urban: "Prince Was a Monster on Guitar!"

Capitol NashvilleKeith Urban was in the middle of two days of interviews promoting his new album Ripcord on Thursday, when he learned that iconic pop, rock and funk superstar Prince had passed away at the age of 57. “The very first time I saw him was on MTV, you know? ‘1999,’ I guess, was the song and the video,” the …

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Apr 21

Kelsea Ballerini Is Ready for Her Close-Up

ABC/Image Group LAIf you watched Wednesday night’s episode of Nashville, you know Thomas Rhett played himself on the ABC show set in Music City, performing his chart-topping hit “Die a Happy Man.” Next up, Kelsea Ballerini is ready for her close-up. She’ll play her latest single “Peter Pan” in the upcoming installment of the show titled “The Trouble with the …

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Apr 21

Country Stars Feel the Passing of Prince

Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImageThough he never cut any country tracks as far as we know, stars ranging from Blake Shelton to Brothers Osborne felt the passing of pop, funk, R&B and rock legend Prince on Thursday. Prince’s publicist, Yvette Noel-Shure, confirmed his death in a statement provided to ABC News.  “It is with profound sadness …

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Apr 21

Why Dan+Shay Are "Obsessed" with Their Fans and Their Music

ABC/Fred LeeDan+Shay make no bones about it — they owe everything to their fans, even the name of their new record. “The idea for the album title, Obsessed, came directly from our fans,” Dan Smyers reveals. “Our fans know we live on social media both when we’re in and out of the studio,” Shay Mooney adds, “and we started noticing that …

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Apr 21

Mitchell School District lauds elementary school educators and retirees

The Mitchell School District honored thirteen elementary school educators and four retirees during a special event Wednesday. “I’m a Teacher…What’s Your Super Power?”, served as the theme. Terriann Murray, Kristina Borgan, and Donna Ripp were recognized for fifteen years of service, Joanna Meyers, Sonya Fossum, and Eileen Toman, twenty years. Deb Thill and Mary Nath, …

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Apr 21

"Nashville" Recap: "Didn't Expect It To Go Down This Way"

ABCOn Wednesday night’s Nashville, Rayna Jaymes and Deacon Claybourne searched frantically for their daughter Maddie, who ran away after her dad pulled her off stage when he found the teen playing in a downtown bar. Luke Wheeler had his own missing person’s case on his hands, as his tour partner Riff Bell was nowhere to be found as the opening night of their tour approached. …

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Apr 21

Opening Act Kip Moore Forges Such a Bond with Fans in the UK and Ireland, He's Returning as the Headliner

MCA NashvilleThis weekend, Kip Moore kicks off five headlining dates overseas, as he embarks on his very first solo tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland. The trip comes after an enthusiastic response to the job he did warming up the crowd last year at Europe’s largest country music festival, Country to Country, or C2C. “I mean, …

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