Steve Nedved

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May 22

Sam Hunt Is the Country Artist to Beat at Sunday's "Billboard" Music Awards

Dick Clark ProductionsSam Hunt is the most-nominated country artist at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, scoring at least one nod in every country category, and two for song. Though he’s not nominated, Blake Shelton will perform his duet with girlfriend Gwen Stefani, “Go Ahead and Break My Heart,” from his new album If I’m Honest. The 2016 Billboard Music Awards air live from the new …

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May 21

Find Out Who Your Friends Are: Darius Rucker Reveals Lineup for CMA Music Festival Fundraiser

ABC/Image Group LA Darius Rucker’s pals are lining up to help him raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. Hunter Hayes, Scotty McCreery, Country Music Hall of Famer Charley Pride, Terri Clark and newcomer Drake White will all take the stage for the annual Darius & Friends fundraiser Monday, June 6 at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon. So far, the “Wagon …

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May 20

David Nail Gets "Uncovered" in Anticipation of New Album

MCA NashvilleDavid Nail’s fourth studio album, The Fighter, featuring his top-20 hit “Night’s on Fire,” is on its way July 15, but fans don’t have to wait that long for new music. You can download his surprise EP, Uncovered, at the usual outlets now. “I am really blessed to be at this place in life …

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May 20

Martina McBride Outlines Upcoming Trek to Fight Cancer with a Song

BMLGMartina McBride will headline five shows in five different cities on the upcoming Sarah Cannon Tour with Martina & Friends. Venues and supporting acts will be announced in the coming weeks for the concerts in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, Texas; Denver, Colorado; and Nashville, Tennessee. Sarah Cannon was the given name of the comedienne better known …

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May 20

How Jake Owen's Divorce Led Him to "American Love"

RCA NashvilleJake Owen’s fifth studio album, American Love, is on the way July 29, featuring his top-20 hit, “American Country Love Song,” plus ten new tracks. For the first time ever, Jake co-produced three of the cuts himself. In many ways, he says the record feels like a new beginning. “Over the past few years I’ve experienced …

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May 20

Tattoos on a Pig: How the "Angry Birds" Sealed the Deal with Blake Shelton

Sony Pictures EntertainmentWhen a jokester like Blake Shelton lands a part in a film like The Angry Birds Movie, he can’t help but take advantage of the opportunity for comedy. “I play a country-music-playing pig, which is not a big stretch for me. I know all the classic pig tunes, ‘Swinestone Cowboy,’ ‘Sty Fall to Pieces,’ ‘Stand by …

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May 19

Stars Descend on Music City Center for Fan Fair X

Country Music AssociationEven though seats have been sold out for some time for the nightly CMA Music Festival concerts at Nissan Stadium, there are still plenty of tickets — and plenty of stars — available for Fan Fair X at Nashville’s Music City Center. Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott will kick things off on Thursday, June …

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May 19

Ray J Accuses Naomi Judd of Being Racist

Mike Pont/WireImageRay J is calling out country music singer Naomi Judd for being a racist after she calls grits, “slave food” on the set of the new reality cooking show, My Cooking Rules. The reality star/singer took Judd to task after she reportedly recently labeled fellow contestant Ray a “bad boy,” and also spoke poorly …

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May 19

Coming Soon: The Country Version of Easton Corbin's Worldwide Electronic Dance Hit

Mercury NashvilleThere’s new music on the way from Easton Corbin — though the “Roll with It” hitmaker admits his latest single isn’t exactly new. Last year, Belgian DJ Los Frequencies remixed a three-year-old song from Easton, and turned it into an electronic dance hit across the globe. Now, Easton is back with the country version.   “‘Are You With …

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May 19

"Doing It to Country Songs": Blake Shelton and Keith Urban Lead Superstar Lineup for CMT Awards

Courtesy CMTBlake Shelton will bring the wry track “Doing It to Country Songs” to life on this year’s CMT Music Awards, along with The Oak Ridge Boys. The Country Music Hall of Famers collaborated with the star of The Voice on the tune from his new album, If I’m Honest, which comes out Friday. Keith …

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