Steve Nedved

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Jun 13

Vigilance Versus Living Our Lives: Keith Urban Reflects on the Violence

ABC/Image Group LA After a weekend that saw an up-and-coming singer gunned down during an autograph session and dozens lose their lives during an attack at a nightclub, Keith Urban reflected on the recent developments before his performance on the last night of CMA Music Festival 2016 in Nashville. Specifically, he pondered how meet-and-greets and concerts could …

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Jun 13

"The Voice" Winner Cassadee Pope Remembers Slain Contestant Christina Grimmie at CMA Music Festival

BMLGSaturday at CMA Music Festival in Nashville, season-3 winner of The Voice Cassadee Pope remembered season-6 contestant Christina Grimmie, who was gunned down Friday night in Orlando after a concert. “My heart goes out to her family and friends,” the Florida native said. “I’ve met her a few times and obviously I’m a fan of what she did and …

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Jun 13

Cole Swindell Lights Up CMA Music Festival with "You Should Be Here"

Warner Music NashvilleCole Swindell’s “You Should Be Here” is not only his latest number one, it’s also a song that seems to take on new significance every time he sings it during a major career milestone — and his performance during this year’s CMA Music Festival was certainly no exception.    “I don’t know that I’ve …

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Jun 12

Tops with Teens: Kelsea, Sam, Carrie, Blake and More

FoxWho’s a hit with the kids? Well, judging from the nominations for Fox’s Teen Choice awards, the answer is Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton. Each nabbed a nomination in both of the Teen Choice 2016 country categories announced today. Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, Florida Georgia Line and Brad Paisley are nominated …

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Jun 11

"These Are the People That Make My Dreams Come True": Why Thomas Rhett Loves Hearing His Fans' Stories

Getty Images via ABCGoing into CMA Music Festival 2016, Thomas Rhett has six consecutive number ones to his credit, including the current one, “T-Shirt.” The second-generation country star can’t help but remember when that wasn’t the case. “I was blown away today, because I’ll never forget my first… [autograph] booth signing. I feel like it was like …

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Jun 10

Dierks Bentley Gives Elle King a Crash Course in How Cool Country Fans Are

ABC/Image Group LASure, Dierks Bentley may be a headlining star with the number-one album in the country, but the man behind Black works to never forget that deep down, he’s just like the people who come to see him — a country fan. “You know whenever I’m signing or stuff like that, I don’t use …

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Jun 10

"Soon, Soon!" Miranda Lambert Teases New Music by Mid-Summer

It’s been quite awhile since we’ve heard new music from Miranda Lambert, but the reigning CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year revealed that’s a problem she plans to remedy very soon. “I really have worked since last summer, just writing and recording,” Miranda reveals.  “No one’s more excited than me to have something …

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Jun 10

Cam's Collaborative Spirit: Two Days, Two Different Mash-Ups

Arista NashvilleIt’s been a big week for collaborations for Cam. First, she and girl group Fifth Harmony combined their talents to sing “Mayday” and “Work from Home” on Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards. Then Thursday night on the main stage at CMA Music Festival, she and Lady Antebellum showed up to surprise the sell-out crowd at …

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Jun 09

Urban Guitar Legend: Keith Pulls Off "Wasted Time" Solo

Capitol NashvilleKeith Urban’s new music and interview special airs Friday night on AUDIENCE Network, but you can check out his intimate performance of “Wasted Time” on YouTube now. The Australian superstar proves how talented he really is — performing his high-energy top-five hit with only an acoustic guitar. You can also expect a handful of …

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Jun 09

Hear Blake Shelton "Sing Like an Old Woman" While "Doing It to Country Songs"

Warner Music NashvilleIf you caught Blake Shelton performing “Doing It to Country Songs” with his heroes The Oak Ridge Boys on Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards, you have some idea how much fun the two must’ve had together in the studio. The star of The Voice has accused the Country Music Hall of Famers of being unnecessarily perfectionistic — all in fun, …

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