Steve Nedved

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Jul 10

Darius Rucker teases “Beers and Sunshine,” a summery “silver lining” on a tough year

ABC/Jon LeMayDarius Rucker has a new tune coming to country radio, and he hopes it’ll be a ray of sunshine for fans during what’s been a tumultuous year. The star teased his new tune, called “Beers and Sunshine,” during an appearance on NBC’s Today Friday morning. “It’s certainly been a hard year so far with …

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Jul 10

Charlie Daniels memorialized by Vince Gill, Trace Adkins and more in public funeral service

Erick AndersonFriends, family and fans gathered to lay Charlie Daniels to rest in a public memorial service Friday, which took place at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The service began with a reading of the Pledge of Allegiance, and was hosted by radio DJ Storme Warren. “I’m staring at this casket wondering how a …

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Jul 10

Laine Hardy’s newest tune, “Tiny Town,” is pure classic country nostalgia

Hollywood Records/Industrial MediaLaine Hardy delivers a heavy dose of nostalgia and small-town pride with his latest song, “Tiny Town.” The single tells a sentimental story about growing up in a tight-knit rural community, where neighbors quickly become friends. That story line is a personal one for Laine, who grew up in the small town of …

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Jul 10

Rascal Flatts are “Quick, Fast, in a Hurry” in their bubbly duet with newcomer Rachel Wammack

Big Machine RecordsClose vocal harmony and an infectious hook shine on the newest offering from Rascal Flatts, a duet with up-and-comer Rachel Wammack called “Quick, Fast, in a Hurry.” It’s the latest track to be released off the trio’s forthcoming EP, How They Remember You. Lead vocalist Gary LeVox trades flirty, breathless lines with Rachel …

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Jul 10

“Be Like That”: Kane Brown shakes off the drama with help from Khalid and Swae Lee

Sony Music/RCA RecordsKane Brown’s newest single is a fun, bouncy collaboration with two musical friends. Pop and R&B star Khalid and rapper Swae Lee offer their voices to the tune “Be Like That,” which is all about shrugging off the ups and downs of a tumultuous, but ultimately addictive, love story. “I might be better …

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Jul 10

Tim McGraw’s long-awaited next album will be ‘Here on Earth’ this August; hear title track now

Big Machine Label GroupIt’s been five years since Tim McGraw fans got a new album from the country superstar, but that’s all about to change. This week, he officially announced that his next 16th studio project, Here on Earth, will arrive on August 21. To celebrate the news, he shared the dazzling title track with …

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Jul 10

The stars come out for Jimmie Allen’s innovative ‘Bettie James’

BBR Music Group When Jimmie Allen released “This Is Us” with Noah Cyrus — daughter of Billy Ray, sister of Miley — back in February, little did we know that it was only the tip of one very star-studded iceberg.  “It was written by Noah, a few other writers, and my buddy Tyler Hubbard from FGL,” Jimmie tells ABC Audio. “I love the song, and just sound-wise, it …

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Jul 09

Gabby Barrett recalls the “surreal” moment she learned she was nominated for the 2020 ACMS

Radio Disney/Image Group LAAs a lifelong country fan and a performer from a very young age, Gabby Barrett not only grew up watching awards shows — she also grew up dreaming of the day when she’d be among the nominees. Now, that dream has come true. Gabby is up for the title of New Female …

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Jul 09

Dolly Parton breaks into Billboard’s Christian charts’ Top 10 for the first time with Zach Williams duet

ABC/Image Group LAOver six decades into her musical career, Dolly Parton is still achieving firsts. The country superstar gained her first Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs and Christian Airplay charts this week, thanks to her duet with Christian rock artist Zach Williams. The pair’s collaborative single, “There Was Jesus,” slid into the …

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Jul 09

Travis Denning celebrates with a drive-by party as “After a Few” goes gold

ABC/Image Group LALess than a month after Travis Denning’s “After a Few” hit the top spot at country radio, the singer is celebrating another major milestone for his hit: The song recently achieved RIAA gold certification, topping 500,000 units of consumption since its release. Though the pandemic prevented Travis and his team from celebrating the …

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